THE AMERICANS: Vanishing Acts (S4 E8 Recap)
Quantico may be coming to it’s seasonal end, but are we any closer to it making sense? This week Alex beats up Ryan, Simon is still missing, we see someone we haven’t seen in the present timeline before, and things remain more confusing than ever.
Jane and Petra, our resident baby mamas, are at the center of the drama. Jane accuses Petra’s sister of a crime while Rogelio tries to impress his girlfriend and Rafael’s no-good brother reveals that he’s no-good. No such thing as a Hallmark moment in telenovela land.
This week on Game of Thrones, Jon Snow LIVES! Roose Bolton DIES! Tyrion doesn’t get eaten by dragons. And Hodor expands his vocabulary, sort of. One of the benefits of posting a late recap, is I can spoil big plot points right off the bat, and only feel mildly guilty about doing it.
This week on Once, all the disjointed plot points line up in just the right way for everybody to conveniently get out of the Underworld . . . well, everybody except the guy they went in to get in the first place. Also, we learn the true inspiration behind Emma’s fashion choices.
Looks like this is the end for Martha and Phlark. She’ll be starting a new life as a single gal in swinging Moscow — unless the FBI gets to her first. Meantime, Paige loosens up and has a beer with the neighbor boy, and John-Boy Gaad wishes he’d never left Walton’s Mountain.
Everyone’s getting fired up–or just plain fired. Jane and Michael face money troubles so Jane takes on a new side job to bring in some cash, which cuts into quality time with Mateo and creates a heated custody battle with Rafael. Meanwhile, Anezka and Xiomara compete for “Worst Employee” as they start new jobs.
“Should Bill be drinking before heading into space? I don’t think that suit has a catheter, and his ship didn’t look big enough to have a toilet. Guess it’d better be a short trip.”
GOT’s sixth season premiere offered a little something for everyone: long awaited reunions, kick ass females, gory murder sequences, quotable one-liners, adorable dire wolfs, more grist for the Jon Snow dead or alive speculation mill, and naked old people. Because some folks are just really into naked old people.
In the present, Shelby visits the FBI. Caleb shows us how easy it is to go cold turkey. Ryan hears from his ex’s mom. In the past Shelby gets a job offer from Clayton — the world’s skeeviest dad, and Alex decides to be a rat fink because it’s the right thing to do.
This week’s installment of Once is all about The FAM: sisters, daughters, mothers, fathers, sons, evil twin brothers we accidentally turn into sperm. There’s enough complicated familial exchanges in this hour to fill up an entire year of therapy sessions. And you thought YOUR PARENTS SCREWED YOU UP FOR LIFE?
In The Rat, this week’s episode of The Americans, Philip acts on instinct to save Martha from the FBI’s clutches, but is he already too late? Elizabeth tries a new recipe. John-boy Gaad regrets a decision. Henry wonders if they’ll ever get to Epcot.
It’s the season finale, and Non is out to destroy the human race. Superman is now just a pair of boots, so it’s up to Supergirl to save us all by bludgeoning us with hope. And so the season ends as it began: with lots and lots of emotional speechifying.
In Klick, the second season finale of Better Call Saul, Chuck gets in touch with his dark side and sets a trap for Jimmy. Will Jimmy fall for it? Mike’s mission in the dessert is interrupted when he receives a mysterious message. Who could have sent it?
“Instead of being a stage for interpersonal conflict and contrasting approaches to problem-solving, the inhospitable setting becomes a kind of all-powerful God dictating the conditions and restrictions of both story and shooting.”
Jane and Xiomara are still fighting, but that’s not stopping Rogelio from coming up with a scheme to bring them back together. Petra’s twin sabotages a deal and Mateo’s first word causes conflict between Michael and Rafael. All these people need to save the drama for their mamas.
“Whether Courteney Cox’s presence was a coincidence or not, the Scream series became less of a scare-fest as it went on, and more like Friends with murders sprinkled in. ”
Soon the 18th episode of Quantico brings us no closer to solving the mystery than any other episode, probably because the writers are making it up as they go along. Alex finally tracks down Caleb and tries to enlist him in her cause. Shelby, Will, and Simon are still missing…
Last week’s penultimate episode of season two, may have shown us how the pieces fall into place. Tonight we’ll have our answers. Here are the questions: Will Chuck ever be the same? Will Kim leave or stick? Will Jimmy turn into Saul out of love and not greed?
Because when you are really hot, look good in red, and occasionally turn into a murderous wolf, finding True Love only takes an hour tops (actually more like 45 minutes, and a few commercial breaks).