Peter Pan being Rumpelstiltskin's father on Once Upon A Time was my biggest shocker. That secret was very well kept, and really well played out by the show. I'll have to agree with Tommy Merlyn being killed off, and add in the destruction of the Glades. Arrow definitely wasn't afraid to cross lines. Brody's death on Homeland didn't surprise me at all. I was more surprised by Carrie's pregnancy.
Hannibal Lecter. He was coldly and chillingly manipulative, destroying Will's life without blinking an eye.
Out of the given choices, I'll have to definitely go with Castle and Beckett. Apart from those few episodes at the end of last season with the faux angst, they've been solid.
HANNIBAL. Hannibal, Hannibal, Hannibal. That show manages to be visually stunning yet horrifying, makes Hannibal Lecter appealing yet chilling, and...just somebody please help Will Graham...
Hmmm...interesting. I don't see them going that route at all. I think Rumpel will be back (somehow) before either Belle or Neal have a chance to get over their lost loves. We shall see, though :)
Hold on...someone mentioned this and I can't keep track of shipper names - is "Nelle" supposed to be Belle and Neal?! I don't think that's gonna happen...Neal is not going to date his dead father's girlfriend, and Belle would never. Also, Ewww. :-)
I'll have to go with Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Archer as a close second. Archer does not get enough love!! I don't know about New Girl. Season 2 was one of the funniest things on TV hands down, but Season 3 has been a bit of a mess. It falls on my list a bit just because of inconsistency. I stopped watching the Mindy Project after season 1, but I hear it's improved drastically.
I enjoyed both episodes - I thought Krampus was awesome. I really liked that Nick hesitated before killing Krampus though, even though he was being egged on by everyone. Nick's willing to kill in self-defense or to defend others, but I think he's trying to figure out where that line needs to be drawn. I think he hesitated because, Wesen or no Wesen, the guy was defenseless, lying unconscious on the ground.
Great RT! 1. I agree with everyone that said that Oliver's reaction was reflexive. He jumped to where the gun was...I think he would have done the same for Shado if the gun went to her first. However, he doesn't think so - he thinks it was his choice. 2. I have no idea where that's gonna go. Roy Harper and Oliver Queen have an interesting love/hate relationship in the comics, but it takes a while to get there. Maybe this adaptation is starting with the hate part, since Roy is still seething about taking an arrow to the knee. 3. I'm with Carla on this one. I never thought that Felicity had a problem making her opinion known. She's always called Oliver out on his mistakes or poor judgment, and they've never treated her as a lesser member of the team. 4. Warfarin very rarely causes hallucinations. I agree that it was the pressure of everything he was dealing with, along with wrestling with the guilt and responsibility he's been carrying for so long. 5. Omg - Kate, you want him to lose someone ELSE?! He's barely recovered from losing Tommy!It's gonna come to a showdown between the two, but Oliver's no match for Slade. I have no idea how this is going to work out, and I LOVE it! 6. I love everything you all said. I just need to add...Can we please acknowledge how amazing Stephen Amell was in this episode? From his tantrum waking up, to his quiet disturbance when he first saw the Slade ghost, to the conversation about ghosts with Diggle, and the final scene with the ghost of Tommy...Amell was just on point the entire time. He nailed this episode.
Great review!! So. Much. Happening!!! I really enjoyed this episode. Stephen Amell was on point - the scene where he and Diggle were talking about their ghosts was so well done! Also, for someone playing Green Arrow, he sure has a killer Batman stare-down... Roy Harper - even in the comics and the animated shows - has anger issues. This is an interesting way to explore them. I'm also REALLY looking forward to the return of Barry Allen. I have to disagree with anyone who says Shado's death was lame. Oliver was forced to make a "Sophie's Choice" - that kind of choice defines a person and lives with them forever. I'm betting that this will be a turning point for Oliver; the kind of guilt that comes from this death is more than would come with any heroic sacrifice. It's also a much bigger catalyst for revenge for Slade - Oliver can't really argue that it wasn't his fault, and he'll never believe it wasn't. On another note, I preferred when the Felicity/Oliver thing was a bit more subtle. A slow burn would have been nice. That being said, Arrow's doesn't really do slow, so part of me that is grateful for the pacing and not dragging stories out. Laurel...oh Laurel. What a crap story this poor character's been given. Katie Cassidy - I'm sorry, but I don't think she's very good at playing the broken woman. She was WAY better last season when Laurel was driven, decisive and strong. P.S. Among the five contributors, last week's Round Table predicted almost everything that happened in this episode! PPS. Solomon Grundy!!! I love how great these writers are with throwing names for us comic fans!
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