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    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    Girl! Awww, I think they look cute.
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    S05.E17: Time Bomb

    Barry's reaction at the end convinces me that he is the one who eventually chips Nora, and Iris allowed Nora to blame her to protect her idealized memories of her father.
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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    I don't get this argument at all. Jon could bend the knee... or Dany could take her dragons, and armies and Field-of-Fire the North. Jon could bend the knee... or Dany could pull a Cersei, sit pretty on dragonstone and watch the North fight and lose against the Night King. Jon could bend the knee... or Dany could sit pretty on dragonstone and watch the North defend itself against Cersei's Golden Company and lose. In exchange for "surrendering" the North, Jon is getting Dany's dragons and armies that she subverted from her campaign against Cersei to defend the North against White Walkers. And like every Targaryen regent before her, she lets the House of Stark keep rulership of the North. I mean I guess if the North's ideal endgame is to stay proud and independent right up until they're overrun by White Walkers or Cersei's armies or dragonfire...? Dany doesn't need Jon's surrender. The North needs Dany. If there's an imbalance, it's in the opposite direction.
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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    This. I won't understand the motivations/decisions of the writers wrt to Sansa being hostile to Dany. Sansa is worried about Cersei ---- ergo, she should want Dany as an ally/shield against Cersei. White Walkers are coming ---- ergo, Sansa should want Dany as an ally/shield against the White Walkers. Sansa wants uninterrupted rule over Winterfell/The North ---- Sansa should want Dany as an ally/sister-in-law to push her brother off to so that she can be its sole ruler. Everything points to Sansa wanting to cultivate Dany's friendship and encourage her relationship with Jon. A storyline where she resents, or worse undermines Dany, makes her the opposite of political savvy and just plain childish. Which is something she's supposed to have grown out of.
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    S01.E14: Let's Just Finish the Dance

    I don't think Lizzie was far off the mark here. Josie is supposed to be the pro-feminist/ down-with-the-patriarchy kind of girl. Lizzie thought she was forcing Josie to participate, not forcing her to lose.
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    S01.E14: Let's Just Finish the Dance

    At the time of the Mikaelson ball, Caroline was in love with Tyler. Klaus even tells her that her interest in him (Klaus) is because she's fascinated with the concept of a dangerous man having a crush on her. A few weeks later (season 3 finale), she's toasting to his death. Even their sex scene was basically Caroline wanting to get the attraction out of her system - and was conditioned on Klaus staying out of her life for good. And it happened as she started falling hard for Stefan. Klaus was basically a palate cleaner as she moved from Tyler to Stefan. (ok, this comes across as me dragging Klaroline but it's not really. Like I believe Caroline came to care for Klaus and generally have a less black-and-white view about supernatural morality. And maybe "no" sentimental value is an exaggeration but the way Josie acted like it was Caroline's wedding dress Miss Mystic Falls gown, passed on from mother to daughter over generations of Forbes women... Like isn't it even kind of a backhanded diss that a dress an older man bought for Caroline when she was in high school is the best outfit she's ever had?).
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    S01.E14: Let's Just Finish the Dance

    A lot can happen in 6 years. IMO, Penelope just dropped a bomb on her emotionally and mentally fragile ex so that she could have a dramatic exit. Penelope is an all around toxic character. She might have genuinely wanted to help Landon but she also wanted to sabotage Hope to give Josie a chance to win. She passed around those pens before she knew about the Merge. So she made the decision to Big Brother the entire school just to, basically, stalk her ex and if that's not the definition of problematic I don't know what is. I really disliked the way the show tried to justify her horrificness with "I Did It For Love" (much like they did with Josie burning down Hope's room, outing her sister's mental disorder and letting Hope take the fall for both). I guess I should be sort of impressed since the TVD and TO were full of toxic male characters justifying their abusive, invasive behavior with the same "I Did It For Love" excuse. Equal opportunity dysfunctional relationships. Re: the dress. I might be the only one rolling my eyes over the whole drama of it. That's not even the dress Caroline wore to win Miss Mystic Falls. She wore it to a party and as Lizzie said, it was given to her by a guy with a crush. She might have kept it because it's probably expensive and pretty but it has no sentimental value or significance to the contest and it's ridiculous that she passed it on to Lizzie as the Miss Mystic Falls Dress or that Josie even knew who it came from. I get that the show was trying to play homage to Klaroline but that was a stretch.
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    For The People

    Whelp. Another episode where Allison had a few more lines and a lot less functionality than a potted plant.
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    For The People

    It is so strange. It looks like someone put all the elements of a season-long investigation/arc are there ---- and then decided to make it a "Case of the week".
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    For The People

    So did I miss this? Was it shown (to the audience) that Fred paid for the swatting?
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    For The People

    Is it just me or did Allison literally not do anything in this episode?
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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    Why should a Tyrion betrayal be far-fetched? Didn't he basically sabotage Dany's campaign all throughout season 7? She arrived on Westeros with 3 allies and 2 personal armies. Thanks to his counsel, in 3 episodes, she had lost all her allies, and half of her armies were stranded on the other side of the continent. She only managed to break even in the middle of a war that she should have won because she stopped listening to his advice. He supported the ridiculous Wight Hunt / CeaseFire with Cersei (I can't remember but didn't he actually suggest them in the first place?), giving her time to recover her losses and acquire another army. And we have no idea what secrets he and Cersei shared/agreed on during their private meeting. At this point, I'm actually relieved at the idea that Tyrion has been deliberately betraying Dany all along and not just making stupid mistakes that just happen to favour his House and family.
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    S01.E13: The Boy Who Still Has a Lot of Good to Do

    The irony of this is that the show is targeted to a female-skewed audience. So you'd think there'd be at least equal opportunity nudity (or quasi-nudity for the censors). So on rewatch, I think MG was totally over-reacting to his father's reaction. His Bible-loving Christian father just discovered that vampires are real and his son is one in the space of minutes. MG even did the fangs, veiny monster face for him. Of course his father freaked out and started casting and binding! I'd have done the same in that situation, and I'm not even religious. He should have: a, broken the news with an adult who could have mediated and b, given his father some time to process before using the old memory wipe trick.
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    S01.E13: The Boy Who Still Has a Lot of Good to Do

    I love it too! Slightly OT but whatever happened to the remake? I think I joined this site just to talk about it. It was shown, indirectly in What you're describing sounds like what would happen if a siphon tried to siphon out the "vampirism" in general, for lack of a better description, from a vampire. But in this case, the siphoning is "targeted" so to speak, at the wolf bite alone.
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    S01.E13: The Boy Who Still Has a Lot of Good to Do

    It's part of the reason why the show's so disjointed. There are emotional arcs that are not followed through e.g. the twins have that big episode with Jo and disappear for 3 episodes, winter break included. They come back and no mention of meeting their dead bio-mom. Raf/Josie was a big thing in the first few episodes but that relationship has disappeared overnight. Even the callback to MG's crush on Lizzie seems like that - a callback because I can't remember the last time it was a thing. Oddly enough, the only non-Hope and non-Alaric character who's consistently developed, and we "touch base" with regularly is Kaleb. Which I think is not deliberate but a happy coincidence of him being repeatedly called on to support the bigger characters.
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