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“The Vampire Diaries’ Recap: Graduation

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I’ve been pretty excited about this finale. Season 4 has had its ups and downs but last week’s episode was especially exciting and emotional. How much longer are we going to have our return guests? Can we keep the ones we love and send back the ones we don’t? (Goodbye Alexander. Hello Lexi FOREVER.)  More importantly, is Bonnie really dead? REALLY?

  • What is Kol blithering on about? Do we care?
  • Second best use of a Bon Jovi song EVER. I think my SPN friends know the first.
  • Is there a way to keep Stefan wasted for the rest of time. Because YES. He is hilarious. Referencing his “Hero Hair,” calling Damon, “Mom.” I am all about this Stefan.
  • More Gilbert Family picnics, please. The smiles from the three of them are incredibly moving. I can’t believe how much I have missed this unit. 
  • Where is Caroline’s Uncle Bob? I was really looking forward to meeting him.
  • SNEAKY STEFAN HEART SNATCH.
  • “This is my bar, pal. No one’s gonna blow it up.” Alaric, you guys. I need him. NEED. Desperately.
  • Matty & Rebekah are OOZING unicorns and rainbows. I would totally watch the show where the two of them see the world and constantly suck face.
  • “I don’t think red’s really your color, Bon Bon.” I absolutely adore the way Katherine and Bonnie speak to each other. It’s one snarky remark after another.
  • Stefan thinks that Damon and Elena’s relationship discussion is the MOST IMPORTANT THING. I guess saving the world is 2nd? Fifth, maybe?
  • So Damon is dying of a werewolf bite. Again. I am not worried because Damon will never die and also because Vampire Barbie can just ring Klaus and make him come back to Mystic Falls. Duh.
  • I think we can all agree that Damon is hilarious when mouthing off to bad guys. It’s his best quality.
  • That’s it. Rebekah is not allowed to go to New Orleans while Matt Donovan is still alive. Because they are so much more than I ever thought they could be. And now I want to go back and watch the time he lent her his jacket.
  • Stefan is making decisions and not stressing about everything and seems to be sans the usual stick where the sun don’t shine. This is why we need Lexi all of the time.
  • I have been making a lot of jokes about these kids who never go to school, actually graduating. Especially Stefan, the century & a half old, in a graduation cap and gown. HOWEVER, I am incredibly moved. By Caroline’s enthusiastic speech, by Elena’s smile. By the fact that everyone but Matt is technically dead. Bonnie is actually dead. And no one knows. It’s really quite sad.
  • Bonnie has been fun and awesome and totally self-sacrificing. We can’t really lose her now!! Not right when I love her and want her to stay!!
  • Alaric to Damon’s rescue, almost. The man is perfection. And the two of them are obviously in love. It’s just precious.
  • Klaus shows up, just in time. TOLD YOU. And the guy is really handy with a hat. Have I expressed to you all how much I love that guy, now? Because I really do. And I am going to watch the hell out of his new show. Even if it means less glances at Caroline LIKE THAT. Because: hot. They really would make a beautiful couple, despite his evil nature. Do you think Caroline would enjoy being a step-mom?
  • Stefan’s self-deprecating smile is my weakness. But it’s so hard to see him look at Elena like that, wanting to hear only one thing. Also, I really can’t decide if I want him human. It would be very interesting.
  • Excuse you, Klaus. You are perfect but you are wrong. Tyler is not Caroline’s first love. It was Matt. I’ll forgive you, though because you kissed her like a gentleman and gave Caroline the only thing she really wanted.
  • I actually love it when Damon is not sorry. Damon is at his best when he is not sorry. And just so you know, I’m not sorry that Elena loves him, either. I’m sorry for Stefan but he really does deserve better. MUCH better. And I want him to learn that.
  • There is ONE thing that Damon should be really and truly sorry for: killing Lexi. On a long list of Damon’s sins, that is #1, THE WORST.
  • BROTHER MOMENT. I love it when they love each other and it really took a lot for Stefan to share that with Damon. I’m proud of him.
  • Jeremy is very sweet to not want to say goodbye to Elena, but wasn’t it her inability to do that, that made her lose herself in the first place? Harsh. But I get it.
  • And Damon gets to have his goodbye. Kind of. Why can’t he and Alaric just be together forever?
  • Lexi is saying to Stefan, everything that I want to say to Stefan. It is time to let go. And the best way to get over someone, it to get under someone else. Right? I’m glad she got to give him that advice before she disappeared. I wish she could stay. I really, really wish she would.
  • Where has Katherine been this whole time? She talked to Bonnie like, 12 hours ago.
  • JEREMY IS BACK! OH MY GOD. BONNIE ACTUALLY DID IT. Of course she is leaving. Because I actually like her now. And the things I love on this show are always taken away. She’s sacrificed everything for the ones she loves. At least Jer can still see her. WOW. OUCH.
  • Please do not ask me how many times I rewound and watched Matt & Rebekah. The answer is really embarrassing. Perfect from start to finish. He let her believe that he wasn’t going to go with her. And then he BLEW MY MIND. There are so many damn unicorns up in here, I barely have room to type. PLEASE tell me that we’ll get to see some of their trip. And PLEASE tell me that Matt will hold to his word and his goal to stay human. He’s amazing, just the way he is.
  • Katherine is really going to town on Elena. Mostly. Elena is not bad, though. And this fight is pretty fun to watch.
  • “I’m glad that you’re okay, with who you are now. But every single thing I did to get this, I did for you. So that the choice of whether you wanted to be a vampire or not, would always be yours.” This is why Stefan is the greatest. GREATEST. But Katherine a human? I don’t know about that.
  • Y’all, I am confused. Stefan has a doppelgänger, also? And Silas is sticking around and he’s actually the witch that cast the immortality spell? MY STEFAN IS IN THE FALLS. Not okay.  And instead of all that nature talk, wouldn’t “the witch died so I am back,” be enough of an explanation? I may be a bit lost.

Well. THAT was a surprise ending if ever there was one. And I am not quite sure how I feel about it, to be honest. I do, however, love that this finale really slowed things down for the most part, just enough for us to be able to savor each moment. Because there were a lot of incredible and emotional moments. It also set up some really great stuff for Season 5. Will anyone figure out that it’s not really Stefan? How will Katherine fare as a human? Will Delena last? How quickly will Tyler return? And, of course, the most important question: will Matt and Rebekah invite everyone to their wedding in Italy? When we meet again in the fall, it will be double the vampires, double the fun. It’s gonna be a long summer. Which means you have plenty of time to tell me what you loved about the TVD Season 4 finale. Go nuts!

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‘The Vampire Diaries’ Recap: The Walking Dead

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It’s the penultimate episode of The Vampire Diaries, season 4!!!! (“Who says ‘penultimate’?” I know. Sorry) There’s a lot going on in Mystic Falls and I know that we’re waiting on a lot of answers before next week’s Graduation. Will Bonnie drop the veil? Will Elena get her revenge? Will Klaus & Elijah return to the Grill, one last time? And, most importantly, will Matt get the passing grades he needs?

  • AWOLNation’s “Sail” is an incredible jam. It goes nicely with Elena’s rage. 
  • Why exactly does Stefan want to get Elena off of the “kill Katherine” path. Just worry? Do you think maybe he could get another project at some point?
  • So the veil will only be dropped within the expression triangle? What does that mean? Will the OTHERS be trapped inside of that space?
  • “I have no idea what that means.” For once, Sheriff Forbes’ cluelessness isn’t just funny. It’s really helpful.
  • I like this Rebekah. The one who is a part of the group. The one who has a big ol’ crush on Matt. The one trying to be less of a bitch. Don’t get me wrong, I love bitches. But this one is fun, too. Sweet.
  • Poor Caroline. She’s so worried about Elena’s true feelings. I kinda think she used her emotionless state to tell truths she never had the balls to tell before. She’s kind of a mean girl.
  • Husband: “Can’t vampires see in the dark?” He has a point. Why do Stefan & Caroline need a flashlight? Is Maglite a sponser?
  • “Every season the rocks get bigger.” My husband is full of his usual TVD love tonight.
  • ALARIC!!! AAAAHHH!!! Did we know we were going to see his magnificent face? And he’s back with his BEST FRIEND!!! Tears. Also, how much booze did he have stashed at school?
  • (BTW, hope you all got to see the commercial for The Originals. That title card is SLAMMIN. So rad. I am very excited.)
  • “This wind is weird.” Oh Matt. You’re adorable.
  • KOL! I don’t care. He better not hurt Matt.
  • Hahaha!! Bonnie has Katherine on a leash.
  • OH NO!! The link is more than a leash. It’s like the Katherine/Elena thing from season 2!! And now Bonnie has an ouchie.
  • Stefan to the rescue!! “Really? I’m your biggest problem right now?” Katherine is fabulous.
  • How darling and heartbreaking is it that Matt won’t accept Rebekah’s blood? He really wants to cling to that last human standing, thing he has going on. He’s so precious.
  • I cannot believe they actually showed Caroline cutting her wrists. BRUTAL. Which means…
  • It’s actually Silas who’s with Bonnie. That guy is so creepy. But why, if you could wear any face, would you choose that gross one? Eww. And I’m sure it has been said before, but he totally reminds me of The First from Buffy’s last season.
  • ELENA IS JEALOUS!! Hahahahahaha!!!! Love it.
  • Stefan will never give up, will he? He will love her and worry about her and try to help her for the rest of his life. It’s both very sad and very lovely.
  • “Stefan? Isn’t she your girlfriend?” “Who knows?” Not me, Damon. Not me.
  • “Look, Caroline. You’re graduating. And Uncle Bob and Aunt Mary really want you to graduate with both your hands.” I am sorry. I cannot stop laughing. Because I am SURE it’s something Uncle Bob & Aunt Mary have worried about, extensively.
  • Aaaaaaand here come the water works. I think maybe Elena should be helping with the whole end of the world shimsham goin down, but this is important, too. And heart crushing. She never got to say goodbye.
  • GRAMS!!! She must be back to make me cry more because that is what she is best at.
  • So, Bonnie can do anything? ANYTHING? Hook me up with a winning lotto ticket, girl!!
  • Does Alaric hold the record for most times dying on TVD? He must. Either as himself or someone else. It is a lot of times.
  • JEREMY SAVES THE DAY!!! So great to see that kid.
  • Stefan is in all the right places, lately. Saving AND making jokes. Heart that guy so much.
  • Bonnie did good work. Kinda stoked about her at the moment.
  • “Welcome back.” Why do those two words make me cry so much? I mean, the other Elena was kind of awful. And it is nice to see her look at Stefan that way. To see Stefan look that way at her.
  • LEXI!!! LEXI!!! LEXI!!! Full on hysterical sobbing now, FYI. His bestie came for him. And she thanked Caroline. And I love her. LOVE HER.
  • EVERYONE IS WITH THEIR PERSON!!!! And it’s too amazing for words. They all needed this. Not just Elena. Only, where is Jenna?
  • Damon has the cure. What will he do with it? Doesn’t he want Elena to stay a vampire? I can’t remember. Too hard to keep track.
  • Whoa. Lots of hunters. That seems not great.
  • DID BONNIE FREAKING DIE? WHAT IN THE HELL??? RIGHT WHEN SHE GETS COOL?? WHAT?? NO! That can’t be what happened. Who will put the veil back up?

Holy cow. This episode didn’t really move at the breakneck speed I was anticipating but that doesn’t mean that it was slow by any means. A lot happened withing that 42 minutes and it will be interesting to see what becomes of all the new stuff in the season finale. Also, how will they kick start season 5? Is Bonnie really dead? Is it too much to ask Klaus to give Caroline a proper goodbye? Will the veil ever go back up? I kinda hope it stays down for a while longer. I love to see (most of) those old familiar faces. What do you guys think? Are you ready for the last minutes of season 4?

 

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‘The Vampire Diaries’ Recap: She’s Come Undone

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Here is your friendly reminder that after this episode, there are only 2 left in the 4th season of The Vampire Diaries. And despite a few reservations/questions, I loved The Originals (review here) and am really excited that it got a full season pick-up for next year. It will be interesting to see how they use these last few episodes to phase our Original family out of the Mystic Falls picture. Can’t wait to see what happens. Also, Salvatores. Need more Salvatores (I may have really missed them last week).

  •  It’s not that I don’t think Caroline deserves valedictorian. Caroline deserves ALL of the prizes. But when has she had time to get good grades? When was the last time she was even at school for something other than a doomed dance?
  • Is that a new cell door in the Salvatore basement? Have they upgraded their vampire jail? Are there contractors for that? Are they in the yellow pages? I’m asking for a friend.
  • Why is Stefan so reluctant to let Caroline try and help? Aren’t they willing to try ANYTHING at this point?
  • A.) Katherine is great and I love her but NoEmo Elena is a bitch and I am sick of her shit. B.) Caroline Forbes is perfect in every way. She even snaps necks perfectly.
  • You know who else is perfect? Matt Donovan, you guys. And I love that Rebekah actually seems to care what he thinks about her. She should.
  • “Bad girls don’t get nice jewelry.” I disagree Damon but you’re still funny.
  • I get what the boys are trying to do and I am behind it 100% but I still can’t believe they are torturing her. LIKE, REALLY CANNOT BELIEVE IT.
  • “I ordered you a cap and gown.” SERIOUSLY, C. Forbes. BEST.
  • At least Matt is willing to admit that he never goes to class. Like we didn’t already know.
  • Is it me or did Caroline look relieved/glad to see Klaus? I didn’t hate that.
  • So, only Bonnie can see Silas’ true face. Is there an option to buy Bonnie glasses for everyone else?
  • JFC, Elena. I understand forgetting to put on sunscreen but that fire act was pretty risky.
  • I should have known that Klaroline walk in the woods was too good to be true. And to think I almost cried. This show is mean.
  • How has this show nearly convinced me that Matt SHOULD take Rebekah up on her offer? That he SHOULD be with her. HOW??? She nearly killed him and she’s the reason Elena is in the predicament everyone is working so hard on. Just… HOW??
  • Haven’t I said a BILLION TIMES that I do not appreciate Caroline being tortured in any way? No one freaking listens. Wicked annoying.
  • Okay so the boys are genius. Katherine was exactly the right call and all of the awards for Nina Dobrev.
  • Or not. Oops.
  • Oh Matty!! You tried!! Bless your heart!!
  • GOOD GOD!! This is kinda scary!! Silas is SCARY!!! EEEEEKKKK!!! I have not good chills.
  • “Mommy!” Caroline!! STOP!! I am going to cry!! WAKE UP LIZ!!!
  • OH. MY. GOD. Matty had a ring on or something. RIGHT??? BECAUSE OH. MY. GOD. Damon. Seriously. He better be okay. I am all in favor of neck snaps but NEVER that one. NEVER.
  • I KNEW IT!! Thank you show. It would have not been fun to stop watching.
  • Okie dokie. Crying for reals now. Good job, boys. I think. “I’m not okay. But I’ll get better.” If only some of us could say that to ourselves more often. Right?
  • CAROLINE JUST STABBED A MOTHER EFFING NEEDLE INTO HER OWN NECK TO SAVE HER MOM. (trying not to concentrate on wanting to know where she got that). I’m not sure what I would have done if that hadn’t worked.
  • Come on Matty. How do you deny Rebekah, now? I’m not sure I could. Or that he should. Again, I ask, HOW???
  • Whoa, buddy. How do we feel about the possibility of Katherine being truly immortal? I already got Elena’s big-fat-no of a vote. What say you?

I’m having a really hard time deciding who gets this week’s MVP award. It would have to be Ms. Caroline Forbes OR, possibly Mr. Matt Donovan. In my opinion. What do you guys think? Did you cry along with me? Are we happy to have the old Elena back with an extra side of rage? I’m looking forward to the conclusion of this Silas mess. Will the veil be dropped? Do we want it to be, just so we can see dearly departed friends? I’m a little bit scared. Isn’t it great? Be sure to answer all of my questions in the comments. I love it when you guys help me figure out what to think.

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Retro Recaps: One Tree Hill: 3×08, 3×09, 3×10 and 3×11

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3×08 – “The Worst Day Since Yesterday”

Overview:  Brooke deals with the fallout of sleeping with Chris Keller, Karen deals with Dan and everyone prepares for the first Ravens game of the season.

Random Observations:

  • Lucas is allowed to be grossed out about Chris Keller but he’s not allowed to be mad. He and Brooke were not together.
  • Nathan Scott is my favorite. All protective over Brooke. And threatening Chris Keller. It’s so hot. “I like to think of that as hitting you. Without the hitting.”
  • Who wouldn’t vote for Karen? She is a gem.
  • Just the thought of Dan wanting or trying to hurt Nathan makes me want to throw him off a bridge. Such an abusive bastard.
  • Watching Nathan & Haley have a civilized conversation at this point makes me so happy. I DON’T ASK FOR MUCH.
  • Karen Roe for PRESIDENT. When she messes up that quote about getting under someone? I die. She is hilarious.
  • LOL at Whitey making Tim wear 0 after he gets 55 tattooed on himself. Whitey is kind of the best.
  • If Danneel was cheering for me, I would have a really hard time concentrating. Lady is a bombshell.  I love her.
  • I crack up laughing every time Nathan nails Chris in the face with the ball. And then he laughs at Lucas and is SO cute.
  • So when Nathan calls Haley right away after talking to her so that they can walk together, I start crying and making these strange noises because OH MY GOD THEY ARE SO PRECIOUS.
  • Go Mouth. Getting Dan beating up his kid on tape is super rad.

Best Bit: James’ impression of CMM is SPOT ON and PERFECT and I could watch it forever. Seriously. I just die. Over and over. Also, his buzz cut is so damn sexy.

Ugh! Moment: Dan going after Nathan in the locker room. It makes my blood boil and I just want to KILL him. Such a dick.

Fave Quote: “Quit looking at Keller. We already know he can score.” Snarky Nathan is amazing.

Biggest Question: How come the team didn’t make Lucas join in with the shaved heads thing? He probably needs it more than anyone eles!

On My iPod: “Song Beneath The Song” by Maria Taylor & “The Mixed Tape” by Jack’s Mannequin

 3x09

3×09 – “How a Resurrection Really Feels”

Overview: The election comes to a close, the investigation into who tried to kill Dan heats up, and Nathan hits the road with Chris Keller.

Random Observations:

  • “I guess we know who the cellblock tough’s gonna be.” Brooke is hilarious. I don’t think they would have been put into jumpsuits, though.
  • When I first thought Nathan was telling this stuff to Haley, I got really upset. Thank GOD it was just Chris Keller.
  • I remember wanting to know who was on that tape SO BAD. It was murder waiting to find out. Not sure I ever pegged Deb, though.
  • I love Marty and I LOVE that he was mentioned again in Season 9. Hilarious.
  • The birth of Clothes over Bros!!! Awwwwwww!!!! The unnecessary apostrophe really bothers me, though.
  • Every interaction between Nathan and Chris Keller is priceless. They are incredible together. No wonder James had so much fun filming this episode. It’s so much fun to watch!
  • After hearing “Halo” for the first time, I sang it non-stop in my head FOR MONTHS. Killer jam.
  • “Chris Keller’s work here is done.” Farewell Chris Keller (for now).
  • I can never decide whether or not I like Peyton’s inner conversations with her Halloween self.
  • I feel so bad for Brooke. Lucas really dicked her over and she was just trying to protect her heart and he couldn’t handle it. What an ass. Glad he finally got over himself.

Best Bit: I BET YOU’LL NEVER GUESS. Sweet reunion heaven. Everything about it is perfect. The way they look at each other, their kissing. The recreation of the scene at the door when Nathan asks if he can stay with her in “With Arms Outstretched.” And then oh my God she pulls him down by his wedding ring on the chain. LORD HAVE MERCY I JUST CAN’T TAKE IT. THE FEELINGS ARE TOO MUCH.

Ugh! Moment: I hate being reminded that it wasn’t Nathan who kissed Haley while wearing the batman costume. Bad times, man. Also, Karen should have won the election.

Fave Quote: “Haley. Stay with me tonight.” I JUST DIE A BILLION TIMES OMG.

Biggest Question: Do we really believe that Brooke could have made THOSE dresses, by herself, in that short amount of time?

On My iPod: “For Blue Skies” by Strays Don’t Sleep & “Halo” by Bethany Joy Lenz

3x10 3×10 – “Brave New World”

Overview: Deb confesses to Nathan, Lucas helps Peyton find Ellie and Brooke officially launches Clothes Over Bro’s.

Random Observations:

  • I love starting the episode with Naley kisses. With them in bed together. It just makes me so happy.
  • Dan is so fucking creepy. Picking up Haley’s bra? Talking about Peyton? Stealing Nathan’s note for Haley? Ugh. That guy. Gross.
  • “You called me 17 minutes ago and I DRIVE a bicycle.” I love Mouth. Brooke doesn’t appreciate him enough.
  • I am glad that Peyton sought out and found Ellie. I love this storyline of hers!!
  • On the other hand, I could not care less about Lucas and his friends who are not in Tree Hill.
  • I hate Dan but Nathan is right, what he screams at Deb. “You don’t have the courage to leave him but you have the courage to kill him?” GO NATHAN. Deb will never win a mother of the year award.
  • I love that Haley told Brooke to stop being such a bitch to everyone who was working so hard. Brooke really needed to hear that. She was acting like a real d-bag.

Best Bit: I love that Nathan came home from that horrible time with his mom and wanted to see Haley right away. Be still my heart!

Ugh! Moment: Lucas really left Brooke in bed to go do something with the girl that broke them up in the first place??? I’m all about Leyton but Lucas can be such a tool.

Fave Quote: Ida Scott Taylor once wrote, “Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone and do not be troubled for the future for it is yet to come. Live in the present and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.”

Biggest Question:  Didn’t Brooke make those other dresses in her bedroom in like 3 hours? What happened to her magic powers?

On My iPod: “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” by Fall Out Boy & “Halo” by Bethany Joy Lenz

 3x11

3×11 – “Return of the Future”

Overview: The Ravens are losing, Peyton & Ellie are working on their album and Haley and Nathan try and navigate more rough waters.

Random Observations:

  • Dan is gross. And is so sheisty. Hate that guy so much. SCREW HIM for trying to make problems between Nathan & Haley. UGH!
  • KEITH!! So good to see his face. SO GOOD. I never realize how much I miss that guy until I see him again.
  • “Kiss first.” Haley. You are my spirit animal. Never change.
  • NATHAN! You fucking a-hole. IT TAKES TWO!! Why does SHE have to be in charge of the birth control? DO NOT BE YOUR FATHER’S SON!
  • Did I mention that Whitey is the best? I wish he could coach all of my teams. They would always win!!
  • Lucas is such a douche. Teasing Brooke about the letters that she put so much of her heart into? Fuck Lucas.
  • Karen & Keith make me all melty. They are so precious and sweet.
  • This argument between Nathan & Haley is so rough. Really hard to hear. But I know it has been played out before. I hate that Nathan is letting Dan get into his head. I hate that he is acting like Dan in how he is talking to Haley. Haley made a mistake.
  • “Here’s an idea. If you don’t want to be like Dan, don’t.” I love Haley James Scott SO DAMN MUCH.
  • GO KAREN!! Kiss the HELL out of Keith!! ABOUT DAMN TIME!

Best Bit: Lucas and Nathan finding their rhythm on the new/old court. Just like the old Boston Garden. (I may be Boston biased).

Ugh! Moment: I hate it when Nathan and Haley fight but I especially hate it when they are fighting because he is being a jerk. He’s so much better than Dan. He just needs to remember that ALL the time.

Fave Quote: after seeing Dan, Whitey: (I thought we killed all the cockroaches.)

On My iPod: “Concrete Bed” by Nada Surf, “You Wanted It” by MoZella, “Always Love” by Nada Surf & “The Blues” by Switchfoot

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‘One Tree Hill’ Recap: Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

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(this recap is a re-posting from 3/14/12)

Happy OTH Wednesday friends!!!! OMG I am so nervous and excited and this last week has just DRAGGED ON SO SLOWLY!! I never thought we’d get to this episode. Is it too much to hope that our darling Nathan Scott will finally be rescued? I sure do miss his face. And I’d like to see some really bad stuff happen to those douche canoes that’ve had him tied to a chair for so long. Speaking of bad things happening to bad people, is it too much to ask that Tara get hers too? Hate that chick so much!! I have a feeling she’s going to be sorry for being such a bitch to Brooke and so sweet to Xavier. Can’t say I’ll be sad when that happens.

After tonight we only have 3 episodes left. Just the thought is making the bottom of my stomach fall out. SO NOT READY!!! I am ready for this episode though!! Everyone have their oxygen masks ready to use and wine IV all set? Let’s lock and load!

  • OMG. How awesome is Julian’s freak out? I don’t want him to get into any trouble or anything but I wouldn’t cry if that ass hat drug dealer was actually dead.
  • Enter Chris Keller! Awesome!
  • NATHAN!!!!!! He doesn’t look so good. Someone help my baby!!!!
  • Karen’s Café is a WRECK!! And by the look of Brooke’s face, she’s not the one who did it.
  • Dan is practically babysitting. Those two are hilarious. I probably shouldn’t be laughing but I can’t help it!! Chris Keller is PRICELESS. “You said Chris Keller was pretty?” LOVING this trio!
  • Dan is getting me awfully excited!!!! SO MUCH CLAPPING!! And now he has handed those two clowns guns. Great.
  • “Dan Scott doesn’t like this either.” I die.
  • Awwww!! Clay is so sweet!! “You saved me.”
  • Poor Haley. Just give her husband back!
  • Nathan’s voice over is going to make me cry. “Fortitude.” My lord he is perfect isn’t he?
  • HATE TARA!! Kick her ass Brooke!! Husband thinks they need to settle this the old fashioned way: a swimming pool full of chocolate pudding.
  • I think these three should get a crime fighting spin off. SO MUCH LOVE. What would a good name for that show be? Any ideas?
  • MORE FLORENCE!!!! OMG!! SO AWESOME!! “Leave My Body,” also from the Ceremonials album! PERFECT!
  • OMG!! Dan is cutting Julian out!!! Holy crap!! Is Julian going to leave? Probably not, right?
  • Does that + scratched into the counter mean something?
  • Julian isn’t listening to Dan and Brooke isn’t listening to Julian. No one listens to anyone. Not sure if that is good or bad yet.
  • NALEY FLASH BACK!! *SOB*
  • I AM SO ANXIOUS ABOUT EVERYTHING AND WRINGING MY HANDS AND I CAN’T BREATHE!! AAAAAHHHHH!!!
  • Leave it to Dan and Chris to make me laugh at a time like this. “Maybe you can sing them one of your songs and drive them away like you did to most of your fan base.” LMAO!!
  • Here it is! The final scene from the season premiere montage!! OMG!! HERE WE GO!
  • Xavier is on the prowl. GOD that guy gives me the CREEPS.
  • Husband: “My ass is sore just watching Clay & Quinn. They’ve been in that tiny little ‘vette for 14 days!”
  • ROCKY IV reference FOR THE WIN!! Nice job Chris Keller!! “I must break you.”
  • Where the hell is Brooke? I thought she always parked on the street?
  • GAH!! And he is playing the baby monitor music!! HE IS SO GROSS!
  • BROOKIE!! BE OK!!!
  • NICE MOVE BROOKE!!!
  • Oh My God!! THIS IS SO INTENSE!!
  • Way to go Chris Keller!!! That was brilliant!! Chris Keller gets a gold star.
  • GO DAN GO!!!!!!!!!!! (anyone else think he looks kinda hot cocking that shotgun?)
  • HOLY !@#$%%% I totally thought that was Dan for a second!! Is every guy in Tree Hill wearing a gray t-shirt? And how did the drug dealer get into that seat so fast? WTF?
  • NATHAN!!! DAN!!!! ALL OF THE FEELINGS!!!!
  • This scene with Clay at Sara’s grave is very sad and sweet but I need to get back to the action!!! And then he asks for help for Haley and I start to cry again.
  • OMG!! His press conference from Season 4!!!! NALEY!!  Husband is making fun of me for crying and I so do not even care. I’m not alone, right?
  • Get him out of there Dan!! PLEASE!!
  • OUCH!!!  Get up Brooke! Falling down concrete steps is NOT on my To Do list.
  • This moment between Dan and Nathan is very moving. But obviously something is going to happen to Dan now. Why else have it?
  • TARA???? REALLY??? Didn’t see that coming AT ALL! Still kind of want to slap her but less hard now I guess.
  • Nathan! COME ON!! You can do it!!
  • Oh no. I knew that was coming. CRAP. DAN!! Don’t be dead!!!
  • OMG YES NATHAN YES!!! That’s what that jack nut gets for talking so damn much nonsense!
  • JULIAN!!!!!! Never been so excited to see his beautiful face!! I literally just clapped so much with my arms in the air!!!!
  • Tara gives an apology too? WOW. Has hell frozen over? Glad she saved Brooke but I will not miss her at all. Bye Tara!! Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out!
  • PLEASE LET THAT BE NATHAN ON THE OTHER END OF THAT CALL TO HALEY!!!! !!!!

YOU GUYS!!!!!  OH EM GEE!!!!!!!!!!! I think I have used a record number of capital letters and exclamation points recapping this episode! WHAT A RIDE!!! That was just really intense. I am still shaking. Nathan is free!! Finally!! And Chris Keller and Julian and Dan really saved the day! Glad to see from next week’s promo that Dan isn’t dead yet. I am looking forward to a proper goodbye if we have to give him one at all. I will surely cry my eyes out. Despite all that Dan has done, he has still done some good too. And he is Nathan’s dad. That will never change.

And then of course there is the very small matter of the Naley reunion next week. HOLY CRAP ON A CRACKER. I am so excited for this and have been looking forward to it for 8 frickin weeks!!! I may actually die y’all. DIE. I start hyperventilating just thinking about it.

What did you guys think of the episode? How many times will we all watch it again this week? 20? 30? SO GOOD. Can’t wait to read your always BRILLIANT comments!

Don’t forget to check out Part Three of my Farewell to OTH Series!!

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‘One Tree Hill’ Recap: Every Breath Is a Bomb

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(this recap is a re-posting from 3/7/12)

YOU GUYS!!!!! After today, I only get to say “Happy OTH Wednesday!” 4 more times!!! Can you even believe it? Do you think we could get a group therapy discount when it’s all over? Admit it, you’ll need it just as much as I will.

As a reminder, the only bit we haven’t seen yet from the season’s opening montage is Dan Scott & Chris Keller armed & dangerous. What are those two up to? Will we find out tonight?

I am SO worried about everyone. About Nathan of course, that won’t go away until he is back in Haley’s arms. And when that moment finally happens it’ll take an elephant tranquilizer to settle me down. I am now also very worried about Chase. Did he kill Chuck’s dad? Obviously his Air Force career is over. What a mess. I am anxious to see how Clay moves forward with the knowledge that Logan is his son. Surely Quinn will be 100% supportive. She’s that kind of girl. Right? And last but not least, Brooke. Xavier is SO CREEPY!!! And you have no idea how much I want Julian to kick his ASS. We’ve gotten to see Julian be sweet and sad and goofy and supportive but I don’t think we’ve ever gotten to see him go straight up Alpha Male Bad Ass. I’m READY!

  • Haley & Dan!! This is both crazy and awesome!! And I never thought I would ever say that!!
  • OMG Chuck’s mom is such a SLUNT!! Haley should probably push her and call her a bitch again.
  • I’m glad Clay isn’t trying to keep the truth about Logan from Quinn. Best to just come out and say it.
  • If I were Brooke & Julian I would not let those boys or each other out of my sight.
  • I don’t love Tara (and I really thought we were done with her) but that doesn’t mean I want Xavier the Creepy to do something to her.
  • I love Skills. He always puts a smile on my face.
  • QUINN!!!! I knew she would be awesome. She is a James girl after all! She is so sweet and supportive! Even though that is HUGE news to get from the man you love.
  • Chris Keller just keeps getting better and better. Hard to believe I ever disliked that guy.
  • Ok, remember when I said I didn’t want Xavier to do anything bad to Tara? I changed my mind. HATE HER!
  • WOW!! Haley looks AMAZING. If my husband was missing I would probably be wearing a dirty shirt and a greasy pony tail. Not Haley though! She is SMOKIN!
  • Waiting for Clay to remember Logan on his own does not seem like the best idea ever. That doctor should probably lose his license or something.
  • Chase didn’t kill Chuck’s dad. So that’s good. His mom needs to sack up or pack up though.
  • This parole officer is making my list of people in Tree Hill I would like kick many times in the head. This list is getting longer every week.
  • Holy hot legs Haley James!! Just when I thought she couldn’t get any sexier! And even husband thinks that drug dealer looks skeevy.
  • Awww!! Julian is so cute with his film history lessons.
  • Logan has gotten even cuter now that we know he’s Clay’s son. He’s even giving husband the giggles.
  • Chris Keller gets extra cookies from me. LOVE HIM for talking to Chuck.
  • OMG poor Haley has that skeevy dick hanging all over her!! GROSS!! I would need SO MANY SHOTS to put up with that. And then a Purell shower. BLEURG!
  • GO DAN GO!!!! And again husband reminds me that I have switched to Team Dan and he was on it the whole time. I GET IT!! I WAS WRONG!! It never happens though so I get why he’s rubbing it in.
  • BJG is just blowing my mind with her hotness. I would switch teams for her. Oh Em Gee.
  • Chase is super hot in that uniform!! And I’m not even an Air Force girl! (GO NAVY!) Also, GO CHUCK!! I’m gonna cry!! Over Chase & Chuck!! WHO KNEW?? This damn show.
  • HALEY JAMES SCOTT!!! I AM DOING SO MUCH CLAPPING AND CHEERING AND TYPING IN ALL CAPS!!!!!
  • LOL at Dan’s remark about Deb’s clothes. And he’s gonna get that jerk to talk and we’re gonna get our Nathan back!!! I AM SO EXCITED I CAN HARDLY STAND IT!
  • I am going to have nightmares about Xavier. YIKES!! And where was Julian? Why was Brooke allowed to walk to the car by herself in the dark? HUH? I asked my husband if he would let me out of his sight if I was Brooke he said yes but only if I was heavily armed and promised to shoot first & ask questions later.
  • Clay is doing an amazing job explaining this to Logan. I am impressed. And sad for both of them.
  • Chris Keller, “They’ve weakened our nation today!” He is too much awesome.
  • That is probably not what Julian intended his sound stage for but I am all in favor.
  • OMG. OMG. OMG. Is he in the house? OMG!!! OMG OMG!!!!! I don’t know if I should cry or scream or WHAT? GAH!!!

I feel like this episode was just a great big pile of hold our breath and wring our hands moments, waiting  for when all of the ISH goes down over the next few weeks!!! Holy crap!!! VIP of the night goes to BJG as Mrs. Haley James Scott. Lady knocked my socks off.

Next week is the BAMF Trifecta of Dan, Julian & Chris Keller. THIS I cannot wait to see. Will it all end with the rescue of our favorite boy? And when will Xavier finally get what’s coming to him? And can we finally be done with Tara now? She is also on my kick many times in the head list. Wouldn’t mind if she took a ride in Dan Scott’s chair of pain. GRRRRRR!!!

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‘One Tree Hill” Recap: Last Known Surroundings

Last Known Surroundings

(this recap is a re-posting from 2/22/12)

You guys!!! It’s OTH Wednesday!!! *Happy Dance* *Clapping like a seal* – Not sure I should be this excited though. Do y’all realize that after tonight we are more than half way done with the final season? I can’t even think about it. There is happy to be had though. Tonight marks the return of Lucas Scott in an episode directed by our dear Austin Nichols. It’s gotta be epic right? It will be tough to beat last week’s amazing show though. My favorite of the season so far. Everyone was so on point and the story really moved forward. James Lafferty did an incredible job directing and being tied to a chair. I think I have probably watched it 12 or 15 times already. And I’m not sure I can take many more of Ms. Bethany Joy Galeotti’s tears. They are going to be the death of me.

As you guys know from last week, I am less of a Dan hater than I was two weeks ago. Begrudgingly. The question remains though: if Nathan lives (*crosses self*) will he forgive Dan? Will he let bygones be bygones? I cannot wait to see how the rest of this all unfolds!! GAH!!!

Are you guys ready for this? Here we go!!

  • NOT the face I was hoping to get a close up of. Gross.
  • Nathan’s shirt is all wet. It should probably be removed.
  • And baby is brave to boot. BE HOTTER. All screaming and flexing arms. Sorry. I will try to get a hold of myself.
  • I want to trust this young cop. I want to. He is adorable and seems sweet. But, I don’t know. I can’t trust anyone.
  • Except maybe Dan? Which goes against EVERYTHING that I feel. And I am trying to watch this episode but all I can hear is my husband singing, “Dan, Dan, He’s Our Man! If He Can’t Do It, Nobody Can!” Lord help me.
  • Clay is feeling guilty. This is sad. POOR EVERYONE. *sob*
  • LUCAS!!! I didn’t think I would be excited. But OMG the emotions!! Even with that TERRIBLE hair. My heart swells.
  • If Peyton was really getting her way do you think she’d let him have that hair? Let’s be honest now.
  • HOLY CRAP!!! Did they have a threesome?? I am dying. Chris Keller & Chase cuddle time is THE BEST. OMG FOURSOME!! Cannot stop laughing.
  • Brooke!! Do not forgive him!! Just talking about Quentin is making me cry so hard. That was the worst. Why does she have such a good heart? That guy sucks.
  • “Are you Chuck? From the Gossip Girl? No means no!” I die. Too funny. But funny does not mean that you can hit my Nathan. Creep.
  • And now the husband is ROLLING ALL OVER ME AGAIN because he totally called that the drug dealer Quinn & Clay pissed off would be behind Nathan’s kidnapping. And he is also reminding me that Dan will probably be the one to save him. I HATE WHEN HE IS RIGHT!! CRAP!
  • I like hearing Clay talk about when he first met Nathan and why he decided to represent him. It warms my heart.
  • Damn it. I said I couldn’t take any more Haley tears. Husband is saying, “Don’t cry! Don’t cry!” It’s almost working. Please tell me I’m not the only one getting emotional over her talk with Luke.
  • He’s taking the kids??? That is why he is there?? OMG!!! The tears will not stop!! I was trying to figure out why they weren’t leaving the airport…
  • I am digging the Dan/Julian banter. They are kind of hilarious, no? Who would have thought?
  • Haley!! Please stop crying!! Dan!! Please stop playing the video!! It all just hurts so bad!!
  • Classic Nathan Scott smirk. There is nothing sexier than that smirk. Except maybe choking the crap out of that guy. That is also VERY sexy.
  • Mr. Daniels is not any less creepy. God bless Brooke Davis for what she says to the parole board. Could not love her any more. I wish Haley and Nathan and Lucas could hear her. For Q.
  • Chase leaving actually has me kind of sad. For Chuck and for Chris Keller and for me. I never thought that would happen.
  • Shaking sobs. Haley saying bye to her kids. This is just HARD. So hard. I am ugly crying so grossly. And Jamie hugging Lucas like that. WHY GOD OH WHY!!
  • Husband caught it before I did. That cop! The one I said I didn’t trust switched out the magazine in the gun. SON OF A BITCH! NATHAN!!!
  • Looks like Tree Hill has more than its fair share of villains. Including Chuck’s dad. What a dick.
  • They let that bastard out???? WHAT THE CRAP??? No way. Brooke Davis is going to have to go CRAZY on that ass hole. No doubt. Can’t wait.
  • Haley James Scott is my girl. I cannot even believe she is still standing. I want to hug her and bring her tea and kill everyone who has ever harmed Nathan.

Holy crap, friends. Is it me or do these episodes just keep getting better and better? I cannot believe how amazing this was. Even though I pretty much bawled my eyes out through the whole thing. I can only be thankful that my husband is no longer traveling overseas for work for 6 weeks at a time while this airs. If that were still happening there is no WAY I would be watching this show right now. I am feeling for Haley on a level you do NOT even know. The lady is breaking my heart. And it looks like next week will just get worse in that department.

I would like to thank director Austin Nichols for a job very well done on this episode. I am blown away by the talent of this cast. I would also like to thank who ever decided to put Nathan Scott in that t-shirt for the duration. It fits him very well.

What did you guys think? Were you excited to seek Lucas despite his homeless hair? Did you cry even half as much as I did? Do you want to hug Haley forEVER? I’m off to chug some wine. That one was STRESSFUL!!

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