Chicago Fire Season 4 Premiere

Chicago Fire is back and that means one by one my favourite franchise is becoming complete again. I already showed you a little Preview and First Look (including Spoilers for the entire Season) in a previous post – click here to check it out! Otherwise, let’s continue with the Season 4 Premiere!

Okay everyone, you should know how this works by now, but I still feel obliged to say it every single time. We pick up right at the same moment the last episode ended, but there is so much going on each episode that I just break it down into characters and my thoughts for their storylines. Spoilers ahead!

  • Gabby and Casey – I think everyone wants to know what’s going on with them. Well, Gabby was really worried after finding dead Katya, but Antonio got to Casey in time. He’s changed and now has a more violent/impulsive streak, but after Gabby was in danger during one of the fires, he FINALLY realised that he just wants to be with her. So, in the last seconds of the episode he goes to Molly’s to tell her how he feels and she’s super happy and that’s when she tells him that she’s pregnant and they hug.
    I am so glad it happened this way around and not him wanting to get back together after she told him about the pregnancy. Now I don’t feel like they just got back together for the baby. But throughout the episode you could see how much Dawson was struggling as a firefighter and probably wanting to stay one.
  • As announced, Severide got demoted and I was super mad on his behalf! I think he is handling this a lot calmer than expected, but definitely still not well. I just think it’s so unfair, because while the turnover rate on Squad may be high, that surely isn’t his fault. I am so worried about him, because he wants to leave Firehouse 51 and I am NOT okay with that. I hope that Cruz could dissuade him from that idea.
    Also, we got to meet his new love interest, who he meets at his management training course. They hooked up already, but I read something about complications on the way, so I don’t think it will last.
  • Dallas Patterson, the new Captain replacing Sev, seemed really nice. I wanted to like him and not resent him, because after all it’s not his fault that Sev got demoted. However, by the end of the episode I didn’t particularly like him, especially not because he told Sev that he HAD to show up at his boat for a mandatory group thing. Just give the guy some space to breathe and digest what happened!
  • The new recruit Jimmy totally blew it! He came off like some stupid frat boy and that’s not what Firehouse 51 needs. I am glad he apologized in the end, but he will have to do some serious growing up. I am however interested to see if there’s really something going to happen between him and Chili – she definitely thinks he’s hot.
  • Will Halstead once more got to make an appearance and it makes me so impatient for Chicago Med! Chili and Brett had a really heartbreaking case and they asked for his help to find out about the fate of a patient.
  • The fire the firehouse had to attend to was something different too this week. I can’t believe those people are suing the firehouse even though they were the ones delaying them and causing the death of one of their neighbors. I was really disappointed in humanity on this one. I mean, how can they be so irresponsible?
  • I can see a lot of trouble for Molly’s coming because of the new neighbors

So, that pretty much sums it all up. What did you think?

Chicago Fire Season 4 First Look

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Everyone who knows me, knows that I am in love with the Chicago Franchise. After the Season 3 Finale of Chicago Fire there are a lot of exciting things to be expected from Season 4, so I wanted to share the First Look and promo vid with you!

Disclaimer: I don’t know for how long those videos will be available! NBC has the bad habit of taking them down after a while …

So, there is not much new to be found out about our beloved Firehouse 51 guys and gals. Themes from the last season will continue: the tension between Squad and Truck is still on, Casey is in trouble, Gabby has a lot to think about concerning her pregnancy and Brett and Roman apparently hit it off. However, we do have new additions to the cast. 51 gets a new recruit played by Steven R. McQueen (who many of you will probably know from the Vampire Diaries). Also, Brian White will join the cast (previously seen on Scandal and Mistresses), but to read about his role I’d suggest going to the Spoiler section below.

Now, if you want some Spoilers:
I read that Severide will be demoted for some reason and that’s where Brian White comes in as new Captain of the Squad. During Sev’s management-training course he meets his new love interest (and here I was seeing sparks between him and Gabby … guess that’ll always just be in my head). It definitely means there is not going to be any Severide and April action though, maybe she’ll meet someone new on Chicago Med instead.
So, whatever Casey will be going through, will take its toll. He survives (yay! It’s something!) but he will be in a dire state afterwards. Gabby’s pregnancy might be the silver linings Casey needs to get himself together again. Yet, Dawson still has her doubts about them as a couple, so it won’t be that easy in terms of the baby just bringing them back together.

There’s still more than a month until the Season 4 Premiere in mid-October, but are you as excited as I am?

My Guilty Pleasure: The Royals

So, when I first watched the promo for the Royals, I thought it seemed a bit rubbish. It looked cheesy and cheap, but then they brought out a different Trailer and I couldn’t resist checking it out. And guess what, I loved it and am now proud part of the Loyals! Each week I anticipated the new episodes and the show rewarded me by continuing to surprise me. Therefore I thought it deserved a little review now that it’s over. (Major Spoilers included!)

The show starts by announcing that the heir to the throne, Prince Robert, son to Queen Helena and King Simon, brother to Princess Eleanor and Prince Liam has died. It comes as a shock to the entire family as well as the country and the circumstances of his death stay somewhat of a secret. At the beginning it really bothered me that we never once saw Robert, not even a photo, but in the end that was good. It added a lot to the drama towards last episodes of the show. Here are some of the elements that I liked most about the Royals:

  • The father-son/daughter-realtionship was adorable. King Simon was a truly good man and you saw that he made up for the lack of emotion that his wife showed towards their children. He only ever wanted the best for everyone and in a way I think it was very brave of him to acknowledge that the monarchy might not be the way of accomplishing that.
  • Speaking of the Queen though, she doesn’t stop at anything to get what she wants! But what is it she wants? She remained an enigma to me the entire time. She purposely hurt her children, the man she loved and her own reputation for what? To stay Queen?
  • Eleanor was my favourite person on the show. She is majorly messed up and an addict, but she’s a good person at heart. You know how much she cares for her family and it was often her scenes with the King or Liam or Beck or Jasper (so, basically everyone) that broke my heart the most.
  • Eleanor and Jasper (is it Jaspenor or Jaleanor?) are just so fun to watch! Who doesn’t like a relationship that’s founded on blackmail? Also, Jasper is another candidate for “Most Mysterious Character”. Who is he? Where is he from and what was his plan all along? We know so little about him … at least very little that is true.
  • Liam’s change from partying bachelor to heir to the throne was interesting and his relationship with Ophelia was like from a fairy tale. I’m sort of sad they have such a hard time finding a time and place to just be together and be happy.
  • I never truly liked Gemma, but she kind of fascinates me. She’s a lot smarter than people give her credit for anyway.
  • Cyrus and his daughters are one of the most hilarious elements of the show. Nonetheless, he is such a creep and you wonder how he could possibly be the brother of Simon. They are nothing alike! His actions are repulsive and selfish through and through.
  • Marcus was one of my favourite people as well! During the finale I couldn’t believe that I missed that he’s into Ophelia … Seriously, I must’ve been off my game because something like that usually doesn’t pass me. In hindsight though, it totally makes sense and I feel for him, because he doesn’t stand a chance against Liam at the moment.
  • The Finale!!! Just thinking about what happened in the last 5 minutes, it’s torture to wait until next Season with all that information. Robert was murdered, Simon is dead, Cyrus is King, Prudence is pregnant from him and what on earth is this Domino thing??? I mean that’s definitely one way to go and leave everyone clueless.

I think that sums up the whole Season and what I liked about it: so much drama! Let me hear your thoughts on the topic!

Arrow Season 3 Finale

So, another show that’s over for now is Arrow. They’re already planning/shooting Season 4, but let’s talk about the Season 3 Finale “My Name is Oliver Queen” first. Beware of Spoilers!

It is with shame that I have to say that I wasn’t as invested in this Season as I’ve been before. I don’t really know what the reason was, but everyone just kept dying and being resurrected. Also, it frustrated me to no end that Oli kept pushing everyone away that tried to help him. I guess they finally put an end to that – seen as he “retired” during the Season Finale and finally acknowledged that he needs his friends and family. Let’s break down the events of the episode:

  • Oliver is still Oliver and not the heir to the demon. I suppose that’s pretty important to mention. He managed to finally kill Ra’s and escaped his fate of having to become the new one. I don’t think his retirement will last long, but good for him being happy at last. I couldn’t have taken it any longer if he pushed Felicity away … again. They drove off into the sunset together, I should just be happy.
  • Is Oliver still married to Nyssa? Is a Nanda Parbat wedding legitimate? That’s like a real issue for my Olicity-heart.
  • We all knew Malcolm probably didn’t save everyone out of goodwill. I never fully comprehended his actions, but since he’s the new Ra’s al Ghul I guess he finally got what he wanted.
  • Thea is officially Speedy now and while I am no fan of that particular red colour, her disguise looks great on her!
  • Poor John … he’s not really getting the most out of this finale. He technically has his friend back but there is a rift in their friendship and it will take a lot of time to mend it.
  • Ray is seriously one of the best people on the planet. I mean of course I’m a Olicity advocate, but Ray’s just too good to be true. He’s intelligent and really understanding. He supports Team Arrow and holds no grudges and he only ever wants the best for Felicity. That explosion at the end though … I don’t really see him being dead but I want a good explanation as to how he survived it. Maybe his nano tech helped? I don’t know …
    (Sorry, slight update on that: They revealed how he survived in the First Look for Legends of Tomorrow, click here to see the promo – couldn’t stop laughing when Arthur Darvill said he was a Time Master …)
  • A short appearance of the Flash never hurts, especially since it’s often coupled with some really funny statements from Barry or Felicity.

You probably noticed that my enthusiasm wasn’t at it’s peak. Maybe I’ll get more excited as soon as Season 4 approaches. Any thoughts?

Chicago Fire Season 3 Finale

Let’s start by saying that I absolutely cannot wait until Season 4 … not after what happened last night. Chicago Fire was once again at it’s best, leaving us with a lot to think about until fall. Here we go with the review for the “Spartacus” episode (Spoilers ahead!).

The promo already had me in a panic. I was neither willing to loose Severide nor Gabby since those two are pretty much my favourites. Turns out my fear was unnecessary, but let’s go through it character by character and see what the Season Finale had in store for us:

  • Whenever Casey and Voight talk normal with each other, I still get that uneasy feeling because of their past. I just can’t shake it off, even though I love Voight as head of Intelligence on Chicago PD. Now that Antonio and Hank have talked Casey into working undercover, he already gets nearly discovered at the start of his “mission”. While everyone thinks he dodged a bullet, Nesbitt witnesses a talk between Casey and the guys from PD … we all know that’s no good. So while most people thought the person in danger would be someone trapped in the fire, it’s actually Matt Casey. Dawson finds poor Katya bloody (and probably dead) on his apartment floor with Casey missing. Voight better have a plan now!
  • The past weeks the tension between Truck and Squad has been building up. I thought we were so done with this topic in … I don’t know, like Season 1 but apparently we weren’t. Especially Otis has been riled up about the whole Scott Rice thing and when Cruz joins Squad he feels utterly betrayed. But no worries – the bromance didn’t hit a major rock because they make up by the end of the episode.
  • Herrmann and Chili still pursue their business idea for chilled champagne. It was the thing that finally made Chili connect with the rest of the people at the fire house and she and Herrmann seem to grow closer in their mutual quest. I would have loved for one of those funny business ideas to finally work, but some big company got the product on the market before they did …
  • Sylvie and Roman are starting a thing and I kind of dig it! Crossover romances are the best!!
  • Now … on to a bit of a controversial topic. I have no idea how to start this! Let’s maybe begin by saying that I am not against Dawsey as a couple, but they don’t really excite me. Ever since the show started Gabriella and Severide were my favourite people on the show (plus Shay … may she rest in peace) and I always wanted them to have more scenes together. I didn’t necessarily see them as a couple, but then again: wouldn’t that be spicy? After Shay passed, I saw them connecting a little more by investigating her murder, but the show didn’t pursue this any further. Now, I know they fight a lot, but I’ve always just kind of seen a spark there and I feel very, very reassured in my assumption after last night’s episode. Their near death experience brought them closer and even made them flirty with each other (Gabby saying “big, strong Squad-guy to save me” was epic!) and then that hug … I know that people still want Dawsey, but I’d be totally for a little Gabby-Severide-experiment. (April wasn’t really in the picture the past episodes anyway …)
  • Then the shocker at the end (… besides Casey missing): it seems Gabby is pregnant!! I knew it when she felt a little unwell at the beginning of the episode! That will mean a lot of change for her personally as well as career-wise. I’m looking forward to seeing how she handles it, especially without Casey. People probably love the idea of a Dawsey baby though!

So, I’m all set for Season 4 … already not liking the wait. What are your thoughts?

Eye Candy Season Finale

Seriously, people who are following me on Twitter know how obsessed I was with this show, live tweeting every week (and luckily getting retweeted by cast and crew) and generally getting way too emotional about it. Now the first Season is over and I want to recap/review the Season Finale of Eye CandySpoilers ahead!

I always get mad at shows with only ten episodes, because they last for such a short time, but on the other hand they are often more precise in their story arc than longer shows. Eye Candy (or rather MTV) really surprised me with barely having any bad episodes and mostly being on point and topic-related. Just as a little summary/reminder: Lindy, a hacker, starts working with the NYC Cyber Crimes Unit after it turns out one of her online dates is a serial killer. (That’s really the short, short version – click here to read my take on the Series Premiere!)

Now let’s talk about the finale:

  • The obvious elephant in the room first: Who would have thought that Jake is the flirtual killer? Just when I was about to semi-accept Jindy as a thing … Well, better him than Tommy. After getting a glimpse of Jake as a kid (adorable but disturbing), we find out more about his motivation behind killing and his obsession with Lindy. I think the voice-over of the killer (which I actually loved) just really threw me off his tracks. So, very well done, especially kudos to Ryan Cooper for the creepy acting in the last episode!
  • I just need a second to express my appreciation for Harvey Guillen as George. That guy is hilarious!
  • Connor probably wasn’t my favourite character this season, but I do feel sorry for him. His friends just keep dying – first his date, then Tessa and then Sophia has a close call. Let’s hope for a bit of a less eventful time for both of them to recover.
  • Now, last but not least, Lindy. She finally found a clue about her sister that might actually lead somewhere. I get why she left immediately, but I hate that Tindy is apart for now (just like Bellarke on the 100 – not cool!!). That last cyber farewell with Tommy was heartbreaking, because I truly love all their scenes together and I would have liked for them to have an actual conversation face-to-face. I am glad she forgave him, but I think he would have helped her in her search for Sara. He clearly stated that he would never stop looking for her and he even “stole” equipment from the Cyber Crimes Unit in order to help her, so her leaving is a bit pointless.

With the Sara-cliffhanger (Who was she afraid of? Who did she want to protect Lindy from?) I definitely want or rather I NEED another Season. I am desperately hoping ratings were good enough. I definitely loved it either way!

What were your thoughts on Eye Candy?

UPDATE 4/18/2015:

The show has been cancelled and I am devastated!!!

The Librarians Season Finale

I really enjoyed watching this series and am quite sad that The Libarians are over for now. I’m really hoping for another season, but for now, let’s talk about what the first Season had in store for us. Spoilers ahead!

So, the show definitely had it’s ups and downs, but all in all I liked it very much – more than I liked the second and third movie of the franchise at least. One thing I am sad about is that the way the first Season ended would be the perfect ending for the show, but I still want more and I’m afraid it’s going to ruin a future ending. But, a second Season still isn’t confirmed, so maybe they just wanted to make sure it didn’t end on a huge cliffhanger (I seriously appreciate that!). Now, let’s talk about the Season finale:

  • The alternate librarians were absolutely amazing, but Cassandra was definitely the coolest of them all. I loved her all through this season, because she’s sweet and innocent but also so incredibly intelligent. Aside from that it was interesting to see how Baird played a different role in all their lives and how different the world could’ve turned out to be if it weren’t for Flynn.
  • Talking of Flynn – I loved him in the movies, but I wasn’t really bothered at all that he barely appeared in the show, because I found him a bit annoying. Yet, he did save Baird in the end, so I will give him credit for that.
  • The final revelations about Dulaque, who’s really Lancelot Du Lac, and Jenkins, who’s Galahad were a bit rushed for me. They did make the finale a double feature, but the episodes didn’t have anything to do with each other and I would have preferred it, if they spent more time talking about this. The fact that Jenkins had something to do with Camelot was already hinted at by his meeting with Morgana, but I did not see that coming. I have no idea how closely the show follows the Arthurian legend, but that revelation would basically mean that Dulaque is Jenkins’ father (because Galahad was Lancelot’s illegitimate son) … talk about family issues.
  • As I mentioned above, the actual finale would have been worthy of a series finale, even though I imagine there is still a lot to tell. Everything was so resolved though – We got the library back, Baird and Flynn are together, fighting the bad guys and cutting the others loose to go on their own adventures, who in turn decide to stay together as well, rather than splitting up.
  • The first Season as a whole was quite interesting. Sometimes it got a bit too silly for me, but I liked the mix of more serious cases versus the casual ones. I am still not a huge fan of the visual effects, but they did get better with time. Maybe I’m just imagining that though. My favourite episodes include the one with the haunted house and the one where they all turned into fairy tale characters. Any favourites you want to talk about?

It was a good start for the series and I am eager to find out if there will be more. What are your thoughts on the Librarians?