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Sunday, March 27, 2016

What We Watched: Oh the Feels! The FEELS!

Okay so another of my hobbies is watching television shows. I don't do this as often because I really can't stand reality shows and that's all there is now. However, there are a few shows that have snagged my attention and while these weekly posts aren't reviews per say, I thought it might be fun to share my thoughts on each week's episodes.

My tv partner is always Mr. Pud and he ALWAYS has something to say either in a look, gesture or in simply taking some of my snacks for himself.

I hope you'll share with me YOUR thoughts on not just these shows but your own favorites too!

*** Just a warning though. Given that these are not reviews but commentaries on each show, expect SPOILERS.

My thoughts for the week of: March 21, 2016

I think this was the week of the FEELS. I mean epic feels guys. At least for me.

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Show: Blindspot
Episode Title: Erase Weary Youth
Cast: Jaimie Alexander (Jane Doe/Taylor Shaw), Sullivan Stapleton (Kurt Weller), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Bethany Mayfair), Rob Brown (Edgar Reed), Audrey Esparza (Tasha Zapata), Ashley Johnson (Patterson), Ukweli Roach (Dr. Borden)
Channel and Time: Mondays at 10/9c (After The Voice) on NBC
Episode Summary:

My Thoughts: So things are heating up for Weller, unfortunately he’s not heating up with Jane.

I’ve been out for two weeks blog wise but I just binge watched the three episodes I missed and wow, the writers don’t waste time getting to the heart of the matter. More mysteries, more tattoos and one hell of a showdown between Jane and the weasley Inspector Fischer, who turned out to be a mole, Jane is left feeling a bit lost. Having some guy named Oscar come and tell her that SHE is responsible for her erased memory and tattoos and that it is for a cause that she’s not ready to know yet really messed with her. So what were some of the attention getters of this week’s episode?

  1. Weller and Jane seem to have decided NOT to pursue their attraction. Weller is hooking up with his ex, US Marshall Allison Knight again. It’s obvious Allison still loves him and could cause problems if Weller and Jane decide to try for a relationship down the line.
  2. Reade is dating Weller’s sister! Dang dude you’ve got balls! It’s gotten serious and now that Weller knows he’s not too happy. Surprisingly it’s not because Reade has violated the unspoken “Bros don’t date each other’s siblings” code but because their line of work is very dangerous and Weller doesn’t want his sister having TWO people she loves out risking their lives. It seems to be something that really bothers Weller, having to worry about so many people and now having to worry that Reade could be killed in the line of duty and how it would affect his sister.
  3. Just when we thought Zapata was free of being blackmailed, it turns out she’s not. The information that Carter had on her gambling addiction has fallen into another agency’s hands and now THEY want information on Jane. This could mean big trouble for the team and for Jane should Jane’s connection to Oscar and to Carter’s death is found out.
  4. Did I mention that Mayfair wants Reade to continue following his initial suspicions about Jane and that leads him to finding a traffic camera photo of Oscar driving Carter’s car. Uh oh!

    Next week’s episode will deal with the fallout of Jane telling Oscar that she refuses to work with him or “their people” and that she IS FBI. Apparently there are those who won’t take “No” for an answer and Oscar tells Jane that if she doesn’t cooperate then they will kill Weller. Did I already say Uh oh?

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Show: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
Episode Title: Parting Shot
Cast: Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), Ming-Na Wen (Melinda May), Brett Dalton (Gant Ward), Chloe Bennet (Skye/Daisy Johnson), Iain De Caestecker (Leo Fitz), Elizabeth Henstridge (Jemma Simmons), Nick Blood (Lance Hunter), Adrianne Palicki (Bobbi Morse), Henry Simmons (Al MacKenzie), Luke Mitchell (Lincoln Campbell)
Channel and Time: Tuesdays at 9/8c (After Fresh Off the Boat) on ABC
Episode Summary:

My Thoughts: Oh the feels of this one guys. This episode had me crying like a baby at the end and I know a lot of fans had the same reaction. So what went down and what bears mentioning?

  1. Bobbi and Hunter tracked Gideon Malick to Russia where they uncovered a plot to assassinate the Russian Prime Minister. Because you know, he was against Inhumans and his general happened to be one. A very scary one.
  2. I love Daisy I really do but she IS totally na├»ve to the Inhuman problem. She wants ALL Inhumans to be accepted and welcomed into human society yet she doesn’t realize that there are some Inhumans out there who don’t WANT to be productive citizens, they’re nothing more than super powered criminals that need to be taken care of. Case in point, the Russian General who could control his shadow and made an almost unstoppable assassin.
  3. This episode was the last time to see Hunter and May paired up and while they weren’t paired up that often, when they were it was usually entertaining. Hunter didn’t really “get” SHIELD because he was more focused on people as people not as expendable agents. He didn’t get why sometimes you had to leave a team member behind. He certainly learned in this episode and made a huge sacrifice.
  4. Bobbi and Hunter are caught on foreign soil, killing Russian diplomats. It didn’t matter that they were saving the Prime Minister from death, Bobbi was a KNOWN SHIELD agent and she was unauthorized to be in the country on any kind of “business.” The two are heavily interrogated but do not crack under pressure. They insist that SHIELD doesn’t exist anymore and that they were just vacationing and got caught up in the assassination plot.
  5. As a result, the Bobbi and Hunter make the difficult choice to take the fall rather than be extracted since that would make the Russian government suspicious and support their insistence that SHIELD IS still up and running.

But come on, the scene you REALLY want me to talk about is THAT scene. The final scene where Bobbi and Hunter are sitting in a bar and experience “A Spy’s Goodbye.”

Good grief but this scene absolutely KILLED me. I cried like a baby watching as each shot was delivered and Hunter picked out his former team in the bar. So close yet unable to make contact with them any more in order to protect them. It was touching to see the team salute Bobbi and Hunter as one by one they left the bar and while Bobbi knew what it meant, it was Hunter’s astonished and for once uncertain expression as he started to realize just how alone he and Bobbie were about to be. Because that’s what was happening. Their friends had to accept that Bobbi and Hunter made a big sacrifice for the greater good and they had to honor that no matter how tearful it was.

Mack was the last to drink his parting shot. The big guy had me bawling with the look on his face and the tears in his eyes. Let’s face it, Mack tends to get very attached to people and from the beginning he had a closer relationship to Bobbi and Hunter than the rest so it was harder for him to let go and say goodbye without actually being able to say goodbye. This scene was so touching and so right as a send off for Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood as they get ready for their spin off Marvel’s Most Wanted that I couldn’t imagine anything better. When I watched it again, this scene caught my mother’s attention and without knowing a lot about the characters or the show, she was brought to tears as well. Seriously, such a well done scene.

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Show: Sleepy Hollow
Episode Title: Dawn’s Early Light
Cast: Tom Mison (Ichabod Crane), Nicole Beharie (Abbie Mills), Lyndie Greenwood (Jenny Mills), Zach Appelman (Joe Corbin), Shannyn Sossamon (Pandora), Lance Gross (Daniel Reynolds), Nikki Reed (Betsy Ross),
Channel and Time: Fridays at 8/7c on Fox
Episode Summary: With the Hidden One growing stronger, Crane looks to his past with Betsy Ross to find the key to stopping him; Jenny considers the possibility of a relationship with her father; Abbie faces difficult decisions.
My Thoughts: I felt like this week’s episode was all about truth and realization.

  1. I saw The Hidden One and Pandora turning on each other coming a mile away but it was still interesting to see. Pandora apparently noticed the difference between her relationship with her husband and that of Ichabod and Abbie. I felt a little sad for her to be honest. She was nothing if not an obedient and devoted woman to him and he treated her as little more than a slave.
  2. Jenny and Abbie get a visit from their father and Ichabod gets to meet him. Unfortunately he’s doing one of his “Crane-isms” this time about fried chicken as he’s walking into the kitchen where the three Mills are waiting.
  3. Danny finds out the truth about Abbie’s “moonlighting” and it wasn’t a gentle introduction. What was interesting to me was that out of ALL the guest characters and recurring ones, he’s the only one to question Ichabod’s existence. The. Only. One. Ichabod STILL sticks out like a sore thumb yet only Danny has managed to question why that is because since he’s seen a bit of the paranormal, now ANYTHING is possible. Right?
  4. Abbie and Danny kiss. Possible relationship? I hope so but then again, Danny is going to have to accept the fact that he’s not the only man in Abbie’s life. Ichabod is VERY important to her not just as a witness but as a friend.

All in all a pretty interesting episode that’s leading up to a hell of a showdown. The preview for next week makes it seem like someone is going to die and I hope it’s not someone from Team Witness. I like them all. Even the two newbies.

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