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  1. I thought Chuck Norris was going to be the code breaker that Lincoln said he'd contact for McGarrett but since he didn't show up again and he's not in the credits for part 2 I guess that's all for Chuck. If that's the case it was a disappointingly short cameo. If the show was being renewed I would have fully supported Adam being killed in the shoot out with the gang and Lincoln getting a pardon and joining the team. It was a pretty good set up and episode although I'm honestly surprised they spent that much time on the crime of the week and not following the story of the package from Doris; basically leaving the final mystery and the general "goodbye" vibe for the final hour. This is going to be the fastest mystery in the history of the series; any other time it would be a full season arc. I am actually a little curious how this is going to play out - my guess is if they don't end with the team in the station like it's just another day and instead have some of their stories or futures come to an end they'll still leave just enough open to accommodate a few TV movies down the line. It happens sometimes but for the most part they rarely fully close the door on a successful series.
  2. Ooh, good one. I was going with arm injury causes nerve damage and affects his ability to play guitar; mixing physical and psychological angst into one storyline.
  3. Last episode delayed because of the virus, they can't complete the post production on E16 so Sunday April 5th will be the "finale" and the best they can say about the remaining episode is they'll be shown later this year. https://tvline.com/2020/03/24/walking-dead-season-10-finale-episode-16-delayed-coronavirus/ Edited to correct episode numbers - I originally said two episodes E16 and E17 are affected but only one episode (E16) won't air and there is no E17.
  4. I feel like Shaun and Lean are going to go in another direction. But it's probably my wishful thinking talking not anything I know about the show's plans. I think Lea get's it now, why Shaun loves her, what she means to him and how she affects him. So I wonder if instead of oh wow I love him too it's going to be OK now I get it and I know how to have a real talk with him about being close friends, like an adopted brother and sister closeness and continuing to support each other going forward. Because when you think about it, if Shaun is able to look at it this way, he and Lea did nearly all of the things he spoke to Vera about before they were even roommates. I'm hoping that's the conversation they have and Shaun get's to that place where he can cut the romance wedge off their little friendship cake and keep the rest. As for the death(s?) - I really wanted it to be Andrews. Sorry to all his fans but he's my least favorite character. He also seems least likely to die at this point. There was a tease that there would be multiple deaths but never that it would be main characters so I'm thinking at least one of the victims is included in that. No offense but it needs to be the kid that Park is treating; I think he needs to not win this one. I'm also suspicious that there's going to be a twist and Carly is going to die - she was my vote from the beginning and she has very little to do now unless the writers plan to get her back with Shaun. I'm absolutely not spoiled on this it's only an opinion but I'm wondering if part two will toss us the curve of Carly showing up in the ER as a patient from another disaster site and they can't save her. Speaking of Park's patient, a few of you made some comparisons of his injury here to another TV show. I'm going back further and a little obscure but has anyone here ever read the book "Aztec"? There was a bit in there where the mental picture of it freaked me out as a kid (considering the heavy violence and sex in it I was probably a little too young when I read that book tbh) - A sheet of marble falls on a quarry worker edgewise and cuts him in half just like the kid. And just like the kid he lives for a time and they even try to carry him home to say goodbye to his wife. That was all I could think about when Lim saw the injuries to the kids lower half and legs.
  5. There were things to like Danai crushed it, warrior mode, vulnerable mode, killer neeganite mode, drugged out, crying, screaming. Even her reaction to finding out Rick could be alive, the shock and the full on sobbing.. she's one character you don't see break down often. Whatever they threw at her in that script she went for it full force and deserves every credit for what we saw. The flashbacks were sort of fun in a weird way; that first one when she turns her back on Andrea goes all the way to the end of Season 2. For some of the older scenes it was interesting to think "Oh I remember that" and to see how they inserted Michonne into the existing footage. Nice touch with using the name Virgil and using the character to take Michonne on he own personal journey through Hell. And that's about it. As interesting as her "what if" trip was the episode was mostly a dragged out mess of a story line. Even the ending, she doesn't got back to make sure her kids are set up with a secure place to stay? Maybe tell a few adults "Hey watch them for a year or so will you" get them settled and then go off? Her plan is Rick is alive....somewhere...in the world narrowed down to possibly the entire continent of North America? How did she even know which direction to set out looking? Then we meet the next generation of survivors which appear to be a modern day version of Go West Young Man but that's it, one tempting look and they're gone. OK maybe they'll come back to that group, either in the series or maybe we'll actually get the movie of Rick's journey they talked about when he left; that's a pretty open unknown (PS: Why do these other survivor groups all seem to have uniforms? Whisperer face skin, Saviors leather and denim, New group animal skin poncho's). To me this was pretty much a farewell to the actress and the character that they used as a filler episode before they hit what will be (or at least what should be) the action packed last three episodes of the season.
  6. During the challenge someone speculated that Sandra was sitting out as many as she could to rest so she'd be a little stronger than the others and to fake them out as a non-threat so they wouldn't bother getting rid of her before the merge. Well that all became moot anyway - When Denise made her deal with Sandra at camp I turned to the family and said wouldn't it be funny if Denise used this to vote out Sandra and she'd still get to keep one fire token. But I never thought she'd actually do it, I wasn't even sure she'd think of it. That was definitely a move - good for the game and good for her outwit resume if she makes it to the end. I can't decide about Tyson and the peanut butter. He has a point about keeping strength up and using it as a bit of a morale boost; but at the same time the fire token could have bought him and advantage in the challenge where they compete to return to the game. I can see reasons to buy both I just can't decide from an outsider perspective which is the better choice. I can say though I can see where he has matured and changed a bit (his pretend to make pee pee was a great Dad phrase) and I at least don't mind having him on my screen like I thought I would.
  7. I liked, and when I say liked I mean respected or thought was clever not enjoyed, the way they showed that Randall hasn't changed in how he views his Mother, their relationship and his responsibilities. A year after Jack's death Randall is very, very sure that his Mom shouldn't be dating or looking at other men, Kevin is automatically wrong in trying to even introduce Rebecca to another guy and Randall can take care of things no other man needed in his Mom's life. Jump forward about 20 years and - Randall is very, very sure that his Mom should go to the clinical trial he found, Kevin is automatically wrong for even wanting to delay talking about it and Randall can take care of things no need to consult the man currently in his Mom's life even though Randall's solution effectively takes Rebecca away from her actual husband for nearly a year. Those two scenes made it very clear how Randall see's his role and the lack of respect he has toward others who might have even a small opinion about how his Mother's life should go. They both landed some low blows in that argument but Kevin was not wrong this time. I wish he had said this to Randall, I wish Randall had thought of it himself but..........Why couldn't Randall have compromised, why did he have to hit her with the big sell right at the party. So she was upset because she couldn't remember the hotel name and he wanted to comfort her - how about "Mom I know you get upset when you have an episode and forget something. In fact I had some ideas about that and Kevin and I wanted to talk to you about it over breakfast. But let's not let it spoil tonight, let's just have fun and enjoy the party. We can talk more in the morning if you want, tonight is about fun and family". Rebecca did look wonderful in that dress. I do wonder though how late is the museum open that they went to the movie premier after it was dark out, watched the entire movie, spent time at the after party and Rebecca STILL had time to gain admission and see the painting - even accounting for winter's early sunset shouldn't it have been something like 10-11pm by then?
  8. I was upset watching the first episode when she didn't recognize "I Think I Love You" (was and still is my favorite Partridge Family song). But then again I like oldies as much as I like current stuff and I think we're supposed to believe Zoey has been too busy to get deep into music since she wasn't completely sure about Mad World or I Wanna Dance With Somebody either. As though she sort of knew them but wasn't sure. Things I don't hate but have trouble with - Zoey not being as interested in Max as he is in her because, well, it's Skylar Austin for pete's sake, can't imagine turning him down. Also Andrew Leeds as David because I can't see him as anything but the evil Pelant who tried to frame and kill Bones & Booth multiple times. Very hard to look past the former character and see him as "nice guy" now. But those are just perceptual things more based on the actors than the show or characters. I like the show, I like the song and dance numbers, some more than others. I like wondering who is going to sing next, why and what song will it be. It is, so far, just plain fun. Also very curious if "I Got The Music In Me" is the permanent opening sequence now or if they'll switch it up (or a mix of the two, the song is permanent but picturing them changing up the ending each time from piano drop to Zoey falls in the bay to being hit by a rogue street car - morbid I know). Oh one other complaint - Mo needs to sing more because Alex Newell has an amazing voice. Don't want to see him or any of the others over used but do want to hear him at least every other episode or so. Basically it's just an hour of fun when things are too serious. Wondering too if it's really successful will they release a soundtrack of the best songs from the series.
  9. I have to admit I'm unreasonably excited to see Rob's face at the next IC when the tribe walks in and Rob see's Amber isn't there. Will he keep the poker face, get pissed, give Sandra the stink eye or keep cool but vent it all in a talking head? As much as I don't want this to be the Rob/Parvati/Sandra season I am looking forward to the screen time Rob might get for his reaction. Tyson please don't make me like you - I'm very comfortable rolling my eyes at that fact that you're even a contestant and you have to go and share something cute and sweet with the "My kids and I made a daisy chain to count down the days" remark. Yul is still a handsome devil and I'm happy to see him go as far as he can. Ethan too because he's pretty nice and chill but I wonder if he's mellowed to the point where it's too much nice not enough game play or if he's holding back. Other than that there was too much going on, too many people; pretty much like the first episode of any season where even though we know these people (some more than others) it's too soon to see who is going to stand out, who really has their game play and alliance's going and who is going to crash and burn early. Also how did half of Sandra's tribe fall for her "I heard so and so throw out your name for the vote" ploy? Have they never seen her play before? She is the last one they should be trusting to tell them the truth especially when it's about something that keeps her in the game.
  10. I can think of one brother who's going to want to pound him into the ground. I can think of a lot of viewers who are going to want to see that <raises hand> I feel both satisfied and let down - waited so long for this episode and what we got was really good. But it wasn't enough, I was ready for a confrontation at the cabin in the teen Kate timeline and a reunion at the cabin in the adult big three timeline. Looking forward to it actually and.......oops, next week folks thanks.
  11. For a show that always has wise pithy comments and serious talks at the ready the one time they really needed it they dropped the ball. Why didn't they have Regina tell Sophie what she needed to hear...Sophie said don't tell her to get over it. Regina should have replied that Sophie doesn't have to get over it but she does have to deal with it and attempt to move forward with her feelings even if just for herself because staying in angry mode for months and months isn't healthy. Didn't see the no scar thing coming. Even if it is a bit too soap opera-ish I still want to see where that's going. Is it bad that I'm more interested in who is going to play Lindsey than whether she's going to be part of a relapse with Eddie?
  12. I agree they're cursed into bad luck, no hero, common man status. That isn't their real status and neither is their "regular" life of being the full on hero of everything goes right for them because it's been written that way not because of any skills they have. To me the biggest clue is what was our biggest complaint and topic of discussion in the early seasons (maybe up to S8 or so?)........Which is Sam's incredibly poor fighting skills. He was always the first to be disarmed, knocked out or thrown across the room. He was rusty after walking away and going to Stanford. They built up skills over time they didn't just have it all handed to them by cosmic force. If you take the episode at face value the boys have been written as extra lucky do no wrong hero's from the start. If you take it as Chuck screwing with them or a curse or both the boys have skills that have been added to or improved over the years (cue voice of Liam Neeson having a particular set of skills speech) and whatever has affected them has not only pulled that ability but aggressively negated it. I'm standing on Door #2, boys have skills all on their own. Dean Dancing - worth a re-watch. And I really, really want to know how much of that footwork was his and what was a double. I thought some of the tap dancing must have been a pro double except for that ending on the table seemed to be him unless they CG'd someones feet into the shot. But even if he only did half of it....<clap>, <clap>, <clap> well done Jensen Also Jared has that potential Walker Texas Ranger re-make gig lined up after the show ends. I'm starting to think Jensen should look into a romantic comedy movie or a sitcom. He's been stuck in drama land a long time but he really does do great with comedy, the timing, the physicality, the facial expressions; I'd love to see him in something light and funny.
  13. sigmaforce86

    Fix The Show

    I like this and the no tribes idea. I had a mix-up idea I'd like to see but it's probably too complicated to pull off and they'd need quite a few extra camera operators and crew but: Even number of castaways separated into "tribes" of two. Start out like normal competing for tribe immunity except it would only be the two from the winning "tribe" who are immune. At some point after the challenge all the other tribes are allowed X number of hours (one, two, maybe three) together to plot for tribal council where they all appear together and vote off one person. Since that breaks up a tribe pair the remaining member of that tribe who wasn't voted out then goes back to his/her camp alone and does not compete in the next challenge but is immune for next challenge. Then when the next tribal comes the remaining half of the pair broken up from that vote joins the lone person from the previous vote and they become a tribe pair together. That keeps things even and continually breaks up the players and moves them around. Shakeups, because you know this show loves shakeups and twists, could be things like having two tribes win immunity at one challenge, switching pairs randomly, not joining pairs for two votes then having those two loners alone compete for immunity. But what interests me about this idea is it's similar to the no tribes idea where there's no tribe unity during tribe switches or after the merge. It also keeps most contestants from forming early alliances or even knowing too much about the other players outside the challenges or the hour or two they're allowed to plot together before tribal. But then you'd have a couple players on an immunity run or not getting votes who could be a strong two person alliance at the merge but what do you do with several two person alliances and how helpful or dangerous are they. As I said at the start, it's probably too complicated to maintain 9 or 10 camps for the 18-20 players plus all the camera time for each but it is fun to come up with weird ways this show could mix things up and move from the standard two tribes, tribal immunity, merge pattern they've pretty much followed from day one.
  14. I'll give Noura this, for someone who can babble on and on at camp she has laser focus at any challenge that requires concentration like the final balance blocks or any of the endurance challenges. It's a little like two sides of a coin with no middle ground, either she's bouncing around talking, talking, talking or she is so completely in the zone she's zeroed in on what she's doing like there is nothing around her. That said she managed to keep it reasonable at the reunion and not actually give extended rambling answers sucking up a lot of time. Speaking of time it seems like they didn't cut anything out of the show or reunion but did keep the live portion short to make up for the time lost breaking in to talk about the impeachment vote so they'd still end the show on time to air the 10pm news on the East Coast. In a way that worked out, it did mean some people who should have gotten to talk a bit didn't but a pared down, no filler show was sort of nice. As far as the winner goes, didn't hate it, didn't love it; I'd say this season just "was" and that's all. It's sort of a "well that happened, next" season and not much more. As always it's interesting to see how everyone looks cleaned up but out of all of them I love that Elaine still had her hat and stayed true to her style and herself.
  15. From the People article: At one point, Spilo allegedly touched the female crew member’s leg. According to multiple sources, he insisted that the contact was inadvertent and accidental as he lost his balance while trying to get into the boat. If they hadn't removed him for harassment they might have needed to remove him for medical reasons - I mean the guy sure "losses his balance" a lot. If it's not on purpose there must be something medically wrong with him. But it's pretty handy how every time it happens there's a pretty girl right there to grab on to so he doesn't fall. Disclaimer; yes that was sarcasm and no I'm not making fun of what happened. Just thinking how Dan is pretty one note; he has the "It wasn't intentional", the "You misunderstood" and the "IF I made anyone uncomfortable" excuse trifecta down pat. Whatever media attention the reunion gets tomorrow tonight it's going to be an interesting tightrope walk to watch them balance between addressing it because they have to, not saying anything that would get them in trouble legally and not letting it overshadow the reunion show completely.
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