Ranking the top 5 moments from “The 100” season 7 episode 5: “Welcome to Bardo”

Happy Thursday TV fans! After watching The CW’s The 100 season 7 episode 5, I was reminded that sometimes you have to decide what’s more important: the individual or the collective? But when that individual is your whole world, the choice is not always so clear cut.

Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In last night’s episode, “Welcome to Bardo,” Octavia undergoes trials that explore all of her memories. Meanwhile, we meet the leader of the Disciples, Indra discovers a shocking secret, and Murphy embraces his heroic side for the good of Sanctum.

My top 5 moments from The 100 season 7 episode 5 are:

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“For the glory and the grace of the Primes.”

If you thought the chants were over, you were wrong. Even though Russell Prime’s life has been spared, his followers now want him to be released, but Indra stands her ground. His followers threaten to sacrifice one life per hour until he is released, which makes their blind faith extremely dangerous.

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It looks like Indra has her hands full here now that Clarke is gone…

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“I am getting tired of being the hero.”

Indra realizes that another Prime needs to speak up before more lives are lost and Murphy is up for the challenge since Emori is still recovering from radiation exposure. I still have some questions about why Murphy is perfectly fine and Emori is not, but I’m assuming we will explore that in another episode. Hold your breath Memori fans!

Even though Murphy doesn’t really like to be the hero, we can’t ignore his incredible path toward redemption and then some. This cockroach has become someone the others can truly count on and he still remains as one of my absolute favorite characters on the show.

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After Murphy discovers that they are planning to sacrifice a child, he loses his cool and ends up being help captive, as his identity is threatened, but it looks like he has sparked something within the people of Sanctum.

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“I’ve heard that before…”

Later on, Russell Prime emerges to talk some sense into his people and releases Murphy. He tells his followers to “kneel or die,” but Indra has heard that before, recognizing him as Sheidheda.

Russell (Sheidheda) reminds Indra that she can’t kill him, but I have a feeling that Indra will be the one to destroy him in the end. For her family and for the good of Sanctum. Go Indra!

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“Your heart is pure.”

The time jumps continue in this episode as we finally start to piece together what happened to Octavia. Octavia is taken away as Diyoza screams for her not to tell them anything. She undergoes these mind trials that look deep into her memories and we see flashes of Lincoln, Clarke, Bellamy, and Pike.

The Disciple administering the tests is named Levitt and he starts to truly admire Octavia. He reminds her that she’s not just a killer and that she is a warrior with a pure heart. I definitely felt some kind of vibe here and Levitt hopes that they can meet again, as he does everything he can to help Octavia and Hope.

We learn that in order for him to send them both through the bridge, memories will be gone and a tattoo with the code is placed on Octavia’s back, filling in some of those gaps from The Anomaly time.

We meet the leader of The Disciples, Anders, (played by Neal McDonough) and he explains that Clarke is the key and they are trying to unlock these secrets through Octavia, but why is Clarke so important?

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I’m dying to find out more about this, but throughout Octavia’s mental journey, it’s clear that her constant has always been Bellamy.

Speaking of Bellamy…

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“I can’t let you die to save me.”

We finally see Bellamy in this episode as Anders has him brought out to Octavia. Bellamy has been busy eliminating his men and it’s not easy reasoning with him, but Octavia tries to talk him down and tells him to go through the bridge, promising to tell Anders whatever he wants to know about Clarke.

During all of the commotion, there is an explosion and it is implied that Bellamy has been killed. Echo unlocks this memory in present time and is beyond heartbroken and furious, killing off their only lead to finding Diyoza.

So, has Bellamy’s fate just been determined? Did we just kill off the heart of the show?

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I’m thinking no, since we didn’t actually see his body. We’ll have to see how this unfolds, but it looks like this story-line will be put on pause since we are catching up with Clarke and the gang in the next episode.

Perhaps Bellamy was transported from the blast to this other planet? Maybe he can save the day?

The theories are endless, but I am remaining positive that Bellamy Blake is alive and well. Let’s just hope we don’t have to wait too long to confirm his fate.

May we meet again.

Stay tuned!

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

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Killing Eve” season 3 episode 5 “Are You From Pinner?”

Happy Monday TV fans! After watching BBC America’s Killing Eve season 3 episode 5, I learned that “being strong is a choice,” but what happens when you are presented with a chance to set things right? Do you give in to the darkness or do you walk away?

Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. 

In last night’s episode, “Are You From Pinner?” Villanelle travels home to Mother Russia to reunite with her family. After catching up with them and dominating the Harvest Festival, Villanelle faces her toughest kill yet, but it may have just created even more confusion for her.

My top 5 moments from Killing Eve season 3 episode 5 are:

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“My dead sister who’s alive.”

As Villanelle heads home, everyone is initially confused about who she is and what she is doing in their home. Villanelle hilariously plays along and asks her stepfather who he is, throwing questions at questions to make things even more confusing.

When Villanelle’s brother walks in, he recognizes Villanelle right away and is clearly in shock since both he and her mother thought that she was dead.

Welcome home, sis.

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“Why did you come?”

It’s clear that Villanelle’s brother has truly missed her and he proceeds to ask her why she came. Villanelle seems unsure of this answer initially, but we know that Villanelle has been searching for this missing piece of hers for quite some time.

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Whether it’s to achieve a sense of belonging or to contemplate love, Villanelle is here for answers. Only she may not like what she finds out.

I have to say that I loved the pictures of Villanelle when she was little. I guess she’s always been a little bit strange…

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“This is fun!”

The highlight of the episode for me was when Villanelle attended the Harvest Festival with her family. Villanelle absolutely dominates every single carnival game and ends up with a lot of awesome prizes. She has a lot of fun and her brothers appear to be really connecting with her and vice versa.

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Seriously, I’d love to go to a carnival with Villanelle!

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“I want to feel like one.”

Even though Villanelle is getting along with her brothers, there is an awkward tension between her and her mother. Villanelle’s mother alters her old 80’s jumpsuit for her which was a touching moment, but things go sour pretty quickly.

Villanelle pretends to be bleeding from her eyes while chopping up vegetables in an adorable apron and her mother points out that she always laughs at things that aren’t funny.

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Villanelle is clinging to a sense of innocence, desperately wanting to remember what it felt like to be a child, but her mother seems ready for Villanelle to leave.

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“I think I need to kill you.”

After Villanelle’s mother tells her that she doesn’t belong there and that she has always been the darkness, Villanelle finally has this moment where she sees things as they are. She tells her mother that she also has a darkness in her and reminds her that she abandoned her.

Villanelle comes to the realization that she needs to kill her mother and ensures that her half brother and brother are out of the house before it explodes. She gets tickets for her half brother to see Elton John, which was adorable, proving that there is still a goodness within Villanelle.

In an effort to come to terms with her identity, she severs her link to her mother, but when she is traveling home, she is nervous and anxious. This is an extremely intimate kill for Villanelle. We usually see Villanelle smiling or enjoying life after a kill, but as she wears the 80’s jumpsuit, she has mixed emotions running through her.

This will clearly impact Villanelle and I’m curious to see how her character develops as a result of it. I thought that this episode was necessary and well done. I have been waiting for an episode like this for quite some time and I thought it truly allowed us to understand Villanelle’s past and character a lot more. Once again, Jodie Comer’s performance was so real and moving. She’s absolutely incredible.

Stay tuned!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Shameless” season 10 episode 5: “Hopefully It’s The Last Welcome Home From Prison Party We’ll Ever Throw”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching Showtime’s Shameless season 10 episode 5, Debbie reminded us that “when there’s money involved, a Gallagher’s got nothing but time.” 

Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet. 

In last night’s episode, “Sparky,” Ian returns home from prison, but is slightly confused when he walks into his old home.  Meanwhile, Tami adjusts to motherhood, Kev has a disturbing reunion, and Debbie refuses to back down when it comes to Derek’s death benefit.

My top 5 moments from Shameless season 10 episode 5 are:

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“What’s with you and J. Lo?”

Kelly has returned for 48 hours, but she is already attempting to claim her territory, recognizing that Carl may have feelings for Anne.  Anne doesn’t seem too bothered by what is going on, reminding Carl that she is no one’s side piece.

After discovering that Kelly has been with a guy named Mitch and is now in some serious need of Penicillin, Carl has an honest talk with her.  Kelly doesn’t say that she wants to break up with Carl, but it looks like he is free to take some time to see how things go with Anne.

Personally, I think Anne is the better choice, but we’ll have to see how this goes.

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“I like your style.”

V has definitely discovered a hidden talent, rocking her power suit with pride when she goes off to her new side job to “deal drugs,” as Kev hilariously says.  V is quite convincing and comes up with one sob story after another to compensate for her lack of knowledge about the medical drugs.

When V meets with the last doctor of the day, she can see right through her bullshit, but tells V that she likes her style and invites her to the cookout, which will be the ultimate place for V to connect with even more doctors.

It looks like V is on her way to fast success and she deserves it!

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“Share the joy.”

Ingrid’s ex-husband returns with Frank’s babies and he tries to make a run for it, now finally admitting that the babies are actually Carl’s.  Anne’s family hilariously hangs on to every word, turning this into a real life telenovela, translating that it is “an immaculate conception and the stupid one is the father.”  I’d say that is a fair recap for sure.

After trying to escape this burden, Frank has a change of heart and suddenly sees dollar signs, recognizing that he can sell one of the babies on the black market.

After all, ‘tis the season to share the joy…Gallagher style!

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“You’ve been served, bitch!”

Debbie is extremely motivated to obtain Derek’s death benefit, but her lawyer, Patti, who turns out not to be a real lawyer, but she did pass most of her classes, says they are having trouble serving Peppa with the papers.

Debbie attempts to deliver the papers to Peppa, but Peppa continues to outrun her, which forces Debbie to get some backup in Megan and Farhad.  This leads to an eventful high speed chase, where Debbie finally serves Peppa the papers, stuffing them in her mouth.

Only it looks like Peppa is not ready to be fooled, hiring her own military lawyers.  She explains that she will give Franny her portion of the death benefit, but now she wants full custody of her.

Watch out, Debbie.  Money isn’t everything…

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“Welcome home Ian!”

When Ian first returns home from prison, he is thrown off by Anne’s family in his home.  After having some interesting adventures as “Sparky” during his new EMT job, it looks like he may have some adjusting to do, but his family comes through for him in the end by throwing him a worthy welcome home party.  They even light a burning van on his cake!

With Fiona’s absence, Ian’s presence is really important here, but it looks like he is in for his fair share of drama, as Mickey may be breaking out in next week’s episode?  After all, love knows no bounds.  Stay tuned!

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

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Supernatural” Season 15 Episode 5: “It Always Ends the Same”

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching The CW’s Supernatural season 15 episode 5, we learned that Chuck is really only interested in one ending.  He’s not exactly Shakespeare, but it doesn’t look like he is letting go of his writing philosophy anytime soon, but is there a possibility for a surprise ending?  Please note major spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. 

In last night’s episode, “Proverbs 17:3,” Sam and Dean head out to Black Forest, Colorado to investigate a new case, but things take an interesting turn when a former foe re-emerges.

My top 5 moments from Supernatural season 15 episode 5 are:

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“I look exactly the same!”

In the beginning of the episode, Dean decides to try out some Ghost Pepper Jerky, but perhaps it is a little too hot for him to handle.  Sam and Dean head out to Colorado to investigate a mountain lion attack, discovering that the mountain lion is actually a werewolf.

Sam and Dean pose as employees from Fish & Wildlife, but their ID photos are from the first season of SPN, bringing some fun nostalgia into the mix.  Dean hilariously claims that he looks exactly the same, but I do agree that the Winchester brothers both look fantastic!

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“I’m where I’m supposed to be.”

While investigating the case, Sam and Dean meet Ashley, who is the only one to survive the attack.  Dean bonds with her right away and promises to protect her.  While watching over her, Dean has a moving chat with her and explains that he does love his job, revealing that it feels good to help people.

I thought this moment was really important for Dean’s character because we have previously seen him shut down in other seasons and it looks like he is finally realizing that the good and the bad moments are going to happen, but he still wants to continue his job, helping one person at a time.

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“I’m a monster too.”

The werewolf brothers kidnap Ashley, but Sam and Dean break up the party.  One of the brothers definitely has a conflicted conscience and decides to kill his own brother and then himself.

Sam and Dean are shocked by this action, but we’ve certainly been seeing a lot of monsters with several layers for a while.  No one’s ever really completely good or evil, but the brother aspect has to be some kind of foreshadowing…

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“I love the hard way.”

As if this wasn’t surprising enough, Dean accidentally knocks Ashley down and she is brutally stabbed, but we discover that she is actually Lilith.  Chuck apparently brought her back from The Empty and she is carrying out his request, explaining that she wants the Equalizer, even though she refuses to call it that.

Lilith is a worthy former foe and Sam and Dean are completely shocked by her re-appearance, now understanding that this case was another one of Chuck’s creations.  Lilith says she can’t kill them; clearly playing by Chuck’s rules, revealing that he wants their story to end with one brother killing the other.

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“Why doesn’t he just kill us already?”

A fair point for sure, Dean, but it looks like Chuck is only interested in one kind of ending.  Sam finally tells Dean about his nightmares, revealing that perhaps he is seeing versions of Chuck’s stories because he is linked to him from the bullet wound, confirming a theory that many of us had.

So, if Sam can see Chuck’s endings, is it possible for him to change the outcome?

Sam and Dean are left with the impossible task of finding a way to kill Chuck/God, but this is not going to be easy, especially now that Lilith has destroyed the Equalizer.

So, how will they be able to stop Chuck/God once and for all?

Can Cass help at all?

I have a feeling that the Winchesters are certainly going to have to get creative for this one, but I can’t wait to see what happens next!

Stay tuned SPN family!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The Purge” season 2 episode 5: “House of Mirrors”

Happy Wednesday TV fans!  After watching the USA network’s The Purge season 2 episode 5 last night, I realized that Ben may have had a point when he asked, “How can something be good one day and wrong the next?”  But don’t let the NFFA hear you say that.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.

In last night’s episode, “House of Mirrors,” Ryan is forced to call an old enemy for backup after getting into a jam.  Meanwhile, we get a glimpse into Esme’s past, Ben continues to unleash the violence within him, and Marcus finally finds out who tried to purge him.  My top 5 moments from The Purge season 2 episode 5 are:

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“You’re the one that got to leave…”

In this episode, we flash back to 10 years ago and learn more about Esme’s past with her sister, Sofia.  We learn that Sofia was being abused by their father and Esme tried to get her out of there to protect her.  Sofia started to see Dr. Adams, which connects the rest of the dots for us, but she is clearly broken and traumatized from what has happened to her.

Esme’s father tries to stay with her on Purge Night, but she locks him out and listens to him get brutally murdered outside, which peels back even more layers of her character for us.

Through it all, I still think that Esme is a good person, but this does explain why she may be working for the NFFA, as she genuinely believed she was trying to protect other innocent people, feeling somewhat responsible for what happened to her sister.

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“We’re animals born to hunt.”

Ben’s friend, Andy, seems to be Purge obsessed, but even he has some rules and guidelines.  Ben makes the mistake of telling Andy about killing the farmer, but claims he is joking.  Ben can tell that Andy may tell someone and decides to brutally stab him before he can say anything.

There are a lot of bodies starting to pile up for Ben now and it’s only a matter of time before he gets caught…

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“We’ve never had someone on the inside before…”

Esme is certainly taking things up a notch in the present and decides to call some kind of resistance group with her suspicions about the NFFA.  They seem grateful to have her assistance and it’s clear that Esme just wants to get some justice for these victims, but it looks like Esme is about to be in a world of trouble.

Her boss has been watching her and is about to announce her as a traitor, which means that she might need to turn to someone for help.

Perhaps Ryan?  I personally think that they would make a great tag team, but Ryan has his own mess to deal with right now as well.

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“Names have consequences and they come at a price…”

They certainly do, but Marcus is willing to do whatever it takes to find out who tried to purge him.  We find out that the informant is not interested in money and would rather use Marcus’s skills as a doctor, but I have a feeling that Marcus is going to be in constant debt to the informant now.

Was it all worth it?

Well, he does find out that the name of the person who tried to purge him is Sam Tucker.  Michelle finally comes clean and says she had an affair with him, as Marcus’s world begins to start crashing down all around him.

What will happen when Marcus confronts Sam?  I can’t wait to find out!  And is Michelle really in the clear here?

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“We can help each other.”

After Ryan and the rest of the gang break into a house to get into a safe they need, they end up in a dangerous situation when they are locked in the house.  The owners are armed and ready to stop them, but Ryan realizes that his only choice now is to call the police…

They end up escorted out of the building by the cops and we discover that he actually called his former captain who wants in on the deal.  Ryan has no choice but to let her in, but this is not going to end well for sure.

We definitely got some answers and reveals during this episode, but I personally can’t wait to see what happens next when Esme is on the run from the NFFA.  I’m rooting for you, girl!  Stay tuned!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Riverdale” Season 4 Episode 5: The Perfect Murder

Happy Thursday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s Riverdale season 4 episode 5, I learned that “every town gets the hero it deserves,” but what happens when that town is surrounded by darkness?  Do the villains reign without consequences or will one hero be enough to bring back the light?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. 

In last night’s episode, “Chapter Sixty-Two:  Witness for the Prosecution,” Betty revisits her past after discovering that she has the Serial Killer gene.  Meanwhile, Veronica attempts to help her mother before her trial and Jughead learns more about his grandfather.  My top 5 moments from Riverdale season 4 episode 5 are:

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“A declaration of war.”

Archie continues to try out being the new masked vigilante in town, but it seems that he has a major Dodger problem.  Dodger is blackmailing some of the neighbors and Archie is getting complaints about his community center as a result.

FP gives Archie some advice and reminds him that he went through something similar with the Serpents.  Archie invites a lot of the town down to the community center so that they can see what he is doing for the community for themselves and even announces a Big Brother, Big Sister effort.

It seems like Archie is doing the right thing here, but Dodger is not willing to let things go and we know how stubborn Archie can be.

Is it the right move for Archie to declare war on the local thugs though?  Perhaps he needs some backup…Mad Dog as a sidekick?

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“Bring honor to our name.”

Jughead is beyond excited when he finds out that his teacher is actually one of the ghost writers for his favorite mystery book series, Baxter Brother Mysteries.  After going through the books with Betty, we know that the books are loosely based on The Hardy Boys, as Betty even makes mention of crossover books with a Nancy Drew imitation.

There is a contest to see who will be the next ghost writer for the series and of course Jughead is determined to win.  Only his fellow classmates are not making things easy for him, constantly putting him down and making him feel out of place.

Jughead discovers that his grandfather also attended Stonewall Prep and was a writer too, which gives him some more motivation.  FP is not exactly thrilled about this since he doesn’t have the fondest memories of his own father, but he tells Jughead to bring honor to their name, recognizing the talent and potential within his son.

We know that the theme for the story challenge will be “A Perfect Murder,” which got me wondering about Jughead’s own supposed murder in the future.  Did someone use a story idea to carry out a murder on Jughead?  We’ll have to wait and see!

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“Our father needed help.”

Our father?  Yes, you heard right, as Hermosa Lodge makes a splash in Riverdale.  Hermosa is supposedly a private investigator and she has bugged Veronica’s place of work, making a case to get all charges dropped against her father.  Hermosa is absolutely a Lodge and has the style to match Veronica’s, but will Veronica be able to face off against both her and her father?

The plan works and Hiram is now running for mayor, which should shake things up even more in town.

It looks like Hermione will be pardoned by the governor, so the Lodge family should be reunited shortly, but I’m intrigued to find out more about Veronica’s sister.  After all, this is the first time Veronica is hearing about her, but she looks like she could be the new dangerous player in town.

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“Your intuition is like a sixth sense.”

Betty recruits Kevin to join her in junior FBI class and she shows off how well she knows serial killers.  Kevin hilariously points out that she’s like A Beautiful Mind, but for serial killers.”  Betty gets thrown off when she learns about the Serial Killer gene; however, discovering that she does in fact have the gene.

She begins to flash back to some traumatic memories and even remembers killing her cat, Caramel, to put her out of her misery.  This was all under her father’s instruction and Charles reveals that he apparently also has this gene.  He tells Betty that she can use this to keep the darkness in check, but it looks like our girl Betty is never really off the case.

Toward the end of the episode, Betty reveals her own suspicions about Charles, wondering if he is the new serial killer in town and it looks like she isn’t going to back down until she gets some answers.  Go Betty!

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“The perfect murder…”

As if this wasn’t enough of a cliffhanger, we also flash forward to the future and witness Betty, Archie, and Veronica being arrested by FP for the murder of his son, which leaves me with even more questions.  We know that our favorite characters were searching for Jughead in the woods, but are they really capable of killing their best friend?

Is someone framing them?

Is Jughead faking his own death to coincide with his story for the Baxter Murder series?  Stay tuned!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The Walking Dead” season 10 episode 5: “Little Pig, Little Pig!”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching AMC’s The Walking Dead season 10 episode 5, Siddiq asked, “What are we here for if not for each other?”  An important question for sure, but what happens when all of your efforts toward redemption are shattered completely?  Do you keep trying or do you take the easy way out and embrace your old ways?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.

In last night’s episode, “What It Always Is,” we catch up with Negan while he is followed by a devoted fan boy named Brandon.  Meanwhile, Connie and Daryl team up to find Kelly and Gamma crosses paths with Aaron.  My top 5 moments from The Walking Dead season 10 episode 5 are:

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“Now we both know what it means.”

Ezekiel gets some screen time during this episode and Siddiq worries about his developing cough.  He reveals to Siddiq that he knows what it is and explains that Thyroid Cancer runs in his family.  Siddiq explains that they can manage it, but Ezekiel realizes what this means in the world they live in now.

Ezekiel tries to find the courage to tell Carol what is going on, but shuts off the radio before she says anything on the other line.  Will he finally be able to tell her the truth before it is too late?  Is it possible that Siddiq may be able to find a way to help him?

After all, we have seen a lot of miracles on both TWD and Fear TWD, so I wouldn’t rule out the king just yet…

4

“Family…”

In the beginning of the episode, Kelly ends up in a very dangerous situation when her hearing gets even worse.  Connie worries when she isn’t back yet and Daryl and Dog agree to help her find her.  Luckily, Kelly looks like she is going to be all right, but Magna is forced to reveal a stash of supplies and food they have been stealing in the woods.

Connie is outraged by this and apologizes to Daryl about having to lie about it, but Daryl understands all too well what it means to do things for family.

Connie and Daryl share some really cute moments together and I am always smiling when they are on screen together.

Magna and Yumiko have a lot of tension going on in their relationship; however, as Magna reveals more information about her past crime, which causes a wedge between them.  Will they be able to reconcile?

3

“You might just have to wear a new mask.”

Gamma reveals some of her frustration during this episode, but we also get this weird Romeo and Juliet vibe between her and Aaron.  Aaron gives her a bandage for the wound on her hand and tries to talk to her, but you have to wonder why?  Gamma tells Alpha about what happened and Alpha suggests that she wear a new mask to try and earn his trust and affection.

We’ll have to see how this plays out, but Gamma is not going to say no to Alpha, especially when she just brutally killed a Whisperer who questioned her methods, suggesting that they attack all at once.

So Alpha is behind the tree and the creek, but why is she changing up her strategy now?  It seems like she is making everything really personal, but will this change once she crosses paths with Lydia?

2

“I passed, right?  I am NEGAN!”

“Classic Negan!”  Brandon is absolutely thrilled to catch up with his hero, Negan, and he even takes the time to bring him some gifts:  another Lucille and his leather jacket.  Brandon is the son of a Savior and he has been in Alexandria, waiting for his opportunity to help Negan.

Negan allows Brandon to tag along at first, but things go way too far when Brandon murders the mother and son that Negan just saved.  Negan is beyond upset by this and smashes in Brandon’s head before he can finish saying, “I am Negan.”

Negan has tried so hard to follow this new path toward redemption, but everything is shattered in this moment, as Brandon reminds him of who he used to be.  Even though Brandon is beyond disturbed, Negan probably also feels somewhat responsible for him. 

He takes down the monster he helped create, but did he just unleash something inside himself that is even more dangerous?

1

“Ya’ll scared of the Big Bad Wolf?”

After Negan kills Brandon, he grabs his new Lucille and jacket and takes off.  Bad-ass Negan is back, as he crosses into the Whisperer territory, taking out walkers left and right until he comes face-to-face with Beta.

Now that Negan has made his move, what will Alpha and Beta decide to do with him?  He will be tested, but has Negan truly joined the dark side or is he taking the fight to them?

I actually felt really bad for Negan in this episode because he has been trying so hard to be good and you almost think it can be possible, but his past mistakes are never going to vanish completely and Brandon is a deadly reminder of that.

Negan has always had a strict rule about not killing kids and you could tell that Brandon really pushed his buttons when he talked about Carl Grimes.

Is Negan back to his bad ways or has he just embraced the ruthless strength within him to become the anti-hero we have been waiting for?  I can’t wait to find out!  Stay tuned!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” season 14 episode 5: “The Gang Texts”

Happy Saturday TV fans!  After watching the FXX network’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 14 episode 5, we learned that it’s important for the gang to be on the same page, but things get complicated when they decide to try out group texting at the zoo.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In Wednesday night’s episode, “The Gang Texts,” the gang goes to the zoo, but everyone has their own agenda for the day.  Charlie and Mac want to go see the Meerkats and Dennis insists on seeing a lion feeding, so they decide to keep track of one another with a harmless group text.  My top 5 moments from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 14 episode 5 are:

5

“He’s stuck behind a woman driver and he wants to shoot himself.”

I mean, clearly that’s obvious from Frank’s use of emojis, which Charlie seems to have a talent for deciphering, but Mac has a lot more trouble keeping up with the group text.  Even though the gang wants to stick together at the zoo, it looks like they are going to all split up for now.  This should go well…

4

“Too late, Dee!”

“She sucks!”  Dee actually really tries to throw in some harmless insults along the way, but her text is always just a minute too late.  Dennis reminds her that speed is important in a comedy text, but Dee doesn’t give up and perhaps she will get the hang of it before it’s too late.  You got this, Dee!

3

“You’re dead to him.”

Mac is worried that Dennis is mad at him and decides to send him a block of text, asking if Dennis is ignoring him.  Dennis quickly responds with “K,” but Mac finds out that Dennis didn’t even read the text and just responded that way because he doesn’t care.  Dennis is really preoccupied with seeing the “ducking lion” after all.  Stupid auto correct!

2

“This is all fine…”

Mac is convinced that he has found a way to make things up to Dennis, claiming that he overheard someone say that they are going to sacrifice a goat to the lion.  Dennis thinks this is definitely some worthy “Jurassic Park shit” and seems up for it.  Only they wind up at the petting zoo and it’s clear that Mac has no idea what he is talking about.  It’s OK because Dennis says, “This is all fine…”

1

“The circle of life!”

Just when it seems like all hope is lost, the gang winds up together at the Meerkat display.  They each pop up in different bubbles while The Lion King’s “Circle of Life” plays in the background, which was probably the best part of the episode. 

Dee is also finally able to come in the clutch with her text and it seems like the gang is happy again.  Maybe they should stick to face-to-face interactions for a while though…

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “American Horror Story: 1984” season 9 episode 5: “Is That My Head in There?”

Happy Thursday TV fans!  After watching the FX network’s American Horror Story:  1984 season 9 episode 5, I learned that “a darkness resides in everyone,” but that doesn’t mean that you have to tap into it.  Should you willingly accept it or can you still make things right even from the other side?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.

In last night’s episode, “Red Dawn,” we dive more into Rita/Donna’s past, as she comes face-to-face with something she cannot explain.  Meanwhile, Brooke makes an impulsive decision and Margaret tries to eliminate everyone one-by-one.  My top 5 moments from the American Horror Story:  1984 season 9 episode 5 are:

5

“A hunger I can’t satisfy…”

In this episode, we dive more into Rita/Donna’s past and flash back to 1980.  Donna was following her father because she thought he was cheating on her mother, but discovered something even more disturbing, learning that he was a serial killer.  Donna’s father tried to explain that he had always been like this, but Donna tried to reach out to him right before he stabbed himself.

This explains Donna’s obsession with studying serial killers, but she is not sure she can rationalize what is happening in front of her now when the Night Stalker comes back to life.  The Night Stalker claims that he is “evil” and Donna even sees her dead father talking to her, but is the Night Stalker a projection of Satan or something else?

4

“It’s your fault my future is in radio!”

Xavier continued to make me laugh out loud during this episode, beyond furious that his face is ruined.  However, that doesn’t stop him from jumping right back into character to take down Mr. Jingles with his bow and arrow.

Too bad he’s stopping the wrong killer, but you gotta love his enthusiasm.  Unfortunately, Margaret eliminates Xavier, but I have a feeling he will continue to bring on the campy horror laughs even in the afterlife.

3

“I don’t want to die when I don’t even feel like I’ve lived yet.”

Ray randomly shows up and has a heart-to-heart talk with Brooke…only we know that Ray is actually dead.  To make things even more weird, Brooke loses her virginity to a ghost and they later discover Ray’s head in the fridge.

“Is that my head in there?”  It’s clear that Brooke is beyond traumatized from this encounter, but Ray seems to be just as confused.  I’d like to say that perhaps Brooke’s day might be improving now, but things are only going to get worse.  Sorry Brooke!

2

“I’m gonna rip you apart.”

Margaret is not holding anything back now, as she starts to split the group up one-by one, determined to add more ears to her collection.  Mr. Jingles is determined to stop Margaret once and for all, but of course Xavier gets in the way.  After Montana and Brooke’s showdown, everyone is pretty much dead except for Brooke and Margaret, as a school bus of campers shows up with perfect timing.

Margaret puts her acting skills to the test and stabs herself in the leg, claiming that Brooke killed everyone.  Brooke is taken away in handcuffs, but I hope this isn’t the end for either of them.

1

“We can be gods here!”

Montana is initially pissed off to be dead, but she embraces it pretty quickly, realizing that she can do whatever she wants and kill whoever she wants.  She claims that they can be gods here and it looks like these ghosts are looking for some revenge, but we know that they cannot leave the campground. Only we see the Night Stalker and Mr. Jingles take off in a car headed to L.A. after Mr. Jingles apparently accepts Satan as the Night Stalker did.

Is this the reason why they can leave?  I’m thinking so, but now I’m wondering what direction we are headed in for the remaining episodes.  This felt like the end of something for me and yet we know that these spirits have some unfinished business, so I guess there is more to see.  Stay tuned for the 100th episode of AHS next week!

American Horror Story:  1984 episode 5 Music Soundtrack Highlight:

Amii Stewart – Knock On Wood – Official Video

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The Affair” season 5 episode 5: “You Are Enough”

Happy Sunday TV fans!  After watching Showtime’s The Affair season 5 episode 5, I realized that you can tell yourself over and over again that you are enough, but you need to truly believe it.  Sometimes that means trusting our instincts and other times that means saying no, but it all comes down to how we view ourselves and perhaps how we want to be viewed.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In tonight’s episode, “505,” Helen prepares to make her official debut as Sasha Mann’s girlfriend, but is constantly pressured by others around her.  Meanwhile, Sierra desperately tries to adjust to motherhood, which becomes even more difficult when her own mother arrives in town.  My top 5 moments from The Affair season 5 episode 5 are:

5

“I’m so sorry…”

Part one of the episode follows Sierra, as she adjusts to motherhood.  Sierra has been raising baby Eddie by herself for four months and it is clearly taking a toll on her.  Sierra desperately tries to find her balance and tells herself, “Everyday and in every way…today, I am enough.” 

Even though the phrase certainly has a nice ring to it and I think I might try it out myself, Sierra has trouble keeping her cool, especially since baby Eddie will not stop crying.  Sierra goes to an acting audition and initially thinks she did not do a good enough job, but I am more concerned that she decided to leave baby Eddie in the car during the audition…

4

“I just didn’t think men like you existed…except in the movies.”

During Helen’s part of the episode, Helen and Sasha appear to be getting closer and Sasha even tells Helen that he loves her.  Helen is slightly hesitant, but it looks like she does have strong feelings for Sasha, but things get a little bit overwhelming when she learns that she will be basically making a public debut as Sasha Mann’s girlfriend at a party.

Everyone seems to comment on how “normal” Helen is, which makes me wonder if she is really cut out for the Hollywood lifestyle and we even get to run into an old friend…Noah’s book agent, Eden.  Remember her?  I have to admit, I was glad to see a little bit of jealousy running across her face when she saw who Helen was dating, especially since she did have a brief affair with Noah as well in the past.

3

“She’s been like a second mother to me.”

After Sierra lands the role, she is beyond excited, but she suddenly remembers she needs to find someone to watch baby Eddie.  After her mother bails on her, she tries to ask Helen, but Helen tells her to figure it out and Stacey offers to watch him.  Sierra makes another questionable call by leaving her baby with a 12-year-old, but does end up doing well at her first taping…once she gets out of her head. 

Perhaps she should have left it there, but Sierra decides to have some time for herself and ends up doing drugs and sleeping with the director.  After stumbling into Helen’s place at 2 am, she decides to take baby Eddie for a drive to calm him down and crashes the car.  Luckily, she and Eddie are OK, but I’m hoping that this is a huge wake up call for Sierra.

2

“I don’t love you anymore.”

During the episode, we also get a brief moment between Noah and Helen.  Noah comes to apologize to Helen for his behavior and tells her that he still loves her and wants her back.  Helen stays strong; however, and tells Noah that she doesn’t love him anymore and that she’s not sure what the word “love” means to Noah.

While I’m not convinced that Sasha is the better choice for Helen, I was proud of her in this moment.  Noah has had so many chances with Helen and he has continued to mess them up.  While I appreciate his honesty with Helen, I think that she was right to turn him down here.  Go Helen!

1

“You have everyone fooled.”

Helen tries out saying “no” in this episode, but she starts to have second thoughts about it later on.  Vic’s mother, Priya, begs Helen to bring baby Eddie to meet her brother because she doesn’t want everyone in her family to know that Eddie is actually Sierra’s baby.  After witnessing Sasha breaking his promise to one of his friends about a movie deal, Helen starts to realize that perhaps Sasha isn’t as perfect as he may seem. 

Priya knocks on her door and tells Helen that she has everyone fooled and that Vic told her she was a selfless person.  This encounter clearly impacts Helen and I think she is going to start really looking at her choices moving forward.  While I want Helen to find happiness for herself, I also don’t want her to turn her back on who she is either. 

Overall, I thought this was another revealing and moving episode, but I also want more Joanie screen time.  It looks like we will be getting a Joanie-centric episode next week so I am super excited about that.  There are still so many unanswered questions surrounding Cole’s death and Alison, so I’m hoping we will finally get to devote some time to that in episode 6.  Stay tuned!

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