Recap: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – “The Only Light in the Darkness”

Happy Earth Day, readers!  SHIELD is back with another dynamite episode!  Last week we watched as Ward and Garrett emptied the Fridge, while Coulson and company chased some mysterious coordinates to Fury’s secret bunker, Providence.  Tonight’s episode introduced us to a couple new characters, all while taking another big step along the “who can we trust?” boardgame.  Things are really starting to build towards the season finale in a few weeks, so let’s jump right into “The Only Light in the Darkness,” written by Monica Owusu-Breen and directed by Vincent Misiano.

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Trailer Tuesday: Jersey Boys

Welcome to “Trailer Tuesday” where I talk about trailers for upcoming movies, since I’ve always found them to be fascinating.

I’m a big fan of stage musicals, I’ve seen a lot of shows on Broadway and countless others on tour, and I also happen to be a Four Seasons/Frankie Valli fan, yet somehow I’ve never managed to see Jersey Boys.  (Though, interestingly, it’s coming to my town in just a couple months.)  I was very excited when I heard that they were adapting the Tony Award-winning musical into a film.  But when I first watched the trailer I wasn’t nearly as excited as I thought I would be.  Take a look below and read on for my thoughts:

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Quote of the Day

Giles:  So, all the city plans are just, uh, open to the public?

Willow:  Um, well, i-in a way. I sort of stumbled onto them when I accidentally decrypted the city council’s security system.

Xander:  Someone’s been naughty.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 1: Episode 2 – “The Harvest”

Quote of the Day

The expression “following suit” is a curious one, because it has nothing to do with walking behind a matching set of clothing. If you follow suit, it means you do the same thing somebody else has just done. If all of your friends decided to jump off a bridge into the icy waters of an ocean or river, for instance, and you jumped in right after them, you would be following suit. You can see why following suit can be a dangerous thing to do, because you could end up drowning simply because somebody else thought of it first.

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Austere Academy – Lemony Snicket

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Worf: I have completed my search of the primary habitat levels and. What is that sound?

Odo: Soothing isn’t it? The bartender called it a…

Worf: A tribble.

Odo: Sit down. You’re drawing attention.

Worf: Where did you get that thing?

Odo: From a man named Cyrano Jones. He told me tribbles like everyone, but this one doesn’t seem to like you.

Worf: The feeling’s! The feeling’s mutual. They are detestable creatures.

Odo: Interesting. It’s been my observation that most humanoids love soft, furry animals especially if they make pleasing sounds.

Worf: They do nothing but consume food and breed. If you feed that thing more than the smallest morsel, in a few hours you’ll have ten tribbles then a hundred then a thousand.

Odo: Calm down.

Worf: They were once considered mortal enemies of the Klingon Empire.

Odo: This? A mortal enemy of the Empire?

Worf: They were an ecological menace, a plague to be wiped out.

Odo: Wiped out? What are you saying?

Worf: Hundreds of warriors were sent to track them down throughout the galaxy. An armada obliterated the Tribbles’ homeworld. By the end of the twenty third century they had been eradicated.

Odo: Another glorious chapter of Klingon history. Tell me, do they still sing songs of the great tribble hunt?

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Season 5: Episode 6 – “Trials and Tribble-ations”

Quote of the Day

“I liked the D.A.! I learned loads with you!”
“I enjoyed the meetings too,” said Luna serenely. “It was like having friends.”
This was one of those uncomfortable things Luna often said and which made Harry feel a squirming mixture of pity and embarrassment.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling

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Giles:  For as long as there have been vampires, there’s been the Slayer. One girl in all the world, a Chosen One.

Buffy:  He loves doing this part.

Giles:  Alright. The Slayer hunts vampires, Buffy is a Slayer, don’t tell anyone. Well, I think that’s all the vampire information you need.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 1: Episode 2 – “The Harvest”