American Horror Story: A Tragic Twist!
Wow . . . just WOW! Now that was a shocker I didn’t see coming at all. And it’s a huge game changer!
Ben visited Vivian and let her know that he believed her about the rubber man, which shocked her. He also told her that the babies have two fathers, something she hadn’t been told at that point as her doctors felt she was too fragile. One of the babies also seems to be growing much faster than the other . . .
Violet was still locked in her room, while Ben dealt with an infestation of bugs. The police soon showed up because Violet had not been in school for 16 days. HE knew she had missed a few days, but not that many. Ben began looking into and calling boarding schools, which Tate overheard. Tate used this to his advantage and told Violet, and he said he’d take care of things. They wouldn’t be separated!
Tate (as Rubber Man) attacked Ben as he got out of the shower. It was a very brutal fight, and yet somehow through it all Ben’s towel stayed glued to his waist. After leaving him unconscious on the floor, he ran to Violet and suggested they take drugs and commit suicide . . they can be together forever. Violet flipped and ran from him, trying to escape . . . only every time she ran out of the house she was warped back in. Oh noooooo, oh YES!
We learned that when Violet took all the pills a few episodes back and Tate tried to save her, he failed. She died! That’s why she was all but missing from last week’s show. He drug her body under the house, he didn’t want her parents to find her. She also had no idea till then that she had died, she didn’t even remember dying. Her body under the house is also what caused the bug infestation. Tate also told her that he knows he’s dead too, he’s always known, but he really liked her and it’s not how you start a conversation. She asked what happened now? He said nothing, they just stay here . . . forever.
There were some other good twists in the episode. We learned new things about old murders and accidents we thought we knew all there was to know. For example Larry and his burns? Nope, they didn’t happen trying to rescue his kids. We learned after his family died, he shacked up with Constance and her kids. Tate loathed him. The morning before he shot up school, he visited Larry at work and gave him a gasoline bath and lit him on fire.
We also found out that Constance didn’t bury her husband with Moira. She refused to do so, and ended up grinding his body up in a meat mill in the basement and fed him to her dogs. YUCK!
Larry finally saw his wife and girls in the house, because his wife told him he was finally ready. He also protected Constance, who the cops suspected of murdering Travis. He confessed, and the cops believed him because he knew details they didn’t release to the press . . . as after all he did move the body. All he wanted as thanks was for her to say she loved him . . . but she wouldn’t. Dayum she’s cold.
So I guess at this point, they have set up the second season in a big way. We know now that Ben and Vivian aren’t going to move, as they won’t want to be away from Violet. That will keep them in, or at least near the house . . . just as it has Constance. I couldn’t see how they could keep the family in the house unless they made them all ghosts.
Desperate Housewives: Another One Run Down In The Road!
This Sunday was the mid-season finale of “Desperate Housewives,” which as usual ended with a cliff hanger. It was a good one too.
Bree’s been drinking it up, while the other girls are questioned by Chuck about Alejandro. He doesn’t know who he is yet, just that he was at Gabby’s house one night. He gets down and dirty with them, making threats to all of them. He also goes after Ben, knowing Alejandro made a cell phone call from his construction site before going missing, so he’s getting a warrant to shut it down. He said he’d have it by morning . . .
Susan meanwhile becomes a hit because of her art, and has a chance to move to New York, away from all this. She wants to go, but Mike doesn’t feel now is the time to move. They of course fight about it.
Tom and his girlfriend Jane are planning to go to Paris . . . Really Tom? You schmuck! Who takes a girlfriend to Paris after a few weeks? Anyways, Lynette tracks him down at the men’s room at the airport and begs him not to go, the kids may need him. She confesses all, and fears she may be in jail soon. He wished she had told him, but she reminded him they weren’t together and he had his new life. Jane of course catches them and when she learns Tom may not be able to go, she’s furious. She takes her ticket and says she’s going, she hopes to see him . . . .
Chuck later confronts Gabby, he’s found out just who the man is, her step father. Gabby played dumb, I honestly don’t know why she didn’t point out that her step father had been dead for years . . . . Bree finally goes to Chuck saying she’ll confess, just leave her friends alone. He refused though because he knew the way to make her suffer, was to make her friends suffer . . .
As the show ended, we see Bree get into a black car looking a tad drunk as she speeds off. Later a black car mowes Chuck down in the middle of the street! The show ends with Bree checking into a seedy motel. She has a gun and a bottle of booze. She has a vision of Mary Alice and asks her if it hurts to be dead . . . .
So the show seems to be heavily hinting that Bree ran down Chuck . . . who is dead according to the previews for when the show returns. But that’s too easy! It could have been Carlos, sneaking out of rehab. Tom could have done it and jetted to Paris. Ben also had reason to want him dead as he had millions riding on the construction site. Who killed Chuck? I guess this is the new mystery that will wrap the show up.
I feel like this episode tried to redeem Tom a bit, but I still can’t forgive him. He’s still a schmuck! It also set things up for Susan to perhaps leave the lane . . . will the other girls also move away? It’s been said that the show’s final episode will fast forward to show us all the ladies futures . . . .
Once Upon A Time: Charmed To Meet You!
So the latest episode of “Once Upon A Time” told us the backstory of “Charming,” aka James aka David/John Doe in Storybrooke. We learned that James wasn’t always Prince Charming. He was a poor farmer living with his parents. Long ago his parents had made a deal with Rumple and gave David’s twin away to the king, who was sonless.
The real Prince had just recently died, and the King worked to cover this up to save the kingdom. The Prince was needed to slay a dragon for King Midas, who ruled the neighboring kingdom and in return would give their kingdom gold. James was brought in to play the part, while soldiers were to be the ones who slew the dragon. Things didn’t go as planned, the dragon killed the soldiers, and with fast thinking James slew the dragon and became a true hero.
The King decided to present James as his son and marry him to Midas’ daughter. James didn’t want to leave his family, but basically it was the only way to save them and their farm. He had to continue playing the part. We saw him journeying with his bride to bee in the carriage, which is where we first met Snow White and started learning of her past . . .
Back in Storybrooke, David had not been able to remember too much of his life with Katherine, but he did know he was drawn to Mary Margaret and wanted to be with her. Mayor Regina tried to convince Mary Margaret not to break up a marriage. Later David wanted to meet Mary by the bridge in the woods. Henry was certain he was remembering his true past, as the curse had not yet affected him. The mayor gave David bad directions to get there, sending him to Mr. Gold’s shop. He stopped in to ask for directions and was mesmerized by a figure of a windmill he felt he somehow owned once . . .
Later David went to meet Mary and told her that he had remembered his old life, he felt he had to honor his vows and try and make it work. The show ended with him going back to his wife, while Mary got drunk at the diner with “Doc.”
So I am assuming that the windmill was a clue to his past in fairytale land, his old family’s farm? At the same time he mentioned to Katherine that she “got rid of his windmills” on their lawn, it was one thing he seemed to remember. But which world was he remembering? It definitely seems like when he saw the windmill, the curse was enacted upon him, and now he remembers his fake life with Katherine.
If James had a twin in the other world, does he in this one? I would guess no, only because the twin died before the curse was enacted.
Will we ever meet the Kings in Storybrooke?
Next week is the mid-season finale of the show, which will be back in January with most of the other shows that have gone on hiatus.
In the latest episode of “Parenthood,” Max didn’t get to go to the museum as he wanted, so he ran way while Haddie was watching him.
Kristina had gone back to work, helping a young politician on his campaign. She also hired Amber as her assistant. Kristina then ignored all of Adam’s calls all day long, as she was stewing over the Rachel incident. I was actually more interested in seeing how Amber faired at work, which was overlooked to watch Kristina ignore 20 some calls.
Max ended up in the bad parts of town, but the cops did find him an brought him home. It hadn’t phased him that he had done anything wrong. He felt his parents were in the wrong for breaking their promise to take him to the museum. Adam and Kristina tried to be patient, but Haddie lost it and yelled at him for being selfish. I have to say, Haddie got points for once! I realize though that Max still doesn’t understand what he did wrong, so yelling at him probably did no good.
Adam did get the Rachel situation at work under control. She took Crosby’s advice and tried to apologize to Kristina early on, but Kristina didn’t want to hear it. Later Kristina called her and straightened things out, making it clear what happened would never ever happen again.
Jabar got hurt on the playground with Crosby, and Dr. Joe came running to help, leaving some amazing basketball seats to do so. Crosby realized what a good guy he was and told Jasmine that he already screwed them up because of a mistake. She shouldn’t lose Dr. Joe for a similar kind of mistake. Basically Crosby put her and Jabar first. Points for Crosby! Though I can’t believe when Jasmine screws up, somehow Crosby is still the ends up coming out the one who did the bad thing?
Julia distanced herself from Zoe at work. Zoe eventually showed up at the house trying to beg Julia to talk to her, that her boyfriend wasn’t horrible and was just looking out for her. Julia said she couldn’t adopt her baby now, but she would have made a great mother. Something tells me soon Julia and Joel will find a baby on their doorstep . . . .
Mark and Sarah watched baby Nora for the day and grew closer. Mark mentioned he could see having a kid with Sarah. He feared he freaked her out, but she said she wasn’t actually that freaked out at the idea . . .
American Horror Story: Who’s Yo Daddy?
So this week on “American Horror Story” we met two new ghosts. Well one old ghost and one newcomer ghost really. We learned “The Black Dahlia” was killed in the house, so her ghost haunts it. Yawn! I wasn’t too thrilled by that story. Hayden meanwhile killed Constance’s boy toy Jimmy (Timmy?) and he’s the house’s newest ghost. Double Yawn! I’d rather have Addie to be honest. Though she was fairly innocent, so I guess she wouldn’t make such a good ghost.
Vivian was locked up tight in the insane asylum. Ben visited her, to tell her how disgusted he was with her self-righteousness and looking down upon him all these months. Turns out Vivian is pregnant by two men (wait where do I know this storyline from!). Ben is only one of the baby’s fathers, which he was stunned to learn. Vivian however had claimed to the hospital that she was raped by someone in the rubber suit. Nobody was believing her, and she was seeming more looney to them, so she had to drop that story to try and get out and prove she was better. Later when Constance visited her, she told her that was the truth.
Hayden was still hanging around the house. How is it that nobody wonders how all these people just get into this house at odd hours? Later her sister showed up, thinking she had gone missing and suspecting Ben. She brought the cops too. But when Hayden appeared to them, clearly Ben was off the hook. Hayden worked to convince Ben that the security guard and Vivian had something going on. When Ben confronted him, he told him that he shoots blanks . . . he aint no baby daddy!
Hayden also started seducing Constance’s younger lover (again Timmy? Jimmy?) and eventually killed him, turning him into another of the houses ghosts. Larry disposed of the body, but not before the good doctor cut it to pieces, as he had done with the Black Dahlia’s body years ago. I feel like they could have explored other ghosts from the house’s past before making a new one, but I guess they don’t want to reveal everything in season 1. What would be left for season 2?
Constance learned from Moira that Tate fathered one of Vivian’s baby’s, and she was disgusted with him. I am shocked, I thought that’s why she had taken such an interest in them! But really she was shocked because it could ruin things with Violet, who she is counting on helping Tate out somehow. She later asked her psychic friend what would happen should a spirit father a child with a human. She went into this long story about how every pope, upon taking the oath, is lead to some back room where they are shared the most guarded secret of all. That the anti-christ will return when the devil sires a child with a mortal woman through fornication . . . a perversion of the conception of Jesus in which God whispered in the Virgin Mary’s ear. Okay I felt this was coming. I was thinking if Rubberman wasn’t Constance’s husband, he’d be Satan or just an evil spirit of the house. But I guess we are to assume the devil took hold of Tate? That’s why he did those horrible things? Clearly this baby can’t be born can it? Will we enter “The Omen” territory? I guess it could be what’s in store for Season 2.
Meanwhile Ben resisted the temptations of both Moira and the Dahlia this week, even when they tried to double team him. He later asked Moira about the rubber suit, what did happen to Vivian the day of the invasion? Moria told him he was finally seeing what’s really before him, not what he wants to see. And suddenly he saw her as the old creepy maid, not the young sexy one!
So it seems Ben, like Vivian, is onto the house at this point. Violet wasn’t in the episode. I guess something must have been going on with the actress. She was locked in her room the whole time they said. She definitely knows what is going on. Maybe this family needs to sit down and talk?
Glee: Santana Kissed A Girl!
So it’s been awhile since I wrote about “Glee.” I know, bad me! In truth I’ve had a love-hate-like relationship with the show lately. I either love an episode, I like it, or I just hate it. I am not a “West Side Story” fan, so I despised many of those themed episodes.
I was a little disappointed in the whole Presidential Election story. It almost seemed like Kurt would have won had Rachel not interfered, even if her intentions were good. Now Rachel has been suspended and prevented from competing in sectionals . . . . wait maybe there is a bright spot! As much as I love her voice, it’s time someone else get a larger role. However they are still competing against the “Trouble Tones” which have all the strong female singers who have defected . . . or will they?
Puck sleeping with Shelby was just EW! What’s with all these shows having the kids sleep with the teachers? I don’t care if they are really 30 in real life. Ew! “Glee” did at least make it clear that Puck was 18 (cause we all know he’s been held back a few years at this point). But he idiotically admitted it to Quinn, or so we are lead to believe. Something tells me the “Trouble Tones” in fact won’t be competing in sectionals when this comes out, and I think Quinn will leak this bit of information. I see a reunited group come sectionals.
I loved the latest episode with Santana coming out. All the songs were so well chosen and done! Well, maybe not “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” I think it’s such an iconic song that people shouldn’t redo Cyndi Though she herself has redone so many of her old songs in concert, who knows, this may be one of her arrangements for the song. Santana’s Abeula (Grandma) reaction made me sad
The previews have shown us with Rachel’s suspension, the group realizes they need Sam back to help them. Fortunately he’s been stripping in a local club! Oh my . . . . .