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Katie: Undergrad, Episode 5
Undergrad has not aired an episode in so long. And it has never aired an episode so good.
Where can I even start? Nat Wolff, that’s where I can start. They finally decided to do some good character work on him, allowing us to see the genuinely good side of him in an amusing way. His phone calls with his sister were so cute. I love seeing him be so sweet and goofy like that and I like how siblingish they seemed. They have to have her visit one of these days. That would be an amazing episode. And not only because she would probably push him towards Cara some more :)
And yes, speaking of, that scene where they were watching the movie together in her room? Yeah, I’ve only rewatched it thirty times. That long shot of her staring at him and him so completely oblivious, staring at the movie the whole time is just so cute. I love couple stare moments like that (all time favourite you ask? Cappie watching Casey wake up, Greek season 4. Tied with Pacey watching Joey sleep in DC season 3). Clearly, Cara’s never going to say anything to Alexi, so it looks like these two have a long, long road ahead of them. If I wrote the show, I would just let them watch movies together all the time like that. If only.
And I will admit, the superpower stuff wasn’t terrible this episode. Melinda Shankar clearly had a lot of fun with it. Like Alexi, her character is growing on me more and more every week. Maybe one day soon she’ll stop being “that girl from Degrassi” in my head. Maybe. If they give her a romance, almost guaranteed.
I know people want me to comment on Ezra Miller and for once I have more to say than “yay, he’s on my screen again”. While I thought the first half of his storyline was rather stupid, Miller completely saved it in that last scene. That line “I never told mom”—it just broke my heart. It also dovetailed well with the stuff at the end of the final conversation between Alexi and his sister. Makes me think we’re going to get a parent’s weekend sometime soon, even though that’s not a thing in real life. Apparently, it’s a thing at tv universities. I wonder who will play their parents…
You know, I also wonder who Faith’s shipping at this point….I would try to guess, but that’s basically impossible. It’s not like I’d have ever guessed Neil/Jim, so how could I get this? (Hopefully, whoever she is shipping has more hope than those two. And hopefully, unlike them, neither one them turns out to be a horrid human being. Which reminds me, oh god, the Newsroom actually comes back relatively soon and ugh I’m going to have to watch it).
Clearly, I’m a Carlexi shipper. What can I say? I’m a canon type of girl. And it looks like these two are going to make me suffer a loooong time for it. Can’t wait for next week for the (adorable) torture continue!
Faith: Teen Wolf
Well, Katie, it turns out your desperate, far-fetched hopes for the masterpiece known as Teen Wolf have come true- Allison Argent is dead. Not in a “Oh my god, I can’t believe Derek’s dead but we’ll see him in a minute to confirm he isn’t” way, and not in a “Jackson went to London unexpectedly despite the previous season’s cliffhanger being about him so we’re just going to leave the door open just in case he wants to come back and stop ruining our show” way. In a very much, there-will-be-serious-repercussions way. Reaper-cussions.
Am I happy? No. Am I sad? Nah… I mean, (apparently) it was Crystal Reed’s choice, and even though TW really needs to stop killing off all its female characters, I really can’t be upset with any decision that means there’ll be less romance on a show. And no offence to Allison, but if you INTRODUCE a character by having her RUN OVER A DOG, I’m just never going to be on board with her, no matter how awesome a relationship she has with her best friend.
I haven’t been writing my synopses, by the way, because I started them with the intention of mocking one of my favourite shows each week. Instead, suddenly, the whole show took a turn for the Dylan O’Brien and everything became amazing. Like, almost good TV (Almost. Like, a good episode of Teen Wolf is kind of equivalent to the Racist Truck episode of SPN). I probably wouldn’t have even written this, if Katie hadn’t been checking in with me every episode only to find out if Scott or Allison had been killed off yet.
What’s going to come of this? A lot of angst. A good father scene with Chris. A cringeworthy fight between Scott and Isaac. Sciles being bros. Lydia hooking up with Stiles? Kira sticking around for a while. Thank god, I was so worried she was going to be the death this episode. I know other things happened in this episode, like Agent Dad confessing to Scott and Deputy Walking-Fan-Theory not so subtly mentioning the beacon of Beacon Hills, but I really don’t think we’re going to see the former in the next episode, and the latter probably only in the last 2 minutes of the season finale.
I guess the next question is who’s going to be up for the new vacancy in the opening credits? With both Colton Haynes and Crystal Reed gone now, they either have to hire some more people or find a shorter song…