Thursday, April 30, 2009

Lost - 04/29

I watched last night's Lost episode but I might have missed a few things because I was home alone with both kids and trying to watch it. It's hard to watch a show from beginning to end without missing something when you have a 4 year old and a 2 year old wanting your attention.

Desmond is taken to the hospital for a shotgun wound. Penny and Charlie are there with him. Desmond is fine and he lives. Eloise goes to visit him and Widmore is at the hospital too.

Daniel Faraday is back on the island and he says he's back because the oceanic six are back and they don't belong there. We see flashbacks of him when he saw the fake plane being found and he's crying. Widmore comes to him and tells him he has a job for him. Daniel had been experimenting on himself and the end result is that he has memory loss. His mom comes and convinces him to go to the island because he will be cured there. We find out that something will happen to him there and that Widmore is his father.

Daniel says that the only way to right the wrong is to go visit the hostiles and talk to his mother. He wants the bomb that they buried and use it to blow up the electromagnetic field and therefore never have the incident happen, which then won't have the hatch be build and Desmond won't be able to not push the button causing the oceanic plane to crash. But he gets to the hostiles and asks to talk to Eloise. Richard is there and says she's not there. He tells him that he needs the bomb and that he needs to talk to Eloise. She ends up shooting him and as he's dying he figures out that she knew that would happen. She asks him who he is and he tells her that he's her son.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Heroes - Season Finale

Sorry for not posting about Heroes yesterday. I was home with my son and he was sick and I had to take him to the Dr and I had no chance to go online to do anything.

I liked the season finale but I did not think it was great. We learned a few things and were surprised by others.

Sylar is attempting to meet the president. Peter comes to rescue Nathan and then together they decide to try to take him down. Peter is able to touch Sylar and absorb his power. But Nathan is taken by Sylar. Then Sylar slashes Nathan's throat and he's dead. Just like that! He is still trying to get to the president and even gets in the limo with him. He shakes his hand and confusion happens because it's not really the president but Peter. He gives him a tranquilizer and takes him to Noah, Matt & Angela. There they decide to have Matt use his power on him to make him believe that he really is Nathan. So he does that and "Nathan" wakes up and thinks he really is Nathan. They burn Sylar's remains (which is really the shape shifter) to convince Nathan that Sylar really is dead.

Hiro helps free everyone in building 26. He stops time but he's still having headaches and nose bleeds. Mohinder is woken up and tells him that his body is rejecting his power and that he must not use it.

Claire figures out that she's with Sylar and not Nathan. Sylar tells her that they have a lot in common and that since they will both live forever they should be together. She refuses and says she will hate him always.

We also see someone we were lead to believe was dead but I figured she wasn't. Tracy is back and she can control water and move that way. She kills a former guard of building 26.

Noah is caught and put in a cell with Danko who is also caught. He was caught because Sylar made the agents believe that Danko was Sylar because he's a shape shifter. Noah and Danko escape when Hiro stops time.

The new chapter is called Redemption and it starts out I think 6 weeks later. We see Sylar/Nathan and he's in his senate office. Angela comes in to have lunch with him. He says he hasn't been feeling himself. He pauses at a clock and says that it's running 3 minutes behind and fixes it and says he's ready to go. Angela has a worried look on her face. I looks like Sylar will be back next season.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Tonight's TV

Tonight is the season finales of two of my favorite shows, Chuck and Heroes. Well hopefully just a season finale of Chuck because they haven't confirmed if it's been re-newed for a 3rd season or not. NBC will announce their fall schedules pretty quick (I can't recall the exact date but I know it's beginning of May). Hopefully that new schedule will include Chuck and Heroes.

Friday, April 24, 2009

This weekend

It was not a new Lost on Wednesday. It was just a recap show, I kind of don't like those. Especially since Lost has done a bunch of them and there's really nothing new to learn. I had it on but didn't really pay too much attention to it. I've been watching that new show Southland (NBC on Thursdays) and I'm starting to like it. I think it's better than The Unusuals (ABC on Wednesdays) a show that I think is trying too hard to be different.

Not much going on this weekend. Tonight we're going grocery shopping. We usually go out to eat before the grocery store when we go on a weeknight. I think we might go to 50s Grill (in Brooklyn Center) and I'll probably get the avocado burger (I LOVE avocados and anything that has them in it is what I get).

Tomorrow morning there's a baby sale for Multiple Connections (a group that has mothers of multiples, my mother-in-law is a member and I usually go to the sales) but I'm not sure if I'll go. I don't really need much for the kids and most of the stuff there is for babies. I might just go though to see if I can get any summer outdoor toys for them. We can always use those.

In the afternoon we have my nephew's 2nd birthday party. They live about an hour away so we don't have too far to go. The kids will have fun and who doesn't like cake. I'm sure though they'll be crabby tomorrow night after having a full day.

Other than that my weekend is free. My sister-in-law gave me the first 3 seasons of Supernatural so I will probably start watching that. My friend gave me the first 2 seasons of Dark Angel and I finished watching them last week. That just reminded me how much I liked that show and how I wish they hadn't cancelled it. Why is it that they always cancel good shows while other crappy shows stay. For example I really liked the show Invasion, I think that was on a couple of years ago. It was cancelled after the first season. Then there are shows that should have been cancelled earlier than they were, such as X-Files (once Mulder left it kind of sucked) and Alias (I think 1 season too many). Then I hear that Chuck might not be renewed. That show is awesome. I love where they're taking it and Adam Baldwin is awesome in it. Even the Buymore guys are funny. Also Zach Levi is good in it. Well enough TV rambling, I guess I watch too much of it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Heroes - I Am Sylar

Last night's episode was good, all about Sylar and his identity crisis.

We see Sylar and Danko talking and him telling him that he needs to take over one of the agents for his cover. So Sylar takes over that agent's life. We see him wake up in the apartment as that agent and then he goes to the mirror and says "Not again" and shifts back to Sylar. Then pulls an extra tooth out of his mouth. Then we see him in Danko's office as himself. Danko has a talk with him about how "Sylar" died so he could be free. Sylar doesn't see it that way because he says shifting is messing with him and he isn't truly himself and that he found an extra tooth in his mouth and one of his eyes took over an hour to turn back to the right color. Danko tells him that he's lived many different lives and that he always knows who he is because he has his father's watch to remind him. He shows it to Sylar and he tells him that his watch is loosing 5 seconds every hour. Then Danko asks who he killed to get that power and he says that was the only one that was his own. So Danko suggests he have something to remind him of who he is.

He gets all the files on his mom's unsolved murder. We see flashbacks of his mom dying and then he shifts into his mom and has a "conversation" with her. Totally going Psycho there. She convinces him to maybe become president.

Danko knows where Rebel is and they go to get him. Sylar gets to Micah first and Micah says he know what he's going through. Micah knows about the identity crisis and that Sylar can help all the heroes. Sylar decides to help Micah and shifts into him so they can shoot him and kill him. We see him talking to Danko and he says they didn't find the kid's body and Sylar says "dead is dead". Micah is sleeping on Sylar's couch and he hears Sylar talking to his "mom" and then Sylar gets mad and kicks him out. He tells him that if he ever sees him again he'll kill him.

Then Sylar goes to Nathan's office and shifts into him. He gives the speech that we saw at the end of last season. Then the real Nathan comes into his office and faces Sylar. Just as he's about to cut his head open, Danko comes in with tranquilizer gun and shoots Nathan. Sylar gets upset and then Danko stabs him in the back of the neck. We think Sylar is dead because he falls over and then he gets up and pulls the knife out. Danko is totally shocked and the Sylar says "that really hurt!"

Also in the episode: Ando and Hiro plot to take down building 26. Hiro lets Ando get captured but nearly gets himself captured and they escape. We see Hiro have headaches when he stops time. Then Ando was supercharging him and Hiro gets a horrible headache and gets a nosebleed. Matt decides to stay with his family and go into hiding. He hears the agents coming and tells Janice they need to go. But then he decides that he cna never have a peaceful life if the agents are still out there hunting them. So he decides to fight. Just then agents come through the door and he makes them invisible to them so they don't get captured. Mohinder is in Coyote Sands and he gets captured. Noah, Angela and Claire are driving and they look like they also will get captured.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt

We had a great Easter and the weather was wonderful. I would have posted these pictures earlier but I haven't had a chance.

X & O sitting on the deck waiting to start the egg hunt:


Out in the yard looking for eggs:


O with her bag of goodies:


X looking behind the shed:


"I don't see any"


Through the garden:


Going down the deck:


Looking through all the goodies:

Friday, April 17, 2009

Book Recommendation

I read the first book in the Sword of Truth Series about a month ago and thought it was really good. So this week I picked up the second book in the series and I find myself glued to it and wanting to read it all the time. They are pretty lengthy books too. The first book is about 700 pages and the second book is close to 1000 pages. The books are by Terry Goodkind and I think the first one was written in 1994, so the series is not that old. The books are about a man named Richard Cypher and he lives in Westland. It's about his journey being a Seeker (he has the Sword of Truth) and how he has to fight evil. He forms friendships and falls in love with Kahlan (a confessor). Actually Kahlan is the Mother Confessor, she's very powerful and yields a certain kind of magic when she touches someone they basically become her slave. Anyways the series is very interesting and I highly recommend it. Well what I've read so far is very good. Here's all the books in the series:

Wizard's First Rule
Stone of Tears
Blood of the Fold
Temple of the Winds
Soul of the Fire
Faith of the Fallen
The Pillars of Creation
Naked Empire
Chainfire
Phantom
Confessor

The Sword of Truth Series is by Terry Goodkind

Also check out the TV show based on the series, Legend of the Seeker. You can catch up on episodes either on the website for the show Legend of the Seeker or on Hulu

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Lost - 04/15

Last night we learned about Miles.

It starts off with Miles being a little boy and him and his mother renting a place to stay. He gets money for the candy machine and on the way there he "hears" someone in an apartment. He goes there and opens the door and the guy is dead, but he can "hear" him talking. His mother comes in and he tells her that guy is still talking and she tells him that he's dead.

Then we cut to him being older and visiting him mom while she's very sick. He has a bunch of piercings on his face. She tells him that his father died and that his body is someplace he can never go.

Then we cut to him being older and telling some guy that his son loved him and that he knew that his dad loved him. The guy pays him and as he's getting in the car, Naomi comes to him and tells him she has a job for him. She brings him to a dead guy and he "hears" that he was delivering stuff for Widmore and that he was killed. So Naomi tells him they're going to an island and that he can have $1.6 million dollars if he goes. So Miles decides to go. But then some guys in a van take him and tell him he can't go because he's working for Widmore and that's the wrong side to be on. They ask him "What lies in the shadow of the statue" and he can't answer so they tell him he's not ready to go.

Back on the island he is sent on an errand to get a "package", which is really a dead guy from Dharma Initiative. He questions the guys and they say there was an accident and the guy fell in a hole, but he has a gun shot to the head. Miles takes the guy but in the van he "talks" to the guy. He brings him to Horace and he tells him to bring him to Dr. Chang at the Orchid Station. Hurley insists on going with him because he has to bring the guys lunch there. They meet Dr. Chang and he takes the body. Hurley says that Dr. Chang is a jerk and that's when Miles tells him that Dr. Chang is his dad. I kind of figured this out a while ago. Anyways Hurley asks why he doesn't get to know him and Miles says that he abandoned him when he was a baby and that he dies. Then he tells Hurley he figured out he was his dad when he saw his mom in the cafeteria. Dr. Chang gets a ride with them to another part of the island. In the car Hurley asks Dr. Chang about himself. We learn that Miles is 3 months old and then Hurley says it's a coincidence that Miles has the same name. He tells them that they should get together and get a beer. They drop him off and drive away.

Hurley tells Miles about seeing dead people from the island and Miles tells him that's not how it works. Then he steals Hurley's notebook and we find out Hurley is writing Empire Strikes Back since he knows it by heart and it hasn't been written yet. Then he tells Miles about his dad and how he abandoned him when he was 10 and the he came back and got to know him and how he's glad he got to know him. Then Miles goes to Dr. Chang's house and sees him holding baby Miles. Dr. Chang gets a phone call and runs out of the house and tells Miles to give him a ride because some scientists are here. When they get there, Daniel Faraday comes out of the sub and Miles looks surprised to see him.

Other island things happening is that Ben's dad finds out he's gone. Kate and Juliet say they stepped out for a minute and when they came back he was gone. Kate feels bad and tries to talk to the dad to tell him everything will be okay but he's suspicious that she knows something. A guy comes to Sawyer's house and tells him he saw him on the video. He knocks the guy down and tells Juliet to get some rope.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Heroes - 1961

Last night's Heroes was really good. We learned about Angela and how the company got started.

Peter, Nathan, Noah, Claire and Angela are at Coyote Sands digging up a bunch of dead bodies. They wonder why they're doing that and we flashback to 1961. Angela and her little sister Alice arrive there with their parents. It's a relocation center and right away we meed Chandra Suresh. They think they are there to be helped since they are different but Alice doesn't like it there. Through several flashbacks we learn some things. We learn that Angela takes care of Alice. Also we learn that Alice can control the weather. We also meet Charles Deveaux, Linderman & Bob. They try to convince Angela to leave the camp but she doesn't want to leave Alice. They convince her to lie to her since she would only slow them down. She does lie to Alice and tells her to stay there and everything will be okay. We learn that what Charles' power is, he can erase someone's memory (almost like a Jedi mind trick). They go to the Coyote Sands Cafe and talk about things. Meanwhile back at the camp, Dr. Suresh goes to talk to Alice. He tries to give her a shot and she freaks out and the weather goes haywire. That ends up killing everyone in the camp except Dr. Suresh, Dr. Zimmerman (we briefly got introduced) and Charles, Daniel, Bob & Angel (because they weren't there). So that is when they decide to form the company to keep people with powers a secret. Angela tells them that she dreamed that it would happen and that they must do anything to protect people like them.

In present day we have Peter and Nathan struggling with their relationship. Noah finally telling Claire what he was doing exactly and he also tells them about Sylar being a shape shifter now. The weather goes haywire and Angela ends up in a bunker and finds out Alice is alive. They reunite and Angela tells her she lied to her. Alice then leaves and Angela is sad. Also Mohinder comes to Coyote Sands and finds out what happened and that his father was part of it. He gets a video that they found of his father. Angela, Claire, Nathan, Peter & Noah are all at the Cafe and they decide to do what they can to keep people with powers a secret. But Peter says that they are not a company but a family. Nathan says he'll go to Washington and talk to the president but then they see the TV and Nathan is having a press conference. Except we know that's not really Nathan but Sylar.

So now we know what Charles Deveaux's power is. I assume they meet Kaito, Adam & Arthur later on and start the company together.

Two episodes left!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Lost - 04/08

Last night's episode was all about Ben.

We start out with current Ben waking up and there is Locke. He is surprised to see Locke alive. He tells him that he knew the island would do this and that's why he killed him and also to convince the others to come back. Then he tells Locke that he came back to the island to be judged by the smoke monster. So Locke tells him that he will help him. They go out to the boat and Cesar comes and tells them they can't take it. Ben pulls a gun on him and shoots him and then threatens the other people. Ben and Locke get on the boat and go to the main island. They tie up the boat next to the boat that Sun and the pilot took. They're in the town that he lived in and he goes to his house. He sees Alex's bedroom lit up and he goes in while Locke waits outside. Inside he runs into Sun and the Captain. She tells him that Christian told them to wait there for Locke. But then they are confused because Locke is dead so Ben tells them to look outside the window. There is Locke and he waves at them.

Through flashbacks we see young Ben wake up in the Others' camp. Charles Widmore is angry at Richard for saving Ben but Richard says that Jacob wanted this. Widmore goes and talks to Ben but Ben doesn't remember what happened. Widmore talks to him and introduces himself. Ben tells him that he doesn't want to leave he wants to be a hostile. Widmore says just because he's not with them doesn't mean he's not one of them.

Then we see later when Ben is living with them. He comes back with baby Alex. Widmore had told him to kill her and Danielle. Ben says that Alex shouldn't die. So he takes her as his own and raises her. Then we see Ben pushing Alex on the swings (she's older) and someone comes and tells him that Charles is leaving. We see Ben go up to him by the Submarine and Charles' hands are tied. We find out he's being vanished because he repeately left the island and had a child with an outsider. So now Ben is the new leader.

We see Ben at the docs where Penny and Desmond are docked. He calls Widmore and tells him that he's going to kill Penny and that he sees her. He goes to her with a gun and Desmond sees. He shoots Desmond and then goes to shoot Penny. She pleads with him and tells him she has no relationship with her father and then tells him not to kill her son. He hesitates and then Desmond comes and beats the crap out of him and throws him in the water.

So Ben talks with Sun and the Captain and Locke. Locke doesn't know how to get Jin and Sun together. The Captain decides to go back with the boat but Sun says she's staying. When he gets back to the island, Elena ask him "Where does the shadow fall on the statue" or something like that and he's confused. She knocks him out and tells the other guys to tie him up and that he's coming with them. Ben, Sun and Locke are together now. Locke says he'll help Sun but that Ben has to do something first. He goes into a hiding place in his house and goes down some stairs and pulls a drain plug and says "I'll be outside" and goes outside to wait for the smoke monster. Outside Sun is sitting there and she thinks that Jack lied to them about Locke but Ben convinces her that he really was dead. He tells her to go inside and thinks the smoke monster is coming but it's just Locke. Ben says he's waiting but the smoke monster is taking too long. Locke tells him he needs to go to him. But Ben doesn't know where the monster lives but Locke does.

They go to the temple and Sun waits outside for them. Ben ends up falling when the floor gives in. Locke goes to get something to get him out. While he's gone Ben looks around. There's pillars and strange writing and something that looks like an Egyptian guy offering something to the smoke monster. We see a crate with holes on it and the monster comes out of it. Then we see flashes of Alex and the monster disappears. Alex appears and Ben says he's sorry that he killed her. She threatens him and tells him that he can't kill Locke and he must do everything he says. Then she disappears and Locke comes and gets him out. Ben says that the smoke monster let him live.

Next week looks like it's all about Miles.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Heroes - 04/06

I thought last night's episode was good. Although from the previews last week I was expecting to see the Petrelli family more.

Matt - He is talking to Mohinder and telling him that Danko is the one they need to go after. Mohinder tries to talk him out of it, but Matt won't listen. So Matt follows Danko and puts it in his mind that someone he loves is in danger. He goes to the house of a Russian girl named Alena. We see that he loves her and she loves him but she thinks his name is Jakob and that he lives in Chicago. After Danko leaves, Matt goes into Alena's house to kill her but he can't. She notices him and is scared at first but he convinces her that he works with Jakob. They talk about him and she tells him that Jakob has family (wife and kids) in Chicago. Matt then tells her that he is not who he says he is and he can show her. He takes her to Danko's apartment and shows her the truth. Danko can't deny it because Matt uses his power on him to tell the truth. Matt tries to shoot Alena but can't. So Danko picks up the gun and fires and time stops. Hiro is there to save Matt.

Hiro, Ando and Baby Matt Parkman - They are traveling to find adult Matt. Baby Matt makes the car stop working whenever he is upset. So they try to hitch a ride with a trucker, but baby Matt stops the truck from working. Ando makes a face that baby Matt likes so they can drive the car. Hiro gets a phone call from Mohinder and he tells them where Matt is. Hiro saves Matt and tells him that he has a son. Matt is happy to see baby Matt and they all leave in a car.

Sylar is having fun with shape-shifting. Noah is suspicious of Danko and Sylar. When they are about to cremate Sylar, he pulls the rod out of his head and find out he's not really Sylar. He runs a DNA test to find out who really died. In the meantime, Sandra is in town to talk to Noah. We see her come and give Noah divorce papers and leave, but it was really Sylar. Noah figures out that it wasn't really Sandra because the signature doesn't match. He goes to her hotel and tries to kill her but finds out it really is Sandra. She kicks him out. He goes back and pulls a gun on Danko and tells him he know about Sylar. Danko tells him who Sylar is impersonating and when they get to the team he denies it making Noah look bad. Noah shoots the guy he thinks is Sylar but we see a lot of blood and he tells him he killed an innocent man. He runs and they chase him. But the man he shot was really Sylar and he was just playing dead. Best line ever "I squeezed out a little extra" when Danko asks him about all the blood.

So now Noah is on the run too. He calls Sandra and tells her that he's on the run and that he will call her later.

Meanwhile Nathan and Claire are going to meet Peter and Angela in Coyote Sands. Once there they begin to dig. They find a body and Angela tells them to keep digging. A car approaches and it's Noah. Also Mohinder was going through his father's things and finds out that he was working on a project Coyote Sands in the 60s.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Lost - 04/01

I apologize for my lack of recap last week. Both of my kids were sick with the stomach flu and I was home with them Thursday and Friday and was not able to get online. But I was able to watch last night's episode.

This episode is about Kate. We start off with Jin waking up and finding young Ben shot. He takes him back to the Dharma Initiative town for medical care. Kate talks with Ben's dad for a little bit. Juliet is trying to save Young Ben but she says that he needs a surgeon. So Sawyer goes to Jack to see if he will help. In the mean time Hurley and Miles are talking about things that happened and things that haven't. Miles says that even thought they are in the 70s, it is their present and they can die. Also anything that has happened in the future will happen. So he says even though Young Ben got shot by Sayid he know that he will live because of Grownup Ben. So then Hurley asks why Grown Ben didn't recognize Sayid when he tortured him. Miles then ponders this. I believe that Ben did recognize Sayid and that he is very good at acting. Anyways, Sawyer asks Jack to help Young Ben but Jack refuses. Kate gets upset about it and goes and donates some blood since she's O negative. This buys Ben some time and Juliet suggest that The Others can save Ben. They both reason that it is wrong to let a child die because of what he will grow up to be. So Kate takes a van to bring Young Ben to The Others. Sawyer comes and helps her and he carries Ben into the jungle. The Others come across them and Sawyer demands to see Richard. Richard comes out of the jungle and says he will cure Ben but that this will take away his innocence and that he will always be an Other. Kate agrees in order to save his life. Richard take Ben into a temple that we've seen before.

The other story involves Kate and what happened after the marina showdown between Ben and Sun. We see her with baby Aaron visiting Cassidy. She is the one that Sawyer conned and had a baby with. Kate ends up telling her the whole truth except that Aaron isn't hers. Cassidy says the reason that Sawyer jumped off the helicopter was because he was running from Kate. At a grocery store Kate almost looses Aaron. Then we see her visiting her again with 3 year old Aaron. She tells Cassidy that she needs to go back to the island and that Aaron is not hers. She takes Aaron to visit Claire's mom and leaves Aaron there because that is where he belongs. And that's why she goes back to the island.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

We took the car for a spin

For Christmas X got a remote control car. We set it up and let him drive it around in the basement. He's been itching to take it outside and we finally got a chance this last weekend. It wasn't too warm but there was no snow or wet spots outside. I think he was outside for an hour driving it. Here are some pictures of it.

With Dan, driving it in the driveway:


X & O looking at the car:


X driving it on the sidewalk in front of the house:


Here's what the car looks like up close:


Dan driving it while X chases it:


A video of the car in motion:

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