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Supernatural S05 E21 – O Death (we love your intro scene so much!)

by Samantha June 16, 2016 Season 5
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So we open in Iowa, at a fancy old person home hospital thing. Freaking Pestilence walks into an old lady’s room. I dunno you guys, I had somehow convinced myself that all of the Pestilence stuff would be finished in the last episode and that I wouldn’t have to recap him again. I was wrong. He sits down on the old lady’s bed and acts all Good Doctor-y.

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Doctor Who S04 E10 – Knock, knock.

by Kirsti June 15, 2016 Doctor Who
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You guys, I’m really excited to be recapping this episode for one simple reason – this is the first episode of Doctor Who that I ever saw. I’d had friends telling me for years and years that I’d love it, that I had to watch it, that it was amazing. And I’d always been pretty meh about it. But one Saturday night in 2010, I was home alone in Canberra and had nothing to do (because I’m cool like that), and when ABC News finished, Doctor Who started. And I was still pretty meh about it, but was too lazy to get up and put a DVD on, so I watched it. Conveniently, this is one of those episodes like Blink that requires no prior knowledge of the show, so it was basically the perfect starting point.

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Doctor Who S04 E09 – Everybody lives (again)!

by Marines June 6, 2016 Doctor Who
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We recap part one in the previouslies and then head straight to DOO WEE OOH.

After the opening credits, we pick up right where we left off, with Swarm in a Suit chasing our gang, cornering them in a dark hallway. River stands back and blasts a way out for them.

Little Girl is sitting on her couch and the chase sequence is playing out on her TV. She tells her father that the library is on TV, and he reminds her that the library is all in her imagination.

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Game of Thrones S06 E06 – Any Stark in a storm.

by Catherine June 5, 2016 Game of Thrones
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Previouslies: we’re reminded that Dany walked through fire to impress the Dothraki, Sam and Gilly are on their way to Hornhill and we’re also shown a shot of Rob and Cat standing together. In case you have any feels left after last week that still needed destroying. Lastly we’re shown Hodor sacrificing himself. Again. THANKS SHOW.

Credits take us through Kings landing, Winterfaux, The Wall, Braavos, Vaes Dothrak and Meereen. So basically everywhere ever.

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The OC S04 E03 – Crazy Eyebrow Man to the Rescue!

by Katie June 4, 2016 Season 4
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Orange County is pretty! That’s how we open before settling in on the Cohen home, where Kirsten exposits that Ryan hasn’t spoken to them in days. Sandy says he’s not worried about Ryan not talking to the two of them, but he is concerned that Ryan’s still ignoring Seth.

Meanwhile, Ryan’s on the phone with Julie, who’s pouting about Sandy and Kirsten uninviting her from Thanksgiving. Kirsten and Sandy are discussing this as well, and Sandy says sending their kids on a murder mission knocks you off the guest list.

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Supergirl S01 E14 – Chained to this show.

by Marines June 3, 2016 Season 1
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Wow, we are really dragging our heels here. Why do we have such crappy luck with superhero shows?

Catherine: It may not be us. It may, in fact, be the networks.

Mari: That makes me feel better.

We start at the Super Pad. Kara and Alex are hanging out, but Kara just wants to go to bed. (S: CBS did not get permission to use my life. Rude.) She has to face Cat in the morning, after having dumped her son and missed work a ton. Plus, Kara says that she misses that aunt that was trying to murder her face off, Astra.

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Supernatural S05 E20 – Who the eff is this?

by Kirsti June 1, 2016 Season 5
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The previouslies take us right back to Jessica, followed by a reminder about the Croatoan virus and Crowley, so clearly we’re in for a good time.

We open in a medical research lab, full of lab rats and lab monkeys. A janitor mops the floor as two medical researchers in lab coats talk about how it seems crazy to jump straight to human testing when neither of them have seen the vaccine yet. They study the monkeys and jot down notes as they talk. One looks like a short version of Barack Obama, and it’s very disconcerting. The janitor turns towards them and says that he’s seen the vaccine. They’re all “The fuck?”, and he grins that he’s running an experiment of his own.

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Game of Thrones S06 E05 – RIP Everyone

by DemocracyDiva May 30, 2016 Game of Thrones
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There is only one way to describe how I feel sitting down to rewatch and recap this episode.

Marines: A+. 1430.

Diva: Let’s do this before I lose my nerve and melt into a puddle of feels.

After some uneventful previouslies/credits, Sansa is sewing and someone delivers her a letter. It has the mockingbird seal on it, so you know it’s from Katniss Littlefinger. She reads the letter and asks how far they are from Mole’s Town, the village near Castle Black renowned for its whorehouses.

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Doctor Who S04 E08 – Actual spoilers.

by Kirsti May 25, 2016 Doctor Who
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Unsurprisingly, this episode which features archaeologists and libraries, is one of my favourites. Because it’s freaking amazing.

Marines: I’m with you on the library and the amazing and the favorite and we’re already squeeing and the episode hasn’t started yet. I’M SO EXCITED.

K: Close your eyes, and tell me what you see,” says a voice. The tinkly orchestra tinkles as a little girl floats over a huge city and says that she sees the library. When she opens her eyes, she’s in her living room, talking to a psychologist named Doctor Moon. (M: It’s Colin Salmon, who I best know as Walter Steele in Arrow!)

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Grey Chapter 24 – Maybe we’ll make it to IHOP again.

by Marines May 24, 2016 Books
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Look, there’s two more “chapters” left in this book, but one is two pages long and I’m just going to finally put this whole thing out of it’s misery. So, hooray, welcome to the last Grey recap! (A: For real , this time!)(J: Huzzah!)

Grey is having a nightmare of finding his mother dead. I think we’ve read about his having this nightmare before so it doesn’t even seem very evil to be like, “moving right along” about it.

Alex: The nightmare ends with Baby Grey saying ‘I have no words’. That’s basically been me for the past five or six recaps.

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Game of Thrones S06 E04 – A literal explosion of girl power.

by Marines May 21, 2016 Game of Thrones
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We get another extensive previously section and it reminds us that Littlefinger exists. I think they are going to whip out one “remember them??” character per episode.

Catherine: This whole season has been like a Westeros High reunion. 

Mari: Before Facebook, when you really didn’t know what anyone was doing.

The credits take us to King’s Landing, The Eyrie, Winterfaux of Perpetual Sadness, across the Narrow Sea to Vaes Dothrak, and finally to Meereen.

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Supernatural S05 E19 – Those beautiful wings.

by Samantha May 18, 2016 Season 5
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This episode, a random favorite of mine, opens at a run down vacant motel in Indiana. A sheriff looking fella walks inside and starts looking around. We see that the name of the hotel is the Elysium Fields and the Greek Mythology nerd inside of me has a field (har har) day. We also see a flower pot bloom into life. The flowers look vaguely lotus-y if you put your imagination to it. There’s lots of noises and camera angles to indicate that this motel is not quite as abandoned as it appears. Sure enough, the sheriff guy turns around to find an immaculate looking bellhop standing there. He tries to tell the bellhop that he isn’t allowed to be here, but Bellhop just rambles about how he has to get everything ready because they are all coming. He then tells the sherif cop guy that he’s dinner and murders the fuck out of him.

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Game of Thrones S03 E03 – Big mistake. HUGE.

by Catherine May 17, 2016 Game of Thrones
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The previouslies for this episode take us way back to last season when that one prostitute killed that Unsullied dude, Sam and Gilly left, and Sansa learned all about Lyanna Stark. Also, other stuff that happened last episode, I think. I’m not sure. It’s been 6 seasons, and it’s all really starting to blend together.

Anyway! The credits that I’ve never had to pay this close of attention to before take us to King’s Landing, Pyke, Poor Winterfaux with it’s little flayed man symbol, The Wall and across the narrow sea to Dothraki territory and Meereen.

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Grey Chapter 23 – Sorry, Mari

by Alex May 10, 2016 Books
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Well, this is awkward. I’m currently feeling a little like the Grinch who stole Christmas, because just last week Mari sent me an excited email about how she’d finished writing the last Grey recap…

…and then I had to go and ruin it by pointing out that she’d missed out a whole chapter.

Sorry, Mari!

Marines: I Tweeted about being done and everything! Being suddenly not done was truly was the most depressing thing that has happened to me in a long, long while. IN MY DEFENSE, each of these chapters start with a dream and end with a brood so while I checked to make sure I was on the right chapter I WAS DUPED.

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Game of Thrones S06 E02 – Jesus Jon Superstar

by DemocracyDiva May 5, 2016 Game of Thrones
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The previouslies are a warning to the audience: you definitely don’t remember any of this stuff. Theon’s dad and sister! Lord Karstark getting beheaded by a still-alive Robb! Bran knows a really smart bird!

Credits take us to Kings Landing, and then throw PYKE at us. Then Flayed Winterfaux, The Wall That Killed Our Dreams, Braavos, and Meereen. Yay, no Dorne! This episode is off to a great start.

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