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    S04.E13: The Seam

    Did I do something extremely brave to save all my friends or did I finally find a way to kill myself. That line just gutted me, almost had me crying, but was delivered perfectly. Take on Me, that song was so much better than the whole episode that was considered the musical.
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    S04.E11: Séance & Sensibility

    For a show that has been extremely solid for two and a half seasons, I have been so disappointed since this came back from the recent winter break, because it seems like the writers are still on that break. Ava's sudden breakup with Sara, Mona's bad wolfie story line, Zari's out of the blue Nate crush, Hank and his stupid magical creature theme park idea (which makes his character as stupid as his other character Biff). Since these are short seasons I am really hoping things pick back up for the remaining episodes and bring the high quality entertainment back.
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    S08.E01: Winterfell

    If I was Dany, the minute Sam started getting all teary eyed and blubbering, I would have explained to him how Lord Tarly and his men, were guilty of treason. They turned against the queen they were sworn to server, Oleanna, defeated and killed her men, and stole all her gold, all in the name of Cerci Lannister who usurped the throne and had no legitimate right to it, all because they "wanted to be on the winning side". Oh and they were wrong. I was the winning side. I also gave them the opportunity to change their wicked ways and server me, but your father declined. I then considered sending him to the wall but he declined that too. So I had to execute him. Then your foolish brother decided to stand with your father. *SHRUG* Your family is not too smart LORD Tarly.
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    S04.E10: The Getaway

    Speaking only for myself, but the thing is I don't want to see it, which is why this hinting of a hook up bothers me. That episode is one of my favorites and I think I still have it on my DVR. Yes Zari and Nate had great interaction in that episode. Nate was so readily trusting of what Zari told him (because time traveling ship and the things he has seen) that he just went along with it, which is why him not giving Nora the benefit of the doubt this episode bothered me also. He should know things are never as they seem. But back to the relationship. I don't know about others, but the Zari/Nate thing bugs because, for me personally, it is just not something that is/was done amongst a group of friends. You never dated someone in your group of friends that someone else dated, it was like an unwritten law. Zari and Amaya were friends. Amaya had a serious relationship (sexy times) with Nate and even loved him. So Zari jumping on the Nate train now that Amaya is gone...is icky.
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    S04.E10: The Getaway

    Both the transformation effect and the final product of WereMona are just plain awful. Which is a surprise considering they rarely fail on that part of the show. Limited effects, yes, for budget purposes, but bad effects no. And that scene was a huge cliche in my opinion. When someone enters a room, views a situation, and draws the completely wrong conclusion. It especially rang false to me that Nate would jump to that conclusion as well. He knows Nora was trying to turn her life around, that his bro Ray has an invested interest in her well being, that she willingly gave herself up to the bureau, even went out of her way to help Constantine that one episode, yet he automatically accuses her? Which is why last week it seemed to come out of no where and this week they doubled down. Nate already hooked up with an awesome shipmate in Amaya, there doesn't need to be a Nate/Zari hook up. I really wish some shows would just allow people to be happy being single and having awesome friends. I laughed every time because even I was saying to the TV "You forgot Charlie".
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    S04.E09: Lucha De Apuestas

    I agree. I don't care for her and she took away too much time from other characters, and now that she is a werewolf it seems we are doomed for more of her. After the awesome episode we left off with for the winter break to come back and have a Mona-centric episode was a disappointment for me. Yep, she is to awesome to get bogged down by romance. I flinched last season when they hinted at a Jonah Hex hook up and did the same here. There were some good things in this episode. I was amused at Charlie and Constantine calling Ray Rage when they were trying to convince him to leave the ship. The way Sara flicked the cigarette from John's mouth. Mick realizing Mona reads his books. Zari eating everything off the plates that were passing her by.
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    S4.E10 All That Hard Glossy Armor

    Thanks for this. I didn't pick up on that. See the music was such a distraction this episode I wasn't paying that close attention I guess. Had I actually read the thread before posting, I would have seen it was discussed already. Glad I wasn't the only one confused though.
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    S4.E10 All That Hard Glossy Armor

    I completely agree. It's rare that I am disappointed in an episode of this show, but those musical numbers felt to much like fan service to me, and I was always taken out of the episode when the songs started, and was actually looking away from the tv during them. I had a mild chuckle when Kady belted out the one verse and heard Margo say something like "show off" but other than that, half the episode was wasted for me. I also didn't understand why Monster Eliot killed the girl he met in the bar.
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    Love, Death & Robots

    I enjoyed this as well and I am surprised no one is posting. My Stand-outs Three Robots Sonnie's Edge Shape-Shifters Lucky 13 When the Yogurt Took Over Alternate Histories
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    S16.E15: Finale

    Sara did seem middle of the road for most of the competition, but did seem to start doing well toward the end. To me the telling part was when the chefs first sat down and watched the video's of their time on TC. Each video ending with, "and the winner is Kelsey, and the winner is Kelsey, Kelsey, Kelsey, and the winner is Eric, Eric, Eric, Eric, and the winner is Sara. Her name was only shown being called once as the winner, so if she had won the finale it would have been a huge accomplishment, but I think I would have felt robbed that a chef who did better during the season didn't win.
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    Dragon Age: Inquisition (and the Dragon Age Universe)

    I love the Dragon Age games. You get hours and hours of play time with the in-depth story line and multitude of locations that you need to visit. I enjoy the character interactions and their storylines, along with the main quest story being so well thought out. I remember when I first played DAO. As with any role playing game, I tend to want to do the heroic thing, who doesn’t, right? So first play through you make all the (right) choices, or the ones that at least seem the most heroic. Save the elves, help the dwarves, free the mage users, depose Logaine (was that the name of the guy who took the throne?), and let his daughter rule. So Mages, Dwarves and Elves show up at the end battle. Then once I’ve played the game, then I really play the game. First time is usually, for me, learn the mechanics and finish the game. Second play is to really look deeper into the game, find things I didn’t on the first play through, I mean this time, you know what you’re doing so you can really pay attention to a lot more. Second play through I also have a tendency to do the opposite of what I did the first time through. The character is more “out for themselves” . Help the werewolves, make more Golems, side with the Templars (so you have these guys assisting you at the end), make Logaine a Grey Warden so Alister storms off and leaves. Funny thing about that last choice, in DA2 you see a drunk Alister in the bar where Isabella hangs out mumbling about how he is supposed to be king. The romancing is fun also. First game (heroic) I romanced Morrigan, second game (roughish) I romanced everyone (yep I wanted to sleep with everyone), and Leliana called me out in the game. She confronted me about it and told me to choose, so I chose her. The replay value of the game is off the charts. They are long games to begin with but when you switch up your character, it is well worth the $60 price tag of the game. I’ll usually play dual blade rogue first, then sword/shield warrior, then magic user offensive, bow rogue, and finally magic user healer/defensive. Not to mention playing as different races during all of these character changes. Noble human, gutter dwarf, woodland elf, noble dwarf, city elf. The way NPC’s, as well as your companions, and the story itself changes because of this simple choice is truly astounding. I think this was also one of the first games, where what you wearing, what armor you had on, is what you saw during the cut-scenes, and that astounded me. I would wear lower ranked armor at times just because it looked better. I also tended to keep my team (in all games) fairly static. If I liked a companion they were in my group, which usually consisted of 1 rogue, 1 warrior, 2 magic users (1 being a healer). Depending on the AT I was playing would mean who I was swapping in for. If I played an archer, Leliana was sidelined, playing a healer, Wynne was sidelined. It’s usually not until my 3rd or 4th play through on DAO that I also really got into the advance tactics mode. Setting up your companions to act a certain way in combat really advanced the game. Telling Wynne to heal someone when they hit 25% health, Morrigan to use a dispel spell when enemy defensive magic was in the air, etc. That’s also when I came to appreciate the Mabari war hound. I found him useless the first few times I played, but once the hounds skill tree is expanded on (he was like a mini-tank), and you used advanced tactics, he became indispensable. I set him up as my mage killer, since you are dealing with a lot of blood magic the first game. If a mage was in the battle, he went straight for him, interrupting his spell casting and taking him down. And then there are the companions, conversing with each other as you walk the land. When I had the hound in my group finally, I heard Leliana start to talk. “I think I will write a story about this, about you. How brave you are for doing this, your fearlessness.” *WOOF* “You have strength, and you are extremely loyal, not to mention handsome.” *WOOF* It took me a bit to realize she was talking to the dog. In DA2 I think my only disappointment was that a lot of the action took place in Kirkwall itself. That and having those one on one discussions with a companion meant running around town and find them, as opposed to DAO where everyone was just around the camp fire. I did like a lot about the game though. If you take Bethany (or the other sibling )to the deep roads, also take Anders, so when she gets attacked by the darkspawn he will rush her to a Grey Warden he knows who performs the ritual on her, and she comes back at the end game to help the town. I like Merrill a lot, as well as Isabella (and romanced both in separate games) and of course Varric. Sebastian became my mage killer in that game, he had a powerful one shot power. For DAI I tended to romance Cassandra or Sera. Bull was always on the sidelines, didn’t care for him, and Vivian only came with me for Dragon Slaying, her Knight Enchanter shadow blade ?? (some power that formed a blade) was a must have when fighting the dragons, it totally decimate the dragon’s guard power, other than that I couldn’t stand her, she was too haughty. As much fun as Dorian’s banter was, I kept him sidelined as well. It was usually my character, Solas (I like his veil powers), Cassandra and Sera as a team, with Varric in once in a while for Sera’s spot. Blackwall sometimes in place of Cassandra, and Cole always sat out. My biggest complaint (not against the game, but fate) is how after DAO, when you played DA2 it see the saved games from DAO and ask if you wanted to import you world decisions. Yes of course. In DA2 they came out with Dragon Keep so you can store all your saved games there, but fate was cruel and my PS hard drive crashed wiping out all my saved game data from both DAO and DA2. So when I played DAI I didn’t have anything to import from prior games decisions. Talk about being bummed out.
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    S04.E07: The Side Effect

    Baba Yaga was also in the Ant Man and the Wasp
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    S05.E15: King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd

    I guess I don't understand this. Who is Lyla or ARGUS for that matter, that you think they can demand anything? Even the government can't just mosey into a private facility, point and say "You made that...great, we want it and are taking it" Meta Cure, or say Cancer Cure, no one can just come in and claim it as their own.
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    S04.E04: Marry Fuck Kill

    All I can say is hot damn with Margo in that blue dress. Tack on Julia getting oiled up and this was a "I'll be in my bunk" episode. Considering all the crap Margo went through last season, I like her give no fuck's attitude this season, and always being one of the few Julia fans from the onset, I really like these last two season's for her since the actress gets to smile and laugh more.
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    S02.E03: Home

    That very end scene is what made this slow moving episode for me. When she came into Ed's office and stated she wasn't going to be taking the Doctor's treatment, my initial thought was, damn she is going to become more normal/human and I won't get Ed saying "Alara can you open this jar of pickles for me." It was my favorite phrase from season one. Then when she mentioned she was going back home, I was relieved but also realized, if she is not on the Orville Ed won't have a reason to say that with her gone. So when he got back to his office and touched the package to begin opening it, I kept saying to the TV it's a jar of pickles its a jar of pickles, so when it was a jar of pickles I was grinning like a fool.