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  1. Lemur

    S02.E07: Treasure of the Sun

    Rumor is that it's one of the episodes that the Season 1 team was involved with, but who knows?
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    S02.E07: Treasure of the Sun

    Pretty much, yeah, the Heroic era was pre-Christ.
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    S02.E07: Treasure of the Sun

    They actually conflated two legends - Mad Sweeney at Mag Roth and the legend of the sun god Lugh of the Long Arm, who was a Tuatha de Danann king and father of Cu Chulainn. He's associated with lighting. Also, Catholicism arrived in Ireland in the 300s, the Norse the 800s. The Irish were already Catholic when the Norse came. It has more to do with Lugh killing Balor at Magh Tuireadh, who had a poisonous eye that would kill all that looked upon it, so the beheading of Wednesday was more symbolic, IMO.
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    S02.E07: Treasure of the Sun

    So, in regards to the spear, Shadow can pluck it out of the Horde. Sweeney showed him how to do it at Jack's Crocodile Bar. He just has to remember how. (This was mentioned in either the first or second episode of Season 1.) Mama-Ji wasn't saying that DeadWife has the power to regenerate inside her, she was saying she has the power to destroy Wednesday, which would bring her the fulfillment she actually needs instead of the one she thinks she wants. As for Bilquis, she's just feeling cute, starting up a sex cult. NBD.
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    S02.E06: Donar the Great

    It took me a week to figure out what the big deal about Columbia going West was ... and it hit me when I was watching one of the first Avengers (featuring Thor), which was distributed by Paramount, a Columbia Pictures company that uses, to this day, Columbia as their figurehead image.
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    S02.E06: Donar the Great

    Humans? They don't even know it's coming. Except Shadow. Gods? Mainly because he's promising them glory or calling in owed debts. And is he really important? Isn't that the point?
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    S02.E06: Donar the Great

    There is a brief, brief mention in the book that Thor killed himself in 1942. That's it. The Bishop Game didn't seem accidental. Donnerstag = Thor's Day = Thursday. 1. Thor, in almost every incarnation, be it actual translations, comic books, movies, Thor is D-U-M dumb (see what I did there?). So, this wouldn't be out of character. 2. Agreed, Odin is a scumbag. 3. Shoes on stairs can kill people. The shoe rant is everything. My sister and I applauded it as my mother tends to leave her shoes all over the living room of my tiny, tiny bungalow and someone is always tripping over them.
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    Jenelle: Birther Of 3, Mother To None

    Must ... resist ... urge ... to ... mock ... small ... child ... it's ... not ... her ... fault ... her ... parents ... are ... garbage ... humans ... *GASP* Poor child. Poor, poor child.
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    S02.E05: The Ways of the Dead

    That is the point, though, isn't it? Their worshippers are long gone and in fact most of those little delta towns are dying (i.e. Ruby Goodchild wanted to GTFO). As for Laura, she was always kind to her grandmother's cat and Bast/Bastet is the cat goddess.
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    S02.E05: The Ways of the Dead

    Ibis and Jacquel Funeral Parlor is located in the Mississippi delta town of Cairo because there is a theory that ancient Egyptian and Nubian sailors made it as far east as the US and in fact sailed up the Mississippi. Which is how Ibis and Jacquel (and Bastet and Thoth and Horus). They have long seen after the funerary arts of the area. In their god-form, they see to the judgment of anyone who believed in them as we saw in the first season. Totally agree on the James curse.
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    S02.E05: The Ways of the Dead

    She didn't after she'd drank Brigitte's drink and she'd slept with Samodi/Sweeney. She surely did after Ibis put her back together. I doubt Argus's death recharged the coin enough to erase the scars, but Maman Brigitte's drink would, as she serves death and can turn the clock back a bit. As for how will Sweeney get it back ... you saw what happened to the maggots that were in her, correct? Same thing would happen to the coin - she'd purge it.
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    S02.E05: The Ways of the Dead

    The assumption is that it's from the sprout Iktomi gave Ibrahim. Symbolism.
  13. Lemur

    S02.E05: The Ways of the Dead

    Mjolnir is Thor's hammer. Grungnir is Odin's spear. And yes, it seems they did screw up the timing.
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    S02.E05: The Ways of the Dead

    Points 1-3 are excellent. As for the "two drops of blood infused with love", how vague. I mean, does it have to do with love someone would feel for Laura? (Good bloody luck with that, guess she's kicking the dust up to Eagle Point to her mom's house or getting a declaration of love out of Sweeney. I mean, would two drops of "it's really freaking complicated" from Shadow suffice?)
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    S02.E05: The Ways of the Dead

    Maman Brigitte is the only white voudon, and her origins are in Ireland. She's traditionally red or brown haired. It's also why she and Mad Sweeney get on so well. As for Nancy, his long game, like all of the gods, is to have sacrifices made to him so he doesn't fade away. Less black people = less sacrifices. But he is/was the trickster god, so screwing with people is kind of his thing. I think that's one of the things that makes his character interesting, there's something to be said about the usual, everyday, life-screwing-with-you stuff you could attribute to him and then there's the realization that his people won't be able to sacrifice to him because they'll be enslaved. Anansi was accusing the Egyptians of creating a self-perpetuating trade, which would therefore reduce the number of potential worshippers of Anansi. Fewer black folks = fewer sacrifices. Anansi and Wednesday are still there because Cairo is pretty centrally located in the US. It's not in the middle, but it's not quite north, south, east or west. I'm not sure why Bilquis is still there yet, as she seems to be playing both sides. Could be she's found a fertile ground to start picking up worshippers for a while that's off the new gods' radar (as she'd previously been dependent on Technology, i.e. Tinder). Absolutely concur. Argus recharged the coin, but Maman Brigitte's drink reversed some of death's effects. Combine that with ... ahem ... "being imbued with the essence of a god" (as the Greeks liked to say) and the clock got turned back a bit. She wasn't healed, the coin was recharged, which allowed here to function. The she still had the autopsy scars. The whole William James storyline is deeply bothersome. Actually, just about this entire season's ruminations on race have been deeply bothersome. You have these three African gods talking about their place in the scheme but no white people/gods around. You have lynching victim cursing future generations of his own people. Yes, it's no simple equation and self-loathing does exist, but this is a gross oversimplification. So what the point is? Who the ^&*% knows. Anyway, off the soapbox on that. The three gods laughed because Shadow is still so naive.
  16. Lemur

    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    He never really elaborated, just that he'd felt "f*cked" out of money for having his childhood exploited. You know, the usual stuff we bitch about with these families.
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    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    Jake has a pretty serious flame-out a while back on a Reddit AMA where be pretty much threw his old man under the bus for ruining his childhood by monetizing it on TLC and then dicking him out of the money. He also got kicked out that faux-academy Christian high school, if I remember correctly. Dude was apparently pretty scarred by the whole experience of being on TLC, especially how they played up his brain injury for drama and advertising money. He actually is pretty cool with his brothers, they seem to have a sort of silent agreement to not discuss it at least on social media.
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    JD and Abbie: Captured Before the Rapture

    Yeah, that angle is seriously not her friend. Also, JD kinda looks like an overgrown toddler with a fake 5 o'clock shadow. I'm sure there were a thousand better pics. These people have zero concept of aesthetics.
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    S02.E19: Snowed In

    That, and he hit on Nic the moment she walked up to him. And seemed shallow AF on the walk over to the old biddie. They very subtly hinted that he was a womanizing cad. Alec annoys me. I can't wait until he end up working at Mandyville Memorial with Jude. I also can't wait until Bell gets all settled into his psuedo-relationship with Kitt and the whole arrested-for-solicitation-but-didn't-self-report thing comes back to bite him in the ass. They've swung him too far toward likable.
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    S02.E19: Snowed In

    We seem to be cycling though old ER storylines rather quickly - junkie sister, hemorrhagic fever, blizzard. I wonder how long before Bell loses an air to his medivac copter? Or are they saving that for the big season opener? Maybe we're teeing up the "child born with disability" storyline?
  21. Lemur

    Jenelle: Birther Of 3, Mother To None

    Oooooh joy. We have a visit between Brianna and Jenelle to look forward to. It will either be unbearably lame or a total trainwreck, depending on how medicated Jenelle is and/or if David is lurking off camera. Maybe Brianna can must up something to wear other than a oversized glasses and a white sports bra. As for MTV not wanting to teach her a lesson, I think they learned long ago that's a dog that just won't hunt. Ehhh, I'm not surprised. Where do you thin Jenelle got her "human tofu" tendency from?
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    S02.E04: The Greatest Story Ever Told

    Ibis's sister is Bast or Bastet. And she did more than lick his wounds. As for Mr. World, remember, there is great power in killing a god. It recharged Laura's coin and it apparently gave Mr. World the capital needed to see Money. It's also interested that he was able to pass when the two gods were there to overshadow him. (Or the scene could have been poorly written and makes not a lot of sense. Maybe World's capital covered them all. Who knows?) Yeah, the show really feels limp and lifeless if they aren't on the screen.
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    S04. E16. The One Where Jane Visits an Old Friend

    Not shocked by that. In the words of Bucky Barnes, when Cap tried to give him an out, "Doesn't matter, I still did it." Also, how the *&^% did they manage to get Jane proper security clearance? (I know, I know, it's a tv show, not a documentary.)
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    S04. E16. The One Where Jane Visits an Old Friend

    I've been trying all season to work in a Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves reference, so I do commend you for this. What's the over-under on Jane having been ZIP'ed again?
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    Jenelle: Birther Of 3, Mother To None

    "“Better put on your more classier court heels, Jenelle! This is gonna be a looong battle!”" This. This is EVERYTHING.
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