But perhaps what’s the most irritating about this year’s rules of death would be the fact that they’re easily bent yet not taken advantage of fully. Spalding’s a ghost in the halls of Miss Robicheaux’s now—there was no Misty Day resurrection for the leering butler and yet here he is. So as he saved Fiona from taking her own life all I could think was why don’t they ever have the nerve to off one of Lange’s characters before the finale? If spirits can live in the house as freely as they did in season one then why couldn’t Fiona complete the Sacred Taking and haunt the halls with her Chanel and her cigarettes? She’s losing power rapidly so she’s really of no use in the upcoming battle plus this way she can still have half-hearted feuds with everyone else in the house while the coven could get the next Supreme mystery out of the way (it’s such a weak thing to hinge so much of the season on) and be battle-ready.
'The Originals' 1.09 “Reigning Pain in New Orleans” Review
On the romance front, Hayley and Cami both had almost kisses with separate Mikaelson brothers tonight, and that’s clearly something they’re going to be dragging out for a long time inspite of the fast paced storytelling happening all around them. And yet, I’m finding myself really enjoying the romantic relationships all around on the show, they all feel more adult than the mothership…plus they’re also far less triangular if you know what I mean. If you think Hayley is in a legit triangle with Klaus and Elijah, then I have this awesome bridge in Mystic Falls I can sell you. Just be warned the same chick keeps driving off it and ending up in the river.
'American Horror Story' 3.07 “The Dead” Review
How many times have you seen a fic or read a post that encouraged the members of a love triangle to just get it on with one another? I’ve seen it in quite a few show fandoms and so here’s the type of show that would actually go there. There’s no loser in this scenario if you look at this calmly and rationally: Madison gets to feel something again, Kyle seems to be much more at peace with his situation, and Zoe can express her sexuality with two people who wouldn’t get harmed from her initial power. Sexual antics aside, who really needs to see another ‘the boy/girl is mine’ scenario on a genre show? Sometimes life is far more complicated than that and I think American Horror Story made the right choice in allowing this to happen. Plus we get to tick the box of ‘threesome’ on our AHS bingo cards—a series first.
That’s the thing about this episode that worked the best for me, whenever you read a Marvel comic and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents show up they’re the clean-up crew. They’re the guys that sort the debris and work on repairing the collateral damage wrought from epic battle sequences. I understand that’s not a very ‘sexy’ concept to sell a show with but it’s a lot more honest to the core of what Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is. Those with disappointments toward the nature of the show are often somehow shocked that it’s not some sort of television sequel to The Avengers with Captain America and Iron Man swooping in every week. S.H.I.E.L.D. has a number of functions in the comic book world, and I like the ways this show takes the mundane and shifts it into the extraordinary with a group of core characters that I’m definitely starting to care about. It’s meant to be about the people behind this extraordinary world and in a government subtext of course they won’t all know about the truly weird and wonderful that’s out there so stop complaining when someone like Simmons scoffs at the idea of magic existing. Yes, we know it does because we’ve seen all the movies and read the comics but she’s held back from so much of the truth on the basis of her security level as we saw in last week’s episode.
'Sleepy Hollow' 1.08 “Necromancer” Review
In fact, the only thing I have to wonder about from the grand reveal that the Horseman was an incidental nemesis of Ichabod during his life would be: is it really that damn easy to create one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Apparently all it seems to take is a quick shave and a fancy mask from some Hessians and you get to join Moloch’s elite servants on Earth. That and a dose of bitter emotion felt during death seems to help the process along. So it also has to make us think that we may yet see one of our own team fall to the dark side against their will.
Tyler uses a werewolf as a test subject and it works, but that hybrid wasn’t a Klaus sire as it obeyed Hayley. So magic miracle baby may be more of a threat than anyone could realize. I’m already predicting the little tyke is going to grow up super fast like the trope from many other genre shows, and soap operas too for that matter. After Hayley escapes and Klaus finds Tyler we get what I think all of us wanted, some knock-down drag-out hybrid fighting. Of course the truth comes out there that Tyler wants Klaus to kill him, so naturally Klaus doesn’t kill him. Eat that Klaroline shippers, it was only because Klaus is a stone cold cruel bastard that Tyler is still alive. Because let’s be real here, if he told Caroline that Tyler came down trying to kill Hayley and so he had no choice but to kill him then she’d probably get over it eventually. Since ‘her’ Tyler would be considered gone after such an act. Klaus had stopped chasing him months ago and Tyler didn’t come back to Caroline at all over the summer. So he was also the one that reignited things and that doesn’t paint Tyler in the best light to anyone.