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  1. A new great friendship formed in the season finale: Morgan and the horse. If the horse shows up again in the next season, it'll need its own character thread.
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    The Simpsons

    Since Smithers has a preference for at least one elderly gentleman, it might have worked out better to try and pair him off with George Takei.
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    S02.E07: Inflatable

    Those of us who sowed our wild oats before social media are fortunate! It's exciting that Kim is thinking about throwing off the golden bonds of big firm legal practice to venture out into sole practice. Being one's own boss does have an appeal, even if one has to grocery shop at the local dollar store to survive. But yes, it is going to end with tears and bitter recriminations.
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    Rick: Lord of the Thangs

    Rick's 'kill or be killed' attitude has gotten worse. Current Rick is ready to kill the Saviors, no questions asked. This attitude is understandable based on his experiences to date and given the information he has about this group. If Rick had this same attitude at the prison though, he would have killed all of the Governor's people, Tara included. Can't help but think that AZers will pay dearly for this new attitude.
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    Family Guy

    The black and yellow monster was scary looking.
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    S06.E12: Not Tomorrow Yet

    So true. I am still concerned though that Rick has too quickly put so much faith in the Hilltop story about the Saviors, even if what Jesus says about them is gospel truth.
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    S02.E03: Amarillo

    Jimmy has a self destructive streak. All he had to do was wait a few days to seek approval from the partners for the commercial. When speaking with Kim later, all he had to do was admit to her that he ran the commercial without approval. On some level he has to know she will eventually find out that he let her believe that he had approval. She's now going to be extra upset for both the commercial and 'lying' to her. If I were a firm partner, I'd seriously question Jimmy's judgment in running the commercial without clearance, even if the outcome for the firm was positive...this time. I too would have called him and chewed him out. When he slinks in the next day, I'd chew him out some more and tell him that this was "strike one" for his job. Jimmy's not a fit for this firm. It's no surprise he ends up in sole practice.
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    S10.E06: My Struggle II

    Since when can Mulder fight? The episode felt like a prequel to The Walking Dead. This episode tells the story of how most of humanity turned into zombies. It's reassuring to know that I'm not the only one whose brain went there
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    S06.E10: The Next World

    Rick and Michonne should have had those mints before kissing! Of course, the Grimes and Michonne officially became a family earlier in the episode with this: Carl: If you become a walker, I'll stab you in the head, cause I love you. Michonne: Aww, I'd chop your head off too.
  10. Besides learning about Bernadette's pregnancy, we also learned through Chuck Lorre's vanity card that he wants to be considered for the supreme court vacancy.
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    S06.E09: No Way Out

    What can we say except that Rick and his people "are a plague." One can never over use this Hershel quote. Most of the time I don't blame CDB for the fact that trouble has a way of finding them. But find them trouble does like in this episode. Red shirts die. Rick grows out some stubble, he does his sir hacks-a-lot bit and Rick + the Atlanta originals survive.
  12. but what is his cargo? Enid related teenage angst? ;-)
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    S10.E05: Babylon

    This episode will only be remembered as the one where Mulder got high. The whole episode was about trying to get information about the co-conspirators from the hospitalized young man. Einstein and Miller served no purpose that made them worth incorporating into the episode. Doggett and Reyes did faux-Scully/Mulder better. Even Tea Leoni/Gary Shandling did it better. All Einstein and Miller did was remind us how iconic and impossible to duplicate Scully and Mulder are as characters. Einstein and Miller's last conversation in the airport lounge was a waste of time. Don't care that they are figuring out how to work with each other. The whole mushrooms idea as a means of contacting the coma patient was probably Mulder's worst investigative idea ever. While I liked parts of the trip, the cowboy bar sequence went too long. Did squee at the long gunmen though. As someone said in the upthread, x-files is hit and miss in dealing with religious themes. The last Scully and Mulder discussion was a miss. It too was a superficial exchange. At least, right at the end, they circled back to the trumpets. Too bad that didn't turn out to be a factor in the episode. It would have been interesting for them to follow up on the trumpets. Now that would have been an opportunity to delve into the religious themes.
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    Michonne: A Weapon with a Weapon

    Yes, Michonne is a character that gets things done. No muss. No fuss. She gets little thanks for her efforts. It's a shame she is so underutilized on the show. Meanwhile, any number of red shirts have sucked attention away from her and other main characters. I know. Common complaint.
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    Carl: Troubled Boy-Man Or Man-Boy Trouble?

    A puffy shirt matched with a scruffy leather vest and matching eye patch would seriously increase Carl's coolness factor. Meanwhile, if Carl survives, and without brain damage, I'm going to have to call serious BS on that.
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    Carol: One Day You Just Change

    I'm somewhat optimistic that there won't be serious fall out between Carol and Denise. Denise seems reasonable enough to understand that Carol saw Wolf Boy as being nothing more than the man that kidnapped Denise and as a man who was part of the Wolf pack AZ invasion. Even if Denise tries to tell Carol he was showing signs of redemption, and Carol rejects it, Denise is still enough of a ZA newbie to take Carol's word for it that she couldn't take a chance on him. Denise didn't have time to get invested in Wolfie. As a side note, Wolfie's death freed up Denise to entirely concentrate on Carl.
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    S06.E09: No Way Out

    It's going to take more for FPP to redeem himself. Being grateful that he was able to calmly walk through a walker horde, directly to a secure building and stay inside isn't enough to turn him in to Uncle FPP to all children for me. While his speech at the end showed growth, it will be awhile before he earns as terrific a nickname as "Father Punch and Pray" - it does have plenty of potential though as names go.
  18. Yeah, Rick's not going to be romancing the ladies anytime soon. He's going to be irrationally guilty guy for awhile over not sensing the danger Porchdick family posed to Coral. Although it would play better if his children's survival and his new sense of civilization building simply pushed all thoughts of the Porchdick family experience out of his head.
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    S06.E09: No Way Out

    I assume Carol would have said that "If it was for us, you would've killed him." That's quite a declaration to say out loud about another human being, so it is understandable to squash it. Suffice to say that Carol and Morgan need to figure out how to co-exist. Came here to post that while Glen and Enid were having another TWD pep talk between characters, a la 'you have to keep living because...' I kept tapping my imaginary watch, wanting to get back to the action. So wasn't the episode for a patented Glen heart-to-heart. Speaking of male characters who have been spared death for a long time, the problem with Daryl having an awesome moment like he did is that I fear that it may be his last such moment.
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    Speculation Without Spoilers

    Given the size of the U.S., CDB has only travelled within a small portion of it. It could still be that CDB has the misfortune of being in the part of the U.S. experiencing the worst and most violent anarchy. Meanwhile, one could still speculate that military bases could still be in operation elsewhere as you suggest. It's interesting that Abe isn't pushing for travel to one of those bases since he might be the only one with the best idea as to where bases are in that part of the country.
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    Small Talk: Ughngnggh! Ugghhnnn!

    mmm, apple pie (insert Homer Simpson drooling noise)...
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    S10.E04: Home Again

    They did do a golem episode although off hand I can't remember what season it appeared in. It wasn't a terrible episode but the two story lines were not a good fit despite the effort to link them.
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    S06.E08: Start To Finish

    That is precisely why Morgan has the luxury not to kill. Someone built like Carol MUST take the kill shot if it is presented to her. If she doesn't take advantage of the opportunity to keep an assailant down, he might get up and she will be seriously injured or killed (notwithstanding her superhero ability to be hit head on by a speeding car and be up around two episodes later). Having said that, it was gallingly stupid to have Carol and Morgan fight each other while AZ is over run. It makes no sense that the two of them couldn't agree to bind up wolf guy and agree to deal with him later.
  24. Is that the normal portion size for a U.S. restaurant meal for one? I'm not criticizing Amy for what she eats, I'm just trying to understand whether that's what gets served up for breakfast at American restaurants!
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    S07.E09: White Christmas

    Best part was the end when Andrea Martin told the family that the falling snow was forest fire ash.