Ranking the top 5 moments from “The 100” season 7 episode 4: “Hesperides”

Happy Thursday TV fans! After watching The CW’s The 100 season 7 episode 4, I was reminded that fear is a factor, but you have to find a way to fight through it. 

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

In last night’s episode, “Hesperides,” Clarke and the others work together to figure out a way to save Bellamy, Octavia, and Echo from The Anomaly. Meanwhile, Raven attempts to cope with the blood on her hands and Echo makes a heartbreaking decision.

My top 5 moments from The 100 season 7 episode 4 are:

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“Trust me. I’ve done this before.”

In the beginning of the episode, we see things from Hope’s perspective after losing both her mother, Diyoza, and Octavia. A stranger arrives near her home named Dev, but Hope initially wants nothing to do with him.

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As the years go by, they continue to get closer and he teaches Hope how to fight, but his life is lost when The Anomaly opens up after Hope hesitates before killing a Disciple. It’s clear that Dev and Hope were like family to one another and perhaps something even more, but I thought this glimpse into the past really allowed us to learn more about Hope’s character.

Echo and Gabriel are looking for a way out of The Anomaly, but Hope reminds them that she’s done this before and that they will need to wait five years. Easier said than done…

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“I can’t forget their faces.”

Meanwhile, Raven is clearly having a tough time dealing with the fresh blood on her hands after that insane radiation dilemma. Clarke reminds her not to forget about the faces she saved, but Raven has even more trouble when she has to take out some of The Disciples later on to help her friends.

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We know that Raven has been through a lot over the seasons, but her moral compass is wavering back and forth now. Let’s just hope that she can get through this because we need her!

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“Every second counts.”

Well, it pretty much always does on this show, but we start to actually connect our story-lines between Sanctum and The Anomaly, which is a good thing. But where the hell is Bellamy?

We find out that The Disciples want Clarke and that she is the key to stopping a war, but is she just a target?

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Clarke is ready to sacrifice herself if needed to help her friends, but Raven discovers that The Anomaly is actually a wormhole and that they can travel to different planets with it.

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“Plans change.”

Meanwhile, in The Anomaly, time flies by as Echo, Hope, and Gabriel work together with Disciple, Orlando, to prepare for when The Anomaly opens again. Orlando is not one of their people, but a bond forms between them all and it looks like we are witnessing a new type of family. Even Echo lets her walls down and we get to witness some bad-ass hair cuts and decorative face tattoos for the occasion.

When The Anomaly opens again, Hope doesn’t hesitate this time and ends up taking out a Disciple as Orlando screams. Echo realizes that Orlando is not one of them and will do whatever it takes to save Bellamy.

This apparently includes killing every last Disciple in front of Orlando and leaving him behind. Gabriel and Hope think that this is wrong, but Echo asks them if they want to stay or find answers.

They reluctantly follow as Orlando is betrayed by them. We know that Echo is no stranger to doing the unthinkable, but she has come so far as a character and has now gone down a familiar role of betrayal.

Will Bellamy be able to forgive her when he finds out what she has done? Will she be able to forgive herself?

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My heart goes out to Echo and I have really started to fall in love with her character, but she is going down a dark road now and I’m not sure that she will be able to come back from it. Either way, this episode stirred a lot of emotions and we are only on episode 4 of the final season.

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“Who wants to go for a ride?”

The Clarke we know and love is back. She’s ready to go off into the unknown to risk it all to save her friends. There she is! I’ve been waiting for Clarke to go back to her roots for the final season and it looks like we are all in for a ride.

Clarke gives everyone a choice when they open up The Anomaly and Gaia says that she will stay behind to protect Madi. Raven randomly picks a planet, hoping that they will find their friends, but we know the odds aren’t that great.

They can always find a way back…right?

Well, that may not be so easy as someone shuts down The Anomaly and attacks Gaia. Of course this happens right after a lingering goodbye between her and Clarke to make us suffer even more! Both of them are sucked into The Anomaly and now Clarke and the others are stuck on some unknown planet with no way out…

This should be interesting!

This was an emotional episode, but I’m really happy that we are finally connecting the story-lines because it was getting a little exhausting jumping back and forth between them each episode.

Let’s hope that we can catch up with Bellamy so that he can jump in to help save the day because it looks like our characters need him.

In other news, we know it’s only a matter of time before Sheidheda makes his next move as well.

May we meet again.

Stay tuned!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “13 Reasons Why” Season 4 on Netflix: High School is Over

**Major spoilers have been left out for your convenience so feel free to read on!**

“Life is a pretty spectacular thing.”

The final season of 13 Reasons Why premiered on Netflix on June 5th 2020 with 10 new episodes (Approximately 58 minutes in length) in season 4. It stars Dylan Minnette, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe, Brandon Flynn, and Miles Heizer.

The show is based on the novel written by Jay Asher. It follows a young high school student who suffers from depression after dealing with bullying and betrayal. The series allowed us to see things from Hannah Baker’s perspective in the first season, but the other seasons focused more on the lives of her friends and family members as they coped with grief and other significant changes.

If you are a fan of this show, then you know that it is like nothing else you have ever seen. It tackles a lot of important and sensitive issues without holding anything back. When the show first premiered, there was a lot of controversy surrounding it and there are several warnings that come up before each episode that should not be ignored.

Coming to the end of a brilliant series is not easily done, but does 13 Reasons Why give our beloved characters the proper farewell they deserve? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Moving performances by Dylan Minnette, Alisha Boe, and Brandon Flynn.

The entire cast is great, but this trio really gives us some heart-wrenching moments that will have you in tears. They are real, believable, and thought-provoking. You can truly empathize with them. You can easily imagine them as your own best friend or brother or sister. In a way, we have really watched them grow up on screen. 

When I first started the series, I had mixed thoughts on all of the characters and while Clay Jensen stole our hearts and compassion from the very start, Justin and Jessica really went through important character transformations throughout the series.

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Proper goodbyes.

A lot of series don’t really get the chance to give each and every one of their characters a proper send off. Some series are canceled too early and others drag things out too much. However, I thought that 13 Reasons Why did a really great job of allowing us to truly say farewell to each character.

High School can often feel like the end and unfortunately, it is the absolute end for some of our beloved characters. But for others, it is just the beginning of their journey and we can all relate to that.

While some characters discovered new relationships and passions, others went down dark roads of despair. But each one got enough screen time so that we could appreciate and understand their growth. Not just in high school, but in life.

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Episode 6

Each episode gave us some tropes about the end of high school. We got to witness a senior camping trip, college interviews, the prom, and graduation. However, I thought that episode 6 almost could have been a standalone for the series.

It was so intense and it really brought me back to that same feel I had while watching season 1, which I appreciated. Again, the warnings should not be ignored on this series and I strongly recommend watching it with someone else, but I thought the writing and direction for this particular episode was brilliant.

The Cons:

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Unsure of its plot.

A lot of season 4 focuses on Clay’s anxiety, especially after coping with what happened to Bryce and Monty. It is not easy to personify mental illness, but I could have done without the cheesy horror effects sprinkled in. They were kind of distracting and it took away from Clay’s actual issues. I thought it would have been better to stick with Clay’s revealing conversations with his therapist, which were extremely well done.

I’m still also not sure what the main plot was. Season 4 was kind of all over the place in certain aspects. In season 1, we focused on Hannah. In season 2, we looked at things from other eyes. In season 3, we watched things from a newcomer and also focused on a murder. However, season 4 didn’t really have much of a plot.

There were moments of pure brilliance and some really heartbreaking ones that still have me in tears, but I guess I was hoping for something to really captivate my attention like with the other seasons.

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Jessica Davis deserved more.

Jessica’s character transformation across the seasons has really been something spectacular. In season 3, she really embraced her strength and identity as a woman and became a leader. However, in season 4, she still talks a lot about these issues, but we spend too much time tangling her up in a love triangle that was unnecessary.

Jessica has been in toxic relationships, but she has also discovered her individuality. I just didn’t want that completely tainted and I thought that we could have moved away from the love triangle plot all together.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in because I have a lot of respect for this show. There are a lot of teen dramas around that skim over important issues and I really thought that this particular one dove right in without censors. There are some moments throughout the show that are extremely difficult to watch, but sometimes we need to watch them in order to process all of these important issues in our lives.

The world can be scary and overwhelming and 13 Reasons Why reminded us that through all of the grief and difficult moments, there are also really beautiful ones as well and that life is worth living. While I had some personal preferences and issues with the final season, I will forever be a fan of this show.

It’s one of a kind and something that will stand the test of time for me.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on 13 Reasons Why in the comments section below.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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My performance of the week ending 5/30/20 on TV goes to…

Marie Avgeropoulos as Octavia Blake on The CW’s The 100.

Let’s talk about one of the most brilliant and incredible character transformations on a television series of all time. The quiet girl under the floor has stepped out of her big brother’s shadow, embracing love, heartache, leadership, loss, and happiness. While a lot of the attention still centers around Clarke, Octavia has quickly become the heart and soul of The 100 and season 7, episode 2 is another great example of this.

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Please note spoilers are ahead if you are not caught up on season 7.

It’s not easy finding your way, especially when you grew up as a secret. Octavia only really knew Bellamy as her family, but she quickly became a reliable member of the group once our favorite characters made it down to earth.

After experiencing life out in the open with brand new eyes, Octavia met the love of her life, Lincoln. Their love was beautiful and transcendent of everything else around them, but Lincoln was killed in front of her, which was one of the most heartbreaking moments of the entire series for me.

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Octavia turned her grief into strength and trained with Indra to become an unstoppable warrior. She was driven by revenge and eventually shattered her moral compass when she became the leader of Wonkru…Blodreina. Remember that familiar chant?

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“You are Wonkru or you are the enemy of Wonkru. Choose…”

Well, it’s not much of a choice when the alternative is death, but Blodreina transformed into a ruthless leader, but there were still glimmers of humanity within her. We later discovered that Octavia took on all of the burden so that no one else had to. As much as you wanted to hate her for her actions, you couldn’t.

Bellamy has always been able to bring Octavia back, but after their huge fallout, Octavia seemed truly alone. Her friendship with Diyoza allowed her to head down a path toward redemption as she stumbled across the mysterious anomaly.

After watching season 7, episode 2, Marie Avgeropoulos had me in tears once again. Her letter to Bellamy was so heartbreaking and hopeful at the same time. Octavia has finally learned what it means to love again, bonding with Diyoza and her daughter, Hope. Even though she has a new family, she still holds Bellamy close to her heart and wants him to know that she now understands.

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This was such a huge moment for Octavia as a character. Through it all, she finally is able to recognize her mistakes and redeem herself to become someone others can always count on.

What’s next for Octavia? This is the final season of the series so it will be interesting to see if Octavia’s journey toward self-discovery is almost done. I’d love to see a reunion between her and Bellamy, but I also have a feeling that she may sacrifice everything to save him and her friends, which would make her an eternal hero. I’d also love to see another flashback or memory with Lincoln because it truly was the ultimate love story of the series.

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Either way, I am so beyond impressed with Marie Avgeropoulos as an actress. She channels so much strength into her character and has shown us so many sides of Octavia. Some of them have been good and some of them have been on the other side of the spectrum, but everything she pours into her character is compelling and disturbingly real.

I can’t wait to see how it all ends and I will be an Octavia Blake fan for life!

May we meet again.

Stay tuned for a recognized performance on TV each week!

Have a performance on TV that you think is simply outstanding? Feel free to contact me with your nomination for the week by Friday at midnight! 

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The 100” season 7 episode 2: “The Garden”

Happy Thursday TV fans! After watching The CW’s The 100 season 7 episode 2, I was reminded that “teamwork makes the dream work,” but oftentimes we still need to see things through on our own.

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

In last night’s episode, “The Garden,” we finally learn about the anomaly in the past and present. Octavia’s fate is revealed while we discover more about Hope and where she comes from.

My top 5 moments from The 100 season 7 episode 2 are:

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“What took you so long?”

Well, apparently time is pretty relative in the anomaly. You can be in the anomaly for years and only be gone on Sanctum for about five minutes. This makes time travel seem like a piece of cake compared to this vortex of uncertainty.

The episode presents us with flashbacks from when Octavia went through the anomaly and also allows us to catch up with Echo, Gabriel, and Hope in the somewhat present or future? Yeah, I’m still piecing that together.

Either way, the beginning of the episode gives us some hope, (pun intended) as Octavia catches up with Diyoza and helps her while she is in labor. We get this heartwarming moment where Octavia sees Hope for the first time and it’s clear that there is an unbreakable bond between this unlikely family.

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I’m glad to see that Diyoza is OK, although her present fate is still undetermined.

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“What is it about Bellamy?”

A fair question for sure! Bellamy is just that guy that you can depend on. Even when he shuns you completely, you know that you must have done something to earn that. Bellamy is loyal and trustworthy. Octavia is focused on letting him know that she finally understands and Echo reminds us that she can kick a lot of ass to find him.

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Seriously, Echo is becoming one of my favorite characters. I’m not sure when this happened, but I’m worried about her fate now.

We still do not know Bellamy’s fate, but I think it’s safe to say that if he has this many people asking about his well being, he’s probably OK. Besides, I’m still waiting for my epic Bellarke moment!!!!

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“This is my way out.”

As we witness Octavia’s new life, we learn that she has really connected with Diyoza and Hope. Even though Bellamy will always be her family, she has another family now and Diyoza tries to remind her of this.

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However, Octavia is still determined to find a way back to Sanctum to help and warn Bellamy. She tries to swim toward the light, but can’t hold her breath long enough to reach it. After finding a suit that may be able to help her, Diyoza sabotages the helmet.

Diyoza recognizes that Octavia or “Aunty O” is an important influence in Hope’s life and she doesn’t want to lose her.

Gotta say that “Blodreina” may have had a catchier ring, but Octavia can certainly rock “Aunty O” too!

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“Welcome to Skyring.”

We have another planet in The 100 realm and it has a catchy name for sure. In somewhat present day, Echo, Gabriel, and Hope try to track down clues and learn that the anomaly may be a bridge between worlds.

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We also find out about the scary guys chasing them who are named The Disciples.

But who are The Disciples and what do they want? It looks like we will have to wait a little longer to find out more information on them.

Hope casually mentions that they will have to wait five years before they can return, but Echo doesn’t think that’s an acceptable answer.

After Gabriel finds a potential code that will help them escape, a deranged man who has been living in Skyring destroys it because nothing can be easy on The 100.

We certainly got a lot of explanations surrounding the anomaly, but it looks like we still have a lot of mystery remaining.

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“I understand…”

Once again, we witness the incredible and brilliant transformation of Octavia’s character. The girl under the floor has seen it all. She displayed strength then and went through an unimaginable loss when she watched Lincoln die in front of her.

After that, she trained until she became a fierce warrior and lost herself as Blodreina.

After trying to make amends, Octavia has finally found a peace within her. With Diyoza and Hope’s help, Octavia has finally released the darkness that was weighing her down, but she can’t fully embrace her true identity until she lets Bellamy know that she understands.

She writes this beautiful and moving letter to him, hoping that he will somehow see it one day. She says, “I wish I could see your face and tell you that I get it now.” Octavia recognizes that she might be old or dead by the time Bellamy sees the letter and tells him that she did find happiness and wants Bellamy to be happy too.

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Octavia Blake has truly transformed over this series and I can’t wait to see how it all ends.

Now back to Sanctum in our next episode…

May we meet again.

Stay tuned!

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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.

4

“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 “Killing Eve” season 3 episode 4: “Still Got It”

Happy Monday TV fans! After watching BBC America’s Killing Eve season 3 episode 4, I learned that “it’s all about choices.” Sometimes you think you are in control of your own destiny, but when other powers are at work, that feeling of helplessness becomes inevitable.

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

In last night’s episode, “Still Got It,” it’s Eve’s birthday and Villanelle has figured out the perfect way to surprise her. Meanwhile, another character’s fate is determined after The Twelve plots to get between Villaneve.

My top 5 moments from Killing Eve season 3 episode 4 are:

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“Happy Birthday, Eve.”

Eve is completely obsessed with finding out more about Kenny’s murder and Villanelle’s new involvement, but it is her special day. Villanelle remembers her birthday and sends her a cake bus that doesn’t exactly sit well with Eve.

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Eve throws the cake over the side of a building in frustration, revealing that she hasn’t really dealt with their latest encounter. 

First, the stuffed animal and now the cake? Come on, Eve! Seriously, how cute is that cake? It’s the thought that counts…

4

“So I’m getting promoted?”

Villanelle jams out while baking a cake, but the end result doesn’t turn out so well. Dasha comes to visit her and asks her about what happened with Eve. Villanelle tries to play it cool, but is beyond excited when Dasha implies that she may be getting a new assignment or a promotion.

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Dasha tells Villanelle to stay put and she’s happy to bring her killer skills to a shopping spree, but can Villanelle really stay in one place that long?

3

“I need you to do something for me…”

After having some fun testing Konstatin’s patience, he reveals that he has found Villanelle’s family, but he needs her to do something for him first.

Konstantin constantly puts his own daughter on hold during this episode as does Carolyn. We know that their involvement in The Twelve takes priority, but what happens when they lose everyone they care about in the process?

2

“Try again…”

Villanelle’s latest hit takes place in a garden, but her hiccups get in the way. After her target tries to scare her to get rid of her hiccups, this leads to an interesting game between the two of them and it’s clear that Villanelle is having a lot of fun.

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Villanelle strangles the poor woman with a hose, but sadly her hiccups are still present…

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“Drive a wedge between them…”

It may have seemed slightly out of place for Niko to get some screen time in the beginning of the episode, which should have been our first clue that something was very wrong here. We learn that Dasha has followed Niko to Poland, swiping his phone so that she can lure Eve to him.

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After being instructed by a representative from The Twelve to get Villanelle back on track by driving a wedge between her and Eve, Dasha takes it upon herself to frame Villanelle.

Eve arrives, thinking that Niko has agreed to talk things out with her, but Dasha is waiting with a pitchfork, stabbing poor Niko before Eve has the chance to say much of anything.

She leaves a note on his body, “Still Got It,” framing Villanelle. Sorry Baby…

Eve is completely shattered and in shock, as she watches poor Niko bleed out.

After losing Kenny, we have now lost another main character. I can’t say that I am completely surprised since Niko’s story has really played out, but I guess it was too much to ask to allow him to have a peaceful life as a baker in Poland. Sorry, Niko.

Now that these chess pieces have been strategically moved into place, what’s next? How will Eve react? What will Villanelle do when she finds out that she is being framed?

It looks like Villanelle will also be reunited with her family in next week’s episode. It will be interesting to see how they react to her return. I can’t wait for that!

Stay tuned!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The Walking Dead” Season 10 Episode 15 “The Tower”

Happy Monday TV fans! After watching AMC’s The Walking Dead season 10 episode 15, we were reminded that “it’s so hard to take a chance on people in this world,” but every now and then, it pays off to open up to a new potential friend.

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

In last night’s episode, “The Tower,” we meet the new wild card character, Princess, who certainly makes things interesting. Meanwhile, Aaron and Alden wind up in trouble and Judith and Lydia try to come to terms with their own losses.

My top 5 moments from The Walking Dead season 10 episode 15 are:

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“I’m great! You’ll see!”

Meet Princess! She is certainly a breath of fresh air, but Yumiko, Ezekiel, and Eugene quickly learn that she is unpredictable, but can they trust her?

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Yumiko reminds the group that when you are alone for that long, you become selfish and crazy and perhaps Princess is a little bit of both, but at least she livens things up for our group. After scaring off their horses by mistake, Princess promises to make it up to the group and wants to help them with their mission.

Everything seems to be going just fine until she leads them right into a minefield. Watch your step, guys! Princess is running out of water canteens. Ultimately, everyone is all right and Princess comes through at the end. Yumiko apologizes to her and it looks like her intentions are pure after all. I personally really enjoyed her introduction onto the show and hope that she continues to make things interesting for us. I have a feeling that she will.

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“Where are they?”

Meanwhile, Beta continues to channel his inner Alpha to find his enemies, but perhaps he should learn to look around a little harder…

Aaron and Alden are up in the tower, but they may have a difficult time getting out of there undetected. After Beta talks to the wind or to dead Alpha on his face, he seems to know where he is going and Aaron and Alden end up surrounded.

Now might be the perfect time for Maggie to show up…just saying.

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“That’s your superpower.”

Carol and Kelly get some screen time during this transitional episode, as Carol breaks down and apologizes to Kelly about Connie. Kelly reveals that she doesn’t think Connie is dead and also explains that she does understand Carol and her actions.

Kelly tells Carol that when she first started losing her hearing, Connie reminded her that it was not a weakness…it was her superpower. She talks about how Carol is the “lone wolf” of the group and that’s OK because that is her own superpower.

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I thought this moment was heartwarming and so well done. Kelly doesn’t often get enough screen time and this was a really important moment for both her and Carol.

Now let’s hope that Connie is still alive! I need her back!

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“It’s not OK!”

Lydia is dealing with her own demons as well, shutting down to those around her. After snapping at Judith, Negan tries to approach her, explaining that he just wanted to tell Lydia that he did like her mom.

Lydia initially turns off all of her emotions here and is clearly afraid to process what has happened. She is mad to feel grief because she knows that her mother was a monster, but she still was her mother and that brings up some complicated feelings.

Later in the episode, Lydia finally breaks down to Negan and releases all of her emotions. It’s important for Lydia to grieve so that she can use it and move on, channeling that strength within her.

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“I want to learn what you do.”

Judith also finds herself conflicted over her own feelings. After Lydia snaps at her, telling her that “not everyone gets to have a mom like yours,” Judith goes after Daryl and tells him that she wants to tag along and truly learn about what he does.

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Daryl is hesitant at first, but agrees, reminding Judith that she needs to listen to everything he says. Daryl and Judith come across a Whisperer spy, or deserter, who has been badly injured. She isn’t really able to shed much light on anything and Daryl ends her life.

Judith does not react to this well and explains to Daryl that she could have had a family. Even though Judith told her mother to go and see if she could find Rick, she is clearly feeling abandoned and lost now.

Daryl reveals that he tried to radio over to Michonne, but didn’t hear back from her. Judith tells him that she is helping some people, but failed to mention anything about the possibility of Rick being alive. So, why did she keep this from him? 

I think Judith is afraid of anyone else leaving her at this point and realizes that Daryl might go running off after Rick as well. We get a touching scene between Daryl and Judith, as Daryl tells her that he is her family. Let’s just hope that everyone can be reunited at some point because Judith’s reaction was honestly breaking my heart.

Overall, the episode functioned well as a transitional one prior to a season finale. While we did get a preview of the season finale, we still don’t know when it will air. I can’t wait to see it later in the year and hope that we can finally get some answers about both Maggie and Connie. I also want to see Eugene meet Stephanie as well, which should set up season 11 nicely.

Stay tuned!

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

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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My performance of the week ending 4/4/20 on TV goes to…

Tom Pelphrey as Ben Davis on Netflix’s Ozark season 3.

Ozark season 3 may be my favorite season yet and part of that is because of the beyond brilliant performance by Tom Pelphrey, who gave his heart and soul to his portrayal of Wendy’s brother, Ben Davis.

**Please note major spoilers have been left out for your convenience.**

It’s not easy being the new character on a show, especially when the characters are already so fantastic. However, Ben Davis certainly makes his presence known when he shows up to stay with the Byrde family.

What I really enjoyed about Ben was the way he was able to elevate other characters on the show. His connections with Ruth and his sister, Wendy, really developed their own character transformations, which I thought was so clever and thought-provoking.

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We learn that Ben suffers from bipolar disorder and begins to make some drastic decisions when he starts developing romantic feelings for our girl, Ruth, which worries Wendy. Wendy has seen Ben at his worst before and doesn’t want to go down this dark path again, especially since the entire family is walking on eggshells while working for the drug cartel.

I’ve never really liked Wendy that much before, but her interactions with Ben made me change my mind. We finally got to witness some truly believable and emotional moments with Wendy and I’m not sure that we would have seen them without Ben on the show.

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Ben has some fantastic and chilling moments on his own as well and isn’t afraid to shatter the lies and secrets being told in town. While his measures and actions may be beyond extreme at times, you can tell that he really has a big heart and cares about both Ruth and his family. He wears his heart on his sleeve, but he also believes in loyalty and integrity. He is honestly one of the most interesting characters I have seen on a show in a long time.

It’s not always easy to portray someone with a mental illness, but Tom Pelphrey really does a great job. He doesn’t overdo things or overact. He just simple embraces the role to the point where you really think that he is Ben Davis, which deserves a lot of recognition. I honestly think that he deserves an Emmy nomination for this role. He’s that good.

Season 3, episode 9 will tug at all of your emotions. I mentioned how powerful this episode was during my spoiler-free review of season 3, but Pelphrey’s performance is so real and heart-wrenching. I was crying my eyes out during this episode and I am still thinking about it even now. That’s how epic it was.

Family can sometimes be more complicated than anything else in the world and yet we still want to do everything we can to help the ones we love.

Bravo, Tom Pelphrey! Thank you for elevating an already fantastic show into something even greater.

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Supernatural” Season 15 Episode 13: “Destiny’s Child”

Happy Tuesday TV fans! After watching The CW’s Supernatural season 15 episode 13, I remembered that being dead tends to never really stick on our favorite show. You could be almost dead or really dead, but there’s always a loophole…

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

In last night’s episode, “Destiny’s Child,” Sam and Dean take a trip down to Hell to find the Occultum. Meanwhile, Castiel decides to take extreme measures to contact an old fan favorite, but she’s not alone…

My top 5 moments from Supernatural season 15 episode 13 are:

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“Dean…Sam? Sam…Dean?”

Things get a little confusing when Chuck begins to destroy worlds, as Sam and Dean come face to face with another version of themselves after a rift opens. This Sam and Dean are very different in some ways and reveal that they actually get paid to hunt monsters. Sign me up for Hunter Corp!

When Sam and Dean plan to go down to Hell, they decide to bring the other Sam and Dean into their world to keep up appearances in case Chuck/God checks in on them. Other Sam is sporting a man bun and other Dean likes collared shirts, but they get an interesting day in the life of the real Sam and Dean, bringing us some much needed humor along the way.

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I’m not sure they should have touched Dean’s car though…

4

“Pray with Sister Jo!”

Sister Jo is back and she’s not alone. We discover that Sam and Dean require something called the occultum in order to face Chuck/God. Sister Jo apparently knows where it is, but claims that Ruby had it last, leading to some welcomed flashbacks of one of our favorite demons.

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Ruby apparently stashed the occultum somewhere in Hell, which leads to a field trip that screams trap, but Castiel has a feeling that Sister Jo is withholding some key information.

I loved the scenes between Sister Jo and Ruby and it was fun to see the girls really take over in this episode.

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“I don’t feel things the way I used to.”

Jack is also going through quite a lot in this episode as he opens up to Castiel, explaining that he realizes that things have changed since he returned. Jack wonders if Dean will ever forgive him for what happened to Mary and Castiel sheds some light on Dean, really reminding us just how well he knows him.

Dean sometimes runs on a short fuse, but the feelings are always there and he may just need a lot of time to truly work this out.

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“Go get her, Pizza Man!”

The pizza man is back! Well, we do get a fun flashback reminder before the episode starts, but The Empty makes a special appearance posing as Meg when Castiel tries to contact Ruby. Jack helps Castiel become “almost dead” so that he can get some answers, but The Empty seems to have an agenda of her own.

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Castiel does get to talk to Ruby, who reveals where the occultum is, explaining that it is actually a place. However, she does want something in return. Castiel agrees to find a way to get her out of there, as we are reminded that The Empty is actually quite full.

We know that The Empty is still a threat to Castiel, even though he hasn’t experienced this moment of happiness. However, The Empty is on death’s side, which means that the Winchesters have another enemy to deal with.

I absolutely loved seeing both Meg and Ruby and thought this was a fun way to bring back some of our fan favorites for the last season.

Still waiting on Crowley though…

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“Who are you meant to be?”

After heading to the occultum, the guys run into some trouble with hellhounds. Sam tries to keep them out of the church, as Jack decides to swallow the occultum based on the instructions. Jack ends up traveling to “The Garden,” which apparently has not been done in almost forever.

Jack taps into something and when he returns, his soul is back as well. Jack breaks down about what he did to Mary and begs Sam and Dean for forgiveness, which was absolutely heartbreaking to witness.

Jack is back, but he has also traveled to the garden so we don’t know if there are any side effects from this. It’s clear that he is they key to stopping Chuck/God, but will his soul get in the way of him doing what needs to be done?

Stay tuned SPN Family!

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

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Little Fires Everywhere” on Hulu: Deliciously Deadly Suburbia

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

“If they’re saying something untrue, then you should change the story…”

Little Fires Everywhere premiered on Hulu on March 17th 2020 with 3 new episodes (Approximately 50 minutes in length). The remaining 5 episodes of the limited series will air weekly on Wednesdays. It stars Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Joshua Jackson, Lexi Underwood, and Gavin Lewis.

The show is based on the best-selling novel written by Celeste Ng. It follows a 90’s family living in the picture perfect suburban town of Shaker Heights. They cross paths with a mother and daughter who have just arrived in town, as secrets, dark pasts, and mysteries are revealed. Each character’s story is intertwined with another, creating a vortex of drama along the way.

This plot and setting may seem familiar, as it definitely channels some aspects of Big Little Lies, The Affair, and Desperate Housewives.

However, the connections and story lure you in right away, making this binge-watch friendly option entertaining. But does it do enough to stand out from its predecessors? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Witherspoon and Washington are electric on screen.

Their characters certainly have an interesting dynamic and we can absolutely feel the awkward tension between them, as each mother comes from a different socioeconomic background. However, the performances of these two incredible actresses transform these intriguing characters into something far greater. I can’t get enough of them!

The rest of the supporting characters are actually terrific as well and I would like to spotlight Lexi Underwood, who plays Mia’s (Washington) daughter, Pearl.

A mystery that leaves you wanting more.

The opening scene of the series immediately draws you in, as we discover that Elena Richardson’s (Witherspoon) beautiful home is on fire. We know that this is not an accident and it certainly makes you suspect everyone we meet, as we try to get to the bottom of this mystery, while other secrets are exposed along the way.

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90’s nostalgia.

I don’t know about you, but I love a show that can transport me back to a time that I know very well. The show is set during the late 90’s and we get several mentions of this, but the pop culture references seamlessly mentioned really make you feel like you are turning back time.

The kids are seen watching Ricki Lake and The Real World. Elena’s daughter throws in some comments about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and even compares her own high school relationship to Brenda and Dylan’s on Beverly Hills, 90210.

Once you get to the high school dance, the songs will absolutely make you smile. Seriously, one song after the next had me singing along from Chumbawamba’s Tubthumping to The Cardigans’s Lovefool to Savage Garden’s Truly Madly Deeply.

I was in 90’s music heaven and I still know all the words! Enjoy!

The Cons:

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Same Reese. Different show.

I wouldn’t say that this is really a con, but I have seen Reese Witherspoon play this character before. Elena Richardson is very much a mix between Bree Van de Kamp from Desperate Housewives and Madeline Martha Mackenzie on Big Little Lies, played by Witherspoon. I’ve seen Reese play this character obsessed with perfection many times and I was hoping for a different role for her.

That being said, she plays the role brilliantly, but I guess I was looking for some more layers from her.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in! This series is exactly what I need right now. The show keeps you on the edge of your seat and there are so many moments in-between the big ones that will take your breath away. Every character and plot point is important and Kerry Washington is out of this world. She’s truly incredible and she lights up the screen with Reese Witherspoon, as we unfold this mystery together.

While some of the suburban drama is predictable, the show has not let me down yet, surprising me with its reveals and twists. I can’t wait to watch the remaining episodes and I absolutely recommend this show.

It is the series to watch right now!

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

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