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“Gotham” Casts Harvey Dent/Two-Face

Fox’s “Gotham” is already moving forward with plans for its second season, adding another future villain to its cast.

That fresh face ain't gonna stay fresh for long...

That fresh face ain’t gonna stay fresh for long…

Nicholas D’Agosto (Masters of Sex) has signed on to play Harvey Dent. Although D’Agosto looks very young, he is in his mid-30s, so it appears that he’ll be a contemporary of Jim Gordon’s rather than young Bruce Wayne.

 

How exactly they’re going to play that remains to be seen. Personally, I’ll be eagerly anticipating all of the double entendres that will henceforth and forevermore be slipped into the dialogue whenever he’s around.

 

 

Sleepy Hollow Recap: Season Finale

Sleepy Hollow

It took me about 30 minutes to even start trying to write this after the season finale, because well OMG.  This was definitely one of the best season finales ever.  Lets recap what happened last week, a demon possessed Macey and made her kill a priest, oh and the demon possessed look does not look good on anyone.

This episode starts with Abbie leaving a voice mail on Ichabod’s phone; I must say Ichabod has the nicest voice mail.  Then Ichabod texts Abbie back, he is moving up in the world he can text now and he had to deal with autocorrect.  While Abbie is in her kitchen she finds Andy Brooks sitting on the floor, well hello Andy thanks for stopping by to visit, what news from Moloch do you have to bring.

OK, Andy what do you have to say?

OK, Andy what do you have to say?

Andy basically repeats what they already know which is that Ichabod is supposed to deliver Abbie’s soul to the Moloch.  Andy also makes sure that Abbie knows that he does love her, before he leaves.

Ichabod is playing around with Washington’s bible to decode the secret messages in it.  It is discovered that Washington knew that Ichabod was one of the witnesses – can someone please tell me how he knew this.  Apparently, Washington knew all about the supernatural stuff that was going on, I guess that is how you become President know about all the crazy stuff.   Washington had some magic performed on him when he died to protect him from the evil that was around.  Then he had them resurrect him like 4 days later so that he could exist between worlds and draw the map to purgatory for Ichabod to find in the future.  Can anyone else say Zombie George Washington?  Ichabod does his I am beyond brilliant thing, kinda like Batman and Sherlock Holmes and figures out that the priest who died in the first episode might have some answers.  Naturally when they need help with things that require psychic powers they call in Henry Parish.  Apparently, Ichabod dated Betsy Ross at one point.

Irving is questioned about what happen the night the demon possessed Macey.  Irving later finds out that his daughter is in for questioning and they are taking a DNA sample from her because of the priest and cop that died in the safe house.  We all know that Demon Macey did it, but obviously, the other cops are not going to accept that answer.  Irving naturally asks them how his 13-year-old handicapped daughter was supposed have killed someone.  They don’t care and tell Irving that if his daughter is a match they will arrest her.

Down in the sewers where dead Andy lives, him and Moloch talk.  This causes a bunch of bat to come flying at Andy, which all I can think is run.  The bats form a cocoonish thing around Andy.  We later find out this morphed Andy into a bald creature that really channels Moloch or another demon.  This new Andy, well it’s not his best look, but better than the snapped neck look.

Ichabod, Abbie, and Henry all go to the grave of the priest and they have Henry touch the body of the priest.

At the grave of the priest

At the grave of the priest

He gets a bunch of visions but the beads are cursed so it is hard for him to keep hold.  However, he grabs back on because he wants to help them find the map and free Katrina.  Henry is able to give them some information about that helps them figure out that the map is with Washington’s body.   I swear they are going to get this guy killed with the amount they make him use his psychic powers.  Of course, a bunch of demons come out of the ground to attack them; Ichabod and Abbie beat them off.

The downside with going to visit’s Washington’s grave is that there are 2 different grave sites.   Thanks to Henry’s vision, they know which one to visit.

Searching for Washington's grave

Searching for Washington’s grave

They get to the gravesite and naturally there is more than one possible option, because is can never be that easy.  I naturally thought of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where Indy had to figure out which cup was the actual Holy Grail.  Ichabod was able to deduce which one of the graves was Washington’s grave.  Then they walk down a tunnel and the Washington’s stone coffin rolls out, now we are in National Treasure.  They open the stone coffin where Ichabod takes the map from Washington.

Washington's grave

Washington’s grave

Andy decides to visit them in the crypt at this point by jumping down Batman style.  Abbie is able to pull Andy out from his demon-possessed haze long enough for him to beg her to kill him.  Abbie thrust a spear like instrument through Andy’s head and Andy dies…again.  Unfortunately, Andy blocked the only entrance out of the crypt but they are able to find another way out, again National Treasure.  Oh look, Andy is getting back up I guess he is not dead…again.  Abbie, Ichabod, and Henry get out of the crypt as it collapse thus I think actually killing Andy.  Andy had asked Abbie to burn the map; Abbie convinces Ichabod that burning the map is the right thing to do.  As much as Ichabod wants to free Katrina, he burns the map.  I swear I could hear all the Ichabod and Abbie shippers screaming for joy. Last time I checked Ichabod has a photographic memory can’t he just use that ability and memorize the map?

While all of this is going on Irving decides that he is going to do whatever it takes to save his daughter.  Irving turns in his gun and says that he was the one who killed the priest.  The last we see of Irving is him being led away to jail, Irving wins the father of the year award for protecting his daughter.

Ichabod finally uses his photographic memory ability and redraws the map; there was no way he was going to leave his wife in purgatory.  Henry has a dream of Moloch raising the 2nd horseman from the grave.  Then Ichabod finds himself back in the Revolutionary War time and he sees a ginger lady walking by so he follows her thinking that it is Katrina.  The ginger lady is not Katrina, sorry Ichabod not all gingers are your wife.  Ichabod is not dreaming he actually stumbled upon a Revolutionary War reenactment. Ichabod is able to buy clothes, finally he will getting some new clothes that he likes.  Ichabod buys the exact same thing that he has been wearing.  I see Ichabod is going for the Fred Flintstone method of dressing.  Jenny asks Ichabod if this means that he will be getting rid of his coat but Ichabod reuses to let some hipsters ruin his coat why wearing it all wrong.

They group begins to realize that this is the 13th anniversary of the day Abbie and Jenny saw Moloch in the woods.  They think there is a good chance this means that the 2nd horseman is coming.  Ichabod then confesses that he redrew the map from his memory.  Abbie was not happy about this but Ichabod tells her that never planned on using the map without her knowing.  They know they need Katrina to perform the spell to stop the 2nd Horseman from coming.  Abbie tells Jenny to go through all of Corbin’s stuff because there might be something in there that might help them.  Jenny does not like the idea of Abbie going into purgatory because of the prophecy that Ichabod will deliver her soul to Moloch.  Abbie tells Jenny that she cannot live her life being afraid.  Jenny tells Abbie that she better come back or else she will go in there with guns blazed and get her.

Mills sister moment - love these

Mills sister moment – love these

I love these Mills sister moments.  Ichabod uses the phone to find where they need to go; apparently, the map app is working for him this time.  The last time the map app was not working but the social media updates were.  Henry reminds them that purgatory will try to trick them and if they fall for it, they will be stuck there forever.  Abbie and Ichabod say the incantation that will take them into purgatory, the door opens and they walk in hand in hand.  All I could think of was grammar school class trips hold your buddies hand so you don’t get lost.

Henry as he waits

Henry as he waits

Abbie wakes up in Corbin’s cabin with a bump on her head.  Corbin and Andy are both alive and Abbie is on furlough from the FBI because of her injury.  Corbin and Andy do everything that they can to make Abbie feel welcomed and at home.  Before she is about to eat, the food (all I can think is don’t eat it or else you are stuck, I have obviously read too much Greek myths) Abbie remembers when she said that she would love Corbin to not be dead.  Abbie realizes that this is not real and gets taken out of the cabin.

Ichabod in turn is back in England, Ichabod has been offered a professorship at Oxford and Ichabod’s father is proud of him.  Ichabod is enjoying his coming home party and having his father praise.  Ichabod is giving a glass to drink because they want to trap him and there but then, Ichabod remembers that this is not real because it is something that wanted.  Ichabod is taken out of there.  Side note, great casting on Ichabod’s dad Victor Garber was absolutely perfect in that role.

Jenny doing research

Jenny doing research

Jenny is listening to the tapes, which lead her to visit the ruins of the old Trinity Church (which is the church that Katrina gave baby Jeremy too).  Jenny cannot find anything there but finds a sign buried under some leaves.  Jenny grabs the sign and she calls Abbie telling her that Saints Name is the Sign and that she should not trust someone.  The Horseman of death shows up, shoots Jenny’s car, and flips it over.  Jenny is left for dead as the Horseman walks away.

Ichabod and Abbie find themselves surrounded by the lost souls of purgatory.  Abbie is not sure that it is really Ichabod so she asks him to show her that thing she taught him when they had caught the Headless Horseman, the fist bumps makes another appearance.

Abbie and Ichabod in purgatory

Abbie and Ichabod in purgatory

Abbie and Ichabod find the church that Katrina frequents; of course, Katrina is wondering what Ichabod is doing there.  Ichabod says that he came to free her but Katrina will not leave.  Abbie is not having this because they did not come into purgatory for nothing.  Katrina tells them that she can leave but that someone must stay in her place.  Abbie volunteers to say, Ichabod tries to talk her out of it but he cannot.    Good job Ichabod you fulfilled the prophecy.  Ichabod tells Abbie that he vows to get her out and Katrina gives Abbie her pendent that will protect her from Moloch.  Now all the Katrina and Ichabod shippers are screaming for joy.   I guess that Abbie will not be getting Ichabod that phone upgrade. Ichabod and Katrina leave purgatory where they meet Henry who is waiting for them.  Katrina performs the spell over the area where the 2nd Horseman should be.

While in purgatory Abbie runs into Moloch really early on and she fights him like the badass that she is, the necklace also helps.  Abbie runs away and finds herself in the dollhouse that she and her sister had as kids.  In the dollhouse are the kid versions of Abbie and Jenny.  Young Abbie tells older Abbie that she exist because Moloch took part of their memories of that day away.  Older Abbie asks to see the memory, it was of Moloch raising someone out of the coffin.  Abbie freaks out and tries to get out of there but she cannot because she it trapped.

Casting the spell did nothing, which Katrina does not understand.  Then Henry performs some magic and traps Katrina and Ichabod against the tree.  Henry is the 2nd Horseman – War, well that is just great.

SH- Henry the 2nd horseman

That is not all we find out the body that Jenny and Abbie saw Moloch pulling out of the grave was that of Jeremy Crane.  Jeremy’s blood was strong enough to keep him alive so he feed off the vines.  He heard Moloch calling to him, willing to give him salvation, Jeremy considers Moloch to be his father.  When Jeremy got out, he took on the name of first church he saw – Henry Parish.  What Henry is the son of Ichabod and Katrina; I did not see that coming.  The Headless Horseman comes and takes Katrina with him.  Jeremy then buried Ichabod in his coffin.

Ichabod trapped and buried in Jeremy's grave

Ichabod trapped and buried in Jeremy’s grave

At the end, Irving is in jail, Jenny is possibly dead, Abbie is trapped in purgatory, Katrina was taken away by the Headless Horseman, Ichabod is buried alive in his son’s grave, and Henry is really Ichabod’s and Katrina’s son.

The season finale – amazing especially the last 10 minutes, I definitely did not see Henry being the 2nd horseman or him being Ichabod and Katrina’s son.  To leave all the main character’s lives up in the air is crazy.  I was freaking out about this ending for 30 minutes.  I do still have issue with George Washington knowing that Ichabod was a witness that definitely felt like a plot device.  I am not sure how I feel about zombie George Washington, he came back just so he could draw that map.  This episode was channeling National Treasure more so them some of the other ones.  I can’t say that I don’t enjoy the spins on history because I do.  I don’t also want to feel like I am watching something I have already watched before either.  Other than those issues I really enjoyed this episode.  Ichabod and phone technology was amazing.  I always love those Mills sister moments.  Irving really got the dad of the year away by protecting his daughter.  The writers did a great job and they really hit all the major points.

Until the fall,

-Christena

Sherlock: The Empty Hearse Recap

Sherlock - cast

Sherlock, well I have to say I have only just gotten into this show, but for those of you who have seen my New Years blog know this.  I pretty much saw all 6 episodes in a week.  I love Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock; he is absolutely amazing in the role.  I was definitely excited to see the Season 3 Premiere.  Where did season 2 leave off… well Sherlock was presumed dead.

Sherlock - SH's grave

In order to save the lives of John, Mrs. Hudson and Detective Lestrade, Sherlock had to die otherwise Moriarty would have them killed.  To ensure that Sherlock would die, Moriarty killed himself.  Moriarty was not as bright as he thought because he never thought that Sherlock cared for Molly.  Sherlock went to Molly to help him with what he needed to do.

The episode starts with a telling of how Sherlock survived, he basically put a Sherlock mask on a dead Moriarty who was the dead body on the street.

Mask on dead Moriarty

Mask on dead Moriarty

Sherlock jumped off the building with the aid of bungee cord.  The cord pulls Sherlock back up and he crashes though the window and kisses Molly.

Sherlock and Molly kiss

Sherlock and Molly kiss

Which we all know the Sherlock and Molly shippers went crazy over.  Then Sherlock leaves the hospital while John finds the dead body.  This turns out to only be a theory that Anderson tells to Lestrade.  Lestrade does not believe the theory.

Then we are taken to another place Siberia more than likely, where a guy with long hair is being beaten up.  It turns out that Sherlock is the one being beaten and that Mycroft is sitting there just letting it happen because he cannot blow his cover.  Mycroft brings Sherlock back to London to help uncover a terrorist plot.  When Sherlock gets back to London a Ms. Congenitally/ Hunger Games treatment is performed on him to make him look like his usual self.

Sherlock all cleaned up and back in London

Sherlock all cleaned up and back in London

I dunno I was kinda feeling the long curly hair.

John finally visits 221B Baker Street since Sherlock “died,” Mrs. Hudson is happy to see him but sad that he has not tried to contact her.  John tells her that he has found someone who Mrs. Hudson naturally assumes it is a guy.  John tells her that is a girl and that he is not gay.   Some men just have a hard time accepting that they are in a bromance, let’s be fair Sherlock and John are one of the original bromances.

Sherlock goes the restaurant that John plans on proposing to his girlfriend at, even though Mycroft told him that John might not be happy to see him.  Sherlock obviously does not listen and disguises himself as a French waiter with various items he picks up throughout the restaurant.

Sherlock as a French waiter

Sherlock as a French waiter

Eventually Sherlock lets John know that it is him since John was too nervous about the proposal to notice.  It takes Mary a few moments but based on John’s reaction she figures out that it is Sherlock.  I thought John was going to punch Sherlock but he didn’t he punches the table instead.

John and Sherlock confrontation

John and Sherlock confrontation

When Sherlock makes fun of John’s mustache then John launched himself at the Sherlock knocking him down in the restaurant.   Sherlock talks with John and Mary at another place but does not give John the answer that he needs which is why did he stay away for 2 years.  Eventually John gets completely pissed off (he never gets pissed at Sherlock) and punches Sherlock in the face.  I knew this was going to happen because John was so distraught over the loss of Sherlock there is no way he would not have an intense reaction to him being alive.  Mary tells Sherlock that she will talk to John and Sherlock does his look at you deduction technique.

Sherlock deducing Mary

Sherlock deducing Mary

I have to say this is one of my favorite aspects about Sherlock that he can look at a person and deduct a great deal about them.

Sherlock visits Lestrade to let him know he is still alive and Lestrade reacts the best out of everyone by giving him a big hug.  Poor Mrs. Hudson, Sherlock gives her such a fright when he comes back.  He also reveals himself to Molly who naturally knew that he was not dead.

Another version of how Sherlock survived is told Sherlock has a fake body attached to a cord while he talks to John; it’s the fake body that falls.  Sherlock and Moriarty are sitting on the roof laughing about it because they are romantically involved.

Sherlock and Moriarty about to kiss

Sherlock and Moriarty about to kiss

This turns out to be a lame story made up by the Sherlock fan club.  During this time the TV say that Sherlock is alive and then their cell phones go off letting them know Sherlock is alive.  I have to say that I love it when Sherlock texts various people at the same time.

Mycroft comes by to visit Sherlock and to see how he is doing on the case.  Well they play a game of operation, which is just hilarious.  Then Sherlock and Mycroft get into basically a who has the bigger penis contest by showing off their brains in a deduction game.

Sherlock invites Molly to solve crimes with him, so she takes down notes during some of the meetings.  While John is having a normal day in the office until he freaks out thinking that one of his new patients is Sherlock – the patient is not Sherlock.  Sherlock and Molly visit a client who shows Sherlock footage of underground trains.  Basically someone got onto one of the trains but never gets off.  Sherlock deduces that this man is actually Lord Moran.  Sherlock and Molly visit a crime scene with Lestrade, which just has a skeleton.  Sherlock turns into a bloodhound by sniffing the body so that he can gain some more information on it.  On the way out Sherlock and Molly talk about how she won’t be able to do this.  Molly thanks Sherlock for the day and tells him that she is engaged.  Sherlock thanks Molly for helping him fake his death and gives her a kiss on the cheek as he wishes her the best.

Sherlock wishes Molly all the best

Sherlock wishes Molly all the best

John went by 221B Baker Street, but on his way there, he is drugged and kidnapped by some guys.  Mary gets a few random text that do not make any sense at first but then she deduces that there is a hidden message telling her that John is in trouble.  Mary runs to Sherlock who she asks for help finding John.  Sherlock commandeers a motorcycle in probably the best way possible by just putting his hand up.

Sherlock commandeering a motorcycle

Sherlock commandeering a motorcycle

Mary and Sherlock race across London to save John.  Where Sherlock maps out a route to go and calculating the time it would take them to arrive.  They make in just enough time before John is burned alive.

Sherlock and Mary arriving to save John

Sherlock and Mary arriving to save John

This would not have been as bad if the guy who kidnapped John was not trying to kill him in front of his daughter.

John naturally goes over the next day to talk to Sherlock because what else is he going to do the guy did help save his life.  Sherlock’s parents are leaving when John gets there (side note those are Benedict Cumberbatch’s real parents).  John is shocked to see how ordinary they are.  John notices Sherlock’s wall and Sherlock begins to tell him about the case.  They get a video call from the client that Sherlock visited with Molly.  Sherlock realizes that during that time not only did Lord Moran disappear but that his whole train car did as well.  The client helps them figure out where the car might have disappeared.

Sherlock and John race down to the underground tunnels, John tells Sherlock that he should call the cops but of course, Sherlock doesn’t.  I would like to say that I love how John got right back into being a detective with Sherlock, it was almost like the 2 years never happened.

Investigating the train car

Investigating the train car

They eventually find the car that they think is carrying the bomb only to find out that the train car is actually the bomb.  Lord Moran actually set the bomb remotely, giving John and Sherlock only 2 ½ minutes to defuse the bomb.  John naturally thinks that Sherlock knows how to defuse the bomb because well its Sherlock and he can do anything.  Sherlock tells him that he does not and hopes that John does since he had been a soldier.  John makes Sherlock go to his mind palace because somewhere inside there should be the information on how to defuse the bomb.  Sherlock tells him that there not, both men have a moment as they brace for death.

We are shown a scene of Sherlock being recorded, yay they did not die in the train car.  Sherlock is telling someone about how he faked his death; basically he had the whole thing set up with Molly and his brother Mycroft.  Sherlock made John stand in that location so he would not see anything that is going on.  When Sherlock jumped, he landed on a giant air cushion.  Sherlock arranges for John to be knocked down which give Sherlock time to get off the air cushion and lay down on the ground with fake blood.  Sherlock made sure to find a way to stop his pulse because he knew that John would be sure to check.  Sherlock had figured out that Moriarty had found someone who looked like him because Moriarty had a little girl convinced that Sherlock kidnapped her.  That is where Molly comes in because she got a hold of that corpse to help fake Sherlock’s’ death.  It turns out that Sherlock is telling this all to Anderson, who had arranged the skeleton death earlier.  Anderson finds the problems in Sherlock’s story making him doubt that he was even told the real story.

Back on the train car, well I guess we all got excited too soon.  Maybe we didn’t because Sherlock starts to laugh, apparently there was an off switch on the bomb that Sherlock has flipped, the bomb was stopped at 1 ½ minutes.  John is naturally annoyed at Sherlock for making him think that they were going to die.  The cops come a few moments later to help them Sherlock had called them.  As Lord Moran tries to escape, the cops stop him.

John comes by the next day and tells Sherlock everything he has said at his grave, the most important being that he asked him to not be dead.  Sherlock tells John that he know because he had been there.  We learn that Mary and Mrs. Hudson are there as well, because Sherlock and John is are going to be talking to press about the terrorist incident.  Molly comes by with her fiancé who looks very much like Sherlock but everyone makes sure not to say anything.  Sherlock goes outside to talk to the press wearing the iconic Sherlock Holmes hat.

The press conference

The press conference

Somewhere is a warehouse looking place there is a creepy looking guy watching the footage of Sherlock saving John.

I have to say I enjoyed this episode, but then again I always enjoy Sherlock.  It was a great way to bring him back to London and it was so interesting to see how many people actually knew he was alive and who didn’t.  I also appreciated all the different how he survived stories.  It almost reminds me of the Joker telling his origin or how he got the scars story.  It was great to see how everyone had moved on with their lives well except for Mycroft.  I really appreciated that with Molly since she knew that Sherlock was alive, that she was able to move with her life.  I cannot tell you how happy I was to see John punch Sherlock, besides the fact that we have all been waiting for that, John was lied to, and he had a right to be pissed.  I would have done the exact same thing only sooner.  This was honestly the perfect way to bring him back to London.

I have to say one of my favorite things about this show is that they show us how Sherlock’s mind works.  I love seeing that, I enjoy it so much when he just looks at someone and can deduce so much about their lives.

Sherlock's deduction skills

Sherlock’s deduction skills

It was also great to see Sherlock map out the path to save John and to include ETA times.  Seriously it is amazing to see his brain in action, I wish mine did that.  I would love to be able to do even a quarter of what he does.

Lets talk about the mustache; you really didn’t think I was not going to talk about it.

John with the mustache

John with the mustache

I already knew about it and everything else because thanks to other social media sites and England getting it first people were already taking about it.  I had no official opinion on the mustache until I saw the episode yea it needed to go.  I have no idea what John was thinking, but I think that was great creative writing.  The only person who could get John to shave it was Sherlock; right after Sherlock makes fun of it… it is gone.

Join me next week as John asks Sherlock to be his best man and as John marries Mary.

-Christena