TV Reviews: Greys 17.21. How To Get Away with Murder 6.14. Station 19 3.15. Good Girls 3.04. The Goldbergs 7.22. Riverdale 4.19. 911 3.15. 911 Lone Star 1.09

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Greys 17.21

It’s a good finale, but it’s not Greys good, simply because the final four episodes were cut short by coronavirus. Teddy cheats on Owen for the last time, and Owen overhears it over the phone. De Luca figures out what’s wrong with Richard. He recently had a hip replacement and the cobalt from the new knee has caused an infection. Meredith takes Richard’s blood in less than 2 seconds. Poor Link is taken away from the birth of his child to do an emergency surgery on Richard. Bailey stays with Amelia, and gets behind her just like George did back in season 3 when she was giving birth. Apparently one of the regular characters was supposed to die in the unaired season finale. There were bombs in a nearby hospital in Station 19, so I’m thinking it wasn’t just that one hospital that was targeted. My money is on Avery as the person who was supposed to die. But really it could have also been: Koracick, Owen or Amelia. I would rather sacrifice Avery.

You’re getting married in like two months.
Today.
I love Owen.
And me.
People who smile all the time are clowns and psychopaths.
I am marrying Owen, this was goodbye.

8/10

How To Get Away with Murder 6.14

Laurel’s the witness and Michaela testifies that Annalise and Wes were having an affair. Tegan and Bonnie gush over Annalise. Hannah is found dead.

You’re Annalise damn Keating.
I’m more than competent to represent myself.
I negotiated probation.
She was sleeping with him.
Did you report him to ICE? Is this not your voice?
That’s not me.
Michaela got a better deal.
I’m a bisexual woman.
Number 3 is not liking that.
A camp that never existed.
All this time I thought you were a good person.
Annalise freaking Keating, she’s no one if not a lawyer.
Or you’re just afraid you’ll lose her.
She makes me feel alive.
Why do you think I stayed all this time?
How to Get Away With Murder? Please, How To Ruin Everything.
You don’t say ‘No’ to professor Keating.
Annalise and Wes weren’t sleeping together.
Wes did it on his own.
I’m sorry I lied, Annalise.
Annalise Keating is dead.
I negotiated a new deal.
My brother’s dead.
Why would Frank kill Hannah?

10/10
Station 19 3.15

A junkie holds Ben and Avery hostage. Avery gets shot and the junkie is hit by a car and dies. Karina tries to convice Maya that her father was abusive to her. Maya is so upset she cheats on Karina. We learn Victoria was doing musical theatre until the play’s director died in fire and she met Captain Herrera.

Never apologise for you emotional life.
My grandmother died and my parents just went back to work.
I thought I was safe joggining in the middle of the day. Why would you go running in the dark?
My dad is bipolar 1 and my sweet little brother has inherited it.
If it makes you feel any better, the stabbing victim was a rapist.
Guess I am broken.
Herrera is the reason I became a firefighter.
I just slept with Jack an hour ago, so be mad at that.
I came out to my dad and I quit.

10/10

Good Girls 3.04

Once again, congrats to Good Girls on their renewal! I’m still a few episodes behind, I should catch up next week. Dean is adement he can kill Rio and buys a shotgun. Ruby’s daughter finds her mom’s money and figures out her mom hasn’t made that money legally. Ruby’s daughter steals an expensive pen and ponds it off. Beth shows Rico how she makes fake money and he decides she’s more useful alive.

I need to kill a man.
He reads US Weekly?
In Touch, the lady from next door gave him it.
She can’t be serious, snacks on snacks?
You’re the resident crime lord.
Why is there a shotgun on our bed?
I don’t know what you do, but it doesn’t come from painting nails.
You’re a big time now, you’re a criminal.
Need a hand?
Aren’t you full service?
What do you think?
I think I need you alive.

8.5/10

The Goldbergs 7.22

Beverly walks in on Adam and his girlfriend making out. They disposed off the replacement of his second girlfriend so fast! I didn’t even notice her leave? Was that last season? What happened there? I remember she was all goth-y looking when she replaced the girl from Girl Meets World, but why did her and Adam break up? Was she here more than 2 episodes? Beverly and her friends read Fried Deep Green Tomates. Lanie’s back.

Basement kissing ia s teen rite of passage.
You should be wearing pants,
I was, earlier.
The first marital pleasure?
What is that hanging in the air?
The loss of innocence.
That happened sooner than I thought.
The next time you need kisses so badly, you come to your momma.
Oh balls.
Manly taste and desires.
Why are all my friends into you? You’re built like Winnie the Pooh.
Middle aged man can’t tell children how to love?
I only made 875 dollars last year.
Can you imagine me as an adult, stuck in this town?

8.5/10
Riverdale 4.19

That was the most predictable plot twist the show’s had. Of course they joke, fantasise and write about killing Mr Honey, and then someone actually kills him. What else was gonna happen. The kids get their parents to convince the principal to reinstate prom.

There will be no yearbook this year.
The only thing that would stop Mr Honey is if we killed him.
Killing Mr Honey.
RIP, Mr Honey.
Who else has experience in getting rid of a dead body?
He’s like the Grinch who stole prom.
And what will you do to me?
We’re just muscle.
Don’t mess with us in our own town.
In this town, we’re all monsters, we’re all monsters.
The question is are we going to be monsters in college or in jail?
I am Stonewell Prep’s new headmaster.

9/10

911 3.15

A boy gets stuck in a well and this episode reminded me of The Descent. I love that film so much. Eddie goes down to get the boy out, but the team lifts him too early and he decides to cut the rope that holds him. He’s close to drowning whe he decided to swim and finds his way out.

I’m still alive down here!

4.5/10

911 Lone Star 1.09

Another The Descent reference! Why on Earth would you go exploring random caves. A kid stuck a little racing car up his nose and the father does the same to see how the kid got it up there so far.

You were lucky your brother in law threw you in the pool.
Smell the carpet.

4/10

TV Reviews: How To Get Away with Murder 6.13. SVU 21.20. Riverdale 4.18. Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist 1.10. The Resident 3.20

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Congrats to Good Girls and The Good Fight on being renewed! I’m shocked there’s still no news on The Goldbergs and Schooled being renewed!? And The Resident? And Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist? I’ve still got a few episodes of Good Girls to catch up on.

How To Get Away with Murder 6.13

I don’t think we saw the incest from the past storyline coming. I surely didn’t. In a flashback Sam catches Bonnie and Frank hooking up and tells Frank about Bonnie’s childhood abuse. Annalise realises Sam was so good at understanding exactly what her and Bonnie went through as children, because he was sexually abused himself. We learn Sam and Hannah had a baby and it’s Frank.

Hannah and Sam were desperate for love. So they found it in each other. That’s why they both became psychologists.
I went to the gym for once.
I killed her lover.
Who’s right for her? Beside you?
Bonnie deserves love too.
Your parents left you and Hannah alone in a big house because they didn’t like their kids, that’s not rape.
Her father raped her. It started when she was five. He’d record it, sell it. Her mom knew. They took money from people, sold her.
I’m too tired of holding myself.
It was a gift. Getting us to understand we were just children, that we weren’t to blame. But it was his trauma too. Hannah was older, he might’ve been a boy. But there was no one to tell him that. He could heal others, but he couldn’t heal himself.
None of this makes what he did okay.
I know, but it makes me see him.
You made me me, not him.
Another reason to miss that much school is if you’re pregnant.
Who was born in March, Annalise?
It was Hannah, he was abused.
Who is it?
Frank.

10/10

SVU 21.20

The new cop is bisexual, why couldn’t it have been Olivia? Or Amanda? This episode is a follow up on two cases that the team dealt with earlier in the year. I’m excited to see Elliot Stabler back, but I wish he would just return to SVU, not have his own spin off, but I guess that will have to do. Also, maybe him and Liv can have a do-over and finally get together once and for all. Next to Booth and Bones this has always been my favorite ship. Finn shoots a man dead in front of his little son. This is sadly the season finale. I hope the show is back sooner than 2021.

You invited a 16 year old to a Bachelor Party?
Stay away from teenage girls.
Am I too close to this?
You’ve got two daughters, this will be good practice.
She’s scared her office is gonna find out she’s gay.
You were a judge.
You’re not gonna write her up, are you?
No, but it won’t hurt to let her worry for a couple of days.
She’s a victim on her way to becoming a survivor.
So they believe us? They do.

8/10

Riverdale 4.18

It’s ridiculous how sharp this teen show is when they don’t pretend it’s a musical. I wouldn’t be upset if Betty and Archie hooked up, I don’t care for teen dramas, I’m here for the mysteries. I cannot believe they’re actually doing the 4 year time jump when the show picks up next year? That’s just lazy writing. Remember when Pretty Little Liars did the same and then the show suddenly got extremely boring and every single one of the characters became annoying know-it-alls?

You have your whole life ahead of you.
Oh great the cast of Swamp Thing just got here.
Today I fell in love with the boy next door.
Archie, why are we here?
I love Jughead.
And I love Veronica, but this is nice, right?
I’m just trying to keep my head down and make it out of Riverdale in one piece.
After walking home from school, Little Archie proposed to me. Of course I want to marry Archie, but I know we’re too young, so I told him that he should ask me again when we’re both 18 and in high school.
It’s only by the grace of God they didn’t find and molest my Mumzie.
I can’t stop thinking about you.
As a senior I should probably know this, but does the school have an AV club?
I told you she’s not a voyer.
She made Archie kiss her at school today, she said it’s because they both have red heair, which makes absolutely no sense.
I’ll need two pages. I’d like to pay tribute to JJ.
This is a sex tape of me and my girlfriend.
This is a video of Clifford Blossom shooting his son Jason Blossom. It’s an actual snuff him.
I want out, effective immediately.
It’s a song I wrote for you.
I love Jughead. And you love Veronica, don’t you?
That’s all they are, memories.
Why me, why are they coming after me?
It’s not just you, I have a feeling we’re only the first.

10/10

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist 1.10

Zoey loses it after her dad’s carer gives him a sedative. At the end of the episode the characters dance to I don’t Care, I love it, by Icona Pop.

I’d sleep with Joan.
He’s madly in love with you.
Oh, you’re not Simon Cowell.

3.5/10

The Resident 3.20

I know this season was cut short, but this finale was disappointing. I really don’t care about the cocky doctor. I was hoping we would get rid of him by the end of this season. A woman comes to the ER with a brain infection from an unpopped corn seed stuck in her tooth. The new doctor kills the only person he’s ever loved. The doctors finally realise it’s the unsanitised respirator that’s the cause of the pandemic.

3/10

TV Reviews: 911 3.16. 911 Lone Star 1.10. Schooled 2.21. The Goldbergs 7.23. Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist 1.11. Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist 1.12

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Four of the shows I watch still haven’t been renewed, The Resident, The Goldbergs, Schooled and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. I haven’t looked at the ratings this year, so let’s look now.

The Goldbergs only had 3.7 – 4.8 mln viewers, whereas last year it was 4.5 – 5.6 mln.

The Resident only had 3.4 – 4.8 mln viewers, and last year it had 4.5 – 5.5 mln.

Schooled only had 2.8 – 3.3 mln viewers, last year 3.4 – 4.5 mln.

All 3, a full mln less this year.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist between 1.9 – 2.0 mln.

Comedies cost less, since the running time is only 21 minutes per episode, but let’s not forget Cougar Town, a great show that was cancelled by ABC after season 3 of it’s 6 season run, even though it had over 4 mln viewers, very similar ratings to what The Golbergs had this season.

Good Girls had 1.5 mln viewers and yet it got renewed yesterday, so really when you think about it, it’s impossible to figure out what’s going to happen next week. It could just be that ABC is stricter than NBC.

911 3.16

A deaf woman is trapped and Buck and Eddie jump from another building’s rooftop to safe her. Then Buck pulls himself down on a rope and breaks the window. Then the rope caught fire. Then they jump on the inflatable safety mattress. Then a pervert uses his drone to stalk his future victims. Henrietta does a thoracotomy on a patient.

Operating a drone without a licence.
I’m a realtor, I’m taking pictures of the area.
Yes, I do sometimes think of Abby.
He’s a Peeping Tom.
Good job, Firefighter Wilson.
Henrietta Wilson.
You will never be alone. He didn’t have a sister.

10/10

911 Lone Star 1.10

Everything electric dies in a solar storm. Michelle is attacked and her long lost sister finds her. A plane lands on electric wires and Owen climbs an electric tower and then slides across to the plane. Meanwhile his son tries to save a drowning bus driver. Astronauts are burned by radiation, one of them makes a phone call home, and dies while on the phone with his little daughter.

Daddy, but you’re not on Earth.
I found my sister, she’s alive. And then I lost her again.

10/10

Schooled 2.21

Lanie breaks up with Barry, she goes to see Clueless, dresses like Cher and has a Cluless realisation about CB. Lanie and CB finally get together. Come on, ABC, season 3 please?

Stuck a note in her Build-A-Bear.
I’m happy, I’m free, I’m basically a Sheryl Crow song.
Oh My God, I like CB!
You were right, CB and I were meant to be together.
You can’t always get what you want.
Don’t go to Brazil.
Why not?
Because I want you to stay.
Give me a reason to stay.
Taking chances is scary, you don’t always know how it’s going to work out, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Because life can be unpredictable. You can start off in one place, and wind up somewhere totally different. And you’re not exactly sure what to do next, you’re left wondering what the future will hold, but excited to find out.

7.5/10

The Goldbergs 7.23

In this season finale, Bria asks Adam to go to her senior prom with her.

Who’s the short haired girl?
Goldnerd, stop dancing to your inner soundtrack.
I’ve got Footloose, Back to the Future and Pretty in Pink.
That dress is iconic, they named the movie after it.
Moonstruck, turning and re-renting.
Mama, I’m worried.
Who put you in such state of agitation? I’ll have them expelled or fired from school depending on their age.
Literally no rules apply to me.
You’ve got your pick of your momma’s bras.
Let’s talk about the after prom party, when you’re done giving this new student a tour.
History shows, when you involve your mom, it ends badly.
You were sitting here when I walked in, so that was no notice at all. When I asked you to leave you said ‘I’m not your hair’.
You’re more like that woman with the Ronald McDonald hair.
Life doesn’t work out like in the movies.
Usually not, but every once in a while you get a movie moment. And whether you do something with it, well, that’s up to you.
Yep, as time goes by, the details get fuzzy but one thing has ever been clear. It was 1980 something, and it was awesome.

10/10

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist 1.11

I just typed Zoey 111 and started thinking about Zoey 101 for a brief minute. Zoey and the family are trying to find a final resting place for her dad. There is a scene in this episode that shocked me, because I found it borderline inappropriate. It’s the scene where they all start singing at a funeral home. Joan joins her coders at work after she lets Zoey have a day off to spend it with her family. Max gets fired.

That’s right by the highway and you know your dad hates the traffic.
Go home. You were here when I was going through something.
What’s up ZZ Top?
I don’t think I’ve ever seen you in a hoodie.
Hey, Red, do you think you can take an hour away from your family tonight? You look like you could use it.
My mom looked like Aubrey Hepburn, but talked like a college football coach. I was preparing my presentation for the Google smart pencils. Remember that?
Barely?
Exactly. Work may seem like it’s the most important thing but you will never get this time back, so please stop apologising.

8/10
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist 1.12

This is the season finale of the first season. The season ends with a 7 minute re-endition of ‘The Day the Music Died’ and death of Zoey’s father. One of the characters sings Nick Jonas’s ‘Jealous’, Max sings Pitbull’s ‘I want Ya’ to Zoey. Zoey tries to get Max rehired on her floor, but he refuses saying the job promotion showed him he should aim higher. Zoey’s really into that and finally returns Max’s feelings. Joan gets a job offer, after the Sparklepoint CEO admitts he may be going to jail. Zoey has one last dance with her father before he passes.

Can I hire him back?
There’s a pretty good chance I’ll be going away for a while. Would you be interested in running Sparklepoint? for 6 months, 18 if they find a hard drive in my sister’s basement.
High moon, it rose.
Those musical numbers, I’m not minding them anymore like I used to.
Dance with me.
Heart songs.

7/10

TV Reviews: Station 19 3.09 – 3.14. The Simpsons 31.20 – 31.21

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How about that HTGAWM finale, huh? I’m devastated about Bonnie and Frank. Station 19 ended for the year too. Captain Herrera’s horrific death shook me to the core, and there’s another surprise in the season finale too.

Station 19 3.09

This is an incredible episode. We learn more about Victoria’s past.

Andy Herrera deserves the job you gave me, she’s more than earned it and I don’t want it anymore. I think you made a mistake. I thing you gave me a medal I didn’t earn. Herrera has more experience, she has the respect of the team she was on deck, sir and I stepped past her. You were trying to protect her from her own grief. I’m requesting a demotion.
This is an ongoing assault.
We’re dealing with a troubled veteran.
I’m gonna blow up the entire block.
I’m gonna stay in case he needs back up.
We aren’t just fire fighters, we’re problem solvers.
Chad. To hell with Chad.
My tribe is dead.
He dishonoured those who lost their lives by wasting the only thing he had. He let the enemy take one more from our ranks. Don’t ket the enemy win. Stay in the fight.
Did those boots really belong to dead firefighters?
See that woman right there? That’s the woman I love, but I haven’t been honest with her. I have this chronic nerve condition. It’s seering pain that comes out of nowhere and knocks me off my feet. I’ve been self medicating to deal with the pain and I’ve kept it from her, because I don’t know what’s gonna happen when I come clean.
What if she doesn’t? What of she stays by your side, loves and supports you and helps you and what of you came out of it stronger?
He’s somebody’s family. We don’t abandom family.
Sleep on that, I know I couldn’t.
The boots represent the firefighters we’ve lost to cancer this year. And we aren’t covenring their medical bills. And I ask why? Why are we failing to help those who put their lives on the line to help us?
I had a little girls I never got a chance to meet. In my head I called her Debbie.
You can’t quit.
I miss you. I’m sorry I broke us.
Vasquez died this afternoon.

10/10

Station 19 3.10

Andy’s scared of racoons.

Critical incident stress debriefing.
Unless you want us to fillet Gibson for breakfast.
It was the worst call, because she was all alone in that crappy apartment. And somehow through the whisky and the loneliness, she got herself up off the couch and she got herself a tree, but she was all alone. She didn’t have any family photos or anyone to call, just that tree. And that tree burned down.
You were a smoke jumper?
Dance squad.
Well I’m not just sleeping with him, I’m in love with him.
He’s a salsa dancer. He can salsa.
I’m not okay with you outing someone else on my watch.
Also I got raped in the backroom when I was 17. And i didn’t want to go there after that.
I thought you said this was a public space.
You think I should keep it a secret that I got raped? I don’t have shame about that. The rapist is the one who should be ashamed. I hope he is. I hope he learned something. I hope he didn’t do that again.
What’s the angriest you’ve ever been?
When we fall in love with our friends, we often try to fix them up with other people. It’s common. But be careful, if you tell her you love her too soon, you could blow the whole thing.
I think about dying. Since I was twelve. It soothes me when I can’t sleep. When I’m anxious. I think about dying and then I can fall asleep. Eyes forward at all times, it’s exhausting. I’m exhausted.
Is it a suicidal impulse? Do you seriously consider hurting yourself?
No, it’s you know, it’s an escape. I would look down at the clouds and they looked like a bed. You know, they looked so soft. Like nothing could hurt inside those clouds. Like I could sleep in. Like I could rest. Like I could love. If I could just jump into those clouds. Truth is I’m a little jealous of Rigo right now.
Maya, isn’t it possible with everything else you’ve accomplished that you could learn to let yourself rest and sleep and love in this life? Instead of waiting for death to set you free?
You bought me groceries? That’s awful nice of you. Come on in.
Could you take some days off? Could we try to go somewhere?
I thought you have to work.
I have some personal days saved up.
How many?
Like a hundred maybe, I don’t take days off, but I would like to try.

10/10

Station 3.11

Owen, Teddy and Avery visit. Andrea, Sullivan help illegal immigrants get away from ICE and we learn that Sullivan’s grandfather was a Nazi.

ICE didn’t even exist until 2003.
If I can do more push ups than you, you buy us drinks and leave us alone.
Captain Herrera, Station 19.
If they want to run, without a warrent you would have no base to chace them.
What’s your ethnicity?
That paramedic is my child, you put a gun on her, and I’ll be the first to go to the press.
You had me at fire.
She’s mine. It’s my name on the birth certificate.
Five alarm means every fire fighter in the city gets called in.
I just wanted my head phones.

9.5/10

Station 19 3.12

Captain Herrera sacrifices himself to save Andy and his team. Andy gets married to Sullivan so her father can walk her down the aisle.

Stop naming inaminate objects after women.
I think there might be another person inside.
He pays extra for me to let him live in one unit. It’s technically against the law, but he lost his home and I fell sorry for him.
Right, cause where else would you store your propane?
We’re having trouble finding a way out.
I can’t find a way out. There’s no way out. Bishop, Captain, Maya! I’m trapped. I’m trapped. I got 5% left on my tank.
I eat crappy sugar cereal out of the box.
I OD’d and almost died.
Follow the hose line back outside.
There’s a middle aged male on the roof.
Everything okay, Captain?
Captain Herrera’s on the roof.

10/10

Station 19 3.13

Come on you got the body, you may as well make money from it.
Who OD’d?
I was not prepared to sacrifice him, no sir.
My former captain knowingly sliced through a roof and fell to his death to safe my entire team.
These are tears of gratitude and tears of amazement and wonder and I will not apologise for having them,
I think I have a friend they can stay with.
Andy, we’re orphans.
I’m an orphan.
Me too.
I’m gay.
There isn’t a club, but if there was, welcome.
What club?
Seattle Fire Queers. I’m only half gay, but it counts.
We are alive because of Pruitt Herrera. So pick a damn month!
Goodbye daddy. See you later.

8/10

Station 19 3.14

Maya’s mom visits her daughter after her split from her abusive husband. She tries to explain to Maya that her father pushing her and punishing her when she was a teenager was really abuse.

I’m sleeping at Sullivan’s, we got married.
My dad got to walk me down the aisle.
Abuse is making you walk 20 miles from your track meet for coming in second.
I came in first, actually, but I didn’t beat my own time.
Maya…
I beat it next time. I agree you need therapy, I’m good.
If no one knows, it never happened.
It was you. You’re the cop who cashed in the favor.
I’m gonna take down Fire Chief Dixon.
Maya, denial is a strong force. And the abuse your mom described is still abuse.
I’m not in denial. I won a gold medal, because of my dad. I’m the youngest Fire Captain in Seattle and the station’s first female captain, because of my dad. I’m not in denial, I’m pissed!

10/10

The Simpsons 31.20

Smithers’s got a boyfriend.

Are you sure you aren’t just attracted to our handsome new pastor?
My knee is touching Milhouses’s dad’s.
Blessed be the poor? I’m just finding that out now? No one must know.
Way to preach, bitch.
I’m gonna pretend I heard Amen.
Oh, relax bitch.
Ah, sleeping in church, like father, like daughter.
Are you questioning a man who travels with extra bibles to put them in hotel rooms?
You called it Homer Simpsoning.
Yeah, don’t Homer Simpson you jerk.
Homer, does this Flanders guy ever annoy you?
I know this is a weird thing to say in a church, but we need proof.
Why is she leading this?
Dear God, please let the Simpsons never end.
I’ve just wandered the world, like a millenial on a gap year.

10/10

The Simpsons 31.21

Riverdale stars Lili Reinhart, Madeleine Petsh and Camilla Mendez lend their voices to 3 mean eight year olds. I think Camilla did best out of the three of them, but then again she’s the only one of them that actually went to acting school, so no surprises there. There’s also a joke about Lori Loughlin buying her daughters’ way into USC. A similar joke was in the interactive film version of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, when Jacqline gets her son to fly a plane, so she can get pictures of him as a pilot and send them to USC. To which the son replies that he wants to be an influencer. Then Jane Krakowski replies that no can do because he’s been suspended from youtube for posting Nazi content. Going back to The Simpsons, Lisa’s bullied by the three mean girls and decides to ask Bart for help.

How will I live without my paper emails?
She’s obviously lying, ketchup is free.
Her mother’s on a photoshopping retreat to get her son into USC.
Phones are for looking at.
She’s trying to influence you and she’s not even monetising it.

5/10

TV Reviews: Absentia Season 2

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I’ve decided to catch up after hearing Season 3 may be out soon. I haven’t seen Absentia since February 2018 and I haven’t realised how much I’ve missed seeing Stana Katic on my TV, but I hate how unwashed she looks in this show and her hairstyle here is awful too. I didn’t like season 2, other then the last 2 episodes. Here are my quick notes on Season 2.

Absentia 2.01

Speaking of Stana, her Absentia character, Emily is shooting up this season to remember how it felt to be in the fish tank. There’s a gas attack in this episode and a chair falls 30 stores down. After attacking a random homeless person, Emily learns the woman, is her biological mother.

I’m not a drunk, Jack, that’s your thing.
I’m your mother.

4/10

2.02

Stana walks into a hospital, dresses as a doctor and not one member of staff questions her. Emily’s biological mother is murdered.

She passed her citizenship test at 9am.
I tried to look for you at the orphanage.
Are you from the ER?
Yes.
Why would I do that, I’m your grandmother.

3.5/10

2.03

She used his key to snort coke off? Emily’s back at work, as an FBI agent. She’s watching her mother’s autopsy.

She was found in the bathroom at a train station.
Someone killed her, I can feel it.
Flynn hit another kid.
I’ve rejoined the bureau.
He put a bully in a hospital.
He’s been staying in the basement.

6.5/10

2.04

Emily beats up and proceeds to strangle her boyfriend.

They found another body.
Nobody normal would want me.
I want you.
Then you’ve got to be crazy.

2.05

She’s my biological mom.

1/10

2.06

Stana wears a fancy dress and is almost raped, but manages to fight off a male twice her size.

Guys, let me borrow your bike.

3.5/10

2.07

Stana’s new partner clearly has a crush on her. Stana goes to Bulgaria and shoots rabbits. Stana’s boyfriend loses his job and commits suicide. This episode has a very good scene by the end of a landmine explosion.

I can’t remember my number.
I can’t forget.
This killer killed a lot of people, and myh mother.
The woman on the subway was my mother.

4/10

2.08

I’m sorry but Stana looks like a homeless person with that haircut, not Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which clearly is what she was going for.

1/10

2.09

Emily goes all Dexter on her son’s shrink, while someone very close to the kid may be the shrink’s helper. And we finally learn who kidnapped Emily and why they held her hostage for so many years and the reason is disappointing.

He had Flynn all this time.
I tried the whole therapy thing. It didn’t work.
Who’s the artist?
One of my patients.
Did he turn my son into a killer?
It was Laurie, she brought me to you.
Your blood was the genesis of the syrum.
You are connected to all the phynamol victims.
Your blood was in their veins.
You tortured me.
I made you what you are. Your resilience got stronger the longer you were caged. I did that.

10/10

2.10

Stana waited for them at the entrance to the woods is one of my favorite scenes this season.

FBI, get off of me!
There are years of Flynn’s blood tests.
The only people who could have known about it were Alice and Nick.
That’s Alice’s number.
Where was she when he was killed.
Please let me go.
If you leave now, you can never see Flynn again.
You know what he did to me.
I thought you were dead.
Alice, you killed a man.
Take care of them.

10/10

Overall grade: 4.75/10

Two years ago I rated season 1 of Absentia at 5.1/10, so a slight fall this year from average to slightly below average. Absentia will never be one of my favorite shows, but it’s intriguing enough for me to continue tuning in.

Are you excited for season 3?

TV Reviews: Greys 17.20. 911 3.14. How To Get Away With Murder 6.10. How To Get Away With Murder 6.11. How To Get Away With Murder 6.12. 911: Lone Star 1.09. The Resident 3.19

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Greys 17.20

Richard is 65? Koracick introduced himself to everyone like they don’t know him. Our characters are trying to figure out what’s wrong with Richard. Helm likes hummus. Koracick’s wife brings her son for Korasik to operate. The problem is, the son looks exactly like his son that died. Amelia thinks she’s in labour and Koracick has to operate. Richard calls Meredith Ellis, and everyone but Meredith thinks he’s got Alzheimers. Richard almost cut himself open.

65 year old man.
Korasick, neurosurgeon.
Catherine was with me at the conference.
Hummus. No, Brie.
These doctors broke my wife.
Karina’s on a holiday.
Ellis.
Richard, hand me that scalpel.
You’ve taken away far more pain than you caused.
Adele will kill me.
Seattle Grace.
There are moments in my life I would like to live through again.

10/10

911 3.14

911 dispository is held hostage by a group that wants to steal works of art in one of the best episodes this show has seen.

10/10

How To Get Away With Murder 6.10

No, just please believe me.
Asher’s dead.
They’ve arrested Connor and Michaela.
Asher was killed last night.
They’re all murderers.
Protect us equally or there’s no deal.
I made sure we got the same deal.
Michaela gets the same protection I do even if she doesn’t sign.
Brilliant minds.
Frank, was that you?
No way, I’m not that stupid.

6/10

How To Get Away With Murder 6.11

Annalise comes out to her mom.

That Bonnie and Clyde team are shady.
How about that lesbian friend that you went to school with?
Her name is Eve. And we were more than just friends.
Be honest, are you a lesbian?
I don’t know.
How do you not know? You either like ladies or you don’t.
Maybe those men were just me running away from being different.
Did you love her, Anna Mae? Eve?
I did. And she loved me. I was just scared.
The little bitches turned.
I came back for you, Bonnie. I went to your apartment to tell you.
Asher was the informant.
It wasn’t me.
Was little Anna Mae a fire starter?
Who gave the FBI the article?
Nate.
That S.O.B.
That baby you’re trying to get, it’s you.
I’m just trying to do what I wish someone had done for me.
Lauren Castillo.
Go disappear.
We’re saying no, because it’s always been the 3 of us.
They better get ready because we’re gonna burn every one last of those motherfuckers down.
You’ve all lost who you are. I can say that because it happened to me too. We all hot caught up in something much bigger than us. But you all still have good in you.
I know who killed Asher.
Agent Pollock.
I know whi killed Asher. It was the FBI.

10/10

How to Get Away with Murder 6.12

To make this a capital murder case and pursue the death penalty against Ms Keating.
No more secret inner circle crap.
You. The two smartest almost lawyers I know.
You don’t seem to bothered with your romantic interest.
What?
You expect me to believe you’re not into Annalise?
Who you have a thing for.
The death penalty is officialy off the table.
So you don’t know about Sam and Hannah?
The purpose and the best that’s happened to me in the last few years.

4/10

911 Lone Star 1.09

Katherine’s daughter Dylan from Desperate Housewives plays Liv Tyler’s little sister? She also suffers from schizophrenia, and to everyone’s surprise, is actually alive. I didn’t know Liv Tyler sings? Obviously she’s Stephen Tyler’s daughter, but never expected her to sing? Rob Lowe’s son is shot by a kid.

You saved my son’s life.
That boy is a survivor, like his dad.

4/10

The Resident 3.19

Connor Paolo, Emily Van De Camp’s Revenge co-star is in this episode. The Resident has a pandemic while we’re going through real life pandemic. It took them 3 episode to realise the respirator hasn’t been cleaned.

Conrad and I will be your support system.

4.5/10

TV Reviews: How To Get Away with Murder 6.05 – 6.09

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I’ve finally caught up on HTGAWM and here’s part 1 of my notes. What I like the most about this season is that Annalise finally comes to terms with her sexuality and questions whether she really is bi or maybe she’s gay, but was to afraid of being stigmatised. She also admits she should have stayed with Eve and only pursued her ex husband because she was afraid to be gay.

How To Get Away with Murder 6.05

This season is so much better than the previous two, because Laurel isn’t here. No one cares about her and her father’s mafia. She doesn’t return until episode 14 and I’m thankful for that.

I did some shots before coming here out of respect for your sobriety.
Do you know how much I admire you?
I was afraid to be gay.
I should have stayed with Eve. I loved her. But I wanted to be normal. I wanted to be accepted.
You know who’s not an bastard? Asher.
Why’d you choose Sam over Eve?
Because he looked like a version of life I dreamed about my whole childhood.
I don’t love you anymore.
He was saying Laurel to you becuase you helped her disappear.
I love you, Bonnie. I love you so much.
That account has over 200 000 in it.
Salomon, it’s time to pay up.

7/10

How To Get Away with Murder 6.06

Bonnie tells Connor about her childhood abuse.

He wrote you a blank check too?
I was scared, I never spoke in class.
You quit us.
Why was I picked for the K5?
Annalise didn’t pick you, I did.
Frank chose Laurel, I chose you.
You wrote about getting a gay conversion camp shut down when you were an undergrad. I’m an abuse survivor, Connor, when I was a kid. So to know that you stood up for those kids when no one else would. I wanted to know you.
I’m sorry that happened to you.
That was a long time ago.
So was me being a guy who helped people. It’s like he died with Sam. I think I was hoping whatever reason I got picked would explain why I am this way.
You’re not a bad guy, Connor.
I’m just tired.
We all are. Nothing good comes from hating yourself.
You deserve a lot more good then what you’ve had.
So do you.
If you’d been through what we’ve been through, you’d learn to fight too. Otherwise, you’re dead before you even died.
I’m the most powerful I’ve ever been.
Tell everyone to destroy their phones.
I was all alone. You want to talk about depressed. I thought about killing myself.
Maybe it’s time to go to Oregon.
Please don’t ever show up in my life again.
They’re not my family, you are.
I’ll never leave you, Michaela, Even if we don’t end up together, I wanna be there for you for the rest of your life. I’m still in love with you Michaela. I always will be.
He’s not the one Michaela, It’s me.
Asher?

10/10

How to Get Away With Murder 6.07

I think this is my AirBnB.
It’s just some idiot.
But there is Parkland, Sandy Hook, whenever it happens next.
It’s scary to be a teacher in America today.
It’s scary to be a student.
The love of my life… Bonnie.
I know more than you’ll ever understand the self hatred of being in this closet.
The hate because of what he knew about me. The thing that I’ve most hated about myself.
I know that she deserved better than you.
You are not ready for this.
When you’re not alone, don’t you miss being touched.
Not all touch is welcome.
You tried to kill yourself in the garage because of this.
Who’s Bonnie Winterbottom?
He’s the one who chopped up the body.
I did it. It was me. I’m the murderer, arrest Me!

8/10

How To Get Away with Murder 6.08

Did Annalise fake her own death? Someone cuts Bonnie’s breaks and she ends up in a hospital.

Conspiring to murder.
They are the dwarfs.
Found all of your admissions essays.
I lost my entire family in a plane crash.
Annalise,  my breaks aren’t working!
The dwarfs have blood on their hands. They should pay the price.
The queen did it.
Oh my, there’s no body!
She faked her death and framed Snow White.
Who ordered you to kill that man?

6/10

How To Get Away with Murder 6.09

Wes is alive?! We learn who’s the mole. And another main character died? I ship Annalise and Tegan.

I hate all these people.
We’re smarter, it’s not fair that they took all the jobs that we deserve.
I teach so that some of you will make sure that the justice system lives up to its name.
She’s gay.
Are you two?
Married and thinking of buying a camper? Very much so.
Operation Bonfire.
I used to live here.
I should have left a long time ago.
It’s obvious who this is, Laurel.
No matter what happens, I’ll die loving you.
When you go down, I hope I’m the one to see it.
It was Tegan.
Tell us the truth, is it you?
Yeah.
Why did you do that?
You chose yourself.
I chose my mom and Chloe. I had to.
We weren’t these people when we got to law school.
They don’t want the dwarfs, they want the queen.
We were manipulated by our professor. Law students bran washed by an evil genius.
Safe yourself. You know that’s what she would do.
You’re both under arrest for murder.
Who died?
Asher Milstone.

10/10

TV Reviews: When Calls The Heart 7.10. Station 19 3.06. Station 19 3.07. Station 19 3.08. How To Get Away With Murder 6.02. How To Get Away With Murder 6.03. How To Get Away With Murder 6.04

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I have finally managed to catch up on How To Get Away With Murder and now I’m in the process of finishing season 2 of Absentia. I also have a few episodes of Station 19 remaining.

When Calls the Heart 7.10

In this season finale Elizabeth lands a book deal and struggles with picking between the two men that have been in love with her all season. Rosemary tries to help Lee and his sister reconcile after the later visits Hope Valley to make amends. Someone gets shot. Elizabeth hugs Nathan at the end of the episode and now I ship them, possibly because the other match is too full of himself.

I don’t know what Lee was like 20 years ago, but the Lee I know today, he’s a good man with a big heart.
You named your son Patrick? It’s a good name.
If this was a date, I would take your jacket.
Leeland, I wish I could take back the last 20 years.
Elizabeth, would you like to get dinner with me?
Someone’s been shot.
I think it’s Nathan.

7/10

Station 19 3.06

The Station has been snowed in. A person’s foot gets amputated and he staples it back on as per an advice he found on the world wide web. Andy learns her dad’s cancer is back and Travis desperately tries to find a woman lost in snow. Dean’s daughter is born.

We’ll have to re-amputate the foot.
Requesting search and rescue.

3/10

Station 19 3.07

Maya and Karina are officially together. Dean’s child’s mother leaves the baby with him.

Aircraft crash.
This isn’t froma plane, it’s from a rocket.
I’m pretty sure you did it.
I’m not in a habit of fixing broken people.
I don’t need a girlfriend.
I was never going to stay.
She can find me when she’s 16 or 17.

4/10

Station 19 3.08

It’s a wonderful episode, where a lot happens. Caterina Scorscone guest stars.

I need someone smart with people skills to talk them down.
I am a recovering addict.
There is no getting over pain of any kind without telling the truth.
I don’t need you to baby me.
Okay then, enjoy the carnage.
There’s plenty of people with red hair though, it’s not a sign of anything.
Doctors without Borders is a great goal. You’ve got plenty of time.
Doctor Ben Warren.
Doctor? What are you doing here?
Helping you.
Which story do you want to hear?
She cannot distinguish you from that chair.
You haven’t decided whether or not you’re keeping her?
Just being alive isn’t the same as living.
You ever want to do anything differently, give me a call. You’ve got real talent.
We’re family. Is everyone okay? We’re family.
You know what’s weird? People who think red heads are aliens.
Poeple always die.
You lose more than you win.
You drink a little. You make inappropriate jokes and then you go home and sleep a few hours and then you do it all again the next day.
I can help you, I’ll move in here and I’ll help you with the baby.
Robert Sullivan is the one who took drugs. Wasn’t he?
I’m the truck.
I’m sorry, I’m not good with American idioms.
I’m the truck that destroyed the Station 19 family.

10/10

How to Get Away with Murder 6.02

I watched this episode back in October, and then decided to take a break from HTGAWM, now I finally have a minute to catch up. Michaela found her father, oh so she thinks. We learn that Laurel had a safety deposit box to which Wes also had access to.

Welcome to your last semester of law school.
Pathetic kid rescue collection.
Admit This!
I never killed anyone in my life, but try me.
Our client is 8 years old.
He has your eyes.
Your position has been terminated.
Your name? Wes Gibbins.
Your son killed your boyfriend.
My father’s dead. I could have met him if you told me.
Your fingerprints match the murder weapon.
When was it last accessed?
3 days ago.

7/10

How To Get Away with Murder 6.03

Michaela kicks ass in the court room and wins the case. We learned that Tegan has a wife.

Professor for this case, my case.
A lesbian, a woman of color running a major law firm.
Because she’s my wife.
Can I yell at you for not telling me that you have a wife?
You got fired.
Maybe I’ll go on a bender.
I don’t think your dad is dead.
Your dad wasn’t the client, Michaela, he’s the lawyer.

6/10

How to Get Away with Murder 6.04

Annalise realises she’s gay, not bi. Michaela goes to her father’s conference.

What’s wrong with Connor!?
I like myself more when I’m with her.
You mean falling in love with Eve?
Falling in love with a woman.
My father would stick me in a mental clinic if he found out.
Are you in love with Eve?
The uncle, the abuse? Of course.
Where’s Oliver?
Working from home.
I never approved that.
Are you still high?
Yep.
Eve makes me feel safe.
What’s your preference?
Both.
Men who blame women for not wanting to have sex with them.
I want power to fix all of it.
I know you’re looking for a woman to love, why don’t you start loving yourself.
I came to change before dinner. Can you come back?
I know you, Michaela.

9.5/10