I love your responses to things :-)
@JK - I'm pretty sure it was staged - that's why on the island, when Felicity told him he really sold it, he responded, "we both did." @lisa - I don't think Oliver went off-script; they both went there with the intention of getting Slade to think he should have Felicity instead of Laurel. What they weren't prepared for was how it would feel to actually say and hear those words. I think Oliver said it with more intensity and truth than he thought he would, and it caught Felicity off-guard.
Spot on review, Carissa! I loved EVERYTHING about this finale, everything. It was fantastic. A few standouts for me: - The final fight scene between Slade and Oliver. I loved how it was woven in with the fight scene on the freighter. It was so symbolic. Oliver had fought this battle before, but this time, he had the strength to change the outcome and make a different choice. Loved it. - I LOVED how they handled Oliver and Felicity. I mean, it could not have been better executed than that. Pretty much anything else would have been cheesy and forced - this was perfect. I knew it was a set-up when they went to the mansion...but it was still so great to watch, still organic and natural, all the way to the island. - I laughed out loud at the unceremonious death of Isabel Rochev. That was great. This was a phenomenal finale - probably the best I've seen in a long time. Freakin' fantastic.
We did see his face in the tavern :-)
My impression is that Adalind is trying to do what the Royals said - the condition that they gave her to see or know more about her baby is that she has to take Nick's Grimm powers away. Man, we thought Nick was badass, but Trubel is just on a whole other plane of badassery. The way she took down the Verrat in the parking lot was just freakin' amazing. P.S. Any episode with shirtless Renard is a good episode.
I'm ecstatic about the season 3 pickup, but I'm also wondering how Fuller will proceed from here. (spoiler alert if you were planning on reading the novels) The death of Lounds and his burning body in a rolling wheelchair is easily one of the most pivotal moments and memorable images in the Red Dragon novel. By using it so far ahead of time without Francis Dolarhyde, I'm clueless (and intrigued) as to how Fuller will adapt Red Dragon without one of the most significant scenes from the novel.
Freddie Lounds is alive...I'm so glad I was right LOL. Sorry Nick! Even after I read that interview, I had a feeling that Fuller was trolling us to keep the ruse going. There were a lot of clues in the show that showed us how self-aware Will was. His knowledge of who he was is what clued him in to his set-up, and I believed that Will knew that he wasn't a killer and that he wouldn't become one. Margot is probably the most tragic character on the show. Her forced abortion - even though we didn't see it - was one of the hardest things I've had to watch on that show. I loved the scene where Hannibal actually shows some remorse. He truly does seem to be courting Will, and continues to have that warped sense of friendship towards him. So much so that he puts a piece of their "adopted" daughter in an effigy. (How long does Hannibal keep body parts around, anyway?). Am I the only one that found Alana super annoying this episode?
This is a great interview - Thanks, Christine! I'm calling either Camelot or Agrabah. Leaning more towards Camelot though.
LOL...no, it's understandably (or deliberately) confusing. The old episodes are still on my PVR so I went back and watched the relevant scenes: - When Slade kills Moira, he tells Oliver, "One more person has to die." - However, when he was talking to Blood, he said his promise was to take "everyone and everything Oliver loves away from him. He loves this city." - When Blood was talking to Oliver, I believe he made an inference, because Slade never told Blood out loud that he was going to kill "whoever you love the most." Slade spoke only of Starling City. So Slade could have someone else in mind, or he - and everyone else - could have anthropomorphized Starling CIty. I think it's the latter. Also, I don't want anyone else to die! I think Rochev is gonna end up killing Slade That "Who's Shado" line - methinks she's getting the crazy Mirakuru obsession with Slade...
Maybe I misunderstood - but wasn't Slade basically saying that the death in question was Starling City? My impression was that by reducing Starling City to a graveyard, Slade believes that then he would have truly killed everyone/everything that Oliver loves. I don't think Slade is out to get any of these women (though I'm sure one of them will die), but that Starling City was the last thing he planned on taking from him. Did anyone else get that from the episode? Anyway - excellent episode all around, and this was hands down my favourite appearance of John Barrowman. - I didn't think that Felicity was going to kiss him - though the director did make a point of zooming in on every single moment of physical contact they had. - I don't think Thea shot Merlyn either. - Are we sure that Starling City isn't going to be at least "part" crater? Last season we thought the Glades wouldn't be destroyed and look what happened...
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