Even though it was accidental and self defence it was still murder. Stiles was the course of Donovan dying, simple as that. I love the way Stiles reacted, it made him feel so more human. Think about it no one in Scotts pack has actually killed anyone before and I do believe Scott will blame this on Stiles. Scotts whole true alpha business is based on his rule don't kill no matter what. For his best friend/brother to break this rule will probably confuse hurt and anger Scott. Remember Scott is a true alpha and I think he often forgets Stiles is only human so he can't react in the way in certain situations Scott can.
It's not that I don't respect Scott's "No Kill" rule. I do. It's an excellent rule. However, life is not a world of black and white. There are moments of grey. There are extenuating circumstances, which is why "accidental" and "self defense" were created as legal defenses. Perhaps I'm looking at this from too legal of a perspective, but for me, intent is key. Being a True Alpha is more than adhering to set rules or codes. It's also about understanding the essence of people's hearts. I understand Stiles is human and panicked. However, this isn't the first time Stiles has panicked or been scared. Scott was always the first person he called. Part of the beauty of Scott is he gives people the benefit of the doubt, even when the evidence is stacked against them. I'm not sure why that would suddenly not apply to his best friend. I'm just raising an eyebrow at some of the character choices. They seem a bit contrived so there's a wedge between Scott and Stiles. Not the first drama to do this and certainly won't be the last, but I'm calling shenanigans on some of the writing choices ;)
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But for him to give Stiles the benefit of the doubt Stiles actually has to understand that Donovan's death was not his fault and defend himself properly if Stiles doesn't then there won't be any benefit to give as Stiles basically would admit to killing Donovan. Scott will probably understand Stiles didn't mean to do it but he sees the world in black and white. Stiles still killed someone even though it was self defence. And that will probably hard for Scott to get his head around. They both have completely different views on the world. I believe Stiles killing someone will work through to challenge Scotts black and white view on things and challenge Scotts character and his personality. I also believe if Scott never goes through having to decide to kill someone, the plot in which Stiles does it will make Scott go through the same questions and story if he were to kill someone. Basically I'm saying they could be using Stiles character to challenge Scotts black and white view on things. But instead of Scott killing someone they did it through Stiles so Scott wouldn't actually have to kill anyone, to keep their main character, pure of heart and all that.
Thats an insightful theory!
Virginia made the worst decision ever! I mean, she is truly devoted to her job, and as soon as Tessa told her the truth (because let's face it, they were alone quite all the time when they were growing up), boom, Virginia becomes this irrational woman that needs to prove something to herself...I don't get it. I don't get Libby too...what is she up to? does she simply suspect about Virginia and Bill or does she know? How on earth she can stand that, I really don't know...hearing Bill telling Virginia that women should do something rather than being housewife, felt hypocritical, when in season 2 Libby wanted to join the campaign for black people rights...Bill was not happy!!! seriously, he is very selfish...in so many aspects! I agree with you, Bill just didn't want to lose Virginia...
UnREAL is not only the best show of the summer but it's the best show of 2015. Shiri Appleby is giving an Emmy performance week after week. I am so happy it's coming back for season 2 and Shiri will be coming back as we'll.
I don't know if i am right or wrong,but i think parrish was the one who collected the bodies,not the dread doctors.Scott said the dread doctors never took the bodies.also in the episode is shown that parrish took the body of the guy that was chasing stiles and brought it to the nemeton.he did the same with the other bodies.
You're right. It was Parrish who took the bodies. And also in the previous episode he had a dream where he was surrounded by dead bodies.
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Yeah, that's my bad. I blew that play. Not sure why I didn't connect the dots. Thanks for letting me know!!! :)
what an episode. i cannot lie i don't think there is any summer show that has me on the edge of my seat and my full attention like unreal (AND devious maids .. no offense to mistresses and rookie blue). i am totally invested and what the writers do a brilliant job of is giving all the characters some redeeming qualities but yet still have them do things that make you want to stuff their face with your fist lol. quin and chet are perfect examples. come on, i can't be the only one who thought their moments this and last week were very sweet and touching. they really belong together because they are both such scum lol. and as sweet as chet can pretend to be he wil lalways be a scum who does things like puts rachel's life in danger or having the PA "earn her way" to the top. rachel sleeping with two guys on the show and her overall selfishness at times make you want to hate her but them she always has those moments where she knows what she is doing is wrong and then feels guitly. anna really stepped it up and how 'horseface' faith (what a terrible thing to call someone quinn) has made it so far is shocking. of course rachel intentionally put grace in that spa date knowing she was clausto and also knowing it would help propel anna to the top of the totem pole. i am totally #teamracham like niyla styers is. their conversations are so deep and jeremy is just old news. this show is packed filled of meaty goodness & more gripping than went lucy tyler slammed mike adri. my two bones of contention: it was not very believable to see 1) the PA turn suddenly into a "baby quinn" & giving chet a bj. it came totally out of left field and went completely against her character (the little they have shown lol). you expect that behavior from a go-getter, career-hungry woman like quinn, not some doe-eyed baby who is just glad to exist in the realm of reality tv 2) them saying grace was 'smart' & graduated magna cum laude. grace has been nothing short of bimbo with a "big butt & deep throat" as anna so eloquently described her. she has shown absolutely no indication, not even an inkling that she is intelligent or has anything to offer aside from those aforementioned attributes. no need to try to play her up as being the 'ideal' woman by saying she's smart if she acts in TOTAL contrast to it. and hey keep up the good work Paul.
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I did think Jesse may have something to do with The Stappords and Blanca but dismissed that idea. About his ability to switch in and out of anger, well we still don't know what/who he was in the military. But I think he's good too. The carrying a gun part had me a bit confused, like why ? But that's the mystery. I don't trust him. Always thought he was hiding something. But I still like him (unlike Nick) with Marisol. She's a hot, successfull and smart woman who needs someone. Ernesto, I swear I cheered when it got revealed he was with the Cartel. I have been waiting since I suspected that, and he saw Katy !!! That was even better lol. I couldn't contain my excitement as it was all coming together and some of my theories were confirmed. Rosie needs to wake up and smell the coffee ! Also, giving the necklace away, WTH ! Of course they're gonna hide it ! I'm hoping Carmen too smelt the coffee lol. Glad she got rid of Sebastien and hope it stays that way, but what was that with the wife ? That would explain why she's cold LOL.As for Zoila, about time she went home. This was obviously not gona work and how come the house is so big and she's in the room next door ? Especially after Mr Ouh-La-La moved in lool.
Speaking of Devious Maids, I couldn't wait to talk to ya looool. But I didn't wanna invade UnReal lool
"OOH LA LA" where do we start???!!!! lol. what an episode! i love them teasing us with Jesse, insinuating he may have had something to do with the murder of blanca while giving us plausible reason to think so by showing us his violent side which he apparently can turn on and off at the drop off a hat "can you believe the nerve of that guy (biggest smile)" lol. as they say, he went "0 to 100 real quick" and back to 0 again lol. i love the two of them as a couple and it's nice to see a hot older woman butter up & given a storyline (not a hookup but actual relationship) with a gorgeous younger guy and the contract especially from the neck up works so well. clearly jesse is not exactly the nice guy he tries to portray but i think overall he's a good guy and he isn't involved in any wrong doing (though i'm sure the writers will try to make us think he is). i wonder what will happen with ernesto & rosie since he is basically going to try to pawn off katy to the cartel. will carmen continue this "fling" with seb's wife to help further her own career and not risk angering the boss? how wil lseb take it when he eventually finds out? what were your thoughts Emy?
Your review is perfect. You fully understand the premise of the series and all the characters. It is always refreshing to see people who know how to review a TV show. It is why I do not engage in the comments with fans because as you can read there is an obviously irrational and emotional Tasha fan losing the plot in the comments section. This series is about Ghost not Tasha. Ghost is a drug dealer who wants to go legit. Can he? In that legit dream, the love of his life returns. Angela. She always was part of that dream before she left. Can he reclaim it? There is Tasha and Tommy saying no to that. There is Ghost himself who wants to be clean but also wants the luxuries drug money affords. What will happen? Especially as he snitched on his mentor Kanaan who is now out of jail. Then his dream woman is the FEDS. It is a great series. I do not get bogged down in the morality of infidelity or what not. I leave that to others to lose their rags over. Again. Great review. I will read your reviews from now on.
Thank you so much Cassandra! A lot of time and energy goes into these reviews and I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment.
Awesome episode! However, I have the sinking feeling that we already know how to kill Drill. Remember the camera view of Drill's form superimposed over the kid while he was 'speaking' a few episodes ago? I bet that Drill was 'with' Thomas' brother Elliot and that Thomas killed them both at the same time. So, which of the current group of children will have to be sacrificed to get rid of the new Drill?
I believe you are right. That's the impression I was getting too. Thomas killed his brother because Drill was "with" him and that was the only way to get rid of the malevolent entity.
Bye Bye Minx.
I agree with your assessment of how Drill was killed but we all know that killing little children on Network Television is usually a big No No. My guess is that one of the adults will figure out a way to draw Drill into them a la 'The Exorcist' and then commit suicide. Probably Lena to save Minx.
"but we all know that killing little children on Network Television is usually a big No No" there is always a first for everything remember Jack Bauer introduced American style torture in "24"
I'm thinking Sean might manage to reconnect with Drill and kill himself. That awkward conversation with Clair in the motel where he talks about being a family again certainly seems to foreshadow him never actually achieving that goal.
I could certainly see that as well.
Well, the killing children thing is USUALLY true, but I recall the last episode of the BBC series 'Torchwood' where an alien race created a link to all the children to blackmail the Earth and they used a child to reverse the link and attack the aliens. Unfortunately killing the child in the process.
Knew they were fake cops from the beginning, thought it was kind of obvious. And they were identified as ex cons, not just con artists.
I like that Labtech Susie and was always hoping that she and Frankie would hook up. I did not believe the storyline is she being crooked I thought from the beginning that the evidence was planted to make her look bad. Also I never bought that suicide story at the end of the last episode because of the placing of the bullet I tried to re-create a suicide using a hand gun (fake) and shooting myself in the center of the head and found I couldn't do it. The placement of the bullet look ridiculous and was ridiculous. From the beginning of the show when the painting was stolen I always suspected the owners wife or husband.
I definitely agree with you I do not believe anyone can shoot themselves in the middle of the four head with again I tried to re-create shooting myself in the four head and found it really is impossible that won't look ridiculous and it turned out it was ridiculous who on the police force thought it was a suicide!
I am dying to know the reason for Katie/Paige's BRACES! They're so awful and distracting, she looks like she has trench mouth. There was a pap shot of her removing them the other day on set so clearly they are not Holmes' personal thing. Weird character choice. Need to know the reason. LOL.
I didn't even notice that! She has braces?! Hmmmm...
I don't know but form last night's preview of next week .. when she tells Ray her father may want Ray to do sadistic things to her? I wondered if maybe the father had someone rough her up in the past and she had to have them fixed. I know. DARK.
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