My oh my, what an interesting ep...it was rather chaotic, but it was still good fun, and I was especially pleased to see the wonderful Nolan get back on board with Emily's revenge! I loved his skydive into the party, and I was thrilled that Em bought him a nice house. Good job, Em!
I was kind of crushed when Jack threw Emily out and was cruel to her after she'd shown him her heart. But the good that came out of it, with her getting a deadline for the wedding, was great. Now I am wondering why they're doing a "Who Shot JR," ala "Who Shot Emily" kind of thing this season, and why they called the hotel the Southfork Inn like JRs ranch in Dallas, when there are so many better storylines they could have copied than the one from that crappy old tv potboiler. And Aiden is suddenly Benedict Arnold? Really? What a jerk! I was also glad to see Emily and Victoria team up to get rid of that skanky assistant.
Fantastic season finale! Loved that Joan Watson was the heroine and saved the day, and got a bee named after her...excellent job, Lucy Lu! And poor Holmes, being manipulated by a woman who is so cruel and brilliant that she repeatedly wants to be with him, if only to wreak havoc on his heart.
Jonny Lee Miller is such an amazing actor, he manages to put some serious pathos into Holmes, making him more contemporary and yet still, at heart, a cypher. Natalie Dormer is also amazing, she always plays these sexy women who are aggressive, brilliant but doomed. She was in the most amazing episode of House that I've ever seen, and then she was great in the Tudors, too. Now she brings Moriarty to live in such a slick way, you could hardly notice her transition from scared victim to serial killer/criminal mastermind.
WOW that was one amazing season finale! I was SHOCKED that Rowan is Olivia's dad...WTF? I never saw that coming at all, because it seemed to me that he wanted her out of the picture, permanently, which made me believe he wanted her neutralized or dead. I am glad that Jake is out of the picture, because he was just creepy, though he gave up his career for her. I was also not expecting Fitz to go back to Mellie, or her to accept him back, after all they've been through, and after all her vindictive manipulations. I honestly thought Fitz would try to make a life with Liv, and I am saddened that she didn't feel she could keep both her relationship and her business going. And yeah, David Rosen turned out to be the whitest hat of them all! I love that he gave Liv a hat. But I am also amazed that someone leaked that she is the Presidents mistress, and that her dad wanted her killed.
I agree with all that this is a great show about the power of family and the interplay between good and evil. I certainly enjoy Danny Walberg in every episode because he's so badass that his facial expressions alone are enough to really scare the criminals. I loved it when they put the gang on notice that since one of their own was dead, the gangs days were numbered...go get em! Anyway, I also love Len Cariou as grandad,because his acting is so effortless and sublime, I just want to hug the man at the end of each episode. He and Tom S play well off of one another. This episode, though dark, was still very well done.
Hookified (dande), I think that most parents aren't able to sew or create outfits or accessories for Disney characters at home, which is one reason why they do go all out at Disneyland or Disneyworld. Also, there's the atmosphere and costumed characters all over the parks that makes the experience that much more magical for kids. But anyway, I loved the Disney commercial starring Regina, the evil queen...I hope that they paid her serious money for it, though.Oh and I loved the view into the Darling household, and found the casting of the Darling children to be spot-on! I am sorry that Emma can't be with Neal, but I imagine he will find his way back to his wife and son. Gold and Lacey deserve each other...blech!
Wow, this episode blew me away! I imagine the season finale will be even more mind blowing! I am a fan of Aidens, and I hope that he and Emily will end up together because I can't stand Daniel, who is slimy and stupid and too rich-frat-boy for Ems, who is only with him so she can destroy his family. People need to remember that, that as Victoria noticed, Emily is NOT in love with Daniel. She never was. She's using him to get at his evil parents. I was glad that Aiden killed Takeda, but I wish we had gotten more information about what Takeda's beef was with the Initiative. And as usual, NOLAN ROCKS, yes, he's still my darlin' boy and the best character on that program. I think Charlotte will probably marry Declan, and yet I don't think Jack will be too happy about it. He's going to get killed, I bet, in the season finale.
Oh, and I hope they get rid of Jake, because he's creepy, no matter what he's up to...creeeeeeepy!I also do not think he's even remotely sexy, and I can't imagine why Olivia slept with him. Ugh. And Fitz only hastened Verna's death, she was barely breathing and was going to die in a few hours anyway. He could only be accused of mercifully putting her out of her misery. I loved seeing the whole team at work together, too. I also loved Huck telling Olivia that he didn't want to see her end up in the Potomac. Huck is just an awesome character, and I am glad that David is becoming part of the team. He is a smart guy and he belongs on the team...plus I think he needs to get back together with the redhead
I agree with BeBe that Mellie should have taken the deal and let the whole affair with Olivia go, but she couldn't do that because she allowed her jealousy to get the better of her, which is insane. Now she's going to get a wagon-load of crap from her husband, and she will have to watch as he basically gives up the presidency for the woman that he loves. Liv and Fitz are meant to be together because they are in love, they are soul mates and they have made it obvious that they are miserable without one another. I think Mellie got into the situation with eyes wide open, and she had to know that Fitz didn't love her. She is such a conniving, miserable, vacuous person, I can't imagine anyone could love her. She is power-hungry and a terrible mother, and I find myself wondering if Cy will now try to have her killed to save Fitz. Cy is really not the nicest guy, but he is honest, for the most part.
I love that Shaw and Reese are working together in this ep, but I kept freaking out that no one seemed to be able to kill that evil ROOT woman, played with sociopathic intensity by Amy Acker.She's insane, and yet she somehow manages to elude everyone, including Reese and Shaw, and attaches herself to poor Finch by threatening to kill his love, Grace. I can only hope that the powers that be on the show finally kill her off in the next episode. I was freaking out when I thought that the slimey guy from HR was going to kill Carter, but now it just looks like they are going to frame her for murder and get her out of the way that way, which is horribly wrong. I hope Fusco gets her out of that situation. This is such a brilliant show.
Oh, and I adored that Kitty, who is also a witch, actually cared enough to help Artie get to go to film school, and I was glad to meet his mom, played well by Katie Segal. Oh, and YAY for Burt being cancer-free! Hurrah! I LOVED that Kurt sang to him, "You are the Sunshine of My Life" because my mom used to sing that to me when I was a preteen, and it made me feel loved and cared for.
But I do wonder what happened to Joe, the guy with dredlocks from the Glee Project? Why has Unique/Wade gotten to stay in the cast and Joe hasn't? That guy had some serious talent, I thought he'd be doing great things on the show, but when Quinn faded away, so did Joe. Oh, and one last thing, Mike's dancing has been missed! I was so glad that he and Puckerman jr did some moves this ep!
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