Joyeful

I saw the Teddy set-up coming. He's an idiot for not seeing it when he had to give her cash instead of a wire transfer. Goodness, even our former mayor was smarter than that, and he smoked crack! Maddie is the worst. That conversation between her and Rayna was inexcusable, and she should have been grounded for a year.

Joyeful

1. I loved that this episode finally picked up the damn pace. What worked for me was Oliver turning himself in. 2. Just one arrow? Put it this way, at this point the only people that I WOULDN'T put arrows through are Oliver and Diggle. At the very least they'd all get arrows to the knee. Also, regarding Ray checking himself out of the hospital - the likelihood of the thrombus dislodging and actually causing a stroke/embolism/killing him would be much greater. My guess is they would have kept him there on bed rest until it was safe to treat him. Or at least that's what would have made medical sense. 3. I'm still holding on to hope that the flashbacks and the present have a relevant convergence at some point. Right now they're still too slow and don't tie in enough to what's going on right now. And Oliver hasn't even gotten to Russia yet! 4. Lance isn't going to doubt himself because Oliver practically admitted to it while he was being transported. Not sure how it's going to play out. 5. Oh gosh, please don't talk about the promos! I avoid them on purpose!
I've made it a point not to watch scenes-from-the-next anything, because
they either give away too much or they're deliberately misleading.

Joyeful

Interesting list. I'd personally switch the Castle Season 6's finale with Hannibal Season 2 finale. Hannibal had a real shocking plot twist with Bedelia, not to mention Hannibal left everyone for dead. The Castle finale had that awful Kate-was-already-married plot, and was probably the worst finale out of all of Castle's finales. The one where Kate got shot was MUCH better.

Joyeful

My theory is that Juliette's starting to embody the personality of a Hexenbiest - or, at least, the Hexenbiest lineage she was created from. She's becoming cold, petulant, self-serving and impetuous - pretty much exactly like Adalind. That laugh, the one she did when Nick told her he loved her, wasn't like Juliette at all, not even in her worst days. It reminds me of the show Chuck, when Morgan got the Intersect and we all thought he was just becoming an ass, but it was the Intersect that was damaging him. I don't even care who Kenneth is and what he's about - I love him. He's so compelling and intimidating and badass...I'm so intrigued by him that I didn't even mind that he slapped Renard around for a bit. More Kenneth, please. I seriously hope Trubel's back for the finale. I miss her like crazy.

Joyeful

Awesome round table, guys! 1. YES Jim - the original Flash and Trickster in the same room!! Also, as a huge, huge fan of both the DC Animated Universe (seriously, look what I'm wearing in that picture) AND the original Star Wars trilogy, nothing beats The Joker/Luke Skywalker Mark Hamill playing a trickster and saying "I am your father." My non-geek favourite scene was the reveal that the Man in Yellow wasn't actually Harrison Wells. Speaking of the DCAU, does anyone remember the Justice League Unlimited episode where Flash meets the Trickster? It's one of my favourites. "James, you're wearing the suit again." 2. Mark Hamill for the win. Though I see your point, Carissa :-) 3. That was freakin' genius. When he took the mask of in the street I was shocked, and when the real Harrison Wells was with his wife on the beach while Eobard Thawne looked on, I was shocked, dazed and confused. It was fantastic. 4. Absolutely. I think he's more compassionate than he intended to be, and I don't think all of what he feels towards the STAR Labs crew is feigned. I seriously hope Hank is right. Because if they write it so that Tom Cavanaugh leaves the show, I will start a riot. 5. Immediate future? Awwwwkward. Distant future? Well, the name "Thawne" gives us something to go on.

Joyeful

True, but does she have that gun legally? Didn't she buy it from some shady store without registering it?

Joyeful

I agree that the finale was underwhelming. The CIA missions were hit and miss, and I was hoping for a more interesting motive behind the particular missions they were given by the agency. I do hope Ray is back next year - he's one of my favourites. If any show can find a way to bring a character back from the "dead", it's Archer.

Joyeful

Hi! That did cross my mind and I should have mentioned that. You're right about how the show does "death" - if Katya could come back, bionic Ray is more than a possibility, but at that moment, I think he was dead. After Archer says Ray was dying of sepsis, and they cheer, then Krieger says "I think he's actually already dead." He's beyond pale and there are flies circling him. Whether or not his "death" was permanent though, it's still an awful way to go, and I think the genius of that last scene stands either way :-)

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Joyeful

I'm SUPER excited about this - and I seriously hope this will be better than the last movie.

Joyeful

Interesting hypothesis. However, when all Juliette's symptoms started, before she realized she was a Hexenbiest and thought she was pregnant, didn't she take a pregnancy test that was negative? Or am I imagining that?