The Knick is a show everyone should be watching, unfortunately it is not on HBO…but, if HBO keeps airing marathons I’ll keep watching.
As we head into the season finale, all we can safely assume is that there will be blood in the season finale of Teen Wolf. The question is whose blood will be splashed across the Mexican landscape?
After watching Scott being turned into a Berserker courtesy of Kate, Papa Argent being impaled by Peter, but being rescued by Parrish, Peter asking Malia to off Kate, Liam having death via berserker issues, Lydia showing up at Derek’s to scream like a banshee…it is safe to say that everyone has a good chance of dying.
This episode did have a couple of light moments, seeing Stiles play Lacrosse is hilarious. And the coupled up had their moments, until all hell broke loose. What else would you expect from Beacon Hills.
Can’t wait to see the season finale next week! It has been a highlight of the summer TV season.
I’m not sure if it was intentional to make Eph and his sidekick so hard to like. 1. You refuse to believe everything that Abraham says even though you sought him out and stick to him like glue and 2. You are still thinking their is order in this world, even though there is a foreign contagion out to get your group and the rest of humanity.
The episode’s saving grace was Vasilly and Abraham. They are cut from the same cloth and their brief back and forth was far more entertaining and rewarding than any Eph scenes. Even when it seemed like all hope was lost in that 7/11, it was Vasilly and Abraham that not only had the compassion to kill off Jim, but the understanding that they had to get out of dodge fast.
Can I also say that this episode was a rip-off of every zombie flick/TV show and 30 Days of Night. The only thing is…if they killed off Eph and Nora, it would have been okay.
Next week: The Disappeared - Eph races to safeguard his family, only to learn that Kelly is missing. Dutch reveals her role in Palmer’s plan, and Gus is forced to make a difficult decision about Felix.
Promo Pics: Robot of Sherwood
I have to admit that I am a lot like Clara in how I approach the new Doctor. I know he’s still the Doctor, but he is not my Doctor. So, whenever the game is afoot with him…I keep my guard up. That was the case for last night’s episode…
Not only did he sacrifice an individual, who was going to die by antibodies anyway, we saw that at the core of him…he was still dark. His past has left an indelible mark on his soul. When Clara is asked by the Doctor if he was a good man…you just had to be honest about it. Because even though there is darkness, there is still good. This all came to pass as we watched the dynamic duo attempt to fix a Dalek-hating Dalek. Unfortunately, he was injured and thus became bonkers, but when the Doctor and Clara fix him…this Dalek becomes a mirror image of the Good Doctor.
We also learned that there is one point of contention for any future companions of El Misterio and that is you cannot be a soldier.
This bit of info puts a kink in the newest member of the Whovinerse, Danny Pink.
Danny is a former soldier, with a mysterious past, that is a new teacher at the school that Clara teaches at. You can see from the get-go that sparks fly between these two educators, but what will the Doctor think.
It was all about the lighting, wasn’t it? That was my initial thought about last night’s episode of Outlander. But, there were so many really interesting plot points that you could actually stop staring at Jamie Frasier’s handsome countenance and focus on all the going ons for the majority of the episode.
Case in point:
1. Claire failed at her attempt to escape Castle Leoch. However, after being so compassionate to a dying kinsman, she was offered a shot to get out of the castle…but will she be on Dougal’s short leash is the question I have.
2. Who knew this was all about the damn estate and title? That’s what we learned at the oath event. Jamie has been in perpetual danger from not only the red coats, but by his two uncles since we first met this clan, Why, Because as Jamie’s popularity increases he becomes more of a competitor to the Lairdship to Dougal (thank you to DKsaga for the clarification). But, he was smart about the situation and got out of dodge with his head still on. However, that does not mean that Dougal will stop treating him horribly.
3. Dougal has a heart…barely. Yes, he may secretly not trust Claire and may secretly want to bed her, but when he sees that she is privy to the hell of watching someone die in a battle, something in him softens. I still wouldn’t trust him with a 10 foot pole.
4. Author Diana Gabaldon made a cameo in the oath taking scene. Will she pop up more often? I hope so.
5. So, I made light of all the beautiful lighting, but my favorite part was the music. Whenever Claire was a bit heavy hearted, the music of her time would play in the background and it was a very nice way to make us understand where her mind was at.
6. We tend to romanticize the past, but this show…like many of the shows that have popped up recently…show how hard life was. Death was everywhere, even when you are on the hunt for hairy pigs, or trying to escape under the veil of night, and even during a game of field hockey.
Overall a great episode and we can’t wait to see what happens when Claire is free from the watchful eyes of Castle Leoch and as Dougal collects The Rent.
From HBO and True Blood: RIP Bill Compton
Courtesy of once.wikia.com
Get ready for some witchy fun! True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten trades her fangs for magic powers in her return to Once Upon a Time.
Bauer van Straten will be reprising her role as Regina’s best frenemy, Maleficent, and could possibly be Season 4’s big baddie once Elsa’s storyline plays out. Could Maleficent be the big threat that makes all of Storybrooke…
Teen Wolf yet again showed us the way in one pivotal episode that lays all the cards out in the table. The main object this season is to see if Scott survives Peter’s plan to become the Alpha again.
Shaking my head…
Just when we started to think he was turning a new leaf, especially after finding out who his daughter is.
Shaking my head…
Let us focus on three other key scenes that pointed us in the right direction:
1. After Mama McCall fixed Stiles and Malia’s relationship, the two lovebirds found the dead pool, a computer from the 60’s that maintained the information about the assassination list and loot. They turned it off and all was right in the world…for now.
2. Mr. Stilinski is not taking Peter’s crap any more. After learning of how Peter plotted with Meredith, Stilinski regrettably allows him to leave, with a warning, that is.
3. Meredith realizing that there was a bigger plan at play and we started to worry.
This was a great episode and I cannot believe that we only have a couple of episodes to resolve this. Who’ll survive, who won’t. Can’t wait!
More pics from last night’s Series finale of True Blood: Thank You
Courtesy of HBO
Images from the Series Finale of True Blood: Thank You
Courtesy of HBO
Doctor Who: I love Peter Capaldi as the Doctor. You can see him drawing on John Pertwee as his inspiration, but his Doctor is so much more Peter Capaldi and for that I am grateful. He is funny, a detective that questions everything, confused, and a bit dark…that you are not sure whether you can totally trust him. The other interesting angle is Clara’s issue with accepting Twelve as a Doctor. It’s so hard for her to wrap her head around who her beloved Doctor is now, that it takes a call from Eleven (Yes! We got to see Matt Smith as the Doctor one last time) to not only get her goodbye in, but for her to continue with 12 for the time being. Remember, there is talk that this companion will only be around until the Christmas special. I can’t wait to see what comes next for this doctor.
Outlander: Claire finally got a moment to reassess that possibility of getting back to her Frank and it looks positive. However, barring Jamie, she is still very careful about how she approaches every situation she is in. She even makes an enemy out of the local whacko priest, but she saved a child from dying from poison in doing so. Will she make it out of Castle Leoch? I hope so.
The Strain: Well, we finally have a couple of interesting moments. The first was the flashback that showed us the interaction between Thomas and Abraham. Did they start off as an odd couple during the holocaust? It explains why they have such an interesting relationship. The other interesting bit happened at the end with the humanoid vampire hunters that remind me of rat people. They ooze cool and I want to see more of them. Otherwise, the show is more of the same. Will someone tell Eph to be a bit more realistic about the situation he is in. Also, stop using other cities for New York. That was not Grand Central and 42nd Street is never that empty.