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  1. They're no longer banned; Soji confirmed as much in the last scene. She's going to travel now, rather than stay on her home world.
  2. When the inhabitants of the Ridge came to Roger to ask what they should do - how come they couldn't think for themselves? Why did they demand that Roger give them a plan of action right on the spot? Jeez - some of those griping at him were older than Roger, you'd think they'd have been through more crises than he has and would have at least some ideas as to how to handle problems. It sort of pissed me off that they were so paralyzed. I guess the concept of 'brainstorming' was centuries away - instead, they just expected Roger to magically have a solution without a moment's hesitation. What a bunch of sheep they seemed to be. I don't care about seeing Jamie and Claire having sex. I don't begrudge their active sex life - bless their hearts - but I don't need to see it to understand that. I loved the outfits everyone wore at the wedding. The men's coats were so finely embroidered with flowers and the like - really lovely. The Murtagh/Jocasta scene was well done. It was quite sad and poignant. Both actors really sold it.
  3. Maybe it can be used to repair Picard's brain.
  4. I wouldn't give the timeline a second thought. Unless an actress is actually pregnant and her pregnancy is written into the story line, the entire 40 weeks is almost never actually adhered to. Usually the pregnancy is sped up and the character has or loses the baby so that the actress can actually go out on maternity leave. And if the actress isn't actually pregnant, the viewers don't have the attention span to wait 40 weeks! The whole "choose between the mother and the child" thing was awful, just awful. I mean, to each his and her own, but...when I was having my son, this was discussed with our doctor and my husband and I together put my life first. When my mother was in labor with me, it was discovered that the umbilical cord was wrapped around my neck and I was essentially hanging myself as I moved down the birth canal. It being 1962, the doctors didn't have the technology to realize what was happening until it got REALLY serious, at which point, they needed to do an emergency C-section. My father - who was in the waiting room, as was the norm back then - was asked who to "save," should it come to that, and he chose my mom. Again, it is a personal choice but to see Ben soooooo torn up about choosing his own wife made me roll my eyes pretty hard. And now we'll probably be treated to a guilt story line, wherein Ben will agonize over whether he should tell Grace what happened, and we'll have to suffer through that nonsense. Olive looked particularly young this episode - so perhaps it was a good thing that TJ wasn't around, as it would have been extra squicky to see him kiss her while she looked like a middle school child, what with her frilly anklet socks. I actually sort of liked the resolution of the Jared story line (at least, for now). I felt bad for Zeke for getting beat up - the guy is already freezing to death! I liked how both Zeke and Jared nodded at each other at the end of the whole ordeal.
  5. I will miss Becky so much when this show goes off the air soon. She is so awesome - her reactions and comments are the best, the writers must have a blast coming up with her dialogue but I'll bet the actress ad-libs some stuff as well and probably loves it. Just a great character who is to me very authentic. She's a blend of intelligence and savvy but is also very human - occasionally, she screws up something but finds solutions. Her reaction to finding out that Julian is Giselle's son was great. And I loved her outfit. The Andre/Kingsley thing is getting out of hand. He made the wrong decision in not admitting himself, but of course, that wouldn't have worked out within the script of this story. It seems only a matter of time before he hurts or almost hurts Terri and/or the baby, which will then likely lead to his epiphany that he really does need help. Or, he'll somehow magically "kill" Kingsley and live happily ever after. But either way, I don't like the way this story is going. No Hakeem this episode. Perhaps we'll see him when the movie finally premieres?
  6. So is Jared undercover or not? I assumed he was in the scene where he's talking to the police chief about MIchaela being so rigorously investigated by IA, but then I sort of lost track of it when Jared went to see Simon at the university - was that Jared still pretending to be an X-er or not? And what was the purpose of this particular calling? Was it solely to point out to the gang that their experience was the same as what happened to the crew of the ship in the ancient text - that flight 828 was predicted way back then? I actually felt a little bad for Zeke - here he thought he might actually have a shot at being "cured," and then *poof* that opportunity goes down the drain. Is Vance ever going to resurface? That entire storyline has been dropped.
  7. Indeed. I was a bit bored by this episode. I really did not care about the star-crossed lovers. Not that I wanted that young man to be killed, or for the young woman to kill herself, but...I just did not feel invested in their story. I guess it once again showed how brutal life could be in that era, but that isn't exactly a newsflash at this point. We get it - people live very hard, die young, and it's often survival of the fittest. That said, I did appreciate seeing how "Brownsville" was really nothing more than a muddy path lined with hodgepodge shacks and tents - the precursor to an actual town of sorts - I found that really interesting. Even the scenes with Roger singing and Jamie dancing truly demonstrated how little these people had and how even something as simple as a song brought pleasure and a temporary respite from the grueling day to day struggle to merely survive. How fortunate that Roger knew the lyrics and music to these songs that are hundreds of years old to him. Did he quickly learn them in the short time he's been in that world, or did he know them from having studied them in the 20th century?
  8. So last week's episode ends with the bombshell that Courtney and Zeke are married - and this week, *poof,* no, they're not, and never were. We didn't even get that straight from the horse's mouth (Zeke and/or Courtney) but rather, from an off-hand, breezy explanation from Michaela. What a blunder by the writers - they have Courtney show up and announce herself as Zeke's wife, which makes no sense, if they actually never did legally marry. Courtney might've spent a lot of time drugged up, but surely she must've realized at some sober moment that they weren't actually married. If so - why announce herself as Zeke's wife? Very poorly written - the writers switched horses in mid-stream and pivoted so quickly that it served only to highlight the complete disconnect between the cliffhanger ending of last week's episode and Michaela's nonchalant explanation of the non-marriage this week. Speaking of Courtney - did she leave those pills behind? Do we care? I don't even buy Zeke as an addict in the flashbacks, so it's pretty hard to imagine he's secretly still using. I get a little creeped out seeing Olive and TJ as a couple, especially when he mentioned his 25 year old friend, which I took to mean that that would be his age now if he hadn't been on that plane...or if not 25, then close to it! He's a good person, sure, but...if he and Olive pursue a sexual relationship, that will be coming close to or crossing a weird line. No Cal - fine by me! And Grace...really, do you for a split second really believe that you should claim Danny's the father??? REALLY? And you feel confident that he'll go along with this insane strategy? Wow - that was beyond bad.
  9. Last episode, I posted that I liked Catherine's character and I hoped she and Richard could work things out. So I was pretty ticked off at her in this episode. I thought it was horrible that she said she was embarrassed for Richard working at Pac North, which she clearly thinks is a dump. Well, Catherine, even if Pac North IS a dump, it's never, ever wrong to try to help people, which is what Richard is doing by working there. In no way is that embarrassing. So for her to denigrate Richard for working there was truly low - it's one thing if she thinks he's been cheating on her with Jasmine Guy, but to slam him for where he works is truly crappy. And as someone else pointed out - closing Pac North would seriously impact those for whom it's their local hospital. I guess Catherine doesn't care about those people and is happy to cut off her nose to spite her face. That's horrible behavior and makes it quite hard to continue my support of her character. I do wonder what she would have said if Richard hadn't cut her off when she was trying to apologize. I wanted to hear what her "but" was (I'm sure she was probably trying to rationalize her non-support of Richard, yet I still wanted to hear the rest of the sentence).
  10. Yes, she was. She had quite a few scenes with Linc, including telling him that you can love someone and be angry with them at the same time.
  11. Koracik was more than willing to raise another man's child when he and Teddy were together. If Linc isn't of the same mindset, I can't blame him. Everyone is different. I think Linc needs to wrap his head around the larger picture, namely, do he and Amelia truly have a solid, committed, loving relationship separate and apart from any baby? I don't think they know each other well enough to even answer that question. Even though Amelia professed her love to Linc, he may not be there yet. I do hope the child is his, though. But this being a soap opera, it will be far more upsetting if it's not. Happy couples are a big no-no for soap operas. I'm one of the very, VERY few people who like Catherine. Sure, she's done and said some awful things, but...I don't know, there's something about her that I like. Maybe I just like seeing an older actress who's still vital. That said, her and Richard's marriage is circling the drain. I feel like they still haven't sat down and hashed things out, though. Given her travel schedule, they're barely in the same city for more than a few moments. I don't think Richard has any interest in carrying on with Jasmine Guy's character, tempting though she may be. I was a bit surprised to hear Richard tell Maggie to just let her insurance cover a payment/payoff to her uncle and let it all be swept under the rug. I mean, I get what he was trying to do - get Maggie to move forward - but yikes! He was so cavalier about it! Guess he is OK with putting a dollar figure on his nieces' life. Not that any amount of money is going to change anything, and I'm not saying Maggie should be bankrupted by a lawsuit...but it sort of irked me that Richard was so quick to hand wave the lawsuit away by having the insurance company write a big settlement check. I guess a medical malpractice lawsuit isn't gonna happen, and yes, I do agree with those who've suggested that Maggie will solve the redheaded mom's mystery situation. I like the Irish doctor, but I'm not sure I want him to be Meredith's next love interest. I guess there's no other role for him in the show if that doesn't happen, though - it's like the old saying about theatre - if a gun is introduced in Act I, it will show up again later in the play. Same here - Irish doctor isn't just going to fade into the background. He's there for an obvious reason, as we know - a "gift" from Cristina - so it's just a matter of time before he and Meredith connect in some way. Ho hum. Alex's absence is becoming more and more conspicuous and weird, seeing as we viewers all know he won't be seen again. Speaking of absence - how great was it that none of the interns were in this episode??? One quick mention of their various statuses, and boom, that was it!
  12. Validation for Michaela that it was OK to take up with Zeke - he has a good heart, which the friend's mom said was more than sufficient reason to "be happy," if only for a short time.
  13. Here's my pregnancy/ultrasound story: I didn't know I was pregnant until I was 20 weeks along (VERY long, medically technical story that I won't bore anyone with). When I had my first ultrasound, the doctor was able to pinpoint how far along I was by measuring the baby's leg bones. She was 100% accurate - my son was born within 3 days of his projected full term due date based on that ultrasound. That was 23 years ago, and I'll bet that the technology is a lot better these days. So in this episode, when what-her-name told Amelia she was 24 weeks along, I immediately assumed that was based on the baby's bone measurements. But certainly there could be a range.
  14. Oh my goodness - while it was an emotional moment, I wouldn't have pegged that scene as being aphrodisiac enough to induce sex! 🙂 (I think you meant 'bawling.'). I just watched this episode, almost a week after the fact. I thought it was pretty good. It jerked us around a bit and had some truly sharp moments. I tend to watch this show at arm's length, i.e., I don't take it all that seriously and don't analyze it very deeply. I just sort of let it wash over me and if I come away with a few meaningful moments - happy or sad or worrisome or whatever - I consider it a successful episode. I like Uncle Nicky a lot and hope for the best for him. I like the bond that he and Kevin have forged. I do feel bad that Jack lied to everyone about his 'death'. But Nicky seems pragmatic. He can't go back and be a part of everything he missed, but he can be involved going forward. I liked Beth and Kate's scene together. I don't care that Kate didn't console Beth, I just liked the fact that the two of them had some one-on-one dialogue, which happens so rarely. Tess was great throughout. I, too, hope that Kevin's fiancee is a completely new person. Not that this show needs yet another character, but since this is going to happen no matter what, at least give us viewers someone different. I rolled my eyes upon learning that Randall is (temporarily?) estranged from some or all of his family. Oy vey. I don't even care what the reason is, but I'm not looking forward to seeing how it happens. Probably going to be a case of massive non- or miscommunication on everyone's part, coupled with big egos. Probably going to be drawn out for the rest of the season. Not terribly interested in Kate and Toby's marriage and the shaky ground it's on. Eh, whatever happens is fine: either they'll split up and have to figure out how to co-parent little Jack, or they'll work through their issues and stay together. Either way, I'm not invested enough to prefer one outcome to the other.
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