Review: The Walking Dead Season 6 Episode 8 "Start to Finish" [Midseason Finale]


After a few moments of peace, trouble finds its way to Alexandria again with a threat that may be too big to defeat.

AIRED: November 29, 2015

RATING:★★★★★ Extraordinary!

The mid-season finale was insane! So much happens in this episode that I don't even know what to write. It's kind of overwhelming. Everyone one is battling something in the episode. Fear, hopelessness, defeat, death, the Wolf, Walkers and each other. They are all fighting, but the question we are left with by the end of the episode, is will they win, will they live? I cannot wait for the season to start back up!


Review: Supergirl Season 1 Episode 5 "How Does She Do It?"


While Kara is baby-sitting Cat's son, she must also protect the city from a series of bombings; Lucy Lane tries to rekindle her relationship with James.

AIRED: November 23, 2015

RATING:★★★★✩ Excellent!

In this episode, Supergirl is being tested using various methods by an unknown entity for an unknown reason. Everything from the drone to the train was used to gain information on Kara's abilities. We later find out that it is Maxwell Lord spying on Kara, wanting to know what makes her tick. Add to all this that Kara is charged with babysitting Cat's son, Carter, and being caught in the middle of James and Lucy's relationship drama, things get crazy.

So Maxwell doesn't believe that Supergirl is the kind of hero that National City needs. That's nothing new. We knew his stand on this topic from his very first appearance. But in this episode, he takes things a bit further and endangers a lot of people in his quest to learn as much as possible about Supergirl. It was so unfortunate that Ethan Knox paid the price for Maxwell's tests. Carter even ends up in danger when he goes to the train revealing looking for Supergirl. This fact makes it even more important for Kara to stop the train and Ethan. All of this is the true beginning of the feud between Maxwell and Supergirl/Kara. After confronting Maxwell, Supergirl warns Maxwell that she'll be watching him.

When Cat needs to go to Metropolis for an award ceremony, Kara is put in charge of babysitting her son, Carter. Cat warns Kara that Carter is shy and needs special treatment. It takes him a little while to become comfortable with Kara and Winn, but eventually he becomes comfortable enough to be himself. It also turns out that Carter has a huge crush on Supergirl. It was the cutest ever when he finally came face-to-face with Supergirl on the train. I also liked that after Cat returned, Carter also seems to really like Kara as well. Carter is just too cute. I hope that we get to see more of him in future episodes.

Finally, there's the drama between James and Lucy, and Kara seems to have somehow ended up in the middle. Alex warns Kara not to talk to James about his relationship, otherwise she'll be delineated to the friend-zone for good, but when Lucy confides her insecurities to Kara about feeling like she can't compete with Supergirl, Kara can't help relaying the information to James. It takes the bomb threat at the airport that Lucy was at for James to realize that he still has feelings for Lucy. I've been feeling so bad for Kara when it comes to James. And now this time, Kara helped push James and Lucy together.


Review: The Walking Dead Season 6 Episode 7 "Heads Up"


Alexandria is finally able to begin pulling itself back together; peace is embraced between the two groups. 

AIRED: November 22, 2015

RATING:★★★★★ Extraordinary!

This episode was so hopeful in the beginning. They were making plans and the others were making their way back to Alexandria. Daryl, Sasha and Abraham are on the road back. Glenn and Enid are within eyesight of the walls. Then at the end, that tower falls and you can just see all those plans for the future crumble. It's a bittersweet episode. And what was Ron planning to do to Karl? Was he really going to shoot him in the back? It was just an insane episode.


Review: The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 7 "Mommie Dearest"


Damon and Stefan confront Lily with painful childhood memories; Lily reveals a secret; Enzo challenges Julian to a duel; Valerie reveals news that upturns Caroline's world.

AIRED: November 19, 2015

RATING: 3 ★★★✩✩ Very Good!

This episode's look into the future shows Damon and Ric racing to the news station to save Caroline. Damon knows that it's a trap and he needs to trip it before Stefan gets there. When Ric comments that he didn't find a babysitter to just sit in the car, Damon informs him that his job is to stop Stefan when he arrives at the station. When Damon enters the station, he hears Caroline calling for Stefan, but it turns out to be a recording of her newscast. Damon is then shot with something that knocks him out. Am I the only one who thinks that it was completely stupid to just enter the news station, knowing that it's a trap, with no plan except getting Caroline out and keeping Stefan from getting in? He was basically asking to be taken out and now this hunter has more bait to lure Stefan in with.

When Caroline takes a pregnancy test to confirm what Valerie told her about Ric's babies being transferred to her, it comes back negative. They also go to have an ultrasound done, but that doesn't show anything either. It isn't until Valerie realizes that there's more protections on the babies in the form of a cloaking spell, that she syphons it away and the babies are revealed. I find it interesting that with everything that she's seen and been through that Caroline finds the idea of the Gemini Coven transferring Ric and Jo's twins to her so impossible. Now that it's actually confirmed, I'm wondering how she's going to handle it.

Stefan decides to host Thanksgiving dinner as a way to recruit his mother as an ally against Julian. But when he tells Lily the truth of what Julian did to Valerie and her child - Lily's grandchild - she doesn't believe it. Stefan takes drastic measures to get her to listen to him. After tying her up with vervain ropes, Stefan, Damon and Lily take a trip down memory lane. They remind her of what a monster Giuseppe Salvatore was and that Julian mirrors him in many ways. It isn't until arriving home after Julian's fight with Enzo and Damon that Lily starts to realize the truth. Julian's flippancy about risking his life when it was linked to her and then outright lying to her about his involvement in Valerie's miscarriage send Lily back to Stefan and Damon with a plan to stop Julian once and for all. I can't believe that it took such drastic measure to get Lily to see the truth. If she had no trouble seeing what a monster Giuseppe was, why couldn't she see it in Julian too? They mirror each other almost perfectly. I think it was realizing that Julian really did kill her grandchild that changed her mind. Although it didn't seem like it when we first met her, Lily has a very deep love for her children, whether they are by blood or adoption.

And finally, Bonnie and Enzo find Oscar's car and in the trunk is hidden a sword with an X-shaped blade. Bonnie recognizes it from the research she was doing on the Phoenix Stone. When she goes back to learn more about it, she finds that the Phoenix Stone gives the sword it's power against immortal enemies. Without the Stone the sword is just a sword. The mystery of the X-shaped wounds that Julian, Beau and the people in the visions Bonnie had from the Phoenix Stone is finally making sense. We also know how the vampire souls got into the Phoenix Stone. They were all vampires who had been stabbed in the heart with the sword that contained the Phoenix Stone. It's all coming together.

On a side note, I think that Bonnie's interest in Enzo is kind of cute. She tries to play it off, but I don't think she's fooling anyone, least of all Enzo.


Review: Supergirl Season 1 Episode 4 "Livewire"


Kara's foster mother visits for Thanksgiving; Cat and Supergirl become targets when an accident transforms a volatile CatCo employee into Livewire.

AIRED: November 16, 2015

RATING:★★★★★ Extraordinary!

I think that this was my favorite episode so far. You have electric whips, Ghostbuster traps, Thanksgiving family drama, and devastating secrets revealed.

Livewire is probably my favorite villain so far, hence this being my favorite episode up to this point in the series. The way she can dematerialize into electricity and travel through electronics is cool and her electric whips were awesome.

I'm really feeling it for Winn. That poor man. It is so obvious that he has feeling for Kara. If she's not interested, then she just needs to tell him. Because each time he feels like he's moving toward something with her, she crushes his heart with her awkward rejections. Oh, but we do learn a bit about Winn's father that I'm sure will play into a future episode (hint, hint).

There's a lot of drama this Thanksgiving in the Danvers family when Eliza visits. Alex feels like she can't do anything right in her mother's eyes, but the truth about her mother's feelings is revealed at the end of the episode. Did Hank have something to do with her father's death?

There are a couple heart-to-heart moments in this episode. One between Alex and her mother. But my favorite was between Cat and Kara. Cat isn't an open person about her personal life, but when Kara tells her about the drama at home and vaguely what to her real parents, Cat surprising opens up a bit about her own mother. I think I liked this moment so much because it was unexpected. You don't expect Cat Grant to open up to you about anything personal in her life. She's usually all about business. Cat even realizes that she doesn't know all that much about Kara and that that may need to chance.


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