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  1. sigmaforce86

    S09.E15 The Calm Before

    We came up with a theory this morning over breakfast (because we have nothing better to do around here).......The people Alpha picked to be killed all seem to be the most non-whisper people she met at the fair. Going back over her sneaking around the booths Tammy and her husband walked behind her and it was Tammy that was talking pretty loudly about the baby, Alpha walked past the first aid booth and it was Enid being loud about how to do CPR, the random red haired girl gave Alpha directions. Can't remember where Tara might fit into this theory but there was probably something she said or did that called attention to her. So we think that everyone but Henry was picked just because they were loud and obvious and just like the baby that Alpha made that women leave in the field to not be quiet breaks her first rule. The exception was Henry, very sure she picked him because he escaped from her once and to punish Lydia.
  2. sigmaforce86

    S09.E15 The Calm Before

    Henry and Enid on a pike...bad. Tara on a pike....good. Sorry but don't like the actress & won't miss her. Also nice fake out with Ezekial not becoming a pike head after going off with Alpha. Looking forward to seeing this bring out pissed off mama bear bad ass Carol though. Assuming Daryl didn't push Alpha off that cliff because she said "her" people were down there too and he knew if he killed her those people would lead the herd to Kingdom, Hilltop and the rest of the communities? Only thing I could think of that made sense. Nice effect with the heads still alive and moving their mouths but.....How did the get those heads up there without destroying the brain I wonder?
  3. sigmaforce86

    Supernatural Ending

    Just heard the news - so glad it got its own thread or we could really be blowing up the media thread! It's not unexpected, 15 years is a long time for a show like this. Heck it's a long time for almost any show. If you take away things that shouldn't count - non-fiction news programs, game shows, talk shows, cartoons and anything "revived" after a 10 year break - there are not a lot of fiction script shows that have one continuous run like Supernatural has. As far as seeing it go.......I'm on the fence..........I'll sort of miss it but I think it is time, the arch story lines have overshadowed things in recent years, the boys are getting older both in real life and the age they're supposed to be on the show. Just please, please writers - don't screw with us; you have a ton of time to plan and execute this. No ambiguous Angel endings that leave us questioning did they win or lose/live or die. Don't kill everyone either; one or two maybe but not everyone. Somewhere awhile back I did a how should it end dream post where the boys are retired and running things like Bobby used to, answering phones to cover for fake hunter credentials and doing research. That might be a nice, easy way to go out and I have no idea where they're actually going to go with this but my suspicion is they'll leave it just open enough to allow for a couple TV movies somewhere down the line if the ratings and demand is there.
  4. sigmaforce86

    S14.E16: Don't Go in the Woods

    I must be in the minority - I liked it. Or maybe it's just because it was enough of a monster of the week story and I've been pretty vocal about missing the "saving people hunting things" days. They can't go back to the old days now but those were the hunts I liked and this was pretty close to that, guess that was enough for me. Jack acted like a typical teenager. Get's a little attention for knowing about monsters so brings the whole stack of demon research books to show off (I thought for awhile that Tom would read out loud and accidentally summon something). Get's a little attention for throwing and floating a knife and starts flying it all over to show off. It's the one thing that rang true - kids of a certain age will do some stunt or dumb thing that the other kids admire and they like the attention so much they'll go "now watch this" and do something even stupider. And I have to admit Tom watching Ghost Facers and the little clip of Harry and Ed calling out Sam and Dean was pretty funny. That said they didn't really need to B story with Jack, not sure where they're going with it except for fall out later when the boys find out Jack used his power badly and the possibility that Jack burned off another piece of has half-soul to heal Stacy. I do expect though that Dean is going to go to town for the beer and Stacy is going to flip out on him yelling that he needs to keep that freaky kid away from them. The Canadian filming location was showing this week - The bunker is in Kansas but most of the products on the store shelf where Jack was shopping had both English and French labels (easiest to see on the mac & cheese boxes)
  5. sigmaforce86

    S38.E05: It's Like the Worst Cocktail Party Ever

    They should have had something on the show to fill in the blanks. Rick had to have been given some information so as viewers it would be nice for them to spare even just 30-60 seconds so we could get the basics. At minimum he must have been told these are the people going to tribal. That might have been all, maybe they didn't even tell him if the tribe name or that there are three tribes now........... but he had to know the people so he could decide who to pass the vote to. Even if we saw him with a parchment that said "X Tribe is going to council tonight, you must pass your vote to one of these remaining tribe members" it would have explained a lot. Then, in theory, he would be in a place to save someone he likes or knows or get rid of someone he doesn't like (as in I know Susie will vote for Martin and I want Martin out so I'll help Susie). If he doesn't get back in the game he possibly helps an ally win, if he does get back in the game he can go to that person and tell them what he did giving him an ally for later. That to me is the only way the advantage helps Rick at all but, again, it would have been nice to have seen what was Rick told when it came time to decide who to pass the vote to and what was his logic and thought process in deciding who gets it.
  6. sigmaforce86

    S38.E05: It's Like the Worst Cocktail Party Ever

    When they yelled for Julia and she stepped up it was like they snuck a new cast member into the tribe - Who is she, Where has she been all this time, Has she ever gotten a talking head? The invisible player! Unless or until said invisible Julia steps up and we see what she's like I'm going to start cheering for Victoria and or Gavin just because. I also like Rick but he seems like a true long shot at this point. Reem there is still not a single person out there who wants or needs you to be their "mommy". The fact that she's still not only going for that role but forcing it on others and that she thinks she's queen leader of EI beach proves she learned nothing from her initial game play and ouster. The only thing she's managed to do is sulk on how she was wronged and take a big dose of bitter pills. If she gets back in the game it won't even be entertaining chaos (that would be Wendy's role). And yes she "gave" that advantage to Kevin, how can she be unaware that saying hey look what is that will send people grabbing the item, especially Kevin, especially after he ran off to find the items from the first map - she's either completely clueless or doubles down when challenged because she just can't be wrong ever. People always watch sitcoms that take outrageous things and inflate them for laughs and say "that would never happen in real life". The next time we have a hapless character who can't handle sports like Niles from Frasier or Howard from Big Bang when he was throwing out the first pitch and someone says that's so exaggerated, people don't throw like that in real life, that would never happen...........I'm going to show them a loop video of Wardog throwing those bolas about a foot in front of himself and straight into the ground like a three year old over and over (and over). And, one last general Survivor rant - the complaining when players actually play; it happens season after season and I've never, ever understood it but there went Chris and, of course bitter entitled Reem again last night when Kevin ran off. Yes it's "fair", no he's not being "sneaky" and nobody is obligated to wait to go searching for anything. Can we remind these people it's a game and only one of them wins, looking for the idol is not sneaking off, getting a map and going for whatever it's leading you to is not screwing your beach mates. That is how the game is played. In general not just this season but over and over I'm tired of seeing and can not at all understand the mind set of the players that complain when someone actually tries to play the game by getting any advantages, immunity or information that they can. It's not a democracy, there's no voting to act as a group so if Kevin lost that vote he'd be compelled to sit at camp and wait and, most important, if you don't want people running off and getting things you want yourself how about not helping them. Rick was just as much at fault for giving away to the group how to fold the first map as Reem was in pointing out the box from the second map. Kevin wants to win, they gave him an opening and he took advantage, that's good game play or, to borrow a very old phrase, you snooze you lose.
  7. sigmaforce86

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    I looked at the picture before I read the title or recipe and I swear I thought it was bannana pudding with 'nilla wafers on top. This is NOT an appetizing dinner - and for someone trying to be a blogger or influencer or whatever on-line attention she's seeking.......does she not realize or has nobody told her that we eat first with our eyes so maybe beige food on a white plate on a brown table is a more than a little monotone and pretty gross looking to boot. Does anyone believe this? Does JILL believe this or is she willfully lying? We decided as opposed to TLC kicked us off is really stretching things. On the other hand months after they were let go her "headship" was still insisting they weren't fired and at one point went as far as to say in an interview that it was not only fully their decision to leave but that TLC actually wanted them to stay on. The only consistent thing that Jill is parroting is the "headed in a different direction" defense which is what Derrick also said multiple times so I guess that's the party line they trot out for their followers.
  8. sigmaforce86

    S09.E06: To Grandmother’s House We Go

    Every now and then there's a dose of actual reality in reality TV. Is there anyone who didn't adore Jer's Grandma? Her reaction to meeting Felicity was so genuine and I have no doubts it was her real feelings we saw not something put on or reenacted. I think I saw Jer's Dad tearing up in the background too. Another little thing - did anyone notice how Great Grandma spoke to Jinger? This might not be said well because you need to hear it not read it but- there was something about how GG said Jinger's name that was so warm and loving it struck me as so different from how the Duggar family addresses each other. Maybe because they're used to their talking heads and because (I suspect) a lot of their "announcements" are either staged or reenacted but their excitement is calculated and sometimes robotic. GG's "Oh Jinger" was the adorably loving opposite of that.
  9. sigmaforce86

    S09.E14 Scars

    Yes! We're just left with a "that was it?" sort of feeling. All this build up to some super bad betrayal falling out between everyone and the story this whole time was the kids got kidnapped and the world is bad - the governor, the termites, the claimers, the hospital group, the wolves, the saviors apparently didn't teach her that or because it wasn't kids and a former bff involved those groups just weren't as terrible. But this was the big story that we're supposed to believe made her the closed off person she is today? And Daryl helped! He saved Michonne, her baby and the kidnapped kids and had her back the whole time and for that she now barely acknowledges him because................ he's not part of Alexandria I guess? Michonne needs to ask; if the gates are watched all the time and the sewers are barred down how does Judith keep getting out of Alexandria? Does Michonne know she was out wasting bullets and hanging around with Neegan already? Guess not since she was able to steal the gun and wander off yet again - there's a kid sized hole in that wall somewhere. Seems like Judith takes after her brother in the "nobody knows where he/she is" area! Michonne's belly and Alexandria is less built up were pretty much the only clues. Really subtle and not easy to see all the time which made it a bit of a pain because it seemed like we wasted the first 15-30 seconds of each scene looking for the clues on which time it was in. Would have been less annoying to have a really simplistic but helpful "then" "now" tag at the bottom of the screen.
  10. All this talk of makeup plus the Tammy Faye & Jan Crouch pictures reminded me of a quote but I can't remember who to credit (might be my old favorite Erma Bombeck): Where lipstick is concerned, the important thing is not color, but to accept God's final word on where your lips end. Edit: Found the quote - actually Jerry Seinfeld said it.
  11. sigmaforce86

    S03.E15: The Waiting Room

    Maybe we're getting the first little hints of whatever causes her to be in the hospital or nursing home years from now (from the previous episodes flash forwards to go see "her")? Or maybe she's just shocked and worried and low on energy? Even could be a little bit of both. I was surprised nobody ran to get her orange juice when she stood up and got dizzy - food is good, a donut is ok but that sugar hit won't last long. What a kick in the pants it would have been if Kevin had been drinking OJ and someone grabbed it for Rebecca only to find out he'd made his own screwdriver. I wish Zoe had confronted him, when they hugged I really wanted her to say now dump out that water bottle I know what's really in it, call that rehab facility you were in and talk to them first then we're going to find you a meeting and sponsor. Nobody came off good in this episode, some worse than others. The only thing Miguel was guilty of was clunky ways of trying to help and cheer everyone which wasn't much of a crime. Zoe didn't really have any bad points. Randall has always been a little too optimistic and impulsive but I've never disliked him until now - his demands on Beth were incredibly selfish and tone deaf even after he admitted that Beth had already given up a lot during his campaign. And the whole money thing - Beth didn't sign up to fully support the family with her salary while he uses a months worth of gas in two or three days driving multi hours round trip to Philly every day, I can't imagine where his brain is to think he could ask her to give up more than she already has. Have to admit though, the whole pretzel lady thing was hysterical especially Beth and Randall's little talk about it and whoever thought to amp up the sound on her as she opened the bag and crunched the first few was brilliant.
  12. sigmaforce86

    The Passage

    Going by the show only not the books b/c I haven't read them I think they could stick with the same actress using the logic of the viral blood and the so called cure keep her alive either forever (immortal) or for a much, much longer period than a normal lifespan so she will age but not as quickly as a normal human. That way she could be "older" next season and, with luck, the following season and they could write it off as her hitting a vampire growth spurt. Not sure if that logic would work for everyone but it would sound like a reasonable explanation to me. I agree about being disappointed with Carter going all in on the rampage, he did seem like he could come in second place to Amy in the controlling yourself department and he did come across as having some guilt about what he was doing but did it anyway. That said I was missing one thing I'd love to have seen him do - go home and have the first person he goes after be Rachel's husband. If he's going to kill everyone in has path anyway I'm not opposed to him dispensing a little poetic justice for the reason he was on death row in the first place. Great finale, they went all out on the action in the first half and the ending was just closed enough that it could serve as the end of the series and we won't feel like we were left hanging. But just open enough to lead into Season 2. All info is the ratings were a little low for the last episode but I really hope Fox sticks with it and we get season 2 and beyond especially since the announced plan was to go only 3-4 seasons and not stretch out the material infinitely.
  13. sigmaforce86

    Spoilers and Speculation

    OK I think this comment answers the question I came to ask - I don't own the comics so I can't go back and reference them but I've read them and I don't remember the Highwaymen or any characters like them but with a different name. So these guys are a TV show only creation with no apples to apples comic character to compare them to right? If that's the case I get the fuckery comment, what's the point in introducing them? The only ideas I can think of, (and I still like a little surprise as I watch so trying to go with speculating without really spoiling)........................., they're cannon fodder to be killed in place of some of the characters we know the Whisperers kill or they're new special characters to stay living and take the place of people the whisperers kill. Neither makes much sense to me though, as much as I want them to deviate (further) from the comics this time and leave Ezekial alive I think they're heading in the "kill him" direction. But if a few Highwaymen take their place on the pikes instead why would the viewers care when they're new characters and we have no real attachment to them yet?
  14. sigmaforce86

    S09.E05: The Abbie Gown

    I'm going to start with the good because there's so little of it and it's easy to get it over with: All on the Laredo group, Felicity is adorable, her face in the jump-up was so cute, Jeremy seems like a good hands on Dad even if I allow for some of it to be just put on for the camera's, I love that they have Jake the cat and, last but most important, the kid is allowed to wear pants too and I see a lot of loosening of the Gothard standards and a swing toward more mainstream Christianity/living in that house. Second place goes to Abby who at least said she's OK wearing scrub pants even though she could wear skirts and others at her work do that. It show's a little bit of thinking for herself and being practical based on the activity (yeah) As for the rest - Say it in big, red, glowing letters: The. Waste! The incredible, hypocritical, don't you buy used and save the difference WASTE. A pop up dress shop with mannequins is bad enough but making a platform and a giant mirror too. I don't care if Miss Renee or TLC production paid for it, it still comes across as indulgent and wasteful especially when you compare it to the thrift store make your own detergent ways they try to advocate. And the flour bombing; gas for the plane and of course the flour itself, what an over the top wasteful activity. If they keep trying to one-up themselves by the time Justin or Jackson get's married it'll be "We're flying to Mt Everest where we'll jump out and para-glide from the summit, we'll then land directly on a pack of camels with saddles which we'll race across the Gobi desert, the first three across the finish line get to go to dinner at Applebees Honolulu" (yes I know none of those things are near each other but the Duggar's don't know geography anyway so....) Jessa really let her bitch flag fly in this one. Even when she was unpacking the mannequins and said something like "it's really skinny". I know it could just be a comment not a dig at Abbie but it comes across as a dig and there's just an undercurrent of everyone else is beneath me in nearly everything she does and says. She has to go with the I and Me statements; when I was breastfeeding, at My wedding. She has to pull attention to stay relevant and part of the show and, to me at least, she increasingly comes across as queen bitch / ace narcissist of the family.
  15. sigmaforce86

    S09.E13 Chokepoint

    I've always disliked Brett Butler but when she first came on the show I didn't even recognize her and, at least for the few episodes she's been in, I like her character and how she's playing it. I enjoyed the funny in the episode, Jerry whispering to Ezekiel then the sword request, Carol's slow build to get their interest with the movie offer and lead Highway Man's "Seriously?" delivery. I've seen the preview with lead Highway Man walking around The Kingdom multiple times and honestly never thought about it hinting at more new people or a new group because every time they showed that I thought it was Luke I was seeing. It was nice that, for once, things were dealt with quickly and fairly reasonably my hope is these guys just turn out to be a group that needs a purpose and become friends not just another foe of the week the group(s) have to fight. There was some discussion in the Sigma household whether Beta is dead or not but we decided to go with not dead, not a walker. We based on, first, what we saw on the show - when he got up his movements were more purposeful than a walker's would be and there was none of the gah ger noise they make. And second just because none of us believe they'd cast Ryan Hurst in that role then waste him on two episodes (as a human even if he popped up again as a walker). That sort of casting is either a one off cameo or multi episode character. As much as I'd love to see Beta wander into the Whisperers camp as a walker I believe he was alive at the end of the episode. Now whether he should be and whether he should have more than a few broken bones and a decent head injury from that fall well that's a different thing that might need a little TV magic hand waving to get past.