Generation Rx review

I have been listening to Good Charlotte for at least 13 years now if not more. I remember being in 7th grade when Chronicles of Life and Death came out and I just had to have the death version of the album. This was back when an artist actually put a lot of love an attention on their albums. I listened to that album all the time and still do. Emotionless makes me cry since I am from a broken home with a father that never really cared about his kids. Good Charlotte is one of the many bands that I have been listening to for a very long time.  I remember when The Anthem came out. I remember watching their music videos on MTV. I love this band and I was always infatuated with Joel Madden. He’s just so darn cute.  So since they dropped a new album this week, I thought I would review it for you guys. Let you know what I think, what I hear etc.

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The Madden brothers said: “Our generation was the first to have so many ways to deal with pain. Throughout this century, we’ve seen the whole opioid crisis get worse. We wondered if we were really doing our part. We wanted to bet back out there on the battlefield and spread insight, share experience, and give anything we could to improve lives. The message is you can get through the pain, survive it, and have the life you want.”

Joel Madden explained to Kerrang: “All of us self-medicate in some way with something, I watch young kids today and feel for them, I understand the pain almost more than they do, because I got through to the other side of it. What this record is about is sparking that conversation.”

I think the reason for this album is something that needs to be said today. It really needs to be spoken about more. There have been many discussions about suicide and mental health issues going on lately and I think Good Charlotte putting it into music is fantastic.

So first up is one of their ‘instrumental’ type of introductions. My favorite one is on the Life and Death CD. It had the essence of Tim Burton.

Very mysterious introduction to an album which is what I love from this band. I love how it slowly grows in intensity. It kind of prepares you for the rest of the album. The whispering in the background throughout the beginning is wonderful and mysterious. Unlike the Chronicles album, You actually hear the band singing and playing in this song. The drum is fabulous. It makes you want to move with the beat. Strong. Joel has amazing vocals. I have always thought so.

“Where does all this pain come from?
Where does it hide?
Where does it go?
Looking in the dark I couldn’t see it
Are we divine?
Are we alone?”

Self help is the second song off the album.

“I felt too bad about myself
I never thought I was good enough for anybody else
I couldn’t look love in the eye
I was too broken to try
Life was a cold song that taught me not to cry”

I love how the beginning kind of reminds me of their songs from Good Morning Revival. But then Joel Screams. and I just fan girl it all the way out. The beat is strong and wonderful. I love it. The music doesn’t over power the lyrics and that is what is important for this album. I read somewhere the GC wanted to make this album because of what has been happening lately. The world has lost a lot of wonderful artists.

The part where they sing “I’m looking for a reason to believe” reminds me of We Believe from the Chronicles album.

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I love how the guitar is so strong and then abruptly stops it is so classic GC.  I love how they grow yet stay true to who they have always been. You have seen way too many bands becoming too main stream and sound like other bands. Not GC, they are still themselves its amazing.

Shadowboxer is the third song on the album and some of the lyrics I like are:

“All your little shameful looks
Were buried in my heart like hooks
I didn’t want to be here
You told me I was evil
And when I finally ran away
Just trying to escape that pain
I wanted to believe I belonged somewhere on my own”

This song has a very strong introduction. This album seems to be a little heavier than their previous albums but the lyrics are what matters the most. It seems like every song I have listened to on this album have spoken to me. To what I have been thru. What I think when my anxiety is bad. This is an album that I think is fantastic. I am so glad they came out of ‘retirement’ to bring us this. The beat is just right the power of the lyrics are there. They always seem to deliver to their fans. They have stayed true to their fans. They always provide something we can relate to. A way to deal with our pain and anguish. To deal with the voices in our head. This song is for you. For each and every one of you. You are not alone. And Good Charlotte is proving that you are not alone. At all.

I have never heard Joel scream like that, it is giving me early Three Days Grace and early Breaking Benjamin feels. I love it. Gives me chills.

Actual pain was one of their first singles off this album. I heard it about a month ago. I haven’t really been on my Youtube lately because my kids watch it so much. I usually go on to review what they have been watching and well basically to make sure its kid appropriate like the kid channel (mind you, my kids are only allowed on YouTube once they have done homework and chores)
“I’m too scared to look behind that door
I put my trust in all my faith
And every word between us spoken
Why do I believe the things you say
When my heart’s already broken?”

Introduction is nice, its not too overbearing. I like the build up. The music video is interesting. Since it is one of the first videos from the album it is nice to see how the members look especially since like 13 years ago  me and my 3 friends were obsessed with them. They have aged very well. I love the build up to the chorus. Its strong. Different. The flash of skulls gives the songs a kind of dark feel which is great, visually. It kind of gives the song that feeling that this is more than what meets the eye. I love the vocals in the background towards the end, it accompanies the music greatly. Makes you want to move along to the beat. I do think that the music is a little louder than the vocals. Not so much so that you can’t hear the lyrics. But enough so that you’re not really paying attention to what is being said. So far that is my only complaint about this song.

“And we would lay awake at night
Looking at the stars, thinking of the ones we’ve lost
And wonder where they are
When we lit another candle, she asked me who’s to blame”

I think this is a great song. It isn’t necessarily saying that there is no God. It is just one of those things that when we see all the bad in the world it makes some question the existence of an entity known as God.  It is something people fight with in their mind so much. It is one of the greatest debates of faith. I don’t think that this song is trying to make you believe that there is no God. It is simple verbalizing an internal argument that many are too afraid to say. It is like I say all the time, music says the things that our hearts are too afraid to mutter.

The tempo and sound of this song are different than the ones prior. It does pick up the pace just slightly about twenty seconds into the song. This song focus more on the lyrics and Joel’s vocals. Which they are amazing. I am not too sure about the computerized high pitch behind Joel’s vocals. He doesn’t need any help.

“I want you to know, you’re not alone
Everything you are and everything you’re not
When happiness dies and the pain, it will come
Life’s funny, it’s a game we play
You know we run”

I love the piano on this song. It is a welcoming change from the rest of the album. And the focus on Joel’s vocals overpowering everything in the beginning is fabulous. The guitar is great as well. The lyrics are phenomenal. I think this is one of those songs that many will be able to relate to. It builds up so fantastically. The guitar solo is one of my favorite parts of this song. It well executed and well timed. It provides a new element for this song.

“Father
Locked out
You gave me your demons
You weren’t around”

I am not sure who Sam Carter is. But this song has a heavier feel than the rest of the album. I looked up Sam Carter, I haven’t heard of him before, but I know he is a British Guitarist. And I think he provided a great element to this song. It might not be my favorite on the album but the instrumental of the song is great.

“I’m just holding on to my better demons
And I really need them not to fail me now
I speak in tongues but I can never free them
And my spirit weakens but I won’t back down”

I am not too keen on the introduction. I understand it for the story telling but because I have my volume up to soak in all the GC goodness, it kind of hurt my ears. I like the music on this one The drums and the guitars. It is a nice song. It has a decent tempo. I still don’t know about the ‘news’ part of the intro and ending. It’s just not really my forte. But I do love the guitar on this track how its louder at one part of the song in the left speaker and the drums in are more in the right speaker. It gives it a unique kind of feel.

“Just forget the ones who let you go
Forget the ones too scared to know you”

This song reminds me of the Madden Brothers album that they put out a few years ago. Just Joel and Benji. It’s kind of laid back and chill all the while still holding to their sound. Just the right amount of bass and heaviness. It is a great song and a great way to end the album. It is like they’re telling everyone of their fans that they love them. That they understand what they’ve been thru, what they’re going thru. But that the fans can always count on them. I love that about them.

 

I knew this album was coming out…. I knew it was coming in September. I didn’t know it was coming so soon. And with Hurricane Florence hitting, I didn’t pay attention until it popped across my phone that Good Charlotte had a new album. Honestly, listening to it and review it has been a great distraction from the anxiety that is a hurricane. I hope you at least give each song a try and let me know down below in the comments what you think.

Panic! at the Disco… Say Amen

*WARNING* The video could be a trigger for those who cannot do gore!

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I don’t know about anyone else but I love Brendon Urie. I have been listening to them since I wrote sins came out back when I was in middle school. I love how their sound changes with every album. So when Brendon kept dropping hints on his instagram about something big coming… I was excited. Everytime my notification popped up that he posted something new… I was there watching. Its so bad that I already preordered the album.

In March.

And album that doesn’t come out til June.

I mean that is way too long to wait. But I did anyway and I ordered a PATD hoodie too because who doesn’t A.) love hoodies and B.) love band merch.

He also released the dates of his upcoming tour. But unfortunately, they will be here one day before I have to go to Charlotte for the Warped and thats just too much driving because both places are about an hour to 2 hour drive from my home and its a lot of money to be spending on concerts ;(

So when I found out he had a music video out for Say Amen (Saturday night) I knew that I had to go ahead and watch it. But I didn’t decide to write a review about it til about the 100th time of watching it because I couldn’t really critique it in a bad manner because I was so in awe. PATD has out done themselves again. Brendon is pure genius. and oh so talented.

Ok so when I preordered the album I got 2 songs free which are Say amen and F*$# a silver lining. I had kids in the car so I couldn’t listen to the one with profanity in almost every stanza. So I listened to say amen almost the whole way home. And when he hit that high note…..I couldn’t help but say ‘damn’ it was so beautiful and pure and amazing. This beautiful man has some amazing chops.

So here we go.

The video opens up with a breaking news story that this ancient artifact, known as the devils key, has been stolen. And this key is worth so much. And I think the name of the key has something to do with why he turns into the demonic person in a prior song….Emporer new clothes…

So we go from seeing the news to just hearing in the background of this house while these men, in all black and ski masks, break into this house. They’re all waking towards this door where there is water running. The water stops. The door opens. And out comes Brendon (eep) and he is unphased that these guys are here.

Literally. Not even a flinch. Instead he texts his ‘girlfriend’ that he’ll need 30 minutes before she can come.

Now this seems like it’ll have a cool little fight sequence. PG maybe PG13. There isn’t anything really gory in music videos.

Well, obviously Brendon Urie has had conversations with Quentin Tarantino because what I thought would be a simple choregraphed but not anything too bloody dance fight turned into a scene out of Kill Bill. I mean someone gets a sword stuck in their skull. he cuts someone’s hand off and slams another guys head into the butcher knife. It is crazy. I mean they explored a lot of different ways to kill someone.

It is straight gore.

Ok so they’re dead.

and the doorbell rings

its the girlfriend.

And they get hot and heavy pretty fast.

Really fast.

But how is the dead people not affecting their uhm foreplay?

But then Brendon starts taking his shirt off and the girl see’s the key.

She wants it.

And she kicks Brendon in the balls right as he hits the high note

as in this is why his voice goes so high which is pretty funny.

But she starts to punch him and her form is so flipping wrong it looks so bad. but then she hits him with a bat.

And stills the key

as he is laying down on the ground dying. You hear the sirens in the back ground and at the end you hear the heartbeat.

The same heart beat that is at the beginning of This Is Gospel.

Okay I know I should have probably reviewed the lyrics but the video was just so amazing.

so heres the link for the video Maybe I’ll do the lyrics next if ya’ll want.

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@FallOutBoy #FOBMania album review

The first song is Young and Menance I think this is a wonderful way to start off a cd. When the video first came out I remember thinking HOLY$#^* there is a new FOB song and its just so different.

I also loved the part where it said “Oops I did it again….. I only wrote this down to make you press rewind” Now I am a 90’s baby and I remember the Spears era when Oops I did it again was very popular. This little tid bit in the song made me giggle and it is just so FOB to have that.

I really enjoy this song. When we went to the concert, they handed out these little purple pieces of paper that when they played Young and Menance they asked us to put the paper over our phone’s flashlights to show our support. and honestly…. I don’t think FOB will ever lose my support they are a great band.


The next song is Champion and goodness I love this song. I mean I love it so much that I have cried. Serious big yucky tears. Yes FOB you are BACK with a madness and I know I am more than excited. I actually wish you’d come back already just so I can see you again. I adore Pete Wentz and if I ever met him…. I probably would have a heart attack.

What does this song mean to me? Why do I cry? I have anxiety disorder. I overthink a lot. I’m empathetic. I’m emotional. And I haven’t had the ideal childhood. I have felt like I was manipulated, emotionally abused, verbally abused, sexually abused. And this song. “If I can live thru this. I can do anything” Thank you FOB. I needed this song. More than you could ever know. I can do anything. and when I feel like I can’t… I listen to this song to remind myself.

The third song on the track is Stay Frosty Royal Milk Tea, this song starts off with such a strong bass beat and is just so in your face loud. Thank you Pete Wentz for blessing my eardrums.

I love the “I’m fixing to go Tonya Harding on the whole world’s knee” It shows again the humour that FOB has and the way that they can insert little tidbits into their songs considering that the I, Tonya was released recently and well she has been back in the news. and get this.. claiming she’s the victim. Instead of you know the one who actually got hit.

If I wasn’t sitting down writing this… I would probably be up bouncing around like a fool. The beat is just that good. I adore it.

And well you cannot leave out the fact that Patrick sings in French. I wasn’t ready for it. I did a double take. Listened a handful of times. I mean come on….when you look at the title you think that it is going to be that sad song on the album but boy was I soooo wrong and I don’t think that I have ever been more pleased that I was wrong haha. I hope that they do the music video during the French Revolution. Actually, FOB should really do a video for every song on this album . That is just how good this album is. They really set the bar high for every other album that comes out this year.

The next song is Hold Me Close or Dont

Again.. their genius. I am so dead. Like the clown in spawn says D-E-D dead. They are so flipping talented. However, I remember that this came out in Novemember. I was in the parking lot of Zaxby’s while my husband went in to order because I was having just an anxious day. I couldn’t cope with anything. I just knew something was wrong (Turns out the next day we found out my dad had died.) (don’t you just love intuition) Then I saw a notification that FOB had a new video… yea I get notifications that is how obsessed I am. The first viewing of the video I couldn’t tell if i loved it or not. I did however love the video. The Hispanic culture that was so present Dia de los muertos (if i mispelled that please don’t kill me) I love the hispanic culture. I loved the video it was so artistic. The second time. I tried not to watch the video… it is actually really hard not to I mean have you seen it??? Its damn gorgeous. And what did I find. That the music is beautiful. You can dance to it. The lyrics are genius and well Pete Wentz is there so.

Way to go FOB you are again killing me with your musical talents. and I love it.

The next song is The Last Of The Real Ones

Again, another song that the beat is completely different than the rest of the song. When they announce that they were going to be pushing the release date back… I was upset. But they wanted to provide the fans with the best work they possibly could and boy did they deliver. Sorry for being so mad guys 🙂

I might be a little behind. which honestly I usually am. But I don’t get the whole Llama thing. Is it always Brendon Urie? When will he release the new PATD album?

BTW the video can be kind of confusing and I think I read somewhere that it is a parody of another song. But still. It is really good.

Track #6 is Wilson (expensive Mistakes) I remember when I first really heard this was at the concert and they were above the audience which was really cool.

Don’t we always make expensive mistakes? It’s either I can live on $5 til payday or I blow a whole paycheck at once.

There is a lyric that says “I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color” I actually stole my husbands shirt that says this and I wear it to bed. haha. This is a pretty good song. I mean there are some lyrics that I really like. There isn’t really too much that I can say bad about the song. The video is different. Although you know buying Pete Went wouldn’t be a bad idea. Im just joking.

The next song is Church and I know honestly…. I was NOT expecting this song at all. nope. not one bit.

The choir singing in the background really gives this song a nice push. However, whats with Patrick wearing the guitar so high in the video? that I think is my only complaint about the entire album. Not song. The entire album. I told you guys I love this album. I cannot believe I have to wait like a week for it to come in the mail. Patrick’s vocals are something else. They are out of this world. I think they just keep gettin better.

Which brings us to the next song Heaven’s Gate.

Holy $#^* I was not ready for the Soul of Patricks voice. I mean it just opens up the song and you’re like WHATTTTT??? My husband actually asked me who it was because it is so different from what we usually hear from fall out boy. This entire song was beautiful.

The next song on the a Sunshine Riptide

Why do I get the feeling that Pete had something to do with this song being on the album? As apart of that Rap Rock and Roll that Jaden Smith was talking about as the opening act to the opening act. Yeah it was Jaden Smith (not a fan really) then BlackBear (adore him thank you FOB for having him on your tour and introducing me to him) then FOB. The concert was amazing

So there is a little bit of Reggae in this song. As a huge fan of reggae, I appreciate this little bit of a song. This whole album is screaming freedom. They never conform to what a label wants them to sound like.

This song has given me a sunburn. thats how great it is.

The next song is called Bishops Knife Trick it is the final song of the album and it is pure beauty. it is an ear-gasim.

This whole album. they just pushed every single button every sing boundary to put out an album that they could be proud of. And as a huge fan. I couldn’t be more honored that that theyey put so much dedication into a single album.

Here are some other thoughts. Weell I wish Pete would go back to his screamo that was awesome but that is like many many many albums ago. If you are a new listener then you might want to look up Saturday by FOB to see what I am talking about. I wish that it was more than 10 songs. Either way. This is really pushing the bar for all of the other albums out there that are comin out this year. FOB is making the competition this year very steep. I hope the other bands can keep up (doubt it tho)

If you haven’t heard the album yet…. I strongly suggest you go listen.

(*on a side note. My local Wal-Mart didn’t have the FOB new CD… I was mad. So instead of looking it up on their website.. I went to the FOB website and ordered it there. Why should Wal-mart online get any of my money for this CD when they can’t even carry it in the store.)

Thank you for reading my review 🙂

The Road by Eliot B

It is not often that you find underground musical artists not on youtube. That is where I usually go to find my music. And I am kind of behind on new music. Like I just found out about BlackBear and I am totally obsessed with Do Re Mi…If you haven’t listened to it…Then you really should.

Now I am really picky when it comes to music. I mean really nit picky. Like overly picky.  And Eliot…if you’re reading this. I am sorry if I hurt your feelings at all. It is not my intentions to hurt anyone’s feelings, I am just that honest. I do hope you can take any of my criticisms for what they’re worth and move forward…. I never want to hinder someones dreams.

 

Now lets begin….

The song is only 2 minutes long. Which is a nice length for a starter. A lot of songs are 2  and a half mins to 3 mins.

I think you have a wonderful voice. My only thing is that you can hear the echo of maybe using a home system to record it.  I would work on the opening, the first two lines. The control of your vocals could use a little tweaking. you do great and then it sounds like you’re struggling.

The guitar sounds fabulous. I really enjoy an acoustic song. You have a young Billie Joe Armstrong thing going for you. The only thing that I can suggest is working on your vocal control. and maybe a different system so that there isn’t any echos.

 

Thank you for allowing me to review your song. For anyone else who wants to give it a listen the link is https://eliottb.bandcamp.com/track/the-road

 

Total Divas Season Premiere

So it is the new season of Total Divas. I know a lot of people bash this show, but I quite enjoy it. This season we are adding Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax and Carmella to the already big cast.

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So Nattie is wearing one of those bra’s that are everywhere on Facebook… and she doesn’t like it??? Well that just proves to me why they’re no good. Not just that. I mean I didn’t think they looked comfortable to begin with.

I love how they integrate the actual matches into the show as well as their personal lives. I also love hearing how they feel. Its like a vlog in the form of reality television show.

By the way… I thought that the First ever women’s money in the bank ladder match was awful. I mean a man winning the match just set the revolution behind so far in my point of view. I was livid watching it. Very livid.

I It is so sweet to see that Trinity and her husband have a nice big house. I remember in the earlier seasons where she was in an apartment. Her husband and his brother are hilarious. They play too much. And it is always funny.

Come on Uso say spa-ghe-ti again. haha. Trinity and John (Jimmy) are hilarious trying to decide who’s championship is better. Hilarious.

I love how they show Brie and Birdie. Amazing. Considering that last week we saw the birth of Birdie and now we get to see her bigger…and she looks just like Bryan (Daniel Bryan) And they’re also showing a flashback to Nikki’s engagement. Which was amazing.

Nikki being Daniels assistant for Smackdown GM would have been quite amazing. I don’t know why they didn’t pitch that. I think it would have been awesome. However, I do understand how the WWE fanbase would have been super ticked because they already believe that Nikki is only where she is because of John….. I hate to break it to you guys…. Nikki is a hard worker and got where she is because of herself.

They show Maryse… and talk about her for what 5 seconds about how they moved from Smackdown to Raw… Then they go to Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax.

Uhm Nia, I am pretty sure that everyone knows that you are the Rock’s cousin. By the way, all of us plus size women are excited for you to represent us. How come Nia never talks about how the Uso’s and Roman are related to her and the Rock as well? I mean they never talk about how the Uso’s are related to the Rock. I mean the Uso’s dad Rakishi talked about how he was related to the Rock. I don’t like how they don’t just say who they’re all related to. come on now.

After commercial break we’re back to John and Trinity going on a history lesson trip. I wish I had Jon’s hair. That wind in his hair. It’s pretty hot.

We are now watching Lana and Rusev in the car talking about her legs that are going to be as big as his? These couples have the most interesting conversations. It is pretty awesome to see Nikki and Nattie help Lana try to get better in the ring.  It is nice to see some teamwork. Although, Lana’s bumps are cringe worthy. I do understand where Lana is coming from tho. Rusev is getting kind of annoying dictating how she’s doing.

I am afraid of heights too Nattie. You’re not alone. I wouldn’t have even attempted to go on that ladder. Not even for one second. I don’t care how much they pay me. However, I think her cat is going to scratch her if she keeps antagonizing him. 2paws or something.

Nattie is trying to find a ladder so that she can get familiar with it before her match. and her mom jumped on top of the car to put the ladder on top. That was quite hilarious. Especially since I have been in a car where things are tied down in a red neck type of way. Oh Nattie. You on that small ladder is me all the time.

Aww look at Jon trying to up the romance level. How sweet. Cannot go wrong with Spaghetti and salad. However, it would be even more sweet if Jon would have shut his mouth and just let it be. Also, saying you cooked when you just got take out is not cool. But that is typical.

Daniel, Brie and Birdie are quite possibly the cutest family ever. I swear they are too cute. It is awesome that the Bella Twins are so active on social media because the entire Bella Army gets to see Birdie and growing and we all get to see how incredibly cute she is. However, she looks completely like Daniel. There is no denying that child. At all. Strong genes.

It is really cool that Nikki allows everyone to come to her house. I wonder how John feels about that. He is very strict. There are a lot of people who have always made fun of the fact that John has a lot of rules.

I feel like Rusev doesn’t want to watch Women wrestle because they could get hurt… Well guys could get hurt too. I understand that he is worried about his wife’s safety, but he needs to understand that this is her dream. You should never hinder someone’s dream even if it scares the hell out of you.

Maryse is pretty cool on Total Divas. However, on TV she seems like a total Witch. I do see where Nia see’s how Maryse is taking things a little too far. I also see Maryse point of view as well. Nia just wanted to know if Maryse has been in this type of match before because well maybe she doesn’t know what needs to happen. Maryse feels like Nia is being rude and saying she’s not apart of this revolution or something to that extent. There is always two sides to every story. However, I stand with Alexa as she’s standing there like ‘what just happened?’

I do praise Alexa for trying to fix things. I giggled at Nia’s joke about speaking over Alexa’s head because she’s so short. It made me giggle.

I completely agree that the new Women’s division should be more thankful to the Veterans who paved the way for the revolution.

Well it’s time for the Women’s ladder match. Nattie is nervous. As I think I would have been. I cannot do heights. At all. What really aggravates me is that they come back for maybe 2 to 3 minutes then go right back to a commercial with only 5 minutes left of the show. That is maybe 5 minutes.  Commercials annoy me.

You would think that with such an amazing thing like the first ever womens ladder match, it would have had more time on air than just 2 minutes. I’m just saying.

However, this looks like it is going to be an amazing season. I am looking forward to seeing where everything goes.

Grey’s Anatomy: Danger Zone

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This is episode 5 of season 14 and it is finally here. We had to wait 2 weeks after Amelia’s brain surgery to see how Megan was kidnapped. As a serious Grey’s fan, that was torture. I mean I watch reruns on Lifetime everyday at 4pm EST. So going two weeks without seeing the Grey Sloan gang is awful.

So tonight is a flashback episode. I think every show has done one. That’s not a bad thing. It allows viewers to see what happened before the characters graced our screens. I actually look forward to flashback episodes because they answer a lot of questions I might have about why the character is the way they are or what happened to them. Therefore, I have waited for TGIT since the last episode.

 

We begin with Owen discussing breaks and cycles. All while in a war zone. The banter between Teddy and Megan show that they are very close. That is until Megan disappeared.

Amelia pulls Owen out of his flashback as Megan is packing up to leave. Already? That doesn’t seem right. She just got in the picture and now she’s going to be in LA. That seems odd. Riggs is there too? So he’s just done with the show? He showed up in a whirlwind causing all kinds of trouble just to leave. I understand that he decided on Megan, but that’s still a little abrupt.

We see Rigg’s first proposal to Megan. Which is interesting because it was a necklace. I wonder if we get to see what happened to the necklace during this episode. So Megan didn’t get the Stat position that she wanted. But it didn’t seem like it was that important, or emotional. We’ve seen just how much Shonda can pull at our heart strings even with the little things.

Back in the present day, Owen jumps in the car with Megan to go with her to LA. A roadtrip. I wonder if he even bothered to tell Amelia.  I mean they honestly do not have the best communication. Like at all. They make rash decisions without discussing it with each other. Like when Amelia decided she just wanted to live with Stephanie. That’s not a marriage.

Sibling road trip….. I forsee arguments… or at least thats how they would be in my family.

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Megan’s son is heartbreaking. You can tell that he had experienced some real trauma.

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So we see why Megan and Riggs were arguing. He cheated, the girl left her necklace and then tried to play it off as an engagement necklace. You sir, are an ass. Like serious ass. I am not sure why she forgave you.

At least we are seeing how compassionate Megan is as a doctor.  The Megan, Owen sibling bonding is cute. Until Megan throws all the arguments in Owen’s face. Which is something siblings honestly does. Riggs ignored Megan’s son. You could guess something bad was going to happen. It was just destined. Megan told Riggs he needed his fan. He is a surgeon. How could he not multitask talking on the phone and helping the boy fix his fan. When Riggs showed up, I didn’t like him. Then I started to. Now, I am starting to not like him again. I hope that Megan’s son is okay. If not, Riggs deserves something bad, real bad. I am very disappointed in Riggs.

Also, I have been trolling twitter-verse under the hashtags #TGIT and #GreysAnatomy. A lot of fans our not too thrilled with this episode. I believe one said that they are waiting for the OMG moment.

Finally, Amelia calls. I was wondering if he even told his wife. What do you have there. He didn’t even tell her he was leaving town. They really need to work on their communication. I wonder if they thought about counseling.

Is Riggs really trying to rationalize the reasons the shooter did what he did so that he can justify his mistakes. Are you serious? Dude, you cheated. In the War Zone. You cheated. There’s no justifying that. Ever. Even if you’re not in television world.

So Owen did keep her from promoting. That’s not a very supportive brother. I understand he says he did it because she could have died. But you have to give your siblings a chance. Maybe if she went to that training she wouldn’t have been kidnapped.

I agree with Farouk there are so many choices. I am actually an easy person to please. I literally eat almost the same thing at every fast food joint.

Way to go Teddy. Tell Riggs off. Stand up for her. Tear into him. He deserves it.  You shouldn’t cave Teddy. You need to make him feel bad. I would. I wouldn’t say hey people mess up. No. He just said that he cheated because him and Megan were fighting. That is in no way a valid excuse. At all.

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Is Megan really trying to kick Owen out of the car on the side of the highway….Miles away from his home. That’s not cool.

Wait…..what??!??

Here I am thinking Riggs is the most vile person that has been a staff member of Grey Sloan and it comes out that Megan cheated first?

That poor woman. The chest tube is coming out. That is painful to get in the first time let alone another time. Megan wants to ride back with her patient. Which of course is against protocol. But Megan tells Owen that Nathan cheated and that’s why.

That poor woman isn’t so poor anymore. She’s the shooter. She’s the reason why Megan got kidnapped. Seriously? That’s not cool. We have 8 minutes left and we are just now seeing how Megan got kidnapped. That’s not cool. I usually love flashback episodes but this one hasn’t lived up to what I am use to from Grey’s. My heart strings were not pulled even in the slightest. They should have been. Megan was kidnapped for 10 years. Tortured. It must have been the worst thing for her to deal with, yet the episode didn’t make me feel anything except a little anger towards Riggs.

I don’t know how I feel about Megan and Riggs just yet. Maybe it is a couple that I got to get use to. That is, if they stay on the show. However, Owen and Amelia need to get their marriage together. Honestly. Owen needs a happy relationship at least once. Amelia deserves a happy life. She lost her dad. Her fiance. Her brother. She had a grapefruit size tumor. She has gone thru enough. And now…. they’re divorcing. Making Owen’s second divorce. Not cool. Maybe now he’ll try to go after Teddy. You know the thing he tried to do before finding out about Amelia’s tumor.

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This episode was advertised as finding out what happened. However, we don’t see how exactly Megan was kidnapped. We seen her in the helicopter with the other shooter, the woman, but that’s it. Nothing else. What happened in that helicopter.

 

A message at the end of the episode shows Owen talking to the fans about Veteran’s homelessness. We get to Kevin McKidd’s real accent. Which I could listen to all day everyday. Just saying. How you doin’ Kevin. 🙂

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Grey’s Anatomy: Ain’t that a kick in the head October 12, 2017

Amelia shaving her hair is a sad moment.  I cannot help but thinking about Once upon a time when Amelia’s doctor. Hades is going to perform surgery on Amelia.

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I love how Amelia has the entire surgical team do the superwoman pose with her. The whole beginning of this episode makes you want to cry.

Oh no, not new interns. Fabulous, the first intern interviewee is talking to himself. I am glad that Webber and Bailey passed on him.  I love that April is in the chapel praying that she doesn’t have to unplug Amelia.

Is it safe for Hades to be singing while performing surgery??? Thank goodness Amelia woke up. Oh no, shes talking inside her head. I’m getting big Derek flashbacks. How do they expect her to talk if she has a tube down her throat?? They cannot let another Shepherd die. However, love how Meredith is really there for her sister.

The second interviewee for the intern job provided a little too much information. I almost forgot that Harper Avery passed on the last episode.  Catherine Avery is back again. Jackson and Catherine get back from the funeral of Harper Avery.

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I still cannot believe the glances that Avery and Pierce pass between each other. They are technically step siblings. (I heard that they’re going to talk about the step sibling thing. Just waiting to see when.) Meredith has to ask Jackson if it’s okay to take his name off of Megan Hunt’s surgery so that she could be considered for a Harper Avery award.

Deluca is working with Amelia. Performing the routine that Amelia requires after brain surgery so that they recover faster. Hades doesn’t like that, at all. However, Deluca stands his ground and get Amelia to the chair.

Meredith and Megan talk about Riggs. It’s funny how Meredith is stuck in another triangle.

I love how Amelia is so adamant on not taking any drugs considering she’s a recovering addict. Webber completely understands. But if it could help her recover, shouldn’t she take them? I understand that she could slip back into old habits. However, if she has a good support team couldn’t they give her something like tylenol?

Post Op day 2. They’re all talking about Amelia and what the tumor has caused like leaving her life in LA. Amelia started talking. Yay! Except it’s in French. Interesting.

Grey Sloan doesn’t need to have an Instagram ‘star’. Sorry lady. Not in this hospital. Aww Ben is sleeping in the hospital.

“You can’t help him if you’re dead” -Meredith Grey. Which is very true. Megan desperately wants to get back to her son but she has an infection. With transplants the risk of rejection is quite high.

I do enjoy the friendship between April and Arizona. I also feel bad that April moved out of Jackson’s house because the way they were living was painful to her.

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“Would you keep it down”. Amelia finally speaks English. Thank goodness. Thank you Shonda for not killing Amelia. Oh no… She forgot that Derek died. This is going to bring up an all new kind of hurt. Really Shonda. I just thanked you for allowing her to live but you make her forget about Derek’s death. You are a cruel cruel woman.

“You will be a surgeon again.” And I think the fans have rejoiced.  Is Riggs really trying to get Megan’s son for a fake clinical trial? Smart! I think that this grand gesture is so sweet.

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These intern interviews are something else. If you cannot touch your eyeball with your finger how are you going to touch all of the ooey gooey stuff inside the human body.

This is going to be awkward. Catherine, Webber, Jackson and Maggie having dinner together. The small talk is painful to watch. Do not put wine in Maggies mouth, bad things could happen. A quarter of a billion dollars….. wow!!! Jaw meet floor. How do you not want a quarter of a billion dollars???

Uhm Maggie….he already bought a hospital…. And please, you’re talking too much. This is the problem with drinking too much wine.

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“Do you know who the President is?” “I wish I didn’t”  Amelia is BACK!

Oh no. Wilson can’t be apart of the paper being submitted for the Harper Avery award. I am not looking forward to her psycho husband. And the fact that its the nice guy from Glee.

Here’s the hint of Ben leaving the show for the spin off show. That’s gonna be interesting.

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Meredith trying to help Riggs get the kid to Megan is amazing.  Sometimes you forget how bad ass Meredith is. I cannot believe Riggs pulled it off.

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“I don’t want you to ruin my work” Way to go Meredith and Riggs. Ya’ll made a mom happy. Owen finally gets to meet his nephew. This is such a heartwarming scene.

Was Meredith looking up like looking up to Derek? Why Shonda? Why do you have to keep mentioning Derek? That’s just torture.

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Thank you Catherine for bringing up the fact that they’re step siblings. Finally! Someone said it.  I like jealous Richard.

Its cute but sad that Amelia is trying to let Owen go. Owen is such a good guy. Even though he did kiss Teddy.  Which is bringing Christina memories up from when he cheated on her.

I love any episode that has Harriet. Sofia’s coming home. Yay! Now if we could only get a Torres appearance.

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Amelia’s going home. Maybe there’s hope for them yet. And now we seriously have to wait 2 weeks before Grey’s is back. That is so unfair