Sunday, February 22, 2015

Weekly Wrap Up Feb 2-22 2O15: Sleepy Hollow, Gotham, The Flash, The Walking Dead


Episode 17: Awakening - Welcome to 1781, Abby.

Warning: Like all of my posts, there are spoilers inside. If you have not watched this episode yet, please avert your eyes until you have.


I asked for Earl Grey, get it right, Librarian.
Jeremy is up to his old tricks again with some witchcraft mayhem. Its not like our two witnesses have enough on their plate. Like trying to figure out how to get an additional copy of all the cool stuff they just blew up last episode. Gosh, Jeremy. You are such a turd.

We end up finding out Jeremy wants to create a strong coven of witches with his mother so they can rule over Sleepy Hollow and I am just thinking. "Oh please, just kill off her character already. I can't stand it anymore." I really find her character the most irritating part of the show due to her constantly going against the grain and constantly messing things up.

I can understand that she serves as a monkey wrench and a source of drama, but aligning with Jeremy? Obviously she is under the influence of the darkness that was sparked a few episodes ago. Either that or the appeal of having her baby boy back is strong with this one. Ichabod has  no real connection to Jeremy besides duty, so I can see why he cares less about the consequences than her.

So of course Abby and Ichabod do battle and we can't do battle with Katrina and Jeremy without some Crane family drama involved. "Oh you abandoned me. Boo hoo." Get over it. It happens and it wasn't even on purpose. It was out of necessity to save your punk ass from being killed. Ungrateful, I swear. When Jeremy gives him the abandonment speech again, Ichabod made the great point that he didn't even know he existed. HA. You weren't even a thought, Jeremy. Personally, this is all Katrina's fault. She didnt tell Ichabod about their son, she covers up for Abraham, she continues to BS Ichabod every time. I think Katrina needs to go. DIVORCE. I demand a divorce!

Overall they manage to break the bell and kill Jeremy. OH YAY. But now they pissed off Katrina, augh. So she goes all evil on their ass and becomes the enemy. By the way, Katrina continues to have "one face" syndrome and I can't tell how mad she actually is. It always seems reserved emotion for me and I am just bored by her one face emotions. How did Ichabod ever understood when she was happy? Their married life seems strange to me.

I am going to kill you...in a different time period. Bye!
So if she was so raging mad and wanted to kill Ichabod, why didn't she kill him again? She was going to, but then she cast a spell and disappeared. I don't get it. You had him right there. You are powerful enough to make his nuts explode. So why did you run away? So instead that happening, she accidentally takes Abby with her in the whirlwind of shit. Abby travels back to 1781 with Katrina and is now back during the time they existed. Just when you think this couldn't have been more boring, they spice it up again.

I'm sorry Abby. I hope you get a decent master because you are in for a really bad few weeks until you can escape that time period. Maybe Crane can take you in? Oh...that's right, Crane doesn't know you during this time. You better know a skill he can use or this is going to be craziness for the next few weeks.


What is Wrong in Sleepy Hollow:

1. The Bell- 

How in the world did they get that bell down there? They could barely move it into the tunnel, and they managed to move it from the square? Holy hell.

2. Reload-

Oh thank God some one reloaded and made that time useful. Not only is it realistic, but it serves as a great break point for conversation and story development. Good job writers. You didn't make it the mythical gun that shoots 3OO bullets.

3. How the hell did she survive that explosion?- 

No, for real. How the hell did she escape that explosion? That's total bull shit. There is no way she escaped without them seeing her escape. Plus that would have to have been a split second decision before Katrina blew the car up. She couldn't have reacted so fast.

4.  Jenny's got nerves of steel-

Holding a live decapitated Medusa head while the snakes are hissing is pretty damn brave Jenny. I would be afraid to get bitten by those little shits. They got to be hungry after all that time.


Whoa, I'm not use to having no rights. What up, British?
Am I happy about this ending? A little. It seems like an interesting direction that the writers decided to take with the story. Ichabod is stuck in Abby's time alone and now Abby is stuck in his time which will allow her to personally talk to her ancestors and gather information that was not written in their memoirs.

They are creating one hell of a screwed up time paradox at this point. Who knows how this is going to dramatically change their time line from Abby being there and Katrina going out to save Jeremy from a horrible fate and the destructive path he was on. This will also feel weird for old Ichabod as it will for current Ichabod as his history will change as well. I think this can pretty much erase all of both seasons with severe consequences. Not sure how they are planning to handle this, but hopefully it will be clean and not so messy.


DnD Episode Rating: 6.5/1O

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Episode 16: The Blind Fortune Teller - Hot Damn, that's the Joker!

Warning: Like all of my posts, there are spoilers inside. If you have not watched this episode yet, please avert your eyes until you have.


This kid is no joke! He's scary as hell.
So this was an interesting episode. Jim's ex-girlfriend comes back home to both Kat and her friend Ivy with the news that Jim dropped his keys off a while ago. Jim has to deal with a break out fight at the circus, Little Bruce is about to go face the board of Wayne Enterprises, Fish becomes queen of the underground and the Penguin now owns his own restaurant.

There are a few things I have to mention though. For one, is Jim's girlfriend really taking advice from two kids that know nothing about fashion just to get him back? She must be super desperate. The question is always, why? You left him. Stop being a crabby pants about it. You broke his heart and now you want it back? Barbara, you just can't handle that he hasn't called since you left.

Well Jim has his own problems besides his girlfriend preparing to wing her way back into his world. He has a new girlfriend that wants to be more involved with his investigations. She bugs him to go on a hunt for a murder weapon out in the middle of no where due to a fortune teller's cryptic message from a dead person. Jim is not pleased. He wanted dinner and sex. We totally saw it. He was teed off going out in the middle of the night and doing work when he could have been romancing his woman. haha. Poor guy.

Stick it to them little Bruce!
With all that going on, still, the craziest part about this episode was Jerome. A seemingly new character that we feel for, but are curious why there is so much focus on him. Turns out...this boy is the future Joker and it is so apparent when he laughs and goes "KooKOO" that you are struck on the head with a holy shit moment.

The actor who plays him is brilliant and he gives you the chills and shock that is so ingrained with the character. I seriously hope he becomes a regular! We NEED a face off between little Bruce and psychopath Jerome that is cut short. That would be so awesome!

Speaking of young Bruce, he ends up confronting the board at Wayne Enterprises about the shady stuff that has been going on. They don't take him seriously at first, until he threatens legal action against them. Yup, this is going to be some awesome shit going on. I love this kid! Stick it to the adults!


Darkness Only Gotham Knows:

These two are the cleanest riff raff I have ever seen.
1. So who is paying the bills while the girls are squatting?-

I kind of wonder this. Jim doesn't live there anymore and I doubt he is paying any of the bills. So is this all going on his girlfriend's account? His bisexual druggy model girlfriend that didn't like playing second fiddle to a job? I know she is rich and all, but damn. She can just leave a nice flat like that on a whim?
2. Why are they not using their guns?-

So these underground guys have guns and they run this little whole joint that Fish Mooney is stuck in. Why aren't they just firing into the crowd if people are trying to toughen up against them? They could easily mow a few down. Maybe even shoot Fish in the head before she gets too cocky.

3. Oswald is smarter than that-

He puts his mother on stage? I know he loves his mother, but he's got to be smarter than that. He is running a night club. I knew the issue of his shitty managing would come up at some point. He better wise up quick or some ones going to axe him too. Good thing Butch is back in the picture. Could have sworn that guy was dead.

Doesn't this guy look like a young RDJ?

Overall this episode was a bit, clownish? I love seeing Butch become Penguin's puppet, this is going to be a very interesting few episodes. Now the backdrop of the snake dancer murder seemed to only push the characters relationship wise, but it was still a crawl story wise. I think there are just too many character focuses for the story to be sharp and lean. The writers should start considering cutting a few people out. Barbara should be the first to go. You had your chance Barbara, we don't care about your character anymore.


DnD Episode Rating: 7/1O


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Episode 14: Fallout - HOLY SHIT did you see that ending?!

Warning: Like all of my posts, there are spoilers inside. If you have not watched this episode yet, please avert your eyes until you have.


Awww, love in radioactive ash. So romantic.
There is so much to talk about! So this episode starts off as a continuation of the last one. We find out that Ronnie and Professor Stein both survived the explosion and are now seperated. However the military is out to retrieve firestorm and bring them whole again. Remember that general from a few episodes ago? That turd burger is back and ready to do some more evil military shit.

Also we FINALLY get to the time travel talk! BALLIN! I'm super pumped! Joe shows Barry the stills of him being there that night, bringing a whole new level of crazy into the equation. This will inspire Barry to eventually go back in time and alter the past by learning the mistakes from his future/past self.

We also learn that firestorm will always be intertwined with each other. I guess Caitlin is never getting her fiance back and neither is Professor Stein's wife getting her husband back. What a crazy character to have TWO people controlling one body. I hope firestorm comes back and becomes a permanent part of team Flash. It would be awesome to have a flying fireball guy by his side. So far Barry has been winging it alone and he could afford all the help he could get.

Also this can't be an episode of the Flash without Dr. Wells being shady as shit. His visit with the General is peculiar. What are you up to Wells? The curious end game of Dr. Wells makes one wonder why he would sacrifice one person and not the other. Does Harrison genuinely care for his crew or is he just doing this to look good? What would his crew think of him if they knew about ALL of his past activities? Hard to say. He delivers Professor Stein, but I feel there was more than giving up one man over the other. It is used as a testing tool to make Barry better as well as covering his tracks. He knew where the general was the entire time. So it had nothing to do with looking for his hide out to exact revenge.

So with all of that said, THAT ENDING! Holy moly! I just about Nerdgasmed all over the place! We finally get to see our man in the suit and GRODD!! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! So worth it! I love how the General was like "Oh you are one of them." to which Wells responds. "Yes I am and I protect my own." SHIT YEAH HARRISON!! BEAT HIS ASS!! :DDDDDD


A Lightening Round of Thoughts:

Why isn't Barry getting PTSD from this?
1. So...you just walk in?-

The last time I remembered, Barry's old home belonged to some one else. So Joe has the keys to come in whenever he feels like and just leave that expensive equipment there? This makes zero sense. Where is the vivacious cougar that was hanging out in this home? Did Joe just give her the best night ever in exchange for her to camp out in a hotel while they use her home? Now I want to know.

2. T-Shirts-

Does Star Labs have a never ending supply of these shirts in boxes? Were they prepared to sell t-shirts the day the particle accelerator exploded and were like, "Welp, these shirts are no good. Oh wait, we can keep them just in case some one here is naked. Also...what was the point of having both Professor Stein and Ronnie wear those t-shirts again when they tested them the second time? They had regular clothes on and they weren't tattered.

3. Military Propaganda-

How is nobody reporting a shooting at the restaurant by the military? How is this asshat not arrested and charged with homicide? Besides that, this guy should be in a staff position, not playing leader in an underground operation. It would have made more sense to make him a Colonel, because at least he would still be some what tactical in nature and they don't have to go through the trouble to explain this shit to me. Augh.

That splicer is made out of alien blood I swear.
4. Quantum Splicer Part 2-

THAT THING SURVIVED? How the hell did the splicer survive that massive eruption? What is it made of? We need to coat our planes with that!

5. What the hell are they shooting at??-

As Ronnie and the Professor realize they need to merge again, the army is just shooting bullets. Because...why? Nobody has a weapon here. They must know that. Yet what the hell are they aiming at? What a freaken waste of bullets, Private Cowboy.

6. Where's Eddie?- 

Did Iris break up with him? We haven't seen Eddie for a few episodes now and when we do, its very brief. Now I am curious. I mean, its great that we don't get much of Iris [she is a bit annoying and she still is], but I really want to know. Eddie was a cool dude.


This episode wasn't too bad, but the ending REALLY slayed it for me! The ending alone was a 1O/1O for awesomeness.  What I am starting to realize now is a long theme of Dr. Wells pushing Barry on his limits. He always tells him to run in a crisis or a situation to get faster and stronger, possibly in preparation for a future crisis that is much larger than they could imagine. Perhaps in the future, Barry fails to save everyone from whatever the crisis was on the newspaper we saw in the beginning of the series.

*Squeal* It fits you so well. Ahem, Doctor.
Dr. Wells has got his questionable moments, but one has to think of the why. He lets the General take Stein, but probably to protect Barry in some way or even a member of his crew since he could consider Ronnie family by extension through Caitlin. He could also allow this to motivate Barry and using his desire to help people continuously to make him better. Perhaps all of these challenges exist for a reason, including him being the reverse flash and essentially TEASING Barry into getting faster.

It is true that Wells could possibly be a bad guy still, but I feel he is more of a neutral entity in this. Perhaps the way he motivates is considerably shady and morally corrupt, but he seems to genuinely care about the people he works with. Especially Barry. There has to be a reason he is so protective of him and I still think he is some kind of relation or descendent to him. Either way, that ending was SO WORTH IT. Can't wait for another episode of the Flash!!

DnD Episode Rating: 8/1O 


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Episode 1O: Them

FINALLY! It comes full circle!


Warning: Like all of my posts, there are spoilers inside. If you have not watched this episode yet, please avert your eyes until you have.

 

This is like 8O% of what this season looks like.
After spending a long episode on losing Tyreese, the group heads out to Washington to see if they could find a safe haven once again because, what else were they going to do? The group has lost two major members in a very short span and its depressionville up in there. The group is much larger than it had been for a few seasons which is both a good and bad thing. Good because they can protect each other more. Bad because they stand out easier on the road, have more mouths to feed, and more likely arguments will break out easier. Oh and is that Eugene in the background? I totally forgot that dipweed was still alive. ITS YOUR FAULT EUGENE!
Both Sasha and Maggie are pissed at their losses. Maggie has lost all of her family at this point, except Glenn which is now her only extended family to still be alive. I admit, Glenn has become quite the man the past few seasons. He use to be more of this wimpy scout and now he's just as good as taking the walkers out like the rest of them. He is definitely put in a tough position with Maggie and her losses.

Sasha has two of her own as well. Her brother and her boyfriend, Bob. She takes her anger out on others and decides to ruin a few plans or two by killing all the zombies she can manage. The group is unraveling for sure and with little food and water left and a pretty bummed mood, its getting hard not to get testy with each other. Nobody wants to talk and everyone is losing their faith in everything, including God. The priest is having a hard time trying to keep the faith of his new flock and is getting shut out by a lot of people.
Finally, a shower! Everyone have a naked party!
Even Daryl ends up going out alone a few times to get away and eventually breaks down about Beth and probably all the surmounting losses he has had. The gang was getting really thirsty and hopeless when the rain started to hit. They went to a barn that was close by to get out of the rain and sleep off the hate.

Unfortunately during the night of the storm, zombies came pounding on their door on a full frontal attack. The group banned together to keep the door from being broken down by the horde in what was the most amazing display of human togetherness since the show started. Nobody cared about anyone else's problem, they all knew what they had to do and they did it to survive together. That is one hell of a bonding experience.

By some miracle of God, the zombies were slaughtered, pinned and scattered by the falling trees and the group survived without any causalities, reminding them of why they were here and why they are still living. Sasha and Maggie decide to venture outside together to watch the sun rise and see the damage of the storm. They share a moment when a stranger comes up to them. Not surprisingly they pull their weapons out in defense. The stranger seems friendly and healthy, but who knows why. I can't wait to find out!


The Horde Speaks:

1. How is the baby surviving?-

I am still amazed how alive baby Judith still is. There is no way that baby is that quiet and that healthy. I don't care what anyone says, they don't have many supplies on them, including diapers and formula, so how is she still OK? You can have clothe diapers but that needs to be washed regularly. Could Rick be smelling shit all the time while carrying her through the forest?

Its nice the crew can still smile after 5 years of this shit.
2. Open Road Walking-

I know there aren't a lot of humans left, but is it still smart to walk around on the open road? That's an easy way for an evil colony to come out and gun you down. You would figure they would at least be moving through the trees. Also, why doesn't anyone have a map? How do people know where they are going?

3. Cigarettes-

How long did Daryl have cigarettes? I don't think I ever seen him smoke. I mean it doesn't surprise me, but still.

4. Facial Hair-

Is Rick the only guy without a razor? I mean, he looks super bad ass and manly, but either the other guys can't grow much facial hair or he just decided a beard is great in the middle of the sweltering summer.

5. Oregon Trail-

Remember the game Oregon trail? You had to get your family of morons across the country without them dying of typhoid, starvation, indians or cannibals? Yeah me too. I feel like this show isn't realistic enough with disease. Half his crew should be dead from disease and movement should be slowed to a crawl over that too. I know its just a show, but most of these people would be dead from tooth decay, infection, illness, or just some other nonsense. That's right, the zombie apocalypse would just be a slow crawl toward death. The fact that they lasted this long is pretty incredible.


Who are you??
This has been one hell of a ride so far. It looks like the Walking Dead may come to a nice conclusion. At least I hope. I would hate for Washington to be another bull shit sanctuary where corruption rules. However they got this new stranger to tango with for now. He seems friendly and healthy. Like some one you would see on a kid's hiking show. Lets hope he is friendly and this isn't some trickery situation like the last...5O situations they have encountered.

DnD Episode Rating: 7/1O

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