It’s no secret Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was a disappointment to many during its freshman year. And after Captain America: The Winter Soldier completely reset the game board, a lot of fans where shaking their heads. I count myself among the confused. While I realize it was important for us to know and sympathize with these characters, knowing how game-changing the Cap’s second installment would be begs the question, why didn’t S.H.I.E.L.D. just wait?
The Lucy Lawless character is Skye’s mom. Yes. Even though Isabelle Hartley – OSTENSIBLY – was killed in the car crash at the end of the episode. I’m still calling it.
After back to back disappointments over the past couple of episodes, “Listen” was a winner. Mostly
That felt like Doctor Who fanfic written by a middle school boy who’s only exposure to Robin Hood is the seminal film Robin Hood: Men in Tights. And who probably has a close female friend who is always telling the boy how silly he is and suddenly makes him feel like he wants to wear cologne.
So, as far as True Blood goes, that was a satisfying ending for Sookie’s character. After all this time, Sookie finally gained a sense of self. And once she asserted herself, Bill no longer had any control over her. Sookie walked out of that graveyard her own person.
In the end, the message was that if we truly love The Doctor, we’ll always be there for him no matter what face he’s wearing. And while I can’t completely get behind that statement – I am, after all, a champion 10th Doctor Hater – I understand the sentiment.
At least we can leave the True Blood-verse secure in the knowledge that Jessica and Hoyt are back together and Ginger -AT LONG LAST – finally got to bang Eric.
I haven’t written about The Strain on FX because I have no faith in television anymore. The pilot was amazing and horrifying and looked exactly like it did in my head while reading the novel. But, this is basic cable and this is a particular genre. It’s really easy for a show to start strong and piss it away. Just look at Syfy’s stable of programs.
Sam’s girlfriend served as a timepiece this episode, reminding us that only three days have passed since the HepV attack. She also served as moral judge, deciding that having a party was a screwed up response to the recent events. However, these people have been through a serial killer, a homicidal maenad, witches, Russell Edgington, these HepV vampires, and a Republican governor. The people in Sookie’s house were the ones to live through it all. So, yeah. Let’s party.