Between Outlander Season 1.2, Game of Thrones, and the second half of The Walking Dead…Spring is becoming prime TV watching time.
We were told by Jeff Davis that this season would be a reboot and that was evident in the season finale of the 4th season.
In the episode we saw the gang come up with a plan to rescue Scott and Kira from Kate (whose driving force was to restore the Argents to the glorious status they once had and she blames Scott and the gang for Allison’s death) in Mexico at the Church (La Iglesia).
Yes, it was hard to see Scott be so lethal as a Berserker, but it was quite poignant to see what made him change back. Also, the idea of Derek dying, but seeing what happens next made everyone in the room cheer.
By the end of the episode:
1. Derek has evolved into a black wolf.
2. Peter is in a hidden wing in Eichen House.
3. Kira has her first tail after learning how to heal herself through pain.
4. Mr. Argent is on a quest to find Kate with the help of the locals in Mexico.
5. Parrish received a bestiary from Lydia (potential love interest( in hopes of finding out who he is.
6. Braeden is on the hunt for the much discussed Desert Wolf.
7. Liam had learned to control himself.
8. Liam’s friend is officially in on the goings on of this town.
9. Stiles is handcuffed to his Dad’s desk as Papa Stilinski takes Malia to dinner.
10. Scott resisted his berserker tendencies, thanks to Kate,after Liam talks him off the ledge and he is still the Alpha.
All in all, it was a great episode and knowing that we will be seeing a much longer 5th season, I cannot wait to see what’s in store for the gang.
Image courtesy of MTV.
I hate when this happens. When the most evil character becomes the most interesting character. Oooooo Black Jack Randall, I cannot wait to see you cut down where you stand, but until then…I love watching you be so utterly dark and twisted and own it like it is a badge.
There he was, being the prick that he is and then slowly showing a shimmer of goodness as he promised Claire to take her to Inverness. But, then he punched her in the stomach and forced another soldier to kick her in the gut.
He is vile.
Luckily for Claire, Dougal swoops in and rescues her from any future attacks by having her marry the virginal Jamie Fraser. Was she happy about this? Not really But, it is a way for the Brits from interfering with her working relationship with the Clan MacKenzie…and her attempts to go back to her own time.
There were three other interesting scenes in the episode
1. 100 Lashes: We heard the story of Jamie suffering a hundred lashed from the hand of Black Jack, after he suffered 100 lashes. Watching the blood gush from Jamie’s back and seeing the determination in Black Jack was gruesome, but gave us some insight on what drives Randall.
2.Magical springs: Dougal takes Claire to a magical spring to ask her if she was a spy for the English or the French after she drank from the water. Apparently, if she lied, she would have suffered and he would have had to kill her for lying and being a traitor. She passed and then he came up with his plan.
3. Black Jack Randall is being shaved by a soldier and the blade that is being used has been used by Claire 200 years in the future as she shaved her husband, Frank. That scene between Frank and Claire was nicely done, those two actors ooze a connection that is kind of lacking between Claire and Jamie.
How will the Brits, especially Black Jack, take the news of her nuptials to the wanted Jamie Fraser…I am cringing thinking about it.
Synopsis of the Wedding: Claire and Jamie are thrown together in marriage, but as the emotional and physical relationship unfolds, deeper feelings arise. Leaving Claire torn between her two husbands.
PS - My favorite line was from Dougal as he spoke to Claire:
I would love to grind your corn, but…
P.S. - Did you download:
Images courtesy of Starz.
This new Doctor has not grown on the populace. They tried to give him the “fun” factor in last week’s Robin of Locksley episode and it only incrementally succeeded. But, it has dawned on me that this season is all about Clara. The Doctor is clearly sorting his shit out. He’s evaluating and reevaluating everything. Questioning the questions that have plagued his existence and trying to find himself as he is doing it. However, those moments that clutch at the heart strings revolve around Clara and it was evident in last night’s episode. In that episode, we learn two things:
1. Clara and Pink are falling in love. That is why their date was so awkward. They were both trying, but failed miserably to start their relationship on the right foot. Eventually, they did and how could you not clap.
2.Clara has always been a guiding force in the Doctor’s life and we thank time travel for that. There she was, in that cabin that we no so well, but hundreds of years before and there she was. Caressing his forehead and telling him that it is okay to be afraid. It is okay to embrace fear. I could not help but get a little weepy because it tied everything together. Clara is the gateway. She is the one that allowed us to see the end of Eleven, the beginning of Twelve, and she will allow us to move on to the next chapter of this series.
Yes, the whole boogey man story started off shaky, but once we put all the pieces together and saw how the dotted lines connected you had to sit back and marvel at how the writers brilliantly put this episode together.
With that said, I have to admit that Peter Capaldi’s Doctor is growing on me. Between him and Outlander, I may just pick up and move to Scotland. And for those of you who can’t understand what he is saying, pt on captioning and enjoy the show.
Images courtesy of BBC America
Guess what came in the mail today???? #NYCC
Supernatural’s 10th season kicks off on October 7th at 9 pm est.
The countdown has commenced for the season premiere of #TheWakingDead!
Hemlock Grove will get a final season!
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.