‘The Last of Us’ gave Tess a backstory and it’s heartbreaking

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‘Poker Face,’ ‘Shrinking,’ ‘The Bachelor’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

 

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‘The Winchesters’: All the doors that were closed to you.

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“Legend of a Mind”
November 15, 2022

THEN: “You’re ready for the war against the Akrida.”

NOW

Spending a lifetime of hunting monsters takes its toll. There comes a time when you gotta let out that pain inside you. If you don’t, it’ll eat you alive.

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‘The Winchesters’: Violence is always a choice.

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“The Art of Dying”
November 22, 2022

THEN: “I’m going to find a way to open all the doors that were closed for you.”

NOW

Hunting has a way of changing a person. After a while, right, wrong, good, evil, they all start to look the same. And then it starts to make you wonder, who’s really the monster here—them or me?

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In which Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter turns into a full-blown Constitutional crisis for the GOP

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‘The White Lotus’ finale, Trevor Noah’s last ‘Daily Show,’ ‘Emancipation’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

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‘The Winchesters’: Seeing past the darkness.

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“Masters of War”
November 1, 2022

THEN: None of this works without Mary. I need her.

NOW

Hannibal Park Hospital, St. Joseph, Missouri. [Electricity crackling softly]. A distressed man rushes out into the hospital’s hallway. He shouts back at an unseen group of people that they’re all vultures. He seems slightly dazed. He quietly mumbles that they’ll never know what it’s like.

As the man walks, rubble and tattered clothing appear on the hallway floor. A woman’s voice singing a song in French floats through the air. An air raid siren begins to wail and a voice shouts, incoming! The man flees from the flash of multiple explosions and the smoke that begins to fill the corridor.

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‘The Winchesters’: I don’t know who I am.

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“You’re Lost Little Girl”
October 25, 2022

THEN: I’m never going to let you walk out that door again without telling you, I love you. 

NOW

Lawrence, Kansas. A precious little girl with a shooting star barrette in her hair sends out an urgent call on her CB radio. Twinkle Star is trying to reach Big Rig Mama, a long-haul trucker who’s 10 in the wind and halfway to Hog Town.

Carrie says she can’t find Bernice anywhere. She pleads with her mother to come home and help find her. The sense of loss that this young actress conveys through her voice … push it too hard and it turns into whining. But she’s in the sweet spot of, ‘Yes, I will tear this house apart for you, and will not rest until Bernice is found.’

Well played Avangeline Friedlander. Well played.

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Did bad writing drive Henry Cavill away from ‘The Witcher?’ And if so, who do we fire?

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George R.R. Martin is out here playing on TV again instead of finishing the books. GO FINISH THE BOOKS, GEORGE.

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