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(absolute power corrupts absolutely). Michael was so hungry for the ability to do what HE thought was right, he didn't see how it would end up being wrong (that was likely what turned James into what he was). You have to have been paying really close attention to this season to see how it made sense. Therefore, I LOVED it. SO well-played.

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A lot of people are saying that some of Michael's actions weren't believable - not telling Sam and Fi about the plan, hesitating briefly. Mike was "trying to find a solution" with Fi and Sonya - remember James saying "I know you, I know you're trying to find the way out" - that's what it was, wasn't "hesitation". How can he save both the mission and his love? Remember too, that the plan to have the CIA capture James was *JAMES'* plan, not the CIA's. He was about 90% on the other side UNTIL Fi got through to him ON THE ROOF. He knew Sam, Fi, and Jesse would not support him working for James and getting sucked in (he'd been getting more and more drawn in for about 4 episodes now - that was intentional). So, he had to keep them at arms' length. His fight with Sam was sincere. He was so tired of doing things for the wrong reasons - this was an opportunity to make all the decisions. Sam was right - what happens when you start making the wrong ones (absolute power corrupts absolutely). Michael was so hungry for the ability to do what HE thought was right, he didn't see how it would end up being wrong (that was likely what turned James into what he was). You have to have been paying really close attention to this season to see how it made sense. Therefore, I LOVED it. SO well-played.

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The Bridge Review: It's Not a Game

I think you're missing what will happen with Charlotte. She'll end up taking over some of the syndicate: she has nothing but the house and the tunnel (no money), she's already been hardened by her experience to the point that she shot Swayze, and the fact that she has slept with Marco (the subplot for everything it seems!) will make for an interesting second season for her to head a smuggling/? situation.

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WTH are you guys talking about "a good friend"? Steele was not "a good friend" and to say Jesse or Sam next is flat out laughable. He wasn't a Larry or a Simon but he wasn't even a Barry! Or a Sugar! I agree that he had to go darker this season, but when faced with the lives of everyone you love being destroyed, one might be surprised by what you have had to do. The only difference is in seasons past when the bad guys died (and they DID. A LOT), it was done after the screen cut and you didn't have to see it. Many of the times Michael and crew set it up so an enemy would take them out but they ended up dead nonetheless. If you thought the show never had darkness or death (um, hello CIA) then you haven't been watching.

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Burn Notice Review: Promises Must Be Kept

This is probably a dumb question, but is there ANY chance there are only 4 episodes left in the first HALF, then we'll have another half season after the break? Please?
I'm not ready.

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Fantastic episode.
Anyone ever notice that the moose walking around in Will's dreams is the same one on the shelf in Hannibal's office (that made a special appearance last night as the final murder weapon)?
I think that's Will's subconscious trying to "lead" him to realize what he already knows deep-down. I think that's supposed to come to fruition next week anyhow, but I've been saying that for a few episodes now. The statuette is just prominent enough to be noticed, but subtle.

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I have not read the books and thought the same thing the reviewer thought, so let's cut him some slack. You'd have to have been not watching any previous episodes to think Dany would just give up the dragon. I think she's so disgusted with the creep (I also think she has an inkling of the stuff he has said - somehow) and plans something devious to free these people. Bigger than Jorah or the other guy can immediately conceive of.
And Lord TwatBeard is awesome. My husband is considering changing his twitter handle to that.

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Hannibal Review: A Haunting Premiere

I am always so fearful of liking a show on NBC. The Event. Awake. Two shows that were promoted like CRAZY that I was afraid to love, and then figured heck, they promoted it so much, no WAY they'd cancel it right away. I love Deception and now have no idea how it would end. They're so stupid - fans don't want to bother investing in a show that they know NBC will yank. So, even with that intense trepidation, we really did enjoy the show and I liked this reviewer's review - hate to say it but most of the ones I've read lately are more unnecessarily (read: being caustic to feign intelligence) critical than they need to be. Looking forward to seeing where this goes!

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We loved this episode.
We also want to point out that most police would have done the same thing Carl did. That boy was NOT scared, he was closing the distance on Carl to his flank in order to obtain position. If he were flanked he could get inside Carl's reach and shoot Hershel. Carl seemed (to anyone who doesn't know him!) like the easy mark.
If he were really scared, he would have put the gun down the first, second, or THIRD time he was asked. And he would have stood still.
When faced with an armed assailant that you know means you harm (or at least did), and they are not complying with stopping and putting down their weapon, you shoot. Whether you shoot to kill or wound depends on the circumstances, but I think Carl did the right thing (and I'm a big softy liberal too, btw, all hearts and flowers).

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I love how people just flip out if an episode depicting a situation isn't how they think it would be in their myopic sense of the world. How many years did it take to bring down Gotti? Manson? Dahmer? McVeigh? SO many more. If you weren't aware, we do have humans at the FBI and other agencies who are not omniscient. And if you understood anything about combat you'd know that the risk was way too high that she'd shoot the girl in the head with the nail gun before anyone got a shot off, or in her last moment. NO ONE shoots a target with a gun to a head - the hostage has to move - unless it's a bad movie which you guys are basing your opinions on. In real life the good guys DO lose - a lot - and that's part of the reality of this. It's hard to "win" against people willing to die for their causes (see, again, Manson, WACO, etc.).

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