1. My favourite scenes all involved Regina. I particularly liked the one where she recognized Owen.
2. Ugh - that was a complete let down. His only shot at redemption was to relive 28 years??
3. Incredibly so. Robert Carlyle is my favourite on the show and always steals whatever scene he's in. I definitely noted his absence.
4. I find it really hard to care, to be honest. She just seems to be someone they brought in to make the show even more convoluted. I'm MUCH more interested in who the Dragon might have been.
5. Somewhere between 3 and 5. The Dragon's death, August's death, no Rumpel, yet another plot twist, and the taser - the freakin taser - kinda made this one of the worst episodes for me.
...She won't pull an Avery.
As for Avery - I fear legal complications down the road. And Teddy could stand to be a little less douche.
@Dan Forcella - I must say, I particularly enjoy your reviews of Nashville.
I found Juliette really exasperating in this episode. Her denial of responsibility for the show was a little ridiculous - how could she not realize that it was her fault? I LOVED Rayna yelling at her at that moment; it was visceral. And necessary. I'm glad Juliette redeemed herself, but still...
Oh freakin' Deacon - Chip Esten continues to stun me with every episode. He seriously doesn't waste any screen time. His scene with Gunnar - just incredible. And now we know how he ended up in that dark spiral, losing Rayna. He's such a wonderfully, awesomely complicated character.
Gunnar - MAN, that scene with him and Scarlett was SMOKIN'. However, I really don't like when people do stupid things. I understand that he was guilt-ridden and angry, but going to the club was still stupid. And now he messed up his shot at being a duo with Scarlett; but I think Scarlett will turn it down. She won't pull an Avery.
As for Avery - I fear legal complications down the road...
So much for me looking forward to the finale....Taylor Swift? Really? WHY? Such viewer bait...
4 continued: You're a TV critic. You MUST know, by the law of tropism, that you've just jinxed the show by saying that. That's almost as bad as "one last mission!" :-)
1. Someone just hand Jake Johnson an Emmy. Just do it...like now. If that man loses an Emmy to Jim Parsons or ANYONE at CBS, I will be PISSED. Have MERCY, he nailed that episode. He didn't waste a second of screen time.
2. Here's the difference between Friends and New Girl: reality. I loved Friends, but quite frankly, I didn't know anyone like those characters. New Girl, on the other hand? I know them. I am them. Their hijinks may be over the top, but the PEOPLE they represent are more real than any 90s sitcom I can think of.
3. That being said - all I want in life is for a guy to look at me the way Nick looked at Jess on that pulpit. I want to be that to someone. I just had to say it.
4. I think we've now passed the point where New Girl will have a bad episode.
WHY WOULD YOU SAY THAT?!?
I forgot to mention how awesome Josh Radnor was in this episode. We see whiny Ted a lot - but he did such a good job of conveying the despair, the loneliness. That moment when he ended up alone in the bar staring at the one ticket - that broke my heart.
HELL YEAH, KEVIN RYAN!!
I loved this. I loved this so much I almost wished the series was called "Kevin Ryan". MAN, was he awesome. Seamus Dever clearly has more to offer than the show gives him a chance to. His introduction of his crew at the end? Just...yes. Give me some Kevin Ryan badassery ANY DAY.
Ryan's gravitas and badassery made the light Castle moments seem very, very out of place (except for that last line, "I didn't bring my vest" - that was gold). The whole Jordan thing just seemed a little ridiculous, and apart from giving Beckett a parallel "secret" to noodle him about, it was pretty pointless. Surely they could have come up with a better story.
Also hilarious though, Espo and Beckett's conversation about his BFF:
Beckett: That's why there's no Mrs Esposito.
Javier: It's hard to find a woman for this much man!
My favourite parts of the night all include the multiple Teds and Barneys...especially when they all answered in unison about the coat check girl, and this scene:
"Ted: Should I go talk to her?"
EVERYONE answers in exasperation LOL
And that rendition of The Longest Time was golden - I did not know Josh Radnor could sing like THAT. I'm so glad I saw that, it made me happy.
I personally didn't get the feeling that the mother is dead - I just thought that Ted hit rock bottom in his loneliness and wished he didn't have to spend those extra 45 days alone. Let the story tell itself, people!! This isn't "LOST" :-)
I hate to say it - but the fandom that once made Community great is going to be the cause of its demise.
The episode wasn't that horrible. HARMON made Pierce a douche waaaaay back in season 2, and there have been several episodes where Jeff has seen good to, or tried to tolerate, or defended, or helped, Pierce. Even if it IS because of what you said, why is that a problem? That's no different from how Community has handled Pierce over two season prior to it.
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