Y: The Last Man Season 1 Episode 9- Peppers Recap

Y The Last Man S1Ep9 Peggy, Kim & Regina Stage a Coup

In episode 9, Roxanne fully embraces her role as societal enforcer, moving beyond her Mariska Hargitay impression in order to take her rage and lust for vengeance to a whole new level. She and Nora continue their struggle over who the Amazons should be as a group. Yorick, Allison and 355 develop closer ties to the people of Marrisville. Beth and her resistance friends use the security information Christine gave her. General Peggy turns against Jennifer, which gives Regina and Kim the leverage (and military backing) they need to stage a coup.

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Happy Holidays 2021 Part 2- Let’s Sing!

It’s been nonstop grief around this household since November 2018, when Mr Metawitches’ mom died at the age of 100 (!!) and the losses have kept coming (yes, we were doing pandemic grief before pandemic grief was cool πŸ˜±πŸ€―πŸ™πŸ˜œπŸ§›β€β™€οΈπŸ‰ ). So, the Metawitches are ready for a little comfort and joy this holiday season, despite being virtually locked in again due to compromised immune systems and the latest scifi-ready coronavirus variant. With that, here are some of our favorite recent holiday Youtubes.

Let’s start with a magical Glee reunion from Darren Criss and Adam Lambert:

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Y: The Last Man Season 1 Episode 8- Ready. Aim. Fire. Recap

S1 Episode 7: My Mother Saw A Monkey Recap is HERE.

Episode 8 focuses solely on the PriceMax Amazon storyline, showing flashbacks of Roxanne’s origin story and how she joined forces with the women from the domestic violence shelter. In the present day, Sam continues to clash with Hero and the rest of the group until things come to a head. Nora works to convince Roxanne that she and Mack belong with the Amazons, even though they haven’t had experiences with men that she considers abusive or traumatic.

Ted Campbell forced Nora to fire a gun. (He was her boss and the POTUS. She couldn’t say no.) As someone who’s had traumatic experiences with guns, that would have been tough for me to get past. What else did he coerce her into that she never fully processed because she’s lived her life in survivor mode? There’s evidence that Nora was numb to most of her feelings and sleepwalking through her life before The Event.

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Farewell, Anne Rice: Interview with the Vampire, the Monster Within and Surviving Emotional Apocalypses

Plus, a Revisit to My Previous PostA Brief, Non-Exhaustive Tour Through My Favorite Romantic Vampire Media

Rest in peace, Anne Rice, 1941-2021.

As I note below in my vampire romance essay, my love of vampires didn’t start with Anne Rice. But my lifelong love affair with romantic vampires was brought into full bloom by her first book, Interview with the Vampire. I read Interview with the Vampire as soon as it came out in paperback when I was a teenager. I haven’t read all of her books, but I’ve read most of them, including some from each of the genres she wrote in. The vampires will always be my favorites, but I also love her witches, mummies, Servant of the Bones and Exit to Eden.

Perhaps due to the amount of suffering and loss she went through in her own life, Ms Rice has a way of expressing the emotional imperatives of her stories that are rivaled only by apocalypse and war stories. Her monsters, whether human or supernatural, are sympathetic because she knows that, no matter what our lives look like to others in the moment, many of us live our internal lives in an emotional apocalypse which requires the strengths and weaknesses of a monster to survive.

We are put through the emotional wringer in Rice’s introduction to her vampires – there is no mistaking what is most important to them, and it’s not blood. These vampires have deeply passionate feelings about everything, especially each other. The beauty and intensity of a vampire romance (or any monster romance) lies in admitting that we are the monster and can also love the monster in another, that opposite extremes exist in us at the same time and we can love, or at least accept, both ends of that spectrum.

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The Wheel of Time Season 1 Episode 2: Shadow’s Waiting Recap

In episode 2, Moiraine, Lan and the four young villagers begin their journey from Two Rivers to the White Tower, where they will get help from the Aes Sedai. The trolloc army follows close behind, forcing them to make dangerous choices. Moiraine grows weaker from her wound due to the trolloc poison that was on the weapon.

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The episode’s opening scene is not for the faint of heart.

A young boy crosses a Whitecloak encampment with a breakfast tray for Eamon Valda (Abdul Salis), a Questioner- think Witchfinder General, with all of the attendant misogyny, torture and murder. The Whitecloaks, or Children of the Light, believe that all uses of the One Power lead to the Darkness and must be stamped out with prejudice.

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Hanna Season 2 Episode 5: A Way to Grieve Recap

In episode 5 Hanna wrestles with the real-not real game that is life at the Meadows. As she grows closer to the other trainees, the feelings about Erik’s death that she’s held back for months resurface. Marissa works to escape from solitary confinement, while Mannion seeks a way to help her and Hanna.

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After her failed escape attempt in episode 4, Hanna resigns herself to life at the Meadows for the moment. But she hasn’t been brainwashed into thinking this is a good or normal life, the way the other trainees have. The photos and memorabilia from her fake life are continuous reminders of the life with Erik that’s gone.

Both of her parents sacrificed themselves so that she could live. She doesn’t need to pretend that she was loved, the way the other trainees do. There’s no way she would betray her parents by replacing their memories. If Utrax wants to succeed with her, they should present the new identity as a cover story, not as an erasure of her past.

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Hanna Season 2 Episode 4: Welcome Mia Recap

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In episode 4, Marissa finds a way into the Meadows and meets with Hanna. Hanna and Clara work through their differences. Jules and Sandy plan a heist followed by a party. Leo teaches the trainees about the Face/Trigger method of approaching a target.

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Marissa (Mireille Enos) wakes up in an inn in Northern France covered in bruises from her fight with Hanna in the truck on the ferry. She assesses the damage, then calls the organization who screened her apartment for bugs in episode 2. When Stephen Mannion (David Avery) answers, she gives the code name Vesuvius and says she needs help with a problem concerning Utrax she’s been trying to solve on her own. Mannion replies that Utrax no longer exists. Marissa tells him it’s still alive and he accepts her word. But their conversation is interrupted by an incoming call from John Carmichael (Dermot Mulroney), so she hangs up.

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The Wheel of Time Season 1 Episode 1: Leavetaking Recap

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Amazon Prime’s new high fantasy series The Wheel of Time is based on the 14 novel series by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. The series takes place in a future universe that looks like the late medieval past, after a cataclysmic battle between good and evil thousands of years ago brought societal collapse and confined the use of magic to women. Men are driven insane when they wield the One Power. Time is cyclical and as the Wheel of Time spins it creates the Pattern of Ages, with human lives as both the threads of the tapestry and drivers of the Wheel.

Souls are reborn, with some able to channel power and meant to change the course of history. 3500 years ago, one such soul, who became known as The Dragon but was a man named Lewis Therin, fought the Darkness and won, but at great cost. The world has never recovered. Now prophecy states that the Dragon has been reborn and will stop the Dark One again. The Aes Sedai, a powerful magical sisterhood, seek to find him before he comes into his power. He must be carefully managed so that he doesn’t destroy the world a second time.

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Y: The Last Man Season 1 Episode 6: Weird Al Is Dead Recap

Y-The Last Man S1Ep6 Yorick & 355 at Radiohead Memorial

In episode 6 of Y:The Last Man, 355 and Yorick are on the run with Dr Mann, who adds a third, distinctly different opinion to the discussion. Regina Oliver is ensconced in the Pentagon’s power structure, positioned as a foil for whatever President Brown tries to accomplish, no matter how large or small. Kim and Christine each try to figure out how far they can push the other with regard to Christine’s pregnancy. Hero, Sam, Nora and Mack discover more about the harsh methods favored by Roxanne and the Amazons at PriceMax.

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As the episode opens, General Reed’s elite squad of 3 trackers reaches Boston and questions Corporal Permar and her tear gas team from episode 5. Meanwhile, Agent 355 (Ashley Romans), Dr Mann (Diana Bang) and Yorick (Ben Schnetzer) have stopped for a pee break. While the two women wait for Yorick to finish, Allison wonders whether Yorick masturbates. She feels it’s too early in her dysfunctional relationship with Yorick for her to bring it up. What is the correct amount of time to wait after stabbing someone with a chef’s knife before discussing the details of their sex life, anyway?

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