I think when you judge what Blair did with what happened in Dan de Fleurette, among other episodes, you might rethink her as a complete monster. Of course it's a terrible travesty to break a trust and use someone as a pawn, and although episode 4 had an "all's well that ends well;" speaking as one who has observed Blair's character as someone who holds grudges, it made perfect sense to me that even from the beginning, you can see the 'wears and tears' happening in their relationship. For example in episode 1, when she told Chuck she no longer wanted to play their 'scorned lover' game, and he went about flirting with another woman, after observing her insecurities over it, it showed a small tear in the fabric. Then in episode 3, when she spoke to Serena about how 'she killed Chuck's speakeasy plan,' a secret he happened to reveal to Serena before Blair, his other half, is another small tear. Couple that with the issue of her feeling that he put his needs before hers, in the same episode, presents a bit of wear on the relationship. You'll also notice that there's a lack of teamwork to accomplish either of their goals, which shows an active decision of not wanting each other involved in their issues, and too much pride in any relationship can hurt it a bit. Also, in episode 4, it shouldn't have escaped anyone's attention of how Chuck was 'sniffing behind Jenny,' an unaccomplished goal/conquest that still fascinates, coupled with his ease in wanting to embarrass his girlfriend by showing up at an event with another woman, or in this case, a high schooler, didn't show much promise in Chuck's character, and a definite wear and tear in Chuck and Blair's relationship. Blair's desperation, relationship past precedence with Chuck, and the already mutual damage they've caused, even prior to their coming together as a couple, it came as no surprise to me that she so easily used him, not even taking the time of considering his hurt, because this is the same deliverance he has given in his contrivances against her, whether they were under the guise of making her feel more confident, snapping her back into reality or wanting to keep her close to him, they hurt all the same. Speaking as a woman, we generally tend to be more passive aggressive and smolder a bit, so don't be surprised that when a woman strikes, it'll cut deep. The only issue is that when your heart is full into it, as Blair's is, you tend to hurt yourself in the process as well. So it'll be no surprise that makeup will have to be a bit more amazing than just grabbing knee pads to get it done. Once their trust is gone, it's only a matter of time before they're relationship will be too, and with them both feeling so passionate and possessive of one another, the aftermath will only be volatile, with each creating more hurt for the other.
WTF just happened?
Aye, The Troubles in Charming.
Tuesday Bloody Tuesday
The prosecutor's case has fallen apart - with Tara gone there's nothing to hold over Jax's head, plus he will be out for blood - his momma's. This will only lead to the prosecutor going after the whole club in an 'I don't lose this game' one-upmanship rage. Especially since her local right hand yes-man, er, sheriff is gone?
Nero is lost to the club as well; definitely once he finds out about Tara's death (unless Gemma hangs it on him and Jax kills him first).
Finally, Juice thinks he's proven his loyalty and bought back his life by killing Roosevelt, but he's only made things worse - he pulled the trigger on the wrong person. I almost feel sorry for him.
great episode...loved it!
We gave up the Red John arc for a White Collar clone storyline where the new female character is a wooden, ugly harpie, and the new male characters include a dorky albino and a total douchebag who's just another Gale Bertram.
Oh, and somehow Jane can teleport between Texas and New York like it's nothing.
All so we can satisfy the "shippers" who want to see Jane and Lisbon hook up, despite that not ever having been an important part of the show.
If you're still enjoying this show, I'm blaming you for ruining the show.
I think the comparisons to White Collar are overblown. You might as well argue that White Collar ripped off Catch Me If You Can.
This is where the show was going to end up, anyway, post-Red John. There was never any indication that Jane was going to renege on his intent to exact vengeance on his nemesis. Either you find a way for Jane to keep solving murders despite his dark deed, or you end the show (or change genres completely).
I am really surprised that people actually thought they were all about to live happily ever after. This wasn't the series finale, that happily ever after would have left no where for the show to go past this season. It was no shock to me that Tara died because I never expected her to make it to the end of the show. Yes she was Jax's last moral compass but at this point Jax needs to be his own moral compass if he wants him and the boys to be free from the vicious side of this life. Also did no one notice the build up of the Mayan/Chinese vs Marks vs SOA storyline? How else would that story line have been allowed to play out if Jax went to jail, for at least 7 years. A time jump would have made every story line from this season pointless. And to those who are upset that Jemma got away with it, really guys? Come on do you really think Jemma is ever going to get away with it. Yes for the time being she will, but Jax will find out and Jemma will probably be his final kill. I am just curious about how Jax is going to get out of that deal he made and how long they are going to hold him for Roosevealt's and Tara's deaths before they realize there was no way that he could have been the one to do it. I am worried that Uncer is going to end up getting it pinned on him because it was his truck, with his company's name on the side, and one of the neighbors may have seen it leaving the house. I have no doubt that Uncer would definitely take the fall for Jemma, at least with the cops, and I don't even know if he would go to jail for it because of the fact that he is terminal but I really don't want his reputation tarnished like that.
BTW did anyone know what Uncer and Jemma were talking about in the beginning of the episode when he came to get Wendy. Jemma said "Did she go?" or something like that and he said yeah and she asked if anyone else was there and he said something about just him and the con's burying her? I may have been hearing wrong but I was just confused.
She was talking about Clay's burial. They showed a quick clip of it at the very beginning and Unser was the only one there.
Thank you! I missed that part and I couldn't really hear the scene between them that good so I got so confused.
I loved this episode with the Sam and Callen banter back to season 1 levels. I'm not a fan of Nell being in the field, but I'm think we're gonna have to put up with it for a while. Loved Deeks offering to quit and Hetty was just hilarious and somewhat creepy. Glad they actually got suspended for disobeying orders for once!
To each their own, and I will never question the opinion of anyone else. Indeed, I enjoy the constructive comments of others, sometimes it puts a whole different light on things.
I actually thought this was a great episode. I mean, in the end, you could tell Mike wasn't really being truthful about what the plan was going to be, but I still didn't know what was going to happen. I felt myself on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next. And for the first time, I actually found myself feeling bad for Skye. I don't usually resonate that well with her character much. I am actually more interested in this May and Ward hook up than I thought I would be. I'd like to see where that goes. I agree though that they really need to delve into the Marvel comic books more and get some characters from there. I'm not that upset that it's taking this long to reveal Coulson's secret. I think the build up will make it more exciting. I can't wait for this show to return!
1. My theory is that the Blue Fairy was killed because she's the only real purveyor of "good" magic, and probably would have been able to throw a wrench in Pan's plans. Emma has barely tapped into her magic, and both Rumple and Regina are of the dark arts variety.
2. Rumpel, Belle and Baelfire, hands down. Rumpelstiltskin's redemption is the greatest thing to watch in this show, and that was such a fantastic moment for him.
3. Agreed about fake Henry. But it also killed my heart to see Regina standing all by herself.
4. I like David equally in both places, but Snow much more in the Enchanted Forest.
5. Jim - I will forever use that saying from now on!! Brilliant!!
I totally agree, she's making herself a martyr. She can absolutely have a partner if she picks the right person.
6. The whole episode seemed very disjointed to me, but if I had to pick a favourite, it would be David talking to Emma on the waterfront. That's the most paternal he has ever seemed, and I quite enjoyed it. Close second is Hook stating that he was devilishly handsome.
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