Supernatural Top 11 Fave Episodes Countdown: #10

yellow fever

This episode… oh my gosh it’s so funny! “Yellow Fever” is the sixth episode of season four and in it Dean is infected with a virus that makes him fear basically everything and he and Sam have forty-eight hours before it kills him.

Dean’s always so tough and is usually the one scaring other people so seeing him running away from a yorkie screaming in terror is definitely one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.

The best part of this episode, and definitely one of the reasons it’s one of my favourites, is Jensen’s performance of “Eye of the Tiger”.

When Dean is lying in the Impala listening to the song, Sam is supposed to come over and interrupt him. However, Jared missed his cue because he wanted to see what Jensen would do and it resulted in this masterpiece:

Even if you don’t watch Supernatural you have to admit that is a masterpiece. And for anyone who does watch Supernatural you’ll know that Jensen is actually known for being kind of shy and not doing stuff like that often which only makes this video better.

This whole episode is wonderful. Between “Eye of the Tiger”, Dean manning the flashlight, and Sam and Bobby scaring a ghost, it’s probably pretty obvious how “Yellow Fever” made it on this list.

Sorry this one is late. I didn’t get home until late yesterday and could hardly keep my eyes open so this kind of got neglected.

What did you think of “Yellow Fever”?

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The Walking Dead Top 10 Episodes Countdown: #3

Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Beth Greene (Emily Kinney) - The Walking Dead _ Season 4, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

This episode is just… amazing. I tried to think of a better word or at least a word I hadn’t used a million times the past few days, but I have a cold and my brain is all fuzzy so words aren’t really my thing right now.

“Still” follows Beth and Daryl on a very important (at least to Beth) quest: to get Beth her first alcoholic drink.

This episode is number three on my list because we learn so much about both of these characters and see such different sides to them. They’re not in the prison anymore, they don’t know if anyone else in their family survived and they’re both going through all these different emotions and ways of dealing.

Beth’s dealing with the death of father and, as far as she knows, Maggie, by getting a drink. It’s something so simple and maybe a little crazy, but it’s something she wants and she knows if she looks she can get it. Finding alcohol is a lot easier than finding a sister she thinks may be dead.

Daryl on the other hand deals with what happened by being a jackass. We learn in this episode that he feels a lot of guilt about what happened at the prison and while eventually he breaks down, he spends a good portion of the episode raging at everything and breaking stuff.

Episode twelve of season four is where we really start to see Beth and Daryl developing a friendship and it’s honestly one of my favourite friendships they had on the show.

Both these characters were so different and their relationship was so unexpected, but for the few episodes we saw them they really balanced each other out. Daryl felt like he’d lost everything again, but Beth believed that there had to be something better out there and that not everything good could possibly be gone.

This episode and the next one with these two definitely has a lot of influence over what happens in season five. Not just with Daryl searching for her, but I think it probably had some influence over Daryl’s storyline in Alexandria.

“Still” is such a great episode and I watch it over and over again. Both these characters are amazing and that moment at the end where they flip off the burning shack is wonderful and so symbolic to both of them.

What do you think of “Still”?

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The Walking Dead Top 10 Fave Episodes Countdown: #4

After

“After” is such a great episode. Season four, episode nine is the mid-season premier and picks up right after the Governor attacked the prison, focusing on Rick and Carl’s journey as well as Michonne’s.

I love this episode because by the time I watched it I was a fan of Carl and this episode focuses a lot on him and his development. This episode really puts emphasis on how Carl is still a kid and still acts like one, but at the same time he’s really not a kid and is capable of making tough decisions.

Probably one of the most iconic moments from this episode is Carl sitting on a roof eating pudding. I always laugh at that because he literally got attacked and almost eaten by a walker not two minutes ago, losing his shoe in the process, and now he’s just hanging out eating some pudding.

I remember watching it going, “Carl! Carl, what are you doing? What are you doing Carl?!”

Of course Chandler Riggs rips our hearts out only a short while later because after a day of exploring on his own and being the tough guy he is, Carl comes face to face with the idea that he may actually be alone.

For a terrifying moment he thinks Rick has turned and that he’s going to have to put him down which leads to Carl crying and admitting that he can’t do it.

I’ve always felt that this was such a significant moment because living in the prison the viewers saw a huge change in Carl from annoying little kid to still a kid, but able to make tough decisions now.

A good part of the episode was literally focused on Carl trying to prove that he can take care of himself, but then when he realizes he may actually need to do just that he can’t do and he doesn’t want to do it.

One of the best moments in this episode is right at the end. Rick and Carl are talking when there’s a knock on the door and when Rick looks outside he tells Carl it’s for him.

Not only is this hilarious because it’s such a normal thing to say during the apocalypse, but it was also really emotional because we see what’s going on on both sides of the door. We see Rick’s reaction to seeing who’s outside and we see Michonne as she finds the house and then sees two members of her family inside.

This whole episode was a rollercoaster of emotions and it’s absolutely perfect.

Check back tomorrow for #3 on my countdown!

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The Walking Dead Top 10 Fave Episodes: #8

A

The season four finale is called “A” and this is a phenomenal episode.

This episode follows Rick, Carl, and Michonne as they reunite with Daryl and the four head to Terminus, only to discover things aren’t quite what they seem.

One of things that probably makes this episode stand out the most is the fact that Rick literally tears someone’s throat out. This is so disgusting and yet I remember watching it for the first time and not even being all that surprised because it’s Rick and his Ricktatorship.

I was definitely freaking out when it happened, but after I was just kind of like, “I mean… yeah… it’s Rick.”

Rick, Michonne, Carl, and Daryl as a team is one of my favourite things in the show just because they’re all so badass and they’re like this weird family.

Rick and Daryl’s reunion in this episode after killing the Claimers is something I know many people (and I’m counting myself in that list) love about “A”. The “You’re my brother” line is so significant, especially after everything that happened earlier this season with everyone being divided. It also really helped set up for what would happen in season five.

My favourite part of this episode, however, wasn’t even in the episode at all. At least, not the version they aired on TV.

After the entire group has been reunited in the train car at Terminus, Rick says: “They’re screwing with the wrong people.”

However, on the DVDs Rick says: “They’re fucking with the wrong people.”

This is soooo much more badass. I know they couldn’t include that line on cable TV, but oh my gosh it sounds so much more amazing. Especially considering everything Rick had done up to that point like, you know, ripping out someone’s jugular with his teeth!

“A” is definitely one of the best episodes in the whole series which is why it’s included in my Top 10 Favourites!

What do you think of “A”?

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Once Upon a Time Season Four Finale: “Operation Mongoose”

Once Upon a TimeRun: October 23, 2011-Present
Created by: Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz
Prod. Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Steve Pearlman, David H. Goodman
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Adventure, Mystery
Starring:Ginner Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue, Jared S. Gilmore, Michael Socha, Robert Carlyle, Sean Maguire, Georgina Haig, Elizabeth Lail, Elizabeth Mitchell, Scott Michael Foster, Kristen Bauer van Straten, Lee Arenberg, Beverley Elliott, Patrick Fischler, Timothy Webber, Victoria Smurfit, Merrin Dungey, Faustino Di Bauda, Christie Laing, Rebecca Mader, Raphael Alejandro, Eion Bailey, Abby Ross

First time reviewing/recapping an episode of Once Upon a Time! I had wanted to review OUAT for a while, but I fell behind a couple episodes and I didn’t want every show I review to start more than half way through the season. However, I like reviewing season finales to get a taste of the show and get an idea of what you all think and then hopefully I can start reviewing next season from the beginning.

So, Once Upon a Time has a history for having some crazy season finales and they definitely did not disappoint last night. This episode, oh boy, it was a rollercoaster from beginning to end. First, The Author changed the entire story.

Snow White

Everything was backwards! Snow and Charming were evil, Hook wasn’t the captain, Gold was a brave knight and was married to Belle, and Robin and Regina were both thieves competing with one another, while he was set to marry Zelena.

Rumple

However, as grim as it looked at some points, this is Once Upon a Time! Good always wins, Henry’s been saying that since season one. And he was right, they defeated The Author and things went back to normal. When The Author changed the story and gave himself a happy ending, he broke the rules and was no longer “The Author”. It turns out, Henry is the new Author and was able to use his magic to restore Storybrooke to how it was supposed to be.

But this is a Once Upon a Time season finale, and in true OUAT style, things turned horribly, horribly wrong in the last five minutes. As everyone is celebrating their return to normal (which includes Lily staying in Storybrooke and Robin and Regina going for an adorable moonlit walk), Belle bursts in a says that Rumple’s heart is almost gone and when that happens all that will remain in The Dark One. Of course that’s all that will remain. And of course it happens now. This show is supposed to have happy endings!

Season 4

They remove the darkness from his heart and put a spell on him to make sure he doesn’t die before they can figure out how to help him. However, the darkness cannot be contained and escapes. While Snow and Charming run after it, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice tells Emma and Hook that the only way to defeat the darkness is by finding the sorcerer, Merlin (I’ll get to my reaction on that in just a second).

As the darkness tries to surround Regina, Emma says she has waited too long to get her happy ending and binds the darkness to herself using the dagger. In the last scene we see the dagger now contains the name ‘Emma Swan’.

emma Swan

Alright, where do I start? The whole thing where the characters were reversed in the alternate world? Loved it! That was so fun to watch and I can only imagine how fun it was to be the actors and actresses suddenly getting to switch roles. I also loved the bit with Henry becoming the next Author and how he snapped the pen. I know a lot of people felt he was kind of useless this season and, despite not being as involved this season, I have to disagree. Henry spent the first three seasons being a pivotal character (especially during the Peter Pan arc), I thought it was about time to give the kid a bit of a break and focus on some other things. Besides, with his mother now The Dark One, imagine the arc he’s going to have in season five!

But those last ten minutes… oh man…

The thing I love about Once Upon a Time is that it can be cheesy and predictable, but it does it in a way that works. When Emma decided to let the darkness take her and Killian ran over, everyone watching knew she was going to tell him she loved him. She hadn’t said it, she had evaded those very words only a few minutes prior. But I didn’t feel like it was wasted. I didn’t feel like it was cheesy or overdone. It worked, as these things typically do on this show.

I love you

As I was watching it I was just sitting back going, “Of course! Of course this has to happen! A season focused on happy ending cannot have a happy ending!” She just forgave her parents, and Henry was happy, and she was getting along with Regina, and she told Hook she loved him! And now she’s The Dark One.

Good Grief

Now, I can’t end this review without talking about Merlin. I was a little confuse at first, but I’ve learned to just role with the unexpected on this show. And, while unexpected, Merlin is a welcome addition. I love Arthurian/Merlin legends and will watch/read pretty much anything I can get my hands on that involves this stuff so I am definitely excited to see what is going to happen with that in the next season.

Honestly, I loved the season finale. I was definitely left with a lot of questions though. Where did Emma go? What’s going to happen to Hook now? What are they going to tell Henry? Will Robin and Regina get a happy ending? What about Zelena?

So many questions and so many months to wait until season five

What did you think of “Operation Mongoose”? What do you think is going to happen in season five? Thoughts on Merlin?

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