True Blood – Season 7, Episodes 3, 4 & 5

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I was on vacation so I didn’t get to write about last weeks’ episode and, well, the week before that, I was just too mad so, whoever reads these gets three eps this week.

Fire in the Hole

True Blood: Fire in the HoleI wasn’t going to write about this episode.  If I don’t write about it, it didn’t really happen, right?  I think I might have mentioned before that while most people seem to be on Team Bill or Team Eric, I am firmly on Team Alcide.  It shouldn’t be too hard to guess what my reaction was to the end of this episode.  What really pissed me off the most was Sookie’s conversation with Bill.  Why have her talk about how she doesn’t think she loves Alcide as much as he loves her if he’s going to die later in the episode?  That was totally unnecessary and kind of bitchy.  He deserved a better death too.  We deserved a last Alcide/Sookie scene.

As humorous as I find Eric and Pam’s flashback do’s and fashion, the storyline with his human love seemed pointless.  I also feel like it kind of takes away from his relationship with Sookie.  I realize now that it was to introduce the Yakuza but couldn’t they have come up with something better?

Death Is Not The End

True Blood: Death Is Not the End

Thank God the Hep-V storyline is over!  I’m glad they wrapped it up so quickly even though it seems like they’re rushing this season a bit.  Considering it is the final season, couldn’t we have gotten a few more episodes?  

I liked all the old characters they’ve brought back in the last couple of episodes.  Nan last week, Hoyt, The Magister, Ginger, Terry (*sniff*) and Jackson this week.  I will be curious to see who else they may be able to fit in.

This week’s Eric and Pam flashback was great. The two of them running a video store together was priceless.  The thing that bugged me though is there is no way Ginger is smart enough to have come up with the idea behind Fangtasia.  Seven seasons and she’s never had the brains God gave a chicken and suddenly she was a thoughtful college student who lost all sense just from meeting Eric?

True Blood: Lost Cause

I was glad for this episode.  I was afraid with everything going on and the things that need to happen before the end of the season that all the deaths would be glossed over.  Maybe losing Alcide made Sookie realize how much she really loved him because her grief and mourning seemed genuine.  I was glad that when Jackson was eavesdropping that drunk Sookie didn’t slip up and say something stupid.  I bawled when she slipped her arms into Alcide’s coat.

I like where most of the relationships on the show are headed.  I don’t care much for Violet with Jason.  I’m iffy on her character.  She’s not an evil vamp but she’s unstable so that makes her dangerous.  I would love to see Jason and Jessica stay together.  I want to see Lafayette happy, I just wish his hookup with James had happened differently.

Photo Credit: TV Tag and HBO

The Walking Dead: Season 4, Episode 3 – “Isolation”

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The Walking Dead: Isolation

Rick and Tyreese got over their anti-violence problem pretty quickly.  I know Rick figured it out later but why was Tyreese so convinced that someone had killed Karen and David then set them on fire? Why couldn’t they have died from the disease and then been burned?

This season is really more about the characters and their development than past seasons.  Daryl has become the wise man, a voice of reason in the madness.  He was the one trying to diffuse the situation and calm everyone.  A lot has been said about how far Carol has come (I’ll get to that in a minute) but Daryl has come almost as far.  He was hot-headed and a little impulsive in the first season and didn’t seem to give a shit about anyone else.  Now, he handles situations and I think he takes the losses harder than anyone else, he just doesn’t show his emotions as much.

These people still don’t learn.  They are making sound decisions separating the sick people from everyone else but they are still making stupid mistakes.  This disease works fast, killing people in less than a day.  There is a whole cell block of people in various stages of the disease and they don’t lock the individual cell doors?  Glenn wasn’t even in a cell, he was just hanging out in a hallway.

Carl is a little too happy about getting his gun back.  He’s not overtly bouncing up and down but he’s a little too eager to want to use it. Reminding Rick that he might have to shoot someone and insisting that he go with Herschel.  Why didn’t Herschel let Carl kill the walkers in the woods?  Yes, Carl needs to be taught when it’s the right or wrong time to use his gun, but that seemed like a perfect time to use it. That bear trap walker probably followed them back to the prison so that’s just one more for them to deal with later.

Carol is a killer.  She has definitely come the farthest of any character.  Remember back in the first season when she was a shrinking violet? Now, she’s killing people.  Yes, she did it to try and protect everyone else but that wasn’t her place.  That’s definitely something that should have been discussed with the council.  There’s also a possibility one of them wasn’t dead when she burned them (hand print Rick found on the door).  She still has heart but she’s learned to be cold when it’s necessary. She’s also very smart.  That was a pretty good idea she had about distracting the walkers so she could work on the water line.

Anybody else find it a little far-fetched that Tyreese made it through that horde of walkers with just a hammer without getting bit?  Looks like he had a lot of anger to work out.  There’s a few thousand walkers between the group and the vet school.  Even if they get in, how are they going to get back? The car is stuck in walker mud.

Favorite Lines:

  • “I wouldn’t plan on much typing the next few days.” — Herschel
  • “What’s that word?”  “Zanamivir.”  “Yep, we need you.” — Daryl and Bob

Photo Credit:  Get Glue and AMC

American Horror Story: Coven – Season 3, Episode 3: “The Replacements”

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AHS: Coven: The Replacements

I wondered if Fiona had always been evil or if the power of being Supreme warped her.  I guess this episode answered that.  Always evil.  But, hey, at least she has her standards.  A couple of murders?  A-Ok!  Racism? Oh, hell no!  If it wasn’t for her propensity to kill people, I think Fiona would be a pretty cool lady.

Maybe Cordelia should team up with Marie.  Neither one of them likes Fiona.  Together they might be able to bring her down.

When Zoe was talking to Kyle’s mom, Alicia, I got a icky vibe from her and I was right.  How did Kyle end up being such a sweet guy, coming from that situation?  It’s a wonder he could even talk to a girl.  I wonder what he actually remembers though?  Did he attack Alicia because he remembers what she did to him in the past or because of what she had just done to him?  In his messed up mental state, he may have killed her because she wasn’t Zoe.

I couldn’t tell if Misty had fallen in love with Kyle or if she had more maternal feelings for him.  She’s very lonely though, so she could have just been desperate to keep him there for company.

The cute boy next door seems to like Nan.  Her telepathic ability would be pretty handy in snagging a guy, I guess. She already used it to figure out what kind of cake to take him.  His mother’s a bitch.  I’m all for religion but don’t be nuts about it.

Assuming they had sex and he didn’t just kill her, would Queenie and the Minotaur be considered bestiality?   Will Madame LaLaurie soften her opinion of black people after Queenie helped her?  She had already started to talk to her and, in her own twisted way, offer her advice.  Once again, I have to say how much I am loving Kathy Bates’ performance.  I think she might be stealing the show from Jessica Lange.

I don’t think Fiona intended to kill Madison.  Earlier in the day, I got the feeling Fiona was going to take Madison under her wing and teach her what she needed to know to become the Supreme.  I think she really wanted Madison to kill her, or at least that’s what she thought she wanted.  I’m not sure if I think Madison is actually the next Supreme but let’s say she is.  Since Fiona killed her, does that mean she will get better?  Will there be another Supreme chosen?  Madison will be the second witch to go missing when Fiona is around.  Even without a body, doesn’t she think someone is going to wonder?

Favorite Lines:

  • “There’s nothing I hate more than a racist.” — Fiona
  • “This coven doesn’t need a new Supreme, it needs a new rug.” — Fiona

Photo Credit:  Get Glue and FX

Once Upon A Time – Season 3, Episode 3: “Quite A Common Fairy”

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Once Upon a Time: Quite a Common Fairy

So…the Blue Fairy is kind of a bitch.  If their job as fairies is to help people, why wouldn’t she go along with Tinker Bell‘s plan?  If Regina could be helped, wouldn’t that, in turn, help everyone?  Regina said her husband was still alive so at that point she hadn’t done anything really horrible yet.  If she’d found love and been happy, everything could have been different.  Yeah, in the end, Tink’s plan didn’t work out but maybe it would have if Blue had helped.

Who knew Regina could be a coward?  She was so afraid of finding happiness, she ran away from it.  I don’t understand how she ruined Robin Hood‘s life though.  He fell in love and married, had a son.  Yes, his wife is dead now but he had to have been happy.  I hope that’s something we find out.  Maybe they’ll show how their lives would have turned out if Regina had just gone into the pub.

So, how did Neal get out of Never, Never Land?  In the preview, Pan said no one leaves but obviously that’s not true.  Also, where do Wendy and the Darling boys fit into this timeline?  We saw Bae go with the shadow in their place but did they never go there?

I want to know the back story with Hook and “Lady Bell” as well.  And how did she get to Never, Never Land?  She’s not a fairy and she said Pan trusts her but she doesn’t live with him.

Kids don’t age in Neverland but Henry grew quite a bit over the summer, didn’t he?

I watched Wonderland but I’m not sure yet if I’m going to write about it.  I didn’t care for the actress playing the Red Queen and her scenes pulled me out of the story a bit.  Maybe it’s the way she’s made up (her bun was really tight), but she has a pretty noticeable duck face and didn’t show a lot of emotion.  At least with Regina, you can feel some sympathy for her.  Her mother made her so unhappy, she made horrible choices.  I’m not getting that from this queen.  It was great seeing Naveen Andrews back on TV though.

Photo Credit:  Get Glue and ABC

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 1, Episode 3: “The Asset”

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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Asset

The bad guys had an invisible force field that picked up the semi but had to use a track hoe to break into the trailer?  Really?  They couldn’t have used a torch or something smaller and less traceable?

Ward and Coulson go on a covert mission.  Ward is tricked out in combat clothes and gear.  Coulson wears a suit. 🙂  What would have happened to Ward’s legs/feet if he hadn’t made it all the way through before the barrier snapped back into place?

Ian Quinn:  Ok, he doesn’t like the government but is he really evil?  He didn’t shoot Skye immediately.  Would he have killed her?  Also, where did he go?  He told his goons to get the helicopter but I don’t remember seeing it take off.  Did he escape?

Still haven’t figured Skye out.  I knew she wasn’t crossing over to the dark side when she gave the team up to Quinn.  Obviously, at that point, it was the only way to get in.  But, she’s still a member of the Rising Tide.  She’s warming up to the team and things are thawing between her and Ward (a romance brewing?) but I still don’t know where her loyalties lie.

What’s the deal with Coulson not being able to get the gun chamber to open?  He made a comment about muscle memory.  If the theory about what happened to him is correct, I guess he wouldn’t have any muscle memory.  But, wouldn’t that affect his ability to fight as well?  He seemed to do pretty well last episode.

I can’t wait to get more of the back story on May.  She didn’t want Coulson going into combat but wasn’t willing to do it herself.  Then she suddenly changed her mind after the mission.  I love how badass she is and Ming Na Wen is totally kicking butt.  I just read that she will be 50 next month.  Amazing!

 

Favorite Lines:

  • “If we had a monkey, he could get in.” — Fitz
  • “And my card collection.” — Coulson
  • “I’ll be honest.  Our strategy did no take into consideration you saying that.” — Coulson

Photo Credit:  Get Glue and ABC

Sleepy Hollow – Season 1, Episode 3: “For the Triumph of Evil”

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Sleepy Hollow: For the Triumph of Evil

Weird transition in the opening scenes.  I thought they were heading into the credits but they faked me out and went to another scene.

I watch TV with the captions turned on.  My husband hates it but sometimes the air conditioner (or other people in the house) are too loud and I don’t want to blast the volume.  Anyway, after Captain Irving mentioned The Twilight Zone, Ichabod asked Abbie “What is a twilight zone?” and she just said nothing.  Why wouldn’t they leave that in?  There are going to be all sorts of pop culture references that Ichabod won’t get and I know they can’t address them all but that seems like a good spot to mention it.

Is there something special about the people that can see the demon?  Not everyone can, I guess, since the only person from the search party that saw it was Mr. Gillespie.  The Sandman was going after people that had the opportunity to help Jenny and failed.  Why?  Is there something in particular about her or did he just randomly pick her situation?  And, is the Sandman dead because Abbie defeated him in the dreamworld or does that just mean he won’t come after her anymore?

Um, Abbie?  What police officer just opens the door and walks into a hostage situation?

Ichabod has a lot of faith in things he doesn’t understand.  He drank that tea so he could go with Abbie but there was no guarantee that they would end up in the same place, especially since he hadn’t been having dreams about the Sandman.

What are the chances that the Native American they went to talk to also knew about the legends and stuff?  I know several Native Americans.  Only one of them cares about and is involved with the heritage and rituals of his tribe.  I live in a part of the country where there are a lot of Native Americans though, so it wouldn’t be hard for me to find a knowledgeable person.  Abbie said there were not a lot left around there.  Either she knew Seamus had the information they needed or he was the only Native American she knew.

Where did Andy go?  Last episode, he was following Abbie through the tunnel and then he was just gone.

Favorite Lines:

  • “Not if they wish to remain my friends.” — Ichabod
  • “Scorpions.  They’re, um…ouch.” — Seamus

Photo Credit:  Fox and Get Glue

Bones – Season 9, Episode 3: “El Carnicero en el Coche”

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Bones: El Carnicero en el Coche

Aww!  Look at Booth checking up on Sweets!  Booth misses him.  And then, at the end, calling Sweets his little brother!  I like how the dynamic between them is shifting just a bit.  Normally, on a ride, Sweets would be the one trying to draw Booth out and Booth would be all business.  Now, they seem to have switched roles.  Sweets is growing up but it makes me sad.  He’s so lost right now and seems to be detaching himself from the Squints a bit.

I know I’ve watched too many procedural crime shows when I watch a scene and critique the blood spatter.  During the drive-by, there was a huge splat of blood on the windshield.  Normally, when I watch a show, that’s associated with a head wound, in this case coming from front to back.  The gang member was standing on the porch shooting into the side of the car.  Then when Booth checked on them, the driver’s wounds didn’t seem to match the spatter.

Also, I’ve seen a LOT of gross things on Bones over the years but Cam pulling that skull’s face off was GROSS!  I couldn’t look at it.  Yuck!

Poor Javier!  I had a feeling when they went into the interrogation room that the little boy was the killer but I assumed his mother knew and was trying to protect him.  What a bitch!  I’m glad he helped the investigation and Sweets is looking after him.

Favorite Lines:

  • “That’s smart…but mostly horrible.” — Sweets
  • “Okay.  Unless one of us is already dead.” — Bones

Photo Credit:  Get Glue and Fox