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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – I Need To Find My Frenemy (4×15)

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With the end nearing, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend really put a rush on the storyline. Josh admitted his feelings to Becks within the first 10 minutes of the episode, and I was about as shocked as Rebecca!

She’s so shocked by his love proposal she runs all the way to work. I kind of forgot she still worked at the pretzel place…I guess when you own your own store, you can step away whenever to attempt another dream?

Again, still bummed her dreams of musical theater were dashed. Although, it doesn’t seem like she’s giving up entirely! She knows passions and dreams take time to build.

She is faced with a confusion of love columns thanks to Darryl and AJ. She really can’t decide between the three men. I can’t help but get the sense that it’s going to be either Nathaniel or Greg. I’m not confident enough to put my money on one of them though, so get back to me by the end of her trio of dates.

I am, however, impressed by the character development of each man. They truly have evolved and I no longer have a serious desire for her to end up with one of them specifically. Congrats guys! You’ve all come a long way from your respective first season.

Paula’s first day at the job has her glowing tremendously. She’s taken back with her coworkers and the space itself, and how they truly seem to respect her worth. Despite believing she needed to buy a million dollar suit in order to fit in, she’s pleasantly surprised to hear they don’t care about her uniform.

So happy Paula’s career is coming together, her hard work is the ultimate pay off, and she deserves it entirely.

During a girls lunch, Valencia and Heather discuss their relationship issues. Valencia’s still not getting the rock she wants, and Heather feels like she has to rock Hector like he’s a baby.

When Rebecca rushes in saying she’s unable to join for lunch, no surprise to them — the shade from Heather is fantastic, truly — she proposes they run away to Vegas together.

Before the next episode is completely overrun by the boys, they obviously had to devote an entire episode to Rebecca and her girl gang.

Let me just say, the slow walk through the casino, and the even slowed down slow walk, were priceless. Great editing skills!

Rebecca is tasked with the job of bringing her frenemy Audra Levine (is there a reason her name sounds very similar to Avril Lavigne?) back to her senses and her respective life with triplets and a stressed-out husband.

She’s of course tied up with an anti-semitic man she met at the casino who’s involved with the wrong group or people. Paula buys into the game he sorely lost and kicks ass. No surprise there, Paula’s just kicking double ass in life and in her career.

I honestly want to know how much money Paula won! Based on the fact that she was able to buy five of those suits, she must have won millions!

Meanwhile, the trio is having a powwow trying to decide how to get Rebecca to choose. Much better than their past techniques of fists and yelling! They really have evolved.

Darryl brings Rebecca to the restaurant to hear the men’s three-date proposal, which of course offers a cliffhanger. BUT, we all know she’s going to say yes to these three dates.

I think the show has been a true testament to Rebecca’s growth as a character. She needed to find herself and work through her mental illness, which she has done quite well! And then her love life follows, so I don’t believe the writers are going to be that cruel and leave us without an answer to one of the men.

Who are you putting your money on?

Additional Sidenotes:

  • Thank. God. they touched on the issue of “daddy” as a nickname. Lana Del Rey, I’m sorry but that’s just not a nickname that should be used in a relationship. I guess in the bedroom, that’s your thing, but Heather put it well. They are two grown adults who don’t need to rely on each other but need to work together to make the relationship successful.
  • Valencia’s realization that she could be the one to propose was so great. Defying gender roles!
  • Do people really randomly FaceTime people they haven’t talked to in a while?
  • White Josh’s speech to Greg about how he and Rebecca have something special was beautiful. We all need a White Josh in our life, someone who notices when you’ve found the one or at least someone who makes you the happiest you have ever been.
  • Teasing me with that gay shit! I was slightly sitting on the edge of my bed hoping Audra and Rebecca would give each other one little kiss.
  • “AJ you’re a damn bitch.”
  • The musical rap number by Rebecca and Audra was great. The Yiddish slang included worked perfectly, and I love how it was shot in an old music video style. The style expected from a group of struggling wannabe rappers.

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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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