The Catch Season 2 – The Knock Off

the-catch-tv-seriesFelicity cons a Casino out of an expensive bottle of scotch while the Bartender is distracted. Margot swaps the bottle for a replica and then presents the bottle to a client to convince him to sign on with her but he’s already signed with another client, which makes her furious. When Margot confronts Reece he explains he couldn’t resist. Margot shatters his reality when she reveals having spent the night with Felicity whom he thought had been killed.

The job this week is for Ben to infiltrate the Cartel so Agent Diaz can rescue her husband, who is deep undercover. When he turns on Ben and admits that he’s running the Cartel now, and holds him at gunpoint the FBI storm in and take him down. Now her marriage is over, Agent Diaz tells the hard drive that he’s free to go, and says she’ll get him a gig with the Bureau.

Alice’s case this week is complicated. Ethan’s fiancée wants a potential investor to be checked out before she does business with him. Sophie runs a background check on him and it turns out that he’s running a sweatshop. Ethan’s fiancée is a clothing designer and is horrified that her Angel investor would trade in such a way, and declines to take his money. Tessa tags along when Alice visits the Fiancee at her studio, and photographs the dresses to check them out online – they’re other designers’ clothes and the Fiancee has shipping boxes with labels showing her real home address. She pleads poverty and says she’ll go out of business without the investment. Ethan invests $2.5 million into her business. Alice, however, smells a rat, and calls Ethan when Sophie uncovers the Angel Investor’s real identity – the Fiancee’s real husband.

Ethan doesn’t want to believe her, and she convinces him to meet her outside the Fiancées’ house. Ethan watches as the Fiancee pulls up in her car and her husband greets her at the door with a kiss. He’s devastated and later offers to hire Alice as his exclusive security Team. When Ben learns of it, he has a standoff with Ethan and warns him to back off Alice.

 

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Bates Motel Final Season – The Cord

bates-motel-5Norman Bates has put down his knife forever. An emotional final episode of the final Season recap is here.

When Romero took Norman hostage and demanded the Sheriff’s Assistant drive them to Norma’s makeshift grave in the woods, he didn’t know it would seal his fate. Norman overpowers him and shoots him with his own gun.

As Romero lay dying, he says ‘you killed your own Mother, and you’re going to live with that.’ Norman later admits that it was meant to be the two of them that suffocated from carbon monoxide the night Norman left the gas on and lay in bed with Norma; only for Romero to burst into the house to try and revive Norma. If he’d been a few minutes later, Norman would have died as well that night.

For five years, we’ve watched Norman wrestle with his demons; have pretend conversations with his dead Mother, and carry her corpse from place to place. When we thought he’d formed a real relationship with Emma she fell in love with someone else and left town. He cut a lonely figure living off a Highway in a small town with hardly anyone checking into the Motel.

Through the five Seasons, we watched him commit horrific murders and almost get away with it. Even when Sheriff Romero fell in love with Norma and married her, Norman’s obsession with his Mother tore them apart. Romero was bitter and vengeful ever after; even plotting his revenge while in Prison on fraud charges.

This week things came to a head. Norman shot Romero and then drove to the Motel with Norma’s corpse on the backseat. He phoned Dylan and invited him over for dinner like nothing had happened. His mind had convinced him he had just moved into the Motel, and his coping mechanism was to pretend he had a second chance at a good life. A life without struggle, or murder.

When Dylan asked if Norman was with Romero he claimed to not know anyone of that name. Alarm bells rang for Dylan and he drove over to the Motel. He immediately told the guests in Room 5 to leave as it wasn’t safe.

Once inside the house, Dylan was further alarmed to see Norma’s corpse at the dining table. Norman got overheated and demanded that Dylan didn’t spoil it. They argued about how Dylan wants Norman committed, and Dylan wants him to get help so he can include him in his new family with Emma.

This is how it has to end

   – Norman Bates

As Norman stood at the kitchen sink, his fingers curled around the knife’s handle. Dylan drew his gun. Norman agrees it has to end this way as all he wants it to be with Norma. Dylan fought back tears as he pleads with Norman not to do this, and to drop the knife.

Norman charges towards Dylan in that classic way, with the knife aloft, Dylan shoots him. Norman collapses into Dylan’s arms and they both sob as Norman’s mind floods with visions of Norma waiting to greet him in the woods, with the sunlight streaming in behind her guide him to his final resting place – beside Norma.

We get a flash-forward of Dylan and Emma with their daughter, holding hands, and walking towards their happy ever after. The Sheriff and her Deputies race into the woods and find Romero’s body in the snow.

Farewell. We shall miss you very much.

Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 – Don’t Stop Me Now

greys-main-13Bailey and April work to fix things between Richard and Catherine; Eliza continues to pursue Arizona; one of Alex’s previous patients returns to Grey-Sloan.

Meredith and Nathan are holding a Press Conference after word had spread about their heroic acts on the plane. Mer is being coy about telling Maggie she’s been seeing Nathan, but before she gets a chance, Maggie picks up on some touches Nathan makes on Meredith’s shoulder, and then the two fall out in a spectacular way for about half the episode.

Meanwhile, Bailey makes it her business to patch up Richard and Catherine’s marriage and tries to rope in Kepner. Richard is living in the on-call room while Catherine is in town.

A patient is admitted with severe abdominal pains which turn out to be parasite worms. Richard takes lots of photographs during the surgery for teaching purposes. A patient of Alex’s has cancer which has spread, and her baby has to be delivered by C-section in order to save it. The risks involve lead the patient to sign a DNR if she ends up needing extraordinary measures on the operating table. While her partner is off with the baby in the NICU she throws a clot and Arizona and Amelia stay with her until she dies. When Amelia is in the elevator about to cry her heart out, Owen swoops in and grabs her close, and for a minute she grabs him too, and he holds her while she cries so hard. We don’t know if she’s crying for the patient she lost or for the baby she can’t have. The silence between them is punctuated with her sobbing, and when the doors open Owen gets out.

Catherine heeds Bailey’s words and goes to the on-call room, apologises, and then asks to see the photographs from the parasitic surgery.

Blindspot Season 2 – Regard a Mere Mad Rager

blindspot-tv-seriesJane and Weller go undercover on a high-stakes scavenger hunt run by powerful hackers. Shepherd journeys to Thailand to procure a dangerous weapon but the FBI freeze her accounts before she can pay for it and they have a shootout but Mother end up being captured. She poses as military personnel Conlan and her captors tell her she has to wait until morning to see the American Consulate who can  bail her out.

Patterson unscrambles the Rubik’s cube’s code so they can steal one of the files for the hackers to believe them, and they can get closer to taking down Sandstorm.

Jane and Kurt take a walk through a neighbourhood to solve the clues to the hacker’s riddle. They make small talk about Naz leaving the Team but Kurt shuts her down.

Reed calls in to ask for a leave of absence. Kurt insists he goes to rehab and then returns to work. He sees a therapist later and tells her he’s having flashbacks of everything he’s been through.

Zappata asks him how he feels now that they watched the video together of the Coach abusing him and they hug.

The hackers treasure hunt becomes ridiculous but Kurt insists that he and Jane go this time. The CEO of Leakhub gives them a challenge before they can steal the documents.

Jane and Kurt are subjected to a polygraph and have to answer intrusive questions about their intimate lives before they’re given the hard drive with the secret documents to take down Sandstorm; while Mother knocks out her captor, steals the weapons, and sails off with them.