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  1. greyhorse

    Grand Hotel

    I don't see any politics in it either . The show is set in Miami. Plenty of illegal immigrants in South Florida. It'd be the same if this hotel was set in Southern California. I do however have no interest in Yoli and Marisa. Javi hooked up with Ingrid the maid. Alicia is/was hooking up with Danny the waiter. So the three children of the owner are involved with the staff. So cliché. But I suppose how else are we going to intertwine the staff with the privileged? I don't understand either why they couldn't bring him soap, towels, or clothes. And what happened to Felix's clothes from his seedy hotel? Did he not have anything except the literal shirt on his back? I'm also confused at the sudden exit. How is he involved with Peg Bundy? Did he steal money from her or was it from Santiago? Seemed like the plan was originally for him to get to live in the hotel. But now he is willingly leaving. Or was the plan to try to get back together with Gigi and he's manipulating the situation? Danny's last name was revealed last week when he stole his file from the two cops when they stepped away from their chairs and coffee table. It's "Baron".
  2. greyhorse

    Grand Hotel

    Wow, this show just put the pedal to the floor... almost like TPTB knew that at this point the future was in doubt and that they have to tie up all loose ends soon? Well, whomever wanted Danny to team up with Alicia to figure out what happened to Sky got their wish... and Danny gets promptly fired. Does this mean Alicia knows that something fishy occurred with Sky and that her family is guilty? I bet it's going to be more because of feeling betrayed, used, and misled. Feelings that she already probably had given the arrival of the ex. I thought the most interesting reveal of the episode was that mom of Alicia and Javi (can't remember her name right now) might have been 1) killed by Santiago and/or 2) been involved in something with the hotel. Felix certainly made it sound like that. And was this the first time we heard that Santiago really got the hotel because he inherited it when his wife died? Javi playing wingman for Jason was cliché, but finally glad that Jason got over Ingrid and under whomever that bachelorette party girl was. Javi got discharged from rehab with instructions to avoid pills, alcohol, and sex. I thought he and Ingrid were going to hook up in his room when she was there, but he really shut her down and basically said he never wants to see her again. His character is seemingly becoming very boring. It seems like Mrs. P should know who Peg Bundy is, since she is aware of why Mateo is in the hotel? I guess Mrs. P is the new villain, on a different level than Finn ever was. I don't think I'm going to enjoy her being in the hotel all the time. I didn't understand the part when Santiago told Peg Bundy that Felix was gone so she could leave. So Peg Bundy is after the millions that Felix supposedly has? (And why does Felix have this money again? He stole it from Santiago? I must have missed this part in a previous episode.) No mention of El Rey or Oliver. It's as if they never even existed.
  3. greyhorse

    Grand Hotel

    Word. So Danny, while listening to this long time couple publicly state their love for each other in the open, decides that it's his time to tell Alicia his true feelings. And it's not like he even whistled for attention, clinked his glass, etc. Everybody magically turned to watch him kiss the wedding coordinator Alicia. Yeah, wouldn't happen like that in real life. I don't know about the bridezilla, but I remember twenty years ago lifting weights at the gym next to the other groom so it was kind of interesting to see that character actor pop up on my tv again. There's so many storylines that it's dizzying to keep track of. Danny was clearly the focus of this week's episode. He had the gas down in the beginning for Alicia, took his foot off for about a week or two, got jealous when he saw Oliver, and now he's got the pedal to the floor again and they're hooking up several times a day. There's still the mystery surrounding Sky of course, and I love that the female detective knows about him and that they're going to be working together. Oh, and we found out that his last name is Baron, or at least the last name he is using at the hotel. Are we to expect that Ingrid and Jason to eventually become a thing? I find Mrs. P to be one of the most genuine people on the show. It was pathetic to see Ingrid sleeping in the tiny supply closet. And then pretty comical that Mrs. P gave her Jason's room with the Christina Aguilera poster (whaat? Christina Aguilera was so 90s...when is this show supposed to take place?). Who was the thug that used Mateo as a punching bag? Mateo may have grown up hustling in the streets, but man, he sure didn't put up much of a fight.
  4. greyhorse

    Season 1 Discussion

    Forgive my ignorance, but what exactly is the "Ocean's 11 ending"? I vaguely remember the gang staring at the Bellagio fountain not saying anything to each other and then they walk off. Is that what people mean here? The five of them looking at each other and then the other three walk off leaving Danny and Lexi to kiss? Or was there some twist at the very end that just completely passed over my head?
  5. greyhorse

    Season 1 Discussion

    Yeah, I think we've seen the last of Reese. It's ironic that Danny was the one that wanted to let him die whereas Lexi is the one that said he needed to live to pay for his sins. His name and reputation will be destroyed. Who knows where all the money and artifacts go, does the government take them? As I said in a much earlier post, I can't stand Simon Hardwick. And this was before there was any inkling that he was evil and Karim Farouk. I don't care for his mannerisms or his hair either. But it seems like he is the designated villain for next season which I will not enjoy. I'm a little surprised that they tied everything so neatly in a bow, complete with Danny and Lexi kissing as the screen fades to black. Maybe they weren't sure if they'd get renewed and wanted to have a contained storyline. Which isn't a bad way to end it instead of a cliffhanger and then we never know what happens because season 2 never occurs.
  6. greyhorse

    Grand Hotel

    Good point, although it certainly wouldn't be surprising if Finn decided to keep that quiet. I don't think we've heard the last of Finn. If we have, that would be extremely disappointing. Maybe if this makes it to season 2 there will be a renewed rivalry. In regards to the ex-husband... he suckers the twins into thinking he is a fugitive to get them to hide him in their hotel. Presumably it's so he can get close to Gigi again? We saw that friend of hers tell her he wanted to get in touch again, but Santiago said absolutely not. So what is the plan? He mooches off their money, hides in the hotel from Santiago, some sort of obligatory shenanigans of Santiago walking in on Gigi and ex in some unintended compromising position? I'm enjoying the series as a campy summer fill-in. But I do find the actor that plays Danny to be boring as dirt. And his eye expressions which I'm sure he learned in acting school for soap operas bugs the crap out of me.
  7. greyhorse

    Grand Hotel

    Yeah, the "not going to be performing anywhere" certainly made it seem like he died. But why no mention of it? After so much focus on the Santiago and Finn rivalry, we didn't even get to see Finn again? I guess the balcony fell down and the hotel is closed. End of rivalry. What father throws his clearly drunk son car keys and then let's him walk out the door? Even right after Javi walked out and Santiago's pained reaction, why not run after Javi and not let him drive. Unrealistic, no matter how much they were fighting. Could have done without the whole Mrs. P and pot brownies cliché. So are Ingrid and Mateo going to get together? Why Mateo's sudden interest in Ingrid now? If there was ever a soap opera at night, this would definitely be one of them.
  8. greyhorse

    Grand Hotel

    First it was Finn stealing the guests from Santiago by offering free drinks. Then Santiago blocks the sun at the Finn with an El Rey billboard. So Finn fights back by stealing El Rey. And then Mateo's thugs apparently loosen four bolts and the entire stone balcony falls down. Yeah, this Santiago vs Finn thing has really gotten out of control. Guess Mateo has a different concept of nobody getting hurt. I see some of the comedy in these two hotels battling each other. But come on. Miami Beach is a big place. There's room for so many hotels. Ludicrous that two owners would engage in this petty competition. I can't see Javi possibly being dead. Although it would be interesting to see how that changes the relationship between Santiago and Mateo, as Santiago would blame Mateo obviously for that. Santiago said something to Mateo about how "he knows how [Mateo's people] take care of things" in a way that obviously implied they had something to do with Sky's disappearance. Count me in as somebody confused as well as to why Javi had a bottle of oxy with Sky's name on it.
  9. greyhorse

    Grand Hotel

    Yeah, we don't really know at this point anything at all. What exactly happened to Sky? It certainly sounds like Santiago was involved in directing her disappearance. So did she find out some family secret about the business from Yoli? Something so disastrous that she would have to disappear for? It's frustrating because we are many episodes in and we know nothing about her. I suspect she isn't dead but will resurface at some point in this series.
  10. greyhorse

    Season 1 Discussion

    Well, at least we finally got to see Cleo. Was wondering if this was going to be one those series where they're always chasing something but never find it. How obviously stupid it was of Lexi and Danny to not realize that island guy was going to double cross them. It's a deserted island, why do you need to bring a gun? Shaw is there I know for the comedic aspect. But he just seems clunky and not really necessary to the story. Simon - the poor man's William Dafoe - really bugs. What exactly is his purpose?
  11. greyhorse

    Grand Hotel

    Wasn't that policy instituted because they found out about Javi? Javi, although wasn't an employee at the time, is sort of de facto management as he's the son of the owner. And obviously Alicia and Danny wouldn't fly in the real world. But I agree, between employees at the same level, I don't see how or why they would care. Can't stand Mateo, but I know we're not supposed to like him at all. Paternity testing has come a long way. Previously would need an invasive test while the woman is pregnant to obtain DNA of the baby. But now I think it can be done through blood tests on the mother and the father. Everything about Mateo is smarmy. He could have sold out Ingrid, said that he wanted to be involved but she wanted to go after Javi's money, etc. Lots of options for him. Probably telling the truth would be best, but we know that's not going to happen. What is the back story again between Danny and Sky? Why were they in separate homes? Was this a broken marriage and one kid went to live with each parent? If this show were to live on for another season, what would be Danny's purpose for being at the hotel once they (hopefully) resolve this Sky mystery this season? Seems like a rather small locker room for the hundreds of employees that must work at the hotel. But interestingly, all the people of note have their locker in the same area.
  12. greyhorse

    Grand Hotel

    Mateo works for these presumably dangerous people that Santiago made a deal with to get a loan. Santiago had to give him a job, presumably on their instructions, so Mateo could keep an eye on the hotel and their financial interests. I may be misremembering, but I thought Santiago paid back $500K initially, and then Mateo asked for an additional $200K when he got the ransom note. It's late and I could be completely making that up. Santiago gave him the $200K knowing it wasn't for the loan sharks but because he was trying to figure out who the blackmailer was. Presumably Mateo got that money back when Nelson died. I don't quite understand the Mrs. P plant either. What's the point? She will presumably report to Santiago about the inner workings of the Finn. But what can she really do anyway? How will she undermine the Finn's operation? Annoyed by the actor who plays Danny and his soap opera facial expressions. Then again, this is a telenovela so maybe it fits.
  13. greyhorse

    Grand Hotel

    This. Obviously it's frustrating for us as the viewers to watch knowing that she is completely lying. But in real life, a guy would at least ask the woman if there was anyone else. And insist on a paternity test for sure. She's a complete stranger to him yet we are supposed to believe that he instantly takes responsibility despite having no recollection of sleeping with her. "Well, you did see me out of uniform one time." "Oh yeah, I wish I could remember that." So clearly they are destined to fall in love and enter into a real relationship. Yuck.
  14. greyhorse

    Season 1 Discussion

    I don't think that was Reece. Wasn't that Moshe (?), the guy who helped them realize they should go to Quebec instead of Argentina? I'm a little confused because I don't really know all the names. I thought the cross belonged to the dad of the guy with the crazy eyes who was going to kill Danny. Was that the last guy this Moshe guy was trying to find? So burning the crosses was symbolic that his job and task were now completed. Fabi dying was pretty obvious once he was exposed. So the caribineri turned their backs on Fabi, he had to hit and choke one of them to escape, and then when he turns up dead, they all of a sudden are all loyal to him again and are pissed off at Gwen as if it was her fault he died? Also if Danny was in the CIA before, wouldn't he know to get rid of his phone and buy a new burner phone so he couldn't be easily tracked just by typing in "Danny cell phone" into the computer?
  15. greyhorse

    Season 1 Discussion

    This was probably one of my least favorite ones so far. Didn't really care for the backstory with his dad, it just didn't seem to further the storyline of Cleopatra. So one of the paintings missing had something to do with Cleopatra. Who has? And why? It seems like such a loose connection but of course we're supposed to believe it means something. How is it that the ninja woman just knows where Danny and Lexi are all the time and just show up quietly out of nowhere? The scientist at one point seemed to spray the chemical in the air while testing it. How was that safe? And why would he go into a room with the portable controller just sitting there for Farouk to handle?
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