Grand Hotel is picking up the pace and raising the stakes.
Sky Garibaldi’s disappearance has started to fall to the backburner amidst all these juicy telenovela-like twists.
In just one short hour (or 45 minutes if you’re counting commercials), Theresa infiltrated the Riviera Grand and set her sights on Felix, who Santiago learned was hiding out in the forbidden 606 room, presumably the room that Beatriz died in.
After this episode, it’s unclear which man should be trusted.
Both have found themselves in messy situations for different reasons.
Felix allegedly stole millions, which pissed a lot of people off. Santiago may have been responsible for turning him in, and yes, it’s possible his crush on Gigi played some kind of role, in his decision, but Felix deserved what was coming his way.
However, Santiago’s character is also questioned when he attacks Felix for suggesting that a young woman like Beatriz would have never suffered a heart attack. Felix accuses Santiago of killing his wife, triggering an emotional response from him. Again, Felix deserved the punch in the face as he was purposefully provoking Santiago to later spin a sob story about how Gigi’s new husband has been the bad guy all along in a sad attempt to win her back, but it also shows that there’s a much darker side to Santiago that we haven’t tapped into yet.
Santiago’s aggressive reaction could have been a response to hearing the man he loathed talk negatively about his late wife. But, it could also be an admission of guilt. Whatever it is, it’s obvious that there’s more to Beatriz’s death than meets the eye.
I wasn’t convinced she died of a heart attack either, but I’m not sure that Santiago was the one to kill her simply to get the rights to the hotel and to marry Gigi.
Gigi’s naiveness when it came to Felix was frustrating. She kept saying that Felix’s charms weren’t working on her but it didn’t take a lot for her to lose all faith in Santiago. And at the end of the day, she helped her ex-husband escape with the promos suggesting that she might run away with him to “figure things out.”
Santiago may have been lying about a lot of stuff but he never abandoned his family.
The meaning “it’s complicated” takes on a whole other meaning in this hotel.
Gigi’s hypocritical ways were also underlined with Felix’s return. She’s been icing out Santiago because he failed to tell her about the shady deals with Theresa and Mateo, but she also kept Felix’s return a secret.
And in addition to helping her daughter’s aid a fugitive, she even lent him Santiago’s nice clothes.
Santiago’s attempts to please Gigi backfired when it came to getting rid of Theresa.
He felt so guilty about upsetting his wife that he refused Theresa’s offer to turn over Felix.
Instead, Santiago took the high road allowing Felix to make a break for it and ended up getting stuck with Theresa permanently.
Are you happy now, Gigi? Theresa isn’t going to be some off-screen villain anymore; she’s requesting an office space in the hotel she’s investing in.
Mateo’s abduction fell flat as it didn’t reveal anything we didn’t already know about him. He’s loyal to Theresa because she turned his life around and his fear of what she will do if he disobeys her has now turned him into her lackey.
Mateo lost any and all depth when he began following her around like a little puppy. It’s amazing that he’s gone from wielding all the power at the Riviera Grand to being nothing more than an assistant who doesn’t say much.
There’s a lot of questionable things happening at the Riviera Grand, but the twins trying to run away with their father and comparing life on the run to a “semester abroad,” is pretty high on that list.
Are these two serious?
Yoli always seemed like the brighter of the two, but she lost all of my admiration when she tried to persuade her girlfriend into running away with her and her fugitive father.
Then, instead of letting it go when Marisa told her she wasn’t interested, Yoli tried to make her feel guilty about it.
What makes Yoli think someone could just uproot their life the moment she wants them too?
Marisa didn’t owe Yoli any explanation, and I’m not buying that she wasn’t interested because she was undocumented.
What a terrible way to weave in a real-life situation.
Marisa would have been a more respectable character if she had just stuck to her guns and told Yoli she didn’t want to be involved with this messy family drama.
No sane person would agree to something so risky and dangerous regardless of immigration status.
Danny’s investigation into his sister Sky is exposing a lot more than he bargained for.
Most of the shady dealings were mentioned previously but are news to him and the detective he’s working with.
Basically, with a little attention, they’ve figured out that Mateo and Santiago are both working in organized crime within the hotel, which could be the same thing Sky “found” right before she disappeared.
And since the Biscayne Crime Syndicate oftentimes kidnaps people for ransom, there’s a huge chance Sky might still be alive.
Personally, I think having Sky’s disappearance resolve itself during the season finale episode seems a little rushed.
Then again, Danny’s cover has been blown and he was fired from the hotel.
Whatever spell Alicia put him under, it’s caused him to act with his heart and not his brain, abandoning his original goal and altering the plan to include her.
Unfortunately, taking Jason’s advice seemingly backfired.
After finding out that Danny lied about having a girlfriend and meeting said girlfriend in the lobby, Alicia had it with the lies.
When Danny told her that he took the job to launch his own investigation into his sister’s disappearance and that he believed her father was involved, Alicia basically shut down.
Danny should have expected it as he accused her family while also admitting that he’d lied to her since the beginning of their relationship.
Heather wasn’t needed to blow Danny’s cover — he managed it all on his own.
In fact, Heather helped his cause by convincing Alicia that his heart was in the right place.
We all thought she was going to be a vindictive, crazy ex-girlfriend when in reality, she was hurt and wanted some answers.
Will Alicia be more observant now after hearing Danny’s musings and realize that he’s been right all along?
Javi returned from rehab and in an effort to avoid all triggers, channeled his attention into helping Jason get lucky with the ladies.
Jason’s your typical nice-guy-next-door, so it wasn’t surprising that he wasn’t interested in lying to the ladies to get them into bed.
However, he really needed to cleanse his palate of Ingrid.
Coincidentally, hooking up with another girl may have inadvertently gotten Jason out of the friend-zone with Ingrid.
She seemed into him when she saw him leave the girl’s room the next day with his shirt unbuttoned.
The fact that Ingrid lost both Javi and Mateo in the same day could have a lot to do with her feelings.
She’s all alone now and would likely want someone to mend her broken heart.
I’ll leave you all with a theory: Santiago said no one had the key to room 606, but Yoli did. Maybe it’s because she dated Sky? Maybe Sky made multiple copies and the key that Danny found in her locker is also to the same room. It’s possible that Sky could have known the real reason Beatriz died, which is why she had the obituary. Santiago could have “taken care of her” because she knew too much.
What do you think?
Is that the last we’ve seen of Felix?
Will Gigi leave with him?
Is Sky alive?
Will Alicia forgive Danny?
What to Watch December 2020: ‘Selena: The Series,’ ‘Blue Bloods,’ ‘Shameless, ‘Sabrina’ and More!
The holidays are upon us and with that, some much-needed time to just sit back and relax with loved ones.
And there’s no better way to bond with others than by watching TV!
Here are all the exciting additions coming to primetime, cable, and streaming in December?
What are you adding to your binge-watch list?
SEAL Team – CBS (December 2)
Season 4 returns with a 2-hour season premiere with the team’s potential shakeup. Per the synopsis: “Bravo Team enters enemy territory in the snowy Spin Ghar Mountain Range to capture Al-Hazred, the leader of a terrorist group and son of the terrorist leader that Jason took down early in his career and made him Bravo One.”
Selena: The Series – Netflix (December 4)
The spirit of Selena Quintanilla comes to life in Netflix’s biopic starring Christian Serratos. Re-live the story of the Tejano music and iconic Mexican-American pop star. We interview Madison Taylor-Baez, who plays young Selena in the series. Check it out now.
The Hardy Boys – Hulu (December 4)
The Hardy Boys are back… and they’re on the case. To fill the Nancy-Drew sized void in your life, Hulu is rebooting the mystery series that will deliver action packed twists you didn’t see coming!
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays – Netflix (December 4)
There’s nothing like getting into the holiday spirit with some tasty treats. The third season of the baking competition finds former bakers competing in holiday-themed challenges.
MacGyver, Magnum P.I., and Blue Bloods – CBS (December 4)
The trio of veteran CBS dramas returns on the first Friday of the month for season 5, season 3, and season 11, respectively.
Shameless – Showtime (December 6)
The final season (season 11) is upon us. It’s time to say goodbye to the Gallagher family after nearly 10 years together.
Euphoria – HBO (December 6)
While this isn’t a second season announcement, HBO will air two special episodes bridging the gap between season 1 and 2, which has been halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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— Zendaya (@Zendaya) November 26, 2020
Grinch the Musical – NBC (December 9)
Your heart might grow three sizes when you see Matthew Morrison take on the cynical creature in the theatrical event.
High School Musical: The Musical: Holiday Special – Disney+ (December 11)
Celebrate the holiday with the cast of HSMTMTS as they sing their favorite joyful songs and recall some holiday memories.
Bridgerton – Netflix (December 25)
Shondaland is here to give you your next obsession. Shonda Rhimes’ first Netflix show following her transition from ABC is based on the popular best-selling book. It follows eight children of the late Viscount Bridgerton in Regency in the early 1800s England.
Letterkenny – Hulu (December 26)
The comedy sitcom about the residents of Letterkenny, a small community in Canada, returns for its ninth season!
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Netflix (December 31)
It’s time to say goodbye to the Spellman clan, but not before one last hurrah. The fourth and final season of the Riverdale spinoff premieres on the final day of 2020. According to the synopsis,”The Eldritch Terrors descend upon Greendale [and] the coven must fight each terrifying threat one-by-one (The Weird, The Returned, The Darkness to name a few), all leading up to… The Void, which is the End of All Things.
Godmothered – Disney+ (December 4)
Based on the trailer and the fact that Isla Fisher stars in the film, it’s giving me Enchanted vibes, which is a great thing. Jillian Bell stars as Eleanor, an inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training hoping to help Mackenzie Walsh (Fisher).
The Prom – Netflix (December 11)
Ryan Murphy return to the streaming giant with a musical, based on the critically acclaimed 2018 Broadway musical. It follows a star-studded cast (Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Keegan-Michael Key, James Corden and Andrew Rannells) of Broadway stars who visit a small-town in Indiana to help a high school girl named Emma attend to prom with her girlfriend.
The Midnight Sky – Netflix (December 23)
Times are bleak, but this post-apocalyptic space thriller hopes that you’ll indulge anyway. It follows George Clooney’s Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, hoping to contact astronauts to warn them against returning home tp Earth, where a mysterious catastrophe has taken place. Meanwhile, the astronauts, led by Felicity Jones, wonder why contact with Mission Control has seized.
Soul – Disney+ (December 25)
The highly-anticipated Pixar film arrives as a treat from Santa. After its theatrical release was delayed due to the COVID pandemic, the film will hit the streaming service with its star-studded cast of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Daveed Diggs, Phylicia Rashad, Angela Bassett, and Graham Norton.
5 Biggest Moments from ‘Virgin River’ Season 2
Netflix dropped Virgin River Season 2 as a Black Friday gift for fans, and there’s so much to unpack!
You can read all of our episodic reviews here.
Or, check out the 5 biggest moments from the 10-episode season below:
1. An Accidental Death
After her abusive ex comes to town, Paige is terrified for her and Christopher’s safety, especially since he punished her for running away. He tells Paige to pack up their things, but when she refuses, the two get into a tussle and she accidentally pushes him down the stairs. Since Wes, a decorated cop, made it so that Paige would never be able to win in court, she knows that “self-defense” won’t hold up. Preacher helps her skip town and takes care of the body. Connie puts two-and-two together when she learns that Wes is an official missing person. As someone who lost her mother to an abusive father, she vows to help Preacher come up with a solid alibi in case they find the body. Preacher refuses, and when he learns that Wes’ partner turned on him and there’s no a warrant for his arrest, he thinks his problems are over. That is until he sees Wes show up at his bar. Turns out, it’s his identical twin brother, Vince, who is hellbent on getting revenge.
Charmaine’s high-risk pregnancy poses problems for Jack, who does not want to be with her romantically. This is only intensified when Mel confirms that Charmaine is pregnant with twins. Charmaine goes out of her way to get Jack to fall in love with her, but when she realizes that it’s never going to happen, she punishes him by telling him that she’s going to get married one day and that man is going to be the father of her babies and not Jack.
3. An Engagement
After a whole season of sneaking around and trying to get it right, Doc finally proposes to Hope, who initially turns him down because she thinks he was sneaking around with another woman, Muriel. When Doc reveals that Muriel helped put him in touch with a vintage jeweler to reset Hope’s ring, she says “yes,” and agrees to have a vow ceremony and reception. Doc then decides to tell Hope about his illness, but before he gets to tell her what’s troubling him, they’re surprised by an engagement party.
4. Brady’s Mess with Calvin
After getting fired from Jack’s, Brady picks up a job working for Calvin. He immediately realizes that something shady is going on, but the idea of making a lot of money entices him. That is until Calvin tasks him with shooting Spencer, one of his men who was trying to rat him out to Jack. Brady pretends to shoot Spencer, but instead, helps him and his family get out of town so that Spencer can testify against Calvin to bring down the whole operation.
5. Jack, can you hear me?
Calvin warned Jack not to get involved in his business. When he felt like Jack was overstepping, he sabotaged his bar and got dozens of customers sick. While it’s unclear who shot Jack, it’s believed that it was either one of Calvin’s men after Mel paid a visit to Emerald Lumber to talk to Brady. Mel had just opened up to the idea of pursuing a relationship with Jack after pushing back for months because of her fear of getting hurt again. She wanted to prove that Brady didn’t kill Spencer to ease Jack’s conscience, but she may have ended up making things worse. That is unless someone else is to blame for the shooting.
All of this means that we need season 3 of Virgin River now more than ever!
Things We’re Thankful For At CraveYouTV: 2020 TV Edition
2020 has put a lot in perspective.
While it’s easy to say that it’s been a terrible year, it’s also been a year that has allowed us to reflect on and appreciate all that we have.
It’s the kind of year where we recognize all that we’re thankful for… and really mean it.
To celebrate the holiday, CraveYouTV has put together a list of some of the TV-related things we’re grateful for this year:
- For shows slowly but surely coming back after the COVID hiatus. It was a hard few months without new content, but we’re grateful they’ve found safe ways to resume filming.
- For McDreamy’s brief return on Grey’s Anatomy. Honestly, that alone could’ve made 2020 somewhat bearable.
- For the second season of Virgin River coming to bless us this Thanksgiving.
- For Tayshia Adams taking over the reigns from Clare Crawley and making The Bachelorette more tolerable this season.
- For 15 grand years with Sam and Dean on Supernatural. The finale wasn’t to everyone’s liking, but it gave us all closure. It was bittersweet to say the least.
- In general, for the ability for shows to have proper endings and finales. It’s always nice when a network lets a show sign off on its own terms.
- For the ability to watch older shows! With less airing on TV and streaming, it’s given us a chance to re-watch some oldies but goodies.
- For the well-crafted mysteries on The CW’s Nancy Drew.
- For medical shows tackling the real-life COVID pandemic to raise awareness.
- For Rio (and Manny Montana) on Good Girls.
- For Emma Corrin’s portrayal of a young and troubled Princess Diana on The Crown. The role came with plenty of criticism, but she took it in stride and gave an outstanding performance.
- For Atwater’s powerful stance against racist cops on Chicago PD. He’s one of the best characters to grace our screen.
- For Netflix expanding its holiday movie universe and giving fans some hope at a possible holiday movie crossover in the future. We’re looking at you Princess Switch 2!
- For The Masked Singer putting the fun back in masks!
- For a two season renewal of Cobra Kai returning in January 2021.
- For The Mandalorian season 2, and Baby Yoda in general! We can’t get enough of the little guy.
- For the Star Wars Lego Christmas special on Disney+.
- For a second season of The Boys, a series that continues to intelligently skewer super hero fads while simultaneously reveling in what makes them fun.
- For a new season of The Great British Bake Off to heat things up.
- For the new trend of movies being released on streaming and in theaters at the same time.
- For The Good Place endings its four season run on a beautiful, melancholy note.
- For the entire Rose family on Schitt’s Creek. And that they finally got the recognition they deserved during the Golden Globes.
- For the 40th season of Survivor, which gave us some of the best gameplay with the greatest players ever!
- For Netflix’s revival of Money Heist, which let the thrilling adventures of The Professor and his gang continue!
- In general, for Netflix allowing us to watch TV shows from all over the world and in many different languages!
- For Fallon Carrington’s wit, sass, and style!
We’d love to hear from you! What are you grateful for? What would you add to the list?
And now, we hope you don’t take this personally, but we’re going to take this day off to enjoy a delicious meal and some much-needed R&R with our immediate families. We hope you do the same!
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at CraveYouTV!
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