Ranking the top 5 moments from “Once Upon a Time” season 7 episode 16: “Breadcrumbs”

After watching ABC’s Once Upon a Time season 7 episode 16 last night, Henry got it absolutely right when he finally realized that it’s not about having a good story.  Rather, it’s about having a good life and making the most of it by connecting with the people you love and care about.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Breadcrumbs,” Henry is offered a job opportunity in New York, Nook/Rogers helps Tilly secure her own employment, and Zelena/Kelly tries to connect with her daughter.  Meanwhile, Rumple/Weaver seeks out Henry’s help against the “Candy Killer,” which leads to Henry’s own encounter with the killer and Zelena/Kelly gets a gift that is far from sweet.  My top 5 moments from Once Upon a Time season 7 episode 16 are:

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H Town could lead Henry straight out of town.

Henry’s podcast is a hit with everyone and he feels like he is truly making an impact again.  He gets a surprising phone call about a possible job opportunity in New York, where he would be able to produce podcasts for others.  The only catch is that he would need to leave town and give up his own podcast in the process.  While Henry is excited for the opportunity, he quickly realizes that this means he would have to say goodbye to Jacinda/Ella.  But is he ready to give up on his chance at true love just yet?

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“You want to break the curse as much as I do.”

Since Regina is out searching for items needed to break the curse, Lucy decides to spend the day with Zelena/Kelly.  Zelena is very blunt with Lucy about the odds of everything working out and apologizes by telling her that it’s been a while since she’s been around kids.  She confides in Lucy that she is having difficulty with her own daughter, Margot/Robin and has been continuing to lie to her.  While it will be no easy task for Zelena/Kelly to tell her daughter the truth, she will have to be able to break down her wall sooner or later, especially now that we know that the killer is after her next.

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Fake adventure turns into a real adventure.

In this episode, we learn more about Henry’s past and how he ended up proposing to Jacinda/Ella.  Henry is desperate to seek out adventure with a great story behind it so that he can give Jacinda/Ella a ring with true meaning behind it.  Nook offers to help Henry with this and suggests that they go after Davy Jones’s locker.  This appears to be no easy task, however; as the two realize they need to sneak aboard the Jolly Rogers and deal with Blackbeard.  After the star sapphire ring is revealed, Henry tries to fight his way to victory, but quickly realizes that this was all a set-up by Nook to give him the adventure he was looking for.  Henry is frustrated, but the fake adventure quickly becomes all too real when a major storm approaches the ship.  Henry realizes that Davy Jones wants his ring back and tells the crew to sail the ship closest to the eye of the storm so he can return it.  The plan works like a charm and Henry has gotten his big story after all.  Only he finally understands that he doesn’t need it anymore.  He realizes that he doesn’t need a good story, but a good life and proposes to Ella with nothing to offer her but his love and devotion.  Ella happily accepts and it appears that these two are destined for the happy ending they deserve.  Now only if we can get them back to that in present day.

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Nook/Rogers gets Tilly/Alice a job.

Nook made the right decision by agreeing to let Tilly stay with him, but he wants to help her contribute to society and get her life on the right track as well.  He helps get her a job working on Sabine/Tiana’s food truck and Tilly is beyond nervous since she has never had a real job before.  A few flirtatious remarks are made between Nook and Sabine/Tiana, hinting again at a possible romance brewing between these two.  This is put on hold for now, however; as Tilly gets to work.  After a few failed attempts to make the perfect beignet, Sabine/Tiana decides to give Tilly a chance at sales.  Tilly is determined to prove her worth and is actually quite the sales woman.  She comes up with the great idea to give out free samples and runs into Margot/Robin in the process.  The two share a heart-to-heart conversation and sparks are flying again, as Tilly finally feels like she is connecting to other people again.  Tilly is beyond excited that she is actually getting paid to do something she loves and Nook is extremely proud of her, the way a father is.  Now if only he can remember that he actually is her father.

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Rumple/Weaver goes to Henry for help.

Henry is surprised when Detective Weaver knocks on his door, as he is getting ready for his trip to New York.  Rumple/Weaver explains that the “Candy Killer” is a fan of his work and they found a copy of Henry’s “Once Upon a Time” book at one of the crime scenes.  Henry at first seems conflicted about helping Detective Weaver, as he is worrying about leaving for his job interview, but begins to have a change of heart when Rumple/Weaver tells him that Henry Mills was his favorite character.  It wasn’t because he merely had hope and belief, but it was because he fought for these things.  Rumple/Weaver tries to spark this in Henry again so that he will choose the right path.  Henry realizes that the killer must be a character in the book too and is trying to re-write it.  They narrow down the search and realize that the killer thinks he is Hansel, proving the fan theories out there to be true that Jack/Nick is Hansel.  He is out for revenge against the coven because he holds them responsible for his sister’s death, but will this plan be put on hold now that Henry is on to him?  Unfortunately for Henry, he lets his guard down with Nick and tells him about what he told Detective Weaver.  Since Henry is now a threat to Hansel’s operation, he holds him captive at his place.  We also learn that Hansel’s next victim will be Zelena/Kelly, as she finds her very own box of chocolates waiting on her doorstep.  We will have to wait until next week to find out why Hansel finds Zelena mostly responsible, but we know that Zelena will not go down without a fight.  Will she be able to stop Hansel?  Will Henry be able to escape?  Something tells me we need Regina to get back to town fast for back-up.  Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Once Upon a Time below.  Happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

@TV_Fanatic_Girl

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Supernatural” season 13 episode 16: “Scoobynatural”

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s Supernatural season 13 episode 16 last night, I’m excited to have new episodes back.  Even our favorite brothers, Sam and Dean, seemed ready to sit back and relax with their own brand new television.  That is until it transports them right into an episode of “Scooby Doo.”  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Scoobynatural,” Sam and Dean are on a case that involves some type of cursed object and a giant plush dinosaur toy.  Sounds ridiculous?  Well it sort of is but that’s what makes the set up so believable for them being transported directly into a cartoon.  While it seems like this is another one of Dean’s favorite episodes of “Scooby Doo,” things start to go horribly wrong and it’s clear that there is something supernatural at play here.  My top 5 moments from Supernatural season 13 episode 16 are:

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“Be like Elsa…let it go.”

After Dean made a joke a few episodes ago about Sam’s hair sharing a lot of the same lustrous qualities of a Disney princess, I found this comment absolutely hysterical.  The episode in general does what Supernatural does best.  It takes a quick pause from the chaos surrounding them as they desperately try to find a way to open the portal to another dimension to save Jack and their mother.  Sounds like quite the burden, right?  Well it is and that’s why it’s important for Supernatural to stay true to itself and balance out the overwhelmingly complicated task of saving the world with some good old fashioned mystery solving.  Even Dean recognizes this when he tells Sam to take a break from his research and check out his “Dean Cave” or “Fortress of Deanitude.”  I personally think the fortress has a nice ring to it, but it looks like Dean has put in a lot of effort to making this room the perfect distraction from the rest of the world…that is until him and Sam are sucked into the TV right into a cartoon.

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“Dibs on Daphne!”

After Sam and Dean rationalize what is going on and rule out that they are dreaming, they need to figure out why they are stuck in a cartoon.  They quickly realize that they are not just in any cartoon, but in an episode of “Scooby Doo,” which we learn is one of Dean’s absolute favorite shows.  Dean says, “They’re our role models.  We do the same thing.  Cas is kinda like a talking dog.”  While I’m not sure I would go that far, he does have a valid point.  Dean practically sees stars when he comes face to face with his crush, Daphne and it seems like he is having a difficult time winning her over with his charm.  Her indifferent rejection of Dean is hilarious as she is oblivious to the school-boy crush he has on her, as she tries to stay on course with the case at hand.  Dean is also not a fan of Fred and vents to Sam about his issues with him, which include his choice of accessories, like an ascot tie.  After getting over the shock that they are not getting out of this cartoon anytime soon, Dean starts to realize that the episode is going off course, especially when a victim is actually brutally killed.  “Jeepers!”  Dean takes his own turn at a catch phrase by saying, “son of a bitch.”  Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to have the same impact on the Scoobies.  It seems like something supernatural is at play here even though Velma rules this out saying there is no such thing.  It’s up to Sam and Dean to solve the case, but perhaps they need some back-up.

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“Sam…Dean…this dog is talking.”

It seems like the only thing missing from this cartoon is the last member of Sam and Dean’s own gang, Castiel.  Castiel explains how he saw them on the TV screen and then saw a flash of purple lights, leading him right into the cartoon as well.  Castiel is clearly not sure what to make of everything around him, including a talking cartoon dog, but he tries to help as much as he can so that they can return to the real world safe and sound.

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“Should have known Velma was good to go.”

Sam and Dean let the Scoobies know that everything supernatural is real and they enlist their help setting traps and teaming up to get to the bottom of everything and solve the case.  Sam pairs up with Velma who is enthralled by his large shoulders and blushes every time he glances her way.  It looks like Sam has really won over Velma, fogging up her glasses, while poor Dean is left trying to desperately win over Daphne’s affection.  At the end of the episode, Velma kisses Sam passionately, giving him something to remember her by for sure.  I guess the Disney Princess hair has quite the effect on the ladies after all.

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Dean wears an ascot.

Sam, Dean, and Castiel solve the case with the help of the Scoobies and realize that the pawn shop owner had been using a cursed item tied to the spirit of a dead boy to further his real estate scams.  Before Sam and Dean leave, they set everything right and free the spirit so that the Scoobies aren’t scarred for life.  Sam and Dean confront the culprit and Dean sports his own ascot.  I guess Fred had a good impact on him after all.  While Dean didn’t get the girl, he certainly got the chance to be a part of his favorite television show.  I have to admit I am pretty jealous of that myself.  They smash the television and welcome back their everyday routine of fighting the good fight against the forces of evil.  “That’s all folks!”

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Supernatural  below.  Happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

@TV_Fanatic_Girl

Ranking the top 5 moments from “Riverdale” season 2 episode 16: “Primary Colors”

Happy Thursday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s Riverdale season 2 episode 16 last night, it seems like everyone is running in different directions, whether it be a path toward the truth or one to chase away nightmares.  Either way, Jughead got it absolutely right when he talked about two trains on the same track going in opposite directions, destined to collide.  The question now becomes, who is going to derail first?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Chapter Twenty-Nine:  Primary Colors,” Veronica makes the bold decision to run for class president and asks Betty to be her running mate.  Meanwhile, Jughead goes on a hunger strike to make a point to Mr. Lodge, Archie’s mother returns to town, Andy Cohen shows his support for Hermione Lodge, and Cheryl hosts a sleepover party that ends in disaster.  My top 5 moments from Riverdale season 2 episode 16 are:

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“Take deep breaths, keep smiling, and turn the other cheek.”

Now that Hermione Lodge has announced she is running for mayor, the Lodge family was forced to show their poker hand early and reveal that they are planning on opening up a for profit prison.  The town of Riverdale is not so pleased with this announcement and many of the kids at school are taking it out on Veronica as a result.  Her parents discuss the importance of maintaining a low profile, but it’s hard to oblige when Ethel Muggs is pouring a strawberry milkshake over your head in front of the entire cafeteria.  Surprisingly, Veronica handles this embarrassment with grace and shrugs it off.  She is not able to keep her composure, however; when Reggie confronts her in the hallway.  While Veronica is able to successfully take a deep breath and smile, she refuses to turn the other cheek in this situation and punches Reggie in the face.  A satisfying moment for sure, but it gives Veronica the wrong type of press and her family is outraged by her behavior.  They remind her that they need her to be a “good obedient little girl,” but will Veronica comply?

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A cupcake and a kiss.

Veronica fails to listen to her family and decides to run for class president rather than lay low.  “As the Thelma to her Louise,” Veronica naturally asks Betty to be her running mate and it seems like they have a great campaign going.  Veronica even provides everyone with a cupcake and a kiss to associate them with something sweet.  Unfortunately, everything goes more than sour after Veronica mistakenly trusts Josie with a celebrity endorsement.  While Josie appears to be on board with this, she secretly goes to Ethel and provides her with intel on Veronica, revealing that she knew about her family’s plans to turn South Side High School into a prison.  A harmless concert goes horribly wrong when Ethel hands out flyers with all of this information; causing everyone to turn against Veronica…including Betty, who tells her that she can no longer be her running mate as a result.  Will Veronica be able to earn everyone’s trust again?  Unfortunately it looks like she will need to make a very difficult decision between her family and her friends to do so.

3

Cheryl’s fears become a reality.

Cheryl has been having nightmares and hallucinations ever since she overheard her mother’s plan to get rid of her and Nana Rose.  She decides to hold a sleep over party with her “inner circle and cousin Betty” to distract herself, but it’s really to confide in them about what’s going on.  Everyone is not really sure what to make of Cheryl’s fears, but Betty steps up and tells her that she feels like strangers are lurking behind every corner at her house too and empathizes with her.  Cheryl is beyond terrified and gets even closer to Toni.  Choni is about to share their first kiss, only they are interrupted suddenly.  Nana Rose has fallen badly and is rushed to the hospital, but Cheryl knows deep down that this cannot be an accident.  She is convinced that Uncle Claudius and her mother pushed Nana down the stairs but doesn’t have any proof.  Her mother intervenes when she tries to talk to the doctor and takes her into the car ominously saying that they will “make her all better.”  Noticing Cheryl’s disappearance, Toni shows up at the Blossom house to find her, but her mother mechanically tells her that she is out of the country at boarding school.  Toni knows this cannot be true, but the door slams in her face before she can get in another word.  The end of the episode reveals Cheryl locked away in some type of mental institution, her hair done up in pigtails, as if to bring her back to some sort of childhood state away from the rest of the world.  Will Toni be able to rescue her?  Why is Uncle Claudius wearing his dead brother’s pajamas?  It looks like the Blossom family is not done with secrets and deception just yet, but we will have to stay tuned to find out more.

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“You know nothing about my darkness…but you will.”

After Betty confronts Chic about the DNA results, Alice explains that Chic doesn’t have any trace of Blossom blood because Hal is not his father.  While it seems like a reasonable explanation, Betty is still not buying Chic’s act and is determined to get to the bottom of this and protect her family.  Betty is outraged when she finds Kevin over at her house who told Chic about her “catfishing scheme,” and sold her out in the process.  Betty warns Chic to stay away from her friends and threatens him with a lighter right over his face, reminding him that she “catches bad men” and for him to “consider himself warned.”  Chic does not listen to her threat, however; and goes behind Betty’s back and tells Alice what she did.  He then shows Alice Betty’s role play wig, revealing that her and Jughead have taken their relationship to the next level.  Alice is shocked by this information but has a heart-to-heart talk with Betty later on and confides to her about her past relationship with FP.  While she rules FP out as Chic’s father, it begs the question, who is his real father?  Betty tells Chic that she wants a truce for their mother’s sake, but it’s clear that she is not giving up anytime soon.  Go Betty!

1

Archie vs Jughead.

Jughead makes the brave decision to go on a hunger strike to continue his stand against Mr. Lodge and the destruction of South Side High School.  While Betty supports him on this, Archie is having conflicted feelings yet again.  Jughead tells Archie that they are like “two trains running on the same track in opposite directions, destined to collide” and he is absolutely right.  Jughead clearly gets Mr. Lodge’s attention and asks the serpents, “Who is ready to go to war?”  They make the decision to chain themselves to South Side High School creating a lot of publicity in the process.  Archie’s mother returns to Riverdale and is appalled by Archie’s behavior.  She tells him that he needs to respect his father who has always done everything the right way to support him and cannot get over his allegiance to the Lodge Family.  Mr. Lodge steps things up when he tells Archie to take force against Jughead.  Archie clearly does not want to hurt his best friend, but Mr. Lodge ominously reminds him about the consequences of breaking an oath.  Archie takes this opportunity to ask for a favor in return and Mr. Lodge agrees to let his father out of his contract.  This leads to Fred announcing that he will run for mayor against the Lodge Family, which will clearly cause even more drama.  While Archie is trying to protect his family with his decision, he cuts Jughead’s chains, creating a rift that could shake the entire town.  Jughead refuses to fight him and reminds Archie that there are cameras all around, capturing exactly what he is doing.  In Jughead’s mind he is winning the good fight, but it looks like he is losing his best friend in the process.  He makes the brave decision to run for class president and wants Betty to be his co-president.  The collision is becoming all too real now, as Archie and Jughead become that much more divided.  Who will wind up victorious?  Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Riverdale below.  Happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

@TV_Fanatic_Girl

Ranking the top 5 moments from “The Mick” season 2 episode 16: “The Accident”

Happy Wednesday!  After watching Fox’s The Mick season 2 episode 16 last night, Jimmy provided us with a valuable lesson when he said “sometimes you gotta break the law to do the right thing.”  Well maybe it’s not the best lesson, but it’s clear that Mickey, Alba, and Jimmy are there to help Ben out of a jam, no matter what it takes.  Now that’s family.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “The Accident,” Mickey is outraged when Ben is excluded from Troy’s sleepover and is not about to let this go quietly.  However, things don’t go exactly as planned with Ben runs into some unexpected trouble once he is there.  Meanwhile, Chip tries to win over the approval of his sister, Sabrina by agreeing to make her a fake ID, but not without getting something in return. My top 5 moments from The Mick season 2 episode 16 are:

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“Troy sounds like a dick.”

When Mickey learns that every boy in Ben’s class was invited to Troy’s sleepover except for Ben, she says out loud what we’re all thinking:  “Troy sounds like a dick.”  While Mickey doesn’t filter her thoughts in front of Ben, it’s clear that she is appalled by this exclusion and suggests that Ben have his own sleepover instead.  Jimmy even agrees to let Ben have “full access” to his movie collection.  When Mickey learns this isn’t possible, her and Jimmy fear the worst:  that if Ben is “cut off now, there might be no coming back.”  This brings Mickey back to her own days growing up and reminds everyone about what happened to her former friend, Marissa who had the audacity to get boobs before the rest of the girls.  Mickey explains that they “86ed her and now she’s a dentist.”  While Alba points out that being a dentist is actually a great profession, Mickey closes the argument by reminding them that it’s gross.  Either way, she is not about to let history repeat itself and have Ben left out in the cold.  Mickey pays Troy’s mother a visit and makes her feel bad enough so that Ben can enjoy the sleepover with the rest of his friends.

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Ben has an accident and calls Mickey to rescue him.

Mickey is enjoying her sleep and is interrupted when Ben calls her in a panic to let her know that he has had an accident.  She initially mistakes this for a car accident, but then Ben explains that he wet the bed and doesn’t know what to do.  Alba was eagerly listening in at the door, which concerns Mickey about her boundary issues, but doesn’t have time to argue about this now since she needs all hands on deck.  Mickey, Jimmy, and Alba rush over to Troy’s house so they can help him.  Alba wants to know “what is our mission objective,” which seems like a valid question.  Mickey assumes the mission will be easy enough:  throw the dry pajamas and sheets up to the window and Ben can toss the dirty ones down.  Mickey gets the saturated fabric in her face twice, however; but she keeps her composure.  After all Ben is “lucky he’s cute because he is useless,” according to his Aunt.  It seems like the mission objective is complete, until they realize that Ben has peed through the entire mattress.  It looks like Jimmy will need to take a turn at saving the day.

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Jimmy’s mission.

After they realize that the last mattress is toast, Jimmy accepts his mission and promises to get a mattress to replace it.  Mickey asks where he is going to find a mattress that late and Jimmy replies with “I didn’t say it would be new.”  He stealthily sneaks into a motel and even takes a break to enjoy some well-deserved snacks and TV.  Mickey and Alba run into their own dilemma during this time, however; and are now stuck on top of Troy’s roof while Ben accidentally locks the windows inside.

2

“Will you be the Maggie to my Jake?”

It’s clear that Chip has been spying on his sister, Sabrina and her friends for a while which is a little creepy.  Especially when he complains about them not getting naked and his friend points out “dude, that’s your sister.”  However, Chip is in luck when he overhears that Sabrina is in need of a fake ID to get into a club.  He is excited to help out his sister and to use this as leverage so that they can elevate their relationship from brother and sister to….best friends of course.  Sabrina seems hesitant at first to say yes explaining that “we can’t be seen in public with you.”  She eventually agrees but tries to outsmart Chip and his friend by updating their wardrobe and then leaving them behind.  Chip anticipated this, however; and left her with a Harriet Tubman ID to her horror and explains that they will need to take them along as originally agreed upon if they want the real IDs.  It seems like everything is going according to plan when Sabrina and her friends easily get into the club.  However, when Chip steps up to the bouncer, they are “at capacity.”  Chip tries to get the bouncer to see reason and even his friend gets in because his ID still says Jaden Smith.  Poor Chip is left alone and even his driver abandons him.

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“100 percent saturation…not a chance.”

When Alba and Mickey are stuck on the roof awaiting Jimmy’s appearance with the new mattress, Mickey comes up with a plan for them to jump off the roof and land on the mattress.  When her plan is a success with her only getting some minor injuries, Jimmy arrives and hits her with the car, which then causes the mattress he just obtained to be ruined as well.  Luckily Mickey is ok, but now they are down two mattresses and Alba is still stuck on the roof.  They have only one choice now to protect Ben’s reputation: “100 percent saturation.”  Mickey lets Ben do what he does best, as he climbs into bed with each of the boys and wets the bed so that they can wake up to become “pee brothers.”  While it was a close call, Ben is in the clear for now and is even invited to the next upcoming sleepover.  Mickey and Jimmy are relieved but it seems like they are forgetting something very important…Alba is still on the roof sleeping.  It looks like they will need another mission objective after this one.

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and comments on The Mick below. Happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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