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HTGAWM: Who Is Gabriel Maddox? 

If you watched the season 4 finale of ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ you almost certainly didn’t miss this fine face at the closing minutes.

Thankfully, the mystery surrounding the Castillos and who killed Wes has finally being resolved; we now have a new mystery to deal with: whose child is this? 

Who is Gabriel Maddox?
Most obvious answers are, he’s either Bonnie’s long-assumed-dead son or Annalise’s long-thought-dead son. It’ll be good to acknowledge that the finger(s) pointing to these two could be a misdirect and he (Gabriel Maddox) could be the spawn of a background character close to our band of merry-murderers. Only time will tell. 

#ABC #HowToGetAwayWithMurder 

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HTGAWM s04e14 Brief Recap

[SPOILERS] 

After dragging on for almost two seasons, the mystery of Wes’s death has almost been concluded. Finally! 💃 🕺. Who killed Wes? Or rather, who and who joined hands to permanently silence Wes because he had a statement to give that’d have stopped them from making MORE money 💰. Hmm. Your guess is as good as mine… 😊… It was the Castillos! 👏 👏 👏. 

Mama Laurel got Wes to trust her enough to believe she had Laurel’s interest at heart. In this case, she understood Laurel’s interest to be making more money, which Wes’ life stood against (sort of). So, she invited Papa Laurel to take care of it (the father of their grandchild). Talk about what rich people do to keep their wealth increasing. 

In this episode, a lot of lingering plot threads were tied up and a possible ones opened as we head into the season finale. Standing out is the possibility that Bonnie could be dead. 😔 😢. By next week we’ll know for sure. 

Have you watched the episode? 

Did you like it? 

Do you want Bonnie dead? 😂 

Let’s talk. 

The ‘Once Upon A Time’ Soft Reboot Is A Welcome Development.

OUAT is back! Sort of. After the run of the not so good season six, many viewers were surprised to hear the show was going to undergo a reboot of some sort, with many of its principle casts not returning. In fact, only three of the principle cast + a grown up Henry. As at that time, it seemed like rocket science, I felt the show should have ended with the 6th season since it had lost the magic that once made it special. Haha! But the season seven premiere (S07 E01) turned out to be decent, nice, and had that spellbinding magic that made the show endear to our heart, once.

It turns out there are more realms in existence than the one we’ve grown accustomed to. And possibly, various incarnations of characters we’ve already come across, as we got introduced to another Cinderella (a latina, as played by, Daniella Ramirez). This means, we can have another Snow White, Prince Charming, and even Evil Queen, though I hope the story doesn’t delve in there.

The returning cast members – Regina (who now goes by Ronin), Hook (who’s a sergeant turned detective at the end of the episode), and Rumple (Hook’s new partner). It might take me a while to stop referring to everyone by their old names, so please, forgive me. But I really got excited watching this episode, it held promise, something I haven’t seen in OUAT in a while now.

The main plot revolves around a grown Henry, who set out to discover and write his own story devoid of his family. He met and fell in love with the Cinderella of this new realm and they had a daughter. There’s a new curse, and no one remembers their former lives, save for the little girl. Does this remind you about someone? Yes. Nostalgia’a *****

Various questions pop up now, such as:

– Who cast the curse?

– Where are the other characters?

– How did the Dark One get ensnared by a curse? and…

– What happened to Storybrooke, as the new story takes place in Seattle?

This and many more will certainly be answered as the season goes forward. Until then, enjoy the rebranded show called, ‘Once Upon A Time’.

Marvel’s Inhumans Isn’t As Bad As They Say

After about a month of waiting after the IMAX premiere, Marvel’s Inhumans have arrived on TV.The Inhumans property has been troubled for many years now. It was first billed to appear in the phase three of the MCU, but for reasons best known between the two bosses at loggerhead – Ike Permulter and Kevin Feige – the project never moved forward. Later it was announced the show will premiere on TV, ABC, instead, with an eight episode order for a short and concise story. Then came the real issue… from the release of the first trailer to all the screenings that followed, the show was accused of being cheap, and Marvel of cutting corners. Add that to the array of lacklustre reviews from critics, of which the show has a very poor standing on Rotten Tomato. To cut ling story short, Marvel Inhumans makes Iron Fist (season one) look good. After watching the two episodes premiere myself, trying hard to avoid being biased by premeditated views of others, I can confidently say the show isn’t so bad.

Medusa and Blackbolt

Yes, I enjoyed it, and I’m looking forward to the third episode. This may or may not come as a surprise to many, but it’s my own view.
The costumes are cheap, very cheap, and unimpressive. I had a big problem with Lockjaw, as the CGI used to portray his existence kept rubbing on my face, announcing it was of low quality. But I tried to overlook all these, and keep an eye on the actors and the story.

Marvel’s Inhumans

The show boasts a very good cast. Take Iwan Rheon’s Maximus away (because ‘Game Of Thrones’ has shown us how good he is as an actor), I really got into Anson Mount’s Black bolt. For a character who didn’t utter a word, that says so much about the actor. Serinda Swan’s Medussa also impressed, enough for me to trace her TV background and realize she was Zatanna on Smallville. The bulk of the actors that made up the royal family were good enough, I enjoyed watching them move on screen. 

While the first ten minutes of the premiere wasn’t that impressive, the show soon really gets a hang over itself, and successfully establishes its plot. I do hope the story improved as it continues, as only word of mount (positive) can resurrect its dead bones.

Marvel’s Inhumans airs Fridays on ABC

The Designated Survivor Is Back!

Designated Survivor returns for a very much anticipated second season. The sophomore year is always laddened with anxiety and expectations, let’s hope this seasons turns out awesome.

President Tom Kirkman, as played by Kiefer Sutherland (somebody say, Jack Bauer…) is very much around and ready to lead the good people of America to greater days and victories.

The Cast of Designated Survivor

Capitol bomber and main villain, Patrick Lloyd, is still on the run, but his appearance back in D.C. makes me believes his end could be closer.

Agent Hannah Wells, as played by Maggie Q (somebody shout Nikita…) found unusual help in an MI6 agent, who I think might become a love interest for her; I can’t be the only one who thinks Agent Wells needs to be bedded. Since she can’t have Kirkman, as he’s the president, married and also has killer chemistry with Emily his chief of staff, she’s in need of someone else to rough her up. Team Wells, in Amsterdam, unsuccessfully track down Patrick Lloyd. The more time Hannah spends away, the greater Llyod’s chances of succeeding against the President increases.

Lest I forget, there’s a new guy on President Kirkman’s team, and he’s smart. His name is Lyor Boone, and he’s exactly who the presidency needs around now. Even Emily has upped her game, as chief of staff, she’s learning to take charge and not let herself get overwhelmed by her personal opinions. I observed a little moment between her and Seth, which I do hope isn’t explored. What I’d hate more than seeing Seth and Emily together will be a love triangle that involves Aaron.

Designated Survivor returns next Wednesday on ABC.

Once Upon a Time: Moving Forward.

In all honesty the quality of ABC’s hit fantasy show based on popular Disney characters, Once Upon a Time has waned over time. In its earlier seasons (specifically, 1 – 4) it was a real delight to watch, and somewhere within season 5 it started to become a bore. Season 6 was mostly boring.

So, what went wrong? How does a series with fantastical elements suddenly become boring? We’re going to discuss some reasons we feel caused it, and how hopeful we are that moving forward with its plan of soft reboot the series can find its feet again.

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1. THE LOVE STORY

A large percentage of the public happen to enjoy love even in the most fantastical of stories. Do not get me wrong before I even land; I understand OUAT is built on the foundation that love is the greatest magic there is (recall season one’s finale). But, as at then love was used for specific purpose. Now, love is everywhere: if it isn’t Snow an Charming, it is Emma and Hook, Henry and Violet, Rumple and Belle, Regina and Robin, or even Aladdin and Jasmine. All these pair ups make the story look like child’s play. I do hope it’s something that’ll be taken into consideration as the series reboots itself. Enough with the excessive pairing.

2. MAKE THEM EVIL AGAIN

Yes! Wicked is sweet, but evil is greater. This is OUAT, as established in the series’ lore, there’s no light without darkness and as such every hero must have a worthy villain, and none has proven more worthy than the deadly duo, Regina aka The Evil Queen and Rumpelstiltskin; these two are a delight to watch in their evil ways. As the series progressed Regina and Rumpel kept getting closer and closer to the light and doing what is right, which in my opinion damaged their characterizations even though it helped the humanity of their characters.  Part of what made the series epic in the first place was the unpredictability of both as wonderfully played by both actors, Lana Parilla and Robert Carlye respectively. So, bring back the evil producers… we want it!

3. A WORTHY VILLAIN

If you paid attention you’d realize I meant in the point above, Regina and Rumpel remain as recurring villains, that would leave room for a worthy villain of the season. This would be an informed choice as whoever gets to be the hero of the season would have his/her hands filled. The villain would have to go to the land of villainy and learn what made all the ones before him/her awesome. I recommend visiting the universe of Arrow to learn from Prometheus). Haha!

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Regina and Rumpel

4. A TIGHTER STORY

This doesn’t always work, but more often than not it makes things better. If the idea of 22 episodes for a season has become more of a curse than blessing in terms of story telling, the season can be pruned, fillers reduced to the barest minimum and a more captivating story told.

5. EMMA SWAN. NO!

This is a personal opinion. I couldn’t have felt happier the day I saw the news that Actress, Jenifer Morrison was leaving OUAT. I felt the series would get better. The day I saw the news that the show was going for a soft reboot instead of a sequel season, I knew the savior has arrived for the ABC’s hit TV show (pun intended). I don’t really know if my pseudo-dislike for Emma is as a result of her characterization or the actress. I watched Jenifer in How I Met Your Mother and I loved her there; so… Be thou as it may, I feel keeping Emma’s appearance to the barest minimum will be in the advantage of this soft reboot.

What do you think about my list? Let me hear what you think in the comment box below.

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Family tree in OUAT