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This episode gave us great twists and turns. I didn't expect the stalker to be that guy. He seemed fine when they interviewed him. It gave us a change of pace, by having Janice in charge, and leading the team instead of Beth. I think the next thing that Beth will do is try to find dirty secrets from Perry and expose them. Freak him out like when Beth did the same to stop him from stalking the other guy. The way Janice notices things, and has great judgement makes me see her as awesome.

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NCIS Season 12 Episode 9 Review: Grounded

I'd say I like this season so far. It has certainly got more traction, with better storyline. Last season was almost a train wreck as the show struggled with the loss and gain of a cast member. Bishop is growing on people from what I'm reading in the comments. The writers sure are doing a better job now. Where the heck is Director Vance anyway?

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Bring It Season 2 Episode 6

Hello, I am going crazy trying to find who sings a couple of the songs from season 1 episode 17, the song is called "stay on top"and " whenever you call my name". If anyone could help me to find out who sings them, I would appreciate it very much. Thanks

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NCIS Season 12 Episode 9 Review: Grounded

Loved this ep....it had the feel of the NCIS that used to be a team ep each week. Jake and Ellie are cute together and EW & JB had good chemistry to pull off a not new married couple. Ellie being a bit perturbed that they don't debrief together at night and Jake obviously feeling left out when Ellie went into agent mode. Here's hoping GG doesn't get any bright ideas to use the different agencies as a way to add conflict to their marriage. Jake meeting the team was interesting - seeing our faves thu his eyes. Abby was over-exuberant as always, McGee professional and Gibbs - wasn't sure if I saw Jake being in awe of Gibbs or JB reacting to MH. Loved Jake and Tony in the airport as well. Also liked the relationship between Ellie and Tony. There is an obvious clear amount of respect from Ellie to the guys on her team and it fun to see that played out each week. Liked seeing Tony in charge at the airport and wish the show would leave Gibbs at the office more often. Love Palmer but do they have to write him as the dumb comic relief character each ep he's in?

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Grey's Anatomy Round Table: Are You on the McDream Team?

i wonder if amelia will bond with april over her pregnancy in private practice. would be a nice friendship.

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NCIS Season 12 Episode 9 Review: Grounded

I keep thinking of things to point out .. there were just so many ... also loved the almost not there line of Gibbs' about Senior never failing to disappoint. There's something about his noting it that simultaneously warms my heart and makes me sad. But it was a good call by the writers to include it.

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@ Easton

Me too Easton. It made me sad for Tony, especially after getting his hopes up again and giving his old man yet another chance and got let down again. Still, Tony will head back to Dulles again "tomorrow". He's always the one doing the giving and Senior throws it back in his face every time. The only time he's ever really told Tony the truth was when he said. "I am what I am, I'll never change".

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29 TV Characters We Still Can't Believe Have Left Us

Yup.... Still miss Ziva....

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NCIS Season 12 Episode 9 Review: Grounded

Douglas, I agreed with every bit of your review. This was just one fun ep from start to finish!I have to particularly agree about Tony's humor when it's directed outwardly. And it was a little smarter humor too. Loving Bishop and Tony's dynamics and it just seems to get better each week. Yes, we all had the bad guy pegged early but I didn't mind it all and I'd say that's the hallmark of being well-entertained.I liked Bishop's husband but was glad to see he didn't take over the scenes but stayed as supporting. Sad to say Jimmy is irritating. I liked him before but I think a little of his personality goes a long way and he's just always cast as this person who doesn't realize he's a joke. I didn't use to feel that way about him. Hope they tighten up his character or cut back on screentime. Sorry to say that because I do like Dietzen. This was my favorite Tony though. Making connections in a fun observational way. When Tony was characterizing the menagerie, I couldn't help but think about Senior in Flesh and Blood when Gibbs and Ziva pass him in the Adams House lobby saying he was engaging in one of his favorite things: people watching because Gibbs had kept Tony so busy. Granted, that had been part ruse looking for the Prince but I think it was partly true as well and nevermoreso has it been so obvious he and Junior have that in common. Also noted and appreciated was a lower-key Abby. Missed McGee a little but his moments were fun too ... taking the call from Tony when Gibbs knew full well who it was and then coming in to the lab with Gibbs already there. A smart, in-charge Tony, fun banter with Bishop and a change of scenery... I couldn't ask for more! Well, except to see Gibbs' snow angel.

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@ Easton

That's a really good point. There's not much that Gibbs misses - unless it has to do with technology that is. So yeah - he was showing confidence and trust in Tony all the way here. Good catch!

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Sleepy Hollow Season 2 Episode 10 Review: Magnum Opus

I love this series and in particular the pilot. And I have watched them add superfluous characters and side stories with frustration. This last episode was a blast from the past, a lot of fun. Others don't seem to like the Katrina character, but I'm beginning to see why she was placed. Everything seemed to start with her character. She created the horseman, broke up a solid friendship, brought everyone back to this century and despite the claims of how powerful she is, it seems her power is in manipulation. Look through the flashbacks and you'll see that she has helped to set everything in motion. I think this will eventually be a case of the bad witch claiming good. But one thing is clear; they need to clean house starting with the new Hawley character. It just slows the story and they don't need another weekly character. Guest actors could fill any gap they have. I have to say, it reminds me somewhat of the X-Files, but more on the goofy fun side. If they continue to follow the original blueprint and rely on the characters that make this show work, they'll be golden.

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Golfingdocp, in response to your "additional note" I also wondered about the apparent inconsistency. As a result, in an earlier post, I acknowledged that we did not know how much time passed from Grace and Simon's sexual tryst in episode 1 to the scene when Grace pays off her remaining debt to Simon in episode 2 and therefore, they may have been additional trysts before Grace tried to end her relationship with Simon. However, it still doesn't make sense given the timeline that i detailed in another post,which I want to summarize here: 1. At the end of episode1, Grace calls Simon's cell phone but Neil has it.
2. In episode 2, the Zen Master uses Simon's phone and sends Grace a message saying that he wants to meet soon. Grace get the Zen Master's text "Got your message. Let's meet soon." Grace replies "Thanks for getting back. When should we meet?"
3. Later that night, Neil and Grace are discussing Anika's situation. Later in the evening, Neil then sends Grace a text on Simon's setting up a meeting on Tuesday. Grace replies "Sounds Perfect".
4. Simon then steals Neil's car and finds his cell phone. He looks at the text messages and realizes that Neil used the phone and has set up a meeting with Grace on Tuesday posing as Simon. Simon send Grace a text "We need to talk".
5. At the end of episode 2, Grace arrives at Simon's apartment. Simon says "You got my message?" Grace gives Simon the rest of the money that she owes him and tells Simon that she doesn't want to see him anymore and that they're done.
6. In episode 3. after Neil has assaulted Simon, Simon tells Neil that Grace has broken
off the relationship and doesn't want to see him. 7. Later on in episode 3, when Simon has tracked Grace down having a drink with her initial boss, we learn that Grace has not been returning Simon's call . Simon wants to warn Grace about Neil knowing about them but Grace tells Simon to go away and that she already paid him and it's the end of the story, 8. At the end of episode 4, Grace has a relapse and goes to Simon's apartment. 9. As shown in a daydream in episode 5, I got the feeling that the relapse was a singular event and that's the reason that Grace specifically felt that this was a mistake. Later on in the episode, Neil becomes aware that Grace has gone to Simon's apartment because of the parking ticket.
10. In a later episode, Adriana lies to Simon and tells him that Grace has approached her about seeing a new escort. It seems to imply that Simon has not had recent contact with Grace or I think we would have really seen confusion on his part. We also do not see Simon immediately go to confront Grace about this or call her or test her about this.
11. Simon has to track Grace down to Adriana's house to confront her which implies again that he wasn't meeting with her recently and so he couldn't simply call her and set up an appointment for sex. Simon had to approach her in public in order to talk to her. As a SIDE NOTE, I wonder if I have misread the significance of Neil finding out about the parking ticket. Was the significance of the parking ticket to imply that Grace got it after time that Neil saw her at the staging house or was the significance of the parking ticket to show Neil that Grace had actually gone to Simon's apartment, which might be more intimate in nature, as compared to having sex at a house being staged for a showing? Now that I think about it, did the scene ever indicate when the parking ticket was issued or was the focus on the fact that it showed Grace had parked the car outside Simon's apartment? Back to the timeline, in my opinion, there is no time from episode 1 to episode 3 (timeline notes 1-7) when Grace and Neil would have had met for sex. It also appears to conflict with the storyline. From episode 4 to 5, the story of the relapse seemed to imply that the tryst was a one time thing and that explained Grace's remorse and belief that it was a mistake. We know that up to episode 3, Simon still planned to tell Grace about Neil knowing about them. It's only after Grace has told him to get lost that Simon decides to keep the knowledge to himself. What are the possible answers to this mystery? 1. The writers simply have not shown us the fact that Grace and Simon had additional trysts after the first lapse but that she broke it off again when she decided to go to the therapist. However, I think the relapse was probably the triggering event that led Grace to go to the therapist. So I don't think that makes sense. I assume that the writer's want to let us see major events and points so that we understand the direction of the storyline and that they won't hide too much detail as it would lead to misunderstandings. 2. Simon is devious and giving Grace misinformation to make it appear that Neil knew about it for a much longer time and seemed ok with it (maybe to damage Neil's image in Grace's mind). Neil never pinpoints the date that Neil caught them in the master bedroom of the house being staged. Since Grace has probably been staging other houses throughout the six months of the affair, and we can assume that they might have used the master bedroom on other occasions, the description of the incident may not tell Grace when she was caught by Neil. This doesn't make sense too because I don't think Simon is that smart nor devious enough to do something like this.
3. The most likely explanation is that the writer's failed to be consistent and simply written a conflict into the storyline. My final response to your post is this. The writers are so dark that they have Adriana manipulate Neil and Grace so that Grace believes that she is going to have sex with a new escort. Neil is led to believe that he is being introduced to another lonely and neglected wife. When they enter the room where they will meet for sex, the background music is the Jimmy Buffet song "If you like Pina Coladas".

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@ Bushi101

Bushi101
I really enjoy reading your posts. You must be one hell of an attorney, because they are absolute logical as I presume a legal brief to be (or I hope). My eldest daughter and better half really enjoy Winter's and your posts. They don't always agree but they get a kick out of them. In fact, if Carissa takes the female view, my wife is very similar to her, but my daughter is Carissa on steroids. We have had some interesting debates about which spouse has checked out of the marriage for a longer period. My wife stated a while back, that if Grace truly felt unfulfilled professionally, this could have been a resentment she carried for many years. If that were the case, Grace would have presented her dissatisfaction for a very long time. Neil became accustomed to it, and unconsciously avoided further conflict by applying himself more diligently at work (increasing his work load for advancement) thereby reducing one form of conflict.

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@ golfingdocp

Do we even know when Grace and Simon first had sex?

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@ sojourner

I think the overall assumption here ,is the morning she went to Simons after the bar fight. That meeting, and the lack of knowledge of what transpired, is a big issue for me.

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@ reality adictt

It is highly unlikely that a women would visit a man that she met in a bar for a few minutes and immediately have sex. I doubt she went there with adultery on her mind. A more realistic assumption is that they eased into it. getting to know each other first. Did she recall having sex with Simon when he called her at the showing?

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@ sojourner

Not sure about the phone call and the showing scene. My recall not as sharp as some of the people here. Your right that it seems out of place that she just shows up at a strangers home, and immediately has sex, but that's the problem I have with that scene. We know that she's paying for his services, so how would it go from stopping by to a knowledge his flirtation, to exchanging sex for money.

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@ golfingdocp

Despite what you see in the Thanksgiving slideshow tomorrow, my one true wish is that your wife and daughter would be so kind as to jump into our conversation. Just once, if you don't want them to step on your toes. :-)

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@ Carissa Pavlica

I second that. More views from a female perspective.