“It’s like watching R2-D2 stick his extension arm into the Grand Canyon”

TV Show: iZombie
Episode Title: Brainless In Seattle, Part 1
Original Air Date: March 13, 2018
Episode Number: 4×03

Episode Description

Liv eats the brains of a hopeless romantic and she can’t stop herself from meddling in Clive’s relationship; Major and Liv continue trying to work through their differences; Blaine is approached with an interesting offer.

My Review

I really liked seeing Liv, Peyton, and Ravi hanging out and just having fun. The makeover scene was also a lot of fun even after Major walked in on them. Seems like Liv is a Ravi/Peyton shipper, too. They really should end up together before this show ends because I think they complement each other. And I don’t know what that look was when Peyton was watching Ravi dance, but it looks like she was thinking about their time together, so here’s hoping the writers eventually pave the way for their reunion. Not that soon, though, I hope. I can wait.

Of course Blaine had the cure all along. That bastard. And am I right in thinking that he used one of the 16 cures to turn that guy back into a human just so he could eat his brain? Damn. I wonder if Blaine got the info about Renegade before he killed that guy.

Speaking of Renegade, it was my understanding that she helps smuggles people and that she’s not a zombie who scratches people and turns them into zombies. Whatever info Chase has is incorrect. I’m afraid she’ll end up dead because of this misunderstanding. I get why Chase would want to put Renegade out, but I hope Chase or Blaine realizes that Renegade is not the one they’re looking for.

Who else laughed whenever Savage Garden’s Truly Madly Deeply would play after Liv sees her next soulmate? Too funny. Also got a kick of hearing an Aly & AJ song playing when Liv and Peyton were at the bar waiting for their drinks. “This song kicks ass.” I see what you did there, show.

Dale, nooooooo. I hope there’s a perfectly good explanation for her kissing that guy. Maybe she was undercover? Maybe her and Clive have agreed that they could see other people to satisfy their urges? I don’t know. It just bums me out that Dale would cheat on Clive (CLIVE!). If the zombie/human thing is an issue then she should break things off with him because that would be less painful than him finding out she cheated on him.


“Is that a new sweater?”

TV Show: Agents Of SHIELD
Episode Title: Principia
Original Air Date: March 16, 2018
Episode Number: 5×13

Episode Description

The team goes in search of Gravitonium in order to save the world.

My Review

Deke knows! That was very well-done on the actor’s part when he realized who Jemma was and who Fitz was. Him staring at Fitz and awkwardly asking if he was wearing a news sweater was very funny as was Fitz asking if Deke was okay because he was staring at him like a weirdo. ๐Ÿ˜„ I hope Deke doesn’t say anything and just enjoys this little bit of knowledge for a while and when he has to, then he can tell them. I just want the hijinks to last for a bit more.

Seeing Fitz and Deke in similar poses (with their hands on their hips) while watching the team on the flying ship cracked me up. Like grandpa, like grandson. How cute were Jemma and Fitz calling each other “husband” and “wife”? Jemma saying they should hyphenate their last names and Fitz saying “Mr. and Mrs. Simmons-Fitz. Sounds great. Rolls right off the tongue.” Hahaha, oh, show. You are just trolling now.

So great to find out a bit more of Mack’s background (Mack Hammer!) and I really liked Tony Caine and hope that he comes back in a later episode just to follow up on some info in regards to Deathlok so the team can help Coulson. All the Hammer jokes were great: “Hey, Mack Hammer. Can’t touch this.” “It’s Hammer Time.”

Mack bringing back one of those robots so Fitz can use them to design Yo-Yo’s arms was very sweet of him. Yo-Yo joking about being “stumped” when Mack asked her to guess what else he brought back…hahahaha. Glad to see she’s somewhat on her way to recovery. It broke my heart earlier in the episode when she sounded like she was losing hope and didn’t believe that the future can be changed. Very well-played by Natalia.

Is Ruby really forming her own team right under her mom’s nose or were all those things she told Alex lies just to make him trust her? She told him the truth, but the lie was the part about her forming her own team. I’ve a feeling she really is building her own team and that when Hale finds out about it, it will have been too late. I don’t want Alex and Ruby to get together, though. I find it creepy because she looks like a teenager.

“This is not worth dying for”

TV Show: How To Get Away With Murder
Episode Title: Nobody Else Is Dying
Original Air Date: March 15, 2018
Episode Number: 4×15

Episode Description

Annalise and her inner circle deal with the aftermath of a suspicious death that culminates with a shocking arrest. A new development involving one of their own changes everything.

My Review

Kind of an understated finale compared to this show’s previous finale episodes. Did anyone else thought that Annalise was going to accidentally kill the baby? Her patting it in the back seemed a bit hard and I was so scared that she was going to kill the baby that way so I’m glad that didn’t happen. That entire scene just seemed so ominous, though. What exactly was the show trying to do there?

Who was that kid? Someone tell me that’s not Bonnie’s kid. He must be, what, 18? If Bonnie had him pretty young, then it’s possible he could be her kid, especially after we saw Nate looking at her files. This show and its fascination with the son and mother relationship is something else. Makes me wonder what kind of relationship the creator, Peter Nowalk, has with his own mother.

Of course Nate didn’t get rid of those files. That is a goldmine so if there’s anyone in that “cult” who crosses him, he has all the blackmail material he needs. Kinda creepy that he started reading it and began with Bonnie right away. Maybe he is as intrigued about her past as we are and if that Gabriel Maddox kid really is Bonnie’s kid, then that’s good. I want to know more about Bonnie myself.

Speaking of, who was Frank talking to when he said that the kid is here (referring to Gabriel)? Is the show faking us out by implying that Gabriel is Annalise’s kid? I mean, what’s the possibility of that? The kid clearly died unless there was some sick ploy to switch out her baby with a dead baby?? Hey, anything is possible on this show!

Laurel definitely killed her mom and I know the scratches on her arm doesn’t prove anything, but what if she had a psychotic break and lost it on her mom and she blacked all of that out and that’s why she doesn’t remember a thing? If this is true, that poor baby is going to grow up mother-less, unless Annalise can prove that Laurel didn’t do it somehow.

What Michaela did was ICE COLD (see what I did there?). Damn, she really is aiming to be the next Annalise Keating, isn’t she? I don’t know, man. It’ll be hard for the others to get past this at least for the time being, but I guess I see why did it. She could have gone about it a different way, though. And as much as Simon is an ass, he doesn’t deserve to be deported back to a country that persecutes gays.

I was on Asher’s side at the beginning of the episode when he was lashing out at Michaela, but just like with Frank, I wanted him to stop with the snide comments already and show some respect. He definitely needs time to get over it, but there’s a time and place for being a “doucheface” and it’s not when everyone else is concerned about their fates.

Other random thoughts and observations:

– Not surprised Annalise won the class action lawsuit. I wonder if she’ll get an influx of clients next season.

– Good on Connor for reapplying back to school.

– Loved that Laurel is staying with Bonnie. These two needed more scenes this season.

– Tegan coming through, hell yes! “I’m in.” I love it.

– Jorge ending up in jail is what he deserves. What a horrible human being.

– Bonnie needs to run far away from that guy (Ronald?) that works at the DA’s office and Denver’s second in command. He doesn’t seem trustworthy. I laughed when she dropped her phone after she swiped right and got the notification that he also liked her, lol.

– Oliver asking Asher to be his best man was a cute scene, but I don’t get why he asked Asher. Doesn’t he have any other friends?

– I laughed when Annalise introduced herself to Christopher as his godmother, but that he doesn’t know it yet because Laurel has yet to get off her ass to ask Annalise.

– Good riddance to Denver. Why did Jorge have him killed? To cover his own ass?

– Also, did we get an answer as to why Wes was killed? I’m still lost as to why he had to die.

“Man, she’s mean”

TV Show: This Is Us
Episode Title: The Wedding
Original Air Date: March 13, 2018
Episode Number: 2×18

Episode Description

Kevin and Randall struggle to pull off the big day; Kate is flooded with memories of Jack; Deja struggles to adjust to her new living situation.

My Review

What an amazing finale. Of course, there were tears. Lots and lots of tears. There were also a lot of laughs and the ending had a few shocking reveals as well. All in all it was the perfect episode to end the season with. Aside from the Deja storyline, I loved everything about this episode, so let me count the ways.

1) It was AWESOME to see him being the wedding planner and really taking it seriously. He might not be everyone’s favorite Pearson family member, but he sure as hell mine. His speech got me all teary-eyed especially when he was talking about what Jack would have said if he was at the wedding. Starting it off with “Katie girl” did it for me. Asking the Pearsons to let that breath go and release all the emotions in regards to Jack was pretty therapeutic.

2) I was laughing so hard when Madison saw Kevin and instantly glommed on to him and how Kevin and Randall reacted to that. I love Madison, but yeah, she’s not who Kevin needs right now and I’m sure he’s not who she needs right now. Kevin telling Randall “Don’t let me sleep with her” was too funny.

3) Loved, loved, loved Zoe instantly. No wonder she’s beloved by Beth and the girls. I would have loved to have seen her interact with Randall as well just to see how their dynamic is. Her telling her story to Deja was very moving and it’s unfortunate that nothing really sunk in.

4) I’m all aboard the Zoe/Kevin (Zovin? Kezoe?) ship and their brief scene on the plane was the sweetest. Forehead kisses are the best so when Kevin did that, I practically swooned, haha. I was smiling so big when Zoe came up to Kevin during the wedding to tell him that she liked his toast. Go after your man, girl! On a shallow note, my goodness, they are a damn good-looking couple. Also, does anyone else think that the actor playing Zoe could be the love child of Mel B from the Spice Girls and Kylie Bunbury (star of the now-cancelled Pitch)? It’s all I could see every time she showed up onscreen.

5) Kevin and Randall’s scenes were some of my favorite scenes as well. They were perfectly in sync with each other and I loved how nothing else mattered but to give Kate her perfect wedding. The two of them playing worst-case scenario in the car was hilarious. Yeah, I don’t think that’ll take off, but kudos to Beth and Randall for using that as a way to deal with tough situations.

6) Kate looked absolutely stunning in that wedding dress. Rebecca was right. I really liked how Kate dealt with finally letting Jack go so she can make room for Toby in her heart. I have never been a Toby fan, but the show has done a great thing this season wherein they made me not dislike him so much. Kate realizing what she had to do in order to have a successful marriage was quite moving. Her walking down memory lane got me choked up especially after Jack said his speech about her getting married and how he’ll walk her down the aisle as we see Kate walking down the aisle in front of her brothers. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

7) Kate telling Rebecca that Rebecca’s not in her way and that Kate wants to be just like her mother was another tearjerker. “You are not in my way. You are my way.” Fuck you, show! ๐Ÿ˜ญ I liked the moment of levity before this scene where Rebecca just rambles on and complimenting Kate non-stop because she fears that she’ll say something that’ll set Kate off. I hope that’s the end of Rebecca feeling like she has to walk on eggshells every time she’s talking to Kate because I want them to have a great relationship.

8) Toby’s parents are Wendie Malick and Dan Lauria?! That instantly endeared him to me, for some reason, since I love both of them. I get why they warned him about Kate, but they really didn’t know Kate that well so I don’t think they had a leg to stand on. Judging from the flashforward, it looks like that Toby is either suffering from depression or came down with a horrible sickness. I’ve a feeling it’s the former, but we’ll see. I hope what his parents said about Kate is not the reason he’s in this state.

9) The only thing that I wasn’t too fond of in this finale was Deja stinking up the place with her attitude. I also get why she’s acting all surly, but why is she taking it up with the Pearsons who have nothing but been nice to her when the person she should be mad with is her mom. It’s not the Pearsons’ fault her mom left her there and waived her parental rights. Ugh. Not really looking forward to this storyline next season. Her destroying Randall’s car – he paid for it in case! – was pretty low. I’ve a feeling she’s testing Beth and Randall to see how far she can go before they do something to punish her or throw her out. Not exactly sure what her plan here is.

10) Those flashforwards were quite interesting. My favorite was of course seeing Kevin and Zoe together. Seeing Toby in that state was very sad. I really hope Randall and Tess were not talking about Beth when they said that it’s time to see her. They’re either talking about visiting someone’s grave, visiting someone in a hospital who’s sick or in a nursing facility, or visiting someone in prison. There are a lot of possibilities, but I hope it’s the last one and that they’re talking about Deja. I can’t take it if the show has Beth die even if it’s in the future. You don’t do that to Beth, show. You better not do it. She is off limits!!

“I bounce, so our class money don’t have to”

TV Show: Black Lightning
Episode Title: Revelations
Original Air Date: March 13, 2018
Episode Number: 1×08

Episode Description

Black Lightning works with Anissa to help find information to clear Black Lightningโ€™s name. Jennifer begins interning for Lynn. Meanwhile, Gambi finds himself in a precarious situation.

My Review

Another great episode, but man, I can’t believe they also have Jennifer’s power manifesting itself now. Jefferson is going to be very busy training his daughters and who knows how Lynn will react to her entire family (except herself) being superheroes. I’m sure Gambi (once he’s let in back to the fold) will already have something sketched out for Jennifer’s suit because, let’s be real, he probably suspects that Jennifer was going to be next now that Anissa has revealed her powers.

I kinda feel like the show should have waited a couple of episodes before they revealed Jennifer’s powers because I wanted Anissa to be the focus of the power storyline for now. Oh well, I’m sure my feelings regarding this will be moot next week when we see them training all together and how fun that will be.

How awesome were the training scenes with Anissa and Jefferson? They have excellent daughter/father chemistry (as does he with Jennifer) and I loved that for all the knowledge and training that he has imparted so far, he was the one who learned the biggest lesson: that he shouldn’t change who Anissa is because that’s what essentially saved him from being blown up by that massive blast. Jefferson being all hyped up on endorphins while rambling on about what happened was adorable.

Yikes, Gambi. Him revealing to Jefferson that him leaking the truth about what ASA was doing was what got Jefferson’s father murdered was tough to find out. This one’s going to really hurt Jefferson because all this time Gambi has become a trusted family member to him and a surrogate father, and for Gambi to keep this from him all these years…damn. No wonder Gambi was so torn up and wasn’t acting like himself throughout the episode.

I wonder, though, why he said that he can no longer protect Jefferson and his family. Does Gambi not have a say in anything and he’s just a lowly agent? Because that’s not what I got from his conversations with Lady Eve. It seemed like he was one of the higher ups, but apparently not.

Pretty messed up what the ASA did at Freeland all those years ago. They used the town as an experiment and used the people as guinea pigs? Jeez. That is just insane and unbelievable to think about. But then again, who am I to say this while living in 2018 and the realities and the horrors going on right now? Who’s to say this isn’t happening in some town right now and we just don’t know about it?

What in the hell is going on with Lala? I started laughing when he began to make out with LaWanda’s ghost. His storyline is a bit on the weird side, but I’m sure it’ll all tie back to Lady Eve and Tobias somehow.

Lastly, this exchange between Anissa and Jefferson got the biggest laugh from me:

“Dad, you know how I feel about the woods. No. Black people die in the woods.”
“Yes, in horror movies, but only after the monster kills the white nerd.”

So true!

“What the fuck?!”

TV Show: Homeland
Episode Title: Active Measures
Original Air Date: March 12, 2018
Episode Number: 7×05

Episode Description

Carrie puts a plan in motion. Saul visits a source. Keane makes a desperate plea.

My Review

This seemed like a setup episode which didn’t move the plot along, but I guess we needed this episode after last week’s bloodbath. I really liked Carrie leading the team and acting out their plan. It was pretty cool. Too bad it didn’t really work, but in the end, Dante is right. Their mission’s goal was achieved (they got Simone to admit to killing McClendon and getting paid to do so) although it didn’t go as they expected it to go.

I’m surprised that it looks like Wellington is actually on Keane’s side after all? Still doesn’t explain why he disobeyed her direct orders in regards to that convoy attack at some country a few episodes ago. Maybe he really is this dedicated to making Keane’s presidency as successful as possible and even though it was the wrong thing to do (i.e. disobeying and lying to the president), he still did it because it was the politically correct thing to do (as in for the sake of politics).

So this probably means that Simone is working for someone else and is only using Wellington to get the inside scoop with the president. All signs point to the Russian (maybe) and Saul is on the same line of thinking. I’ve a feeling him and Carrie will somehow meet halfway and the cases they’ve been working on will merge together and they’ll realize that they’re both after the same group.

How great was it to see James D’Arcy aka Jarvis from Agent Carter?! He looked so different and somehow a lot younger and more attractive, haha. Will the rest of the team be back? I really did like their op and how they went about it matter of factly. I shook my head at them being all guys, though, and Carrie was right that they should have another woman on the team.

The first scene with the team talking about the op made me wonder if Carrie had slept with all of them (except Max and Dante). I’m sure that Dante and Carrie would have slept together before this season ends. I’m hoping the writers avoid going there and just have them genuinely be friends. I thought it was sweet that he kept track of Carrie taking her meds and I groaned when they were making googly-eyes at each other. Did love Max interjecting with “I took a Zyrtec at 1. Hay fever.” ๐Ÿ˜…

Keane’s idea to have the FBI widows at the memorial was genius and hopefully is just the beginning of this whole clusterfuck dying down somewhat. Mary Elkins, the widow and owner of the house that O’Keefe stayed in, going up to meet the widows and inviting them to sit with her and her family made me tear up. Talk about a powerful and very moving scene.

Thankfully we had very minimal O’Keefe so I found this episode a lot more enjoyable than previous episodes this season. Here’s hoping that’s the end we’ll see of him. Of course he didn’t think that massacre wasn’t his fault. What a fucking toolbag. Take responsibility for your words and action, asshole.

“You wanna ask Siri for the nearest gas station?”

TV Show: Timeless
Episode Title: The War To End All Wars
Original Air Date: March 11, 2018
Episode Number: 2×01

Episode Description

After barely escaping an explosion at Mason Industries, Wyatt and Rufus chase the Mothership back to a French battlefront during World War 1 to rescue Lucy from Rittenhouse. There, they discover that Lucy has recruited Marie Curie, the famous French scientist and the only person ever to win two Nobel Prizes, to help save the life of a wounded American soldier, only to learn that the soldier is Lucyโ€™s own great-grandfather who Rittenhouse is bringing to the present to be their leader.

My Review

Welcome back, show!!! I’m so glad this show was brought back from the dead and NBC changed their minds and renewed it for a second season. I firmly believe that Time Team went back in time and said something to the NBC folks to convince them to renew the show. I won’t believe anything else.

What a great premiere episode this was. It had everything I could have asked for in an episode and more. Seeing the team reunited made me smile like an idiot. I have never been a big Wyatt/Lucy shipper because I don’t want them to get together right away, but since it’s inevitable at this point, there’s no point in not joining that ship. I do like them together, but would rather have the show take things slow. I thought that them about to kiss each other before Jiya walked in was too soon and not necessary during this scene so I just rolled my eyes when I could see what was coming.

Aside from that small nitpick, everything else was great. Lucy, Carol, and Emma traveling back to 1918 France and meeting Marie and Irene Curie was AWESOME (kudos to the casting because the actors looked like they could have been mother and daughter). Seeing Lucy’s reaction to meeting these famous folks will never not be enjoyable and her meeting Marie was no exception. I thought it was adorkable that she curtsied to Marie, lol.

Loved Lucy bonding with Irene and their domineering/dominant mothers. Their first meeting was VERY funny:

“Your English is excellent.”
“Your French is terrible.”


So why did Rittenhouse want to bring Keens to the future? What is his purpose going to be? The way Carol introduced herself as his granddaughter was pretty damn cool, I thought. It reminded me of the reveal on Agents of SHIELD last week as to who this character from the future is related to in the present.

I must say that even though Emma is pretty much heartless, I love the character because of her no-nonsense attitude and just being all about the work and sticking to the mission. Plus, she’s Karolina Dean’s mom from Runaways so that’s pretty damn awesome in itself. I totally didn’t make the connection when I was watching Runaways, though. No wonder she looked so familiar, lol.

Meanwhile back in the bunker, things are somewhat the same except the digs are a lot less nicer and their resources are limited. I don’t feel sorry for Mason at all and I kinda wish the character died in that explosion. I think that if he was played by another actor, I wouldn’t have a problem with him, but since that’s not the case, I have to put up with the actor’s cringe-worthy “acting” for the duration of the season.

Have they figured out why Jiya keeps on having these fainting spells? Has she told anyone what she sees every time she passes out? Rufus continues to hilarious. His reply when one of the officers asked him which regiment he and Wyatt are from (“The black one”) was too damn funny. Him yelling “Clockblocker” was another highlight. ๐Ÿ˜„

To end this on a shallow note (because why not), I was enjoying watching all three women (Lucy, Emma, and Carol) looking absolutely gorgeous in their period outfits. I thought to myself, this show has such an attractive cast. I feel blessed, haha.