Week 21. As always, we’re trying to find the most compelling, best acted, written, directed and just generally great scenes that we’ve seen last week.
My choices this week are (in the alphabetical order):
Episode: “And Now His Watch Is Ended”
Date: April 21, 2013
Actors: Emilia Clarke, Ian Glen, Ian McElhinney, Dan Hildebrand, Nathalie Emmanuel
The Scene: Daenerys gets her army
There are some scenes we can call great and then there are some that truly deserve to be called epic. Guess which one is that. For starters, I should say that I rewatched these last minutes of the episode a lot of times. I was so impressed with just how powerful, how breathtaking this scene was! And to be honest I don’t really consider myself the biggest fan of the show, I like it, but there are some aspects of the series that just aren’t really my thing, like for example the extreme brutality or the frequent nudity scenes. So when I say that I absolutely loved this moment, it means a lot.
Daenerys is a really intriguing character. She can be a very sweet, innocent person and then there are times when she seems more powerful and strong willed than most of the characters on the show and can actually be quite scary. In the scene I’ve picked she reveals that she could speak High Valyrian all this time, never needed a translator and heard all the insults directed toward her. She takes the control of the army of the Unsullied, broken, invincible slaves and orders them to kill all their masters. She also uses her beloved dragon to double cross and kill Kraznys, the cruel slaver she despises. And she doesn’t even end there. After the fight, she chooses to free the Unsullied and only asks to stay those who wish to serve her voluntarily. And once everyone decides to stay with the brave heiress, she leads her army toward the unknown. The view that’s definitely hard to forget. Fantastic job by Emilia Clarke and her co-stars and also kudos to all the creators, they did incredible work with this scene!
NOTE: The scene was also picked by Darth Locke, Lucy Perussi, Jamie Coudeville and Pascal Buijnsters as Scene Of The Week!
“What I loved about this scene isn't just Emilia Clarke's ability to go from child-like gracefulness to something exceptionally fierce, but also this scene parallels and amplifies what Dany learned from Khal Drogo when he finally gave her undeserving brother his crown of gold!” Darth Locke
“This scene was so badass. Loved everything about it” Jamie Coudeville
“Daenerys kills Kraznys mo Nakloz and frees the Unsullied slave army. I've never been a big Daenarys fan, she comes off as weak, whiny and entitled. But the reveal that she spoke High Valyrian all along and doubled crosses Kraznys was maybe my favorite Daenarys scene on the show so far. She finally came across as smart and cunning, big step up for me!” Pascal Buijnsters
2. Show: NCIS
Date: April 23, 2013
Actors: Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo
The Scene: Tony and Ziva in the car
This was such a fantastic episode, especially for all the fans of Tony and Ziva. They had a lot of great moments, like the talk in bed, the dance (“One day you will dance with a man who deserves your love”) and many more. But the one that you just can’t miss happens right at the end of the episode.
In this very lovely moment (at least at first) Ziva tells Tony a story from her past about the reason her parents split up, about the new director of the Mossad, Orli and the influence she had on her, wondering whether she could have been a different person without ever knowing this woman. And Tony assures her that he’s very grateful for the person she is now. Then they are holding hands and with the smile on their faces move forward on the road. And just when Ziva’s about to say something (possibly significant or at least sweet), another car hits them. Hard. It doesn’t look good for the two. We are left with the heartbreaking picture of Tony’s bloody hand trying to reach Ziva. The shock I’m sure we all experienced watching the scene is pretty overwhelming. All we can do is hold on tight and hope both Tony and Ziva will be okay. And say what a wonderful work the writers, creators and the talented Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo have done here!
NOTE: The scene was also picked by klutzy girl, Bradley Adams, spartigus15 and Brandon Rowe as Scene Of The Week!
“Well, this is hard to choose but I'll settle for Tony and Ziva holding hands in the car right before the accident.”
“The car crash. I could sort of see it coming, but it still shocked the hell out of me. Seriously.” Bradley Adams
“The car crash with Tony and Ziva! Normally I always see those coming from the camera angles, but I actually jumped. Really looking forward to to the next episode.” Brandon Rowe
3. Show: SUPERNATURAL
Episode: “Pac-Man Fever”
Date: April 24, 2013
Actors: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Felicia Day
The Scene: Charlie says goodbye to Sam and Dean
I absolutely love Charlie! She’s just such a fantastic character, really seems like a little sister the Winchesters never had. And I adore her relationship with both Sam and Dean. She has something in common with each of them and has no problem with getting on with the boys very well. The three of them had a lot of great, funny (the montage!) and emotional scenes in the episode but it’s the one near the end that I enjoyed watching the most. I think it was just so nice of her to try to reassure Sam that he’s gonna be fine and that if there’s anyone that can get through the trials, it’s him. And then with Dean… I could say so much about these two! Absolutely lovely duo and their talk about holding on and letting go was so very like them. Charlie accepting the changes in her life and Dean never giving up on his little brother, hoping for the happy ending this time. But it’s the “I love you. I know” that got me the most. Not only beautiful quote, but a really cool reference. As always fantastic Jensen and Jared are joined here by also very talented Felicia Day. I hope to see more of her!
Also worth mentioning, I love the change in this season with Dean hugging everyone, here in the scene Charlie and then just a moment later, Sam. It just makes him seem a little more hopeful, more emotional in the best possible way. And I love these little moments every single time!
And here’s more of SpoilerTV Team members’ favorite scenes:
1. FROM JIMMY RYAN
Castle, “The Squab and the Quail”, April 22, 2013, Actors: Stana Katic, Nathan Fillion
The Scene: Kate tempts Castle
Stana Katic is one super sexy lady, and her mistress/porn star temptation was hilarious in this week's episode of Castle. I can fully sympathize with Rick, who was hell bent on kicking an Indian gamer's ass - I've been there myself, but how Castle could turn down such an offer from Kate really is beyond me. It was an excellent scene that set the tone for the episode perfectly.
Scandal, “Seven Fifty-Two”, April 25, 2013, Actors: Kerry Washington, Guillermo Diaz
The Scene: Olivia and Huck talk
After a long 3 week break, Scandal was finally back on Thursday night, and as awesome as always. Huck was having a big time breakdown, and the culmination of Quinn, Abby, Harrison, and finally Olivia talking Huck out of his living nightmare was especially good to watch. It's definitely worth crediting Guillermo Díaz (Huck) for his superb acting throughout the episode.
Person Of Interest, “In Extremis”, April 25, 2013, Actors: Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman
The Scene: The final sequence
Like Scandal, POI returned from a 3 week break on Thursday. The anticipation and craving for the finale as well as next season is constantly building. The highlighted scenes for me come right at the end, where we see a muddied Carter and Bear leave the office after moving Det. Stills's body to save Fusco's career (and most probably, his life). Then we see The Machine shutting down its "Primary Operations" before a fade to black. There's not enough room for me to speculate on what will happen in the final 2 episodes of the season, but I'm sure it will blow our minds!
NOTE: The scene was also picked by Darth Locke and Pascal Buijnsters as Scene Of The Week!
“Carter asks Fusco to watch over her desk so she can leave early explaining she had a long night,-then proceeds to walk a muddy Bear through the halls of the Police station. Just briefly, this episode's greatness, including this scene, really relied on the structure and execution of all the final scenes. They were beautifully written and put together.” Darth Locke
“The scene at the end, where Carter walks a muddy bear out of the precinct. We realize she had her partner's back after all. Then, subsequently we see The Machine going offline. That literally gave me goosebumps.” Pascal Buijnsters
2. FROM KLUTZY GIRL
Grey’s Anatomy, “Sleeping Monster”, April 25, 2013, Actor: Justin Chambers
The Scene: Alex realizes he's in love in with Jo. He's come a long way!
3. FROM DARTH LOCKE
Orphan Black, “Conditions Of Existence”, April 27, 2013, Actors: Tatiana Maslany, Michael Mando
The Scene: Alison is confronted by Vic in the parking lot after her kids buy chocolate and she buys surveillance gear.
4. FROM JAMIE COUDEVILLE
Arrow, “Home Invasion”, April 24, 2013, Actors: Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards
The Scene: Felicity reveals that she dyes her hair
The entire conversations was so funny. I love Felicity
The Vampire Diaries, “The Originals”, April 25, 2013, Actors: Nina Dobrev, Daniel Gillies
The Scene: Katherine and Elijah say goodbye
My heart broke. I really like them together and I hope this isn't the last we see of them
5. FROM BRADLEY ADAMS
Arrow, “Home Invasion”, April 24, 2013, Actors: Stephen Amell, J. August Richards
The Scene: The fight between Oliver and Mr Blank. Awesomely done. Whoever the show's fight coordinator hopefully got a pay rise for that.
Nikita, “Self-Destruct”, April 26, 2013, Actors: Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford, Noah Bean
The Scene: Nikita decides to go after Amanda, despite it being just the 6 of them. Awesome scene.
6. FROM SPARTIGUS 15
Grey’s Anatomy, “Sleeping Monster”, April 25, 2013, Actors: Chandra Wilson, James Pickens, Jr.
The Scene: Bailey going off on Chief, she read him like a best novel
Law And Order: SVU, “Girl Dishonored”, April 24, 2013
The Scene: I really like the last scene with everyone in the quad holding signs of everything the rapist and faculty said. It touched me i found it poignant and heart wrenching
7. FROM SYLVIE C
Supernatural, “Pac-Man Fever”, April 24, 2013, Actors: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles
The Scene: Sam start to apologise to Dean about his behavior and Dean shuts him up with a hug.
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