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So while the rest of the site blows up due to comics-related drama, I’ll just be over here still trying to crank out television recaps for everyone. It’s not like I, as a lowly entertainment reviewer, get to go to c2e2, even though I live in freaking Chicago. (Full disclosure: I did not even ask for a press pass.) Anyway, it’s time for a slightly delayed recap of this week’s Doctor Who. *Spoilers, sweetie.*
Wondering what comic references you missed in last night’s episode? Luckily Arrow Annotations is here to help, providing some additional notes and background info from last night’s episode. Arrow spoilers follow!
Watching all these series 7.2 episodes makes me feel like I really need to go back and watch the classic series. However, I haven’t got the time or energy to deal with a bunch of dustbin Daleks (definitely my new band name), so I guess I’ll just continue to miss all the references and nods to the original series.
Erm, okay, let’s just get to it. Spoilers! But only for the show!
Open with Bran dreaming that he can walk, hunting a three-eyed crow. Jon and Robb tell him to shoot it, but he misses. When he turns, his brothers are gone but Jojen (eh, spoilers?) is there, telling him that he can’t kill the raven because “the raven is you.” I guess not so much with the metaphor. In wakey-wakey land, Osha says they’d better get going.
There are plenty of things to care about in this episode, and there were plenty of plotlines connected to other plotlines to create a web of… something? It just all feels so pointless when you don’t care.
August W. Booth opens the episode, banging chicks and generally owning the hell out of Hong Kong. He’s like Archer, except… no wait, he’s exactly like Archer.
Several of this season’s main storylines came in for the home stretch tonight, as the story of the miller’s daughter drew to a close. In case you haven’t guessed by now, Cora was the miller’s daughter: the fairy tale equivalent of a self-made tycoon. Instead of business sense and gumption, Cora uses a combination of steely/smoldering glances and her prominent boobs to get her share of power…
“Manhattan” was an episode of vindication. The end of one mystery was upon us: the identity of Henry’s father, who was definitely not the noble fireman Emma made him out to be. Obviously he was Neal, the thief who stole Emma’s heart and whose betrayal sent her to prison…