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  1. S05.E02 The Haunting

    Well, since you answered, I had to look it up, Brad took one food ration with him. But regardless, he wasn't having any success, so he probably figured why beat a dead horse. Looks like we've seen all the contestants now except Randy and Brooke.
  2. S05.E02 The Haunting

    Britt was surprisingly entertaining. Like you say, all he can do is learn from his fish pond error. At least it's early on, so he should have a lot of time to make up for it. I was thinking last week that Carleigh with the fish hook problem might be the first time that the first person out wasn't loudly ridiculed for tapping out. She didn't really have much choice. That honor seems to have fallen to Brad this year, but I can't rip on him too badly. He had been out there a week I think, and still hadn't caught any food? It just wasn't happening for him. I'm assuming that they have some rations like they've had in past seasons though?
  3. Bellas in the Media: Twin Magic

    I'm not sure how long they've been dating, but they mentioned on the last episode that they've only been able to spend something like 30 days together. I don't remember if that's just in the last year or all together or what, but it makes you wonder how well they know each other for the level of commitment they have. It's the strange story of John Cena. He's pretty energetic in the ring when he delivers a promo and has a crowd to play off of. And he's pursuing a mainstream acting career. But on Total Bellas, he appears to be one of the most wooden people I've ever seen.
  4. S07.E23: Extreme Measures

    I might be able to give a pass on Sloan knowing the cure, because he was there to investigate Julian finding the cure. Since it was apparently so simple, maybe he wanted to know if it matched, or if Julian had found a new cure? But considering Sloan told him there were four ingredients and he gave him the first one clearly, I would think that would at least serve to put Julian on to the right track - especially taking into account his genetically enhanced mind. Plus he said the cure was some kind of RNA sequencing, so that should have been another clue. It's hard to believe Julian couldn't have figured it out from what he had heard. Similarly, all Julian had to do was pull a few key names out of that pile of intel on Section 31. A similar "Romulan mind scan" of such a person would probably give him all the info he would need. Unless a pt. has to be conscious for that, in which case the subject would probably try to kill himself again. But still, a few key names would be better than nothing. But I guess Sisko looked the other way on the illegal Romulan device because it was to save Odo, not just to gain intelligence. It was nice to have a final Bashir/Miles adventure, although the conversation about how they liked each other better than their wives was a little strange. Not the type of conversation you generally hear male friends make in real life. There was talk awhile back here about the show pushing a gay agenda though, so maybe this is more of it. I was willing to let Section 31 just fade into the background, but by this point I feel like it needs some sort of conclusion. Not sure if I'll get it - two more episodes to go. This is the second episode in a row with nothing on the Pah-Wraiths, they must be taking that subplot down to the wire also.
  5. S07.E22: Tacking into the Wind

    This wouldn't be the first Weyoun to question his loyalty to the Founders (as I'm sure you know). That interaction between the Founder and Weyoun was kind of humorous. Maybe the disease was making her cranky, but she was plainly and openly wishing she could "dispose" of the current Weyoun and replace him with a fresh model (clone). I also notice they are playing the Breen for comedy as well, with those silly indecipherable noises they make. Which they follow up with "Good point", an over the top facial expression from Weyoun, or something equally silly. Why aren't we hearing the Breen in English, if the universal translators are working? You can tell things are getting down to the end here when Worf kills off Gowron, a well established character. For someone who once lost any position on the Klingon homeworld, Worf has had a big hand in the shaping of their government. By the way, there's something about Martok's Klingon makeup and expressions that is really starting to remind me of Jack Palance. Only three (or four, depending on how you look at it) episodes to go. I don't know how things are going to end, or how well they are going to sew up all the plot points. But it makes me wonder if anyone from DS9 expected that they would ever get to make any films like TOS and TNG did? DS9 was the third Star Trek series, and you would think they would be next in line for a movie.
  6. All Episodes Talk: Bellas of the Ball

    Brie's impersonation of John Cena was hilarious, very reminiscent of The Miz's impression on Monday Night Raw a year or two back. Now, the main issue. I can see John Cena changing his mind on giving Nikki a baby - children are generally the main purpose for marriage in the first place - creating your own family. I'd have been more impressed had he said "After thinking it over, I would also like to have children" than what he did say: "I'm not happy without you, so I'm going to give you a child because you want one, and you won't marry me if I don't". Even so, I can accept that, okay great, that's over. Or is it? Because in the previews apparently there is more trouble ahead. More talk of calling off the wedding. From what I can gather, it sounds like Nikki is now upset because John spends so much time away on his career. I am about ready to bang my head on some walls here. Cena should run as fast and far away from this woman as he possibly can. From what I can see, he is the one doing all the compromising. Nikki whines and cries because she wants to get married even though John doesn't want to. John gives in. Nikki whines and cries that the wedding isn't in Napa Valley, after telling John it was okay to get married in his hometown of West Newbury, Massachusetts. John gives in. Nikki whines and cries because she wants to be a mom, even though John has made it clear he doesn't want children. John gives in. With Brie whispering in Nikki's ear the whole time "It has to be about you sometimes, it can't always be about John". Okay, Nikki wants to be a mom, she got what she wanted, crisis averted. But now it sounds like she is going to whine and cry because John is too busy with his career. At this point, sorry, it's the straw that broke the camel's back. She wants John to give up his career? I expect that John will once again fold like a house of cards, but at this point I'd say it's Nikki's turn to compromise. You can't go into marriage with the idea that everything i/s going to be just like your dreams - it's not realistic to expect to never compromise. Nikki's already gotten everything she's wanted and pushed for, for her to take it further now is just toxic.
  7. I'm so thankful. I don't think Jackson did a terrible job. I don't agree with everything he did by any means, but he did okay. But we've more than seen enough of what he can do. I just really, really, really, really, really want to see someone else's vision of Middle Earth.
  8. S05.E01 Redemption

    Cool! Come back and tell us a few stories about it when you're done. Maybe they should put a multi tool in the med kit.
  9. Battlebots (2018): All Episodes Talk

    My money's on Tombstone in that encounter.
  10. S07.E19: Strange Bedfellows

    This is part three of the ten part finale. This is also the third straight episode with Worf and Ezri bickering at each other, which I found strangely enjoyable. By the end of it, we see why they aren't well suited as a couple. I also like Worf's jealousy, makes him more "human". Bring on Dr. Bashir, yippee. I notice whenever they have a meeting of the Dax admiration society of wannabe suitors, they always include O'Brien in there. I know he's just there as a friend of Bashir, but still it seems kind of odd. The Breen have a Star Wars-ish type feel to them. They even sound like Sand People. Dukat and Kai Winn looked like they were drinking some of J'Roc's Booberry flavored vodka there (Trailer Park Boys reference). Winn makes the switch from religious hypocrite to full on villain finally.
  11. S05.E01 Redemption

    Disregarding the dead wood, you could see a line of live trees behind her off in the distance. But it was hard to tell how far away they were, and I don't know how far away from the drop off spot that they can wander. Even if they were in bounds, they were probably further away from the water than she wanted to be. I don't know if she physically couldn't get the hook out, or she couldn't tolerate the pain involved. Doesn't really matter. Once she determined that she couldn't get it out, she had no choice but to tap out. Once the producers and med team viewed her footage and realized she had a hook stuck in her hand, they likely would have pulled her anyway. Too big a risk for infection. Knowing myself as I do, I'm really surprised I didn't notice this. But I can't call Nicole's modesty into question, especially considering Callie from season 3 was getting naked for the cameras at the drop of a hat.
  12. S05.E01 Redemption

    I guess she couldn't see the trees for the forest :) Nicole is probably my favorite, she has such a good attitude. Although I hate when people give the "I finished my journey here" excuse when they tap out. She did so well in season 2 until the salmon stopped spawning. Feel bad for Carleigh, I like Sam, Jesse deserves a second chance after being pulled out because his brother got hurt. Larry is entertaining but I don't really want to see him win.
  13. Battlebots (2018): All Episodes Talk

    I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who thought the female judge brought in some gender bias in making Chomp's fight a split decision. Can't see any justification for that at all, unless she was giving points for Chomp's use of the flamethrower, but that is a BIG stretch. I was 3-2 in my predictions this week. Could have been 4-1 but Captain Shredderator stopped working after seemingly having a win cinched. Bronco was impressive in flipping its opponent out of the arena in the main event.
  14. Yeah, I find that hilarious. I don't know if Expedition Unknown is just better at negotiating, or if Hunting Hitler intentionally tried to make the place look more mysterious and sketchy by making it look like they couldn't get access. Or maybe the owners just thought the Hunting Hitler people were crazy. Or witch hunters.
  15. S05.E01 Redemption

    It seems reasonable that they should be allowed to get some medical attention. I think the rule is that if someone has to be transported off site, they have to tap? But I never thought that she was staying. She pressed the button and said the words "I'm afraid I have to tap out". Sounds official enough to me. There's a video of her getting her hook removed here: https://www.history.com/shows/alone As I said before, I find it completely understandable. But there have been so many scenes of people missing their families, and of specifically tapping out because they missed their families, or of using that as an excuse to tap out, that watching those scenes can become tiresome through sheer repetition. Some have even suggested that they should send more single people out there because they won't tap because they have a baby at home, or whatever. But maybe then they would say they miss their friends, or people in general.