The 100 | season 3, episode 15
Otherwise known as:
Miller and Bryan make the cutest couple. Fact.
I have too many emotions right now.
Was a little bored, so… pretty stuff.
The 100 | season 3, episode 12
Otherwise known as:
Of course Clarke follows the creepy music… it’s Clarke!
Monty is the only one with common sense.
To battle my growing depression (or to wallow in it; take your pick) I’ve started a Buffy rewatch. I’m currently watching season 4, episode 16–the second part of the Buffy and Faith switheroo episode–and I’m blown away at Eliza Dushku’s ability to capture Sarah Michelle Gellar’s mannerisms as Buffy.
Sarah did pretty well with Faith in certain scenes. The bathroom one with Buffy making faces in the mirror was pretty funny, and a few of those definitely looked like Faith, but the scene where Faith shows up at Giles’ house, begging him to believe she is Buffy is uncanny. It kind of gives me goosebumps.
Among the people I associate with, this was the episode we’ve been waiting for. There are just too many weeks in between Daryl episodes. Rick who? Not that I don’t like the other ones, because I love this show.
I have lots of thoughts on this episode. Who am I kidding, I have lots of feels about this episode. I can’t count the number of times I said, “awwww.” I don’t care what’s actually going on between Daryl and Carol, but I love seeing them together. Every seen is perfect in my eyes. They just have this bond. She’s about the only one Daryl feels comfortable talking to, and she’s been nothing but supportive to him. I knew the eventual reunion scene (5.01) would be all tear worthy. I was not disappointed.
There were so many tender moments between Daryl and Carol despite their dire circumstances. They’re off on their own, get attacked, lose their weapons, and almost die (like that’s new). It’s just the way that it all happened made the fangirl in me squeal.
SPOILERS AHEAD Read more…
Once my football game (Chicago/Indianapolis) was over and I finished some crap on the computer I retreated to my room for some quiet time. I’ve been having an Angel rewatch and I had like 20 minutes left in an episode so I watched that. It happened to be the last episode on a disc so I changed it. The first episode on the new disc was “You’re Welcome.” I swear I stared at the start screen for over a minute before I got the courage to play it, lol.
It’s one of my all time favorite episodes but… it’s emotionally exhausting to watch. It took me at least two hours to watch a 40-45 minute show. Some of that was having to pause whenever the kids came in the room and while they got ready for bed (they were making so much noise in their rooms I couldn’t hear). There were also the numerous trains.
But the rest was me having to stop to get control of my emotions. At one point I was shaking. I know it’s silly. There is so much in that episode that just ties me up in knots. The big one being the scene with Angel and Cordy talking in his apartment. Angel looked so lost and, I don’t know, guilty, I guess. For betraying the mission. Cordy almost admits she was in love with him and I wanted to strangle her for not saying the words, something I’m sure Angel needed to hear. Angel admits that Spike is a hero and you can tell how much that bothers him because he knows that should be him (even if the stuff with Spike ended up being a huge ruse). And he practically begs Cordy to make things right.
Oh, not to mention Angel admitting that he needs Cordy and the subtext was pretty obvious. I rewound that scene at least 7 times (some because of interruptions) just to get it all.
Then there was the huge fight between Angel and Lindsey which was epic and yummy. I remember I watched the commentary one time and Christian Kane mentioned he wanted to come back on the show and finally get to kick some ass instead of constantly getting his ass kicked. Didn’t work out too good, lol.
And, of course, there’s the end scene. As soon as it started I was choked up. I had to pause it twice before they even got to Cordy explaining she couldn’t stay. But as soon as she said it I was in tears. God, that was so heartbreaking. I’m pretty sure that Angel is crying by the end. So was I.
I had to turn the show off after that to recover. I hate you Joss Whedon!
That’s not true, lol. I know there were behind-the-scenes circumstances for Charisma Carpenter leaving the show but still… the way Joss kills off characters is just emotional torture. A punch to the gut. Do I need to mention Fred?
Also, I had forgotten how angsty the end of season 3 and the beginning of season 4 was. From an Angel/Cordy point of view. I mean, if you ignore all the squicky Cordy/Connor stuff.
There was more I was going to say about the episode but I woke up with a migraine and then pulled a muscle in my shoulder which is killing me. Now the sun has come out so my head feels like it’s going to explode. Time to go hide in my nice, quiet, dark room until the pain goes away.
Had another challenge in stargateland to get done so figured I’d stay up tonight and work on it. I’ll probably be exhausted tomorrow. Like that’s new. But, I had a little creativity going with my Sam/Jack manifesto so I rolled that over to finish this challenge.
Varro is BAMF simply for being a member of the Lucian Alliance. Right from the start he has cred as a bad ass. He makes his first appearance as the Lucian Alliance attempts to gate to and take over Destiny. The mission is initially successful but Varro is injured during the incursion. Their attempt at control is short lived, though, and their leader is killed. After they are taken prisoner Varro is smart enough to know his place as de-facto leader of the Lucian Alliance group–he earns his keep helping in the infirmary and supports Young’s decisions about his people to keep the peace. By the end of the show he’s the last Lucian Alliance member still alive. Varro does what he has to survive but he still has principals that he won’t compromise and a steely loyalty to those who treat him well. Plus he’s got that whole leather thing going on and that just has BAMF written all over it.