TV Thoughts of the Week: 90210, One Tree Hill, Nikita, and more!

[This post refers to episodes that aired from March 25, 2012 to March 30, 2012]

Hey everybody! Waddup? How was your week? All good? Good. This week I did not put any thoughts in for The Voice because it was a bit boring for me, but that’s not fair to say because I’m not an expert in that whole genre. For all we know, it was amazing. Next week the live performances start, and most probably I won’t be talking about that either  because it’s not cool to judge when I don’t know anything. In terms of other TV, here’s how my week went:

Once Upon a Time, Ep 17 “Hat Trick”

I found this week’s episode quite educational. “Jefferson” is very wise, crazy, but wise. He had no dilly-dally lines. Everything he said was of equal importance and very heavy. He had this whole serious conversation with Emma, and she understood what he was saying and was starting to BELIEVE. I was so glad because that just moving the storyline 10 steps forward, but then turns out she was acting to believe. It was false hope for everyone. At the end though, she totally slipped up and couldn’t help but be curious. The evil queen, in my opinion, was more cruel this episode. First, she asks the retired Mad Hatter for one last job to be done, he says no because he’s realized his family is more important, then she plays with his feelings and gets him to do it and when he finally does she basically tells him that family is more important and he shouldn’t have done it. MEAN! She made him mad (as seen by him going on and on making hats to get him back to his daughter). The whole Regina-Gold thing was very confusing, and will we be seeing Jefferson back?

Talking floating heads are really scary.

Smash, Ep 8 “The Coup”

Smash is back this week with a totally useless episode and a number of things we didn’t even need to see. Examples you ask? We did not have to see Frank singing, because it was just weird. We also did not have to see Ivy and her friends (who have migrated back to her after being all buddy-buddy with Karen) “having fun” in a bowling alley. It sucked. I save the most horrible thing for last though: we certainly did not have to see a bedroom scene with Ellis in it. THAT IS GROSS. Never show me that ever again, please. Derek spent this week trying to go a different route with Marilyn and thought it would be okay with Team Levitt-Houston. He made Karen look like a ghost. Seriously, she was in this white robe-thing and her skin is fair. Add that to the dark hair and red lipstick and you got a ghost-looking person. Tom and Derek screamed at each other for a while, and Eileen kept on getting schooled by her daughter the whole episode. Conclusion of the episode: they need a STAR to play Marilyn. Oh, and before everything happened, Michael came to his senses about the affair and just walked away from it. I’ve gotten tired on commenting on this whole affair business so whatever.

P.S: Derek dawned this long black swivel coat that made him look like he just came out of a Matrix movie.

90210, Ep 20 “Blue Ivy”

Turns out, this week was the season 4 finale for the show. I don’t know why I didn’t realize that sooner. Moving on….Navid came back for Raj’s funeral and he looks so good! He’s all peeved about nobody picking up a phone to update him on what’s going on, and I don’t really blame him. CAST OF 90210, Y U NO CALL NAVID?? Half of the episode was all the stupid shenanigans 90210 pulls all the time, and then the other half was actually good. Naomi, she is just so fun, I think she has the best lines. She’s responsible for half of the shenanigans 90210 makes us watch, but she’s a better character than she was compared to season 1. Oh, and she’s engaged to a rich guy who might lose all his money if he doesn’t get married. First of all, PJ is so last-minute, dude needs to plan ahead. Second of all, Naomi you’ve been with this guy for like 2 weeks. Third of all, I am actually curious to see if they are really each others’ “the one”. Annie knows about PJ’s secret, and Jen allegedly knows too, so that means it’s going to come out. Yay, I can’t wait for that storyline (you can detect the sarcasm right?). Next we have Dixon, who followed his career instead of his girlfriend. Who can really blame him? He’s entitled to chase his dreams. What he didn’t have to do was run off like a coward without facing Ade properly. I don’t really care about Ade, I just wished Dixon would man up already. LIAM FINALLY KICKED VANESSA OUT! Which was great, except for the part where the b*tch stole all his $$$. He got all drunk and depressed, then Silver walked in all sad and vulnerable because she got the letter that she has cancer (right?) and I don’t really need to spell out what happened next. All that means to me is now Silver has been with all the guys in the gang. Here’s the really gritty part of the episode, at the end they show Ivy heading into really dangerous waters that could kill her. My initial reaction was “HOLY CRAP! IVY NO!”, then I rationalized a bit and went all “Does no one play close attention to the person that just lost their husband?? You don’t leave them alone!!” Raj’s fire pit funeral was really beautiful, and Gillian Zinser was great. My last thought is that I hope Caleb sticks around. God knows this group needs a priest to straighten things out.

One Tree Hill, Ep 12 “Anyone Who Had a Heart”

Directed by Sophia Bush, this episode unconsciously brought tears to my eyes. I don’t know if it was the burning boat, or happy family endings, or the fact that Green Lantern was somehow intertwined into the penultimate episode; all I know is that Tree Hill is one step closer to tying up all its loose ends. Mouth & Millie all wrapped up, Skills finally having something to do, and Chase opening his eyes to realize the magic of Tric. Haley is the best person ever. I agree with Brooke, how could she let Nathan out of her sight? I was a bit peeved in the beginning because I really wanted to see Nathan as well, but as we went along and saw how great Haley was about the whole thing, I too believed that Nathan being with Jamie was much needed (Yes, I know that is fiction, but shut up okay). Julian is making ‘An Unkindness of Ravens’ a TV show, and HOW CUTE IS HE TO INSERT HIMSELF IN IT??? And while it would have been more common for him to just call Lucas up and talk to him, I am glad that we got to see Brooke’s point of view/pain about her parents when she was younger. One Tree Hill I tell ya, they are just able to give us things we never even knew we wanted. During the early seasons of OTH, we knew that Brooke basically had absent parents and I always wondered more about it, so I’m glad that it resurfaced. Clay asked Quinn to marry him, which was fitting. I don’t know why I never thought about it, during the episode I actually felt like Mouth would propose to Millie. Anyway, I’m just so happy for that whole family, and I find myself liking Quinn a bit more after she was so cool with the Logan thing. That scene where they were trying to get Logan in the water, and as Clay is trying, Quinn is there in the background with her camera. I love that scene. There’s something so endearing about it. Now I’m going to proceed to geek out about the whole power ring thing. OMG when he took out that power ring, I knew I loved him. Then at the end when the Green Lantern symbol was shown on the tent: aaaaawwwwwwwhhhhh!!!!

P.S: yes i know some people are pretty ticked off that Julian just added himself into the story, and I see how that’s disrespectful of him to do so and it’s not really fair to Lucas – you don’t really add yourself to something that’s already happened and think people will be cool with it. I just choose to look at the brighter side of this, I choose to look at it from his point of view. Plus, Brooke doesn’t seem to mind.

The Vampire Diaries, Ep 18 “The Murder of One”

First thing first, Finn is the worst Original Vampire ever. He can’t do anything. Also, I felt just a bit sad for Sage when she saw Finn die right in front of her eyes. But not to worry, she ended up dying as well! It’s just good etiquette to tie up loose ends, plus she doesn’t have to suffer and can be with Finn in vampire heaven or whatever. Wasn’t it smart of Sage to create a mini vampire army? I don’t like Sage, but I like her decisions. Stakes are the name of the game this episode, and boy do they look good. Stakes from the white oak tree look much better than normal boring stakes. Each one of them had a stake, but they did a big mistake giving one to Alaric. Damon forced him to put his ring back on because they were going to be hunting vampires. This was idiotic because Alaric wasn’t even a part of it, Caroline babysat him then he went home. There was no need for a ring to be put on his finger at all, and now we have one missing stake and only evil alter ego Alaric knows where it is. Do you think he just changed the hiding place or he actually killed someone with it? Back in Klaus’ mansion, Klaus got Bonnie to undo the linkage spell by threatening her. If TVD were a car, its engine would be threatening to kill loved ones. It’s the only reason anyone does anything in Mystic Falls. Love is so dangerous. Right, so Bonnie unlinked the Originals and then had a breakdown (someone should probably tell her that she just saved all the vampires from becoming extinct, might help cheer her up). Stefan traded 8 stakes for Damon’s life, which made Klaus & Rebekah argue because he’s just too used to being alone and all she wants is a family (and her plaything back). The best development of all is that if you kill an original vampire, everyone else they turned dies too. That’s awesome!!! It’s logical and horrible at the same time. They have to figure out which original vampire is connected to Damon & Stefan, and we all know Klaus turned Tyler so this might be a Caroline vs Elena thing? I hope Caroline has a fighting chance, Elena is annoying and always gets what she wants.

Nikita, Ep 18 “Power”

Michael in a suit, the beginning already got off to a good start! I enjoyed this episode so much. Why? It was not confusing. I understood everything that was happening and the big plan of the episode within the first 10 minutes because they were so kind to make it clear. I really appreciated that, and also the episode didn’t leave me with a lot of questions hanging. It was just one of those episodes where everything was at ease, or as ease as Nikita can get. Nikita herself was smiles half of the episode and made lots of funny little comments. Birkhoff, even after 3 seasons, still manages to surprise me with all the things he can do. Mostly because I didn’t really know all of those things were possible. The episode featured many Amanda-Nikita moments. They physically went head to head, and Amanda shot Nikita but was too scared to fire another shot that would kill her so she ran off instead. Then the second time, Amanda locked Nikita in chamber that was getting all the air sucked out of it. They had a heart to heart moment through the glass, then Nikita used Amanda’s weakness to her advantage and escaped the chamber! The coolest part was when the explosive Nikita slid out of the chamber just exploded and pushed Amanda to the side. OMG THAT SCENE WAS EPIC. Amanda just FLEW!! Back in the Zetrov board meeting, Alexandra was making Ari piss his pants and totally got him fired HA-HA. She made this other good scientist guy leader of Zetrov, and now we can finally put that storyline to rest because she has rid Zetrov of evil, yay! While Amanda was out in Russia with her Ari, Percy (a.k.a master manipulator/genius) won back the approval of Divison! And I don’t even know why I’m excited about this. Percy is bad news, but he was fair to want his baby back and to show Divison what Amanda was going to do them. Amanda and Ari have both lost their power (except they have a black box with them), and are now on the run from gogol AND division. Good luck you guys.

Anyone else pick up the distinct noise of Russian music playing in the backgound?

That’s it for the week folks! Thank you for reading and do leave comments below on your opinions and thoughts of the weeks’ episodes.

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