Stephanie Watches Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3×08 “Many Heads, One Tale”



    Mack confronts Coulson about his newfound relationship with their very recent enemy Rosalind, or “Ros” as he now affectionately calls her. He is right to be concerned, but we all know Coulson’s got this. He’s always got it.

    May is giving Lincoln the hate-stare, which is well deserved. Lincoln is now living at the SHIELD base (ugh) and he and Daisy awkwardly talk about their terrible kiss from a few episodes ago. They seem to be moving past it. GOOD. No more of that nonsense. But they’re probably just trying to build the tension between them.

    Coulson gets everyone together to tell them he’s launching “Project Spotlight” to peer into every corner of the ATCU to figure out what’s going on with Lash and what they’re gonna do with him and the other Inhumans. Mack feels a little embarrassed because -duh!- Coulson’s got this. Bobbi and Hunter go undercover as a hacker and an FBI agent, Daisy and Mack help them out and feed them information to get through the base, and May and Lincoln are on standby to pick them up if (re: when) things go awry.

    You left your intelligence gathering phone at your apartment, didn’t you?”
    “I almost didn’t but I thought it might be rude.”

    Ros comes to the base and they “sweep” her phone aka scan everything and send it directly to Daisy. She uses the information to tell Hunter what to say to make him a convincing hacker. Plus, he’s being insufferable enough that the guy at the base really doesn’t want to talk to him much, anyway. Bobbi goes to an underground part of the facility and finds a secret lab full of fish oil pills…and then finds crates of bodies that have clearly failed terrigenesis. They’re giving terrigen to as many people as possible. Eek!

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    Stephanie Sees Gone Dark by Otherworld Theatre


    It was a dark and windy night in Chicago, the perfect atmosphere to enjoy an immersive play about vampire hunters, using the historic Epworth United Methodist Church as its backdrop to add an even creepier feel to the experience. Gone Dark, the latest production by Otherworld Theatre and written by playwright Stuart Bousel, is a gothic thriller about a society of vampire hunters who convene for their annual reunion and what happens when one of them is lured towards the darkness by the very thing they hunt.

    With my vampire friend Bradford at my side, we were led through the innermost bowels of the church to experience scene after scene that moved the story along. From brothels to bedrooms to courtyards, the performance utilized every room to its advantage, taking the audience on a journey with the characters. Continue reading

    Stephanie Watches Twin Peaks: 1×08 “The Last Evening”


    A drunken man walks in a way that is quite impossible for a sober man to imitate, and vice versa. An evil man has a way, no matter how clever – to the trained eye, his way will show itself. Am I being too secretive? No. One can never answer questions at the wrong moment. Life, like music, has a rhythm. This particular song will end with three sharp notes, like deathly drumbeats.”

    The Murder

    Where we last left off, Donna and James were searching Jacobi’s place for Laura’s missing tape. When Donna presses a button, they are both insanely troubled by Jacobi’s sound-system. “I JUST HIT A BUTTON!” Oh my god! Maybe you shouldn’t be hitting buttons when you’re breaking and entering someone’s home? They were just so startled by this, I was laughing so hard. Anyway, they find the necklace and tape from the night Laura died, so at least their mission was a success.

    Jacobi is less successful. He doesn’t make it to “Laura” aka Maddy. He gets beaten by a heavy-breathing masked man in black on the way.

    Hey, what’s up, doc? It’s Laura in case you haven’t guessed. It’s Thursday, the 23rd, and I’m so bored. Actually, I’m in kind of a weird mood. God, James is sweet…but he’s so dumb…and right now I can only take so much of sweet. Hey, remember that mystery man I told you about? Well, if I tell you his name, then you’re gonna be in trouble. He wouldn’t be such a mystery man anymore, but you might be history, man. I think, a couple of times, he’s tried to kill me. But guess what, as you know, I sure got off on it. Hmm, isn’t sex weird? This guy can really light my f – i – r – e, as in red corvette. Uh-oh, here comes mom with milk and cookies.”

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