The Affair Who Killed Scott Lockhart? SEASON FINALE

Showtime > HBO…Showtime > HBO. I won’t say it again but really Showtime over HBO!! Last night was the season finale of The Affair it was a brilliant ending to a complicated and hectic two seasons. (Haven’t watched the Homeland finale yet but I’m sure it’s just as amazing) I don’t want to recap the entire episode, I want to go through all the WTF – moments the finale had to offer so let’s get into it.

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The episode started off with Noah’s point of view and he’s back in Montauk for Cole’s wedding. Which let me just say here, the fact that Noah/Helen/Margaret even showed up to Cole’s wedding seems very unbelievable. Okay so Alison owns the Lobster Roll but still she didn’t really need to be there. And okay Margaret did pay for the wedding, but did Helen really need to drive out from the city, leave her children to attend this random guy’s wedding? No. But I love you The Affair and you make me want to ignore all logical reasoning.

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In Noah’s point of view Alison tells Noah (during Cole’s wedding but away from everyone) that he’s not Joanie’s father, well he might be, but it also might be Cole’s kid. Noah doesn’t take this lightly, and tells Alison he ‘never wants to see her again’.

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Now we’re at the halfway point of the wedding and things are getting a little f***** up. Noah and Helen ditch the party and head to the beach to drink more. Helen is turnt up and decides to take off her clothes and run into the water (yay wild hippie Helen), Noah follows her out into the water (also this show loves water and anytime we see water something drastic happens). Noah and Helen return to the party but neither one wants to go back inside. They are obviously way too drunk to drive but that’s what they decide. Noah insists Helen drive but she can’t, and reminds him she already has a DUI. Noah drives, and they’re on the windy road that keeps appearing in Noah’s visions. It’s a foggy night and he starts to trip out, seeing Alison on the side of the road in the fog. He pulls over and tells Helen he’s too messed up to drive.

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I have to say I love this scene, or this shot in particular of the front of the car, fog all around, and all you see are their two bodies switching positions. This is the shift point in what really goes down that night, it was so spooky. Helen starts to drive the car, and Noah holds her hand and she looks at him for way too long as they have a moment. Their moment is cut off when Helen hits something, like really hits something. She keeps driving but Noah insists she pull over because it definitely wasn’t a deer. Helen’s all like spaced out and insisting it was just a deer. Noah gets out of the car and runs back to find Scott dead and bloody on the road. You can hear screaming from Helen from inside the car, Noah is freaking out, and then he awkwardly looks into the bushes on the side of the road, as if he sees something. Runs back to the car, obviously they switch seats again. Noah drops Helen off at her moms and then goes to wash the blood off the car. So that’s it right? This entire time we were blaming Noah, Whitney, but Helen? No wonder she insisted on paying his legal fees.

WTF– moment #3

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Now we’re in Alison’s perspective. There is a whole lot that is different in her perspective, starting off with what she’s wearing, what her apartment looks like. But the biggest difference is how she tells Noah that Joanie isn’t his daughter. In the middle of the wedding, Scott shows up, sober. Everyone is praising him for going to rehab. He approaches Alison and tells her he’s ready to help out with the Lobster Roll and it’s been his only source of hope while he’s been away. She’s all like what are you talking about you’re not working here. And then Cole comes along and tells Scott he’s definitely not going to be involved until he really kicks his drinking habit, not just a 3 month thing. A few minutes later Scott corners Alison and reminds her that he knows the baby is Cole’s but he won’t tell anyone if she helps him. Blackmail at its finest. It’s here where we see Oscar overhearing their conversation. Also who invited him!? This guest list seems way too open. So Scott freaks out and decides to get up on stage and sing ‘House of the Rising Sun’ and Alison is super worried at this point. So it’s here where she almost whispers to Noah that Joanie isn’t his daughter, and all we see is an extreme close up of Alison’s face. You don’t really know if Noah hears her, but you do see his hand drop from her shoulder once she says it. Ugh it was such a beautiful scene. But WTF? Did he hear her? I’m assuming he did, because he knew in the end.

WTF-moment #4

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What really happened. Alison decides to leave the party for a little while, where was she even going? Also is there only one damn road in this town? She starts walking on that same foggy windy road, (so obviously Noah wasn’t dreaming, he really did see Alison walking) Alison gets to the little row boat that’s the sign for The End hotel. She sees Scotty lying in it, drinking more. But, how did he get there so fast? Wasn’t he singing a few minutes ago? I guess timelines don’t really matter at this point, it is the end after all. So Scott pretty much attacks Alison, he’s basically about to rape her when she pushes him into the road and that’s when Helen hits him, dead on. Alison runs into the bushes while she watches Noah run out of the car to see Scott’s body. But then something really weird happens. Noah sees Alison hiding in the bushes. They fully see each other and stare for quite a few seconds, until Alison starts whispering ‘I pushed him, I pushed him’ What’s with her this episode? She keeps whispering everything!! Noah runs back to the car and drives off.

WTF-moment #5

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After all is said and done, I don’t think it woud’ve made sense if Noah was the killer. It was just too obvious and the fact that he was already on trial didn’t seem like the greatest bombshell plot twist. But the writers did give us an ending that we can believe, and that is truly a plot twist. What is there wasn’t just one killer? Noah is in love with two women, both of whom essentially killed Scott Lockhart. Did Helen hit him with her car? Or did Alison push Scott into the road leaving Helen no chance to stop in time? It’s an ending to this two season story that is so two sided you really don’t know how to feel. You really don’t want Helen to pay for it, and you don’t want Alison to go down for it, because really whose fault is it anyways? Is it Noah’s for even merging all these people together, maybe if it wasn’t for him there would’ve been no wedding for Alison to walk away from, there would be Noah back in Montauk, etc etc. But here we are, at the end, and Noah needs to make a decision in his trial, whether or not to put Alison in a pickle. His lawyer is advising him to throw some heat at Alison (that annoying detective found the rock with her name and table number on it). Alison begs Noah not to say anything, she thinks the jury will ruin her, and he tells her he needs to protect Helen because she is the mother of his children. Inside the courtroom, Noah’s lawyer presents the court with a new witness. But right at that moment Noah gets up and tells the court he’s guilty, and that he did it. And then he awkwardly looks back at Alison like I’m saving you, did nobody else in the courtroom see that?? Also where was Helen! She wasn’t even there, maybe she ends up on the west coast after all. But wow what an ending. Personally, I think he did the right thing, if there is a ‘right’ choice in this story. But I don’t think I would’ve wanted to see anyone else go down for it.

What did you guys think of the finale? How will this shape season three? Can we move on from this murder mystery to bigger plot lines?

 

 

Why The Affair is the Best Show on TV Right Now

If there was any doubt in my mind that The Affair is the best show on television right now, this week’s episode “Shelter from the Storm” sealed the deal. Season 2, Episode 9 turned out to be a pivotal 45-55 minutes of nothing we expected but everything we needed.

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So let’s start off at the top of the hour with Alison, she’s about to go into labour and the biggest storm to hit the city/Montauk area is upon them. First off, this was the first episode where we weren’t in anyone’s perspective. I’m assuming everything we see in this episode actually happened. They always play with time and perspective in The Affair, but with everything that was happening in this episode I don’t think cutting back to different perspectives would’ve suited the tempo. Instead of using individual perspectives, they used time and told the episode through the entire night of the storm. So Alison’s going into labour although she’s having a hard time accepting this because her baby daddy isn’t answering his dumb phone. Helen is reverting back to that crazy Helen we’ve been hearing about, she randomly runs into Dr.Ullah (Martin’s surgeon) and she ends up bringing him into her basement and they get it on, on the floor, while her kids are upstairs watching tv. This entire thing with Dr.Ullah was so weird, Helen didn’t get where he was coming from, I mean he describes his heart as a ‘muscular organ with four chambers’ so obvi this dude is emotionally f**** up, boy bye. But when he leaves he kisses her on her wrist which was super cute so maybe there’s hope. The kids don’t suspect a thing.

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By 7:00 pm that same day Noah and ugh Eden (honestly her name though) pull up to a fancy producer’s house so Noah can do some schmoozing. Noah can’t find his phone in the car and Eden forces him to leave it behind, dumb b****. Real talk though Noah, you have a pregnant wife/girlfriend, a hurricane’s about to hit and you leave your phone in the car!? WTF?! On that alone Alison needs to re-evaluate her (maybe) baby daddy. Anyways, Noah meets the producer he’s all down to adapt his book into a film, (okay I really want to read that book now), Noah does some coke and then grinds all up on Eden. One of the butlers announces that the roads are officially closed so everyone is basically going to have a sleepover inside this mansion. And Eden, it wasn’t long ago, like last episode where you declared you don’t mix business and pleasure. But now you’re all like on Noah? Did the idea of J-Law playing Alison turn you on? Or maybe George Clooney playing Noah? (I love how they name dropped the entire time in this episode btw)

So Eden entices Noah by telling him there’s an empty guest bedroom upstairs and to meet her in 15 minutes, which should’ve been Noah’s warning. Like that b**** is so smelly she needs 15 minutes to prepare for your drunk ass? At this point Noah can’t even see straight. But that 15 minutes probably did better for Noah because he takes a stroll through the party, and I have to say here is where the episode really impressed me. The way they shot this episode, in particular, this scene, was so hypnotic but on the verge of like creepy. You wanted to see what sort of trouble Noah was going to get himself into, but his entire world is spinning and it’s making you almost nauseous, (who can’t relate to that, am I right people?) he’s just really messed up but when he sees this illuminated pool he’s totally intrigued. The camera moves from underwater to above water playing with sound and peoples naked butts. It was just a really cool sequence that has to be appreciated. So Noah swims along and he’s sort of trying to get out of his messed up state because he has the case of the spins, he keeps swimming and then he sees a hot tub with two girls making out. And right here I knew, that girl was too skinny to be anyone else. He climbs into the hot tub and is sort of like ‘can I get in there?’ and ‘maybe I’ll just sit and watch’ until the skinny girl turns around and it’s (gasp) Whitney!!! His daughter!! There’s screams and splashes of water and Noah immediately jumps out of the hot tub, somehow finds his clothes and races out to his car. Inside the car he’s all wet and freaking out and finally, this idiot, finally grabs his phone which wasn’t even that hard to find it was in the back seat floor – that’s usually where it is when it drops between the seats. He opens his phone and he sees like a million missed calls from Alison and several thousand texts from her declaring her state of ‘having this baby tonight’ So his immediate reaction is to yell the F word a hundred times and drive off. He didn’t even bother calling her to tell her he’s on his way!! Oh maybe there was no cell signal? But also it was only like 9:30 pm which is pretty freakin’ early for all those sinful things to be happening inside the mansion. But I guess when there’s a hurricane there’s not much else to do?

Noah drives off like a freak who thinks he can drive, and obviously the roads are closed, but he’s Noah in a BMW so he thinks he can get through anything. He can’t, and gets stuck in this huge ditch of water and starts to cry. So this episode was obviously super metaphorical, maybe not obviously, but I will assume so. The storm coming is sort of like, it’s the point in the entire series where everyone’s s**t hits the fan. And hopefully, it’s the point where the next morning everyone’s made it through the storm and have found themselves on the other side, for a new beginning? I hope I got that right. But anyways, in that moment Noah’s sitting there and he’s crying like a little baby because he needs to get out of this situation. But also you realize he doesn’t even deserve to be there with Alison. Like this is where he put himself, he doesn’t deserve anything more. (And I came to this realization later on during the final scene with Alison)

Then we see Cole with his Latina lover inside Alison’s home and they too are waiting out the storm. Long story short because I want to get to the good part of this sequence. Cole walks over to a part of the wall where he drew how tall Gabriel was getting, and he goes on to tell Latina lover that he’ll do the same when they have kids of their own (also I didn’t realize how serious they were?) and then bombshell, Latina Lover tells Cole she can’t have kids and Cole lashes out by telling her his grandmother was right they have a family curse he’s never going to have a baby again. (I totally think Alison’s baby is Cole’s) Latina Lover has to leave, right after she gives Cole great words of advice. That the world doesn’t revolve around him and he’s such a drama queen sometimes. Bad things happen to everyone but you have to keep pushing forward and you have to keep living your life. So she leaves, and Cole decides to break into that ol’ moonshine and starts hallucinating, yay more creepy dream like sequences!

Shout out to the editor of this episode, and everyone else who worked on the production of this episode, it was absolutely amazing. This final end sequence of the episode had my anxiety peaking, and trust me, being stuck in a subway train while watching this episode is not a good idea. (A. because I was about to cry in public and B. it was so damn intense!!!)

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The last four minutes of the episode was cutting back and forth between Cole inside the cabin and Alison giving birth alone, while the storm was at its peak. Inside the hospital room, Alison is refusing to let that baby come out and in doing so the baby’s heart beat was slowing down. The doctor was yelling at her like ‘bi*** yo baby’s comin’ out whether you like it or not, so open wide!’ and ugh birthing scenes are generally disturbing but this one was disturbing and super sad, yet exciting because you’re like is it Cole’s baby? I think just for how they edited back and forth it would be safe to assume Alison’s baby is Cole’s baby, not Noah’s. So anyways, it’s cutting back and forth and Cole is desperately trying to yank the part of the wall with Gabriel’s markings on it, and he’s trying so hard but it won’t come off. And he looks out and he sees Gabriel but it’s like a blurry figure because the rain’s coming down so hard on the windows. And he’s calling out for him ‘daddy, come to the water with me’ or something of that nature because I refuse to watch that scene ever again. And Cole just stays up against the window and he starts crying, and then he starts spreading all the moonshine over the house. All while Alison is pushing for that baby to come out but she’s crying to because she doesn’t want to do it alone. And I’m just like why didn’t you call Cole!?!

Inside the cabin you can hear Alison’s faded screams while Cole starts to set the cabin on fire, as Alison’s pushing the baby out the heart monitor sounds a little sketchy but you’re like okay I really trust this doctor and she seems nice so she’ll make sure everything is okay!?? And then the cabin’s up in flames and the baby’s out and Alison’s just crying and it doesn’t look like she’s dying to hold it just yet. BTW it’s a girl had they mentioned that?

The next morning, okay you can take a big breath now because the storm has passed! We are through on the other side people! Alison’s holding her beautiful baby, she’s got her hair did, and she’s just enjoying this peaceful moment with her daughter. And then the doctor comes in and tells her Noah finally made it (useless) and he wants to come in. But Alison tells her not yet, and you’re like take that Noah! It was such a beautiful moment like it’s ‘just the two of us’.

I think this has to be my favourite episode of the series. What did you guys think of the episode? Do you think the baby is Cole’s? Why isn’t Alison telling the truth?

AHS HOTEL: ‘Room Service’ RECAP


‘I never knew how to live ‘til I died’, ‘You see everything when the world doesn’t see you’ were just some of the fantastic quotes from this week’s episode of American Horror Story: Hotel ‘Room Service’ This season is packed with different through line stories, but with every great Ryan Murphy/Brad Falchuk season it’s the beauty in the little things that make it entertaining.

Tonight, much like this week’s episode of Scream Queens was definitely a filler episode, but that doesn’t mean a filler episode can’t be just as cool.

Chloe Sevigny: Let’s start off with her because that’s how the episode starts. She’s sort of recovering from her vampire transformation, she’s doing the best she can with her pasty white skin and that sickly child with the measles. He’s on the verge of death now and so his mother is finally worried about him. But nothing seems to be working to save the kid, so Chloe takes a quick blood break in the nurse’s closet and swallows a few packs of the red juicy juice. Once her mind is back at ease and her thirst is quenched, she heads back to the boys room and injects his iv with her own blood, passing on the eternal life thingy that Gaga gave to her. So the kids magically healed, his mother is super impressed and takes her child back home just in time for Halloween day at school. Yay! Except the kid can’t even make it to school before he needs his blood supply and ends up killing his own mother in the kitchen, right before catching his yellow school bus!

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Angela B: Is back for a quick scene with Matt Bomer and his sickly mother, who is also in the middle of her transformation. (She was about to die but then her son Matt Bomer gave her the power of eternal life) So basically this vampire curse is just floating around right now and everyone is becoming a bloodsucker. This is low key the beginnings of Fear the Walking Dead right now. So anyways Matt Bomer convinces Angela that his mother can infiltrate the supreme Gaga, and they put her to work.

Kathy Bates: Enters the Hotel Cortez in fear of Gaga finding out that she’s been transformed into a blood sucker. She doesn’t want Gaga to know the truth, so she spends some quality time with Liz Taylor and that guy from Glee. Glee hipster and his hipster girlfriend check into the Cortez on the night of Halloween to get away from all the strollers and whiny kids. They want to smoke and chill in peace, and male hipster heard that the Cortez was owned by famed designer Will Drake so they decide to pop in. Kathy Bates is already been done with their hipster vibes and you already know she’s about to get freaky. But it gets better, the two hipsters order some room service ‘grilled romain and pate’ After taking their order Kathy’s about to have a major meltdown when Liz Taylor steps in and decides to help her. They go to the hotel kitchen where Liz Taylor admits that he’s not actually gay, he just wanted to be a woman and then Kathy bluntly says ‘I look at you and all I see is questions’ and so Liz Taylor throws us into his flashback life circa 1984.

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Liz Taylor: Aka Nick, a man with a family who worked in a field where he would get to fly all over the world and in doing so stay in his very own, very private hotel room. It would be here where he would undress, and dress as a woman. Except this time, he’s visited by Gaga who tells him ‘You walk like a man, dress like a man but smell like a woman’  She offers to help him become the goddess he was meant to be. Isn’t this Lady Gaga in her true self? I love it. And so Liz Taylor becomes Liz Taylor. And then he tells Kathy Bates to do whatever she wants and to not take sh** from nobody. And she goes right up with some cat food dressed as pate and murders both the hipsters with a wine bottle opener. Classic but so good.

Halloween: One of the craziest moments of the season goes to that random kid who had measles. He goes to school, bites the girl he has a crush on, and then everyone is just going buck wild, murdering their teacher then the principal. The school inevitably goes into a lockdown, but when the special forces arrive they’re looking for a man in a black mask, the kids magically know to listen to the kid with the measles and they’re all about to get away with murder. Take that Viola Davis!

Officer John Lowe: Gets fired for telling his boss about the devil’s night dinner with all the serial killers and has sex with Sally

Chloe Sevigny: Is back at the hotel where Gaga tells her she’s going to spend the rest of her life with Holden, but she’ll also be taking care of the other children. Which means Gaga definitely knows something’s up with Kathy Bates and is going to take her out. The final shot of the episode is Holden and his mother getting into his coffin. Ugh so creeps.

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What did you guys think of the episode? What do you guys think of this season so far?

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SCREAM QUEENS: TURN UP TUESDAY!

It’s Tuesdaaaaaaaay! Which for the next few weeks means Scream Queens which means a sh*t ton of screaming and laughing. If you haven’t already seen the first episode of AHS creators Scream Queens on FOX, you’re missing out on some great TV. It’s sort of like Glee meets American Horror Story, and although I was never a fan of Glee, I trusted that those two shows blended into one would be a firecracker. Not only has the Twitter world accepted their new Queens, (move over Pretty Little Liars), but reviews have been raving abuot the new show that premiered back to back episodes with a star studded cast. Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Nick Jonas, Ariana Grande, Lea Michele, Niecy Nash, along with many others are bringing it on Tuesday nights. Those of us who have work in the morning, this is the most turnt up your Tuesday is going to get.

Check out the recap podcast by Recap Rewind, it’s actually hilarious and a good time. Check them out.

Orange is the New Black – Season 3!

Can you guys believe that it’s been 3 years since OITNB was released on Netflix? It definitely hasn’t felt that long but watching this new season we can see how comfortable our inmates have become inside Litchfield. So I wasn’t sure how to go about recapping this entire season, it’s been full of amazing story lines, and amazing writing,  I think it has been my favourite thus far. Some reviews have been saying it’s their weakest because it’s been their funniest. I completely disagree, I think to have a season like this for their third season was perfect, we needed a break from all the heavy drama. This season felt less like we were being told a story and more like we were actually in Litchfield experiencing all these crazy shenanigans.
So let’s give all our special inmates some more time to shine by breaking down each character and discussing what they brought to this third season.
 First up Piper and Alex!

 

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Oh Piper, do you ever listen to yourself, like, when you speak? Piper’s character went from being the center of it all in season 1, and season 2-ish but was definitely an equal with all the other girls this season. This season Piper steps up and decides to start a dirty underwear operation by sowing together leftover pieces of material from their Whispers job assignment. She decides to make extra of these pink and frilly under garments and asks some of the prisoners to wear them until they’re dirty. Then she asks a new CO to take them out of the prison and hand them off to her brother who then sells them online. Crazy, maybe, but it worked. They sold like hot cakes. While Piper’s doing all this scheming she pays little attention to her now ‘offishyal’ girlfriend Alex who is dealing with her own crazy sh*t. Instead, Piper’s got her eyes on the new girl Stella who looks oh so cool behind that sewing machine. So obviously Alex starts to trip out and Piper’s not down for that sh*t, she’s like a boss ass bitch running her own operations now. Alex quits the biz just in time for Stella to swoop in and ‘help’ out.  But Flaca’s got her eye on the prize and she tries to tip over Piper’s business by reminding the ladies they’re not even being paid for their services. After Piper has no choice but to start dropping cash into the inmates’ commissaries the trouble really starts. In all of this Piper’s trying to juggle a bunch of things, she’s now running an illegal operation, Alex and her are no longer together, Flaca is on her ass, and she’s really, really into Stella. At first Piper assumes Flaca was the one who stole the money, but then Stella innocently admits to taking the money because she ‘needs’ it to ‘land on her feet’. It seems as if Piper’s about to care, but then all of a sudden the CO’s barge in and find a whole bunch of contraband (that Piper found) and it’s all over Stella’s things. Uh oh looks like Stella’s going to the SHU, or max, in that case say hi to Nicki will ya?
Favourite Quote of the Season: ‘I don’t f*ck around. Let people know.’

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OITNB,season 3, alex vauseSo Alex is back at Litchfield, the season starts off with her wondering why and how she’s back there. But we all know how, it’s Piper’s basic white girl evilness. Alex is paranoid all season about Kubra her ex drug boss trying to kill her on the inside. The tables definitely turned this season between Alex and Piper. Alex has always been the instigator for most of their relationship, however this season Piper wanted to get on that V. Alex was just worried sh*tless that she was going to die. I did enjoy their dynamic, it was so different from what we’ve seen before and I love that Alex calls Piper out on everything. When Piper confesses that she’s the reason Alex is back in jail they argue but it just leads to hate sex. Later on in the season when Piper is all about her underwear business Alex chooses to step out of it because it’s become an actual illegal operation. One of my favourite scenes of the season happens when Piper talks about expanding the business and Alex is just over it all. She calls Piper gross, and tells her she doesn’t like this person she’s becoming. Agreed! But people do change when they go to prison. In the season finale Alex is in the greenhouse, when out of nowhere everyone leaves. Like how do you leave an inmate on their own tho? Anyways, she was just starting to stop worrying about Kubra and she turns around, and from the secret manhole in the greenhouse comes out Kubra’s assistant. And he’s ready to kill her.

Favourite Quote of the Season: ‘We all think we’re good guys’

TOP 10 Game of Thrones Moments From Season 5!

Hiatus officially over! We are back in bidness with brand new blog posts, tv recaps, podcasts, more! But first, let’s discuss season 5 of Game of Thrones because really we need time to heal.

10. Stannis burns his daughter
Okay this wasn’t that much of a surprise because we all know when GoT builds characters with an emotional back story it’s only to tear and rip them to shreds. By the end of the season Stannis is in a pretty sh**ty position and decides his only option is to listen to the Red Woman and burn his daughter alive! Like you couldn’t of killed her first and then burned her? Welp, it doesn’t work in his favor and Stannis miserably loses the battle if you can even call it that. All I can say is Melisandre you best be using some of that magic on our boy next season.

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9. Sansa and Littlefinger in the tombs
Arguably one of the most important scenes of the 5th season (holy were actually in the 5th season?!) The discussion of Jon Snow’s mother and whether or not Ned Stark was actually Jon’s father has always lingered in the shadows for die hard GoT fans. This season we finally heard whispers (Littlefinger) and stories (Ser Barristan RIP) about Rhaegar Targaryen and his love for Lyanna Stark – Ned’s sister. Hmm, could this possibly mean Jon was never Ned’s stark but instead the child of his deceased sister? Which would mean Rhaegar was Lyanna’s baby daddy, and Catelyn stark got jealous of a made up prostitute for no reason! Littlefinger hints something at the sort to Sansa in the Winterfell tombs but she’s too busy worrying about her wedding night to think anything of it. Girl where yo head at?

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8. Jon Snow and white walker fight
This was definitely the battle of the season, sorry Sons of Harpees and Stannis – that wasn’t even a battle bro. When Jon Snow arrives at Hardhome all eyes our on our ginger lumbersexual- lol ahem I mean duh the wildlings. And then duh THE FREAKIN’ ZOMBIFIED WHITE WALKERS TOBOGGANING OFF THAT CLIFF THO. Nobody was expecting it, especially the wildlings woman kissing her daughter goodbye like girl showing emotion gets you killed off this show no surprise there. The battle leads to a one-on-one fight between Jon Snow and one of the grandpa white walkers. Jon heads for the cabin that has all the dragon glass and by all I mean like one piece. He can’t get to it and instead grabs his sword because his is the biggest and baddest  (insert dirty look emoji) and surprisingly blocks grandpas blade and then stabs it through him killing the White Walker. Which tells us that dragon glass isn’t the only thing that can kill a white walker. Which leads me to believe everyone needs to get their butts over to Valyria and start diggin”! UPDATE: Lumbersexual made it out alive, no hairs were burned or harmed during this scene. Phew.

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7. Arya says goodbye to herself
As a book reader I always loved Arya’s storyline. And although I didn’t get through all the books I did get pretty far with Arya’s storyline at the house of black and white. Loved it, because who didn’t love Kill Bill? Bad ass birches getting sh*t done. We’re all about the heroines. Okay. So loved this scene the way it was shot was beautiful. How a scene with no dialogue brings such emotion is absolutely brilliant and is a testament to how filmmaking can do so much with so little (and by little I mean words not money because they definitely have a lot of that). I just love the irony in all of this, how the one person who wants to remember her past, who is only motivated by the names of these horrible people has to literally give that all up to move forward. When she pulls out needle and contemplates on getting rid of it, you remember everything’s she’s been through, and needle is the only thing that’s seen it all just as she has. It’s heartbreaking and powerful and will probably be one of my favourite scenes of the series. FYI, she doesn’t give up needle, she hides it.

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6. Tyrion and Khaleesi
Okay so I’ll admit it. I never thought in the beginning or even last season that Tyrion’s journey would lead to Khaleesi but it all makes sense now and I love it! Of course she needs his help, let’s be real here, Khaleesi, Tyrion, and Jon Snow are the trifecta of George R.R Martin’s books. They’re his favourite characters, they will have to meet at some point. But of course it takes him more than half the season to get to her but it was so worth it! And home girl was looking on point when Tyrion showed himself at the fighting pits! Huge scene, not just because we’ve been waiting, well some of us, but we were waiting for them to meet, but also what it means for the future of the show. Looks like Tyrion will finally get to try his hand at ruling a kingdom.

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5. Arya gets Kill Bill
Finally we get some revenge! When Arya spots Ser Maryn Trant at the docks in Braavos she knows what’s up. She follows him like a paparazzi all day, until he ends up at the whore house where we learn he’s also a pedophile. But Arya’s like next level right now so she wastes no time in borrowing one of the many faces to sneak into the whore house and stab that a**hole in both his eyes and then continues to stab him in the stomach a few more times. Wasn’t it great? And then, because she doesn’t consider herself better, or just because she felt like it she gets down on his level, to her knees, tells him who she is. Arya Stark! He babbles and we as the audience get that he gets she’s Arya Stark. It all clicked, we felt it. And then she slits his throat. Ohhhh yeah. Then she loses her eyes but girl do not give up!

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4. Khaleesi gets kidnapped?

Yes this has a question mark at the end because does she get kidnapped in the season finale or does she get swarmed and celebrated by her original OG people? Because really, they need to stop yelling, or create a distinct yelling sound that express danger as opposed to like a celebratory yelling. I mean I would love to think they’re cheering her on, and welcoming her back to their squad, but that’s probably not the case. However, I do think this is the perfect opportunity to show just how smart and brave she can be on her own. She’s always been surrounded by her protectors and obviously her dragons, but I think Our Queen will come out of this even stronger, and who knows maybe they will join her regime. Because clearly the Unsullied aren’t doing their jobs properly.

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3. Cersei’s walk of shame
This scene is award worthy. Not for the CGi because some of us could really tell Lena Heady’s head wasn’t really on dat bod. But damn those writers sure got it right when they figured out how to shame Cersei Lannister. I don’t think this is the end of her sadly, but it was an amazing scene that I think needed to happen in this season. If it wasn’t for a bunch of crazier things that happened after that, people would still be talking about that walk.

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2. Khaleesi rides a dragon
YAAAAS QUEEN. This scene in the fighting pits was absolutely cray cray. The Sons of Harpees reveal themselves at the fighting pits surrounding Our Queen and her people. Ser Jorah saves the day but real talk Drogon saved the day. At the last second as Khaleesi and her people are basically done for, Khaleesi closes her eyes, and we hear Drogon! Drogon swoops in burns a whole bunch of Harpees, and then waits for his mama to get enough courage to hop on dat and ride off into the sunset.  I love how Dario and Ser Jorah try and try but they’ll never be a dragon, the thirst. But really boys, don’t stop because she still needs your help. That animal got her lost. So, I also loved this scene because in that same episode Shireen dies. And if you recall Shireen showed us and Ser Davos that in her storybooks princesses do fly on dragons. Ugh so cute.

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1. Jon Snow’s dead….but not really
A BIG LOL @ everyone who thinks Jon Snow is dead. You guys really think his journey is done? Ya think Melisandre is going to give up on that D? Hell no. I did not for a second believe he’s dead. Okay technically he’s dead, but he’s coming back. Because hello, people do come back in GoT world and don’t think we don’t know about Lady Stoneheart! I see you DW + DB. Trying to trick us with these fake interviews and sh*t. No.

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Did we miss anything? Comment below let’s discuss.

Top 10 Toughest Women on TV

We’ve come up with a list of the Top 10 Toughest Women on TV. See who made the cut below.

  1. Arya Stark, Game of Thrones (HBO)

This girl is not yet a woman but she is definitely worthy of this list. Arya Stark has gone through a lot in her youth, she’s seen things no normal 13-year old should see. She’s been on her own since the first season (we’re now heading into the fourth. Throughout her everlasting search for her family, she’s had to pretend being a boy (up until this season where it’s clear she’s becoming a woman). She hasn’t gotten a full night’s sleep because she’s been busy protecting herself, even if protection comes in a very scary murderous beast- Sandor Clegane. When she does find her mother and brother…they’re being slaughtered at her uncle’s wedding and all she can do is hide in the shadows and watch. Although she’s spent most of her time running, she isn’t afraid of fighting, in fact she’s always been a fighter. She was raised a princess, but refused to let that stop her from playing with swords and shields.

The fourth book (and fourth seasn) holds more potential for the young Stark girl. She’s really going to find her path…this show is all about the underdogs and I can’t wait for Arya to rise up and unleash the direwolf inside her.

  1. Piper Chapman, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Piper’s the newest addition on this list; with a brand new show on Netflix- Orange is the New Black. Piper in the beginning of the season is not the same Piper at the end of the season. She goes through a huge transformation, but I think that’s what makes her such a strong character. No character is perfect, that wouldn’t make for great TV, but Piper’s journey is definitely an entertaining ride…she’s not as innocent as she seems.

Piper gets sentenced to a low security all female prison, her journey starts right when the guard asks her to bend over to check her butt for contraband. She’s seems like an innocent white girl, but we see Piper hone her survival skills. It’s all about the different challenges, whether it be with the other inmates or even the guards. Piper’s smarter and surprisingly stronger…as the season unfolds we see a whole new side of Piper.

  1. Fiona Gallagher, Shameless (Showtime)

Fiona Gallagher may be an emotional wreck…but she is one tough woman when it comes to taking care of her younger siblings. When her parents abandon her and her five siblings, Fiona steps up to the plate and makes it her mission to pay the bills and make sure everyone gets to school on time. On top of working two or three jobs, she makes a point to get her GED since she had to drop out of high school to take care of her siblings.

Fiona doesn’t have it all together all the time; it’s easy to forget that she’s just a 20 year old and ultimately has her own life to live. But she always comes back to the fact that if she wasn’t there, those kids would have nobody. And it’s not just the 16-year olds she’s taking care of, she’s feeding and changing diapers for their half black brother- baby Liam.  Such an amazing character, and we salute Fiona for being the best housewife even if she ain’t no wifey just yet.

  1. Mary Crawley (Downtown Abbey)

1920s English countryside was not a fair time for women, their roles were pretty straightforward, train to be a lady until a man comes along and decides to marry you. Or your family just arranges the entire thing. So it’s understandable that Mary Crawley of Downtown Abbey is a very snappy and unhappy young lady.

The first season opens up to the death of her fiancée and she really doesn’t give a hoot. As the season goes on she ultimately finds another love interest that warms her up a little. From there her storyline changes so drastically that create different opportunities for her, we uncover a whole new side of this woman who is now in a powerful position.

  1. Deborah Morgan, Dexter (Showtime)

I think it’s safe to say there would be no Dexter without Deborah. And there would be no Deb without Dex. Deborah is another emotional wreck, but she kept it together for the most part of the show….until the final two seasons, then she just goes cray cray. But she always remained good and she always played a strong support for main character Dexter.

If it hadn’t been for the series finale, Deborah wouldn’t be on this list. Yes she was fantastic throughout the entire series, yes she had been a tough cookie all along, but that finale just summed up everything she was, and gave her a really beautiful ending…even if it was uber cheesetastic. She always put Dexter’s happiness before hers and wouldn’t let anything come between Dex and his son Harrison. Althoug she had a rough exterior, she knew what it meant to be family and always kept them close.

We love Deborah for all the f bombs she’s dropped…we love Deb because she proved any woman can still be a main character and have horrible wardrobe…and that workplace relationships really do work. Deb you really were a tough woman in TV and you’ll be missed. Sorry we didn’t like the series finale.

  1. Joan Harris, Mad Men (AMC)

Joan is probably the big shocker on this list. I really contemplated whether she deserved to be here, and well…here we are. I think most people would consider Peggy to be the tough female in Mad Men, but Joan is a different kind of tough. First off, she’s had one if not the biggest improvement of any character on that show. She started off as the big boob secretary in the office that only had screen time when she was having an affair. Now she’s playing with the big boys, and the best part of it all is that she still knows how to act like a lady. She’s never tried to be ‘one of the guys’ she embraces her strengths and advantages as a woman in the work force, and gets what she wants. She is an independent woman honey! You go girl.

  1. Gemma Teller, Sons of Anarchy (FX)

Ridin’ through this world…with tacky blonde highlights…Yes people Gemma Teller has made this list. I mean really how could she not? I’m literally terrified at every time she raises her voice. She’s like the cool mom whose clothes you think you can borrow but when she finds out (and she will because she is that smart) she will literally cut you, kill you…and then cover it up.

You know what, I love Gemma she is the coolest grandmother on TV, she’s messed up, but she goes with what she has and family is everything to her. She’s a woman in a man’s world and that’s exactly how she wants it. She loves being the matriarch, and she’ll do anything to anyone if she feels her role is in danger. Don’t mess with her boys. She is a boss ass bitch.

  1. Olivia Pope, Scandal (ABC)

Because any woman who can deliver a 30 line monologue in under 30 seconds deserves to be on this list. It’s true, Olivia Pope isn’t just good at delivering epic speeches, she’s also a strong, smart, and sassy gladiator in a very expensive and fine tailored suit. She’s not really a gladiator, but that’s what her and her coworkers call themselves. They’re ‘fixers’ in Washington, and Olivia is on the ball round the clock trying to save what’s left of her clients’ reputation. But what really drives her? We don’t know too much about this motivated heroine, but we’re starting to learn more about her life in this new season. Furthermore, I don’t think anyone but Kerry Washington could’ve played Olivia Pope. These two women blend together so effortlessly, it makes the character that much more believable. Olivia always knows what to say, and more importantly…she knows what to wear. Girl has good taste.

  1. Lana Winters, American Horror Story:Asylum (FX)

Lana was a close first for me, in my opinion American Horror Story is the best show on TV right now. Not because of the blood or because it’s scary…or because of Jessica Lange…it’s because Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy have created such brilliant and beautiful characters against a dark and lustrous backdrop, something spectacular is bound to happen. Lana Winters had an amazing journey through the second season of AHS, it didn’t even matter what else was happening in the show- we just needed to know Lana was safe.

She was falsely admitted into a psych ward, she was rescued by her doctor only to be kidnapped and raped by him. When she did escape she realized she was pregnant and had his baby who turned out to be a psychotic killer like his father. She went on to write several novels about her crazy life which paid her in fame and money. In the end, after one of her interviews, she comes face to face with the killer that calls her ‘mommy’. And she doesn’t hesitate…she kills him right there on her living room floor. Lana Winters survived all of this…I think that makes her a pretty tough woman.

  1. Khaleesi, Game of Thrones (HBO)

I don’t think you have to be a Game of Thrones nerd to understand why Khaleesi will go down in TV history as the toughest character under 6 ft. She is the ultimate heroine, she is the mother of dragons, she will seek her revenge and it will be amazing.

She has a come a long way in a very short amount of time. There’s a lot that happens in the Khaleesi chapters in the novels. She on the rise, building her army, and now that her dragons are growing rapidly, she feels stronger than ever.Although she’s a mother, it doesn’t mean Khaleesi loses any swagger…quite the opposite. The birth of the dragons gives her a surge of confidence no man could ever replicate. Because of this, she knows how to work it to get what she wants from her soldiers, and for that we love her. I haven’t finished reading all the books, but I think it’s obvious she will end up being the one that conquers all. There is nobody tougher than her.

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