[S4E1] You Have To Pick One This Time
He remarks on how he hyped up his fellow teammates during their near loss the night before by reminding them that they are doing this for every one they lost. I get the sentiment, but it falls rather flat for those who actually lost people. Winning a basketball game seems pretty trivial when some people really know what happened to Hopper and Billy (Dacre Montgomery).
[S4E1] You Have to Pick One This Time
Caleb (Aaron Paul) is married and has a child, Frankie (Celeste Clark) and wife Uwade (Nozipho Mclean). The two apparently wasted no time shacking up and making a baby given Frankie is seven and about seven years have passed.
One final strange clue: At one point, Christina is walking when a group of men hurry past her. One of them tells his compatriots, "This place is f**king wild, I can't believe this is your first time."
When Downton Abbey first aired, Julian Fellowes (creator and producer) was annoyed at the media for pointing out anachronisms like TV aerials and the use of the word 'boyfriend'. (The word 'boyfriend appeared in print in 1889, long before the period setting of Downton). Fellowes said "they think to show how smart they are by picking holes in the program to promote their own poshness and to show that their knowledge is greater than your knowledge". In a later article coinciding with the start of the second season, Fellowes apologised and commented "I behaved rather badly by getting the hump."
After what feels like a lifetime, Stranger Things season 4 kicks off with a man receiving the newspaper, solving a crossword puzzle in under a minute, and then getting dressed. It ends up being revealed that this is Martin Brenner, the man in charge of Hawkins Laboratory.
They win which means the next game is tonight. Since Mike and Dustin have a D&D (Dungeons and Dragons) campaign that same evening, they are upset by this news since Lucas has to be there to close out their latest campaign with their friend Eddie.
Below stairs, hearts seem set to be broken as Jimmy Kent finally takes an interest in Ivy Stuart. Mr Carson has an unwelcome reminder of his past and Mrs Hughes sees an opportunity to help a grief-stricken Isobel. Thomas Barrow is up to his old tricks, only this time he has the children's nanny in his sights.
February, 1922. Downton Abbey is dark and sombre, with Mary still in mourning for Matthew who has been dead six months, the grave stone just going on his grave. Due to Matthew's death and the large sum of death duties to be paid, the previous plans for improvement to the estate that Matthew and Tom had have been abandoned. Robert is trying to shield Mary from the world, whilst Tom and Cora both think that getting her involved in the running of the estate would be a good idea. Tom asks Mr. Carson for help and asks him to give Mary advice. He does so but she rejects his advice and says he is forgetting his place thinking it is suitable for him to give her advice. She later apologises to Carson for this and bursts into tears, crying on his shoulder as he hugs her.
All-in-all, the D&D basketball scene highlights that, contradicting popular belief, there are many more similarities between the two games than there are differences. The obvious, high-school commentary reading of this is that nerds and jocks have more in common than they think. How very Breakfast Club. At a basic narrative level, the intercutting gives a reason for all these characters to be in the same scene while not physically with each other. Therefore, our core characters are brought together in a logical way; Lucas, Steve, Nancy, and Robin are involved in the basketball scene, where Eddie, Dustin, Mike, and Erica are the centre of D&D. On closer inspection, the parallel plots unify the teenage experience.
The gang's all here for "Call the Midwife" Season 4! (Photo: Courtesy of Laurence Cendrowicz/ Neal Street Productions)Welcome back to another series of Call the Midwife! The time has come to return to Poplar to share in the joys and sorrows of this working class community and cheer on their most dedicated altruists, the nuns and nurses of Nonnatus House.
But the most heart wrenching storyline of this first episode belongs to Trixie. When ten year old Gary Teeman (Alfie Davis) brings his baby sister into the clinic to pick up milk tokens for the family, Mrs. Turner (Laura Main) asks him to stay to see the doctor since the baby appears to have impetigo. Shelagh needs to go off to teach a class so Trixie steps in and takes an interest in the boy who has obviously been living in squalor and has been left to care for his siblings. When he leaves the clinic without the baby being seen by the doctor, Trixie makes it her mission to locate Gary and his family. She enlists the help of her curate boyfriend, Tom (Jack Ashton), who also fails to find any trace of the children or their mother.
The three remaining children are taken in to be cleaned up by the midwives seeing as they are infested with fleas and lice. Gary implores that the women not shave their heads because people will think they are poor and Trixie agrees they can take the time to do it by hand.
And lastly we have Charlie whose look was inspired by their gender fluidity, particularly focusing on the times they want to present as very feminine in order to alleviate their gender dysphoria, which they were of course doing with a half-and-half makeup look
Most batshit crazy outfit:Lorelai is the type of person who goes to another country, adopts all of the stereotypes of the culture, and doesn't give a single fuck that she looks like a moronic, out of touch American. As a teenager, I would have been super embarrassed by this behavior, but I guess Rory is used to it by now.
Number of times Rory or Lorelai treat their bff like shit:Lane isn't in this episode, but we do see Sookie. She and Lorelai discuss her pregnancy and Luke's weird, post-vacation attitude. I must give Lorelai props for refraining from smacking Jackson in the face during his speech about how much he misses the year 1954. Had I been in her position, I don't think I would have been able to control my rage.
Best literary or pop culture references:After Rory tells Taylor she doesn't have time to be the "Ice Cream Queen" this year, he lays the guilt on thick and compares her to Barbara Bush:
"No, I understand. You're no longer our little Stars Hollow Rory Gilmore. You belong to the Ivy Leagues right now. It's time to cut those small-town ties and go off and do something important like go to drama school or have one of those high-class naked parties with that Bush girl."
The other major Taylor annoyance is that without her awareness or permission, he has anointed Rory the Ice Cream Queen. After she sees a poorly Photoshopped image of herself on a poster outside of the market, she confronts Taylor and tells him she doesn't have time this year to participate in his shenanigans. Instead of accepting this like an adult, he shames her by suggesting that Yale has turned her into a snob. Later, she discusses this event with Lorelai and worries,
Tony throws a party in a hotel suite preceded by a quick meeting with New York boss Carmine Lupertazzi. Christopher, Ralph, and Silvio also attend. Carmine discusses the success of the Esplanade, asks about Junior and chastises Tony for wearing shorts ("a don doesn't wear shorts") after hearing this from Johnny Sack, who is also present. Carmine and Johnny Sack leave while Furio Giunta arrives with a bevy of Icelandic Air stewardesses. Christopher smokes a heroin-laced joint in the bathroom with one of the girls; Ralph sleeps nude on a couch wearing a stewardess' pillbox hat. Christopher is worried when Tony bangs on the bathroom door and has him leave the party early. Tony has Christopher drive out to a Hooters restaurant in Wayne, New Jersey where Bobby Bacala soon pulls up behind them. Tony has been talking about "Dickie" Moltisanti, Christopher's late father, all day. Tony suddenly tells Christopher that the man who killed his father, Detective Lieutenant Barry Haydu, is in the restaurant having his retirement party from the police force. Tony said that Dickie and a gangster named Jilly Ruffalo had served time together. Jilly killed Dickie's cellmate, so Dickie later took out one of Jilly's eyes. Haydu murdered Dicky for Jilly, outside the Moltisantis' house. Christopher was always told it was a police officer that killed his father, but he believed that the man was dead. When asked why this hasn't been dealt with already, Tony answers that "he was useful," but that this ended today with his retirement. Tony gives Christopher Haydu's address, wishes him luck, and drives off in Bobby's car.
On her way to the Hawkins school counselor's office, Max notices Chrissy Cunningham leaving the room, seemingly distressed. In her office, Max has been revealed to be suffering from low grades, as a result of changes in her life both familial and mentally. Her stepdad has left her and Max's mother following Billy's death, leaving them with little money. As a result, Susan and Max have moved into the Forest Hills Trailer Park, where Susan has picked up two jobs and has began to drink heavily. Max, meanwhile, has been suffering from headaches and nightmares featuring Billy's gruesome death. Max, however, refuses to open up to Ms. Kelley about her trauma, saying that she's getting better.
At the same time, Mike, Dustin and Erica arrives for the campaign with Eddie expressing skepticism regarding Erica's ability to play Dungeons & Dragons but is swayed over by her skills and charm and welcomes her to Hellfire. In the middle of the campaign, the group faces off against Vecna who is thought to have died from Kas's killing attempt. They are met with difficulties over the choice of either retreating or standing their ground and fighting. The group ultimately decides on the latter.
The Rick and Morty Season 4 premiere has finally arrived, and with it, the opportunity to spend an inordinate amount of precious time digging deep into every possible aspect of this beautiful 23-minute animated wonderland that we can think of. 041b061a72