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  1. And then he clarified to make sure Lane wasn't into her uncle or anything kinky like that. LMAOOOOOOO. I love Zach. (I know, unpopular opinion. But I do.)
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    Season 2

    Well, this is Lorelai we're talking about here....LOL....
  3. Watching anything from the 80s - early 90s is SO hilarious to me. I really don't know what we were thinking sometimes. I do miss my big hair though, not gonna lie.
  4. And thinking on it further.......the show could have had Lorelai expecting Rory to get a financial aid scholarship for Chilton, find out last minute she didn't qualify, swallow her pride and go to her parents, yada yada yada -- only to find out several months into the FND compromise that Headmaster Charleston had actually contacted Emily and Richard and they advised him not to give Rory a scholarship (knowing it would send Lorelai to them for help). Now THAT would have been the kind of meddling Lorelai always accused them of, and would justify both her not having any plan for paying for Chilton and also paying back the "loan" as soon as she was able to because it had truly been given on false pretenses. What incredible, organic drama that would have been! But, no. Organic is out of the question on this show.
  5. Yeah, I fanwank that the enrollment fee was $5,000 and Lorelai wasn't expecting to have to pay that right away or Rory would lose her spot. As many people as adore Rory in the town, pulling together $500 to send her to a swanky school wouldn't have been a problem. It's still ridiculous that Lorelai had no real plans for how to pay for Chilton without going to her parents - the show really should have had her counting on getting a scholarship which didn't come through since Rory is, after all, A Gilmore(!) - but we do the best we can with what we were given. Okay well now I'm just pissed off. My daughter's tuition (private college in Arkansas, certainly not an Ivy League) is $55k. That does include room and board and a full meal plan, though. Most of the students go on scholarships of some description, I doubt many of them pay the full price. We certainly couldn't, LOL.
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    Season 3

    Oh but the best part of that exchange - LUKE: Jess, are you a gigolo?!
  7. Ha! Same. Clarke has always annoyed me. Never hated her the way I hated Abby, though. Dear Lord I hated Abby.
  8. Wow. And here I just took it to be symbolic of how Anna Torv's character was too rigid in her thinking that you will always get the result you want if you apply the correct procedure (her list of approved questions for the killers they were interviewing) versus how the guys approached the killers as individuals and figured out what would make each one open up and talk. LOL. Silly me.
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    Season 2

    Ha! Great point.
  10. Honestly, I'm not sure. I don't know if we've gotten a firm answer one way or the other on the show yet. Madi is obviously still drawing memories from past Commanders (including Becca watching people travel via an anomaly stone) and she no longer has the Flame. Also, Clarke retained enough of Josephine's memories to pretend to be her even after Josie's mind drive was removed, but it's not clear if she retains any memories that she wasn't aware she had. If that makes any sense, LOL. It seems like past memories may somehow have the consciousness whether or not to present themselves to the Flame carrier, but I don't know that for sure. We never got any hint of Sheidheda's existence until Madi had the Flame, even while Clarke had the Flame. So.....I don't know. LOL.
  11. Oh man, it hurts to laugh this hard. She was one of the Eligius criminals, her husband got voluntold by Raven to weld the pipes when the radiation was leaking and put them all in danger for like 20 seconds a few episodes ago, so she's pissed because he died saving everyone. But before he died he told Murphy a sob story about how he and Nikki used to rob banks together, he was just in it for the money but she would kill hostages and witnesses. And he found it hot somehow? Or just loved her anyway? I don't know. Basically she's a piece of sh!t who gets off on killing people and I cannot understand why they didn't just leave the Eligius criminals in cryo sleep forever. I'm so over them. She's the moron who's been slipping him secret messages hidden in the cookies (probably hoping he'd take a liking to her and start slipping her something else). One of the few truly brainwashed Sanctumites left. Well, not anymore I guess. Glad they're gone, I was very over them all, too. The best speculative explanation I've seen is that Anders (and thus, Cadogan) doesn't know she no longer has the Flame in her head because Levitt didn't get that far when reading Octavia's memories. They know that Clarke took the Flame (which we now understand has Becca's memories of the codes on the anomaly stone on earth) and think she still has the codes - the key - in her head.
  12. I used to sneak my mom and older sister's Harlequin and related books and read them as a tween/young teen. I can't even imagine how cringe worthy they would be to me now. I know I legit went through my teen years thinking it was the norm for married people (or couples in general, I guess......I don't remember now if it was taboo to not have most couples in these books be married or at least engaged) - no matter the age - to have sex every single day and sometimes multiple times a day. LOLOL.
  13. Yes! I want to believe Indra had more of a plan than to think the Faithful Sanctumites (or whatever they called them) would actually manage to kill Slim Sheidy, because she really is smarter than that, but to be honest I just hate the Sanctum plotline SO MUCH I don't even care if she did or not. Just get that part of the story over with and stop dragging us into it, please. VERY glad I had not taken a drink yet when I read that.
  14. Well, south Canada and north Mexico at least are both part of Panem, it's not like the US alone turned into Panem. But yeah, I wonder about the other continents too. Whatever happened to destroy North America had to have impacted the rest of the world, too, right? SPOILERS FOR THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES: The thing that's fascinating me the most right now is the difference between the way Tigris and Snow turned out. Reading the original trilogy, I never in a thousand years would have guessed that they were related, much less were as close as they were. It's a very interesting study to think about their personalities and the different choices they made over their lives, and why they made those choices. I think back to Tigris first only passively helping Katniss and the others when they came to her shop by allowing them to hide in her basement, but then when Katniss offered her the can of salmon as a thank you for helping them (perhaps triggering the memory of Tigris, Coryo, and Grandma'am's "feast" of salmon and turkey) it was like a switch was flipped and Tigris decided to actively help them by redoing their makeup, giving them Capitol clothes, hiding their weapons, etc. There's a lot to unpack there when you really start to think it through.
  15. Absolutely. A couple of people (including myself) briefly discussed it in the What Are You Reading forum, but I would love to really get into an in-depth discussion about it! I just watched a youtube last night from a woman who reread the original series and then Ballad and did a 30+ minute discussion on each, and then I spent all night thinking about it LOL. Planning on rereading it soon now that I've been thinking on it for a while.
  16. Is it really a retcon, though? Callie and a handful of her friends were there when Becca landed, just like we previously saw in early seasons, so that part lines up. I don't think we can say that this is all a retcon until we get more info about the way the Original Trikru (Callie and Co.) set up the Grounder's mythology. We saw in this episode that Callie was fangirling over Becca pretty hard, and Callie grew up in a cult so it would be difficult for her to distinguish cult reality from real world reality, if that makes sense, which would bleed over into her entire worldview and put Becca on an even higher pedestal than would be normal. I could easily see Callie setting up a mythology for future Grounder generations to believe that Becca Pramheda (the honorary first Commander because she was the original Natblida, even if she never was an actual Commander) descended from the heavens with the means to save the world, which IIRC is what the pictographs represented when we first saw them several seasons ago. (Caveat: It has been quite a while since I've rewatched the early seasons, mostly because several of the early characters work my nerves so hard LOL, so I might not remember the details clearly.)
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    Ha ha ha, no worries. I knew they would eventually throw Vic and Walt together, no escaping it. In the words of Haymitch Abernathy, "It's a TV show!" I am grateful that they waited until the final episode at least, because it was every bit of vomit inducing that I thought it would be. Heh. Really? Wow. I easily took him for 10 years older. Maybe it was the befuddled/sourpuss expression he always wore. Normally I go for the quiet, loyal type (you know my love for Luke on GG, heh) but something about Walt always just set me off more than attracted me. And lack of chemistry - for SURE. Zero, zilch, nada, nothing there whatsoever. It was like watching a pair of sock puppets make out. Me too. I hated when Walt fired him so soon, especially after doing something that Walt himself would have done in a heartbeat. Bahahaha. I vaguely remember watching St. Elsewhere as a kid, too young to really get all the implications but still thinking 'huh?' about that finale. At least this wasn't as much of a letdown as LOST for me. Ugh, I hated that part. No offense, LOL. I HATED the running gag of Walt refusing to carry a cell phone. It's not like he had a job which didn't really depend on him being reachable at any given time. It would be like him refusing to take calls on a weekend or something. Some jobs you just can't set your own hours. Don't like it, find another job. Jeez.
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    Welp, the deed is done. Literally. I hated it so, so much. I tried to make a crucifix in front of the screen so I wouldn't have to see it but my husband just laughed at me. How old is Walt supposed to be? I figure him for 60ish. Am I way off? Or have the writers never met any 60ish year old men? Because unless he was stashing some viagra away somewhere I really don't think he would have the .....stamina..... for the multitude of positions they tortured us with. Moving on. Malachi is dead, finally! Darius is dead, finally! Hate that they got to Marilyn first, though. She was an odd one but I liked her. I laughed when she was sitting on Walt's porch trying out different bird calls until she found one that caught his attention. Beverly is such a hoot. I loved her scene with Ferg practicing his apology and her telling him it was bullsh!t, Meg was way too savvy for that. Ha! Hate that we didn't see Travis one last time. Vic really did him wrong. Like that Nighthorse ended up doing a few dirty things but wasn't really dirty himself. That lines up with how he played the character, and it opened the door for Henry to see that the casino really was a boon for their people and take over it himself. Cady as sheriff. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Excuse me while I go spend the next 95 years laughing my ass off.
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    Finished all but the very last episode tonight. Not Bob! First time I think this show has genuinely made me shed a couple of tears. Damn it, Bob. I totally thought Cowboy Bill might be Meg, though. Ha! When Vic's dad showed up my first thought was, great, first we've got the Irish Mob and now we find out Vic's heir to the Italian Mob? Heh. (Gotham reference) Travis where are yoooouuuu? Please come back before Vic does something stupid like sleep with Walt. I'm sure the scene with her learning to brush the horse was supposed to be all sexy or something. It just made me throw up a little in my own mouth. So neither of my above guesses about Not!Hector were right, but in retrospect redheaded whatshisface should have been at the top of the list, too. Glad he's dead for good now. Go Ferg! Walt totally had that picture of "dead" Shane Mauldoon made to trick the dirty FBI guy into giving up Malachi, didn't he? Why out of the thousand or so people in the county on the lookout for a silver Suburban, was Henry the only one to be suspicious when he actually saw it? Jeebus. Walt's still working my last nerve. Just in general, but especially when it comes to Jacob. It would be different if he still suspected Jacob of having something to do with Martha's death, but good grief. You just look like a thundering dumbass at this point. I feel sorry for Mandy. She's absolutely right, Cady gets to leave the Rez and go home every night. Mandy has to be there dealing with people who now hate her by proxy, day in and day out. For Cady to be Henry's goddaughter, she sure is clueless when it comes to dealing with the Cheyenne with any sort of sensitivity.
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    I'll be sure to keep commenting, then! I didn't before now because I didn't know if anyone still cared about the show at all, LOL. I would just go through and read episode threads on the archived forum. Too many times I would catch myself wanting to respond to a post, though, which doesn't exactly work when it's archived, ha ha. I'm glad Henry is more back to "normal" now. It's always a toss up when Netflix takes over the writing for a show. (Don't get me STARTED on the final season of The Killing. It's been a couple of years since we watched it but I still feel rage over that nonsense.) Walt became almost unbearably stupid and grouchy, and still mostly is, but I'm back to loving Henry this season, I love where they've taken Travis, Jacob is far more interesting and bearable, and I really love what they've done with Matthias. Another genuinely good person who was way too one-note the first season or so. Cady is still a cow eyed dumbass, but hey. We can't have it all.
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    Knocked out more episodes of S6 tonight. Sorry to see Lucien go, I loved that tough old goat. I think he would have been smarter than to pile up more and more of what looks like guilt on Walt's part, but he did have that throwaway line before he committed suicide to remind us he had Alzheimer's, so maybe his judgement was slipping more than he realized. (And yes, I now know he left a note and Walt's case has been dropped. Thank GOODNESS. I was so tired of it.) I feel sorry for Travis. I know he's a doofus, but he's got a huge heart and he deserves better than the way Vic has been treating him. Not every guy would be willing to just step up the way that he did, not knowing if the baby a woman was carrying after one night with him was even his. She can be dismissive all she wants, but the time she barged in on him looking for breakfast and agreed to come over that night for steaks when he said she needed more iron, shows me she was very comfortable with him and also wasn't as annoyed by him as she wanted to pretend. Sad that he had to find out from Walt that she lost the baby. 😞 I think the annoying AF mayor might be playing the new Hector. He's certainly an arrogant motormouth and isn't very tall. It would fit his profile IMO to go totally overkill trying to frame anyone associated with Walt, and it would be like him to be in cahoots with Malachi too. He's pretty determined to bring Walt down. EDIT - Could also be Monte. He just disappeared after Walt and Ferg searched his apartment for the thumb drives of info, but no way is he gone for good. He had an irrational hatred for Walt and was already involved into looking into his life. He could have easily found out details about Hector and how to play him (completely OTT though, which would also be in character). Before I forget to mention, Henry's deadpan line to Jacob a few episodes back - "I have been racially profiled" - had me in stitches. I love Henry so much.
  22. Pretty much. Josephine hated Kaylee (who had been her best friend) because Kaylee is the one who betrayed Josie and killed her in her last incarnation. So wiping her and Daniel's mind drives to give to Murphy was done in retribution. Murphy went along with the plan willingly until he found out Clarke wasn't completely dead, that's when he started balking.
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    Avoiding reading this thread until I finish the series (hubby and I are a couple of episodes into S6 now) but I just had to come here and giggle at a conversation hubby and I had tonight while watching. I cannot STAND that the show keeps implying that there's "something" between Walt and Vic when they have zero romantic chemistry whatsoever, but when I said something to hubby about it he said he thought Walt seemed interested but didn't want to be unprofessional. And this is from the guy who when we were watching X-Files (original run) was a staunch NoRomo. Ha! Lord help me with this one.
  24. I finally remembered to come back and watch these! Hilarious!!!
  25. Taryn74

    S07.E06: Nakara

    Okay, then, yeah both women were pretty much referring to the same thing. Gabriel has been studying the anomaly for 150+ years, and they now know the stones are tied to the anomaly, so of course getting to the stone and studying it more is going to be the most important thing to him. I don't understand (yet) why he didn't just let them go to the surface without him insteading of tazing them and dooming them all to capture, but we'll see how it plays out.
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