[S5E19] Mike Vs. The World
The eponymous holiday, which involves killing as many snakes as possible, slithered its way into the real world. The Python Challenge is an annual event where people wade into the Florida Everglades to thin the population of Burmese pythons, whose overpopulation endangers the diverse Floridian wildlife.
[S5E19] Mike Vs. The World
S5E6 when Oliver tells his mother that he is HIV positive. This scene blew me away with its exceptional acting, representation, and story line. It is why the show grabbed my heart in the first place. Huge thank you to Pete Nowalk, casting directors Linda Lowy & John Brace, and ABC for acting on the importance of representation. It matters so very much and delivers innovation, authenticity and truth. And truth reaching humans all over our world educates, heals, and births familiarity which, in this case, breeds love. Bravo!"
S6E5 we finally let the world into Tegan's heart. At that point, I had built a beautiful relationship with our cast, creators, crew and our amazing fans. To be able to peel away the powerful exterior to reveal a more vulnerable side was great. It was an extraordinary opportunity to play Tegan Price and I am eternally grateful. After filming the scene where I break down, Bill, a member of our crew, reached down to help me stand up with a warm affirming smile. We are family. I will miss everyone deeply."
In conversation with particle physicist Brian Cox, archaeologist Rebecca Wragg Sykes reveals the Neanderthals as curious, clever connoisseurs of their world, technologically inventive and ecologically adaptable.
Better Call Saul has had some wild years but season 5 has to be among the most action-packed. This is a season of television that not only found Jimmy McGill practicing law under his Saul Goodman alias for the first time, it also blended his legal world with the criminal one in some fascinating and terrifying ways.
Wanting to jump on the bandwagon, Mickey and gang had a quick parody of Seinfeld during an episode of the ABC Saturday morning cartoon called Mickey Mouse Works. The premise was that Donald is hit in the head and falls into a world where Goofy is everywhere. When he turns on the TV and flips through the channels he finds the opening to Goofeld.
In "Chapter Eighty-Eight: Citizen Lodge," streaming now on The CW in the U.S. and Netflix around the world, we learn the story of how Hiram Lodge (usually played by Mark Consuelos) went from a humble shoeshine boy to the big bad of Riverdale Season 5.
In other stories, Angela and Wesley welcome their son, Jackson, into the world. Nyla Harper, having discovered that she's pregnant, marries her boyfriend James Murray and aims at working with Angela Lopez in the detectives bullpen in order to minimize risk to her pregnancy.
When they are both outside, McKay tells Sheppard that a little while ago, he and his team accidentally opened a rift in space/time and visited another reality, in which that Sheppard is somewhat of a hero having saved the world several times over. Sheppard says that doesn't sound much like him, to which McKay responds "I don't think there's much difference between you and that other John Sheppard I met. It's amazing how one incident can entirely alter the course of your life. Still, I like to believe you have the same strength of character. That's why I told you the truth." Eventually, McKay lets Sheppard go, giving him his phone number in case he finds anything. Sometime after he is gone, McKay and Zelenka are still arguing about the latter's theory of the Wraith building the bomb. At this point, Woolsey enters and berates the both of them. He says that he has Earth's best mind power the planet has to offer, and yet a "nobody detective" has gotten closer than anyone in this room.
McKay: Detective. Remember when I told you I once met another version of you?Sheppard: Yeah.McKay: I know you'll probably think this sounds ridiculous, but, a little a while ago we accidentally opened a rift in space-time. Went through to an alternate version of reality. It's very similar to ours in many ways. Met a team, much like the one I work with only, you were the leader. You were a hero. Saved the world, several times over.Sheppard: Doesn't sound much like me.McKay: I don't think there's much difference between you and that other John Sheppard I met. It's amazing how one incident can entirely alter the course of your life. Still, I like to believe you have the same strength of character. That's why I told you the truth.
Following his departure, Franks headed to Mexico and built a small house where he would spend his days smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and fishing, essentially cutting himself off altogether from the modern world.
What's more terrifying than finally getting all the time in the world to do the one thing you always wanted to do...only to have it ripped away from you in an instant? This is what happens when bibliophile Henry Bemis (Burgess Meredith), having survived the nuclear apocalypse, stumbles upon the ruins of a library. Thrilled that he finally has time to catch up on his reading (and that there's no one else in sight to disturb him), he surrounds himself with stacks of books. But in one of the show's cruelest twists, Henry steps on his glasses, shattering both his lenses and any chance of him reading anything ever again. It's frightening enough to imagine permanently losing sight, but "Time Enough at Last" raises even scarier concepts such as that of perpetual loneliness and how losing a piece of your independence can make the endless stretch of time before you seem maddening and nearly unbearable. After all, is it worthwhile to survive something as awful as nuclear war if we're miserable? It's an uncomfortable question that forces us to look deeper into ourselves for the answer. And we might not like what we find.
In an episode reminiscent of dystopian novels like 1984 and Fahrenheit 451, "The Obsolete Man" also deals with similar themes of breaking free from the confines of dictatorship and conformity, individuality, and personal and political freedom. A man (Burgess Meredith) is put on trial because he is a librarian and the totalitarian state has banned books. As such, he is deemed "obsolete," which is really just a kinder way of the State saying, "Hey, man! Your free-thinking ways are a threat to our oppressive rule!" and sentenced to death. The episode is not frightening due to overt horror elements like cringe-worthy creatures, creepy aliens, or chilling special effects; "Obsolete Man" gives us something to fear in its presentation of its ideas. After all, what's more frightening than the idea of being sentenced to death over reading a book or being a librarian, a profession whose very job is to enrich the lives of others? Not to mention that the mere thought of expressing political and religious freedoms could be seen as criminal offenses. A world without books? Excuse me for second. I'll be cowering in the corner.
Ricky Ruszin is a Features Writer for Collider, focusing on film and TV. He is also a horror and suspense novelist, having earned his BA degree in English Language and Literature from Stevenson University. When he's not watching or writing about movies and TV, he enjoys reading, traveling, and seeking out the world's tallest and fastest roller coasters. He lives in Baltimore, MD, where he can be found quoting Seinfeld from the couch and eating way too many donuts. 041b061a72