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Scandal Season 4 Episode 14 Review: The Lawn Chair

I agree for the most part. Starting with the overall plot, the episode showed the beginnings of the aftermath of Olivia's kidnapping. It was refreshing to see a more vulnerable Olivia. I loved how Jake saw that she may not have been in the best mind state to handle the situation and how Huck and Quinn hold her in such high regard that they fail to see that Olivia is suffering form the consequences of a traumatic experience and that she may not have been as okay as she said.
Another thing that I really liked about this episode is that Fitz and Mellie are teaming up again. Those two have a very interesting dynamic and-even though he may be turning to Mellie because Olivia sent him to hell-it's nice to see them together again, as together as they can be anyway. Also, when Olivia admits to David, her white-hat friend, that she was afraid she was going to die was a nice moment. It shows a deeper level of Olivia and David's relationship.
As for the whole shooting thing, it was a very, very bold move from Shonda. Not only is Ferguson still fresh in some of America's minds, but also she made it very obvious where she stands in the matter. However, I feel the episode was, indeed, directed to a very specific group of people. As someone who doesn't live in the US and doesn't take the Michael Brown killing as personal as others that live there do (that is not to say that I don't care about it), I have to admit that at moments I thought "this is what I waited two weeks for?".
There were two scenes that caught my eye. One was when the police officer talked about protecting "those people" from themselves. It was incredibly well scripted and it gave us some insight as to why the police officer might have shot both the guy in the series, and real life Michael Brown. The other was when Fits hugged Clarence. In this scene he showed us both empathy for the Clarence and that, obviously, Jerry's death was still a fresh wound. It also was Shonda's way of telling us that this is what she would've liked President Obama to do.
The episode was powerful, but not "the most powerful one of the season", as it was advertised. However important the message Shonda wanted to send is, it was also biased. Overall, the episode was well scripted and directed but it wasn't nothing out of the ordinary.

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Elementary Season 3 Episode 16 Review: For All You Know

I don't think Sherlock will ever relapse. But I think the possibility of it always being on the horizon is part and parcel of the addiction and the constant struggle Sherlock has in keeping sober. I really like that aspect (among many) of the show. I think we'll be seeing Oscar again. I don't remember where I know that actor from, but I know he's a good one and did a great job in this episode, too.

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Bleh...thanks for convincing me not to watch. Poor Regina, destroyed countless lives but she's been good for a little while so don't remind her,poor thing cant stand that the author forces her to do evil things! Try personal responsibility, something Lana has never heard of

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@ abigail

Regina has destroyed countless lives and she has also saved countless lives. She owns what she's done, but she also realizes she can't change the past, all she can do is try to be better. The whole point of the storyline is that it is easy to screw up, make mistakes and bad choices. However, what's not easy is owning what you've done and trying to make amends...which is what Regina has been doing for the last couple of season.
Also, the fact that you can't diffrentiate between Regina (fictional) and Lana (real) and are telling Lana (the actor, acting out a script she didn't write) to take responsibility for Regina's action is ignorant in itself.

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@ abigail

Shut up bitch. No one's forcing you to watch. And if you're really that much of a nut job to hate this show I suggest you keep your idiotic thoughts and comments to yourself. We could really do without knowing how you feel.

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@ abigail

You know what would be awesome? If some of you who keep leaving the exact same sort of comments under every OuaT article these days could maybe find something else to obsess over. It's tiring and old and often actually makes you look like you have very low reading comprehension skills. But hey, copy and paste and spread some negativity, huh? Unless it's a certain character that the attention is being focused on. Pretty transparent.

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@ abigail

Ironically, most of the main characters are genuinely terrible human beings, most of them being murderers.

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@ abigail

Abigail, I don't know you and yet, it is obvious that you are short-sighted and stupid.

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@ abigail

Everybody deserves to be forgiven. No matter how cruel one may have been, if they turn their life around, I don't know why happiness should be denied to them.

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I can appreciate the need to set the stage for a good drama, but the acting was so flat, and I was so bored by the first 20 minutes, that I changed the channel and watched something else. Broadchurch and HTGAWM also have slow burn, but in an interesting and exciting way. This is a no for me.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 11 Episode 14 Review: The Distance

AMAZING episode!!! LOVED the tumor with flourescent lighting, it literally took almost the whole brain and it was like Derek and the spine tumor back in season 6. Amelia is just as awesome as Derek when it comes to neurosurgery for tv characters.
LOVED all the little scenes with Meredith and the intern scenes and the everyone watching the surgery. I also liked the tiny Alex scene and the tiny bit of Jo scene. But I miss the rest of the cast with the multiple storylines. I am glad that Amelia/Herman tumor story is over and awesome about it being successful. But let's get some of the other doctors into the show storylines. I miss Alex, Jo, Jackson, and April. When will Alex get his own episode? Or a Jackson centric episode?

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When I saw the title of the episode I thought they had found a way to legit Mike, by killing him off and have him return with a new identity ;) I am no writer, but I have been wondering how on earth will they be able (considering this is a legal drama that strives to be accurate) to get pas this "fraud" thing. I mean they have to, half the city now knows and it's getting ridiculous. About Donna and Harvey, I love them together. I am also guessing that you can't have a fifth season again on the firms problems and who is going to be partner so if the need is shake up things, it's a good call to use a different geriatric level this time.
It will be fun to see Donna adjust to Louis, and I sincerely hope that Louis with Donna will be a greater Louis best that we've ever seen- that will shake up Harvey, more than personal loss).
On a romantic side, it's pretty clear Donna had to step away.
There can be no other reason for Donna to abandon the team she created if it wasn't hurting her.
Sorry for her, but this also goes into developing the Harvey character: they tried him without a friend (when Mike was gone, and he is the only friend the man has) now they will try him without his wife (because Donna's payed role was wife, without the messy blur of love relationships).
I liked the finale, it was pretty obvious, but still good.
I won't dwell on the engagement, I never really cared for the couple, but if they are happy, tv wise, we see less of them, so that is fine by me :)
As for Jessica, I thought she would go to Paris on her own. She messed up all right, but still they never had a chance. What's his name (honestly don't remember) was a smart pretty straight forward guy, Jessica is a contorted brilliant woman, she needs someone who can appreciate that in her while keeping her honest. He was not that kind of man :)
My favorite engagement scene has to be between Louis an Katarine (two ep. ago).
I was a little put off that he didn't think of taking care of her when the plan to have her back right away sank.
That creepy woman was "his Donna".
Overall I am wondering who they will cast to be Harvey's new secretary. After a reasonable amount of mourning, I bet they will challenge Donna with a pretty sassy and efficient substitute :)

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@ d

I ment hyerarchy, not geriatric!! :-O ;)

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Scandal Season 4 Episode 14 Review: The Lawn Chair

I hated the episode because Shonda Rimes wanted us to think of Ferguson & wanted us to think Michael Brown was the same as the innocent young man portrayed in this episode of Scandal. Wasn't even close.....Michael Brown wasn't innocent. It was a shame that he ended up dead....but, he put himself into that situation by committing a crime. And episodes like this just add fuel to the fire. While I cringed & disliked what the 'police officer' in this episode said in his tirade.....there was one element of it that had merit. And it applies not to just blacks but to every person......There was a time that being a police officer or a teacher were two of the most respected professions. With all groups of people there are good people and the not so good people. However, lack of home training has created a generation of young people who don't respect themselves & that carries over into a lack of respect for others. Then we have groups (of all colors) who are just out & out teaching their children that it is okay to disrespect any type of authority.....and that is what leads to situations like Ferguson. Not every white cop is racist no more than every black teenager is a thug......those are both racial stereotypes......racism goes both ways.

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@ sunnyd60

The fact that you seem to truly believe that racism goes both ways tells me that you have no idea what racism actually means.

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@ Kendall

Maybe you are the one who doesn't understand because it certainly goes both ways. And if you don't understand that then this country will never make any real progress in race relations.

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@ sunnyd60

No, I think the point the above person is trying to make is , Racism is a social construct and systematic. It does not go both ways. What you are looking for is "prejudice". Ethnic minorities can be prejudice against the white majority but not racist because they don't have the power to systematically oppress the white majority. That's what racism actually is, but it's too often used interchangeably with "prejudice " and "discrimination" even though it isn't the same thing. It's similar with sexism. Even if every single woman banded together and decided they suddenly hate all men, they aren't in a position and wouldn't have th e power to oppress all men. It's fundamental misunderstandings like that which contribute to never truly resolving race relations in this country. That and THE fact that any decent conversation gets shut down before it ever really happens, because of defensiveness or objectivity and a number of other things.

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@ sunnyd60

I think you are wrong in saying Shonda wanted us to think of Ferguson. I think she had a wider agenda, to simply make us think of all the police brutality and abuse of power that happens in the USA and she drew on events in Ferguson and other situations to build her own story line. The kid in her story was not supposed to be Michael Brown, but yes there were elements of his story that did appear. I think Shonda also did a really good job of showing a true picture of what police officers feel, whatever their race, because lets face it, there have been cases where black cops have killed black men too, just the other day in fact, for what seems like very little reason. There are police officers who really do want to do the best for society and are not racist but get nowhere in their jobs and spend their days fighting a losing battle against communities who see them only as racist authoritarians. I also agree that we as a society have lost our respect for authorities and I can't help but feel that the more we restore respect all round; they way police speak to civilians, they way civilians speak to police, these tense confrontations that end up with people (many innocent) being killed, might be avoided.

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I thought this whole episode was funny!!! All of the story lines made me laugh!! I say - why watch it if you hate everything about it?????

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Thanks for the interview! Excited for Reginas story this season, and can't wait for her to be reunited with her true love! anxious for robin to be back!

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DIG Season 1 Episode 1 Review: The Mystery Begins

I think Josh AND the clone now left behind are to be the antichrist simply because Jesus is goign to be returning in the clouds...NOT as a mini human of our Lord.

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@ Vicki Profera

After reading your remark "It's hard to imagine how anyone would benefit from just causing Armageddon without the bright side" .need I remind you that THAT'S exactly what Muslim extremists are happily doing...becaueS death to them is life in Allah. To be rewarded for their actions is the goal of murdering anyone and everyone who is an infidel.. For them Armageddon will bring their Islamic messiah...the Mahdi So to THEM the death of everyone who disagrees with their religion IS THE BRIGHT SIDE.

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@ Vicki Profera

I agree, but to what end would they be bringing him in? To usher in the real guys appearance or hasten the end of the world? It's hard to imagine how anyone would benefit from just causing Armageddon without the bright side. Still, I find it fascinating that people would really want to do any of it. Thanks for reading!