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Elementary S1 E5- First Instincts And The Angel Of Death


The poster says it all.

 

Sherlock tries to convince Watson he smells murder.

With each episode Season one of Elementary’s Sherlock Holmes has “baited” me. This episode grabbed my attention when the Angel of Death is found to be walking the halls of a New York City  hospital.

Elementary, My dear Watson!

Instinctively from the start Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller of Eli Stone and Dexter fame) sniffs out murder like a hound dog sniffs out a bone. Joan Watson (Lucy Liu of Charlie’s Angels and Kung Fu Panda), gets a chance to use her doctor skills to help Sherlock solve the case.

The storyline reveals more of Dr. Joan Watson’s past. The episode aptly named, “Lesser Evils”, has Sherlock and Watson on the trail of an Angel of Death. Someone is killing patients systematically at a New York City Hospital.

During the investigation Sherlock learns more about his “sober companion” than he expected.

Sherlock is like a proud papa in the wings, when Watson’s instincts might keep a former colleague’s patient from dying. Meanwhile, the unlikely duo, work together to catch the person responsible for nine deaths in a local hospital.

With a long list of suspects Watson offers to add her medical expertise in solving the case.

As Sherlock and Watson start brainstorming, they discover that someone has stolen Epinephrine, and is using it to kill terminally ill patients.

I love Sherlock’s manic solving skills, but in the interrogation room he seems so still and in control. Since Sherlock is a police consultant, and not part of law enforcement, he has his way of digging up the truth.

Watson meets an old colleague,Dr. Carrie Dwyer, while working on the case. After the meeting Watson gets a chance to see on one of Dr. Dwyer’s patients. Watson notices some sign that the patient may have endocarditis, she warns Dr. Dwyer surgery might kill her patient. Dr. Dwyer takes offense and reminds Watson why she’s no longer a doctor (place awkward silence here) in the first place.

Not long after, the crime solving duo, catches a possible suspect in a patient’s room in the act of a homicide. They may have caught their elusive, Angel of Death, but catch a morphine addicted doctor instead.

Sherlock is getting more manic and frustrated by the minute, but he still seems in control. So in control in fact, Sherlock encourages Watson to stand her ground and get Dr. Dwyer do a life saving test to save her patient’s life.

Then the case explodes wide open.  Sherlock and Watson catch the Angel of Death and an egomaniac doctor, who used the Angel of Death to cover his own mistake.

Renowned, but troubled surgeon Dr. Mason Baldwin, left a clamp inside his patient during surgery.Already on thin ice with the hospital Dr. Baldwin used, the Angel of Death, to kill the patient for him, before his mistake was discovered. He almost got away scott clean if not for Sherlock’s need to leave no stone unturned.

While Dr.Watson trusts her medical instincts to help save a young girls life. This episode was filled with a great beginning and an explosive ending. I can’t wait for the next episode.

Did you see the episode? Leave a comment on what you thought of it? What do you think of Jonny Lee Millers Sherlock?

Once Upon A Time S2 E6- Beanstalk Troubles & Tallahasee


Once Upon A Time S2 E6- Beanstalk Troubles & Tallahasee.

Aright! Once Upon A Time (OUAT) writers are finally revealing us Emma’s past. Are you as excited as I was? I have always wondered what made such a beautiful women like, Emma Swann (Jennifer Morrison of, How I met Your Mother fame), become so closed.

Click on the link above to find out Emma’s story pre-Storybrooke. It also seems Emma has unwittingly charmed the hook off, the pirate rogue, Captain Hook.

Yet, while love is in the air, the biggest story here lies in the betrayals of Emma’s story.

Click on the link to leave a comment. What did you think of this episode? Was it what you expected? Speak out, let’s hear your voice.

AHS S2 E3 – Nor’easter – The Big Fat Storm


AHS S2 E3 – Nor’easter – The Big Fat Storm.

It an extended Halloween treat! Check out the article that recaps American Horror Story Episode 3. Leave a comment at the site on your take of the episode.

Kit and Grace plan their escape.

Once Upon A Time S2 E5 – A Halloween Treat


Once Upon A Time S2 E5 – A Halloween Treat.

Photo credit: ABC

Hello, Once Upon A time fans. Writers for S2 E5 has a Halloween treat for fans.

After much pondering and speculation, Dr. Whale’s Fairytale Land character will finally be revealed to fans. Was the character a surprise or did you figure it out? Comment and let me know how you came to your conclusion.

Also, it seems we haven’t seen the last of Capt. Hook. How would do you rate him? Good, bad, or just self-serving?

Meanwhile, to learn more click on the link above to get the recap of the latest episode.

Happy Halloween.

Once Upon A Time, S2, Ep 4 – Rumpelstiltskin’s Story


Once Upon A Time, S2, Ep 4 – Rumpelstiltskin’s Story.

So, what did you think of Hook? I certainly felt some sympathy for Gold, but he also showed he could still be ruthless. Click on the link to read the article recap. Don’t forget to leave a comment if you like it.

2 Broke Girls – A Sitcom Filled With Yummy Goodness


2 Broke Girls – A Sitcom Filled With Yummy Goodness.

Feeling broke? You are not alone. Click on the link above and check out my recently published article on- 2 Broke Girls. Being broke always hurts less when you’re not doing it alone.

Check out the Article for American Horror Story Premier Recap


http://www.newsforshoppers.com/ahs-s2-premier-welcome-to-briarcliff/36710391/

For all you fans who have been waiting on pins and needles for S2 of AHS-it’s here! Read the recap about the episode and comment here, or click on the link and comment there, about what you thought of the episode. I feel story for Evan Peters character, it seems in either season he has the short end of the stick.

Asylum takes a whole new meaning in American Horror Story S2

 

Calling All Once Upon A Time Fans- S2 E3 Recap


http://www.newsforshoppers.com/once-upon-a-time-the-lady-in-the-lake/36710319/

Henry tries to convince Jefferson/Mad Hatter to help open the portal to the Enchanted Forest.

Click on this link to read my recap of Once Upon A Time’s lastest episode. Leave a comment and let me know what you lied about the episode.

TTYL.

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The Time For haunting Is Upon Us


Belief in ghosts and evil spirits has been around for many years. The Celts practiced Halloween then known as Samhain (it is pronounced sow-en) in what we now know as the United Kingdom. Halloween practices were meant to signal the end of Summer and wearing masks and costumes worn by villagers to ward off evil spirits.

Today people know Halloween as a fun day for children snag some free candy and for adults to get together and become someone else for one evening of the year. But the best thing about Halloween are the haunted house and places both real and imaginative. One haunted place I know of , my own house, where our ghosts are even more active when this time of year comes around. Yes, really, my house is active with the usual doors closing on their own, shadows passing swiftly in the blink of an eye, chairs rocking on their own, and disembodies voices and footsteps.

In the beginning it was startling to know you were alone in the house, but you weren’t. My entire household has experienced some sort of paranormal phenomenon while living in the house. Now, the sounds and poltergeist (the German word for “noisy ghost”) activity are just a normal part of our time here in Germany.  The history of the area we live in certainly explains why some of these things are happening. The town we lived in was actually the housing area for SS German Officer and their families. It’s possible that some of them have lingered on and do not realize that their time has past. Of course, our family is not alone in this experience.

Germany with it’s rich history of change and violence lend the perfect atmosphere for continual hauntings. In Darmstadt, Germany sits the Frankenstein Castle, which some say inspired author Mary Shelly‘s story “Frankensein”, is used as a haunted house once a year.This year you can visit Frankenstein’s Castle on weekends from October 24th to November 9th to scare yourself silly with monsters jumping out of the shadows. Frankenstein’s Castle is also rumored to actually be genuinely haunted and was even investigated by Syfy’s popular show, Ghost Hunters.

Arbeit Macht Frei-Works Makes You Free

Another place I have visited myself is the Dachau Concentration Camp which is also rumored to be haunted with the spirits of the prisoners kept there. It is located the city of Dachau, not too far from Munich, Germany and is the only concentration camp that was open through the entire WWII. The strange feelings start when you  reach entrance of  the iron gate which reads, “Arbeit Macht Frei“, which translates to “Work Makes You Free“. Ironically, the words meant to give hope actually was more of a reminder of the hopelessness of captivity. Inside the vistors walk the very path that Jews, and other people who opposed Germany’s position, walked and gave up everything they had. The somber cloud creates a haunting atmosphere and you never feel alone as you walk through the camp. The sadness is heavy and the tours are very quiet and the ovens are even more unsettling.

So the question is are you a believer or skeptic? Either way there are many places in Germany in which hauntings occur. Where the dead and the living intermingle, and once a year on All Hallows Eve, if we’re lucky they might show themselves to us. Take a look at some other places in Germany you can visit for a ghostly experience of your own. Happy Hauntings!

Eltz Castle is rumored to be haunted by medieval kinights and “Mad” King Ludwig himself.

Haunted Places In Germany, Frankensteins Castle, Haunted Castles And Creepy Places.