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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Loved One” (1965)

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Man, this is one weird-assed film. I saw it once, twenty-five or more years ago, late, late, late at night, and I was never entirely sure I was remembering it right. Perhaps a decade after that, I was talking to my shrink at the time, and he said, “Hey, you know a lot about weird old movies. Let me ask you this: there was a movie I once saw that had Jonathan Winters in it playing two charac…”
“Was it ‘The Loved One’ or ‘The Loved Ones’ or something like that?”

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: The Tick: “Couples” (Episode 6, or possibly 3)

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The Tick and Arthur are on patrol, beating down some petty thief. The bad guy almost gets away, but is intercepted by another superhero team: “Fiery Blaze” and his (Very gay) sidekick, “Friendly Fire.” (Best. Sidekick. Name. Ever.) They do some surprisingly effectual Batman/Robin stuff on the bad guy, and function as a well-oiled (Ambiguously gay) team, impressing the heck out of Tick and Arthur. Blaze is very much the one in charge, and says things like “Nobody was talking to you” whenever Friendly says anything. Blaze invites Tick and Arthur out to dinner.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Babylon 5: “Divided Loyalties” (Season 2, Episode 19)

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This episode really doesn’t make a lick of sense. In fact, it makes so little sense that it stretches back in time and makes several *earlier* episodes nonsensical as well. Despite all that, I was so happy with the resolution that I really can’t say anything bad about it. After the last couple weeks of standalones, we’re now back in full-on Arc territory

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A ranger and a random extra are being chased through the sewers on Mars. One escapes, bound for B5 with information of some sort.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Torchwood Miracle Day “The Blood Line” (Season 4, Episode 10)

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The final episode of Miracle day finds our team on opposite ends of the earth and a sacrifice is made.

The focus starts on Gwen. She tells a nice story of how good her father is and that today will be the day she kills him.

In Buenos Aries, Rex and Esther spill a drop of Jack’s blood. It begins to move – towards the blessing. They confirm the movement over the phone with Gwen. She tells them to keep Jack’s blood safe.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Torchwood Miracle Day: “The Gathering” (Season 4, Episode 9)

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The penultimate episode of Miracle day and the team deals with the devil and travels to the ends of the earth.

It has been two months since the last episode. The world is in a depression. A car smashes into a pharmacy. It is Gwen Cooper. She gets out and robs the store of a lot of drugs. She returns home and is being watched. She goes into the house with pizza boxes. They assume she is just out for pizza. Gwen has the drugs in the pizza boxes and evidently she and Rhys are the neighborhood drug dealers. They take medicine down in the basement to her father, who they are hiding.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Torchwood Miracle Day: "End Of The Road" (Season 4, Episode 8)

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Some forward momentum and some answers start to form.

Picking up right where the last episode ended, Jack, Gwen, Rex, and Esther are with Olivia Colasanto and are headed back to Angelo Colasanto’s house. They go into Angelo’s room. He is very old and lays in a hospital bed. Olivia says Angelo prolonged his life by lowering his body temperature, keeping a low blood pressure, etc. She tells them that Angelo observed Jack from a far ever since they departed in 1928. As they are visiting Angelo, Esther is listening and recording the entire conversation.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Torchwood Miracle Day: "Immortal Sin" (Season 4, episode 7)

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A trip to Jack’s past to see the beginnings of the “miracle”.

Flashback to last week where someone tells Gwen, through the contact lenses, that they have her family and to bring them Jack.

It is 1927, at the immigration center on Ellis Island, Jack Harkness is called. A man comes running but it is not the Jack we know. Our Captain Jack comes from behind screaming stop that man. Jack shows papers to prove he is the real Jack Harkness and the man is arrested.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Torchwood Miracle Day: "The Middle Men" (Season 4, episode 6)

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Torchwood starts to fight back.

The news is discussing the “45Club.” The “45 Club” are people who leap off a the 45th floor of a building. That huge decent is the only way they can assure becoming unconscious and technically death.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Torchwood Miracle Day: “The Categories of Life” (Season 4, Episode 5)

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Death panels to the extreme.

Dr. Vera Juarez is looking for the medical board meetings. A secretary tells her that the proposal has moved forward and that the meetings are no longer needed. Dr. Juarez asks what proposal. The secretary says there is no longer just life and death; there are now three categories of life. These categories are based on an idea Dr. Juarez had for emergencies, treat the less serious cases first and then get to the more severe.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Torchwood Miracle Day: "Escape to LA" (Season 4, episode 4)

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Something more sinister.

Esther sits in front of a seemingly abandoned house. It is actually her sister’s house. Esther checks on her sister, who is extremely paranoid, and her nieces. Worried for her nieces’ safety and with tears in her eyes, Esther calls social; services to get them to check on the family. While Esther is there, she is being watched by someone (C. Thomas Howell). He is working with whoever was leading CIA Director Freidkin and the Triangle. He, henceforth the Follower, is told to follower her to Jack, get him, and do what he wants with everyone else.

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