[S3E5] Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself
Rose's great aunt dies, meaning she has to fly to the Bahamas for her funeral so she can give the eulogy, something she is terrified to do. She asks Dorothy and Blanche to come with her, and as a result, they must face their own fears as well. Meanwhile, Sophia enters a cooking competition.
[S3E5] Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself
Season 2 champion Elliot Walker was present as the guest evaluator for the last challenge ahead of the finale. Contestants had to create a piece of art inspired by their greatest fear. The three finalists were given five hours and two assistants to complete their work.
When Rose is asked to give the eulogy at her aunt's funeral in the Bahamas, she must confront her fear of public speaking. Meanwhile, Dorothy tries to brave flying and Blanche reveals a frightening dream about bald men.
Blanche: Oh, I don't believe my ears. Girls! The entire purpose of this trip is to conquer our fears. Why, if we back out now, that'd mean our fears have conquered us and I will not allow that. We are gonna march out that door right now, like the strong confidant women I know we are. Chins up, chests out, buttocks tight. I know "buttocks tight" has nothing to do with it, it just looks good. Buttocks tight, I said. Buttocks tight! Oh, forget it.
While Starfire and Robin are walking through the woods in search of Slade, Robin calls the others asking them if they had any luck finding the generators, but they all say they can not find anything. This causes Robin to get foul-tempered, and he claims that he should have done it himself. While Starfire attempts to calm him down, he suddenly sees Slade after another lightning strike and runs toward him, leaving her behind. They fight, with Robin taking many hits while being unable to land any himself, which Slade attributes to Robin getting sloppy during Slade's absence. Starfire, seeing Robin hitting the ground after a punch from Slade, calls out to him. Slade uses this distraction to escape, running past Starfire while she's concerned with Robin. Robin yells for her to stop Slade as he rises to his feet, but she cluelessly looks around and is unable to spot Slade at all. Robin angrily grabs her arm and berates her for letting Slade get away so close to her. Confused, she sheds a tear and tells him that there was no one there, causing Robin's eyes to go wide with shock and fear.
The next day, she tells Aunt sally what she saw the other night. Aunt Sally thinks it was just dreams or sleepwalking from being upset over the loss of Susan. Aunt Sally also informs her that for safety reasons, Uncle Pete is boarding up the wall door in the Henderson's Attic. This is so nobody eventually does end up falling out of it. She begs her Aunt not to let her Uncle board it up. She fears that if he does, Susan will never get out of the dollhouse. Her Aunt doesn't think she's right. Because what would a missing person be doing staying alone without food in an attic for so long?
The title fills me with a sense of dread that Night Galley only wishes it could achieve legitimately. I fear another Godawful maudlin show-biz tale like Make Me Laugh. I was completely wrong in pre-judging Thriller, though, so there is hope.
Fans mainly are upset with the fact that Lori's corpse was eaten by a bloated walker later in the show, but how Rick's wife died on The Walking Dead is itself shocking, like the series finale. It was an incredibly dark moment, even by the bleak standards of The Walking Dead, and since neither Rick nor Carl is still in the show, the brutality of it feels especially pointless. After being split up from Rick and the others in The Walking Dead season 3, the immense fear made Lori Grimes go into labor, forcing Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) and Carl to take her to a nearby boiler for shelter.
In the aftermath of his fight with Nightwing, anti-heroes Red Hood and Jonathan Crane reteam for the first phase of their fearsome plan. Then, through a series of flashbacks, Red Hood's origins are revealed.
Violet and her siblings prepare the pasta by following the recipe. Violet does her part by roasting the garlic and chopping the anchovies. As they worked together, they began to feel less miserable, allowing them to speak of memories they had of their parents and of Justice Strauss. This joyful moment of reminiscing was short-lived for just as they placed the pudding (for dessert) in the fridge to cool, Olaf barged into the kitchen, infuriated that the children didn't prepare roast beef. He threatened Sunny, holding her up high until his troupe asked for him. As they leave, a Bald Man with the Long Nose took Violet's face and told her not to anger Count Olaf, or he "might wreck that pretty little face." Violet shudders and trembles with fear and revulsion, possibly at the thought of Olaf actually doing so.
After the week, Monty leaves a note explaining that he's gone into town for the last of their supplies and that his replacement assistant, Stephano, will arrive that day by taxi. The children, relaxed and happy in Monty's house, eventually hear a taxi approach and go outside to greet Stephano, only to find that he is Count Olaf in disguise. While they initially refuse to allow him into the house, he threatens them into dragging his suitcases into the house, and once inside, he pulls out a knife and threatens them again. Violet angrily tells him that he will soon be evicted from the house and marches into the Reptile Room with her siblings, where they then collapse in fear. She suggests calling Poe, but Klaus reminds her that he will not listen and instead suggests they run away. She reminds him that Olaf will just find them again. Monty arrives, but before Violet can tell Monty who Stephano is, Olaf takes Klaus outside and threatens him with the knife, so Violet remains silent.
The Baudelaires are concerned, but Kit tells them to look at their reflections in the hotel pond and realize that they've grown up; Kit tells Violet that she has "the eyes of someone who has faced endless hardship." Violet then comforts Kit as she cries, fearing everything will fail.
Sunny then recites, "The world is quiet here," and a figure emerges from the machinery of the clock, climbing down to them on a rope. He introduces himself as Dewey Denouement, Frank and Ernest's secret triplet. They decide to trust him after he tells them that he used to meet with their father, and quotes "The Blind Men and the Elephant" at them. They follow him outside, where he explains that, though skeptical of current VFD and a bit bitter about being kept in shadow, Dewey aspires to turn VFD into what he believes it was before- a public library, that all could access. He also explains that they have hidden evidence of all the treachery in the world in his own secret library- under the pond of the Hotel Denouement. He asks the Baudelaires to join him in his library and let it become their permanent home, and asks that Violet "improve on the aquatic design of the catalog." When the children fear they are not noble after all they've done to survive, Dewey assures them that they are noble enough.
Bentley: First, we'll put Dimitri's new diving gear to use by salvaging some weapons from a nearby shipwreck. We'll need the extra firepower to deal any kind of damage to the armor-enforced Death's Head. It'll also come in handy for our second objective: destroying the Red Sail Sea Dog Clan. They're a fleet of mercenaries on LeFwee's books. We need to surprise them now while they hunt us in small groups. If they ever attacked in unison, there's no way we'd make it out alive. And finally, we'll set sail for the misty waters inhabited by a sea monster the pirates call "Crusher." Reports on Crusher are sketchy, but we might learn something by analyzing its technique. I know for a fact that all of LeFwee's men fear it. An impressive and useful trait given our current situation.
Bentley: It's imperative we track it down and discover why the pirates fear it so vehemently. Panda King, do you have any fireworks that might light the place up a little... make it easier to spot the creature?
Jaime then notes that Brienne has the same look on her face that he's seen on countless faces in the past seventeen years: people that despise him, call him "kingslayer" more than his own name, or "oathbreaker" and "a man without honor." Jaime then goes on to recall the Mad King's obsession with wildfire, how Aerys enjoyed watching people being burned alive. Jaime recalls Aerys burned lords he didn't like, Hands who failed him, and anyone he thought was against him. Ultimately, half of Westeros rebelled against him, so Aerys had his pyromancers place caches of wildfire all over King's Landing: under the Great Sept of Baelor, under the slums of Flea Bottom, under houses, stables, taverns, and even under the Red Keep itself. After Robert's victory at the Trident he marched on the capital city, but Jaime's father Tywin arrived there first, leading the entire Lannister army, and promising to defend the city. Jaime warned Aerys that his father was never a man to choose the losing side, that this must be a trick and he should surrender the city while he still could, but the Mad King refused to listen. Nor did Aerys listen to Varys when he gave the same warning that Tywin couldn't be trusted - but he did listen to Grand Maester Pycelle, who convinced Aerys the Lannisters were there to help. Aerys opened the city gates, and the Lannisters proceeded to sack the city. Jaime again begged Aerys to surrender, but the Mad King ordered Jaime to bring him Tywin's head, and his pyromancer to set the city ablaze, burning its hundreds of thousands of inhabitants with wildfire. Jaime makes it plain to Brienne that was his breaking point and asks her what she would do if her precious Renly commanded her to kill her own father and then stand by and do nothing as he murdered thousands of innocent people; she can only sit in shocked silence. Jaime goes on to say that he killed the pyromancer first, then drove his sword into Aerys's back as the Mad King tried to run for his life. Shaken at the memory, Jaime speculates that King Aerys didn't believe he would die in the blaze; in his lunacy, the Mad King believed he would be reborn as a dragon in the fire, granting him the power to burn his enemies to ashes... so Jaime finished Aerys off by slitting his throat in order to make sure he died, concluding that Eddard Stark found him at that point.Stunned, Brienne asks why Jaime didn't defend himself with this account before. Jaime angrily rants that the "honorable" Lord Stark would never have believed a word he said: Stark didn't want to hear Jaime's side of the story when he'd already judged him guilty. 041b061a72