Thank you Matt. I am in complete concurrence with everything you said. It was by far the weakest episode of the season so far.
@drich 61 If I may can I give you a mini history lesson? I assure you I'm not being rude here. The unfortunate thing about teaching black history or most history in general in school is that they don't teach you everything. It could still make historical sense. Not every black person in America was a slave during that time. Also, ready for this one? There were in fact black people on American soil prior to slavery. They used to work side by side with other immigrants no problems before the slave trade became a thing. There used to be a whole city of wealthy black people before it was burned down. Also in Louisiana there used to be a small population of educated biracial and blacks that were separate from those in slavery. Mostly composed of descendants of those here prior to slavery. So no, it isn't historically impossible and now that Marcel is in fact cast as a black /mulatto maybe we'll see what the background story is. Just my 2Â¢. :)
@Sa'ad how is Marcel not an appropriate name? They are in New Orleans. Heavily Cajun and Creole. French names for all ethnicities are common there. It's a common name for blacks in that area too. Also, maybe she did, maybe she didn't but having a little color in show that is supposed to be taking place in a very diverse location isn't bad and makes sense. Twice so far for him and with the latina. Finally!I know some are already questioning the believability but whether people realize it or not, there were blacks that weren't slaves. There were blacks here before slavery even began. There was a population of biracial individuals who were free in those parts as well. So if it turns out that he wasn't a slave (because he could have came after slavery, don't know why people are assuming he's that old) it would still make sense.
Lol! He plays his brother's character!! Awesome!! I love the Hodge boys and I'm happy to see him in something new. Sounds promising.
-When Huck visited, plopped right on the bed like he owned the place,and as usual offered to kill someone for her. Huck is one of my favorite characters anyways but I will ALWAYS love the special friendship and bond he has with Olivia. They trust each other implicitly. Its my fave platonic relationship above Mellie and Cyrus.-A new player.-I don't really care! Like Sophie on Leverage...I don't really need to know. Huck Finn works for me!-Yes. It's a little grey tinged at times but her intentions are what matters.-I think she already knows.
While Louis and Katrina were amusing it rubbed me the wrong way. I get why Harvey, Donna, Jessica, and Mike are the way they are with Lois. It's complicated. Some of them communicate a certain way there is a history, good natured teasing, filling respective roles, sibling like jesting with the nobody messes with my annoying brother but me...rooted in respect thing. Katrina is new to the game. Respect the pecking order. Hell despite everything even Mike has to respect it to some degree. So I kept thinking who the hell does she think she is? And have at least one person leave Louis alone. Still don't care for Rachel though her relationship with her father was interesting and it was nice seeing her interact with Harvey for a change. LOVED the Harvey/Mike scenes Harvey /Jessica scenes and Donna. All of them were so humorous.
@youngman your post amused me to no end and I hate to say it but I concur. My sentiments exactly.@KE for me personally the problem I had with TVDs pattern of black witches was the fact that witch became synonymous with supernatural slave and it went unaddressed. If they gave a reason or an iota of backstory as to what the correlation is it would have been really interesting. But they didn't and then to make matters worse they out of nowhere threw in a random white warlock that came after Elena that time and injured mayor Lockwood by sending her tumbling down the stairs with his powers. Can't recall if he was Elijah's warlock or Klaus' I think he was Klaus. Then they threw in Esther but I got the impression she learned from the black witch with them.So they set up a precedent than stopped it all unexplained. I'm appreciative of the Hispanic actress but I hate that they set something in motion never explained, then conveniently dropped it
Agree with the review and @Joeful. I hear you! Psych major myself. I'm a total psych nerd.Typically I like seeing DID stories where the alter is making up for something the host is lacking. What happened to J Cole where his mind felt compelled to protect him with the likes of Ian? Ian seems like an immature frat boy. Maybe the idea being Jason needs to loosen up aand live a little but why is Ian so hellbent on actually destroying Jason? I like the idea of them complementing each other mord, of them having this temporary truce and benefiting one another reluctantly. OR let Ian be as pure evil as they want us to believe but aren't showing us I thought it was fun and the actor is good. Tough night though. Up against Scandal and Elementary. They have to polish a few things. I agree
This was a pretty damn good show! They didn't overdo the 80's thing where it felt campy, they set the groundwork for the series and gave us enough character background for us to know and sympathize with the enem ...I mean with the leads and managed to do this without suffering from pilotitis. I love that Phillip and Elizabeth are of opposing opinions and I love that their opinions aren't conducive with stereotypical roles especially for that time. Phillip is the one inclined to have his emotions get away. He's more confused, more settled in, seems closer to the kids and after so many years distant from their cause and mission. He wants the American dream and got lost in his undercover role. Elizabeth is all country and pride and distant.I love that we got to see why that is and we better understand her character. After 15yrs they're finally at a place where they might actually love each other and now the stakes are high with the neighbor. Very enjoyable.
This point where they would die for each other. The rooftop scene was incredible and their silent agreement not to mention it again was awesome as was the Reese /Bear reunion. The team dynamic has never been stronger and was showcased well. I admit I didn't get why Kara needed John but she had an unusual fondness for him and may have thought she could recruit him for this new big bad. I love that there are so many big bads being juggled. She may have been eliminated but now we have a bigger mystery to solve. It wasn't as tense as the previous episode or as cohesive as far as its flow but it was still a pretty solid and enjoyable episode for me.It was pushing and setting pieces up for bigger moves.
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