Well, the holiday season is officially upon as signaled by the slew of mid-season finales we’ve had in the last few days.
The Blacklist. Yikes, Red is Elizabeth Keen’s father. My shocked face. Not really. I’ve thought so all along. But I was wondering…if Lizzie was smart enough to do a DNA test on the Russian dude to verify paternity, why has it not occurred to her to do the same to Red? She could easily get his DNA. For a woman so smart, I wonder why she hasn’t thought of doing that. The finale also opened a few questions for me:
- Red told Lizzie that she shot her father when she was a child – so did she actually shoot Red, or what that just a load of horse puckey?
- What is to become of Mr. Kaplan? Will she confront Red or assume a new identity, while staying secret touch with Lizzie?
- Will Aram and Samar get together?
- Will a new love interest surface for Restin?
- Once Lizzie knows Red is her dad will she switch sides and start working the wrong side of the law and help run his illegal empire?
Blindspot. This was not as much of a cliffhanger as the Blacklist IMHO but it was pretty good. Speaking for myself, I always thought there was something hinky about the in-house psychologist. Poor Patterson, so unlucky in love, I kind of hope she shot him. Though something tells me he’s not as much of a bad guy as we may think. Roman shot Shepard but only winged her, so we know she’ll be back to raise havoc. And I liked how Jane decided to give Roman a ‘new life.’ That was very clever and unexpected. Questions I hope will be answered when the series returns:
- Is Nas the shape-shifter I believe her to be? I truly believe she will surface as a mastermind behind Orion who’s real mission is to wipe out anyone who could expose her.
- Will Tasha and Reed get together?
- Will Allie really have Weller’s baby or will she lose it – they seem to keep teasing that scenario
- Will Weller and Jane finally acknowledge their feelings for each other?
- Will Jane keep the name Jane Doe or adopt a new identity?
Grey’s Anatomy. I don’t know about you but I screamed, “Well, it’s about time!” When Jo finally told Alex the truth. I’m hoping that somehow that translates into Alex not being sent to jail. Amelia leaving Owen was predictable, unfortunately, and I hope she grows up some. For the most part not too much of a cliffhanger, except as to what Alex will decide to do. Questions:
- Will Meredith get over herself and just tell Maggie that she likes gorgeous Aussie doctor?
- Will Webber keep his job and get that arrogant new doctor off his back?
- Is Callie coming back?
- Will April and Jackson realize they should get back together?
- Will Bailey quit the job as Chief and go back to the operating room?
- Will Jackson’s mother ever stay out of everybody’s business?
- Will Edwards just stop being so know besty and chill out a little?
How to get away with murder. I sometimes wonder why I watch this show, since most of the characters are so hard to like. Yet still, I’m addicted to it. Okay, did anybody see Wes as the dead victim, coming? I didn’t. I was sure it was Nate. My theory is that Frank the big bag of rocks that he is, wired the house with the bomb, in order to hide evidence, but of course ended up killing people. Not sure if he killed Wes though – but it could be over jealousy of Laurel. My assumption is that Annalise being on trial will take up the remainder of the season with the verdict about to be announced as the cliffhanger. Questions:
- Will Annalise get over her alcohol addiction while in prison?
- Will Annalise grow a heart while in prison?
- Is Laurel’s baby Wes’s or Frank’s?
- Will we ever find out what is really going on with Bonnie?
- What secrets does Michaela’s mother know that she will blackmail her with?
- And for that matter, is Wes really dead? I know they showed the dead and burned body but in TV land amazing resuscitations can happen.
So, that’s my roundup on the mid-season finales. What’s your take? What do you think will happen? What favorite shows are you watching and wondering about? Feel free to tell me in the comments.
He ate his victims without condiments.
In shadows you dance
you disappear in sunlight
then enter my dreams
Most everyone who was alive on that day, remembers where they were and what they were doing. For me, it was one of the most difficult days of my life. Most Americans and much of the world were grief-stricken, confused and angry. It brought us together in a way I’d never seen in my life.
I, like many bloggers, took part in a Project 2996 and in the ensuing years, wrote tributes to victims of 911. But as the years have passed, the enthusiasm for never forgetting has waned. Conspiracy theories have taken the place of reverence and our national cynicism has returned. That makes my heart hurt. But people move on. It’s hard to maintain grief. It’s easier to be self-involved, skeptical and worry about your manicure than to carry the weight of a national tragedy. I’m not judging, just observing.
Even I struggle with what to say to commemorate this awful piece of American history. It seems it has all been said – and there is little I can add, if anything.
I suppose all I really want to say is that I still think about that day. I still grieve for the people who died because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time – and for the family and friends they left behind. And I hope that all Americans take at least a moment out of their day on Sunday to say a prayer for the people that we lost and for our country and for each other.