We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about lotsa shows including NCIS: Los Angeles/Hawai’i, Barry, The Flash, Yellowjackets, Fire Country and more!
1 | Why didn’t Fire Country‘s Bode ask to be drug tested again to try to prove his innocence? Also, since Sleeper was still at camp at the time of the actual drug test — here he is in a screenshot, at the line to pee! — why did Manny insist that there was no way he could have tampered with Bode’s test?
2 | For all the build-up (and give the big-picture significance) of Jennifer Esposito’s Blue Bloods return, were you expecting more of Jackie than you got?
3 | Amid Succession‘s cavalcade of returning guest stars this week, which recurring character were you most surprised not to see at Logan’s funeral? Did you notice that Brian Cox’s real-life wife Nicole Ansari-Cox played Logan’s other mistress Sally-Ann, who joined Marcia, Caroline and Kerry in the front row at his funeral? Plus, didn’t Shiv suddenly look a lot more pregnant this week, despite the fact that this takes place the day after last week’s election episode? Finally, wasn’t president-elect Mencken improbably walk-right-up-and-say-hello accessible at the funeral reception?
4 | Was this week’s penultimate episode of the increasingly dark and harrowing Barry the first one in ages where it felt like we were watching an actual comedy series? But at the same time, why would a highly skilled interrogator like Jim Moss leave Barry alone and not secure him enough to prevent him from escaping?
5 | On Sunday’s Yellowjackets, what if no one had picked the queen from the deck? Would they just have kept choosing until someone did? And while we’re hesitant to too harshly criticize the thought process of starving teenagers, wouldn’t the whole thing have been more efficient if they’d only used as many cards as they had people in the circle?
6 | On NCIS: For an overcrowded prison, wasn’t the cafeteria pretty empty? And how the heck did Torres get the serial number off Yuri’s cell after glancing at it for three seconds?? Lastly, in retrospect, what was that “Tiva” tease all about, Michael Weatherly?
7 | Did NCIS: Hawai’i kinda gloss over how Whistler got from downtown Caracas to a remote compound, yet still needed to steal a car once she got there? Speaking of transportation logistics, fun as it was to see NCIS: Los Angeles‘ Sam save the day, how on Earth did he happen to be in Venezuela so soon after Jane’s abduction, when Morocco is at best a 15-hour flight away?
8 | Heartstopper fans, were you more excited to see first-look photos from Season 2 — or to see that they included Tao without his much-mocked hairdo?
9 | Wait a second: Did The Voice‘s Chance the Rapper really stay seated after Alex Newell’s electrifying performance of “Independently Owned”? The nerve! Did the show jinx Blake Shelton by retiring his iconic jean jacket before Season 23’s winning artist was announced? And has there ever been a more shocked reaction to a victory than that of Team Niall Horan’s Gina Miles?
10 | Superman & Lois fans, did you have heart eyes during Lois and Clark’s final scene at the end of this week’s episode?
11 | Shouldn’t the FBI team have called in Criminal Minds‘ BAU unit, once they realized they were dealing with a serial killer? (Must we think of every crossover?!)
12 | We don’t mean to be materialistic. But given how close Ted Lasso‘s Jamie and his mom are, and the obscene amounts of money he’s made over the years, wouldn’t you think she’d have a much bigger house? Also, why wouldn’t Jamie have gotten his mom tickets to the game so she didn’t have to watch on TV?When some of the Greyhounds showed up at Taste of Athens to get Nate back, did any of you first suspect that it was all a dream Nate was having? Finally, with her appearance as Ted’s mother, is Freaks and Geeks and Girls veteran Becky Ann Baker now the undisputed queen of TV moms?
13 | While much has been made of Michelle Yeoh’s Everything Everywhere All at Once co-star Ke Huy Quan also having a role in Disney+’s American Born Chinese, was arguably the real treat spotting Crazy Rich Asians‘ Lisa Lu (Ah Ma!!!) as the mom’s healer?
14 | Chicago Med fans, how relieved were you when Hannah said “there’s no way” anything romantic is happening between her and Dean Archer?
15 | Survivor‘s Carson spent loads of time practicing the show’s various puzzles at home, but shouldn’t he have also practiced how to make fire? And what did you find most touching: Lauren’s big goodbye speech, Carolyn’s honesty about her childhood and addiction, or Yam Yam helping Carson in his time of need?
16 | On The Flash, didn’t Iris’ hair and makeup look a bit perfect for someone who just gave birth? And did the end of the series finale, with Barry creating new speedsters, remind you of Buffy‘s series ender?
17 | How could Riverdale‘s Betty, in the year 1955, have childhood memories of playing Operation with Archie when the board game wasn’t released until 1965?
18 | Last week’s The Other Two, this week’s Mayans MC…. which underrated gem will Dana Delany appear on next?
19 | Selling Sunset viewers: Wouldn’t you love to be privy to the complicated rubric regarding when Romain is, and is not, subtitled?
20 | What is with Citadel‘s obsession with upside-down shots? And did the finale twists pique your interest for Season 2? Or did you frankly predict them?
Hit the comments with your answers — and any other Qs you care to share!
16. Yup, the ending definitely invoked Buffy, but I think Chester’s near death/power generator was what was supposed to invoke Wesley’s death in the Angel finale, but also just reminded me of Doctor Donna in Journey’s End. I could not figure out the Lost or The Office inspiration Eric Wallace talked about. If anyone wants to help, feel free
Wondering the same. I am a huge fan of Lost and watched it multiple times. I did not see any Lost inspiration in the Flash finale.
Trying to understand anything Eric Wallace does is futile, his 3 seasons as showrunner are the worst ones, the writing became terrible by the end. I cant believe that the big bads that Barry worked so hard in previous seasons to defeat were so easily defeated by the sidekicks (and i still can’t believe that Eric and his team really thought someone cared about Chuck and Allegra)
Well, Eric Wallace was one of Allegra’s creators, so of course he thought Chuck/Allegra needed to take up as much time as it did.
16. If Barry could choose speedsters, why didn’t he give it to Iris? Since she already had experience. Not like she’s going to be a stay at home mom running the Citizen.
One of the reasons Barry gave to making new speedsters was that he wanted them not to be from his family, which would rule out Iris.
12. Jamie would’ve definitely bought his Mum a house (and tickets) but they didn’t so they could show the Roy Kent (and Keeley!) poster is the only reason I could think of. I guess we’ll just have to assume he wanted to but she turned down Jamie’s money.
15. Carson did say during the final episode that he was very good at fire at home, but that he was struggling and thought it was related to the pressure and self-confidence
6 >> Torres is obviously an extra special agent when it comes to reading serial numbers
10 >> Very sweet
2. And she always had a cap on! She was outdoors a lot for some reason – always thought she had great hair – a missed opportunity!
1-I can find a few common sense errors on almost every episode of that show
2-yes! But that whole episode fell flat for me
15-carson is probably kicking himself now
2- Absolutely. It was probably meant for fans like me that think Danny & Jackie are a much better team and have more chemistry than Danny and Maria. Now we know they will get them together next season or when ever tv shows come back.
12 – yes, why wasn’t she at the game?! I thought maybe Keeley would tell Rebecca and she could sit in their box at the game together
14 – Me thinks the lady doth protest too much….. unfortunately. Just the thought of Dean and Hannah in a relationship makes me want to scream in horror.
3. Stewy was noticeably absent from the funeral. Only because I’m pretty sure he’s Kendall’s best friend.
12. The house thing I get that they wanted to show where his from and his childhood bedroom so I’m willing to assume she refuses his money as she’s happy where she is, but having them watch from home when he is playing in his hometown seemed like a weird choice and didn’t really add anything to the story like them being in the childhood home did.
It’s a little late to have logic issues with Riverdale. 😆😆😆
14 – Oh, I think there’s something there! I think they’re actually kind of good together, better than Hannah and Sean would be. But Steven Weber still is listed only as a guest star in the credits, so who knows.
They do have some good chemistry. With Will leaving, maybe he becomes a regular cast member.
17. She also got her hands on a book that wouldn’t be released for a few years.
6. I learned a long time ago to totally ignore anything that Michael Weatherly says. Tiva is done and finished and has been for a while. Time to move on folks.
It has gotten to the point where I think MW is being cruel to the people that want it to happen. You cannot rule anything out completely when it comes to trying to attract viewers so if it happens it happens. At the same time I don’t see how it could come out any better than Jackie’s return in the season finale of Blue Bloods.
9. Limiting fans to one vote per email address — before they could vote for as many singers as they wanted — makes it harder for one coach or genre to dominate the show.
That’s a major step toward fairness on a show that frankly hasn’t given a crap about fairness, insisting on using instant saves the put West Coast contesants at a major disadvantage and doling out saves and steals in a manner that makes it impossible for half of the singers to snag one.
And the timing of the voting change was curious, coming in Blake’s last season, with him on the cusp of his 10th victory as coach.
If the vote was as close as Carson Daly indicated — the closest margin in the show’s history, he claimed — it’s quite possible Gina Miles’ victory was a result of that rule change because Blake fans couldn’t vote for both Grace West and Noivas.
10.Always. Their relationship is written and portrayed beautifully by Tyler and Elizabeth
12. Maybe Jamie’s mum doesn’t go to his games because that’s more of his dad’s thing and they may have thought he would be there, being a jerk.
2 – I think overall the episode was one of the weaker ones for me this season. It gave me the impression that it was designed to have bits cut and replaced depending on if Blue Bloods was renewed for another season or not. In the end the episode felt hollow and lackluster.
16. Yes, the ending of The Flash did remind me of the ending of Buffy. I hated it then. I hated it now.
17: Does anyone in Hollywood actually does all of their research before writing these things?
The Equalizer – As if Robyn, a highly trained former CIA agent would need to ask “scopolamine, what’s that?” I so hate dumb writing!
5- well we learned that answer with the season finale
12-Remember this takes place in England, and we shouldn’t american-ize it. His mum is still living where Jamie grew up & just maybe she wants to still live there. I’m pretty sure he takes real good care of his mum. And who knows, maybe she prefers watching from home. Not every star has to have a million dollar home for his family or go crazy like some Americans with their money. Maybe memories & a real home are worth more.
Number 2, heck yes! I was hoping to see more of her character and also a bit more of the three of them yakking over past cases etc.