Ranking the top 5 moments from “Fear the Walking Dead” season 5 episode 10: “Candy Beansies”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 10, I realized that sometimes knowing the truth isn’t necessarily better.  We need to hold on to the belief that there is a tomorrow and make every day truly count.  Whether that means following through on a promise or making someone smile, there are endless possibilities to make our days truly meaningful.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.

In last night’s episode, “210 Words Per Minute,” Morgan and Grace try to help someone named Chuck and wind up on an extreme escalator adventure at a shopping mall.  Meanwhile, Dwight goes off on a dangerous mission of his very own and Morgan makes a tough decision.  My top 5 moments from Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 10 are:

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“We’re not doing careful.  We’re doing right.”

That may be, but Dwight seems to be a little bit more worried about Logan and his men than Morgan.  Dwight has been there before with the Saviors and realizes that Logan and his people may not see the good they are trying to do, but Morgan is going to keep helping others no matter what.

We know that Logan wants gas and he wants to find out where the oil fields are, but we still don’t understand his full agenda just yet.  We’ve had a lot of setup for Logan and I’m anxious to find out what he truly has planned for our favorite characters.

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“Someone gave me a second chance and it’s the same chance I’m giving you.”

Dwight decides to head off on his own mission and anticipates that one of Logan’s men will follow him.  Dwight doesn’t get too much information out of the man, but things get a little intense when the man starts burning one of Sherry’s letters.  Dwight could have easily taken a route of revenge here, but he gives the man a chance instead and decides to let him go, proving that he is really taking a leap of faith here. 

Is it the right call?  I’m not so sure, but I think this was an important step for Dwight as a character and you can tell that he is truly trying to change.  Sometimes you just need to take one step at a time, but I’m curious to see what Dwight does next.  I’m really glad he is getting the opportunity to shine on Fear TWD, similar to Morgan.

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“Give me the chance to do something real while I can.”

So, I have been interested in Grace’s character for a while now and I’m really glad that we finally got the chance to learn more about her in this episode.  Morgan agrees to help Grace get to the Urgent Care in the shopping mall so that she can determine how sick she is after she faints in the beginning of the episode.  This leads to some beyond adorable moments between these two, as we actually get to witness Morgan smile! 

Morgan is amused that Grace thinks jelly beans are called “candy beansies,” but he also has a blast using a remote control car to lure away the walkers in the mall.  After initially hesitating, Morgan does open up, sharing some stories about his son and his own remote control car and Grace talks about her past as well.  It’s hard to deny the spark forming between these two, but is Morgan truly ready to embrace a chance at happiness for himself?

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“It’s perfect…”

After an intense close call with the walkers on the escalator, Morgan and Grace discover that Chuck is still alive.  Chuck made it to the rooftop, just wanting to see the stars one last time and Grace is able to make that happen with a projection since it is a cloudy night.  Chuck thinks it is perfect and is beyond grateful that they answered his call for help.

This moment was important because you could truly see that what Morgan and the others are doing matters.  This moment also impacts Grace, as she realizes that every single day counts and perhaps she doesn’t have to be scared of starting something she may not be able to finish after all.  Although, listening to A Tale of Two Cities in its entirety is quite the challenge.

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“That’s being alive…really alive.”

After the encounter with Chuck, Grace realizes that she doesn’t want to find out how sick she is and decides that she is “just going to believe there’s more than today.”  Morgan reminds her how brave she is and the two of them share a beyond sweet moment together on the carousel.  I have to say that this may be one of my favorite moments on the show, as Morgan finally lets go and reveals a glimmer of happiness.

Only later on, Morgan realizes that perhaps he isn’t ready to move on and decides to head off to find Al instead of going along with Grace.  Is it because he still feels guilty over his wife and son or is it because he feels that he simply doesn’t deserve a chance at happiness right now?  I’m not sure, but when Morgan drives away with tears in his eyes, I was crying my eyes out.  So incredibly heartbreaking!

Is there any hope for Morgan and Grace?  I’m not so sure, but I thought this was a really touching episode.  Oh and PS, Dwight getting a haircut from Daniel was everything!  Stay tuned!

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

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The 100” season 6 episode 12: “We Turn the Page”

Happy Wednesday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s The 100 season 6 episode 12, I learned that we can always try to “do better today than we did yesterday” and that it’s never too late to make amends.  Maybe we’ll make someone proud or maybe we’ll get a chance to say what we need to, but we can never fully prepare for the moments that come next.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “Adjustment Protocol,” Clarke continues to pose as Josephine, hoping to create a distraction that will allow Bellamy and Octavia to get past the shield.  Meanwhile, Abby has a heartfelt chat with Raven, Murphy and Emori truly contemplate immortality, and Gabriel tries to make things right with the truth.  My top 5 moments from The 100 season 6 episode 12 are:

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“I will kill you for this.”

When Abby sees Clarke, she is hopeful that her daughter is still present, but Clarke needs to keep up appearances and says, “Oh stop. I’m not her.”  Abby threatens Russell and tells him that she will kill him for this and she means business.  Poor Abby.  My heart honestly went out to her in this moment.  Even though she is consumed by grief, she still holds on to her strong will and integrity through it all.  Marcus would be proud Kabby fans!

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“You’re fine until you’re not.”

Meanwhile, Bellamy and Octavia anxiously wait outside the shield, looking for their way into Sanctum.  They are with the Children of Gabriel and everyone is chanting “death to Primes,” but Bellamy continues to place the burden on himself.  Octavia tells him to have a little faith and perhaps that is exactly what he needs to hear.  Even though it will take a long time for these two to be completely OK, I thought this was a sweet moment and perhaps Octavia will be able to redeem herself after all.

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“I’m proud of you, Murphy.”

Initially, Murphy and Emori decide to accept Russell’s offer of immortality, but everything comes with a price.  After Murphy witnesses what happens next, he has a change of heart and they decline the offer.  Clarke tells Murphy that she is proud of him and Murphy realizes that she is not Josephine, explaining that Josephine always called him John.

Clarke and Murphy have been through so much together and Murphy was always the first one to call her out and blame her for everything, but here in this moment, he sees things clearly and realizes that there is much more at stake here.  After all, can you truly have a meaningful life if you never die?  Like Clarke, I was extremely proud of Murphy here, but let’s hope this is enough to spark him into action.  We need all the help we can get now!

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“It’s all a lie.”

Bellamy gets through to Priya when he threatens to destroy her son’s mind drive once and for all and she comes clean and tells all of Sanctum that everything is a lie.  The Primes are not divine and the truth can be a dangerous thing, but Russell refuses to go quietly, releasing the Red Sun toxin into the air, which creates a form of mass hysteria.  Priya is stabbed by Delilah’s mother, now realizing that her daughter is truly dead and everything is finally out in the open.

Now that Sanctum is basically at war, where will our favorite characters go to survive?  We’ll have to stay tuned to find out, but we’re running out of places where they can go.  The Primes are looking to board the ship and come face to face with Indra and the others, so it looks like we are going to have a jam-packed season finale next week!

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“I was focusing on what I lost and not what I have.”

Abby continues to try and protect Madi, injecting herself to keep her friends and family safe.  After all, “like mother, like daughter.”  Clarke and Abby also have a heartwarming moment, as Abby is relieved to discover that her daughter is actually still alive.  We also get to witness a beautiful moment between Abby and Raven.  Abby apologizes to Raven and tells her that she is her family, which brought tears to my eyes.  A lot of heartfelt speeches in one episode is never a good sign on The 100, however.

Russell turns the tables on Abby and decides to take her as his next host for Simone.  Simone now takes over Abby’s body and Clarke is overwhelmed with grief.  Clarke was able to still hold on once she had the mind drive in her own head, but is it possible for Abby to do the same?  I’m not sure, but I am beyond heartbroken and I am hoping that there is a chance that she can somehow still be OK.

Abby is smart and resourceful, so is it possible that she found a way out of this?  The “like mother, like daughter” comment comes to mind again here.  Is it possible that someone intervened and Abby is posing as Simone?  We’ll have to wait and see, but for now it looks like the real Abby is gone and I’m not sure I can handle that.  I’m still staying positive though!  May we meet again.  Stay tuned!

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

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My Ship of the week ending 7/13/19 on TV goes to…

Kane and Abby on The 100, better known as Kabby!  Kabby is such an underrated ship on The 100 and it doesn’t get as much attention as Bellarke or Clexa, but there is something to be truly said about it.  The love between Kabby is powerful and healing.  Both Kane and Abby have lost their way so many times and yet they find something so special with one another.

**Please note MAJOR spoilers are ahead if you have not watched season 6 episode 9 yet.  The journey for these two characters is truly remarkable, as they have both made so many mistakes, but yet they continue to fight to make things right.  Even though Kane may have the most to make up for from his time on The Ark, he has now essentially become the moral compass of the show. 

In seasons 5 and 6, Abby has been broken, but Kane has never given up on her, which explains why Abby refuses to let him go in season 6.  However, I love that Kane doesn’t turn a blind eye either.  He does intervene and he tries to get Abby to see reason during her addiction in season 5 because he truly cares and wants what is best for her.  In season 6 episode 9, Kane wakes up in his new body and has trouble adjusting and accepting this.  Abby begs him to make the most of it, recognizing the potential for a second chance here, but Kane knows this is not right and he decides to bring everything full circle.

In one of the most heartbreaking moments I have witnessed yet on the show, Kane (as Henry Ian Cusick) says goodbye to Abby through the glass and tells her that he has always loved her.  He essentially floats himself, hoping his sacrifice will make a difference here and he brings everything full circle by doing this.  Abby has turned to drugs in the past, but will Kane’s sacrifice finally get through to her?  We have heard the phrase, “May We Meet Again,” so many times on the show, but it truly made an impact with me in this moment.

Henry Ian Cusick has confirmed that he is leaving the show, but I can’t really think of this as the end of Kabby.  Their love is so inspiring and I’m hoping that Abby will carry her love for Kane with her always, which will keep his values alive.  Kane has always wanted to make amends and do the right thing and he will never be forgotten.

Kabby’s love is transcendent of time and it’s difficult thinking about the show without it.  I almost feel like I lost a part of myself along with Kane, but I have a feeling that a spark has just ignited in Abby and she’s about to make Kane proud.  Thank you Henry Ian Cusick for so many amazing years on the show and thank you for bringing Kabby into our lives!  May we meet again.  Stay tuned!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The Affair” season 4 episode 8: “We Need to Know that it’s the Real Her”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching Showtime’s The Affair last night, I realized that sometimes you spend so much time being strong for everyone else, that you almost forget to take a moment to let the grief and pain in.  Even if it is just for a moment, sometimes you need to allow all of your feelings to rush straight to the surface.  Whether this leads to crying or yelling, it doesn’t matter.  What matters is that you take the time to allow yourself to dive into your own feelings.  This doesn’t make you weak or selfish.  It just makes you human and it’s important that we process our feelings every now and again.  Please note major spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “408,” Cole, Noah, and Anton set out to find Alison and solve this mystery once and for all.  While these three bond along the way, nothing can prepare them for the discovery they are about to make.  My top 5 moments from The Affair season 4 episode 8 are:

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“I want you to understand the hole that you left in her life.”

Part one of the episode is from Cole’s perspective and he teams up with Noah and Anton to find Alison.  After speaking to Alison’s mother, Athena, Cole learns about Alison’s father and decides to pay him a visit.  Noah insists that they take a polite approach so that they open up to them, but Cole cannot sit there and listen to Alison’s father judge her, especially when he talks about her “episodes.”  Cole reminds him that he hasn’t been there for her entire life and that he doesn’t know anything about Alison.  Cole refuses to let Alison’s father take advantage of her, remembering how Alison always felt like it was her fault that her father wasn’t around.  I have to say that I was also rooting for Cole in this moment, as it seems like her father was only out to use Alison, but we will need to wait and see if there is more to the story.

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“What are you two doing together?”

So I never thought that I would see Noah and Cole working together on anything, but their love for Alison brought them together.  Anton added some comic relief as well, which gave the episode a lighter feel at first.  Even though the episode takes a dramatic twist, it was hilarious to see both Noah and Cole point out what works for the other in terms of getting women.  While Noah refers to Cole as a “classic moper,” Cole takes things further when he explains that Noah will make promises that he can’t keep.  Anton refuses to let them ruin the mood and schools them both when he “sexiles” Noah from the hotel room after he meets up with the owner’s daughter.  After barely escaping another disaster when her father pounds on the door, these three enjoy some male bonding, which helps keep their minds off the inevitable…at least temporarily.

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“We need to know that it’s the real her…you do it.”

Cole and Noah are shocked when they find out that a body has been discovered.  Cole is barely able to process his own grief and refuses to look at the pictures to identify Alison’s body.  He wants to be brought to her actual body, but is warned that she drowned and was left underwater for several days.  When they finally approach the room, Cole cannot handle this and Noah courageously offers to identify her.  Cole’s reaction to Noah’s confirmation is beyond heartbreaking.  I have to admit that I was hoping that it would not be Alison and that we still had a mystery to unfold, but there is still more to the story.  Even though Cole cannot stand Noah, he genuinely appreciates that he was able to do this for him, as they are both connected forever to the memory of the woman they both loved so much.

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“I don’t buy it.”

After receiving the heartbreaking news that Alison is dead, Cole refuses to believe that it is a suicide.  I have to say I agree with Cole, as it’s unlikely that Alison would leave Joanie especially when it seemed like she was finally getting her life back into some type of order.  While Cole tries to blame Ben, he has an alibi and explains that Alison broke up with him.  Cole is still not buying it, but I am starting to think that perhaps her father or his new wife had something to do with it.  We know that Alison was not about to hand her kidney over, especially after Athena tells her that she was raped by him.  Is it possible that they tried to take matters into their own hands?  While I’m not certain that this is true, it seems like Alison had such a great conversation with Helen and was finally ready to start changing her narrative.  So what changed when she returned from California?

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Part two:  Noah.

I was surprised to see “Part Two” pop up on the screen, as the episode was almost over at this point.  There was so much going on that I almost forgot that the show was divided into separate parts.  However, this part was absolutely necessary and extremely moving.  The majority of the episode focuses so much on Cole’s own grief, as he desperately tries to find out what happened to Alison.  Noah was strong for Cole the entire time, but when he goes to the diner with Anton, he finally has a moment to himself.  Noah sees a woman in a waitress uniform that resembles Alison and all of his memories and feelings come rushing back.  When Anton goes to the restroom, Noah begins quietly sobbing at the table and I was crying right along with him.  While Noah may have confessed to Cole that his relationship with Alison was over, that doesn’t mean that he didn’t have something real with her.  The two of them shared a connection for many years and he clearly cared for Alison very much.  Noah did his part for Cole, but in this quiet and temporary moment, he is able to finally release his grief.  This moment was heartbreaking and I empathized with Noah completely.  Will Noah be able to pick up the pieces now that Alison is gone?  Will we finally find out what happened to her?  Stay tuned!

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

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