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Under the Dome Season 3 Episode 12 Review: Incandescence

What will I do for fun next summer, when the show-that-I-love-to-hate is gone forever?
Kudos to the marvelous Dean Norris, who conquered one of the worst characters ever written for TV. Big Jim would switch among good/heroic/evil/psychotic for no valid reasons, yet Norris took us along for the ride and made it all believable. He delivered ridiculous lines that, if spoken by a lesser actor, would have been eyeroll-inducing. Norris said silly things with a wryness that invited us to enjoy.
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Geez...how many times did this show build a plotline, only to drop it as irrelevant? Just a few days after the dome had fallen, a big baddie named Maxine formed "Fight Club" at the cement factory; the character died, along with that implausible, instant lapse into barbarity. The wonderful Mare Winningham was wasted in a meaningless role. There was an older generation of the Foursome (Sam, Melanie, Junior's mother, and dead crazy guy) along with the youngsters; both meant nothing. What about the monarch butterflies that were supposed to be so meaningful. This season, we have pod-people and magic amethysts. Let's not forget about the show's most significant character -- the dome itself. It was magnetic; then it made a rainstorm; then it spun around and changed the climate inside; now, it's either "calcifying" or dissipating.

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The reunions were great. Julian breaking down Gabriel was so hard to watch. I wanted to yell at Gabriel that it was all lies and not to believe what he was seeing/hearing. The darkness in the amphora and Julian's brainwashing is truly messing Gabriel up - his whole demeanor and voice changed. It's almost like possession itself. I really hope Michael can get through to him somehow when they meet again. Poor Noma is having it rough. I hope Alex doesn't actually go back to Claire. They've changed so much I don't think they should really be together anymore. Claire can be with Gates. Gates knowledge on the plants sure saved his butt. I was a little more trustworthy about Gates. I thought he was going to die before betraying Claire. Finding a cure on his own was even better. Arika is definitely not done yet. The Mallory visions were interesting. I am really anxious to see what happens when Michael and Noma go there.

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Anyone see Dan Stevens' "beat-off" interview? It's on YouTube and well worth watching. He was appearing for his new movie, "The Guest." Very violent and I didn't like it. He's lost so much weight since he was on DA and looks so different -- but his sweet smile is the same.

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Im still surprised that it was renewed for season 4 given the low ratings..

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omg this show is so addictive!! There'd better be a season 4 with a cliffhanger like that... this is such soapy fun. My girlfriends and I love watching it. It was sweet the way they put Mark and April finally together. I wasn't really all in for that pairing but in the end I liked it! It was so tear jerking watching Vivian give her goodbye talk to the baby, and also watching Karen crying in the car alone. I know that her and Alec just have this massive empty hole now... even if they care strongly for each other they need to heal themselves a bit first. I love Joss & Harry - they are my favorites but for both storylines tonight I have to say: Dumb dumb dumb.... Cmon Girl! You think someone is trying to frame Calista and harrasing u with letters and you walk by yourself, no one knows where you are, into the mansion where there is a possible pyschopath, and the last time you were there somewhat got shot by a gun, and then surprise surprise... there is the psychopath in question... with the same gun... Joss... you are a bit smarter then that?
And Harry's story... well it's totally implausible. He had an interview, and then has to leave in like one day... film stuff takes weeks to prepare... if you go away for that long you would need at least a month just to fill out the visas, insurance, crew, etc etc... a little to speed packed to be even slightly credible. Calista girl.... you better still be around next season... you can't be giving in that easy... you've only been in jail for about two weeks, and Joss only just realised the truth... give it a little time! I can't believe we have to wait another year for this addictive show!! It has to be renewed!!

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@ Citii

Ps. if they kept a show as stagnant as Revenge, whose storyline should have finished in season 2... for 4 seasons... mistresses DEFNITELY deserves a few more!

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Under the Dome Season 3 Episode 12 Review: Incandescence

Sorry - can't agree on ALMOST every last point; writers finally reminded us that, EVERYone infected in Chester's Mills is a victim, none MORE so than Christine, who dutifully went about her job (like AVA as well) probably NOT made aware of the risk factor by Aktion, and was co-opted by the aliens, while I was EXTREMELY satisfied to see Jim take out Eric La Salle's character (Peter) who seemed like an extension of the irritating one he filled on ER (and, ANOTHER thing: making Frank Whaley's SO repugnant? Boo HISS.....) A bit FREAKY to see 'the queen', who resembles 'The 4400's Megalyn Echikunwoke to a CONSIDERABLE extent (witness photo below) displaying raw strength comparable to that show's alien hybrid Isabelle Tyler (ALSO arising from an abbreviated growth cycle); as with that show, 'Under The Dome' will be remembered as an interesting, FREQUENTLY compelling but UNDENIABLY flawed series and, notably, the first since LOST to most closely approximate its (or should I say, KING's) conditional moral code (read: BODY count.....)http://static.tvgcdn.net/Media...

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God its just so hard to watch given the stupidity of the plot. I hope the writers at least expected the show to be cancelled and they'll give us some closure, but either way, I'm glad it'g gonna be put out of its misery already.

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NCIS Boss Teases a New Gibbs, A Test for Bishop, A Decision for Tony

its not too late to bring back ziva david......she formed a super team with dinozzo...

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@ Ronnie Daniel

Cote has to want to come back full time for that to happen. Do you think that's gonna happen since she said no?

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@ Ronnie Daniel

Ahhh but it's not necessary to bring back ziva. The show has proven it doesn't need this character's presence

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I love him in the roles of George Mason (24) and Percy (Nikita).

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@ Tony

Copy that.

Jamiemarie
Suits Season 5 Episode 10 Review: Faith

I've really grown to love this series. Jessica is my hero. Loved how Louis and Harvey rallied for her at the board vote. Loved the children's books and the "Come to Jesus" talk with the priest. Brilliant, and something Mike needed to see and hear. Cannot wait till January. The officers arrested Mike for "conspiracy to commit fraud" which makes me think that others were in on the crime, but we saw only Mike in cuffs. I'm not sure the fraud is forging false credentials. It could be the fraud perpetrated in one of several cases. If it is false credentials, I don't think the priest narked on him (as some have suggested). The lawyer from his bike messenger days may have told her lover, who reported him, as he threatened in his previous encounter with Mike.