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Spooks 8x04+Arrow 1x10&1x11 rewatch+Harlots 3x08+The Mess You Leave Behind (2020) 1x01+DS9 3x05

Spooks 8x04
Ros killed Jo and laughs it off. Lucas has to meet up with his prison interrogator. We get flashbacks to Lucas' time in the clink and Lucas talks about his childhood. This whole thing was rendered pointless by series 9, thanks TPTB. Lucas has to hang out with Darshavin. Lucas shows off his arse. Darshavin wants a deal about an upcoming attack.

There is talk of a new world order. Ruth worries about an asset. How is Lucas still alive after 4 years of that? Lucas wanders around Waterstones. Lucas' bint girlfriend screws things up again. Her accent has changed and Lucas is yelled at. Lucas screams down a phone. Lucas was played – series 9 proved he was prone to that. Lucas yells about solitary and pain and is broken. This was good. Darshavin gets his. Lucas' woman is evil and throws a man off a really high ledge. Wouldn't Darshavin who claimed to know Lucas' mind have figured out that he wasn't the real Lucas North?!?! Thanks series 9 for that idiot Lucas retcon.

Best Lines:

“Most valulable intelligence catch in 20 years.”

“Social novelists.”

“Days of beatings.”

“This meeting in Switzerland troubles me.”

“Crave the beatings.”

“Pushing me to break.”

“I owe you nothing!”

“Dickens country.”

“Weird Russians in your apartment.”

“No one escapes.”

“We don't do deals.”

“Risk diplomatic meltdown.”

“Geek patriot.”

“Is that unusual.”



No one asked why Oliver is so well muscled after a 5 year stint on an island. I guess there was no shortage of food on the island. It's 6 weeks since 1x09. Oliver has an unmistakable air of sadness or is it gas? Malcolm kicked Oliver's ass in a rout. This was lustre free. Tommy and Laurel make out. Laurel and her hooker eye makeup won't let Tommy have a drawer. Laurel doesn't want to help a bereaved Joanna.

Laurel quietly seethes and steals her father's hood phone and contacts the hood and will hump anyone other than Oliver. Joanna would vanish after season 2. Oliver whines. Diggle takes his shirt off and Oliver is plain awful to Tommy for doing his nightclub job. Oliver is a jerk to Tommy. Laurel lies to her dad. Laurel and Oliver aren't remorseful as to how their behaviour really upset people. Oliver is menacing.

There is a dastardly baddie arsonist. Moira whines. Oliver is poisonous. Laurel lies to Tommy and I hate her. Oliver whines and Moira whines and Lance has a plan. This was dull.

Best Lines:

“Hood up.”

“I am not exactly the best example for healthy grieving.”

“Second time in 5 years that the CEO of Queen Consilidated has vanished under mysterious cirumstances.”

“What was left of who I was.”

Trust But Verify

Oliver whines about lying to and hurting all the people he cares about, well stop doing it then! How is Moira qualified to be CEO? Is Lance the only cop in Starling City? Oliver stares appraisingly. Oliver gets his shirt off. Oliver has mendacity as he accuses Diggle's former commadning officer of being a baddie. Oliver won't admit he's wrong about the list or his insane revenge quest. Oliver pisses off Diggle as he tries to achieve Heathcliff-quality mean 'n' moody brroding.

Malcolm invites Tommy for dinner. Why did Malcolm never recruit Tommy into his insane revenge quest? Tommy does death stares and Diggle pulls a gun on Oliver. One is left engaged and intrigued. Oliver is wretched and Oliver sort of admits he wasn't on the island for 5 years. Why won't Oliver just talk?

Thea thinks Malcolm is screwing Moira – she's more right than she knows. Oliver is wrong and it is a tumultuous time. Moira mentions Robert cheated, but does not mention Emiko. What does the Merlyn Global Group do? Malcolm brings up his dead wife. What became of the free clinic? Tommy's sick of his lying, deceiving, bastard abusive dad.

Thea's sick of the secrets and lies. Malcolm abandoned Tommy for 2 years when he was 8. Child neglect! Laurel is a bitch. Thea is arrested. There are adverse outcomes.

Best Lines:

“Not a stick up man!”

“Told me that I was a loser.”

“Arrow cave.”

“Things will end badly for you.”

“Not going to let you William Tell an innocent man.”

“He left me.”

“Thanks to him, I can't afford a fence.”

“My word isn't enough?”

“Knocking is not just a suggestion.”

“She's hooking up with Tommy's dad!”

“Mom and Mr Merlyn are back at it.”

“Because he's a Merlyn.”

“The idle rich are hard to entertain.”

“Stopped letting you disappoint me.”

Harlots 3x08

A baby is stolen and Isabella kisses Nancy and Lucy's been taken to the fleet and Blayne orders Lydia to let him kill Kate. Emily is in peril. Lydia blackmails. Lucy screeches and needs a good slap. Isabella wants to see her idiot daughter. The vile evil pimp has no shame. The bitch daughter does not wish to see Isabella. Someone is stupid and 2 people are apparently deaf as their molly house is raided. A baby is sold. Blayne does something cruel to his baby mama. Isabella reveals her darkest truth. The prince won't hear a word against Blayne until he does. Blayne is fired and Isabella's daughter goes home. Lucy gets out of jail. Lydia screams at Kate. Emily's thick. Havoc is wrought. Lucy's dumb. Lydia stabs Blayne who yells his death throes in a menacing manner and Lucy joins in the stabbing. Emily has the evil pimp press ganged. Lucy goes into business with Lydia and this ends. This was okay.

Best Lines:

“No more vengeance.”

“Displeased your plaything and it has made a fuss.”

“Throwing your love.”

“What witchery have you hissed in his ear?”

“Like a piece of furniture in my house.”

“He's the enemy. He always has been.”

“Damaging whispers of kidnap in society.”

“Your infamy precedes you.”

“Earned the wrath of a vindictive man.”

“Why do you keep fearing him?”

“Fawning creature.”

Into The Lion's Den

This is a Spanish limited series. Issues are not addressed in a sustainable way. There is no reassurance or certainity. The name Viruca is yelled a lot. There are a litany of grievances in this dire ep. Angry brutal students are dysfucntional. This was utterly toothless and given to primal screams of anguish. This was so bad as to be almost unbelievable. Spanish songs play. This gets even worse. Faults are magnified

People are unwilling or incapable of fixing things. This was grotesque absurdity. There is a traumatic vigil. There is no big heartedness and students have disregard. Raquel and her himbo husband move. This was outright nonsense. There is talk of cocaine and this was not nuanced. This was full of whiny women.

There are vehement expressions and students negatively impact their teachers. There is genuine astonishement at this crap. Nasty people are absolutely negative. Why isn't the blonde bitch exeplled for being a bitchy bully? A woman hopes to feel useful. This was all artifice. One is baffled that this got made. Students ladle scorn on their teachers. Raquel rants and is tedious and accusatory. This causes frustrations and people have visions. A student is called Iago. This was constant torment.

Best Lines:

“Dial down your excitment.”

“Sniff out your fear.”

“We have to enjoy life at some point.”

“I don't see the rush or reason for joy.”

“You went to the bathroom 4 times. Even your brother noticed.”

“Don't you know you're dead?”

“Wouldn't act like a cliche out of a bad fiction.”

Second Skin

There are a reckless set of choices as Kira is told she is a Cardassain deep cover agent. This storyline lead to a running plot in the novels that TPTB naturally messed up. There is a twist and this was okay in parts.

Best Line:

“Purge the government of all disloyalty.”

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