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Somebody give Charles Esten an Emmy already. The scene where he walked in on Rayna crying, and the look on his face when she said "Why did you have to get sick?" - I must have rewound that 15 times. Incredible. My theory is that Beverly showed up now because the news about Deacon has gone public - hell, she's probably the one who leaked it. She shows up, saves the country music hero's life and restores his life with the country music queen, then gets a ton of publicity as the selfless sister who sacrificed for her brother. Probably get a record deal out of it. Then will try to guilt Deacon into leaving Rayna to be her musical partner because he owes her his life. Because Beverley is THE WORST. I like Gunnar and Scarlett, but this story between them is taking too long and they're both acting like idiots. Just get back together already. I was so hoping Teddy was just gonna go to jail and we'd never hear about him again. Boring.

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Hmmmm....valid point.
Also, it's nice to see that respectful disagreements can occur on these here internets :-)

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That's a good observation about the Inhumans-human relationship being analogous to racial tensions. I certainly think that's where they were going with Gonzales' attitude. That said, I don't think Mack's behaviour applies, because Mack's motivation is different. Mack believes that people under alien influence are dangerous not because of blind bigotry or just because they're different, but because of his own experience being under alien influence. He knows that when he experienced that, he was volatile, dangerous, out of control and could not be trusted. It's not unreasonable for him to believe that others would be affected the same way he was.

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This episode was weird. I'm not sure why Jiaying killed Gonzalez; he's a jerk but at that moment he wasn't being a jerk. It's one thing to not trust SHIELD, btu Jiaying willfully started a war. I didn't see that coming at all and the WTF-she-shot-herself completely threw me. Also don't know how on earth Mockingbird didn't know she was with the wrong May, since the right May was flying the SHIELD crew. And what's Ward's agenda? I've been waiting all season to see Mr Hyde come out - hopefully that's next week. I know the Avengers think Coulson is dead, but given that he's now the director of SHIELD, and SO MANY people know he's alive, how has JARVIS or Tony not picked up on that yet?

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Right?! That break was soooo long. I hate when networks do that.

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I saw the Teddy set-up coming. He's an idiot for not seeing it when he had to give her cash instead of a wire transfer. Goodness, even our former mayor was smarter than that, and he smoked crack! Maddie is the worst. That conversation between her and Rayna was inexcusable, and she should have been grounded for a year.

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1. I loved that this episode finally picked up the damn pace. What worked for me was Oliver turning himself in. 2. Just one arrow? Put it this way, at this point the only people that I WOULDN'T put arrows through are Oliver and Diggle. At the very least they'd all get arrows to the knee. Also, regarding Ray checking himself out of the hospital - the likelihood of the thrombus dislodging and actually causing a stroke/embolism/killing him would be much greater. My guess is they would have kept him there on bed rest until it was safe to treat him. Or at least that's what would have made medical sense. 3. I'm still holding on to hope that the flashbacks and the present have a relevant convergence at some point. Right now they're still too slow and don't tie in enough to what's going on right now. And Oliver hasn't even gotten to Russia yet! 4. Lance isn't going to doubt himself because Oliver practically admitted to it while he was being transported. Not sure how it's going to play out. 5. Oh gosh, please don't talk about the promos! I avoid them on purpose!
I've made it a point not to watch scenes-from-the-next anything, because
they either give away too much or they're deliberately misleading.

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Interesting list. I'd personally switch the Castle Season 6's finale with Hannibal Season 2 finale. Hannibal had a real shocking plot twist with Bedelia, not to mention Hannibal left everyone for dead. The Castle finale had that awful Kate-was-already-married plot, and was probably the worst finale out of all of Castle's finales. The one where Kate got shot was MUCH better.

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My theory is that Juliette's starting to embody the personality of a Hexenbiest - or, at least, the Hexenbiest lineage she was created from. She's becoming cold, petulant, self-serving and impetuous - pretty much exactly like Adalind. That laugh, the one she did when Nick told her he loved her, wasn't like Juliette at all, not even in her worst days. It reminds me of the show Chuck, when Morgan got the Intersect and we all thought he was just becoming an ass, but it was the Intersect that was damaging him. I don't even care who Kenneth is and what he's about - I love him. He's so compelling and intimidating and badass...I'm so intrigued by him that I didn't even mind that he slapped Renard around for a bit. More Kenneth, please. I seriously hope Trubel's back for the finale. I miss her like crazy.

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Awesome round table, guys! 1. YES Jim - the original Flash and Trickster in the same room!! Also, as a huge, huge fan of both the DC Animated Universe (seriously, look what I'm wearing in that picture) AND the original Star Wars trilogy, nothing beats The Joker/Luke Skywalker Mark Hamill playing a trickster and saying "I am your father." My non-geek favourite scene was the reveal that the Man in Yellow wasn't actually Harrison Wells. Speaking of the DCAU, does anyone remember the Justice League Unlimited episode where Flash meets the Trickster? It's one of my favourites. "James, you're wearing the suit again." 2. Mark Hamill for the win. Though I see your point, Carissa :-) 3. That was freakin' genius. When he took the mask of in the street I was shocked, and when the real Harrison Wells was with his wife on the beach while Eobard Thawne looked on, I was shocked, dazed and confused. It was fantastic. 4. Absolutely. I think he's more compassionate than he intended to be, and I don't think all of what he feels towards the STAR Labs crew is feigned. I seriously hope Hank is right. Because if they write it so that Tom Cavanaugh leaves the show, I will start a riot. 5. Immediate future? Awwwwkward. Distant future? Well, the name "Thawne" gives us something to go on.