Believe 1.08 – Together: The opening credits of this show is gorgeous. I really love them. I understood both Tate and Milton’s opinions about how Bo’s training. The discussion between Bo and Channing was great as we rarely get these “girl” moments. When Bo collapsed the wood planks to save them all, I thought about when Jaime jumps between buildings in the Bionic Woman pilot. Bo warning Channing to be careful gave me goosebumps. I like seeing the small team as a family, besides the father and daughter moments. Tate telling Bo how he met her mother was beautiful, so emotional. And the two were also cute and funny in it. I’m a sucker for a nice father and daughter bond and Tate and Bo are great together and I like how the bond is developing! Channing accepting the suicide mission to go to Orchestra to help Bo is an important moment and I have a very bad feeling about it, and not just because I am writing that on May 4th. I like how Bo is always willing to help people. I admit that this is one of the reasons why I love this show so much as it is shows some faith in human kind. Great scene between Milton and Channing before she goes into the tunnel, to Orchestra. I like that Channing seems to get more screen time in the past few episodes. She si a great character, as much as Bo, Tate and Milton. I didn’t see the whole horse matter coming up regarding the person Bo and Tate are helping. Bo loving horses and Tate being scared of them was classic (and it made for some funny moments in between the stressing parts of the story). Channing being at Orchestra just made me bite my nails. I loved the scene between Zoe and Channing. And the moment she is caught was expected but still. It confirms the bad feeling I had. Tate and Bo being lost in the woods on a horse was priceless. For sure, I was happy they could help the man and his family! It always does for fuzzy feelings! And the exchange when Bo knows Tate is thinking about her Mom and he remembers something, I had misty eyes. The team without Channing is not the team. The last scene wasn’t something I had expected either.
Game of Thrones 4.04 – Oathkeeper: Ten minutes just for Daenerys taking a city felt really long to me. I still like her, but many of the scenes in this season, and the one before are a bit boring in my view. Tyrion’s man winning against Jaime Lannister and kicking him using his fake hand was quite a great moment. Thing is that I have a hard time feeling positive about Jaime since he raped Cersei. It still feels counter intuitive in terms of character development, no matter how it made sense in a certain way (despite how it does certainly not excuse his horrible actions). I was glad to see Jaime go to see Tyrion at least. I hope that he can really do something for Tyrion. I like seeing Tyrion defends Sansa again! I have always hated Baelish but now I do even more with his scheming, using Sansa (and I don’t like her at all). Margery’s grandmother is quite the character and the manipulator as well. Seeing a scene with Jon Snow was a nice change of pace as the only other interesting scene for me was the one between Tyrion and Jaime so far. I wonder whether Cersei can have a scene without drinking. I find it weird that while Jaime raped her in the previous episode, she doesn’t seem to care about it, despite the fact that she keeps distance with him on a personal level. At the same time, she had already been keeping distance and blaming him for having abandoned her before he had raped her. When Margery went to see Tommen, the future king, I squealed when I saw the kitty, and it suddenly brought interest to the scene (besides how great Natalie Dormer always is). Natalie Dormer and a kitty in the same frame makes me giddy, and I thought about Dragon Age II because the cat is called Ser Pounce, so I wonder whether Anders’s cat is called Ser Pounce a Lot because of the books. The scene between Jaime and Brienne is outstanding, one of the best of the episode and even the season so far! There is still hope for Jaime, I guess. Oathkeeper is a beautiful name for a sword. Now these two scenes were Game of Thrones at its best! I am even madder at Jaime having raped Cersei because how counter intuitive it is with Jaime’s development since the third season and how it just massacred all the progress. Heck, even before the development and that I just wanted to strangle him, I didn’t picture him to be a rapist, so that just baffles me. The episode is turning better in the second half I find. Great scene between Jon Snow and Sam. Jon is so much more of a leader than Rob ever was, at least for me. That’s a powerful moment and when I see these last few scenes, I’m like “that Game of Thrones!” as I find the fourth season a little weaker so far, save for the season opening. And right after, the show makes me angry again. What is the need for this rape business? What is the point? And yes, I am really polite about this gratuitous crap. The scene with Bran was interesting and I would be glad to see more of his development, though I admit I miss Osha. I’m worried that they got caught by this band of insane and mean former Night Watch. The final scene between White Marchers and the baby was creepy to say the least.