As a former Nora supporter, I feel I've given her as much leeway as possible. She has a lot of nerve treating Aidan the way she does when she lives at *his* place with her boyfriend, and brought in a baby wolf to crash indefinitely. Aren't Aidan & Josh co-leasors of that brownstone? Aidan was more than generous allowing her & Erin to stay there, and she's been acting like a total beyotch since he returned. If she doesn't like Aidan's presence in her life, why doesn't she get the h*ll out of there? And, Josh, you weenie, there are roommate rules that you are violating left & right by allowing your lover to act like she owns the place. Get a backbone, man!
@lut008 - Great point! @Varrius - I also thought about the stake. If Josh cleaned up Aidan & took away any weird evidence before the ambulance arrived, he should have seen it because Aidan wasn't in any shape to hide it. Sloppy writing. @jollyjumper2000 - During all of Nora's scenes in the hospital, I also couldn't help thinking "Why is she so bent out of shape about Erin? Erin isn't an infant. She doesn't even know the girl and she's acting like she loves her as much as Josh." The emotion was way overplayed. She spent more time with the purebred twins, and didn't care about them that much. Time for Nora to be killed by Liam, then for Josh to kill Liam and get scratched in the process.
The *only* thing I didn't like about this episode was the lack of the opening credits. SHERLOCK has one of the best original opening credit sequences on tv IMO. I realize the trend now is to not have one and go right into the show, putting all the credits in mice type on the lower lefthand corner of the screen. But, when you've got a good one, why give it up? My other favorites are not original. They're the retro openings for DALLAS & HAWAII 5-0, which fans of the original series (like myself) get a kick out of seeing every week.
I enjoy VEGAS. But, are we expected to believe that Mia hasn't seen Jack without his shirt on since her father was murdered? Rizzo tortured Jack for hours, and he had the wounds to prove it. Did she not notice ANY of it? Was he not in pain after enduring repeated electric shocks to his chest?
I agree with BarbT. Too much talking and not enough good music. Why should I care about Jennifer Hudson's character now that musical numbers from THE WIZ won't be airing? One-woman show w/edge - um, not interested. Also, I thought the dramaturg was dead WRONG! BOMBSHELL didn't have heat? What about the "History Is Made At Night" number? That was *very* sexy. Frankly, I *don't* want to see cheap gossip included in a story about Marilyn's life via a sex scene with John F. Kennedy. YUCK! Wasn't the goal to see Monroe as a person beyond her sex appeal? The dramaturg accused Julia of having a shallow, 2-dimensional book. Then his suggestion to improve it makes it even MORE shallow - more sex, more gossip rag stuff, less emphasis on the relationships that actually meant something to her. How is that "deeper" to the Marilyn mythology?
PART III FROM BELOW...She may not be madly in love. But, Pamela isn't as cold-hearted as she wants her dad to think she is.
CONTINUED FROM BELOW...Judith Light's courtroom scene HAD to have been a homage to her time on ONE LIFE TO LIVE, and the Emmy she won on that show. Seeing her on that stand again brought back some soapy good times. I liked how Chris & Pamela cringed at the trial testimony, and came to realize how parents can ruin a child's life with all the fighting and drama. It doesn't matter who is right or wrong. A more civil path is better for the child regardless of what the grandparents (Cliff, Bobby, Mrs. Ryland) want. Pamela's dynamic with her dad is interesting because it mirrors her mother, Afton, and how she came into Cliff's life. In the original series, Afton was hired by J.R. to literally get into Cliff's bed and undermine him. BINGO! It's disgusting that Cliff would ask his own daughter to do that. Afton always had a good heart though. So, I suspect that perhaps Pamela Rebecca (P.R.?) may have warmer feelings for John Ross than she lets on. She may not be madly in love. But, she's not as cold as she wants her dad to think.
This episode just ripped IMO! I love how the writers cut to the chase and don't draw things out for months on end. One thing I wish they had shown however was J.R. confronting John Ross about his betrayal. It's hard to believe he would give his son the silent treatment for a month. J.R. is never silent about anything. The relationship between him and Sue Ellen has also surprised me because it seems grounded and real. Who knew she would be the one that could change his outlook on things? There was a time when they were just poison to, and for, each other - and that was good to watch, also!
I don't read comics, and I find the island scenes necessary to understanding how Oliver developed from a shallow, rich playboy to Arrow. How can you not find them necessary? The guy ends up a multilingual martial arts/archery expert AFTER being marooned on an island for 6-7 years. If the show didn't address it, or explain how he knows how to use the local Russian mob to his advantage, viewers would complain about the lack of explanation. GREAT episode IMO. I like Slade Wilson and hoped Arrow would have an ally of some sort out in the world. Since apparently that's not the trajectory of the Deathstroke character, that's too bad.
@Marisa1983 - You bring up a good point. I've had to hide the OUAT Facebook feed so I'm not spoiled on upcoming episodes. That's my preference. I've found that I enjoy a show more when I don't know what is ahead. I also avoids getting sucked into frivolous debates about where the writers are going and what will happen. Does it matter? They're going to write what they want to write. Come September, I will have to build blinders around my head to avoid DOWNTON ABBEY spoilers, too. To each his own.
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