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  1. FlyHighSky

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    Same. I'll be tuning in but I'm not even that excited for the back half of the season. While Star busting someone upside the head is very much in character, I feel the writers used that as an excuse to throw her in jail to make filming easier because the actress was on maternity leave. It looks like Noah is going to relapse. My guess is because of the car accident, he is given pain killers and becomes addicted to them. This is also in character with Noah being an addict, but again we now know the reason for the unnecessary car accident (when this show has had enough crashes already); to set him up to fail at sobriety. Then there's the whole Derek and Alex situation which I know will only continue to irk my nerves, LOL. Yep, really depressed about this. Then again, this was only a 30 second clip and Lee and his writers love misdirection, so we'll see.
  2. FlyHighSky

    Star

    I went to bed too early and now I'm wide awake and feel like venting about a fictional TV drama, LOL. So, I decided why not come on here *shrugs* I've been seeing a lot of commentary from other fans about how happy they are that Derek and Alex finally communicated and are now back together. Now, I know I'm anti-Dalex right now so my opinion is biased, but what?! How does Derek admitting he was an informant for the cops WEEKS later than he should have and then encouraging Alex to go perform by saying "be the girl I first fell in love with" (which is in itself problematic because people are supposed to change and evolve, but that's another subject) qualify as communicating? If they are indeed back together, because it was inferred but not really made clear, are we going to get any scenes in the future where they actually discuss their actual problems? Because even if Noah is no longer an issue (which is debatable), Derek still has to wonder why Alex was so quick to find solace in his arms after they broke up for the second time. Even if you want to call it a rebound, it's still messy because of the history. Not only did Alex cheat on Derek with Noah (though she tried her hardest to keep her feelings in check), she then proceeded to have a whole relationship with him. And they broke up because Noah was a drunk, not because she didn't like him anymore. If Noah had stayed sober, Alex might have still been with him. Or if Noah hadn't turned her down during the club scene this season, they might have gotten back together. However you look at it, friendship or more, there is obviously still chemistry and a genuine affection between Noah and Alex. So for Derek and Alex to get back together without discussing Noah or the general mistrust and lying between the two of them, and to have fans go crazy over it just boggles me. I know they "look" good together (so much so, that some fans keep wishing they were together in real life) and were super cute in the beginning but that is not a good enough reason for a couple to stay together. So unless they actually discuss all their issues, I cannot root for that couple. This whole rant might seem extra and obnoxious because it's about fictional relationships on a fictional TV show but I'm still irritated because fans are idolizing a relationship that in real life would be considered very toxic and unhealthy. Star is not necessarily a show grounded in reality with all the drama and fantasy musical numbers, but I felt in the first two seasons they at least tried to be authentic when it came to how the characters interacted with each other. Now even that aspect has become a fantasy. Star had Noah's baby and her only explanation is I didn't know? And everyone is just okay with it (with the exception of Jackson of course). Again, Alex's feelings about Noah are debatable, but her reaction was not realistic either way. Noah skipping over being angry and moving right into acceptance is not realistic. Star being surprised that Jackson wanted to move out is not realistic. At the very end when Star sent a picture of the baby while Noah was driving, it almost seemed like they had already jumped into co-parenting like it was the most natural thing in the world and that they wouldn't have any issues; again, unrealistic. Even though I love Carlotta and Cassie's relationship, to go from absolute hate to absolute forgiveness in such a short span is unrealistic. The fact that Cassie didn't forsee Xander retaliating once he realized his flash drive was gone was unrealistic. I could go on but you get the picture. Anyway, part of me can't wait for the show to come back just to see what happens, but the other part dreads it because I have a feeling I'm not going to like any of the outcomes, LOL. Okay, I'm done. Maybe I'll fall back to sleep now.
  3. FlyHighSky

    Star

    I disliked this episode intensely; I’m very close to hating it. The only thing worth mentioning is Alex not getting hijacked for once and slaying her solo performance. She KILT it!!! I can’t wait until the show comes back in March just to see if the writers can redeem themselves; right now (because of spoilers I’m already aware of and my general low expectations) I’m not very optimistic.
  4. FlyHighSky

    Star

    I hate to say it but at this point, Derek can go. They've tried to give him a more substantial story but his character still basically revolves around Alex. And that relationship has sailed, or at least my interest in it. I was a super fan of their relationship in season one. It was pure magic. But then Noah came along and it hasn't been the same since. Now when I look back on Alex and Derek, they were still very cute but they had a very intense and immature love; a very rose-colored-puppy-ish-my-first-love type of relationship which is maybe why Alex felt the need to lie all the time. She didn't want to pop their perfect little bubble. Now why Derek felt the need to lie, I have no clue. People kept saying that Alex needed to trust him last episode, that he had never given her a reason to doubt him. I'm sorry, but even the most trusting person on earth is going to doubt their significant other's honesty when she catches them kissing someone she already suspected they liked, especially when no explanation is given afterward. And if Alex is supposed to trust him, why couldn't Derek trust Alex enough to confide in her about being an informant? Oh wait, because he already lied about no longer looking for his grandmother's rapist. I was on the fence before but now I'm firmly on Noah's side. Alex and Noah's relationship, while not perfect, has always been grounded in reality and honesty. They have always demanded the truth from each other, no matter how difficult, and refused to let the other off the hook; not to mention the special bond they have through music. I know Noah is in relationship but I find it curious that they were giving each other the 'eyes' and he waited until Alex kissed him to back away. He had plenty of time to stop her before it got to the point. I really want them to get back together but... it probably wont ever happen because of this baby daddy situation. My gut (or maybe it's pure desperation) tells me it's not Noah's baby because it's just too obvious. On the other hand, how else can there be a plot twist without making Star seem like a bigger whore than she's already admitted to being; unless she was drugged and taken advantage of a-la Bill Cosby style. Noah mentioned something about them both partying too hard at the beginning of the tour to avoid dealing with their issues. There could be a night or two in there that Star doesn't even realize she forgot about. We'll just have to wait and see. If Noah really is the baby's daddy, I wonder how that's going to affect the future storyline. I honestly don't see him and Star getting back together and I think Star and Jackson really care about (if not love) each other. But that's a tall order to expect Jackson to stick around and raise someone else's baby. I think he'll leave initially and come back. LOVED seeing Miss Carlotta this week. But she jumped right back into dealing with everyone's issues and neglecting herself. I know she had the confrontation with her dad at the end, but still...she's already putting too much back on her plate. She needs to slow down before she winds right back where she started. I loved the dynamic between her and Cassie and to see they're finally trying to heal from their childhood. I think there's still plenty of things they need to discuss, especially concerning Jahil, but I can see why Carlotta is willing to let it go for now. I think she finally admitted that their father abused her because she now gets that Cassie has always felt rejected and unlovable and went looking for it in all the wrong places, ie Xander. Bruce is and continues to be EVERYTHING! But he needs to tell Noah about Bobby (or vice versa) before it blows up in their faces. I have a lot more I could say about characters I haven't mentioned and even more about the ones I have, but I'm trying to keep this short-ish. But I do have a couple of predictions for the fall finale/2nd half of the season. 1. I think Simone is going to have an affair with Nina behind Angel's back. 2. I'm glad Alex is single for now, but I think Derek and Noah are going to both try and win her back. If she doesn't pick Noah, I hope she finds a new guy. 3. I think Cassie is going to kill Xander 4. I think there will be a custody battle between Star and whoever the father is. 5. I think Maurice is going to reap what he sows.
  5. FlyHighSky

    Star

    That never occurred to me but it would be brilliant! I wonder if they will ever do another crossover episode. I don't watch Empire anymore but I don't even know if both shows are even on the same timeline right now. There was so much going on in this episode, still can't really articulate my thoughts (at least not without writing a full novel), but I'll try. Thought Star and Jackson were super cute and I love how Jackson gave her a reality check. I agree, they're too happy so something is bound to happen. I just don't want Noah to be the father. And it looks like Alex and Noah might be back on. I just hope they have a real conversation first. Although I like them together, I don't want Alex to keep bouncing between guys because she can't make up her mind or she can't stand being alone. I didn't realize how much I missed Carlotta until I saw her in the preview for the next episode. She really is the glue and the one that keeps everybody grounded. Maurice and Megan can just disappear as far as I'm concerned; same with Mateo but Nina can hang around. I don't know why but I like her. Her and Simone have good chemistry, even if they remain just friends, which I doubt based again on next episode's preview. Love Ms Bruce more and more each episode. I already liked Cassie just for pure entertainment purposes, but this week I really felt for her. Even though it doesn't excuse her actions, it does kind of explain why she is the way she is. I'm still dumbfounded she turned herself in; I hope she did it because she still feels guilty over Jahil's death and not because her toxic love for Xander is blinding her. Derek....I just can't. I understand his intentions are good and he's trying to get justice for his grandma but the way he is going about it is all kinds of dumb. And I'm still trying to figure out why he won't tell Alex; even if he couldn't tell her the whole truth, tell her just enough to relieve her fears. Instead, he really let Alex walk out the door but kept saying he loves her. His words and actions aren't lining up and I think he might have more resentment towards her than he realizes. I wonder if deep down he kissed that cop as a diversion (which he could have done so many other things *eye roll*) because in his head he thinks he gets a pass. I don't think he is trying to punish Alex for the past, but his actions show he might not be as over it as he thinks he is. Alright, I'm done... But on a more personal note, It's so wonderful that Jude Demorest had her baby!!! He is so adorable. I just hate that on the same day she announced it, the world learned about Quincy's mother Kim Porter. 47 is way to young to die. May she rest in peace, and I wish her family and especially her children all the love and light during this difficult time.
  6. FlyHighSky

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    Based on the synopsis for upcoming episodes, Carlotta will be back in two more episodes. And I think she will eventually forgive Cassie, not for her sister's sake, but for her own. I think Carlotta discussing the truth about their dad will bring them together and give them a fresh start. But, I wonder if Maurice and Cassie being business partners will complicate their reconciliation. Speaking of, I was on social media and read where a couple of people think there is some sexual tension between those two. I personally didn't pick up on it but the idea is a little intriguing. But, I just can't see it. Maurice is trying too hard to get his ex-wife to mess it up and even though Carlotta can't stand Maurice, I can't see Cassie sleeping with her sister's ex; especially, if she's trying to get on Carlotta's good side. It's also clear that Megan still has feelings for her ex-husband. Grief can make you do things you normally wouldn't, but I don't believe for a second she would have let Maurice kiss her unless she wanted him to. I feel bad for Noah because he's trying so hard to stay clean but he keeps getting caught up in difficult situations. But the fact that he keeps fighting really shows the growth of his character. He needs to leave Megan alone before it's too late, though. I don't think she's being malicious, but Megan seems to be using Noah to avoid her feelings for Maurice. At the same time, I think Noah might be clinging to Megan so hard to distract himself from missing Alex. The way he looked after her as she walked by him on the red carpet was very telling. (And she gave him a quick side glance too). There is definitely some unfinished business between those two. I wouldn't mind Noah and Alex getting back together, but it would have to be done right this time; meaning, both of them need to be single first. They never got a fair shake last season because of all the drama. If they don't get back together, that would be cool too as long as they resolve their issues with each other. They can't continue to ignore each other for the rest of the season. I love Noah and Star's relationship as well and am glad the writers made it clear that whatever lingering feelings they might have had for each other are gone. They play off each other really well as friends. I'm not really all that invested in it, but I think Star and Jackson are cute. I think he is good for her. But I still have the a nagging suspicion that he isn't the father. I hope it's not Noah's but I just keep thinking, why would they even plant that seed (Noah asking if he was the father) unless they were going to try and shock us during the mid-season finale. Either way, I don't really see it affecting Noah and Star's relationship as friends. I didn't think Derek was cheating on Alex for a minute. I knew he wasn't going to let finding his grandma's rapist go and wasn't surprised he was working with the cops. What I don't understand is why he is keeping it a secret. The major problem he and Alex had during the first round of their relationship was honesty and now he's the one lying. I think that he and the cop might actually develop feelings for each other if they already haven't. They looked too cozy in the picture Alex discovered in the video footage to just be passing info. Derek also probably has some resentment towards Alex that is going to boil over. They never really talked about their issues (that we saw) and were just back together at the beginning of the season like nothing happened. Lil Dini was enjoyable to watch for me; he was the comic relief that was sorely needed and it gave the girls an excuse to drop that amazing diss track. I've had Yellow Tape in my head for days! I look forward to seeing his character again just to laugh and watch the girls spar with him. And I do believe the festival is going to happen. I saw some BTS footage and think it's the mid season finale episode. I'm also here for Nina and Simone. I'm content to not make any guesses on that one and just watch how it plays out. Agree with what KWalkerInc said about the Cassie/Cotton situation. I loved how it played out except for the hug at the end too. I hope Cotton doesn't just 'let it go' and makes Cassie work just as hard to get back in her good graces as she has to with Carlotta. I'm not sure if Omari is alive or not. If he is, I hope he doesn't show back up. There's already too many characters taking away valuable screen time from the main characters. And, I already saw where Gigi is coming back later in the season (which I don't mind because she was entertaining even though she kind of turned on my girl Alex).
  7. FlyHighSky

    Star

    Yeah, the only way Cassie could possibly get back in Carlotta's good graces, at this point, would to be to put her life on line. Even if she doesn't die, she would have to show that she is willing to to make things right. I agree with you about there being too many characters. The main cast keeps growing each season and the guest stars get so much camera time, they might as well be regulars. I wonder how they even make that decision of who gets regular VS recurring status. I don't remember hearing about Maurice's football past until this season either. And now he mentions it every chance he gets. I can understand trying to build a backstory for his character but it makes no sense to me. We already know he's ambitious and ruthless by the underhanded moves he pulled towards the end of last season. And we didn't need to know he played football to introduce his ex-wife either. People cheat for all kinds of reasons. They could've used Natalie (Megan Goode) as explanation for the demise of his marriage. It would have showed a pattern of him not being able to resist her, since he cheated on Carlotta with her. Star does have her moments, but every time I want to let my guard down and root for her a little, she inevitably does something to remind me of why she gets on my nerves. I will say she probably is not a bad as Star haters thinks she is, but when she does messes it, she messed up terribly. And I agree, if Noah is the father (Please, NO!!!), I think it will be more of a miscalculation than her flat out lying to Noah. Stoah (Star and Noah) fans keep mentioning how great their chemistry is, and I agree they have a great chemistry....as friends. I feel like they've been so much, they can confide in each other but are over any lingering romantic feelings. Or at least, I hope so. Regarding Derek, they never mentioned his case again after he and Alex were in the car accident. I just assumed the tape evidence finally showed up and cleared him. There is a lot regarding Derek's problems that the writers never really explained. For example, the show never mentioned Derek suing the driver that hit him. But after he and Alex broke up, they started mentioning a settlement check. Derek mentioned it when he asked Ruby about paying for a new physical therapist and then again when he realized his grandmother never told him the check arrived and she spending it without his permission. On a side note: how was she able to cash and/or spend his check unless she deposited the check into a joint bank account they share? These are minor details that don't really affect the main story lines, so it doesn't really bother me that much, but there are definite holes in the story that force you to make assumptions or leave you with unanswered questions.
  8. FlyHighSky

    Star

    Hello, I'm new to this forum but I've been watching Star since the beginning. I will admit that sometimes the plot lines are frustrating because they aren't fully fleshed out and the story has holes periodically, but overall it's an entertaining show with great music and high drama. Particularly in the beginning, I know the actors were maligned for bad acting but I thing they're all very good at what they do, especially considering how different they are from their characters in real life; and they've only gotten better with time. Even the less experienced actors (like Amiyah Scott and Ms. Lawrence) have improved drastically. Carlotta's story line this season is breaking my heart. I'm glad she is finally going away to get the help and relaxation she needs. And while many viewers can't stand Cassie, I'm enjoying the dynamic she brings the show. The tension between the two sisters is entertaining to watch. I know killing your sister's husband is an insurmountable hill to climb, but I hope by the end of the season they will be in a better place. I really think Cassie can turn her life around, even though everyone is expecting her to fail. I kind of wish Cassie would have pulled the trigger on Maurice though. He's a snake who has no loyalty except to himself. If a character has to die this season, he is at the top of my list. Happy that Cotton finally knows about her aunt's involvement in Jahil's death. I just hope Cotton doesn't do anything stupid, but she's been known to be impulsive. I also wonder if we will see or hear anything else about her relationship with her son's mother. Obviously, the mother let's Jayden spend time with Cotton, but we have no idea if the mother is on good terms with her. I'm loving seeing more of Ms. Bruce this season. She's still shady and quick with the witty one-liners, but's its great seeing her more involved with Take 3's career and gravity records in general. Also, getting more background on the character has only made me appreciate and love her more. When Season 3 premiered, Simone really stood out to me. I thought she would really get a chance to shine this season. I think she still will, but the last couple of episodes, she has taken a backseat to Star and Alex's drama. I do like the chemistry she has with Nina. You can tell they genuinely like and care about each other, whether it turns into more or not. If only we could get rid of Mateo. Besides replacing Ayanna as the owner of the record label, his character adds nothing to the show. I could care less about him wanting to take over Atlanta or his gambling problem. Star...sigh. My least favorite character. I really can't stand the whole baby story line but I understand they're doing it to accommodate Jude's real pregnancy. I just hope the baby's father really is Jackson and that they don't try to pull a fast one and make it Noah's at the last minute. I wonder if she will ever truly have it out with Simone and Alex and apologize. Alex and Simone aren't saints either but Star always lets her selfishness guide her, and when she hurts people she just expects them to get over it. They did seem to be coming together at the end of last episode, but unless they address the issues they have with each other, it will just blow up in their faces again. I LOVE the way Star had Alex's back in the last episode though, regarding crazy Olivia. Like she said, they're family and whether they're fighting or not, they have each other's back when it comes to outsiders. Now, if only they could stop hurting each other, especially Star. But I will give her props and say Star really is a loyal and true friend (as long as it doesn't interfere with her ambition and/or ego). And it only took her one episode to handle Olivia as opposed to it taking Derek three. Speaking of... I knew that if Derek and Alex got back together, it wouldn't be the same, nor should it be. But something is not right. Alex is clearly not in her right mind with PTSD from the plane crash, but instead of leaning into Derek for extra support, she is just going through the motions. Derek is still the supportive boyfriend, but he seems so passive. In the first season, he risked jeopardizing his own case so that the cop who roughed up Alex would be reported. This season, he immediately knew something was wrong with Oliva, but other that voice his opinion, he just sat back and didn't do anything. And then when he finally tried to research Oliva's background, it was because Star told him too. Star had to tell him to call the number he found and before that he just assumed Alex was okay even though he hadn't heard from her all day. I know Derek is going through a tough time with grandma Ruby's rape, but something is off between the two of them. Last but not least, Noah. I don't mind him with Megan but I agree there is no real chemistry. I think Megan will use Noah to make Maurice sweat it out a little more before she either goes back to him or leaves town all together. And where does that leave Noah? I don't know. But I do find it interesting that he and Alex have yet to share one scene all season. It took the last episode for the characters to even acknowledge each other's existence. That can't be a coincidence considering how integral their relationship was to last season. I guess we'll have to keep watching to find out what it means. Sorry for the long post, but I'm just excited to find a place with people who like the same I show I do and are willing to discuss it.
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