Spoiler-Free Review of “Scream: Resurrection” Season 3 on VH1: I’m Feeling Woozy Here!

**This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!**

“Do you like scary movies?”  I actually do and my favorite movie of all time is Scream.  I have probably seen this movie over 30 times now and I never get tired of watching it.  I love everything related to Scream…up until now.  It’s been about three years since Scream season 2 released on MTV and I was pretty shocked to discover that we were finally getting a season 3.  Only it’s a new network, a new cast, and a new story-line.  We were left with a cliffhanger in Scream season 2, but I was ready to give this season a chance and I was hoping for the best.

Along with the series, we currently have four movies in the Scream franchise so far, which makes me smile because I think about how Randy pointed out the rules of a trilogy, but I’m always up for more slasher fun in ScreamScream Resurrection features six episodes, which aired as a three-night event on VH1, premiering on July 8th 2019.  It stars RJ Cyler, Jessica Sula, Giorgia Whigham, Tyga, and Keke Palmer.

Our main protagonist, Deion, lost his brother when he was young after they went out trick-or-treating together.  In present day, Deion ends up getting detention with several other students, forming their own version of The Breakfast Club.  They rename it, The Deadfest Club, and are quickly targeted and stalked by a killer wearing the infamous Ghostface mask, as they realize that perhaps the killer is hiding in plain sight.

The Pros:

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The original Ghostface mask and voice actor return.

I thought this was really cool and it gave me a lot of Scream nostalgia hearing voice actor, Roger Jackson, again, bringing back all of my “Surprise Sidney” feels!  It was genuinely scary and creepy hearing the OG Ghostface over the phone, so this really helped elevate some of the threats for me.

Tony Todd is awesome.

You gotta love seeing Candyman and I absolutely welcomed his small role on the series, which provided me with some genuinely entertaining moments.  Tony Todd is fantastic in everything and he knows how to really creep out an audience and he didn’t disappoint here!

The Cons:

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The dialogue is bloody terrible.

I don’t think that I have sat through a show with dialogue this bad in a very long time and I was really working hard to sit through this, but some of these conversations had me pulling my hair out.  The jokes didn’t work and everything just felt so forced and uninspiring.  Even the pickup lines and pointless hookup scenes made you wish for some cheesy guy to come up to you and ask you if there is a mirror in your pocket.  That’s how bad they were.

The characters leave a lot to be desired.

The characters on season 3 even made it a point to say that they all fit into certain labels or stereotypes, like the goth or the jock.  However, even though they were aware of this, they didn’t do anything to actually separate themselves from these dull and tired stereotypes.  Deion’s backstory was just kind of meh and I found myself really struggling to connect with anyone. 

Beth (Giorgia Whigham from The Punisher) and Kym (Keke Palmer from Scream Queens) had some glimmers of potential, but it simply wasn’t enough.  When you watch a horror or slasher movie, you want to have someone to root for and I simply did not care about what happened to any of the characters…at all.

So am I in or out?

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Sidney Prescott called and she’s out and so am I!  Everything just felt so forced and dull.  There were even several attempts to chat about horror movies and different rules, but they didn’t work them in seamlessly, which made these references kind of pointless.  The kills were just OK and the reveals and twists at the end were just whatever for me and why did we keep calling the killer, “Ghostface,” like that was his or her real name?  Just call him or her the killer!  

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I was honestly so disappointed with this and I don’t recommend it to anyone unless you want to have a good laugh and if you do, watch Scream Queens instead, which is actually really clever and well done.  If you are looking for some slasher fun and gore, I would recommend watching Slasher on Netflix instead.  You might as well have a Scream movie marathon or even watch the first two seasons of MTV’s Scream, rather than waste your time on this.

Seriously, anything other than watching this.  VH1 was smart about turning this into a three night event or else I probably would have tuned out after the premiere.  I’m hoping that this doesn’t taint the Scream franchise because I am a huge fan, but I was just looking for so much more and unfortunately I didn’t get it here.

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

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The 100” season 6 episode 9: “Redemption”

Happy Wednesday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s The 100 season 6 episode 9, I learned that “the path to the future goes through the past,” but once you face it, are you able to truly earn a second chance?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “What You Take With You,” the trippy weirdness continues, as Octavia takes a spiritual journey to discover the truth about herself.  Meanwhile, Josephine/Clarke and Bellamy try to find Gabriel and Kane is conflicted about his own second chance.  My top 5 moments from The 100 season 6 episode 9 are:

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“You don’t want them to know the truth…”

Abby is beyond thrilled to have Marcus back in her life, but he is having a little bit of trouble adjusting to his new body and the actions that led to his return, which is to be expected.  Abby tries to tell Marcus that this is a gift and begs him to accept it, reminding him that he is the man she fell in love with and that this doesn’t change that.  Even though Marcus initially seems like he is trying to adjust, he recognizes that the Primes are lying to their people, as his host’s wife thinks that he is still living.  Marcus tries to keep his moral compass intact, but this is not an easy call, as he also wants to be with Abby.

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“I won’t let you die.”

Meanwhile, Josephine/Clarke and Bellamy continue on their own journey together, as Bellamy tries to track down Gabriel.  Josephine asks Bellamy if they are going to be friends now, but it doesn’t look like Bellamy is falling for her act.  However, we do discover that Clarke can hear them and Bellamy takes a moment to tell Clarke that he won’t let her die, which was a swoon-worthy Bellarke moment for sure.  Josephine hilariously comments on how weird their relationship is, but their friendship has been through so much and I love every single moment we witness with them.

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“Why can I see you?”

After the Children of Gabriel learn that Josephine is present within Clarke’s body, it’s off with her head…or almost, as Josephine reluctantly turns control over to Clarke so that she can escape.  Clarke shows off her kick-ass fighting skills and clearly has not forgotten her time as Wanheda!  Survival is important to Josephine, but Clarke begins to see Josephine right in front of her, reminding us that they are running out of time.  Clarke radios over a message to Gabriel and tells him who she is and that she has Josephine within her mind, hoping to find a way out of this, but it looks like Clarke and Josephine are both in danger here.

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“This is how we get our humanity back.”

Kane’s uncertainty continues and he wakes up some backup to help him figure this all out…Indra!  It’s great to see Indra again, but she is shocked upon seeing Kane’s new body, but he quickly confirms that it is really him.  Raven is on board to help as well, as Kane realizes what he must do.  Abby is horrified to find out that Marcus plans on ending his life for good and speaks to him between the glass, desperately trying to get him to change his mind.  Marcus loves Abby so much, but he understands what he needs to do now, ultimately floating himself, but not before we see him in his true form one last time.

Henry Ian Cusick has confirmed that he is leaving the show, but perhaps we will see him again in a flashback or a memory.  “May we meet again.”  He will absolutely be missed and I am still incredibly heartbroken over this, as I ship Abby and Marcus together so much!  Kane’s fight may be over, but his memory will live on and I’m hoping his actions are enough to inspire Abby, so that she can find her own inner strength to stop the Primes before it’s too late.

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“The anomaly gave me a second chance and now I need to earn it.”

The most interesting part of the episode for me involved Octavia and her spiritual journey into her past and the anomaly.  Gabriel induces a kind of sleep or trance to find out what she saw in the anomaly, but Octavia seems to go on more of a journey of self discovery.  We get to see Pike again, who sort of acts as Octavia’s guide on this journey, helping her tap into her past and her guilt.  Pike asks Octavia what she truly wants and she first says, “Forgiveness,” but then comes to the realization that she is actually looking for redemption.

In a heartbreaking moment, we witness Octavia seeing Lincoln right before he dies, which still brings me to tears even now.  Octavia faces off against the darkest part of herself, as Blodreina reminds her that “you are Wonkru or you are the enemy of Wonkru.”  I never get tired of hearing that.  After battling herself, Blodreina is no more, but Octavia Blake remains.  Octavia is a fighter and she is about to prove herself to earn back her second chance.

Can she truly be redeemed?  I’m not sure, but this is definitely a step in the right direction for her and it looks like things are going to get even more interesting when Josephine/Clarke shows up.  The anomaly has shown Octavia the way, but we still don’t know where Diyoza is and Gabriel still seems to be infatuated with discovering the truth within it, so we definitely have a lot more to find out.  Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own theories and thoughts on The 100 in the comments section below.  Thanks for reading and happy viewing!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Fear the Walking Dead” season 5 episode 6: “We’ve Done the Impossible Before”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 6, I realized that “more things are possible than impossible,” but what happens when you lose that last faint glimmer of hope?  How do you keep going?  Do you hold on to the dream or do you face reality and stop searching for the impossible?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “The Little Prince,” the group works together to fix the plane, but they are running out of time.  Meanwhile, everyone takes a moment to share something about their feelings, connecting to the people around them.  My top 5 moments from Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 6 are:

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“Off the record…”

Al went through quite the emotional roller coaster in episode 5, but she is trying to stay on track now and fix the plane.  Of course that’s easier said than done, but we take a brief moment for her and June to talk.  June recognizes that perhaps Al went through something when she was taken and reminds her that she once allowed her to talk about everything off the record, now giving Al the chance to do the same.

Al doesn’t share with June, but I thought this was a sweet moment and I actually really like the friendship between these two.  There are a lot of similarities between both characters and they both know what it’s like to shut people out, but it’s great to see that they are now developing so much and growing as characters.

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“If you don’t do what I say, there’s gonna be another meltdown.”

Even though the majority of the episode is focused on filler share time for the group, we do get some drama, as we get to see Grace again in this episode.  Grace radios over to Morgan and explains that she needs their generator because the one she was using failed.  Grace explains that if the generator works, it will buy them some time, but that they better fix that plane soon.  No pressure guys!

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“These things are always complicated.”

During the episode, John and Dwight continue their search for Sherry and Dwight doesn’t seem like he is initially up for any over sharing.  However, John continues to open up to him and shows him the scrabble letters he carries around with him from when June first revealed that she loved him.  I think it’s beyond sweet that John still holds on to them and I am still shipping John and June so much!

Dwight recognizes that John is a good person and sees the world a certain way.  He finally opens up a little bit about Sherry and explains that “she chose to give up everything” for him.  John finds a clue in the diner and ends up discovering an infinity note from Sherry or “Honey” in the car.  He reads the letter and discovers that this is the last letter that Sherry plans on writing, telling Dwight that she wants him to move on.

Dwight can tell that Sherry was there and is clearly excited and hopeful over this discovery, but John lies to him and tells him that he didn’t find anything. While I think that Dwight has a right to get some closure here, John recognizes that something like this would completely crush him and he decides to keep that glimmer of hope still going.  Is it the right call?  I’m not so sure, but I completely understand where John is coming from and I think he did this out of the goodness of his heart.  Then again, Dwight also deserves the truth.

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“Just make sure you’re doing what they really asked.”

While the group is trying to fix the plane, Annie tries to convince Max and Dylan to leave with her.  Alicia explains that it’s not safe and desperately tries to get through to Annie.  Annie finally releases the guard around her and tells Alicia what happened with their parents.  She watched them all get sick after they were exposed to the radioactive walkers and was told to keep the group of children safe.  Annie has been carrying this burden around with her this entire time, which is no easy task for anyone.  Alicia recognizes where she is coming from and tells her that she constantly thinks about the last thing her own mother told her.

Annie still seems convinced that the right decision is to go back to hiding behind the dead, but Alicia asks her an important question, wondering if Annie finds surrounding herself with the dead easier than surrounding herself with the living.  Alicia understands what it feels like to want to run away, but she has gone through something very similar and wants to help Annie too.  Annie and the kids ultimately leave, but Alicia decides that she’s going in, even though she will need to make her way through a large group of walkers.  While Alicia Clark is my favorite zombie super hero, she is outnumbered here, but it looks like she is not giving up without a fight!

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“Roads are not a necessary ingredient to this journey.”

While the group is working on the plane, Victor, Charlie, and Sarah continue to try and work on things on their end, but they don’t know how they are going to get to their friends.  It seems like the answer has been in front of them the whole time, as Charlie shows them a picture of our dear good friend Jimbo, sparking the idea to use his inflatable beer hot air balloon to reach their friends.

It looks like everything is working out, but Victor cannot find the perfect “coaster” to land on, as they end up having to put the balloon down very quickly, losing contact with Morgan over the radio.  Victor and Charlie are completely surrounded by walkers and they know that Morgan warned them to stay away from them, but will they be able to get out of this jam unharmed?  Luckily, Morgan has a new staff and he is going in, much like Alicia.  Let’s hope he can reach them in time!  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 performance of the week ending 7/6/19 on TV goes to…

Maggie Grace as Al on AMC’s Fear the Walking DeadI have been a fan of Maggie Grace since the days of Lost and I was beyond excited when she joined the cast of Fear TWD.  That being said, you never know how long a character is going to last on either show, but Al is proving to be a bad-ass survivor and a strong female character you do not want to mess with!  Please note some spoilers are ahead.

I have been intrigued by Al’s story since season 4 of Fear TWD and I find it interesting that she has been so focused on recording the stories of others, but yet she keeps a guard up around herself.  In season 5 episode 5, we finally get an Al centric episode and explore her character further, which is something I have been anxiously waiting for!  We learn more about her past, the mysterious Bog #7 tape, and we witness Al finally opening up to those around her, realizing that perhaps there is more than just the story.  There’s the chance at a future and Al realizes that shutting people out is not always the solution.

What’s next for Al?  We’ll have to wait and see, but she did lie to the rest of her group about the helicopter and her encounter with Isabelle.  We can assume that Al is doing this to protect them, but will keeping this secret cause more problems later on?  We’ll have to see how this unfolds, but I was extremely happy when Al decided to let the group know her full name:  Althea Szewczek-Przygocki.  Try pronouncing that three times fast!  Even though it may not seem like a lot, it’s a huge step for Al’s character and it reveals that she is finally ready to let others in…one step at a time.

Maggie Grace blew me away this week with her performance.  She was real, inspiring, and heartfelt.  I love TWD universe because it’s not just about the walkers and the chaos going around.  Similar to Lost, it’s about the characters.  As we peel back layers of their past, we learn more about them and start to bond with them so much, truly sympathizing with everything they have to go through and that’s what makes these shows stand out.  I don’t always connect with every character, but I have to say that Maggie Grace continues to impress me in every role and has really proven that she is an incredible actress with a lot of range.  I can’t wait to see what she does next!

Stay tuned for a recognized performance on TV each week!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Ranking the top 5 villains from “Dexter”

Happy Wednesday TV Fans!  For today, I have returned to one of my old favorites, Dexter, as I recently finished up my complete re-watch of the series.  Even though Dexter Morgan is a serial killer, he is an anti-hero that you root for, but I have to admit it was difficult thinking about who is actually considered a villain or a big bad on the show, as it pretty much comes down to whether or not they are actually Dexter’s nemesis.  While some of these villains are brutal and vicious, others are meticulous and calculating, but they each test Dexter in different ways, bringing out emotions within him that he thought perhaps never existed.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the series yet.  My top 5 villains from Dexter are:

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Miguel Prado

Miguel Prado first appears in season 3 of Dexter and witnesses Dexter killing someone.  Dexter tries to stick by his code, but this becomes more and more difficult when Miguel takes an interest in what Dexter is doing, as he also feels that so many criminals escape the law and deserve to be punished.  Initially, there is a real friendship and bond between Dexter and Miguel, but this becomes more complicated when Miguel decides to deviate from the code, taking justice into his own hands.  As a result, Miguel becomes a major nemesis for Dexter and he is forced to end their friendship…for good.

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James Doakes

So, this one was tricky for me because I don’t really consider James Doakes to be a villain.  He just always sensed that something was “off” about Dexter and it turns out…he was right.  In season 1, Doakes seems to be getting close to discovering Dexter’s secret, but he actually finds out what Dexter has been truly hiding in season 2.  Dexter holds Doakes captive for a while, desperately trying to figure out what to do with him, recognizing that he is essentially innocent.  There are actually some real bonding moments between these two, but it comes down to survival here.  Of course, someone else ends up taking Doakes out for good, but Doakes is a noteworthy nemesis for Dexter and he absolutely deserves a spot on the list.

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Lila

Lila is absolutely crazy, but that’s why she is just so brilliant as a villain for me.  Appearing in season 2, Lila actually becomes a love interest for Dexter…or maybe more of a lust interest.  However, Dexter starts to realize that Lila is actually very dangerous and tries to cut all ties with her.  Lila is furious to see that Dexter is rejecting her and doesn’t take no for an answer.  She channels some Fatal Attraction for sure, essentially stalking Dexter and targeting his friends.  It is also important to note that Lila is the first one who brings up the “Dark Passenger” that exists within Dexter, which I think is part of what drew him to her.  However, everyone’s passenger is different and Lila has a lot of screws loose throughout season 2, proving to be a dangerous and unstable villain.

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The Ice Truck Killer

Who could forget the Ice Truck Killer from season 1, aka Dexter’s brother, Brian Moser?  I still think twice whenever I see someone with different colors painted on each nail and that’s because the Ice Truck Killer was a sick and twisted villain.  Even though the Ice Truck Killer is very creative with each kill, he also takes the time to leave little clues behind for Dexter, which sparks his interest.  This game of cat and mouse continues and when it is finally revealed that he is actually Dexter’s biological brother, I was completely shocked.  Brian never had someone like Harry to teach him how to channel his own rage, but he still tries to force some kind of connection with Dexter.  However, when it comes down to Brian or Deb, Dexter chooses his sister, holding on to the values he learned so many years ago.

Some honorable mentions before revealing my number one pick are:

  • Hannah McKay (although I don’t personally classify her as a villain, but she is a fantastic femme fatale)
  • Jordan Chase
  • Ray Speltzer (bull-head guy still gives me nightmares)
  • Travis Marshall
  • Maria LaGuerta (I don’t classify her as a villain either, but she almost took down Dexter so this is to be noted)
  • Christine Hill
  • The Skinner
  • The Brain Surgeon

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Trinity

Season 4 is such an amazing season and part of that is because the villain, Trinity, aka Arthur Mitchell, is incredible.  He is definitely Dexter’s greatest foe for me and he is responsible for the death of Rita, which still breaks my heart.  Dexter continues to chase after Trinity, intrigued by his own kill cycle, but he gets too close to him, posing as Kyle Butler.  Trinity’s kills are bone-chilling and creepy, giving me my own set of nightmares, but he also tries to play the family man, surprising even Dexter.  However, we quickly discover that he is essentially a monster to his own family as well, causing Dexter to practically throw caution out the window while trying to find a way to stop Trinity.  Dexter even has several opportunities to kill Trinity, but he doesn’t initially take them.

Later on, Trinity actually walks right into the police station and says, “Hello, Dexter Morgan,” now threatening to make things truly personal.  Even though Dexter is able to stop Trinity once and for all after he discovers his identity, there is a huge consequence, as he loses Rita in the process.  Dexter blames himself for her death and begins to question everything about himself and the code as a result, making Trinity’s actions that much more destructive in the end.  He is played brilliantly by John Lithgow and will always be one of the greatest villains on any television series for me!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to share some of your own thoughts and comments on your favorite villains from Dexter. 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 5: “You Fall, I Fall.”

Happy Tuesday TV fans!  After watching AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 5, I realized that sometimes you need to let something go in order to finally open up to those around you.  It’s up to you to decide if you want to stay in the past or embrace the future.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “The End of Everything,” we finally catch up with Al and learn about her fate after she was taken.  My top 5 moments from Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 5 are:

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“Hey baldy…over here!”

In the beginning of the episode, we catch up with Al after she goes back to find and record her next story.  She is taken by someone in the mask and suit, who is focused on one thing…finding the tape that Al recorded on her camera.  Al wakes up in a car with her hands tied, but she proves just how resourceful she is.  Al spots a walker and calls him over to her.  The walker, or Baldy, takes the bait and Al is able to grab on to the barbed wire around him to free herself.  She then proceeds to take out the walker with the car door, reminding us that she is a bad-ass you do not want to mess with!

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“I just want to know the truth.  Why are you out here?”

The stranger really should have used handcuffs as Al suggested, but we learn that the masked stranger is a woman.  The woman continues to ask for the tape again and again, but Al is quite stubborn.  We get to see the helicopter with the 3 circle symbol up close and learn that the woman is part of “Ground 17,” whatever that means.  We also learn that there is a Reclamation team ready to swoop in if needed.  So how many teams are there and is the Reclamation team the group that was in contact with Rick and Anne/Jadis on TWD or is this an entirely different branch?  This is a lot to process, but Al is determined to get to the truth…even if she has to risk her life to do so.

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“Why does any of this matter?”

Al finally gets through to the mysterious woman, hilariously nicknaming her Happy for now, when she agrees to tell Al about what they are doing in exchange for the tape.  Happy doesn’t seem like she wants to share too much, but Al refuses to take no for an answer and continues to question her, revealing the journalist within.

Happy finally asks Al why any of this matters and Al explains that “when we’re gone, our stories will be all that’s left.”  Happy finds Al’s tape, Bog #7, which is extremely important to Al.  Al explains that she lost her brother because she was chasing after the story and this is a reminder.  Happy seems to be opening up more now and explains that “we have the future,” but does that mean she is ready to give up on the present?

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“You fall, I fall.”

I don’t know why, but when I heard Al repeating this phrase, I kept thinking about The Notebook’s “If you’re a bird, I’m a bird” speech, but I guess it applies here.  In an attempt to get more fuel for the helicopter, it’s time for some extreme rock climbing with an angry walker to make it that much more exciting.  Al and Happy work together to climb up the wall and have a close call, but Al is able to hook on to the walker’s line before it is too late.  I thought Jon Snow’s climb up the wall on GOT was exciting, but Al sure had me on the edge of my seat as well!  They are able to make it to the top together, but Al realizes that once this is all over, Happy will need to kill her because she knows too much.

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“I want you to live!”

After Al turns over the tape, Happy destroys it, explaining that this is bigger than all of us, but is still pretty cryptic about what she actually means here.  Al realizes that this is the end of the road for her, as Happy tells her to turn around.  Al tells her she gets it and that she finally knows that she chose something other than a story.  She turns over the Bog #7 tape and tells Happy, “Make sure the story matters.”  Happy holds a gun to the back of Al’s head, but has second thoughts and tells her, “I want you to live!”  She explains that her real name is Isabelle and tells Al not to chase this story. She reveals that she has finally witnessed one of the prettiest things ever since the apocalypse started and passionately kisses Al.  I’m still swooning over this kiss! 

Al and Isabelle go their separate ways and Al catches up with Morgan and Alicia.  She lies and tells them that she only heard the helicopter and says there is no story.  I thought this was a huge moment for Al’s character.  When she handed over the tape to Isabelle, it’s like she was finally able to free herself from the burden of her past, now ready to open up to the possibilities of the present and the future.  Al even reveals her last name, which I am still having trouble pronouncing, but it just goes to show that she is finally ready to write her own story. 

Where is Isabelle going?  I’m not sure, but we still have been left with so many unanswered questions.  Isabelle calls off the Reclamation group, but are we going to have to wait until the movies with Rick Grimes to learn anything concrete about what this group is actually doing?  Either way, I was thoroughly entertained by the episode and I thought that Maggie Grace was brilliant, branching out into a well layered character that continues to surprise me again and again.  Stay tuned!

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My Ship of the week ending 6/29/19 on TV goes to…

John Murphy and Emori on The 100, better known as Memori! The two outsiders on the show who somehow found their way to one another fly under the radar sometimes, but their love is real and inspiring.  Please note some spoilers are ahead.  There is just something so incredibly sweet about these two together.  I fell in love with this ship a long time ago on the show and it continues to make me melt.  Murphy has always been the bad boy, but he has the potential to be redeemed by love when he meets Emori.  Emori is not without her faults either, as she has trouble trusting others and both characters were used to putting their own survival ahead of helping others in the past.  However, that starts to change when they meet each other. 

It seems like Emori has made more progress with her moral compass, as our favorite bad boy cannot always be trusted, but there is something magical about these two together.  Even though Murphy can be a bit harsh with others, he wears his heart on his sleeve when it comes to his feelings for Emori.  We’ve been lacking some serious screen time for these two for a while, but I was happy to see some swoon-worthy moments between them in season 6 episode 8.  

Murphy gets down on one knee and asks Emori if she can love him forever.  Even though Murphy is talking about siding with Josephine here and accepting immortality, I can’t skip over the sweetness of this moment.  Emori ultimately has to choose between staying loyal to Murphy and doing the right thing.  Even though she ends up telling Bellamy about John’s plan to get rid of Clarke, she still cares for him so deeply.

Later on, when Josephine stabs Murphy, Emori rushes over to his side and tells him to stay with her.  Through it all, Memori continues to touch my heart and soul.  Even though I was getting some vibes between Murphy and Raven for a while, I think that Memori is end game.  They accept each other for who they are, faults and all.

What’s next for Memori?  We’ll have to stay tuned to find out, but it looks like they are in a lot of trouble.  They are both taken prisoner by the Primes and Murphy’s injury looks pretty bad, so we will have to see if they can survive what happens next.  I’m hoping so, but immortality may be out of reach for Murphy now, but perhaps he can realize that having the woman he loves with him is rewarding enough.  I can’t wait to see what happens next for them!

Stay tuned for a recognized Ship on TV each week!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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