[S3E9] Just Add Surprise !!TOP!!
Dean walked into the salon just as Desna was contemplating killing his adoptive mother. He explained to her the emotional fallout he had been suffering after killing Zlata on Claws Season 2 Episode 10.
[S3E9] Just Add Surprise
This episode is one of my favorites (mainly for the Lane/Dave Rygalski kiss) and a good example of how strong Palladino's writing is when he doesn't overutilize the townies. They're in this episode just enough to add color, but not so much that they completely overtake it.
Best song of the episode:I think it's the only song we hear but even if it wasn't, I would have to pick "The Man Who Sold the World" by David Bowie. This is the perfect first kiss song for Lane and Dave and I think of that scene every time I hear it. The same Bonnie & Maude episode that I mentioned in the last recap also dissects this kiss scene and once again, does a great job. You should listen to the entire episode, but if you just want to hear the kiss scene discussion, skip to 38:00.
After wishing Sookie well, the gals head to Luke's Diner for their third dinner. Lorelai awkwardly critiques Rory's kiss with Jess and I want to punch her in the face. I don't even like kissing my husband in front of other people, so I totally understand just going for a quick hello peck and calling it a day. This exchange is particularly frustrating:
After Lane runs after him and apologizes for the night of marathon hymns, he tells her he doesn't give a fuck and still wants to take her out on a date. As "The Man Who Sold the World" swells, Lane and Dave have their first kiss. It is adorable. They're both clearly very into it and Lane seems delightfully surprised.
There is every reason why Hulu should renew "The Orville" and it will more than likely come down to simply whether or not Seth MacFarlane wants to. But we will add this: When "The Orville" is renewed, please give it an even bigger budget and let's squeeze 20 episode out, instead of just 10.
The Behemoth is still experiencing power failures after firing its missile at the Rocinante. Naomi, being the chief engineer, should be working on that, but she just wants to know whether the missile hit its target or not. Ashford tries to give her orders, and when Naomi resists, Drummer says it was she who gave the order to fire and she who's ordering Naomi to get to work. Drummer offers an apology if she's killed Naomi's old crewmates, but she says, "Hate me later, work now."
Aboard the Roci, Alex, Holden, and Amos are trying to make sense of what's happening. They're in some kind of suspended bubble at the doorstep of the ring, their comms don't work, and the missile that was headed right for them is barely moving. There's also the matter of whoever sent that message of Holden as a Belter terrorist; Amos realizes it was Cohen who'd been snooping about the ship. To Monica's angry surprise, Cohen admits it, though he promises he didn't know he was doing anything quite so terrible.
The MCRN sends out a message that the Xuesen is pursuing the Roci on the other side of the ring, but all other ships should stay put. Aboard the Behemoth, Ashford goes to find Naomi, and tells her that the Roci is likely still intact if the MCRN is pursuing it. He also says they're planning on heading through the Ring themselves, orders be damned. He can tell she's thinking about returning to the Roci and tries to convince her that it's just her guilt talking. They need her here on the Behemoth. Naomi is for sure conflicted, though, and doesn't give him an answer either way.
Melba then finds the bags they packed for Ren and finds his communication device, upon which she records a message. She tells whomever gets the device, probably Ren's kid, what a good man Ren was. She then asks that this message be delivered to her father, Jules-Pierre Mao. "Daddy," she says, "everything you feared about the protomolecule has come to pass. And instead of being held as a visionary, you're rotting away in jail. I can't fix that, but I can destroy the man who brought you low. That's something Julie never could and never would do for you. I just wanted you to know that."
"You'll hear actors singing that you haven't heard singing before, and some of them are so f---ing good that you're kind of like, 'Oh, so you decided to be an actor and you could just as easily be singing professionally full-time right this moment,'" executive producer Sera Gamble teases.
Mrs. Patmore and her fancyman: Mrs. Patmore has a new food supplier. He becomes enchanted by her cooking, and asks her to marry him. But Mrs. Patmore finds out that he just wants her for her skills in the kitchen, and she turns him down. Another old-people romance has been killed before it even begun.
Aboard the Defiant, they find Chief Miles O'Brien working on the bridge trying to improve the vessel's deflector targeting arrays and Riker is none too happy to see him, implying that they have had some falling out. O'Brien is stunned by Riker's cold demeanor. He has no idea what he has done to offend his former first officer but excuses himself rather than intrude on the two of them. Kira, too, is surprised but does not press when Riker says he does not want to talk about it.
Suddenly three Keldon-class ships appear out of the Orias system. Dukat is surprised to see this and asks Korinas who the ships belong to, because if they were part of the military, he would know about them. Dukat also mentions that the Obsidian Order is forbidden to possess any military equipment. Korinas seems to be unconcerned about this violation and simply smiles deviously.
"I'd promised to take him to the amusement center in Lakarian City. He always wanted to go, but I never had the time. I told him, 'This year will be different, Mekor. This year I will make the time.'""I had the same experience with Jake. At that age, they never understand, do they? You just hope that, one day later, they'll look back and say, 'Now I understand. Now I know why he did that.'""When my son looks back on this day, the only thing he'll remember is that a Federation officer, on a Federation ship invaded his home, and kept his father away from him on his eleventh birthday, and he won't look back with understanding. He'll look back with hatred, and that's sad."
Kiko, the pixies, and the girls surprise Bloom with breakfast at Alfea outside. They remind her that they all love her. She's still upset about Sky. Layla went back home. Faragonda is discussing Valtor with Griffon and Saladin. They know one of their schools will be attacked soon, they just don't know when or where. Faragonda tells the other staff about how she, Griffon, Saladin, Oritel, and Mariam were in the Company of Light and how they imprisoned Valtor in the Omega Dimension. He wants revenge against them personally, but especially Bloom, the living daughter of Oritel and Mariam. The two apparently never returned from battle. The staff adds extra protections to Alfea should it come under attack. Some parents are worried about their daughters though. After what happened on Eraklyon, they want Bloom to be removed from the school. Faragonda calls a school meeting. She tells the students about Valtor, and tells them about their parents' request to remove Bloom. Faragonda has thought it over, and decided that she can't comply with their request. All of the students are happy, but the parents angrily leave. Some may withdraw their daughters from the school. Bloom decides to leave willingly and goes back to Gardenia. Notice how she always does that when things get "too tough" for her? I'm just saying, season 1, now, and even season 6. She's supposed to be an adult, yet she never acts like one. It bugs me. Back on Earth, Bloom is still upset about Sky, and seeing all the happy couples doesn't help. Blah, blah, clips. Is this a clip show? I can see where season 4 got its inspiration from now. Bloom is convinced that Sky really does love Diaspro. Unlike in the last episode, where the others decided that it was dark magic like with Radius. Love really does make her stupid. Stella is worried about Brandon. She gets a call from him. He's dealing with Sky on Eraklyon. He says he has an idea about what happened, but he needs to confirm it first. Sky is getting engaged to Diaspro. Stella hears about it and has to tell Bloom. She teleports to Gardenia to talk to her. Bloom decides to go back to Alfea. She wants to know why Sky left her for Diaspro. The girls decide to go with her to Eraklyon. They have to get past the protection barrier though, after it's activated at 8 p.m. sharp, in order to get back. Tecna and Digit invent a device to create a hole in the shield large enough for them to sneak through. Tecna will stay at Alfea to activate the device when they get back. Riven will fly them there in a ship and create a diversion so they can sneak in undetected. They tell Griselda that they're going on a picnic. They sneak into the castle, which is on high alert because of Riven's diversion. Sky recognizes the ship as one from Red Fountain. Bloom tries to talk to him, but he's kind of beyond reason right now. Plus Diaspro and the guards come back. The girls run into Brandon, who tells them to leave while he fights the guards. The girls run into Sky, and Stella transforms into Enchantix to fight him. There's no doubt about it, he's actively trying to kill them now. When Stella hits him with a spell, the girls notice the Mark of Valtor on his shoulder. They realize that it was dark magic, and Diaspro put the spell on him. The rest of the girls transform. They can't fight him, but Stella can lift the spell with her fairy dust. She uses her fairy dust on him and Valtor's Mark disappears. They quickly leave after Diaspro and the guards find them. Brandon surrenders to the guards after they leave. On the ship, Bloom and Stella are both worried about their boyfriends. They send Tecna a signal to let them know that they're ready. They go through the hole, but the timer on the device hits zero and Bloom's feet get caught in the shield. The lights come on. They are so busted. Griselda informs them that the shield has been weakened because they tampered with it. They'll be severely punished and will speak to Faragonda tomorrow. They head back to their rooms. Layla is there! But she's crying. Her parents told her that they expect her to marry a guy named Nabu, from the richest family in Andros. 041b061a72