It was truly an emotional episode. -Meredith. Controversial opinion but I've never been a huge Meredith fan. Weird seeing as she's the main character but it is what it is. I've actually enjoyed her most since Derek died. I don't know what to think about that but it's true. I really enjoyed her in this episode, and Ellen was fantastic with all those emotionally charged scenes. From the margaritas to the outburst at the table to the lashing out with Amelia, the heart to heart with Alex and even the slamming the door in Callie face.- Jo is insufferable. She just is. I have never liked her. She's in the boat with Arizona and April for some of the same reasons, self involved, whiny, irritating... but I usually tolerate them as best as I can. April and Arizona are perfect friends. Jo should join them. But Jo is irritating me.she was beyond wrong with Stephanie last week and I honestly wouldn't forgive her so soon or possibly not ever because she's never actually been a good friend to me. She doesn't know how to be, and unlike Alex she doesn't try to work on her inner demons and childhood hangups.. but this episode she pushed too hard when she should have gave Stephanie space after she apologized. Stephanie was still upset so anything would've set her off, and it did. Jo should've backed off. I also hate Jo's thing with Alex and Meredith. She doesn't understand family so she gets mad that Alex is dedicated to Meredith his family. All hell is breaking loose and she's in the corner whining again about being ignored like she's 7. I don't like her and I don't like her with Alex but if she's sticking around toss her in the mix with April and Arizona so she can have friends or whatever and stop being so annoying. Or get rid of her. - Are we done with japril yet? Is it done? I'm not really interested. - Alex has matured so much as a character and I love it. Jo is kind of how Alex used to be so I know she can have potential, but it makes the if pairing so weird because they're in different parts of their life. I loved how dedicated he's become to being Meredith person. He knows her so well and vice versa. He wouldn't have been that intuitive years ago. .-Penny should have left that dinner early on. I didn't understand that. But I really didn't understand how she thought she would transfer to the hospital of the chief of neuro who died on her watch and hope that no one would have known or been friends with him or that she'd run into his wife or anything like that. And she shouldn't work there. Why subject yourself to being known as the person who killed Derek at her new job. By everyone. - I understood Amelia s anger when Derek died because Meredith should've called. Shock and the fact that she doesn't process family the same way as others interfered with that. But Amelia was dead wrong to lash out when she did after the party. Both of them need to understand that they aren't the only ones who lost someone they loved and that they grieve differently. -Maggie. I hate that she wasn't there and that she'll be filled in to all the awkward. But I love Maggie. She's so awkward and adorable and I love this thing with DeLuca. They would make an interesting couple, or at least friends or friends with benefits. He understands her quirky and her anxiety and her fear. He's already figured it out rather quickly, but he challenges her when she may be in the wrong on something and not in a disrespectful sort of way but an effective one. And she gives him someone. He doesn't have too many connections or ties or friendships and she gives him that. I find them cute, and hot, definitely hot, but cute.
Kurt on Blindspo t - the issue is that any other facet of his personality that isn't stoic hinges on Jane. His character depth can't just be linked to one other character. What's the point of the other characters then. Belle. I'm starting to think this is just an Emilie de ravin thing. I've had this same reaction to her on Roswell, Lost, and ouat. Iris west, at this point I don't even know if she can do anything right or be anything good for some of the fandom because no matter what she does she's still accused of being boring. I don't understand it. She's not to me. She's damned if she does and damned if she doesn't. I think people say it just to say it now even though she has branched put and developed since the pilot. I don't understand how this same argument is never applied to Caitlin who comes across stiff most of the time. But ok. Lucious is supposed to be slimy though. It's crucial to the show. Same goes with Liam. Not meant to be likeable. Bonnie on htgawm is damaged and broken and that's sort of the point so I can't say I agree there either. Especially after the last episode.
I agree that the show was delightful. Meagan Good was a gem. She's extremely likeable as Vega, with a hint of vulnerable. Stark is amazing as Dash. They have great chemistry. Yikes, I disagree with the idea of them not having sexual tension or the possibility of it. While I agree that it can be overdone, and more often then not I'm indifferent to romantic relationships on shows, I think there was enough of a chemistry between them that could get people shipping without it being farfetched. And what? the ichabbie shipping on Sleepy Hollow isn't what ruined Sleepy Hollow. The poorly written and constructed character of Katrina Crane and the ridiculous amount of focus on her and other less relevant characters at the expense of the proven most likeable characters like abbie, jenny, and frank are what ruined sleepy hollow. If anything the lack of focus on the dynamic between the two leads which literally made the show a huge hit in its first season is what ruined sleepy hollow. Basically the complete opposite of everything you said regarding that. I should hope that they don't make the same mistake here. The natural chemistry between the two leads that can be ambiguous enough to engage all types, that's one of the strongest aspects of the show. The secondary charters were just as solid. I loved wilmer in this even though his character is smarmy. And I adored Vega's female partner. That is so rare, and it's sad, to see a solid friendship and partnership between two women, especially women of color. Now, if they really build on that the girls may even be able to go an entire episode passing the bedchel test. The case itself was rather cheesy but I adored everything else about it.
I find this puzzling. While it bears similarities to Almost Human, it's still it's own show. I mean they will literally have 12 different shows going on across the networks with the exact same concept of withe heterosexual will they won't they partners in some capacity or the merry band of overworked misfits. I say this as someone who watches them all. But in an industry where we had Perception, The Mentalist, Castle, Elementary, House...or five law and orders, five csis, 3 criminal minds, and four ncis'... I'm more than okay with minority report bearing some similarity to almost human.
When Andre and Hakeem joined forces with Cookie to do the hostile takeover, they told Cookie that Anika was working with them. She has pull and knowledge of the business affairs, and I guess she's still involved with Hakeem. When they brought them together to work together was when they had that catfight.
Steve grew on me. It made sense that it would have been him in a way. As much as I grew to love him and adore his relationship with Traci, it has never slipped my mind that he started our the cop with unorthodox bordering on truly shady methods. Before they reintroduced us to him and made him as regular, he had that one off first introduction where he was a total jackass and shady as hell. I'm still not completely convinced just yet though. Seems like it's more to it and it's not nearly that cut and dry. But it really sucked watching Traci have to pretend as if she's not doubting the man whom she's grown to have real feelings for. For me, their relationship has been the more interesting one to watch and Traci always has to take some blows, as if she can never be happy.
I kinda agree about Vivian. Vivian is an interesting woman because she was the first one who embraced their new relationship with all that she had. She's had no reservations, she even encourages Karen and Alec to bond more in her own way. She's often the glue that keeps them as a trio together. Plus she picked up early on that Karen was attracted to her husband and her response was that she found it attractive. She also knows about Karens past as a mistress and her feelings about and her insecurity that that's all she was meant to be. I think her problem wouldn't be that Alex and Karen hooked up. Her problem will be that her husband who never lies to her has lied to her. She sometimes strikes me as that woman who knows she's dying so her last mission is to set up her husband with the perfect woman she approves of. Shes very intuitive. She picks up on both of their reservations about the whole thing and both of their attractions towards the other. She seems to genuinely enjoy sharing her husband, not just sexually but emotionally because its like she knows alec enjoys having a professional colleague that also reminds him to not be so serious, and she knows that Karen genuinely needs to know that someone cares and can be tender. There's almost this maternal vibe that she has with the way that she genuinely wants them both to be happy and it makes her happy. It'll be interesting to see how it all plays out.
Karen has always been such a frustrating character for me because for her to be a shrink she's an honest to God hot mess 99% of the time. Sometimes it's just ridiculous how many awful decisions she makes for herself and sometimes others. All that aside, I almost hate how fascinating I find her latest screw up. I mean polyamorous relationships? Of course Karen, why am I surprised. It was clear from early on that rules needed to be established and every time the trio had scenes together I wondered why they hadn't gotten around to some ground rules. I find it odd because Karen and Alec have great chemistry. I only find him likeable when Karen is able to get him to loosen up. I don't see the chemistry with Vivian for either character. Alec does a great job selling his love and devotion to his wife when she isn't in front of him and j hate that. Vivian seems great and in a way more invested in their arrangement then the other two, she jumped in feet first no reservations. I knew Karen and Alex would end up hooking up without her. Their attraction was building from very early on. I think even Vivian knows that. I feel like Karen is attracted and has feelings for Alec and vivían is just along for the ride. She likes her as a friend, sort of, but they haven't given the two of them nearly enough time alone to establish their own relationship. I think Vivian being in with the relationship makes Karen feel better, absolved her of her past mistakes and sins. And Alec is an interesting character study on his own. I look forward to seeing what happens with them. I loved harry early alone and started losing respect for him later on. But harry is still harry. I think it's fine that his plot doesn't dovetail into any of the girls plots, but something I even found annoying before is they've eluded too and told us about how close he is with the girls. He was the only guy in their circle of mostly single females so he was their go to guy for anything they needed. I remember April calling him when she was afraid someone was in her house for example. And the talk they had in the moment suggested that they were in fact friends Savi aside. It's suggested that he did sort of have his own friendship with at least some of the girls outside of Savi and it seems like a missed opportunity that they still haven't explored that yet. But they've also retconned Harry a great deal since the beginning as well so I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I knew the second I saw April's mother was played by Lynn Whitfield that there would be drama. Love that woman. Their dynamic was interesting to watch. I have really come to enjoy the whole April and Marc relationship. It's developed quite nicely and I find their scenes a nice reprieve from the other stuff going on. Oh joss. Joss and Karen always rotate with who is going to be the most problematic and make the worst decisions. I knew this entire thing would be trouble and boy is it. I like Calista but joss became attached to her too hard and too fast and that may not be mutual because Calista will undoubtedly look out for Calista.
I like the idea of them delving deeper into Harvey's Mommy Issues so to speak. It's been clear from season one that his past, upbringing, and family life really shapes him as a person now, his moral code the way he treats the people he cares about, everything about harvey is shaped by his still mostly mysterious past. It is part of what makes him such an interesting character. So I knew that the return of Tanner meant some of this would come up again and boy did it. I loved that aspect of it. I enjoyed his scenes with his psychiatrist. Feeds into my inner psych nerd and Harvey is quite the case study. I'm not a fan of Darvey as anything other than a platonic friendship so every time they elude to let alone focus so much on that part of their relationship as one of the few non Darvey fans I cringe. Which has made a great deal of this season rough to get through, especially since I'm not remotely interested in mike and rachel as a couple either. But credit where it's due, they've done well. I still don't like tanner. Mike being self righteous worked in his favor this week unlike last week where he was wrong. Sackhoff has been quite the interesting adversary and Louis is nothing if not frustratingly consistent. I feel like I really need more for Jessica. Season 5 now and she's still the woman who has to referee the kids and clean up their messes and put up with her authority being disregarded or undermined and it's redundant and frustrating. I do love that they have given her a nice bond slowly developing with rachel and this week she had a scene with Donna those two don't share scenes together nearly enough. Up until them though the only person who seemed to genuinely be close to her was harvey and sometimes even then it was like an afterthought. I miss their friendship/partnership being explored more too. Their relationship is one of my favorites. Especially in juxtaposition to harvey and mikes mentor/mentee bond. I freaking love Gretchen! I hope she never leaves. I love her working with harvey.now more than ever he needs someone in his corner, no strings attached. Plus, for a guy like harvey with the mommy issues that he has, I love the idea of Gretchen bring a maternal figure for him in her own way.
Lol Female harvey would instantly be problematic, bitchy. Female Mike would be overly emotional. And female Louis would instantly be considered pathetic. Donna would still be awesome. Rachel would be Mike. And Jessica would be Harvey meets Hardman. I think of that frequently. Gender swapping. I also think of race swapping too. Would characters be more likeable if they were males or Caucasians? Would characters be more sympathetic if they were females or Asian or latinx etc?
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