I hope the networks don't give up on Matthew Perry. I love him, but he's been in so many stinkers since Friends. Not that this is a stinker exactly but it's not likely to get much of a viewership. I wouldn't even have watched tonight if he hadn't been in it.
I would love it if Stephen came back. But we'll probably have to wait until after pilot season to see if that can happen. Fitz isn't man enough for Olivia. There probably aren't many who are. I'd like to see her with someone who is worthy of her.
@Art - Enlighten me - What are the writers doing with Olivia's character? For the life of me, I can't understand why the writers are risking totally destroying her character. You have many fans on various websites no longer rooting for her which is a bad sign - when people stop rooting for the main protagonist, then either the main protagonist is replaced or the show loses viewers. Look what happened to Fitz character. They destroyed his character to the point that you have people (not me) that were rooting for Jake. After the debacle of Season 3, you would think that the writers would want to right the ship in Season 4.
I don't think the writers really know. This is Olivia Pope show but the writers have no clue how to write for her. Do you remember 211? How tough it was for someone with such high integrity as Olivia to rigged an election. She cried and fought it, but gave in because she wanted the win for the man she loved Fitz. That Olivia has disappeared from the show. She has no integrity now. I don't know who she loves or if she capable of loving anyone but herself. So that little speech she gave Fitz was her daddy talking. Every word sounded like something Rowan would say." I'm on my own." Shonda wants to prove that the psycho killer daddy who pimped his daughter out to have sex with Jake on video is a good father who gave her good advice. It is insane the writing on the show. But you got people who have fake love for Olivia like Miranda and her kind who love this stuff and love when Olivia is written poorly because in reality all they really care about is Mellie. Just call a spade a spade. I keep it real!
lol laughable and she is woman enough for him? what makes him 'not man enough"???
Totally agree. I never saw why Fitz is totally fixated on Olivia. The same goes for Jake. What is it about Olivia that Fitz and Jake love so much.
Do you think Olivia is woman enough for Fitz? Abby and Fitz are for me the most honest, and sincere person in the show. And what people call weakness, like big jerry is kindness and dedication. Team Fitz for ever
I might have to jump on this Abby and Fitz ship. I like both characters and I both are honest and sincere people who lead by their hearts and feelings and not their heads, which can get both in trouble. Olivia really disappointed me. I know what the writers are doing, but it is making me not liking the character. She's cold, selfish, arrogant, mean, self absorbed...pretty much all the things Mellie is. Poor Fitz. Don't get me wrong, I still love the Olitz chemistry, but Olivia isn't worthy of Fitz love in my eyes. Maybe she deserves a jobless bum killer like Jake with nothing going for himself but hanging out at OPA looking stupid.
The true highlight of this episode was Caroline snapping Elena's neck ! I guess Caroline's short time around Enzo paid off. I have been wondering about mama Salvatore since the second season and I'm surprised they pulled the trigger this late in the game. I totally saw it coming though so I wasn't so surprised. dark Caroline !!! FTW!!!!I'm super excited to see her hooking up with random guys and killing them mofos like a boss. it has been such a long time since a vampire has embraced being a vampire on this show that I cannot wait to see it, especially from her. oh yeah and Matt wants to be a cop and Tyler as his deputy lol... I kinda laughed out loud during that scene.
This is the best TVD episode in a while! I totally agree about Bonnie - she should have an entire episode focused on her return! She's been fighting to come back for what feels like forever and figured out a way back ON HER OWN. It almost seems like the others have given up on saving her. I'm so so glad that Caroline told Elena off - she totally had that coming. Can't wait to see the new Caroline! I'm not sure that I love Stefan and Caroline but I don't hate them as much. (Yes, it's 2015 and I'm still a Klaus + Caroline shipper UGH) Not to sound picky but doesn't Caroline have any aunts, uncles, cousins, etc who could've helped with planning the funeral? Seems a tad odd that she was left to organize it on her own. Perhaps it's the writers nod to her Type A personailty. I found that a little strange. Also has the gang abandoned their college plans? They've kind of been hanging out in Mystic Falls for what feels like months. Is it summer vacation? I kind of miss werewolf Tyler and hope he has a better storyline ahead.
great observation I'm sure Liz had a mother and father... perhaps brothers and sisters ? it seemed there was no immediate family on her side other than Caroline.
The relasionship between Tony and Ellie is turning out really good. She truly thinks of him as a mentor ans someone she can learn from and he is enjoying that. Looks like it will be the basis of a strong friendship. It was kinda sad to see when she gave him a complement he was convinced it was snarky. He lit up when he realized it was honest. Gibbs' straighning Fornell out was Gibbs as me know him. One of the best episodes this season.
Adult dipers. LOL. Funny and disturbing at the same time, that you think of Mark Harmon in adult dipers and being hot at the same time. You gave me a good laugh! Thanks!I also rememeber not being too crazy about Ziva in the beginning. And she has actually been the least realistic character on NCIS. But I liked her and was sad to see her go. The only good thing about her leaving was an end to the TIVA thing. It was sad to see Tony acting like a puppydog and Ziva walking all over him. One of the reasons I always liked Ellie is because she has always looked up to Tony and McGee and never tried to be better than them. She is just trying to be as good as them, And she will be. No one is a perfect field agent (except ZIva) within a year. Just remember how McGee was the first seasons. :-)
I think so too. I think she gave him a nice compliment. First, I don't think he believe it and then he new she was being straight with him. They are starting to work nicely together. Gibb and Fornell are great together. I hope they bring Fornell on more, because I think he is a good actor.
I agree that Joe Spano is a terrific actor and I enjoyed his performance in Cabin Fever, but instead of more GIbbs and Fornell, or Gibbs and McGee, or Gibbs and Vance, or Gibbs and guest star, I wish we would get an episode that highlights the Gibbs and Tony relationship. They never share anything more than small bits of dialogue that merely advance the story. They are not written as a featured pair with writing that features their personal relationship anymore and fans have been complaining about missing this relationship for many seasons now. One has to wonder why the writers are trying to push Gibbs with pretty much anyone but Tony. That relationship was originally one of the best things on the show and now they've completely scrapped it. It seems like since Don Bellasario left they've done just about everything they can to downplay Tony's importance without actually killing him off.
I agree with you that they should show more of Gibbs and Tony. He used to go with him, but you do not see that much anymore.
I like Ellie, too. I watched the episode where Gibbs asked her to join the team last night on USA. She wasn't very appealing at that time; it was like the writers were trying too hard with her character. However, as time has passed, she has really grown on me, like Ziva once did. I think the team has gotten back to having a nice balance of skills and personality. Gibbs is still a borderline sociopath, but, what the hell, he is also still a smokin' hottie, even if he is old enough to have his adult diapers paid for by Medicare. *Happy, nostalgic sigh*
not yet for Medicare! He's only 63!
yup and for once a relationship that can't be based on the sexual tease, because she's married. Yeah!!
'Calling Sheriff Forbes, No response Radio number.. is out of service' that was very sad. Then the speech and the song that Carol sung. Vampire diaries knows how to do funerals.
Oh god, the Calling Sheriff Forbes bit had me bawling. No lie.
I cried right there for the 100th time during the episode.
This was the worse move CBS has ever made, first Stalker is a outstanding and thrilling show with good strong characters. CBS for some unknown reason thinks its wise not just to cancel the show but not to even complete the season which has fans and viewers shaking their heads in disbelief. This is really how CBS is going to leave a great drama with no closure? I just don't get it Stalker never disappointed me, I always liked the story line loved the cast. So why is CBS cancelling such a show well it always comes down to money so for some reason CBS didn't see it making enough for them. What a shame.
Thanks for your great review, Christine. Doing that for a double episode is a lot of work! I loved the ending of the story, so I have no real complaints. Really, just full of happiness about it. Sweet, sweet ending, but perfect. So, the shot of Lisbon in her wedding dress, her veil covering her face even, drawing a bead on Lazarus and then Jane sneaks behind her and peeks out at us. Hilarious. It still makes me giggle helplessly. But it gave me an idea! How about: The Janes. A rom-com procedural mini-series. I think it's perfect, lol. Simon has recently said he'd like to create and do a mini-series. It would take a few years to get screen-ready, so maybe he and Robin would be rested up by then and feel like doing it for fun. Just a little head cannon that gives me a lot of pleasure.
I liked how archer and Cheryl had a little moment. Lana has been being a big B word. Nice to see archer get affection from somewhere.
I don't think it changed Archer treating Cheryl like dirt. The two have hooked up before and between the gang, hooking up is really a very small deal.
Thank you for the notes. My husband and I think that King Antoine is lying. "Pesky" is a perfect description of the character. We are excited about Elizabeth's character! Great review.
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