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I liked this episode. Was totally surprised by Caitlin's departure, but good for the show keeping us on our toes! Loved Diane's little ramble about the glory of the law...only to have it turn to a conversation about a turkey baster! I really love Cary, and I think his character is great...but is there a reason he seems so depressed this season? I'm not sure we've seen him smile in a really long time. I don't know if the writers have a point to this or if Matt Czuchry is just doing some poor acting (which I really doubt) but I hope things start getting a little more exciting for him soon!

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Finally, I'm officially on Team Lynette. Jane was pretty inconsiderate in this episode, taking countless photos of her and Penny and telling Lynette about moving in with Tom. Tom used to be my favorite male character, and I'm all for him being over Lynette, but it's pretty disrespectful to come to a decision about moving on from your marriage without discussing it with your wife!

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Still so upset at Mike's death, but the flashbacks we were treated to were so perfect! I think it would've been more emotional if there hadn't been any spoilers (because who can resist knowing a show's secrets before they air?) but of all things, I did like the way it was handled. For once, I have to side with Gaby! Is she the most selfish character on the show? Yes. But at the same time, the writers made Carlos so extreme in handling his need to have a more meaningful life. Writing $50,000 checks from their personal accounts? Completely neglecting to consult his wife and family before making such drastic changes to their lives? I would probably react the same way Gaby did!

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Great, Marc Cherry. Kill off one of the only people left on the show who has a little sense.

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RaeLynn was not impressive at all.

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Oh good. It sounds harsh, but I was kind of hoping that Team Shepherd would be unsuccessful in Seattle - just because it would be a different storyline! Between Derek and Addison, I swear they never fail at anything!

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Smash Review: Bad, Bad Behavior

Another really good episode from Smash. On Twitter, so many of the stars were commenting about the number, "Let's Be Bad" being the best number they've done so far. It was good, but I just didn't astound me the way I expected it to. I guess that's why Julia needs to stop making out with her actors and start writing a book that complements and explains the numbers! And I totally agree with you on the Ivy drama. Karen does come across as a little naive and unfailingly kind, but Ivy is such a jerk to her! I don't buy that Ivy is supposed to be the antagonist here, because they highlight all of her vulnerabilities. But she makes me want to roll my eyes every time she comes on the screen.

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This show is so frustrating to me! I miss the balance of the original L&O, as well as so many prior seasons of SVU: the police investigation and then the prosecution. Even though the last couple of episodes were the best of this season, they still really lacked in balance for me. And I definitely rolled my eyes when all the Simon issues were shown...how do you name your daughter after her aunt, who you've failed to stay in contact with over the last 5 years? Just silly...

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Smash Round Table: "The Cost of Art"

Team Karen! I'm not in the right business to tolerate anyone being a diva, so Ivy with her "I'm singing it now!" really rubbed me the wrong way. Even though Karen was whiny, only one of her peers in that room said a nice thing to her. That's so intimidating for someone who's just starting out, no matter what field you're in. I don't think Ivy was meant to fill the antagonist role in the series, because they keep showing her vulnerabilities, but I just can't get around to rooting for her.

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I did have to go back and watch because I missed a few things! First of all...Declan is right. Weird to say that, but I don't understand why Jack is so hung up on Amanda when he knew her for ONE SUMMER as a kid, and then she mysteriously came back into town and it's not even the real Amanda he's hung up on! Kinda pathetic. Jack needs some new friends. I think Takeda is secretly training Fauxmanda to get some revenge of her own. I wouldn't have thought it before he assaulted Emily in her own home, but after that scene, it makes me think he's looking for a new pupil. Not that I completely understand their relationship in the first place.

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