[S2E16] One More Summer
In the comment section for last week\u2019s Abbott Elementary episode, \u201CFire,\u201D our fearless leader Myles McNutt pointed out how the season\u2019s original episode order would have been \u201CFire,\u201D followed by \u201CValentine\u2019s Day,\u201D and then this week\u2019s \u201CTeacher Conference.\u201D (Instead, it was \u201CValentine\u2019s Day,\u201D \u201CFire,\u201D and then \u201CTeacher Conference.\u201D) That realization made some things about this episode track even more, like the mention of the \u201CLego Valentine\u2019s Debacle\u201D and the general momentum that would have come with going straight from \u201CValentine\u2019s Day\u201D to \u201CTeacher Conference.\u201D Plus, \u201CValentine\u2019s Day\u201D made some great strides in terms of the theoretical and logistical components of the \u201Cwill-they-won\u2019t-they\u201D situation, while \u201CTeacher Conference\u201D managed to take a more active approach after that set-up.
[S2E16] One More Summer
Ducky disagrees, stating that he wouldn't call it an overdoses and that in cases like this where a frighteningly huge amount of the drug is found, Ducky believes that it was nothing more than a suicide.
First off, an aside: on these more recent reviews I have had to go back and re-watch the episodes because I saw most of them last summer, and while I took notes, the process of getting the notes transcribed into these reviews has taken, well, six months at this point, and that time has in some cases caused my memory of my initial viewings to fade.
Finally, Mike reveals that that he never went to Harvard. Rachel slaps him across the face, and then, the two kiss. The series ends with a sex scene that is unusually explicit for the USA Network. Thus, we have been set up for the third season episodes, which are due to premier in summer 2013.
Thus, we have been set up for the third season episodes, which are due to premiere in summer 2013. We loyal viewers will undoubtedly watch to see our still beloved characters, but we have to ask if the series is losing its previously unquestionable style.
Magnum, T.C., and an ex-army buddy named Nuzo (James Whitmore Jr.) try to track down Ivan (Bo Svenson), a Russian KGB agent who held them captive during the Vietnam War. Nuzo claims Ivan has been stalking him, and that Ivan is after all of them. Meanwhile, Lieutenant "Mac" MacReynolds (Jeff MacKay), claiming that he has resigned from the Navy, starts hanging around Magnum. In reality, Mac hasn't resigned but is working under Buck Green's orders to keep tabs on Magnum because Magnum's name has surfaced in connection with a Soviet Intel operation set to take place in Hawaii. After a night out at a bar, Mac is killed by a car bomb when he gets into Magnum's Ferrari ahead of Magnum. Magnum vows revenge. Magnum discovers that Nuzo, who is actually Ivan's operative, has hypnotized T.C. and convinced him to kill a visiting Japanese dignitary. Magnum stops T.C. in time, but due to diplomatic immunity Ivan is set free, his next target perhaps being the president. With Rick's help, Magnum captures Ivan, who admits to killing Mac (in an attempt to kill Magnum), and taunts Magnum and tells him that he can't do anything to stop him. At the end of the episode, Magnum asks Ivan, "Did you see the sunrise?", echoing a wish Mac had expressed with his last words. Ivan replies "yes", and Magnum turns towards Ivan, raises his gun, and fires.
While the others are away, Magnum begins the hated task of filling out his tax forms for an audit but is interrupted by a phone call from a serial killer with a nursery rhyme for him. The man then hints that he knew about Philippe (from "Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii"). When a prostitute and former client of Magnum's is found dead, Magnum ties together the murder with the nursery rhyme. After several more phone calls and another murder, Magnum confronts and kills the murderer, who turns out to be Milton Collins (Kenneth Tigar), a former client. Magnum concludes that Collins "died with all the secrets", as Magnum never found out how Collins knew about Philippe.
When Quang Ki (Richard Narita), the man responsible for attempting to kill him and Michelle, is set free under a loophole, Magnum tries to gain information about the whereabouts of Michelle and Lily from Buck, who refuses to help. When Magnum receives a videotape of the murder of Michelle and Lily, he vows revenge and arms himself with a sniper rifle and commando gear. But when he learns that Ki will be exchanged for an American P.O.W. released from Vietnam after more than twenty years in captivity, Magnum reluctantly forgoes killing Ki for the sake of preserving good relations between the U.S. and Vietnam in order to free more P.O.W.s.
The near-unanimous reaction to hearing that Marquette had received a verbal commitment from Seymour (WI) guard Sandy Cohen was "What, the dad from The O.C.?" As such, it seemed the obvious thing to do would be use The O.C. references when he makes an outstanding play for the Golden Eagles. We spent last summer recapping episodes from the first season of the classic Fox drama in order to mine for gold for when the basketball playing Cohen did something superlative. He had a relatively quiet freshman campaign, but that doesn't curtail our quest for entertainment, both during the season and during the quiet summer months. So we're back again in 2015 with recaps for the 24 episode second season.
We open at The Harbor School as Ryan and Seth have a meta conversation about whether or not last year/Season 1 of the show was better than this year/Season 2 of the show. Cute. This week's episode is going to be centered around a Spring Pep Rally Bonfire for the Water Polo team, because 1) there's a banner for it and 2) Seth starts poking at Ryan to go with Marissa to the bonfire. Wonderful idea other than that girlfriend that Marissa has. Y'know, Seth, just because you kept inserting yourself into Summer & Zach's relationship until it finally worked out in your favor doesn't mean you should do it to everyone else's life. Also, stop being a perv about Marissa & Alex, thanks. It's weird on its own, and it's even weirder that you keep perving about the girl you're trying to get back with your foster brother. ANYWAY, Marissa doesn't have a designer for the bonfire. Does a fire really need a designer? Make a really big pile of wood. I'm more fascinated with Marissa suddenly being interested in school stuff and her role as social chair after skipping school for about a week just to hang out with Alex all the time. The scene closes with Seth volunteering Ryan to walk Marissa to her locker and Summer telling him to knock off the matchmaking.
Amy struggles with Colin's death and falls into a deep depression, eventually going on medication and meeting Tommy Callahan, a drug-dealing loner who becomes more than a friend. She considers sleeping with Tommy but backs out of it every time he brings it up. Harold buys her a new car to try and cheer her up, but Amy continues to act out and fail in school. Rose (Merrilyn Gann), Harold's wife and the town mayor, tells her husband that he is babying her and she is unwelcome in her house until she follows the rules, which forces Amy to move in with Edna. Amy's downward spiral continues until Tommy takes her to a wild party. He gives her a bottle of water laced with GHB, a date rape drug. Already intoxicated, Amy drinks it, then has a hallucination of Colin, who tells her to let him go and to get on with her life. The vision shocks her back to reality, and she realizes that Tommy has drunk most of the water himself and subsequently overdosed. Amy does the only thing she can think of and calls her father for help. Tommy recovers, but Amy is scared straight. She dumps him, moves back in with her parents, and begins to improve her behavior and mood.
Amy asks Ephram to stay in Everwood, so that they can figure out if a romantic relationship would work between them. However, he is accepted to a summer program at the Juilliard School of Music. He is torn between going to New York and staying with Amy. When he leaves to study music at Juilliard, Amy accompanies him for ten days in Manhattan and, after she returns to Everwood, they continue their relationship long-distance.
In the factory hide-out, Spike presents Drusilla with a pretty necklace for Valentine's. She seems half-heartedly pleased, until, Angel gives her his gift: a warm, freshly torn-out heart, which he found "in a quaint little shop-girl." Spike angrily tells Angel to focus more on the Slayer, to which Drusilla tells him not to worry. "Angel always knows what speaks to a girl's heart."
That night, while Buffy and Joyce watch television, there is a knock on the Summers' door. Buffy goes to answer, but finds no one there. Instead, Joyce finds a long black box at the back door meant for Buffy. She opens it, only to find the contents of the box is a dozen of red roses with the word "Soon!" written on a card. At the Bronze, Oz and his band, Dingoes Ate My Baby, are playing, and Willow happily watches her boyfriend play. Cordelia arrives, but her "friends" again rebuff her. Xander approaches a sad Cordelia, presenting her with her Valentine's gift, a heart necklace, and telling her that it may be just teenage hormones that's driving their relationship, or it may be more than that. Cordelia is at first impressed and joyful with the gift, but quickly tells Xander that she wants to break up, because "we don't fit." Xander, agitated, walks off, leaving Cordelia looking sorry and unhappy.
In Welcome to Camp Kikiwaka, Emma, along with Zuri, and Ravi are forced to attend a summer camp in Maine where their parents first met. There, she meets Hazel and her aunt Gladys, who doesn't like her family, due to Christina "stealing" Morgan, winning the title for the best counselor, and having a happy life, unlike Gladys.
Later, while Emma is getting cleaned up, a note flies over to her bed. Emma, thinking it's from Xander, goes to a spot in the woods, just like the note said, Zuri follows her. When they hear growling, they believe it's the Kikiwaka and ran. Later, they encounter Ravi, Lou, Xander, Jorge, Tiffany, and Hazel (who was the one who sent Emma that note so she can spend time with Xander) who went to find them, after climbing up a tree, Emma comes up with a plan to scare the Kikiwaka with their flashlights, Tiffany's annoying violin, and Jorge's loud farts, after the plan works, Xander and Lou seem proud. Later, Emma believes the summer will be pretty great. 041b061a72