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Famous in Love – Guess Who’s (Not) Coming to Sundance (2×07)

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Okay, I’m just going to come out and say it — Paige and Jake just aren’t on the same page anymore. No pun intended.

Their relationship has fizzled out simply because of where they are in their professional careers and that’s okay.

It feels like for the past few episodes of Famous in Love, they’ve been trying so hard to salvage something that simply wasn’t there anymore.

Paige has more chemistry with her stalker at this point. I found it a bit surprising that Paige completely ignored her mini break in until she finally realized that this fame thing meant that people were a little too obsessed with her. I’ll bet all my money that the stalker leaving her risque lingerie is the dude from the Locked wrap party.

Also, how does she have such an expensive home but no cameras?

Jake finally made it to a film festival that was a step down from Sundance. It still counts, okay?

Since they’ve been a bit rocky, Paige decided to go surprise him but things weren’t as romantic as she envisioned they would be.

For starters, Billy has been quite the cock-blocking third-wheel. And she doesn’t even realize she’s doing it.

There’s definitely some misunderstandings happening between Paige and Jake. She should have known this was his big moment to mingle with film execs and get ‘er done. Yet, it seems that everytime he has to do something concerning the movie she was booted from, she gets really upset and defensive.

As someone in the industry, she should know better than that; she should know how it all works!

Yes, the film director stating that Billy was the better choice because Paige was simply famous for being famous was uncalled for but we can’t really argue with it. So far, no one has actually seen her acting in the big feature film, all they’ve seen is her relationship splashed across the tabloids.

I’m sure it hurt being “second best,” but she could have taken it in stride especially since Jake doesn’t actually believe that. It’s easy to say that he should have come to her defense but as someone trying to set up his roots in the industry and get the funding, he can’t burn any bridges for just anything.

But Paige put the determining nail in the coffin when she decided to hook up with her ex who just so happened to be at the Bixby. They reminisced on old times, she had a little too much wine, she was hurt and so she hooked up with him to “find out what they’d missed out on” when they ended their long-term relationship.

Even if the paparazzi didn’t catch that — which I find highly unlikely because she’s such a huge star and the Bixby is such a celeb hangout, you’d think it would be crawling with paps — it’ll likely eat away at Paige’s consciousness. She defended her decision to pick Jake over Rainer to the US Weekly interviewee so chances are, without the red wine boosting her confidence, she wouldn’t have allowed herself to cheat.

But, what’s done is done. And really, it’s a low blow especially because Jake and Billy have had so much chemistry and they still haven’t hooked up. They even had the perfect, low-key opportunity while sharing a hotel room and still, they respected Paige and Jake’s relationship too much.

However, the minute Paige tells him about Eddie, I can see him pouncing on Billy. My guess is that they’ll start dating, become a beloved Hollywood couple, she’ll rise to stardom for her role in Stealing Georgia, Jake will become a hot director and Paige will watch from the sidelines as someone else steals her whole life from her.

Also having relationship woes? Jordan, when Marisol sees the fan pictures of him cozying up to ex-Tangey. Admittedly, they did get a little too close for comfort but he’s hit such a rough patch. You’d think people would be praising him for speaking his truth and defending his mother from an abuser on GMA but instead, the Chicago DA served him and may possibly charge him with second-degree murder. That’s Chicago for you.

Rainer was a complete asshat to Jordan during the move. His anger is understandable but really, Jordan is clearly suffering enough? Watching him back up his things all while Rainer pretended not to even remember the past and broke his surfboard was heartbreaking.

When you come to a moment where you have no one to call when the bottle is calling your name, maybe the problem is you.

I feel bad for him because he got so caught up in this fantasy of New York and Harper but in reality, she’s a snake! She stole that rights to Redemption Ridge right from under both Nina and Steven. Is she hoping this will be the role that convinces Rainer to stay in Hollywood? How did she even manage to convince the lady when Nina couldn’t?

Nina is one delusional lady, let me tell you. She actually tried to play the victim card after she lost the movie she STOLE from Steven, her boyfriend, and then cried about why he lashed out and broke up with her? Um, maybe because he told you about the manuscript in confidence and you when behind his back and tried to double-cross him?

She thought she was doing him such a favor! Does she even believe her own bullshit at this point?

I don’t think Harper deserved the win because let’s face it, she’s terrible in her own regard, but neither did Nina. And neither did Steve for that matter because he would have given the role to two-faced Sloane. Wow, Hollywood really is ugly.

Nina is self-destructive and I’m interested in digging deeper to figure out why that is. There’s no question about her brilliance since she got this far in the industry, but why is she so scared to let herself be happy? And why does she think she has to buy everyone’s happiness?

My one caveat, okay, that’s a lie, I have many, but the biggest one is that it’s completely fake. You can tell simply from the set-up. How many times can you use that WB lot until we all figure it out? That fake snow and lack of cold breath when the characters talked set me off. I’m from Chicago, we know what it looks like when it’s cold.

You’re telling me they didn’t have enough money to go film somewhere that maybe had a more realistic vibe to Utah?

The other problem is with the lack of effort when it comes to acting. Tangey barely delivered an angry tone when chewing out her fans, Jordan looks like a lost puppy half the time, I’m surprised he even knows who he is and Paige’s feeble attempt at “surprise,” just about sent me over the edge. Not to mention her lackluster arrival that just exuded fakeness.

Let’s at least try to make this seem believable, you guys!


Other Thoughts

  • Does anyone even care about Tangey’s storyline? The songs Pablo Money made her were lowkey kind of whack.
  • Her “fandom” picking sides between her and Alexis and trolling is the most accurate depiction of fandoms ever. They don’t even care about the art or the music, as long as there is some good drama to gossip about.
  • Another great episode without Alexis. Girl, bye.
  • Sadly, I missed Cassie and her horror-movie screams.
  • Seeing Rainer hit the bottle that hard was deeply disheartening. Alcoholism is such a problem and if you don’t have anyone to turn to, it’s easy to fall back into the habit.
  • Why did the writers make us think a Rainer and Paige reconciliation was near if they brought back her vain ex?

Thoughts on this week’s Famous in Love? Will Paige alert anyone besides the bartender (and possible stalker) about the situation at home? Did Rainer really fall off the wagon for good? Are Paige and Jake done?


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Grey’s Anatomy – The Winner Takes It All (15×11)



Parent-child relationships have always been the second most dramatic type of relationship on Grey’s, and this episode beautifully intertwined two of those storylines into a powerful and heartwrenching episode.

What a change of pace! These types of personal episodes are sprinkled lightly throughout the history of Grey’s, and oh boy do we eat them up! Sometimes we need to take a step back and revel in how complex and incredible the characters are beyond their amazing surgical abilities.

Meredith and Jackson stem from similar backgrounds. What with having to brand themselves beyond the family crest and all, oh and the fact that Richard has slept and fallen in love with both of their mothers. It was perfectly fitting that each relationship was developed further simultaneously.

Catherine’s strong mothering personality contrasted against Thatcher’s neglecting one was hard-hitting. Although, in the end, we still saw the same effect. No matter how damaged a relationship can be between a parent and child, there’s still an overwhelming sense of loyalty and love a child will feel toward their parent. Meredith definitely received the short end of the stick with her parental figures, but the intense and abundant love she has for her three children is amazing. Witnessing the special moments she has with her kids only makes our hearts ache more for Derek.

Meredith needed closure with Thatcher, and she finally got it, something she never truly received with Ellis. His yearning to be a father to Meredith, specifically after Derek’s death, was such a turnaround for his character and their relationship. It was during those few hours when he was completely vulnerable and honest that he and Meredith finally built the bond they had lost so many years ago.

There were many times I thought for sure Catherine was going to die. Shonda has created this impeccable presence — she can kill off whoever, whenever. Although I guess it wasn’t quite time for Catherine’s storyline to be over. Having a death so close to so many important characters midseason doesn’t seem very reasonable, so at the very least we’ll have many more seasons of Catherine’s fun and feistiness.

Jackson’s breakdown after attempting to imagine life without his mother was one of the most real moments of the episode. Maggie’s support for Jackson during this trying time will bring them closer together and I can’t wait to see the rest of their storyline, because we all know they are end game.

I love the small bits of Teddy and Tom we’re exposed to. I’m enjoying Tom’s regularity on the show and I really look forward to the developing relationship between the two. His character is slowly being revealed and I think the church scene was an important piece to his character. Despite the cocky facade he displays, he’s truly a genuine guy at heart, which seems like a trend with the men of Grey Sloan, or perhaps a general trend among all men.

Catherine’s bout with cancer isn’t over, but as she continually states, she’s alive and that’s the important part. Who’s to say what “winning” and “losing” is when it comes to cancer?

It’s been ingrained into our minds season after season that each surgery is a fight against death. Our culture has become so obsessed with finding ways to reverse the inevitability of death, that we’ve lost ourselves and the meaning of the journey of life. Thatcher did everything right in his treatment with cancer, but he still died. He didn’t lose, there’s nothing he could’ve done differently. It was his time, and he had the opportunity to leave peacefully in the presence of his daughter. I would say that is a win for sure.

Additional Sidenotes:

  • Every time Lexi was mentioned, I just imagined Chyler Leigh kicking ass over on Supergirl
  • That pinky promise made between Catherine and Jackson was downright pure bait for the waterworks
  • The perspective about using the words “fight” and “lose” in regards to living with cancer was mindblowing. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to think of cancer the same way

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Grey’s Anatomy – Shelter From the Storm (15×09)



So many tears, so many almost kisses, so many emotions all packed into one episode. What a wonderful start to the second half of the season, especially after being left off on an epic cliffhanger!

The love triangle between DeLuca, Link, and Meredith seemed to be skewing to one side as Meredith and Andrew were stuck in an elevator most of the episode. And as stated by Addison seasons ago, elevators seem to be a sort of aphrodisiac at Grey Sloan Memorial.

Meredith has a strong will if she’s able to hold off DeLuca’s sexy Italian whispers and dazzling eyes. Unless she’s right and she won’t find love ever again. Derek was her great love, and there is no arguing that fact.

Teddy, Amelia, and Owen’s elevator scene could’ve been so much more cringe-worthy, but thanks to the added humor it was primarily comedic. Teddy has been and will always be Owen’s soulmate, and I hope he chooses her, sorry Amelia!

Watching Jackson be truly vulnerable when he found out about his mom’s cancer was so heart-wrenching. I hope he and Maggie work through their rough patch, but as teased by Maggie’s final moments with Cece, it seems they’ll be in the clear. Going through the most tragic moments in life with someone by your side, bonds you in such an unbelievable way.

The budding relationship between Nico and Schmidt is cute to watch, and the way Schmidt gets so giddy and childishly happy even at the slightest finger graze from Nico is the perfect depiction. They better get some more screen time and advancement in their storyline.

Shonda sure knows how to create incredible familial relationships between the characters. Seeing Alex be so gentle and caring for Bailey was truly the sweetest interaction this entire episode. Dare I say tears were certainly shed!

It was powerful watching Bailey experience some residual OCD PTSD but watching Alex care and comfort her seemed like the first step to stopping it in its tracks. Alex’s character development is one that needs to go down in all of TV history.

It was sad to see Cece’s fight end, but that’s what makes Grey’s Anatomy so incredible. Each character doesn’t always have a seemingly happy ending. It keeps you on your toes, and that’s exactly how life is.

Having Richard be the one to find Betty scouring the hospital looking for drugs was such a calculating choice. One that could not have been more perfect, and I was all for it. Betty has gone through so many tearful moments of regret, but it doesn’t seem like she’s really making an effort to turn her life around.

I hope Amelia’s choice to send her to a rehab facility pays off. Maybe we’ll see her again in sobered up at the end of the season. If not, I’m not too concerned. The Betty storyline is kind of just wasted time.

Watching Amelia bow out so gracefully portrays just how much she loves him. I guess it’s true that if you love someone the best thing to do is let them go. But, perhaps Amelia, Teddy, and Owen can create some sort of modern family.

There’s so much to be unpacked in this half of the season.  Catherine will not be happy that Jackson and Richard found out about her diagnosis from Maggie. It seems like a precarious situation that’s about to go south quite soon.

If this episode is setting the precedence for the final episodes of the season, this is going to be a nail biter for sure! Although, it wouldn’t be the Grey’s we all know and love if that weren’t the case. Thank goodness it’s renewed for a 16th season.

What do you think of the love triangles? Where do you think Owen’s loyalty stands?

Additional Sidenotes:

  • It’s truly impressive how the actor’s age with the show. Jackson is finally getting some baby whites!
  • Bailey’s sassy comments are always golden, “Don’t hyperventilate the patient!”
  • The dramatized trash blowing in the wind is such a sad reality
  • Cece has taught us all so much about love … R.I.P.
  • Meredith speaking  Italian?! How has this never come up before?
  • Helm’s growing crush on Meredith is so bitter-sweet, yet so relatable. If you’re gay and have never crushed on a straight girl or women are you really gay?
  • Who else had to look away as Jet’s legs proceeded to get crushed by the elevator? I definitely thought he lost them right then and there




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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – I’m Making up for Lost Time (4×04)



Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - I'm Making up for Lost Time

In this episode, we were provided a deep dive into Rebecca’s childhood through the eyes of her half-brother Tucker. Honestly, only the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend superfans might vaguely recall she has a brother. Anyway, Tucker chooses to put on the shoes Rebecca previously gifted him for his 13th birthday and makes a trip to visit her. Rebecca’s surprised by his appearance, but ultimately happy to try and make things right with the last person in her life she holds unfinished business with.

Soon after she’s surprised with another grand gesture, this time by Nathaniel. He tells her that he’s still in love with her and wants her back, but she refuses to accept his proposal. This is a huge step-up from what she would’ve done in the past, and it truly speaks to her changing for the better.

There’s definitely something slightly off about Tucker and we are given a sneak peek of him deceptively responding to Rebecca’s text meant for his mom and snooping through her childhood diary. No wonder he continues to steal the words right out of her mouth! Of course, there’s no way an early aged teen boy is going to be as perfect as he led on to be.

As Nathaniel is feeling the burn of his latest “rebection” he takes it out on Sunil and Mrs. Hernandez who are fighting over the most recent case. It’s obvious that Mrs. Hernandez is much more qualified for the case, but Sunil sets out to win the case by promising Nathaniel that he’ll win him back Rebecca.

Rebecca invites Paula and her boys over to hang out with her and Tucker, but it’s obvious that Tucker isn’t a typical teenage boy, nothing like Paula’s seemingly lumps-on-a-log sons, so Paula takes them to the escape room alone. I guess being stuck in a room together offers unique insight into a relationship, and Paula realizes she’s been so caught up in Rebecca’s troubles for the past few years that she knows nothing of what’s going on in her son’s lives.

Meanwhile, Rebecca takes Tucker on a trip to see the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where they happen to “stumble” upon the location of an audition for Peter Pan,  of course, Tucker’s plan all along. Rebecca’s overtaken by the connection Tucker makes with her and her love for the musical Slumbered, so she takes him in for an audition.

Sunil stalks Rebecca and Tucker who have stalked the director of Peter Pan –dang is there a lot of stalking and sneaking around in this show. Sunil sees Tucker with Rebecca’s diary and reports back to Nathaniel, offering him the option of getting the diary so that he can finally understand the inner depths of Rebecca’s mind.

Nathaniel approaches Tucker and offers to get him the role of Peter Pan in return for Rebecca’s diary. This is some top-notch elementary-level drama!

Rebecca receives a call from the director of Peter Pan congratulating her that Tucker has received the part, and Tucker calculatingly suggests that they celebrate with some Rebetzels. As Nathaniel is on his way out he stops by and pulls out another “I love you” speech word for word from Slumbered. He’s a lawyer, he should know all about plagiarism! Tsk tsk, I would’ve expected better from you Nathaniel. Rebecca realizes that the only way he would’ve known that highly classified personal information was if he somehow had gotten ahold of her diary. She rightfully yells at him, and it doesn’t look like he’s any closer to winning her back.

Tucker and Rebecca have a real and heartfelt sibling bonding moment when Rebecca learns that although he may have been initially faking some of the similarities, they both came from the same deadbeat dad and Tucker too needs therapy. Additionally, she promises that she’ll pay for him to go to theater camp so that he doesn’t have to go through the long process of flying out and manipulating her just to start an acting career.

This episode really gave Rebecca a taste of what she’s been dishing out to others for the past few years. The manipulation, stalking, and overcompensation for insecurities. I can really see that this season is highly focused on her coming to terms with her past doings and making major adjustments to fix them and change. High praise for Rebecca and all that she’s been working through!

What’s next for Rebecca? I can’t imagine this being the last of Tucker we’ll see. And I wonder what Nathaniel will attempt to convince Rebecca that their mutual love for each other is the only thing that matters despite their difficulty and confusing history.

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