Vikings Season 6 Part 2: Release Date & Story Details

Vikings has reached the midpoint of its sixth season, so what’s next for Ivar, Bjorn, and the rest? Created by Michael Hirst, the historical drama Vikings premiered on History Channel in 2013, and it was originally intended to be a miniseries. However, it was quickly renewed for a second season, and so viewers continued exploring the lives of Ragnar, Lagertha, Rollo, Floki, and many more characters.

Vikings initially followed legendary Norse figure Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and his travels alongside his Viking brothers – among those his real brother, Rollo (Clive Standen), and his best friend Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård) – from the beginning of the Viking age, marked by the Lindisfarne raid as seen in season 1, onward. The series gradually shifted its focus to Ragnar’s sons and their own journeys, especially Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen) and Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig).

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The series is currently in its sixth season, which has already had big doses of action and heartbreak, as viewers saw the legendary shield maiden, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), die by the hand of a hallucinating Hvitserk. Vikings season 6 is now on a break, so when will the series be back and what can viewers expect from part 2?

Unfortunately, Vikings season 6 part 2 will be the series’ final batch of episodes. Although there’s no concrete reason behind the decision to end the series, it’s very possible Vikings is coming to an end due to a decline in viewership – especially after Ragnar’s death. Ultimately, there’s only much that can be taken from history, and as there aren’t many historical records on most characters, the series had to end at some point before everything turned into full fiction.

Vikings season 6 consists of 20 episodes, split into two parts. The first 10 episodes aired from December 4, 2019 to February 5, 2020, and, unfortunately, fans will have to wait a long, long time to know what’s going to happen to Bjorn and the rest. Vikings season 6 part 2 doesn’t have a release date yet, but following the pattern of previous seasons, the rest of the episodes will most likely arrive in late 2020. Season 5 was also split into two parts with the first one releasing on November 29, 2017 and the second on November 28, 2018. Hopefully, it won’t take almost a whole year this time.

By the end of the first part of Vikings season 6, Bjorn was lying on the floor after being stabbed by Ivar, and Harald is also presumed to be dead. Meanwhile, Ubbe and Torvi are in Iceland looking for Floki. It’s hard to say what episode 11 and company will bring, but what’s for sure is that they will answer some of the biggest questions Vikings fans have right now: is Bjorn still alive, what happened to Floki, and who will take the throne of Kattegat.

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2020-02-14 01:02:16

Adrienne Tyler

Stranger Things Confirms Hopper IS The American: What It Means For Season 4

Stranger Things dropped a surprise teaser on Valentine’s Day along with a big reveal: Jim Hopper is alive, and he’s in Russia. So, what does this mean for season 4? Stranger Things season 3 left many loose threads that fans have been desperately trying to put together since it’s unknown when season 4 will arrive. By the end of season 3, the new and improved Mind Flayer had been defeated again, Eleven was left without powers, the Byers (and Eleven) moved out of Hawkins, and Hopper was killed – or so was believed.

There has been a lot of secrecy around Stranger Things season 4, with only one announcement teaser released back in September 2019, which featured the series’ logo and a big four that suddenly appeared in the Upside Down, teasing that “we’re not in Hawkins anymore”. Since then, there has been a lot of speculation around where the new season will be set in (Russia? the Upside Down?), if it will feature time-travel, and what truly happened to Hopper. Now, after months of countless theories and even some fans losing hope on David Harbour’s return to the series, Stranger Things has confirmed that Hopper is alive.

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A new teaser for season 4 revealed that Hopper survived the explosion at the underground Russian lab in Hawkins at the end of season 3 and is now a prisoner in Russia. A mid-credits scene in Stranger Things season 3 finale showed that the Russians have an American prisoner in a base in Kamchatka, and the teaser confirmed that Hopper is that prisoner – and here’s what this means for season 4.

Of course, the first question around Hopper’s survival is how it happened. In season 3’s finale, titled “The Battle of Starcourt”, Hopper, Joyce, and Murray infiltrated the Russian base in order to close the gate to the Upside Down. As Hopper and Joyce were preparing to shut the machine down, Grigori (also known as “the Russian Terminator”) arrived and fought Hopper. The two ended up next to the machine, with Hopper throwing Grigori into it, killing him instantly and creating an electrical barrier that blocked Hopper’s path. With no way out, he nodded to Joyce to close the gate, which caused an explosion and disintegrated all those near the machine. However, Hopper’s body (or what should have been left of it) was nowhere to be found. The mid-credits scene gave fans hope for Hopper’s return, and it paid off in the end.

Now, many viewers have pointed out that Hopper wasn’t where he was supposed to be seconds before the machine exploded. In the moments between Joyce closing her eyes and turning the keys and the machine exploding, Hopper wasn’t on his spot. Many believe that he jumped through the gate and into the Upside Down, while others are sure he found a way out at the last minute, and hid in some sort of safe zone. If Hopper got out through the gate, that would mean there’s so much more to the gates than just being doors to the Upside Down, as they could also have the potential to transport a person to a completely different place – most likely one where a gate is also open. If Hopper managed to hide in a safe zone inside the lab, this means he was found not long after by other Russian scientists, and as he was wearing one of their uniforms, they could have mistaken him for one of theirs and took him with them, as they surely had an evacuation plan ready in case they were caught.

The Russians’ plans will depend a lot on how they got a hold of Hopper. The Russians could see in Hopper someone they can use to get information about Hawkins and the experiments that have taken place there, as well as about test subjects like Eleven, who have displayed different special abilities. He could also be turned into a test subject and thus be part of the Russians’ experiments – after all, they continue to experiment on the Upside Down, as they have a Demogorgon of their own, meaning they managed to open at least one gate. Or, simply, Hopper could be a regular prisoner at a labor camp, and the Russians have no plans for him other than keeping him captive.

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Season 3’s mid-credits scene made it clear that the Russians are not done with their plans after their lab underneath Starcourt Mall was taken down, as they continue experimenting on the other side of the world – but Hopper being the American means they will be even more important in the upcoming season. Given that Hopper is a main character in Stranger Things, season 4 will surely spend a lot of time in Russia, following Hopper’s journey there as well as what they’re doing at the Kamchatka base. Hopefully, this will also answer the big mystery of why the Russians are doing all these experiments and what they expect to gain from all of this.

The other big question around Hopper being the American prisoner is how he will go back to Hawkins. With Eleven now powerless, it will be hard for the Hawkins group to know that he’s alive, unless Eleven regains her powers and can track him down (maybe even coming across with Dr. Brenner in the process). Hopper being on the other side of the world opens the door for Eleven (and possibly the Byers) to travel all the way to Russia to save him and bring him back, more so if she regains her powers. Another option could be the gate itself: if it does work as more than an entrance to the Upside Down, Hopper could be brought back through it as well, with the help of the Hawkins squad, maybe even Dr. Owens too.

It’s also possible that all the action in Stranger Things season 4 will take place in Russia rather than Hawkins, as teased in the announcement video, which would also mean at least part of the crew form Hawkins will be present there. Details around Stranger Things season 4 continue to be a mystery, and while the reveal of Hopper being alive seems like it solved one big mystery, it only ended up raising more questions. What’s for sure, though, is that Hopper’s return won’t be an easy one, and it will take the combined efforts of the whole group to get him home safely – and deal with all the threats this new season throws their way, both human (the Russians) and supernatural.

Next: Stranger Things’ Original Plan Was Very Different

2020-02-14 01:02:05

Adrienne Tyler

Narcos: Mexico Season 2 Cast & Character Guide | Screen Rant

Narcos: Mexico season 2 stars Diego Luna as real-life cartel founder Miguel Gallardo, and its packed cast of characters also includes Scoot McNairy as the DEA Agent trying to bring Miguel’s operation down. As a continuation of the Colombia-based narrative established in Narcos seasons 1-3, the Netflix series primarily focuses on the rise of Mexican drug cartels during the ’80s. Narcos: Mexico season 2 released on February 13, 2020.

Narcos: Mexico season 2 follows the ascent of Mexican drug lord Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo. During the ’80s, Gallardo founded the Guadalajara Cartel and was involved with the 1985 murder of American DEA agent Kiki Camarena, as depicted in Narcos: Mexico season 1. In the second season, DEA agent Walt Breslin seeks justice while Gallardo simultaneously builds his empire.

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Breslin narrated the entirety of Narcos: Mexico season 1 and makes his first on-screen appearance in the final episode. The second outing of the series also introduces a number of other new faces. Here’s our complete cast and character guide for Narcos: Mexico season 2 on Netflix.

Diego Luna reprises his role as the real-life founder of the Guadalajara Cartel, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo. In Narcos: Mexico season 2, Gallardo avoids the DEA and seeks power from Bogotá to New York City and everywhere in between. In pop culture, Luna is best known for portraying Cassian Andor in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He previously starred in the 2001 Mexican classic Y Tu Mamá También, directed by Alfonso Cuarón.

Scoot McNairy co-stars as DEA agent Walt Breslin, the narrator of Narcos: Mexico season 1. On television, McNairy portrayed Gordon Clark in Halt and Catch Fire and Tom Purcell in True Detective season 3. He also appears as Business Bob Gilbert in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Wallace Keefe in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

  • Alejandro Edda as Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman: A founding member of the Sinaloa Cartel who builds “Cocaine Alley.” Alejandro Edda portrayed Marco Rodriguez in Fear the Walking Dead.
  • Andrés Almeida as Cochiloco: A founding member of the Sinaloa Cartel. Andrés Almeida is known for portraying Diego “Saba” Madero in Y Tu Mamá También.
  • Gorka Lasaosa as Héctor Palma Salazar: A founding member of the Sinaloa Cartel. Gorka Lasaosa portrayed Victor Pons in Infidels.
  • Teresa Ruiz as Isabella Bautista: A drug cartel leader. Teresa Ruiz portrayed Nadia Basurto in the TV series Here on Earth.
  • Alfonso Dosal as Benjamín Arellano Félix: Leader of the Tijuana Cartel. Alfonso Dosal portrayed Carlos Calles in Here on Earth.
  • Mayra Hermosillo as Enedina Arellano Felix: Benjamin’s sister. Mayra Hermosillo starred in El palabrerío en el espejo fundido.
  • Clark Freeman as Ed Heath: Walt’s superior. Clark Freeman has appeared in Parks and Recreation and NCIS.
  • Jero Medina as Ossie Mejia: A member of Walt’s DEA crew. Jero Medina stars in the 2020 film Belle De Jour Remake.
  • Alberto Zeni as Amat Palacios: A member of Walt’s DEA crew. Alberto Zeni portrayed Aurelio Sotolongo in Nora.
  • Miguel Rodarte as Danilo Garza: A member of Walt’s DEA crew. Miguel Rodarte starred in Saving Private Perez.
  • Matt Biedel as Daryl Petski: A member of Walt’s DEA crew. Matt Biedel portrayed Dimi/Abuela in Altered Carbon and Lewis Porter in Mad Men.
  • Gerardo Taracena as Pablo Acosta: A Mexican drug smuggler. Gerardo Taracena is known for movie roles in Apocalypto and Sin Nombre
  • Sosie Bacon as Mimi: Acosta’s American girlfriend. The daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, Sosie Bacon portrayed Skye Miller in 13 Reasons Why.
  • Alberto Ammann as Pacho Herrera: A Colombian drug smuggler. Alberto Ammann reprises his Narcos role (season 1-3). He’s known for portraying Javier Delgado in Mars.
  • José María Yazpik as Amado Carrillo Fuentes: A Juárez drug trafficker. José María Yazpik reprises his role from Narcos season 3. He’s appeared in the movies The Obscure Spring and Polvo.
  • Milton Cortés as Rubén Zuno Arce: A wealthy liaison for Mexico City officials and narcos. Milton Cortés portrayed Gerardo in Paquita la del Barrio.
  • Jesús Ochoa as Juan Nepomuceno Guerra: Founder of the Gulf Cartel. Jesús Ochoa portrayed Lt. Orso in Quantum of Solace.
  • Julio Cesar Cedillo as Guillermo González Calderoni: Walt’s Mexican informant. Julio Cesar Cedillo portrayed Fausto Alarcon in Sicario.
  • Joaquín Cosio as Ernesto “Don Neto” Fonseca Carrillo: Miguel’s imprisoned associate. Joaquín Cosio portrayed General Medrano in Quantum of Solace.
  • Quavo as L.A. Drug Dealer: Quavo is a founding member of the hip-hop group Migos.

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2020-02-13 03:02:21

Q.V. Hough

Survivor: Yul Kwon’s Chances of Being Season 40’s Winner

Yul Kwon may be the smartest person competing in Survivor: Winners at War, but will it translate to his second victory in as many tries? The Cook Islands champion is back, 27 seasons later, hoping it will.

Yul has spoken about how he wasn’t a fan of the season 13 theme when he learned of it soon before the game began. Four tribes were divided by race, a designation that Yul believes hindered him from being able to play the way he really wanted to. Nonetheless, he was a driver of strategy throughout the game, rallying the Aitu 4 alliance and leveraging a super idol to swing the numbers in his favor. He beat four-time Survivor Ozzy Lusth by one vote. They were joined by finalist Becky Lee, fresh off her marathon of a fire-making challenge, to form the first ever three-person final tribal council. Now, the three-person format has become a staple, but there are plenty of other twists Yul is not yet accustomed to. Can he adapt to a game that has moved at a rapid pace since he last left it?

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Why Yul will win

Yul’s first game was strong even without acknowledging his super idol. He beat Parvati Shallow, now regarded as one of the greatest Survivor players ever, along with several others who would go on to play a second and third time. Since he took so much time off, he enters Winners at War with one of the lowest threat levels. He could easily be a number for an alliance looking for a solid ally who knows how to flip the numbers to his advantage.

Why Yul won’t win

He has been one of the most detached members of the season 40 cast from the Survivor world since his first win. He’ll be coming into a game where almost everyone knows each other better than they know Yul. It will be a disadvantage Yul must overcome if he wants to avoid the first few votes.

Prediction: 3rd place: It feels wrong placing Yul in the goat position here. But it just feels like this will be a woman’s season to win. As such, it is easy to see Yul being a part of an alliance and feeling like he has power without being solely responsible for any of the moves. It’s hard to see people coming after Yul if he is able to make friends early on, but it’s also not easy to see him winning this particular season of Survivor.

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Survivor premieres Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

2020-02-10 10:02:46

Justin Fedich

Apex Legends: Revenant Starter Guide (New Character for Season 4)

The newly released character of Apex Legends is the deadly assassin, Revenant. Revenant provides avid Apex players with a stealth-oriented playstyle that reinforces elusive players to find even more success in the game. The titular character for Apex’s season 4, Revenant is both an aesthetically appealing design while providing some meta shifting gameplay implications to the Online landscape. The character’s breadth of abilities will surely be optimized by top players and will serve as an excellent offensive/support hybrid for competitive and casual players alike.

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As players begin to learn and master the newly released character there will certainly be a plentiful amount of defeats and deaths. The character’s kit is relatively complex and is one that, if not mastered, can lead to some embarrassing and frustrating losses. However, there is no better time to learn a new character than now and even the most frustrating losses can serve as a learning tool for players learning a new character. When picking up Revenant it is important that aspiring players understand his relative strengths and weaknesses. He is a very technical legend and is one that will require a firm understanding of game mechanics to excel with. This guide will provide aspiring players a foundation to build upon as they master the newly released assassin.

One of Revenant’s defining abilities is his powerful crouching ability. This makes the newly added legend a stealth expert and one which can exploit tunnel-visioned squads like none other.

Revenant’s crouching ability allows the assassin to maintain his normal walk speed even when crouching. This may sound like an insignificant skill but it allows for some powerful in-game application. Revenant’s rapid crouch speed allows him to cover a large amount of distance silently. Crouch walking in this game prevents an enemy player from hearing your footsteps and is essential for stealth-oriented success. This makes Revenant’s archetype as an assassin-style character incredibly easy to incorporate in his gameplay.

This also makes Revenant an excellent mid to long-range fighting character. As his small crouching character model coupled with its incredible speed in this crouching state, a difficult target to hit. It’s quick poking in and out of cover in a crouching state will make the legend a difficult character to overcome in the right hands.

Revenant is a powerful legend whose crouching ability makes the character a versatile and deadly combination of stealth and utility.

Revenant’s second main ability is his powerful climbing skill. He is able to climb and scale walls that are impossible to overcome for the majority of the cast.

This climbing ability allows Revenant the ability to attack enemy squads in unpredictable manners. He can approach an enemy team from a seemingly safe position and combined with his silent but rapid crouch speed makes a new character a silent and deadly foe. The combination of these two abilities makes Revenant a deadly combination of a silent assassin and a versatile mobility character. Making hiding from the killer a near impossibility.

Revenant’s climbing skill makes the legend an extremely elusive character as well. He can escape from combat encounters in such a way that it is impossible to follow. Other than Octane and Pathfinder, Revenant is one of the few truly mobility-focused legends in the game. His ability to engage enemies in unpredictable and trick ways paired with his seemingly endless amount of evasion skills makes the robot assassin a deadly force to face on the battlefield.

Revenant has access to one of the most powerful skills in the entire game. Silence is an extremely potent ability denying skill that can turn the tide of battle in one smart play. This makes the already deadly assassin one of the most powerful legends in the entire roster.

Revenant’s Silence is a tactical ability that allows the character to prevent an enemy from using their abilities for ten seconds. For example, if revenant hits Gibraltar with the Silence then the character is unable to use his ultimate or his bubble shield for ten seconds. This makes the defense powerhouse a sitting duck for your team to pick away at. Be aware that this ability does not restrict the use of passives in the game but only any of the many tactical abilities in the game. Silence also affects Revenant’s own tactical abilities so be wise when casting this skill during matches.

Rather than a combat initiator, this ability is a powerful weapon to close out combat scenarios. In the closing moments of combat, abilities will be at their most useful, whether it be a Pathfinder zipping to safety or a Gibraltar dropping a bubble on his team. Abilities tend to be used the most during the deciding moments of a team fight. So using this ability to deny these potential squad saving skills can be an easy way to wipe an enemy squad.

Revenant’s final ability is his powerful ultimate, Death Totem. This allows his squad a finite amount of “immortality” as it only allows for their health to be depleted and when it would be completely depleted they will be teleported to the location of the totem.

This ultimately solidifies Revenant as a powerful support/offense hybrid who excels at keeping his team alive and picking apart the foundation of a squad. Placing a Totem wisely will allow your teammates to never lose advantage during a fight and can be the difference between a frustrating team wipe or a tide-turning rally on a strong enemy squad. The totem can be used as a means to allow your team to loot areas in the damage dealing anti-play zone and it can be an excellent tool in order to up your squad’s surplus of powerful items.

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Apex Legends is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

2020-02-10 01:02:47

Spencer Still

Community: 10 Best Moments Of Season 2 | ScreenRant

Sophomore seasons are usually tricky but NBC comedy sitcom Community nailed it. Created by the beloved Dan Harmon (Rick and Morty), the majority of the series revolves around a lovable yet mismatched study group attending their local Greendale Community College. Despite the occasional dysfunctionality, the seven students truly support each other as they deal with problems in and outside the classroom.

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If season one of Community emphasized being a comedy with heart, season two embraced the series’ signature meta-humor and pop-culture references. While the style shift meant the season leaned more towards concept episodes than character moments, there was still plenty of the latter throughout. From classic episodes to memorable scenes, here are the ten best moments of season two. Full spoilers are below.

10 Jeff Dances With The Study Group

Sometimes, Community reminds viewers how important the study group is to each other. In “Accounting for Lawyers,” Jeff (Joel McHale) is invited to a party at a law firm by lawyer Alan (Rob Corddry). The study group shows him evidence Alan was the person who caused him to lose his job. After Alan blames someone else, Jeff leaves to attend a Greendale dance competition.

Initially featuring Jeff apathetic like he was early in the series, the episode is an important testament to how far the selfish former lawyer has come since then. His visit to the law firm is the closest he gets to his former world, but he chooses instead to attend a dance competition to be around people who make him more vulnerable but happier.

9 Troy Becomes An Adult

For the younger members of the study group, Community is a coming-of-age story. In “Mixology Certification,” Troy (Donald Glover) turns 21 and the group takes him to a bar to celebrate. As he is ready to have his drink, he sees the study group is distressed and leaves it behind.

From driving the drunk study group home to reassuring a conflicted Annie (Alison Brie) on who she is, Troy displays his first major signs of maturity on his 21st birthday. Also, his realization that the cool adults in his life, Jeff and Britta (Gillian Jacobs), are clueless too is an important lesson that wisdom isn’t guaranteed with older age.

8 Abed Finds The Meaning Of Christmas

In “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas,” Community explores the holidays when they can be a blue time for some. On the final day of classes, Abed suffers from a mental breakdown after his mother says she won’t be visiting him in order to spend time with her new family. With Abed perceiving everyone in stop motion animation, Professor Duncan (John Oliver) organizes a group therapy session.

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Poignant and funny, the episode uses stop motion brilliantly to feature Abed’s journey through a winter wonderland to find Christmas’ meaning. Supporting him is the study group, who transform into Christmas versions of themselves. Everything builds up to Abed’s revelation: the meaning of Christmas is that Christmas has no inherent meaning, but that meaning can be anything.

7 Britta Delivers Shirley’s Baby

Crazy things have happened at Greendale, but a baby’s birth ranks pretty high up there. In “Applied Anthropology and Culinary Arts,” Shirley’s (Yvette Nicole Brown) water breaks during class. Due to a race riot on campus, she is unable to leave or have an ambulance arrive. Britta is forced to deliver the baby as the study group and classmates watch.

The birth is a rare shining moment for Britta, who has been assumed incompetent by this point. In addition to featuring the Dean’s (Jim Rash) repeated failure to command the situation, the episode is an emotional culmination of several storylines before the craziness of season two’s paintball finale. Also, it features Troy’s memorable crying reaction to his tainted handshake with Abed.

6 Greendale Has Another Paintball Fight

In two-part season two finale, “A Fistful of Paintballs” and “For A Few Paintballs More,” Greendale hosts another campus-wide paintball competition. But this time, there’s a bigger prize: $100,000. As the event progresses, the students of Greendale uncover a sinister party behind the prize and band together to stop them.

Homaging Westerns and Star Wars, the two-parter is Community at its most fun as the study group navigates a campus that has embraced the two themes. Yet at the joyful finale’s core is a redemption story for Pierce (Chevy Chase), who has been a dark presence in the season thus far. Like with Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back (1980), his ambiguous fate helps close a great second chapter.

5 Jeff And Britta’s Dysfunctional Wedding

Season premieres usually continue the cliffhangers of the previous season but “Anthropology 101” is something entirely different. After season one’s finale, Jeff and Britta get into a game of chicken in the form of a relationship with each other. Neither wanting to back down, the two accept Abed’s idea to get married before Jeff’s promiscuous actions surface and derail the wedding.

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The ensuring argument brings up each of the study group’s recent mishaps as well — an important reminder that they are still fundamentally flawed and dysfunctional despite the progress they made last season. With tons of humor and memorable lines, the scene sets the tone for the craziness of season two by subverting season one’s traditional sitcom style.

4 The Study Group Reflect On The Year

If season two upped the pop-culture homages, “Paradigms of Human Memory” is one of the most creative of the season. While working on the final anthropology project, the study group finds a trove of their stolen items. The discovery triggers memories of past adventures and sparks disagreements.

The episode homages the clip episodes of TV by featuring clips of unseen events from earlier in the season. Not only is the episode a clever twist on the popular sitcom format, but a critical analysis of Community itself. Framed with the characters criticizing themselves and their patterns, the study group’s reflection is a funny, self-deprecating, and overall great moment in the series.

3 Pierce Torments The Study Group

If there was a villain in the study group, it would definitely be Pierce. In “Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking,” the elderly millionaire gets his revenge by faking dying and gifting each member a parting gift that torments them. As they react negatively, Abed films it for a documentary.

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Parodying mockumentaries, the documentary format allows for an intimate exploration of the study group by seeing them respond to their vices. With memorable scenes like Troy tearfully singing in a restroom to Jeff freaking out about possibly seeing his father, the study group’s reactions to Pierce’s twist gifts rank among Community’s best moments.

2 The Study Group Plays Dungeons & Dragons

“Advanced Dungeons & Dragons” is proof the simplest premise can lead to the best results. Hoping to cheer up the bullied “Fat” Neil (Charley Koontz), the study group invite him to play a Dungeons & Dragons game with them. Angry he wasn’t invited, Pierce joins and intentionally disrupts the session causing everyone to rally against him.

Like the finest moments of Community, the episode excels because it mixes the performances of the cast with a creative concept. From Britta’s political correctness to Jeff’s reluctance, the characters are given moments to shine as they try to defeat Pierce. Also, Annie playing a character named “Hector the Well Endowed” and miming a sex scene with Abed’s elf character is utterly awesome.

1 The Study Group Searches For Annie’s Pen

It’s not often that a bottle episode becomes one of the best in a series. In “Cooperative Calligraphy,” Annie notices her pen goes missing again and forbids the study group from leaving the room. Not wanting to be blamed for the theft, they try to find it before a puppy parade on campus ends.

Instead of a film or a genre, the series honors all the bottle episodes on TV by creating the perfect one. The study group’s back-and-forths are compelling and hilarious as secrets are revealed and insults are traded. While not as flashy as other parts of the season, the search for Annie’s pen is the study group’s best moment from their second year together.

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2020-02-10 01:02:40

Danny Pham

10 Continuity Errors In Gossip Girl Season 2 | ScreenRant

The second season of Gossip Girl took the adventures of those privileged Upper East Siders in a new direction, exploring the ups and downs of the newly created Bass-Van Der Woodsen family, Cyrus and Eleanor’s marriage, Jenny’s rebellion, the main five planning their university careers, Bart Bass’ ‘death’, Chuck’s adoption, Lily and Rufus’ secret child, and of course, the love affairs between Serena and Dan, and Blair and Chuck.

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Despite all of these stories, there are masses of continuity errors to dig our teeth into throughout.

10 Reversing Cars

The second episode of the season introduces us to Marcus and continues Nate’s strange relationship with Catherine, but it is the closing scene that provides the strangest and most obvious mistake.

For some reason, the final shot, in which we see a helicopter taking off, must have been reversed when played in the episode. All of the cars are going backward. Unless this is some sort of worldwide attempt to reverse as much as possible, this seems pretty strange.

9 The Wrong Title

In the same episode, we are presented with an error that doesn’t match up with real life, rather than the continuity of the show.

Marcus’ stepmother is referred to as Duchess Beaton. In the UK, the correct way to name a duchess is as such: Duchess of (place). This makes her title make very little sense because she should technically be called the Duchess of Beaton.

8 Headphone Issues

One of the slightly more artistic moments of the often relatively shallow Gossip Girl comes when Serena and Dan are forced to face their issues while stuck in a broken elevator together. However, Nate seems to have even bigger fish to fry.

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These fish are headphones, and they won’t stay still. When Nate is talking to Marcus, we see him take his headphones out from two different angles. Then there are two different angles that show the headphones in two different places. Firstly, Nate’s headphone wire goes up to his right shoulder. Secondly, the headphone nearly reaches his collarbone.

7 The Wrong Restaurant

In ‘The Ex Files’, Blair has lunch at Centolire. For various spite and espionage reasons, Penelope tells Jenny about the location, and she then goes on to tell Vanessa.

When Vanessa goes there in order to find Blair and Marcus, the actual restaurant she is in seems to have a totally different name. This suggests that they might have changed filming locations, or simply used the wrong exterior shot when showing where Vanessa was going.

6 Lacrosse Stick Extra

This seems like a weird one to leave in. If you’re shooting a scene that requires an extra to walk across the background, surely you’d make sure that this extra only did it one time, so that they walk through the shot in a logical way that seems to make scientific sense.

Instead of this, the extra holding a lacrosse stick walks behind Dan and Serena while they’re talking in the school courtyard (during the episode ‘Pret-A-Poor-J’) twice, casually defying to the laws of physics through teleportation.

5 Jenny’s Charm

In the episode ‘There Might Be Blood’, Jenny and Rufus are standing outside of the hotel having a chat. Jenny, ever the fashion-conscious teen, is wearing a charm necklace that seems to move back and forth with every changing shot.

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This shows that the different angles of this scene were shot separately, making the different angles make very little sense when edited together.

4 Dan’s Arm Change

Despite his tendencies to be pretty judgemental of the relationships of just about everyone around him, Dan Humphrey ends up in a relationship with his teacher, Rachel.

When they’re in the locker room together, he is holding her with his left arm. When the angle changes, he is holding her with his left, before changing back again when the shot changes next. Unless he is throwing her between his arms with such exceptional force that it happens in the split second of the angle change, then this proves how the two shots have been filmed separately.

3 Rufus’s False Shock

‘Valley Girls’ is one of the more interesting episodes of Gossip Girl. It was originally conceived as a backdoor pilot for a spinoff which followed the youthful life of Lily Van Der Woodson, but the show never came to fruition.

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However, when Lily tries to get Serena arrested (back in the present) Dan, Rufus and Jenny all seem particularly shocked by such a brutal move from the mum; however, Rufus literally did exactly the same thing to Jenny in an earlier episode, meaning he shouldn’t have been confused by another parent mirroring his own actions. You wouldn’t think Jenny or Dan would be overly shocked either.

2 She Hadn’t Seen The Tudors

The Tudors was a show that depicted the reign of King Henry VIII. Serena claims to have an impressive bit of knowledge about how Pope Pius XI canonized Sir Thomas Moore, which is completely true.

However, she claims to know this through watching The Tudors, which doesn’t cover this piece of the timeline, so wouldn’t mention the event. This means that Serena gleamed this piece of knowledge from elsewhere entirely. Why did she try and downplay her own intelligence by bringing it down to pop culture?

1 Dan Isn’t Gossip Girl

As with almost every article looking at Gossip Girl, it is almost impossible to mention how it makes no sense for Dan to be Gossip Girl herself. In the final episode of the show, we find out that he had been pulling the strings and ruining everyone’s lives from behind the scenes this whole time.

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Despite this, season 2 gives us many reasons to say for certain that Dan wasn’t Gossip Girl at any point. He reacts while alone to her blasts, depicting shock that only he could see. He didn’t need to cover things up when no one was watching, so the continuity between this and the big reveal is particularly bad.

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2020-02-10 01:02:02

Dan Peeke

Survivor: Amber Mariano’s Chances of Being Season 40’s Winner

It has been 16 years since we saw Amber on Survivor, but we have heard plenty about her through the years. It’s still surreal that she’s back playing Survivor again after last appearing on, and winning, season 8, All-Stars.

We genuinely thought Amber Mariano (née Brkich) was done with Survivor. She got married to Boston Rob Mariano, who is so ingrained in Survivor history they made a season that centered around him and Sandra Diaz-Twine. Meanwhile, Amber and Rob have had four daughters. Rob talked about Amber on Heroes vs. Villains, his carried his family on his back, so to speak, on his way to his first victory in Redemption Island and he told Kellee Kim in Island of the Idols that he married Amber before quizzing her on the details of his family. Amber has been a part of Survivor longer than Rob. She placed sixth on Survivor: Australia, returning six seasons later to win in the first all-returnee season. Rob was by her side in All-Stars, making enemies while Amber avoided hurting too many feelings. In the end, it was that difference that gave Amber the win over her husband. Now, they are both back in Winners at War.

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Why Amber will win

If Rob is taken out early, as is expected (and doesn’t stay on Edge of Extinction too long), Amber becomes one of the least threatening players in the game. Her All-Stars win is always discussed within the context of Rob. Without him in the game, she appears less dangerous than anyone. But all these years of living with Rob must have taught her how to play the game like one of the very best to do it. Don’t be surprised is Amber has adapted her game to suit the modern era.

Why Amber won’t win

In two words, Boston Rob. The worst scenario for Amber on her third time is having Rob out here as well, because it paints a target as big as Rob’s giant statue head on both of them. If people are smart – and this season is full of the smartest Survivor players in history – one tribe will vote Rob out first and the other will go after Amber (after taking care of Sandra, of course).

Prediction: 6th place: Dependent on whether or not Rob gets his torch snuffed in one of the first few votes, Amber actually has a strong chance of making it far. What could hurt her, however, is if Rob remains on the Edge of Extinction until it’s time for the final player to re-enter the game. And if Rob makes the jury, no one will want Amber to be sitting in that final three because her husband will be vouching for her on the other side.

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2020-02-09 01:02:31

Justin Fedich

Doctor Who Wraps Timeless Child & Lone Cyberman Arcs In Season Finale

Doctor Who will wrap up season 12 with a two-part episode, and showrunner Chris Chibnall says they’ll provide answers to the mysteries of the Lone Cyberman and the Timeless Child. Season 12 premiered earlier this year with Jodie Whittaker returning for her second season as the 13th incarnation of The Doctor. Whittaker was brought on at the start of season 11 (becoming the first woman to play The Doctor) after Peter Capaldi stepped away from the role. Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole, and Mandip Gill are once again aboard the TARDIS as companions.

The finale might be answering some lingering mysteries, but this season of Doctor Who has already managed to pack in quite a few surprises. The show introduced yet another version of The Doctor, played by Jo Martin, creating many questions about where this alternate iteration of The Doctor fits in on the timeline. The series also brought back fan-favorite Captain Jack Harkness, played by John Barrowman, making his first appearance since season 4. Unfortunately, the return was a brief one, and Captain Harkness used his short time back to warn The Doctor’s companions about the Lone Cyberman.

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Showrunner Chris Chibnall confirmed to RadioTimes that the mystery of the Lone Cyberman would be explored in the two-part finale. The first episode of the finale, titled “Ascension of the Cybermen,” will take place at the end of the Great Cyber War as the surviving members of humanity face off against the last remainders of a fearsome group of Cybermen. Chibnall suggests that the episode would keep The Doctor and her companions on the run from persistent threats that may split up the TARDIS crew for good.

As far as the final episode, titled “The Timeless Children,” Chibnall had even less to divulge. Without giving away any details, he called the episode “epic and personal,” stating that fans should watch as soon as they can to avoid any spoilers. The Timeless Child was first mentioned back in season 11 and was brought back to light this season by classic Doctor Who villain The Master, who referred to “The Timeless Child” as his reason for destroying The Doctor’s homeworld of Gallifrey. Chibnall did confirm the season 12 finale would be an extra-long one, clocking in at 65 minutes.

It certainly seems like there’s going to be plenty of action to unpack in the last few episodes of this season. While we don’t have all the details, we do know that, regardless of what happens in the finale, Jodie Whittaker will be back again for a third season as The Doctor. Time will only tell whether the same can be said for The Doctor’s loyal companions. Doctor Who season 12 is currently airing on BBC One.

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Source: RadioTimes

2020-02-08 04:02:01

Michael McCleod

America’s Got Talent: Season 1 Was the Worst | Screen Rant

There are many reasons why America’s Got Talent season 1 was the worst season. The show suffered from a lack of identity in its inaugural year, and the problems only grew from there.

The lineup that season included host Regis Philbin and a judging panel consisting of singer Brandy Norwood, David Hasselhoff and Piers Morgan. In the beginning, AGT struggled to find its footing among a sea of competition talent programs. American Idol – also a Simon Cowell creation – was a ratings juggernaut. Critics began comparisons of the two shows, which were compounded by the prevalence of vocal talent auditioning for a spot in AGT‘s finale. There were concerns that the show should be more mindful about embracing ALL talents and not just singers. Next, there was the addition of Piers Morgan to the lineup. The British journalist was completely out of place judging a show about talent alongside actual celebrities. Morgan wasn’t a huge name in the United States at the time. Sure, he may have had some appeal in the U.K., but producer-creator Simon Cowell had a real opportunity to put a talent with gravitas in that seat, but didn’t. With each performance, Hasselhoff and Norwood weighed in and it came from a place of “I’ve been there,” or “Trust me and my experience: This wasn’t your night.” However, Morgan’s critiques were exponentially more harsh.

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Very quickly into the season, Morgan solidified himself as the tough judge, taking a page from Simon Cowell’s book on American Idol. He often gave curt critiques of acts that he felt lacked the level of talent he expected. Morgan’s ire even extended to the audience from time to time. He once said to the crowd: “Audience, if you want to go through, cheer, wait, if you think maybe it’s the biggest waste of space you’ve ever seen then boo.”

The first season’s champion was 11-year-old Bianca Ryan. She auditioned with the song “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from the Broadway musical Dreamgirls. Ryan became an instant favorite with the judges and viewers alike. Her voice had a soulful maturity unlike anyone else competing that season. In her finale performance, she sang “I Am Changing” – also from Dreamgirls. Ryan returned to the show in season 2 to cheer on the contestants before the finale. The runners up in season 1 were the clogging dance group All That, as well as the singing/magic duo The Millers, who came in third place.

America’s Got Talent has grown into a wonderful family-friendly showcase of talent from all over the country. However, its first season left a lot to be desired. Looking back, it was missing the spark that some of the later episodes would come to have. Not only that, but the show’s curse of having a revolving door of personnel among its judges and hosts started with Norwood leaving due to an ongoing legal issue. Hasselhoff would later vacate his station as a judge due to issues connected with his alcoholism. Even Philbin would be replaced by Jerry Springer. Thankfully, fans of the show now have a formula that works much better onscreen, despite its difficulties behind the scenes.

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2020-02-07 10:02:03

Ebony March