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  1. marcee

    S05.E14: Without All Remedy

    Certainly Lucious wasn't a model father, but Andre's bipolar disorder was and is a genetic condition. Lucious can certainly be blamed for his shitty response to it and treatment of it just as he can be blamed for throwing Jamal in a garbage can. Parents can be blamed for any number of issues their children have but at some point, adults have to take responsibility for their own choices and actions. Andre's had it hard. But he's smart and capable and Empire's success can be tracked back to many decisions Andre has made. So, on the one hand, Andre's decisions are his and they're fair - but on the other hand, family is family and when you're at death's door, your decision-making can and likely will be skewed.
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    S05.E14: Without All Remedy

    Disappointed in the sexism that Cookie didn't get hers. Instead she kind of almost cheated, but at the last minute didn't -- even though, as been said before, she deserves it. If not for Treasure, for the many MANY other instances of shitty cheating ass Lucious. Acting like there's no way for fans to forgive HER for an indiscretion even though we've forgiven Lucious a dozen times. Agree that Cookie has no right to be angry with Lucious about Kingsley - but she has plenty of right to be angry about all his other failings over the years...the Kingsley drama just doesn't make any sense and it continues to bug me. I enjoy Cookie's relationship with her sisters. I feel like they do a really nice job there. Spent most of the hour wondering how they're going to write Jussie out. Love Andre and hate seeing him suffer. PS What happened to Kingsley's meeting with Clair Huxtable? Is she coming back into the mix ever?
  3. marcee

    S09.E16: The Storm

    Exactly, so why return? There's spring everywhere, even down "south". There's stuff growing everywhere. If they don't have a home... if they keep moving and wandering... if we've never seen them before because they don't actually live 'round those parts -- WHY COME BACK? They don't make sense to begin with, why should they start making sense now.
  4. marcee

    S09.E16: The Storm

    And if they left for the winter, why would they come back? What does their current situation have that they couldn't find down South? They don't have a camp. They roam with herds of walkers. Aren't there herds of walkers *everywhere*? You'd have to assume there are groups of people down that way too if they just wanted someone to terrify for no reason at all. None of this makes any sense.
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    S09.E16: The Storm

  6. marcee

    S07.E16: Star City 2040

    Not a fan. Maybe because I'm an older fan - I was not into the kid-version of Arrow. Blackstar is SUCH an overactor it's jarring. She seems like she's just trying too hard to be a badass and it's laughable ... and with every other character trying to shove down our throats that she IS a badass, just stop it. Ugh. Bring back the originals, please? I just can't with the next generation.
  7. marcee

    S09.E14: Scars

    I don't think any of US disagree with you - but that's what the council agreed to over the years. Chalk it up to a crappy plot contrivance.
  8. marcee

    S09.E14: Scars

    So there's a council and I imagine there were likely a few dissenting votes...but perhaps the warm comfort of known safety was a stronger pull than open trade and potential danger? Especially after all of their kids disappeared for a hot minute. Seemed an easy thing to accept out of fear. Then a year or two goes by and a few council members start to switch their votes, but Michonne continues to "win" - and, based on what was said in a previous episode (hell if I remember now and I sure as fuck am not going back to rewatch it), since Michonne always ended up being the deciding vote, the council simply got used to deferring to her. Or she'd "veto" their decision... and they'd just accept it because she was their leader and was successful at keeping them safe for a relatively long time. Which, I think, was basically what Father PP or Aaron had said. And even though they may disagree, they'll continue to defer to her...which is what they did. I mean, there is something to be said for the feeling of safety and security in the Z-apocalypse.
  9. marcee

    S09.E14: Scars

    Yes, of course - that was the more obvious "hint" to Lydia - but I think the writers were trying to make the point paralleling Michonne's own struggle. If she didn't have the kids, would she just walk away now that Rick's gone? If leaving would've saved RIck's life, would she have left sooner? So deep. *eyeroll*
  10. marcee

    S09.E14: Scars

    I think the why and how of the whole "isolated Alexandria" was kind of answered when Michonne was speaking to Lydia. The concept of, "If it was just me? I'd just go away and save everyone else... but it's not just me anymore." After losing Rick, she feels responsible for everyone - especially her kids. Is it a weak excuse? Yes. Is it poor writing? For sure. ...
  11. marcee

    S09.E13: Chokepoint

    Sidebar: There are no cats in the Zombie Apocalypse because they've all been eaten by humans... not zombies.
  12. marcee

    S09.E13: Chokepoint

    I understood that to mean "take half" of the herd. While I can't verify if there were 6 or more in their hunting party... I didn't read that instruction the same way you did. Also, I cannot adequately express how much I loved Carol's expression when she asked the Highwaymen how long it's been since they've seen a movie. It was SO adorable - made even more adorable by my knowledge that she's a stone cold, effective, killing machine. I could re-watch that scene over and over again. I have no issue with how or why the Highwaymen showed up... I got the impression that as 'highway men', they've been moving around from place to place by way of the highway and taking tolls from any small groups they passed along the way. I, too, am thrilled that we've finally met "normal" survivors who can be cutthroat and suspicious, but also reasonable. I think the Whisperers, in general, are a stupid premise - it's a dumb way to live and STILL doesn't make any sense at all. How are they eating and getting clean water? Why aren't they being attacked when they're arguing and viciously whispering in the midst of their herds? I mean, Lydia wasn't even "dressed" as a zombie and she was just "shuffling" along with them all willy nilly. How is that working? And if they're so pleased with being turned into a Guardian, why don't they all just allow themselves to be bitten? So dumb. But Daryl and Connie made up for their stupidity. I enjoyed them together. The humor was well placed and much needed - I'm on board for some more of that.
  13. marcee

    S08.E15: Stalking Horse

    Why? Not only are his friends extremely wealthy, as he said, but I'm sure in a firm as large as his, many people would consider going in on a joint gift. And it's not like buying a $2000 gift is a requirement... no one HAS to buy it. It's not as if they even *need* a registry. They're not a young couple starting out who need help purchasing diapers or bottle liners. They're an older, established, wealthy couple who is treating their registry like a wishlist and I could absolutely see Harvey or one of the other partners dropping that kind of coin (or junior partners splitting it). "Revolting" seems like an extreme reaction, to me. I'm disappointed Donna didn't just tell her beau, "I think you should take Glen's deal. I don't trust Simon," or something to that effect - without actually outing anyone. I mean, she's Donna. She couldn't have figured out a way to get him to take the deal without tarnishing his honor or outing Harvey? That was a weirdly dumb plot line. I also don't like Sam body checking the thug (who might've had a gun). I get it, she's tough. She kickboxes. But how much belief do I need to suspend? Maybe it's because I just hate everything about Katherine Heigl, but I don't think so. I think attacking a potentially armed criminal on a dark street was stupid. Not to mention, I had a hard time believing someone like this guy would turn himself in over his baby mama and kid. He'd rationalize that they'd just find housing elsewhere and he's better off in his kid's life than behind bars. I miss Mike.
  14. marcee

    S09.E10: Omega

    They whisper. *bah dum tss*
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    S09.E10: Omega

    Didn't they receive books and books of "how tos" from weird-record-collecting-lady about how to restart society? Among those books (and the things they pilfered from museums and libraries) were there no "how tos" for effective weapons? I mean, slingshots? Come on.
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