It’s Week 19, not a lot of things too watch for me, hopefully that will change soon.
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My choices this week are (in the alphabetical order):
Episode: “Dark Wings, Dark Words”
Date: April 7, 2013
Actor: Michelle Fairley
The Scene: Lady Stark’s story about Jon Snow
First, I was actually torn between two scenes, this one and meeting Lady Olenna. She just seems like a fantastic character (same for Margaery!) and I loved seeing Sansa getting a chance to say what she (and all of us) thinks about Joffrey. Even though she was so scared. And also, I’m feeling like the things are getting really interesting with the arrival of these new characters to the city. Can’t wait to see what they’re planning. Surely, they got plans.
The reason why I chose this scene instead is probably the fact that it’s the one that just stuck in my head the most. Very memorable scene, story and the performance by the very talented Michelle Fairley. Incredibly moving confession from Lady Stark about her wanting little Jon Snow to die and then not being able to love this motherless child. Made me feel really sorry for her, but even more for Jon. It must be hard to see someone who’s constantly reminding you of your husband’s betrayal, but the poor little boy should never pay a price for it. He didn’t even get a chance. It makes you wonder “what if”. I highly doubt that Lady Stark was right about every tragedy since that time being her fault. But, maybe, just maybe, something could have changed for the better. Unfortunately, it’s too late now to wonder, looks like we’ll never know.
2. Show: PSYCH
Episode: “Deez Nups”
Date: April 10, 2013
Actors: James Roday, Maggie Lawson
The Scene: Shawn telling Juliet the truth
This scene may not be my favorite, but it was just so important for the show that I have to mention it. In an episode so funny, romantic, positive and just great in general, this ending was completely unexpected for most of the fans and hit us hard. Of course, the truth about Shawn not being a psychic had to come out at some point, but it’s this timing that none of us (or at least me) never saw coming. Just when the things were going so great for the show’s main couple… Well, that’s just it, I guess. The creators could not wait any longer, Juliet and Shawn couldn’t make another step forward without this one last problem on their way. I just really hope it won’t take them long to get back together.
About the scene itself, very emotional and really amazing performances by both of the series’ stars. And especially the shout-out for James Roday who was also the director and co-writer of the episode! What a brilliant job he did. I absolutely loved this flashback bit, where Shawn remembers their best moments and makes the decision to tell Jules the truth. Also, the quote: "I'm good at what I do. And what I do is good. Isn't it?" Shawn’s desperation is so sad, but this simple line feels right. Also, nice to see Gus immediately noticing something is wrong , just always being there for his best friend.
The Americans, “Only You”, April 10, 2013 – Gregory’s death
And here’s more of SpoilerTV Team members’ favorite scenes:
1. FROM SHARON SEYMOUR
Hannibal, “Amuse-Bouche”, April 11, 2013
The Scene: The discovery of the "mushroom bodies”
NOTE: The scene was also picked by Dahne and DarkUFO as Scene Of The Week!
Bates Motel, “Trust Me”, April 8, 2013, Actors: Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot
The Scene: Norman tells his brother what him and Norma did
The Americans, “Only You”, April 10, 2013, Actor: Derek Luke
The Scene: Gregory gets killed by the police in the street shootout
NOTE: The scene was also picked by DarkUFO and Pascal Buijnsters as Scene Of The Week!
2. FROM KLUTZY GIRL
Go On, “Urn-ed Run”, April 11, 2013, Actors: John Cho, Matthew Perry, Julie White
The Scene: Steven badly sings a hymn that Janie "loved" and Ryan and Anne start laughing about it.
Nashville, “My Heart Would Know”, April 10, 2013, Actors: Connie Britton, Charles Esten
The Scene: Deacon shows up to the hospital to comfort Rayna and they hug.
The Mindy Project, “Santa Fe”, April 9, 2013, Actors: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina
The Scene: Danny and Mindy hold hands after the plane hits some turbulence.
3. FROM JAMIE COUDEVILLE
Glee, “Shooting Star”, April 11, 2013, Actor: Jane Lynch
The Scene: Sue covers for Becky
Sue has grown so much on this show, I absolutly love her relationship with Becky.
4. FROM DAHNE
The Following, “The Curse”, April 8, 2013, Actor: Sean Quinn Hanley
The Scene: Young Ryan kills the drug addict that murdered his father
NOTE: The scene was also picked by Jimmy Ryan and DarkUFO as Scene Of The Week!
5. FROM DARTH LOCKE
Mad Men, “The Doorway”, April 7, 2013, Actor: January Jones
The Scene: Betty's search for Sandy
Mad Men continues being exceptionally surreal as it furthers last seasons Charles Dickens/Theological-esqu themes in the season 6 premiere! There were so many scenes I loved, but thought this to be one of the most surreal and really plays well to our vein Betty struggling/soul searching to hold onto her youth, as the show is more clearly becoming about facing existentialism (death).
Game Of Thrones, “Dark Wings, Dark Words”, April 7, 2013, Actors: Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Thomas Sangster, Ellie Kendrick
The Scene: Bran meets the Reeds.
Revolution, “The Song Remains The Same”, April 8, 2013, Actor: Giancarlo Esposito
The Scene: Tom Neville escapes while repenting to God for the murders he's about to commit!
NOTE: The scene was also picked by Pascal Buijnsters as Scene Of The Week!
6. FROM BRADLEY ADAMS
NCIS, “Chasing Ghosts”, April 9, 2013, Actors: Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo, Sean Murray
The Scene: Tony goes into the apartment where McGee and Ziva are planning to go after Bodnar. Tony was so shocked, he couldn't even make jokes!
NCIS: LA, “Purity”, April 9, 2013, Actor: Chris O’Donnell
The Scene: Callen drinks the cyanide. It confused me at first as to why he would intentionally poison himself.
Nikita, “Masks”, April 12, 2013, Actors: Shane West, Devon Sawa
The Scene: Michael vs Owen (Sam) fight. Really good.
7. FROM PASCAL BUIJNSTERS
Game Of Thrones, “Dark Wings, Dark Words”, April 7, 2013, Actors: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gwendoline Christie
The Scene: Brienne besting Jaime in the swordfight on the bridge
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