Monday, April 25, 2016

Jane the Virgin Review: Parental Responsibilities

Jane the Virgin started off a theme of changing dynamics with parents, children, and responsibility with Mateo of all people starting off the tension. There has always been tension between Jane’s soon-to-be husband Michael and her baby daddy Rafael since the beginning of the series. How could there not be with the unbelievable way Mateo was conceived, as well as Jane’s choice to test the waters with Rafael as a result. Now that Jane and Michael are getting married, and Rafael has had two children with Petra, everyone has to adjust. Surprisingly, it’s not these bonds that need worrying about, it’s the one which is the strongest and collapsed under pressure last week.

Jane is putting her foot down when it comes to Xiomara’s behavior, which creates a rift so large between them that Michael is left to watch Mateo. Michael is the perfect babysitter, even adhering perfectly to Jane’s schedule. There’s just one little problem. After a few hours together, Mateo says his first word “Daddy”… to Michael. Rafael is not amused, but he does understand that Mateo is just a kid. It does make him aware of wanting to be more present in Mateo’s life, so he asks Jane for more time with their son out of the week. It also gets Michael thinking about his place in Mateo’s life. He wants to be a true stepfather to Mateo, to make a real contribution in his life.

Since Jane and Xiomara aren’t talking Rogelio has taken over Jane’s wedding plans, at the least the ones he hadn’t already taken over. As much as Jane wants to teach Xiomara a lesson, she is sad she can’t share wedding dress shopping with her mother. Rogelio, Michael, and Alba all try to help, but nothing seems to work.

Jane is distracting herself from her problems with Xiomara with her writing, which her advisor consistently hates. 1960s Salsa Jane makes an appearance as Jane’s muse, since she’s as romantic a character as it gets. Her advisor is less than thrilled, and with all that Jane is going through she doesn’t think before she lets her advisor have it for her negative attitude. That was a huge mistake given that her advisor is the one who decides if Jane continues in the graduate program next year. Jane gets one more chance to change her writing, but her advisor really isn’t going to be happy until all of the romance is gone from Jane’s novel completely. I’m really glad Jane didn’t take that deal, because otherwise we wouldn’t have gotten to see the treat of fantasy Salsa Jane dancing with Derek Hough! More to the point, Jane’s story includes her bond with her mother. It’s enough to get Jane back into the graduate program.

Unfortunately when Rogelio recreated the Villanueva house on his soundstage so that Michael and Jane could get married there, it got him in a little bit of trouble with the network executives. They didn’t approve of Rogelio using company resources for personal expenses, so Rogelio had to do a little on the spot word spinning to make them think the set would be used for his show. Since he has to spin this deal very quickly he goes to his old writer Dina and brings her on board not only for this impromptu episode, but he also gives her executive producer credits. Dina can’t get Rogelio to listen to one single idea after that since he is so focused on Jane and Xiomara’s rift. Luckily Dina is very intuitive and helps Rogelio understand that the ladies’s real problem is their fear of things changing. Rogelio uses the faux Villanueva house to shoot a real scene to display what’s going on between his two favorite women. He mends the rift between Xiomara and Jane, and Dina saves the day with the network executives. Rogelio and Dina see each other in different lights throughout this ordeal, and boy oh boy do sparks fly!

In the biggest shock of the season, Petra has a twin sister! It’s basically your average Annie story with twins and Miss Hannigan has an accent. Magda is unapologetic and tries to turn Petra’s sister Oleska against Petra. It doesn’t work, but Petra has a few things to work out with her newfound twin, such as the fact that pickpocketing is still illegal in America. While dealing with the shock of Petra’s twin, Rafael and Petra look forward to the sale of a local hotel they can buy to increase their revenue. They meet with the current owner and all seems hopeful. When she startles Petra’s twin and gets a slap in the face for her trouble, things start to go downhill. The owner is understanding, but she has another deal on the table. Knowing how much this means to Petra, Rafael chooses to use the dirty money he accidentally earned through illegal stock trading last week.

Was Jane and Xiomara’s separation unbearable to watch? Will Mateo get “Daddy” right? How much trouble will Petra’s twin bring?

NCIS: Los Angeles Review: Granger Danger…Times Two

Months after first teasing that the Assistant Director of NCIS could be a father, it is finally confirmed in this week’s Granger-centric episode. NCIS: Los Angeles picks up where it left off during the holidays with a father-daughter reunion not to be missed if only for all the political complications. Granger is reunited with his daughter in order to save her life, but was she willing to go that far for him?

NCIS responds to a surfer murdered on the beach whose name was on a list, dubbed the Hobbs list after the man smuggling in the agents, of foreign agents being picked off by a North Korean spy. The body hasn’t even gotten cold before Granger is already en route to Washington. Granger handles the transfer of Jennifer Kim, the North Korean spy who he first met at Christmas. On the plane Jennifer has a fun time needling Granger until the conversation turns serious. He doesn’t know her real name, or where her mother is, but he does know that the girl who calls herself Jennifer is his daughter. She has also known this her entire life. She explains how she ran away to “spy school” at the age of twelve after watching her mother at work in her government job for years. Granger has actually tried to see his daughter in the past, but Jennifer refused to see him growing up. It’s not that she hates Granger for abandoning her, it’s just that her mother and her training was enough for her.

Back in LA, Sam and Callen try to track the shooters while Kensi and Deeks track the movements of a spy named Han Choi, who is also on the Hobbs list. Unfortunately Choi is the one running the operation, not the one being targeted for termination. Their real target is Jennifer. Granger isn’t willing to risk his daughter’s life, so he and Jennifer decide to go dark on this one since NCIS still has a mole. They change their final destination en route without telling anyone. They are attacked upon arrival at Burbank Airport, and it is only the dire circumstances they are in which makes Granger trust Jennifer with a gun. She is after all still a North Korean spy. Jennifer is overpowered by one of men hunting her, but is able to stab him long enough for Granger to put him down. Father-daughter teamwork at its best.

Granger’s strange behavior does not go unnoticed. Eric finds it strange that Granger would escort Kim back to Los Angeles in the first place where a bunch of assassins are lying in wait. Everyone asks Granger, and then Hetty, for answers to no avail. When all is said and done Granger insists on taking Jennifer to the safehouse himself. Father and daughter take a walk on the beach and have a serious conversation about the future. She no longer wants to be in the spy game, but she’ll need her father’s help to do it. Granger wholeheartedly agrees to do whatever it takes to get Jennifer out safely, turn her into an American asset, and find Jennifer’s mother as well. You can tell by the look in her eyes it’s the first time in a long time she has felt safe, safe enough to tell her father her real name, Yujin.

Also in the episode, Callen mentions spending more time with Anna while Kensi and Deeks casually discuss ‘future’ wedding plans. Could we see an official proposal by the end of the season?

What did you think of the Granger-centric episode and the bond with his daughter?

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Scorpion Review: Team Scorpion stops a potential Chernobyl sequel

Not to bring up the whole Doomsday thing, but in this week’s episode of Scorpion, the team will encounter their first nuclear explosion since the first Chernobyl if they can’t stop a decaying nuclear reactor from imploding. Wonder how many minutes the Doomsday Clock is going to move up should this happen in real life?

When the plane crash landed into the nuclear reactor building, I literally held my breath as I waited for the dust to clear. I know that Sylvester, Paige and Oksana were alright, but that crash landing made my heart beat a bit faster. I hoped that they would be getting out after some of the rubble has been removed, I guess it was not to be as Paige remained stuck inside after Sylvester and Oksana have been rescued. I held my breath yet again when Walter and Paige jumped off the building using an extension cable and a concrete chunk as weight to lessen the impact of the landing.

My Waige dreams almost came true in this episode during the scene where Paige shared her oxygen with Walter through a quick lip-lock. The almost being what happened toward the end of the episode. Happy talked some sense into the “I want to keep things professional” genius by convincing him to ask Paige to go to a jazz concert with him, yet Fate is not on Walter O’Brien’s side as Paige received a phone call from Tim. Way to kill the moment, Mr. Armstrong! I would also like to know what the flavour of each chocolate is in the box of chocolates that Tim sent Paige. I love chocolate as long as it’s not overly sweet to the point where I need to wash it down with some milk.

I enjoyed the moment where Agent Gallo threatened to pour his fish shake (as Paige called it) on Toby’s head if the shrink doesn’t save him a slice of pizza. Toby then gave the Homeland agent the entire box to avoid being doused in the foul-tasting drink. Never mess with Agent Gallo when he makes threats. It’s best to give the man what he wants.

The episode’s ending shocked me the most as the show reaches its second season finale.Toby takes Walter’s car, that the shrink dubbed the “company car”, to meet up with the man who made Happy’s engagement ring at the parking garage, to which it looked like something stuck on top of a nut, and ends up being knocked out by none other than Mark Collins. Wonder what he wants with Toby? I have a feeling that the season finale is going to be, dare I say it, legen…wait for it…dary!

Photo via CBS

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