In this week’s episode we learn August Booth’s story. It turns out that he is Pinocchio. His story begins in Fairytale world after he has become a real boy. The Blue Fairy arrives and ask Geppetto to build the wardrobe that will protect two people from the curse. He agrees only after making a deal that allows Pinocchio to be the second person protected from the curse. The Blue Fairy tells everyone else that wardrobe will only protected one person. Geppitto tells Pinocchio to protect and look out for Emma before sending him through the wardrobe shortly before Emma. However Pinocchio/August doesn’t do that for long after they arrive into our world. When he gets the chance August runs away from the orphanage. He is now back trying to convince Emma that the curse is really and she is the savior. Emma however is still in complete denial. August tries to show her his leg which has turned to wood but she still isn’t able to see anything odd. Her denial is so strong partly because of logic but also because she doesn’t want to be responsible for everyone’s happiness.
Regina meanwhile isn’t having a good day. It starts off with a confrontation with Mary MargaretÂ in where Mary MargaretÂ pitys Regina because her life must be really lonely if “your only joy comes from destroying everyone else’s happiness.” A few moment later Regina end up into another confrontation with Henry who tells her that “Snow White will have her happy ending. She and Prince Charming will be together. The curse will end. Good will win”.Â In retaliation Regina decides to make a move on David. She gets him to help her bring in grocery and stay for dinner. After dinner a chivalrous David helps wash dishes. As they are talking Regina attempts to kiss David. He stops it and say that they should just be friends. He decides to go home leaving Regina very angry.
As for Emma’s threat to take Henry away, she tries to make good on that. In the beginning of the episode she goes to Mr. Gold to see if he will help her. He tells her that Emma can’t win because Regina is too powerful. So in the last scene of episode, Emma call Henry to her car and the two of them leaves Storybrook.
I am glad that I was right about who August is and it was interesting to see his story.
I am also glad to see that David didn’t fall for Regina’s plan. It made me like him a little more which is good since I am not a fan of David.
I am also really frustrated that Emma won’t believe in the curse. Although on some subconscious level she might believe. Why else would Emma think that kidnapping Henry is a good idea? If she and Henry leave Storybrook then Regina can’t get to them because of the curse. At least that is what I am hoping.
In the 90 minute Pilot, we meet Agents Olivia Dunham and John Scott, who are partners in several senses of the word. A plane lands with a bunch of dead people on it. They investigate and Scott ends up getting hurt in an explosion. In order to save him, Olivia must get help from a scientist (Dr. Walter Bishop) that has been put into a psych ward. The only way for him to get out is if his son comes to get him. Olivia flies to Europe to get Peter Bishop who can get her access to Walter. They work together and manage to get Walter out of the hospital as long as Peter agrees to babysit him. The home base for the team is Walter’s old Harvard lab on campus. He uses the lab to analyze bodies, find cures, mix potions and ponder random thoughts about junk food or…anything else.
Astrid joins the team as Olivia’s assistant but essentially becomes Walter’s. The foursome solve unusual problems designated to them by the FBI. They’re predominantly paranormal or just plain weird cases. Like alternate realities, mutant animal species, shape shifters, etc.
Other Important People
Charlie is Olivia’s main contact within the FBI. But mainly, they’re friends. It’s very clear that they have a strong friendship. He was Olivia’s boss before she transferred to the Fringe Division. Now she has a new boss.
Agent Broyles is in charge of the Fringe Division. He is the liaison between the government and the division. He answers to the higher ups about the legitimacy and progress of the Fringe Division.
William Bell is the main villain in season 1. He is in charge of Massive Dynamic, a huge science and technology corporation. Every case seems to somehow lead back to Massive Dynamic. William is also Walter’s former lab partner. They clearly ended up on different life paths.
Important Things To Know Going Into Season 2 (MAJOR SPOILERS)
There are alternate universes and William Bell (& Massive Dynamic) have the ability to access them. This essentially means that there are multiples of every person in these alternate universes. Normally, these world never meet. But when someone has the ability to go between the two, things can get a little confusing.
At the end of Season 1, William Bell opens up a portal in the woods and travels to another universe. Peter, Walter & Olivia all witness this. In the other universe, things look very similar but there are slight differences.
Another strange thing is that Walter goes to a gravesite and when we see the tombstone, it reads
Peter Bishop. 1978-1985.
To me, this implies that the Peter we know and love is actually from another universe and his dad brought him to this universe when he was very young…after the other Peter dies. I’m curious as to how this will be explained in the coming Seasons.
I love the insightful thoughts from Mary Shannon at the beginning and end of each episode of IN PLAIN SIGHT. I was always looking for them but couldn’t find them all in one place. So I decided to create a “database” by typing them up as I watch and putting them all in these posts (one for each season). I hope others benefit from it too! I’ll be posting each season’s quotes every day of the week leading up to the series finale. SEASON 1 Episode 101 “Pilot”
Episode 102 “Hoosier Daddy”
We all live in hiding. In one way or another, each of us conceals pieces of ourselves from the rest of the world. Some people hide because their lives depend on it, others because they don’t like being seen. And then there are the special cases, the ones who hide because…because…because they just want someone to care enough to look for them.
Episode 103 “Never the Bride”
Family can present itself in all manner of bizarre and exoticÂ permutations. A few months earlier, the Billups family didn’t even know Leo existed. And now, here they are. bonded. Like some essential molecule. The particulars of Vernon McRoy’s future involvement in Leo’s life: visitation rights, etc remain to be worked out. But the Billups are forgiving people. And like vernon, they understand the irresistible pull of family.
Episode 104 “Trojan Horst”
Â ”Happily ever after”, the big lie. Those three insidious words, repeated again and again, promising myself and a gazillion other little girls that some day, sure as the sunset, a man prettier than ourselves would sweep us away. To live our lives forever and a day. Blah blah, blah. Never once mentioning the years of quiet desperation that surely followed. Which is why I pray with all my soul that whoever invented the lethal mantra “happily ever after” died penniless, face down in the gutter, with cats gnawing on his ears.
Episode 105 “Who Shot Jay Arnstein”
Nietzsche was right. “We come into this world alone and we go out of it alone.” Perhaps that explains why we spend our time here on earth so infuriatingly dependent on others.
Episode 106 “High Priced Spread”
Funny how things like mortgage payments and a desire to not eat cat food can get between a person and their principles. Damn, I hate principles.
If there’s one thing working in witness protection has taught me it’s that people hate change. Oh, we all say we want to change; get thinner, quit smoking, learn to speak Portuguese, but we don’t. For better or worse, our habits define us. We turn the pages of the same tattered script over and over, clinging to our well rehearsed routines like barnacles, and nothing rankles us more than having to learn new lines.
Episode 107 “Iris Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”
We’ve all had the experience of talking about a long-lost friend with someone, and then out of the blue the phone rings and it’s that same long-lost friend. Famous psychobabble quack Carl Jung called these occurrences “synchronicity.” Skeptics regard these synchronicities events as mere coincidences. Others posit a pie-in-the-sky cosmic connection linking all things. Take a guess on which side of the argument I fall.
At first glance, one might suppose me walking into the middle of Chris’s gambling problem and the arrival of the FBI letter about my father, the gambler, to be cosmically connected events. And who knows, maybe they are. But in the end, the whole happenstance versus master plan debate probably a big waste of time. All that really matters is that we cross paths at an auspicious time. Chris was lucky. He got off with a year suspension, but will still be able to play his senior year. As for me, well…
Episode 108 “Don of the Dead”
I think my least favorite phrase in the human language is “I’m sorry.” Nine times out of ten when a person says they’re sorry, they’re really only sorry they got caught, and now want me to forgive them for something I’m still pissed off about. Which puts me in the unhappy position of either saying, “Up yours” and looking like a total bitch, or saying, “I forgive you” and feeling like a total schmuck. And that’s why I hate the phrase…
People generally think of forgiveness as the flip side of contrition, the obligatory response to an apology. It is not. To forgive is to answer the call of our better angels and bear our wounds as the cost of doing business. It is that rarest of things, simple and pure…transcendent… without strings.
Episode 109 “Good Cop, Dead Cop”
Okay, so Don’s a little anal, and maybe Ruth’s a bit of a ball buster. Who isn’tÂ ? Still, you gotta wonder, if such good people with so much in common can’t find happiness together, what hope is there for the rest of usÂ ?
According to the gospel of Don, God told Don to free himself and Ruth from the surly bonds of their loveless marriage. He said that their union had fulfilled his purpose. And now Don was to leave Ruth with the belief he had perished so that they might both go out and find happiness on earth. Don, being the lord’s faithful servant, was loathe to disobey. Before Don limped off into the desert night, he asked God, “Lord, you have commanded me to be happy, but you haven’t told me how. “Please, Lord, what does it take for two people to be happy?” But the Lord had said all that he would say.
Episode 110 “To Serge with Love”
Every day we make hundreds of choices. Most of them innocuous either or kind of decisions, like, “should I turn right or left?” others require a bit more thought, like, “should I order the bacon-cheeseburger,” which I love or some low fat flavorless salad “which I know is better for me but will ultimately leave me unsatisfied?” and then there are those really tough choices…
Perhaps the most difficult choices to make are the ones that deny us those things our heart wants most because as it’s been said, “Without reason nor prudence, the heart wants what the heart wants and more often than not, it will not be denied.
Episode 111 “Stan By Me”
I stare agape at Sunday couples. Sidewalk strollers, fingers laced, heads on shoulders, hearts laid bare. Audacious highwire artists, soaring netless. Oblivious or brave? Ignorant idiots, I observe from my spectator view. Hoping no one hears this screaming inside my head.
Episode 112 “A Fine Meth”
After dropping Brandi off at the airport to fly home to her skeevy boyfriend Chuck, with a ticket I paid for, no less, only to discover her hours later at Raph’s with her head in his lap, no less, an idea has formed, a realization if you will. I don’t know. Anyway, here it is. My family will be the death of me, and I don’t mean in that “you kids will rue the day” kind of way. No, I’m talking about knocking on heaven’s door, charge the beach at Normandy, shuffle off that mortal coil, deceased. But the real epiphany is, I have absolutely no say in the matter. I wonder why I’m not more upset.
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“Bombshell” moves to Boston. Ivy (Megan Hilty) faces trouble as Derek (Jack Davenport) finds himself drawn ever closer to Rebecca Duvall (special guest Uma Thurman), while Karen (Katharine McPhee) reaches a turning point — she must choose between Dev (Raza Jaffrey) and the show. Eileen (Anjelica Huston) faces off against Julia (Debra Messing) over the possible return of Michael Swift (Will Chase). Sam (Leslie Odom, Jr.) brings Tom (Christian Borle) into the biggest battle of all — family dinner.
This weeks episode focuses a lot on confronting Amon and the Equalists. After a majority vote, the council decides to create an anti-Equalist task force. Tarriok, the representative from the Northern water tribe, ask Korra to join. She refuses claiming she need to focus on her training. Tarriok tries to change Korra’s mind my sending her gifts and eventually throws a gala in her honor. While at the gala Korra is bombarded by reporters asking why she won’t join the task force. With the pressure building Korra announces that she will join the task force.
The task force raid a chi-blocking training camp. After the successful raid Korra challenges Amon to a fight one on one. When the time for the face off comes Amon ambushes Korra. He tells Korra that he has a plan and won’t take away her bending yet because then she would be come a martyr. Then he knocks her out and she get a quick flashback of an adult Sokka, Toph, and Aang as well as an unknown man. When Korra wakes up Tenzin is there and comforts her as she begins sobbing and admits that she is scared.
Meanwhile Mako has meet Asami Sato after she nearly runs over him on her moped. To apologize she invites him to dinner. It’s during dinner Mako realizes that she is the daughter of Hiroshi Sato, the invented of the Satomoblie. Asami introduces Mako to her father, who informs Mako that he will sponsor the Fire Ferrets in the championship tournament if the team wears the company logo on their uniforms. Throughout the remainder of the episode Mako and Asami are together. They attend Korra’s gala together and take a romantic carriage ride in the park. They seem to like each other a lot. Mako even tells her that his scarf that he cherish so much use to belong to his father.
I really like Asami. While there isÂ a theory that she is a Equalist working for Amon, I don’t believe it. She seemed like a nice and sweet girl and I can’t wait to see more of her. I hope she and Korra can become friends.
As for Korra, it was nice to see a the vulnerable side of her. She becomes a more rounded character. It’s nice that she has acknowledged her fear but I can’t wait to see her overcome it.
Another thing I found interesting about the episode was the flashback. It was only a few seconds long but I think it was the a teaser of a longer flashback that will become important later. It was really cool seeing an adult Sokka, Toph and Aang. As for the unknown man, I believe that he is Yakone, the guy Tarriok mention during the council meeting.
Fringe fans, you will be glad to know that Fox has renewed the show for another season. This 5th season will contain 13 episode to help wrap up the series. As fansÂ it’s good to hear this news and the show’s creators agree.
Here is a the press release from the show’s creators.
âFRINGE is a remarkably creative series that has set the bar as one of televisionâs most imaginative dramas. Bringing it back for a final 13 allows us to provide the climactic conclusion that its passionate and loyal fans deserve,â said Reilly âThe amazing work the producers, writers and the incredibly talented cast and crew have delivered the last four seasons has literally been out of this world. Although the end is bittersweet, itâs going to be a very exciting final chapter.â
FRINGE co-creator and executive producer J.J. Abrams added, âWe are thrilled and beyond grateful that FOX â and our fans â have made the impossible possible: FRINGE will continue into a fifth season that will allow the series to conclude in a wild and thrilling way. All of us at Bad Robot are forever indebted to our viewers and the amazingly supportive FOX network for allowing the adventures of Fringe Division to not only continue, but to resolve in a way that perfectly fits the show.â
âThis pickup means the world (both of them) to us, because we love sharing these stories with our enthusiastic fans,â added FRINGE showrunners and executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman. âOn behalf of the cast and crew, we applaud our fans and FOX for allowing us to imagine the impossibilities together for so long. Season Five is going to be a conclusive thrill ride for all of us.â
Once Upon A Time is back for its last few episodes of the season.Â Here a recap of this week’s episode.
In Fariytale world we follow Rumplestiltskin and his son sometime after Rumplestiltskin has gotten his magic. Everyone is afraid of Rumplestiltskin power including his son, Baefire. He ask his father if there is any way Rumplestiltskin can give up his powers. Rumplestiltskin explains that the only way is if someone kills him with the dagger that has his name on it. The two make a deal that if Baefire can find another way they would try it. With this deal in place Baefire goes to the Blue Fairy for another way. She gives him a magic bean that will send them to a world without magic where Rumplestiltskin can’t use his magic. When Baefire plants the bean a blue whirlpool passageway appears, and he tries to convince his father to jump down the passageway. Rumplestiltskin seem afraid refuses so Baefire jump in that the passageway closes behind him. Rumplestiltskin immediately regrets his choice and goes to the Blue Fairy to see if there is another way to the world without magic. It’s through this conversation that Rumplestiltskin get the idea for the curse.
In Storybook we follow Mr Gold who has be suspicious of August Booth. After breaking into August’s room Gold finding a drawing of the dagger. Gold then goes and talks to Dr. Hopper. He tells the doctor that he thinks he has found his son but is sure what to say to him since they ended on bad terms. Dr. Hopper’s advice it to be honest and that is what Gold does later when he confronts August. August admits he is Rumplestiltskin ‘s son and Gold gives a tearful apology for what happen in the fairytale world. He then gives August the dagger. Upon receiving the dagger August tries to use it to control Rumplestiltskin’s magic so he can go back to the fariytale world.
Here is the big twist. It turns out August isn’t really Mr. Gold’s son. He lied to get Gold’s trust. He needs magicÂ to return to Fariytale world because he is dying and doesn’t believe that Emma can break the curse soon enough. After taking back his dagger Gold tells August to try again with Emma since she trust him and walks away.
While all this is happening with Mr. Gold and August, the rest of the town is celebrating. With the return of Kathryn it means she wasn’t dead but was drugged and kidnapped, and Mary Margaret isn’t a suspect anymore. David spends most of the episode trying to apologizing to Mary Margaret for not believing her’s innocence but she doesn’t want it.
Meanwhile Emma is looking in to who drugged Kathryn and she suspects Regina. Before she can find any evidence to connect Regina to the crime Sidney confesses. He claims that he did it so he write a big story on it and get his job. Emma believes that he lying to protect Regina so she confronts her. Emma tells Regina that she is going to ‘get my son back’ ending the episode.
I really liked this episode because we got to learn more about Mr. Gold and August. Now we know who side Mr. Gold is on. nobody’s. He helped the the Queen with the curse because he want to reunite with his son. As for August ,we know he isn’t Mr. Gold’s son with was a popular theory. Personally I think he is Pinocchio which is another popular theory. We might find out in the next episode since from the previews it seem to be the Pinocchio episode.
There are only two new episodes left of IN PLAIN SIGHT! Try not to cry, but it’s nearing an end. Last week I went to a panel at the Paley Center in LA. In case you missed it, there are photos and a short write up on the site.
Last week on the show, Mary had some issues with her father. And in the end, he escaped. This week, I’m hoping we get to see more of Mary and her father. Their dynamic is killer. Below are a few photos.
The SERIES finale will air next Friday, May 4th.
ROB LOWE DISCOVERS HIS MATERNAL FAMILY’S UNEXPECTED TIES TO EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY – Armed with information from his late mother’s scrapbook, Rob Lowe sets off on a journey that leads him to America’s founding fathers. In Washington, D.C., a visit to the Library of Congress uncovers his ancestor’s surprising role in the Revolutionary War and his direct connection to George Washington. After visiting his ancestors native Germany, he gains a deeper understanding of why everything was risked for a chance to build a new future in America.
THE FINAL SCORE – A big football rivalry captures the attention of the police department, but all bets are off when the final play goes both ways in Detective Britten’s (Jason Isaacs) two realities. In one world a dispute between rival fans leads to a murder in the stadium parking lot and in the other an in-the-red gambler gets burned. Meanwhile, Rex (Dylan Minnette) is suffering from a broken heart. Elsewhere, Vega (Wilmer Valderrama) and Hannah (Laura Allen) are planning a going away party for Britten.
ANDY MAKES A SPLASH AT A LOCAL FUNDRAISER—JACK COLEMAN (“Heroes”) GUEST STARS— Unemployed Andy (Ed Helms) crashes a fundraiser for the Senator (guest star Jack Coleman) and winds up adopting twelve disabled dogs. Dwight (Rainn Wilson) discovers that winning an auction means losing money, and Darryl (Craig Robinson) teaches Nellie (Catherine Tate) how to eat a taco. John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, James Spader, BJ Novak, Leslie David Baker, Phyllis Smith, Angela Kinsey, Brian Baumgartner, Oscar Nunez, Kate Flannery, Creed Bratton, Ellie Kemper, and Zach Woods also star.
LESLIE FINALLY GETS HER DEBATE WITH BOBBY NEWPORT — PAUL RUDD (“OUR IDIOT BROTHER”) GUEST STARS — DIRECTED BY AMY POEHLER. Leslie (Amy Poehler, who also wrote and directed) goes toe-to-toe with Bobby Newport (guest star Paul Rudd) in their big televised debate. Ann (Rashida Jones), Tom (Aziz Ansari), and Chris (Rob Lowe) work in the media spin room, while Ron (Nick Offerman) goes the extra mile to save a party for Leslie’s donors. Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott, Jim O’Heir and Retta also star.
THE STUDY GROUP’S SCIENCE EXPERIMENT IS SABOTAGED AND THEY GO ON THE OFFENSIVE TO EXPOSE THE CULPRIT – MICHAEL K. WILLIAMS GUEST STARS – When Annie (Alison Brie) discovers the study group’s yam experiment smashed to smithereens on the science lab floor, the group mobilizes to expose the criminal and save their grade. Once Abed (Danny Pudi) and Troy (Donald Glover) think they have located the perpetrator, the group conducts a “trial,” with a reluctant Professor Kane (guest star Michael K. Williams) serving as judge. Jeff (Joel McHale) soon realizes, however, that the plot is thicker than anyone suspects. Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown and Jim Rash also star.
In case you didn’t hear: 30 ROCK IS DOING ANOTHER LIVE SHOW! They did a LIVE show in 2010 (East Coast AND West Coast) and this Season they’re doing another. There was a write up about the episode straight from the mouth of Tina Fey on the NY Times.com today. It sounds like another 30 ROCK about 30 ROCK. A LIVE show about a LIVE show. It’s clutch. Anyway, since it’s LIVE (anyone else playing a drinking game with that word?) there are only some photos from practice. But here’s a little more about what we can expect this week on 30 ROCK LIVE!
KENNETH TAKES DRASTIC MEASURES TO PROVE WHY TGS SHOULD STAY A LIVE SHOW-When their Kabletown bosses announce they will no longer pay for TGS to be a live show, Liz and Jack realize their lives will actually be easier if they shoot canned episodes fast and cheap. Only Kenneth objects, urging that nothing can replace the communal experience of live television. He tries to convince the TGS staff to fight for their right to be live by taking them and our audience through a magical look back at the illustrious history of Studio 6H.
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This week on IN PLAIN SIGHT, Mary had a difficult task: keep her father safe while pretending like she didn’t care if he died.
My absolute favorite part(s) of this episode was getting some insight into Mary as a child. Her relationship with her father isn’t great (
I love that despite seeming to mending her relationship with her father, she didn’t trust him fully. Putting the tracker in the necklace was a-freaking-brilliant! I kind of felt betrayed when he took out that EMT but you see where Mary gets he protective streak from. It’s true that they’re more alike than different. And I’m still not sure that her brother was actually killed. I’m always skeptical until I see a dead body.
So Marshall had his own daddy-issues this week. It seems that his dad is questioning his engagement to Abigail. Personally, I love the two of them together. I don’t ship Mary/Marshall as a couple AT ALL I went to an IN PLAIN SIGHT panel at the PaleyCenter this week and the last question was about the possibility of a Mary/Marshall hookup in the next 2 episodes. Mary (McCormack) did say that their relationship is important part of the rest of the series but kept pretty quiet about the whole thing. Does anyone else NOT want them together? Maybe it’s just me…
Anyway, I hope that everyone enjoyed this week’s episode as much as I did. I’ll leave you with this awesome picture of MARY MCCORMACK & I :)
I got a sneak preview of this week’s episode at the IN PLAIN SIGHT Paley Center event and let me tell you that it’s one of the best episodes of the series. At the end of last week’s episode, Mary’s father showed up at her door. “The Medal of Mary” picks up right where we left off. This week, Mary has to protect a suspect close to her heart…eh, or VERY far away from her heart. Not only does she deal with the feelings of her father’s return but then she has to be professional about the whole thing. Plus, we get some insight into Mary as a child. Honestly, you won’t want to miss this episode (there’s only 3 left!!). Here’s some photos from the episode, which airs Friday on USA at 10pm.
JACK (ALEC BALDWIN) GETS CREATIVE WHEN HIS NEW BUSINESS IDEA FOR KABLETOWN GOES AWRY. JENNA (JANE KRAKOWSKI) STAGES A PUBLIC BREAKDOWN TO WIN BACK PAUL (GUEST STAR WILL FORTE). JAMES MARSDEN ALSO GUEST STARS.Jack (Baldwin) sets Liz up on a blind date to show her what she’s missing in her relationship with Criss. Meanwhile at KableTown, Jack has to scramble when his plan to manufacture couches hits a speed bump. With Tracy’s (Tracy Morgan) help, Jenna (Krakowski) orchestrates a public meltdown to get Paul’s (guest star Forte) attention.
ANNIE SPENDS SOME QUALITY TIME WITH ABED IN THE DREAMATORIUM – When the biology final exam is postponed, Jeff (Joel McHale) encourages everyone to join him for a three hour lunch, but Annie (Alison Brie) convinces Abed (Danny Pudi) to let her spend some time with him in the dreamatorium instead. What starts as an innocent simulation of “Inspector Spacetime” becomes a more serious examination of the study group members and Annie learns a little bit about what makes Abed tick.
Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra, the much anticipated sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, premiered this past Saturday. It was a great start to a new series and a good companion for the original series. The hour long premiere consisted of the first two episodes. Overall both episodes worked to introduce the viewer to the new characters and world. Do not worry if you have not seen the original series, Legend of Korra is inviting to newcomers, while still having references to the original series for fans.Â The mention of Zuko’s mom was my favorite reference.
Episode 1- Welcome to Republic City
Most of the first episode is spent introducing us to the new avatar, Korra and the setting which is the capital Republic City. The episode begins with teenage Korra who has already mastered water, earth, and firebending. She decides to go to the capital, Republic City to learn airbending from the airbenderÂ Tenzin, son of Aang and Katara (characters from the original series). Before going to Tenzin home, on Air Temple Island, Korra explores Republic City.
The city is reminiscent of 1920s New York City. There is even a large statue of Aang in place of the Statue of Liberty. Â The city which is suppose to be the center of peace is not so peaceful. There is trouble brewing with things like the Equalists’ anti-bending movement and thugs like Triple Tirade.
After a fight with Triple Tirade, Korra get into trouble with the law for her vigilant act. The charges are dropped thanks to help from Tenzin. The episode ends with a press conference where Korra announces to the city that she is the Avatar. We see Amon, leader of the Equalists, listening to the conference over the radio. He tells one of his men that their plans need to be accelerated since the Avatar has arrived early. An intriguing end to the first episode.
Episode 2- A Leaf in the Wind
This second episode introduces new characters, Bolin and Mako, and a new sport Pro-bending. Before any of that, the episodes focuses on Korra’s airbending training and isn’t going very well. Korra, who has never been able to airbend, has a hard time learning the fundamentals of airbending. Tenzin tells Korra that she needs to be free from distractions like Pro-bending which he feels is a ‘mockery of the noble tradition of bending’. The two end up in an argument over Korra’s restrictions and like a typical teenager, Korra sneaks out and goes to the Pro-bending arena.
This is where she meets Bolin and Mako. They are brother as well as really good Pro-bending players. Pro-bending uses a modern style of fighting that is unfamiliar to Korra. She gets the boys to teach her the new style and eventually joins their Pro-bending team. Pro-bending is similar to wrestling. It consist of two teams of three who objective is to knock the other team out of the ring using bending.
When Tenzin learns that Korra is playing in a Pro-bending match, he is furious and goes to the arena to bring her back. That doesn’t happen. Instead Tenzin stays and watches the end of the match. It’s good that he does because just as Korra is about to lose the match his training clicks with Korra. She uses the training to dodge the incoming attacks from the other team until they tired. With the other team weak, Korra, Bolin, and Mako are able to knock the them out of the ring and win the game.
The episode ends later on Air Temple Island where Korra and Tenzin make amends. Korra apologizes for her behavior and Tenzin apologizes for losing his temper. He also admits that Por-bending was a good learning tool of Korra.
So what did you think of the premiere of The Legend of Korra? Are you excited for next week’s episode?
IN PLAIN SIGHT is one of the most consistently great shows on TV right now. I’ll be sad to see it leave after this season. Mary Shannon is one of the most interesting portrayals of women on TV and there will be a gaping hole left when the show exits at the end of it’s 5th season. But until that day comes, here’s a few pics from this week’s episode.
This Saturday Nickelodeon premieres it’s newest show, The Legend of Korra. It is a sequel to the show Avatar: The Last Airbender. The new show takes place 70 years after the original and follows the new avatar, Korra as she learns airbending.
Catch the series premiere Saturday, April 14 at 11am on Nickelodeon.
Here are some previews for the series.
If you can’t wait a few days then iTunes has the first 2 episodeÂ availableÂ for free.
Here’s a quick clip of this week’s SCANDAL.
“Dirty Little Secrets” - When Pope & Associates’ newest client, DC Madam Sharon Marquette, is under investigation, the team needs to do everything possible to keep her client list under wraps. The list is literally a Who’s Who of DC influentials - and while it’s Olivia’s job to protect her client, she finds herself protecting a lot more than just the madam. Meanwhile, Quinn runs into some trouble with the President’s former intern, Amanda Tanner,
THURSDAY, APRIL 12 (10pm ET) on ABC.
“The Lion Sleeps Tonight” - A lion breaks loose in Seattle, leaving a couple’s lives and relationship at risk; Lexie overhears Mark’s discussion about moving in with Julia; Teddy begins to take steps towards coming to terms with Henry’s death; Callie grills Arizona on her past lovers; and Alex requests to be taken off Morgan’s preemie case when she becomes too dependent on him. Meanwhile, Meredith tries to be a support for Cristina as the tension between her and Owen hits a boiling point, on Grey’s Anatomy, THURSDAY, APRIL 5 (9p.m., ET) on ABC.
HAPPY SLEEP — BILLY LUSH (‘THE CHICAGO CODE’) GUEST STARS —While working a hostage situation with Detective Vega (Wilmer Valderrama), Detective Michael Britten (Jason Isaacs) unexpectedly finds himself collaborating with Dr. Lee (BD Wong). In an effort to calm down Gabriel Wyath (Guest Star Billy Lush) — a patient who has threatened to blow up a mental hospital — Britten is compromised, and the effects follow him into his other reality. Meanwhile, Rex (Dylan Minnette) introduces his girlfriend, Emma (Daniela Bobadilla), to his dad and Bird (Steve Harris) shows concern over Britten’s lack of focus due to his sleepless nights.
ALEX’S FEELINGS FOR PETE BECOME MORE COMPLICATED FOLLOWING A MOST UNEXPECTED DREAM — KYLE BORNHEIMER GUEST STARS - While on a romantic getaway to Napa with her boyfriend Ben (guest star Matt Letscher), Alex (Amanda Peet) experiences a romantic dream involving Pete (David Walton) that causes her to question her true feelings. Meanwhile, Alex’s new neighbor Dan (guest star Kyle Bornheimer), fed up with the crew’s antics and destructive behavior, threatens legal action. Elsewhere, Walt (Jeffrey Tambor) prepares for opening night of his latest theatre production and Gary (guest star Jesse Plemons) professes his feelings for Screwsie (Margo Harshman).
YOU GOT SERVED – SERIES PREMIERE - When Jessica (Jessica St. Clair, “Bridesmaids”) is overnighted divorce papers, her best friend Lennon (Lennon Parham, “Accidentally on Purpose”) convinces her to return home to Brooklyn and back into the apartment they used to share. The girls easily fall back into old habits — none of which is good news for Lennon’s live-in boyfriend, Joe (Luka Jones, Upright Citizens Brigade). Meanwhile Jessica adjusts to her new single life by reconnecting with old friends like Rav (Stephen Schneider, “Happy Endings”); however her new efforts meet the critique of the friends’ precocious nine-year-old neighbor, Queenetta (Daija Owens).
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The team begins their pursuit of a marquee star, as Eileen (Anjelica Huston) charges Tom and Julia (Christian Borle and Debra Messing) with finding a title for the newly reinvigorated musical. Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty) find themselves in competition again — this time for an orange juice commercial. Relationship troubles abound, as Frank (Brian d’Arcy James) makes an unwelcome discovery.
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