Boyle's wedding day is fast approaching on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and he asks Peralta to be his best man — the forlover to his brudgom, if you're Danish — a role that Peralta accepts with enthusiasm. But his duties aren't all whiskey and cigars, and Peralta needs to find a way to help Boyle confess to Vivian that he doesn't want to move to suburban Ottowa with her. Meanwhile, Holt is attempting to coach Diaz into apologizing to a younger officer that she humiliated after he messed up her crime scene, and Terry, Santiago, and Gina are on a crash-diet that involves eating solitary almonds and see-through slices of cantaloupes for lunch. Needless to say, the hypoglycemic rage that results isn't pretty.
So, which characters from "Fancy Brugdom" are going to live forever, and which ones gave up easy? How long was Scully in that coma? And what does Diaz read at her book club?
Terry Jeffords Terry Crews is a delight. He sells even the silliest moments of the diet storyline with enthusiasm (that cantaloupe song is still stuck in my head), and manages to make his more serious moments equally as entertaining. - "My wife heard about it at Mommy and Me Graphic Design. Or maybe it was Toddler Karate. She takes our little ladies to so many classes, I can't keep them all straight!" - On the diet: "Pro tip: lick the baggie. There's food molecules in there!" - Contemplating the see-through thin wedge of cantaloupe that is his lunch: "Santiago! Come hold this so it looks bigger in your tiny hands!" - Terry and Santiago have a "Cantaloupe Time" song. Terry sings bass, Santiago takes the high parts, and it comes with a wonderful head-wiggling dance. Also, for a song that has two lines, it's surprisingly catchy. - "We were on the same team, until you deserted me for Team Eating Food! Was that a good burn? I'm so hungry, I can't tell." - Terry proves how strong he's feeling by casually lifting up a car. - The "fart attack" that Terry has is probably the stupidest gag that Brooklyn Nine-Nine has featured yet, but Crews' humiliated face, and his desperate order to "get back inside!" sold every second of it.
Peralta Despite his usual immaturity, Peralta throws himself completely into his duties as Best Man, and devotes himself to supporting Boyle in all of his decisions. It's clear that Peralta's friends mean a lot to him, and so it was good to see him dedicate his time and effort into helping Boyle get up the courage to talk to his fiancee about their impending move. - Boyle asks Peralta to be his Best Man by hiding a bow tie in his beer, and Peralta is so honored that he learns Danish, buys nurse shoes to last through his day of wedding planning, and forces Boyle to talk to Vivian with a well-timed baton to the knee. - Santiago: "Are you gonna set up shop in a strip club?" / Peralta: "What kind of shop would I set up? Hand sanitizer! I would sell hand sanitizer." - "According to Boyle, the Danes throw the most beautiful weddings. And the most violent funerals." - Boyle: "Hello, my beautiful, big BM!" / Peralta: "Best Man. Best Man is fine." - After Boyle tells Peralta that he's planning to retire and move to Ottowa with Vivian: "We're supposed to die on the force together! Me in a big explosion and you committing suicide at my funeral out of respect." - After Vivian mentions that peasants in Ancient Egypt drank beer for breakfast: "Well, that explains why all of their buildings are crooked." - Peralta always comes up with the smoothest excuses. This week's? "I have a mole on my back that needs looking at, and Charles has eyes." - Boyle: "Am I planning the worst wedding ever?" / Peralta: "Second worst. Red wedding, Game of Thrones."
Holt and Diaz It seems like Holt and Diaz wouldn't be a hilarious pairing, simply because they're so much alike, but Andre Braugher and Stephanie Beatriz find a way to make their sarcastic, deadpan deliveries compliment each other. - Holt, after Terry tells everyone about the twins' various activities: "Childhood truly is a time of wonder." - When Diaz finds out that the officer filed a formal complaint against her, she asks "Did he fill it out in crayon?" and Holt responds "No, but he did fill it out in green pen, which is crazy to me."- Holt staring murderously at Diaz's written apology after he lights it on fire was brilliant. If they said he lit it on fire by channeling pure fury with his eyes, I'd completely buy it. - Holt and Diaz repeating "I'm sorry" to each other in various inflections of deadpan could have been dumb, but both Braugher and Beatriz nailed every second of it. - Diaz's sincere apology: "I'm sorry for your goat face, your rodent brain, and your terrible, goose body!" Also, she's sorry for talking about Officer Deitmore to her book club. "Those people don't even know you. That wasn't cool." - Holt doesn't know who Emperor Palpatine is. - Diaz: "I'm sorry." / Holt: "Please, Diaz. Don't make a scene."
The challenge to American Horror Story is where do you draw the line between giving sufficient exposition and drawing out a mystery? Oftentimes, the writers leave a character’s origin and motivations for the eleventh episode hour. Like they did last season. The season is nearly over, so do we really need a gratuitous trip down memory lane with America’s least favorite racist Paula Deen Delphine LaLaurie (Kathy Bates)? What is the origin of one of history’s most vile serial murderers? She killed a chicken and developed a case of bloodlust and decided to murder a bunch of slaves. Is that meant to be super racist? It seems so.
Nan (Jamie Brewer) is dead. She was the most interesting potential supreme. It would have made a surprising yet entertaining choice. In the very least, we could have seen her do some more magic first. How a clairvoyant can be so easily killed is beyond me. The group gathers for her funeral in festive black. Who crashes the party? Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe)! She is back from the dead complete with Delphine on a leash. So apparently, Delphine is not just in the flashbacks. She’s back and Bates is giving some Emmy worthy voiceover and character work. It appears Delphine is mad as hell and she’s not going to take it anymore. So what does she do? Kill the gardener. Guess that’s productive? Meanwhile, Queenie gives Cordelia Foxx (Sarah Paulson) a verbal lashing for being unable to protect anyone. She has a point ... Cordelia is the worst headmistress in history. Miss Hannigan from Annie might have been a better choice. We could have had some Hard Knock Witches!
Cordelia seems to be unholy ruler of wilted flowers. She's constantly crying and has no real powers to speak of. But somehow, without even having one lesson, all the other girls can perform wonders left and right. Since her failed pregnancy snake spell, Cordelia hasn’t really exhibited any special effects magic. She does a whole bunch of plant mumbo-jumbo then stabs her own eyes to get her second sight back. Meanwhile, Queenie survived a blessed bullet and reanimated Delphine. Maybe she's a squib.
Meanwhile, the Shady Sisters of Witchtown are as thick as thieves. Fiona Goode (Jessica Lange) and Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett) are acting as if nothing bad has ever happened between them. Teen murder must really bond you as sisters. They unite to take down the witch hunters. Apparently, Mr. Head Witchhunter (Michael Cristofer) is fully willing to schedule a meet because he wants them to break their financial spell. But what leverage does he even have without money? This whole subplot is a waste of valuable time that could be better spent focused on Diana Ross and the Supremes. The Axeman (Danny Houston) helps kill all the witchhunters.
The Axeman ... why is he even in this story? He is a ghost that was dead for over 50 years but still has an apartment in New Orleans. No one has bothered to explain how he has become reanimated or where his resources have come from. Equally improbable is the sudden reappearance of Spaulding (Dennis O’Hare). He decides to ally himself with Delphine to kill Marie in exchange for a doll. They are able to subdue her and while Delphine is getting ready to go all creepy serial murdery on her Spaulding delights in taking her baby as his living doll.
Meanwhile, Myrtle Snow (Frances Conroy) tells Zoe and Kyle (Evan Peters) to leave to save their love. Apparently, the threesome is over and Maddison Montgomery (Emma Roberts) is a lot less lovable. Their relationship was feeling very Tate and Violet. There also was a lot of flashbacks to season one. Rather than feeling stylistic they felt a little cheap. The Spaulding baby caper felt like Lily Rabe’s story from Season 1 as well. Maybe we will all be surprised and the new Supreme will be Connie Britton or better yet Zachary Quinto.
Best Lines from the Episode
Madison, you are the worst kind of Hollywood cliché, a bobble-head with crotchless panties. - Myrtle to Madison
Welcome to the revolution, Carrot Top. As the next Supreme, I’m going to drag this coven out of the dark ages. Crotchless panties for everyone. - Madison
Chere, I took down your entire company with about as much effort as it takes for me to mix myself a Rob Roy. - Fiona to the Witchhunters
Acting legend Peter O'toole was laid to rest at a funeral in London on Saturday (21Dec13). The Lawrence Of Arabia star passed away on 14 December(13) at the age of 81, and he was mourned at a funeral in the British capital.
The service, attended by his ex-wife, Welsh actress Sian Phillips, took place at Golders Green Crematorium in north London, and was followed by a wake at the late actor's home. Attendees included pop star Sting and Alabama 3.
During the funeral, O'Toole's daughter Kate addressed the congregation and said of her father, "The world has lost a great actor, but I'm not concerned with that. I simply have lost a great dad and the best friend I ever had. Daddy made me laugh more than anyone else I have ever met in my life."
The Vampire Diaries needs to stop with the emotional torture! Last Thursday was spent screaming at the television while this week's episode induces sobbing throughout the final 20 minutes. We're starting to get a Thursday night complex. As you've probably guessed, TVD once again pulls out all the stops and leaves us no room to pause and contemplate the extreme stories they continually throw at us… but that's kind of what we love about it, right? Anyway, here's a few of the best, worst (and unbelievably sad) moments from "For Whom the Bell Tolls."
Stefan 2.0The episode starts off with a fun- and violence-filled vampirey trip down memory lane. Stefan still doesn't have any idea who he is (thanks to 2,000 year old witch Qetsiyah), so Damon digs out all of Stefan's old journals in an attempt to jog his memory. When that doesn't work, and Stefan mistakenly calls Damon the boring brother, Damon quickly corrects him by speeding down a back road and wrecking the car. This causes the two to climb out and laugh, resulting in Stefan proclaiming that Damon is in fact the fun brother. Ah, how we've missed the bad-boy Damon! Afterward, the two go to the bar where Damon gets Stefan drunk in an attempt to unleash the ripper so that Stefan can at least remember some part of himself. When all of Damon's over-the-top antics don't work, Elena steps in an tries to get Stefan back her way: cue the cheesy relationship stories and almost kisses.
Caroline and JesseLeaving the Damon/Elena/Stefan drama for a moment, TVD of course offers up some new relationship drama in the way of Caroline and Jesse (you know, that hot lab assistant who may or may not know about vampires). Caroline takes it upon herself to study up on her science terms and gets close with Jesse in order to find out if his teacher/boss, Dr. Maxfield, covered up the vampire murder of Caroline and Elena's roommate. But, let's be honest, she also does this because she's totally into Jesse. When Caroline invites him back to Mystic Falls for the graveyard party (yes, you read that right), the cozy atmosphere naturally leads to a make-out session, which leaves Caroline frazzled, and hastily explaining that she has no idea where her relationship with Tyler is going, let alone knowing if they are even still together.
Stefan poutsBack with Elena, Stefan becomes upset with the revelation that Elena and Damon are a couple, and, on a more basic level, that his brother stole his girlfriend – to be fair, it does kind of suck to relearn that whole saga. Stefan angrily heads to the cemetery to get drunk with the rest of the town, and finds himself running into Caroline and Jesse. Apparently, Stefan decides Jesse smells too good to resist, and Caroline compels Jesse to hide. However, Stefan quickly finds him and almost literally bites his head off. Caroline, of course, saves Jesse by feeding him her blood, and Stefan goes home to burn his journals, declaring that he doesn't want to be the person described in them, and packs a bag to leave Mystic Falls.
Matt is almost supernaturalDoes anyone else continually feel bad for Matt? The poor guy is one of the only humans left in the show, and as a result, he gets constantly taken advantage of. In this episode, Matt is still dealing with the whole Gregor-inside-his-head situation. Matt knows he's losing time and so he sets up cameras all around his house to see what happens when he blacks out. A super-creepy scene ensues when Matt wakes up with a bloody cut on his hand with no idea how he got it. As he watches the tape, he sees Gregor take over his body and speak directly to the camera, telling Matt that he will cut his throat the same way that he cut his hand. Naturally, a freaked-out Matt calls Jeremy demanding to see Bonnie, hoping her witchy magic will get this "passenger" dude out of his body.
Bonnie is dead, seriouslyJeremy finally makes the decision to tell everyone about Bonnie's death. Too many people are now asking questions about where she is, and he can't find it in himself to continue to keep this secret. So, at the Salvatore house, Damon and Jeremy have a heart to heart where Jeremy explains how Bonnie saved him, switching out her life for his, explaining; "Magic finds a balance. I'm not supposed to be here." Damon, who seems genuinely upset over her death, gives Jeremy a manly hug and the two are overcome with emotion (an "aww moment" at it's hottest). Unfortunately, Damon then realizes he has the sh***y job of telling Elena that her best friend is dead.
The funeralAfter Damon breaks the news to Elena, the crew gathers in the cemetery to say goodbye to Bonnie. Damon, Elena, Caroline, Matt and Jeremy all bring Bonnie-related items that they lay on a tree while giving her a heartfelt goodbye; cue the weeping. Just when you think it can't get any sadder, Bonnie speaks through Jeremy, giving everyone a personal farewell, making them all, including Matt (in all his blue-eyed glory), break down in tears. Then, just as we thought we could put the tissues away, Tyler shows up, wearing a classic black suit and carrying a single white rose, which he lays on Bonnie's tree. (Seriously? Twist the knife a little harder, TVD.) Now everyone is crying, and everyone has a shoulder to lean on – Elena and Damon, Bonnie and Jeremy (in their weird I-can't-really-touch-you-but-I-am way) and Tyler and Caroline – leaving poor Matt to cry by himself. Honestly, the shot of a lonely looking Matt may have been the worst part of it all. Can we please get this guy a story line that involves a girlfriend and some sort of power? Geez.
The cliffhanger (as always)In case the tragic farewell wasn't enough, TVD throws in a cliffhanger to really fuel the drama. For the last few seconds of the episode, we jump back to Jesse, who is explaining to Dr. Maxfield that he can't remember his night with Caroline. After the Doc. runs some tests, he concludes that Jesse has vampire blood in his system and that he was probably compelled to forget about whatever happened to him (a.k.a the Stefan almost killing him incident). Maxfield says that someone may be trying to turn him into a vampire, explaining that vamp blood in your system is "step one" in becoming a vampire. Shockingly, Maxfield then grabs a syringe and stabs Jesse's arm saying, "This is step two," leaving us with a dead Jesse, and wondering if another vampire will be joining the cast.
Phew! As per usual, this episode left me reeling and with a whole bunch of new questions. Will Stefan ever get his memory back? Will he become a new person and forget about Mystic Falls altogether? Is Tyler back for good? Can Elena deal with Bonnie's death, or will she fade back into her depression/insane vampire phase? Will Matt ever get this "passenger" out of his body? And, most importantly, where the hell is Silas and Qetsiyah? You can't just introduce these huge important and powerful characters then just exclude them for an episode! What do you guys think, is the show living up to your expecations?
The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8 PM ET on The CW.
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Looking at Glee's latest episode, its tribute to recently deceased star Cory Monteith, with any large sum of objectivity would be an act of futility. It is almost impossible to separate yourself, your own feelings about the character, the actor, his cause of death, about your loved ones, about death, when watching an episode as powerful (albeit not flawless) as "The Quarterback." It's hard to have a reaction to this particular episode that is anything short of wholly personal. So here that is.
I returned to Glee this season after a two-year absence, having fallen out of love with the program early on in Season 3. Appreciating musical theater, reveling in the dark wit, and relating (as most Internet writers probably do) to the feeling of high school ostracism, I took a lot of delight in the early, pithy days of the series. Returning for Season 5 out of professional obligation, a love for The Beatles, and a hope for a cathartic influx of tears regarding Monteith's passing (one that I got, in spades), I found myself unfamiliar with some of the new characters and plot points. But the themes carried out in this episode in particular were recognizable ones.
Surprised to see that Kurt would have no solo song of his own, I was relieved when the narrative opened through his internal voiceover, lamenting the death of his step-brother and returning to Ohio for the funeral. Two years after I had severed ties with Glee, Kurt was still in awe of the superman (I believe he uses that very terminology) that his crush-turned-friend-turned-brother always seemed to be. Unconditionally strong in character.
Remembering fondly the difficult, dense relationship shared by Finn and Puck, I was pleased to see how Glee handled this corner of the story: with troublemaker Noah feeling as though he had lost his beacon of integrity, his Jiminy Cricket, and fearing his own descent into any number of unimaginable horror stories as a result. Puck's turn in the episode is perhaps the most interesting. As we all tend to be in regards to the passing of a loved one, he is worried about himself. It is not aa maliciously selfish quality to uphold, but a natural one. The people we care about aren't always independent entities — because of their importance to, and effect on, us, they become functions of us. Part of us. Without this part of him, perhaps the best part, Puck worries that he's only left with the bad.
Similarly, Santana cannot bring herself to be the kind of person she would have liked to for Finn, and for all those others who loved him. Having maintained a vicious air as a defense mechanism for so long, she finds it most difficult at this point to drop this guard, despite wanting to, so very badly. And no, despite efforts, she doesn't exactly bring her wishes to fruition. That is what seems most effective about Glee's tribute. Yes, people come together — Coach Beiste takes care of Puck, Kurt looks out for Santana, Emma tries to provide comfort for Mr. Schu — but people also lash out. Everyone, out of grief and prejudice, is diabolically unkind to Puck. Mr. Schu is dishonest and disloyal to his students in his theft of Finn's Letterman jacket. Sue keeps her revolving door of venom spinning toward everyone, eventually relieving herself of the weight of the same defense mechanism that plagues Santana when she is brought to admit that she thought so highly of Finn. There is a lot of imperfection in the way these people behave. And that's the best way to go about something like this, because it rings the most true.
Of course, we're waiting the whole episode through for Rachel to make an appearance, which she does towards the end. She sings. She offers smiles and tears to Mr. Schu. Then she retreats to not knowing what she'll do next and not being certain that things can ever be okay again. It doesn't end on the same uplifting or hopeful note for her that characters like Puck and Santana are treated to. That, again, is honest. We don't know if she'll be okay. Just like we don't know, when someone close to us dies, if we will. And in this authetnticity, we find a really grounded tribute to Finn, and to Cory.
For all its flaws — the two big ones being no appearance of Diana Agron, whose character was so important to Monteith's, and the bare minimum of focus on Finn's mother — we can call "The Quarterback" really touching: wholly sad, wholly real, wholly honest. There is no appropriate way to organize comfort in the wake of a loved one's death, but the most essential, most healthy, most powerful was to approach the tragedy is with honesty. And for this, those returning fans and those who've been loyal through the seasons can pay thanks to Glee for this tribute.
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One Direction star Liam Payne is mourning the death of his grandfather. The singer's sad news surfaced on Twitter.com on Wednesday (02Oct13) and, as thousands of fans expressed their sympathies to Payne, they turned the phrases "StayStrongLiam" and "RIPGrandpaPayne" into 'trending topics' on the micro-blogging website.
Few details about the Best Song Ever hitmaker's family death have emerged, but reports suggest the 20 year old was forced to miss his granddad's funeral on Monday (30Sep13) as he is currently on tour with the band in Australia.
Taking to his Twitter page on Wednesday (02Oct13), he writes, "Thanks for everyone's support at this hard time obviously this has been a tough few weeks for me I've never been through anything like this... And your support means the world so thanks guys".
When Dawson’s Creek first premiered in 1998, I was just starting the eigth grade, one year younger than the show's characters who would become my best friends. The day after it aired, my pals and I got to fighting about who was most like Joey. I won because we shared the same collection of Abercrombie zip-up hoodies with arms that we both self-consciously pulled down over our hands, and because I had already printed the lyrics to "I Don’t Want to Wait" off of Yahoo and hung them up in my locker.This was before Katie became Tom-Kat and before Dawson was in on his own joke. It was just me and Joey Potter, navigating adolescence together. She taught me that if you were coy, emotionally withholding, and smiled with only one side of your mouth, then a boy would buy you a wall.Joey was the manic-pixie-dream-girl-next-door. She was beautiful, broken and brainy and she showed us quirky chicks that over-analyzation could be cute (it's not). She made all of us late-bloomers believe that we too could be discovered. We’d sit on park benches with nerdy books, walk solemnly past the popular boys in the cafeteria, and wait for our turn to be noticed by a brooding filmmaker with unruly bangs. If it could happen for the waifish girl with a bad dye job from the wrong side of the bay, then why couldn’t we have a perfectly story-boarded first kiss?Dawson’s Creek made talking about feelings totally de rigueur. It taught a new breed of baby feminists that emotions should be valued, as long as they were expressed through awkwardly big words. We spent afternoons perfecting our lingering looks, our lower lip bites and our bedroom eyes, only to realize that once we started boozing in college, all of these skills would become obsolete. Dawson’s Creek gave us the training wheels we needed to wax poetic about sex without having it and gave our boyfriends major complexes because they couldn’t compete with the men of Capeside. Not even the gay guy.When the show ended after six beautiful seasons, I cried more than I ever have at a funeral (RIP Jen Lindley – miss you, girl!) It wasn’t just that I wouldn’t have my American Eagle-clad friends around anymore (though that was a very embarrassing part of it). I went into mourning for future generations of girls who wouldn’t have the same sentimental role models I did to teach them how to feel, use their SAT words improperly and hold their booty calls to higher standards. I guess they'll always have Teen Moms for that.
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Truebies, it's time to face the disturbing fact that there is only one more episode left of this season. As much as it's a downer to picture future dark, dark days absent of True Blood amazingness, we must try our best to put those horrible images aside as we get ready for the upcoming season six finale.
But before we get our blood pumping at the thought of next week's ill-fated, heart-breaking finale, let's go over some of the crazy shenanigans that seized the screen in this week's episode. And thankfully, the minds behind True Blood kept this episode plain and simple, focusing this episode on two main storylines: pairing Terry's heartfelt funeral with the contrasting chaos at vamp-camp. There was not much Warlow chaos and there was no unwanted werewolf/shifter drama. Phew!
First off, let's head on over to Bon Temps where townies gathered to celebrate the life of Terry Belfleur at his funeral.
Remembering TerryWe finally bid farewell to the much-loved Terry Bellfleur with a slew of eulogies that trigger a whole lot of flashbacks. Andy remembers when Terry first returned home from war and hid out at their childhood fort. Sam recalls an especially sentimental moment when Terry declared that "every life matters," even a mere catfish while out fishing. And Lafayette reveals how after he peered into Terry's soul, he became his french-fry, booty-popping mentor.
Right before Arlene shares her eulogy, Sookie jumps in and shares a memory of when she witnessed Terry fall in love with Arlene for the first time. Sook confesses to listening in to Terry's thoughts one evening at Merlott's and hearing his heart racing as he thought how being with Arlene "would make coming out of the woods not so bad." Aw!
And finally, it's Arlene's turn to remember her hubby, which prompts her to recall the day baby Mikey came into the world. In the midst of Arlene fussing about how Mikey's despises her and refuses to breastfeed, Terry comes to the rescue and consoles the now-weeping redhead by telling her how much this family meant to him. Ugh, we're going to miss that fellow.
Warlow Life UpdateAfter last week's episode left Warlow looking not so hot– thanks to Eric who almost drained him to the core–Sookie revives the guy with some of her lovely fairy blood. Phew! P.S. I'm starting to hear wedding bells for these two... Yes, Sookie finally told Warlow she intends to keep her promise and become his fairy-vampire bride!
Bye Bye Vamp-CampEric's hype on Warlow's blood with a mission to save vampire kind from extinction over at vamp-camp. Bill rolls up to vamp-camp ready to save the day and carry out his Lilith-sent mission. But, it's clear Eric's already on the job: not only is the hottie vampire freeing his fellow vampers, but he's also brutally ending every human life in sight at vamp-camp, including Dr. Overlark's… and why yes, he does rip off his penis. And yes, I will never look at a penis the same way, ever, ever again.
And Jason fans, don't fret, Eric not only saves our favorite piece of man-candy from the confines of vamp-camp, but also heals him and clues him in that "he's in for a treat." So, I guess we have some more gay wet dreams from Jason coming up. P.S. Just because Jason's free from vamp-camp, that doesn't mean he's free from Violet. Oh yes! He's still Violet's sexy little human playtoy.
Sarah Newlin is Saved… But Why?!While every doctor/ researcher who tortured away at vamp-camp gets savagely murdred, Sarah Newlin manages to sneak past and expose all our vampires in the white room to the sun. But right as Newlin squeals "Die F*ckers," she realizes that these vampers aren't quite ready to hit the grave for good. Bill has come to the rescue! Rejoice! He's shared a lil bit of his Warlow-ified blood with all his vamper friends. Can I get a hell yeah!?
But fortunately, one vampire can't seem to get a lick of Bill's blood and ends up shredding to pieces in the sunlight. Yes, truebies, we FINALLY get to say goodbye to the one, the only Steve Newlin… but not before he manages to scream out "I love you, Jason Stackhouse". And then I died of laughter for the rest of the episode.
Decked out in a white pantsuit, Sarah Newlin tries to flee from the daywalkin' vamp clan… but the bump-it aficionado can't seem to run fast enough. Jason gets a hold of the crazy chick and claims its his religious duty to kill Sarah. Yet, Jason can't manage to pull the trigger and is lame enough to let her go. I'm sorry, but ARE YOU DUMB? Okay, like I knew Jason was stupid, but who knew this hunk could get himself to this uptime level of dumb-assness. Really, really, stupid decision Jason. I don't think I'll ever forgive you for this one… Then again, if you take your shirt off, maybe I'll take it easy on you.
Reunited and It Feels So Eh After Eric gets ear that the psychiatrist f*cked Pam, he's enraged to say the least. But, I was a tad thankful, because it led to a much-needed bonding moment for Eric and Pam. It seemed that their maker-protege connection rekindled when Eric gushed to Pam how he saved the therapist for her to kill off and she lit up like a full-blown Christmas tree. But, no… their bonding sesh didn't last for long at all. Right as Pam begs Eric not to go AWOL once more, Eric jets right on off. Ugh. Why must you go?!
The End of Billith As We Know ItEveryone's high and happy on Bill's blood, dancing in the sunlight, having a good ole party, and smashing every laced True Blood bottle in sight. But, Bill's not feeling happy-go-lucky like the rest of his vamper pals. Three Lilith sirens appear before Bill sharing that his time on earth is over. Although I'm not a huge Billith fan, that doesn't mean I'm even nearly ready to say peace out to Bill.
But thankfully, James has the nifty plan to feed Bill more Warlowy blood. Aha! That does the trick. So, does this mean we have the real Bill back? As in the Bill we first fell in love with… or is Lilith still controlling the dude? Dun dun dun!
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Celebrated British moviemaker Richard Curtis is to give up directing following the release of his final film next month (Aug13). The 56 year has written and produced some of Britain's best-known romantic comedies, including Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones's Diary, and he also directed Love Actually and The Boat That Rocked.
His latest film, About Time, starring Rachel McAdams, is due to hit cinemas in August, but Curtis has revealed it will probably be the last film he ever directs.
He tells Britain's Empire magazine, "I waited a while in order to write (About Time). This probably will be the last film I will direct."
When asked for the reason behind his decision to retire from directing, he replies, "I don't know. Just a feeling... It feels like a summing-up to me. We'll see how things turn out."
Incarcerated former football star O.J. Simpson begged for his freedom during a parole hearing in Nevada, insisting he has been "the best prisoner" since he was jailed on kidnapping and armed robbery charges. The 66 year old was brought before a parole board on Thursday (25Jul13) after serving nearly five years behind bars for his conviction stemming from a sports memorabilia heist in Las Vegas in 2007.
During the 15-minute hearing, Simpson described how he had missed many important family events during his time in jail, telling the board, "(My years in prison) have been somewhat illuminating at times and painful a lot of times... I missed my two younger kids who worked hard getting through high school, I missed their college graduations. I missed my sister's funeral. I missed all the birthdays."
The former sports star also insisted he has been a model inmate during his incarceration, adding, "(I told prison officials) I would be the best prisoner they have ever had here, (and) I think, for the most part, I've kept my word on that."
Simpson, who is currently serving nine to 33 years on a number of charges, will find out the parole board's decision in around two weeks, but their ruling is unlikely to set him free as he is serving out concurrent sentences.
The star is also awaiting a decision on whether a judge will grant him a retrial after his lawyers argued Simpson was improperly represented during his court battle.
Episode 1. Bowling/Wedding Funeral
(AIR DATE 12/02/2013)
In the premiere of a reality series about a Dallas funeral home specializing in elaborate ceremonies called "home-goings" that are tailored to the lives of the deceased, a woman who was a bowler is honored with a down-the-lane send-off; and a wedding-funeral combination is planned for a couple who passed away less than a year apart.
Episode 2. Breakfast/Olympics Funeral
(AIR DATE 12/02/2013)
A man who loved breakfast so much he ate it three times a day is honored by his family; a track-and-field-theme funeral is held for a former Olympic athlete
Episode 3. Candy; Hollywood Funeral
(AIR DATE 12/09/2013)
A Hollywood-theme funeral is planned by a woman's children; a casket is dipped in chocolate to honor a man who loved candy
Episode 4. Horror; Game Show Homegoing
(AIR DATE 12/09/2013)
The crew turn into zombies to celebrate the life of a horror fan; a game-show-theme funeral is no easy task for planners.
John Beckwith Jr. and the staff of Dallas-based Golden Gate Funeral Home organize the most unique funerals in the country, called home-going celebrations. Starting with the deceased's occupation or passion in life, the Golden Gate staff work with the families to create a central theme for a memorial and then elevate it to an unforgettable party. The end goal is to create a celebration as unique as the recently departed loved one.