Wednesday, October 30, 2013

American Horror Story: Fearful Pranks (spoilers)

Today all the ladies in my office were all atwitter with excitement over tonight's impending AHS episode.  With theories (and spoilers for fans who were not caught up) flying around, it seemed the big questions were:
A) Why the hell did Queenie take a rag soaked with LaLaurie's blood for her Minotaur sexy time?

  • My theory- So that when she has sexy time with a black man/Bull head monster her voodoo power will make it be LaLaurie's vag getting rammed and not Queenie's virgin woowoo.

B)  Is Madison is really dead?

  • My theory- NO!  If she is in fact the next supreme (which I am still not convinced she is), she has all gifts... resurgence, like Misty has, may be one of them
Well, I'm going to live blog my reactions to this puppy again, if you didn't watch tonight episode read no further because mostly you will have no idea what I'm talking about.

  • AHS is coocoo for flashbacks.  Rape, and flash backs.  1961- 3 years before when last season took place. Interesting.
  • Why did we suddenly switch to black and white?  I mean, its terrible that the boy died.. but does that make the world black and white.
  • Damn Bassett is gorgeous, I would not cross her though... noooo...nooo....
  • No we are sepia toned... sepia is the zombie tone.
  • Ok, so AHS is into the zombie fad now, and can I say I am impressed with the gore.  Shall I dare hope for vampires next season.  OMG that wold be to hott.
  • YES!  We find Spalding having a lovely tea creepy dolls and can I just say DENNIS O'HARE IS AMAZING!  I am so happy we are seeing more of him!
  • I feel like Spalding and Fiona have a VERY similar relationship to Constance and Larry... except instead of being a burned man... Spalding has no tongue.  They are really trying to shove season 1 back in our face as if to say 'SEE! SEE!  WE CAN DO BETTER!  REMEMBER THESE PEOPLE?  YEAH!  YOU LIKED THEM!  REMEMBER!"
  • Hey, at least Madison died in a serious pair of pumps.
  • "Oh Christ!  Your girls couldn't pull a rabbit out of a hat!"
  • Girl has a GASH in her STOMACH!  Why you shaving her?!  Thank God for Fiona's breath of life
  • Council?  What council?  Is there some witch council?
  • I don't get why the voodoo queen does hair... she could literally do anything.  I don't get it.
  • Uh oh... box with a Bull head in it YOU KNOW it!  Aaaaannnnddd I was right.
  • WTF Kyle!  Stop banging that head, they just put it on!
  • Soooo.... Kyle doesn't remember who he is?  I'm confused.
  • ARE YOU SERIOUSLY GOING TO POISON HIM???  What the fuck Zoe, at least fuck him to death if you gotta kill him.
  • Good thing your zombie boy is out on Halloween.  Also, nice skeleton nod to season 1.
  • Halloween now vs. then, excellent.
  • Hell yes to sexy witch Jessica Lange.
  • This should could be called "The many hair styles of Marie Laveau.
  • Oh, no her husband is haing an affair.  I fucking knew it.  That was some weird demon sex.  Never cheat on a witch, that seems like a bad idea... especially with the slutty Moira from season 1.
  • I am beyond obsessed with Francis Conroy's character this season... everything from the wardrobe to the hair to the voice... its brill.
  • Nan has semi-ratted out Fiona... I think that's where her down syndrome is interesting, she has this power and knows how to interpret it, but doesn't know how to deal with it.  When she knows that Madison is dead, she does what she thinks she is supposed to do, but handles it without tact.
  • Spalding and the scarecrow.  Brilliant.  He plays a mute character and yet somehow is my favorite...
  • Come on Cordelia... you have no ideas what is going on with your kids.
  • Oh God, he is going to kill his lover... he is going to kill mini-moira.
  • Well then. 
  • Aaaaaandddd..... FLASH BACK
  • I love the use of white in this season.
  • OOOOooooOooooo what an INTERESTING way for Spalding to lose his tongue!  I love this show!
  • Lange and Conroy are SO good at playing enemies.
  • I KNEW HE WAS GOING TO WRITE MYRTLE'S NAME!  It was either going to be Myrtles or his own name.... but why would he be so devoted?
  • Aw, no.. he's in love with her... again.

  • I need a hat like Zoe's.
  • Oh man is Spalding creepy as fuuuccckkkkk.  Dennis O'Hare is WAY to underrated and actor.
  • OOOOHHHHH MY GOD.  I WAS.  NOT. EXPECTING. THAT.  So creeped out by Madison's dead body.
  • Hank should reek of MURDERING!  Not just bullshit.
  • WHAT THE FUCK!  Why can't Sarah Paulson's characters have any peace?!  THIS POOR WITCH!
  • Is it me... or did the end feel a litttllleeee bit like the Thriller music video?
  • Where the hell is Kyle and WHY is Zoe not looking for him?!
Next weeks episode = The Walking Dead.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

American Horror Story: The Replacements

After nearly catching up with The Originals and putting Allegiant down, I turned off all the lights (well, except the bathroom light....) and settled down for tonight's episode of AHS.  I've had a tough time blogging about this show because I get SO into it, and don't have time for a second viewing, so tonight I've decided to do something a bit different and if you haven't watched the episode, read no further because honestly, you will have no idea what I'm talking about.  Here is my stream of thought "live-blog" of tonight's episode.  Here are my exact thoughts as I watched from beginning to end.

  • Why does Fiona drink and do so many drugs?  Why can't she just poof herself high?
  •  Flash back time!  AHS loves flashbacks.... and a goof throat slitting.
  • Has anybody ever read The Witching Hour?  There is a LOT of Anne Rice going on here.
  • YESSSSSS!!!!  We finally see Dennis O'Hare getting his role!  YES!!!!! I love seeing Lange and O'Hare back together again, "What's the matter cat got your tongue?"
  • Is it me, or are we watching this show SIDEWAYS????  Jesus!  The whole scene after 1st commecial break was literally sideways.  STOP WITH YOUR CAMERA NONENSENSE!  Season 1 was too dark, season 2 was too blurry, season 3 FUCKING SIDEWAYS.
  • Fiona just needs to try Couger Life.
  • What the hell is wrong with Zoe... why would she visit Kyle's mom?  And why is Kyle's mom a weird pierced stoner.  Kyle was the perfect kid... how did she pull that off?
  • Sexy new boy next door does what everybody does at the beginning of a porno does... takes off his shirt.  The witch-ey women get horn-ay.
  • Never move in next door to fucking Jessica Lange, you gunna die.  Didn't you watch season 1?
  • BWAHAHAHAHAHA Bates crying over a black president is hilarious.  When she turned to Fiona and hissed "LIEEEEEEESSSSS" I nearly peed myself.
  • Great, now for some unknown reason we get a fish eye lens.  Who is directing these???
  • "Miss Aryian sisterhood."  They wrote Emma Roberts some serious zingers.
  • Aaaand we are sideways again.  ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE FILMING THIS DRUNK?!
  • YEAAAAHHHHH more fleet wood I dig this.
  • Awwww Kyle loves Zoe!  Why are they such a great on screen couple?  No matter how fucked the situation I will always root for Tate and Violent... I mean... Kyle and Zoe.
  • WOAH!  Mysty just went all Single White Female on Kyle!  Oh GOD Lily Rabe is an ACTING GODDESS... and my guess, the next supreme.
  • The hot new neighbor boy is dress like Adam Maitland... he's dead!
  • Oh Man, Patty LuPone is plaing a Jesus freak, this is going to be so good!
  • WOAH!  Since when did Madison become Drew Barrymore in Firestarter?
  • Poor Cordilia... this woman's uterus just can't catch a break!
  • WHAT THE FUCK ZOE!!  You don't DING DONG DITCH somebody's DEAD SON!! WHO DOES THAT?!  Fucking Zoe.
  • Oh CHRIST Patty LuPone vs. Jessica Lange.  I CANNOT EVEN DEAL!  I CAN. NOT. DEAL.
  • Uh-oh, a second power for Madison.... Fiona aint guna like that.
  • What the hell was the Kyle slow mo shower scene?
  • Wait... how does Cordelia know about Marie?
  • Marie's throne is AMAZING!  I love that she rests her feet on a crocodile skull.
  • Yuck "Baby Gravy" seamen jar.  No.
  • Good GOD is Angela Bassette gorgeous or what.
  • OH NO DON'T SACRIFICE A GOAT!  I love goats!
  • I love that Marie Laveau is plaing solitaire on an Ipad.
  • Poor Cordilia!
  • Do these girls even do school?  Or do they just lounge around and eat all day?
  • Uh-oh is the evil bitch Madison the new supreme?
  • I will admit, I shrieked.
  • Oh my Lord is Queenie about to fall for the minotaur?  Oh gosh.
  • Oh... Oh my... oh nooo noo... I... I don't think I want to... 
  • Oh come on Evan Peters... PLEASE TALK!
  • Oh!  Hello Tate.
  • I feel like Madison may not survive this episode....
  • Oh I was properly creeped out as Zoe walked through kyle's house.
  • Jessica Lang's cancer speech = Emmy
  • I knew Madison's murder was coming and I STILL gasped HARD.
  • Oh my God Spalding there with a tissue, I can't even!
  • "This coven doesn't need a new supreme.  It needs a new rugs"  BOOM!
Looks like next week we get even more Spaulding!  I can't WAAAIIITTTTT!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

American Horror Story: Boy Parts

After turning off all the lights (well except for one because I'm a bit of a scaredy cat) I settled in to watch episode 2 of Coven, when I experienced something I haven't in a while as far as AHS is concerned.  Excitement.  I found myself really looking forward to tonight's episode.  To pass the time I watch Disney's Halloweentown (seemed like a good balance), but I couldn't help thinking back to everything that happened in the premiere episode, wondering where it's all going.  IT'S FUN!  I really hope people who were disappointed with last season stuck it out because with in 20 minutes of "Boy Parts" I was in love, not only with the simpler story line, but with the outstandingly strong female cast.

Tonight's episode started with a gator bating, which probably upset me more than anything else that happened in the episode.  Ok, no, that's probably not true, but I can't deal with seeing animal cruelty.  I also couldn't stand Lily Rabe being killed off in the first episode.  Imagine my JOY when she shows up alive and well... and grants the gators new life to kill those poachers.  Later gators.

Lily Rabe's return aside, this episode had some really incredible moments, most of them between Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates.  These are two powerhouse Goddesses of acting and they deliver.  Adding Angela Bassett into the mix, well damn.  These three women, I mean, really.  It's sinfully good to see them all at each others throats.  You can actually smell the Emmy Nominations.  Smells like liquid gold.  Who would actually win?  I dunno three way tie?  Though I have to say, when Bates called Bassett "That black devil" did you expect her to finish that sentence with "BOBBY BOUCHER!"  Maybe I've watched Waterboy one too many times.

But of course, we are talking about three epic actresses here, I would expect nothing less.  What really impresses me is the chemistry between Roberts and Farmiga.  Truthfully I've always thought of Emma Roberts as a weak actress, but I think she is really killing it (no pun intended).  Her fiery beast of a character Madison is a great foil to Farmiga's kind of wimpy limp noodle Zoe.  These two girls are holding their own up against these powerhouse, award winning actresses.  Poor Evan Peters has to hold his own in this sea on fucking awesome women.  Considering he spent most of this episode as a speechless zombie/Frankenstein Monster we can't quite compair yet.  We'll have to see how he reacts to finding out his witch girlfriend is a "black widow" obviously the worst witch power ever.

In this episode we also got a bit of a history lesson.  First of all, we've learned these women are all strait out of "The Crucible".  I mean, I noticed that Lange's last name was Goode, a common last name in Salem and seen during the witch trials, but also in The Crucible ("I SAW SARAH GOODE WITH THE DEVIL!).  In tonight's episode Queenie (Sidibe) mentions that she is a decedent of Tituba and the Theatre Major in me screamed "ARTHUR MILLER!"  Later in the episode, during an intense hair-styling showdown, LaVeau explains to Fiona that she wouldn't even have power had her ancestor Tituba not shown the white girls of Salem.

Tonight we also learned that not only is Cordelia (Paulson) apparently married but trying to have a baby.  Unfortunately, she is having a hard time conceiving and her husband asks her to use magic.  Maybe I'm messed up in the head, but that black magic fertility ritual scene was UBER hot.  Like, so hot.  Hot.

On an ending note, I mentioned before that I was once a theatre major anddddd OH MY GOD IT'S PATTI LUPONE!  It's like they found every strong female actress ever and cast them and I DON'T HATE IT!  Get Helena Bonham Carter on this show and you have me for life.  Also, side not, the "Rhiannon" jam session was amazing.  I fucking love Stevie Nicks and secretly hope she appears on this season.  ALSO-ALSO, When are we going to find out who the hell Spalding is because Dennis O'Hare is amazing and I want to see him do more than be creepy and grin.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

American Horror Story: Coven

With last years disappointing "Asylum" behind me, I waited with bated breath for the new AHS miniseries "Coven".  Last season just broke my heart, I wanted so, so much to like it, but with too many characters, way too many story lines and way way too many horror genres squished together, I just could not get into it. While the acting and cinematography were excellent as usual, "Asylum" totally missed the mark.  I think Asylum was just too broad a topic.  Season 1, all about a haunted house, a nice fixed place with genres focusing on ghosts and murder.  It's simplicity made it terrifying.  "Coven" is going back to it's roots, a simple genre of witchcraft ruling the season, and with the creepiest ad campaign to date my level of optimism was through the roof.  I am glad to say, I was not disappointed.  I mean, of course it was only the first episode, but it was a clean and concentrated plot, with enough jumps and gore to keep me entertained.  Spoilers ahead!

Bringing back many AHS alum (EVAN PETERS I LOVE YOU), we know we could expect solid performances.  As always, Jessica Lange knocks it out of the park and with rumors that she will only do one more season (if that) churning ENJOY IT!  Savor her tasting nuggets of grade A acting while you still can!  With the addition of legends like Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett (playing the infamous Marie Laveau no less!), has AHS gotten too big to fail?  It's hard to say since last year that had some superb actors and we got a poo pile.  Sorry to keep dumping on last season, I just really, really did not enjoy it.  At all.

This season is pretty much X-Men but for witches.  Like Rogue, Zoe (played by Taissa Farmiga (aka Violet)) accidentally kills her boyfriend when her witch-ey ways reveal themselves and she is swept off to Charles Xavier's School for... wait no that's wrong, she is swept off to the School For Exceptional Young Ladies by her fantastically kooky Aunt Myrtle played deliciously by Francis Conroy.  This being an introductory episode I wasn't expecting much, but I was happy with the cast introductions, and even happier to see Jamie Brewer as the clairvoyant Nan who can't keep her mouth shut.  Brewer and Lange have great chemistry since season one, I am beyond happy to see her on the show again.  Lange is playing Fiona Good, the Head Witch and mother of the Exceptional Young Ladies headmistress Cordelia (Paulson).  Lange playing Paulson's mother fits well and I had not realized how much they look alike.  Both of these women are strong and powerful actors, so to have them pitted against one another will be epic, I'm sure.

The witch school is lacking in attendance with only 4 girls.  Nan and Zoe who I mentioned above, Madison (Roberts) the bitchy film actress with a bark as big as her telekinetic bite and Queenie (Sidibe) the human voodoo doll.  Like any set of girls forced to live together, these ladies do not get along, especially snotty Madison and sharp tongued Queenie.  I have never been much of a fan of Robert's acting, but she really impressed me tonight, maybe snotty actress is the perfect role for her.  She also had the best line "My frikkin' vagina is sweating."

We were also introduced to Madame Delphine LaLaurie played by Bates, who did the most HORRIFYING things to her slaves, but got poisoned in the end by Marie Laveau, and can I just say, Angela Bassett must be some sort of witch in real life because she looks hotter than ever.  Seriously.

I found the episode highly entertaining, but I had 3 problems and I am sure two of them will be resolved.

  1. Did they really only give Lily Rabe one line and then kill her.  If Lily is dead I will be furious!  She was the only part of last season that I actually enjoyed.  SAVE LILY RABE!
  2. Just when I was vibing a Tate/Violet revival, THEY KILL HIM?!  Okay obviously from the upcoming trailer they bring him back to life like some sort of hottie Frankenstein, but still.
  3. Why is American Horror Story SO OBSESSED WITH RAPE?!  Seriously!  Every season has involved rape.  I mean, it's a tough subject to deal with and AHS keeps using it over and over again.  This episode had a double rape, one of them a guy in a coma who was literally fucked to death.  I dunno, it just seems a bit over the top.
I am excited to see where this season goes.  I already had one surprise when the supposedly poisoned dead LaLaurie was dug up by the chain smoking, tough talking, striving for life Fiona and she has been alive all these years.  AHS has always been good for it's twists and turns, but can they ever top the "Violet is actually dead" shocker.  It will be tough.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Thursday Night TV OVERLOAD

WHY DOES THURSDAY NIGHT NEED SO MANY GREAT TV SHOWS!  It's no fair!  My DVR is about to explode!  Since I spent what seems like all night watching TV and hitting the fast fwd button through the commercials I just didn't have the energy to actually blog.  I was spent.  And while Big Bang celebrated another hilarious episode following the disappointing season premiere episode, and Elementary made me say "awwww" and "Oh my God I just love him!" more than once, this blog is really going to be taken over by VD.  Not the STD, The CW show and it's new spin off The Originals.  Skip to the bottom for Elementary.  SPOILERS!!

Vampire Diaries is an amazing show in mind for one single reason.  They always keep it fresh.  I have yet to become bored with a plot line or character.  The season premiere opened with a sort of "what I did this summer," montage.... and pretty much all Elena did was Stefan.  Not that I blame her, I'd do the same.  Meanwhile, Matt is traveling the world and having threesomes with Rebekah, Bonnie is also "travel" but really she is just dead and Jeremy is covering for her, Tyler is in helping a wolfpack in Tennessee and kind of avoiding his lady, Katherine struggles with being Human and Stefan is in a box underwater while Silas dopplegangs and Caroline gets ready for college.

Other than Bonnie being dead and Silas being out, things don't seem terrible as Elena heads off to college, though Elena is worried about Stefan.  But of course things go down hill quickly as Elena and Caroline get a surprises roommate who has vervain water.  Ooops.  Quickly the realize how hard college life will be for 2 young vampires... also, is it just me, or do you constantly forget that Caroline is a vampire.  FYI their roommate Megan used to be on Wizards of Waverly Place and Disney's Movie "Lemonademouth" in case you were wondering why she looked familiar.

Meanwhile, back home, Stefan is drowning and coming back to life over and over again, which is giving me a panic attack.  At the homestead, Katherine looks to Damon for protection because she is being followed, while Silas goes around reading people's mind and causing trouble.  Matt is back at his day job serving up beers and Rebekah asks him to keep their "no strings attached" relationship going.  

Things get majorly f-ed up.  First, Megan, the vervain drinking roomie is killed at a frat party, tossed out a window and devoured by a vamp.  At home, Stefan aka Silas reveals himself to Damon and demands he have the cured Kathrine.  Jeremy tries to smuggle Katherine away, but when Silas tells Damon that Stefan is suffering, he asks Jeremy to bring Katherine back.  What does Jeremy care, Catherine killed him and his death killed Bonnie.  But Catherine is a survivor and forces Jer to crash the car, and Jeremeny nearly dies... again as Catherine gets away. 

At the end of the episode Damon tells Elena pretty much nothing, Elena holds some secrets from Damon, Tyler pretty much breaks up with Caroline, Silas reveals he can control lots of minds, then kills Bonnie's dad (fyi why does that upset her so much, she's dead) and the girl Matt had a 3 some with shoves the magic deathproof ring on his finger and has some guy do some weird voodoo that turns his eyes black and kills him.  I fucking love this show.

Soooo I was slightly disappointed in the premiere episode of The Originals.  Don't get me wrong, this show is going to be epic.  I mean, it's full of sexy men with English accents, so you know I'm in (I am especially looking at you Elijah, yum).  Unfortunately this opening episode was pretty much the same a the Vampire Diaries episode that aired last year.  There was very little new information, in fact, they just cut together clips of last seasons New Orleans episode which felt like kind of a cheat.  The plot was only slightly moved forward, but pretty much nothing new until the very end.

Quick recap.   First off, the show started with a flashback that looked like it was ripped out of Interview with a Vampire of the originals landing in the big easy in the 1700s or something.  Basically, in the present day, the witches want the originals to run the oober sexy Marcel and his gang out of NO.  Marcel controls the witches and doesn't allow them to do pretty much anything.  So the witches kidnap Hayley who is preggo with Klaus' hybrid miracle baby.  At first Klaus is ready to let Hayley go down, but my sexy darling Elijah will not let this baby or his family be harmed.  By the end of the episode, Klaus sides with the witches not for the baby but to be king.

Here's where things get a bit hairy.  The witches don't want Marcel dead, the originals don't know why, but apparently Marcel has an ace in the hole.  An extremely powerful witch girl who is in his possession and obviously loyal to him and sense whenever they use magic.  Uh oh.  Is she powerful  enough to even kill Klaus?  Then, again, even if she was, Klaus wouldn't except help in defeating her.  Klaus unexpectedly daggers Elijah.  DAMNIT KLAUS!  YOU'RE BROTHER LOVES YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!  You hot mess son of a bitch!  Oh YOU KNOW I WILL KEEP WATCHING!!!

On a side not about Elementary, it was a great episode for Watson.  We finally learn the whole story about the patient she killed during a routine procedure.  Sherlock was amazing to her, choking me up when at the end of the episode he asked to go to the grave with her, to pay respects to the man who changed the course of her life.  Honestly, Miller is such a raw actor and when he explains to Watson how important visiting the grave is to him I nearly choked up.  WHY IS THIS SUCH AN AMAZING SHOW!?!?

Oh man, Thursday nights are going to be rough from here on in, an emotional roller coaster!  I am going to need a xanax.  

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Welcome to my mind!  I still haven't decided how to blog about this show, because I get too excited!  So, here are my live bulleted notes about the show as I watched.  Last week it seemed a lot of people who read this blog were not vibing the show as much as I was.  I think the biggest problem is the characters thus far, you'll see what I mean when you read on.  Other than that I can't help fangirling over this show.  I'm really, really enjoying what I'm seeing.  FYI spoilers ahead.

  • Marvel opening: yep, still excited about it.
  • "Its gonna be blue skies from here on out."  BOOM plane ripped open.  I love me a good flash forward opening, I'm a sucker for that kind of writing.
  • Skye signing on as a consultant is rustling Ward's feathers, but according to Coulson it's a calculated risk, but then again, "Technically Stark's a consultant."
  • Fitz/Simmons, still super adorable, these could become my favorite characters easily.  I love.  Simmons the peppy adorable Brit, Fitz the kind of grumpy Scottish nerd.
  • 0-8-4:  "It means... we don't know what that means."  An object of unknown origin, how fun!  What was the last 0-8-4?  Oh no big deal, it was just Thor's hammer... though I would think it would have been the tesseract... right?
  • Again we are talking about what happened with Loki.  Coulson compares it to taking a bullet bbbbuuuuttttt I would disagree.  I think it's pretty clear that he is more than likely L.M.D.  Tahiti is the memory they gave him to fill the gap in time between his death and manufacturing. 
  • Skye keeps wanting to tell everybody everything, but Coulson tries to make it clear that secrets are important.... then again the insanity in NY was no big secret.
  • Is this going to be a lead up to Thor?  Is the 0-8-4 GOING TO LEAD UP TO THOR?!  It is the next movie coming out after all.  I'm just saying.
  • What the hell is with May's past and why the hell did Ward call her "The Calvary."  SNEAK ATTACK!!!  I 100% did not see that coming!  A well timed, well filmed action sequence, BRAVO. I thought this was just going to be a boring, bonding, chat scene, but boy was I wrong.
  • I watched this episode DVRed but of course I checked out the Thor sneak peak.  Hello my sexy Loki, your movie looks fantastic... I've missed you.  Oh, hello Kat Dennings, I forgot you were only in these movies to add humor.
Kat Dennings is funnier than me?
  • Couslon speaks Spanish as well as Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  NY-ers, you know what I'm talking about.
  • Looks like Coulson and this Camilla Reyes chick obviously know each other, greeting with a not so chaste kiss.  Oh you know they banged. 
  • OK, I can't help but compare to parts of this show to Buffy, Fitz/Simmons taking on a bit of a cute Willow/Xander duo.
  • BOOM!  Another explosion!  REBELS!!!  This show keeps taking me but surprise!!  Whenever you least expect it....  ACTION! 
  • Did anybody else love that spinning/shooting scene with Coulson and Reyes?'
  • the 0-8-4 is full of gamma radiation and is made of the same tech as the tesseract and was developed around WWII.  So that's Capt. America, Hulk, Thor and Iron Man all referenced in one moment.  I just can not get enough of the allusions to the other comics/movies
  • The 0-8-4 has a Tesseract Fuel cell or as Coulson puts it, "The device filled by evil."
  • Agent Ward is a bit annoying, but I think I will eventually get used to him.  He is the overly stereotypical military man who butts heads with the geeks and everybody who doesn't follow the rules.  Actually, I'm not in love with Skye either.  This tension in the group is a bit too much like The Avengers.
  • Is it me, or has May only said like 5 words in these 2 episodes?  Can she talk?
  • Soooo the 0-8-4 is a lazer weapon.  Great.
  • Skye and Ward try to make friends with alcohol.  They bond a little too easily, even though Ward keeps insisting he is a one man wrecking machine and so not a team player.  This was probably my least favorite scene tonight.
I know I know this is from last week and I couldn't  find this weeks.  So sue me.
  • "A hundred people with 1% of the solution, that will get it done."  What a great line!
  • Reyes teases Coulson for his love of the past and his need to cling to things.  I was right, Coulson and Reyes did the do, but Coulson finds Reyes' directness suspicious.  At that point you know something is going down... how Ward figures it out is beyond me.
  • OH NO! FITZ!
  • After the commercial break Coulson has had a proper beat down, while the team is tied together in the cargo hold.  Of course, Fitz adorably blames himself because he "should have learned kung fu."
  • Some of the truth about Agent May being "The Calvary" comes though, but what that exactly means... well, we don't know yet.
  • Just like in The Avengers, the agents team up in the time of dire need, just like when Coulson died in the film.
  • Turns out Reyes wants to use the 0-8-4 to take down the rebels.  A bit of a pedestrian baddie, but they need an excuse for action.
  • May breaks her own wrist to get free, mother fuck-it she is bad ass.
  • Reyes- You're having a midlife crisis.  Coulson- More afterlife.  Oooooh, how much does he know?
  • Called it, "You gave them something better.  A common enemy."  Just like the Avengers.
  • "You guys talk a lot."  -May.  Nailed it.
  • I couldn't have been more wrong about how the action led up to the opening explosion.  Using the 0-8-4 against them was BRILLIANT.  I would never have never guess S.H.I.E.L.D blew up heir own plane.  I love when my expectations are subverted
  • Didn't write much here, too involved in he action of a crashing plane fight sequence.  Sorry.
  • No way a life raft would have stabilized pressure in the plane.  Just saying.
  • The Slingshot.  Great name for a classified location.
  • the 0-8-4 gets sent to the sun.  So much for this being an exciting lead up to Thor.  LeSigh.
  • Skyes' connection to The Rising Tide is obviously a dangerous one.  Whatever she is up to, she is about to be a turn coat and it may be the most interesting thing about her character.
  • AHHHHHHH NICK FURY! AHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! I LOVE THIS! I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!!  I can't, I can't, smiling this much hurts!!!
  • "Yeah we're gonna have to kill the fish tank."  Best ending line ever.
Can't wait for the next episode, I am all in.