Review: The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 4 "I Carry Your Heart With Me"


An unexpected turn of events sends Damon scrambling for an alternate plan; Damon's actions force Stefan and Caroline to distract girls at a ball at Whitmore College; Enzo is determined to find out what Valerie is hiding.

AIRED: October 29, 2015

RATING: 4 ★★★★✩ Excellent!

In this episode's future scene, three years from now, Ric has what looks like twin daughters. He's failing to fix their doll, while they start getting ready for bed. When Ric notices that things have gone quiet, he gets his stake gun and finds Damon at the door with his daughters staring at him. Damon comments that it looks like Ric has gotten everything he wanted. Ric knows that the only reason Damon would be at his door is if someone died. Damon informs him that no one has died yet, but that will change if Ric doesn't do as he says and he asks if Ric is going to invite him in. Damon seems a bit homicidal and I'm wondering what has happened to cause him to be so hostile with his best friend. It also looks like Jo isn't in the picture, so what has happened to her? The mystery deepens.

It's Halloween and the final day that Ric has to be able to bring Jo back. Meanwhile, Damon finds Oscar dead and Lily sends Mary Louise and Nora to Whitmore to find out where Oscar is, since Damon missed the exchange. They send a message saying that for every hour that Oscar is not returned, a Whitmore student will die. Stefan and Caroline use the Heaven and Hell Ball to distract them from their killing spree, but Nora and Mary Louise's relationship drama does a better job at distracting them. Enzo suspects that Valerie had something to do with Oscar going missing. When she tells him about Julian and her reason for killing Oscar, Enzo wants to help her prevent Julian from reentering Lily's life. Caroline wants Stefan to talk to Valerie about lifting the spell cast on her, but for some reason Stefan does everything he can to get Nora or Mary Louise to syphon the spell instead. Why doesn't he want to confront Valerie? Finally, after bringing Oscar back to life, Bonnie also brings Jo back to life.

I particularly liked Damon's story line in this episode. He came really close to losing his only chance to get Elena back when Oscar turned up dead, but Bonnie saved the day. Oscar was brought back to life and Elena was returned. But it's what Lily told Damon that really brought about a change in him. She tells him that he's too scared to find out who he is without Elena. So after some thought, Damon has Tyler come and take Elena to a safe location. Damon starts writing in a journal to Elena, questioning who he is without her. The most heartfelt moment was when he told her that no matter how far she is from him, she'll still be with him and his heart is still in the coffin with her, until she comes back to him. I seriously got all the feels from that.

Oscar's resurrection seems a bit strange to me. I can understand him being ravenous and even having no short term memory. But he seems to have absolutely no memory whatsoever of who he is. How will this effect Jo's resurrection?

Then there was the relationship dramas between Mary Loise and Nora, and Stefan and Caroline. There was a lot of jealousy on Mary Louise's part with how well Nora is adapting to their new life and she fears that she'll lose Nora to someone else and their new world. Then there's Stefan and Caroline. Caroline want Stefan to talk to Valerie about removing the anti-vampire spell from her, but Stefan seem very reluctant to come face-to-face with Valerie. He was always making excuses and looking for one of the other Heretics willing to syphon the spell. Why doesn't he want to face Valerie? Is there some truth to Caroline's insecurities?


Review: Supergirl Season 1 Episode 1 "Pilot" [Series Premiere]


Kara at age 12 was sent from her dying home planet of Krypton to Earth, where she was taken in by the Danvers, a foster family who taught her to be careful with her extraordinary powers. After being forced to bust out her super moves in public during an unexpected disaster, she begins embracing her abilities in the name of helping the people of her city.

AIRED: October 26, 2015

RATING:★★★✩✩ Very Good!

The series premiere of Supergirl starts off by giving us Kara Zor-El's back story. Later, we see her struggle between choosing to be who she truly is or continuing to stay hidden. Truths are revealed. New friends are made. And Kara's first enemy arrives in town. But there's someone more sinister behind it all, someone Kara thought to be long dead.

I would say that this pilot episode was a really good solid introduction to the series. It was great seeing Kara's journey to becoming Supergirl. There's hints of a love triangle beginning between James, Kara, and Winn. Cat is a great character that I really liked. She's snooty and quite frankly full of herself, but she's also this really strong female character that Kara seems to look up to. Then there are the escaped criminals from Fort Rozz and the General leading them. Kara's connection to the General adds mystery to the show. What are the Generals true reasons for wanting to take over Earth and kill Kara? I can't wait to see where all these relationships go in the future episodes and what the outcome will be in the end.


Review: The Walking Dead Season 6 Episode 3 "Thank You"


​A small group, including Rick, runs into hurdles while trying to return to Alexandria, and some may not make it back.

AIRED: October 25, 2015

RATING:★★★★★ Extraordinary!

This episode was amazing. It seemed like everything that could go wrong did. One half of the Walker hoard is still following Daryl, Sasha and Abraham. But the other half is quickly surrounding and at time overtaking Glenn, Michone, and Rick. They lose people in their groups and there is the continued worry for Alexandria and what's happening there. There was even a moment when I was startled toward the end of the episode. We don't know what's happened to Glenn - is he still alive or is he dead? This episode really keeps you on the edge of your seat. I can't wait to see how they make it out of this one, if they even do. At this point, it's looking a bit hopeless for some of them.


Review: The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 3 "Age of Innocence"


Damon, Bonnie and Alaric set off on a road trip in search of anything they can use against Lily; while held hostage by the Heretics, Caroline learns information about Valerie's past.

AIRED: October 22, 2015

RATING: 3 ★★★✩✩ Very Good!

Three years from now, Stefan calls Tyler to see if he's spoken to Caroline. His scars has opened up and he doesn't have long. He needs Tyler to warn Caroline, since she's not answering his calls. Tyler agrees and tells him that he should be running. Stefan is already on his way; he has a bag ready and sets his car on fire. I'm really interested to see more of this future scene play out. Who is Stefan running from? What's really going on?

This episode is mostly flashbacks and flashforwards. In the beginning of the episode we see three years into the future where Stefan is on the run and calls Tyler to check on Caroline. Then we're back to the present and we learn more about Stefan's past with Valerie. She was the first love of Stefan's life. She was there even before Katherine. We also learn about Julian, the man that Lily is in love with, who it appears she's trying to being back. But it seems that he's not a very good man and Lily is completely blind to who he really is.

Valerie's story was quite heartbreaking. While I don't really like her now as a Heretic, I kind of liked her when she was human in 1863. The fact that Lily had sent a couple of her people to check on Stefan and Damon before she left for Europe, shows that she still very much loved her sons. But as Damon said when he called Lily to make the trade for Elena, time went by and she found a new family. I liked the moment when Damon told her that he finally understood why she considers the Heretics as her family now and not him or Stefan. That he has a new family as well, which includes Ric and Bonnie and the others.

This stuff with the Phoenix Stone is getting dangerous really fast. Oscar's warning that those messing with the Stone end up dead is a very bad omen. I was surprised when Valerie showed up at his bedside and then killed Oscar when she learned that he knew where Julian was. She will literally do anything to keep his resurrection from happening. We see a softer side to Lily when she lets Caroline go after Caroline shows her Stefan's journal and the things he had written about her.


Review: The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 2 "Never Let Me Go"


Damon makes an impulsive decision that threatens to unravel a carefully negotiated deal between Stefan and Lily, so Damon tries to make amends with his mother before things spiral further out of control. Meanwhile, Alaric obtains a mysterious artifact; Matt makes a risky life or death decision; and Caroline uncovers a shocking detail about Stefan's past.

AIRED: October 15, 2015

RATING: 5 ★★★★★ Extraordinary!

The Heretics have killed 10 people since the evacuation. Caroline has been strung up and tortured. Alaric tells Bonnie about the Phoenix Stone, but when she feels for it's magic disturbing visions of death accompany it. Lily has taken the two people Damon and Stefan care about most. Matt had to die so that Damon and Stefan can get into the Salvatore House. Valerie casts a spell on Caroline, making her skin like vervain. The victims in the Phoenix Stone visions have X-shaped wounds. Caroline's rescue attempt fails. Lily banishes Damon from Mystic Falls for good. Alaric tests the Phoenix Stone with surprising results. Enzo reveals his reasons for choosing Lily's side. And Nora reveals to Caroline Valerie's reasons for what she did to her.

This whole business with the Phoenix Stone is very interesting, especially when it looks like the X-shaped wounds we've been seeing are somehow involved. Alaric is so focused on reviving Jo, that he's not thinking of Bonnie's warning and the possible consequences. The fact that it looks like the Stone is somehow involved with death and torture can't mean anything good.

Lily is trying to put Damon and Stefan at odds with each other, and taking Caroline and Elena is just part of the plan. But Damon conspires with Stefan to use Lily's plan against her. They'll appear to be against each other, meanwhile Damon will go out and look for the missing Heretic to use as a bargaining ship to get Caroline and Elena back. While it seems like Damon and Stefan are always at odds, they have a pretty strong bond that I don't think Mommy Dearest could break. They always seem more likely to work together against their enemies, than allow said enemies to separate them. As evidenced by Damon's plan.

But it does look like the Heretics are trying to get Caroline against Stefan. Nora shows Caroline one of Stefan's journals that Valerie always keeps with her. She wants Caroline to know that real reason Valerie put the vervain skin spell on her. She directs Caroline to the entry for July 15th, 1863. It looks like Stefan had met Valerie in 1863 and was quite enamoured with her. The question is whether Caroline is going to let this affect her feelings for Stefan.

I'm really enjoying the scenes from 3 years into the future. This time we're taken to Dallas, Texas where Caroline is the director of KQBC News. Her "fiance" calls and wants to schedule a trip back to Mystic Falls before the wedding. Caroline states that he knows they can't go back there. At the end of this episode, we're shown the end of the new day and Caroline has received another call, this time from Stefan and it sounds urgent. She wants nothing to do with Stefan, though. When she turns her back on her assistant, he's killed and when she turns back around, Caroline is staked. What all this mean, I have no idea. But I'm interested in knowing who the "fiance" is and why Caroline wants nothing to do with Stefan. And is she dead or just incapacitated.


Review: The Walking Dead Season 6 Episode 1 "First Time Again" [Season Premiere]


In the Season 6 premiere, Rick and the group continue to have trouble assimilating into Alexandria; and a new threat could bring them closer together or drive them further apart.

AIRED: October 11, 2015

RATING: 4 ★★★★✩ Excellent!

In this Season 6 Premiere episode, the show picks up right after the events of the Season 5 Finale. It switches between past and present events, which are shown by the past events being in black and white and present events in color. Rick and the people of Alexandria are trying to lead a HUGE hoard of Walkers out of the nearby quarry and away from Alexandria.

The episode intermittently switches to past events, starting from what happened right after Reg was killed by Pete and Rick killing Pete, and shows how the people are feeling about it and the new dynamic within the community. There's a lot of distrust and hostility, especially coming from an Alexandrian named Carter. But then the very serious problem of the quarry full of Walkers comes up and they have to work through their differences to protect the community and its people.

There's a lot of character growth in this episode. It truly amazes me how much the writers can fit in just one minute of the show. And then there was a HUGE cliffhanger at the end. That cliffhanger is just torturous. All in all, it was a good solid episode and a great start to the season. I was just a bit overwhelmed with the back and forth between the past and present.


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