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Elementary Season 3 Episode 21 Review: Under My Skin

I thought it took courage for Sherlock to tell Alfredo that he was his friend, especially since Alfredo seemingly already rejected that idea, telling him directly that he was his sponsor, not his friend. Good for Sherlock! And lucky Alfredo. Sherlock gives his friendship very sparingly, but when he does, he's all in, (whether you like it or not).

Runlikemad

Awesome, such a great show!

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I feel empty inside...

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I can't stand to watch anymore...off with her head, off with her head!...

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@ Yinzer Lynn

Lol! I think that's becoming the current battle cry.

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Reign Season 2 Episode 19 Review: Abandoned

This episode where it concerned Francis & Mary was still so disappointing, when are the writers going to get their stuff together. The whole 2nd season has been a disaster. My advise to the writers is to go & watch the 1st season over again and see what they had there. They spent the 1st season telling a love story between Francis & Mary, so what on earth is wrong with that? Then they spent the whole 2nd season tearing down what they made in season 1. I'm so confused. It's a shame that they couldn't make the whole 2nd season a bad dream and start over. They have been given the gift of a 3rd season, which I didn't think they would get, and they need to make it right. All I can say to the writers - WHAT WERE YOU THINKING!!! You guys jumped the Shark!! If you wanted to make some statement about rape, why did use Mary? You could have used someone else in the court with pretty much the same impact. What was the reason for driving a wedge between Mary & Francis?? They were in love, what was wrong with that? You can have them in love & have all kinds of crazy stuff going on in court, they can argue & fight, but still be in love at the end of the day. When I started watching this last year, I thought it was going to be a story about Francis & Mary, that was the set up in season 1. What happened? I suggest to the writers that somehow they get back on track with that with season 3, and end the series (since I sincerely doubt there will be a season 4) with the death of Francis. If they kill Francis off before the end of season 3, then what are they going to do with Mary? Her life after leaving France is kind of a mess & then what, end the series with Elizabeth cutting her head off? Not good. They have what I think is a good actor with Toby, he is wonderful in this role & he has wonderful chemistry with Adelaide. He's sensually sexy, has the face (and hair) of a greek god, doesn't overplay the role, and one can tell, really knows how to kiss and make a girl feel special. There is NO chemistry between Mary & Conde, they couldn't even light a match between them. I'm not saying that the guy playing Conde is ugly, he's ok in a pirate looking sort of way, but he also doesn't know how to kiss (no offence to the actor), it was an awful pairing & an awful story line. Actually, Toby is the main reason this show is good in my opinion (along with Megan & some of the other ones in the show). Also, Francis & Mary are better together, isn't that what they kept saying in season 1? As for following the history line, that was crossed way in the beginning. About 10% of this show is based on history, and that's fine, nothing wrong with doing what you want with the story, most of the characters didn't even exist and the ones that are based on real people have had their story totally made up, & that's fine, this was never a story that followed the facts too closely, or at all, it was supposed to be entertaining. I can't believe that the writers spent a whole season with this awful Mary Conde story line, what a waste!! Just think what they could have come up with but instead they made their main character someone everyone hates. Wow, are they happy now? Again, what a wasteful story line. For me, I will continue watching only because I love Toby in the role of Francis, once he leaves, I will give it up.. I honestly hope the writers get their sh** together and fix this! And Terri, your reviews are spot on, thanks.

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@ The Russian

I totally agree. You can read my personal "rant" above. I feel the reason the writers have taken this direction is because "happily-ever-after" is boring (in their opinion) and they wanted to "sin-things-up" to keep the fans interested. They were soooo off base I can't even believe it!!! I don't know if anything will ever make any difference for me now. They've ruined the show for me. I as well am only watching for Toby. He is every girls dream...sigh. I don't know what can be done now to redeem any of it. Even the acting isn't very good anymore. Especially with Adelaide. She played so well off of Toby before. But now...her acting is just mediocre.

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@ Deadra

In my opinion there is nothing wrong with being happy & in love & just make the conflict with the politics & scandals going on in court around them. Toby & Adelaide are so good together, I couldn't understand why the writers decided to screw around with that. They can make this story go anyway they want, it's mostly fiction anyway, why not do it up good instead of this botched story line they came up with. They paired up two people that have so much chemistry with each other, play on that. It's rare to find two people with that much chemistry, why take that away. Here's hoping the writers figure out some way to save this show for season 3.

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@ The Russian

I agree....I just hope they have a fan base left to watch season 3.

Terriclark
@ Deadra

I just said above that I wonder what Adelaide thinks of all this. Perhaps she's as upset as we are.

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@ Terri Clark

I agree. I sense a heaviness over the actors....like they don't like what's happening with the scripts but they have to act what they are given. I wish someone would pull the writers in a conference and ask..."what the hell are you guys doing?!!"

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@ Deadra

I could not agree more with you Deadra! There is absolutely no chemistry between Adelaide and Sean. I feel like Adelaide is struggling with the role the writers have given her, and therefore her acting is suffering. It doesn't come off as natural for her to be cold and stand-offish. I get a feeling things are going to change for Mary and Francis, though. I suspect Francis had a hand in the undoing of the marriage between Elizabeth and Conde. Conde is all but gone, and Mary will regret what she has done to Francis.

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@ Yv

I agree and hope you are right. Francis deserves some type of retribution for what she has put him through. It's so cruel....I agree that the cruelty is totally out of character for Mary and Adelaide must be having a very difficult time with all of it. If it were me....I'd be pulling a stink! Contract or no contract, I would refuse to destroy my character that way...they'd have to find another Mary or re-write the script!

Terriclark
@ The Russian

Thanks so much and I appreciate your sharing your passionate thoughts! It's true that everyone fell in love with Reign largely because of the spectacular romance between Mary and Frances. It's one thing to create conflict so a story doesn't become staid, but they not only decimated the relationship they ruined Mary and made her a hated character. I can't help but wonder what Adelaide thinks of all this?!?!

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@ Terri Clark

You're right, the actors also seem unhappy with the way the story has been going, it really shows with Mary & Conde, they don't even seem to believe their own love affair, they don't really seem to even like each other and their scenes seem forced. They have two actors who really have chemistry and there was no reason to separate that. I just can't get over what the writers have done. It will be hard to turn this around.

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In Memory of Derek Shepherd

This got me misty-eyed and pissed off all over again at his death.

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The Blacklist Season 2 Episode 19 Review: Leonard Caul

So does this mean we'll never find out what Mr. Kaplan is supposed to do? It's not like Red is going to die, so we'll never find out right?

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This is all getting too stupid for me to even continue commenting....but, here I go.
The love story has lost it's appeal for me forever. Even if the writers do allow a reunion between Francis and Mary it will not be long lived, I assure you. They may give us a "taste" of the wonderful love story we were all once glued to. But just when they have us....they will kill off Francis, I'm convinced of it. They have proven themselves inadequate, talentless, and self-seeking. They have succeeded in destroying a potential "Master-Piece". They have reduced this show to nothing more then...as someone commented a few weeks ago, "a mid-evil soap opera". The talented actors that have brought this story along so far deserve so much better. I feel bad for them. I can name a few who are way too talented for this show! It just continues to get more stupid as the weeks go by. The only reason I'm still watching is to see Toby's beautiful face every week :0). Oh, and on a side note....Kenna thinks she's a fallen women because she's going to be divorced soon???!!! NOT because she was once the Kings Whore??!!!!.....Again, the stupidity is beyond belief. And Lola....will that girl ever make up her mind who's side she's on??!! She is so wishy-washy...it makes me sick!!!

Terriclark
@ Deadra

I agree with you on the too little too late thing if they do reignite their love. I think the writers may have lost control of this runaway train and there comes a point where no amount of trying will get it back on track.

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Scandal Season 4 Episode 20 Review: Bark, Bite or Both?

As usual Mellie did nothing in this episode to save her political career. As usual it was
Olivia, Fitz and Cyrus who came to her rescue. What is wrong with these reviewers who keep praising entitled Mellie for doing nothing? I wish they would STFU with this white privileged version of feminism when the show has shown that Mellie is completely useless and dependent on others for survival. Hell Mellie is even using that fact that she is married to the President as a plus in her campaign because she has no other platform or achievements. This Mellie character has become boring. This was one of the most boring, repetitive and worst episode of Scandal EVER. There was no point to anyone's stupid actions. Season 4 is now officially worst than season 3. A trained B613 agent misses all of Jake's vital organs and leaves him alive. Then he does not bleed out and survives surgery in a dirty warehouse after Quinn steals blood with no mask on during the robbery. Hahahahaha Papa Pope with all his resources could not find Olivia and her team yet they are openly running around DC and she is getting a call from the President on her cell phone which Rowan did not trace. Hahahahaha Papa Pope knows about the Russian spies but does not follow Olivia and her team to the warehouse. Russell does not have a weapon to kill Jake in the warehouse. Hahahahaha Russell talks to Papa Pope on the phone without going into the bathroom and running water to prevent Olivia from overhearing his conversation. Hahahahaha Cryrus defends Mellie who he can't stand although he thinks she is ruining Fitz's legacy and Olivia advises Fitz on how to help Mellie while on the run from Papa Pope. Hahahahaha Shonda done lost her frigging mind and is writing nonsense with no oversight from ABC. She needs to just write a show for useless Jake and Mellie who are obviously her favorite characters and end Scandal. I feel bad for Kerry Washington who needs to move on since the show is no longer about a DC fixer and is just ridiculous spy games.