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Family Guy Season 16 Episode 14 Review: The Veteran Guy

Peter has a long history of stupidity and on Family Guy Season 16 Episode 14 he continues that history when he picks up a cap at the thrift store that causes people to think he's a veteran. He tried to tell people the truth but they just wouldn't listen. Because the cap was so cool and after realizing there were perks being a veteran, he decided to keep pretending -- even convincing the guys to pretend along with him. It was a stupid idea and that's pretty much Peter's trademark. The funniest thing about the whole situation was that he wasn't even wearing a legitimate veteran's cap anyway. He was wearing a hat from the fictional Nathan James, and the person who called him out on it was none other than Eric Dane (guest voice as himself) aka Captain Tom Chandler from the hit TNT series The Last Ship. Related: The Last Ship Review: The Battle to Save Humanity Quagmire could have abandoned his idiot friends when they were forced to join the Coast Guard as punishment for violating the Stolen Valor Act, but he joined right along with them mostly because he thought it'd be a good experience for them. He should have known that they'd take this about as seriously as they take everything else which is not serious at all. The scene of them doing their basic training was hilarious. The best part of this whole installment was that Quagmire ended up being the hero -- the true veteran of the group who sometimes doesn't get the credit he deserves. Most just want to blast him for being a pervert, but Glenn is one outstanding dude. Even in the face of frustration, he came back to save his friends -- not once, but twice. If it wasn't for him, there would have been a disaster on the boat and all those kids would have died either from gunfire (how the hell did a group of frat boys get a van full of guns anyway -- should we delve into that?) or the bomb. Related: The Terror: 7 Things to Know About the Premiere Glenn doesn't get the credit he deserves. This is isn't the first time he been the most sensible one of the group. If you think about it, he's also the most successful of them all. The guy's an airplane pilot for crying out loud. They're lucky he's even hanging out with them at all because not only is he above their pay grade, he's above their brain grade as well. You would have thought that the idea of guarding a bunch hot spring break girls would have put Quagmire in overdrive, but instead, he was focused on the job at hand and trying to get his friends to take their new responsibility seriously. It was refreshing to see Glenn not trying to get giggity with it because he's so much more than just a 24/7 sex machine. Related: The Arrangement Season 2 Episode 4 Review: Scene 23 Hell, the guy can do anything, and he would do anything for anyone. Isn't that true for all the guys? Except maybe Cleveland. He's pretty much all a..

The Last Man on Earth Season 4 Episode 13 Review: Release the Hounds

The Last Man on Earth delivers a funny and enjoyable episode, with one of their classic twists. On The Last Man on Earth Season 4 Episode 13, Carol and Tandy want to start their physical relationship again after the birth of their babies. Meanwhile, Erica tells Todd that she does not want to be the mother of his baby, which sends him into a deep depression for months. I laughed more during Tandy and Carol's scenes than I have in a long time. Will Forte's strip teases, and Carol's reactions to them, were uncomfortable but hilarious to watch. I feel like it has been a while since we saw these two in a storyline about their relationship. Forte and Kristen Schaal are always hysterical, and I enjoyed the focus shifting back to them. Your lower back hair is catching the light in the most beautiful way. It's like I'm seeing it for the first time. Carol Permalink: Your lower back hair is catching the light in the most beautiful way. It's like I'm seeing it... Added: April 02, 2018 I had forgotten about their weird sex routine until this, and it is still just as awkward to watch. I do not understand how Forte and Schaal manage to film those scenes without breaking character. My only complaint is that I do not know how I feel about Carol being pregnant again. My first instinct is to hate the decision, especially if Erica also becomes pregnant soon. Related: Explore Hundreds of Hours of Curated Historical Videos with History Vault via Amazon Channels! I have been vocal about how the babies have not really seemed to serve a purpose on the show in my past reviews. If they start overflowing the house with infants, it could be too much. I have learned, though, to have a little faith in the creative team. They always manage to surprise me. So, I will reserve my full judgment until we see how this goes. Mel Rodriguez gave a great performance as a depressed Todd. He is always one of my favorite parts of the show, but as someone with depression, I related to his desire to lay in bed and not move. I have definitely been in that position before, and I thought Mel played it wonderfully. Todd: Do you like your baby? Erica: Ehhh. I don't know. She's alright, I guess. Permalink: Ehhh. I don't know. She's alright, I guess. Added: April 02, 2018 I was not too surprised that Erica initially said no to having a baby. I figured she would because it is such a big thing to ask of someone. I was not, however, expecting her to change her mind. Related: Enjoy UNLIMITED access to thousands of Movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video. WATCH ANYWHERE. CANCEL ANYTIME! I am excited, though, that Todd now has the opportunity to be a father. We have seen that he has fantastic paternal qualities, and I look forward to watching him in that role if the series gets renewed. Time is odd on this show. We found out that it has only been two weeks since Carol had her babies in Th..

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 Episode 17 Review: The Monster

OK, that was some weird shit for an NCIS episode. A patchwork body, including parts from a Naval officer, was discovered on NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 Episode 17. I thought it unusual that the team dropped a case seemingly partway through an episode, but surprise! That was just the beginning. Of course, there was some Mosley madness going on in the midst of the case. Everyone on the OSP team was on heightened alert as Mom and Grandmom were fighting in the office upstairs. Related: NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 Episode 16 Review: Warriors of Peace Mosley's playing "Spin the Pairings" didn't help matters any. She just had to break up Densi. Let's assess the pairings. First, let's look at Sam and Kensi. They worked fine together, once Sam established who was in charge. Kensi chafed at that a little bit, since she's used to calling the shots with Deeks. But, all in all, they had been teammates for long enough that there were few issues. Deeks and Hidoko, in other words the two that were left, didn't mesh as well. Deeks' motormouth style is an acquired taste, and Hidoko seems to play everything close to the vest. It's nice to see someone not embrace Deeks' shtick. I have to admit that I'd been wondering about the Japanese surname for somebody that doesn't look remotely Japanese, so I wasn't surprised that Deeks went there. Of course, they got into it about Mosley. Deeks dislikes her because he fears he's about to be sent back to LAPD, while Hidoko is fiercely loyal to her, even if we've been given absolutely no reason why. Because Mosley gave her a fresh start after her husband was killed, or is it something more? Fortunately, all the awkwardness of the new teams quickly faded into the background as they got pulled into some bizarre developments. Related: Get CBS All Access via Amazon Channels for Hit Shows, Exclusive Originals & Live TV! The missing Naval officer was dating a woman from the Chinese consulate. But, it turned out, both were actually NSA operatives. And she was able to track him with the devices they had both had implanted on their own initiative. That's how Mandy was able to unintentionally lead Deeks and Hidoko to the Frankenstein body which included her lover. At the same time, Sam and Kensi discovered a murderer who had mutilated his victims working at an auto-repair shop. However, surveillance footage gave him an alibi. OSP was soon washing their hands of this strangeness, since the FBI was already investigating similar bodies and the case had no implications for national security. Right? Wrong. It was a horrifying twist when they found out that the garage workers they interviewed were all imposters, setting up an alibi for the killer. And all that was left when they got back to the garage was another patchwork body. So, for those who wanted another dangling storyline for the rest of the season, there you go. It seems m..

Trust Season 1 Episode 2 Review: Lone Star

The stone-cold cruelty of Getty was on full display on Trust Season 1 Episode 2, as the billionaire tycoon sent his man to Rome to track down his grandson. But Paul's kidnapping might not be exactly what it appears. At least if you ask James Fletcher Chase. While the Trust Series Premiere was undoubtedly a showcase for the many talents of Donald Sutherland as J. Paul Getty, "Lone Star" was all about James Fletcher Chase. Chase's exact, "official" title wasn't made clear. But it's heavily implied that he's Getty's beyond-the-law fixer – a man who is tasked with handling any "messes" that Getty himself isn't willing or able to handle himself. As so often happens, we must find someone else to sort out the mess. Getty Permalink: As so often happens, we must find someone else to sort out the mess. Added: April 01, 2018 As the former CIA agent, Brendan Fraser does an impressive job at embodying the calm, laid back, confident but inelegant swagger of Chase, with all the airs of an overweight former Texan cowboy. Unfortunately, on "Lone Star," Chase made a series of possibly foolish decisions that may have actually endangered Paul more than helped him. Related: Trust Season 1 Episode 1 Review: The House of Getty Now, I don't pretend to be an expert at kidnapping negotiation, but wouldn't you think that flashing money all around Rome would tip off the kidnappers that there's a seemingly endless amount they can try to extort from Paul's family? Chase spent the majority of the hour trying to get in contact with the mafia in Rome. But in the end, ironically, the mafia was (seemingly) straightforward with Chase – they couldn't help him. They claimed not to have Paul, and not only that, they didn't believe he was kidnapped at all. Chase: OK. So you really don't have him? Mafioso: Nobody has him. Permalink: Nobody has him. Added: April 01, 2018 Oddly, Chase took their words at face value. Combined with the other evidence that Paul had staged his own kidnapping to extort money from the Getty family (including the movie he saw and Paul's outlines for a movie) he became convinced that Paul wasn't in need of ransoming or rescuing. You'd think a guy who used to be in the CIA would be a bit more shrewd or careful, but I guess not. Aside from this logical failing, I loved Fraser's portrayal of Chase. I'm so glad that he's beginning to get roles again, after such a lengthy absence from Hollywood. I always thought he was more talented and capable than the goofy Blockbuster roles he was typically known for. Fraser and Hilary Swank also have great (thus far platonic) chemistry as Chase and Gail Getty. Much like Sutherland, Swank was obviously a huge get for the casting department. With two Oscars under her belt, she's an incredibly talented and high-profile actress. I absolutely love this era of "prestige" TV, where actors who've w..

The Royals Season 4 Episode 4 Review: Black As His Purpose Did The Night Resemble

Things went bump in the night on The Royals Season 4 Episode 4. London's power grid collapsed and enveloped the city in complete darkness, which seemed to be part of Robert's meticulous plan to gain popularity points with the public. Robert is proving that he's not above dark and twisted schemes -- he caused and used the overnight outage to his advantage, convincing Londoners that he was a "man of the people." to convince the people that he was a man of the people. Think about it -- if your King survived a murder attempt and remained undeterred, even showing up without any security guards to stand with those left in the dark without electricity during a heatwave, you'd also be convinced he was a stand-up guy. He's very sneaky; he says all the right things and puts on such a convincing act. And he knew that his impassioned speech would go viral and he'd be hailed as a hero. Even Willow fell for his "good guy" act and realized she was so worried because she loved him. Related: Get Britbox via Amazon Channels for the biggest streaming collection of TV from BBC & ITV...ever. When he made it back to the palace safely, she requested to be put back on the list of potential brides. It looks like England has found a new Queen. And seeing as she plays an integral part in the Royal family, she'll fit right in. Damnit Cyrus, you’re creepy enough in the light of day. What are you doing down here? Queen Helena Permalink: Damnit Cyrus, you’re creepy enough in the light of day. What are you doing down here? Added: March 31, 2018 Eleanor feared Jasper was in danger since he got stuck in the South of London and she wasn't wrong -- Jasper's terror-stricken ambulance drivers fled the scene leaving him defenseless against an angry mob. Willow: I’d like to be on the list. Robbie: What took you so long? Permalink: I'd Like To Be on the List Added: March 31, 2018 Truthfully, my life motto is also "they don't pay me enough," so I totally understand. I fully expected the mob to turn over the ambulance and use Jasper and his pretty face as ransom. But then again, I'm not sure what these people are even protesting. Robert did find the ambulance, but Jasper wasn't there, thankfully. Show for the people aside, we have to question if his intentions of saving Jasper were pure. What do you think he would have done to the bodyguard that he's been trying to get rid of for the longest time? They were in a dark abandoned street, there were no witnesses, and no one would be able to connect Robert to the death. Was that his whole point? I don't know who posed more of a threat to Jasper -- Robert or his estranged father, who ended up saving him. Get over it cause we are three badass bitches. Four if you count Sara Alice. Without the bitch part. Princess Eleanor Permalink: Get over it cause we are three badass bitches. Four if you count Sara Alice. Without the... Added: M..

The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 14 Review: Still Gotta Mean Something

Negan has more lives than a freaking cat! Lady Luck was once again on the Savior leader's side on The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 14, as he was able to wriggle his way out of yet another periloussituation. As sinister as we know Negan can be, he does possess a unique flair for being very persuasive. As much as everyone wants to see Negan meet his end, the more humane he becomes, the more difficult I find it to root against him. Don't get me wrong, he's done some pretty God-awful things over the past two seasons, some of which seem unforgivable. However, I don't feel anyone is ever beyond redemption – even for someone as nefarious as Negan. To be fair, Negan does actually believe he's helping people, even if his methods are questionable. Seeing so Negan overcome with emotion as he spoke about Lucille was captivating. It was a side to the character that we've seldom seen, so when we do get a chance to tap into that part of Negan's past, it's fascinating. Major props to Jeffrey Dean Morgan for a job well done in showing the character at his most vulnerable state. My wife's name was Lucille. She got me through. I didn't give her shit, and she got me through. Just life ... regular life. The bat, that got me through this. That's it, nothing more to do with me than that. But it is the last little piece of her that I got left. Negan Permalink: My wife's name was Lucille. She got me through. I didn't give her shit, and she got me... Added: March 29, 2018 We knew Negan had a special, yet odd connection with his bat, but we never fully understood why until now. Naming his weapon of choice after his wife makes sense why he feels so empowered by it. His wife was his rock before the apocalypse, and affiliating her name to an inanimate object has been his way of getting through his current life. Negan puts on a good front with being all high and mighty, but strip away the one thing that he cares for the most in this world and he's virtually powerless. I'm surprised that Negan didn't try and get more information out of Jadis regarding the helicopter. For a man that's supposedly all about finding value in others, getting some more intel on the chopper might have been worth the extra effort. Related: AMC launches ad-free streaming service I suppose my initial theory of the helicopter belonging to Georgie's group was incorrect – or is it? It would be quite the reveal if Jadis and Georgie's people end up being connected in some way. Regardless, Jadis is obviously a part of something much more significant than originally thought. And I'm confident next season will shed more light on where the chopper came from, and more importantly, who Jadis really is. Given the pristine nature of Jadis' living quarters was very telling, and reiterated the fact that her and her group's way of life was all a facade. Morgan: You can't sa..

The Arrangement Season 2 Episode 4 Review: Scene 23

Does anyone even remember The Kill Plan because I sure don't? The film made its premiere but didn't go over well with audiences or critics causing Kyle to feel like a failure. While Kyle's fear of failure is an interesting concept to explore, the more interesting parts of The Arrangement Season 2 Episode 4 were Megan's failure to listen to Shaun and the fallout of her stupidity. When is Megan going to realize that Terence is all knowing? What she should really do is give up the fight to take down the Institute of the Higher Mind and Terence because she's not going to be successful. It's clear as day now that Terence knows exactly what's going on, and I'll bet my bottom dollar that Shaun spilled the beans about everything. After her weird naked session with Terence and the rest of the IHM group, she's fully succumbed to the Kool-Aid she's been trying to stay away from. Related: The Arrangement Season 2 Episode 3: The Sessions The only reason he even had that session was to get into Shaun's head because he knew he was onto something. He has an uncanny ability to read people, and with his resources, he can find out what he wants when he wants. He's honed the ability over the years, and anyone will be hard-pressed to beat him at his game. I'm even starting to believe that he had something to do with Mason's death. We still don't know what happened to Deann's lover, but it's odd that she died right after her love fest with Deann. Mason didn't fit into his plans of having a baby with Deann, so I'm guessing that Terence did what he does best -- he got rid of the obstacle. Terence is a sick man. I'm sure Megan isn't the first person to try to destroy him and The Institute of the Higher Mind. She's just going to be a fail at it like everyone else before her. Deciding to meet with hope wasn't the smartest move. Hope is a vindictive bitch, and as soon as she knew what Megan wanted, the wheels started churning about how she was going to twist things to her advantage. Related: The Terror: 7 Things to Know about the Season Premiere The tension of that whole car scene was incredible. At first, I thought Terence sent someone to follow Megan. I was waiting for Hope to get shot in the head and for Megan to be dragged off for another session in the cage or whatever they call that isolated area at IHM. But Hope had every intention of using Megan. She set it all up. Her movie is coming out, and a scandal with superstar Megan is one way to amp up the publicity. Megan continues to show what an idiot she truly is. Not only is she continuing to let Terence get into her head, but she's making poor choices. She's also blind as a bat. I'm also starting to wonder if she has any internal warning system because bells should have been going off about Shaun for quite some time. It makes me crazy that Megan is so stup..

Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 Episode 6 Review: Tales from the Rift

If this is some twisted April Fools' joke, it isn't funny. The final moments of Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 Episode 6 threw a huge curve ball at at its viewers. Long after the ending credits rolled, I found myself in a cloud of befuddlement and disbelief. In a surprising turn of events, Kelly met her end at the hands of Ruby! Of course, it's not as if Dana DeLorenzo was written out of the series, Kelly's body is merely serving as a meat suit in order for Kaya to roam free upon the world. But that didn't take away from the shock of the character's untimely demise. I understood Kelly's anger and thirst for revenge against Ruby, but why in the world would she think it would be a good idea to go up against her alone and on her own turf? Related: Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 Episode 5 Review If the countless battles against evil that this group has faced taught us anything, it's that if you never face anything alone. Kelly's only ace up her sleeve was the Kandarian dagger, but when you're going up against the Demon Woman of Fire, you better have a contingency plan. Do you know what evil is Kelly? It's power without fear ... without guilt ... without pain. Ruby Permalink: Do you know what evil is Kelly? It's power without fear ... without guilt ... without pain. Added: March 26, 2018 It was inevitable that Ruby would gain the upper hand, but it was fun watching Kelly mop the floor with her while it lasted. The worst thing that could have happened would be for Ruby to have the Necronomicon and the Kandarian dagger. And thanks to Kelly's half-cocked plan, Ruby's not only in possession of both, but Team Ash is also down a member. As if the odds weren't already stacked against Ash, Kaya is now roaming free as well. Now that Kaya has been released and inhabiting Kelly's body, it raises some important questions: What happens to a human's soul when they are killed by a weapon designed by a demon? Could the real Kelly still be in there somewhere? I'm thinking one of two things could have occurred, either Kelly's soul is in the underworld or she merely swapped places with Kaya, and is now trapped within the Necronomicon. Either way, this sounds like a job for the Brujo Especiale! Since Pablo supposedly has a connection to the underworld, it may be possible for him to restore Kelly's soul. Especially considering that Kelly's body was healed when Kaya took over, the possibility of Kelly being resurrected seems all the more possible. Related: Get Starz via Amazon Channels for Captivating Original Series & Hit Movies! And if anyone is capable of bringing Kelly back, it would be Pablo. I'm curious though to see how Ruby plans to use Kaya to drive a wedge between Brandy and Ash. Wouldn't it make more sense to just have Kaya kill Ash and Brandy? You would think that would be the most logical move. However, if Ruby..

Counterpart Season 1 Episode 10 Review: No Man’s Land, Part Two

You know the old saying, be careful what you wish for because you might just get it. That's what was running through my head while watching Counterpart Season 1 Episode 10. Howard admitted that after seeing what Howard Prime had on the other side, a part of him hoped he could either live in that world or keep a piece of it with him. He changed his mind, sure, but is it too late? The season went out on a decidedly sedate note considering where it previously left off, but that didn't mean a lot of slightly left-of-center players weren't taken out of the mix in the meantime. I cannot say I understood the entirety of what was happening, but I have a lot of questions regarding the second season. In fact, most of what I have after "No-Man's Land, Part Two" are questions, and if you know me at all, you know I hate when that happens. I much prefer to come storming into a review with a strong opinion and carefully laid out discussion points. It's my job to arouse in you a great conversation. Things were so well tidied up with all other than the Howards and the worlds themselves, it's difficult to do that. Take, for example, Clare's mission. What was it? Quayle: So it was all for this? Five years of marriage. Preparation. Clare: The future hasn't even begun. The news few hours, days, months are going to get very complicated. You'll see. The next step is for diplomacy to get involved. That wasn't suicide. You had your seatbelt fastened. You were trying to give us an alibi, weren't you? Because you've chosen to protect our family over everything else. We're going to need each other if we're going to get through this. Permalink: The future hasn't even begun. The news few hours, days, months are going to get very... Added: April 01, 2018 When they were in the hospital after Quayle's alibi attempt, Clare let him in on a bit of their plan. Well, that is if you can call creating chaos and getting diplomacy involved a plan. All in all, it didn't sound like there was a plan in place, but more of a demonstration to do exactly what happened in the end -- close the crossing. It makes suicide missions a lot easier to understand, but it doesn't make past statements like Angel Eyes wanting everyone on "this" side to perish seem like anything but nonsense ... unless they hold the belief that without one side, the other will not survive. For 30 years, they've operated as a yin and yang, so who knows? Maybe it will be like that. After Counterpart Season 1 Episode 9, it was easy to sort out the Howard's would be trapped, but not so easy to imagine Howard Alpha would be thought to have gone home, instead of locked away in a cement room by Ian Shaw. Killing Alexander Pope was a coup, too. With our luck, he's operating on the other side in a similar capacity. A narcissistic guy like him wouldn't have had the balls to kill himself, not even..

General Hospital Review: Fifty-Five Years of Port Charles

Port Charles celebrated on Friday as General Hospital reached an incredible milestone – 55 years on the air! While the final episode of the week was undoubtedly the best of the bunch, I'll try my best to be fair and discuss storylines that developed the other four days. Because, y'know, some stuff did happen outside of the nostalgia-filled one-night-only reopening of Luke's. The Jason/Sam/Drew storyline followed up last week's incredible Dream confrontation with an equally fantastic (though less emotionally wrought) Jasam moment. I could honestly care less about the actual Jason/Drew confrontation, which managed to make both of the men involved in this love triangle deeply unlikeable. Can anyone explain why Jason is suddenly vehemently anti-Drew and thankful that Sam was staying away from him? Related: Days of Our Lives Review: For Better or For Worse Drew has literally done nothing wrong to Jason, other than dislike his twin brother's blatant love for his wife (which, y'know, is fair). Jason's venomous reaction to Drew makes very little sense. I can't say I was rooting for either man during their fight on the pier. However, the PCPD scenes for this trio were fantastic. Kelly Monaco has been absolutely killing it for the past few weeks (and generally throughout this storyline). Sam's quiet but emotional reaction after bailing Drew out of jail (with him refusing to even acknowledge her presence) was so heartbreaking. The Jason/Sam conversation in the PCPD was also a lovely sequence, with great performances from both Steve and Kelly. He's pretty much the soap opera king of acting with his eyes. Drew may not be willing to interact with Sam yet because of his feelings of hurt, anger, and betrayal, but Jason has no issue talking with her honestly and frankly. Based solely on how they're each treating her during this storyline, I think Jason has a leg up on Drew – he's being overly understanding and chill about the whole thing, to the point where it's slightly comical. "Sure, Sam, take all the time you need. I'll just be hangin' out over here, pining!" Jasam shippers have also gotten spoiled recently with a wealth of amazing flashbacks. The latest was a flashback to their first meeting in the PCPD. Look at these babies! It's hard to deny this kind of history and chemistry, but I'm still pretty torn about whether I want Sam to wind up with Drew, Jason, or neither of them. In any case, it seems like Kelly is taking off for a mini-vacation, as the writers have decided to have Sam leave town with her kids in order to get some clarity on her romantic situation. Guess we'll be hitting the pause button and waiting a while longer for resolution to this love triangle. Related: General Hospital Review: The End Of "Dream"? Speaking of emotional moments involving Jason... How fantastic was the scene between Carly and Jason about..