THE WALKING DEAD
Most Haunting Moments
Multiple Seasons, Various Episodes

Andrew Lincoln | © AMC

So, Rick's last episode is here. After all my worries about him since "Days Gone Bye," all these years to prepare, I'm still not ready. I'll survive, because there are so many other good people to continue on, but I will be broken for a while. Going through all these scenes again will probably just make it harder, but @WalkingDead_AMC asked about our favorite most haunting moments and four scenes immediately sprang to mind. Then they just kept coming. There are so many moments in The Walking Dead that are haunting and astonishing and deeply emotional. The list could go on for days. I'm sure there's one for every episode there is, but I'd never be able to get this done in time.

THE WALKING DEAD
Fleece Blankets and Hopes for Rick
Season 9 Preview


You're not saving the world.
You're just getting it ready for me.
—Negan to Rick

It has been a terribly long time since I posted anything on this site. I haven't even watched the Comic-Con panel for The Walking Dead this year, let alone have a chance to talk about it. Things weren't meant to be this way. Life got insanely busy and frustrating, with work piled on top of work; and this summer I was laid up every single day of July, August, and September with a super annoying health problem out of nowhere that just now, knock on wood, may be clearing up in October.

Even though I'm still down for the count, I'm feeling somewhat better (knock on wood), possibly well enough to get back to resuscitating my small business. If you'd like to help with that, you can treat yourself to something nice with these Walking Dead fleece throws I have for sale from Regal Comfort. Perfect for this time of year, though not quite in time for the premiere tonight.

Michonne: These super soft, warm, queen size blankets (96" x79") depicting TWD's kick-ass katana-wielding warrior are stored at various Amazon warehouses, so they're eligible for and will be shipped via Amazon Prime. Cuddle up under these during every episode and be comforted while the show plays with/completely destroys your emotions.

Rick, Daryl, and Negan: All these wonderful guys are not yet available from me via Amazon Prime, since I haven't had a chance to send them into a warehouse. They will be available at some point, but for now they're waiting for me to pack them off to new, loving homes. Until then, you can buy them from other sellers.

By the way, when I put Negan in the same sentence as the word "wonderful," I'm actually talking about Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who brings Negan to brutal, egomaniacal life. That's the power of the writing and acting on this series, giving us a glimpse into the emotions and thoughts and rationalizations of even someone so monstrous. I'll never forget what he did, but he's mesmerizing and terrifying, even behind bars.

Speaking of mesmerizing performers, I don't know how I'll cope with Rick's death. And let's be honest here, I know there's no way they'd let him go without killing him off. Death is the only option 99.9% of the time. This is too big a loss, and Rick would never just leave the group. He stuck it out through everything, survived it all. Even after Carl died, he picked up the pieces and carried on with his vengeance, even while his grief was consuming him and he probably wished it would finish the job. That his vengeance in the end turned softer as the last words of a fine young man who understood that the fighting had to stop solidified his determination to bring his group into the future rather than to give up and strike out on his own.

After Negan's defeat, we finally saw Rick start to heal, and we see him moving forward with Michonne and Judith in the previews. As the beating heart of the series from the first moment, I have always wished and hoped that Rick whould have an ending that suits him that also leaves room for his return; not as a ghost or only a director, but on screen as a living, breathing character. Now I'm just wishing and hoping that Rick gets an ending like Madison Clark from Fear the Walking Dead had, something so brave and necessary and that doesn't feel like it could have gone any other way. They would want to give him something as definitive and final. Madison's exit felt like the first line in the saddest parallel, a prequel and companion to the pain of another fierce, inspirational leader's end.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Uprising
Season 4, Episode 3

Clark Gregg (fg), Jason O'Mara, and Alexander Wraith | © ABC Studios and Marvel Television

Unless we take some kind of drastic measure, we'll lose her.
—Simmons, about May, to Coulson and Director Mace

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I don't think there's ever been an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that I haven't loved for one reason or another...or many others. By the end of the season, we'll see where "Uprising" falls, but I liked it a lot. ***Rewatching just the moments where Jemma said that May wouldn't last another day unless they did something drastic and Mace telling Coulson he has to deal with the blackout instead, those were small but powerful moments that turned my "liked it a lot" into "loved it a ton."

Any time Clark Gregg gets to do even the smallest thing, he's just golden, bringing so much emotion to a look, showing Coulson as both determined on the outside and scared as hell inside. Clark brilliantly and subtly conveys the concern of a man trying to keep it together while the person he knows best, the person he loves the most, is dying. He wears his heart, Coulson's heart, in every worried line on his face.

SUPERNATURAL
American Nightmare
Season 12, Episode 4 Recap

Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki | © The CW

"Maybe she starts walking and she doesn't stop. You know, she obviously has zero interest in keeping this family together."
—Dean to Sam about Mary

Project Intro: Well, things have not gone to plan. I gave myself a project for the 2016-2017 TV season. I was going to tweet every episode of my five favorite dramas and then gather those tweets into post form, sprinkling in more commentary here and there. The only one I managed to finish was The Walking Dead S7E8, which took weeks, as is the usual for me when I get hung up on one amazing episode. So, the whole summer passed me by and I had nothing to show for it. But I'm not giving up on this project. I'm just turning it in past due, trying to avoid a two-season pile up by May. Good luck to me.

My how Sam's changed over the years. Yet he still looks baby-faced; they both do. Cuties. If only I could find time for a rewatch of all these seasons. I just need to quit my job, which I will actually be doing to better focus on my small business, hopefully soon. I badly need more freedom.


Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki | © The CW

Those were great, but my forever favorite names will always belong to Castiel and Crowley in "The Foundry" (12.3) as Agents Beyoncé and Jay Z. For more names the boys have used in their unofficial investigations across the country, check out Supernatural Wiki: Aliases.

Jensen Ackles | © The CW

This is so sweet and desperate and has got to hurt the heart of every fan. I hope Mary gets back to her boys soon.

I want more of Castiel and Crowley together. Their contentious relationship, with Crowley's sarcasm and Castiel's impatience with him, is the funniest thing.

Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki | © The CW


"Coroner says signs of stigmata with a side of scrambled brains."
—Dean to Sam

Blech. This is one of the grosser ones. Also, lol. Also, it's giving me Fringe feels.

Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki | © The CW

DDean climbing the fence, while Sam just walks around it. A giggle-worthy moment, followed by sad Dean lashing out at their absent mom. I loved that humor and anger in the same scene, so close to the surface.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Meet the New Boss
Season 4, Episode 2 Recap

Jason O'Mara | © ABC Studios and Marvel Television

"You ever notice we never get to check up on, like, a brightly-lit place filled with nice, friendly people?"
—Mack to Fitz

I gave myself a task for the 2016-2017 TV season. I was going to tweet every episode of my five favorite dramas and then post them here with sprinkles of extra commentary. Things did not go to plan. The only one I managed to finish was The Walking Dead S7E8, which took weeks. That's what I do when I get hung up on one amazing episode. After that I never caught up, but I'm not giving up on this project. I'm just turning it in past due and making sure I don't have a two-season pile up by next May. Wish me luck.

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Here we have another fantastic episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Is there any other kind? If there were, then I wouldn't have to write so darn much about it. I actually got to pay attention this time. Last week I was trying to keep up with tweets. Guess I had to relearn that lesson. Because of that, I definitely missed some things and have to watch "The Ghost" again. Of course, I have to watch *all* episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. again.