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  1. S03.E20: The Angel of San Bernardino

    Is there anyone who doesn't think Lucifer and Pierce/Cain had better chemistry with each other than either have with Chloe? I liked it best during that Season 1 episode when the little hints and bits of evidence were rattling around in her subconscious; it looked for a minute like something she saw reviewing that videotape convinced her Lucifer actually is who/what he says and left her horrorstruck.
  2. S03.E19: Orange Is the New Maze

    Why would she have ever thought she might be, though? I really don't see the Lucifer of the series premiere or earlier ever having given Mazikeen indication that she might be anything more than a trusted lieutenant whom he occasionally finds amusing like a feisty pet kitten. And that would have been over anywhere from thousands to billions of years of interaction in a master/servant relationship.
  3. S02.E03: Chapter 11

    Jean Smart is just outstanding in everything she does. I was so delighted when she turned out to be a regular/major character on this show.
  4. Also, 1941 convinces me that he can at least manage the logistics of the WWII set pieces. Especially if there's a comedic dance fight.
  5. A Quiet Place (2018)

    I'll give him that he surprised me with the depth and profundity of his performance. Blunt's wasn't a surprise, as I've learned to expect excellence from her whenever she's on the screen.
  6. Deadpool 2 (2018)

    Doesn't an awful costume make him look MORE like Leifeld-era Shatterstar?
  7. S02.E03: Chapter 11

    I loved that the flashback scene of Farouk's defeat had David's chalk animation of his battle with Xavier from last season playing in his eyes before he went face-down in his couscous platter. The only thing better would have been a reflection of young Patrick Stewart.
  8. S02.E03: Chapter 11

    Farouk is lying, right? The season premiere's cold open showed him as Lenny hatching the creepy symbolic tar chickling that transmits the mental contagion everyone is suffering. Though I wonder how he inflicted it on the monks when he doesn't know where they and his body are located. Also, Farouk's physical body is indestructible? That puts him one up on David, doesn't it?
  9. S02.E12: Is Josh Free in Two Weeks?

    They do drive off rival lions and other predators to protect the cubs, so they're not altogether useless. They're just too massive to effectively chase down prey like the lionesses do.
  10. S02.E02: Chapter 10

    I've noticed that this season so far has been portraying David as confused, naive, and perhaps somewhat shady, but his actual mental illness(es) haven't been featured. I think that may play a part in whatever ominous destiny he has in the future. Negahban is doing a good job as Amahl Farouk, but I'll miss Aubrey Plaza playing the Shadow King in surreal mindscapes. She was outstanding in that role; I think Actual Lenny is a step down for her. David has twice fought the Shadow King to a draw since their separation despite being a novice. I think he's the more powerful of the two, or at least has a wider range of powers, though Farouk is far more skilled at telepathy and can multitask in ways he can't. I was surprised to see Farouk disintegrating and transforming people in that assault on Division 3; I'd thought his previous feats of that nature were using David's telekinetic and pyrokinetic abilities and Farouk's own powers were strictly mental in effect. I wish they'd shown his victims dead or comatose but physically intact afterwards, as if those scenes were happening in everyone's minds. (C'mon, a Division 3 soldier who now thinks he's a pig regardless of evidence to the contrary could be an interesting callback later.)
  11. S02.E01: Chapter 9

    Melanie also spoke to David telepathically early on and showed some control and uses of psychic power in the Shadow King's asylum mindscape last year, didn't she? I gather she's also a telepath, though of far more limited scope than the two big guns.
  12. Black Panther (2018)

    The whole Black Panther/heart-shaped herb champion-king system was apparently set up by a still extant Egyptian god, so I'd imagine that if Bast wants the tradition to continue she can just make more of the heart-shaped herb.
  13. S02.E01: Chapter 9

    My hat's off to Hawley. Ryan Murphy has tried several times to win me over with style in the absence of a coherent narrative and failed, but with this show I'm enjoying myself immensely despite having almost no idea what the hell is going on.
  14. S02.E01: Chapter 9

    David and the Shadow King apparently conducting a telepathic fight via dance-off was the highlight of the episode to me. I did find it off-putting that both Melanie and Syd are apparently blaming their significant others' disappearances on them rather than the people/forces that took them hostage. Which they should both be damn well aware of—unless Syd thinks that kidnapping transporter beam orb is just another freaky manifestation of David's own powers? By contrast, David's insistence on not hurting Oliver in destroying the Shadow King was a welcome injection of compassion and understanding.
  15. Love, Simon (2018)

    Well, it was Oliver Twist in the book, which is a lot more likely. I did think it was interesting that in the book, despite being blackmailed, Simon basically did nothing wrong. He only invited Martin along to a couple of events rather than pushing Abby toward him and telling lies to keep her and Nick apart. And Book Leah threw an angry hissyfit and started cold-shouldering Simon over the horrible crime of saying yes when Abby and Nick invited him—but not her—out to dinner, which really made her seem like a selfish, melodramatic bitch. Leah and Martin were made much more sympathetic characters in the script while Simon himself was made considerably more selfish and unsympathetic, which seems an odd choice to me.