My performance of the week ending 11/23/19 on TV goes to…

The cast of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia!

After just finishing up my watch of season 14, I have to give it up to:  Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson, and Danny DeVito. 

I was slightly worried that the new season might be a little bit stale, but the cast continued to keep things fresh, while we laughed our asses off.

I really enjoyed how the show used some fan-favorite nostalgia by bringing back some old characters and making references to past episodes, but they didn’t hit you over the head with them and that’s why they worked so effectively.

They always did something new and unique with the nostalgia, which really kept the entertainment going.  You never felt like they were just simply recycling old episodes, as things continued to take unexpected turns along the way.

I never get tired of watching this cast and you almost start to think that you are really part of the gang, as you witness each adventure.  The laser tag season 14 finale was done so brilliantly and it is probably one of my favorite season finales of the entire show.

Overall, season 14 had some highs and lows, but the gang kept my undivided attention and even surprised me with some new plots that were so fun and outrageous.

Stand out episodes for me include:  The Gang Chokes (season 14, episode 4), The Janitor Always Mops Twice (season 14, episode 6), The Gang Solves Global Warming (season 14, episode 7), and Waiting for Big Mo (season 14, episode 10).

From a fun take on film noir to a laser tag game with the theme from The Shining playing, you can’t go wrong in season 14!

What’s next for the gang?  We’ll have to wait and see, but I am always ready for some more crazy adventures from the gang.  You have to wonder how much longer this show will last, but it is still managing to provide us with laugh out loud entertainment each season and it is my absolute favorite comedy on television!

Stay tuned for a recognized performance on TV each week!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” season 14 episode 8: “The Algorithm”

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching FXX network’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 14 episode 8, we learned that sometimes we need to rely on a mathematical non emotional answer to find out what to do next, but perhaps the gang is over thinking it.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.

In Wednesday night’s episode, “Paddy’s Has a Jumper,” the gang’s chance at getting Fish and Chips is interrupted by a potential jumper on their roof, which leads to a debate on whether or not they should get involved.  Meanwhile, Frank crosses paths with a familiar face, and Cricket adds in his two cents.

My top 5 moments from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 14 episode 8 are:

5

“What we need is an algorithm.”

After finding out that a man named Brian O’Brien is about to jump off the roof of Paddy’s Pub, the gang wonders if they should really get involved.  Mac (Ronald McDonald) claims that he would kill himself too with a name like that, but it looks like Dennis really wants to create an accurate algorithm that will tell them what to do next.

The Algorithm:

Could He?

+

Would He?

+

Should We?

=

Answer!

Seems simple enough.  Let’s see how this goes.

4

“Where did you get that egg?”

Charlie seems super enthusiastic about getting his point across and he even decides to use his very own diorama with a hard boiled egg to determine if Brian O’Brien would actually die from falling off of the building.

Charlie thinks that he will probably get a broken leg based on the demonstration, but Dennis reminds him that perhaps a hard boiled egg is not an accurate representation of the human head.

Dee decides to eat the egg and we learn that Charlie apparently took it out of a hole somewhere, so she may be eating a rat’s egg right now…

3

“Why the hell are you wasting a perfectly good casaba melon?”

Apparently Frank keeps one in a safe for personal needs, but the gang decides that this should give them a better indication of whether or not Brian O’Brien would fall and die.  Cricket shows up and seems to really be more interested in obtaining the casaba melon, but he does weigh in on the conversation.

Dennis reminds everyone that sometimes it’s more about how someone falls, thinking of Maureen Ponderosa’s death, as the gang hilariously reminds him that he pushed her…

2

“I would love to interview you!”

Meanwhile, Frank is focused on getting his melon back and decides to say that he is Brian O’Brien’s father, which gets him an interview with…

Jackie Denardo!

Speaking of melons…

Cue the music!

The lovely and full breasted Jackie Denardo is back, played by Jessica Collins.  Jackie Denardo has appeared in episodes:  The Storm of the Century (Season 7, episode 6) and The Gang Saves the Day (Season 9, episode 6).

Dennis has quite the crush on her and the same music accompanied her when he first crossed paths with her in the store, which led to an extremely awkward conversation between them.

Frank realizes that he now has the opportunity to rub this in Dennis’s face, as he continues to pretend to be the jumper’s father to get some screen time.

1

“We could become a hot spot for jumpers.”

Toward the end of the episode, the gang realizes that the jumper dying might actually be good for business, realizing that they can capitalize on it.  Cricket offers to push him, but the gang isn’t too crazy about calling it murder.

Before they can execute the plan, Brian O’Brien comes down from the roof to reunite with his father, but is more than disappointed when he comes face-to-face with Frank.

The gang gets their Fish and Chips and it’s back to their television show, which they now decide that they don’t really like anyway and perhaps the algorithm was wrong after all…

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” season 14 episode 7: “The Gang Solves Global Warming”

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching FXX network’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 14 episode 7, we learned that “when opinions meet facts, that’s when you get truth.”  Well maybe not, Mac, but we do learn how to beat the heat Sunny style!  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In Wednesday night’s episode, “The Gang Solves Global Warming,” there is a major heat wave in Philadelphia and the gang attempts to keep cool while also protecting the environment.  I’m not so sure about some of their methods, but they keep the laughs coming along with some great heat wave music!  My top 5 moments from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 14 episode 7 are:

5

“We’re actually helping our business and the environment.”

After hearing a warning on the news to keep the temperature at 76 degrees to conserve energy, the gang decides to keep the AC at Paddy’s Pub much cooler to attract more customers.  They actually bring in quite the crowd, but I’m not sure that they can say that this is also good for the environment.

Now that they have a lot of people inside, they will need to make sure they maintain the peace, but not everything goes according to plan when resources start running low…

4

“Since you want to walk the walk, why don’t you go get the ice?”

Dee is super excited to be sporting her Eco friendly shoes and is recording an Insta Story about “walking the walk.”  The gang is not sure who would ever watch this, but they tell Dee to head out to get some ice.

Dee is ready to record the journey with Charlie, which absolutely captured my attention, since Dee and Charlie episodes always make me laugh.  Let’s see how this goes…

3

“Global warming is the f*cking best!”

Frank and Dennis continue to lower the temperature at the bar, hoping to see some nips, but things get a little bit complicated when some of the workers from the fish factory show up.

After everyone starts dancing in their underwear, Frank is beyond thrilled and is not afraid to shout out his enthusiasm for global warming…

It’s getting hot in here for sure!

2

“I don’t want to wear trash on my head…”

This episode was absolutely hilarious and the Dee and Charlie moments were really outrageous.  Charlie continues to call out “cut” and “stop” while recording Dee’s Insta Story and their quest to go get ice is foiled several times, but they are not about to give up just yet.

After a failed attempt at a Ride Share, Dee is losing her patience, but Charlie is improvising his own Eco friendly fashion with a garbage bag and a pizza hat for shade. Charlie reminds Dee that they should just take the bus, as we get to witness Dee freaking out on the bus with the same bus rider from Season 4, Episode 6 (Mac & Charlie Die, Part 2)!

Here’s the original clip:

“I hate the bus!”

Once again, Sunny does an amazing job of bringing us some fun nostalgia without hitting us over the head with it. I loved this scene!

1

“God dammit, Charlie!”

At the end of the episode, Dee and Charlie finally show up and Dee is ready to show off her Insta Story, except Charlie literally just filmed Dee freaking out and yelling at people, which was the greatest thing ever.

Dee continues to yell, “Don’t say cut” at Charlie, which made the dynamic between these two even more hilarious.

This was probably my favorite episode of the new season so far and I can’t wait to see what they do next!

If you enjoyed some of the heat wave appropriate music in this episode, here are some of my highlights. Enjoy!

Glenn Frey – The Heat Is On (From “Beverly Hills Cop” Soundtrack)

Hot Blooded – Foreigner

Nelly – Hot In Herre (Official Music Video)

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

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

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

5

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

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

4

“Too late, Dee!”

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

3

“You’re dead to him.”

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

2

“This is all fine…”

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

1

“The circle of life!”

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

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

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

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” season 14 episode 4: “The Gang Chokes”

Happy Saturday TV fans!  After watching the FXX network’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 14 episode 4, we learned that sometimes it may seem like living life on the edge is worth it, but has the gang gone too far here chasing the rush?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In Wednesday night’s episode, “The Gang Chokes,” the gang goes out to dinner, but a quiet night quickly turns deadly, as a familiar hero shows up to save the day.  My top 5 moments from the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 14 episode 4 are:

5

“Oh god…you people!”

Our favorite waiter from Guigino’s is back at a different restaurant and surprisingly the gang actually remembers him this time.  Now they claim that they can’t get away from him, which was beyond hysterical, bringing us some nostalgia from one of my favorite episodes of all time:  “The Gang Dines Out.”  I love how Mac even wears the exact same outfit with his slicked hair, which makes you wonder if he always wears this when they go out.

4

“I think he’s choking.”

Everything quickly gets out of hand when Frank starts choking; only the gang decides to all stare at him.  No one moves and it’s up to the waiter to save Frank’s life, while the gang watches with fascination.  Poor Frank!

3

“It blew my mind!”

After the incident, it clearly gets the gang thinking. Charlie shows up with an empty box of pizza at Mac and Dennis’s apartment, which is a nice gesture!  It’s after midnight and Dennis doesn’t want to hear about it, but Dee shows up too, claiming that she is now obsessed with getting a rush from nearly dying.  Dennis just wants to go to bed and Dee hilariously asks him if he’s 40 and he reminds her that they are the same age.  No matter what age they are, the laughs keep coming!

2

“What the hell are you doing in my home?”

Our favorite waiter gets some more screen time when Frank decides to break into his home, explaining that “it’s you and me against the world.”  Frank is grateful that the waiter saved his life and now he wants to spend some quality time together, but he has some interesting and creative ideas when it comes to getting rid of the waiter’s sick mother.  Frank taps into the waiter’s dream of going back to pilot school and it looks like this may be the start of a weird friendship, but things quickly go south for these two.

1

“I’ll always save you from now on!”

Mac reveals that he just wants Dennis to depend on him, as we learn that he has been poisoning him with an interesting shake mixed with pizza and soda.  Dee tells Mac that they will need to poison Dennis for real so that they can save his life, but they decide to try and poison Frank so they can make things right.

The plan doesn’t work out so well; however, as Dee ends up taking the poison herself.  The waiter is forced to save her life now as well and Dee wakes up explaining that it was “just lights out” and she no longer wants to chase the rush.

This was the first episode of season 14 that really had me laughing out loud.  I loved that the episode started off with some fun nostalgia, but then branched off into something completely different.  It’s been a while since I’ve laughed out loud at several parts and I’m hoping this trend continues!  Stay tuned!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” season 14 episode 3: “Dee Day”

Happy Saturday TV fans!  After watching the FXX network’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 14 episode 3, we were reminded that “preparation is the key to victory,” but what happens when the plan is thrown off by…Dee Day?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In Wednesday night’s episode, “Dee Day,” it’s finally Dee’s turn, as she gets a full day devoted to her.  Only the gang isn’t necessarily too thrilled about this, as they are plotting another scheme that requires their full attention.  My top 5 moments from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 14 episode 3 are:

5

“Who cares about her feelings?”

If you are a Sunny fan, then you will remember “Mac Day” (season 9, episode 5), when the gang was forced to go through an entire day doing whatever Mac wanted to do.  Well, the tables have now turned and it is Dee’s turn to shine, but everyone seems ready to forget a day devoted to Dee, but she’s still prepared to make it work no matter what.

As soon as Dee begins, she wants to talk about her feelings and of course, the gang decides to tune her out, focusing in on their own inner monologues.  After all, it’s not like they get to yell into the “Scream Pillow” anymore.

4

“Her characters suck!”

Dee hilariously decides to force Dennis, Charlie, Mac, and Frank to dress up as some of her former characters, which was actually really funny, but things get a little weird when they wind up on stage and she forces Charlie and Dennis to kiss.  Mac clearly feels left out, but when Frank gets on stage, he steals the show, finally releasing the clams.  Leave it to Frank to make something weird even weirder.

3

“I want to scream Bird!”

The gang is not allowed to make fun of Dee during Dee Day and she decides to take them all out bird watching.  Of course this makes the gang want to scream out “Bird” even more, but they are forced to swallow down their insults.  Keep it going, Dee!

2

“That’s what his soul looks like.”

Dee doesn’t hold anything back and explains that she wants Dennis to remove his make-up, but things get really interesting when Dennis walks in and looks like a completely different person.  Dennis is forced to kick game to a lady with this appearance and it clearly is a nightmare for him.  The gang points out that his pec has even been deflated, suggesting that perhaps the Golden God isn’t really that much of a god underneath all the lies and deception.

1

“You just insulted me on Dee Day.”

After the gang reveals that their ultimate plan was a success, caring more about getting a public urination act to pass by distracting the one female member of the board, Dee tries to explain that she is actually the one who executed everything, but of course they do not want to listen.

When the clock goes off, they start insulting Dee, but she has outsmarted them, turning back the clock, which means that they will be forced to endure another Dee Day and I have to say that they deserve it.  Go Dee!

Overall, this was another fun throwback to a fan favorite episode, but I’m still waiting for some crazy laugh out loud moments.  Hopefully we will get a Charlie centric episode soon!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” season 14 episode 2: “Thunder Gun 4: Maximum Cool”

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching the FXX network’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 14 episode 2, all you really need to remember is “No hesitation.  No surrender.  No man left behind!”  Well, unless you are Charlie and you think that perhaps you really did leave someone behind.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In Wednesday night’s episode, “Thunder Gun 4:  Maximum Cool,” the gang is selected for a focus group, as they prepare to view a new movie coming out.  Initially the gang seems skeptical, but once they see the title…all bets are off.  My top 5 moments from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 14 episode 2 are:

5

“You’ve chosen wisely.”

In the beginning of the episode, the gang sits down for a movie screening, as they have been randomly selected to take part in a focus group.  The gang is ready to rip the movie apart…that is until the title comes up:  “Thunder Gun 4:  Maximum Cool.” 

Fans of the show will remember season 7, episode 11 (Thunder Gun Express), as the gang hilariously tries to make it to the showing of the greatest movie ever, dealing with a lot of obstacles along the way.  It’s safe to say that the gang is beyond excited to watch this, but they do have high expectations for the movie.

4

“Oh I think she sucks.”

After all the hype, the gang is somewhat confused by the new Thunder Gun movie and they ask, “Did they make Thunder Gun bad?”  The leader of the focus group does her best to go over the changes and the plot to get some answers out of the gang, but she has no idea what she is in for.

She looks to Dee, hoping to really get a female’s perspective, but Dee is not a fan of the strong female character approach, explaining that they should really just “bed em and dead em” so that she has no competition.

3

“The gratuitous nudity was a bit much.”

“F*ck you!”  I’m seriously still laughing over that response from Charlie, who is not pleased with this observation.  The gang seems to be most focused on the fact that there is “no dong” throughout the movie, explaining that it is really a trademark.

Dolph Lundgren hilariously plays “John Thundergun” in the film they are watching, which really made this so much more entertaining, but the gang almost loses it when they find out that the movie will be rated…PG-13.

2

“Save the dong…”

The gang decides to begin chanting “save the dong” to really get their point across, but Dee messes up the rhythm.  Come on, Dee!  Charlie consistently has no idea what is going on and it looks like the leader of the focus group is losing her patience with the gang, especially when they cannot grasp the concept of “passing the torch,” which includes John Thundergun literally passing a torch to his son to carry out the legacy.

1

“I am Thunder Gun.”

The gang decides that it is up to them to destroy it since the movie is such a disaster and they leak the film online before the release.  The mission is a success, as the movie is ultimately pulled, which leaves room for a better “Thunder Gun” movie to release in the future.

Overall, I thought this was a fun episode, especially since I really enjoyed the “Thunder Gun Express” episode back in season 7.  Dolph Lundgren fit in perfectly and really stole the show!

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

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” season 14 episode 1 season premiere: “The Gang Gets Romantic”

Happy Thursday TV fans!  After watching the FXX network’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 14 episode 1 season premiere, I learned that the gang has a softer side, really embracing what makes a rom-com truly special.  Although there seems to be some confusion on what a Meet Cute actually is.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In last night’s episode, “The Gang Gets Romantic,” Charlie and Frank place an ad for their luxurious Airbnb, which features sleeping in the same bed with them.  Meanwhile, Mac and Dennis try out their own version, and Dee tries to land a part as well, even though romantic leads are supposed to be likable.  My top 5 moments from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 14 episode 1 season premiere are:

5

“It’s a good ad…”

“Gruesome twosome seek exotic Europeans for week long rental in luxurious one room apartment…bed to be shared with owners.”  Charlie thinks it is a good ad, but Dee and the others are not really so sure.  We learn that Charlie and Frank are trying out their own version of an Airbnb, although Mac and Dennis think they are trying to steal their own “Meet Cute” idea, which Charlie confuses for “meat cubes.”  Either way, this should be interesting…

4

“That’s a hard no for me.”

Charlie and Frank are extremely excited to meet Alexi and Nikki, but they change their minds when two Austrian men show up at their door.  They try to go to bed early, but it appears that the bed may now finally be too crowded, as they start to have second thoughts about their decision…although there is yodeling.

3

“Pushing away a soulmate.”

After Mac and Dennis’s plan backfires when their guest, Lisa shows up at their own Airbnb with her husband, Greg, they decide to get Dee on board.  Mac sends Greg on a mission to get a plunger and Dee happens to be waiting in the same hardware store and it’s the only plunger left.

Dee comments on how “it’s charming and cute and fun how we met over a plunger,” but Greg is not so convinced and decides to just go to another hardware store.  We know you are much more than a “diversionary plot twist,” Dee!

2

“That’s not romantic…or comedic.”

After hearing Lisa and Greg arguing over someone named Teddy, they assume that one of them had an affair.  Mac comes to the conclusion that perhaps the Meet Cute is meant for him and tells Greg how he feels with a moving soundtrack playing in the background.  Greg explains that Teddy is their son who died and suddenly everything is not so romantic or comedic, as Dennis realizes that he doesn’t have a music soundtrack for a dead kid…

1

“I love you!”

It initially seemed like we would not get the satisfying rom-com movie ending, but Charlie and Frank realize that they should have never kicked out Alexi and Nikki and decide to rush after them at the bus stop, especially when Charlie sees that they left them a present of actual meat cubes.

Alexi says that they will return in one year and Charlie and Frank promise to be waiting for them, as Charlie shouts, “I love you!”  After all, he had Frank at “gash.”  Stay tuned for more Sunny fun!

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

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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**Do you love television shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Once Upon a Time, Lost, Charmed, The Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural?  Do you enjoy dark fantasy, fairy-tale retellings, paranormal romance, horror, and mystery?  Then you may like my book series, Dreaming of Wonderland…available on Amazon!  Thank you for taking the time to check it out and I appreciate any feedback as well.  I really hope you enjoy!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Supernatural” season 14 episode 20: “Welcome to the End”

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s Supernatural season 14 episode 20 season finale, I realized that stories can be dangerous, but what happens when the story is over?  When there’s no glimmer of light left to maintain that last bit of hope?  Can we write our own story or is the end clear cut?  Please note major spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Moriah,” Sam and Dean are visited by an old friend, who claims he just wants to help, but does he?  Meanwhile, Jack’s powers continue to impact the world and Castiel tries to get through to him before it’s too late.  My top 5 moments from the Supernatural season 14 episode 20 season finale are:

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“Takes one to know one.”

In the beginning of the episode, Sam and Dean try to track down Jack using every resource they can find and Dean comments that he is surrounded by nerds.  However, Sam gently reminds him that he does watch Jeopardy every single night.  I do too, Dean!  I thought this was a clever way to keep a little bit of humor going, as there were so many dramatic and serious moments during the season finale.  Glad to see that Dean is a nerd at heart for sure!

4

“It’s everywhere…”

Jack’s powers continue to spiral out of control, as he demands that everyone stop lying, which causes the entire world to spill the truth about everything.  This can be extremely dangerous, especially when we learn that Sam’s favorite music artist is actually Celine Dion, not Elvis.  Even the president’s lies are being revealed and Crowley gets a special shout out, when we learn that he actually made a deal with him once upon a time.  Sam, Dean, and Castiel recognize that Jack must be behind this, but it looks like they may need some extra help to stop him.

3

“You’re my favorite show!”

Surprise…God, aka Chuck, is back!  It looks like Castiel’s long distance phone call actually worked, as Chuck makes an appearance to help the Winchesters deal with the Jack situation.  Chuck fixes the lying issue with a snap of his fingers, but his solution for Jack is much more complicated.  Chuck presents them with a gun, but he is still working out its name.  Personally I liked “The Equalizer.”  Chuck explains that the gun will work in some kind of quantum leap way and eliminate Jack, but Dean breaks it down and says, “You kill him…you die.” 

So who is going to be the one to shoot him and is there any other way?  Castiel wants Chuck to help restore Jack’s soul, but Chuck reminds him that souls are tricky and messy, so it looks like they may not have a choice.  Sam refuses to accept this and asks Chuck why it always has to fall on them.  Chuck reveals that Sam and Dean are his favorites, but they are much more than a story, as this is life to them.  Is Chuck actually helping or is he about to cause even more damage now with his intervention?

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“I understand.”

Castiel finally reaches Jack and the two sit down to have a father-son talk.  Jack reveals to Castiel that he feels empty and that if he were able to love, he would love him.  Before Castiel can get much further, Dean approaches them with Chuck’s gun, but Castiel and Sam try to stop him.  Jack faces Dean and simply says, “I understand,” recognizing Dean’s decision and what this means, which was absolutely heartbreaking.

Sam tries to get Dean to listen to reason, revealing that perhaps they are only playing out parts in Chuck’s story.  Dean puts the gun down, which frustrates Chuck, who tries to convince him to shoot Jack, promising that he will bring back Mary.  This moment was truly significant for Dean because we know how much Dean loves his mother and he would do anything for her, but even he recognizes that this is not right and that Mary would not want him to do that.

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“Welcome to the end…”

After Dean turns Chuck down, Sam reminds him that “this isn’t just a story, it’s our lives.”  Chuck replies with, “Have it your way” and begins killing Jack.  Sam shoots Chuck, which stuns him and he officially welcomes them to the end.  The sun is gone and Sam, Dean, and Castiel are surrounded by darkness, as they lean over Jack’s lifeless body.  Jack wakes up in the Empty and Billie is there, so does this mean that perhaps this is not the end for Jack?  Is Jack able to help or intervene somehow?  I’m not sure, but we’ll have to wait and see.  Sam, Dean, and Castiel have a lot to deal with as well, as the souls from hell are released upon the world.  The last scene shows the undead surrounding them, as they all grab a suitable weapon, but they are definitely outnumbered here.

So what does this mean for our favorite characters?  We will now be approaching the final season of SPN and anything goes.  If all the souls have been released from hell, does that mean we could see Crowley in the final season?  We know that Chuck is a storyteller, but what does this actually accomplish?  Is he so fed up with his favorite characters that he is willing to sacrifice the world and start over?  Is he threatened by Jack?  I’m not sure, but it looks like Sam, Dean, and Castiel have a lot to deal with.  Stay tuned for the final season of Supernatural and in the meantime, “Carry on my Wayward son!”

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!

**I am so excited to announce that my book, The Search for Alice, is now available!  If you enjoy dark fantasy, fairy-tale retellings, paranormal romance, horror, and mystery, then this might be the book for you or someone you know!  Thank you for taking the time to check it out and I appreciate any feedback as well.  I hope you enjoy! 

**Book Two of the Dreaming of Wonderland series is scheduled to come out in June 2019 so stay tuned on that!!!!!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Supernatural” season 14 episode 19: “Jack in the Box”

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s Supernatural season 14 episode 19, I realized that innocence can be dangerous.  Good intentions can easily be manipulated or distorted and trusting the people you care about the most can help or hurt you.  But what happens when that trust is finally broken?  Do we give in to the emptiness or do we still try to find a glimmer of humanity buried within? Please note major spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Jack in the Box,” Sam and Dean try to honor Mary and have a meaningful discussion with other Bobby.  Meanwhile, Jack continues to be pestered by Lucifer and is tricked into doing “God’s work” by Duma.  My top 5 moments from Supernatural season 14 episode 19 are:

5

“We’re so glad for the time that we had.”

In the beginning of the episode, Sam and Dean hold a memorial service for Mary and invite some of their hunter friends.  Dean talks about how they got a second chance with her and how they really got to know Mary as a person.  He explains that she was strong and stubborn as hell and also mentions that she really couldn’t cook worth a damn, but this moment was truly touching, as we see how many lives Mary influenced over the years.  However, the moment when Dean goes off by himself and is just seen crying was very powerful for me and caused me to shed a few tears of my own.  Dean always tries to be so strong for his friends and family, but when he is by himself, he finally allows himself a moment to truly mourn the loss of his mother.

4

“If his human side is gone, you know what’s left…Lucifer.”

Other Bobby makes an appearance at Mary’s memorial and takes out a monster who was lurking in the crowd, but please make sure he gets his hatchet back!  Bobby actually provides Sam, Dean, and Castiel with some great advice, as he reminds them about what they need to do.  Even other Bobby explains that he has a soft spot for Jack, but he understands that sometimes you need to do what is necessary for the greater good.  Dean seems all for this, but can Castiel and Sam follow along?  We know that they both have a strong connection to Jack and it may be more difficult for them to try and eliminate him, as they understand that he doesn’t fully comprehend his actions.

3

“It doesn’t have to be a dream.”

After Castiel fills Duma in about what’s going on with Jack, she takes this opportunity to use him to her advantage.  Duma is trying to secure her place as the leader of heaven and she manipulates Jack by telling him that Sam and Dean would want him to do God’s work.  However, Jack starts to take some passages from the bible too literally when he actually begins to make them come true.  I even had to turn away from the screen when the worms started eating that pastor from the inside.  Gross!  Jack still has so much naivete, but this is now dangerous because he doesn’t have a soul to truly think about the consequences of his actions.  Jack begins to make going to heaven a reality and he’s even making angels out of humans, which could become a very dangerous threat.

2

“They never loved you…”

Lucifer continues to exist within Jack’s mind and it doesn’t look like he is going anywhere.  Jack tries to tell him that he doesn’t want to listen to him, but Lucifer can be very convincing and he plays on Jack’s weaknesses.  He repeatedly tells Jack that he cannot trust the Winchesters and tries to get Jack to unleash the power within him.  Is Jack a greater threat than Lucifer?  I’m not sure, but it doesn’t help that he has him cheering in his mind’s corner at all times.

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“I don’t know if I can do it.”

Dean recognizes that they cannot defeat Jack because he is so powerful, but he can be contained.  He circles back to the Ma’lak box, which he was going to use to trap him and Michael once upon a time.  Dean tells Sam that he needs to be the one to lie to Jack, but Sam is not sure that he can do this.  Jack trusts Sam so completely and Dean knows that he will do what he says, promising that they are working on some sort of spell to restore Jack’s soul even though this is not true.  Sam does what he has to and locks Jack inside, but his guilt is overwhelming him. 

Castiel eliminates Duma and tries to tell the Winchesters that Jack was tricked, but it’s too late.  The trust has been broken and Jack is actually able to tap into enough of his power to break free from the box with Lucifer’s support.  Jack stares at Sam, Dean, and Castiel with glowing eyes, suggesting that he has become something even more powerful.  Is there any way to stop Jack?  Stay tuned for the season finale next week!

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!

**I am so excited to announce that my book, The Search for Alice, is now available!  If you enjoy dark fantasy, fairy-tale retellings, paranormal romance, horror, and mystery, then this might be the book for you or someone you know!  Thank you for taking the time to check it out and I appreciate any feedback as well.  I hope you enjoy! 

**Book Two of the Dreaming of Wonderland series is scheduled to come out in June 2019 so stay tuned on that!!!!!

The Search for Alice is available here!

The Search for Alice Feb 2019

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