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4 minutes ago, drmick said:

I really like Giancarlo Esposito, but it's getting to the point where he is playing the same character no matter what he is in. Still rumoured to be an upcoming villain in the MCU don't forget.

Yeah, but he's really good at what he does. The only time I've seen him play someone different was the first time I ever saw him in anything: The Usual Suspects. 

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5 hours ago, Gommy said:
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Rest of it was great, though a bit disappointed they cut away Ryan blasting Storefront and just showed the after effect which is quite unlike how they usually handle things.

 

 

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I thought the way they did that was maybe a callback to the explosion at the end of season 1 where everything goes white and Butcher wakes up to find his wife alive. This time though he wakes up to find his wife dying.

 

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One thing that puzzled me...
 

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Is A-Train’s heart condition suddenly resolving itself. It was shown that he couldn’t speed even short distances without triggering an attack, and now he’s running around the city for hours on end? 

 

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21 minutes ago, Garibaldi said:

One thing that puzzled me...
 

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Is A-Train’s heart condition suddenly resolving itself. It was shown that he couldn’t speed even short distances without triggering an attack, and now he’s running around the city for hours on end? 

 

 

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Perhaps it is because he seems to have cleaned up his act since he 'found religion'. Recreational drugs and alcohol are generally not a great mix for an elite athlete. Also, now that his condition is public knowledge he may have it under control with medication.

 

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9 minutes ago, jonamok said:

So can Stan Edgar

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teleport, or move super fast?


In this scene with the Church leader

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he seems to just appear with a rush of air.


Maybe I need to rewatch it.

 

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Wasn't that to show A-Train had zipped by somewhere, prior to him popping out from behind the door later in the scene?

 

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10 hours ago, BossSaru said:

That was great.

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I loved Homelander's attempts to be a good dad and his obvious discomfort when Stormfront was teaching Ryan about white supremacism.

 


The white genocide scene was great. It’s also great that this show is highlighting the batshit cray that is being peddled in the US mainstream with these nazis in plain sight.

 

Thought the series was a bit slow but the finale was great.

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2 hours ago, BossSaru said:

 

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Perhaps it is because he seems to have cleaned up his act since he 'found religion'. Recreational drugs and alcohol are generally not a great mix for an elite athlete. Also, now that his condition is public knowledge he may have it under control with medication.

 


Yeah, I guess. It just seemed very throwaway for something that I thought would define that character for a bit. 

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1 hour ago, jonamok said:

So can Stan Edgar

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teleport, or move super fast?


In this scene with the Church leader

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he seems to just appear with a rush of air.


Maybe I need to rewatch it.

 

That was A-Train.

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So I get why some people are annoyed that Discount AOC is evil because there's a valid complaint about suggesting 'both sides are just as bad'. But, fuck me. I did not see that coming. Jesus. If they played that any other way - her lacking fear of homelander etc it would have been too obvious. Even rewatching the hearing scene it's clearly her doing the popping.

 

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9 hours ago, drmick said:

I really like Giancarlo Esposito, but it's getting to the point where he is playing the same character no matter what he is in. Still rumoured to be an upcoming villain in the MCU don't forget.

 

He's great at playing the villain but Edgar is no where near Gus Fring. They aren't even remotely the same to me. Fring is so cold and calculating and another level of evil. Edgar is just another evil CEO.

 

Anyway, that was a great season finale, I fucking loved

 

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watching Stormfront getting the shit kicked out of her by Maeve, Kimiko and Annie. It was fucking excellent and I enjoyed that alot.

 

So much of this season was a massive dig at Trump and his America wasn't it. Even though it wasn't even subtle, any dig towards that cunt is always good in my book.

 

That reveal at the end too with

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Neuman was very interesting. Wonder what her endgame here is.

 

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I felt like Kimiko was a bit sidelined this season, to its detriment, and would have liked to see more of her kicking ass. But overall really enjoyed it and devoured each episode with gusto. Gutted it’s all over for another season. 

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2 hours ago, NGINX said:
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So I get why some people are annoyed that Discount AOC is evil because there's a valid complaint about suggesting 'both sides are just as bad'. But, fuck me. I did not see that coming. Jesus. If they played that any other way - her lacking fear of homelander etc it would have been too obvious. Even rewatching the hearing scene it's clearly her doing the popping.

 

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It kind of is at first, and there's a couple of subtle nods (she glances behind her as someone pulls her away from the window, and someone's head pops; she's clearly looking at the chair as his head explodes; you kind of assume she's looking at vogelbraum); but I'm less convinced once she's been bundled into the corner. Heads continue to pop.

 

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The funny thing with the court scene when when I watched it multiple times before this week was that I was surprised how everyone’s head was popping but AOC seemed to miraculously survive.

 

I put it down to plot armour as that scene heavily focused on her apparent reaction/panic 

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What was the point of the head popping woman who escaped from the psychiatric facility then?

 

I must admit I thought it was her doing the head popping in court, and then I thought she was somehow able to pretend to be the congresswoman, who she’d got rid of.

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If you can pop a body, you can pop a head, that’s popping 101. You just have concentrate a bit more.
 

Or relax a bit more, I can never remember which.

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6 hours ago, ZOK said:

What was the point of the head popping woman who escaped from the psychiatric facility then?


So we’d never suspect Neuman of being the culprit. Facility woman was even in the recap before episode 7 so that we would associate her with the head popping scene later, despite her not appearing at all in the episode. Very clever misdirection indeed by Eric Kripke - he planted the thought in our heads by manipulating us in how the recap was put together.

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25 minutes ago, makkuwata said:
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It is weird to feel so satisfied by the look in a monster's eyes as you realise he's not a white supremacist in addition to everything else.

 


 

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Yeah, he isn't a supremacist. He hates everybody

 

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Were there supposed to be subs with Stormfront at the end? I didn’t get any, even though Kimiko had them for a change.

 

I think she said something about an apple tree?

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