Athelstan was our eye into the Viking culture. While I like to think that I would submit to Odin, most of us would probably be begging for Jesus, eventually. The Vikings were savages, and at some point one would have to decide to completely turn away from Christianity, or die as a martyr. After two and a half seasons, the writers have drawn a line. Man up and be a Viking, or give in like the priest. Plus, George Blagden has basically acted Athelstan to death, as he now has other roles and bigger opportunities. Either way, Athelstan was a great character. But I know there is plenty of story left, and fairly confident that the show will continue leaving me wanting more.
Best quote imo was Regina's answer to Cruella. "We waited forever!" "You certainly look like it!" I love her sass! Unfortunately, the rest of the episode felt rather lame. I'm pretty tired of Snow and Charming, I don't like the author storyline much and I'm uncertain about 'Rumple being all evil again - oh wait, maybe not, there's more to the story AGAIN'.Was I the only one thinking it would've been pretty hilarious if Will had been in the shop with Belle when everyone fainted? I just have to underline once more how much I enjoy the few scenes August is in. Unfortunately, on imdb he's not listed in any more episodes... guess I have to hope for the best. Because right now I feel my interest in this show fade rather quickly, nothing really keeps my interest.
I love this show, but I am getting so over Fiona's relationships. Honestly, she has a good thing; she ruins it, she finds another potential good thing, then she ruins it. It's almost like that friend that who you know just can't get her *($( together. Also, this season has seen her finally start to think of herself, but it doesn't seem to be doing her any favours. I wish they would explore a different place with her character. She needs to break away from all of the men and do something else. I am shocked too, by how completely unshielded Liam is to all of the havoc of the family. That's one thing this season has done that is go against its own method. No matter what happened before, Liam was always protected, or looked after. Most of the dysfunction of the Gallagher family came from Frank and Monica, however, Liam seems to be very influenced by the decisions of his siblings this season. Fiona left him with Sammi and Debs when she ran off to get married, and you would think that he would have some sort of connection to Sammi. Having him poke the "corpse" of Sammi after grabbing his head in an almost angry way really clinched it for me. This kid is going to need some serious help in the next few years! :P I did like the reconciliation of Vee and Kev- they are always strong as a couple no matter what happens, and that is one area the show does not let us down. I also enjoyed Frank's scenes with Bianca. You got to see an almost human-side of Frank when he tried on several occasions to pull Bianca down from the ledge per se. By calling her family, it's an anti-Frank move, because let's face it, she was his meal ticket. It's like he is looking at himself years before the drugs and alcohol and wants to give her a chance to pull away - not ruin a perfectly good person with the things that have ruined him. Then in true Frank style - once he's had his moment of conscience, he's off to Costa Rica :) haha Ian's story lines this season have made my heart hurt. Watching someone who had previously shown no real sign of mental illness progress from a reckless, gay teenager who was obsessed with the army is heartbreaking. However, this is one way the show has gotten real life down to a T. Now that he has been diagnosed, just like in real life, it is easy now and only now to look back on his behaviour over the past few seasons and see how it was always leading there. I just hope that he either gets some help or learns to live happily with Monica - someone who will not belittle him for being himself. Lip's storyline as always is exciting. I wonder where it is going to go. I hope that it doesn't lead to his downfall. He seems caught at a crossroads between his new and old lives - not quite able to fit into either of them right now. It would be nice to see him land somewhere in the middle, but I think he is an all-or nothing kind of a guy. I didn't hate this episode, but I didn't love it either - some things just rubbed me the wrong way.
Finally saw the finale, it was great.
it was a good finale but to me the best is still season 2 finale. I really miss the Maggie of season 2/3 and the sum of 4. she became such a kick ass character and the poster girl for hotness in a post apocalyptic world. she didn't really get to do much this season but stand around.
I totally agree with you. The show is definitely not doing finales like they used to. While I agree with Sean, this finale was well paced and exciting. Looking back, it was all a bit anticlimactic. In one corner, Rick is removing those perceived as a threat. In another, you've got Sasha and Glenn sparing the priest and Nicholas who are clearly a threat. Now, we have to wait seven months to watch those characters screw things up again. This showrunner tends to drag storylines out; I miss Glen Mazzara.
In my opinion, the difference between Gabe, Nicholas, and Pete is that I don't think Gabriel and Nicholas are beyond redemption. Yes, both of these characters got people killed but it was mostly due to fear.They are actually very similar to Eugene. Eugene got plenty of people killed early on with his lie, but he's slowly getting past his fear, and I think will eventually become a very valuable member of the community. In contrast, Pete is just a violent man with a very dark soul. From what we can tell, he's always been this way, and it is very unlikely he would ever change.
I totally get what you mean. I was glad to feel invested in this ep, there was that exciting feeling in watching it. I am curious as to how everything will turn out for S6 and how long the characters will stick around in Alexandria. Let's hope that's not dragged out.
Maggie definitely took what felt like a backseat this season. Hopefully, she gets more to do for S6!
Delena is way too boring at this point. They need to make a serious change if they want to keep viewers, so I do think they should be on the road to a breakup. Their whole relationship just seemed forced ever since the sire bond storyline. The show needs to go back to their original story line with Stelena at the forefront. They were way better together.
Snow and Charming made a big mistake, when Snow said it, it sounded as the biggest understatement of the century! I think the point here is that heroes and villains are simply human...so no-one can be 100% good or bad.
What about the Mother from HIMYM,, even though everybody probably wants to forget about the HIMYM series finale
Hard for me to believe a show with such brilliant production standards is on a basic cable channel! Vikings is worthy of HBO or Showtime or FX or AMC. Well done, History Channel!
Random thoughts about "Plan B" and the second season of "Helix" in no particular order: 1) Why did the writers of "Helix" even bother to bring back Dr. Hiroshi Hatake and Sergio Balleseros only to waste these two great characters in such crappy and insulting ways? 2) So 30 some years in the future, Julia returns to the same island she gave the impression as if that was her first time being there, and when she is taken to the destroyed Abbey she acts as if she is seeing the place for the first time in her life. 3) Peter has abandoned all of his medical principles and will now wantonly kill innocent people all in order to become the new leader/demigod of the cult? Okay. 4) How is it possible that the cult conveniently had this very impressive state of the art incubator just sitting around, but yet the breeding area under the Abby was so incredibly primitive? 5) Wouldn't it have been nice to have some sort of an explanation as to how the immortals actually became immortal, how Hatake ended up on the island, how Alan learn about the island, and its possible significance to Ilaria - rather than wasting all of this season dragging out Michael's boring backstory, and resorting to lame plot twists of incest, hand jobs and a Jonestown like mass murder simply for shock value. 6) I'm guessing that was Landry dragging the angry and deformed Amy away. Will they finally end up being couple now? 7) I know Michael was immortal, but 30 plus years with no water and food, and he was in remarkably great shape, aside from needing a bath and a change of clothes when Julia rescued him. 8) While the first season of "Helix" occasionally wandered off into seemingly unrelated story lines, it was so much more entertaining and worth the effort of watching, as apposed to this season, which quite frankly sucks horribly.
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