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Sunday, April 17, 2016

What We Watched: April 11, 2015

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: April 11, 2016

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Show: Blindspot
Episode Title:
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 this week’s episode didn’t center on Jane or Weller but rather on Patterson which in my opinion was past due. She hadn’t really dealt with David’s death and I found it a little disheartening that she seemed to just pick up and go on with her life as if he never existed but I felt this week’s episode reminded viewers how good Patterson and David were together and how much he really did mean to her. It was bittersweet and brought on the water works for me as I watched Patterson piece together the clues that David had left for her.

It was a reality check for Patterson too. She (rather stupidly) followed the clues about Jane’s tattoos knowing that every single one has lead to one life threatening situation after another yet she brought no weapons and no backup. It could have easily cost her her life and I don’t know if it was a lesson learned or a TSTL moment for a character that is usually so smart.

Meanwhile Jane took a day off to sort through a myriad of conflicting thoughts, memories and emotions which only made Mayfair and Reade more suspicious of her.

Really though, the episode belonged to Patterson and it was a touching way for her to say goodbye to David once and for all.

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Show: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
Episode Title: Paradise Lost
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: Malick's father died in 1970, leaving him and his brother Nathaniel to lead the "religious" side of Hydra, including periodically sending a sacrificial "traveler"—chosen at random from Hydra's inner circle—through the portal for Hive to inhabit until his return. Discovering that their father used a trick to never be chosen as a traveler, Gideon does the same, and Nathaniel is chosen. In the present, Gideon tells his daughter Stephanie of his vision: he saw his death at the hands of Hive. Johnson and Campbell track down an untransitioned Inhuman with knowledge of Hive, who gives them an ancient Kree device, while the rest of S.H.I.E.L.D. captures Giyera, Gideon's right-hand man who is now loyal to Hive. A telekinetic Inhuman, Giyera takes control of their plane and directs it to a Hydra base, with most of S.H.I.E.L.D. as his prisoners. Hive comes to the Malicks' house, and reveals to Gideon that he has Nathaniel's memories. Hive elects to not yet kill Gideon, but in punishment for his betrayal of Nathaniel instead murders Stephanie.

My Thoughts: This season had a slow start but dang it’s shaping up to be the best one yet! Daisy is coming into her own as a leader, Fitz and Simmons seem to be working things out (Still mad at Simmons though) and Hive is… Well Hive is Hive. Not much has been revealed about this character but I do have to ask: Did I hear right? CAN Hive bring people back to life? And to borrow my sister’s question when we were talking about this, if Hive brings someone back to life, is it the same person or is it going to be a zombie type creature??? Cause can you IMAGINE the possibilities? But this episode was kind of a flashback/background episode for Gideon Malick who so far has been one step ahead of SHIELD until now. Everyone has a weakness and apparently his was that he was so afraid of being offered up as a sacrifice to Hive when he lived on that planet that he pulled a trick and made sure his BROTHER was offered up instead. Now, years later Hive allows Malick’s brother to “speak” to him to ask him why he did it. Hive’s brief “revelation” of his features was kind of like the appetizer to a gourmet meal. I liked it but I wanna see Hive completely changed. It would be so awesome!

So while I loved this week’s episode, I’m not gonna deny that next week’s episode has me giddy cause it’s SECRET WARRIORS TIME!!! Yoyo’s back and I’m so excited to see how Daisy’s “team” does on its first mission and how Daisy herself does as a leader.

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