Monday, November 30, 2015

Downton Abbey - Season 6 Review

All good things must come to an end and with a Christmas special looming, the sixth season of popular ITV drama, Downton Abbey has been and aired and it was certainly a solid series to watch and for Julian Fellowes to bring things to a close with.

Episode 1: The resolution of Mr Green's death put Anna in the clear and Mary has to deal with a bit of blackmail from a hotel maid.
Episode 2: Marigold went missing for a moment while Daisy landed herself in hot water trying to defend Mr Mason.
Episode 3: Carson and Mrs Hughes finally got wed and Branson came back from America after a two episodes absence.
Episode 4: Gwen returns with a husband and Anna faces a pregnancy scare.
Episode 5: Robert's health took a turn for the worst, Edith was reunited with Bertie and Mary becomes suspicious about Marigold.
Episode 6: The house has an open day to raise funds for the hospital while Carson further isolates Thomas.
Episode 7: Molosley and Daisy rise to the challenges of examination day while Mary has second thoughts on Henry following a motor crash.
Episode 8: The feature length finale which had the best showdown with Mary and Edith for a long time as well as the misfortune of Thomas nearly dying (thankfully he did not) as well as the wedding between Mary and Henry Talbot.

An interesting enough final series, though it won't strictly feel final until the Christmas special itself has aired. I did like Edith standing up to Mary, her romance with Bertie but more so her growing confidence in running a newspaper while the likes of Branson, Mrs Hughes, Mrs Patmore and Anna had their moments. On the negative side, Thomas's storyline was too bleak for my liking at times and Mary's back and forth with Henry became fairly tedious in parts but the rapports with Isobel/Violet, Spratt/Denker (that one surprised me) and even Thomas/Andy (despite it not becoming romantic) were highlights of the series too.

Rating: 7 out of 10

My Review of Doctor Who's 9x11: "Heaven Sent"

Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Rachel Talalay

The Doctor: "The hybrid is me."

Or is it Me as in a certain Viking lady who played an indirect role into Clara's death? Now there's a question we won't have to wait too long to see resolved but as a means of ending this episode, it was something of a nice cliffhanger.

Had the BBC not actually spoiled what was due to come, I think most of us would've figured out that Gallifrey was fairly imminent anyways but the final scene with the Doctor on his home planet after so long and the confession finally said aloud was still a wonderful moment to behold the series. I really do hope that Hell Bent resolves this one beautifully to be honest.

Of course with the obvious long way return to Gallifrey being such a vocal part of this episode, the other main issue was the Doctor mainly going it alone for this 55 minutes. Steven Moffat - love or hate the man certainly has a way with experimenting with the show and while not all of his attempts have been favourable over the years, they've certainly left an impression. This episode is no different in that respect.

The Doctor going it alone was an interesting move. I already know that Peter Capaldi is both an amazing actor and Doctor respectively but this episode certainly tested his mettle to it's very limit and he made the whole thing look effortless. That's how incredible an actor Capaldi is and that's how lucky we are as an audience to have him as our Doctor. This episode alone will prove how much he'll be missed when he does step down from the role.

Seeing the Doctor locked in a castle of grief, increasing amount of skulls, flies, paintings of Clara and be stalked by the Veil (a creature plucked from his childhood) - a menacing, non speaking creature worked pretty well as the Doctor slowly began to realise where he was and what he needed to do in order to get out of it as well.

However for an episode that was supposed to be a one hander, Moffat kind of bended the usual rules with that particular trope (when doesn't he, eh?). We had the Veil in a non speaking role and we had a little boy when we landed on Gallifrey but despite being killed by the raven, we also had Clara in one of the most clever and affecting uses going.

For most of the episode, the Doctor was talking to her but not really seeing her. Clara was either turned away from him or invisibly writing on the chalkboard to challenge and motivate him at different key points in the episode. Then we saw her properly, comforting the Doctor when he was at his lowest and even telling him to get up off his arse and win. Nope, she really did say that and it's provoked something of an online discussion. Personally the use of the word 'arse' didn't offend me but I'll admit that it did jar a little and didn't seem needed for that scene though.

Of course while I love a good experimental episode as the next person, there were two overriding thoughts while watching this one. One - as much as I love the Doctor, he needs a companion and this episode reinforced that belief for me and two, this really could've done with losing ten minutes. In particular the last few where the episode was overemphasising the point a little too much and I found wishing for the Doctor to break the diamond wall and get to Gallifrey already. In that respect, less actually would've been a little more.

Also in "Heaven Sent"

Peter Capaldi was the only actor in the opening credits. Jenna Coleman and Jamie Reid Quarrell (the Veil) were credited at the end of the episode.

The Doctor: "I am the Doctor. I am coming to find you and I will never ever stop."

Is Steven Moffat really going to revive a plot from the 1996 TV Movie? I think he just might. I just don't see Ashildr being the Hybrid, it feels too easy if it's her.

The Doctor: "Rule one of dying: don't. Rule two: slow down."

The Doctor: "This is theatre. It's all about fear."

I hadn't actually realised that the skulls were actually modelled on Peter Capaldi. Now that really is impressive, isn't it? Plus we got a Room 12 in this episode.

The Doctor: "It's confession. I have to tell truths I've never told before."

The Doctor: "I'm not scared of hell. It's just heaven for bad people but how long do I have to be here?"

The use of a certain word aside, this episode was the most bloody I think we've had since the Colin Baker era of the show with Twelve getting royally burned by the Veil.

The Doctor: "I confess. I'm afraid."

Clara: "Doctor, it's time. Get up off your arse and win."

Standout music: This episode was easily one of Murray Gold's most striking work, wasn't it?

The Doctor: "People always get it wrong with Time Lords. We take forever to die."

Chronology: From where Face The Raven essentially left off.

Now this was an interesting episode. An essentially solo Doctor, a little more gore than post 2005 has been used and a new/redefined reasoning as to why the Doctor left his home planet in the first place. Heaven Sent certainly wasn't a dull affair in the slightest but much as I enjoyed the episode and think it's great that Moffat can still genuinely surprise and challenge with the series, this is not an experiment I'd want to see repeated in the near future. As for Peter Capaldi, he truly was sublime in this one.

Rating: 8 out of 10

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Becoming The Darkest Couple Of Them All

It's been a few weeks and some shows I still need to catch a bit up on but for the ones I have, here's a bit of a rundown of them.

Arrow: This season has been a bit of an improvement on the previous one but the flashbacks nowadays are getting more and more tedious to watch and I really wish the show would scrap them altogether or relegate them for every few episodes and have them be more relevant to the main narrative. That being said between Sara being brought back to life, Diggle learning his brother was still alive, Ray being alive and Thea managing to find a way to control her bloodlust, things certainly haven't been dull and the guest appearance of Constantine was most definitely a pleasant turn up for the books as well.

Once Upon A Time: I've not been finding this season as engaging as I've wanted to and there have been times when I've found some of the timeline utterly confusing but the last few episodes kind of have pushed things along a little better. Zelena gave birth and retained her malicious ways, Emma revealed that she damned Hook to a fate he didn't want and there was even a nice team up episode with Merida, Mulan and Ruby for good measure. That being said, Merlin is a bit hit and miss and Arthur simply doesn't cut it as a villain for me. I guess I'm just ready for this Dark One/Camelot arc to be done with already.

Supergirl: Five episodes in and this show has been a heap of fun to watch. Like The Flash, this series has been somewhat lighter but not to the point where a good dramatic moment can't happen like the expansion of Kara and Alex's different relationships with their families, more hints about the overall arc and Henry being all mysterious. While I don't think Winn has stepped out of the comic relief role he seems saddled in, I do like that Jimmy and Cat have had a little bit of development, I've liked the arrival of Lucy Lane so far and some of the guest villains have worked well - especially Livewire. How does she do it? Quite well, considering how fantastic this show has been to watch so far.

The Flash: Another show continuing to deliver the goods is this one. So far, I have yet to see any real signs of a sophomore slump as the last couple of episodes have been a blast to watch. The Earth 2 plotline has provided a lot of great material with the likes of a new Wells, Doctor Light and Zoom of course (an incredible villain so far) but also with some returning villains such as Grodd, new characters like Patty and even the natural progression with the main cast themselves. As for who Zoom will turn out to be, I definitely it's someone we may already know.

 - Jonathan Whitesell has been cast as Hercules, Kacey Rohl as Megara and Greg Germann as Distinguished Gentleman/Hades for the second half of Once Upon A Time's fifth season.
- BD Wong will be playing Professor Hugo Strange in the second half of Gotham's second season.
- Matt Ryan may become a regular on Legends Of Tomorrow as John Constantine if the show makes it to a second season.
- There are rumours of a possible crossover between Supergirl and The Flash.
- Marcia Cross will be appearing as Caleb's mother in Quantico soon.
- Tom Amandes has been cast as the Calculator for Arrow. Colton Haynes will also be reprising his role as Roy for the second half of the fourth season.
- Sonia Braga has been cast as Claire Temple's mother for Luke Cage.
- Game Of Thrones have released a certain promotional poster for the sixth season that indicates a certain character may be returning.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

My Review of Empire's 2x09: "Sinned Against"

Written by Eric Haywood
Directed by Paul McCrane

Skye: "Thank you for seeing me."
Jamal: "Thank you for letting me."

Okay, can I pretend that last scene didn't happen or at the very least can I hope that it was a moment where both Jamal and Skye got caught up in the moment and next week's finale won't push a trope that I really don't want to watch, yes? I like being optimistic and considering that every other character on this show is straight, we don't need to see Jamal exploring whether or not he likes women after all.

Other than that, I'm really glad the show got Alicia Keys for an episode. Although it didn't seem like there was a big difference between her and her character, Skye Summers (except maybe purple hair), I did overall enjoy the character (minus that completely not needed kiss) and I actually thought both her and Jamal made some lovely music together and that's all these two should be making. Whether it's the writers or the networks, either way, knock it off. You have plenty of straight characters on the show as it is.

Anyways moving along, this week we also saw Lucious being told he was past it by a certain guest guest star (more on that later) and this resulted in him being more determined into buying into that streaming company, even going as far as to actually take Andre's advice but judging by next week, it looks like it's going to be a decision he'll regret though.

On the plus side, he did manage to expose Laz for who he really is in front of Hakeem and Cookie and didn't seem as smug about it as he usually would've done in that sort of situation. I'm really glad they finished up that story as soon as Laz conveniently began to show some signs of having a conscience for scamming Cookie in the first place. Laz, you were pretty but the door is that a way.

Keeping with Cookie for a bit - I did like the scenes with her, Candace, Carol and former cell mate, Pepper (played by Rosie O'Donnell). Actually the scenes were some of the strongest this week - ranging from hilarious to actually revealing - about the sisterly dynamic with Cookie, Carol and Candace and the friendship with Cookie and Pepper was pretty fun to watch as well. O'Donnell can come back for another episode far as I'm concerned.

Aside from that this week we had Anika in full stalker mode. I've seen some fans complain about her unhealthy obsession with Hakeem seems a bit much and a part of me agrees. Like Michael this season, they're genuinely struggling with her but I wouldn't be too sad if her antics did result in Hakeem and Laura splitting up. The only thing that shocked me was that Anika just didn't tell Hakeem she was pregnant but I guess they're leaving that one for next week, right?

Also in "Sinned Against"

What exactly did Carol do while Cookie was in prison? I guess we won't have long to wait for that one.

Candace: "You can keep on counting Cookie cos I don't do prisons."
Cookie: "Bitch!"

Keeping with the guest stars, co-creator himself Lee Daniels appeared briefly in this episode. He was the one to tell Lucious he was past it.

Lucious: "Trust me I've got a few great decades left in me but for the record, Empire would be thrilled to have Skye Summers on it's roster."

Carol: "I ain't going nowhere with you Cookie unless it's to get something to eat."

Rhonda seemed a little too accepting of Lucious handing over an expensive house to her and Andre? She's not stupid, she must have some suspicions for his motives.

Lucious: "What do you want?"
Hakeem: "This son can't be bought."

Skye: "I envy you man."
Jamal: "Why you envy me woman?"

Standout music: Jamal/Skye's "Powerful" as well as Hakeem/Laura's "Miracles".

Anika: "It's clear that you love me."
Hakeem: "I don't love you so get it through your damn head."

Chronology: Not long from where My Bad Parts left off.

A strong episode, though not as great as the previous one. That being said, aside from one scene that the show really could've done without, Sinned Against certainly had some great moments and some great music though.

Rating: 8 out of 10

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

My Review of Gotham's 2x10: "The Son Of Gotham"

Written by John Stephens
Directed by Rob Bailey

Gordon: "Son of Gotham?"
Theo: "Goodbye James. I couldn't have done it without you."

Well, this episode had some moments of utter predictability, some nice twists and a confrontation that I wished that had lasted a tiny bit longer. Needless to say, I rather enjoyed this one, purely as it worked well for setting up next week's mid season finale too.

Let's get the predictable stuff out of the way first, shall we? Theo Galavan became a free man and all because of former Mayor James continued to show his utter uselessness and cowardice by claiming that Oswald kidnapped him instead. Oh well, prison was fun while it lasted for Theo and he wasted no time in lording it over Gordon by having him kidnapped and beaten up while most revealing his plans for Bruce at the same time. At least Oswald came in time to stop Gordon from becoming a dead man.

Keeping with the predictable element of the episode, the last scene where Theo managed to get Bruce I guess we all saw coming. On the plus side by next week, this plot should be handily resolved and Bruce will have other problems to deal with in the second half of the season. Also, at least he got a chance to show off being clever in this episode.

I liked that Bruce and Selina teamed up with Tom the knife (Tommy Flanagan marginally better here than he was in Revenge earlier this year) in order to trick Silver. At first it took me a little while to realise that it wasn't a cliche kidnap scenario or that Silver herself wasn't trying to trick Bruce either. It was a clever ploy, exposed Silver for the amateur manipulator that she is and it also brought Bruce and Selina a little closer together as well. Overall, it was the strongest plot of the episode.

Another potentially great one was the confrontation between Alfred and Tabitha. Finally after ten episodes, Tabitha went up against someone she couldn't easily kill and while she certainly left Alfred for dead in a garbage truck, he definitely gave as good as he got. I just hope someone gets to him in time because both Gordon and Bruce are otherwise occupied.

Also in "The Son Of Gotham"

I am loving The Odd Couple style rapport with Nygma and Oswald, even if they didn't have many scenes this week.

Selina (to Bruce): "The best liars always tell the truth."

Leslie is starting to show some suspicion for Kringle's death. At least Oswald kind of destroyed her glasses.

Leslie (re Kringle/Tom): "But he was abusive."
Nygma: "Love."

Tom (to Bruce): "Pleasure doing business. Sorry about the slaps."

Barnes got a funny comment by describing a massage parlour as a 'rub and thub'. Other than that, he didn't do much of consequence in this episode.

Tabitha (to Alfred): "For the record, I was telling the truth. I have no idea where Bruce Wayne is but I'll tell him you were asking."

Barbara was the only regular not in this episode. I bet she'll play a role in the second half of the season's main plot though. Dent popped up briefly in this one.

Theo (to Gordon): "Here you're the prisoner and I'm free."

Chronology: Not long from where A Bitter Pill To Swallow left off.

A bit better than the previous two weeks, The Son of Gotham was mainly set up for the mid season finale next week. Hopefully by next week we should have a satisfying resolution to this whole Galavan/Saint Dumas Brotherhood arc.

Rating: 7 out of 10

Monday, November 23, 2015

My Review of Doctor Who's 9x10: "Face The Raven"

Written by Sarah Dollard
Directed by Justin Molotnikov

Clara (to the Doctor): "Let me be brave. Let me be brave."

And the moment came at last. I've been unable to shake off the feeling this series that perhaps Clara Oswald lasted a year longer than she organically should've done and given that there has been a heavier emphasis on the character's growing recklessness, this episode felt inevitable as well as sad to boot.

Clara, whether you love her, hate her or are simply indifferent towards her is a defining companion. It's not a hyperbolic statement but a cold, hard fact. I've seen some people on social media react in a myriad of ways to the character for the last three series and her death also stirred another myriad of reactions to boot as well. For me, this was something of an interesting note to end on.

Like Amy and Rory before her and certainly eschewing the preferred method of Russell T. Davies companion departures, Clara's demise happened not only two episodes before the actual finale itself but also at the hands of fate's cruelty and her own recklessness. Clara might have saved the life of a young man in the returning Rigsy but she also doomed her own by taking the chronolock forced on Rigsy by Ashildr as well.

I have to admit, under maybe some further scrutiny, the mystery and general plot might not stand up that well to scrutiny but for a debut episode, Sarah Dollard had bigger fish to fry and the use of the trap street concept was something I thought the episode actually executed pretty well.

The street itself was well lit and creepy and the central idea of Rigsy having a tattoo counting down his death for a crime that never happened added a certain momentum to proceedings. Rigsy was merely a message from Ashildr in order to get the Doctor's attention. Clara's recklessness was the ultimate price for that message though.

Proving that even a companion who has scattered herself across the Doctor's timestream can be breakable, Clara chose to face the raven (that was what the Quantum Shade, controlled by Ashildr would morph into) and ended the episode by actually dying but not after we got something of a heartfelt performance between Jenna Coleman and Peter Capaldi.

Whether fans like it or not, Clara Oswald will ultimately be a defining companion for the series and in particular Capaldi's era. I still think the character might have stayed a series longer than needed and in spite of the fact that Coleman herself will factor into the last two episodes in some capacity, this was certainly a memorable exit for the former nanny and English teacher.

Speaking of the Doctor - we've seen him react with grief, sombreness and regret with previous companion departures but the manner in which Clara died brought out his anger and it was Capaldi at his most intense as well as he vowed vengeance on the people responsible for his companion's demise. Given what's already been revealed about the finale, it's not much of a spoiler to say that Ashildr had her own hand forced by the Time Lords to get the Doctor to a certain place as well, now is it?

I have to admit this was another interesting episode for Ashildr and the character certainly has an unpredictable quality that will make her an interesting recurring player for the rest of Capaldi's era. Rigsy did admirably enough in this episode too but I kind of felt that in spite of being framed for a crime that didn't happen, he was a little underused compared to Ashildr though.

Also in "Face The Raven"

Since the last time we've seen him, Rigsy has a partner named Jem and a daughter named Lucy. He was the Craig to the Doctor's Clara, wasn't he?

Rigsy (re Clara): "She enjoyed that way too much."
The Doctor:"Tell me about it. It's an ongoing problem."

In the trap street (yes, I got the Harry Potter comparisons), we saw a Cyberman, an Ood, a Sontaran and some Judoon as well as an Ice Warrior.

Ashildr: "Infinite lifespan, finite memory. It makes for an awkward social life."

The Doctor: "Still saving the world from me then?"
Ashildr: "It's still here, isn't it?"

Ashildr took on the name Mayor Me and demanded the Doctor's confession dial as well in this episode. If that wasn't a hint she was working for the Time Lords, then what is?

Ashildr (to everyone): "Peace on this street depends on one thing. To breach it is to face the raven."

The Doctor: "Can I not be the good cop?"
Clara: "Doctor, we've discussed this. Your face."

Once again, this episode referenced Clara and Jane Austen. I can't help thinking if Clara were bisexual that Steven Moffat would've been a lot more blatant about it, wouldn't he? Also a Danny Pink mention in this episode.

Ashildr (to the Doctor): "Please no resistance. You've already lost."

Clara: "We can fix this, can't we? We always fix it."
The Doctor: "No."

Although scrapped for timing, Sarah Dollard revealed that Rigsy later informed Clara's family of her passing. The episode should've been allotted some extra time for that moment.

Clara: "Goodbye, Doctor."

Chronology: 2015 London and Trap Street I guess.

Well, this was certainly a memorable episode, wasn't it? Face The Raven certainly lived up to it's promise of death and I have to admit, in a way, Clara got a slightly better exit than her predecessors did and with the threat of a vengeful Doctor and Gallifrey looming (along with the hybrid stuff), the last two episodes are certainly going to end things on a memorable note.

Rating: 9 out of 10

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Recap/Review: How To Get Away With Murder's 2x09: What Did We Do?

And this just happened. When it comes to mid season and actual finales, this show is on fire and this is an episode that once you've seen, you won't be forgetting any time soon. As for Annalise's shooting, that bit might not shock you but other things will, big time.

Written by Michael Foley And Erika Green Swafford
Directed by Bill D'Elia

Now It'll Work: Hot damn. I think in the end, maybe it had to be Wes who would end up shooting Annalise, especially as a consequence of being told that Rebecca was dead but even with the obviousness of it, I still found the moment where he pulled the trigger after she goaded him to aim for the leg pretty shocking to watch. Annalise's great plan to make it look like Catherine went on a homicidal rampage spectacularly blew up in her face and while Connor, Michaela and Laurel were just about able to resist her goading, Wes succumbed to it and shot her. Except that wasn't the only thing we learned about this episode concerning him.

Christoph: So, as Annalise was bleeding out on the floor she kept calling Wes 'Christoph' and then we had a flashback to 10 years earlier where a little boy of the same name was being interviewed at the police station before being told his mother had been killed. Then there was Annalise and Eve wondering about their own responsibility for the woman's death. First of all - totally glad that Eve turned out not to be the shooter in all this and secondly, this 'Christoph' is going to mean more of her in the second half of the season and a bigger delving into Wes's past, both of which work for me.

She Had It Coming: Maybe I should've felt sorry for Sinclair but for some reason and in spite of the points she made about a few characters in this episode, I just couldn't do it. We found out halfway through the episode that Asher inadvertently backed into her with his car and killed herself and then Bonnie and Asher threw her off the roof of the Hapstall manor. This now effectively means that everyone on this show has either covered up a murder or has actually murdered someone. This darker path the show is taking with Asher though, I kind of love. However we're still in the dark as to what he actually confessed to with the cops.

Doing Anything For Her: Sinclair's actions really became her own undoing this week. Going after Asher's father resulted in him committing suicide and needling Nate resulted in him being fired as well and even trying to appeal to his better side in order to take down Annalise didn't exactly work in her favour either. Then there was the unwise moment of baiting Asher and getting killed as a result. As an antagonist, she had more bite than Wendy and I'll kind of miss her for that but I do think it was smart of the show to kill her off now rather than overextend her welcome.

The Case: Is still hanging in the air, isn't it? We didn't get any closer to actually finding out who murdered the Hapstalls, only that Catherine looked guilty by having a gun and that Annalise decided to hang her out to dry and only represent Caleb instead. Then we also had Frank drugging Catherine and leaving her out in the woods but with six episodes left, it'll be interesting to see how this case is resolved amongst the other myriad of storylines they've set up for the second half of the season.

The show returns from February 11th on ABC.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Recap/Review: American Horror Story: Hotel - Flicker

Now we're at the half way point of the season, it's the best to finally give the Countess something of a backstory - parts of which were surprising and some it less so. Here goes.

Written by Crystal Liu
Directed by Michael Goi

The Great Love Of All: For those of you disappointed that last week spelled the end of Tristan Duffy and Finn Wittrock's time on the show, then you'll be happy to know that this episode brought back Wittrock as silent movie star, Rudolph Valentino along with his wife Natacha, whom the Countess (or mouse as the latter dubbed her) became romantically involved before Rudolph disappeared, was made into a vampire and then made both Natacha and Elizabeth into vampires too. Dodgy accent aside, it's actually a great of keeping Wittrock on the show and provided a decent explanation behind the Countess's thing with Tristan as well. More importantly, it seems that both Rudolph and Natacha were trapped in the walls of the Cortez by the Countess's jealous ex-husband and now they're free to cause some carnage.

Happily Never After: It was obvious from the second episode of this season that the Mr March and the Countess were married to each other and this episode showed us that in flashback along with the Countess encouraging her husband's murderous side. Of course she didn't love him as much as Rudolph and Natacha and therefore March decided to seal the pair up in the walls. The funny thing was that he waited until after she confessed that she intended to marry Will (bleurgh) that he gloated about that fact, while also admitting that they're now on the loose. Which should be a lot of fun along with the other several threads dangling about the place.

Showing Vulnerability: This episode was a big one for Lady Gaga. It was an episode where she could really show her worth as an actress and for the most part, I think she did a little better than expected. I think she showed some new enough edges to the Countess and I did like the scene early in the episode where Iris noted the Countess showing some actual fear where the latter realised that something had escaped. It's not quite an Emmy style performance but it does highlight that Gaga to her credit has been a wise choice to play the Countess though.

Closer To The Killer: This week when we weren't getting the Countess's backstory, we were also getting a little closer into solving the Ten Commandments Killer plotline as John found himself meeting vampire girl Wren. We learned that Wren had an alcoholic father and was made into a vampire by the Countess back in 1986 but somehow ended up in police custody in recent times. John got some tiny hints about the killer (it's really going to be him, isn't it?) and then Wren ended up being hit by a truck after this episode went to great lengths to humanise the character. Damn.

Nix This Story Please: Ryan Murphy - I like you, I really do but not only was Boone pretending to be gay on Scream Queens pretty insulting but having Will wanting to marry the Countess while maintaining that he is gay is also rather insulting to any television viewer with common sense. Given that every other male character on this bloody show is straight, is it really too much to ask that Will can't be more out and proud with his sexuality? At least he's likeable enough compared to other characters (and not murderous/crazy for now) but this storyline is mind numbingly stupid, insulting and regressive as anything. Just stop. It's 2015. This kind of shit doesn't make for entertaining, insightful, gripping or even mildly interesting television. If Will had any sense, he'd take his son and get the hell out of there before one of them becomes a vampire and the other ghost.

In two weeks time, we'll finally learn the truth about the Ten Commandments Killer and the deal struck between Sally and Mr March.