The Walking Dead Top 10 Fave Episode Countdown: #5


It’s probably not a surprise that “Chupacabra” is on this list as I’ve already stated that Daryl is one of my favourite characters and episode five of season two has a very Daryl-centric plot line.

In this episode the group is still looking for Sophia and Daryl decides to ‘borrow’ (without asking) one of Hershel’s horses to go look for her. Things don’t go exactly as planned though when the horse throws him and Daryl ends up in a creek at the bottom of a cliff with one of his own arrows stuck in his side.

This is such a great episode for so many reasons.

First, this marks the return of Michael Rooker as Merle Dixon. Granted, he’s technically only there because Daryl is hallucinating him, but nonetheless it was amazing. He always has some of the greatest lines and is such a sarcastic asshat, it’s great.

Second, we learn a bit more about Daryl from his conversations with Merle and with the others after he returns to the farm.

And third, this episode is also the episode explored more of Daryl and Carol’s growing friendship (which really sort of started in the previous episode, “Cherokee Rose”).

“Chupacabra” also had a lot of really great lines in it, from “People in hell want slurpees” to “He’s wearing ears!”, there’s no shortage of humour in this episode.

Unfortunately, this episode kind of led to Andrea being hated on because she shoots Daryl at the end. I was never a fan of Andrea, but it wasn’t so much her shooting Daryl that made me dislike her and more the fact that she had been told not to do anything and then did it anyway.

“Chupacabra” is number five on this list, but it definitely almost ended up higher because of how amazing it is. It definitely got moved around a lot before I finally settled on spot number five and over the next few days I think you’ll see why it ended up in this spot.

What did you think of “Chupacabra”? How did you feel about Andrea?

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Finding Carter Episode Review: “Rumor Has It”

Finding Carter

Season 2 | Episode 9 | Aired May 26, 2015

Last week’s episode was one of things unsaid. There were couples dancing around each other, people keeping secrets, and many, many clichés. Seriously, I think this episode had more clichés than any other episode in the whole series.

We all know that Carter and Max slept together. We also know that Taylor doesn’t know. Well last week Carter and Max were planning on telling Taylor on their camping trip, but it got interrupted by Gabe, Bird, Madison, and Damon.

Max did try to tell her what happened, but instead just ended up telling him about how awful things had been when Carter visited Lori. Taylor then went to Carter and told her Max had told her what happened. I was laughing at this because it’s such a cliché thing to do.

Max and Carter’s secret was the topic of conversation throughout the entire episode and didn’t stay so secret. We hadn’t even reached the half way point in the episode when everyone but Taylor knew what had happened. Once again, very cliché.

At the very end of the episode, Taylor still didn’t know, but it looks like that’s about to come to an end as she found Carter’s necklace in the bed of Max’s truck. Does anyone else find it ironic in these circumstances that it’s called a bed? Boom, big cliché number three.

Now, don’t get me wrong, none of these clichés (are you sick of that word yet? I am) took away from the episode. It was actually really good and I really enjoyed it. While there was still some focus on Elizabeth and David (who it seems might be getting back to together), it was nice for majority of the focus to be back on the teens of the show. And it was nice for the issue they were dealing with to not be Lori-related, but rather something that other teenagers deal with too.

There’s only two episodes left this season! How are we almost at the end already? I can’t wait to see what happens tonight when the truth comes out (I’m assuming).

What did you think of last week’s episode? What do you think is going to happen tonight?

Check out the video below for a preview of tonight’s episode!

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Finding Carter Episode Review: “I Knew You Were Trouble”

Finding Carter

Season 2 | Episode 8 | Aired May 19, 2015

This episode was intense. People were raging at each other all over the place and it was just one crazy thing after another.

First off, Carter went to see Lori. Bad move. We all knew it was a bad move, but she did it anyway and while it seems like Lori really is hurt and trying to sort her life out, it turns out it was all some diabolical plan. She knew by hurting herself she could get Carter to come running and, what do you know, it happened! I think everyone is definitely underestimating just how far Lori will go to get Carter (and maybe even Taylor) back in her life.

After the awful visit to Lori, Carter was miserable. This resulted in her and Max kissing and, I think it’s safe to assume, having sex. Both of them regret it immediately after as this is obviously going to cause an issue with Taylor who is still in love with Max. This whole thing is just a disaster and I think we all know that there’s no way they’ll be able to keep this covered up. It’s going to come out one way or another (Carter better not get pregnant).

Something that happened in this episode that wasn’t a total disaster was the fashion show Taylor helped organize. She, Elizabeth, and her grandmother were all involved in the show and this was probably the calmest moment of the whole episode. Though I was a little confused as to where Grant was as everyone else (minus Carter and Max) seemed to be there. Even Gabe’s dad was there!

Finding Carter Fashion Show

Apparently he’s selling their house and was thinking about asking Elizabeth to get a place together. Okay, even if Elizabeth and David weren’t on the brink of getting back together, this is an insane idea! They’ve only been together for how long? And the kids aren’t exactly thrilled about the whole thing, at least, Carter, Taylor, and Gabe aren’t. But yeah, syre, moving in together is a good idea.

Finally, Madison needs to go. She revealed to Bird that the reason she came looking for Carter was because Lori asked her to. Her parents kicked her out and then when Madison told Lori she suggested finding Carter and the two of them getting a place together. It’s a plan that gets Carter away from her real family and would give Lori the perfect opening.

Bird and Madison

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Madison will be going anywhere any time soon as she and Bird kissed right near the end of the episode. Really? Really?! I’m happy for Bird, but why does it have to be Madison?

This episode was a rollercoaster, just one thing after another after another.

What did you think of “I Knew You Were Trouble”?

This review was supposed to be up last Thursday, but life got in the way. My review of last Tuesday’s episode should hopefully be up tomorrow. I’m going to do my best to post it and then I’ll be all caught up and be able to return to my regular schedule of posting the night of the episode/the next morning.

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Finding Carter Episode Review: “Riptide”

Finding Carter

Wow, I have fallen so far behind in these reviews! “Riptide” aired three weeks and for some reason I thought it was the mid-season finale, but turns out it wasn’t and then others things happened and now here we are!

“Riptide” starts off by letting viewers know it’s Elizabeth’s birthday. This tells you right off the bat that things are going to go wrong. Why? Because it’s supposed to be a happy time which, in Finding Carter, means the exact opposite will happen.

Things pretty much get turned on their heads right away when Carter’s old friend, Madison, shows up on the doorstep. She immediately starts causing trouble by telling Taylor about stuff that happened to Max and trying to convince Carter to move in with her. She also seems to be on Lori’s side in everything which you know is going to have some sort of repercussion in future episodes. Anyone on Team Lori is not going to be helpful and I’m really not looking forward to this girl sticking around.

I was really sour with Taylor this episode. She freaked out on Max after learning something really personal about him that he hadn’t told her. He then apologized to her and told her anyway! Okay, I get that they were a couple for a while, but that doesn’t mean they had to tell each other everything about their lives. And as they’re not together anymore, Taylor really doesn’t have the right to get angry with Max for not telling her something personal.

Though I do have to say that I really enjoyed the sisterly moments between Carter and Taylor in this episode. I love that no matter what happens with those two or with others, they always seem to stick by each other.

We also got to see that Grant has moved in with his grandparents in this episode, but he and his grandmother, Joan, are returning to the house for Elizabeth’s birthday. There was a really scary moment in this episode where Joan passed out (apparently she forgot to take her heart pills) and I think everyone who watched the episode had a collective heart attack when Elizabeth said she couldn’t find a pulse. Thankfully, she was fine and was back to being sassy grandma not even a minute later, but oh boy!

I also really enjoyed the fact that Elizabeth and David seemed to be getting along so well. They were cooking and having fun together and it was great. Then, at the end of the episode, the whole family was together eating the cake that Grant baked and it was really nice to see them all together again. Of course, this is Finding Carter which means good things don’t last.

Finding Carter Cake

As they’re sitting there eating, Carter gets a message on her newly-returned cell phone telling her that Lori has tried to kill herself. I definitely wasn’t expecting that. I thought it was going to be like she had escaped or been released or something, but not that!

I thought this was a really good episode. There was still a ton of family drama and angst, but it wasn’t outweighing the nice family moments like it has been these past couple weeks.

What did you think of “Riptide”?

My review for last week’s episode, “I Knew You Were Trouble”, will be up tomorrow!

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Finding Carter Episode Review: “Stay With Me”

Finding Carter

Season 2 | Episode 6 | Aired May 5, 2015

The episode was called “Stay With Me”, but personally I think it should have been called “Hour of Heartbreak”. Seriously, everyone was miserable!

Taylor, Ofe, Carter, Crash, Max, Grant, Elizabeth, and David! All of them, miserable at one point or another in last week’s episode!

While there was a quite a bit that happened (including Elizabeth going on a date and Grant telling Taylor about his therapy sessions) the main things I want to talk about today are Crash/Carter and Taylor/Ofe.

After discovering that Max was right about Crash’s uncle and the drugs, Carter and Max manage to convince Elizabeth to let Crash stay with them for one night. Now, previous to this I had been kind of iffy about Crash and what his motives were. But then last week I started to like him, thinking, “Alright, maybe he is a good guy now, or at least trying to be”. Then he left. Gone, Never to be seen again? Who knows!

After Crash’s uncle shows up at Carter’s house and threatens them, Crash tells Elizabeth everything about his uncle’s crimes before he leaves in the middle of the night and joins the military. I felt so bad for Carter here. Things finally seemed to be looking up and then things come crashing (no pun intended) down.

Dear Carter

I think when Elizabeth worried about Carter and Crash’s relationship and the possibility of Crash leaving her daughter, she probably didn’t think it would be so Carter was safe.

“I’m not going to accept him because he’s going to break your heart. And I don’t want you to get hurt.”
– Elizabeth Wilson

I’m really hoping Crash will come back at some point because I was actually starting to like him. I think it’s probably a safe assumption that we’ll see him again since we see that as the bus Crash is on is pulling away, his uncle is sitting there in a car watching him.

Crash Military

I don’t think Lori’s the biggest threat anymore.

Probably the biggest thing that happened in last week’s episode was between Taylor and Ofe. After Taylor takes some of Ofe’s drugs (which she stole from him) she ends up passing out at Ofe’s house. Ofe is, understandably, quite upset and frustrated by this because he genuinely likes Taylor and she practically admits that she’s just been using him.

“You’re not my boyfriend!” – Taylor
“Clearly not…” – Ofe

I was so mad at Taylor here. I know that she’s dealing with a lot, but Ofe has been nothing but sweet to her. When she told him she’d been feeling sick, Ofe worried that she might be pregnant and his response was: “I’d make a great dad.” I was both awe-ing and laughing. He ends up breaking off their friends with benefits deal, stating that he’s scared she’s going to end up breaking his heart.

Taylor passes out

His face was so sad! Like come on, someone give Ofe a hug! He’s so nice and so sweet and I just wanted to protect him from getting hurt.

I’m really hoping things will start looking up soon, but it is Finding Carter so I suspect tonight’s episode will consist of sadness and lies.

What did you think of last week’s episode?

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Finding Carter Episode Review – “Wake Up Call”

Finding Carter

Season 2 | Episode 5 | Aired April 28, 2015

You know an episode is going to go well when someone lies in the first five minutes before the theme song even plays.

Side Note: I don’t think I’ve said this yet, so can we just take a moment to acknowledge how awesome the Finding Carter theme song is? Like, I love when a show has an equally good theme song and soundtrack and I love this song!

Alright, back to the episode. This episode seemed to be a bit slower than the others so far. I don’t want to say it was boring because it definitely wasn’t, but there didn’t seem to be as much going as there has been over the course of the season.

The episode started off introducing a new character, Abby, the new guidance counselor who Carter immediately hates and who Gabe wants to sleep with very badly. Congratulations Abby, you’ve been here five seconds and it’s already apparent that things aren’t going to end well.

Abby meets with Carter and her parents to discuss Carter’s skipping school and her dropping GPA. I mean, come on. Carter pretty much had it right, she’s been on the planet all of seventeen years, been kidnapped twice, and just got her kidnapper institutionalized. Can you really blame her for not doing her homework? They want Carter to take her SATs and, after a lot of resistance on Carter’s part and a lot of encouragement on, surprisingly, Crash’s part, Carter ends up going to the test.

That’s another thing entirely. Carter and Crash. GAH! I want to hate him so badly because of everything he did last season and I still feel like something is going to happen, but then they’re so cute together! It’s like, “Okay, please let Crash be good. But no, I don’t like Crash! But they’re so cute together!” He’s really shifty though, especially when Carter talks about Lori, so while I’m holding out hope, it’s not very strong.

I’m also still holding out hope for Max and Taylor, though that too is slowly dwindling as Max and Bird seem to be getting pretty cozy. We already knew that the pair were living together after Max left Taylor’s house and, despite dealing with some money issues this episode, the pair made up and seem to be closer than ever. I’ve got to admit, I’m not a big fan of Bird. I don’t know why, she’s just… I don’t know.

Apparently Taylor doesn’t know either because despite still being seriously hung up on Max, she went on a date with Ofe. We haven’t seen enough of Ofe yet and I’m really glad we’re getting to know his character better. He’s seriously so adorable and you can tell he likes Taylor. And can I just say, I never thought I would find someone trading drugs for a giant pink bear to be so adorable, but it happened! Seriously Taylor, I know you’re dealing with a lot right now, but please don’t hurt Ofe.


But seriously, Taylor is dealing with a lot. She found out about David’s affair with Lori (I forgot she didn’t know) and while at first she was angry in the end she said she actually wishes she didn’t know now. I think this is something we can all relate to. Maybe not this exact situation of our dad sleeping with our twin sister’s kidnapper, but you know, finding out something and then wishing we didn’t know.

We saw a little of Grnt this episode when he joined Taylor and Ofe at the county fair. Once again he was left to his own devices as his sisters went off with their dates and friends. However, he wasn’t alone long as he ran into Reagan! This is the girl he was FaceTime-ing in season one who I completely forgot existed and was very confused as to who she was until they mentioned talking on Skype. Things didn’t exactly end well though when all of Grant’s anger and frustration finally seemed to explode a little when he yelled at Reagan. I’m not sure who I felt worse for.

Some people I don’t really feel bad for are David and Elizabeth. On one hand, I feel bad for everything they’ve been through. But on the other hand, now they’re just bringing everything on themselves. Like, when you’re arguing about how you want to fix your marriage and then one of you has a date show up at the door… *slow clap for David*

Elizabeth: “I want to fix our marriage.” *Makes out with Kyle*
David: “I want to fix our marriage.” *Goes on date with TA*
Both: “Maybe we should see other people.” *Neither really want to see other people*

Like, it’s obvious they still love each other and are just doing this to get back at one another, but I have a hard time feeling bad for them when they do stuff like this.

Alright, so the end of the definitely left off on a bit of a cliffhanger with a couple things happening. First, Gabe is hitting on Abby and was, was that flirting? Was that trying not to flirt though she wanted to? Was that just blatantly not flirting and not being interest? I can’t tell with this show anymore. Whatever it was, you know it’s not going to end well.

Gabe Stop

Gabe. Stop.

Second, Max took a job at Crash’s uncle’s garage so Crash wouldn’t have to leave Carter only to find that the car has a ton of cocaine in the trunk. At the end of the episode we see Max confront Crash about the car and then the screen goes black. WHAT?! What does this mean? Did Crash know? Was he setting Carter up? Was this a surprise to Crash as well? What’s going to happen now? So many questions!

Alright, last but certainly not least, my favourite scene in the whole episode. Carter comes home from her date with Crash and tells Elizabeth where she was. Elizabeth gets angry about it (which I thought was pretty hypocritical since she was just making out with her secret boyfriend not five minutes ago), but the two soon make up when Carter breaks down.

And that's great

This is one of the most relatable scenes I think has been in the whole show. Nothing to do with relationships or kidnappings or secrets and lies, it was just a seventeen year old admitting that she has no idea what she’s doing with her life or where she wants to be in the future. And this is something that a lot of people of pretty much any age can relate to.

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And Elizabeth had the best reaction. What do you say to your kid who’s freaking out over their future and test scores?

“Okay so bomb it! Bomb it big! And then you can take it again.” – Elizabeth Wilson

Parenting done right.

While this episode was a bit slower than the rest this season, it was just as good as any other we’ve seen. I love that in every single episode we see character progression and development. Also in every episode we’re left with many, many questions by the end of it and have to wait until next week for them to be answered. Only to get more questions after that.

What did you think of last week’s episode? What do you think of Taylor/Ofe? Carter/Crash?

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Finding Carter Episode Review – “Pretty When You Cry”

Finding Carter

Season 2 | Episode 4 | Aired April 21, 2015

This review was supposed to be up last week, but life kind of got in the way and, one thing after another, here we are. I promise I won’t be waiting until next Tuesday to review tonight’s episode. Hopefully that’ll be up tomorrow (hopefully).

Now, where to start. This episode was once again a very relationship-centered episode. But it was also very Grant-centered which made me very happy!

Grant and Taylor

Elizabeth and David’s relationship has pretty much bitten the dust. Elizabeth kissed Kyle (Gabe’s dad) and when David heard about this he agreed to go out with his TA. Which, can I just say, anyone who watched two weeks ago totally saw that coming. He was flirting with her so hard, like that was not subtle at all. David doesn’t even get points for trying.

I’m kind of holding out hope that they’ll get back together, but honestly, I’m not really expecting it, and part of me also hopes they don’t. Does that sound awful? Probably. On one hand, I would love it if they got back together. But on the other hand, I’m surprised they lasted as long as they did. The only reason they stayed together was because they were looking for Carter. Now they’ve found her and all these secrets are coming out and they need time apart. I just hope they don’t do some miraculous make-up between them. This show has always been so real and I really want them to show that sometimes a family functions better when they’re apart for a little while.

Carter and Crash

Things were heating up for the teens on the show. Bird and Max seem to be getting along pretty well (I’m curious to see where that goes), Carter kissed Crash (I think his name sums up how their relationship will go), and Taylor did… something… with Ofe in a closet. Dear god please don’t have her get pregnant.

Taylor and ofe

We finally got to see a lot of Grant in this episode! I was so happy about this, Grant gets shoved aside a lot in his family so I was really happy that we got to see how everything is affecting him (it’s not good). Things weren’t really helped when his grandmother took him to lunch to meet one of her friends who also happens to be a shrink. FYI, The best way to get your grandson to trust people and open up to them isn’t by lying to them to get them to the shrink. In the end, Grant agrees to continue seeing the one, but they aren’t going to tell Elizabeth! Yeah, I don’t see that ending well, do you?

Finally, *deep sigh* Lori. She convinced her ex-boyfriend to seek out Carter and convince her to help prove Lori is insane so she’ll go to a hospital instead of prison. Without going too much into what happened, Carter did so and Lori has been declared mentally unstable. I mean, yeah? But then with everything else that’s happened, all the lies, and the guy talking to Lori on the phone after he met with Carter. Is she really unstable? I don’t know anymore. We’ll just have to wait and see what crazy stuff happens next. Oh, did I mention that this whole situation is what reunited Carter and Crash and that it was done behind Elizabeth’s back?

Lori You Are Ill

Everything is going to come crashing down. There’s no possible way this can end well. I said in my last review that they keep saying ‘no more secrets’ and then they keep more secrets. That wouldn’t be so bad if this family’s secrets didn’t involve affairs, thousands of dollars, and kidnappings.

What do you think? Are you excited about Carter and Crash? Taylor and Ofe? Or are you just happy Grant got so much screen time?

My review of tonight’s (April 29th) episode should hopefully be up tomorrow night. As will my recap of the Dancing With the Stars 10th Anniversary!

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Finding Carter Episode Review – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Finding Carter

Season 2 | Episode 3 | Aired April 14, 2015

Alright, so it’s a week late, but I finally reviewed Finding Carter Episode three!

One of the focal points of this episode was relationships. Elizabeth and David announced they are splitting up, Elizabeth’s parents celebrated their anniversary, Max and Taylor were attempting to deal with their break-up, and Carter had another (brief) confrontation with Crash.

I really enjoyed this episode. I felt it was a nice change of pace from the past two episodes where it’s been “go! go! go!” while still staying true to itself. This episode was just as crazy and drama packed, but focused more on the family aspects as opposed to the focusing on the lady who kidnapped Carter.

One of my favourite parts of Finding Carter is how they handle certain situations. With everything that’s happened to the Wilson family and now with Elizabeth and David announcing their separation, I like that we see how every member of the family is handling things differently.

Carter is trying to deal with things while still searching for the truth; Taylor is angry at everything and getting drunk and acting totally un-Taylor-like, while Grant is just sick and tired of everyone in his family. This poor kid really does get pushed aside for some of the family drama doesn’t he?


I also love the relationship between Carter and Taylor. Watching them together feels like they’re actually sisters, not two girls who were hired to play these characters. It feels real, both when they’re taking care of each other and when they’re at each others throats just like real sisters.


Something I didn’t love was Max and Taylor. Don’t get me wrong, I love them as a couple and wish they were still together, but I’m getting a little tired of this whole back and forth thing. I don’t know if it’s supposed to be like teenage romance or what, but the kiss between Taylor and Max had me cringing more than anything else. Like I get that they’re young, but come on, it’s time to stop. Either you’re together or you’re not. I was happy that Taylor said she needed to take a step back and they couldn’t get back together, but the kissing thing kind of confused me.

Also in this episode we see that Lori is continuously calling Carter and Taylor. Both girls ignore the calls until finally Carter has enough. She answers the call and tells Lori to leave her family alone. You just know this isn’t going to end well.

I swear that every episode so far someone has said, “no more secrets” and then the next week they reveal a new secret. For both the characters on the screen and the people watching I think we’re all wondering the same thing:

When will the secrets end?

What did you think of last weeks Finding Carter? Check out the promo for tomorrow nights episode below!

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Finding Carter Episode Review – “Shut Up and Drive”

Finding Carter

Season 2 | Episode 2 | Aired April 7, 2015

Alright, where do I start? Once again Finding Carter manages to squeeze so much in forty-two minutes and I don’t know how they manage to do it.

Well first of all, Crash is back! Last we saw Crash he was getting arrested after Carter helped Elizabeth track him down. Now he’s apparently out of jail and has been following Max around in the hopes of getting Max to forgive him. Crash’s return causes a lot of tension between Carter and her family. Taylor and Grant are both angry with their sister because they think Carter is going to go back to Crash and Carter is angry with her mother because Elizabeth knew Crash had been released from prison and not said anything. Kid’s been back for ten minutes and he’s already causing chaos.

There’s also been a lot of chaos surrounding Taylor this episode. It becomes apparent that the reveal of Lori being the egg donor has affected her more than she saying. She’s getting mad at everyone and saying how different everyone is, going on about how she wants everyone to move on and go back to normal. But really the only one not acting normal is Taylor.

I Think It'd Probably be Good

Taylor actually makes the decision to break up with Max (after only getting back together last week) as she feels it’s for the best. This leaves an interesting question of what’s going to happen now. Max lives in the house so is he going to continue living there? That’ll certainly make for an interesting plot line. Honestly though, as much as I love their relationship, they are two completely different people now. And who can blame them? With everything that’s happened to both of them they need to sort themselves out before they can work together.

I also want to see what’s going to happen with Taylor and Ofe. There was a definite closeness in last nights episode and while I would love for it to just remain a friendship and have Taylor and Ofe be each others go-to people, this is a teen drama on MTV. So we’ll see what happens there.


The other big thing that happened last night was David revealing to Carter that he’d had an affair with Lori. Now, I’m going to be going back and watching the episode again because at one point he says he had a one night stand with Lori and then he talks about meeting her when the twins were a year old, meanwhile Lori’s talking about this grand affair and scheme so I want to make sure I know completely what happened.


It’s definitely going to be interesting to see what happens next week with the affair now out in the open. On one hand, Elizabeth had an affair too, but then on the other hand, David had an affair with the one who then kidnapped their daughter and his went way deeper than hers did.

This show… I just… It always leaves you questioning things and then questioning yourself for questioning those things.

What do you think is going to happen next week? Is something going to happen with Taylor and Ofe? Will Elizabeth forgive David?

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