Ranking the top 5 moments from “Younger” season 6 episode 5: “Let the Games Begin”

Happy Thursday TV fans!  After watching TV Land’s Younger season 6 episode 5, I realized that healthy competition is not necessarily a bad thing, but when it comes to blurring the lines between your personal and professional life, things can get a bit complicated.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “Stiff Competition,” Liza and Charles continue to compete over authors, which begins to put a strain on their relationship.  Meanwhile, Kelsey and Diana attempt to channel their rage, and Lauren puts her publicist skills to the test with Josh’s daughter.  My top 5 moments from Younger season 6 episode 5 are:

5

“Feisty isn’t the F word I would use…”

In this episode, the competition between Charliza initially seems kind of fun and spicy, but this mood quickly changes when the competition gets real.  Liza and Charles are both very convincing and are up for the challenge, but winning isn’t always everything…especially if it gets in the way of our favorite ship on the show!

4

“Charles is hot and I’m not.”

Poor Kelsey.  After losing some of her hair in last week’s episode, she is now placed toward the bottom of a hot in publishing list, as Charles is climbing up to the top.  Charles does look quite dashing in his picture and they somehow decided to just use a cropped photo of Kelsey’s head, which makes her a “floating tragedy,” according to Diana.  Kelsey has had enough and is not ready to hand over her authors to Charles, but this is definitely not helping her ease her stress.

3

“We have a lot of rage.”

Liza tries to maintain a positive spin on everything, realizing that she is constantly in the middle here and decides to have Kelsey and Diana accompany her to watch a talented young musician, who she has been in contact with for months about her book.  It looks like things are going well, but Charles is there and we find out that he is the one that provided the girl with her scholarship, so it initially looks like our ladies are out of luck here. 

Kelsey and Diana are over it and try to channel some of their rage by throwing axes, but things get interesting when the restroom is out of order and Diana has to pee.  As luck would have it, a police officer catches Diana urinating outside and Kelsey is still holding on to the ax.  They hilariously end up in jail, but luckily Enzo is there to bail them out.  I love when Kelsey and Diana team up.  These two are so funny and I hope we get some more screen time with them together soon!

2

“Gemma is following me on Insta…”

Lauren may have just found her golden ticket, as she starts an Instagram page for Josh’s baby daughter, Gemma.  @GemmaLoves already has 5000 followers in a day and everyone seems to be a fan.  Josh is initially skeptical about exploiting his daughter, but is ultimately on board when he realizes some of the perks.  Plus, it’s kind of fun!  Lauren and Josh take some absolutely adorable pictures of Gemma and I am a fan for sure.  I thought this was really cute and it gave us some much needed screen time with fan favorite Lauren, so that’s always a plus!

1

“If it’s all you, then there’s no room for us.”

Even though Charles is proving to be a tough competitor, he does confide in Liza about the possibility of losing his investment, explaining that he is essentially gambling it all for this risk.  Liza understands and she doesn’t want anyone to lose, but even Kelsey tells her that she will need to choose a side.  Later on, Charles congratulates Liza on winning over the author, but reminds her that he is essentially still winning since it is his father’s company, which doesn’t sit too well with Liza.

When Charles comes over, he also seems surprised to see Liza with Josh and his baby and asks her if he is competing with him.  I don’t question Liza’s feelings or loyalty to Charles, but she ultimately walks away from him after reminding him that “if it’s all you, then there’s no room for us.”  This is definitely not the end for Charliza, but it looks like Liza will need to decide what to do since she is essentially still in the middle here.  What will she decide?  Stay tuned!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Fear the Walking Dead” season 5 episode 5: “You Fall, I Fall.”

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

5

“Hey baldy…over here!”

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

4

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

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

3

“Why does any of this matter?”

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

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

2

“You fall, I fall.”

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

1

“I want you to live!”

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

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

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

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The 100” season 6 episode 5: “How Would You Like To Be Immortal Too?”

Happy Wednesday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s The 100 season 6 episode 5, I learned that happiness may look good on Clarke, but Josephine’s presence is beyond dangerous.  Will anyone be able to stop her?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “The Gospel of Josephine,” Josephine adjusts to her new body, Clarke, and tries to keep up appearances, which proves to be more difficult than she initially realized.  Meanwhile, Jordan and Gaia look for the truth and Abby desperately tries to find a way to save Marcus.  My top 5 moments from The 100 season 6 episode 5 are:

5

“How hard can Clarke be?”

Josephine may have experience acting in plays over the years, but being “Clarke” proves to be more difficult than she realized.  While Josephine embraces her new body, she realizes that fooling Clarke’s friends and family will not be easy.  Josephine quickly learns that they speak in another language and she immediately begins making mistakes when she tells Madi that she can go to school after she was so against it before.  Bellamy comments that happiness looks good on her, but what’s lurking beneath Clarke’s body is manipulative and dangerous.  Watch out, Bellamy!

4

“They worship Nightbloods.  I’d like to know why.”

Jordan and Gaia seek out answers after “Priya” doesn’t remember who Jordan is.  Jordan refuses to just accept this even though Bellamy and Murphy initially don’t have his back, assuming that it was a one night stand and Jordan is too naive to realize.  Later on, Clarke/Josephine, Bellamy, and Murphy join Gaia and Jordan and discover some kind of room celebrating the dead and find the mark of the flame.  Gaia initially thinks that the skeletons all belong to past commanders, but we quickly learn that they are something else.  But if they aren’t commanders, “what the hell are they?” 

A good question for sure, as the group comes across a video showing the murder of a Nightblood host, realizing that “becoming one with the Primes” can lead to immortality.  Clarke/Josephine tries to put a positive spin on things, but Gaia unintentionally spills the beans about Madi being a Nightblood and Josephine also learns that Abby was able to synthesize Nightblood, turning Clarke into one with science, which definitely gets her full attention.  The secrets are unraveling, but no one seems to realize that Clarke is not Clarke just yet.

3

“It’s because he’s good and true and deserves to live.”

Abby finally gets some more screen time in this episode, as she continues to work on finding a way to save Marcus.  Clarke/Josephine gives her a few ideas that actually seem quite helpful, but as soon as Josephine realizes that Abby can make a Nightblood, it’s clear that she may be in great danger.  Abby has an emotional breakdown at one point and talks about how Marcus deserves to live because he did the right thing when she made so many horrible decisions during the time of Blodreina. 

Abby’s guilt is clearly catching up to her now and she has traded one addiction for another.  While it’s possible that she may have kicked her drug addiction, she is spending every possible moment trying to save Marcus, but will she be able to without further consequences?  We’ll have to stay tuned to find out, but I’m feeling some Marcus withdrawal myself.  Bring him back already!

2

“I guess you want to live after all.”

Meanwhile, while all of the Invasion of the Body Snatchers drama is going on, Octavia and Diyoza continue to get into trouble together while trying to track down Gabriel.  Octavia and Diyoza get stuck in some kind of deadly swamp quick sand and apparently “the harder you fight, the faster you die.”  Diyoza stands still, but Octavia continues to stubbornly struggle, which makes her sink that much faster.  Another dangerous threat comes their way, as some kind of flash of light appears that could be fatal.  Diyoza escapes and Octavia hides underneath the quick sand to protect herself, but comes very close to death.

Luckily, Diyoza comes back for her and gets her out of there and tells her that perhaps she wants to live after all.  I’m loving this partnership between these two and I think that they can learn a lot from each other.  After all, Diyoza reminded Octavia that “you can always turn it around” while you are still breathing and perhaps these two can be redeemed.  Either way, I’m rooting for them!

1

“I’m listening…”

Bellamy finally begins to detect that something is wrong with Clarke and approaches her, speaking in the Grounder language to prove his suspicions.  He asks Clarke who she is and she introduces herself as Josephine Lightbourne.  Let’s hope that Bellamy will be OK and can warn the others  before it’s too late.  However, Clarke/Josephine is already recruiting for her plan, as she approaches Murphy and asks him if he would like to be immortal, revealing that Clarke is dead.  Murphy tells her that he’s listening, but is he just trying to get close to Josephine to help his friends or is Murphy looking out for his own survival? 

Murphy has come so far as a character, but we know that he has his share of faults.  I’m interested to see this unlikely partnership develop more and I hope there is a way to bring our girl Clarke back, but it doesn’t look like Josephine will leave without a fight.  New episodes return June 11th!  Stay tuned!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Killing Eve” season 2 episode 5: “Smell Ya Later”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching BBC America’s Killing Eve season 2 episode 5 on AMC, I learned that when it comes to a psychopath, “don’t add…take it all away.”  Take away everything that makes them human, but what if the psychopath in question is desperately trying to tap into something human?  What then?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Smell Ya Later,” Eve and the rest of the team are not getting anywhere with the new female assassin, the Ghost.  Meanwhile, Villanelle is thrown off when she gets her newest assignment, which causes her to enter into a proactive state of mourning.  My top 5 moments from Killing Eve season 2 episode 5 are:

5

“The demon with no face…”

After getting nowhere with the Ghost, Eve is disappointed that she isn’t really fun like Villanelle, which sparks a new idea.  Eve thinks that they can enlist the help of Villanelle to get something out of the Ghost, since she seems to be absolutely terrified of her.  Eve decides to put a hit out on herself, which is extremely risky and dangerous, but Eve has been dancing with danger for quite a while now. 

Carolyn is on board and Eve is reminded that there is no paper trail on her.  Is Carolyn trying to get rid of Eve after she uses her?  I’m not sure, but Eve better watch her back.  When Villanelle gets the hit assignment, she is far from amused and asks, “Is this a joke?”  For a while now, Eve and Villanelle have been tapping into the qualities of one another, which has now blurred the line between good and bad.  What will happen when they finally come face to face with one another?  We’re about to find out!

4

“This is out of control…”

Kenny tries to talk some sense into Eve and reminds her that Villanelle killed Bill and that she is putting people in danger.  Eve suggests that Kenny find a new assignment to work on rather than dealing with what he is saying.  It seems like Eve has been dismissing the opinions of others for a while now.  First with Niko and now with Kenny, as she continues to let her obsession guide her.  But it’s not a good idea for Eve to walk away from all of the people she cares about, as they may be the only ones keeping her grounded.

3

“Will you give me everything I want?”

The moment we have all been waiting for is here, as Eve and Villanelle finally meet up.  Villaneve fans get some major moments between them, as the chemistry is off the charts.  Villanelle says that Eve doesn’t seem too surprised to see her and explains that she thought she forgot her.  Eve tries to tell her that this was her idea and says that she needs her help.  Villanelle is dressed for the occasion for sure, as she is “about to be in mourning,” but Eve tries to keep her cool.

Eve even takes the pills that Villanelle had, as Villanelle begins screaming for her to do something and claims that it is poison.  It seemed like Eve was trying to call Villanelle’s bluff here to prove that she wasn’t afraid and that she didn’t think she could kill her, but Villanelle reminds her who the true boss is here.  As Eve rushes off to the sink, Villanelle begins hysterically laughing and says, “Of course it isn’t poison.  Do you think I’m insane?  You’re too easy.”  This moment was laugh out loud funny, reminding us that Villanelle absolutely has a flair for the dramatic.  Villanelle agrees to help Eve, but is Eve prepared to be in Villanelle’s debt?  After all, giving her everything she wants may cause Eve to lose her own soul in the process, as she continues to dabble in darkness.

2

“Would you like to watch?”

Eve brings Villanelle to the Ghost, but begins to have second thoughts, as she realizes what she is doing.  Villanelle is ruthless and willing to do anything to get what she wants, but Eve is now an accomplice to anything she does to the Ghost.  Villanelle obtains the information that Eve is looking for and explains that Alistair Peel’s son is responsible for the hit and that he is apparently trying to sell some kind of weapon of interest to The Twelve. 

Eve tries to ask Villanelle what she did and Villanelle simply responds with, “Nothing you didn’t ask me to.”  Eve goes up to the Ghost who says, “Monster,” leaving us with the impression that Villanelle definitely did not hold back here.  Has Eve just unleashed her own monster by working with Villanelle?  We’ll have to stay tuned to find out, but I love that these two have finally come together again.  It’s about time!

1

“You would think I was the bad guy…”

At the end of the episode, Villanelle pays Niko a visit outside of Oxford.  Villanelle apologizes for filing those complaints against Niko at his school, revealing that she has been embedded in Eve and Niko’s life for quite some time now.  Villanelle reveals that Eve stabbed her, showing Niko a side of his wife that he was unaware of.  It almost felt like Villanelle was revealing an affair, as there is something beyond intimate about their relationship. 

Niko does not seem afraid of Villanelle, but is there something more to this?  Is Niko innocent or is he perhaps somehow involved in the Twelve?  I know it’s a stretch, but anything could be possible.  After this confrontation, what’s next for Eve and Niko?  We’ll have to wait and see, but it looks like Villanelle is not going anywhere.  Stay tuned! 

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” season 1 episode 5: “You Are My Beautiful Dreamer”

Greetings TV fans!  After watching Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars:  The Perfectionists season 1 episode 5, we were reminded that you can’t be friends with people you can never trust.  But what happens when you are all brought together by tragedy?  Is it better to stick together or should you continue to go your own separate way?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “The Patchwork Girl,” Alison comes face to face with Taylor Hotchkiss.  Meanwhile, Ava, Caitlin, and Dylan come up with a plan to find out more from Mason and Mona reminds Dana Booker that research goes both ways.  My top 5 moments from Pretty Little Liars:  The Perfectionists  season 1 episode 5 are:

5

“My cloak of invisibility.”

In this episode, Mona comes face to face with Ray Hogadorn.  Ray is an interesting character for sure and seems to really have a thing for peanut brittle.  He reveals that he does know quite a bit and has been watching from afar, telling Mona that the list on the program could be a list of suspects or something to connect the dots, but what are the dots exactly?  Ray has been on campus for a long time and also mentions a girl he was in love with named Angela and says that she died tragically by jumping off a bridge.  He says he shared this story with Taylor and fears that it may have inspired her to do the very same thing, but also thinks that she could be alive as well.

We know that Ray was definitely not Nolan’s biggest fan, but he seems to be very forthcoming with Mona.  Does he recognize that they want the same thing or is he hiding something?  We know that Ray is the one who left Taylor the message on the wall about them watching her, but what else does Ray know and can he be truly trusted?

4

“It’s a funny thing about research.  It goes both ways.”

Dana Booker tries to have a sit down talk with Mona and claims that she knows quite a lot about her past in Rosewood.  However, Mona is not easily scared and tells Dana that she knows about her making connections that aren’t there and how she got kicked out of the FBI.  Dana Booker may be dangerous, but Mona will win hands down so she better watch her back!  We also learn that Mona was waiting for her online chess partner, Bad Bishop, but he or she never showed.  I’m still interested to find out more about this person.

3

“I’m not that easy to fool.”

Ava continues to get hidden messages and thinks her father is trying to contact her.  Ava finds a note that reads:

Dreamer,

It’s time to go. Make sure you’re not followed. No one can know.

45’ 35” 59” N

122’ 48’ 07’ W

Ava grabs a bag full of cash and makes her way out to the coordinates, but runs into Dana Booker, who is the one responsible for leaving the messages.  Dana is proving to be a formidable opponent, but Ava outsmarts her.  She left the money in the car just in case and this was the right call.  Even though Dana can play the game however she wants, our new characters are proving to be quite impressive, but I did feel bad for Ava here, as she clearly wants to reconnect with her father more than anything else in the world.

2

“We don’t just look alike.  We think alike.”

After tracking down Taylor, Alison refuses to give up until she gets some answers.  Taylor initially tells Alison to get out of her house, but Alison persists and asks her:  “What are you afraid of?”  Taylor explains that someone tried to kill her, but also says that her mother brought Alison here to find her.  Alison tries to tell Taylor that her mother is very worried about her, but Taylor doesn’t want to talk to her, which makes me continue to suspect Claire.  She may not be behind the murder of her own son, but Taylor is clearly very afraid and her mother may have something to do with whoever was watching her.  Alison tries to bring Taylor home so that she feels safe, but she ends up leaving.  Will Alison be able to connect the dots here?  Let’s hope so!

1

“And then this nightmare will finally end…”

Ava, Caitlin, and Dylan seem like they may be going their separate ways after more secrets are revealed.  Ava finds out that Dylan had an affair with Nolan and Caitlin was the one responsible for information leaking on Ava’s father.  Before the secrets begin to tear them apart, they come up with a simple plan to find out exactly what Mason knows and to see if he is the one behind everything.  However, a simple plan becomes way more complicated when it involves kidnapping and drugging someone.  After the three characters have a fight, they begin to do things their own way, but quickly learn that they need each other.  Just as they all try to come together to help, Caitlin is struck by a car and we do not know her fate just yet.

We know that after Caitlin hit Mason over the head, he did wake up, so was he the driver behind the wheel or is there someone else watching them?  We also know that Claire was angry at Caitlin for lying to her so could she be the mysterious driver?  We’ll have to wait and see, but things are continuing to spiral out of control for our characters and hopefully Alison and Mona will be able to save the day before it’s too late.  Stay tuned!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “SMILF” season 2 episode 5: “Single Mom in Love Forever”

Greetings TV viewers!  After watching Showtime’s SMILF season 2 episode 5, I realized that preparing for parenthood is never easy and things don’t always go according to plan.  But it’s all worth it in the end.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In tonight’s episode, “Single Mom in Love Forever,” we travel back to 2014, as Bridgette and Rafi prepare for parenthood.  Meanwhile, we finally understand where Tutu’s nickname comes from and also discover Bridgette’s inspiration for her son’s name.  My top 5 moments from the SMILF season 2 episode 5 are:

5

“You cannot have a baby with that idiot.”

In the beginning of the episode, Tutu makes her feelings known right away, as she reacts to the news that Bridgette is pregnant.  Even though Tutu is not Rafi’s biggest fan, she wants to support her daughter and do right by her.  Rafi tries to bond with Tutu in several moments, but Tutu is still disappointed in some of her daughter’s decisions.  That doesn’t mean that she will not be there for them, however.

4

“We’re not naming our kid after Hitler.”

One of the funniest moments of the episode is when Rafi suggests that they name their son, Adolfo.  Bridgette explains that adding an “o” to a name doesn’t really help and uses the example, “Hitlero,” to further her argument.  At this point, they haven’t decided on a name just yet, but Bridgette clearly wants it to mean something special.

3

“I know how much you love me.”

Rafi proposes to Bridgette when he finds out that she is pregnant and they have plans to get married.  However, they are not without issues, as we learn that Rafi kisses someone else, which rubs Bridgette the wrong way.  Bridgette knows how much Rafi loves her and Rafi is extremely excited to be a father, but she ends up telling him that she can’t marry him while in labor.  However, I still see some sparks between these two in present day, so maybe they are finally ready to give it another try?  We’ll have to wait and see.

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“You’re in labor right here in a park.”

Bridgette has been preparing for a home birth, but Tutu reminds her that there are no life saving devices at home and tries to get her to go to the hospital.  Bridgette is extremely determined to have a home birth, which is painful to watch.  While I understand her wanting to follow through with her plan, I think that maybe it would have been a good idea to go to the hospital after all, but at least everything worked out in the end.

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“See someone was giving away Larry Bird T-Shirts.”

After walking around while in labor, Bridgette comes across a Larry Bird T-Shirt.  She initially tries to steal it, but the woman selling it ultimately tells her she can have it.  This inspires Larry’s name, as she gives birth to her son in this very shirt.  Bridgette, Rafi, and Tutu’s reaction to Larry’s arrival is sweet and heartwarming.  Tutu requests to be called “Tutu” because it is Hawaiian for Grandma and she always thought of herself as Hawaiian.  I guess that’s as good a reason as any.  Either way, this episode gave us the chance to see Bridgette’s past, which was important and revealing.  Stay tuned for more SMILF fun!

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

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The Passage” season 1 episode 5: “I Feel Like Something Terrible is Going to Happen”

Happy Tuesday TV fans!  After watching Fox’s The Passage season 1 episode 5, I realized that “secrets can make you lonely.”  They eat away at you and pull at your inner conscience, refusing to retract their claws.  They will consume you if you let them, but so will the vampire in the cell next door.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “How You Gonna Outrun the End of the World?” we learn more about Dr. Lear’s past and Fanning’s connection to his wife, Elizabeth.  Meanwhile, Dr. Sykes tries to do what is right, Shauna continues to haunt Clark’s mind, Lila gets into trouble, and Amy displays some new abilities.  My top 5 moments from The Passage season 1 episode 5 are:

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“We’re getting out of here soon and I’m taking you with me.”

During the episode, Dr. Sykes tells Clark that she knows that he made the conscious decision to save Shauna and asks him if she is still in his head.  Clark lies to her and says no, but Shauna is never too far away, as she continues to taunt and tease Clark.  She clearly has a fascination with Clark and promises to take him with her, but is she simply using him or is there more to it?  Either way, it doesn’t look like Shauna is going to stop appearing in Clark’s mind, but why is he hiding it from others?  Does he think it makes him weak or a target?  Does a part of him truly want to lose himself with Shauna and embrace the darkness?

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“Are you reading my mind?”

Amy begins to show some telepathic abilities, as Brad notices that Amy is reading his mind.  Dr. Sykes reminds Amy that “there’s a light” in her, revealing that Amy’s goodness may be enough to balance her new abilities.  Could this be the key?  Amy’s powers are advancing, but she seems to be holding on to her humanity more than Carter, who was clearly tortured by the vampires in his head.  Carter had a guilty conscience, but Amy is an innocent, so could that make the difference?  Shauna offered false promises of family to Amy, but Brad reminds Amy that he’s not going anywhere and that he is her family, which is beyond touching.  Amy is clearly frightened that she could be transforming into something else, but Brad keeps her staying positive, as they plan a way to escape together.

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“No one here wants any part of that.”

Dr. Sykes begins to learn that Project Noah is not just about saving lives, as she comes to the discovery that they plan on weaponizing Amy.  Dr. Sykes listens to her own conscience and realizes that she needs to help Amy and Brad escape.  Dr. Sykes wants to shut the project down, but it looks like she doesn’t have any support from Clark or anyone else right now.  Her best shot is to somehow recruit Dr. Lear, but it looks like Project Noah is run by people who have another agenda.  Even though Dr. Sykes may not be able to stop it, she can do what she can to protect Amy, which proves that she is a good person and she has the potential to make a difference.

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“We moved on.  Clearly you never did.”

Dr. Lear is quarantined during the episode, which had me feeling some Lost nostalgia, especially when the alarm sounded.  Dr. Lear is worried about turning into a vampire and even uses this word, which surprises Dr. Sykes.  Dr. Lear is warned not to look at Fanning, but he can’t help thinking of their connected past while he is down here.  We learn that Dr. Fanning was hopelessly in love with Dr. Lear’s wife, Elizabeth, and they shared a brief encounter together.  Dr. Fanning attempts to manipulate Dr. Lear’s mind with these secrets, but Dr. Lear says that he already knew about it and that they moved past it together, recognizing that their marriage is strong and important.  Unfortunately, Dr. Fanning doesn’t stop here, as he taps into the janitor’s mind and he ends up paying Elizabeth a visit and injecting the serum into her.  Jonas learns that he is not infected, but he tries to make it to Elizabeth, fearing that she may be in trouble.  Elizabeth’s mind seems to be restored, as she fully remembers Jonas, but Fanning is already in her mind.  Will Dr. Lear be able to save his wife or is she already claimed by Fanning?  Either way, this fully motivates Dr. Lear to try and find some kind of cure before the rest of the world is impacted.

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“You just did that.”

Didn’t anyone ever teach Dr. Pet that you don’t say things like “what’s the worst that can happen in 30 seconds?”  I mean, we’re dealing with unstable vampires here.  Anyway, Dr. Pet starts some experiments on Winston, as he tries to telepathically connect to his mind, hoping that he can control the vampires.  It initially seems to be working, but Winston later turns the tables on Dr. Pet and tells him to run.  Dr. Pet is viciously killed by Winston in front of Dr. Lear’s cell, as he makes a break for it.  Amy and Brad are also on the run at the same time and Brad tries to protect Amy from Winston.  Amy begins screaming in reaction, which impacts and hurts Winston.  Brad is just as surprised as Amy, but they realize that they have to get out of there right away.  Amy’s abilities are growing at a fast rate and it seems like her powers are different than the other subjects.  What else will Amy be able to do?  I honestly can’t wait to find out!

Overall, I thought this was a terrific episode.  The connected past between Lear and Fanning reveals that they are going to face off sooner or later.  I just wish we had a little bit more time to devote to Lila and Lacey.  Lila is potentially abducted at the end of the episode, but I wish we had a few more minutes in each episode so that we can fully understand what is going on here, but I’m sure we will get more information soon.  Either way, this show continues to captivate my full attention.  There is a struggle of power going on between light and dark, but it’s only a matter of time before one tips the scale.  Are you on Team Fanning or Team Amy Stay tuned!

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

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