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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – I Have A Date Tonight (4×16)

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If you’re still having withdrawals from the end of season 23 of The Bachelor look no further. We have our own bachelor situation on our hands. Who’s going to walk away with it all this week? Josh, Greg, or Nathaniel? Place your bets!

Disclaimer, I’m writing this review while watching, so I still don’t know who came out on top yet! But I’m putting all my money on Josh.

My cheesy romantic heart is living for this. Taking note and stealing some date ideas.

Did anyone else squeal during Josh’s date?  As Paula stated, he has truly evolved. The thought behind his date that it wasn’t to bring them back to the past, but to bring them around full circle, was perfect.

Another date of perfection brought to us by Nathaniel. How am I supposed to choose if Rebecca can’t even choose?! Nathaniel’s date brought out the goofiness between the two and even included a little foot popping action from The Princess Diaries. I approve 100%.

Greg knew he wasn’t going to create a picture perfect date the way Josh and Nathaniel had. He was originally going to wing it until he got psyched out and ran to a clown to create a hot air balloon date. While his plans went downhill and he ran into Rebecca, they spent their date sitting in the waiting room of the hot air balloon office.

Rebecca fell in love with Greg for a reason. And it certainly wasn’t because of his grand romantic gestures, so even just sitting in chairs staring at each other’s face and chatting was perfection for Rebecca. Ultimately Greg’s confession that Rebecca is the love of his life put the date from a 5 to a 10.

I give Josh kudos for creating the location and the date. Whereas Nathaniel was able to use the hillside of Hollywood as a beautiful lookout and the Greek Theater as a natural surround sound.

Greg’s date was so Greg, but I think there’s so much importance behind that. He didn’t try and put on a special show or grand gesture to make her fall in love with him. He relied on their past and emotions to propel the spark.

After watching those dates, I almost have a gut feeling that she’s going to choose Greg. Nathaniel and Josh gave her a similar feeling of heaven and perfection, but Greg gave her the feeling of love.

I will certainly be bummed if Josh truly “loses,” so I still hold onto some hope, but I won’t be too disappointed by any of the boys winning her heart.

The ending was truly a cliffhanger. I guess we can’t expect for her choice to be revealed in the same episode. So here we sit and wait for the next few episodes of the show.

On a side note, Paula seems to still be thriving in her new job, and I couldn’t be happier. It just makes me all the more curious where the show’s going to leave Rebecca career-wise.

The episodes have quickly dwindled down, and I am dying to know where they are going to leave all the characters. Do you have any ideas? Will we get a wedding for Beth and Valencia? What will happen to the boys that aren’t chosen? So many questions still yet to be answered, and so little time! Season finale next week? Are you ready?! Commence the nailbiting!

Additional Sidenotes:

  • Call me by HIS name, so clever.
  • “What can you do with $50? Park?” Only in LA people, only in LA.
  • I enjoyed the super show toon-y number in this episode. I almost got a West Side Story vibe.
  • “Would you normal people excuse me for just one second?”
  • “You’re the love of my life, you know that?” “I do now.” My heart just melted.
  • That lime green shirt Paula’s wearing worked. What an intense and vibrant green! But somehow she rocked that power suit.
    • “Fully European hitchhiker.”

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Riverdale Season Finale Breakdown: What the Hell Just Happened?

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Riverdale Survive the Night Recap

The Riverdale finale “Survive the Night” was bonkers!

How many Fizzle Rocks did the writers take before putting together that episode?

We’re breaking down all the biggest moments of the season 3 finale below!

 

Goodbye Gargoyle King and the Black Hood

Early on in the episode, Penelope was revealed as the Game Keeper, which we should have seen coming considering she was the game master during the Midnight Club’s reign. Jughead pieced together the whole puzzle using his impeccable journalistic skills: Penelope, wanting to get revenge on the town who made her a child bride and ignored her pain, encouraged Hal to become a serial killer. Hal saw a glimmer of himself in Chic, so instead of killing him, he recruited him into becoming the Gargoyle King. And one by one, they rid the town of sinners. Oh, and she referred to Chic as Jason because everything stemmed from the pain of losing her son. And thus, all three seasons were connected in a twisted horror film trilogy.

 

Want to Play a Game?

Penelope sent Archie, Veronica, Jughead and Betty (whom she purchased from The Farm) for one final quest. They were the chosen four because their parents didn’t even console Penelope after her son died (get over yourself!). Betty and Veronica injested poison though they passed the test of selflessness, Jughead fought Chic, Archie fought some dude dressed as a bear, and Betty almost shot and killed her dad. She couldn’t give into the darkness knowing that it would snuff out her light, but Penelope killed Hal and called him a lousy serial killer to begin with.

 

Escape The Farm

Alice began to realize that something shady was happening inside The Farm when Edgar wouldn’t tell her what happened to Betty. She stole Juniper, handed her off to Cheryl, and helped them escape. She asked Cheryl to promise that she would find Betty and make sure she was safe. And upon arriving at Thornhill, Cheryl did just that by ordering the Serpents and the Pretty Poisons to save the foursome from her mother’s wrath. Also, Nana Rose is the true MVP for turning on her daughter and helping them!

 

Ascension Night

Knowing that The Farm was going to be compromised, Edgar asked Alice to rally up the troops for their expedited ascension. Now, I don’t know if this means the same thing it did in G&G, but I thought that ascension meant to commit suicide. But alas, when Betty & Co. arrived at the SOQM, they found Kevin in a room rocking back and forth surrounded by everyone’s white outfits. He said they left him behind to tell their story, but he seemed rather upset that they didn’t let him ascend because he “wasn’t worthy.” Honestly, count your blessings, Kevin. But where the hell is everyone else? And why would Edgar leave behind a loose end?

 

The FBI & Alice

In what may be the biggest twist of all, Betty & Jug were approached by an FBI agent who claimed to be their real brother, Charles, and also admitted that Alice was working undercover for the FBI to infiltrate The Farm and bring them down. Apparently, they’ve known all about organ harvesting but somehow didn’t think it was enough to arrest Edgar. And now, they need Betty’s help finding her mother after ascension night. Here’s the thing, I love that Alice didn’t fall for all the Farmie crap, but really, I don’t trust anyone wearing an FBI uniform in Riverdale and I don’t trust anyone with the name Charles.

 

Hiram Lodge, the Real Big Bad

Sure, the GK & the BH were scary, but you know who’s terrifying? Hiram Lodge. Hiram cannot be outsmarted and he basically controls the whole city. Veronica and Hermione thought they got him after the FBI arrested him but he was placed in his own prison where he’s likely hailed as a God. He also had his minions set up Hermione and has a massive plan for Veronica so she “won’t know what hit her.”

 

Franken-Jason

Cheryl, step away from the rotting corpse of your brother. What is happening here? Cheryl was visibly disturbed when she stumbled upon the dug up corpse of Jason, so much so that she ambushed Edgar Evernever. She was also rational enough to realize The Farm was a cultish operation and successfully escaped. So, why is it that she’s reverting to her old brainwashing and sitting back and having a chat with her dead brother like it’s NBD? Cheryl, please don’t.

 

Friends Forever… But Not in the Future

What is up with that flash-forward scene? And better yet, what the hell happened to Jughead? The final scene of the episode found Betty, Jug, Veronica, and Archie celebrating their victory and wishing for normalcy as they head into their senior year. With the spliced in flash-forward scenes, it’s safe to say their senior year is going to be beyond memorable… but not in a good way. We see Betty, Archie and Veronica sans Jughead, standing by a river in their undergarments covered in blood. Betty urges them to burn Jughead’s hat as they vow to never speak to each again in order not to get caught. But seriously, where is Jughead? Why are they burning his hat? Why are they covered in blood? Why did this have a “I Know What You Did Last Summer” feel to it?

 

What were your thoughts on the finale?

And what are you looking for to season 4?

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The Bold Type – TBT (3×06)

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The Bold Type TBT review

We took it back to the beginning of Kat, Jane and Sutton’s friendship.

It was 2014 and Jane was heading into her first day at Scarlet Magazine.

Her first task was delivering coffee for Lauren Park and she came out of it just as every intern has before, with tears in her eyes.

Instead of crying in the bathroom, a friendly Kat took Jane to the fashion closet where they walked in on Sutton trying on designer dresses during her last day. Her temp position was coming to an end after Sage, who was sidelined for a bit after a dildo accident, returned to work.

Immediately, a friendship blossomed between the three ladies that, as we know, carried on into the present day.

It was fun watching their origin stories; they were all so naive and impressionable.

Jane had big dreams of becoming a writer and was starstruck meeting Jaqueline Carlyle.

Kat was stuck working under a digital manager who wasn’t setting trends, he was following them, and it wasn’t her place to speak up because her father secured her the gig.

And Sutton, well, she was down to her last buck and didn’t have much of a plan for the future. All she knew is that she wanted to work at Scarlet and when Jane suggested creating a position as Lauren’s assistant — which is where we first met Sutton way back — she took the leap.

We were also blessed with the first meeting between Sutton and Richard after she snuck into a conference room to steal a tray of sandwiches to replace the ones the trio ate.

As luck would have it, the sandwiches they replaced would contain peanuts, something Bobby, the big shot advertiser having lunch with Jacqueline, was allergic to.

Thankfully, he didn’t die, but can you imagine starting your first day on such a note?

It’s safe to say, the ladies became inseparable since then and relied on each other to make it through Scarlet.

We took a walk down memory lane solely because of an email leak happening in the present day that put Scarlet and it’s employees in a pretty embarrassing position.

As you can imagine, there were some things in the emails that should’ve never seen the light of day.

Oliver, for example, offended all of Manhattan.

And Jaqueline was put on the spot for saying that she “kind of enjoyed” Bobby’s near-death experience.

The ladies came clean about being responsible in case she had to answer to anyone, but Jacqueline chalked it all up as Bobby being a dear friend who wouldn’t be offended.

If that’s the case, why did the flashbacks even matter? Jacqueline wasn’t even phased by the emails being exposed.

In fact, aside from being a cute episode that gave us a look at young Kat, Sutton and Jane, the throwbacks were kind of pointless.

We didn’t learn anything new about any of the ladies aside from emphasizing how far they’ve come and how much they’ve grown in four years.

In the present, Sutton’s mother, Babs, reached out to her for some money which forced her to dip into her new sewing machine fund.

It’s awesome that Sutton doesn’t rely on Richard or his money to buy things she needs when she easily could.

She’s independent even if she is living in his mansion of a condo.

However, Richard could easily purchase the sewing machine for her. What’s $400 to him?

I’m surprised he didn’t offer or surprise her with one.

The most interesting part of the episode had to be the evolvement of Kat’s relationship with Tia.

Tia shocked Kat when she told her she was pulling out as her campaign manager.

For those of you who felt like there were definitely some flirty sparks between Tia and Kat, you were right.

Kat attempted to convince Tia that she should stay on board and help with the campaign, and Tia opened up about not wanting to come out of the closet.

Unlike Kat, who has embraced her sexuality, Tia has struggled to accept that she’s a lesbian.

I respected Tia’s storyline and was interested in seeing this progress, but then Tia and Kat went in for a passionate and heated kiss.

Wait, what?

Tia’s storyline deserved to be taken slower and given some time to understand and deconstruct her feelings.

The kiss felt forced and will likely make Kat’s campaign slightly more complicated.

The promos for next week tease a racial profiling storyline in which a white woman accuses Tia and Kat of loitering and scoping out the alarm system to break into her house.

Yikes.

The Bold Type always tackles important societal topics.

Kat and Tia don’t look like the type of women to fear or assume they’re in the wrong neighborhood, but it’s important to acknowledge that this does happen to people who don’t deserve it on a large scale.

What did you think of tonight’s The Bold Type?

Did you enjoy the flashback? Could you have done without it?

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Grey’s Anatomy – Head Over High Heels (15×22)

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Greys Anatomy Head Over High Heels Review

And we’re back to the traditional Grey’s Anatomy episode. So much happens and so many storylines are focused on in this episode.

Jo’s back to the hospital and Alex is still in distress about what’s going on with her. He even brings up his insecurity about the women in his life breaking him and leaving him behind with their pieces.

Meredith reassures him Jo is different and strong enough to get through this. Although, by the end of the episode he’s not having the silent treatment anymore. They throw ultimatums at each other and I only hope they heal stronger from this.

Alex has every right to be mad and give a bit of tough love to Jo. When you’re acting that broken it’s not right to just leave out the most important people out of the conversation.

Meanwhile, Bailey and Richard are reuniting with old faces, though only one of those storylines ends positively. Bailey’s recurring patient’s grandson is in the hospital for spine surgery that Nico is supposed to perform.

Nico’s in the midst of interviewing with programs for after his fellowship with Link is over, and he has an arrogant viewpoint on his abilities. And as history likes to point out, hubris is the pitfall of any great heroine.

Ultimately, Nico kills the originally otherwise healthy patient, and he’s put back in his place by Bailey when she has to break the tragic news to his grandfather.

The patient Gemma brought in with a high heeled shoe lodged into her chest happens to be Ollie’s (Richard’s old sponsor) other sponsorship.

Richard had a hard time with Ollie’s passing, and seeing him be ok with the thought of her was progress. He makes amends with Gemma and they discuss the challenges they faced with breaking their sobriety.

Gemma makes it clear to Richard that no matter how broken he may have felt during that period of time, he was better off than Gemma who actually broke her sobriety.

This episode wasn’t one of any major breaking news, but it’s the middle ground before the final episode coming up in a few weeks. It’s setting up everything major that’s about to befall us. And as we’ve learned many seasons before, Shonda will destroy us with that season finale.

What are your thoughts on Alex and Jo troubles? What do you think will happen with Teddy and Owen? So many small storylines to be tied up. Who else is excited?

Additional Sidenotes:

  • When Meredith mentioned calling Christina I not so silently squealed. Shonda, a quick Christina episode?
  • MerLuca makes another grand stride in their relationship, I’m impressed and very slowly warming up to the idea of them. Telling the kids about their dating status was huge, and I couldn’t be more happy for them.
  • I wonder what this newfound revelation for Owen will mean for the rest of his storyline.
  • Poor Koracick, Amelia’s so right about Teddy and Owen being inevitable. He deserves to be happy, who will it be?
  • The twist on the unsuspecting pregnant woman was epic. People always question how mothers could be clueless about their pregnancy. Well, how about two uteruses!
  • Poor Schmitt, all he wants is to love Nico, and Nico had to go and say some very hurtful words. I know they’ll get over it though. It’s just a rough patch in their budding relationship, and I also predict Nico ending up staying at the hospital.

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