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A comment on social media and Spoilers

No spoilers in this post.

Tonight was the midsession finale of The Walking Dead. So many things happened on the show tonight you cannot help but want to discuss. Social media of course exploded.

Someone I know made a comment about people people should be aware that not everyone watched the show on the same night it is on. This is true because I don’t watch every show on the hour or even the day it’s on. The person also said that we should not discuss it online because the show will be spoiled for them.

This statement kind of annoyed me. What happened tonight needed to be discussed. It just had to be. People who complain at others for spoiling their shoes for them should stay off the internet and social media.

I didn’t want to know about the finale of Breaking Bad because I am only mid season 4 on Netflix. I avoided social media and avoided posts and articles on Breaking bad because I JUST DONT WANT TO KNOW.

To those who complain about spoilers I saw stop making it other peoples responsibility to keep you unspoiled on your favorite show. Stay off FACEBOOK, stay off TWITTER, stay of the internet if you don’t want to know.

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Walking Dead: Isolation

In this episode

  • Rick goes ape shit
  • Carole goes all Don Corleone.

The entire prison is in isolation basically.  Baby Judith and Beth are in the room by themselves to keep from getting infected.  Glen is sick, as well as the doctor and Lizzie. They are all placed in quarantine.

In our opening scene they are digging graves for the dead.   Tyreese is really upset with people over Karen’s death.  He picks a fight first with Daryl and then with Rick and Rick goes ape shit and they beat the crap out of each other.

At the counsel meeting Hershel decides that they need to go to the veterinary college to get some antibiotics for the group to manage their symptoms (but won’t help a virus if it is a virus.)   So it is decided a party will go out to this school which is 50 miles away.  It is Daryl, Michonne Bob and Tyreese.

Meanwhile Carol goes outside the prison to unclog a pump line from the river by herself.  Suddenly she is surrounded by walkers and Rick sees her and tells her to run.  Walker massacre ensures and Carol gets back to the prison safely.

The search party makes their way toward the school in Zach’s really fast car.  Zach doesn’t need it anymore- he’s dead.   The four of them are driving along messing with the radio and they hear a voice on one of the channels.  While he is trying to tune it in, he runs into a few walkers and manages to miss them all and continues to drive but soon suddenly stopping short.  The scene opens up and we see hundreds of walkers on the road in front of them.  The walkers surround the car.  Thinking quickly, Daryl, backs up the car quickly, hitting a bunch of walkers.  There are walkers piled up under the back wheel and in an effort to get free the tire spins macerating a bunch of still moving walkers under the tire.    They must abandon the car so Bob, Michonne and Daryl jump out of the car and head for the woods massacring walkers every step of the way.  We see Tyreese sitting in the car still buckled into his seat belt.  Is he giving up.  He just doens’t move.  Bob screams for him to come on. Finally, last minute, Tyreese jumps from the car and starts killing walkers.  He gets surrounded and the group runs off.  Is that the end of Tyreese?  No, he shows up about a minute later unscathed and runs off with the group.

 

Carl and Hershel go out side the prison gates and Hershel collects berries.  They encounter two walkers.  They do not kill them and walk off.

Hershel, knowing he may have already been exposed decides to go into the quarantine with some elderberry tea to help with their symptoms.  Maggie objects and Hershel delivers the best lines of the episode.

“Listen, you step outside, you risk your life. You take a sip of water, you risk your life. Every moment now, you risk your life. You don’t have a choice. You can only choose what you’re risking it for. I can help them feel better. I can save lives. That’s reason enough to risk mine and you know that.” 

Maggie steps aside and lets him enter.

Rick discovers a hand print of a wall while investigating the murders of Karen and David.  He suspects Carol from the size of the hand print and seeks to to ask her what she knows.  He says to her “Did you kill Karen and David?”   She turns to him and calmly says “Yes.”   I guess Carole believed she could help the entire group by killing the two infected members to stop the spread of the illness.  Too late. I wonder what Rick will do as a result of this new knowledge?

 

Walking Dead: Infected

I think it is fairly interesting that the entire time this show has been on the air I NEVER ONCE thought about people getting sick with colds or flu or other nasty bugs. I guess I just assumed the real danger was the Walkers and the survivors killing each other.

Now it seems not only do the survivors have to worry about Walkers now they have to worry about some mystery flu. (See Hemorrhagic Fever on the CDC website)  But as you know, since everyone is already infected with the zombie virus when you die you turn to a walker.

As the show opens we see someone feeding the walkers rats through the fence. Well no wonder now the Walkers are coming in droves!  But who is doing it?

Tyreese is serenading Karen in one of the cell blocks and Tyreese wants to take it further but she says no and takes her leave of him, meanwhile coughing, and enters the bathroom where lo and behold Patrick is, although she does not see him and we do not see him either until later.

Later happens and Patrick gets up off the floor of the bathroom and starts his walk to the cell blocks.  He bypassess the sleeping occupants only to stop when he hears someone coughing in one of the cells of cell block D.  He enters the cell and bites the occupant right on the neck and then gets to work eating his midsection out.  My husband and I struggle to see who it is and I exclaim “it’s just a red shirt”    This bite starts a chain reaction in the prison and it becomes a walker vs the survivors bloodbath. Several people are killed or bitten.  Rick finds one in a cell block cell that hasn’t been bitten or any obvious injuries.  It becomes clear that the pig’s death and Patrick’s death are caused by some type of microrganism.

Think back to the first episode of the season. Remember the Walker that has the bleeding eyes?  Remember Patricks face and the face of the walker which died of this virus or bacteria?  They all have bleeding eyes, noses or mouths and all look distinctly different than the other walkers.

It is decided that all those showing signs of infection should be quarantined on death row.  (pretty fitting if you ask me)  This includes Karen much to Tyreeses chagrin.  Karen actually agrees.

It looks as though the walkers are more attracted to the prison than ever before.  hundreds of them line the fence on the parameter of the prison.  The group notices that the fence is bending inward with the pressure from the walkers pressing on it.  They spring into action.  They all start stabbing the walkers through the fence while the walkers learn and push on it making it bow increasingly inward. There is a great part of the scene in which a walker’s head is pushed through the chain link fence like dough through and extruder.  That made me yell “Oooooo!”

Inside the prison, there is a father who has been bitten by a walker who is dying.  Carol brings in his daughters (lizzie and Michah to say goodbye (one of which is the one who gave Carl attitude about naming the walkers, ie Nick)  The younger sister tells the older sister that she should be the one to stab her father before he turns.  She takes the knife but cannot do it.  Carol ends up having to do it in front of the girls.  Carol is badass now. I’m proud of her.

Beth is with Judith singing her a song and Judith pukes on Beth and Beth begs Michonne to hold the baby.  She flat out refuses but then relents and she reluctantly holds the baby and presses her face to Judiths face, I got a very strong impression that she had  lost a child.   Very very strong.  I think we have some new back story to learn about folks. And I can’t wait.

In the end, they decide they must draw the Walkers away from the fence so that it may be reinforced.  They grab a vehicle, a cart and the piglets and drive in the field away from the prison. Rick rides in the back grabbing a possibly infected,  squealing  piglet every 40 feet or so and slicing it’s hind quarters and tossing him out the walkers.  (that was a little too much for me and I nearly cried) Rick does not look like he is enjoying himself each time he slices a little pig and it’s blood splatters on his face and clothes. It is doing the trick and the Walkers are moving away from the fence while the rest of the group try to reinforce the fence with logs and poles.

As rick is pulling apart the pig pen back inside the prison, Carl approaches him and tells him that Carol is teaching the children how to use weapons to defend themselves and that the parents of the children are unaware of this.  Carl then asks when he can have his gun back.  Realizing that violence is necessary in order to survive in this world, Rick gives Carl his gun back. The pile of wood is lit on fire and they watch it burn.

Tyreese is going to the cell block to see Karen with some flowers and looks inside the cell to find a smeared trail of blood.  He follows the trail where it joins another smeared trail of blood which leads to outside the prison where he finds two burned bodies. One of which we know is Karen.  He is heartbroken. Who burned them?  The freshly rearmed Carl doing “What he had to do.” or Rick who was the last person seen with the gas can?  Will Carl every be sassy again?

 

 

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The Walking Dead: 30 Days without an Accident

It seems we are 6-7 months since we last saw our group of rag tag survivors from the original group and the new Woodbury group (and apparently some other people they have picked up along with way.)  The prison is more like a small community with a community  gardens, farm animals , a decision making council  and homey features.  (As homey as you can get when you sleep in a cell block)

The episode opens with Rick, walking out of the prison, apparently just woken up, and he washes his face in the rain water barrel.  He is listening to music.  Some crazy old time country music and a music device that I didn’t even realize was there until he pulled one of the ear buds from his ears.  It is only when he does this do you hear the walkers and their constant roar as they are outside the fence and they have come in droves.  He finds a gun which he does nothing with except reflect for a moment on how he used to be and he removed the magazine, throws the gun in the wheel barrel and continues farming.

He moves on to feeding the pigs.  There are is a large apparently ailing pink big which Carl has named Violet, much to Ricks chagrin,  lying in the corner of the pen. Rick warns Carl not to name the animals as they are not pets but rather food.  Surprisingly, after last season, Carl is not sassy.

There are apparently some new relationships and we are introduced to some new people in the group.  It seems as if Daryl  and Carol might be starting up a  little something as she calls him “Pookie”.  New character Zack, ( played by Kyle Gallner, from 2010’s  A  Nightmare on Elm Street remake)  and Beth are in love (wonder what Hershel has to say about that).  Tyreese and new group member Karen are together as well.  Maggie and Glen are still together and we discover that she is indeed not pregnant.  Glen is relieved and tells Maggie that he doesn’t want her to go on “the run” that will happen today.  We also meet the much heard about Bob Stooky who is an alcoholic veteran  medic  who was once in the military.  I did not picture Bob to look as he did.  I figured an older vietnam vet who is still dealing with his time overseas.  Bob is a young,  African American man, who I will assume is a vet of the gulf war or Afghanistan.

Michonne has been out, apparently looking for the Governor and returns bearing comic books for Carl.  Hershel speaks with Rick telling him that they want him to take his gun with him when he goes and checks the snares for animals for food. He volunteers for this and agrees to take his gun (and that’s a damn good thing).  Rick is no longer the leader and it seems that Daryl has stepped up in a leadership position moderated by the council.

Two main stories occur during this episode. The group of Daryl, Glenn, Zach, Sasha, Micchone and Bob make a run to the local “Big Spot” store (a Walmart of sorts).  What they didn’t see was the Walkers  and a downed helicopter  on the roof.   They enter the store, clear it of any walkers (one or two) and proceed to “shop”   Bob proceeds to the shelves of alcohol and is very tempted going so far as to pick up a bottle but puts it back on the shelf.  Placing the bottle on the shelf causes the shelf to fall and the bottles to break all over the floor, alerting the Walkers above and causing the entire shelf to fall on Bob trapping his foot.  The group rushes to free bob from the shelf but before they can walkers start falling through the roof into the store.   Most notably, a Walker falls through and is hanging from his own intestines and another falls through and completely explodes when hitting the floor and becomes a giant splat of blood and guts.  Walker massacre ensures and a walker discovers Bob’s trapped ass and crawls toward him.  This walker already looks like he has an axe put in his head from the giant crack in his head.  Bob, I guess in an attempt to destoy his pain starts putting his hands inside the head peeling back soft bone, and  then Daryl comes by and stomps the walkers head stopping it forever.   Zach is bitten and eaten by a walker.  To top it all off, the helicopter falls through the roof as the group flees the store.

While all of that is going on at the store, Rick is out checking the snares for trapped animals.  He sees a downed pig lying in the foods and starts his approach but we see, what looks to be a walker fall to its knees in front of the pig.  She implores him to help her. Help her carry the pig back to her husband who is in camp.   Her name is Clara, she speaks with an Irish  accent and asks Rick if he has a camp and if she would be able to come back with him with her husband.  Rick tells her he would have to meet him first and ask him three questions.  On their journey back to her camp, Clara tells Rick her story about how she was freshly married and was on her way to Mexico when the apocalypse occurred and the airport  were shut down.

They get to the camp and there is no husband.  Clara runs over to a crate and says he needs something live to eat.  I honestly thought it was a baby at first, but as it turns out it is Clara’s husband. He is now a walker and she has saved only his head and it is in a burlap sack.   She runs at Rick with a knife, attempting to stab him.  She is unsuccessful.  She ends up stabbing herself.  As she lay dying, he asks her the three questions.  How many walkers have you killed? How many people have you killed (“only me”) and Why? She has had to do many terrible things to survive and the guilt is too much for her.    She dies.  Rick gets up and leaves her and her walker husbands head behind.  It seems you can’t come back from what you have done.

Upon the return to the prison, the Daryl, infoms Beth of Zach’s passing.  She is unemotional.  She cannot cry anymore.  She is happy she did not say goodbye to him before he left. She hates to say good bye.

Carole is in the prison library doing story time for the children of the group.  Carl sneaks in and watches from the stacks. Carole stops reading mid sentence and pulls out a tray of Knives, telling the children they will learn how to use a knife to defend themselves.  Patrick sits above the other children who are sitting on the floor and asks to be excused as he is not feeling well.  He actually looks green.  Carole admonishes him stating that if his life was in danger would he just give up because he was sick?  He says that he just didn’t want to Yak all over anyone.  He is excused and he leaves the room.  Carole spots Carl and asks that he not tell his father what she is doing.

Rick is back at the pig pen and we see that Violet the pig is dead.  We can see Rick pondering why this is the case.

Later that night, Patrick gets up from his cell berth and is coughing while heading off the the bathroom.  He leans over a barrel of water, coughing and pumps a pump and drenches himself in shower water.  He falls to the ground.  He is motionless lying on his back.  Close up to his face. The eyes open, he is now a walker.

The big question is what made that pig and Patrick sick.  Is is the same thing.  Is it swine flu?  Is in some other organism? Is it airborne, waterborne or vector transmitted. The episode begins and ends with water. Could that be a clue?  What will happen to all those sleeping people up in the cell block now that Patrick is a Walker?

 

 

Walking Dead Zombie Survival Class

Ever wonder how you’d fare in a zombie apocalypse? AMC, Instructure and the University of California, Irvine today announced the joint production of a massive open online course (MOOC) exploring a broad range of topics through the lens of a hypothetical zombie apocalypse.

UC Irvine is hoping that a hit show about a zombie apocalypse can make higher learning about advanced mathematics and other serious academic subjects more palatable.

The eight-week course called Society, Science, Survival: Lessions from AMC’s The Walking Dead  — which begins Oct. 14, the day after the premiere — will feature lectures from four instructors across a range of disciplines: public health, social science, physics and mathematics.

This course will run for 8 consecutive Mondays starting the Monday after the season premier of The Walking Dead. ( October 14th  through December 2nd.)

 

I’m doing it just for fun.

Learn more about the course and Enroll and Survive here  Use Friend code 7K9NW8

Princesses Long Island

I watched the Princesses Long Island show today. I am completely disgusted and embarrassed by the statements of one girl, Joey on the show.

She says that a lot of girls on Long Island are part of the “lucky sperm club” Meaning that some girls are spoiled. While that is true I do not believe that her follow up statement are true for the vast majority of Long Island women. She goes on to say,

“The typical Long Island girl is so into status. She usually drives BMW, shops at Roosevelt Field mall, has a Prada bag and her mom has big boobs. The car you drive, the bag on your arm the guy you date is pretty much who you are on Long Island.”

Seriously? Not all women from And on Long Island are like that, I assure you.

Another girl, Ashley, indicates the Freeport, on the South shore of Long Island is the “ghetto.” Whereas these other girls are from Great Neck and Old Westbuy on the North shore of Long Island. Horrible.

A lot of Long Island is working class. Mostly north shore Nassau county in what she is likely talking about. I lived in a few of those working class neighborhoods from Mastic Beach to Patchogue to Bayshore.

Another girl, Amanda says the he typical south shore girl is desperate for attention. That seems funny coming from a girl who is the epitome of excess and showiness.

The Freeport girl did say that Long Island girls are way cooler and way stronger. I am down with that. 🙂

I don’t know that I will watch this show again.

“You can date a rich girl from the North Shore or a cool girl from the South Shore.” — Billy Joel.

Star Trek: The Best of Both Worlds: The Experience

My husband and I went to see the one night only showing of The Best of Both Worlds last night at the AMC with Dine In theaters at Downtown Disney. Theater 9.

I have been a fan of Star Trek for a long long time.  I used to watch the original series (in re-runs, of course) with my favorite cousin Michael back in the 70’s on WPIX NEW York.

I was over the moon when the new series was announced back in the late 80’s. My friends and I couldn’t wait.  My  year old mind was blown when I saw Encounter at Farpoint.

Fast forward to 2012 when the first  episodes of  ST: TNG came to the big screen.  It was Datalore and Where No One has Gone Before.  Alas I did not go.   I wasn’t making that same mistake twice.  So as soon as I saw @jonathanfrakes post about it on twitter I bought my husband and I tickets.  This is my husband’s favorite ST:TNG episode and I thought he would enjoy it.

We got the the theater early and the place already had a lot of people in there. We found some seats at the top and settled in.  Rotating on screen was pictures of people who had “Borged themselves” interlaced with stills from the series in their original and restored states, as well as Episode trivia.

The first thing we saw was a vignette called “Creating the Borg.”  It was a behind the scenes look at the episode with commentary and interviews with the major players, and production people.  These people were included but not limited to, Patrick Stewart, Marina Sirtis, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton Michael Dorn, Denise Crosby and Michael Westmore (makeup).  Also interviews and commentary by Seth McFarland (Family Guy).  It was a really fun look back and interesting to see what these people now look like.

The episode itself was very enjoyable.  Much more so for me on the big screen than it ever was on the small screen.  It is now one of my favorite episodes and looked beautiful completely remastered.

The next thing was the blooper reel which was hilarious.  Then the Sneek peak at the remastered Blu-ray release of season four of the series.

It was a really fun time and we had a great audience to watch it with.  That makes all the difference.

In Which We Say Goodbye

This contains spoilers about the Series Finale of Private Practice.

You have been warned…………..…

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Season 6, Episode 13: In Which We Say Goodbye

We open with Addison talking to a video camera about her being married before to the perfect man, Derrick who wasn’t perfect for her.

Next scene we see her saying that she can’t go through with it, until Naomi shows up then they fast forward through their wedding in like 2 minutes. Everyone is in attendance. Their wedding is outside looking over a marina.

Naomi and Sam talk. She is still with Fife, who is in Hong Kong. Pictures shown of grandchild.

Violet outlining a book on a napkin at another table when Cooper shows up at the table. More chit chat when lady Shepherd shows up and sits down. She tells them she is going to write another book.

Cut to Naomi and Sam getting it on in a hotel room.

Fast forward 3 months…. Violets office. Holly, an old patient talking about it being the sixth anniversary of a car accident in which her parents and boyfriend died and she survived. Violet informs her they are done with therapy. She is shocked but they hug.

Cut to Sheldon and Miranda, his cancer girlfriend who proceeds to collapse. They rush her off to the emergency room. She is seizing.

Cut to Coopers new house, he is taking care of the three babies. They are obviously driving him nuts. He can’t handle it staying home with the babies while Charlotte works.

Cut to Seaside wellness. Naomi visits with Addy. Apparently “Jake makes a steak that is so rare you can still talk to the cow.” Naomi grabs the door jam. Addy asks her if she is pregnant. She is. Addy thinks is Fife’s but we really know its Sam’s since they got it on at the wedding.

Addy does an ultrasound of Naomi. Everything looks good. Addy can tell something is wrong with Naomi. Apparently Fife doesn’t live with Naomi anymore. Suprise Suprise.

They talk about why Addy and Sam broke up. She tells her it’s because he didn’t want kids.

Miranda’s cancer is back.

Jake and his daughter talk about her dropping out of college. She wants to go to Europe with her boyfriend. Jake warns her it’s a mistake.

Back to violets office. Holly tells her she got into Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Holly is all messed up about going because it is so far from Violet. She is worried she may need Violet. She decided she’s not going and not giving up therapy.

Back to Seaside wellness Charlotte, addy, Violet and Naomi are talking about this holly chick and how Charolotte is exhausted. Sam shows up and Naomi is uncomfortable. Addy knows something is up and it has to do with Sam and Naomi. she is exactly 13 weeks pregnant and that is when Addy got married. They talk about why it happened. Naomi doesn’t want to tell Sam about the baby.

“You are in love with him, Naomi.”

“Leave it alone, Addison.” End scene

Cut to Addy’s bathroom and Addy telling Jake about Sam Naomi and the baby. Addison theorizes that Sam has never been able to make it work with another woman because he has always been in love with Naomi.

Cut to, Seaside wellness, SAMs office. Addy walks into his office and sits down, obviously wanting to tell him about the baby. She tells him the Fife and Naomi never got Marie and that Naomi is still in love with him.

We are now at the hospital with Miranda and Sheldon. She is leaving against medical advice. She is talking about the futility of treatment And loss of quality of life with all the treatment. She wants to live her last days at home. She tells Sheldon that she doesn’t want him to see her as she deteriorates. She wants him to walk away. He refuses to walk away from her. She is frustrated Sheldon is on the verge of tears.

Cut to Charlotte and Coopers place. Cooper says they need to hire a nanny. Charlotte is like,

“no I’m. Not going to change the plan because you had a rough day.”

Copper tells her he hasn’t showered in five days and goes on a triad about what is going to happen. It’s kind of funny what he says.

Over to Sam’s house, Stephanie is there. She suggests things to do and Sam is very distracted. She notices and calls him out on it. Basically, He breaks up with her. “I liked your ex wife” she says to him and cries in his arms.

Another session with Holly inViolets office. Violet reiterates to her she doesn’t need her anymore and that this is her last session. She will not be allowed to book another appointment. Holly argues but Violet points out that holly wants to go to cooking school. It was a choice and she applied. Holly admits she is scared.

Cut to kitchen at Seaside wellness. Sam, Sheldon and jake talk about Jakes daughter’s plans. He seeks advice from Shelton and we get some true Sheldon advice as usual. Sheldon states to them that he is Madly in love and says “I quit” he leaves the room. He just quit his job.

He goes to Miranda. He is angry with her. He tells her she is not leaving her because he wants to take care of her. He tells her she deserves to have love until her very last day. She finally agrees to let him stay with her. He tells her he quit his job so they can do whatever she wants with the rest of her life.

Violet sees Holly off leaving here with some advice for success while a knock off of Roxsette’s “it must have been love” plays in the background. Holly leaves in a taxi.

Seaside wellness: jake in his office with his daughter. Talking about her leaving. He apologizes for not giving Eli a chance. No matter what, he says, she will always be his girl.

Sam comes to Naomi in Nee York. He confronts her as to why she didn’t tell him that her and fife broke up.

” I’m not going home. I’m staying and I’m fighting for you” Sam tells her.

“You are the best. You are the only women I have ever loved. You are my family. You are the one single person that I can’t imagine my world without”

She thinks he knows about the baby and says that she doesn’t want him to feel obligated because she is going to have his baby. Sam stops smiling, obviously shocked, and says “you’re pregnant?” He tells her he is here because he is in love with her, always has been and always will be.

Addy does a voice over about how everything changes while there is a montage of all the couples (Miranda and Sheldon in the South Pacific, lady sherherd and her ER hottie boyfriend and Charlotte and Cooper in bed with the babies. She states “happy wedding day Naomi.”

We cut to Naomi and Sam getting married.

Cut to the kitchen at Seaside wellness. The group is there talking about one of Coopers patients who is 13 and smokes like a fiend and how the parents want to tell her she had cancer so she will stop smoking. They briefly discuss the ethics of that when Violet comes in and drops a book on the table and states ” I finished my book.” They all applaud and ask what it it about. Joy and life and how it is all a journey. Its about the practice, all of them and the discussions about the patients they’ve had. She knows they all will be okay. She tells then she is thinking of calling the book “Private Practice.” They debate the merit of that title as the camera pulls away from the kitchen and into the elevator and the door closes. Just before the door closes we hear Addison say “that’s a good title.”

We see the Private Practice placard for the last time.

Its the end of an era. Ive been watching Private Practice since the beginnings as a humble spin off of Grey’s Anatomy. It was entirely different than Grey’s but in a good way. It focused on the privte office of a group on longtime friends from medical school who opened a progressive medical office which employed a collaborative approach to medical care for their patients.

To me it was kind of an anticlimactic series finale but a sweet one. The people who should be together are together, they are happy and they tied up lose ends.

I didn’t expect that Naomi would even be in this episode much less have sex with and become pregnant by Sam.
Derick Shepherd and Meridith should have been at Sam and Naomi’s second wedding. They were all friends in med school. But hey that’s just my opinion.

I enjoyed the episode anyway. In enjoyed the ride Shonda Rhimes. Thank you for some good story telling and interesting medical cases.

The Carrie Diaries

Tonight was the premier of The Carrie Diaries on the CW. I didn’t know what to expect from this show and wasn’t going to watch it until I saw it was on tonight. Then I decided to watch it.

The Carrie Diaries, like Sex and the City is based on the book of the same name by Candice Bushnell. It tells Carrie Bradshaws story when she was a teenager and just beginning to get “bug” for Manhattan or as people in the tri-state area call it, “the city.”

Despite this show basically targeted at teens, fans of Sex and the City may be able to appreciate it simply because it gives us insight to what made Carrie who he was in the original SATC series.

There are some inconstancies with the original lore of the series. Carrie’s father appears in this series and in SATC we learn that Carrie’s father left when she was a child. In this series, Carrie’s mother dies and she is left alone to live with her father and rebellious sister in a Connecticut suburb.

Carrie scores am internship in “the city” in a law firm in the financial district of Manhattan. She is very excited about this and her father lets her choose something of her mother’s from a very adult Carrie like closet. She chooses sunglasses and wears them to her her first day in the internship.

We get a glimpse of Carrie Bradshaw’s style beginnings when her nylons run when she is pushed on the street. She removes them and goes to the office and is warned when she arrives, to go to Century 21, a NYC department store for some new nylons.

The scene where a dress is dropped off for her at her little closet of an office, it reminded me of when Vivianne Westwood gave adult Carrie the wedding dress in the first Sex and the City movie.

Carrie goes out for a good time with a woman who she things is amazing on the town, in NYC blowing off a dance at her suburban high school.

Her mother was a writer and at the end she finds some journals that were her mothers and takes them and sits in front of an open window and the camera pans from the outside, like an Sex and the City, to show young Carrie writing in one of the journals, this beginning Carrie’s love for writing and her future career. I thought that was a a fitting way to en the first episode.

I’ll probably watch the show just to see where the story goes.