Friday, September 22, 2023

Untiled Poem



By Kristin Smith 

©2023 Kristin Smith

Monday, September 18, 2023

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise

 

Season 2

Episode 32 Marauders

 


Enterprise tries to get some sci-fi resource from a group of the people who are the sci-fi equivalent of oil drillers or farmers or something.  The simple folk are being harassed by a group of Klingons and all their supplies stolen. Enterprise teaches the colony how to defend themselves.  They fight and win out in the end.  A rather tired story that has been told a million times in films like The Three Amigos, The Magnificent Seven, every single episode of the A-Team.  

 

Written by
Joseph Ammendolea
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Friday, September 15, 2023

Unboxing

Monday, September 11, 2023

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise


Season 2

Episode 31 A Night in Sickbay

 


Some fans hate this episode but it’s actually really good.  You get to see Archer shine over the love of his dog, you get great insight into Dr Phlox, and everyone loves the beagle Porthos.  All the quirkiness that makes Phlox a great physician also makes him a bit too much in a 24-hour period.  They also bring back the super sensitive Kreetassans which become insulted when Archer’s dog urinates on a tree.  Their anger in this instance actually makes more sense.  It’s not everyday an alien species visits your planet and they have their dog pee on your tree.  Archer's apology ceremony at the end is rather brilliant, his minor misstep, the Kreetassans willingness to allow for the correction, speaks wonders about Roddenbury’s vision of peaceful exploration. 

 

Written by
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Friday, September 8, 2023

Unboxing

Monday, September 4, 2023

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise

 

Season 2

Episode 30 Dead Stop

 


It looked like Season 2 was going strong with solid back to back fun episodes.  Dead Stop is no exception.  The crew needs to perform repairs after getting heavily damaged in the prior episode Minefield.  They discover a random automated repair station which requires them to trade supplies for repairs.  Everything is working well until they discover the station also kidnaps some of the crew to sustain itself.  Enterprise fights back, saves their crew, and basically get’s the repairs for free.  The nice twist at the end is the repair depot which should be destroyed, starts automatically rebuilding itself.

 

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Friday, September 1, 2023

Unboxing

Monday, August 28, 2023

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 2

Episode 29 Minefield

 


Back-to-back great episodes were rare with Enterprise but the follow-up to Carbon Creek was Minefield and it was brilliant.  It’s Earth’s first clash with Romulans, and in an effort to be consistent with Star Trek lore, we never see them.  In the Star Trek original series episode Balance of Terror, Spock establishes during the Earth-Romulan War the two species never saw one another.  That remains true during their clashes through the Enterprise series.  The tension with Archer and trying to save Malcolm made for interesting character development.  Any episode that focused on filling the historical gaps between Star Trek: the Original Series and Star Trek: Enterprise were some of the best.  It took ingenuity to take a few lines of exposition from the 60s TV show and develop entire episodes around them.  Enterprise would have shined more brightly if they had tried to incorporate more gap filler episodes like Minefield.  


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Friday, August 25, 2023

Unboxing

Monday, August 21, 2023

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise


Season 2

Episode 28 Carbon Creek

 


An excellent episode, one of the best in the series.  It’s a flashback story about how Vulcans crash landed on Earth in the 1950s and had to assimilate with Earth culture while waiting for rescue.  It has humor and heart all through the entire story.  It works so well and somehow doesn’t really feature any of the main characters.  It’s a great standalone episode that’s well worth watching.  

 

Written by
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Friday, August 18, 2023

Unboxing

Monday, August 14, 2023

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 2

Episode 27 Shockwave Part 2

 


Our lovely follow-up to the season 1 cliffhanger is about as riveting as a used Highlights in the dentist office.  The crew of the Enterprise gets boarded by the Suliban and taken captive.  They work some mojo to escape and help Archer who is stranded in the future to return to their time and save the day.

 

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Friday, August 11, 2023

The Very Objective Must See Movies - As of 2023

Below is a list of must see movies and their sequels in random order.  If a film has a sequel it’s tabbed in, meaning if you like the original then check out the sequel.  If the sequel is double tabbed it means it’s not really a must see but if you like the series or character check it out.  Certain Sequels are listed with no tab because they are that good and “must sees” on their own. 

 

Action/Adventure

Jaws (1975)

Goodfellas (1990)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) [The Best Indiana Jones Movie]

        Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Batman Begins (2005)

The Dark Knight (2008)

Iron Man (2008)

    Iron Man 2 (2010)

Fight Club (1999)

Back to the Future (1985)

    Back to the Future 2 (1989)

        Back to the Future 3 (1990)

Die Hard (1988)

    Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)

The Bourne Identity (2002)

Kill Bill Volume 1 & 2 (2003 - 2004)

Desperado (1995)

    Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

Top Gun (1986)

    Top Gun Maverick (2022)

The Great Escape (1963)

True Lies (1994)

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

King Kong (1933)

Hook (1991)

The Karate Kid (1984)

    The Karate Kid Part, Part II (1986) [Better than the first]

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

            Captain America: Civil War (2016)

The Avengers (2012)

Baby Driver (2017)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

 

Drama

Casablanca (1942) [Probably the Best Movie Ever Made]

Glory (1989)

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Inglorious Bastards (2009)

The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)

Ordinary People (1980)

Rocky (1976)

        Rocky II (1979)

    Rocky III (1982)

            Rocky IV (1985)

                Rocky V (1990)

    Rocky Balboa (2006)

    Creed (2015)

        Creed II (2018)

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

American History X (1998)

Good Will Hunting (1997)

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

West Side Story (1961)

The Hurt Locker (2009) 

Cinderella Man (2005)

Field of Dreams (1989)

Rudy (1993)

The Departed (2006)

Magnolia (1999)

The Social Network (2010)

Schindler’s List (1993)

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

Whale Rider (2002)

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Broken Hearted (2019)

Gone Girl (2014)

I Care A Lot (2020)

The Walk (2015)

 

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (1977)

    Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back (1980) [The Best Star Wars Movie]

    Star Wars: Episode V Return of the Jedi (1983)

        Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (2005)

The Terminator (1984)

    Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) [The Best Terminator Movie]

        Terminator Salvation (2009)

Alien (1979)

    Aliens (1986) [The Best Alien Movie]

The Thing (1982)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) [Best LotR Movie]

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) [One of the best movies ever made, won 11 Oscars]

X-Men 2: X-Men United (2003)

    X-Men: First Class (2011)

    X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

    Deadpool (2016)

    X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

Star Trek II The Wrath of Kahn (1982) [Best Star Trek Movie]

        Star Trek III The Search for Spock (1984)

            Star Trek IV The Voyage Home (1986)

    Star Trek VI The Undiscovered County (1991)

                Star Trek Generations (1994)

    Star Trek First Contact (1996)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (2009) [Prequel/Rebooted story with new actors]

            Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

            Star Trek Beyond (2016)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) 

District 9 (2009)

Jurassic Park (1990)

Serenity (2005) 

Signs (2002)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

    TMNT (2007)

 

Comedy

Duck Soup (1933)

Monkey Business (1931)

Ghostbusters (1984)

    Ghostbusters 2 (1989)

The Goonies (1985)

Major League (1989)

Punch Drunk Love (2002)

National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)

The Mighty Ducks (1992)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Angels in the Outfield (1994)

Superbad (2007) 

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)

Dumped (2015)

Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Mean Girls (2004)

The Cosplayer (2017)

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Super Troopers (2001)

    Super Troopers 2 (2018)

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

 

Animated Feature Film

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)

Tarzan (1999)

Toy Story (1995)

    Toy Story 2 (1999)

    Toy Story 3 (2010)

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Aladdin (1992)

The Lion King (1994)

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

WALL-E (2008)

Yellow Submarine (1968)

The Little Mermaid (1989)

Tangled (2010)

Moana (2016)

 

Western

High Noon (1952)

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

Unforgiven (1992)

Young Guns (1988)

            Young Guns II (1990)

Monday, August 7, 2023

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise


Season 1

Episode 26 Shockwave Part 1

 


The crew of the Enterprise is visiting some industrial alien colony when an accident kills all 3600 people below.  Archer feels responsible. The Earth exploration is about to be shelved for 20 years because Enterprise might be responsible.   A bunch of gobbledeegook, exposition, running around. It turns out it was done by a stealth ship as part of the Temporal Cold War.  The episode builds to a standoff with Archer and the Suliban.  Archer gets time traveled to the 31st century to avoid the standoff but the world is a baron war torn landscape.  He’s trapped in the future with no way to go home and his ship is about to be attacked by the Suliban.  

 

It’s a nice cliffhanger but the buildup episode is less than exciting.  Then you have to wait an entire summer to find out “who shot JR!”  Shows that end on cliffhangers are confident they’re going to get another season.  Will the follow-up episode be just as good?  Stay tuned next week to find out.

 

Written by
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Friday, August 4, 2023

Unboxing

Monday, July 31, 2023

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise

 

Season 1

Episode 25 Two Days and Two Nights

 


The crew of the Enterprise travel to the planet Risa for shore leave.  The entire crew drew lots to decide who gets to take the leave and magically the entire starring cast won.  This is really just a low budget filler episode.  The show is trying to save their money to spend on a big season finale in the next episode.   So it’s lots of talking and odd attempts at comedic segments.  We get a nice callback to when Dean Stockwell was on the show but that’s the last we hear of him.  There’s reference to the shows overall story arc but none of it really progresses that Temporal Cold War story.

 

Written by
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Monday, July 24, 2023

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise


Season 1

Episode 24 Desert Crossing

 


The Enterprise somehow makes friends with Zobral who leads a bunch of rebels or maybe they’re terrorists.  He tries to recruit them to their cause.  Archer debates joining the fight.  Ultimately decides not to since their mission is exploration.  A lot of first season episodes focus on the lack of a prime directive which Enterprise seems to enforce more stringently than any of the other Star Trek series.  

 

Written by
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Monday, July 17, 2023

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise

 

Season 1

Episode 23 Fallen Hero




 

Enterprise has to escort a Vulcan Ambassador home.  Antics ensue.  They save the day.  It does the job.

 

Written by
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Monday, July 10, 2023

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise


Season 1

Episode 22 Vox Sola

 


A bunch of aliens called the Kreetassans get insulted because humans eat in public.  Somehow these aliens never met another species that did this. 

 

Then some weird jellyfish hops from the Kreetassans ship to the Enterprise and takes a bunch of main characters hostage.

 

Ensign Mayweather is the last remaining main character which by default forces us to watch him save the day with his terrible acting.  He makes peace with the Kreetassans then finds the planet to return the jellyfish alien too. 

 

This episode is all sorts of annoying.  The horror aspect, the lame alien, the jerk aliens getting insulted over people eating, and then we have Anthony Montgomery who seriously needs acting lessons.

 

Written by
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Monday, July 3, 2023

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise


Season 1

Episode 21 Detained


 

Scott Bakula as Captain Jonathan Archer is reunited with Dean Stockwell playing Colonel Grat.  Fans of Quantum Leap loved Bakula and Stockwell playing best friends Sam and Al trying to fix time.  Seeing them reunited in this episode is bittersweet.  They’re enemies in this episode which pretty much means fans won’t get to see them buddy up to save the day in future episodes.   

 

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Monday, June 26, 2023

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise


Season 1

Episode 20 Oasis

 


The Enterprise discover a crashed spaceship filled with a bunch of aliens.  As they investigate more it’s discovered they are all holograms except two.  They convince the two living people to leave the ship.  

 

It’s almost identical to the Deep Space Nine episode Shadowplay where the team finds a city of holographic people but their holo-emitter is breaking.  When they turn off the holo-emitter they find one living guy who created it after his people were all killed by the Dominion.  

 

Its episode regurgitation like this which caused fans to stop watching.  Watching the same episode in a shiny new shell isn’t fun. 

 

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Monday, June 19, 2023

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise


Season 1

Episode 19 Acquisition




 

Ferengi try to rob the Enterprise but Archer outsmarts them.  It doesn’t quite fit with the Star Trek lore since the first time we met Ferengi were Star Trek Season 1 and it was one of the most comedic encounters ever.  The Ferengi were supposed to replace Klingons as the big bad but were far too silly to claim the mantle.  Follow-up appearances made them jokes.  Enterprise leans into the Ferengi fans grew to love for their comedic value as opposed to that first TNG appearance.  It’s a fun episode to watch but ultimately pointless in the large arc because the show couldn’t bring the species back in later episodes for risk screwing up Star Trek continuity. 

 

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Thursday, June 15, 2023

Boycott The Flash

 Why you need to boycott The Flash and it’s 99.98% because of Ezra Miller.

 

In August 2022 Discovery/Warner Brothers/DC shelved a film they already spent  $100 million dollars on.  A plethora of reasons were given but none which made sense.  They claimed it wasn’t a good film, it was of poor quality.  The studio that brought you Battlefield Earth, Catwoman, and Ballistic Ecks vs. Sever suddenly had standards for their films.  Media claims there was a tax write-off involved in shelving the project but ultimately it leads to the larger issue;  (Somehow no mention of race or gender is ever presented in the dialogue).  If Warner Brothers can drop $100 million dollars on a film that is not getting released, why can’t they spend $100 million to reshoot their Flash movie and replace Ezra Miller as the lead actor.   



The marketing for The Flash film has been highlighting Michael Keaton’s return as Batman but ultimately it’s a gimmick to play down the very major role their publicly infamous lead actor has.  To pay money to see The Flash is an endorsement of not only Miller’s actions but WB’s approval of his conduct via their silence.   

 

Why replace Ezra Miller? Well his conduct over the past few years hasn’t been stellar.  Here are the highlights of his very public troubles.  

 

On June 28, 2011 while shooting The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Miller was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over in Pittsburgh for a broken brake light; police discovered 20 grams of marijuana in Miller's possession. The actor was initially charged with drug possession, the charge was later dropped by the judge. Replaced with a $600 citation for disorderly conduct. A pot arrest these days is rather innocuous but it was the start of larger problems for the DC actor.  

 

On April 6, 2020, a video appeared to show Miller strangling a woman and throwing her to the ground. The video took place at Prikið Kaffihús, a bar in Reykjavík, Iceland, that Miller frequents when in the city. A bar employee identified the person in the video as Miller, who was escorted off the premises by staff after the incident. 

 

On March 28, 2022, Miller was arrested in Hawaii after a physical altercation with patrons.  He reportedly hurled obscenities at customers at a karaoke bar and was charged with disorderly conduct and harassment. Miller later claimed he became enraged after being "accosted by a Nazi". During the arrest, Miller also claimed that he was being "unlawfully persecuted," after members of the police “misgendered” him, and he accused the officers of intentionally committing a hate crime. Miller eventually pleaded no contest to the karaoke incident and was fined $500 for disorderly conduct. 

 

Three weeks later, on April 19, 2022, Miller was again taken into custody for second-degree assault in Pāhoa. According to Midi Libre, he was arrested for throwing a chair, which hit a 26-year-old woman and left a half-inch cut on her forehead, after being asked to leave during a private get-together. Miller was arrested 20 minutes after the attack during a traffic stop in Kea'au.

 

Perhaps it’s the beautiful weather but a Hawaii couple gained a temporary restraining order against Miller on March 31, 2022 after Miller allegedly barged into their bedroom and threatened them. He was also accused of stealing a passport as well as a wallet containing a social security card, driver's license and bankcards. The couple later withdrew their petition on April 11. 

 

In June 2022, the Standing Rock Sioux tribal court issued a temporary order of protection against Miller on behalf of 18-year-old activist Tokata Iron Eyes. Her parents, Chase Iron Eyes and Sara Jumping Eagle, requested the court order because, they said, Miller's use of "violence, intimidation, threat of violence, fear, paranoia, delusions, and drugs" hold sway over their child. The relationship between Miller and Iron Eyes, which began in 2016 when Miller was 23 and Iron Eyes was 12, also included Iron Eyes flying to London in 2017 to visit Miller on the set of The Crimes of Grindelwald. Iron Eyes dropped out of school in 2021, which her parents believe she did in order to follow Miller. Her parents also stated in court documents that Miller had caused bruises on their child's body, and that Miller had groomed and manipulated her. Text and video responses were later posted on the Instagram account believed to belong to Iron Eyes, denying her parents' allegations; however, the parents countered by claiming their child did not have control over her social media account (so one is left to think Miller was controlling the account). Iron Eyes stated in the video response that it was her own choice not to have a phone. Law enforcement were initially unable to locate Miller to serve him with the order. Miller then posted messages on his Instagram account mocking the court's attempts to find him. Iron Eyes' parents later attempted to obtain a permanent order of protection against Miller, but it was eventually dismissed. 

 

In August, Miller's former music collaborator Oliver Ignatius stated that he had witnessed Miller verbally abuse Iron Eyes over her wearing makeup. Iron Eyes defended Miller by referring to the incident as "a catty comment" and a part of "queer dialogue"; she called the allegation of abuse "homophobic".  According to a former resident of Miller's farm in Vermont, Miller believed that people criticized his relationship with Iron Eyes because she is "an apocalyptic Native American spider goddess" who, along with Miller as Jesus Christ, will bring about an Indigenous revolution. Miller allegedly refers to himself as a Messiah to Native Americans, although Miller does not have Indigenous ancestry and seems to be the sole person making this claim.

 

On June 16, 2022, a mother and her twelve-year-old child were granted a temporary harassment prevention order against Miller in Massachusetts after they said that Miller threatened the woman's family and showed inappropriate behavior towards the child. According to the mother, child, and a neighbor, Miller, who was originally visiting a neighbor, showed up at the family's house unexpectedly while wearing a bulletproof vest and brandishing a gun before "pestering" the child by "uncomfortably" touching the child's hips. 

 

The child's mother told Business Insider that Miller had known the family since February, had taken an interest in the child because of their "style and maturity level", and had offered to start a clothing line with the child and fund their attendance to a design school. The mother also said that Miller considered the child to be a powerful "mystical being" who "would be lucky to have Ezra to guide and protect them." Shortly before the order was granted in June, the mother stated, Miller arrived at the family's house dressed as a cowboy and attempted to buy the child's horses. 

 

As reported by Rolling Stone, Miller has been housing a woman he met in Hilo, Hawaii, and her three children on his farm in Stamford, Vermont, since mid-April 2022. Allegations from both anonymous and named sources as well as the children's father are that guns and ammunition are easily accessible to the children, aged 1–5 years old, and that the one-year-old put a loose bullet in her mouth. The woman claimed that Miller was offering them a shelter from her ex-husband, who she alleged was abusive. Further claims include assault rifles being propped up on piles of the children's stuffed animals, and "heavy marijuana use" with people smoking marijuana in front of the children in rooms without proper ventilation, including a witness stating that he "saw Miller blow marijuana smoke in the baby's face and use their arm to waft more smoke in the baby's direction." Rolling Stone also published that Miller has been running a large, unlicensed marijuana cultivation operation. 

 

On the weekend of August 6, 2022, Vermont State Police approached Miller's residence and "repeatedly attempted to serve the mother an emergency care order that demanded the children's removal from her care and the home over fear for their safety... based on a Department for Children and Families (DCF) caseworker's affidavit, the State Attorney's office had requested two emergency care orders over the past week that sought to transfer legal custody of the children over to the state." Police and social workers were unable to locate the children or the mother. Miller told police that the woman and her children do not live there, and have not "for the past two months". Contradicting Miller, the DCF caseworker, in her affidavit to the Court, presented evidence that up until late July 2022, the woman had been regularly posting images on social media that confirm that she was living with Miller. The Vermont State Attorney's office stated that Miller's response "seemed like an attempt to 'evade service'" of the order. 

 

On August 7, 2022, Miller was charged with felony burglary in Stamford, Vermont, stemming from what the police report indicated was theft of bottles of alcohol from a private home in May 2022, according to Vermont State Police.  According to the report, Miller was identified by police via video surveillance footage. Miller was due to be arraigned in court on September 26, 2022.  A week prior to the planned arraignment date, a representative for Miller stated that the home is owned by a former childhood friend of Miller's and that Miller believed that he was welcome to enter the home to obtain rice wine for cooking. 

 

The arraignment was later pushed back to October 17, 2022. Appearing in court remotely on that date, Miller pleaded not guilty to the charges. The next hearing on this case was scheduled for January 13, 2023. On January 12, 2023, he pleaded guilty to trespassing, leading to the burglary charge being dropped.  On January 13, 2023, Miller's trespassing plea was approved by the court. 




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Monday, June 12, 2023

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise


Season 1

Episode 18 Rogue Planet




 

An episode about how hunting is bad.  Archer gets a thing for a slug.  Snoozefest. 

 

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Monday, June 5, 2023

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise


Season 1

Episode 17 Fusion




 

The Enterprise meets Vulcans who embrace emotions.  T’Pol is subjected to a forced mind meld by a jerk Vulcan.  The B plot about a Vulcan’s dying father is too lighthearted compared to the rape allegory A-plot.  The episode is harsh.  It also has lasting consequences throughout the rest of the series.  T’Pol ends up with some brain disorder from the mind meld which thankfully gets fixed in season four. 

 

Written by
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