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Ahhh, I am so excited I could scream! Season 4 really has the potential to make it feel like we are "starting all over" again.... that epic feel of Season 1. Yay!
I agree with you that Tina's dream had more potential! It could have been a riot. And, while I felt that some of the episode was cliche and cheesy (the winning, the being greeted with confetti)...I still loved the cliches and cheesiness. There was a brief moment I thought they might lose, but I knew they would have to win for the show to have it's feel-good moment. Even though everything seemed to tie up just a little too neatly, I still felt satisfied with the story and was so glad to have some of it circle back to Season 1. And, bonus: Another episode without feeling like a PSA was being shoved down my throat!
MVPs of the episode? Mark Salling and Dot Jones. Excellent! I LOVED the Puck/Bieste storyline as well. Believable (though, I still think Cooter being abusive seemed to come out of nowhere) and well told. And Mark Salling really got a chance to shine!
I don't really want to see any of them go. I kind of think it would make sense for story telling purposes if it was Arizona...it would result in Alex staying at Seattle Grace because he will feel responsible for her being on the plane and will want to take over for her in pediatrics.
Then again, if Lexie dies, Derek and Meredith will likely stay to comfort Mark and because Meredith won't want to leave.
If Mark dies, Jackson will be less likely to leave, as will Derek and Meredith.
Honestly, I am just trying to think of the scenario that results in the least amount of the characters ACTUALLY leaving.
But, back to my original reason for that post, I just think it's insane that people, especially people who claim to be fans, are so upset that "Elena" (not a real person) chose "Stefan" (Not a real vampire) over "Damon" (another fake vampire)...on a fictional show. I LOVE the show and am actually a Delena shipper, but it's TV for crying out loud! I post on here a lot because I enjoy discussing the show and getting answers to questions I have (kind of like a book club for TV), but I would NEVER consider lambasting an actual human if I was upset about a writing decision. I'd probably just complain about it on here a little and move on. And, if it got to a point that I really hated something, I'd stop watching.
I didn't say people can't have an opinion. But people actually post death threats and HORRIBLE things to her and other show writers. My point is the extremes to which people take it. Insulting an actual human over the fate of fictional characters. And, to be fair, Julie Plec doesn't write every episode. My point was that people should not be flipping out over the direction of the show, particularly regarding "the triangle", if the entire story hasn't been told.
Besides, she has been the show runner the entire time, so why do you say she is mediocre now if there was a time you did love it? If you read the interviews with her, you will find the story actually makes a lot of sense and, while there ARE logic fails that annoy me at times, I still think it's a very fun and engaging show.
I'm thinking Arizona, though I don't like it. The whole "don't leave me scene" between her and Callie, the fact that she wasn't supposed to go and Karev was and, as @BLH1967 said, how else can they justify keeping Karev...other than he will feel he needs to stay to take Arizona's place.
@Kamarra..the actor that plays Elijah, Daniel Gillies, did address that at one time. In fact, in real life he DOES have an accent (New Zealand or British, I think). He said that he figured that the originals lived long enough and in enough places to lose their accents if they so chose to, and he figured Elijah chose to not have one.
I love this show! However, I think that Emma came around kind of quickly...the special effects can be awful at times...and I am not sure why Rumple would WANT to bring magic back if it's going to benefit Regina as well (especially after what he learned from Belle). I am very curious to find out next season WHY they weren't transported back...maybe the curse wasn't entirely broken...maybe it's just that Rumple brought magic back?
I also thought there was a chance Henry was a goner for real. It would have been so sad but a real twist.
I think this season was excellent, I enjoyed the finale (despite my questions), but I think that Season 2 is going to have to start with answering a lot of questions. And I think that they are going to have to tread lightly if the writers want to keep the essence of what made Season 1 so great...
through a book if you didn't like something? NO! You'd read until the end. Now, if they series ends in a crappy way, it's okay to feel cheated or get a bit miffed...but even THAT won't warrant anger towards REAL people over fictional characters and stories. Besides, it's clear Julie Plec is passionate and cares about the show...she honestly seems to want to do it justice and really cares about the story and characters. Why don't people give her a break and let her tell the story?
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