And speaking of friends, my dear friend Cindy totally gave me a shout-out in last week's Supernatural recap!
(which makes me think of my friend Sunil, who keeps dislocating his shoulder; hi Sunil).
Look, there's my name randomly mentioned on a big media website! Feel free to name a demon after me or something, Kripke.
But forget about Television Without Pity, it's time for your weekly dose of Television with Pity!
OH MY GOD IT WAS COW'S BLOOD ALL ALONG THAT IS AWESOME I LOVE THIS SHOW.
I was gasping and OMGing for the next minute when Dexter realized that Miguel could have lied about the shirt. I loved the hilarious moment of "Did Miguel just lie? To me?" And then when Miguel repeated his speech to Dexter, I didn't understand the significance. I thought maybe he was just, like, craaaaazypants, and he thought everyone was wise and wanted to learn from them. But no, he is a LYING LIAR WHO LIES.
While the basic structure of this season seems to be very similar to that of season two (person gets close to Dexter, Dexter trusts person, person kills someone, Dexter kills person), it seems different to me. Miguel is a high-profile guy and won't be easy to take out. So it would be cool for the story to go in a different direction. I can't figure a way out of this story that doesn't involve Miguel dying, is the thing. I'm really afraid that Miguel's going to take Dexter down with him somehow, but...they have two more seasons! I mean, Lila was a nutball, so who would really believe her about Dexter, but Miguel is the damn ADA.
Deb's plan was great. Hee. I loved that Quinn was all, "We are NOT skinning him." I am still waiting for his character to pay off, though.
But Miguel, Miguel, Miguel. I feel totally vindicated for feeling icky and uncomfortable and kind of annoyed about him all this time. I wonder if he made up his sob stories about his dad. I don't even know what to think about him now. Last week, I described him as a serial killer waiting to happen, but with the revelation that he's been playing Dexter from practically the beginning, I get the feeling that, like, he got tired of waiting! Like it wasn't that Dexter happened to awaken something in him, but that he had been seeking an outlet all this time. He'd been looking for a Harry of his own. Except he doesn't give a shit about Dexter's code. He just wants his methods. I wonder how much influence Dexter had on his decision to kill, whether all those conversations and scenes we saw were just...fake, reciting lines Dexter wanted to hear. I hope it's a little mix of their relationship AND Miguel's inherent batshit that's turned him into this rogue serial killer. Man, did he know Dexter was the Bay Harbor Butcher when he first met him? What the hell is going on?
Oh God, I am so glad they let us have a happy ending. I was afraid they were going to have Vince and E split up between seasons, like the end of season three when they fired Ari. But Vince! Totally lost his shit! That was so completely unexpected. Vince never does that! He's also cool and collected; it was kind of awesome to see him let go. And even when he was unloading on E, he wasn't, like, YELLING or angry or mean or anything, he was just...Vince. And he wasn't completely wrong, although he shouldn't really have been blaming E. But that was some great stuff there.
Scorsese's Gatsby! Vince as Nick Carraway! Aw. And Gus Van Sant! I love that Entourage can get these guys to be on their show. (And Gus Van Sant was hilarious. "Everyone saw Aquaman, and I see everything.")
Also, even though the Gatsby offer comes out of nowhere, it's a result of Smoke Jumpers, so that was sort of cool. I wonder how much longer they're going to keep going. Maybe they could give Vince an Oscar and go out at the top of his career.
I thought the pretty package was going to be Sloan.
So I saw T2 on Thursday with sainfoin_fields. It was fun to see it in a movie theatre with a bunch of fans who cheered and clapped at stuff. And there was, of course, the snark. My best-received joke was providing Sarah's response when John offered her some fries: "Your fries are DEAD! They're all DEAD!!"
But it was cool to watch the movie in the context of the show. For one, that plot point with Sarah about to sign away custody of John is a complete and utter retcon, right? I couldn't really make it fit with what we see in the movie. She is having a pretty crazy day, that day. And also, I was bitching about Skynet creating itself last week, but the temporal paradox is already in effect, since Miles Dyson is working with tech from the first Terminator. So the only reason that technology is developed is because it was developed and sent back in the first place. It's more subtle than what's going on in the show, however. And there's the scene where Silberman sees the T-1000 melt through the bars! Which made him a believer.
Also, Sarah Connor is pretty fucking badass. She gets the living shit kicked out of her the entire movie and still keeps ticking.
But! But! But! I have heard all this bitching about how Sarah's all WAH WAH DON'T KILL ANYONE on the show and how that's a pussy move because people die in battles and wars and whatnot...but THAT IS TOTALLY FROM THE MOVIE! IT IS PART OF HER CHARACTER! STOP COMPLAINING! SHE CAN NOT WANT TO KILL PEOPLE ALL SHE WANTS.
Anyway, it's a pretty awesome movie, is all I'm saying.
And this is a pretty awesome show! You guys! RILEY IS FROM THE FUTURE! JOSH FRIEDMAN LIED TO THE WORLD. This totally explains her bizarre and sudden interest in John, thank God. Oh! And this also totally explains her bizarre head-tilt reaction to Cameron when she first met her! She totally knew about her! Also also also HOW AWESOME IS IT THAT JESSE CAME BACK TO KILL CAMERON?! What the hell, right?
The three dots! Are a logo! And a symbol of paranoid obsession! Sarah totally whaled on that guy and it was awesome!
(CAMERON IN ELLISON'S LAWN CHECKING FOR CROMARTIE AHAHAHAHA.)
And then! And then! YOU GUYS. THERE ARE FEW THINGS I LIKE MORE THAN SCENES IN WHICH HUMANS TALK TO UNSEEN INTELLIGENT ENTITIES. EEEEEEEEEE I HEART JOHN HENRY.
DO I LIKE BABY SKYNET?And then! And then! THEY GAVE JOHN HENRY A CROMARTIE-SHAPED BODY. I...I...I HOPE THIS DOESN'T MEAN WE DON'T GET ANY MORE PICTURE-TALKING SCENES BECAUSE SEE ABOVE. BUT STILL: AWESOME.
I see you have employed the old "Kill Garret Dillahunt and bring him back as a different character" gambit. Well played.
Oh, Chuck. So predictable, yet so adorable. I'm glad Jill wasn't eeeeeeevil, although she was...strangely conflicted and duplicitous. And pretty! There should be more making out. With me.
I'm glad that Chuck got to flash on something before Sarah and Casey told him. That was fun times. And then when he was all "Don't tell don't tell don't tell me." The auditory component of the Intersect is neat, but I guess we have to assume it's context-specific? I mean, would he have flashed if he'd heard someone talking about this crazy sandstorm in the desert? And if he had the name "Jill Roberts" in his Intersect, why hadn't he flashed on the name before? I guess it has to be context-specific in some way. Whatever, plot holes! You can get away with anything, Son of Alias.
Chuck using the Castle gadgetry was pretty awesome. And haaaaaaaa to Big Mike taking down Leader. That was great.
So much nudity for primetime! But it was a funny episode, and I loved picking up on the fact that it really did work 2 out of 3 times before Mitch pointed it out.
The goat!! We are totally getting it this season.
It was sad that the elevator lady turned out to be a horrible person. I hope my elevator crushes aren't terrible people.
Sylar hates Heroes! It's canon!
OH MY GOD MOHINDER HAS SERIOUSLY BEEN SLEEPING EVERY NIGHT IN HIS ASS COCOON???
Powerless heroes are the 'larious, you guys. I loved seeing everyone do their signature moves without any special effects. So amusing. Let's ignore the fact that it makes NO SENSE for the eclipse to have any effect on their powers. They're not from fucking Krypton. This is not the Day of Black Sun.
I have given up trying to understand Sylar's and Elle's characterizations, you guys. Are they good? Are they bad? Do they want to be good? Do they want to be bad? OR DO THEY JUST WANT TO MAKE OUT? I'll bet that was awkward since Kristen and Zach are such good buddies. Speaking of my good pal Kristen Bell, I just became aware of this Facebook group, which is apparently a counter-group. A counter-group! Come on, people, there are more things wrong with America than a mere Kristen Bell can personify.
(I became aware of the group because Diane Ruggiero joined it. Adorable!)
Anyway, Daphne is totally cute and has boobs. And braces, now! Oh man, they are totally going back to season one shit here! She couldn't walk, and she got to be a speedster! Awww. She's like Candace and Locke put together. Now all those ominous threats about sending her "back to where she came from" make sense. And where did she come from? The only place in Kansas: Lawrence, Kansas.
Home of...Sam's Comics. Sam's Comics?! SAM WINCHESTER OPENED A COMIC BOOK STORE YOU GUYS. And he hired Seth Green and Breckin Meyer!
Clairebear and Papa Bennet! Aw, father/daughter bonding. That was good stuff. And I love that Bennet is still tooooootally crazy and awesome. HE HAS A SNIPER RIFLE.
But, seriously, this is the longest eclipse ever.