Oh Sleepy Hollow, you break my heart. -Best Episode, the premiere. It has Crane actually working towards getting Abbie out. Crane working with Jenny, a great combo, great abbie and Crane moments, and John Cho. Also Mama was good. In which Lori Mills was more helpful in ten minutes of screen time than Katrina has ever been.- Just one worst? Definitely agree about the Demon Baby trope. Terrible. -Best Character. Abbie Mills managed to grow as a character even though she was terribly sidelined. -worst character. Without a doubt Katrina "Endless Whispers" Crane. There should be no questioning that. She was the weakest link in the first season and it just got progressively worse this season. There is no redeeming such a poorly written character. She's ineffective, useless, and a liability more than an asset.Most Underused. Frank Irving was grossly underused. As was Jenny.Best Ichabidism, probably playing Halo.Overall grade, a C.
-Her ability to adapt and change herself to appeal to her victims was interesting. -All of them sort of ran into each other because he was the equivalent of a crotchety old man or in dad mode most of the episode. He and Hawley bonding towards the end was cool.- You can't have the 2 witnesses fighting the apocalypse without allies and they've sidelined a handful of allies. No one expects them to be on every single episode but one of the last episodes Jenny was in she literally appeared to make out with Hawley. And the last time Frank was shown it was a ten second appearance to bring Henry and Ichabod together, even though an ongoing thing was that ichabod wasn't on Frank's visitor list. All I could think about was the 10 hours Orlando Jones spent on set wearing an orange jumpsuit and fooling around on Tumblr while he waited for his 10 second scene. Jenny not being active is contradictory of how they've written her so it defies canon and characterization. They've rescued Katrina 4 times so them not making an attempt to get Irving out seems difficult to accept. And Hawley. Hawley being tossed in wouldn't be as big of a problem if his contributions weren't doing exactly what Jenny does, because it leads the audience to always ask why we really need him at all if we have Jenny? He's Jenny with man parts. And because Jenny has been mostly nonexistent since the premiere Hawley isn't seen as an addition so much as a replacement. Then this love triangle BS is contrived and cliché and insulting and overdone. Why is this still a go to thing for female characters? Putting a guy in the mix to unnecessarily complicate things? - I actually was excited that for once she had things to do and was useful, and they still made her a damsel all throughout and had her flame our in the end. Again. I don't like Katrina. I don't dislike Katrina. I'm just not interested and I don't care. She has and still is the shows weakest point. It's like 5 seasons of the Bonnie Bennett situation on TVD all over again except it might even be worse. Stop telling us she's great and powerful and nagical. Show us. She's supposed to be a powerful witch and honestly Abbie has come across more powerful in witchcraft than her. I want her to be better written. It's painful and infuriating to watch at times. They got two female characters right so how do they continually screw her up? At this point I was fine with her going back to Abraham. Hell at this point Crane didn't seem to care either. - Is the sky blue? Is the grass green? Does Tom Mison have expressive eyebrows? Of course she will. It looks like a normal baby to her. She still thinks they can somehow save Hebry. This is a baby, in her mind this one stands a chance. Nature v Nurture. Dear God let this be the first step towards her joining the dark side and becoming evil. Then Maybe something good could come from the second mystical pregnancy in 2 seasons. And it'll give Katrina something to do.
I know! I'm already planning on watching it. How could I not? But of course it isn't the same as having the gang together. :(
I sincerely doubt Michaela killed Sam. That type A sleepwalking wife was such a representation of Michaela to me. She's a lot of talk but she can't deal. We still don't really know about the time frame down to the minute, so I wouldn't be surprised if Bonnie or Frank did it and the kids thought Annalise or Rebecca did it so they're trying to cover it up. Bonnie because Sam cost her her job, hurt annalise, and tried to manipulate her. Or Frank for similar reasons. We still don't know how Frank ended up with Annalise since he isn't a lawyer or paralegal and he's a crap investigator. The last two jobs don't seem like something he was educated in. Bonnie is a truly interesting character and gets even more so as the show progresses. I used to think she was in love with Sam and I always wondered why annalise kept her around, but something about that scene, her on her knees at annalise's feet, burying her head in this woman's lap seeking forgiveness, i now think she's in love with and obsessed with Annalise. I'd love to know how she came about working for her and why her loyalties run so deep but there was definitely this vibe in that scene on top of that. I'm glad Connor got called out on his dalliances. While I'm not mad at him for using what he has to get what he needs, he's obviously more than just a pretty face wielding a magic stick. He needs to remember he isn't a one trick pony. Rebecca annoys me and Wes' infatuation with her is equally as annoying. I don't even know what to say about Laurel and Frank to be honest. All I know is Asher initially came across as the privileged jackass with no cuth, and now he's the least problematic, most endearing, earnest, and non guilty character in the bunch, and I'm in awe that that happened right under my nose. The second I caught a glimpse of Lynn Whitfield I knew Michaela was in for a verbal smack down because no one destroys others with looks and words like that woman. Didn't disappoint.
I think Nate isn't seen as a monster because we don't know much about him. Personally I don't think one way or another about him and sometimes I even forget about his character. I think maybe they give Nate a pass on infidelity because it's easy to head canon that his dying wife with cancer maybe gave him a pass or freed him up to date others so he could be happy when she's gone. I think his being in cahoots with Rebecca is him being the detective that he is, like a dog with a bone. He's trying to get to the bottom of the murder and shadiness in hopes of getting his job back and because he's out of the job he's willing to break rules and play just as dirty. I don't like it but I suppose I get his angle. Maybe that's it. I don't know. Every character is flawed and even awful in their own way on here but I guess we know more about Sam than Nate and Sam is consistently awful but doesn't own up to it either. I don't know. I'm indifferent on Nate and as far as sketchy problematic characters I've enjoyed watching Tom Verica play Sam.
I clicked thinking I would care, but as usual when it comes to her character I couldn't bring myself to. There's just no fixing her, even this costume is lackluster.
I honestly forgot when it came back on. I have five episodes saved that I'll most likely delete. But I have no idea where they are going with all this rebranding. If they want to try things out they could always ease up on the 25 episodes of Castle they air a week. I say this as a castle fan. Personally I'm still pissed about Leverage. Leverage is one of those shows that could've easily gone on for another 5 years.
-Damon leaving the voice mail for Bonnie. (Jeremy with the whole " but she doesn't like you bit made me chuckle). This show has done something I never anticipated. It's made me invested in Damon and Bonnie screen time. I actually miss AU 1994 Mystic Falls. It was the best thing about this season so far. I never imagined that Ian and Kat and their real life chemistry and camaraderie could breathe such life into the show like this but I'm glad it did. I'm glad Kat Graham has finally been given something to work with because her character always gets shafted (in none of the fun ways either) and it contributed to my frustration with her character for years.- No. He's been a dick, except unlike his brother he didn't quite pull it off, and it wasn't even fun jackass Stefan like when he's a ripper. He just gave up on his brother who despite his many flaws never actually gives up on him, but that would've been acceptable if he hadn't lied about it and ran away. That's what made it intolerable. He reached a new low turning Enzo over to be killed. Not maimed or imprisoned but actually killed. His brother's problematic bff, who is psychotic, yes, but an unofficial member of their team now. Like what? Why? Not holier than though Stefan. It was not only ooc, it was unwarranted given the timing and plain stupid. -Sure. Maybe he'll see the glaringly obvious now. I'm indifferent to the ship, as I tend to be with most of them, but as a friend he did her wrong so go Caroline. I only wish they put this much thought into when everyone treats Bonnie like ish, but alas...- Cop out to the first. Predictable to the last. This show has a long history of tripping over continuity boulders and falling into plot holes but this Alaric being human again thing...swiss cheese has less holes. Why couldn't he stay a vampire? Like suck it up man. You weren't just a vampire you were an original. A little help from Elijah in new Orleans and he could have really been a badass. Oh right something needed to complicate Delena which brings me to...- Probably. Because for some reason they can't let it go. I love Delena as much as the next fan but this is ridiculous. Have you seen Elena without a Salvatore brother? She's actually likeable. Is it too much to ask that she be single? Because care free college Elena is the best. I even don't mind her new human beau. Why beat a dead horse. We had Delena and it was great but let it go. Single Elena is a breath of fresh air. And Damon can be okay without her. Like look at him and Bonnie. It doesn't have to be an actual bamon ship but you can't tell me that them bickering and being unexpected bffs while he bitches about Elena and Bonnie is the voice of the viewers when she tells him to suck it up and get over it while they lie on a bed and share a bowl of ice cream and he downs more bourbon. Like I could watch the crap out of them. BamonThe other version of Steroline. Like I never in a million years thought I'd be defending Bonnie and asking for all the Bamon ever.-Hopefully trying to find a way home. God knows nobody else is going to do it. She's probably making herself vampire pancakes, listening to Salt n Pepa and wearing Damon ' s flannel shirt while ignoring Kai. B.B. come home. Please.
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