SMASH 2×09: One too many leather jackets

Smash - Season 2

SMASH 2×09 – The Parents 4/2/13

I’m back with my SMASH recap this week! Tuesday’s episode “The Parents” easily could have been called: The case of the mistaken leather jacket“.

This week starts off with Karen and Jimmy all happy, making coffee and cuddling when Karen’s dad makes a surprise visit and shows up at her apartment. Karen freaks out and makes Jimmy go down the fire escape. I actually loved the first ten minutes of the show. Jeremy Jordan couldn’t have been more adorable and I actually LIKED Jimmy in this scene. Finally, he’s all happy (and makes everyone around him happy) and he got himself a nice girl. (Which is good, because he needed to chill with the attitude and tough guy stuff).

Karen lets her dad in and he see’s enough back and leather jacket sneaking down the fire escape to feel mortified and worry about his kid for the next ten years.

Over at Bombshell, Ivy arrives at rehearsals and Tom and Julia drop a bombshell of their own on Ivy, letting her know that Norma Jean’s mother Gladys, had been cast. Unfortunately for Ivy they cast her mother, Leigh Conroy (Guest star Bernadette Peters). In that moment, the woman herself pops up and everyone is attempting a “Yay!” Ivy and Leigh try to be so nice to each other that there is a lack of acting and feelings like Marilyn and her mother had toward each other. Tom whines to Julia that: They’re turning Norma Jean and Gladys into the Gilmore Girls!!”

(Best show reference ever. Throw in some coffee and then it’ll get real interesting.)

Bobby and all the other cast and crew think the same thing while witnessing Leigh and Ivy attempt their scenes: This is boring. I want my catfight already!”

Finally Tom gets some real acting out of Ivy and Leigh by getting them to go down painful memory lane. Leigh talking about Ivy’s childhood obesity and Ivy saying how her mother always brought her down and never said much encouragement to her. Ivy tells her mother the last most painful comment that “at least the best of my career is still ahead of me.”

Ivy and Leigh’s battle of the words finally ends with them having some emotion with their lines and singing and performing a great scene of “Hang the Moon”. As much as this made me want to cry, It didn’t affect Ivy and she tells Leigh that she won’t need her anymore.

Womp Womp Womp….

Back at Hit List, Karen performs her own version of “Broadway Here I Come”. I’d like to buy this on iTunes. Someone make this happen and no one gets hurt. Derek walks in and cuts off Karen WHY and Daddy Cartwright claps and beams like a happy dad. As proud as Karen’s dad is, he can’t help wondering why she would quit a Broadway play like Bombshell to go and end up singing with Jimmy and Ana in a dark grimy theater. (It has character, man.)

Karen tells her that he should trust her and the play is really good. Derek walks over to talk to Mr Cartwright and Karen’s dad notices Derek’s leather jacket. He puts the fire escape boy he saw earlier that morning, and Derek’s jacket together as the guy who snuck out his little girls window. Suddenly, Mr Cartwright has a lot of dislike toward Derek Wills. Now it seems Derek took Karen away from a huge Broadway show to a lesser version of it, AND snuck out his daughter’s apartment..

That darn leather jacket fooled us again!!!

On the way to rehersals, Jimmy skips goes to work in a great mood, but stops in fear because the guy that we saw previously in the beginning of the season who beat up Jimmy is roaming the streets like the gross creepy dealer he is.

*Jimmy sees bad dude*

Me:RUN MAN

Mom:turn around

Me:RUN DONT LOOK BACK

Mom: keep going!

My mom and I are involved with our tv shows.

The bad guy finds Jimmy at Rehersals and tells him that Jimmy owes him $8000 from their previous interactions and then his debt with him is cleared. Um, can some mobster just get the junkie guy? I’m pretty sure if you shook the guys hand, he’d literally be grimy. Good acting, dude.

Later that night at the fundraiser, Karen sings “Broadway Here I come” again for a much larger crowd. While watching Karen sing, Derek walks up next to her dad. Mr Cartwright glances at Derek and causually says to Derek: “Nice Jacket…” and Derek replies with a confused “Thank you..”

Ana gets to do a quickly pulled together performance in character as her role as “The Diva” singing: “Reaching Out for You” while doing some aerial stunts. I really loved this song and I hope Krysta Rodriguez gets to sing more in the next couple of episodes!

While everyone is watching Ana perform, Jimmy tries to find some pricey goods hiding in the coat racks. He finds a nice gold watch, but Derek catches him. I have to ask, who carries a gold watch in a case around with them. You rich people want to share a little?

Jimmy, instead of being all like: “Hey man, back off.. this is my watch pfft” He breaks down and literally asks for Derek’s help and tells him he’s in trouble and that he needs to pay an $8000 debt to grimy boy. Derek agrees to give him the money. I see this as a huge step up for Jimmy Collins, being responsible for his actions. Derek and Jimmy are interrupted by the coat holder guy and Derek notices Jimmy’s jacket. When the guy asks them what they’re doing, Derek replies: “Just fetching our coats. Oh look, they match..”

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I love that British man. I have to say, Derek Wills is a pretty decent guy if he gives a kid he’s only known for a few months (who obviously hasn’t been that nice to him) $8000…

MARRY MEEEEE DEREK.

Later, Jimmy takes the money over to the guy and his debt is finally paid off. Just before Jimmy leaves, Grimy offers Jimmy some to go baggies of drugs.

Drug dealer: you want some for the road?

Jimmy: ….

Mom: NO NO NO DON’T DO IT

Jimmy: YAYYYY DRUGS!!

Me: I quit.

Also, Grimy comments on Jimmy’s last name: “Have a good one, Collins. It’s Collins, now, right?”

Maybe Jimmy is a wrongly accused murderer on the run from his old life. I’d like to think behind the hard, cold mean front he gives, is a nice Broadway singing boy wrapped in enigma, wrapped in a leather jacket.

Eric, the main executive of Hit List talks to Julia at the fundraiser about being the shows dramaturg. Julia agrees happily to be apart of Hit List. I really don’t know how I feel about this. I love Julia, but I wanted my shows to be somewhat separate. We’ll see how this all works out…

After his meet up with the drug dealer, Jimmy meets up with Derek, Karen and her dad. Jimmy and Karen walk off to be all couple-y and staring into each others eyes, while Derek gets Mr Cartwright a cab. Roger apologizes for accusing Derek that he was the guy that snuck out of his little girls apartment “like a boy” and looks to Jimmy. Derek Wills finally see’s that Jimmy and Karen are secretly together and then the poor british man’s heart breaks. Let me love you. (Also, while watching the scene with Derek and Mr Cartwright, I saw a few months ago promotional photos of Karen crying and Derek holding her.. I seriously thought in that scene that her dad was going to get run over by a taxi. There’s a plot twist for you.)

BTW Daddy Cartwright: Derek Wills does not sneak out and down a fire escape. He would sit there like a true british gentleman and sip his Coffee tea.

Side note: Derek has this look of astonishment about finding out that Jimmy and Karen are dating. I thought when he figured out the coat thing, he realized they were dating??

I hope you all enjoyed this recap. Feel free to write your comments and opinions about the show and characters. Be nice to Jimmy just a little.. Put your knifes down. I see you twitter people.. I see you.

This Saturday (4/6/13) starts the switch for SMASH to show on Saturdays now. People are now calling it #Smashturdays and it’s not cancelled. ;)

In the previews we see Jimmy, Karen and Derek all involved in a confrontation over who loves her the most. Jimmy also tells Karen that Derek told him to stay away from her and she’s not too happy that discovery. But in another clip, we finally FINALLY see Derek tell Karen that he LOVES cares about her. I’m really nervous for Saturday because I am too involved with my tv shows.. and no, I don’t plan to get help.

-Lexi

UPDATE: Help Leslie Odom Jr aka Sam in SMASH to reach his goal of $30,000 to debut his own album! We have a little under two weeks left. He needs about $8000 to reach his goal! Check out his site: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/leslieodomjr/leslie-odom-jr-debut-album-project

SMASH season two: Broadway, baby.

SMASH 2x07 - Musical Chairs

SMASH 2×07 – Musical Chairs

So, I try to be a writer and I really love it. I obviously don’t keep this updated and i’ve been wanting to recap Smash but here we are like 7 episodes in and NADA. I did watch last Tuesday’s episode “Musical Chairs” and I loved it. It actually got me to my computer to write this. Honestly, I’ve loved every episode of SMASH. I want there to be some GOOD reviews out there instead of the mean crap that everyone and their mothers write about. Why don’t all you media people focus on the good things from Smash, like how Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty, and Jeremy Jordan are all singing angels. Not to mention some of the many other talented cast members. So many Broadway dreamers and musically inspired people love that there is a show about the creative side of the world. I would rather watch Smash every week than having to put up with reality tv like Jersey Shore. Smash gives us completely new and fun music every week. I have never heard voices so perfect. I also threw all my itunes money on these people and I don’t regret it.

So far season two has been amazing. It started off with the end of Boston previews of Bombshell. Karen, Derek, Julia, Tom and Eileen as the fab five and all about perfecting Bombshell and booking a huge Broadway theater. Karen moved out of her old apartment and ditching Dev to the curb permanently. Karen moves in with an old friend Ana. I like Ana already, she’s kind of spunky and fun. Unfortunately Derek isn’t having a good time. Being the womanizer he is, Derek’s past actions and a few relationship rumors finally caught up to him. Everyone is saying that Derek has been harassing a lot of women and the media is having a field day with tormenting him. This causes Derek to hang out at the bar more than usual and has drunken visions of Karen, Ivy, and the other girls he’s been with, toying with him. (Derek Wills if anything, has really good fantasy daydreams. They usually include a wind fan. Who doesn’t love having their hair dramatically flowing in wind?)

Derek has been showing Karen the world, and by world I mean apparently Broadway plays. He takes her to a new show starring the Famous Ronnie Moore played by guest star Jennifer Hudson. Karen gets to meet her and tells Ronnie how much she’s inspired her and afraid that if the work isn’t good, she’ll get over looked.

Ronnie gives her some great sassy wisdom:

“Someone’s always waiting to take you down honey, but if the works good, they won’t be able to.”

Eileen decides to throw a party to celebrate that they booked a theater for Bombshell. At the party, Karen and Ronnie sing a duet, and everyone loves them. Derek pulls Karen aside and tells her that he was feeling bad earlier and but she made him feel better. Karen tells Derek that she is her muse and the two share longing glaces and almost kiss… but Ivy interrupts them before the kiss can even happen. Excuse me, I need a moment to regain my thoughts and compose myself.

Karen and Ivy haven’t been friends ever since (The beginning of the show) Ivy slept with Dev. Of course Ivy didn’t know that she was sleeping with Karen’s now ex-boyfriend. Ivy’s done some bad stuff like sabotage rehearsals so she could have Karen’s solo and just be rude to her because she felt threatened, but I actually like Ivy and she really just needs a good support system and a few hugs. Ivy and Karen aren’t friends but they’re being nice to each other and I’d like to see them be in a play together as leads. I still don’t know why Karen AND Ivy couldn’t play Marilyn. Ivy is more Marilyn toward the end of her life while Karen is the beginning of Marilyn’s career. I don’t write this show unfortunately. Ivy and Karen have slowly become less enemies and more friendly. Don’t mistake this as that they’re suddenly going to have a sleepover and share Broadway tips.

Eileen has been getting money for Bombshell from her sketchy hot boyfriend, Nick. Jerry Rand found out about where the money was coming from with help from Ellis Boyd and decided to use the information against Eileen and temporarily close the show. When I watched this in the premiere I was extremely depressed. I have all the bombshell music on my phone like a nerd and I felt like Derek and saying: But Bombshell was my baby!!

Karen and Derek meet up, feeling depressed and talk about if they have any ideas for a new project, keep in touch. Apparently the music gods were listening because while Karen was moping in a bar at 1 am she meets Kyle and Jimmy. (Played by Andy Mientus and Jeremy Jordan).

Kyle tells Karen that he and Jimmy are working on a play called “Hit List”. Jimmy plays “Broadway Here I come” (its probably one of the best songs I have ever heard in my life.)

Karen calls Derek and says she found “Something Else.” This soon starts the beginning of a beautiful idea. Slowly Derek gets on board with the concept of Jimmy and Kyle’s play by directing it and he decides to try and get their play some attention.

Side-note: Can we talk about Jeremy Jordan for a minute. I literally fell in love with him this summer when I heard him sing a 10 second clip of Broadway here I come and then I watched him in “Joyful NoiseI learned that he’s an amazing singer and has been in a lot of Broadway plays. He is my new favorite. I’ve never heard a voice like his and I really want someone to challenge him to a sing off because i’m quite certain he will leave you in the dust. Andy Mientus is probably the most adorable human being on the planet. I really love him in general and his character Kyle, is just as sweet and adorable. Kyle is definitely a character you really can’t hate even if you tried. I wish I was best friends with Kyle. I really love these two additions to the show and I want them to stay around.

Jerry stops by Eileen’s and makes her a deal that he will fund bombshell and but he has to be the producer. As happy as everyone is about Bombshell being back on, no one is looking forward to having to deal with Jerry. They’re all stressed and annoyed about Jerry being in charge, especially Derek. After being antagonized from Tom and Jerry about how he was directing the show, he gets pushed one too many times and tells them that he quits. Now seeing every version of Derek Wills in this show, I would have loved to see a more dramatic and maybe a little bit meaner exit. This almost seemed like a tame and just normally ticked off guy. Remember that time Derek almost beat up Tom..?

Karen and Tom try to make their new partnership work. Unfortunately it just doesn’t work out. Karen tells Tom that she’s not his Marilyn, Ivy is. Karen quits Bombshell and decides to be a part of Hit List. I thought I would be really upset over this but I am completely 100% cool with it. I love Ivy as Marilyn too, but I’ve fallen in love with Hit List and the whole storyline of it. Later, Eileen finds out that Jerry is still the same backstabbing person that he’s been known to be and finds a way to kick Jerry out, and make her return as producer with help from her daughter and Julia.

On the Hit List side of things, Derek isn’t used to the old fashioned ways of making a non broadway, broadway play. He learns that you don’t have to use fancy computers and graphics to have a good show. Jimmy (the awesome backup dancers) and Karen preform “I heard your voice in a dream”

(This is literally my favorite song this season. Let’s all give the backup dancers a round of applause because they MAKE the song and it goes really good with Jimmy’s singing.)

Ana was a temporary stand in for karen while she was working for Bombshell, but now that Karen is officially the female lead, Ana wants a good part. She wants the Diva role. Finally, she decides to stand up to derek and perform “If I were a boy” and Dramatically walks on the bar. I love this chick. Who wouldn’t want to sing and dance on the bar? We could be friends. Derek sees her potential and officially Ana is now the diva. Jimmy and Karen have had so many ups and downs lately with each other. Jimmy is this temperamental junkie with a really good singing voice and Karen is this girl who’s finally realized who she is and I can see why she keeps giving Jimmy chances. She wants to fix him. I would want to fix him. I keep saying I would never give Jimmy a chance but to be honest I probably would. Would I still be hanging around as long as Karen? No. I have a limit of attitude and dumbness. Karen asks Jimmy if he likes her and he says yes but she mean does he really like her. He avoids the question and Karen fed up, asks Derek to take her home. Derek wants to go out to get another drink with Karen but she politely declines and i’m really tired of these two not being together. Life hates me. When Karen gets back to her apartment, Derek rings her doorbell and she goes to walk outside It’s not Derek, and its none of than Jimmy. Then they start kissing and making out on the table and i’m pretty sure Ana is saying, “Not on my table…”

Oh, Jimmy. I don’t know what to do with you, honestly. Finally, we’ll get some more backstory on Jimmy and why he’s such a uh… rude, attractive, hot human. Don’t get me wrong I would totally make out with Jeremy Jordan, too. He’s really pretty. But.. that’s not the point here. Jimmy needs to get himself together quick if he wants to actually have a successful play.

Well, this some of the first episodes of Season Two and I know i’ve missed a lot of my favorite things and important things but this was just an overview and I wanted to get the basic things that have happened. If you have any comments feel free to comment below. Also, the week of April 1st – April 7th there will be two episodes of SMASH that Tuesday and SATURDAY. IT IS NOT CANCELLED. NBC will move Smash to saturday’s after that week until the season finale. Please get all your friends to watch this show. I really love it and the music. Hope you enjoyed this!

Side notes that have also happened this season:

  • Jennifer Hudson’s “I can’t let go”
  • Ivy’s new play
  • Kyle got a boyfriend
  • (Jimmy needs a hug and possibly some addiction help group sessions)
  • Tom and Sam split up
  • Ivy and Karen are sort of friends now

OUAT 2×01: “You found us..”

Once Upon a Time season two finally premiered last night and i’m so glad it’s finally back on. The premiere was full of long lost family member reunion hugs, happy tears, dementors, and a very hot Josh Dallas being called Grandpa.  I’m still in the aftershock of it all!!

It starts off with a man in NYC making his way to his apartment and all the street signs and objects in his room are clues. Why I love writers Adam and Eddie so much, they put little clues in everywhere. When the mystery man tries to close his window from the rain, a honing pigeon drops a post card in his hands and then we see it says: “Greetings from Storybrooke!” Maybe this man couldn’t get into Storybrooke before, because of the curse. Now that Emma has broken it, I’m certain we’ll see him very soon.

Off in FTL two men on horseback go to a land that we haven’t seen before and try and save a princess. The man goes over to the princess and kisses her, making her wake up! We realize that this is Prince Phillip ( Played by the totally hot British Julian Morris) and he has awaken Princess Aurora (Played by Sarah Bolger)

Back in Storybrooke, Snow and Charming are still together (THANK GOD.) and run off to find out what happened.  Snow and Charming find Ruby, Granny, and the 7 dwarfs and they have a hug fest that makes me want to run around and hug random people. Snow tells them all that it’s time for her to find her daughter. Emma comes up behind them and and tells them: “So it’s true…”

Snow looks at her newly discovered daughter and simply says: “You found us…”

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Charming, walks over to Emma and goes to hug her and as soon as he holds her, he realizes that it’s his daughter.

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Henry: Grandpa?
David: I suppose so, kid.

PASS THE TISSUES, PLEASE.

Snow and charming try and talk to Emma, about everything, but Emma isn’t ready to talk about much yet. The Blue Fairy appears and tells everyone that magic has returned. But the question still remains, why are they still in Storybrooke? Suddenly a mob starts running down the street and Archie tells them that they’re going to kill Regina. Emma tells them that Regina’s not responsible for the curse, Gold is. If Regina has her powers, many people could die. They all run off to try and stop Regina.

When they all go to Regina’s they realize that she doesn’t have powers, and instead of killing her, they’ll lock her up to protect everyone and herself.

In FTL Phillip’s guard sees something and BAM up pops out of the ground a dementor!! Okay, it’s not a dementor, but it’s a cousin of one!! Phillip tries to kill the thing and only slices off its necklace. Phillips guard tells them that they should leave the land and luckily they didn’t get marked by the creature named Wraith. Aurora asks who the guard is and then we discover that he is a she, named Mulan. Aurora is put off by her being a girl but doesn’t make a big deal about it. When Aurora and Phillip go to leave, Phillip sees that the medallon marked his hand with the symbol and means that they wraith will come to kill him but hides it from Aurora. later, Phillip makes a camp and tells Aurora that hes going to get wood for a fire but when he walks off he sheds a single manly tear and im pretty sure he’s not coming back.

 In Storybrooke, Gold unlocks something from one of his chests and he pulls out the same medal the creature had on! He goes into the woods and uses his rumplestiltskin dagger and summons the wraith to Storybrooke. Gold goes to see Regina and brands her hand with the mark from the medallion. The mark means that she will suffer a fate worse than death. The wraith will come and find her and suck out her soul. Lovely.

I am actually feeling really bad for Regina, and I have no clue why.See as 30 mins ago I was cool with her leaving or dying. I blame Henry and him being all “She’s still my mom” telling them not to kill Regina.

Emma, David, and Mary Margaret get ready to go to Golds but Mary Margret asks Emma if she’s even happy that she found them and that MM wants to talk to Emma, because they’ve talked before but not knowing who they really were.

Emma tells them that of course shes glad she found them, but for 28 years she was alone. Mary Margaret tells her that she did it to give her, her best chance or she would have been cursed. Emma tells them that even though she would have been cursed, they would have been together. If Emma isn’t ready to be their child, I volunteer. Look how happy they are. Josh Dallas can hug me any time.

When they get to Golds, Emma demands to know why Gold tricked her. Gold being a smart evil genius says that she got what she wanted and that he brought magic back. Suddenly Storybrooke starts shaking and exploding and a dementor  Wraith starts flying around. Emma, MM, and Charming all leave to try to get somewhere safe.

Belle comes in and tells Gold that he lied to her. He twists words and hurts everyone. Not impressed by him, she decides to leave. Dude, what did you expect. I’d totally dump you.

In FTL Aurora notices that Phillip isnt back and Mulan tells him that he was marked by the wraith and that he’s going to die. Mulan tells Aurora that shes going to go find him and runs off. Aurora finds Mulan and tells her that shes going to help get Phillip back whether Mulan likes it or not. Phillips calls to the wraith and Mulan offers to sacrifice her life for his but he declines her offer. Aurora tells him that she can’t live with out him and he says he can’t either. He turns his head a little and says he loves you to Aurora and Mulan. The Wraith comes and kills Phillip.

In Storybrooke, Regina’s in her cells and the lights start flickering and the wraith goes in and attacks Regina. Mary Margaret’s Snow White side kicks in and the girl uses hairspray and a light to create a mini blow torch. The wraith leaves but it isnt dead. Regina and the family join forces to get the wraith and trap it in another world, so they use Jefferson’s hat.

Regina tries to get the hat to work while David tries and distracts the wraith. Regina cant get the hat to work, Emma puts her hand on Regina’s arm and suddenly the hat comes alive and the portal opens. Just as the wraith comes for Regina, Emma pushes her out of the way and the wraith goes in the portal. The wraith grabs on to Emma’s leg and pulls her in too. Mary Margaret screams and tells David she’s not leaving her again, and jumps in with her. David jumps to go into the portal but it closes just as he tries to jump in.

EXCUSE ME, WRITERS. YOU JUST SEPARATED THE BEST FAMILY EVER. 28 YEARS IS ENOUGH. Now his wife and daughter are gone AGAIN. Now Josh Dallas cues up the angry tears that i’m quite positive are worse than his sad tears. Leave the man alone.

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David tells at Regina, asking if theyre alive and the man gets angry. We’ve never seen him angry and It’s hard to watch because the man is crying and did I mention its not fair. Give him his family back. Charming tells Regina he should have killed her when he had the chance, Regina suddenly has magic and pins Charming against the wall. EXCUSE ME, WHEN DID YOU GET MAGIC. Dont hurt him. His face is the moneyyyyy!

Regina tells him that she should have killed him when she had the chance. Regina just as she is about to kill Charming by pulling his already crushed and family adandoned heart, Henry asks her what shes doing.

Henry tells his mom that if she truly does love him that he needs to leave the whole town and himself alone, Regina asks who henry is going to live with and David says he’ll live with him.

ALL THE HENRY-GRANDPA FEELINGS!

Belle goes back to see Gold. He tells her that he shouldnt be with her. He’s still a monster. She tells him that’s  exactly the reason she’s staying, to help him.

David and Henry get back to Mary Margarets place and Henry, sad, stares at the picture of Emma and MM. David tells Henry that he’ll get them back. “I will find them. I will always find them.”

In FTL Mulan tells Aurora that there are more evil things in the land and that they have to find there way to the save haven. Before they leave, they hear something rustling under the rubble. When they go over to the debris, Aurora asks Mulan what was hiding. Mulan tells her that its the reason Phillip is dead. The wraith brought it with it. ITS NONE OTHER THAN MARY MARGARET AND EMMA.

I hope everyone enjoyed Last nights episode. Who do we think the mystery guy at the beginning is? Will Emma and Mary Margaret make it back to Storybrooke?

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-Lexi

SMASH: Is it 2013 yet?

So if you haven’t watch the show SMASH yet, I highly recommend it. It’s everything. Dancing, singing, drama, and an amazing Katharine McPhee. Season two starts supposedly in early February and I am so ready for it to be back on. Unlike all my other shows where it’s been a 6 month hiatus, im currently going to have to wait a full ten months. You’re super cruel, NBC. Anyway, I will be recapping it, so be on the look out. ;)

ONCE UPON A TIME: magic is coming

Once Upon a Time comes back on next week to start up season two and I couldn’t be happier. I will be recapping again this season and I’m super excited.

I also promise to recap the whole season. I started in the middle of the season last season, and I wish I would have started sooner. So be prepared for next week because….
“Magic is coming.”

 

 

Pretty Little Liars & Once Upon a Time

So I write recaps for TheVRO.com and starting back on September 30th I will be writing Once Upon a Time recaps again. I know, I never even wrote about the OUAT finale. It actually makes me want to cry because that was one of the best finale’s i’ve seen in my life. It’s also my favorite show. If I have time before S2 of “Once” I will recap the finale because I miss Prince Charming and Snow White being in my life every Sunday. Also, I write Pretty Little Liar’s recaps for The VRO, so check those out t00. I will be posting them on my blog and on the site. :)

Thanks,

Lexi

Pretty Little Liars: 3×07

PLL 3×07: Everyone’s on the crazy stuff in Rosewood, lately.

After a few weeks of no internet and trying to work out college stuff I am finally writing a Pretty Little Liars recap!! In the past couple of weeks a lot of crazy and unexpected things have happened in the little town of Rosewood. I definitely give the writers two thumbs up. I watch a lot of TV shows and every week, PLL has been getting creepy, creepy, and more creepy. I don’t watch too many shows that make me either close my eyes or mute the TV but considering A has already killed a few people, I’m scared to actually find out who A is. A doesn’t mess around.

On the last few episodes of PLL we’ve seen Caleb and Hanna break up, Melissa revealing that she was faking being pregnant for a while now, Lucas is a total creeper, Maya’s cousin Nate, is hanging around Rosewood for a while, Jason and Spencer find Ali’s old bracelet and turn it into the police, and that Ezra has a butt load of money from supposedly an old car he sold. I don’t want Ezra to be evil, I love him as much as Aria does!!

On the recent July 24th episode, we have a new character Cece Drake, show up in Rosewood. She is almost like Alison’s twin, considering they act alike and have the same mannerisms. Detective Wilden is back to stalking Hanna, making her life worse and this time, asking for a blood sample from her, because they found blood on Ali’s bracelet and now Hanna is considered a main suspect. A could take care of Wilden, he’s super annoying and a bit creepy.
Aria and Hanna decide to visit Mona in the insane Asylum and try and get some answers. Mona ends up telling them things in code rhymes. One of Mona’s rhymes: “Ms. Aria, you’re a killer; not Ezra’s wife. Led the girls to a website with Maya’s picture on it and they had to solve the mystery with a password. Mona wasn’t nice enough to give it, though. I’m starting to wonder if she’s crazy, or just putting on an act.

Emily and Nate go shopping because the idiot has fallen for Jenna and he want to buy her a gift because she’s just so pretty. JENNA IS EVIL, BOY. Emily talks to Ceca and tells her that Jenna isn’t who she seems and that ends up a bad plan because Cece goes crazy and calls Jenna lying saying that Jenna is trying to steal Nate, her “Boyfriend.” Emily is shocked at Cece and truthfully, it’s not a surprise that Cece did it. If she’s so similar to Alison, why would you trust her anyway?

On the way home, Spencer is driving home in her car and Jason passes her and crashes into a car because he decided to get drunk for whatever stupid reason, which we can assume is because his father is back in town. Spencer decided to cover for Jason and drive him home. When Spencer gets home Toby is at her house and wants to know why he had to be Hanna’s pretend date at the church dance but they’re interrupted by Wilden a police. Toby covers for Spencer but isn’t too happy he had to cover for her and most of all Jason.

Every week this show is getting crazier and creepier, but I’m also completely obsessed want to know what A will do next!

OUAT 1×21: “An apple red as blood”

OUAT 1×21: Apple as red as blood.

THE SEASON FINALE IS TONIGHT. SOMEONE HOLD ME. I can’t believe the show is almost over with season one. I feel like just yesterday I sat down watching it, ready to laugh because it was some show about fairytales. I WAS SO WRONG. It is my favorite show now. Also I haven’t recapped the last two episodes because I’ve been so busy. But don’t worry, I’ll be writing them in a week or so!

Okay so this week starts off with Regina and Henry eating dinner and Henry giving Regina. While eating, they’re interrupted by someone at the door. Regina opens the door to see Emma.

Regina asks why Emma is there. Emma says that Henry invited her, but she’s not there for Henry. Henry appears with rope and Emma and her kick butt posse (Snow, Charming, Grump, Red, Granny, Jiminy, and Henry) take her and tie her up to an apple tree.

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Mary Margaret/Snow: You took our love, and ripped it apart.

David/Charming: and now you’re going to pay!

YAY FOR BUTT KICKING!

Emma grabs an apple and crushes it with her hand, and the apple turns to rotten nasty goo. Because she’s kick butt like that. Regina tries to plea with Henry, and get him to save her but Henry throws Regina under the bus and I love Henry even more. Charming WHILE STILL HOLDING SNOW’S HAND, BECAUSE THEY NEVER NEED TO LET GO AGAIN pulls his sword out and gives it to Emma.

Emma: you took away our happiness. Now it’s time to take away yours.

 

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Emma goes to kill Regina… AND THE WOMAN WAKES UP BECAUSE THIS WAS ALL A WONDERFUL DREAM. I mean, nightmare cause she didn’t die.

Regina, paranoid from her nightmare, goes and checks on Henry to make sure he’s not hiding, ready to pop out and kill her or something. Regina sees that he’s asleep in his room and she goes back to bed. Okay, even I can tell that there’s no kid in that bed. Henry is like three feet tall, and adorably small. Those ten thousand pillows aren’t obvious.

Henry is kidnapped decides to go with Emma because he wants to live with his mom instead of Regina. I don’t know why some people don’t like Henry. He only wants to break the curse and live with his mom and grandparents!

Henry sees that all Emma’s stuff is in the back and realizes that they’re leaving right then and there. Henry is not happy and tells Emma to stop the car. That they can’t leave Storybrooke because Emma needs her parents to remember each other, PLEASE LORD has to stop the curse.

Henry tells Emma that she has to help everyone and she’s the only one that can give everyone a happy ending. Emma doesn’t listen to Henry, so this kid grabs the steering wheel and makes the car swerve and stop. TEAM HENRY!

Henry yells at her saying she has to save them all, him, her parents. They all need her. Someone hand me a tissue?

Off in FTL Charming captured by the kings men, Adopted daddy tells him how ungrateful Charming was, that he gave him a home, and just had to run off and find true love.

Look at Josh Dallas and his leather pants and jacket. WOO!!! Anyway…

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Adopted daddy sends him to the guillotine. DON’T KILL HIM. HE’S TOO PRETTY TO DIE.

Right before the blade chops his pretty head off, the blade turns to water and in walks regina.

I’ll say it one time and only one time. THANK YOU, REGINA.

Regina makes a bargain with adopted daddy saying that she’ll make him suffer and destroy him by getting rid of Snow White.

Adopted daddy agrees to this and Charming is moved to Regina’s castle.

In Storybrooke, Regina goes to her tree in her backyard and sees that her apple is dying just like her dream she had.

Regina runs off to Gold’s store and asks why her tree is dying and how she can get rid of Emma. Permanently. She says that clearly Emma is making the curse weaken.

Gold tells Regina that if she kills Emma, then the curse is broken. He made the curse that way but won’t tell Regina why he did. I really want to know why he made it that way, myself. Maybe it has to do with his son, Bae?

Since there’s only a small bit of magic left that Regina has, she decides to find a new way. Regina tries to get gold to help, but he wants nothing to do with her. Gold tells Regina that if the spell is broken, and people remember what she did to them all, they’ll be out looking for blood.

Regina stops by the school and puts a rabbit playing card on Paige aka Grace’s (Jefferson’s daughter) bike.

Emma goes back home and Mary Margaret turns into mad mama mode and I’m totally rooting  her on. MM tells her that she wasn’t sure she’d even left, that when MM ran away, they “had to stick together. They’re family.”

MM asks about Henry, and Emma tells her she took him with him:

MM:“You abducted him?”

Emma: “Maybe.”

MM: “Now that sounds like a stable home. What the hell is wrong with you?”

 

GO MARY MARGARET.  GO MARY MARGARET. WOO!!!!!

She yells at her some more and tells Emma that she’s reverting into the person that she was when she got to Storybrooke. MM tells her that now she has to do the right thing for henry. Emma asks what that is and MM tells her.\

MM: “I don’t know. You tell me. You’re his mother. So you figure it out.”

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I love this lady.

In FTL Snow and the gang team up to go save Charming. EVEN THE AWESOME FAIRIES HELP!!! Red asks Snow why the queen is doing all this to her. She says that she destroyed the Queens happiness. Now she’s destroying Snow’s.

Regina stops by charming’s cell and tells her that she isn’t going to kill Snow, she has a better punishment. She shows him the poisoned apple and walks out, leaving him in his cell.

In Storybrooke, Regina is staring at her tree, still worried.

Suddenly,  JEFFERSON APPEARS IN REGINA’S OFFICE. *Angels sing*

Regina makes a deal with Jefferson again. (Because this hot fool doesn’t learn the first two times.)

Regina brings out his hat, and tells them theyre going to take one last trip to FTL. Regina says that he’ll get Paige back,  as soon as he helps her. DON’T DO IT.

(I’ll finish this very soon.) :)

1×18 OUAT: “Stable Boy” (a very cute one)


Its SUND- wait, SATURDAYYY… Yeah I’ve attempted writing this so many time that It’s crazy. Usually, if I’m slow on writing a recap it’s because the episode was horrible or I can’t put it into words. “Stable Boy” was fantastic and I don’t know why its taken this long… In other news, we find out why Regina hates Snow/Mary Margaret SO MUCH and we still don’t feel any sympathy for Regina.

In Storybrooke, we see that the first scene takes place a week before MM arraignment in Regina’s office and Mr. Gold comes and visits her and they have tea and scones.

Gold tells Regina he has a plan to help her with the Mary Margaret problem. That MM and her “Charming” friend keep finding ways to get back together. I love this man and all his hints on words. Just to make us remember he does remember that he’s Rumplestiltskin and knows what’s going on. This was really hard for me to write out. While rewatching it, I realized what Regina and Gold are talking about. The two of them made up a plan of how to get Margaret out of storybrooke involving the key that gold put in her cell. In the end of the episode “Hat Trick” we see that Regina’s plan has failed and MM doesn’t leave Storybrooke. This takes place a week before the episode “Hat Trick”

This probably still doesn’t make sense. My brain hurts.

In fairytale land, we see Regina on a horse jumping obstacles and her father encouraging her. Her mother, Cora, comes in and immediately points out that she is a lady and should be riding on a saddle and that she should be looking for a husband. Regina is interrupted by the Stable boy Daniel, who offered to give her a saddle. Regina snaps at him and he walks away with the horse. Regina asks why her mother is always criticizing her and walks away. Regina’s mom is not very happy that she walked away from her and uses magic to pick up Regina. Regina’s dad tries to stop Cora but she doesn’t listen to him. She keeps telling Regina that she needs to start listening to her. Regina finally gives in and tells her she’ll be good. Regina runs off to the stables.

I’d like to take a moment to say two things.

  • ONE: We can definitely see why present day Regina is Regina. We don’t like her or her mother.
  • TWO: Regina, WHY did you kill your father. After he was on your side and tried to stop your mother from using magic on you. I have no sympathy for you. The man liked you. Maybe next time don’t kill your family?

Regina reaches the stables and apologizes to Daniel for yelling at him and he says she will have to make it up to him. Then they start kissing! REGINA HAS A SECRET BOYFRIENNDD. A cute one too.

Back in Storybrooke, Emma runs into David.

Dear David:

David asks Emma if he can see Mary Margaret and Emma says that she really doesn’t want visitors.

David: Can I see my girl? I was just kidding about all that accusing her of killing Kathryn and stuff. Really.
Emma: I hope I don’t have your “Smart” genes dad. David: So… this means I can see her, right?

David tells Emma that he needs to tell Mary Margaret that she didn’t get what he meant last time they spoke and that he thinks this is a confusing time for all of them and that MM is innocent.

David:

Oh, David Nolan. I don’t know if I should hug you or surround you in bubble wrap so you won’t get hurt when Snow or someone else knocks you out. Then you won’t say such crazy things to Mary Margaret.

David asks if she needs anything and Emma tells him that she needs a miracle.

No more David this episode. Go ahead and grieve. But read the rest, please. ;)

In the jail Mary Margaret asleep, senses someone and wakes up to find Regina watching her sleep like the serial killer she is.

Regina tells MM that she’s giving her a chance to confess. Mary Margret tells her that she didn’t kill Kathryn and why doesn’t anyone believe her. Regina says that the evidence piles up and that confession or not, she’s leaving Storybrooke.

MM asks Regina why she likes the idea of kicking her out of town, and what did she ever do to her that caused Regina to hate her so much?

*Intense glares all around*

In fairytale world, Regina is sneaking off to go meet Daniel and have an hour or two alone. Aww they’re so cute together..

(Oh, Regina in the future, tries to kill Charming, makes a lady give her new born baby up, makes said baby for 28 years not find her parents, and makes everyone forget their real lives? Still don’t like you, lady.)

Daniel: “True love is the most powerful magic of all. It can overcome anything.”

Regina and Daniel are interrupted by a girl on a horse that is spooked and she cant control the horse. Regina races after the girl on her horse and manages to grab the girl and get her to safety.

After the girl thanks Regina for saving her, she tells her that her name is Snow White.

*Insert dramatic music here*

Back in Storybrooke, Mr Gold comes to ask MM if she wants to talk to the DA by using their most valuable asset. Mary Margaret.

If it looks like MM is cooperating with everyone and seeing as she’s a elementary teacher, it could be useful

Emma doesn’t like this.

Sidney stops by Emma’s to give her some flowers and to tell her that he can’t find anything on Regina and that he’ll keep digging until he finds something.

Sidney leaves and Mary Margaret tells Emma she’s going to go along with Gold’s suggestion. Right then Charles Widmore appears aka adopted daddy AKA Spencer who works as the District Attorney. *DRAMATIC MUSIC*

Spencer interrogates asks MM about the recent events with David and Kathryn. After pushing MM enough she gets mad and says some wrong things and Mr. Gold clearly wants to go hit his head on the nearest wall. I feel you, dude. But it’s MM and we all just want to hug her. In the other room watching, we see Regina smirking, clearly seeing that she wanted MM to break.

Off in fairytale world, Regina is putting on the same outfit she’s worn for seven months getting ready to go have a riding lesson with Daniel but her mother comes in and says that she needs to wear something not ugly and more girly because the unattractive old man king is coming. The girl (Snow) that Regina saved is the king’s daughter.

The king proposes to Regina and while shocked she can’t think of anything to say so her mother says yes for her. NO EVIL MOM LADY. BAD.

King: MARRY ME! I JUST MET YOU!

Regina: UH, NO. You’re old.

King: Yes.. You say yes? You. Pretty. My maid picks out my clothes.

Evil Mommy: YES! OF COURSE. I have children’s tears for breakfast.


Regina, runs to the barn yelling for Daniel and she tells him that is going to marry the king.

. Regina asks Daniel to marry her and she tells him that they should run away together. Daniel tells Regina that running away and marrying a stable boy will be hard. He won’t be able to give her everything she wants and that she wont be queen.

Daniel tells Regina that he should marry her properly. He puts a ring on her finger and they start kissing. Regina and Daniel are interrupted by Snow. Snow runs away and Regina chases after her and talks to Snow.

Snow: Why were you kissing that man in the stable?
Regina: Cause your dad’s old kid. And I love Daniel. Not him.

Snow: But you’re supposed to be my mommy! Darn.

Regina tells Snow that she loves Daniel.

Love, true love is magic. Not just any magic, the most powerful magic of all. It creates happiness.

Regina asks Snow to promise not to tell anyone that she loves Daniel and she wants to marry him. Snow promises and they hug and look adorable. I will NOT like Regina…

Off in Storybrooke, August bumps into Stalks Emma and tells her that if she has a different outlook on her problem, she could find something else. Emma then realizes that she should go back to the scene of the crime where they found Kathryn’s heart. Emma digs in the dirt and finds a piece of metal that looks like it broke off a shovel. Emma tells August she has a really good clue of who has the shovel.

Emma: Eureka! I am not a bad sheriff after all!

August: “A CLUE. A CLUE!”

At Henry’s house, Henry acts asleep when Regina comes in and check on him and then walkie-talkies Emma and tells her that the coast is clear and there’s a key in the back to get into the garage. MOMMY-SON DETECTIVE BUDDIES. I love me some scenes with Emma and Henry.

Emma and August look around the room to find anything they can. Emma finds a shovel with a piece missing and they know that they officially have caught Regina.

In fairytale land, Regina’s mother talks with Snow and tells her that she doesn’t want to stray away from Regina and wonders how she can fix her relationship with Regina..

Yes, because all six year olds know how to solve your stupid little problems.

Snow tells Regina’s mother that she knows how to fix her relationship. Regina’s mother tells Snow that she’d do anything to make Regina happy and that she doesn’t want to lose her.

Snow tells Cora that she shouldn’t make Regina get married. That she doesn’t love her father but someone else. Regina’s mother convinces her to tell even though snow promised not to.

Back in Storybrooke, Emma goes to Regina’s house and tells her that she has a search warrant and that she has to legally let Emma search it. Emma goes into the garage and sees that the shovel is gone and that Regina knew she was coming. Emma tells her that Mary Margaret is a good person and doesn’t deserve any of the stuff that has happened to her. YOU GO EMMA.

Regina tells her that she is guilty and that she will pay for what she’s done.

Regina: MUWHAHAHAHA Emma: I hate my life some days.

Emma goes over to August’s and accuses him of letting Regina know that she was coming.

August tells her that he hopes she has enough sense to know that he wouldn’t betray her. Clearly not dude. Oh Emma, we were doing so well. I’ll be smacking my head on the wall along with Mr. Gold.

Regina goes over to yell talk to Mary Margaret again. MY MARY MARGARET IS CRYING. QUICK SOMEONE HOLD HER. DAVID WHERE ARE YOU?

Regina tells MM she can’t wait till she has justice and never has to see her again. MM asks her what she means by “Justice” and watching an innocent person suffer.

Mary Margaret, through her heartbreaking sobbing tells Regina that she is sorry for whatever she did to her and that she didn’t kill Kathryn.

Regina tells her that she knows she didn’t. BOOM!

MM: I gots cute chubby cheeks!

Regina: HATECHU! Mary Margaret: I AM TOO NICE TO BE LOCKED UP! I JUST WANT MY BOYFRIEND AND SOME CLEAN, NON PINK CLOTHES!

Side note: Lana Parrilla’s creepy evil smile.. is creepy. A+ Like, I don’t want to stare at her face. LOOK AWAY MARY MARGARET. LOOK AWAY!

Off in Fairytale world, Regina goes to the stable to run off to be with Daniel. Before they can run off, Regina’s mother stops them with her magic and locks them in the stable.

(If you happen to read this right now, I’m almost done. I just wanted it mostly done and published.)