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  1. chrisvee

    S04.E13: The Seam

    I think they’ve ruined that song for me. 😞 Was his secret that he was afraid he had committed suicide?
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    S04.E13: The Seam

    The hardest thing in this world is to live in it.
  3. chrisvee

    S04.E13: The Seam

    I thought it was magic leaking out that (presumably) causes the overpowered spells and Fillory issues we glimpse at the end. I also fully expect the show to handwave away the impact of Q’s death after some token acknowledgement. After all Q didn’t even blink at El bleeding out on the ground in front of him. El’s emotional journey is going to be about getting that brave love interest that Q sacrificed himself to make possible both in the happy place and in life. Margo got her mediocre dude this season and El will get his next.
  4. chrisvee

    S04.E13: The Seam

    Yeah. I think the Monster plot would have had legs bc Fillory apparently needs a god and redeemed Monster v Everett could have been a thing. Especially since we saw him mulling over the beauty of a leaf and feeling sad he has no name.
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    S04.E13: The Seam

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    S04.E13: The Seam

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    S04.E11: The 411

    At least when I watched BtVS back in the day, they got some downtime between apocalypses and relationship disasters.
  8. chrisvee

    S04.E11: The 411

    To clarify — none of my comments about Jason are coming from any source other than the aired episodes and speculation about next eps. I haven’t read the books. I have no spoilers in that regard. 🙂 I’ve watched a lot of genre shows though and my spidey sense is tingling when they suddenly level up characters in emotional maturity and talk about them not being the real protagonist of the story. It sounds like an exit ramp. 🙂 Also I’m not expecting end game ships. I’m looking for the show to develop characters and relationships are part (not all) of what develops characters. I also think there is some social responsibility around the equal representation on the part of the EPs so that they don’t fall into problematic tropes. I think it detracts from the quality of the show to have the characters racing from one crisis to another without any interludes of happiness. This ep to me demonstrates some of the bad plot pacing and confusing characterization that holds this show back from being really great.
  9. chrisvee

    S04.E11: The 411

    I’ve had the same thoughts. I still think Jason could be leaving the show bc of P40’s comments about protagonists and how they seem to be wrapping up all Q’s emotional threads. However if that’s not the case and we’re going to Triangleland or back to Qualice, I’m out. It makes no story sense and it offends me personally to be teased with primarily subtextual and offscreen relationships that they won’t pay off onscreen. The amount of explaining not showing the plot in this episode was off the charts. Juxtaposing Margo’s understandable pride in her desert quest with the fact that the Monster has all the stones was just wildly off tone. The reappearance of Hymen was bizarre. Not a great episode. And having Eliot absent for an entire season while Margo grieved and Q pined for him only to suddenly have Qualice kissing and everything shoved into two episodes to resolve while adding Julia in peril right after hooking up P23 seems ill-conceived. The EPs need to read up on the term catharsis. ETA that the mind swap left me feeling really icky. The violation of both Alice and Q’s consent was ugh. I think they wanted a Something Blueish vibe but...just no. In an ep that followed Margo sleeping with that cave troll to barter for her and E’s life...ick. ETA2 that I would also love Alice to have friends and relationships beyond Q. ETA3 that if El returns to Qualice kissing he’d better be brave as he promised and tell her to get her lips off his husband.
  10. chrisvee

    S04.E11: The 411

    Wow. That Qualice storyline made me super uncomfortable. Save Kady and Zelda! The Binder made me cry.
  11. chrisvee

    S4.E10 All That Hard Glossy Armor

    Awesome! Now maybe we’ll find out this week if any of this matters or if they were both disposable characters!
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    S4.E10 All That Hard Glossy Armor

    do you think so? these plastic fake heads all look alike to me.
  13. chrisvee

    S4.E10 All That Hard Glossy Armor

    I saw references to that vibe on Tumblr — that Penny saved Q and Jules while Q was reaching to try to save El’s body. JT does have a spectacular voice although I didn’t love the song choice. I fear more that Jules is the indestructible god body that the sister needs and they will be bound together.
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    S4.E10 All That Hard Glossy Armor

    I guess we’ll find out next ep whose head it was bc it will be relevant to the plot...or it won’t bc it’s meaningless. Monster!E needed a way to track the god’s ‘signature’ per Julia and the writers needed a device to trigger his suppressed memories. My opinion of this ep is a bit out of sync with the general feel (I think). None of them (JT included) have rock voices so Whitesnake’s HIGA was subpar for me. DGMW was gorgeous in a dreamy otherworldly way that I think evoked the whole spirit animal vibe and the fact it was Margo’s head not E. Bravo Hale! BD was well done as the metaphor for Margo’s emotional growth. I love Margo’s introspection and how she handled herself. Feminist demons depicted by red trails is heavy-hand; not the feminism but the on the rag image. i think overall the E! possession story is taking too long to resolve. I know that’s somewhat bc they are using it to grow M, E, and Q emotionally. But it’s eating up the whole season with this Little Bad while waiting for the real Big Bad to arrive. I don’t think a season with a major character (again) just gone works super well esp not El bc the show needs HA’s energy. I love Zelda’s storyline but I fear for her. I’m glad they are giving Kady a purpose. Alice continues to suffer from being ‘the best’ at magic — hard to like the know it all character who lacks emotional intelligence. I deeply fear for Julia. And they need to pay off Q’s suffering with some happiness in this timeline not some alternate we barely saw.
  15. chrisvee

    S4.E10 All That Hard Glossy Armor

    He needed the first girl as a locator spell. Enyalius likes them “too weak to fight” hence picking someone sick. Presumably leprechaun’s dead on the floor of the game room.
  16. chrisvee

    S4.E10 All That Hard Glossy Armor

    Oh god I’m reading way into this but Julia said gods have a signature and it seems like Monster!Eliot used the severed head of his ‘type’ as a homing device???
  17. chrisvee

    S4.E10 All That Hard Glossy Armor

    I agree with you re: Zelda. And it seems Julia will now be the one in the most danger since I certainly don’t trust a ‘binder’ from the mirrorverse.
  18. chrisvee

    S04.E09: The Serpent

    Right we’re getting this uncomfortable mix of childlike and hyper sexual which is rooted in her arrested development due to her upbringing in magical orgy central coupled with her brother’s early death
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    S4.E10 All That Hard Glossy Armor

    Lizard!Eliot was so hot that I can’t really form thoughts right now.
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    S04.E09: The Serpent

    slutty librarian! seriously her combo of little girl necklines with skin tight shirts and short skirts plus the little girl voice is making me uncomfortable. I wish they would mature her style.
  21. chrisvee

    S04.E06: A Timeline and Place

    This is so true I’ve watched them all and have forgotten plot points. Thinking I may need to do a binge rewatch.
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    S04.E06: A Timeline and Place

    Alice’s story felt disconnected to me but it wasn’t really bc it tied her right back into the Library/McAllister storyline. So is the Monster the Big Bad or the Little Bad of this season?
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    S04.E06: A Timeline and Place

    yes he’s Persephone
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    S04.E06: A Timeline and Place

    I think Quentin and Margo are both having a breakdown. Josh and Julia, stay close! i think Monster!Eliot May want Q to love him and just has no language to express it. Yikes! Alice is just tragic; so overjoyed to have helped but damn did she get Camryn Mannheim murdered? And did she unknowingly abet a terrorist act? Original Recipe Penny...not sure I like him.
  25. chrisvee

    S04.E06: A Timeline and Place

    my god what did I just see?
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