Intruders Episode 8 Recap: What Goes Around Stays Right Here (Season Finale)

Nine Is My New Favorite Number

Sorry this review is a little later than usual. I was traveling last week and did not have access to TV or wifi (which put me WAY behind in my television viewing). 

We have come to the end of "Intruders". With only 8 episodes, our time together has been far too short. I'm seriously hoping for a season 2. If that doesnt materialize at least a number of questions were answered with "There Is No End".
The Last Thing Bix Sees. Is This A Great Visual Or What?

Flashback to Queens NY 1931. Bix is in a jazz club and plays a quick number. Is it just me or was that the worst impersonation of trumpet playing you've seen? Anyway Bix is downing drink after drink. He promises Rose he's making a comeback but two weeks later he's dying. Rose grabs the trumpet mouthpiece and makes him look at it so she can resurrect him later.  
Back in present day Washington, we're seeing the aftermath of Gary's jump from the Crane building. Strapped to his chest is all the Qui Reverti info. I personally think he could have brought more attention to the cause by remaining alive (but that's just me).  

Meanwhile inside the Crane building, Todd continues to have the worst day ever. His daughter Meadow escapes but Madison stabs Toddie in the leg. Jack finds him surprisingly still alive. He tells Jack to take the key and open the mailboxes on the wall. This leads to the secret passage. 

Jack hides in the hallway where he hears two shepherds discuss killing Richard right after Cranfield's ceremony. How long can a person be dead before they do the final ceremony? I thought they were done with Cranfield weeks ago. Anyway, Jack finds a room filled with Books of 9. He randomly opens them and see Tesla's, Reagan's etc. I was hoping he would spend more time in the room to see who else is there. Later Detective Blanchard mentions John Adams and Ghandi as well. Next door Jack finds the trigger room. He starts opening drawers and crushing the triggers saying "you're not coming back" and "goodbye" and "goodnight". That was pretty funny. 

Jack hears Madison hammering on a wall. He tells Jack he's now Marcus. It turns out Rose had Marcus sealed inside the wall as punishment for all his misdeeds (so he would never live again). Richard showed up later with Marcus' trigger (the sand dollar) and said "See ya in 18 years". We know it was only 9 though since he ended up in Madison's body. Marcus tells Jack they've both been wronged by Rose and he's going to kill her. Marcus, who of course cant be trusted, slashes Jack and runs off. There's nothing worse than a stabby serial killer in a nine year old girl's body.
Confrontation In The Crypt Room

On a related note, exactly how long has Rose had control of Amy's body? She killed Marcus some 9 years ago. It seems that Amy has been gone for a lot longer than we were lead to believe.
Jack We Really Wanted To See All Those Books Before You Torched Them

Jack sets fire to a book in the QR room and it quickly spreads. There is a confrontation amongst all the main characters but of course no one dies. Richard (armed with two guns) guides Rose out of the building. Marcus escapes. Detective Blanchard and Madison's parents are outside. Richard shoots at Marcus but Jack manages to shield her. She falls to the ground and is not breathing.
Is This Heaven?

We next see Madison and Marcus in a peaceful setting by the water. Is this heaven? Marcus says only one soul can survive when the body dies and it will be him. Madison tells Marcus that despite all his lives he hasnt learned a thing. Nothing is more powerful than a kid who wants her parents. And with that, Madison reenters her body and Marcus is nowhere to be seen.

Rose and Richard head back to the hotel. Bix is however gone. Me thinks he really didnt want to be resurrected and spend any more time with Rose. Cant say that I blame him. 

Jack opens his eyes in the hospital. Detective Blanchard sits nearby reviewing Gary's intel. He asks Jack if he's a part of this cult. Jack says no. He's just trying to get his wife back. Give it up already dude! You're turning into a stalker. Blanchard has to make sure Marcus is really dead. They go to Madison's hospital room. She says Marcus is gone (at least for now). When Jack leaves the hospital he passes a young patient in a wheelchair. He is apparently the spirit of the guy Jack killed back in LA. Uh oh, that's not good. 

The last scene has Jack back at home. I thought the nice couple next door told him to get out or else? Anyway, Jack calls Gary's family and leaves a message. No matter what they hear about Gary just know that he loved them very much. Richard is quietly sitting in Jack's living room. He asks Jack why he thinks he's lived this long (since they could have killed him at any time). Hint: it's because of his mad skills. Richard gives Jack a "9" card and on the back is printed "Jack Shepherd". Does this mean that the soul that is currently in charge of Jack was previously a shepherd or Richard is asking Jack to decide if he'd like to join them now? Amy/Rose previously did refer to Jack as her "shepherd" so I'm not sure.
Call Me Shepherd, Jack Shepherd 

Favorite Quotes:
  • "It's not faith, it's science. It's how it works."- Marcus on how souls come back. 
  • "Rose ruined both of our lives and I'm here to kill her"- Marcus to Jack. 
  • "What goes around, stays right here."- Madison to Marcus when they discuss who will survive.
  • "In the end, there is no end"- Richard to Jack. 

Grade: 4 1/2 Monsters (out of 5). "Intruders" is my new favorite of show of 2014. The only reason I didnt give the episode of "5" is because the pacing seemed a little off at times. I REALLY, REALLY hope there is a season 2. There is much more in this story to explore. What did you think of "Intruders"? Please leave your comments below. 

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Helix Favorite Quotes From Season 1

I miss you "Helix". To tide us over till it returns (and I REALLY DO hope it's coming back) below are my favorite quotes from season 1. Feel free to add yours in the comments section.

And if you case you missing any of my other quote compilations, they're at:  

  • American Horror Story Favorite Quotes From Season 3  Here 
  • Bates Motel Favorite Quotes From Season 2  Here 
  • Bates Motel Favorite Quotes from Season 1  Here
  • Defiance Favorite Quotes From Seasons 1-2  Here
  • Hannibal Favorite Quotes From Season 2  Here
  • House of Cards Favorite Quotes From Season 2  Here
  • House of Cards Best Frank Underwood Quotes  Here
  • Once Upon A Time Favorite Quotes From Season 3  Here
  • Penny Dreadful Favorite Quotes From Season 1  Here
  • Salem Favorite Quotes From Season 1  Here
  • Sleepy Hollow Favorite Quotes From Season 1  Here
"Helix" Favorite Quotes from season 1:

  • "Ilaria is everywhere while you hide in the shadows."- Immortal Alan
  • "Torture is never justified"- Alan regarding doing something bad to Spencer. Come on dude! He just killed an elevator full of people. 
  • "I loved your father very much. I wanted to keep our family together."- Jane to Julia on why she stayed with Hatake. 
  • "Every living thing has a weakness"- Alan
  • "What are you doing"- Julia. "Trusting you with the fate of the world"- Alan. Alan just a hint, I dont think she should be trusted.  
  • "These vectors represent a new step in evolutionary virology. Its created a viral collective."- Alan 
  • "In the last 11 days I have been attacked, infected, left for dead, crated like an animal, not to mention being transformed from the inside out"- Julia
  • "Oh no this is not father daughter bonding time"- Jules to Hatake
  • "I've done things, terrible things in the name of science."- Hatake
  • "But to live forever is to die 10,000 times"- Gunnar
  • "What's coming up is far worse than Sutton. She was just the messenger. Next they (Ilaria) will send an army."- Hatake
  • "Have you ever stared death in the face?"- Sarah Jordan
  • "Don't ever call me an Eskimo."-  Tulok to Miksa 
  • "I am a murderer and a parasite"- Sergio. Ladies, when a man tells ya point blank that he is no good, you really should believe him. 
  • "I see a pathetic shell of a woman that I once loved and admired."- Hatake to Sutton
  • "You always did have a weakness for them"- Sutton to Hake, does that mean "them" as in the children or "them" as in humans?
  • "Its never the same after you start replacing parts"- Sutton referring to the watch she gave Hatake (or is she?) 
  • "Ain't family a bitch"- Constance referring to threatening to kill Peter if Alan doesnt comply. 
  • "We all change? It doesnt mean we lose who we are."- Alan to Jules
  • "This crisis is in its final stages and will soon be under control."- Hatake
  • "I havent had enough sleep, coffee, or cigarettes to deal with any more of this Fox Mulder crap"- Doreen to Sergio.  
  • "This is going to be the most fracked up family reunion ever"- Dr Boyle (referring to the Alan, Peter and Julia). Haaaa, a "Battleship Galactica" reference. That's great. 
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Gotham Episodes 2 Thru 3 Recaps: Balloonman Is Full Of Hot Air
Some Of The Citizens Of Gotham

With three episodes under our belt, how are you feeling about "Gotham"? I must say, so far I'm really enjoying it. The Penguin and Fish Mooney are my favorites right now.  And here's the basic goings on in "Selina Kyle" And "The Balloonman".
At First I Didnt Like Selena But She's Starting To Grow On Me

Homeless kids are being kidnapped off the streets by two of the Dollmaker's cohorts. And Bullock and Gordon are on the case. The mayor's response to the situation is to send the remaining kids to a juvenile detention center. That makes a lot of sense! They all end up on a bus and are again attacked by the Dollmaker's people. Selina Kyle manages to escape. She is a pretty resourceful girl. She tells Gordon that she knows he visits Bruce and she has some possible intel about the Wayne murders.
Doug & Patty Looking Completely Innocent

My favorite part of this episode was Lili Taylor as Patty. Remember she's Peter's mother on "Hemlock Grove" and the Captain on "Almost Human" (besides her million other roles). She is hilarious.
And More Patty

Next a vigilante is strapping corrupt citizens to balloons. The whole idea is pretty funny but I dont care much about Balloonman. There are plenty of other characters in Gotham to be interested in. And as the old lady on the Geico commercial says "it doesnt work like that". People dont just float away when attached to giant balloons. Anyway Balloonman turns out to be a guy named Lamond. He warns that there will be more vigilante justice because the city is so corrupt. We can only hope!
If Oswald Wants Your Shoes, You Should Give Them To Him

The Penguin is back in Gotham City and devises his plan to seek revenge on Fish. He gets a job in the kitchen of Don Maroni (who is Falcone main rival) and is working his way up the ranks. The Penguin is such a suck up.  

The Major Crimes Unit is catching up to Gordon. They want to know if he killed Cobblepost for Falcone. Gordon refuses to entertain their questions. Montoya visits Barbara and again tells her Jim is bad. She doesnt believe her. Montoya tries to kiss her. Barbara tells her to leave. Yep those two definitely had a past. And whose side is Barbara on? Seems like she's always tipping off the newspaper to something. And were both Barbara and Montoya junkies at one point?
Who Sits Around Their House All Day Smoking Pot In Their Bathrobe?

The writers reference Arkam Asylum as having been closed for 15 years. Looks like we'll find out more about it in the next episode since its entitled "Arkham". 

Random Thoughts:
  • The phone book beat down was great. 
  • The scene between Fish and Falcone was great. Its so much fun to watch two powerhouse actors chew the scene and everyone in it.  
  • The sword fight between Alfred and Bruce was interesting. Alfred still strikes me as a little pervy though. Sorry. 
  • The references to Oswald eating lots of fish are fun-- tuna sandwiches and sardines. 
  • Yep all the cops in Gotham are corrupt (except for Gordon, Allen and Montoya). 

Grade: 4 Monsters (out of 5). The show is still catching its bearings but there's enough positive to keep me coming back. 

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American Horror Story Freak Show: Episode 1 Recap: Dont Call Them Freaks (Season Premiere)
Enjoy The Show!

Was the first episode of "Freak Show" everything you had hoped for? It's a definite "yes" for me. Here's what we know about Ms Elsa and her traveling circus.
The Queen Bee As Always

It's 1952 and they've arrived in Jupiter FL. The circus is in bad financial shape. Ms Elsa has to do some creative bargaining to keep them afloat. She sees an article in the paper about a person discovered with a monstrous condition. She visits the hospital and talks the Tattler sisters into joining the circus.
See This Is Precisely Why I Hate Clowns!

Elsewhere there's a killer clown on the loose. He's killing people and stealing children. He's super freaky. And the locals aren't much friendlier than the clown. They dont want the freaks around and will do whatever it takes to drive them away.
This Guy May Be Freakier Than The Freaks

A rich woman and her son visit the show. They want to buy Dot/Bette. She's not for sell and wants to stay with her "family". They dont take kindly to that answer. I'm sure we'll see more of them later.
Bette & Dot Or Is It Dot & Bette (I'm Not Sure)

The characters we've met thus far include:
  • Elsa Mars- a former German cabaret singer and proprietor of the circus. Elsa recruits new acts for the show and keeps everyone in line.  She is actually just using the circus as a way to try to become famous again (if she ever was famous).
  • The Bearded Lady- Ethel Darling (Kathy Bates). She is very loyal to Elsa because Elsa helped her when she was down on her luck. 
  • Siamese Sisters- Bette and Dot Tattler (Sarah Paulson). I'm having a hard time telling these two apart. One is good, one is bad. One stabbed their mother because she wouldnt let them go to the movies. Then the other one stabbed her. Elsa finds them at the hospital and recruits them. 
  • Lobster Boy- Jimmy Darling  (Evan Peters). Jimmy's mother is Ethel. He apparently has quite the way with ladies. And given Ryan Murphy's penchant for using real stories in his shows, there was indeed a real Lobster Boy. Check him out. It's a very interesting story. 
  • Pepper- (Naomi Grossman). As you'll recall if you watched "American Horror Story: Asylum" Pepper was sent there for killing her infant niece/nephew. We're now seeing what happened to Pepper before she was sent to the mental hospital. This marks the first time Ryan Murphy has used a recurring character in AHS. I'm supper happy because I love Pepper. Pepper for President!
  • Twisty The Killer Clown- the name says it all. He's a freaky clown with a mask that has a big smile. Maybe he secretly wants to join the circus. Someone suggested he might be Elsa's son which would be very interesting.  
  • We know the woman with three breasts (Angela Bassett) and her Muscleman boyfriend/husband will arrive sometime soon. I'll review the other characters next week.
I Missed You Pepper!

This episode had a healthy dose of sex. Elsa asks Bette/Dot some personal questions about their sex life. Did you know that the hospital candy stripper is Grace Glummer (who is Meryl Streep's daughter)? The video of her heroin induced sexcapes were a bit hard to watch. And Lobster Boy's scenes with the housewives of Jupiter were pretty graphic. I'm not sure how some of this stuff gets past the censors. Not that I'm complaining.

The death toll was also impressive for a pilot episode even by Ryan Murphy standards. We have Bette/Dot's mother. The detective who told the circus to get out of town died at the hands of Jimmy (dont call them freaks). Then everyone else beat his dead body to a pulp. Twisty killed at least 2 people. I'm not sure how many more. 

Grade: 4 Monsters (out of 5). i'm already enjoying this crazy world (except for the clown). I This show is helping reinforce my prejudice against them. 

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The Strain Episode 13 Recap: Going On The Offensive (Season Finale)
Team Abe Is Ready To Fight Back

And thus ends season 1. While this show has some challenges (slow pacing and lack of character development to name two) the good far outweighs the bad in my book. Last week as you recall Team Abe was driven out of the pawn shop. Now they're coming into their own as vampire hunters. Fet and Eph even bury the hatchet and together visit a theater purchased by Bolivar. Yep there are vamps inside (along with the repaired Master's coffin).  

On the other side of town Palmer has nicely recovered thanks to some Master juice. He even has a little color in his cheeks now. He places Miriam's heart next to his collection of failed organs. Dont tell me that guy's not a freak. Palmer is peeved because the Master hasnt made him a full vamp yet. Eichorst tells him to hold his horses. He will be the Master's apprentice for all eternity... at some point. Fitzwilliams decides he's had enough and refused to work for Palmer anymore. It's about time you wised up dude.
I Hope You Die A Horrible, Painful Death Eldritch!

Palmer and Eichorst visit Maggie the Secretary of Health and Human Services (or something like that). She plans to quarantine all of Manhattan. It seems Eph's Emergency Broadcast System message did reach some people after all. Palmer and Maggie go out on the balcony to have a little chat. They hug and then he throws he off the balcony. Ouch! Palmer and Eichorst discuss what to do with Dr Barnes (Eph's CDC boss). Barnes says "crisis, what crisis"? Yep hes has the right idea (and an instant promotion). 

Nora and Eph share a quite moment on the roof. She tells Eph that if he loves Zach, he should keep him close at all times. Remember Nora had to behead her mother last week. Abe and Eph later show Zach how to use a sword.
Anyone Care To Dance?

They all go back to the theater. Fet blows up a few vamps with dynamite on the way in. Next they encounter more interesting vamps. They scamper around on all fours, have glowing eyes and twitch. Bolivar is of course there too. Abe goes upstairs to find the master. Dutch and Fet try to hold them off downstairs. Then Eichorst shows up. Of course he's hard to kill. He tries to tongue Fet but is shot in the face with a silver nail gun. 

It's time for the Master vs Abe smackdown. The Master says "you wanted to find me wood carver"? Abe wastes valuable time waxing poetic instead of beheading him. He says "For all that is holy" I know the Master isnt going to really die but come on! Put up a little bit of a fight. Eph manages to grab the master and drag him outside into the direct sunlight. This causes Eichorst and the other vampires to retreat. That was a cool visual of all of them walking backwards (yes I know they just ran the film in reverse). But the Master is not killed. He seems to be burning a little in the sunlight but scurries down the side of the building. We see his exposed spine the process. Abe says "we've lost".
Gus Meets The Ancients

Meanwhile remember when the Ninja Recon Vamps captured Gus last week? Well now they have a little chat. Gus runs but not too far. He enters a large dark room where there are three upright sleeping vampires. "You are standing before beings of great honor. They are the ancients". Gus says he has to speak for them now. The Master broke an ancient truce and now he must pay. It turns out they need a daywalker to help them. Quinlan says Gus has proven himself capable so he's their man.
Is It Just Me Or Is Quinlan Kinda Cute?

Zach pretends to need his inhaler in order to get them to go back to his house. He really wants the photo album with pics of his mom. And of course Vamp Kelly shows up. Zach yells for Eph not to shoot her but he just shoots her in the arm. She runs off. Eph falls off the wagon and starts drinking again.
This Is How I Look When I'm Asleep Too

Favorite Quotes:

  • "The question is sir, what will you do without me to protect you?"- Fitzwilliams to Palmer after he quits. I hope Fitz joins Team Abe soon. 
  • "Eldritch at the end of the day my loyalty is to the American people and not to you."- Maggie before Palmer throws her off the balcony. 
  • "Fire in the hole vermin"- Fet before he blows up a few vamps with a stick of dynamite. 
  • "You wanted to find me wood carver?"- the Master. 
  • You are standing before beings of great honor. They are the ancients."- Quinlan to Gus. 
  • "Nothing is written that cannot be changed"- Abe. 

Grade: 4 Monsters (out of 5). The beginning was a little slow but extra points to the Master's appearance at the end. And extra, extra points for finally getting some intel on Quinlan and the Ancients.

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Witches Of East End Season 2 Episodes 12 Thru 13 Recaps: Death To Witches (Season Finale)
It's Getting Hard To Keep Track Of How Many Times Everyone Has Died On This Show

"Box To The Future" and "For Whom The Spell Tolls" provided a great ending to season 2. Last week Joanna, Wendy and Freya went through the time door and ended up on Baltimore in 1840. Joanna is searching for a magical box that will help them defeat Daddy/Granddaddy Odin. If you didnt see my review of that episode check it out here  Witches Of East End Episode 11 Recap 

Wendy was entrusted with holding the key to the time travel door. And yep she loses it. You Had One Job Wendy! Freya and Wendy frantically look for it. If they dont find it soon they'll die (and in a horrible painful way).
Killian You're Nice To Look At But You're Not The Sharpest Tool In The Shed

Back in the present, Killian drank the poison that would allow he and Freya to be together in the future (but he would die in the present). Ingrid and Dash try to concoct a plan to defeat Odin. Ingrid rushes over to Killian's and gives him lotus root (which will slow down the poison but, sorry dude, youre still a goner).  

Odin goes over to Fair Haven. He and Dash (who he calls Bastian) apparently had a past back in Asgard. He wants Bastian to remain loyal to him and in exchange he will give him great power and riches. Meanwhile Raven (the sex addict/ FBI agent) is still lurking around. Dash, you sure are dumb. When people visit, you need to hide the incriminating evidence.

Odin is not happy that Ingrid was plotting with Dash against him. He tortures her. She wakes up the next morning. He says he went easy on her because of her condition. Hmm, what condition? She is...wait for it...she is pregnant. She thinks back to who the father could be. Is it Dash? Is it the Mandragona (God forbid!). It turns out that the king needs one thing from each Beauchamp lady. He takes Ingrid's powers. One down, three to go. Frederick tries to sneak up on him with a knife but Grandpaps stabs him instead. Freddy, didnt ya know he was harder to kill than that?
Spike You Are Such A Creep!

Back in Old Baltimore, Wendy and Freya wait at the door for Joanna. But Tarkoff has kidnapped and heavily drugged her. That guy is such a sleaze. He later has to go out for more drugs. That's when Wendy spots him and follows him to Joanna. She transforms back from cat form and bashes him in the head with the magical box. Then she shoots him up with the same drugs he used on Joanna. Yeah! Off they run to the time door. But it's hard to keep Tarkoff down. He chases them. He and Joanna struggle over the box. She loses it. Our pours all the demons trapped inside.  

Just then Ingrid shows up at the door and everyone escapes back to West End (except for Tarkoff whose mangy ass is stuck in OldBaltimore). How did Ingrid know what to do you may ask? Wendy and Freya had written a letter to Ingrid and gave it to the guy who had the magical box. He carried it all those years (166 to be exact) until he could present it to Ingrid that night. Pretty cool. 

Everyone is back in East End. The king whisks away Wendy. He is a real jerk of a father. He tells Wendy he prevented her from having children because he knew she wouldnt be a good mother (unlike her sister). He says he always liked Wendy least of all his children. No one badmouths Wendy and gets away with it!
Smackdown In East End

Meanwhile, thanks to Freddie's brainsuck of Dash, Ingrid has all the spells from Archibold's journals. Ingrid knows how they can defeat the king. They must all work together. Ingrid is the key, Freya is the traveler, Joanna is the dagger and Wendy is the bridge. They all concentrate their powers and he's gone. Is it just me or was it way to easy to kill the King? 

Wendy asks to be left alone with Tommy's lifeless body. Uh oh, that's not a good idea. Ingrid then tells Freya about Killian. They rush over to his house but he's dead. Freya kissed him and yep he's alive again. Ingrid gets a call that Dash has been arrested. Remember when we last saw him Raven and company were serving him with a search warrant.
Dash & Killian Or Is Killian & Dash?

And it is at this point that all hell breaks lose. Joanna calls Freddie to tell him they are safe. We see him on the ground lifeless and bleeding. Someone has written "death to witches" in his blood. Who did that? Was it Raven? Next we see Wendy and Tommy's body. She will not let him die in vain and so gives up her last life for him. Ohhhh noooo! Then Killian visits Dash in jail. I think they're going to have a nice heart to heart. But instead Dash grabs Killian and uses his powers to trade places with him? Say what? So now Killian is Dash and Dash is Killian. And to add insult to injury, Dash is off to have sex with Freya (since she believes he is Killian). But as you recall, Dash was previously engaged to Freya so this is not his first rodeo (if ya know what I'm saying). 

And in the final scene, Wendy wakes up in the underworld. There is fire everywhere. Then she hears a voice that says "Good to see you again sister". It's Helena and she is apparently the gatherer of souls. Wow, I wouldnt have predicted that! 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "Let's kill your father together"- Tarkoff to Joanna. 
  • "This ends now."- Joanna. 
  • "You're not Tommy. You're Ingrid's grandfather King Nicholas"- Dash to Odin. 
  • "I took it easy on you because of your condition"- King Odin to Ingrid. 
  • "You will never be as strong as when we stand together."- Joanna to Daddy.
  • "Thank you for making my last life count." Wendy to Tommy.  
  • "Good to see you again sister"- Helena to Wendy. 

Grade: 4 1/2 Monsters (out of 5). A great way to end a super fun season. I REALLY, REALLY hope there's a season 3. I need to know what happens to Aunt Wendy. She is my absolute favorite!

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Intruders Episode 7 Recap: Todd Crane Is Having A Very Bad Day
Who's Up For A Little Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice?

When "The Crossing Place" begins a distressed Jack visits a priest and asks him a WHOLE lotta questions. Obviously Jack doesnt go to church much. He doesnt know if the church is Protestant or Catholic. Dude, the guy is wearing a collar. It's Catholic. It's definitely not Baptist. Also the Church does not teach karma. That would be another religion.  

Jack breaks into Todd's house, beats the crap out of him and juices his hand. Ouch! Poor Todd says, "It wasnt me. It was Rose that did it to Amy". He also says she'll be at the Crane Building that night to put Cranfield to rest.
Have No Fear. Detective Blanchard Is On The Case

Jack ends up in jail and encounters some crazy dude (who turns out to be not so crazy after all). He says Jacks's son is waiting for him. He doesnt have a name where he is. He'll wait for Jack and Amy (but not Rose). Jack tells Detective Blanchard about the Qui Reverti. Madison's parents were also speaking with him earlier. Blanchard says the recent murder of Larry bears all the signatures of an old cold case (Marcus Fox). Jack asks if the victims were bound with their hands and knees up against their chest? I'm confused. Why did Jack ask that? Was Baby Dylan bound that way? And we hear later from Richard that it doesnt matter how the returned are bound. It's just ceremony.  

Jack reviews Blanchard's old interrogation tapes of Marcus. And we now have positive confirmation that Marcus Fox is a centuries old serial killer (which we already suspected). In the tape, Marcus references the Villisca Iowa axe murders in 1912. This is a real case.  See more information here: Villisca Axe Murders. He mentions the Music Murders in 1791 which Madison had already told Karen about during the car ride to Seattle. Im not sure if that's a real case or not. Blanchard also tells Jack about the 20 bodies left in Marcus' house when he escaped.
Roses' Room At The Hotel

Meanwhile Madison follows Meadow Crane to her school. Uh oh. This not going to end well. Amy has NewBix back in room 909 of the hotel. She encourages him to stop drinking. He doesnt need it anymore since "its a new life". And with that, he drinks even more. Too funny. 

Rose and Bix has sexy time. Afterward he tells her he is NOT happy. He says "just because you can live again, doesnt mean you should" and with that storms off. Rose confronts Richard about why Bix is not taking well to his new life. Hey Rose, how bout he just doesnt like you? He didnt like ya 100 years ago and he doesnt seem to like ya much now. Ya staker!

Rose also says she lost 10 years of her life because he (Richard) was in love with Amy. (I'd really like to learn the specifics of that.) She also believes Richard purposefully failed in triggering Bix. Richard says that's not true but admits that his plan was to bring back Marcus in a child's body (so he would be harmless). But when the time came, Richard could not kill Madison. Rose says kill Marcus now or else!
Todd, You Really Should Stop Answering The Door

Poor Todd is having a really bad day. First Jack beats him up. Then Richard visits him. He pretends to help with his injuries but then almost kills him instead. I thought for sure he was going to stab him in the head with those scissors. Has Richard been watching "Sons Of Anarchy"? Richard decides to let Todd live after he says he'll help him. But then Madison calls Toddie. Marcus has Meadow. If he wants her back alive, he has to bring Rose to the Crane Building tonight.  

We get to see a more human side of Richard. He visits his brother Jim. He is in a vegetative state. Richard reminisces about their childhood. He tells Jim what he did (but of course Jim cant reply). He says dont be afraid to die because "in the beginning there was death". And dont worry, they'll see each other again the next time around. Richard knows he may be killed soon by the Qui Reverti.  

Jack finds a note from Gary and runs to the Crane Building. Gary is on the roof. Meanwhile Todd continues his very bad day and goes inside where Madison is holding Meadow hostage. Todd takes the keys and opens something for Marcus. Is it a mailbox? He then grabs the knife and tells Meadow to run. Marcus stabs Todd (I assume to death).
Gary There Must Be A Better Way!

Meanwhile Jack is on the roof trying to talk Gary out of jumping. Jack reminds him of his daughter Emily. Gary says Emily is dead and that Donna took her. Gary says "the only way we beat them if from the other side" and jumps to his death. And remember he has all the Qui Reverti info taped to his body. Uh wasnt there an easier way to let everyone know about them? Maybe create a website, post a message on Twitter, take out an ad in the paper, do a TV show, something? I love ya "Intruders" but this really doesnt make any sense to me. Perhaps I'm just dense.
Showdown At The Crane Building Next Week

Next week is the finale. I'm super excited to see what happens but also sad since we're close to the end. Can there PLEASE be a season 2? How can fanatical fans (such as myself) try to help make that happen?
Is This A Great Pic Or What?

Favorite Quotes:
  • "Always go for the weakest link."- MadiMarcus
  • "Were they bound with their hands and knees up against their chests?"- Jack to Blanchard about his most recent case. 
  • "If you're going to activate someone, pick a child no one cares about. The world is full of them."- Rose to Richard. 
  • "You put one foot wrong and you know what happens."- Richard to a badly beaten Todd. 
  • Rose: "Out of all my lives, you are the one I returned for." Bix replies with "Just because you can live again doesnt mean you should."
  • "The fight is fixed... Reverti rigged the game... but the only way we beat them if from the other side."- Gary to Jack. 

Grade: 4 Monsters (out of 5). Another excellent episode. All of the various story lines are coming together for the finale. I cant wait till next week. 

The World According To GMonster
TV:  Heavy On Sci Fi, Horror & Adventure; Light On Reality

Scorpion Episodes 1 Thru 2 Recaps: No Thanks Ill Stay Stupid (Season Premiere)
The Scorpion Cast

"Scorpion" is a new show on CBS. It airs on Mondays at 9 ET (so it's opposite "Sleepy Hollow" which is strike 1). The show centers around a group of geniuses who each have specialized skills. Walter O'Brien (Elyes Gabel) is the main character. He had his first runin with the government back in childhood when they discovered him hacking NASA to get the blue prints for the space shuttle for his bedroom wall. There's also Toby who is a  Harvard educated behaviorist (whatever that means). Happy is a mechanical prodigy. Sylvester is a human calculator (but also has OCD). While that's a cool parlor trick I fail to see how he can help with the imminent threat of the week. There's an app for that. Walter encounters a child and his waitress mother (Paige). They join the team since only Walter and company can help Paige deal with her gifted son. Scorpion's government handler is FBI agent Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick of "X Files" and "Terminator" fame). 

Together they must save the world each week. Week 1 has them devising a plan to save all the planes from falling our of the sky. Since they successfully accomplish that, the team begins to work for Homeland Security (well isnt everyone these days?). During Week 2 they must keep a governor and his daughter from dying due to an act of biocyberterrorism.
Most Of The Show's Time Is Spent With The Cast Looking Up Stuff On Computers And Then Talking About It

I had hopes for the show but to be honest I'm just not feeling it. I dont particularly like any of the characters. I'm finding the "we're special because we're geniuses" shtick to be too much. Yes we know you're special and socially awkward. But I dont think we mere mortals need you to save us from ourselves each week. 

Perhaps Katharine McPhee Is Thinking How Did I Get On This Show (And More Importantly How Can I get Off)

Grade: 2 1/2 Monsters (out of 5). I thought the show might be interesting but it isnt my cup of tea. I think it has potential but would need some retooling of the script and cast changes. Oh and Walter is based on a real life computer prodigy (not that anyone cares). 

The World According To GMonsterTV:  Heavy On Sci Fi, Horror & Adventure; Light On Reality 

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