Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
The Society (Netflix) - "Poison" (ep. #8). For once (for once!!), this
show actually puts out an episode that delivers.
It's the Thanksgiving feast, and Elle is unable to intercept her
poisoned pumpkin pie before several people, including Allie! ingest it,
so Elle takes several big bites of her pie herself to either, 1) throw
suspicion off herself, or 2) because she just wants to die with her
plan to kill Campbell failed.
As they're all celebrating, the "improv" group puts on a show for
everyone in attendance, but it's quickly hijacked by Lexie (Grace
Victoria Cox, from UNDER THE DUMB season #2) who turns into an explicit
criticsm of Allie's "reign". That quickly brings the feativities to a
Within a few hours, Allie and several others get violently ill. They
end up at the hospital, under Kelly's care!! (with Gordie assisting).
Elle actually goes into convulsions, and Campbell grabs her and brings
her to the hospital too. Kelly manages to figure out how to put IV's
in, and I guess she pumps them full of saline, which works. Elle
recovers, but doesn't want to, so they have to restrain her. Allie also
recoves, with Will looking on, and Kelly realizes the Will is in love
with Allie, not her.
Gordie soon realizes that this isn't "food poisoning", but an
*actual* poisoning. Campbell covers for Elle, and they quickly settle
on Lexie as the likely culprit, and she's humiliated by Clark and
especially Jason in interrogation. To further drive home that Allie is
terrible at this job, when Lexie complains about her interrogation
treatment to Allie, Allie totally dismisses Lexie, further inflaming
Allie does however relent to Will's suggestion for an election (and
I'm guessing Lexie wil end up being her main opponent). Finally,
Campbell figures out that Elle was behind the poisoning, and instead of
being vengeful is actually *turned on* by it! Elle vigorously denies
it, but Elle's poisoning attempt and willingness to let others get sick
and potentially die from it shows to Campbell that "We're the same!"
Just two more episodes to go, and there's no way in Hell this ends
on anything other than a massive unresolved cliffhanger. :|
golf - Sergio Garcia manages his first win since 2017 by winning the
Sanderson Farms Championship (in Jackson, Miss.!) by birdieing the last
Coroner (recorded) - "Bridges" (ep. #1.8). We finally find out what
happened with the death of Jenny's older sister all those years ago,
and the revelation is... underwhelming. A development like this
probably works better in book form - in TV series form, it just comes
off kind of cliched and uninteresting. (But it does finally explain why
Jenny is such a headcase...)
Meanwhile, it turns out the the pathologist that Jenny fired was
murdered by the homeless-killing serial killer. The rib bone MacAvoy
found in the previous episode turns out to be the killer's first
victim, which also turns out to be the killer's father. With Jenny and
Mac having the killer dead-to-rights, the killer goes after Jenny, and
thus this storyline resolves too.
This coming Wednesday is episode #2.1, with Jenny sporting a
slightly different look, and appearing less twitchy. (But I'm not
looking forward to season #2 much with the knowledge that Nigel Bennett
won't be in it... :| )
Cheer Squad Secrets (Lifetime) - I actually didn't care too much for
this one - often a Lifetime flick is made by how good (or bad) the
"villain" is (e.g. Ashlynn Yennie usually makes for a good villain!!),
and I didn't find the deranged EVOL!!1! cheer coach in this flick
particularly interesting. Neither are 'roided out tenagers.
(This flick was also incredibly light on the actual cheerleading -
at least something like "The Secret Life of Cheerleaders" mostly
delivers on showing some cheerleading.)
On the plus side, I do like Margaret Anne Florence. And Karis
Cameron looks to have lost weight since "Identity Theft of a
Cheerleader" and looks better.
Recorded for later: Pandora (season premiere).
"Who would ever do this to him!?" - HottCiara on DOOL (04-27-2020), asking
who would stab Victor Kirakis... How about ANYONE WHO'S EVER MET HIM??!!