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Doctor Who S04 E07 – Cluedo!

by Marines May 3, 2016 Doctor Who
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The TARDIS lands in front of a manor and the Doctor can smell grass, lemonade and a little bit of mint in the air. It must be the 1920s. Donna disbelievingly asks if he can really tell what year it is by the smell. The Doctor confirms, but Donna’s on to his games.

Kirsti: I love the look on his face in the last gif. Equal parts pride and “oh, someone finally twigged…”

Mari: Some swing jazzy music starts. The man driving the vintage car (Professor Peach) is greeted by the manor staff. A reverend bikes up to the manor as well and he exchanges pleasantries with Professor Peach. The Reverend goes ahead inside because Professor Peach needs to check on something before the party… alone.

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Supernatural S05 E18 – Family feels and queerbaiting

by Kirsti April 30, 2016 Season 5
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Is anyone else going to spend the rest of the recap singing Phantom of the Opera, thanks to this episode title? No? Bueller? Okay, fine. I’ll actually recap this thing.

Samantha: Unfortunately, Phantom is one of the musicals I don’t know by heart yet, but I am going to kick things off with this gif in celebration of the 100th episode!

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Supergirl S01 E13 – Tentacle Cupcakes

by Catherine April 29, 2016 Season 1
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Okay so we’re wayyyyyy behind on these recaps and it’s 1000 percent my fault. My bffs are gonna come in here now and insist that they had a hand in stalling. (M: I had a hand in stalling!) (S: Me too!) (C: Don’t listen! It was all me because busy and also blah.)

Luckily, there’s a previously to remind us what happened. Winn kissed Kara, Kara’s parents died, aliens attacked Maxwell Carlisle’s adult video store and comic book emporium. (S: Lolol.)

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Game of Thrones S06 E01 – It’s tradition.

by Marines April 28, 2016 Game of Thrones
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After approximately 2 weeks worth of continuous previouslies, we go to the credits: King’s Landing, Bolton Winterfaux, The Wall, Braavos, Meereen and Dorne.

Democracy Diva: WINTERFAUX. A+. That is the only thing we are allowed to call it until a Stark is safe there again. (So, that’s the only thing we’re ever gonna call it, I guess.)

Mari: We’re starting this season with the exact right expectations.

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Supernatural S05 E17 – The Kool-Aid can’t be far off.

by Kirsti April 27, 2016 Season 5
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The previouslies show us Lisa, from season 3, who has a son named Ben. It was the episode with the creepy ass children.

Kirsti: I’m sorry, you’ll have to be more specific. There are at least 2 episodes a season with creepy children…

Samantha: This segues us into the Impala burning rubber down a highway at night. Sam’s arm is injured and they are both a little frantic. They mention how they’ve never seen that many in one place before, just as the Impala screeches to a halt in front of a flaming barricade in the road.

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Charmed S03 E01 – Charmednesia is real

by Stephanie April 13, 2016 Charmed

Season 3 opens with a bang. Just kidding, we’re at the Halliwell Manor as usual. Prue is in the attic, flipping through the Book of Shadows while we get some weird shots of creepy dolls and a teddy bear. I’m 3 seconds into the episode, and I’m already confused. This is going to be a great season, I can tell.

A cuckoo clock goes off and scares Prue and then Phoebe comes in and that scares her too, so much so, she magics Phoebe into some attic junk. Phoebe’s hair is now blondish, and I am not a fan. (M: Me neither. I’m sorry I complained about your old hair! Not really, but bring it back.)

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Supernatural S05 E16 – Ow, my feelings

by Kirsti April 9, 2016 Season 5
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The previouslies is basically a montage of the boys dying a million times, followed by a reminder that the Samulet and its God-finding powers are a thing, so clearly we’re in for tons of fun.

We open at the Motel of the Week. Dean’s face down in the pillow, surrounded by empty beer cans. He wakes to find two balaclava-wearing guys pointing guns at him and Sam. Sam looks freaked. Dean’s all “Must be Tuesday” about it. The guys do the typical villain here’s-my-motive-ing (Dean started the Apocalypse, Sam’s a freak blah blah whatever), and Dean realises that he knows them – the guys are hunters. Sam tries to explain, but gets shot in the chest for his trouble.

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The OC S04 E02 – Mexico is always a terrible idea

by Karina April 7, 2016 Season 4
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Ryan calls Julie while Seth wants to be connected to the pilot of a plane but no such luck because even Seth can’t bully himself into an airplane cockpit or something like that. After hanging up, Seth “accidentally” hears what Julie and Ryan are talking on the phone about – him and some investigation. (Can you tell I’m not completely up to date on my OC watching? Ahem.)

The two boys meet in the kitchen but Ryan is very withdrawn so Seth tries the direct approach of asking where Ryan is planning on going but no such luck. Seth doesn’t want to let Ryan go and find Vulture, so he gets in Ryan’s car instead refusing to leave his brother alone.

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Supernatural S05 E15 – The Bathilda Bagshot incident.

by Samantha March 30, 2016 Season 5
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We open at a cemetery where it’s storming and hands start reaching out of the graves. Soon, a guy crawls all of the way out.

Kirsti: It was very Buffy-esque, to be honest, and I still can’t decide if it was intentional or not.

Samantha: Head cannon that it was intentional.

A man is watching an animal documentary and drinking a beer. There’s some scare fake outs and then zombie guy is in the house. He kills beer guy.

BLOOOOOOOOOD.

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Supernatural S05 E14 – Excuse me while I hurl.

by Kirsti March 19, 2016 Season 5
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I’m not going to lie, you guys. When I saw that I had to recap this episode, I nearly threw up in my mouth. Because the opening scene is SO FUCKING SQUICKY AND I CAN’T DEAL WITH IT. But because I love you, I’m going to power through.

Samantha: We really appreciate you.

K: The previouslies remind us about the Four Horsemen and Sam’s demon blood addiction, so we’re clearly in for a fun episode…

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The OC S04 E01 – Fight Club OC Edition

by Tom March 17, 2016 Season 4
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Hello again! This is Tom From HR, your friendly neighbourhood HR Rep, here to recap the OC season 4, episode 1! I have of course done all my homework and watched right up to this point and have totally been an avid OC fan since my last recap. Obviously.

Seriously though, I do remember watching up to this point back in university. I remember hearing Marisa would be leaving, and not being overly shocked when she died, but it still being the tiniest bit emotional.

The quick recap at the beginning of the episode tells us that, in usual TV fashion, everyone graduated at the end of Season 3. Seriously why do all TV shows seem to start with people in Grade 10?

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Supernatural S05 E13 – A sucker for those Winchester feels.

by Samantha March 16, 2016 Season 5
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So, I start off pumped because I love the Supernatural time travel episodes. Then I immediately sigh because we open with Dean sitting in a chair watching two girls, dressed as a devil and an angel, sexy dancing to the song Cherry Pie. It’s kind of awkward to be watching this in a public cafe, so I fast forward a wee bit. (K: Legit.) The girls go away and are replaced by Anna! Remember her? The angel girl? I always liked her. She awkwards that this is what Dean dreams about and he asks why she’s crashing his dreams.

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Supergirl S01 E12 – I doomed the ship.

by Samantha March 9, 2016 Season 1
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This episode begins Three Months Ago at Lord Technologies. Carlisle Lord enters his creepy room where he’s creepily keeping the Jane Doe. A doctor is looking her over and Carlisle Maxwell strokes her hair, like a creep. Did you know that I find this creepy? (M: Only because I’m good at subtext.) He hits a button and black liquid flows through her IV, while anxious espionage music plays. She starts coughing and seizing and then her eyes open, black, as we’ve seen them before.  Then Maxwell Carlisle does the “She’s alive!” Dr. Frankenstein bit.

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The OC S03 E25 – Accidental

by Marines March 7, 2016 Season 3
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Ryan broodily channel surfs. Kirsten sadly folds laundry. It’s a difficult day at the Cohen house.

Kirsten hears a door. Seth goes directly to the pool house and Sandy meets Kirsten in the main house. We cut between Seth and Sandy telling the story that Seth denied all fire-setting charges. Sandy isn’t sure he believes that, especially since he saw the confession napkin. Seth tells Ryan that it was totally a mistake. Ryan tells him to tell The Eyebrows the truth, but lol, no. Meanwhile, the Cohen parents worry about what would happen if they accuse Seth of lying and he isn’t.

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Supernatural S05 E12 – Freaky Friday

by Kirsti March 5, 2016 Season 5
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We open at a bar. A late 30s blonde sits at the bar, sipping a cocktail and looking bored. Sam sits down next to her, acting super weird. He shows off his licence dramatically, talking about how he’s 26. The bartender’s all “I do not get paid enough for this shit”, which is legit. He proceeds to order a banana daiquiri. Blonde Cougar introduces herself, and Sam says that his name is Gary. She flirts with him, and he’s all “RIGHT?? I’m totally hot!”

His daiquiri arrives and for some reason, with every sip he takes, we’re treated to that “okay, seriously, your drink is finished, stop convincing yourself you can get the last drop through the straw” sound, which makes zero sense.

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