I agree with what most are saying about the lack of Castle. The show has become very Beckett focused and Castle is just sort of there sometimes. He usually has some sort of insight into the case but that hasn't really been so lately. And I miss his poker games with his fellow writers! Those were some of the best scenes. I did miss Alexis and Martha but agree it was better of them not to force the two into the episode where they didn't really belong. Plus they did still mention Alexis so that was good. And I'm glad I'm not the only one who loved seeing the return of the Writer vest!
No mention of Aidan and Sally at the bar? Their short dance together was adorable and I was glad to see the two of them spend some time together. Sally wasn't able to properly interact with them for so long that it's nice to see her out and about with the boys again. I'm glad she talked some sense into Aidan. I din't really like Erin at first but Aidan calling her Teen Wolf and the small interaction she had with the group was great. I hope she comes back. And I'm really not surprised Brynn is dead, partly because she has disappeared but also because the actress is on Revolution now.
Loved this episode. I saw Danny's gun control speech as him just being Danny. He has a tendency to go off on rants and I feel this was just another one. His interaction with Steve was definitely the best part of the episode. Season 3 for me is much improved over season 2. Lori just messed with the formula too much and I think episodes like this show that. Kono, while not in the forefront of the episode, got the shot which, had Lori been there, most likely would have gone to her for some unknown reason.
Completely agree with all you said, although it seems Daisy was finally getting a little attention from Jimmy this episode. She also mentioned William for the first time in a while. Carson was aggrivating me as well with his firm stance. I loved that Mrs. Hughes and all of the women ignored his and Robert's demands.
@kay - Lea Michele did not go topless in Spring Awakening.
I agree, the music tonight was pretty great. There are some episodes where I don't like any of their choices and then others where every one is great (the episode with "Barely Breathing", "Don't Speak", and "The Scientist" comes to mind). My only complaint is some of their mash-ups aren't really mash-ups when they only include a line or two from the second song. "Centerfold/Hot in Here" was mostly just Hot in Here. The same was done with "I Feel Pretty/Unpretty". I still love the mash-up, but I was slightly disappointed in the lack of "I Feel Pretty" in the song.
Great episode! Jess and Nick's kiss was perfect for them. Loved it.
Sorry, just didn't come off as sarcasm to me.
I did forget to say though that I agree about Thomas and his breakdown. He was right, out of all of them he probably spent the most time with her and outside of the servant/master relationship.
Not to be rude but I feel as if you haven't watched the past two seasons. I realize they were a while ago, but still. Bates was Robert's valet, the job Thomas now has. And Thomas has been shown in relationships or at least dalliances with men before, although I do believe those were at the beginning of the series.
Anyway, this episode broke my heart. Sybil has been my favorite since the first epsiode and it was crushing to watch her die when she didn't have to. I knew Dr. Clarkson was right and that other guy was just a jerk. Clarkson knew Sybil better than the other doctor. Plus, shouldn't Cora have noticed something was wrong? She herself had three daughters and should know how labor goes. Sir Phillip kept using the excuse that Sybil was merely a woman in labor. It was very obvious that there was something more going on. Tom begging Sybil to breath was heartbreaking to watch, as was Mary and Edith's helplessness. I really wish Mary would get off her high horse. Edith has tried to be friends on several occassions. Edith does whine a bit but she has the right to. She was offered a wonderful opportunity and her father basically told her it was only because she was a lady of the gentry. Every time Edith tries to do something she gets shot down. When she wanted to learn to drive they all said it was ridiculous. When she wanted to help on a farm they said the same thing. When she wanted to marry an older gentleman her father made him go away. I think writing the column will be good for her and I think she will pick up where Sybil left off in being a modern woman. Lastly, Daisy needs some love. Poor girl always falls for the guys who don't like her. I think if she had been given the time she would have loved William. Sadly he passed away before she could and now she is trying to find someone. I don't see why the boys are all over Ivy. She's basically a taller, slightly fuller Daisy in looks. Daisy is less open though it seems. The best part of the night was definitely when Isobel stood her ground and let Mrs. Bird go.
Sam was the best part of the episode. He was hilarious as he tried to figure out how the Warblers cheated. I was back and forth on this episode too. Tina finally gets a story and it's this. I think I'd like to see her with Ryder, maybe? I liked Kurt's NYC story more than Rachel's, although I don't blame her for being mad. I've been in that situation.
But the best part of the episode? Darren Criss' fellow Starkid Joey Richter making an apearance as one of the show choir members!
I love how Harvey yells at and is made at Mike, yet as soon as Mike comes in with a black eye he's ready to beat up whoever did it. The same can be said of Louis fixing him up.
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