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    Spoilers For the Hulu Show

    Putting here because while not super spoilery, this does confirm that the shot of the handmaids before the modified Washington Monument in the Super Bowl trailer was not a fluke. They've had hundreds of handmaid extras shooting on the National Mall today, with Commander Fred, June, and Serena filming at the Lincoln Memorial. “The Handmaid’s Tale” Is Filming on the National Mall and the Photos are Kinda Intense
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    S09.E10 Omega

    Airdate 2019.02.17 MOD NOTE: This thread is for discussion of the episode. Not spoilers, what happened in the comics, or news of cast comings and going. If you didn't see it happen onscreen, it doesn't belong here and will be removed.
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    Spoilers and Speculation

    As is so often the case with Kang and this show, they're not completely wrong that there could be decent story there about people who have mostly grown up in this world with only sketchy or fading memories of what the world used to be. Their perspective is of course going to different than Carol's or Michonne's, each who had full lives before, and different still than Judith's, who for obvious reasons doesn't know any world but this. But backburnering or dumping older established or legacy characters we've been following through nine seasons isn't the way to incorporate that if you want what's left of your longtime fanbase to stick around. As usual with this show, the idea's not terrible but the execution is.
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    Spoilers and Speculation

    So maybe the only character the show has successfully developed at all in seasons and he'll be gone too. They're just determined to drive that final stake through the goose that laid the golden egg, aren't they?
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    Spoilers and Speculation

    Very long detailed summary for S09.E10 Omega. It first appeared on a reddit spoilers page. TSDF Army says it didn't originate with them but in reposting it confirmed that it accurately lines up with what they have.
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    Authors You Used to Love, But No Longer Read

    I have such a soft spot for Anne Rice even in all her weirdness because those early Vampire Chronicles books, The Feast of All Saints, and the original Witching Hour were such lifelines for me as a small town depressive angsty teenager pre-internet. Finding them in my county library made me feel like maybe I wasn't crazy in wrestling with Big Ideas about religion and sexuality and ennui and What It All Means at a time when none of the people I knew were remotely interested in that and tended to treat my searching it out like a carnival side show. So I've always cut her a huge amount of slack no matter how out there she got. That hasn't made wading through her resurrection of Lestat these last few novels feel like any less of a chore. I keep feeling like I should at least try to slog through this most recent one out of that sense of old loyalty, but I really just don't want to and probably won't.
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    S09.E09: Adaptation

    Depends entirely on which Rick you were dealing with. Kill 'Em All Rick, the guy who murdered people pre-emtively, sure. The Rick who doggedly insisted that it was better to shoot at windows than take out the source of so much of their misery for some larger ill-defined lesson about building a better world, not so much. That's where the show really wasted Jon Berenthal's cameo in Rick's big death fantasy dream sequence. Instead of retreading the same tired old banter the show should have had dream fantasy Shane smacking Rick upside the head and asking him WTH he was thinking leaving someone like Negan alive. We know Shane wouldn't have.
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    Spoilers and Speculation

    TSDF Army posted this earlier for S09.E10 Omega. The standard Q&A they do is still expected later this week.
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    S09.E09: Adaptation

    That was Ken, son of Brett Butler's character, Tammy. He was in just that one episode to protect the horses and then died. We joked at the time that he was the Neil of season 9. Neil was some random background character who was sitting in the passenger seat next to Maggie when one of the Savior bigwigs shot him in the head after they broke out of the Sanctuary. Maggie immediately began caterwauling that "they shot Neil!" and making her revenge in threatening to kill other Savior prisoners all about justice for Neil. Except that I don't think we'd ever heard Neil speak and didn't know anything about him.
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    S09.E09: Adaptation

    Luke is the music teacher played by Dan Fogler who came in with the latest group of survivors. I like the actor a lot and think he's giving it all he's got to try to do something with the role, but yeah he looks a little ... rotund to have been on the run this far into the ZA.
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    S09.E09: Adaptation

    I'll give the show credit that this new group is genuinely scary at first glance, which it hasn't managed in a very long time with assorted nutbars and asshole wannabe warlords running around wildly wasting ammunition. They're unsettling and our characters are doing a decent job being unsettled by them in trying to figure out just WTH they're dealing with. That said, the show is going to have to come up with a damn compelling reason WHY anyone would be expending this kind of energy to do this when what's left of humanity has mostly regressed to a pre-industrial age. "We're good people." "She's a single mom." The living don't belong in this world now or whatever. None of those really cut it. Nor is it going to be enough if eventually the big reveal is that this is yet another person or people who lost their wife, husband, third cousin, dog, fish, etc., and went crazy. That's been rinsed and recycled enough already. What are they hoping to get out of this? The Saviors, for all their hamfisted overacting and tedious assholery made some kind of sense in a world where pre ZA resources are getting harder to hunt down and everything else is becoming more and more of a chore to make. Nine seasons in, nihilistic killing for the sake of killing just isn't interesting. Daryl is at least smart enough to realize dead girl face would probably talk to Henry yelling impotently from the next cell, but did he think to clue Henry in on that? He was giving up an awful lot of information pretty easily to someone he knows was just part of getting Hilltop's leader killed. At this point, I don't know if Henry's naive hothouse flower routine is indicative or being raised by two people who'd already lost too much and did the equivalent of bubble-wrapping him or it's a larger indictment of these communities that appear to have mostly sat behind walls for most of the six-year time jump. In the meantime, the ASZhats seem to have given up all pretense of paying any attention to Judith, who gets to hang out unsupervised with a serial murderer and torturer whenever she isn't out wandering the roads with a gun that any adult could easily take off of her at any time were he so inclined. That's a level of child neglect Lori Grimes would be deeply impressed by and would have made Carl envious. Whoever's still living at Alexandria apparently also didn't notice the one and only prisoner they have strolling around out and about for what may have been hours before finally wandering off. I think we were supposed to see Negan's long walkabout only to come back on his own after realizing that everything that he had built was dead and gone as poignant, and it might have been with a different character. But it's too late for that. We were forced to sit through two seasons of him merrily raping and murdering and torturing people, including some we cared about, for funsies as he monologued and monologued some more about what a great old time he was having. He's never been sorry. There's never been any real atonement, and no, sitting in a cell for however many years while people he victimized had to cook his food and shovel his shit to keep him alive doesn't count. Trying to turn him into some sort of antihero doesn't fly.
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    Season 9 Live Posting Thread

    With this fondue and grumpy bear ho ho ho story it feels like these guys are really not getting that Negan is never going to be redeemable to a lot of people and being cutesy with the actor isn't making it any more palatable. That's a problem going forward. Yes, it's a show where nearly everybody has done some pretty bad things and walked it back but this is a character who's raped and murdered and tortured people for funsies because he got off on it without an iota of remorse. Cute stories with child actors are going to fall flat. This show's making me tired.
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    Season 9 Live Posting Thread

    So Michonne rightly realizes Tara is not leadership material but thinks Daryl is because he's a "good judge of character?" Did they consider asking any of the people of Hilltop? These prolonged scenes with Negan might be a little poignant if they hadn't shoved him down our throats for two full seasons as the most awful to ever awful.
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    Season 9 Live Posting Thread

    Eugene: Something something cheesy tag line from Days of Our Lives. Rosita is apparently preggers by the good doctor. And Negan is still wandering. My husband has reached the ranting point of our evening about people being stupid with weapons, stupid writing, and suggesting beating dead face girl with a wiffle ball bat for answers or just on general principle.
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    Season 9 Live Posting Thread

    I was actually amused by the mannequin family but of course the store that's been sitting open for 10-11 years just happens to have another leather jacket that just happens to be in his size. Rooting for the dogs.
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