"Her and Shrimpy have lost everything that is important to being an aristocrat" Please!!!! Should be "SHE and Shrimpy." Did you pass 8th grade English? Ditto re "her and Prince Kuragin get together". Should be "SHE and Prince K." In both cases, it's the subject. Use "she."
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Is that all you have to say? Did you watch the show or just read the review?
it was a really good show and was treated very shabbily by CBS its last 3 seasons. Moving it to Sundays at 10 pm est was the beginning of the end. Not having a clue what to do after the end of the Red John Saga didn't help. Moving it all over the place for the last 13 episodes was ridiculous. It should have been given a full season once it was renewed. I see everyone is in the "We Are Here to Praise Cesar, Not Bury Him" mood, so I'll leave it at that for now.
The only people who said the show was ending after season 6 were the people who said/wrote that the show was going to be cancelled. Simon Baker had a contract for Season 7. One person said that it was supposed to end after they caught Red John. If that was true, then they should have slowed down that story line a lot more. There were a lot of fans screaming for the end of the Red John saga, which caused a problem because they had no idea where to go with it once that happened. They wrote a good 13 episodes for season 7, but why didn't they have any idea where to go once they decided to end the Red John saga when they did. That's the fault of the show runner and the writers. I don't think CBS really wanted to keep the show after season 7 anyway, because everybody would have needed new contracts, and since it was a WB show(not a CBS show) it might have cost a lot more. If it was replaced by another quality show, it might hurt a lot less, but Madam Secretary IS NOT a quality show.
Well considering the show was always suppose to end with they caught red john
If the show was really supposed to end when they caught Red John, they moved that story line along way too quickly. You want a show to last as long as possible, unless you're trying to end it. The fans were yelling for the Red John story to end, and the network succumbed. The only excuse for that is they wanted to end the show. once they renewed the show for season 7, they should have given it a whole season. Otherwise, Patrick should have finally caught Red John near the end of season 6 and given the show a happy ending. I wonder if Simon Baker was guaranteed his money for season 7 no matter what? That would be the reason they did a season 7.
I agree the show had some very loyal fans that would follow it around times and dates because we cared tofigure it out, but I think there is a core group of watchers that got lost anddidn't know when it would air and missed out because of that. They definitelyshould have made it a full year instead of a filler when they didn't want othershows to come up against football or in a break time for other series. BUT -saying that am grateful we got S7 at all because at some point it was going toend with series 6. Hard to complain when I was so thrilled with the ending thatwrapped up so much - and left us wanting more!
Thanks for that back history, I appreciate you taking the time to write it. I was not aware of how it all worked out but is interesting to know!
No homophobia here, just a realistic observation. I think this latest character reveal / twist may turn out to be quite a miscue for Starz. I believe a great majority of Black Sails' viewers are heterosexual males over the age of 25. It is, after all, a brutal, high energy swashbuckling adventure series. (I have gay family members and friends that have no desire to watch this show for that reason). That being said, a lot of these viewers use their favorite shows as an escape. To go somewhere else in time and live through the eyes and actions of certain characters they'd like to associate their alter egos with. Characters like Flint. However, most male viewers do not find men sexually attractive or have any desire strike up love affairs with them. Thus, Starz has just alienated these viewers, and have disappointed them to the point they may bail on the show. I myself included. The producers of this show are perhaps thinking they are on the "cutting edge", "with the times" and pushing boundaries with this plot direction for Flint. News flash... That ship has sailed. Most shows now have already, or are currently jumping on this bandwagon, and the majority of the public aren't finding it 'fresh', they are finding it annoying. When they first showed that Eleanor was having her love affair with the prostitute, I thought to myself.. here we go again, hopefully now the writers will get get that out of their system. I wasn't invested too much in their characters, so I really didn't care. Then they show the bad ass Anne as being seduced by the same prostitute, and I'm; "come on... really!". this latest reveal with Flint just pushed me over the edge. With this trend in Hollywood pandering to mass LGBT pressure, I guess FOX will soon have to write Jack Bauer into a sensitive gay relationship in the next installment of 24. Maybe I'll just go back to reading a good Mickey Spillane novel for entertainment.
Speak for yourself dude-- Dick Van Dyke wins, no contest. That other dude has nothing on him.
If the writers were trying to stay close to the true story of Mary's life they started the show wrong from the beginning because in the true history Francis never had a half brother Bash, there was no Conde and Francis died before Mary left, that was the reason she went back to Scotland. So as fun as it was to watch the love stories in this show, I'm done with watching it.
Not to be too nasty but Lady Flintshire's pity party was a bit lame as she's been an awful human being for a very long time. Difficult times can bring the best out in people instead of the worst. I echo others' thoughts on the Bates problem. All in all I enjoyed this episode immensely
Please don't let Ducky die, this is my family too😔
I wondered if somehow cole is the witness. Never thought about him being the origin. Crazy
I do so miss the show! I miss hearing Simon Baker say "stay tuned for scenes from our next episode" I so want a next episode!! I was wondering what the writers, producers, and actors were going to decide Jane and Lisbon would do instead of working for the FBI. I was expecting Jane to quit for sure and for us to find out what he would do instead. But I could never think what he should/could do to make money to live on instead and I guess they couldn't either. I love the idea of him building a house for his family and the idea of him being there for his wife and daughter and not taking them for granted which he sort of did with his first wife and child. But he probably needs to get some kind of job sometime and I can't imagine what that would be. I was hoping they would figure it out for the audience. I do see Patrick and Teresa happily married with at least two children. I am guessing a daughter first since Jane picked up his new niece right after the wedding. I see that as a hint from the show. I believe Jane will be a doting husband and father and that Lisbon will relish every minute of it. I do wish we could have learned more about Jane's past and parents. I was thrilled to find out that Teresa really did care more about Patrick than her job. I know she loves her job but I think one reason she held on to it so fiercely is because she has had to take care of herself for so long. Now she has Patrick to share her life with she doesn't have to just rely on herself so maybe she will cut back on her FBI work and spend more time with Patrick and their child. I imagine she does. I am not interested in a spin off I am just interested in the show continuing but bringing back Wayne and Grace. But I think we all know that unfortunately the show is over and it won't be back:( I love this show and I will forever be grateful to Bruno Heller for the concept for the show and to Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman, Amanda Righetti, and the rest of the cast for executing their roles so excellently. Such a great show!! I loved most of the finale. (I wish they hadn't put that reporters life in danger and then had the Lazarus kill him. He could have just stolen his phone.) And kudos to Wylie! He saved the day twice! First when he said that Jane would go to the "store" when Cho and Abbott didn't think it an important lead and then Wylie said Jane would say "do the usual and get the usual result". Second when he knew about the marriage license forms. If he hadn't known that the officiants name was on the form and not the location Jane, Lisbon, their unborn baby, and the judge would all be dead and it would have been Jane's fault for being a fake psychic on TV again. Wylie has been an excellent student under Jane. I loved the final scene when Lisbon tells Jane she is pregnant without ever having to say the words. With Jane she only needed facial expressions and body language. I loved his reaction, fantastic! I too would have really loved to see them dance at their wedding and then go off and have her share the news. I also loved the proposal and seeing them kiss a lot more and act more like a couple. I loved the song they picked for the end and watching Patrick pick up Teresa and spin around and how happy he was after he hugged Cho. They both exhibited such joy it just kept making me smile! I was so happy they decided to end the show on such a happy note. That Jane's hunting and killing Red John helped him move on with his life and find happiness again. I do believe that is what Angela would want. I think I shall go watch the ending again for the 20th or so time:)
He did hold baby Paul at the christening and the older two kids were probably in the group he taught magic tricks, even if not seen. I counted five kids in all in the Lisbon group. Two of the adults were carrying toddlers and Jimmy was carrying a baby carrier. The two older kids were Annie and the previously unmentioned Jason. The dark haired toddler looked younger than 3 1/2, but he was probably supposed to be Joey. The younger toddler was the boy from the previous episode.
Well, Jane picked up or played with all of Stan's children at the christening and at his wedding, so the subtext says it could be either a boy or a girl. I counted five kids in the Lisbon party at the wedding -- Jason, the oldest boy, then Annie, the only girl, and Joey, Brian and Paul. The Lisbon family seems top heavy on boys. That's one of the reason I'd say their baby is a girl. I'd also say so because it brings the whole story full circle. Jane lost a wife and daughter and is gaining another wife and daughter. So, head canon says girl, probably with blonde, curly hair, and with Anne somewhere in her name since Lisbon has two nieces called Annie and that suggests it was the name of her beloved mother. Elizabeth Anne, perhaps, or Katherine Anne or Margaret Anne? They also played a ballad this season called Lullaby for Mercy Ann. Jane certainly would view all of these blessings in his life as a mercy. Despite what the producer has said, I just don't think Teresa Lisbon is going to stay long term with the FBI or that she will be kicking down doors and cuffing bad guys up until two weeks before she gives birth. I think the baby will make her reconsider the dangers of the job and that she and Jane will eventually slide over into a less dangerous line of work, maybe as FBI consultants specializing in fraud and cons.
I tend to agree with you about Lisbon not working until she is two weeks pregnant and that she won't stay long term with the FBI kicking down doors and cuffing bad guys. I like the idea of them working together specializing in frauds and cons. Who knows that stuff better than Jane?And Lisbon has been learning. So no more dead bodies to look at and less danger.I have watched the wedding at least 20 times and only noticed Jane pick up his new niece and hold her for a second with a big smile on his face. I never noticed that he played with any of the other children at the wedding. I will look again. I love watching the wedding and Lisbon's surprise!!
Maybe they will have twins - one of each! Ha! Now that would be a surprise for them. It is Wednesday -feeling bummed about the hole in my schedule I've yet to fill with something so fun!
Yep twins would be fun. I felt the hole last night as well. So bummed I will never hear Simon Baker/Patrick Jane say "Stayed tuned for scenes from our next episode." again.
Comment modified at February 26, 2015 10:00
Not sure why this is such a big deal to you. I just commented that I thought the fact that Jane held his niece for a second right after the wedding and shortly before Lisbon told Jane she was pregnant and that he did not hold any other child right after the wedding and shortly before Lisbon shared the news that for me that could be a hint that the baby would be a girl. I don't care which children he interacted with at the party after the Christening I am talking about the wedding. It could have been a hint and it could not have. It certainly isn't decided.
I love the idea! Please have Jeff and Gabrielle guest star every now and then even though they will have to find a sitter for Charlie.
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