Flashback – I started this blog because the Homeland writers were killing me with the boring Dana Brody is a teenage drama queen plotline. But then they delivered the awesome reveal about Carrie, and reduced Dana’s screen time. And then, they gave us “Good Night,” what a great episode! Homeland is really starting to get into a groove again. I really liked Carrie and Brody’s relationship of the star crossed lovers that never seem to work out. It was really interesting to see Brody become stronger from his training for the mission and you got a glimpse of the man he was before he was turned.
I was shocked when Majid Javadi showed up to greet Brody once he crossed the border with his army buddy. It’s good to know for now that Majid is cooperating and clearly isn’t having any trouble with maintaining his role in the long term plan. Majid shots Brody’s army friend and I was very confused about what the purpose was in his mind. But then I realized he is evil and he thinks like an evil person. He only would keep Brody alive because he only needs Brody and not the other guy that has no significance to him whatsoever.
On a separate note I seriously hate Lockhart and his backhanded compliments towards Carrie. He should be more grateful that Saul doesn’t expose him and ruin his life. But he still continues to intrude and I wonder what will happen when he becomes the head of the CIA. Hopeful Saul has a master plan up his sleeve to stay as director.
Another really intense part of the episode was when Brody defied his orders and told Carrie that he trusted she would get him out alive and she tells him not to be put that burden on her. I don’t know if Carrie will ever accept the fact that Brody and she aren’t going to work out, but her top priority should be to confront the fact that she is pregnant. But with all the action that is nobody’s main concern.
Overall I think this episode was great and very suspenseful. I look forward to Brody’s possible meltdown, Carrie’s hot-headed remarks and Saul hopeful putting Lockhart in his place.
Props to HBO for a cute little show called “Hello Ladies.” It stars Stephen Merchant, the very tall guy from Extras (another great show with Ricky Gervais). Stephen branched out on his own, goes to LA and is on the hunt for models. It was a short series, just 7 episodes. But the season finale was really great. All season Stuart has been kind of selfish and obsessed with dating a model. But, as the last 5 minutes shows, he’s still the guy that left a beautiful model at the beach to comfort his friend Jessica. He could have easily stayed with the model and achieved his dream. But he chose to go home and hang out with Jessica, who was devastated after being re-casted in a TV series.
Stuart’s pal Wade reluctantly accepts that he has to move on and leave his marriage behind. Wade is so nice and for him to let go of his marriage is a real milestone for him. Also, I loved how Jessica completely disses the stuck-up Amelia by bragging about her recent success. But this makes it even worse when Jessica discovers that she lost the role.
I don’t like Jessica’s boyfriend Glenn. He just completely abandoned Jessica in her time of need forcing Stuart to leave the model of his dreams. But I was so proud of Stuart for sacrificing his dream girl for friendship. No matter what Stuart says or how pretentious he acts, he will always be a good guy for helping Jessica and expecting no credit or praise for doing so.
I just want to say I’m so happy Quinn shot Carrie. She was really pissing me off and she nearly blew the entire mission. She worked so hard and suffered so much to nearly destroy everything she worked so hard to achieve. Carrie does this to us all the time; she doesn’t listen and does whatever she feels is right. Finally she sees what happens when you push the limits.
Carrie is pregnant and we suspect that Brody is the father because it really couldn’t be anyone else. She wouldn’t be able to take care of her child and the supposed father is the most wanted man in the world and a drug addict who is half out of his mind in a prison cell. Not the best recipe for a stable family.
I love Quinn this season; he is my favorite character. He’s reliable and he really cares about Carrie. Also I’m so happy for Saul; I think he can get his marriage back on track. It was so sweet when he made Mira breakfast in bed. But it was really annoying that Mira’s boyfriend is able to break into the head of the CIA house so easily. I feel like the head of the CIA’s house should have better security. I wonder what Mira’s ex-boyfriends motive is, who could he be working for?
The most intriguing part of the episode was when Saul visited Brody and he looked nearly dead. I wonder if they will allow him to return home or if it’s too late. Too late meaning Brody’s current state of mind and the fact that the world believes he’s responsible for the bombing of the CIA. Or will Saul use Brody to show his credibility as the head of the CIA. I doubt Carrie will be able to regain what she had with Brody, but at most she could bring hope back into his life.
I loved these last few episodes. The best episodes of Legend of Korra didn’t even have Korra in it, which made it amazing. I really liked the relationship between Raava and Wan. They came to relay and love each other despite having a rocky start. It seemed Korra has become calmer after discovering her past and hopeful she will stay that way. Korra can sometimes been really hot headed and tends to make decisions without thinking it through. But, maybe now she will be able to take control and reach her full potential as the Avatar.
It was so interesting to learn how the Avatar cycle and the Avatar state began. Also it reminded me of how much I miss Aang. He was so calm and always trying to look on the bright side. He actually acted like a kid unlike Korra who tries too hard to act like an adult and be taken seriously all the time.
But my favorite part was when Wan held Raava in his arms and she was so small he could cradle her. He got her into trouble and set the world in chaos but knew he could fix it, if they worked together. I really enjoyed how someone so powerful came to relay and care for Wan who nearly ruined the world, but in the end was its savor.
The episode of Legend of Korra was where we meet the first Avatar, Wan who is awesome. I wasn’t really getting into the plot lines this season and this episode reminded me why I love this show. It explained how the spirits work and it made the season finale of Avatar the Last Air bender make sense. I didn’t really get why the Fire Lion Turtle randomly was the one who showed Aang how to take away the fire lords bending. But this episode really rapped that up quite nicely. It was really interesting to see how people in the past didn’t have the ability to bend without receiving the power from the Fire Lion Turtle.
It was nice to take a break from Korra and learn about the history of how the first Avatar came to be. Overall, this episode was great and hopefully reminded everyone why this show is awesome!
So I watched the last episode of The White Queen and was very happy to find out that Henry Tudor would become king. I was rooting for him since episode one. Margaret Beaufort was always my favorite character. In the earlier episodes I was a little skeptical if she was crazy or not, but I quickly came to love her. She is so sure of herself and confident in her ability to one day out put her only son on the throne.
I loved the last scene when Elizabeth’s only living son was returned to her. He tells her that he wants vengeance for the death of his brother Edward. But Elizabeth tells him that fighting only brings death and pain and that he will live in peace with her where no harm will come to him. I really liked that scene because it was where Elizabeth realized that she needed to stop fighting for the throne. It forced her out of her home and into sanctuary and it cost her death of her eldest son. She finally understands that she has suffered enough and she just wants to have a peaceful life with her family. Although, her eldest daughter Elizabeth will marry Henry Tudor she will never be the queen again and she seems to have come to peace with that.
I was really mad at Anne and Richard after they stole the throne from Edward right after the hottest character in the world’s death.
Richard disobeyed Edward’s specific orders and made himself king. I understand that Elizabeth was too paranoid to listen to reason and realize that Richard would have made her son king. But Elizabeth is a mother and she feared for her children’s lives and wanted them to succeed their father on the throne. But overall, I can’t fully blame Richard, Anne, or Elizabeth, but I do blame them for having a lack of communication. If only they had cellphones.
My absolute favorite part of the show is the witchcraft because it always works. At first, I thought the spells that Elizabeth casted where crap and she was crazy to have believed it. But every time she cursed someone, it worked and they didn’t even seem surprised. I love how in shows like The White Queen or Game of Thrones, they’re able to have a fantastic plot lines with so many twists and turns and unpredictable characters, but adding witchcraft just takes it to a whole new level.
Overall, this was a great season finale. The only disappointment is that they are only making one season, but I did love skipping five years in one episode. That was pretty cool.
Great job The White Queen, you will be missed!
Change of gears – Legend of Korra! So, Korra is really stressed about saving the world and she’s being jerky to Mako, who is awesome. Good for you Mako, you had no choice but to break up with her. I know you are going to get back together, but please don’t, you deserve better.
Also, Korra should stop being so mean to Tenzin. He just wants to help her master air bending and reach her maximum potential. All Korra does is cling onto the person that only wants to teach her how to fight and promises to give her freedom. But that ended up not working out and she ended up trusting someone who easily convinces her she should betray her own tribe.
Personally, I like last season much better and these spirit world creatures being the next source of danger is lame. Amon was awesome and scary. Taking away someone’s bending is so cool. When he took Korra’s bending, that was monumental, but with these new spirit creatures I couldn’t care less.
But I like that Korra lost her memory when she washed up on the beach. Maybe now she will make a miraculous recovery and become fun to watch again.