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  1. ForeverAlone

    S38.E10 Blood of a Blindside

    I was pleasantly surprised by this episode. I figured we were getting two easily forgettable boots, like Aurora, and... I wasn't sure about the second. I thought maybe Wardog or Gavin. But nope, it was the two remaining returning players. I didn't think Wardog had it in him. As much as he irks me with his aggressive salesmanship, I think he usually has a good read on people and the game and is making good moves. Now, I still don't think he's going to win, but who the hell knows at this point? I would have screamed if Lesu 3 made it further. Not because I have a real problem with them, but only because it would have been stupid to let a tight threesome deeper in the game, when it would have become near impossible to dislodge them. I was surprised that Kelly didn't play her idol. She looked like she was going to pull it out, but I guess she felt confident enough in Wardog and her new alliance. It will be interesting to see how everything shakes up from here. I'm curious how Lauren will play without her protector, Kelly. Yes, she is pretty good in challenges, but she seems to consistently take her guidance from Kelly at tribal. The editors have played up the fact that she has looked over to Kelly for clues on if she should play her idol (or the editors really want to paint that picture for the viewers). Since Wardog took out her closest ally, I imagine she is a free agent and maybe even looking for some payback. I wish Julie would stop playing so emotionally, but I think it's too late for that one. At this point in the game, it would be almost stupid to vote out Aurora, because she is not likely to get any votes in the end. I can see why the goats would want to vote her out, because it frees up a slot for them, but Julie is ostensibly in an alliance with Ron (though who knows after this vote), and yet she just wants to vote out Aurora for some weird reason. Even if Aurora was the one who started the chaos at the previous tribal, Julie is still responsible for her own emotional meltdown. Sooooo...of the people left in the game, I wouldn't mind seeing Rick or Victoria win (though Victoria has gone quiet in recent weeks, even though she has been voting in the majority). As for the rest of them left in the game (not counting EoE)...nah.
  2. ForeverAlone

    S38:E09 Y'all Making Me Crazy

    I enjoyed this episode. Unless a player I am truly rooting for gets screwed over by these live tribal situations, I'm good with whoever gets the boot. It was fun for me to watch the plans devolve into chaos and not knowing which way the vote was going. I have to wonder what would have happened if this had been a more normal tribal. Julia and Gavin seemed to be playing both sides, so I have no clue if they genuinely would have voted Kelly or David (or was there another name floating about that just didn't air)? If the vote had come down to Kelly and David and both got spooked and played their idols, it would have been interesting to see who would have ended up on the wrong side of that vote. It rarely fails that a tribe that merges up in the numbers and "strong" self destructs once the players get a chance to actually play. That's why, even though I think it is a poor decision to stick to [insert tribe name here] "strong" play until you have to turn on each other, it usually backfires if you turn too soon before whittling the opposing tribe's numbers down to a more manageable level. Survivor seasons are riddled with minority tribes sticking together enough through the merge to take out the dominant tribe (with the dominant tribe's help of course). I was pleased to see Rick and David get back together with seemingly no hard feelings (unlike Julie who just emotionally self destructed over being left out of a vote). I enjoy Rick and David as a pair, so I'm glad they aren't gunning for each other. I also find it delightful to see David and Kelly's unlikely partnership at times. I mean, it's not like they are best buddies or anything, but there really doesn't seem to be any hard feelings between the two, even though they have targeted each other. I think that comes from being returning players and not taking vote targets and flips so personally. It will be interesting to see what happens next week. At this point, I bet on seeing more Kama destruction, and I'm here for that. Out of the remaining Kama, Victoria is the only one I really care about.
  3. ForeverAlone

    S38 Spoilers & Speculation

    All of those tweets and likes and such really does point to an early boot coming back and winning the season. I think it is safe to assume Kelly gets to the end and loses to SOMEONE. And I don't think there would be THAT much controversy losing to a player who has been there all along, but I can see a controversy in an early boot winning the game. Either way, I can see the Kama getting picked off soon enough, because that seems to be the same story for every tribe that merges with a strong lead.
  4. ForeverAlone

    S38 Spoilers & Speculation

    That would definitely be an interesting end to the season, and not a bad one for me, since I like Victoria. I guess the only thing that gives me pause is the rumor that the ending for this season was controversial and/or the producers didn't like it. Now, granted there is still plenty of game left, but at this present juncture, I don't see how a Victoria win would be controversial with anybody. I can see how the producers and especially Jeff would root for Kelley to win, but Victoria isn't a bad winner by any stretch. Kelley is not being set up like a "robbed goddess" (ala Aubrey in Kaoh Rong) in her edit and is getting closer to a Guatemala Stephanie edit, and Victoria has some pretty good content and shown some good strategic chops. A Victoria win doesn't seem like it would tarnish the EOE concept, since she doesn't get voted out and an EOE returnee doesn't win. But like I said, plenty of game still to be played, so who knows how the rest of it will unfold. Now granted, if Kelley does just fall short, I can see how that would piss Dale off, but Kelley losing doesn't seem like it would be because of EOE (unless Chris gets more votes than Kelley, which I can see). But Kelley likely wouldn't have won with this jury, since it is so Kama strong.
  5. ForeverAlone

    Season 20 Spoilers & Speculation

    Considering the episode's description and the return of Shiri Appleby, it's like the writers took some of the weirder elements of Unreal, put it in a blender and came up with this.
  6. ForeverAlone

    Law & Order: SVU in the Media

    Considering that SVU will now break the series record, I have to think that this will be its last season. I get that it does decently enough in the ratings, but I would honestly be surprised if it is renewed beyond season 21. There is no reason to keep it around after NBC gets the bragging rights. Along those same lines, I also am in the camp that it wasn't Phillip's choice to leave. Why leave when you can be part of a record breaking season run? Even if he wanted off the show, sucking it up for one more season (again, a season that is likely to be its last) wouldn't be that hard.
  7. ForeverAlone

    S15.E19: Silent All These Years

    Since Jo has been on the show for years, maybe this already came up and I just forgot, but the question came up for me again while watching this episode? Was there an explanation for why Jo grew up in foster homes and wasn't adopted out? I mean, healthy infants are typically a premium for adoption. So it seems odd that she never was.
  8. ForeverAlone

    Spoilers and Spoiler Speculation

    I can get into the idea of Amelia and Linc as a couple. Which makes me wish the writers hadn't wasted most of the season on reuniting Amelia and Owen over the Betty story.
  9. ForeverAlone

    S15.E18: Add It Up

    This episode just dragged and dragged for me. I kept checking the clock, and was dismayed when I saw how little time had passed. I can't pinpoint any one specific thing, but the writing has just felt so off, unfocused, and kind of ridiculous.
  10. ForeverAlone

    S20.E17: Missing or We've Got something

    Overall I liked this episode, though I think it would have been better if there was 75% less Olivia. Everywhere we looked, there was another dramatic Olivia speech trying to force people to do the things she wanted them to do. It got tedious after a while. I also wish the writers wouldn't continually go to the well of parents refusing to let their children testify. It happens way too often on these episodes. Good Fin and Carisi, and there should be more of them. We didn't really get any handle of HOW Rowan managed to brainwash little Kevin into becoming her son, or why nobody around her ever questioned this. I mean, they might have looked similar, but you would think anyone who actually knew Emerson would see that it wasn't him.
  11. ForeverAlone

    S38 Spoilers & Speculation

    At this point, I have to wonder if the reason we are getting so much EOE coverage is that the winner really does come from there. If so, it forced the producers to cover more than they might have otherwise. It certainly seemed like Chris was getting set up for his overcoming the odds and his personal demons to win the game (or at least come back in and be a force to be reckoned with), but at this point, it is hard to tell.
  12. ForeverAlone

    S38.E04: I Need a Dance Partner

    Yeah...it was interesting to see just how bitter Keith and Reem were when Chris showed up. It's a freaking game! I get that people have genuine emotions out there, and no one is happy about getting voted off, but you have to vote someone. Especially since Keith apparently voted Reem out, so it's not like he can really talk. I can't imagine Keith was genuinely shocked about being voted out, just because he was such a weak link physically. I have made my peace about people who get barely any confessionals. I figure they are either not doing much of anything interesting, don't know how to give confessionals, or if they are doing stuff, it doesn't really affect the main narrative thrust of the season's story. Now, I do wish CBS would put up some bonus material online (at least 30 minutes, and not just a couple scenes), just so those that are interested in learning more about the players could watch it if they want. I mean, the entire cast seemed fairly interesting in the pre show press, but I get that there is only so much time the producers have to fit into each weekly show. I was a bigger fan of Rick, so I was hoping they would keep him (and vote out Wardog since he annoys me), but I wasn't shocked at the vote. Wardog had to vote for either Rick or Lauren, and he is clearly tighter with Lauren and Kelley at the moment.
  13. ForeverAlone

    S05.E15: Please Say No One Else Is Dead

    I wonder if I am some sort of outlier in the HTGAWM fandom and the writers know that Laurel is like the fan favorite character, because otherwise, why have they centered yet another story around Laurel and her screwed up family drama? And it's such stupid family drama. I honestly don't care what happens to Laurel. I agree with those saying she probably did a runner, because her words to Annaliese sounded like good bye words, and Annaliese did say that she has her father's mind and instincts. And based on Xavier's reaction, I don't think he had anything to do with that scalp showing up on her doorstep. Hell, at this point, Laurel probably had that sent to herself to set all of this in motion (and if she did, who knows if that is really her mother or someone else)? Now granted, criminal mastermind Laurel COULD be interesting, certainly more interesting than damsel in distress from a shitty family Laurel. If the show goes with that route, it might keep my interest. But if this means the team will have to somehow rescue Laurel from her family, I'm not here for that. Of course, I don't have confidence the writers have thought all of this out, so who knows what will happen next season? I wanted to know more about Michaela's father and how Annaliese knows him. Have we seen a "Dwight" before on this show? We must have, because otherwise how would they know he is somehow connected to Annaliese. Is that Annaliese's father or something (which if so is kind of ooky)? I can't remember her father's name. But otherwise, unless that person is obviously related to Annaliese, how would the kids know the connection? I hope Tegan didn't have anything to do with poisoning Emmett. I like her too much for her to become a villain, but if she did it, it was likely to save her own ass from the Castillo family. But still... I don't really care what Telesco will say to Gabriel's mother. I GET why Frank framed Miller for Nate Sr's death to protect Bonnie, but it's still a crappy thing to do. Granted, this more on Nate Jr than anything. I am glad Miller turned out to be a good guy in the end, only because I didn't want Nate and Bonnie to have the self satisfaction. But of course, now they think they were in the right, or at least don't have to acknowledge how brutal they both can be. Even though the writers typically make up stuff as they go along, I do hope they have some sort of endgame of how this murder house of cards will come crashing down around everyone. Of course, this show is in the same family as Scandal (even if they have different writers and producers), and I saw how those writers screwed up that ending, so I don't have too much hope here.
  14. ForeverAlone

    S15.E15: We Didn't Start the Fire

    Hmmm...they was rather an underwhelming episode for breaking the record as the longest running medical show on TV. So I guess now Owen gets to keep Leo? Though you would think they would need to back through the social service agency, but this storyline has not been the bastion of realism, so why start now? I guess they will start some sort of adoption procedures now? Whatevs. I am not hear for Owen's story, and I hope Amelia FINALLY walks away from him. I never saw them as a couple, and I think putting them back together again was a mistake. I liked Meredith and Deluca this episode, just because they seemed more fun and flirty together. Though I don't give a rat's ass about his family drama, so the ending just let me feeling "meh." The writers continue to insist on writing Maggie as a whiny child, which is not a good look for an accomplished surgeon. Hopefully Richard talked some sense into her, but I doubt that. Uh...that's about all I got. For a record breaking episode, you would think the writers would come up with something more exciting or intelligent.
  15. ForeverAlone

    S05.E14: Make Me the Enemy

    This episode felt weirdly disjointed to me, probably because you had the Emmett thread and Laurel's family coming to tie it all together, and there was lots of yelling and screaming and what not. I am not exactly happy that Laurel's family is rearing its ugly head again, because I wanted that to be over with last season. Who the hell knows why someone had Nate Sr. killed at this point? At this point, I have no clue how they will end this season, and the writers probably didn't until they sat down to write this episode out, so anything could happen. I want Teagan to both survive the finale and not be the bad guy, but other than that, the only thing I really want is for Laurel's over the top family drama (it all just seems so stupid) to never make an appearance again.