Review: Groan and Bear It: Grimm 1.02: Bears Will Be Bears

This entry is part 2 of 25 in the series Grimm Season 1

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

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“She looked in the window and then peeped through the keyhole; seeing nobody in the house, she lifted the latch.”

For the sake of the American viewing public, we wish that she would have left the damn thing alone. As you no doubt have guessed from the episode’s title and the above quotation, this week is Grimm

J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon NokomisReview: Groan and Bear It: Grimm 1.02: Bears Will Be Bears

The Event 1.22 (Series Finale): Arrival

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

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“AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!” – J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

We open the final episode of The Event with Leila fighting off unconsciousness as the virus continues to ravage her system. Sean, prodding her awake, assures her that, through some hush-hush channels, the CDC has been contacted and that help in on the way. Leila tries to remind the poor dope that there’s a whole planet that needs saving and to …

J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon NokomisThe Event 1.22 (Series Finale): Arrival

Review: The Event 1.21: The Beginning of the End

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

“Do not seek evil gains; evil gains are the equivalent of disaster.” – Hesiod, The Theogony

The episode opens with Sophia in the middle of a cityscape full of dead people. She calls out to see if anyone is still alive, but there’s nothing but corpses and wrecked cars as far as the eye can see. Finally, she peers into the window of an SUV, and the face of a very sick …

J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon NokomisReview: The Event 1.21: The Beginning of the End

Review: The Event 1.20: One Will Live, One Will Die

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

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“There is a moment of difficulty and danger at which flattery and falsehood can no longer deceive, and simplicity itself can no longer be misled.” – Letters of Junius, No. 35, delivered to the Printer of the Public Advertiser, December 19, 1769.

We pick up with the search party finding the grieving Leila and the corpse Michael. Carlos confirms Michael’s status as a dead man. Sophia turns away for …

J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon NokomisReview: The Event 1.20: One Will Live, One Will Die

Review: The Event 1.19: Us Or Them

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

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“A coward turns away, but a brave man’s choice is danger.” – Euripides, Iphigenia in Tauris

We open with Jarvis’ swearing-in and Sterling just internally swearing as he watches it. Most astonishing of all, Jarvis admits his middle name is ‘Theodore’…like the Chipmunk. On the other hand, Martinez’s vital signs are falling through the floor at the hospital. The doctors proceed with brain surgery and are surprised by the lack …

J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon NokomisReview: The Event 1.19: Us Or Them

Review: The Event 1.18: Strain

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

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“Every one of you hath his particular plague….” – Pittacus, quoted by Plutarch in Morals: On The Tranquility of The Mind

In Murmansk, Russia, the corpsicle from the previous episode is being placed in a sort of makeshift clean room on board a ship. The area is sealed off by plastic and the hatch is sealed. The body is still wearing an old military uniform and the doctor involved is …

J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon NokomisReview: The Event 1.18: Strain

Review: The Event 1.17: Cut Off The Head

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

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“When Fortune flatters, she does it to betray.” – Publius Syrus

At the CDC, a specimen that looks like a cylinder of ice is being extracted from a freezer by Sleeper scientist Herbert Mills, while an FBI tactical team organizes outside the building to intercept him. As they move in to take him, he contacts Sophia and sends her the information he’s gathered via cell phone. She orders him to …

J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon NokomisReview: The Event 1.17: Cut Off The Head

Review: The Event 1.16: You Bury Other Things Too

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

“Suspicion is the companion of mean souls and the bane of all good society.” – Thomas Paine, Common Sense.

We open this episode with the wildest bus ride that anyone has ever been on. Six Flags only wishes it had this ride. Our passengers go from LA to Sleeper Suburbia in the blink of an eye. Which would’ve made for one hell of a speeding ticket. As everyone does their best …

J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon NokomisReview: The Event 1.16: You Bury Other Things Too

Review: The Event 1.15: Face Off

By J. Keith Haney and Rhiannon Nokomis

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And though our hearts are broken
We have to wipe the tears away
In vain, they did not suffer
Ten thousand strong will seize the day.
- Jon Schaffer, “Ten Thousand Strong”

We open with Sean and Vicki on the run from the Secret Service outside the Ambassador – the hotel, not the diplomat. Miraculously, they do not get run over, as they dart across the street without looking both ways …

J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon NokomisReview: The Event 1.15: Face Off

Review: The Event 1.14: A Message Back

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhinannon Nokomis

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“At certain revolutions all the damn’d/Are brought: and feel by turns the bitter change/Of fierce extremes, extremes by change more fierce.” – John Milton, Paradise Lost

Earth, you have a problem. So does the human working the control booth at SETI. They just received a return message from Thomas and Sophia’s people. Unfortunately, the human’s partner is a Sleeper, who kills him before he can tell the NSA. The Sleeper …

J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon NokomisReview: The Event 1.14: A Message Back

Review: The Event 1.13: Turnabout

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhinannon Nokomis

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“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” – Sun Tzu

Due to a technical glitch in our On-Demand from Comcast (Xfinity, my ass), the entire opening of this episode of “The Event” is MISSING. Feel free to call our Comcast company and cuss them out in whatever manner you choose. Personally, we think we should deduct seventy dollars from our bill. However, we shall continue from the first point …

J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon NokomisReview: The Event 1.13: Turnabout

Review: The Alien Revolution Will Not Be Televised: The Event 1.12: Inostranka

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

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“Those who sacrifice Liberty for Security deserve neither.” – Benjamin Franklin

We open with a direct order and, for once, not one of Sophia’s. No, this time the directive comes from Thomas – and it is directed at the major at Inostranka. Thomas wants him to order his men to the boiler room, where they will be subsequently disarmed. The major is less than impressed and refuses. So, Thomas’ man …

J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon NokomisReview: The Alien Revolution Will Not Be Televised: The Event 1.12: Inostranka