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American Horror Story: Cult S07E01 – Election Night

I’ve had some reservations about this current season of American Horror Story. I knew that Cult was going to deal with the American election, and I wasn’t sure that I wanted to go through that again. I still don’t know if I wanna go through that again. But here we are with “Election Night”, which was a hot mess. Good or bad? I have no idea, but like most AHS seasons, I was intrigued. Let’s go…..

-It begins with a room full of people, led by Sarah Paulson playing Ally, crying over the election of that dude. Oh yeah, I’m not writing his name. I haven’t unless I have absolutely had to. This brought me back to the real election night when I was like, yeah, I’m going to bed, and we’ll see how messed up the world is when I wake up. I wasn’t surprised at all when I woke up. People shouldn’t be surprised by the ain’t-shitness of people anymore. Call me a cynic, but I don’t trust much and I figured this would happen. It was still a bit jarring, however. Still is. You also meet Ally’s wife Ivy and their son Ozzie, who asks if anything is going to happen to them as a family because of who got elected. This kid might end up being the best part of the show, honestly.

-Then you have Evan Peters screaming about a revolution and smearing Cheetos on his face, which was pretty damn good. I wonder what pureed Cheetos taste like. Would you drink it, or is it like a pudding? It’ll be a long winter and I might have to try that. He plays Kai and then there is his sister, Winter, who I thought was his girlfriend at first. They do this pinkie-swear thing that I bet will end up being important. Also, Winter is played by Billie Lourd, who is Carrie Fisher’s daughter. Once I was told, I could see it. She also actually campaigned for Clinton in 2016, so this is kinda real for her. It’s probably real for everyone. The jury is still out on Evan Peters being a supporter for that guy, but one thing is for sure: if there is a fucked-up character on AHS, he’ll find a way to play it.

-Next, we get to my favorite part of the episode, where this couple is gettin’ down out in the woods and they even mention Twisty at first, and BOOM, here he comes. So, instead of running, they try to talk to him. THEN, dude pulls out a gun and shoots him, and it doesn’t kill him….again……DOESN’T RUN. And I don’t know how he let Twisty get close enough to him with a pair of shears to slice his throat, but fuck it, man, you don’t wanna move, you deserve it. Meanwhile, she’s in the background crying and shit, watching her boyfriend get stabbed a buncha times instead of running. Dogg, get a damn headstart….and then she decides, hey, this nasty old bus looks like a proper place to hide. And she doesn’t even hide, she just ducks down and turns her back. Worst hide-and-seek player ever, ol’ elephant-behind-a-blade-of-grass ass. Anyway, she gets her tongue cut out after calling 911, and shouts to Twisty taking his face off (I forgot how nasty his mouth was) and saying “Wrong number” to the operator. Did she even know what he said? That shit was greatness. I’d be here for just watching Twisty stalk people all season.

-Ozzie is reading this story in a comic book, and Ally freaks out because she hates clowns. Really, who likes clowns? Oh, shouts to the 300 commercials for “It” in the span of an hour. I promise you that won’t be watched. She heads to see her therapist, Rudy Vincent, played by Cheyenne Jackson, who played the shitbag producer from Roanoke. Here, he plays a shitbag therapist as she’s like, I’m scared of everything, clowns, things with holes (which again, I didn’t know was a thing) and he’s like, meh, just take this medication and don’t go on Twitter…..basically the equivalent of “put some ‘Tussin on it”. While he does play shitbags, he is very good at it.

-Kai gets up in front of a council and makes this speech about fear, and how they shouldn’t have police protecting a Jewish community center that is likely to get threats because, well, look who got elected. That’ll be a common refrain throughout all this. He says chaos should reign so they can get stronger and fight back and not be scared anymore, and the board is like, man, you’re fuckin’ stupid, get the cops out there. Kai ends by saying that there is nothing more dangerous than a humiliated man, which sounds like enough of a threat to me, but whatever. Shouts to people who have never been oppressed about anything coming up with bullshit solutions for the oppressed.

-Ally goes to the grocery store and starts interacting with the cashier, played by Chaz Bono, who doesn’t have a hand and pulls on the red hat, talkin’ about a great leader in office now, so this is surely going to go well for her. She walks through the aisles and starts seeing clowns everywhere, being chased by clowns, clowns are having clown sex on melons, she drops at least two, maybe three, bottles of Rose because someone needs to teach her how to throw things, but it is pretty terrifiying because Sarah Paulson is incredible. If you’ve read this before, I don’t need to tell you how I feel about her. All I know is that she’s going HARD for the Emmy already. She won for the OJ miniseries, which I still need to watch, but she wants one for AHS, too. Anyway, she gets to her car and calls Ivy, and we’re watching like, WILL YOU LOOK IN THE DAMN BACKSEAT BECAUSE OF COURSE THERE IS A CLOWN THERE, and she just drives straight as shit into a pole. I’d love to make fun of this, but I’ve never seen a clown in the backseat of my car, so there is that.

-Ivy says that there is no evidence of any clown shit in that store, and one-armed McGee also disappeared as well. So the next day, they’re talking about the restaurant they own, and Ivy thinks Ally is becoming obsessed with what happened. Also, and this is a huge point, Ivy reveals that Ally didn’t vote for Hillary; she voted for Jill friggin’ Stein, which was basically a vote for the other guy. Between the Jill Stein people and the Bernie Sanders people (don’t even get me started on that), here we are. All I kept hearing is, they’re basically the same candidates (Hillary and dude), so the Bernie people were cranky from the Democratic vote, and then they either didn’t vote or voted for him or Jill Stein. And here the fuck we are. Yeah, I don’t know if I can actually do this because I get more mad the more I think about it.

-Kai sees Ally and Ivy on the street and spills coffee on the street about it, and is sorrynotstorry about it. Ally should have went high, Ivy go low, and stomp his ass out.

-Then you get two scenes at the same time: Ivy and Ally interviewing Winter to be Ozzie’s nanny, and Kai interviewing Winter, asking her anal sex and if there was poop and blood involved, and what scares her the most, and of course she says that it’s him because he’s nuts. They ask Winter when can she start, and I can’t wait for this idea to go south.

-Kai runs out and starts taunting a group of Hispanic dudes and throws a condom filled with urine at them, but someone is recording them as they beat the dogshit out of him. It isn’t Winter because she’s babysitting Ozzie, who is drawing pictures of Twisty killing people because, why not. Winter shows him a website of actual violence, describing it as a vaccine for his brain. Then he sees an ice-cream truck and four clowns get out, and they go into the house across the street. At the same damn time, Ally and Ivy are having dinner of their restaurant, which ends quickly after Ally sees a clown in the place, and sees fingers and holey food on her dish. Ivy asks her if she is insane, and I think it was her when my girl was like, yeah, Ivy is in on all this shit. Makes sense to me. She pointed out that if Ally is so scared of clowns, how in the hell does Ozzie have clown comics and not only that, clown comics where said clown is killin’ mufuckas? All good points. Also, Ivy is kind of a dick to Ally, who might have problems, but she isn’t being very sympathetic at all towards her.

-Back to Winter and Ozzie, they manage to sneak over to the house where the clowns are at, and they see the clowns killing the guy on the council that shot down Kai’s proposal earlier, and his wife, who he was mad at for not voting. Ozzie sees all this and Winter is like, yeah, go ahead. Then Ally and Ivy get home to a cordoned-off street and find Ozzie, who tells them what happened, but Winter is like, nah, he’s bullshittin’, drawing pictures of killer clowns and shit, it was fine, and the cops say that it was a murder-suicide. Then Ally has a nightmare and it’s not Ivy in bed with her, but you guessed it, a clown. Also, did anyone notice how their bathroom beside the bedroom had a bathtub like, smack in the middle of it, in front of the fireplace? Am I crazy or was that really weird?

I can already see me getting angry a lot this season and at some point, I might pull the plug for mental-health’s sake, so I warn you now. This whole election just reminded me of how stupid people are. I’m trying to have faith, but it’s damn hard. I’ll get more into that over the next few episodes, but for now, I wanna know if the clowns are real or not, are Winter and Kai working with Ivy, and more Twisty, because that dude is a beast. Enjoy it for now, though, because we all know AHS is good-to-great for 85% of the season and then goes off the rails.

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Game Of Thrones S07E7 – The Dragon And The Wolf

Well, here we are, the seventh-season finale for Game Of Thrones, a season in which people had problems with some things. I guess. I got everything I needed to see from a show about dragons and white walkers and things that don’t exist. Anyway, let’s go, because a lot of shit happened and I gotta go to work.

-The episode opens with Grey Worm and the Unsullied standing in King’s Landing, and I don’t know when or how they got from Casterly Rock, but they’re there and that’s fine. The plot needs to move along and goddammit, we don’t have time. Jaime and Bronn make a couple dick jokes, as they’re wont to do around here, and on the low, Bronn is a solid MVP candidate for this season. He’s not the MVP, even though he might have had the single-best episode of anyone of this season, but still, props to him. He got one-liners AND he can fight. Meanwhile, Tyrion, Jon and company are rollin’ up to King’s Landing, and once they get there, it’s reunion city up in here. Tyrion and Pod, Brienne and the Hound (whom she tells Arya is still alive and I swear that dude caught at least two feelings), Tyrion and Bronn, who saw each other at the Jaime/Tyrion meeting, but they didn’t have time to talk. Tyrion tries to bribe Bronn, offering to double his pay as he did in the past and Bronn says he’s doing fine, but trust, Bronn would DEFINITELY betray anyone for money.

-They get to the Dragonpit, which just looks like somewhere that an ambush could happen, and Bronn tells Pod to come get a drink with him to let the fancy people talk. Cersei rolls up with Jaime, FrankenMountain, Qyburn and the squad, and instantly, the Hound walks to FrankenMountain and is like, fuck happened to you, homie? He also says that it won’t end like this for his brother, that he has always known how it ends for him, or some kinda indirect shit……basically, they gotta fight. I’m happy that it didn’t happen here, though, there is time for that down the line. Right now, we gotta get this round table of kings and queens and lords and shit. Cersei asks Tyrion where Dany is and he’s like, she’ll be here. And here she comes, swooping in on Drogon, who gives no semblance of fucks about the walls on the Dragonpit and if you don’t think that Cersei didn’t have that in mind when she chose this meeting place….it’s literally where the dragons died. But Dany doesn’t care and Drogon cares even less, just chillin’ like, hi guys, I will fuck your whole lives up with one word. But Cersei, being Queen Petty is like, bitch, you’re late, we got a schedule to maintain. She doesn’t move, doesn’t blink, nothing. Can’t be outchea showing fear. Now, EVERYONE is here outside of the Stark sisters and Bran, and that’s pretty damn awesome. Seven seasons deep and this is the first time that the likes of Cersei, Dany, Jon, Tyrion, Jaime, the Hound, Jorah, all these characters that we’ve been watching for so long, are all together.

-Then out of nowhere, Euron starts threatening Theon, talkin’ about I’ma kill your sister and then he goes at Tyrion and Cersei is like, if you don’t sit the fuck down, literally no one cares about this fuck-ass storyline, grown folks are tryna talk. I don’t get the Euron love, but I do know I’ll be mad when Theon kills him (which I’ll get to in a bit) and not Jaime. Jaime deserves it. Anyway, Jon tells Cersei about the Night King and the Army of the Dead and all this, and Cersei is like, man, I don’t care about all that, I still don’t even think you know what you’re talkin’ about. The Hound walks up with a backpack full of wight, lets him out and the chain is just long enough so that it’s right in front of Cersei’s face, and she finally flinches, not as much as a buncha other people, though. They kill it and Jon explains that they can kill it with dragonglass and fire, while Qyburn struggles to manage his hard-on at this biological and mythical, um, miracle, I guess you could call it. Anyway, he’s psyched. Jon finally gets to talk about the Great War and all that shit, and Euron is like, this shit is crazy, y’all can have it, they don’t swim, so I’ma take my ships and I’ll be chillin’ on this island until this is over. He leaves and Cersei is like, aight, we can do this, but Jon has to bend the knee and Jon is like, I’m already down with Dany, so Cersei is like, well, fuck off then and leaves. Brienne tries to talk to Jaime to get him to talk to Cersei, and she’s right, this isn’t about houses or any of that right now. Jaime is like, Jesus Christ, do you even know how crazy my sister is? YOU try and tell her that.

-Everyone is like, we’re happy that you’re down with Dany, Jon, but for the love of God, you can’t lie? Of course Jon can’t, but he’s a Stark……right? Anyway, Tyrion says that he’ll fix it……but he needs to talk to Cersei alone and everyone is like, ehhhhhh, I don’t know if that’s a good idea. There is literally a bounty on his head. So he goes to meet her, stops to talk to Jaime for a minute to both be like, yeah, our sister is fucking nuts, and then, led into her chambers by FrankenMountain. And here, we have, by far, the best scene of the episode because Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey remind you that they’re REALLY FUCKING GOOD at acting. The back-and-forth between them was incredible, with Tyrion admitting to everything he did, Cersei sneering, but not over how she missed her father, but how he left their family open to attack. The one time she showed humanity was over Tommen and Myrcella, which she blamed on Tyrion and it wasn’t his fault, and he’s like, fine, do what you gotta, but I loved those kids and you know it. Tyrion sent Myrella away to keep her safe, and Oberyn was the one who got her kid. Tyrion also knew that Tommen was just not built for this, and that’s on Cersei. Tyrion says to her that he’s thought of killing her more times that he can count, and I’ll never not laugh when he says it. He orders that she tell the Mountain to kill him, and I knew that she wouldn’t. Then, he downs a glass of wine, gets one for her and now they can talk rationally because they love booze. Cersei admits what we all know: that she doesn’t give one-third of an iota of a damn about making the world a better place, just about who is in her circle and Tyrion figures out that she is pregnant. That’ll be important for something that comes up later on. Anyway, neither of these two have really been able to stretch out their acting muscles this season on a regular basis. I don’t give a damn. Emmys for everyone based on this scene. EVERYONE.

-Back at the pit, Dany and Jon talk about how they need Cersei to agree to this plan and voila, here she is with Tyrion, agreeing to the plan. A couple things here: the sexual tension between Dany and Jon, I mean, we all knew what was coming later on, right? They practically got you ready for it. But more importantly, here is where you (and I, and I didn’t) should have been like, hmmmm, I wonder what Tyrion said to Cersei to get her to change her mind? Things are starting to get a little screwy. You think Cersei is just gon’ start being nice to mufuckas? I feel stupid.

-Alright, over in Winterfell, Littlefinger is doing his damndest to persuade Sansa that Arya wants her dead. Sansa also isn’t happy about Jon bending the knee to Dany, and Littlefinger is like, well, how about this…..well, we don’t hear him say it, but we’ll see what happened in a minute.

-Back at the war room for Team Snowgaryen, Jon thinks he and Dany should go to the North together to show that they’re together and Lord Friendzone Jorah tries to step in hard on that interception, saying that she should go up by herself. He’ll never stop trying to get her. I wonder what he’ll try next season. But she says she’ll sail up with Jon, and it’s goin’ down. Jon leaves and Theon catches up to him, and long story short, Jon forgives him on some bullshit, he runs down to his people, says some shit about “FOR YARA” and they’re like, if you don’t run the fuck on somewhere. He then proceeds to get the shit beat out of him by big dude, who says that he’ll kill him if he doesn’t stay down. Oh, NOW he gets some courage and keeps getting up. Big dude knees him in the non-existent nuts and for whatever reason, that hulks Theon up like, I AIN’T EVEN GOT NUTS, and he turns the tables and beats big dude to death, even though it doesn’t look like his punches hurt half as much as big dude. Anyway, the Ironborn get behind him, they’re going to get Yara or something and I wanted to stop watching because fuck Theon, fuck his story, fuck every single person that loves him and I’ll be so mad when he kills Euron. That shit should have better odds than prime Tiger Woods at the Masters. It’s happening, more than any other thing that it is set to happen in this show. I WANT DROGON TO EAT HIS LIFE.

-Alright, I feel a bit better.

-Back to Winterfell, Sansa calls Arya into a room of soldiers and starts talkin’ about murder and treason……but she accuses Littlefinger of it and booooooooooyyyyy, does he ever get to stammering. He starts coppin’ every plea in the book and all I needed was to see Arya take a big ol’ sip of a glass of tea while Sansa is like, you killed my aunt, you wanted to have her husband killed, you started the whole Lannister-Stark beef, you got my father killed and they didn’t get to him tryna kill Bran, which I don’t know if they know, although you’d figure that Ol’ Three Eyed Raven Face over there would know. Bran is like, yo, you held a knife to our father’s throat and said I told you not to trust me and Littlefinger is like HOW DO YOU KNOW ALL OF THESE THINGS, B. Arya also says that he told her mother that the dagger was Tyrion’s and really it was his and that’s when he’s like, yo, Knights, y’all gotta get me outta here and they’re like, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOAP I DON’T THINK SO, TIM, and anyway, Arya kills him with the dagger like we all hoped she would. The internet partied. Littlefinger had a good run, he really shouldn’t have lasted this long. Someone pointed it out on the internet, I really need to start liking these tweets and remembering, but they said that Littlefinger got cocky and should have gotten the fuck outta dodge when Bran hit him with the “Chaos is a ladder” joint. The ONLY person that would know about that is Varys. Nah, bruh, you gotta get outta there, ASAPtually. Anyway, peace to Littlefinger. It was fun. And shouts to Sansa for catching on. I knew she wasn’t that stupid. She’s smarter than you think. She’s not brilliant or anything, but she does enough to stay alive.

-Cersei and Jaime meet up as he is readying the troops for this Up North Trip (shouts to Mobb Deep, RIP Prodigy) and she tells him nah, in the illustrious words of the South Central Mozambiquean poet, Kendrick Lamar, FUCK YO TRUCE, and all this shit was a set-up. Euron is going to get the Golden Company, she’s gon’ let Dany and Jon think she has their back, something happened to the dragons because there was three and now there is two, so she’s gon’ figure that out with all these mercenaries. Jaime is like, did you NOT just see what the fuck I seen? Between the wight and the dragons and the Dothraki and the Unsullied and the North and all that shit, you STILL wanna do this? But even Jaime, yes, Jaime, underestimated the pettiness and insanity of his sisterbabymama. Cersei is going down fighting, regardless, and would you put it past her to try and become the damn Night Queen if that means staying alive? Shit, at this point, I would put that at like, +800 (which are decent odds). Jaime is like, fuck it, I’m going north and FrankenMountain gets in the way. Here is where I thought it was going down. I was more afraid of Jaime dying than Tyrion, and I don’t mean afraid in that I care about Jaime living or dying, but that she’d actually do it, which she didn’t. Those two dying at the hands of each other has to be like, +400. Jaime leaves by himself, puts a glove on his gold hand like it’s gon’ get cold or something, feels the snow falling like, the fuck is this winter shit (I imagine this is what people in Los Angeles or something would feel like if they saw snow) and headed north.

-Sam gets to Winterfell with Gilly and, um, I think his name is Sam Jr, Lil’ Sam? Tim? Anyway, the baby (I can never remember his name). He meets Bran, who you’d think would know he was coming, but whatever, Sam asks him what happened to him beyond the Wall and Bran is like, I became the Three Eyed Raven. Sam hits that Sansa line and is like, I don’t know what that means. Bran explains that he can see all of the things, past and present, all of the time, but then he asks Sam what he wants and I’d be like, I THOUGHT YOU KNEW EVERYTHING, B. Sam says that Jon is the one to lead the fight against the Army of the Dead, but he can’t do it alone. Bran is like, he’s on his way back with Daenerys Targaryen, and Sam is like, vision? And Bran is like, nah, raven, dogg. Then Bran spills all the tea on Jon, that he is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, and Sam is like, yooooooooooooo, I stole this diary and I read that Rhaegar’s first marriage was annulled and he actually married Lyanna, so Jon is actually a trueborn Targaryen, which means he is the heir to the Iron Throne. And I bet Sam will have to be the one to tell Jon because Sam always has to tell Jon some bad news.

-So now, we get to incest time, and they brood, and they look at each other longingly, and they smash. Which sparked an international conversation about how much incest is too much incest, and if they didn’t know it was incest, is it REALLY incest? The answer is, man, this show was built on incest and the entire Targaryen empire was built on incest, so you know wanna know what? Let them cook. Send Jaime back to King’s Landing and let’s have a tag-team incest match between Dany and Jon (or whatever his real name is, I’m calling him Jon for the rest of the show, so whatever), and Jaime and Cersei. And I still think Tyrion is a Targaryen somehow, someway, until they prove that he is not, and then it’s a handicap match. I didn’t even mean that, that actually wrote itself. But I stand behind it.

-So now, we have Tyrion, who sees Jon go inside and he’s like, awwwww man…..this is bad. Now, this could go a couple ways. I initially thought that it was because, it’s just a bad time for all this, incest or not…..gotta stay focus on the task at hand. But then my girl sent me this Huffington Post article (thanks, lovey) because she asked me why Tyrion cared that Cersei was pregnant, because really, he shouldn’t give a damn. I don’t even think that she is, 100%, but since Maury can’t make an appearance, we’ll just have to trust Cersei, which sounds really fucking stupid, but here we are. Did Tyrion get soft and cut a deal with Cersei to betray Dany? And then there is the whole matter of Tyrion mentioning shit to Dany about having an heir to the throne, since she said she can’t have kids. Anyway, it’s a very interesting article. Quite frankly, I don’t really read many articles on Game Of Thrones just because people pick it apart and it’s all too damn much when really, it’s just a television show. But it’s worth a click.

-Arya and Sansa stand on top of a wall and they’re cool now, and they miss their father. Good for them. I think I’d care more if they got all the Theon time. Yes, I definitely would.

-Bran is out by the tree, wargin’ away the time, and he sends the ravens to the Wall, where Tormund and Beric are there, when they notice the Army of the Dead coming out of the trees. And that’s when I’m like, LOOK UP, MUFUCKAS, LOOK UP, YOU KNOW WHAT’S COMING. The Night King rolls up with Viserion and starts wreckin’ shop, shooting some sort of blue flame at the Wall and he brought that mufucka down like it was made of Lego. I’m sure Beric and Tormund survived somehow, but that shit ain’t important because the spectacle of Viserion just flapping there, breathing fire with all of his might until the Wall came down, man, if that didn’t move your soul to a different place, then we ain’t built the same and that’s completely fine. Anyway, they’re coming now, and they got two years to get there, so they should be at Winterfell by then.

-Season 7 MVP (Character) – The Night King. HE HAS A FUCKING ZOMBIE DRAGON. WHAT ARE WE EVEN TALKING ABOUT?

-Season 7 MVP (Actor/Actress) – Lena Headey, for the scene here and the joint where she locked Ellaria and her daughter up. Cersei is a goddamn maniac.

Well, that was fun. And sometimes, that’s all that needs to be had. Mufuckas was outchea making Game Of Thrones The Walking Dead. Nah. Not tryna hear it, especially in a fantasy show. And we wouldn’t even be in this position if homeboy had gotten the books done, maybe. But I don’t even care. It’s still the heavyweight champion of television and dammit, I was entertained. I’ll be shallow, but I’ll be entertained.

Anyway, I could probably add another 1,000 words, but I gotta get to work. Maybe I’ll update or write another post at some point. Shit, we got like, two years until it comes back, so I have plenty of time. They shouldn’t even tell us when it drops, just drop Season 8 in the middle of the night like a Beyonce album and see how many mufuckas call in to work that day, Thanks for rockin’ with me, shouts to Pat for being my editor and yeah……we’ll do this again in 2019 (although I might do something for American Horror Story, depending on work life).

Game Of Thrones S07E06 – Beyond The Wall

Game Of Thrones heads beyond the wall with this latest episode as Ridiculous Plan #1482 is executed, successfully, I guess. However, the Night King now has his best weapon against the best weapon that Jon and ’em had against him, and next season is about to be so very lit. Let’s go….

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-Not that many places to jump around to this week. Start in Winterfell, where Arya is being super pressed about Sansa and that letter that Littlefinger planted for her to find. She shows Sansa the letter and Sansa tries to explain, but Arya ain’t tryna hear it, saying that Sansa just stood there at Ned’s execution. Sansa was like, OH, so you were also there and ALSO didn’t do anything about it? If you don’t get outta here with that, which is a fair point. Sansa also says that Winterfell would still be under Bolton rule if it wasn’t for the Knights of the Vale coming for her, which again, is fair. But I can’t help but think that this is all a ruse by Arya, who already knows that Sansa is going to run back to Littlefinger, which she eventually does. Sansa thinks the letter will turn the lords of the North against her, and she tells him that she and Arya are beefin’, and Littlefinger is like, oh word, you don’t say? He’s such a dirtbag. No way he survives this. You think Arya went to the Faceless State University just to be taken down by this guy? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAP.

-Sansa gets a letter from Cersei, who wants her to come to King’s Landing, but she wants to send Brienne instead based on her relationship with Jaime. Brienne doesn’t want to leave her with Littlefinger, and Sansa won’t listen to her. I believe Sansa is playing Littlefinger as much as he is playing her; I just think he’s better at it. She has gotten better, but she shouldn’t get too deep with this battle, although this is like, two seasons deep now and she doesn’t really have a choice.

-Sansa then breaks into Arya’s room and finds the bag of faces, including Walder Frey, which is pretty good. Arya is like, you like what you see? She asks Sansa to play that stupid game that Jaqen wanted her to play, and Sansa is like, I’m not doing that shit, what’s up with these faces, tho? Arya responds that they both wanted to be other people as she wanted to be a fighter, and Sansa wanted to be a queen. This allows Arya to be someone else, even Sansa, and she creepily pulls out a dagger, which she leaves with Sansa. Sansa is slowly coming to grips with the fact that her little sister is a goddamn lunatic. She needs to use that to her advantage. This doesn’t need to end any other way than with Arya cutting Littlefinger. Quickly, it’s a shame that there weren’t more scenes between Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. They bring out the best in each other. I’m not a huge fan of either character on their own, but together, yeah, I fucks with that.

-Alright, on to Dragonstone, where Dany and Tyrion are talking about Cersei wanting to meet at King’s Landing. Tyrion thinks it’s a trap, because Cersei, but Dany is like, you see all these Unsullied and Dothraki I still have? She would have even more if she went back and got Grey Worm and ’em, but that’s next week, I think. Tyrion is tryna tell Dany to stay calm, and that Cersei and Joffrey rule with fear, which means people will try to overthrow them. He also brings up a plan for Dany’s succession due to her not being able to have kids, which I forgot about. It has to do with the spell in Season 1 put on her by Mirri Maz Duur, who basically killed Drogo and Dany’s unborn son, who was stillborn. I assume the spell also made her infertile? Oh well, she gave birth to dragons, which are much cooler than children. Dany is like, the fuck is with this succession shit? Why are you talkin’ about this right now? And why should I listen to you when your plans have been, by and large, hot garbage? All fair points. She listened to Tyrion and lost Highgarden, Dorne and the Greyjoy armies. She did what she wanted to do, and destroyed the Lannister forces. Remember, Lady O said stop listening to dudes because they ain’t shit? She was probably right, well, mostly right. I don’t think you can be totally right in Game Of Thrones.

-Jon and the Suicide Squad (I’m not calling them “Snocean’s Seven” or whatever the internet was calling it, that’s stupid) head out on Operation: Get Wight, and the first part of it all is just talking. Gendry is mad because the Brotherhood sold him to Melisandre and the Hound is like, BUT DID YOU DIE, THO? Jon and Jorah talk about their fathers and Jon tries to give Jorah his father’s sword, but Jorah doesn’t think he is worthy of it. Tormund talks about Brienne with the Hound, who is like, yeah, I think I know who you’re talkin’ about, she damn near killed me (which he didn’t say to Tormund). There were a couple zingers, but nothing really memorable. I’m sure people were psyched about Tormund and the Hound going back and forth. It was fine. I’m so impatient at this point in the show. If it doesn’t have to do with the story, I really don’t have time for it.

-Alright, shit gets real when a bear wight comes out of nowhere. So I’ll explain this now: the White Walkers are the things that have blue eyes; the wights are the zombie mufuckas, basically GOT’s version of Foot Soldiers, shouts to Ninja Turtles. The Night King is the first White Walker, and White Walkers have the ability to turn other things into White Walkers. Remember Craster’s baby back in Season 4? Yeah, that. Anyway, the bear fucks a couple people up, no one important, although Thoros gets caught and Beric cures him with the flaming sword of glory. Beric is pretty handy to have around; also, being able to come back to life, that’s a very good skill to have. I’d be reckless as shit with that.

-They’re walking, and they’re walking, and then the party sees a group of wights led by a White Walker. Now, why there is a random offshoot group of them by themselves, I don’t know, but it’s fine. They set a trap for the group and then ambush them, and Jon kills the White Walker, which causes them all to disintegrate but one. They jump it and tie it up, and off they go. Why didn’t this creature get affected, but the rest did? I’m not sure, but they got it and there it goes.

-A massive group of wights (I’m trying SO hard not to get these jokes off about massive groups of wights, but those are too easy) are alerted by the one wight’s screams, so Thoros tells Gendry to leave his hammer and go get ravens to Dany that they need help. Jon and the squad manage to get to the middle of a lake, but they’re surrounded by like, thousands of wights. Gendry eventually makes it to Eastwatch and collapses, and when he comes to, he tells Davos to get these ravens on the go. I have no idea how long Gendry was running for, but again, time doesn’t matter in this show.

-Thoros dies, which is fine, no one really cared about him (by no one, I mean me). They burn his body and Beric suggest to Jon that he just kill the Night King and Jon is like, oh geez, thanks, tips, just as easy as that, huh? Sure, if they kill him, all of the wights might die, but he’s a pretty tough guy to get to, much less kill. Beric says that the Lord of Light didn’t bring Jon back to life for no reason, which is fair, but dammit, that’s a really hard thing to do and you don’t think Jon hasn’t thought of this already? Yeesh. Thanks for nothing, except for a super-cool flaming sword.

-Dany gets the letter and gets ready to ride out, and Tyrion doesn’t want her to go. Again, Dany is like, I’m not listening to your dumb ass anymore and takes all three dragons with her. Meanwhile, the Hound decides that it’s time to fuck around and throws rocks at the wights, which is simply fucking stupid. The wights realize that the ice is now strong enough and they can start moving in on the crew and everyone is like, THANKS, HOUND, ‘PRECIATE IT. They get to fighting, fighting, fighting, fighting, but Jon eventually tells them to fall back. Tormund gets swarmed by the wights, but somehow not only doesn’t get messed up, but the Hound saves him. Another dude falls into a pit of wights and yeah, he got fucked up, b.

-But out of nowhere, Dany flies in on Drogon and the other two, and starts wreckin’ shop. Drogon ran up in there like the 30th man at the Royal Rumble and shit. He settles down and Viserion and Rhaegal keep up the fight, while the group puts the captured wight on Drogon and they load up as well. However, the Night King steps up like Dan Marino and hits Viserion right in the neck. Everyone looks like, well, shit, that’s a game-changer as Viserion falls into the ice, crashes through and sinks. The Night King wants to throw another one, but Jon rushes him and is dragged under the ice by two wights, but he tells Dany to roll out.

-But WAIT, it gets better. Dany and ’em leave, and the Night King and company leave as well, which leaves Jon underwater with the wights, who die, I assume. I don’t know how much longer it is, but Jon pops up because people don’t drown on this show. More wights show up and try to get Jon, but uncle Benjen Stark pops up and gives Jon his horse. The wights eventually swarm him, though. So now we have wight uncle Benjen AND wight Hodor to look forward to.

-The Hound loads up the wight into a boat at Eastwatch and says he never wants to see Tormund and Beric again. Dany sends Drogon and Rhaegal to find Jon, but he rolls up anyway on the horse, all fucked up. Also, let’s give props to Dany’s coat. That joint was smoove. Everyone’s fur game was pretty tight in this episode, actually.

-Jon wakes up to find Dany staring at him, and he says, hey, maybe that was a stupid idea, and you lost a dragon because of it. But now Dany knows that the Army of the Dead is actually a thing, and she’s more down to fight them and leave all this throne shit behind. Dany also says that she doesn’t like being called Dany; the last person to call her that was Viserys and well, he was kind of a piece of shit brother. So Jon is like, fine, I’ll call you my Queen and I’ll bend the knee, but I’m kinda fucked up right now and I’ll do it when I can stand and shit. They hold hands for a minute and dammit, someone gotta get Bran in a room with Jon for just 10 minutes.

-We end with the wights pulling Viserion’s body out of the lake with some big-ass chains that people are kinda pressed about on the internet. The Night King walks up to him and puts his hands on his face, and BOOM, his eyes open and they’re blue. So, for everyone pressed about the chains because it was really weird to see how many people were mad about it:

WHO FUCKING CARES BECAUSE WE HAVE MOTHERFUCKING ICE ZOMBIE DRAGONS!

Say it with me now:

MOTHERFUCKING ICE ZOMBIE DRAGONS, B!

-Now, in theory, this blows the “Tyrion is a dragon rider” theory out of the water, but I still think he is a Targaryen. He’s just not a dragon-rider. That’s fine. So now I’m getting ready for this handicap match between the Night King and Viserion against Dany and Drogon, and Jon and Rhaegal. I’m so here for this dragon on dragon violence. Probably won’t get that until the final season, tho. It’ll be interesting to see what Viserion can shoot out of his mouth, either fire or ice, but that’ll have a hand in how they get through the Wall, I’d bet.

Oh, quick aside: I’m putting GOT above Breaking Bad now, so it’s #2 on the list. Breaking Bad was amazing. Hell, Breaking Bad was the reason that I started doing these recaps, and it’s a wonderful show. Guess what it ain’t have, tho:

MOTHERFUCKING ICE ZOMBIE DRAGONS.

One episode left. Giddy up, y’all.

Game Of Thrones S07E05 – Eastwatch

After four episodes of battles and fighting, Game Of Thrones scaled it back a little with “Eastwatch”, but by no means at all was it a slow episode. It needed to reset the board a little after the chaos of the first part of the season, and sets things up for what should be a wild two episodes. Let’s go…..

-Let’s start at the Reach, where Jaime somehow managed to not die thanks to Bronn, who was only here for his gold, which means Jaime can’t die yet, unless Bronn kills him. We’ll overlook the fact that not only should Jaime have died because of his armor, or even Drogon, but his gold hand gotta be heavy. But you overlook a lot of shit in Game Of Thrones because dragons and white walkers and all that good shit. Anyway, Jaime and Bronn both realize that they’re fucked if Dany brings out all three dragons since the scorpion gun absolutely didn’t work. It’s all good when it works on dragons that have been dead for however long…..them shits didn’t move around and breathe fire at you as you’re shooting.

-Let’s go quickly to King’s Landing, where Jaime has to tell Cersei that this shit ain’t work. He’s like, man, that’s a big-ass dragon, and she has two more, and those Dothraki mufuckas are the opposite of what a joke is. Cersei doesn’t care, tho, because she will be petty until the very end, no matter how many innocents die in the midst of it. Jaime then tells her that Lady O told him that she was the one who killed Joffrey, not Tyrion, and Cersei doesn’t believe until Jaime points out that it would have been easier for Margaery to control Tommen over Joffrey, which gave Lady O power. Then Cersei is mad that Lady O didn’t feel any pain for what she did and Jaime is like, we AIN’T got time for that shit right now, fuck are we gon’ do about these dragons and Dothraki? Again, Cersei’s pettiness will be the downfall of her. She’s such a jerk and it freaks me out how much I really love this character. Shouts to Lena Headey. She’s marvelous.

-We’ll get back to King’s Landing in a minute, but we’ll head back to the Reach for a second as Tyrion is looking at all of the dead Lannisters and Tarlys, burned to ashes by Drogon and slaughtered by the Dothraki. Everyone who survived is brought to Dany, who again, is on this “bend the knee” shit, even though she tries to assure them that she isn’t like her father despite what Cersei has been telling them. I dunno how easy it is to believe her when they’ve just seen their boys get flamed the fuck up, but hey, you do you. Most of the soldiers do bend the knee, except for Randyll and Dickon Tarly, and a few others. Dany calls them forward and Tyrion suggests sending them to the Wall, but Randyll calls Tyrion a traitor for even rolling with Dany, and at least Cersei is true Westerosi, which is some ‘cism, but again, it’s whatever. Plus, Randyll says she can’t send him to the Wall because she isn’t his Queen and Dany is like, oh word?  The Dothraki bring Randyll and Dickon (who goes against his father’s word) forth and they lovingly hold hands as Drogon melts them within seconds. Dany should have went down and thrown the ashes in the air like LeBron does with chalk before games. Anyway, that shit is over. Should have just bent the mufuckin’ knee, bruh. And Tyrion is still over here lookin’ all down about shit. But he won’t do anything stupid. I’ll tell you why in a second.

-On to Dragonstone, where Jon is walking around, being all brooding and shit because that’s what he does. Dany rides in on Drogon, who swoops down to Jon and roars in his face. Jon does a decent job of hiding the feces in his pants, I think, and manages to not only stay in front of Drogon, but he pets him and Dany is like, WHO IN THE FUCK IS THIS? Jon then says to Dany that the dragons are beautiful beasts, and Dany is like, mufucka, these are my kids, nobody talks about my bad-ass children but me, and Jon is like, bet, where’d you go tho? Dany says something about Hennessey and enemies and walks off.

-SO……we have Dany, the mother of dragons and all kinds of other shit, she rides the dragons. Jon manages to pet Drogon and not get flamed. Tyrion, back in Season 6, managed to not only get up close to the other two dragons, Viserion and Rhaegal, but he unshackles them and says he wanted a dragon of his own. Y’all aware of the dragon-riders theory? Google it. There are three dragons, and we have three people, all of which likely have Targaryen blood. Why do you think Tywin hated Tyrion so much? That ain’t his son. He was mad as shit having to spend his money and time taking care of a dwarf. There you have it. Cersei might pee a little if she sees Tyrion flying into King’s Landing on a dragon. Not in fear, just because what the fuck?

-Back to Dragonstone, where Dany asks Jon about the whole “knife to the heart” thing and Jon is like, oh, that Davos….what a guy. But they’re interrupted by Lord Friendzone himself, Jorah, who is back, lacking the greyscale, and he’s ready to serve his Queen. Dany is like, awww, my friend…..this is Jon Snow, who tells Jorah that he served under his pops in the Night’s Watch. All Jorah is thinking is, goddammit, another good-looking young dude I gotta try and leapfrog? She gave him a hug and I wonder how much he wanted to try and go in for that kiss?

-Tyrion and Varys are talking about Randyll and Dickon, and Varys tells Tyrion that he tried to distance himself from the Mad King when he killed Rickard Stark (Ned’s father) and Brandon Stark (Ned’s brother). Tyrion is still talkin’ this, she’s not her father, shit. Varys is like, fine, whatever, but she does have a proclivity to burn a mufucka or 8,000, so you need to tame that. They also talk a little about Bran’s raven, which we’ll get to in a bit. Yeah, this shit is all over the place.

-Jon got the raven and tells Dany about Bran’s vision of the white walkers and that he is going home, and he ain’t tellin’ her again. Tyrion says that they should go and get a wight to prove to everyone that this shit is the real threat and Varys says that Cersei won’t believe it…..Tyrion says that he can get to Jaime. Varys is out here making puppets dance. Also, what the hell kinda plan is that? Just go get a wight. That’s why Jon needs your army, Dany, Jesus……but he goes, and Jorah goes with him, because there is no lengths that his thirsty ass won’t go to for Dany. Anyway, Tyrion and Davos go to King’s Landing.

-Tyrion meets with Jaime underneath the Red Keep via Bronn, and I wish Bronn had stuck around because he and Tyrion would have had some nice jokes at the expense of Jaime’s hand. But there are more pressing issues, like, Tyrion killing Tywin, Tywin being a lifelong dick to Tyrion, up to and including ordering his execution, and Tyrion telling Jaime that everyone knows Dany is going to win this thing, so let’s talk about peace. Jaime brings that back to Cersei, who knew about it, of course. Jaime brings up the white walkers and that they’re tryna bring her proof, and Cersei seems like she’s down for a truce….for now, but that they’ll destroy anything in their path. Also, for all the shit that happened in this episode, Cersei’s admission that she is pregnant with another incest baby has flown under the radar in regards to all the recaps. Is she lying? The baby probably won’t make it anyway because she won’t make it. She tells Jaime not to betray her again, and the two of them are going to kill each other so good.

-Davos goes to find Gendry, Robert Baratheon’s bastard son who Davos helped escape Dragonstone a while ago so he wouldn’t die like the rest of his bastards. He is also the last Baratheon, so that has to stand for something. Anyway, he finds him, Gendry brings a war hammer and it’s a good thing. They get ready to leave when they are spotted by two gold cloaks, the Star Trek red shirt mufuckas of this shit. He gives them some story about crabs and impotence, and they buy it until Tyrion shows up and remember, Cersei has a bounty on Tyrion. They go to do something about it, but Gendry smashes their faces in with the hammer. They go on about their business. Good for Gendry. I literally forgot about him until this episode, and didn’t know anything about it until right now, as I’m writing this.

-Head to Winterfell right quick, where Bran has a vision with ravens, which he sends out to find the Army of the Dead. He finds them, being white and STILL walking, and the Night’s King looks at them, and they scatter like shit, which wakes Bran up. He’s like, yo, send out these ravens, b, and the notes likely say something like, AYE, WHITE WALKERS COMING FAST…WELL, NOT FAST, BUT FAST ENOUGH. Meanwhile, Sansa is being told that maybe she should be the leader of Winterfell, and Sansa doesn’t really buy what the lords are talking about. Arya is like, just kill ’em and Sansa is like, the fuck is wrong with you, WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU SEEN. Arya is about this killin’ life now and I’m here for it. So of course, she decides to stalk Littlefinger, who is up to shenanigans and all-around shady shit, and she sees him meeting with a buncha people. She breaks into his room after he met with Maester Wolkan, who had a copy of a scroll, and she finds out that the scroll is from when Sansa wrote a letter, at the behest of Cersei, to Robb, telling him to bend the knee of Joffrey. Goddamn, you could make a killing in Westeros selling kneepads. Knee bending EVERYWHERE. Now, Arya doesn’t know that this letter was written with Cersei watching, and Sansa was trying to save her father. However, she rushes off in anger and there is Littlefinger in the shadows, smiling. Shouts to @Mariannoo on Twitter who said that “Littlefinger always looks like he just realized there’s an extra nugget in his 10 piece”.

-ALRIGHT, on to Oldtown, where the maesters don’t buy the letter from Bran and Sam is like, yo, he’s not lying about this shit, he was out there in those streets, bruh, where was you? He also says that they should warn the people, but doesn’t throw in that, you know, he killed one himself. They wouldn’t believe him anyway. I think the main archmaester believes him, but he’s a dick anyway. So of course, Sam goes home to Gilly to talk about how much his job sucks, because that’s what you do in relationships. She asks him about this “Ragger” character that got annulled from a marriage, so he could marry another woman. But Sam is too busy listening to hear that “Ragger” is Rhaegar Targaryen, who was married to Elia Martell, but left her for Lyanna Stark, aka Ned’s sister and Jon’s real mother…..which means Jon is actually trueborn Targaryen and the real heir to the throne. Even though Dany is the daughter of the Mad King, Jon has the claim to the throne because, well, men ain’t shit and that’s what kinda what we do. Take shit over and fuck it up. But this show has always been Jon. If you could have put 2+2 = 4 together, or in this case, R+L=J, you’d know that Game Of Thrones has always been about Jon. He is the encapsulation of a song of ice and fire. I’m not happy about it, but it is what it is and I’ll still enjoy it. Anyway, I really hope at some point, Sam just shut the fuck up and listened to Gilly. Well, they had a long-ass trip in front of them as Sam stole some books and with Gilly and her son, whatever his name is, they left for, I don’t know, Dragonstone, maybe? Did they even know?

-Whew, alright, back to Dragonstone for a minute as Davos and Tyrion get back with Gendry. They meet up with Jon, who is heading to Eastwatch with Jorah and company to find a wight and bring it back, no sweat. Gendry is like, fuck it, I’ll go too. So, the three of them take a boat from Dragonstone to Eastwatch, so, the Wall. Jon hollers at Tormund and the crew about helping out, and Tormund is like, so you gotta convince the incest queen AND the dragon queen that these things exist? That line was pretty good. Then they meet with The Brotherhood Without Banners, so Beric, Thoros and the Hound, and Gendry is like, naaaaaaaaaaaaaah because apparently, the Brotherhood sold him to Melisandre. Which is fair, but they all decide that while they don’t like each other, there are bigger fish to fry. So they walk out past the Wall, lookin’ like a cold-ass Suicide Squad, and I guess they’ll be back with a fuckin’ wight, because why not? They head out into the Land of Always Winter, which sounds and looks unpleasant as fuck.

So, I guess Dany and Cersei are on hold until Jon and ’em come back…….hahahahahaha yeah, right. Cersei might try something stupid, like, chances of that are at least 7/10. I’m very anxious to see what Littlefinger is doing with Sansa and Arya, and how Brienne will fit into this. Also, Varys…..on the low, doing what he always does, intercepting ravens and pulling strings. Euron likely makes an appearance next episode, and I don’t even know if Dany plans on going to Casterly Rock to get Grey Worm and ’em. Missandei might gotta get in her ear about that. I think all that shit gets tied up next week and the finale will be the Suicide Squad against the Army of the Dead.

Next episode, 71 minutes, so this will be even longer next week. And 81 minutes the next week, so yeah…..put your reading glasses on, because shit is about to get so very real on Game Of Thrones.

The Walking Dead S07E06 – Swear

So, I missed last week due to life stuff, but quite frankly, The Walking Dead wasn’t really worth recapping. Here, I can do it in five points.

-Maggie and Sasha are chillin’ at the Hilltop, running over zombies with tractors.

-Jesus has one helluva dropkick. Why this isn’t a gif on the internet, I’ll never know.

-The Saviors are runnin’ the Hilltop’s pockets as well, and I think we knew that.

-Carl and Enid found rollerskates and it was really fucking stupid.

-Carl managed to sneak onto the Saviors’ truck, in broad daylight, with a hundred dudes around. No one saw him. NOT ONE PERSON, B. NOT ONE.

So now we have “Swear”, in which we catch up to Tara, we get another crew and well….let’s go……

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-So, I missed the first 15 minutes because I was watching the finale of 11.22.63, which is much better than TWD. But long story short, but Tara was woken by Rachel and Cyndie, who decide not to kill Tara, who follows them into the woods. They end up at their camp, which is all women and one finds Tara, and starts shooting at her. They surround her, but the leader, Natania, saves her.

-In a flashback, Tara and Heath are surrounded by walkers on a bridge and Heath dips out because fuck it, why not. Heath gotta die, and not because of this, but Corey Hawkins is in the new 24 reboot, so this has to end soon. I’m not even sure how I feel about the 24 reboot. I don’t feel like I’ll rush to watch it. Just name it something else. If Jack Bauer ain’t in it, it’s not 24.

-Anyway, Tara is handcuffed on a radiator and the women try to get Tara to tell where she is from. Natania also tells her that all the men were killed by another group, which you should assume that it is the Saviors. Tara also lies terribly, and I don’t know if it’s Alanna Masterson or the writing; I’m going for the latter. Like, I don’t even wanna make any jokes about all-women camps and Tara being a lesbian and it is all sitting there…..but the writing in this episode, and largely on the show for the past couple episodes, have been really fucking bad. And I don’t expect TWD to have Mad Men-level writing at all. But Jesus Christ…..okay, I continue before I go into more ranting.

-After she is caught in her lie, Tara suggests that the groups all team up and because they need friends, and fair enough, I get why Natania was hesitant to do so. They’re not very trusting. But when Tara tells them that they killed the group at the outpost, why can’t they all put two and two together and figure out that it was the Saviors? I bet the meeting plan might have been expedited…..sigh.

-The next day, Kathy and Beatrice, two of the random women, are taking Tara to, I don’t even know why, but they’re gon’ kill her because these women kill strangers on sight. Tara volunteers to kill a walker, but runs off and Beatrice catches her. She is gon’ shoot her and tells Tara that her people are dead, which is an assumption. Here, she says that those people worked for Negan, which mufuckas could have learned the night before. She was gon’ kill Tara so she doesn’t lead the Saviors back here, but Cyndie saves her and then somehow catches up to Tara because Beatrice apparently said fuck it and went back to the camp. She gives Tara supplies and walks her back to the bridge where she found her, and made her swear to not tell anyone about the village. But a buncha walkers come outta nowhere and Cyndie, who also somehow took Beatrice’s gun, shoots some walkers while Tara looks for Heath, and they try to fake us out by showing us a black person with braids, but it’s a woman. So…..Beatrice is pretty much the worst killer ever. She’s the dumpster-zombie version of a killer. Let that little Cyndie girl tackle her, take her gun, and just gives up. Good Lord.

-OH, and when they were chasing Tara, Tara just like, laid down in a whole or a depression in the ground AND THEY WALKED RIGHT BY HER? WHY IS NO ONE LOOKING DOWN? SHE WAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM.

-And where did the other one, what, Kathy is her name? Did she just say fuck it and left as well? Holy fuck. They need to team with someone. The Saviors…..well, it definitely won’t be pretty what the Saviors would do to them.

-Flashback to Tara surrounded by zombies, but Heath didn’t leave her, she saves her, and then he gets overrun by zombies and he wants her to go, but she says they’re in it together, and she falls over a bridge with three zombies on her. Sooooo…..have we decided if zombies can swim? How did she hold three of ’em off? How did she not die falling off a bridge with three zombies on her? WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?

-Tara crosses the bridge, finds a badge with “PPP”, which has something to do with Heath, but I can’t be bothered to look up what. She gets to Alexandria and learns about Glenn, Abe, Denise and basically that they’re the Saviors’ bitch now. Rosita wants revenge, but Tara says she doesn’t know nothin’ about nothin’ and doesn’t tell her about the village of women that have all the guns and shit. And that might have been the smartest thing that she did because they’d just fuck that up, too. But she will at some point, and Alexandria, these women and the Hilltop will form some broken-ass Voltron…..and I’m still not sure they have the numbers to beat the Saviors. And they will. And I’ll be mad.

No one has been a bigger TWD defender than I have, but man, they’re really testing our patience lately. And the sad part is that, I’m willing to bet that the last two episodes will be fire because they do this every half-season…start out great, the middle part is a mess and end strong. Every single damn half-season. But this season is taking shit to a new low. What do we have, four groups now? How many do we care about? Two? Alexandria and the Saviors, I only care about the tiger in the Kingdom and we ain’t even seen them since their first appearance. The Hilltop can burn for all I care.

This was a waste of an episode, or at least, they didn’t need to spend an entire episode on this. They could split it with the Kingdom, maybe even with the Saviors, but this was a waste of time. The writing was sloppy, the plot was forced, I’m not even sure how much we even care about Tara and/or Heath (spoiler alert: I don’t)…..it’s just……I don’t know, man. I’m probably getting facts wrong and shit while watching it because it’s getting really fucking hard to watch this show. Like I said, I don’t expect much from The Walking Dead anymore. But the last few weeks have been frustrating to watch. They better figure this out before Game Of Thrones comes out next winter…change this shit to the summer or something, because I’ll throw TWD in the most prickly of rose bushes with the absolute fuckin’ quickness if they’re both on Sunday nights. And not even go back to watch it.

And they’re gon’ throw it in my face when the next two episodes are great.

American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare – Chapter 10

The sixth season of American Horror Story came to an end last night with arguably the best finale of the bunch. Was it enough to launch it to the top of the AHS pantheon? Let’s go….

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-Let’s start with the Crack’d series that was a look back at the whole story, starting with the My Roanoke Nightmare cast at Paleyfest, signing autographs, answering questions, all that, taking place before everyone went back to the house. A girl even flew over to the States from England to go to this place, which shows how big My Roanoke Nightmare really was, and this whole season has been about our fascination with reality television. Hell, we put….actually, I’m not gon’ get into politics right now, just know that this fascination is fucked. It was good to see everyone in the cast one final time before everyone had their shit rocked.

-Then it moved on to Lee’s murder trial, and she still manages to get off despite the tapes, people seeing the tapes, and Flora being put on the stand because the jury boiled all this down to “ghost stories”. A statement on how fucked the justice system is? Probably. But you gotta remember that Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk were also behind American Crime Story: The People Vs. OJ Simpson, which got all the acclaim and I still need to see it. But, it makes sense it would look back at the trial and how the hell Lee got off, but she didn’t really, because she lost Flora, who admitted that she saw Lee kill her ex-husband. But it was Lee that told her lawyer to bring up the ghost stories, because Lee ain’t shit. But she got off, so I guess that’s a win.

-Next, it’s a look at The Lana Winters Show, bringing back one of the main characters from Season 2’s Asylum. It also gives me a chance to heap more praise on Sarah Paulson, because the Fake Shelby character was hot garbage. She brings Lee on the show to tell her side, and Lee fires back that Lana killed her son, Bloody Face, or Bloody Face 2, I don’t know, it was a long time ago and I actually hate Asylum, but that’s for another day. But they’re interrupted by gunfire as Lot Polk, who made a YouTube video earlier in the episode threatening Lee. He’s mad because she killed his mother and brother, I believe, and he appears at the show with a machine gun. Lana tries to reason with him, saying the world needs to hear his story, and gets greeted with a gunbutt to the face for her troubles because as Lot says, she talks too much. He is about to kill Lee, but he is shot by the cops. Lee runs out because before this, Lana confronted her with the news that Flora had disappeared. So Lee runs out, and I’m wondering where the hell the cops were through all this. But the cops ain’t been shit this season on AHS at all, so it’s not surprising.

-Moving on to the next show, Spirit Chasers, which is basically three people chasing ghosts. So of course, they go to the Roanoke house, during the blood, and they’re trespassing because they’re badass. It’ll be so good when they die at the hands of the Butcher, her people and YOOOOOO……DID THE MOON SHOOT ARROWS AT PEOPLE? HAHAHAHAHA WHAT WAS THAT? They also got Ashley/Cricket, the spirit guy from earlier in the season, and they all go through the house, where they run into Lee, who still isn’t being followed by the cops. Lee kinda goes into a trance, but she doesn’t even kill anyone, instead she warns them to get out. But them, being badass frat boys, they think they is cool, until Ashley/Cricket gets cut in the chest by Piggy Man. That’s what it took for them to realize that shit ain’t a game, and one by one, they all die. Good for them. Those shows are such hot garbage.

-Lee eventually finds Flora, who has been runnin’ around with her little ghost friend, Priscilla, for two weeks in the woods. Lee wants Flora to come with her and she’s like, NOAP, I’ma stay here and protect Priscilla from the Butcher, because that’s a great plan. However, Lee comes up with a solution, she’ll kill herself and stay with Priscilla to protect her because her relationship with Flora is essentially done, so she might as well try to salvage something. Flora asks Priscilla if it’s okay and she agrees because why the hell not. By this time, the cops and the news have arrived and it’s a big to-do, because nothing happens in the world without TV cameras now (MESSAGE). There is an explosion and Flora walks out the house like nothing happened, and Lee lets Priscilla shoot her in the chest. Flora waves to them as she is driven away, and that’s the end of that.

HAHAHAHAHA DAMMIT I WAS RIGHT, Y’ALL. I said Flora would be the last person standing and while I totally wavered a bit, I was right because if you make enough guesses, you gotta be right at some point. But from start to finish, this might be my favorite season of AHS, definitely the best sine Season 1’s Murder House. Coven was always up there until that fuckery of a finale, and every other series had its moments. But this was consistent, full of garbage and trash, it was campy, it was kinda sweet…..it was pretty good. MVP of the season was…..hmmmm, I dunno, probably Lily Rabe as Real Shelby. She was deadass messed up from killing Real Matt, and that scene was excellent. Second was probably Kathy Bates, shitty accent and all, and I’m on board now….she gotta have an accent every season. A shitty one, too.

I think there is a trailer out for Season 7, or a picture or something, but I’m not dealing with that yet, there is all kinds of time to go over that. But you can tell that the next few seasons of AHS will be even more intertwined going forward, so I might need to do some rewatches of past seasons, particularly Asylum, which I’ve been saying months and probably still won’t do. But that was a fun season of American Horror Story, and I’ll leave you with the AHS Pantheon Power Rankings.

  1. Murder House
  2. My Roanoke Nightmare
  3. Coven
  4. Freak Show
  5. Hotel
  6. Asylum

 

The Walking Dead S07E04 – Service

Now that we’re all caught up with everyone, and we know where everyone is, The Walking Dead continues with “Service”, also known as the Negan-comin-for-all-your-shit tour. Some stuff that happened in the premiere served to help this episode not be terrible, and there could have been a hint for the future here as well, so let’s go.

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-We open with Rick and Michonne in bed, which I kinda forgot about, and she sneaks out, well, she thinks she does. But Rick saw her the whole time, and I’m pretty sure he saw the rifle that she took out of the fireplace of their house. She takes her weapons and goes to an abandoned car, sitting on the roof, waiting for something it seems, while Rick picks up Judith from her crib. It is a very ominous feeling, this beginning, like Michonne is about to wild out, which might not be in her best interests.

-Meanwhile, Rosita and Spencer are going on a supply run so that they’ll have something to give the Saviors, but Eugene is gon’ build a portable audio system for them, because surely the Saviors need something to play their music on. I wonder what Negan listens to? He seems like he would listen to ’70s rock, with no use for anything modern. Watch, he’ll bring out a Katy Perry playlist and dare anyone to laugh.

-Negan shows up at the Alexandria gate with his crew, including Daryl, and he reminds me of Eddie Murphy doing his James Brown impersonation. He tells Rick to hold Lucille, knowing full and damn well that he ain’t gon’ do anything, and no one can talk to Daryl, either, but Daryl is basically beaten down at this point, just gearing up for his inevitable redemption. They start searching the houses, while Dwight fucks with Rosita, taking her hat and her water, and ordering her to go get Daryl’s motorcycle, so he can make his transformation complete. Damn, he’s gon’ be so mad when Daryl takes it back. He’ll probably die, too. Also in this sequence, when Negan rolled up to the gate, Spencer had no idea who he was and tried to backtalk Negan, and Rick was like, man, if you don’t open this damn gate before batting practice starts.

-Michonne sees a walker and tries to shoot it, but keeps missing, so she takes out her trusty katana and cuts his head in half. You would think that Michonne would be a better shooter than she is at this point, but hell, she has the katana, so just roll with that. Unless the opposition has guns. Then, you should probably work on that.

-Negan asks about Maggie, and Rick lies, saying she is dead. He takes Negan to her “grave”, where he says that he wanted to add her to his harem of wives. Yeah, good luck with that. Maggie would kill herself first, especially for him. I know she has a baby and all, but nah, that ain’t the life that she wants her kid to lead. But then they hear a gunshot and Rick looks at Negan like, YO IT WASN’T ME.

-They find Carl with a Savior at gunpoint because dude tried to take their medicine. While Negan is impressed with Carl’s, um, let’s say, testicular fortitude, he basically tells him to back off or more people die. Shoutout to Carl for having a bigger pair than his father, and the intelligence to know that Negan ain’t playin’. He also gets the guns taken away by Negan, who wants ALL of the guns and Rick said they’re all there, but apparently two are not counted for, so Negan threatens to kill Olivia if they’re not found. She works at the pantry and the armoury, so Rick can’t lose her. Might gotta put a job ad on Kijiji or some shit.

-Rosita and Spencer are out in the woods, and Spencer questions whether Rick should lead Alexandria. Well, if not him, Spencer, who? You? YOU? Better not be. Because if he was leading Alexandria after his mother died, there is a good chance there wouldn’t be an Alexandria at this point.

-Rick calls a meeting to see where these guns are, and tells everyone that Negan is running the show now. So, I assume he hasn’t told anyone about Negan until, like, just now. You should probably give your citizens a heads up before people come in and take your shit. That could have ended much worse for everyone, meaning Alexandria. Eugene noticed that there were a couple people not at the meeting, which will come up later, I’m sure.

-Rosita spends her time killing the undead Saviors that were there when Denise got her arrow in the eye, and kills them, while looking for guns on the correct assumption that Negan is taking theirs. So, where does she think she will hide these guns? She does hide one in the wheel-well of the car they were driving, but you can only put so many guns in wheel-wells.

-HEY, look, Father Bitchass makes his first appearance of the season and it was him who led Negan to Maggie’s “grave”. He says that faith will get them through this whole thing, and Rick needs to believe and all types of other shit. Unless faith carries a bazooka (which Negan took), they’ll need more than that. Rick does manage to find the guns, stashed in Spencer’s house, along with some booze and food, ol’ hoardin’-ass mufucka.

-Rick takes the guns to Negan, who continues to crack jokes while threatening lives, but Rick sees Michonne and asks to be excused. I have no idea how Negan doesn’t see her, and I don’t buy that Negan wouldn’t send someone over with Rick, most likely, himself. Rick goes over to her, while holding Lucille, and says that people will die if Negan doesn’t get the guns, so they make up some story about her hunting and she brings back a deer to make the story even better. I might have messed that last part up, because I spent most of the time rolling my eyes. He then asks if Daryl can stay and Negan is all NOAP. Negan even asks Daryl if he wants to stay, and Daryl says nothing. No matter what he said, he wouldn’t have been happy, knowing Negan. Dwight then rolls up on Daryl’s bike and says he can have it back if he just pleads his allegiance to Negan, but we all know that ain’t happening.

-Rick goes at Spencer for stealing the guns, and Spencer goes back at him, blaming him for the deaths of Glenn and Abe. Rick is like, I know I’m gettin’ punked out here, but it won’t be by you, I promise, and threatens to break Spencer’s jaw if he says some shit again. Everyone has a line, I suppose. Then, Rosita goes at Spencer, who tells her he doesn’t trust Rick, and this is where she sneaks out the wheel-well gun. I wouldn’t be super upset if Spencer died. I know he’s Deanna’s son and all, but you can only push people that do more than you for so long.

-Rick and Michonne are back at the house, spreading blankets on the floor because Negan even took their mattresses. Michonne is struggling to understand this new way of life, but then Rick tells her about Shane, and how he knows Judith probably isn’t his child, but this is life now and you roll with it. This is the first time he acknowledged that Judith probably wasn’t his, I believe, and that has gotta knaw at him. He also says that they don’t even have the numbers with the people at the Hilltop, who I forgot all about, and I think Rick even killed their best fighters, so that won’t help. I thought the Hilltop and the Kingdom were the same. But this is how I see this playing out: the Saviors will mention something about Alexandria at their next meeting with King Zeke and Morgan, who will then rally the troops to help save Rick and ’em. Yeah, that’s pretty much how that will go.

-Now, I didn’t see this part because my copy must have cut off, but Michonne sees the Saviors burning the mattresses and seethes, while Rosita takes a shell casing to Eugene and tells him to make her a bullet. Just one. Some magic-bullet shit that will take out all the Saviors. But I’m concerned about Michonne. She is on the verge of wildin’ the fuck out, and that scares me.

-Seriously, though: where the hell is Maggie? Did she end up at the Hilltop? Isn’t there a doctor there? Why the hell didn’t she go there in the first place? I know there is a story, I’m just not going back to look, but I do think there is a story.

So, this episode was all about Negan runnin’ Alexandria’s pockets, Rick getting down on himself like he did at the prison before he became a damn farmer, Michonne and Rosita should really get together and start coming up with a cohesive plan before they get everyone killed, and Judith might be an orphan. Hell, she might be a double orphan soon if Rick keeps giving Negan sideeyes (prediction: she won’t). I haven’t seen a preview for next week, but I would think the Kingdom would get a mention, and hell, maybe even the Hilltop, too. Because Lord knows, Rick is gon’ need a LOT of help to get past Negan and ’em.