Ranking the top 5 moments from “The Purge” season 2 episode 4: “Remembrance Day”

Happy Wednesday TV fans!  After watching the USA network’s The Purge season 2 episode 4 last night, I realized that some citizens may want to “say no to The Purge,” but they should be careful about who they voice these opinions to.  After all, the NFFA is always watching.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In last night’s episode, “Grief Box,” we flash forward to three months after Purge Night, as Esme continues her investigation.  Meanwhile, we get a glimpse into Marcus’s past, Ben meets a new friend with the urge to Purge, and Ryan gets everything ready for the big score.  My top 5 moments from The Purge season 2 episode 4 are:

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“The Purge could be making people more violent.”

In this episode, we flash forward to three months after Purge Night, as everyone prepares for Remembrance Day, which is a day to remember those who have been sacrificed for the good of The Purge.  If you lost a family member or friend, you receive a grief box honoring their sacrifice from the NFFA.  Yep, this is apparently a thing.

Esme continues to work with Marcus’s son and they learn that Professor Adams was gathering research on some kind of experiment connected to the brain scans found in her apartment.

Marcus’s son thinks that The Purge may be making people more violent during the rest of the year and he’s definitely on to something here, but we also know that the NFFA will go to extreme measures to cover this up.

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“We need Tommy.”

As Ryan tries to come up with a plan to steal the score of their lives, they start to realize that they really need Tommy since it involves getting into a vault at the bank.  Luckily, Ryan still has some friends from his former cop days and he is able to visit Tommy for a short period of time, allowing him to secure the name of a contact that might be able to help them.

After meeting the contact, I’m not sure that he can be trusted and Ryan warns him that if he messes this up, he will kill him.

Can Ryan really trust anyone outside his inner circle though?

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“You don’t have to do this…”

We also get a glimpse into Marcus’s past during this episode, flashing back to 14 years ago.  We meet Marcus’s first wife and learn that their marriage fell apart after he wanted to get out of their neighborhood, feeling threatened and unsafe.

Marcus goes to a Remembrance Day party with his son to get some answers, but almost loses it completely when he thinks he sees the same truck that ran him down.

Even though Marcus is convinced that someone from his past might be behind the hit, he decides to start from scratch again to narrow down the suspects, but Michelle casts a suspicious look when he reveals this, so perhaps he needs to re-visit his second wife as a main suspect…

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“You make a good point.”

Ben decides to head out to a Remembrance Day weapons sale and meets a new friend.  His friend is all about The Purge and even gives him some ideas about creating a list in advance so that he is prepared for the following Purge.

Only we know that Ben has been purging outside of Purge Night, which is extremely risky and dangerous, even though his latest victim was determined to be found dead from heatstroke.

Ben really thinks about going after his roommate, but has a change of heart when he finds out that his brother was killed.  His roommate clearly feels guilty about what happened with Ben, which gives him a get out of Purge free card for now, but I have a feeling Ben isn’t going to let this go.

Ben’s urge to Purge has not gone away just yet; however, as he decides to target the Purge protester girl who was very enthusiastic about saying no to The Purge.  Ben is definitely addicted to violence now, as he puts on the infamous God mask with pride, ready to hunt down his next kill.

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“What else are they covering up?”

Esme continues to hold my undivided attention while she goes through the list of the people in the experiment, suddenly realizing that they are all dead now.  There is one woman still alive named Olivia Hughes and Esme decides to track her down to get some answers.  Only she arrives and discovers that she has now also been murdered.

After alerting the police, Olivia’s death is now ruled a suicide even though Esme thinks it’s obvious that she was murdered.  When she went through the footage leading to her death, a lot of the media mysteriously vanished, suggesting that the NFFA is actually behind this, erasing all of the evidence.

Esme’s boss is now also on to her, watching her on the monitors, so she better watch her back.

Now that Esme knows that the NFFA is up to no good, is her life in immediate danger?

What did Professor Adams discover with these trials and why are the subjects all dead?

I can’t wait to find out!  Overall, I thought this episode seemed slightly filler and transitional, but I really want to know more about this experiment.  The NFFA is up to no good, but let’s hope that they don’t silence Esme!  Stay tuned!

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

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The Purge” season 2 episode 3: “Blindspots”

Happy Wednesday TV fans!  After watching the USA network’s The Purge season 2 episode 3 last night, we learned that the voice over is back, reminding us that “when you embrace the Purge, anything can happen.  What will you choose?”  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In last night’s episode, “Blindspots,” Marcus begins to suspect his wife, Esme follows a mystery man in a mask, and Ben attempts to channel his rage.  Meanwhile, we get a glimpse into Ryan’s past, learning more about his group prior to the armed robberies.  My top 5 moments from The Purge season 2 episode 3 are:

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“This is the score to fund the rest of our lives.”

In the beginning of the episode, Tommy stands trial and pleads guilty.  He tries to explain that all he did was cross over a line when the Purge siren sounded, but he is charged with a Level R offense.  I’m still not clear on what that stands for, but I guess it’s pretty bad since he is sentenced to death.  Tommy cries out that this is not justice, but it looks like he is going to need some serious help getting out of this one.

Meanwhile, we flash back to 8 years ago and get a glimpse into Ryan’s past.  We learn that he and the rest of the group used to be police officers and they went out one Purge Night to take down a criminal.  Only they ended up crossing paths with the Captain, realizing that she was working for the criminal.  Ryan is basically blocked from finding any other type of government job and the rest of the group quits the force with him, standing by his side.

We start to truly understand why this group seems like a family, but are they prepared to do something extremely risky by going after a score outside of Purge Night?  I can’t wait to find out!

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“You’re not good at hiding unless you need to be.”

An excellent point for sure, Esme.  I think Esme is starting to be my favorite character on the show.  I love that she works for the NFFA, but she also wants to find out the truth and she is not afraid to follow her own leads to do so.  Although it’s a safe bet that this may get her into some serious trouble later on.

We get another connection between our characters when Esme starts looking into a mystery man on the cameras.  He hasn’t necessarily done anything illegal, but Esme senses that something is up and we discover that she is actually following Ryan.

This isn’t the only connection we get, as Esme decides to call Marcus’s son, Darren.  She shares the information she found at Professor Adams’ apartment, hoping to get more information, but Darren seems cautious since she works for the NFFA.

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“Cases like these…it’s someone you know.  Someone you’re close to.”

Marcus continues to try and find out more about who tried to kill him, but he is shocked when his wife is suggested as a potential suspect.  We find out that Michelle is actually Marcus’s second wife, but he can’t seem to believe that she would be capable of something like this.

Either way, Marcus has his guard up and decides to activate the tracker on her phone, following her to see what she is really up to.  We discover that Michelle is attending some kind of safe space group to discuss Purge trauma, as Michelle opens up about what happened and how she is feeling.  Marcus clearly feels awful for suspecting his wife and decides to surprise her with a romantic dinner.

Does this really clear Michelle as a suspect though?  If Michelle is that good, she may have been on to Marcus’s suspicions already and could have done this to throw him off track.

We’ll have to see how this plays out, but after Marcus is almost run down while he is jogging; we know that the killer is not going to rest until he is eliminated for good.

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“Was it something you had to do?”

Ben continues to trip out after Purge Night and it’s obvious that his rage is taking over.  Ben goes for a drive and we get a Purge Easter Egg, as the famous voice over returns!  Fans of The Purge season 1 will remember that the character, Joe, was always listening to this voice over, which was later revealed to be from Bobby Sheridan’s lectures.

Ben shows up to slaughter an animal to channel some of this rage, but he doesn’t go through with it.  Later on, he stops to get some strawberries and ends up brutally murdering the man selling them after he tries to scam him out of his correct change.

It looks like the violence from Purge Night is seeping out into the rest of the year, so is it actually making people even more dangerous?  Either way, Ben is clearly not over what happened and his roommate better get out of there because I have a feeling he’s next!

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“You’re either a ghost or a glitch and I want to know why.”

After Esme follows Ryan, he shows off his own skills and confronts her later on.  She reveals that she works for the NFFA and that he is basically a person of interest.  Ryan reminds her that he hasn’t done anything wrong, but we know that he is planning this big score.

Will Esme get in his way or will he have second thoughts about going through with it?

Maybe Ryan will be the one to help Esme solve Professor Adams’ murder? 

I’m not sure, but I love these character connections and I can’t wait until they all come face-to-face with one another.  Stay tuned!

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

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The Purge” season 2 episode 2: “Everything Is Fine”

Happy Wednesday TV fans!  After watching the USA network’s The Purge season 2 episode 2 last night, I also started to ask myself:  “What do you do when every choice you can make seems like the wrong one?”  Is it possible to find redemption and goodness in the world of The Purge or is society too far gone?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In last night’s episode, “Everything Is Fine,” it’s the day after Purge Night, which may be even messier than the actual night, as our new characters deal with the aftermath, making new decisions that might change their lives forever.  My top 5 moments from The Purge season 2 episode 2 are:

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“I know how you got this…”

After pulling off a dangerous heist, Ryan takes his bag of money to a facility where his mom is being treated.  We learn that Ryan’s mother suffers from some kind of dementia and Ryan is doing his best to take care of his family and his other team members from the heist.

Ryan is being presented as the leader with the moral compass, but it will be interesting to find out where his loyalties truly lie once he is connected with the rest of the characters.

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“He’s family.”

After Tommy makes it to the safe house, Ryan is worried that he may have been followed and sure enough, the police show up with perfect timing.  Tommy walks out of the building with no weapon, but the police continue to beat him badly to make a point.  Ryan explains that Tommy will be held until the next Purge and then they will just kill him, which reveals quite a few holes in this justice system that the NFFA seems so proud of.

Will Ryan risk it all to free his friend?  We’ll have to stay tuned to find out, but I thought that this inside look during The Purge aftermath shed some new light on everything.

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“I’m fine…”

But are you really, Ben?  After beating the boy in the “I Am God” Purge mask to death, Ben makes it home to his fraternity, covered in blood.  His roommate is extremely surprised to see him and things aren’t looking too good for him, especially since he left Ben to die.

Ben claims that everything is all right, but this trauma has clearly impacted him and it looks like it also unleashed some inner violence brewing within Ben.  He even tries out playing a Purge video game and gets a little bit too obsessed, revealing that Purge Night may have changed Ben for good.  It also looks like we haven’t seen the last of the “I Am God” Purge mask, as Ben goes back to retrieve it.

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“I need to know what happened in that house.”

After Esme’s friend is brutally murdered, Esme continues to look into the case, even though her supervisor tells her to let it go.  Esme goes to her friend’s house and finds an envelope with an interesting recording of a woman’s voice.

The woman is talking about her need for violence and already I am connecting the dots, wondering if the voice on the other end is Marcus’s wife, Michelle?  I’m really interested in Esme’s character and I support her quest for the truth, but she better watch her back because the NFFA is always watching.

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“Whoever is trying to kill you is still out there.”

During episode 2, we discover that Marcus is a doctor and he actually attempts to save the life of the man who tried to kill him.  Marcus doesn’t get any concrete answers out of him, but he decides to go visit his son at college.

In episode 2, we get several connections between our new characters already.  Marcus’s son had Professor Adams as a teacher, who is Esme’s friend, so the dots are already lining up for us.  Ben was in the same class, so we get that link as well, but I’m sure that there are more connections to discover.  Marcus’s son finds a hidden app on his phone that was spying on Marcus and they learn that there is still a bounty out on Marcus. 

So, who wants Marcus dead?  The obvious answer is his wife, but things are not always what they seem on The Purge.  Either way, I’m intrigued.  Stay tuned!

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

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The Purge” season 2 episode 1 Season Premiere: “This Is Not a Test”

Happy Wednesday TV fans!  After watching the USA network’s The Purge season 2 episode 1 last night, we learned that what happens on Purge Night doesn’t necessarily stay on Purge Night.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In last night’s episode, “This Is Not a Test,” we meet a new group of characters, as the clock approaches the end of Purge Night, but what happens next?  Meanwhile, we get some fun Easter eggs sprinkled in from The Purge films that will creep you out all over again…in a good way!  My top 5 moments from The Purge season 2 episode 1 season premiere are:

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“The line is including murder…”

In the beginning of the premiere, an actress comes on stage for an audition and discovers that she is actually reading for the voice of the announcer of The Purge.  The actress gives a stunning performance and it’s clear that she is definitely the voice for the job, but she seems confused when she thinks that she will be telling people that she is endorsing murder.

I thought this was a fun way to bring us right into season 2 and the premiere doesn’t hold anything back, as it unleashes a whole new level of Purge Night.

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“They look pretty bad-ass though.”

Season 1 did a fantastic job of introducing us to different characters, while connecting the dots for us later on.  It looks like they are continuing with this format, as we follow about four different groups of characters.  One group has just committed armed robbery, led by Ryan (Max Martini).  When the siren sounds, the crime was still taking place, which is a major felony, but will they make a run for it or turn themselves in?

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“Don’t leave me!”

On Purge Night, we also meet two college fraternity students named Ben and Turner.  They are on some kind of scavenger hunt that leads them to an actual suicide bridge, claiming that they need pictures for proof.  It seems like they are having harmless fun, but when Ben gets trapped, Turner leaves him there to die.

The major thing to note in this scene is that the threat that walks forward is wearing The Purge mask with God written on the forehead, which also appeared in The Purge:  Anarchy film.  This is probably one of the creepiest masks in the entire franchise, so I thought it was really fun to bring it back here.

Only Ben is not having so much fun, but he ends up stabbing the threat repeatedly, which suggests that Ben has some darkness of his own that may need to be purged…

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“Should you be watching this?”

During the episode, we also get a look at NFFA’s surveillance team and meet new character, Esme (Paola Nunez).  Part of Esme’s job is to look at all the cameras on Purge Night to see if there are any threats that are not permitted.  She pays a lot of attention to tiny details and is very meticulous, but things get complicated when she spots the death of a woman who is very special to her.

The job is not supposed to be personal, but it looks like Esme is about to embark on her own journey to discover the truth.

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“I want to know who almost purged me.”

We also meet a married couple, Michelle (Rochelle Aytes) and Marcus (Derek Luke).  They are in their home during Purge Night and talk about possibly starting a family, but an intruder breaks in and tries to kill them, which brings us quite a bit of action and chilling moments. 

Michelle and Marcus seem to have the most potential so far, but I do think it is interesting that Marcus discovers that the hit on them was not random, finding the phone of the intruder with several pictures of him.

Now that Purge Night has ended, does this mean that Marcus will continue to track this person down?  Is Michelle completely innocent or is there more to this marriage than meets the eye?  We’ll have to wait and see.

The first season of The Purge was such a welcomed surprise for me.  I went into it with no expectations and it ended up being one of my favorite new shows on television.  I am a huge fan of the movies and I now have extremely high expectations for the second season, but I think that the season premiere did an excellent job of pulling us right back into the world of The Purge. 

I love that we are going to be focusing more on the aftermath of Purge Night, which brings a new element to the franchise and I can’t wait to see what happens next.  The premiere gave us plenty of terrifying moments, while setting up some major aspects that should unravel with even more edge of your seat moments as the season progresses.

It may be 364 days until the next Purge Night, but it looks like the day after The Purge may be even more ruthless and surprising.  The Purge is your next favorite show so what are you waiting for?  Stay tuned!

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

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Killing Eve” season 2 episode 1: “Do You Know How to Dispose of a Body?”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching BBC America’s Killing Eve season 2 episode 1 season premiere on AMC, Villanelle reminded us that “you can see the scary people coming from a mile away” and that “it’s the good people you have to worry about.”  Having a moral compass can be a burden sometimes, as you constantly waver back and forth between what is right and wrong.  However, what if you don’t have one at all?  Are you just a psychopath or is it possible that there is a glimmer of humanity buried deep within you?  After all, you should “never tell a psychopath they’re a psychopath.”  Please note major spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Do You Know How to Dispose of a Body?” we finally catch up with both Eve and Villanelle after the major cliffhanger in season one.  Meanwhile, Eve has a real conversation with Niko and Carolyn re-surfaces, asking for Eve’s help once again.  My top 5 moments from Killing Eve season 2 episode 1 season premiere are:

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“I think I might have killed her…”

So, I sometimes have an issue when shows try to pick up sometime in the future or even years later after a major cliffhanger in a season finale.  However, Killing Eve did not fall into this trap, as it presented us with everything 30 seconds later.  I absolutely loved this because I just recently binge-watched season one and this allowed me to truly pick up where we left off.  Eve panics once she realizes what she has just done and tries to get out of Villanelle’s apartment as quickly as possible.  She starts to realize that she may have killed her and the reality of her actions begins crushing her.  Luckily, we are not kept in suspense for that long, as we also see Villanelle trying to make a break for it despite her severe injuries.  It looks like these two may be separated for at least a little while.  I’m sure that Villaneve ship fans are hoping for a quicker reunion, however.

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“You think I’m a junkie?”

While Eve is waiting in the airport, she begins demonstrating some nervous behavior and a female stranger at the bar asks her if she is all right and says she has been there before.  Eve is immediately suspicious about who this woman is, but then suddenly realizes that she thinks she is a drug addict.  Eve responds by laughing hysterically, which gave us a break in tension.  I mean, Eve is an addict in a sense and her addiction may be even more dangerous.  Later on, Niko tries to get through to Eve, but she shuts off when she sees Carolyn’s number coming up on her phone and decides to hide out in the bathtub for over an hour.  It’s clear that Eve has been traumatized, but will she continue to submerge herself into her work or will she try to find some kind of normalcy within her marriage?  Niko clearly loves Eve, but I’m not sure that she is ready to give up on her job just yet.  For Eve, it’s not just a job, it’s who she is.

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“Drive faster…this is your fault.”

Villanelle continues to impress me with her quick thinking, even when she is severely injured from her stab wound.  She jumps in front of a taxi cab with no hesitation and the cab driver ends up taking her to the hospital, thinking that he is responsible for all of her injuries.  Villanelle hilariously does not allow him any kind of reprieve here, as she tells him that it is his entire fault.  Jodie Comer continues to impress me again and again as Villanelle, as she somehow makes being a psychopath look fashionably good all the time.  I mean, even her hospital outfit was adorable on her.

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“Sometimes when you love someone, you will do crazy things.”

After Villanelle wakes up, she realizes that she needs to get out of the hospital before the police are called.  Villanelle is able to buy some time by manipulating the attending doctor with a false story, but it’s only a matter of time before she ends up trapped.  Villanelle practices out her interesting bedside manner skills, as she poses as a doctor and tells a woman that her husband’s situation is improving, even though it seems like this is definitely not the case.  She also seems to bond with the boy in the hospital bed next to her, but ends up snapping his neck when he says that he doesn’t want to live with his injuries.  Villanelle does seem to be capable of some kind of love, but it is so twisted and distorted at this point.  She clearly still has feelings for Eve and thinks that her stabbing her was a sign that she cares too, but what will happen when she finally tracks her down?  I’m not really sure that they will be kissing and making up, but Villanelle is not giving up on this obsession anytime soon.  I would love to see Villanelle’s past explored more this season to truly start to understand her character, as she may be one of the most intriguing characters on television right now.

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“If she’s alive, you need to find her before she finds you.”

Eve finally picks up Carolyn’s call and learns that circumstances have changed, as she is no longer fired and Carolyn needs her help again.  In season one, we saw Nadia slipping a note under her cell door before Villanelle killed her and we now learn that the note read:  Alistair Peel and was addressed to Eve.  Alistair Peel’s body shows up in the morgue and they assume he has been murdered, which means that Eve has a new mystery to unravel in her mind, which will definitely keep her busy.

We know that there is a connection between Nadia and Villanelle and we also still know that The Twelve are hanging around, so it looks like this will continue to hold our attention in season two.  Niko later reveals to Eve that perhaps “there’s no way out of this job” and he’s spot on.  Eve’s attention continues to focus on her work, but is she ready to sacrifice all of her attachments to do so?  Sandra Oh continues to impress me with her acting, as she really makes Eve stand out as a character that is so unique and interesting.  The dynamic between her and Jodie Comer is fantastic and I can’t wait to see what happens next.  Stay tuned! 

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The Purge” season 1 episode 10 Season Finale: “Let’s Go Save Some Lives”

Happy Wednesday TV fans!  After watching the USA network’s The Purge season 1 episode 10 season finale last night, the voice over reminded us that, “Participation is dangerous.  It’s risky.  But that risk gives way to unyielding rewards.  Just make sure you’re ready for a world of possibility.  Anything can happen.”  Anything can happen indeed, as we all placed our bets to determine who would be victorious at the end of Purge Night.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “A Nation Reborn,” Joe puts Rick and Jenna on trial and we find out exactly why he is holding a grudge against them.  Meanwhile, Miguel and Pete the Cop continue to work together to make it to the school on time and Penelope has a plan of her very own that you’ll never see coming.  My top 5 moments from The Purge season 1 episode 10 season finale are:

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“I know.  Stop reminding me.”

It’s Rick and Jenna’s turn to face their own trial and Rick tries to tell Joe that his wife is pregnant, but Joe is unimpressed by this and tells Rick to stop reminding him about it.  We get a detailed flashback that reveals that Joe was going to do the security for Rick and Jenna’s building, but that Rick voided the contract when he wasn’t satisfied by the work.  Joe tried to beg Rick to consider, explaining that this would ruin him, but Rick refused.  Rick reminds Joe that he did pay him, but Joe doesn’t want to hear it.  While this explains Rick’s involvement, what about Jenna?  Joe blames her for “willful ignorance” and says that she is “guilty by association.”  After all, there really is no reasoning with Joe.  Jenna is beyond upset at this point and blames Rick initially.  She tells him, “You put us here.”  Rick continues to try and get through to Joe, reminding him that it was just business, but this is the last thing Joe wants to hear.

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“I got a stupid idea.”

Miguel and Pete the Cop are still trying to make it to the school, but they are not having an easy time doing so.  These two are an unstoppable team and they work very well together.  Miguel and Pete the Cop take out Rex and his men one at a time, setting them up and knocking them down.  When they finally arrive at the school, they realize that they need to do something about the doors being rigged and Pete has “a stupid idea.”  Pete tells Rex he wants to make a deal and lures him over to the trip wire that Miguel set up.  Pete is very convincing and the plan works like a charm.  Seriously can we give these two their own spin-off series?  Even after Pete gets shot, he is still fighting; reminding us that you can’t get rid of him that easily.  I have to say that I was very happy that Pete ended up remaining one of the good guys, as he is definitely one to root for.  Even though Miguel was doing just fine on his own, this partnership really elevated their status as bad-ass heroes. 

3

“Do it for our baby.”

Joe has heard enough and tells Jenna that he does believe in fairness and offers her the chance to save her and her baby’s life by purging her husband.  While we know that Jenna and Rick have had their fair share of problems, I’m not sure that Jenna is capable of doing this.  Rick tells Jenna that he loves her so much and Jenna tells him that she loves him too.  Rick tells her to do it for their baby and Jenna pulls the trigger, but the gun is not loaded, revealing that this was one of Joe’s twisted tests.  After Jenna and Rick make it away from Joe, Rick is shot and killed when he tries to save Jenna.  It looks like Rick will not be getting that cruise to Tahiti anytime soon, but at least he redeemed himself and proved his love to Jenna and his unborn child.

2

“I think I can get us out of here.”

While Rick and Jenna are on trial, Penelope continues to try and break free.  After several attempts, she is successful and frees the other prisoner as well named Paige.  Penelope thinks outside the box and taps into Joe’s twisted mind, realizing what she needs to do next.  Penelope holds a screw to Paige’s throat and tells Joe that she will purge her.  Joe takes the bait and says that she is his purge, playing right into Penelope’s trap.  Penelope viciously stabs Joe in the eye with the screw and runs away with Paige.  What’s with Penelope and her brother trying to blind their victims?  Is this like a thing?  I have to admit that it was extremely disturbing to watch Joe pull the screw out of his eye, but he is not ready to give up just yet.  Either way, it’s safe to say that Penelope is no longer the victim.  She has found her strength and she is not about to give up now.

1

“The country you’re destroying, I want to help rebuild.”

After Penelope runs away from Joe, Paige refuses to listen to her and ends up getting killed by one of his traps.  Penelope keeps going and finally comes face to face with Joe by the pool.  Penelope is not afraid; however, as she stands up to Joe and tries to tell him everything that is wrong with Purge Night.  Penelope wants to help people and explains that others are ready for change as well.  Joe is like a stubborn child and continues to repeat lines from the voice over and we finally learn where the voice over comes from.  Penelope is all too familiar with these lines and she says they are from Bobby Sheridan’s lectures and that the cult used to listen to them to try and understand why purgers were broken.  Penelope asks Joe, “If purging really worked, wouldn’t we stop needing it?”  Only Joe doesn’t want to hear anything else.  Miguel finally arrives and shoots Joe, but Joe refuses to die.  Penelope fights him as well and they are all interrupted by the siren, indicating the end of Purge Night.  Joe backs away and understands the rules, but threatens Miguel and Penelope, reminding them that he will find them next year.  Miguel is not ready to take that chance and shoots Joe and pushes him in the pool.  We know that this is considered illegal now that Purge Night is over, but Pete has Miguel’s back and tells him that he heard the shots fired before the siren.

So our final survivors are Miguel, Penelope, Jenna, and Pete the Cop.  At the end of the episode, we flash to a year later and see Jenna with her baby and Miguel and Penelope at Pete’s bar, getting ready to go out and save some lives.  The voice over reminds us that “Purge Night ends, but The Purge goes on and on.”  After all, there is always next year and we now know that The Purge has been renewed for a second season.  See you in 2019 fellow citizens!  Stay tuned!

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

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The Purge” season 1 episode 9: “We All Need Each Other To Survive”

Happy Wednesday TV fans!  After watching the USA network’s The Purge season 1 episode 9 last night, the voice over reminded us that “This is it.  Today’s the day.  Take the horror built up inside of you and spill it in the streets.  Will you spend this holiday locked in a cage afraid of your true potential?”  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “I Will Participate,” Joe puts everyone on trial, revealing that he is more dangerous than anyone might have realized.  Meanwhile, Miguel and Pete the Cop work together to track Joe down before it is too late.  My top 5 moments from The Purge season 1 episode 9 are:

5

“You are all here because you’ve wronged me.”

Ready to connect the dots?  Joe finally reveals his intentions when he explains that each one of his prisoners have wronged him in some way.  Pretty much everyone seems to recognize Joe when he takes off his mask and he explains that each one of them will be placed on trial.  Joe says, “I will exercise mercy if your confession is compelling.  But if not, I will purge and I will be reborn.”  Well at least it seems like Joe may be willing to listen to reason, but somehow I doubt it.  As the connections continue to reveal themselves, we learn that Jane went on a blind date with Joe, Rick remembers Joe installing their security system, and we later find out that Penelope made the fatal mistake of not saying “thank you” when Joe held a door open for her.  I mean that is definitely a pet peeve of mine, but I’m not sure it warrants Penelope’s death.  Either way, it’s becoming clear that Joe has quite a few screws loose and is not really one to let anything go.  We also learn that Joe has been using some kind of tracking spray that is used in the military to find his victims, which sort of explains how he knew where they would all be and his expertise on Rick and Jenna’s security system explains how he was able to deactivate it.  Well at least we are finally getting some answers.

4

“Don’t you feel better?”

Joe has a few other victims along with our main characters and we learn that he has been holding on to his rage for a very long time.  He has a man stand trial who bullied him back in high school.  Joe even brings up documentation such as pictures from his yearbook to make his case, which reveals that Joe has been planning this for a very long time.  I mean there are so many other things he could be doing with his time, but I guess everyone has a hobby.  The former bully actually makes a compelling case and seems sincere.  He tells Joe that he is homeless and perhaps that he is already undergoing his punishment in that way.  Joe seems to believe him and gives the man a hug, right before he sharply stabs him, killing him.  Joe says, “Like I said…mercy.”  Everyone else starts to realize that Joe’s idea of mercy does not involve letting them go.  They are not getting out of here easily.

3

“We are going to figure something out.”

Jane takes this time to introduce herself to Penelope and tells her and the others that they are going to figure something out, desperately trying to find a positive solution here.  Our main characters all have a common goal now…surviving.  Jane explains that “if we work together, we can take him.”  Jane’s leadership skills definitely come into play here, as she tries to come up with a plan and keep everyone motivated.  Another prisoner named Eileen is not ready to stick around; however, and rushes to the exit when she gets a chance.  Only Joe has the entire abandoned school rigged and she is shot as soon as she opens the doors.  Jane continues to try and keep the hope alive, but she needs to come up with something fast because she’s next.

2

“Let’s tackle this together like two professionals.”

I absolutely love the dynamic duo of Miguel and Pete the Cop.  After Penelope is taken, Pete the Cop agrees to finally emerge out into the streets during Purge Night to help Miguel.  Before they take off, Pete puts his cop skills to the test and pulls up information on Joe.  We find out that his full name is Joe Owens and they are even able to track down his address.  On the way, Miguel and Pete the Cop run into some trouble, as a group of Purgers demand some kind of trade in order for them to pass through.  Pete gets a free pass; however, as we learn that he is off limits during Purge Night.  Seriously don’t mess with Pete the Cop.  After running into Joe’s father at his home and taking a look at Joe’s extensive plan on the wall, they realize that they need to get to the school to find Penelope.  Only nothing comes easy for Miguel, as they are stopped on the way when Rex and his men open fire on their car, looking for revenge.  If anyone can get out of this OK, it’s Miguel and Pete the Cop.  As much as I adore Pete right now, I am wondering if we can truly trust him.  It initially seemed like Joe was a good guy as well so I wouldn’t be surprised if another twist is thrown our way, but I am hoping that Pete continues to try and help because I love this partnership.

1

“What a thing to live with…”

When Jane is brought up on trial, she stays composed and strong.  Jane tells Joe that she remembers him and we get a flashback that reveals her on a very awkward date with Joe.  Jane remains polite, as Joe continues to drop racist jokes along the way, but she can’t take it anymore after he implies that she got into college because of her race.  Jane has worked extremely hard for her opportunities and she is not going to let anyone take this away from her.  Jane says she has to go to the bathroom, but ends up skipping out on her date, but does pay for it.  Joe even has the receipt from the dinner as evidence.  Jane says what we are all thinking when she asks, “You tracked me down over a date?”  Jane is not about to back down now, but Joe tries to turn the tables on her by bringing up her own intention to purge David.  Jane explains that Purging will not make anyone feel better.  Jane says, “I tried to live my life with integrity.  I compromised who I am for a sexual predator.  What a thing to live with.”  Joe does not want to hear this, as he has made up his mind that it is his right to purge.  Jane fights back and everyone is rooting for her, but Joe ends up choking the life out of her.  Even though her life is over, Jane stayed true to who she was and finally stood up for herself after enduring so much and saying nothing over the years.  I am extremely proud of Jane, but I wish that she could have stopped Joe as well.  It looks like it is up to one of our other main characters, but who will be the one to take Joe down?  As Joe drags Jane’s body away, Penelope continues to keep the hope alive, revealing that Jane did not die for nothing.  She tried to motivate everyone and she succeeded, as they realize that they will all need to work together to stop Joe.  Stay tuned for the season finale next week!

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

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I am so excited to announce that my book, The Search for Alice, is now available!  If you enjoy fairy-tale retellings, paranormal romance, horror, and mystery, then this might be the book for you or someone you know!  Thank you for taking the time to check it out and I appreciate any feedback as well.  I hope you enjoy!

When Kallie Bennett, a jaded teenage girl plagued by her alcoholic mother and her peers molded out of sheer bubble gum perfection, chases after Alice in Wonderland herself, she ends up lost in her own version of Wonderland, which forces her to face her utmost fears and introduces her to familiar characters with a dark twist. Among these characters is Ches, a gorgeous vampire with a conflicted conscience, who becomes Kallie’s guide and blossoming love interest. She also crosses paths with Queen Hartley, a manipulative witch who has the power to strip away one’s memories and imagination, which brings a bone chilling new meaning to “off with their heads.” In The Search for Alice, Kallie starts to realize that her Wonderland is just as frightening as her own reality and that she cannot always run away from her problems. She must figure out a way to defeat Queen Hartley and return home before it is too late, but she soon learns that escaping Wonderland means leaving Ches behind forever.

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