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American Crime Season 1 Episode 11 Review: Forgiveness

I had same experience as many who have posted. Watching it last night (On DVR, finally), I thought the ending was so bleak, so sad. Then this morning, playing it back in my head, there were glimmers of hope. Alonzo and Tony and their daughter will pull through and be a stronger family. Carter's sister and Aubrey's mother could have started screaming at each other -- given where both had been coming from -- but they embraced, tentatively at first, and then sobbed in each other's arms. Shared grief united them in a way that didn't happen when they were enemies. Hector - -I think your comment that he got a "happy ending" is so superficial -- he got a start at maybe making some sort of a life but he has miles to go, never finished high school and now is thinking about promotions. Whether he makes it straight is very much in doubt, but at least there's a glimmer of hope there, too. And Barb's fall catalyzes her son and daughter-in-law to go to her, and so they will start, somehow, to slowly rebuild. Carter and Aubrey -- come on folks, star crossed lovers, each one not knowing something about the other one -- so Romeo and Juliet, with the same sad, but somehow to be expected end. They lived in and on dreams that could not be sustained. Had Aubrey not killed herself, the whole thing would have rung false. And Russ' unraveling also to be expected -- his grip on reality was fragile from Day One, he was fatally flawed. I'm surprised I haven't seen one critic pick up all of the Shakespeare motifs throughout -- Othello and race conflict, the doomed lovers of R and J, Russ as a deteriorating Hamlet, or MacBeth. At the end of it, we see both the horrible impact of crime -- but the crime wasn't random, it was inevitable given the drug culture and gang cultures that exist -- and then we see that there is some hope to come out of it all, some understanding, some people changing, some surviving. Life goes on, and that's certainly a message we can all be inspired by.

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Majority of the cases were interesting; the writers killed it! Absolutely loved Mr Scratch and The Forever People. Mr Scratch creeped me out so much, and that little twist/Hotch hallucination/dream was just downright awful. However, would've loved to see how Hotch recovered after being drugged by the UnSub..i mean he looked pretty shaken at the end of that episode. As for The Forever People, it's always great to see some JJ storylines.

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The finale made absolutely no sense - everyone was out of character to get the ~plot twists~ they wanted and 2B as a whole was a mess so I failed the whole season. Don't even get me started on the way this show's abysmal treatment of abuse victims (Kara and Ward) and how they had the chance to do it right but screwed up so badly I'm still angry a week later. Why exactly would Ward want to lead the organization (that he said multiple times that he was never loyal to - only loyal to Garrett, his kidnapper and abuser) that tortured and abused Kara in the first place? What.

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@ klutzy_girl

Ah yes, he loved her so much he was back in love with Skye in 2.17 and 2.18. Plus, we figured out that 2B's timeline was a month and a half at most and most of their relationship happened off-screen. I'm not buying what they were trying to sell me. And if you're talking about his childhood, the memory of his abuse was brought up by Asgardian magic in season one. Plus, we saw it happen on screen that Garrett kidnapped a teenage Grant Ward and then emotionally and physically abused him.

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@ klutzy_girl

First, you do know that anything Ward said can be considered a lie right?
Secondly he loved Kara and is willing to do anything to avenge her

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@ Paul Derheim

Where do you get Asgarfian Magic?

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@ Paul Derheim

From the Berserker staff.

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@ Paul Derheim

From episode 1.08, The Well.

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@ klutzy_girl

Where is the magic though?

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@ Paul Derheim

Ah OK. You know for someone that doesn't seem to like the show you know your stuff

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@ Paul Derheim

I love (still) the show despite some recent screw-ups and I'm hoping they can fix these issues.

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Grey's Anatomy Round Table: Has Meredith Changed?

Best scene was Alex and Jo moving on and out of that house. I think that it is the best thing for both Alex and Jo as couple and as individuals. So Alex selling Meredith back the house is a good thing, and it was pretty obvious that Meredith has never really wanted to leave her house. So having her and the kids and Amelia live in that house is going to be great going into next season.

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Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd: A Handsome Tribute

Shane never had to pay for sending Heather to her death!!

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Finding Carter Season 2 Episode 8 Review: Riptide

Thanks for a really insightful review Carissa. I also am a little older than the target audience, but have continued to watch because I found the initial story line intriguing.
Your right about Carter really starting to show some maturity and self awareness. Just as long as Crash is not around.
Taylor and Carter's scenes last night were great. Truly saw sister bonding.
Unless I missed something, there it no romance between David and the TA. He broke it off after their first kiss. Think it's more of a school girl crush on her part.

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@ reality addict

Thanks for the comments! I've actually taken over for Carissaon Finding Carter, since she's so in demand around here.
The David/Hillary romance hasn't been as overt as Elizabeth/Kyle, but even with David and Elizabeth getting back into a groove, it seems to still be on. Hillary explained that her attraction to him was in large part because of his commitment to his family, to which he responded that he needed to "Take things slowly". They're definitely not as involved as Kyle and Elizabeth (which btw, how did Gabe not fill his friends in on their mom's sleepovers?), but they have acknowledged their attraction to one another. Hopefully the TA will disappear soon along with Kyle, but they at least served a purpose last night.

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The Flash Season 1 Episode 23 Review: Fast Enough

Loved it, but all I could think is that, if Eobard Thawne never existed, then the particle accelerator explosion never happened and the Flash wouldn't have come into existence, much less be mentored by Harrison Wells (r "Harrison Wells"). Can't wait to see how that gets explained.

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@ Suzanne

but barry gets his powers either way by lightning doesn't specifically have to be from the particle accelerator it is any bolt of lightning that strikes him and causes those chemicals to spill over him

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@ Suzanne

Dear, flash would av existed only much lera ..like in d 2020...and remember thawn is from the 25 century ....he just came through time to hurt Barry.

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@ Suzanne

Maybe because Thawne is dead, his victims ( like original Harrison Wells ) will now be alive as he no longer 'killed them' to non existence, and the original Dr Wells ends up building the particle accelerator and creating the flash anyway...destiny/fate with the end point still the same with the explosion but arrived to in an alternate way - maybe ? i need a lie down

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The series began with Emma being brought in to save everyone in town. I wonder if next season is a set up to ending the series with everyone in town trying to save Emma. There would be a nice symmetry to that. Also, it would make everyone earn their happy endings as they act that selflessly. Looking forward to seeing who plays Arthur, Guinevere, Galahad, Morgan LeFay and MERLIN!

Ilkvomit

Caitlin as Killer Frost :D

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@ Ilk_vomit

If Caitlin's husband is Firestorm and she is destined to be Killer Frost, then what do we call their marriage: A STEAMY ROMANCE?(LOL) Make someone else Killer Frost. Caitlin Snow is far too much of a nerd with absolutely no killer instincts what so ever to become a villain.

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@ MALCOLM MERLYN JR

good point

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@ Ilk_vomit

nice catch, a lot of viewers unfamiliar with the comics would not be aware of this quick glimpse

Yassin jagne

Wow! Just wow on that finale. Great review, and great episode although it left me more stupid than i ever thought i was. Its so difficult to wrap my mind around all that blackhole wormhole gibberish, so i won't try to. As far as Tom Cavanaugh is still in the show am happy. He's my weekly dose of flash that makes me keep coming back for more. Just when i start getting behind the idea of Iris and Eddie as a couple Eddie had to go 'off' himself. (Never saw it coming) nothing more heroic than that though. His coincidence speech to her was just amazing. Same goes to all the one on one heartfelt convos that occured during the episode. Can't wait to see what season 2 holds and how erasing Eobard Thawne gets to affect the show henceforth!