My Ship of the week ending 8/31/19 on TV goes to…

Justin and Jessica on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why season 3.  So normally when I do these posts, there is something really swoon-worthy, passionate, or epic between a ship and I fall head-over-heels in love with them, but I am honestly really conflicted about this ship, but I still think it is worth a mention and perhaps a deeper discussion.  Please note major spoilers have been left out for your convenience.

In a lot of ways, Justin and Jessica have a toxic relationship and I didn’t really want to root for them after what was uncovered in season 1.  In season 3, Jessica is really finding her voice as a survivor and she is trying to get others to accept change, but she is also exploring her own sexual identity again, which is not easy to do. 

Jessica knows that it is wrong to be with Justin because she initially wants to keep their relationship a secret.  That being said, these two have some beyond sexy moments in season 3 and it’s hard to ignore the passion that has been sparked between them.

As season 3 continues, Justin even starts to recognize that perhaps Jessica is better off without him.  Justin is an addict and they are both broken so this thought process actually makes sense to me, except perhaps throw in a little open honesty.  Jessica continues to stand by Justin’s side and tells him, “Your shit is my shit.”  Perhaps she could have chosen some other words here, but she gets her point across, reminding Justin that she has his back always and Justin would do anything for Jessica.

At the end of season 3, I was left wondering if this ship truly has the potential to make it and I’m honestly not sure.  I personally think that Justin needs to actually deal with his addiction and recover from that before he can even attempt to be in a relationship.  Jessica is strong and powerful, but she is also still broken in a lot of ways and will she every truly be able to get over the past when she looks at Justin?

What’s next for Justin and Jessica?  I’m honestly not sure what season 4 holds for these two, but I am trying to keep an open mind.  I guess what I actually ship here is the potential for something real in the future rather than the present state of their relationship.

Maybe it will never happen and maybe it’s not meant to, but I can’t ignore the chemistry and friendship between these two and they do have some really adorable moments together.  I just think that they both need to find out who they are apart…and if their paths cross again in the future and they are ready to give it a try, perhaps this can be the start of a beautiful relationship.

What are YOUR thoughts on Justin and Jessica?  Toxic and unstable or charming and sweet?

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My performance of the week ending 8/31/19 on TV goes to…

Maura Tierney as Helen Solloway on Showtime’s The Affair.  Helen has always been a fantastic supporting character on the series, but a lot of the attention has previously centered around Alison, Noah, and Cole. With the opening of the final season of the series, Alison and Cole are no longer on the show and I was worried that we would feel a void without them.

Fear not; however, as Maura Tierney reminded us just how compelling and real Helen can be and it’s about time she got her moment in the spotlight.  Please note some spoilers are ahead if you are not up-to-date on the series.  After watching the season 5 premiere, I was left in tears and then some.

Both Ruth Wilson and Joshua Jackson were able to bring tears out of me last year as well with their beyond heartbreaking performances, but there was something so incredibly real and honest about Maura Tierney’s portrayal of Helen in the premiere.  Grief is something that is not easily portrayed.  Sometimes it feels over-the-top and sometimes it feels disingenuous, but somehow my heart was completely breaking for Helen and that was mostly because of how well Maura Tierney performed here.

Helen is used to speaking her mind and she doesn’t care who she offends when she does, which is part of what makes me like her so much.  In fact, some of my absolute favorite moments featuring Helen involve her saying something blunt, but she always comes pretty close to the truth.  In season 4, Helen has this revealing conversation with Alison and I really stopped to think about what she said and how spot on she was with her advice.

When Noah tells Helen that she is resilient in the season 5 premiere, Helen tells him that she had to be because she didn’t have a choice.  But the truth is, Helen is more than resilient.  Through it all, she has been strong, loving, and funny.  She’s a mother of four and she has had to deal with so much after finding out about Vic’s illness, which would probably push anyone over the edge, but somehow Helen is able to keep going, refusing to give up.

Helen has had some hilarious moments on the show, singing loudly and drinking wine in her bedroom and getting pulled over with her foils still in her hair, but in the season 5 premiere, there is this moment of silence where Helen just simply lets go, allowing her thoughts to drift.  This moment of self-reflection is when Helen starts to truly contemplate what has happened and where she is in her life, which was an extremely powerful and heartbreaking scene to watch.

What’s next for Helen?  We’ll have to wait and see, but it looks like she may have a new romantic interest in the near future who Noah will not approve of.  Even though it seems like there is still a connection between Noah and Helen, I feel like Helen is so above him at this point.  Noah doesn’t deserve Helen and I truly hope that she is able to find true happiness because she constantly puts others before her own needs and I just want her to experience a real moment for herself.  How will it all end?  I’m excited to find out and I can’t wait to see what Helen does next!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Younger” season 6 episode 11: “Dear Josh…”

Happy Thursday TV fans!  After watching TV Land’s Younger season 6 episode 11, I realized that words are extremely important, but the meaning and intention behind them is what truly matters.  Should we merely accept what is written down on the page or should we search for a deeper meaning that perhaps will make us question everything?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In last night’s episode, “Holding Out for a SHero,” Liza decides to write Josh a Dear John letter, but things get complicated when Josh confronts her about the true contents of the letter.  Meanwhile, Kelsey deals with the consequences of her social media mistake, Lauren shows off her skills at giving terrifying pep talks, and Diana reminds everyone that she does not want a bachelorette party.  My top 5 moments from Younger season 6 episode 11 are:

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“So Josh is your sucker?”

In the beginning of the episode, Liza confides in Maggie about her decision to cut Josh out of her life because she doesn’t trust herself, but is there an undeniable chemistry still lingering?  It seems like Liza’s feelings have not vanished into thin air just yet even though she has Charles in her life, but is she trying to convince Maggie or herself here?  Josh and Charles bring out different qualities in Liza, but where does her heart truly lie?

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“Whenever we try, one of us loses.”

Zane attempts to talk to Kelsey about what happened and feels partly to blame, but Kelsey shuts down and tells Zane that they are cursed.  I understand that Kelsey is going through a lot right now, but Zane is trying his best to be there for her.  After they revealed their true feelings for one another, it seemed like we were going to see some happiness for this ship, but is Kelsey denying her feelings again?  I’m really hoping she has a change of heart here because I can’t take the back and forth between these two.

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“I get you.”

After Diana drops hints that she doesn’t want a bachelorette party, Liza proves to be a worthy maid of honor and surprises her with one anyway.  Kelsey and Liza seem preoccupied during the festivities, but Diana is having a lot of fun and even contemplates a tattoo.  Luckily, she has second thoughts about this, as I’m not really sure what she would have decided on, but it was fun to see her enjoy herself and I can’t wait to see her and Enzo get married!

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“It’s time for me to move on.”

Liza is not the only one making a huge decision in this episode, as Kelsey deals with her recent demotion.  Kelsey seems to be handling everything just fine, but it’s clear that she may not be OK.  After warning some high school girls about the dangers of social media, Kelsey may have gotten her SHero status back, but she realizes that she needs to write a letter of her own and tells Charles that she has decided to move on from the company.

Is this the right move for Kelsey?  We’ll have to wait and see, but Kelsey has always worked so hard and I can’t wait to see what she does next.  It will be interesting to see how Liza takes this news; however, as the two of them make a pretty awesome duo.

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“You wrote a letter to the wrong guy.”

Liza decides to write Josh a Dear John letter and surprisingly, she doesn’t hesitate too long to actually send it.  Josh is beyond heartbroken when he receives the letter and he confronts Liza later on in the night, asking her why she is doing this.  Josh thinks that Liza is scared of what they were and what they still are, desperately trying to get her to admit her true feelings.  Liza tells Josh that they were a moment in time, but Josh doesn’t accept this and says, “Say you love him more than you love me.” 

Liza reveals to Josh that she does love Charles more, but Josh reminds her that he knows her and he knows when she is lying, explaining that she wrote a letter to the wrong guy.  Liza is clearly stunned and thrown by this and starts to contemplate everything when she gets home.

Is Charles simply the safe and age appropriate choice or are her feelings truly real for him?  Team Charles vs. Team Josh has certainly emerged once again, but what will Liza decide? What side are YOU on?  Stay tuned for the season finale next week!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Fear the Walking Dead” season 5 episode 11: “You Made It Your Own”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 11, I realized that sometimes the universe may be trying to tell us something, but perhaps we need to see it for ourselves in order for it to truly resonate with us.  Whether it’s a moment of self-reflection or a meaningful message, just taking that moment means that we are still here.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.

In last night’s episode, “You’re Still Here,” Alicia and Victor try to track down the person who painted the trees, but Alicia is not exactly sure what she is truly searching for.  Meanwhile, Morgan and Al’s mission is interrupted when they run into Logan and his gang, as we start to learn more about his bigger plan.  My top 5 moments from Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 11 are:

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“I just know how I feel when I see those trees.”

In this episode, we catch up with Alicia and Victor.  Alicia is still having trouble taking out walkers and she focuses her attention on tracking down the person who has been painting the messages on the trees.  Victor asks Alicia what this is really going to do for her and Alicia is not exactly sure, but she recognizes that it is important.

Alicia says, “They see the world in a way I want to see it,” hoping that she can find the answers she is looking for by talking to this person.  We know that Alicia’s encounter with the radioactive walker has traumatized her, but let’s hope that this mission can get her back on track because Victor is not always going to be around with perfect timing to help save her.

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“You’re really gonna make me work for it, huh?”

Meanwhile, we also catch up with Morgan and Al in this episode.  Morgan seems grateful for the distraction, but Al senses that something is up and tries to get Morgan to open up about it.  Morgan initially tells Al that there is nothing to talk about, but this one-on-one talk is interrupted when Alicia calls them over the walkie for backup.

Later in the episode, Morgan does open up to Al and she reminds him that he can tell her about his wife and son.  This is a huge step for Morgan and I am glad to see that he is finally willing to share something real and close to his heart with the people around him.

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“What I’m doing is bigger than you.”

Is it though?  Logan listens in on Alicia’s call out to Morgan and Al and shows up with the truck to get in Morgan’s way.  Logan recognizes that they will not want to risk an innocent person’s life and asks him where the oil fields are.  Morgan tries to ask Logan what he needs the gas for and we still don’t get a concrete answer here.  Logan dances around the answer and tells him that he will be helping people, but not in a way Morgan would approve of…so what does that mean?  Is Logan looking to blow something up?  What is his real plan? 

We still don’t know and at the end of the episode, Logan breaks into the vault, looking for Clayton’s journals, but is out of luck for now.  Logan is getting a little bit too personal; however, as he taunts Morgan by telling him he couldn’t help his wife and son, which sparks some untapped anger within Morgan.  Morgan is able to walk away from this, but Logan now has his tape, so it looks like he plans on using personal information about Morgan against him.  How will this all play out?  I’m not sure, but it doesn’t look like Logan is going away anytime soon.

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“People are people.”

After having his own run-in with Logan in a previous episode, Wes is back and radios over to Alicia and Victor for help.  Wes seems guarded, but does open up a little bit about his brother who died and Alicia attempts to form a connection with him.  Wes reminds her that people are people and that they live in a world now where “we shoot, we kill.”  Alicia tries to tell him that it doesn’t have to be this way, but is Wes truly ready to do what is right?

Wes is focused on getting back his manuscript, which is apparently good enough to die over so I’m intrigued, but when Alicia reads the very end, she discovers that Wes is the one who painted the trees.  Will we see Wes again?  I’m not sure, but I think that he is an interesting and unique character and I would like to see more of him.

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“I’m not gonna find what I’m looking for from anybody else…”

Both Morgan and Alicia do a lot of self-reflecting in this episode.  Al tells Morgan that “what we lost doesn’t define us” and suggests that maybe it’s about what we do.  Meanwhile, Alicia takes a moment to paint her own tree and leaves the message:  “No one’s gone until they’re gone,” which clearly touches Morgan.

It’s one thing to say something out loud, but when you see the words in front of you, they have the power to become something else.  They inspire you and bring out something within you that perhaps you thought was lost a long time ago.  They remind you that there is always the opportunity to do better and to start a new path.

At the very end of the episode, Alicia is able to kill a walker and tells Victor that she is good.  I’m happy that she was able to find this strength within herself and I thought that the connection between her and Morgan was done beautifully, seamlessly connecting these two characters who are trying so hard to keep going.  Let’s just hope that Logan doesn’t taint everything they have been trying to accomplish.  Stay tuned!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The Affair” season 5 episode 1 season premiere: “So What Happens Now?”

Happy Sunday TV fans!  After watching Showtime’s The Affair season 5 premiere, it seems like a lot has changed since we last checked in.  Time jumps are present, which may seem jarring and unfamiliar at first, but the opening to the final season of the show does a fantastic job of tugging at all of your emotions while making you cry your eyes out, but that’s part of its addictive and melodramatic charm.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In tonight’s episode, “501,” it looks like Noah’s book may be turned into a movie, bringing up some interesting questions for him.  Meanwhile, Helen attempts to cope with Vic’s deteriorating health and we time jump into the future to follow Alison and Cole’s adult daughter, Joanie.  My top 5 moments from The Affair season 5 episode 1 season premiere are:

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“Why does Daniel leave his wife?”

Part one of the episode follows Noah and he is meeting with some kind of movie producer who is interested in his book.  The movie producer seems fascinated with the character based on Helen and brings up some questions of self reflection for Noah, asking him why the character left his wife.  Noah tries to explain that it is not really an easy answer and the movie producer seems to have an addiction for toxic relationships himself, but perhaps Noah needs to revisit his characters again so he doesn’t make the same mistakes in the present.

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“You’re supposed to be on my side.”

After Vic was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in season 4, we now discover that he has tragically passed and Noah attends the funeral with Janelle.  Helen is doing her best to keep everything together, but she has to deal with Vic’s overbearing parents as well, who refuse to honor Vic’s final wishes for burial.  Helen has an outburst and rightfully so, which brings Noah into the mix.

While it seems like Noah has good intentions here, I’m not sure that Helen is ready to deal with him right now.  Noah is still somewhat of an outsider to his own family, discovering that Whitney is getting married through Vic’s recording, rather than hearing it from his own daughter.  Is it possible for him to finally make amends or will he simply accept his current circumstances?

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“She’s a keeper.”

I was super excited to see that Janelle is still on the show, played brilliantly by Sanaa Lathan, but it doesn’t even seem like Noah notices her half the time.  Noah is clearly distracted by what is going on with Helen, but he has a strong, intelligent, and loyal woman right next to him.  Will Noah ever truly be satisfied or will he continue to chase after the unattainable?

I’m really hoping that he makes some kind of real decision in the final season, as I’m not sure that we have really seen too much growth for his character.  After everything he has been through, he is still ignoring the beautiful woman standing by his side to dive back into the drama and misery of what could have been.

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“This is the age my mother died…”

Part two time jumps into the future, as we catch up with Joanie, played by True Blood’s Anna Paquin.  I have to say that I am impressed with that casting, as I could totally see her as Alison and Cole’s daughter and she is already channeling so much angst that we came to identify with Alison’s character.

So far we don’t know too much.  Joanie says that she misses her dad and is taking medication for her anxiety.  She has a husband and two daughters, but she fears that one of her daughters senses that she is adopted.  Joanie is also turning the same age Alison was when she died, which is clearly bringing up a lot of past issues for her. 

Based on the previews for the upcoming episodes, it looks like Joanie plans on following up on how Alison died and even decides to try and track down Ben Cruz, who we know is responsible for her mother’s death.  Will Joanie’s quest lead to answers or is she destined to follow her mother’s tragic fate?  I’m not sure, but I am very invested in this story-line.  Since we do not have Alison or Cole on the show any longer, Joanie is our last tie to this connection that I fell in love with so many seasons ago and I’m hoping everything can come full circle to bring us some justice for Alison.

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“I had to be resilient.”

Part three of the episode is from Helen’s perspective.  We witness the moments leading up to Vic’s death and the birth of his child.  I’ve gone back and forth with my feelings on Helen as a character and I really started to genuinely like her in season 4.  In the season 5 premiere, Helen has finally reached her true moment in the spotlight.  In season 4, Joshua Jackson and Ruth Wilson had fantastic performances that still touch my mind, body, and soul, but Maura Tierney just stepped up to the plate.

She had me crying my eyes out with every single moment from her perspective.  Even though Helen is known for speaking her mind, those moments of silence, where you could just see the reality striking her felt so incredibly real and heartbreaking.  I was incredibly impressed by this performance and I can’t wait to see what happens next with Helen’s character.

Overall, I thought that the season premiere had a lot of promise and it will be interesting to see how it all ends.  Noah discussed the ending of his book in the beginning of the episode and I thought this was a clever way to remind the audience that perhaps the end of one of our favorite series will leave us with something unexpected as well.  Stay tuned!

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My performance of the week ending 8/24/19 on TV goes to…

Alisha Boe as Jessica Davis on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why season 3.  One of the biggest character transformations on the series belongs to Jessica Davis.  While Jessica was already making such an impact on me in season 2 with her courage, she is not holding anything back in season 3.  Please note major spoilers have been left out for your convenience.

While I am only three episodes into the new season, Alisha Boe is already impressing me with her realistic and heart-wrenching performance as Jessica.  Jessica is absolutely a girl with so much untapped power and strength within her and she is now demanding change at her school.  When she runs for class president, it’s about more than being a leader or doing something that looks good for college applications.  Jessica wants to bring about real change in the students there and she is willing to fight for what is right.

Ani, the new character on the show, notices the power surging within Jessica from her first real encounter with her, informing her that she is a woman with power who finally knows what to do with it.  Jessica is also exploring her sexual identity further, learning how to love herself again after her traumatic experience, which is far from easy to do.

There is a moment of sheer vulnerability when Jessica undresses in front of the mirror.  While she is hesitant about what she sees in front of her, Jessica tries her best to love and appreciate her body.  With each day, she is getting stronger and stronger and she is inspiring others around her.  Jessica has been broken for so long, but the woman I see in season 3 is strong and fearless.  She may not be making all the right calls, but she is no longer staying quiet and I think that is extremely powerful.

What’s next for Jessica?  We’ll have to wait and see, as I still have 10 episodes left of season 3 to binge-watch and I have already seen some interesting theories floating around.  I’m trying not to spoil anything for myself, but I’m hoping that Jessica can continue to channel her inner strength.  Has her search for power gone too far?  I’m not so sure, but I absolutely admire her for being courageous enough to stand up for herself and other victims and I’m truly hoping she hasn’t made an irrevocable mistake.

So far it’s an interesting start to season 3 and I am still adjusting to the narration from new character, Ani, as I have a feeling we have a lot left to uncover about her as well, but I am continuing to root for Jessica and I hope that she learns to truly accept the love around her because she deserves it and is beyond worthy.

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Younger” season 6 episode 10: “It’s All About the Money, Honey!”

Happy Thursday TV fans!  After watching TV Land’s Younger season 6 episode 10, I realized that we don’t always know what the future holds and we all have a past.  But as Charles pointed out, “in order to have a future, you move on from it,” but what if your past is way more complicated than that?  And if we can’t move on from the past, is it time to revisit it?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In last night’s episode, “It’s All About the Money, Honey,” Liza spots the intimate advertisement for Infinitely 21 on display and worries what Charles will think.  Meanwhile, Josh contemplates the future and Kelsey and Charles head off to secure a new business partner.  Things seem to be going well until Kelsey’s private video is accidentally added to her Insta story.  My top 5 moments from Younger season 6 episode 10 are:

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“Oh my god…”

The advertisement is up for Infinitely 21 and Liza and Josh look fantastic, but Liza is beyond shocked when she sees it.  Liza and Josh look extremely happy and cozy in the picture and Liza worries about what Charles may think.  She reaches out to Kelsey for help, trying to keep Charles from seeing the advertisement before she talks to him about it first and Kelsey hilariously does her best to distract Charles.

Our girl Kelsey certainly knows how to improvise and she even tells Charles that she hates escalators because they are weird just to keep him away.  Talk about a good friend!  It’s only a matter of time before Charles sees the advertisement; however, as Liza finds out that it is now going national.  Liza decides to get on a plane to talk to Charles about it before it’s too late, but will this plan backfire?

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“I left a voicemail for you.”

Lauren and Diana get a little bit of screen time during this episode and Lauren does her best to play publicist for Liza.  After all, she did leave a voicemail!  Even though Lauren’s efforts don’t work, she keeps the laughs coming and I have to say that I am really happy that Diana is going to select a wedding dress that truly makes her feel special because she deserves it.  I can’t wait to see her in it!

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“It’s literally a sign.”

Josh is in for a surprise when he finds out that Clare has gotten a job opportunity in L.A. and plans to move there with Gemma.  Clare wants what is best for their daughter and so does Josh, but he seems so perfect for fatherhood and I can’t bear to see him separated from his daughter.  Josh has a heart-to-heart talk with Maggie and tells her, “No matter how much you love someone, it doesn’t mean you’re what’s best for them,” thinking of Liza here as well.

Maggie helps spark something in Josh; however, as he decides to approach Infinitely 21 about a partnership with Inkburg, which could bring in some big bucks for Josh.  Let’s hope this is enough to keep baby Gemma in town, but is it possible that a flame will be rekindled between Liza and Josh as well?  We’ll have to wait and see, but it looks like some big questions are going to be answered in next week’s episode.

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“Guess who got the money, honey?!”

Kelsey is quite impressive at her meeting with the business partners and it looks like she has sealed the deal with Charles’s help.  After celebrating with perhaps too many drinks, Kelsey decides to send a private DM to Zane to show off her…assets.  Only Kelsey’s sexy private video gets posted to her Insta story by mistake and she wakes up to a social media disaster.  Kelsey takes down the video, but it comes up in search engines and she knows that she will now need to explain herself to their new potential partners.

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“This is the right move for Millennial.”

After speaking with the new potential business partners, they explain that they are still willing to invest in Millennial, but only if Charles is now the publisher.  Charles stands up for Kelsey and talks about how dedicated and hard-working she has been, but Kelsey accepts this and understands that it’s what is best for the company.

I felt so bad for Kelsey in this moment, but I also think it shows how much she has grown too.  She made a mistake and she owns it and I’m hoping she will bounce back from this, but I thought it was truly impressive that she put the company first.

Sometimes we need to make tough decisions for the good of others and at the end of the episode, Liza tells Charles that she will not see Josh anymore, but is this a promise she can truly keep?  Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own theories and thoughts on Younger below in the comments section.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Fear the Walking Dead” season 5 episode 10: “Candy Beansies”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 10, I realized that sometimes knowing the truth isn’t necessarily better.  We need to hold on to the belief that there is a tomorrow and make every day truly count.  Whether that means following through on a promise or making someone smile, there are endless possibilities to make our days truly meaningful.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.

In last night’s episode, “210 Words Per Minute,” Morgan and Grace try to help someone named Chuck and wind up on an extreme escalator adventure at a shopping mall.  Meanwhile, Dwight goes off on a dangerous mission of his very own and Morgan makes a tough decision.  My top 5 moments from Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 10 are:

5

“We’re not doing careful.  We’re doing right.”

That may be, but Dwight seems to be a little bit more worried about Logan and his men than Morgan.  Dwight has been there before with the Saviors and realizes that Logan and his people may not see the good they are trying to do, but Morgan is going to keep helping others no matter what.

We know that Logan wants gas and he wants to find out where the oil fields are, but we still don’t understand his full agenda just yet.  We’ve had a lot of setup for Logan and I’m anxious to find out what he truly has planned for our favorite characters.

4

“Someone gave me a second chance and it’s the same chance I’m giving you.”

Dwight decides to head off on his own mission and anticipates that one of Logan’s men will follow him.  Dwight doesn’t get too much information out of the man, but things get a little intense when the man starts burning one of Sherry’s letters.  Dwight could have easily taken a route of revenge here, but he gives the man a chance instead and decides to let him go, proving that he is really taking a leap of faith here. 

Is it the right call?  I’m not so sure, but I think this was an important step for Dwight as a character and you can tell that he is truly trying to change.  Sometimes you just need to take one step at a time, but I’m curious to see what Dwight does next.  I’m really glad he is getting the opportunity to shine on Fear TWD, similar to Morgan.

3

“Give me the chance to do something real while I can.”

So, I have been interested in Grace’s character for a while now and I’m really glad that we finally got the chance to learn more about her in this episode.  Morgan agrees to help Grace get to the Urgent Care in the shopping mall so that she can determine how sick she is after she faints in the beginning of the episode.  This leads to some beyond adorable moments between these two, as we actually get to witness Morgan smile! 

Morgan is amused that Grace thinks jelly beans are called “candy beansies,” but he also has a blast using a remote control car to lure away the walkers in the mall.  After initially hesitating, Morgan does open up, sharing some stories about his son and his own remote control car and Grace talks about her past as well.  It’s hard to deny the spark forming between these two, but is Morgan truly ready to embrace a chance at happiness for himself?

2

“It’s perfect…”

After an intense close call with the walkers on the escalator, Morgan and Grace discover that Chuck is still alive.  Chuck made it to the rooftop, just wanting to see the stars one last time and Grace is able to make that happen with a projection since it is a cloudy night.  Chuck thinks it is perfect and is beyond grateful that they answered his call for help.

This moment was important because you could truly see that what Morgan and the others are doing matters.  This moment also impacts Grace, as she realizes that every single day counts and perhaps she doesn’t have to be scared of starting something she may not be able to finish after all.  Although, listening to A Tale of Two Cities in its entirety is quite the challenge.

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“That’s being alive…really alive.”

After the encounter with Chuck, Grace realizes that she doesn’t want to find out how sick she is and decides that she is “just going to believe there’s more than today.”  Morgan reminds her how brave she is and the two of them share a beyond sweet moment together on the carousel.  I have to say that this may be one of my favorite moments on the show, as Morgan finally lets go and reveals a glimmer of happiness.

Only later on, Morgan realizes that perhaps he isn’t ready to move on and decides to head off to find Al instead of going along with Grace.  Is it because he still feels guilty over his wife and son or is it because he feels that he simply doesn’t deserve a chance at happiness right now?  I’m not sure, but when Morgan drives away with tears in his eyes, I was crying my eyes out.  So incredibly heartbreaking!

Is there any hope for Morgan and Grace?  I’m not so sure, but I thought this was a really touching episode.  Oh and PS, Dwight getting a haircut from Daniel was everything!  Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own theories and thoughts on Fear the Walking Dead in the comments section below.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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My Ship of the week ending 8/17/19 on TV goes to…

Kelsey and Zane on Younger!  There are some amazing ships on this show, but I am so in love with Kelsey and Zane and I have been rooting for them for quite a while now.  Kelsey hasn’t had the best luck in her previous relationships, but I felt that instant spark and chemistry when she met Zane. 

His charming confidence was the perfect match for Kelsey’s stubborn tenacity and these two really compliment each other, while entering into some friendly competition as well, but that’s what makes their relationship scream passion!

**Please note some spoilers are ahead if you have not watched season 6, episode 9 yet.  Even though it seems like Kelsey and Zane are the perfect match, they haven’t really had their moment in the spotlight yet.  Kelsey and Zane both care about their jobs a lot and it has often gotten in the way of their relationship, but it looks like that is finally about to change!

In season 6, episode 9, Zane is hurt when he finds out that Kelsey has been lying to him about Liza’s real age and she tries to work things out with him.  This leads to a real and honest conversation between them, as Zane asks Kelsey what she really thought when he told her he loved her.  The obstacles appear to be out of the way for now and Kelsey tells Zane that she loves him too, which had me jumping up and down for joy!

Kelsey is such a strong woman and her past relationships consisted of men who simply did not deserve her.  Either they didn’t see how amazing she was or they were too busy being selfish, but she was so far out of their league.  Even though Zane tries to pretend like he doesn’t care, he does, and he proves that he has a softer and romantic side when it comes to his feelings for Kelsey.

Kelsey and Zane deserve a real chance at happiness and I believe in their relationship.  They are beyond adorable together and I love when they go out drinking, as the walls come down and they are finally just themselves with one another.  Perhaps Kelsey should leave the cooking to Zane in the future though…

What’s next for Kelsey and Zane?  Now that it looks like they are finally giving their relationship a chance, what does this mean for their working relationship?  Zane is currently reporting to Kelsey, but this will most likely need to change if they want to avoid more scandal at Millennial, but I can’t wait to see some more swoon-worthy moments for these two and I hope nothing else stands in their way because they are end game for me!

Stay tuned for a recognized Ship on TV each week!

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My performance of the week ending 8/17/19 on TV goes to…

Lennie James as Morgan Jones on AMC’s Fear the Walking DeadOne of the best things to happen to the Fear TWD series was to have Lennie James join the cast.  Part of what makes Morgan so essential to the series is that someone who was previously lost and alone has now become the leader of the group.  He touches the lives of each character in one way or another and he continues to see the good in the world, even when it may seem like there is none left.  Please note some spoilers are ahead.

In season 5, Morgan has continued his mission of helping others in need, trying to do one good deed at a time.  It is inspiring, but I have been more moved by Morgan’s self-reflection, understanding that perhaps he needs to help himself as well, which is easier said than done.  It often seems like Morgan is always keeping busy so that he does not have to deal with his own inner pain and that comes out more in season 5, episode 9.

After Morgan risks his life to help a woman and child, Morgan is the one who needs saving and he has to put his full trust in someone else.  When Morgan opens up later in the episode, he finally starts talking about his own grief, realizing that he never truly said goodbye to his wife and son and that he doesn’t know how to.

This moment of sheer honesty and vulnerability really elevated Morgan’s character in my opinion.  He’s always in motion and he tries to help those around him, but he finally takes a second to talk about what he needs to do and how he is feeling.

What’s next for Morgan?  We’ll have to wait and see, but it will be interesting to find out what happens when he faces off with Logan.  Morgan is not to be underestimated, but is he able to do what is truly necessary to survive?  We have seen Morgan in similar situations before where he continues to try and fight for someone, even when they have shown their true colors again and again.

You have to admire Morgan’s willingness to continue to see that tiny sliver of goodness, but you also have to wonder if it will ultimately be his downfall.  Either way, Morgan is a true leader and he is so inspiring.  I love watching his interactions with every character and my favorite friendship is his one with Alicia.

Morgan sees so much of himself in Alicia and I love that he is doing everything he can to help her, reminding us that family is about more than blood.  Morgan may have lost his own family, but he has the opportunity to save his new family and you can’t help rooting for him.  I can’t wait to see what happens next!

Stay tuned for a recognized performance on TV each week!

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