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Yep, "Odin's" interest may be peaked. But, I suspect his interest in the Inhumans won't be a good one for Earth.

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When did Emma lose her "superpower" - her ability to tell when people are lying? If there hasn't been an episode where that happened, then are TPTB completely ignoring it for plot convenience? Characters were lying left, right, & all around Emma in this episode and she should have known it immediately. Poor writing when you have to just ignore an established character trait.

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LOVED the elevator scene with the 3 brothers, and seeing Terrence Howard sing and really play piano for a full song. Finally! Luscious Lyon, the music mogul & star, actually sings in his own show. That was a long time coming.

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It does look good onscreen. But, every nighttime soap fan could see this coming from the pilot episode. Anika is the Textbook Burned Ingenue, like Afton Cooper from DALLAS or Sammy Jo from DYNASTY. And, the whole "family unites against invader while they battle each other" development has Ewing Oil written all over it. If people were too young to have watched, or don't remember, DALLAS - Jock Ewing was a mean s.o.b. when the series began. He was a rough, raw oilman who clearly favored Bobby. JR was not the favorite son, and over time developed his bag of tricks to get the attention he craved from his "Daddy." It's kind of amazing how Larry Hagman made JR the beloved character in the show. Anyway, Billy Berretti = a more successful Cliff Barnes. I wonder if we'll see him eating Chinese takeout in future episodes.

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Porcupine Girl - that's Raina's tag name in our house now. My daughter gave it to her. We think Mack & Bobbie are working for Stark Industries. All the high-tech stuff just feels like vintage Stark. I'm also glad we'll see more of Skye's mother in flashbacks so our last memory of her isn't the same as Cal's - thrown in a ditch, carved up by Whitehall. We'll actually get to know her, with the end game being that Skye needs to find out about her, too. Speaking of Cal, BEST line of the episode was the flowers one IMO. But, that begs the question - why don't those with Inhuman origins know what they'll become? Their DNA allows them to survive the Terrigan Mist. But, they don't inherit anything other than that from their Inhuman ancestor? Simmons is getting scary. She's representing the total arrogance of humans who assume that anything they cannot control, explain or define should be eliminated or destroyed. She's fear run amock.

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I don't want Tom to go. But, if he does, that leaves the door open for Mary to have a more interesting plotline next season than just, "Who will take Matthew's place?" Some viewers may not like her. But I think everyone can tell that her character has been set up to be the one Robert depends upon to help Downton survive. She's tough as nails when it comes her family home. I'm ambivalent over Matthew Goode being added to the cast. I like the actor. But, his character seems a bit too frivolous for the responsibilities of raising little George & being strong enough to counter Steamroller Mary. And, that love he has for racing fast cars - NO! That's a sign from the universe saying, "Not this one. Move on, Mary." Thank goodness Mr. Carson & Mrs. Hughes finally saw the light. I predict next season it will be Baxter and Mr. Moseley who warm up to each other. And, we need a scene next season where the Bateses thank them for clearing his name. But, I will be most disappointed if the hunt for Mr. Green's killer continues to take up valuable screen time. Give it a rest, already! Surely in London there is no shortage of serious crime to solve.

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A person who turns puppies into a coat should have the blackest heart. Just MHO. Cruella's makeup is fantastic though; and I love the car. I also thought "CASTLE!" when Hook brought coffee for his law enforcement girlfriend. I liked the "Night on Bald Mountain" reference from FANTASIA. My kids got that before I did. I guess Belle's Beast will never turn into a prince. He'll forever be a Beast because of his selfish choices. If losing Bae & Belle multiple times wasn't enough to make him give up the Dark One, I don't think he ever will.

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Agreed. I don't know what show the reviewer has been watching. But, GLEE has *always* been farce, veering at times into high camp. It's never attempted to be "serious" or "real", although it has dealt with plenty of serious issues. That's where early fans might have confused themselves - thinking that addressing something serious meant that the show would become more "real." Oh, PLEASE! Criticizing Sue for having a Klaine shrine is ridiculous when the New Directions is able to swing from vines in a coordinated fashion singing "Roar" at the snap of a finger. "Realism" should never come into play when reviewing GLEE any more than it should when reviewing a classic MGM musical or Monty Python movie.

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You forgot cold-blooded murderer. But, that's understandable since it was in the first episode.

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This family sure hosts a lot of parties. They just had the IPO Investor one last week. And, now, the "White Party?" What the heck is that? At first, I thought it might be an engagement party for Anika. Then, when I saw the trombones, I thought "New Orleans" & that it might be connected to Fat Tuesday. I give up. On DALLAS, they had the annual Oilman's Ball every year. EMPIRE is having a party every week! "You're so beautiful......" (Can't get that song out of my head!"