Ziva was a super character for NCIS. She made me laugh when Tony D tried to sway her and she gave it back to him. I really miss her on the show and like the other comments, the new girl on the block is not cutting it. Ziva, if you can find it in your heart to return to NCIS please do. CBS you've made a lot of $$ with her character, pay her what's due.
I love the series even more. I thnk the Floki character has become more interesting rather than just the jokester he was in season 1. Rollo betrayed Ragnar one time after Ragnar left him behind with Jarl Borg. And Ragnar didn't even ask, he just volunteered Rollo. If you remember right before that they killed King Elle's brother who was left behind. Rollo saved Ragnar from Earl Haraldson and gave up having a wife in Thiri. He has no children which is a terrible thing in their world. He also tried to save Kattegat for Ragnar. Rollo's wife Siggy died saving Ragnar's bratty children. I think Rollo intened to share the wealth when he accepted the treaty with the Franks, but Ragnar never told anyone about the failure of the Settlement in England. After the I am KING speech and the failure of the English settlement, I don't think Ragnar is going to love someone taking the initiative. I actually am finding RAGNAR a little annoying. He double crossed every character in the show accept Athelstan. History says he double crosses Bjorn too. (we will see how that plays out)
When Bjorn asked who will stay behind in Frankia, Rollo said I will. Bjorn asked why you uncle...Rollo never answered. I think it's because he told Ragnar at the coffin that he resented him, always had. That's not something Ragnar is forgetting. Rollo has no future back home now, he may as well stay. My earlier point about Ragnar having charisma isn't that he is always right, or even likable, but that you can't help but watch him. Rollo certainly has a right to feel like he has been playing second fiddle to Ragnar because he has. Some of it he has brought on himself, other times he has risen to the occasion and received no thanks for it, but the same could be said for Lagertha. Whether Rollo, or Bjorn or Lagertha will be entertaining enough to watch without Ragnar to play off of will be intersting to see.
Michael Hirst did a nice job of getting everyone to play a role in a dysfuncational system. Ragnar is a bit of a narcissist. The Narcissist makes one feel like you can't live without them. The other characters just need a chance, I think. There was a line in a cut scene: some things are better left unsaid and unknown like death bed confessions.. Another reason Rollo doesn't want to go home. There's an empty dock waiting for Rollo and Bjorn knows because he saw Rollo crying in his beer. There are dozens of more characters, like Harald Hardrada and St. Olav and Rurik the Viking King and Leif Erickson. I hope some people hang in there and watch because they have lots of charisma. I hope the series lasts long enough for them.
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Carissa, Nice write up and review. Thank you very much. I like how you refer to the Josh's as Josh.01 and Josh.02. It appears that they were test tube babies. I think the red heifer survives the series--it wouldn't be PC to kill Red. Peter will be back. In TV land it use to take 2 episodes to recover from a mortal gunshot but lately the showrunners have sped up the healing process to 1 week. I think the show is average at best but the slowly intersecting plot lines are enough to keep me coming back. I am anticipating a big collision between the Rabbi's clan and Ted's cult in the finale.
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Yeah, I mean, if all of these pieces need to be in place, why would you not just have a big ol' BBQ with 'Red' the heffer? It's all about sacrificing the heffer -- which was prophesied, etc -- so it's not like there's another that can take its place (unless you clone that too, but even then -- apocalypse averted for years! duh). Then again there are so many logic holes in this series... I only watch it because the cinematography is quite lovely and the subject is original. And of course because unlike many TV shows the 'bad guys' don't always wind up coordinating their conspiracies unerringly. At least up until Josh killed Debby. Oops.
Oh yeah and they manage to snag the heffer from the Essenes. Which they brought back to Israel from Croatia. Where everyone would be looking for it.
Weird, what was the whole point of Debbie's character? I really liked the show at the beginning but now it doesn't make any sense. Falling apart, I find myself very disappointed , boo.
I am glad that Caroline has her humanity back.We all know that Damon will not take the cure. Something will happen and it will just be Elena that takes it.So now Enzo has more of a storyline, he will help Lily. I hope he just helps her control her Ripper side and not help her get the Heretics back from 1903.Miranda: Didn't Liz and Stefan have a conversation about him taking care of her before she died? I recall that she told him to date her. I hope Elena does not die but you could be right.
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Liz and Stefan had a conversation and she told him to take care of Caroline because she would need it, and she intimated that they should date, but I don't recall her ever coming out and smacking him in the face with a Date My Daughter anvil like she did last night.
You could be right. I do not recall their conversation so that is why I was not sure what their exact conversation was.
I really think they'll get another cure, Damon will take one, and then the Heretics will kill Elena somehow, leaving her gone and Damon human.
That could be true.
Thank you for your commentary, I totally agree with you. I remember when the "Tudor's" went down hill after the beheading of Ann Boleyn. Of course, that was history that had to happen, but, after all of the chemistry between Ann and Henry the rest of the show was slow by comparison. I believe that once Ragnar is gone the same will happen to "Vikings'. Right now there isn't a character with half the charisma that Travis has as Ragnar. Also, I would add there has not been chemistry between two people like there was between Lagertha and Ragnar,or love like between Athelstan and Ragnar.You take out the love, chemistry and charisma, you will still have a show, but it will be hard to connect on a personal level. Fighting, raiding, power plays only work when you care about the people behind the action.For weeks we heard about how awsome the raiding of Paris was going to be......meh, I thought the raiding of Lindisfarne more compelling because it felt more real.I miss our original characters as they were protrayed in the earlier seasons, they seemed more noble,relatable. The new characters are taken from "50 shades" and "Taming of the Shrew" . On a positive note kudos to wardrobe, and cinematography. Too bad the storyline line didn't keep up.
I actually liked the Tudors after the death of Anne Bolelyn. We'll see how they write it, but I think it's not taming of the shrew, but the greatest rags to riches story of the middle ages, and the building of a new people: the Normans. There's a whole wide world out there, and we might get to see Constantinople and a whole host of characters, if the people would give it a chance.
Amelia would not have operated anyway she's his family, family are not allowed to treat family, it's a conflict of interest. For those who say it's not believable, people die every day, from anything and everything and most of the time it's random, quick and catches you off guard... That's life. You now have a complete story if you will, almost 11 seasons of one, re- watch it reminisce, re-live, move on, get a life.
We are not talking about her operating. I am saying she is his sister and should have been called so she could say good-bye before the plug was pulled. Also, phone ringing in an area where everyone knows there is no phone reception. I have a life! :) I rarely post online, however, this show has been a favorite for a long time and I felt there was some sloppy writing!
Fuck you Shonda BICTH
You know what, the ratings this season haven't all that bad, most of which didn't have Derek in it, however, let's be realistic, I know their are those who think it can go on forever, but I think season 12 should be it. Tie up all loose ends and say goodbye while goings good! And let life for Seattle Grace/ Mercy West or Death/ Grey Sloan Memorial, go on without the camera! I think we're ready!
I kinda knew that Derek was going to die because him leaving his family would never make sense &this was the perfect departure but watching the episode had me crying my eyes out.I still can't believe that Mcdreamy is really dead .I am devasted that Meredith did not get her happily ever after.I feel like I will not be able to rewatch the first seasons of grey's especially the start of Meredith and derek's relationship without shedding a tear.I want to see how Meredith deals with this tragedy and also how others react to it especially Amelia.and Cristina better make an appearance otherwise it would not make sense because Cristina is Meredith's person and she should be with Meredith in a situation like this.
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