Pretty Little Liars Review: Playtime (Season 7 Episode 11)

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It’s been a long time since Pretty Little Liars was this good. The disappointing mid-season finale left us watching Spencer bleed out on the floor of an abandoned house, while her life was turned upside down by a revelation from Mary Drake: Mary is her mother, not Veronica. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Spencer also doesn’t even know who shot her anymore as Jenna’s gun wasn’t a match to her bullet wound. Can’t this girl catch a break?

On Pretty Little Liars Season 7 Episode 11, “Playtime,” A.D.’s final game was unleashed on the liars as their lives became thrust in an aggressive version of killer Monopoly. It’s kind of ridiculous, but you know, it just seems like a perfect ending for the series that has thrived on ridiculously unrealistic stories.

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The Responsibility of a Father: Klaus Mikaelson’s Rise into a Great Man

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The Klaus Mikaelson The Originals’ audience sees in season 4 is drastically different than the Klaus we saw in mother-show, The Vampire Diaries. The once seemingly, irredeemable reprobate, now acts with mercy and thinks of the consequences of his decisions before he makes them.

After 3.5 seasons of character development, Klaus Mikaelson has gone from the sadistic psychopath, who forced a vampire to stab herself for hours on end because he was mad that she wouldn’t be his toy, to a contemplative father, who chose to save the life of the son who’s tried to kill him twice. That is character development. There was a time when Klaus wouldn’t have hesitated to kill someone who dared to defy him or put his family danger. Yet, in episode 5 of season 4, we saw Klaus save his daughter, family, and his son’s life in one swift decision.

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The Fractured Red Door: Elijah Mikaelson’s Spiral into a Monster

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The same Elijah Mikaelson that appeared in The Vampire Diaries that was akin to Stefan, ridiculously noble but also cut-throat, has been left in Season 1 of The Originals because he is no more. Now that his Red Door has been fractured and he killed Marcel, he’s become just as bad as pre-Hope Klaus.

I used to admire the morality of Elijah Mikaelson. In the face of his brothers’ (Klaus and Kol) sadistically psychopathic behaviors, he was the brother of reason. He’s always been cut-throat and violent, but only to meet a certain end. It wasn’t that he derived pleasure from inflicting pain on others like his brothers. He would let people make their own decisions, and if they chose to be against the family, then they were taken down – simple.

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Why Laurel and Sara Lance Are the Best Part of the Arrow-verse

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In the six years that Arrow has been around, we’ve been introduced to a vast number of superheroes and their super friends, but the stand-outs have definitely become Laurel and Sara Lance. Both have died, both exist in some form on different shows, and they both have such vastly different personalities, but the sisters (alive or not) are the stars of the DCTV universe.

Laurel and Sara Lance have been through hell and back, one of them literally. Sara has “died” like three times, and she always returns. Laurel dealt with mental illness and alcoholism and overcame it, only to deal with more pain and heartbreak. Laurel and Sara Lance are both survivors in much different ways, and they’re honestly the best characters to admire in the DC universe.

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The Originals Review: I Hear You Knocking (Season 4 Episode 5)

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This episode of The Originals revolved around Klaus making a supremely tough decision: Marcel or Hope? Leave it up to Klaus to choose both. As everyone’s story-lines are continuing to develop, it’s becomes clear what character arcs will go this season.

As excited as I was before I watched The Originals Season 4 Episode 5, “I Hear You Knocking,” I was very disappointed with the ending events. This episode started off great: Keelin and Freya’s relationship blossoming past captor and captive, Klaus fighting this demon and his attempts to kill Marcel, Marcel getting help from his new girlfriend (?), Sofya, and Hayley learning more about her past and its connection with Mary.

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Cat Grant Returning for the ‘Supergirl’ Season Finale

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Boy, what has Supergirl been without Cat Grant / Calista Flockhart? The “Queen of all Media” has had a noticeable absence since her departure in Season 2 Episode 2, and while James has apparently done a great job at running CatCo (who knows, though, we haven’t seen much of him this season either…) it’s time for the Queen to take her throne back. 

According to TV Line, Calista Flockhart (Cat Grant) will be back for the final two episodes of Season 2. Unfortunately, her return to Supergirl is probably just going to be a quick visit back to National City to check on her company and make sure her prodigy is doing an excellent job as a reporter. The disgrace she will feel once finding out Kara went off and blogged her own story though. Yikes.

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The Originals Preview: I Hear You Knocking (Season 4 Episode 5)

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It’s been a long time coming, but finally, The Originals will address Marcel and Klaus’s relationship. As Season 4 Episode 4’s preview of The Originals shows, father and son will finally deal with their emotions and get down to business in addressing them.

Here’s to hoping Marcel and Klaus finally unravel their convoluted pride and misgivings to work toward fixing their broken relationship. The preview of The Originals Season 4 Episode 5, “I Hear You Knocking,” continues with the extended metaphor of house/property meant to represent more abstract emotions and relationships.

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The Originals Review: Keepers of the House (Season 4 Episode 4)

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The Originals divide and conquer, looking for ways to save Hope and the lost children of New Orleans. We got intense action, villain revelations, and motif progression all wrapped into one amazing episode.

The Originals Season 4 Episode 4 was, hands-down, one of the greatest episodes the series has ever aired. It did so much work for the plot, the threading of the show’s motif, and the relationships between our favorite characters. I must say, I was very upset when I found out this season would only be 10 episodes, but goodness, what wonders it has done for this show’s story-telling. Everything is executed so methodically and cohesively, I’m not as mad about this season being cut in half.

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The Originals Preview: Keepers of the House (Season 4 Episode 4)

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Elijah, Klaus, Hayley, Marcel, and Vincent join forces on The Originals Season 4 Episode 4 to keep Hope safe from the new big bad monster kidnapping children. 

On The Originals Season 4 Episode 4, we see characters plagued with the knowledge that the new big bad not only has its sights on Hope, but 4 other magical children in New Orleans. Now that this new sinister force has successfully taken the children, again, by way of New Orleans’ hard-working (and recently possessed) Detective Kinney, Hope is right back in immediate danger.

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The Originals Review: Haunter of Ruins (Season 4 Episode 3)

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As predicted, the Mikaelsons got their one day of meditation. Now it’s back to the real world with a soul sucking mystical force that is intent on having his sacrifices, including Hope, at any price.

For an episode where there wasn’t much action, a lot of premise, intent, and future narratives were established on The Originals Season 4 Episode 3. I’m not going to tip-toe around it. I cringed when Hope began to describe “bad” things Klaus would protect her from. Adjectives like “mean, selfish, and angry” sounded very pre-Hope Klaus reminiscent. Klaus’s widening eyes showed that he connected the similarities as well, and the desperate way he grabbed and held her also shows everything in him wants to stop being that way for his daughter.

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