Episode 10: Better Half
The eighth and final season of House was ordered on May 10, 2011. It premiered on October 3, 2011. It was the only season not to feature Lisa Edelstein as Dr. Lisa Cuddy. Olivia Wilde (Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley) also left the show after the third episode in order to further her film career, although she returned at the end of the series. On January 8, 2012, Kevin Reilly (Fox president of entertainment) stated that Fox had been "avoiding" a decision on the fate of the series, as it was "hard to imagine the network without House" and that the decision on the future of the series would be a "close call". Hugh Laurie's contract on House expired once the eighth season was over, and Laurie confirmed that once House was over, he would be moving on to strictly film roles. On February 8, 2012, in a joint statement issued by Fox and executive producers David Shore, Katie Jacobs, and Laurie, it was revealed that the season would be the last for House.
Episode 10: Better Half
It was announced that Shore would direct and co-write the final episode of the show and also that Wilde would return as Thirteen for the penultimate episode and the series finale. Edelstein did not return for the series finale. Kal Penn was reported to be in talks and returned as Dr. Lawrence Kutner. Amber Tamblyn also appeared briefly as Martha M. Masters for the finale. Jennifer Morrison appeared in the finale in a cameo appearance as Allison Cameron. Anne Dudek, Sela Ward and Andre Braugher also reprised their previous recurring/guest roles as Amber Volakis, Stacy Warner, and Darryl Nolan, respectively. The series finale aired on May 21, following a retrospective episode titled "Swan Song".
A marriage counselor (Jake Weber) collapses during a speaking engagement, when it is discovered that, in addition to vision and liver problems, his low testosterone levels are affecting his marriage and career for the better. Meanwhile, House's wife returns to prepare House for their meeting with Homeland Security for her green card, as the team vies for a position as House's second-in-command.
A backdrop that runs throughout the episode is the 1968 Democrat convention. The Vietnam War and the convention riots are particular topics of importance. The differing opinions on the issues of protest and law enforcement are explored between the characters.
Alright folks, it's time to watch Better Call Saul season 6 episode 8 online. Tonight we are seeing the beginning of the end, but there's still that question of whose end are we seeing. The series? Lalo Salamanca? Kim Wexler? Only time will tell. The last we saw the attorneys (back in May, what feels like a lifetime ago), they just witnessed bloodshed on their own doorstep.
Yes, Jimmy and Kim's ill-thought out plan to ruin Howard Hamlin's life ended in a way they did not expect. As the official episode description says "An unexpected visitor forces Jimmy and Kim to face the consequences of their actions."
But to be more literal: Lalo Salamanca returned to the McGill/Wexlers and shot Howard dead. Jimmy's cartel work, something that the two had tried to keep out of their personal lives, is now front and center. So, of course, this episode is titled "Point and Shoot."
Lalo is here for revenge against Gus Fring, but he's zigged when Gus and Mike expected him to zag. Who knows if he will continue to outsmart them now that he's manipulating Jimmy and Kim, but the lack of Lalo in Breaking Bad suggests he doesn't survive. Of course, this is a reminder that we don't know if Kim lives past these next six episodes.
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Like their neighbors to the south, Canadian viewers will also have to tune into AMC to watch Better Call Saul season 6 episode 8. The episode will be available concurrently on AMC network and AMC Plus at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Better Call Saul season 6 will be comprised of 13 episodes split into two parts. The first seven kicked off on April 18, and ran until May 23. The final run of six episodes kicks off on July 11, with the final episode arriving on August 15.
You can say much with a drum. One rhythm tells the tale of the market's latest wares; another the arrival of a new family member; a third announces the passing of an elder. When you speak in this way it will carry over a great distance. Another community's drummer may hear it and bring the news to their own people, with a flourish to tell them from whence it came. For centuries, the Zhalfirins have known this: whatever they speak with their palms against stretched leather will soon resound through the plane.
Everywhere, the drums call; everywhere, rhythm fills the chests of the Zhalfirins and tells them of the reason for their joy. Phyrexia lies broken and defeated beyond the reach of time. Zhalfir itself has found a new home among the planes, a place where they may once more entertain visitors.
So, he ended up here on this grassy hill overlooking town. A few oaks are within singing distance, he thinks, and from here she'll be able to see all manner of things in the village. And, when she's grown, she can choose to move wherever she likes. Zhalfir will welcome her.
When he searches the faces around the fire, so many of them are familiar. Once, he knew everyone in this village: their mothers, their fathers, who made the best food and whose food is better off slyly served to their livestock.
When he is done it is the dead of night. The moon hangs high overhead. Dancing's given way to story swapping, something he can no longer hear from where he is. The Zhalfirins listen as one of the Mirrans speaks. Fire paints his greenish skin gold, yet the look in his eyes is distant and pained. Thrun, they'd called him. He's asked after Melira every day since the end of the war.
There's no need. Karn can hear them well enough, and he lumbers on over. It occurs to Teferi that they might be the most miserable people on Zhalfir right now. A thick cloud of guilt stops up their throats and burns their eyes. All they can do is offer one another company.
What will they even do with Melira, afterward? She will be the first of them to die here. Among the Vulshok, bodies were burned and ashes spread. But what were the traditions here? Would the Zhalfirins want her buried beneath this soft earth, that the roots may claim her bones, and the worms feast on her flesh? They might say it's an honor to rejoin nature, but Koth knows otherwise.
Last week's episode was pretty bad. It was boring, awkwardly written and shot, and filled with mediocre acting. The first half of Season 4 was a roller-coaster of highs and lows, ranging from some of the best episodes of the series to some of the worst in a span of eight weeks.
So here we are in Season 4, Episode 10 and once again we have a fantastic episode filled with really good acting, writing and even some truly emotional, poignant moments. It's easily one of the best episodes of Fear so far, but it follows several really, really bad ones. What's a fan to do?
A handful of characters really define this show for me. Nick was one of them, but Frank Dillane wanted off the show so he was killed off in the first half of this season. Of the new characters, I really love John Dorie (Garret Dillahunt) and Althea (Maggie Grace.) I like Morgan (Lennie James) but he still hasn't really found his place in all of this so far. He still feels like a guest star from The Walking Dead.
Debnam-Carey is a fantastic actor. She was great in The 100 but she's even better in Fear. We learned that in Season 3, Episode 13 when Alicia was caught with other ranchers in the pantry. Debnam-Carey's performance in that episode was the best performance up to that point, elevating the show beyond anything it had been before. (My colleague Paul Tassi called it the best episode of the show so far at the time.)
This evening's rivals that episode, probably because most of it was about Alicia and her deeply emotional confrontation with Charlie (Alexa Nisenson) who killed her brother and was at least partly responsible for the death of her mother (though I blame the writers and showrunners for the trainwreck that was Madison's death and Kim Dickens' departure from the show.)
From start to finish, 'Close Your Eyes' was a compelling episode, at once about the very real storm buffeting the house Alicia holed up in, and about the less tangible, but equally furious, tempest brewing within Alicia and between her and Charlie.
The rest of the episode is all about these two storms. The one is buffeting the house with angry gales. The other is smashing these two girls against one another. Alicia may be fully grown, but she's still young. Charlie may be a child, but she's old for her years. At first, Charlie won't speak but Alicia drags the words out after she saves her from suicide-by-zombie. There's a walker hanging from a thick branch near the second-story deck and Charlie, distraught and guilt-ridden, approaches it, looking to end it all in perhaps the worst way possible.
In a poetic twist, it's the same zombie hanging from the branch above that saves the two of them. It's a good thing Alicia didn't kill Charlie, because only moments later the storm breaks the branch and the zombie's fall busts open the cellar door. (Zombies are heavy enough to do this despite being tossed around like rag dolls in last week's episode.) 041b061a72