- Aubrey not dying when Piper attacked her was fucking stupid. Clearly they weren't in cahoots and I absolutely fail to see how Piper didn't off her. Her arm got fucking cut! Piper aimed for her arm? What the fuck? - Brooke not dying was stupid. I like her but that was a perfect chance to let go of a likable character. The stabbing in the fridge was REALLY well set-up, but they wasted it because Piper was too lazy to actualy kil her. - Piper's reveal was lame. It was just her motives and crap but it tried to be way smarter than it actually was. Hashtag mind blown? If you thought this was only a little predictable... I was hoping it would a red herring because of how obvious it was but nope. - Piper is probably the worst killer of the franchise. She let Brooke free, three times. She wanted to kill Emma's friends to watch her suffer, but only actually killed Nina who was a bitch and manipulated her, Tyler who was barely talked about, leaving only Riley and Will. "Yeah all my friends are dying that's why there were like six survivors hurr hurr" - Speaking of which, the reveal didn't mention the fake set up deaths of hers, and the voice changer she used throughout the show. The reveal pales way too much in comparison to the movies. - Branson went away scot free for being a predator twice. The feds at Lakewood are shit at their jobs. - "I'm gonna go find a first aid kit in a house I no nothing about, alone where I may be presumably attacked by the killer." Maybe Kieran was actually smart in knowing that Ghostface wannabe was a complete dumbass. - Does Brooke not know how to open a garage door? I know I praised the set up before but it bothered me that she didn't at least try and escape. I mean she must know her own house, and the workshop seemed like a dead end to me. - Emma, I know you think they always come back, and I know you think you are being smart, but you were actually damn surprised about Piper returning. You were above her with a gun while she was climbing a board -- you aren't being self referential in a good way at all. - Jake's apology to Brooke was a testament to his pointless existence as a character. - Audrey being an antagonist seems super forced. - Someone clear this up for me. Audrey attacks Piper & Will, kidnaps Will, does not kill Piper because fuck me who knows. Audrey can't be at the bowling alley, because continuity. Piper knows where Audrey took Will and sets up a game, even though...aw never mind. - "Is this Piper's handprint?" Bitch, it was a party, why would you default to Piper when it could have literally been anyone..? - So...Piper let Branson from the prison free? I'm not sure, but I'm pretty sure that doesn't check out. - Visiting Brandon James' mother seems awfully pointless now. Actually they could have cut out 50% of the exposition, and 85% of the teen drama to actually give us a horror show. Not a teen romance drama with horror undertones. - The chase scenes & deaths in the show seemed mostly shabby compared to...any horror movie really. Scream in particular. Compare Cici's death in Scream 2 to any of the deaths in this movie. I personally found this show very stupid and was only watching for the Scream name. I know now to avoid Season 2 though...
Sigh... I want to add more but you hit it ALL. :: Claps :: But I guess all I got to say is that anyone surprised by the Piper reveal seriously wasn't paying attention. Just from a writing perspective Piper had no purpose within the plot whatsoever except to be the killer. Which is to say, her role was otherwise superfluous compared to the rest of the cast (which says alot).
I agree that the show was dumb and badly written, but it seemed pretty clear that Audrey and Piper were working together, otherwise what was the point of showing all the letters that Audrey and Piper had sent to each other (WTF with that by the way, these two people can hack anything and everything but then write to each other like its 1800?).
I guess, but it just creates too many stupid plot incidents that don't really make sense. I didn't really pay attention and assumed Aubrey tried to intercept Piper's plans or something (which was my fault) because: A) What was the point of their confrontation? "What are you waiting for?" It seemed so...pointless. It doesn't even work as a trap or anything. What did injuring Aubrey actually do? Heighten Emma's sense of wanting to end the killer? Her going to the house already confirmed she would have done whatever the killer wanted her to do anyways. If Piper wanted to kill Aubrey at that point she should have just done it, not aim for her arm like she's a fucking cyclops with zero depth perception. B) Piper's attack. I guess that was smart in a way that created an alibi for Piper, but it didn't work because it was predictable as hell and I just feel like it doesn't check out with the continuity. Whatever, I guess. C) Her motives make no sense. She saved Emma because she doesn't want to hurt Emma but she basically let Piper do whatever she wanted to her up until this point. Hell Emma got attacked in the bowling alley. What if that dumb girl tripped over over her untied shoelaces and she got brutally stabbed to death? I guess they'll explain that in Season 2, but I doubt the writing is smart enough to even address this. I just think that Aubrey being an accomplice was too forced. Too much of a way make us all go, "wow, mind blown," but if you think about it I still don't think it makes much sense other than to say, "haha! Plot twist!" Maybe that's just me. EDIT: Also, as a side note, did Emma's mom really say "he can't find about his daddy's death on the news?" Because, uhm, I'm pretty sure he would have found out by the cops, orrr his dad never coming home, but not by watching his local Fox channel and seeing his daddy's guts spilled on the floor. (Though I have to admit, that was a pretty cool death scene.)
I didn't know who the target was but I knew it wasn't Jane because so much time was focused on her being protected and everyone believing she was the target. I thought it could be Angela just because of the feeling that I got when we saw her. But the moment Maura got a call I knew she was the real target. I still thought Angela could also be a target like the bad guy decided to take Jane's mother and best friend, the two most important people in her life. But I also expected that we'd find Angela just fine at the house. Going in I knew we probably wouldn't get this whole thing wrapped up but I was hoping because I really hate waiting for answers. They left us on such a cliffhanger. My only question is, is it winter yet?
Fantastic. Great movie series. Great slow moody pace.
I think it's time for Jane to begin dating again. I wouldn't mind her dating the bodyguard. He cooks, too!
I am sure that is the plan. They seem too good together.
Boris wasn't intimidated by Jane and she actually listened to him for the most part. She deserves a good guy.
No loss. How come NBC couldn't do this with The Mysteries of Laura and put the money into Law & order SVU? Danny Pino would still be on the show.
I will miss this show. It didn't help moving it away from Mondays and putting it on Thursdays. CBS didn't spend a lot of money on this show. Spending more money on it would have made it better. I know some people disagree. Nobody else is likely to pick it up. let's see what happens next spring when Scorpion, CSI:CYBER and Madam Secretary are mediocre again. Will CBS make the tough decisions there?
Very good news. Here's hoping they renew Defiance for another season.
May seem silly but I'd like to learn the names of the paints used in Maura Isles home, especially the cupboards and walls in the kitchen.
I respectfully don't agree with this review on some levels and support it on others. The episode belonged to Nick, as did the first. Frank Dillane really brings out his A- Game in this show, but that doesn't mean the others have done or will do badly. Like you said, FTWD is trying to be 'different' from The Walking Dead and I personally love slow progressive shows as they give adequate time for immense character development and dialogue depth.From my view, the first five episodes would be focused on showcasing the intense tension and true fear ON THE LITTLE THINGS (The neighbour who was already coughing, the policeman getting water supplies for himself etc) and also to establish all the characters' personal fear and tensions. Also, the police DO know what's happening. Kirkman isn't stupid, he left those clues there for us to decipher like the policeman buying an unusual amount of water from the store and when the female cop shot the walker just for walking toward her. All in all I do admit the episode didn't pack a punch like the first but it let the storyline slide on beautifully and I believe the third and maybe fourth episode will e like this too. The Walking Dead started with a big exhale, Fear The Walking Dead doesn't have to follow, rather, she'll take in a deep inhale until the moment is right to let it all out.
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