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Black Sails Season 2 Episode 1 Review: IX

Anybody know the story with the quatermaster's replacement from last season, can't find any info. His replacement looks a lot like him, just wondering.

Hanko9
@ betterthanyou

From what I understand the original actor had a scheduling conflict. They do look very similar, so it didn't throw me much.

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@ Henry A. Otero

Unfortunately, the original actor had to step down because he is currently fighting brain cancer. The actor, Jannes Eiselen, was asked about his time on "Black Sails" and his medical condition; he replied, "Well, two things happened: I got my big break and then I broke." He has a website under his name if you want to read more about him and his fight.

Hanko9
@ Sherri Odell

That's very sad Sherri, I had no idea. Thanks for bringing Jannes Eiselen's struggle to our attention.

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Sleepy Hollow Round Table: Killer Painting

It was a good episode considering the swashbuckling, gripping intensity that was the apocalypse arc. The painting was really cool and an interesting, creative enemy. As for the characters, Katrina's flashbacks drew me out of the story too. The fact her friend's name was Abigail threw me off for some reason. Complexity is forced onto Katrina's character and her magic seems so pathetic. I still dunno about her. Can't remember what jenny and the brigand got up to in that episode, or Abigail, bar the usual cautioning of a genius mind. This show needs to pick up the pace again!

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it's a great list, but NO KELLI GIDDISH OF LAW & ORDER SVU? Are you kidding me? Was it a requirement to be a leading lady of a show? Did they not list her because Mariska Hargitay was on the list? I think it should have been a list of 20 then. Very disappointed that Kelli wasn't there. There were 2 or 3 I would have deleted and replaced with her.

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Sleepy Hollow Round Table: Killer Painting

The best part of the show is the chemistry between Ichabod and Abbie. I understand that Ichabod and Katrina are married and have a child blah blah blah. That was over two centuries ago and now the love is just being forced. What exactly does Katrina contribute to the show? Without her magic she's perfectly useless, she causes trouble, unnecessary distractions, and separation on Ichabbie. Even if I didn't ship Ichabod and Abbie, the whole Ichabod and Katrina thing does nothing for me. It feels like it's going nowhere, she has way better chemistry with Abraham. I hate to say it but this is probably one of the most boring episodes for me. I usually can't take my eyes off the screen for fear that I'll miss something if I even blink. I kept zoning out watching this, Colby was the most interesting part of the whole thing. The pizzazz isn't there. I don't know what's going on but if it keeps dragging then I might have to stop watching. P.s. Maybe if someone can explain to me the logicality of keeping Katrina along, maybe I can see her relevance in the long run and thus become able to tolerate her a little better.

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@ IchabbieShipper

She has rudimentary magic and knowledge of the arcane.

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Elementary Season 3 Episode 11 Review: The Illustrious Client

dusgrace how they destroyed this show with Kitty ..totally ruined teh sherlock/watson partnership , took up time gregson and bell could have used and all to just stick a young pretty face in hope of getting new fans and to hell with the original fans... way to ruin a show ..no wonder this season has been such a bust and i for one wont be wtaching until kitty is gone

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Grimm Season 4 Episode 10 Review: Tribunal

Probably my favorite Grimm episode

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Black Sails Season 2 Episode 1 Review: IX

I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this gem appear in my TV calendar this morning. My only gripe with this tv series so far (season 1) is that it was too short. I hope season two has more episodes. With regards to this season, I love that Starz productions really get each character's story arcs into motion from the word go, no slow buildups ala Heroes style. I'm a little disappointed that have Captain Vane or his mutly crew of die hard pirates really didn't get there chance to throw their weight (yet) around to really punctuate their strength. Maybe that's why captain Noe has been introduced. My 3 random questions are: 1) will we ever see Long John Silver get to Treasure Island at all? 2) what's better BlackSails or Crossbones? And 3) I missed who the woman was in the cargo ship which was destroyed or her significance to the story, any clues?

Hanko9
@ Lee Dixon

Hey Lee, I can answer a few of your questions... Season 2 is 10 episodes total, but its already been renewed for a third season. 1) We don't know the plan for John Silver yet. 2) I tried out Crossbones and hated it (that's just 1 opinion) - Black Sails rules! 3) The young woman is Abigail Ashe, daughter of Lord Peter Ashe, a key figure in the war against piracy. Hope that helps! Thanks for your comments here at the site, I appreciate it.

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@ Henry A. Otero

Thanks

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Grimm Season 4 Episode 10 Review: Tribunal

I'm glad they finally let Wu in on the secret. He deserves to know what's going on.I missed some of the first episodes of this season so I need the answer to the question of how Juliette became a hexenbeast.

Dreamrose
@ Carol McClellan

While they haven't definitively answered that question yet, it's currently a reasonable assumption that it is a side effect of what Juliette did to restore Nick's Grimm abilities a few episodes ago.

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@ Kathleen Wiedel

what did she do? I haven't watched in a long while.

Dreamrose
@ Carol McClellan

With the help of Renard's mother Elizabeth, Juliette basically did the reverse of what Adalind did to take Nick's powers away at the end of last season - namely, Juliette took on Adalind's face and slept with Nick. Juliette's current predicament appears to be a side-effect of the spell. On a side note, you should definitely watch the first part of the season just to see Elizabeth, because she's fantastic. She also has some choice words to describe Adalind.

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@ Kathleen Wiedel

thank you

Carolyn levesque

Gabe definitely deserved to win. Great show. Best food show on TV. Very exciting.

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I really enjoyed this episode because of the amount of time that we got to see Chas, with and without the ever present hat :-} I think John was clearly in a bad place when he was drunk with Chas and provided that spell. I really hope that NBC renews Constantine, although I'm not sure that i believe they will. It's a mystery to me about why networks start shows they know will require time to develop a following and kill them off too soon. I'm a little with you on Felix Faust - he was a wretched villain but I didn't have the background on him to maybe truly appreciate him. I think what we missed was the kind of villain he was, vs the kind he became courtesy of whatever is happening to allow "extra super-powered evil" into the world. Thanks for the great review, Hank! The "Kidster"