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Grey’s Anatomy Review – Manic moments, a few breakups, and surprising confessions (16×18)

Grey's Anatomy Review Give A Little Bit 16x18

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If only Meredith Grey and Grey Sloan Memorial weren’t just a part of a fictional world, because we need them right about now. This pro bono episode came at just the right time when the shortage of hospital beds and a broken healthcare system is revealing the cracks in our country and causing a scary collapse.

In typical Grey’s Anatomy fashion, there were manic moments, a few breakups, and surprising confessions during this hour.

Meredith’s voiceover really resonated, “Healthcare became a commodity only sold to those who could afford it.” I have never heard a truer statement. She explained the history of healthcare and how it originally used to be a human right. Hospitals were once a place of refuge, and have now become a place of avoidance for most because of the outrageous medical bills that result.

It was sad to see the work Meredith was giving as a service to the community taken as a last resort for many that caused a mini outrage. Nevertheless, the episode had some interesting cases.

DeLuca was treating a patient who initially came in with a rigid abdomen. She was brought in by a woman who claimed to be her aunt, but their dynamic seemed so suss, DeLuca was positive he saw signs of human trafficking.

My first guess was a kidnapping, but I guess human trafficking is basically the same thing. The girl’s behavior seemed just off, but almost not enough for me to really think there was anything wrong.

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The entire hour I just wanted to slap DeLuca in the face. I wished he was wrong the whole time, but it certainly seemed like he was right about something.

I’m not sure this is entirely fair as he truly suffered from a manic episode, but he’s always annoyed me as a character. Sure he made Meredith happy for a bit and acted stupidly “chivalrous” at times, but mostly he’s just been an annoying, self-righteous prick who needs to be written off.

I admire his courage to speak out and do anything he could to try and protect his patient, but on the other hand, he didn’t necessarily handle the situation properly and resulted in them running away.

Who knows if we’ll find out if he was right or not!

Meanwhile, Amelia and Teddy teamed up to help a marine veteran. Teddy always feels akin to these cases, and I always find these special moments.

It’s important the show touches on the lack of resources and care for veterans and Teddy’s storyline with veteran characters is always super heartwarming.

Teddy was low key distracted by her latest rendezvous with Koracick and could hardly act normal around Owen. After Amelia barged in and announced freely that Link was in fact the baby, Teddy couldn’t seem to justify her latest acts of infidelity.

I will continue being a huge supporter of Teddy and Koracick so I’ve written off her misconduct as love. I don’t want to believe that she wouldn’t just run to Koracick out of pure selfishness. I’d like to think she ran to him because she does love him. She’s experiencing the difficulties of loving two people.

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Owen has no suspicions of her cheating, and I wonder if or when Teddy will break the news to him. It was disheartening watching Koracick bow out as he explained that he would never cheat with a married woman. Seeing as Teddy didn’t try and change his mind and found comfort in Owen’s embrace, I can’t see Teddy choosing Koracick, no matter how much I want it.

What are your thoughts though? Do you see Teddy choosing Owen or Koracick? And whom would you prefer? Hopefully, we’ll get an answer soon enough. It better be quicker than the time it took for us to find out Amelia’s baby daddy!

Additional Side Notes:

  • Nico’s so beautiful. That smile, those dimples, those eyes! I’m not surprised Schmidt and Nico broke up, they didn’t really have that strong of a relationship. But I would hate to see Nico’s beautiful face go. Please don’t take the new job!
  • It’s true, Helm said it right, Meredith is legendary. I feel like there should have been a How I Met Your Mother Barney voiceover saying something like “She’s legen-wait for it-dary.”
  • It was sad watching Jo go through the aftermath of her abrupt divorce. I can’t believe she’s going through the whole process of rediscovering herself as an independent woman. She took off her ring and changed her last name!
  • Vic and Avery are officially over! At least Avery can now connect with Richard on a single man’s heartbreak club. Katherine’s separation papers are making things all too real. There are too many couples breaking up I can’t keep track!


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Big Brother All-Stars Review: Chess, Not Checkers (22×32)

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Big Brother All-Stars Episode 32 Review

There’s only 2 full weeks left in the 3-month long season that is Big Brother All-Stars. Memphis was just evicted on a unanimous vote, leaving Cody, Enzo, Christmas, and Nicole to fight it out to claim $500,000. The entire season hasn’t really been all-star worthy, and it’s clear this week that this streak could continue.

After Memphis’ eviction, the final 4 turned their sights on the next Head of Household competition. Kaysar returned to the house to tease the competition, Knight Moves, a competition he played on BB6. Only Christmas, Enzo, and Cody could play, as Nicole was the previous HOH. The rules for the game required the players to move on a giant chess board like a knight does in chess: in an “L” shape. The square they land on then gets flipped over and cannot be landed on again. One by one they take turns until they can’t make anymore moves, and the last one left gets Head of Household. Enzo was in a tough situation going into the competition: he’s aligned with Cody and Nicole, and was also in an alliance with Christmas and Memphis before he left. He wanted to play the competition so that he’s not showing a bias to either side, so he made moves away from Cody and Christmas, which caught both of their attention. It was clear to both of them that he was only playing the competition for himself, rather than for their alliances. With Enzo making so many deals, he wouldn’t be able to make large moves without upsetting someone, which he didn’t want to do. Cody wanted to work with Enzo to box out Christmas, and vice versa with Christmas and Enzo. Since Enzo was doing the opposite, Cody had to sacrifice himself to give Christmas less moves to make, and soon after, Christmas followed suit, giving Enzo a one-way ticket to the final 3.

After the competition, Christmas was nervous that Cody was targeting her in the game, since she doesn’t really know why, when in reality, she’s the last person Cody’s not working with. Enzo strutted his stuff around the house, winning his second HOH of the season, and Cody and Nicole conspired behind his back. Cody wasn’t sure if Enzo didn’t understand the game, or if he was showing his true colors, but was giving him the benefit of the doubt. Nicole was the other way: she believes that Enzo was showing his true colors and only cares about himself in the game. And to that I say…it’s an individual game. One person wins at the end, not two, not three. At the end of the day, they have to look out for themselves. It’s ridiculous.

Christmas confronted Cody about why he was going after her in the competition, and Cody really beat around the bush with the answer, while also answering at the same time. He was saying that he was just playing the competition and was going for moves that he saw to eliminate someone. Christmas couldn’t really tell what he was saying, but accepted the answer none the less.

After reading a letter from his brother in the HOH room, Enzo and Cody met together to discuss the nominations, the HOH competition, and what to do moving forward. Cody outright tells Enzo he was terrible at the competition, even though Enzo thinks otherwise. Regarding the nominations, Enzo wants to go after Nicole, because she has a larger chance of getting to the end and winning for the second time. Cody doesn’t want to do that, and wants to go after Christmas, since she wants him out, and with only one person voting this week, Christmas could win the Veto and send Cody out. In the Diary Room, Enzo said that he regrets not sending Nicole out during the Triple Eviction (something that the entire fan base agrees with), but hopes to steer Cody into wanting to go after Nicole, rather than Christmas.

Okay, Big Brother, I get it. There’s 4 people left. I know they aren’t always talking about the game. But showing segments of Christmas trying to remember a high school talent show dance with Cody sitting uncomfortably, Nicole sneezing obnoxiously, Cody talking about his insecurity of his nose, and Nicole throwing old bananas at Cody was just really hard to look at. It was the part of the episode that I opened Twitter and scrolled around on that for a few minutes.

FINALLY, Christmas goes to Enzo about what he wants to about nominations. Enzo wants the final 3 to be himself, Cody, and Christmas, but knows that it’ll be difficult to get Cody to either switch his mind, or leave him on the block. Both of them know that they have to win the Power of Veto to get Cody on the block in some way in order to get him or Nicole out of the house.

After a boring episode, Enzo nominates Nicole and Christmas for eviction. I bet he hopes to possibly get into a situation for Christmas to win the Veto, so that she is the sole vote to evict on eviction night. The real power belongs to the Veto competition, which takes place on Wednesday.

Mediocre Player of the Episode: 
Cody. I say mediocre because he didn’t do anything spectacular during this dull episode, and compared to everyone else, he did better this time around. At this rate, the check should just be written for Cody, and save us all the trouble.

Worst Players of the Episode: 
Everyone else. Nicole has floated her way to the end like she’s done in the past, and could be seated at the final 2 once again for that reason. Christmas is trying, but she still thinks the Wise Guys alliance is still a thing, when it’s been destroyed when Enzo revealed it to Cody. Enzo is playing for third place…again. If Cody and Nicole are in the final 3 with him, and he doesn’t win the final HOH, he will be sent out and be the final member of the jury. Not taking Nicole out when he had the chance will haunt him forever.


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Everything We Already Know About ‘YOU’ Season 3 on Netflix Including New Cast Members

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Everything We Know About You Season 3

Hello, you.

Joe Goldberg, Will Bettelheim, or whatever we’re calling him these days, is only just getting started with you. 

WARNING: stop reading if you don’t want spoilers for YOU Season 1 and Season 2! 

The second season of the Lifetime-turned-Netflix series left on a pretty major cliffhanger: Joe is expecting a child with Love. Oh, and despite being confronted by someone equally as insane that made him realize his behavior and actions are completely unacceptable, he cannot help himself when he notices his new neighbor and his stalker-senses start tingling again.

Given all of that, it’s no surprise that the upcoming third season (which was renewed in early January) is highly-anticipated. It’s shaping up to be even more intense than the first two seasons combined.

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The stakes are much higher now that a child is involved, Joe is being held accountable for his actions by Love, and much to his dismay, he’s stuck in a relationship with someone he’s not even in love with.

So, here’s what we know about the third season of YOU.

  • You’re going to binge-watch it – HA, okay, that was just a joke to see if you were paying attention. Of course, you’re going to binge-watch it.
  • It will premiere in 2021 – Netflix has confirmed that. In other words, you have about a year to recover from the insanity that was season 2.
  • Production has already kicked off – Showrunner Sera Gamble took to Twitter to share that “We’ve started work on season 3. Just thought you’d want to know.” And yes, we did want to know, so thank you, Sera.

  • It will be 10 episodes – Both seasons have consisted of 10 episodes so why fix something that isn’t broken, am I right?

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  • You’ll see some familiar faces – Badgley will obviously reprise his character as stalker Joe, while Victoria Pedretti will return as his psycho baby momma Love Quinn.
  • Who are the new cast members? – Shalita Grant joins as Sherry, a “Mom-fluencer” who appears down to earth but is really a mean girl pretending to invite Love into her circle. Travis Van Winkle will play Cary, a wealthy guy who invites Joe into his circle. Sounds ominous. And if we know anything about Joe and Love, this isn’t going to end well for either Sherry or Travis.
  • Will Ellie be back? It’s not confirmed, but I’m crossing my fingers that we’ll also see Jenna Ortega return because we need a wellness check on that girl!

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  • The dream team is returning – Not Joe and Love… never Joe and Love. We’re talking about Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti who delivered some twisted television magic.
  • Can I crush on Joe? – Seriously, no. He’s a narcissistic murder no matter how great his jawline is. You all saw what happened to Delilah.
  • The neighbor will be explored – Not much is known about the plot of season 3, but I reckon the object of Joe’s attention in those final moments is going to play a vital role. Even the season 3 announcement teased “see you soon, neighbor.” There are plenty of theories about who the mystery woman could be (Badgley debunked that it’s his mother, but do we believe him?), but I really want it to be Candace again. She can be like “hey, I’m still not dead.” Or maybe it’s Beck’s sister? Whoever it is, I don’t think it’s going to be anyone random.

  • Is it based on a book? Maybe. The first two seasons were based on novels by Caroline Kepnes, although, the plot did stray from the book ever so slightly. Kepnes is currently writing her third book and close to being finished, but there’s no word if it will inspire the third season.
  • Will Joe finally get what’s coming to him? I mean, I hope so. Whatever happened to the pee cup? How can no one tie any of these murders to him? Why does he keep getting away?

As you wait for the new season, you can binge-watch season 1 and 2 on Netflix.

And don’t forget to check out the funniest memes inspired by our dear Joe and his murderous tendencies.


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Big Brother All-Stars Review: The Twelfth Eviction (22×31)

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Big Brother All-Stars Episode 31 Review

Nicole holds all the power for the week, and the final 5 become the final 4. 72 days into this so-called “All-Stars” season, and this eviction is one of the most crucial ones yet. Memphis and Christmas face eviction, but with Cody and Enzo as the only two votes, things can change in an instant.

After Nicole declined to use the Power of Veto, everyone feels different ways regarding the eviction. Memphis feels confident that his Wise Guys alliance will save him, while Christmas believes that Nicole will persuade the two voters to keep her. Memphis put himself into a situation where he can play his way off the block, when he knows that he is in danger. He tells Cody about Christmas’ plan to backdoor Cody if Nicole used the Veto, which Cody knows is a lie, because Memphis tried the exact same plan, and Nicole leaked it to Cody. The only person who is really in a decent spot right now is Enzo, having not seen the block, and has great relationships with everyone. Memphis plants the seed in Enzo’s mind that if Nicole makes it to the end, she will probably win, since she has won before, and it’s impressive for a winner to make it there twice (no one has ever won Big Brother twice).

Enzo and Cody try to discuss the vote in the kitchen: Enzo wanting to evict Christmas, and Cody wanting to evict Memphis, all for different reasons. The second Memphis walked into the kitchen they changed the subject to bread crumbs, which was hilarious to see them change the conversation so rapidly, even if it was a dumb conversation.

For once, smart gameplay was talked about! Cody and Enzo discussed the idea of splitting the vote, making Nicole to be the one to make the deciding vote. This could make Nicole look bad to the evicted person, as well as gain a jury vote for either Cody or Enzo. It’s a smart move, especially when they’re this far in the game with a former winner.

Julie then gave us an update on the jury house, which showed last weeks evictee Tyler join the fray. After showing the other jury members the path to his eviction, the jury members analyze how Cody is running the house, and making deals with everyone to make it to the end. Da’Vonne then confronted Tyler about how he used the Black Lives Matter movement when he wanted to self-evict, and save Da’Vonne and Bayleigh from eviction. Tyler ensured that it was never strategic, and how he felt genuinely bad about the position that Da’Vonne and Bayleigh were in during that week. Too little, too late in my opinion, but I’m glad they buried the hatchet on that. The jurors even got a special segment where they got special messages from home. This usually doesn’t happen, so it was great to see the jurors get a little bit of love from the real world.

Back inside the house, Memphis and Christmas gave the usual pre-vote speech. Christmas joked saying that she’s run out of speeches, and knows that she can benefit everyone. Memphis said that he’s been playing straightforward, and that he needs to stay before Cody starts another grease fire. Whether an actual grease fire happened on the feeds, or it was a game speech, it seemed pretty threatening.

Cody and Enzo entered the Diary Room to cast their votes, and just as I had predicted yesterday, the only votes were all bark and no bite. Memphis was evicted on a 2-0 vote, and it looked like Enzo decided while he was in the Diary Room to send Memphis packing. I’m supremely happy about this: he played a little too dirty and bullied a few people in there, and it was satisfying to see him go. He also kept adjusting his mask under his nose while talking to Julie, and that itself made me angry. Memphis admitted to Julie that he was blindsided by this vote, but acknowledges that the game is the game. He didn’t even want to see his goodbye messages, but they show them anyway, and Cody revealed his relationship with Enzo, and had to get him out for it.

While the Head of Household competition wasn’t shown, they gave the final 4 a little teaser. Kaysar returned to the house and teased that the competition will be one that he played on his first season that he competed on, Big Brother 6 called Knight Moves. It looks like a game where they have to make moves and turn over tiles until they can’t move anymore. This competition will be shown on Monday’s episode, and the final Power of Veto competition will be played next Wednesday! It’ll be a crazy path to the finale.

Who Will Be Nominated? 
As usual, it all depends on the HOH, and of course, the Veto is even more crucial. If Cody wins, he’ll send up Christmas and Nicole, same goes for Enzo. If Christmas wins, I think she will for sure target Cody, but there is no telling what could happen from now until next Thursday.


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