all in the eyes with him and he's such an underrated actor i just adore him so much

Gasoline: Part 2

Pairing: Jensen x Reader

Word Count: 1.3k

Warnings: Language, sort of fluffy

A/N: Have already started on Part 3; decided to cliffhang ya’ll a bit so everything is spaced apart. Again, this is an AU fic. Please do send feedback and let me know if you enjoy this/would like this to be a mini series or anything else. Thankyou!

Part One


Originally posted by suckmywinchester

You were pacing your room in your robe and slippers, arms crossed over your chest wondering what the fuck just happened. Bubbles were still trailing down your slick legs and dampening your slippers, but you failed to notice due to how wired you were.

Jensen motherfucking Ackles, the man whom you shamelessly fantasised about on a regular basis on your favourite show, just accidentally walked in on you masturbating.

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September ‘15. a very long list of coffee shop aus I’ve read. my bootleg rec page can’t really be considered a bootleg rec page without coffee shop aus. 

* = fics that could use lots more love and appreciation! 

Love how idiotic these two are in this. And the Sheriff<33:  

All Stirred Up by jsea, marguerite_26 (13/13 | 49,430 | Explicit)

Derek’s first duty as a new deputy is the early morning coffee run to The Leaky Carafe, and it’s not long before he discovers that the quirky barista has a knack for making the perfect drink. Every time. Even before you order.

But is it intuition, luck or magic that has all Stiles’ customers leaving happy?

Not even coffee, but so perfect!: 

be my dar(jee)ling by takeittothestars (2/2 | 5,393 | Mature)

‘You alright there? Need any help?’ someone from behind him says, and Derek startles badly from where he’s been judging the tea (Cardamom with ginger for Sherlock Holmes? And almonds for Jack Harkness? Really?). The person laughs when he knocks over a few tins, and Derek knows that laugh. Sure enough, he looks up as he puts Moriartea back on the shelf and it’s Stiles fucking Stilinski, #24 on the lacrosse team and captain of Derek’s heart since he dropped Cora off at a game once, the cutest, hottest thing on the planet since – since – since ever, if Derek’s honest with himself.

-A tea shop AU in which Derek is an editor, Stiles works in a tea shop, both are dumb, and there is tea. For this prompt

LOL!: 

Your Sass Is All the Syrup I Need by broadcastdelay (1/1 | 8,906 | Teen)

Derek is a grumpy hipster barista (in Portland, the natural home of his kind). Stiles develops a taste for such things.

This is so great!! Totally underrated! Deserves all the lovee<3333 :

*Large Black Coffee, To Go by sunnydalewerewolf (1/1 | 5,183 | Mature)

Derek is Stiles’ favorite actor, Stiles works in a coffee shop frequented by Laura, and everyone is kind of an asshole.

Also deserves a ton of love!! So cute!!: 

*All Hale Pastries by NikaNielson (1/1 | 1,622 | Teen) 

After Cora drops out of a cooking competition at the last minute, Stiles tries to convince Derek to take her place.

I’m always a slut for tattooed and pierced up Stiles and that sequel tho!:

Queer Your Coffee by alisvolatpropiis (1/1 | 3,084 | NR)

Derek’s just over the city line when he sees a sign for an independent drive-thru place, Full Spectrum Brew. There are three cars in line when he turns in, which annoys him but gives him hope. Not that he really trusts the people of Beacon Hills to have much taste when it comes to coffee (god, he is a snob), but the shop’s popularity does seem to bode well. The line of cars moves way more slowly than he’d like, each customer in front of him seeming to take way too long to order, and then lingering when they get their coffee. He’s irritable from lack of sleep and an even more detrimental lack of caffeine, anxious to get out of the car. Finally it’s his turn and he slowly rolls up to the window, turning the radio down.

For a second, he thinks he must have fallen asleep while he was waiting, because what he sees when he looks in the window surely must be a dream.

Stunning brown eyes like glowing honey and sweet little nose, slightly upturned; a shapely pink mouth, bottom-lip pierced by a thin black hoop that he’s worrying with the tip of his tongue as he smiles a gorgeous hello.

He’s the most beautiful man Derek’s ever seen.

And he’s shirtless.

Melting into a puddle of cute:

expresso yourself by wearing_tearing (1/1 | 3,149 | Teen)

Derek can say he ever expected something like this to happen when he agreed to work at Expresso Yourself, his family’s coffee shop.

And by that he means he never expected Hollywood’s new favorite actor, Stiles Stilinski, to burst through his doors at seven-thirty in the morning, wide-eyed and scared, with the collar of his shirt ripped off.

Haha!!:

Red Lights Already Off by KuriKuri (1/1 | 3,375 | Teen)

Stiles isn’t a hooker. He just plays one on TV.

The CUTEST: 

*Love is a Sneeze Away by mandysimo13 (1/1 | 1,833 | NR) 

Stiles is allergic to dogs. Bad news for doggy day care employee, Derek Hale.

Fluffy as hell!:

*Name for the Order? by katnisskirk (1/1 | 2,456 | NR)

AU. Stiles is a barista and Derek is a customer who regularly comes in while talking on the phone so Stiles repeatedly (intentionally) mishears his name.

Priceless:

The Customer Ain’t Always Right by trilliath (1/1 | 2,273 | Gen.)

Today’s the day. He’s gonna do it. He’s actually going to (as Cora says) “speak words like a normal human and talk” to (as Cora has designated him) Cute Coffee Boy.
- Or he would, if it weren’t for this asshole cutting in line.

Amazing!!<33: 

*HMMARCW by elumish (1/1 | 6,242 | Teen) 

“My student thinks that all werewolves have to turn on the full moon. That we debunked seventy-five years ago. What the hell is he doing, living with his head in a bucket of bees?”

It looks like werewolf-dude’s mouth twitches. “It’s probably difficult to write an essay with your head in a bucket of bees.”

Glorious:

Freebies by Saucery (1/1 | 1,215 | Teen)

Stiles can’t figure out why people keep dropping, spilling or breaking things in his presence. And offering him free stuff. Like, what the heck?

Silly Dorks:

*i’m constantly on the cusp of trying to kiss you by trilliastra (1/1 | 4,044 | Teen)

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In which Derek is a writer and has a crush on Stiles, they talk about skydiving and getting tattoos, and Laura Hale is awesome.

Sooo cutee:

Now You’re Too Sweet by agent_izhyper (1/1 | 6,648 | Gen.)

In which Stiles is thoroughly confused and awkwardly misinterprets the situation, and has fallen in love with Derek’s heavenly baked goods before he even knew (let alone fell for) Derek Hale. Also, first meetings are a mess and the universe hates him, but nothing new there, right?

Awkward cuteness: 

*Sexy as Charged by inkblott (1/1 | 6,293 | Teen) 

If you asked Stiles what he planned on doing with his life, failing so epically hard was not one of them. And okay, you could argue, that his life was kind of a fail. Being the only 19 year old virgin that he knew was a bummer sometimes, but you’d never notice unless you asked.

Totally.

He has no idea how it’s managed to get to this point in time, and he really fucking regrets getting out of bed this morning. I mean, he didn’t even have class, which was a once in a blue moon kind of thing, but he still thought, “Hey, it’s a nice morning, I’m not dead, the sun is shining, I might as well get some coffee.” What. An. Idiot.

Well. It wasn’t an altogether bad day. There were definitely some high points.

GAH!! dying cuz sooo adorableee and fluffy!!!!:

Not Exactly My Cup of Coffee by officerstilinskihale (1/1 | 4,610 | Teen)

Stiles buried his face in his hands and resisted the urge to scream.

The angry sex he wasn’t having with Derek would be so good.

Not the typical cutesy coffee shop au. Angsty, hot, and Derek is so so grumpy:

Double Negatives by coffeeinallcaps (1/1 | 16,337 | Explicit)

Derek and Laura run a pure food store and coffeehouse. There’s this boy Stiles who’s a regular customer. He’s infuriating, of course, but there’s something about him.

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anonymous asked:

What TV shows (other than House of Cards) do you think Jared enjoys watching?

Jared’s gone on record as saying he doesn’t watch tv much - but here’s what we know:
I believe he’s mentioned in an old interview that if he has to have the TV on it’s likely on CNN (same, I’m elderly (& constantly crushing on Anderson Cooper & Anthony Bourdain & Fareed Zakaria)) - I’m sure @bartmanfredi the official unofficial Leto-Mars Archivist, knows the article ; )

I lowkey wish Leto would watch Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” and I not-so-lowkey wish he’d be on an episode. I feel like the travel, cinematography and style of the show would speak to him. Not to mention, I sometimes feel like he and Anthony are cut from the same no-more-fucks cloth. Also, Leto-tie-in: Darren Aronofsky did a whole episode with Bourdain in Madagascar and it was fantastic.  


He got really into “LOST”, like 3 yrs after it went off the air, lol. The perfect time to check out a much-talked-about series.
Someone’s summary of their Mars Sleepover experience in 2013 at the Lab described how the Mars crew gave them the ok to use Jared’s Netflix login to entertain themselves that night. When they went to access it, it was literally just “LOST” in the “Recently Watched” tab.
Which is adoooooorable. And hilarious.
And so so so telling.

I think he may have just gotten into “House of Cards” this year because his SS costar (& new surprise rock climbing buddy) Joel Kinnaman, joined the cast for the latest season. I’m sure Jared was sorta interested in checking him out & stayed for the fantastic writing, performances, and direction. HoC being a passion project of David Fincher’s probably intrigued him too.

Jared has mentioned “Game of Thrones” a few times, including once in momspeak as “Games of Thrones”. I honestly don’t know if he mentions it because he’s a watcher of it, or if he gets that it’s trendy to mention GoT from time to time and wants in on that audience.
You know how he loves to be hip with it.

He also enthusiastically told us all one night to watch “Vinyl” - Martin Scorsese’s show on HBO starring Bobby Canavale and Juno Temple (leto-connection: Mr Nobody). Dunno if he stuck with it, or if he was like me and lost his wood for it like 5 episodes in. (I really dunno what happened but I eventually was like: mehhhhhhhhhhhhh.)

He has glowingly gone on about being supes-into “Three’s Company”, a show from the late-70s thru early-80s starring John Ritter (RIP, no but really - this death still hurts), Suzanne Somers and Joyce DeWitt - as the three, and Don Knotts as the landlord who lets Ritter live with the two girls cause he thinks he’s gay and that’s how things apparently worked back then? Yanno, the ush. I adored the show when I was a littlegirlchild and it was on like Nick-at-Night or something. It was pretty iconic, like, immediately, and so full of double entendres and bon mots, pigtails, pratfalls and physical shenanigans. Oh and short shorts. So much short shorts.
On women. On men.

I don’t know when Jared was into the show, specifically. If it was when he was a kid/pre-teen or when he was like 36. One never knows when Leto’s gonna get into something.
Here’s him loving up on “Three’s Company” in GQ Germany, 2011:
“My role models in style might sound odd: I orientate myself by a mixture of a mortician and Jack Tripper, a character from the series “Three’s company” from the late 70ies. I was obsessed with that guy and the series. The protagonists were all insane and sex-obsessed. There’s Jack’s neighbor Larry, who just loves all women. And Mr. Roper, who is always fleeing from his wife, who wants to sleep with him. The series was all about sex, all the time. That was really funny – and the actors looked really good at what they did. I can only recommend it.”

While I lurve to imagine him tucking into a bowl of papaleto’s popcorn and tuning into “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” or “Real Housewives of New York”, I think it’s more likely he’ll stream some films when he wants some downtime in front of the tube.
Recently he’s recommended:
The Tribe - (twice) - which I did end up renting based on his first rec and was astounded. It’s braaaave filmmaking. And very hard to watch. There is a scene that should serve as a reminder that healthcare for most women in this world is insanely far from adequate and we should be gravely ashamed of this.

The Witch - I happened to see this earlier this year at a screening and was very impressed, sounds like Leto was too ; ) very atmospheric and unsettling. Almost surreal in its storytelling, despite taking place in the 1800s surrounding a no-nonsense Puritan family. The cinematography is crazy-haunting & beautiful - kinda reminded me of “Kill List” meets like REM’s “Losing My Religion” and like a touch of NIN’s “Closer”.

Cartel Land - a doc on the Mexican drug cartels along the US/Mexico border. The cinematography is stun-ning and the story & pacing is very intense, from start to finish.

A Line Across the Sky - a doc capturing the journey of Professional Rock Climbers (and climbing pals of Jared’s) Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold - across the seven major summits on earth.

Meru - a doc from Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Renan Ozturk following their climb of Mt Meru in the Himalayas.

Deadpool - for obvious reasons…

And for good measure, I’ll throw in his recent passion project:

Holy Hell - a doc Leto signed on for as Executive Producer; after filmmaker Will Allen is thrown out of his home and disowned by his parents because he is gay, he moves in with his sister who is involved in an LA group known as Buddhafield. Will is soon hired on by the leader, Michel, as the group’s official filmmaker. Michel soon manipulates Will (and other men in the group) into having a sexual relationship with him. The emotional, physical and sexual abuse continues for 20 years as Will and others begin to uncover more of Michel’s past (he is a former gay porn star and plastic surgery addict) and realize he is not as enlightened as he preaches nor who he really appears to be. Unsure of a wide-release, but CNN Films bought the rights to showcase it on its TV channels in sometime-2016.

TELETOVISION FUN FACTS
– Jared has said he didn’t have access to watch a lot of TV growing up - but remembers tuning in for “Zoom”. It was an educational show that ran on PBS from 1972 - 1978 and was created almost entirely by children.
For Kidz by Kidz.
Kidsters doin’ it for themselves!

– Jared & Shannon’s own television appearances weren’t limited to scripted series. Both have reality tv show pasts! I know! Gasp!!

Shannon filmed with dead-eyes and brunette beach-babe Audrina Patridge for “The Hills” on MTV. The scene was eventually cut from the show, but shown during a special never-before-seen-shit episode.


Jared made an ambiguously awkward “appearance” (like, (sweet, sleepy, shade-heavy) voice-only and some dark, verrrrry dark blurry shots of what appears to be his shoulder) on Lindsay Lohan’s underrated, unbelievably depressing and incredibly entertaining “docuseries” “Lindsay” on Oprah’s TV channel, OWN. I think it’s obvs he didn’t want to really participate (we’re told his footage was filmed mysteriously “by Lindsay” even tho she is on camera and appears to have been shakily captured on a very old cell phone of some sort.) Below are some awful, barely watchable moments I took back when it originally aired (god I pray every day that all-powerful, all-knowing Oprah will come to her senses and wake up and after she assesses her Hawaiian mountaintop she owns, give us a DVD boxed set of this shitstorm because I would probably watch it every day it was that linsane in the membrane.)
- https://instagram.com/p/nCkUUSSQgB/
- https://instagram.com/p/nCkqFmyQgP/

Anyways.

Hope this has fulfilled your wants a bit!

xo

- Second First Date, by @frecklebombfic :  He had spent tonight making what was essentially polite small talk.  Small talk was a bad sign. If he wasn’t hotly debating something or other by this point in the night, he knew there was definitely no spark. And despite what his friends thought, he wasn’t willing to take anybody home without that. Louis goes on the worst date of his life, but ends up on another one.

Larry AU (3k) : This story is sooooo great and it’s even better cause it’s actually the real story of the author ! No smut but a lot of fun. also Louis BFF is Annie Clark aka St Vincent and this is the most glorious thing ever.

- War Games , by driveinbingo:  If Nick had wanted a normal relationship, he probably shouldn’t have given his entire heart to professional competitive asshole Louis Tomlinson.

Tomlinshaw canon fic ( 10k) : so it’s an established relationship AU , very fun, both of them are some little shits and I’m totally endeared. No graphic smut. And special kuddo to Harry to be the best friend and the worst lier ever.

- I Think I’m Addicted to Your Light , by @supernope : Louis is just zipping back up when the door swings open with a swell of noise and someone shuffles up next to him, shoes tapping loudly against the tile floor. Louis turns to see who’s walked in and just violated the code of the men’s toilet by taking the urinal next to him and is met with wide, green eyes and red lips stretched into a brilliant smile.“Happy new year,” the guy grins, shaking long, curly hair away from his face. “You look sharp. Sorry, do you mind holding this for a minute? I don’t really have any place to keep it and it’s kind of a hassle, getting out of these things. Don’t want it to fall in.”He indicates his legs with the hand clutching a pale pink phone, and Louis’ gaze drops. Speechless, Louis takes the phone, eyes locked on the guy’s legs. His gorgeous legs, clad only in a pair of black thigh-highs held up by a silky black garter belt.

Larry AU (9k) : Soooo it’s smut. A lot. And it’s hot. A lot. And bottom!Harry.

- Celebrity Discount , by @loaded-gunn : Louis fell for Prince Harry when he was ten and Harry was eight and peeked behind the Queen’s elegant gown for his first public appearance—a shy smile and a mess of curls. He fell for him when he caught Lottie putting up a magazine cover of Harry on her wall and all she had to say for herself was, “He’s such a good person, yeah?” and, yeah. He fell for him when Harry gracefully accepted his demotion. He fell for him when Harry came out and stayed out.    

Larry royal!AU (27k) : so I re-read this and then I thought “omg it is so great, why haven’t I rec it yet ?”. The answer is : I don’t know but it’s a shame. But you probably read this, right? ( so Prince Harry meets a drunk boybander Louis. Twitter happens. Barely smutty.)

- an exquisite relic , by damnitharry : “And I’m certain his name is Harry. I can’t even remember how many people have walked up to me, said “Hi I’m Harry” then forgotten how they’d got there, apologised and asked for an autograph.”Or, an au where we’re all born with entities linked to our hearts and they will eventually lead us to our soulmates.

Larry soulmates AU (2k) :No smut, funny, with a famous!Louis . Reallly nice fic !

- In the Checkout Line, by @harryisproudoflouis : Louis is a cashier and Uni student. Harry is the awkward kid who comes through his line nearly every day. Louis knows that it’s just so he can talk to Louis, but he doesn’t say anything. He quite likes it. They become friends, and then maybe a bit more.or Louis is quirky and confident, and Harry is awkward and adorable. They basically make the perfect match. Louis builds Harry’s confidence, and Harry makes Louis lose his shit.

Larry Uni AU ( 9k) : oh god this is cuuute. Harry is the master of pining and I want to cuddle him. Also first time smut and bottom!Harry :)

- Put Your Hands on Me in My Skintight Jeans by @canonlarry : Harry is a popstar who –according to the media– does a lot of cocaine and fucks a lot of boys. Louis is a waiter at a gay nightclub who finds it hard to believe that anyone who wears a straw hat to a bar can be the party animal Harry’s made out to be.(Famous!Harry meets non-famous!Louis in a club and things progress from there… in the direction of Louis’ bedroom.)

Larry famous/non-famous AU  : aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh I’m in love with this fic. That’s all (smut, bottom Louis)(but also you know Dirty Talks are my weakness right?)

- Walk Away, You’re Messed Up, by green_feelings/ @sadamenoito: AU, in which a jobless model, a retired footballer, a struggling singer-songwriter, an underrated actor and a failed popstar move into a house together for a new Reality TV format. They don’t know each other, but living in each other’s pockets, as well as overcoming ridiculous challenges every week, they become friends. They figure that they work better as a team than as individuals and in the end, it maybe isn’t about winning the show anymore. Or: They are all second-class celebs, participating in a shit reality show, screwing over the producers and ruling the show, although they lose on every single challenge.

OT5-bro fic (21k) ! So yes, it’s a first for me : no OTP, no smut, just 5 boys becoming BFF. It’s funny and cute :)

- we’re still going, eight in the morning, by @nooelgallagher​  and @yoursongonmyheart: Harry washes his hands quickly before grabbing his phone. His screen lights up to 3 notifications.DJTommo is now following you!@DJTommo mentioned you in a tweet!Direct Message from @DJTommo!Harry yelps, throwing his phone to Niall who just barely catches it.Niall looks down at the phone, seeing first the tweet, then the DM. He tosses the phone back to Harry, who nearly drops it. “What are ya doing, mate! Answer him!”Harry thinks for a moment about what he wants to say. This is his chance to actually talk to Louis Tomlinson. Louis Tomlinson messaged him directly. He can say anything he wants. He begins typing, his fingers shaky.Niall comes over to stand next to Harry and peers down, looking to see what he wrote. When he does, he lets out a groan….Or, the one where Harry owns a bakery, Louis is a radio DJ, and Niall and Liam roll their eyes at their incessant flirting.

Larry AU (31k). I’m such a sucker for fics with social medias interactions… So there’s a lot of Twitter, much more pining, some great Smut (bottom Harry) and amazing sex phone. Also Karaoke.


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I'm going to be real honest guys this was definitely not The Flash's finest hour :/

I’m normally left excited for future episodes of the Flash [considering the crap Arrow’s been doing this season] but this episode was wayyyy off key [and I’m not just talking about Danielle Panabaker’s singing or acting]. This episode left me cold and sad [not in a good way] but for the most part when it was over I felt numb. I’d even say tonight’s Flash 1x12 was trying to give Arrow’s 3x11 a run for its money in horrible.

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

The Good: 

CISCO KICKING ALL KINDS OF ASS!!!!!!!!! I was soooooooo impressed with him tonight he really stepped up. Carlos Valdes was hands down the star of this episode, he was f**king awesome!!! Normally he’s the typical comic relief but as this show has gone on Cisco’s character development has been nothing short of spectacular. Even Carlos’s acting has vastly improved since the pilot episode, this dude is meant to become a breakout star in his own right. We definitely saw Cisco channel his inner hero which that much more foreshadowed his ’Vibe’ fate. 

That brief fight scene with Pied Piper/Hartley was one of the highlights of 1x12. I enjoyed that moment so much I didn’t want it to end. Carlos carried this episode just as much as Grant did but since I didn’t care for Barry’s plot tonight’s praise goes to our resident adorable kick ass Star labs geek. I loved his subplot of investigating the disappearance of Martin Stein and his connection to Ronnie/Firestorm. I can’t wait for the day when he’s out there on the field with Barry and Ronnie being all kinds of super awesome!! ^__^

BARRY AND PAPA ALLEN!!!!!!!!!!!! Their scenes were just so damn cute and in a way it was almost like the writers were messing with us since majority of fans love the Barry/Joe father-son dynamic so much. LOL it certainly doesn’t help when Grant Gustin has phenomenal chemistry with both Jesse l. Martin and John Wesley Ship so they really lucked out there. In that first scene they shared you almost got a sense of pain and jealousy from Joe [brilliant subtle acting there Jesse!!] as he silently watched Barry and Henry reunite. I felt bad for Joe in that moment but the scene between Barry and his dad was just so touching as was their final moment together where Henry reveal he knew Barry’s secret! *EEEEEEEEE* and he couldn’t be more proud of his little boy AWWWwwww ^__^

WESTALLEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like most Flash fans I too was upset by the lack of interaction between Barry and Iris tonight as I was by the lack of Iris West in general. She is one of the best characters on this show and based on tonight I didn’t see the appreciation of that from the writers. However what little we did get was endless gold times a million!!! They’re scene together at Jitters was adorable as hell, Candice and Grant had me swooning the entire time and my shipper heart erupted with joy when she took hold of his hand. I would’ve also appreciated a better recilation scene between Iris and The Flash but I’ll take what I can get and it was still cute none the less but that doesn’t mean it didn’t fall short the way Oliver’s death/resurrection on Arrow was handled [and considering the fact of how big their fall out was in 1x08].

 I will say this though, no matter how much these writers fan-pander to the squeaky wheels of the fandom or how many ridiculous ships they throw our way Grant and Candice’s chemistry reigns supreme. It simply can’t be outmatched or overshadowed even with limited appearances by Candice/Iris [who is so damn underrated as an actor because this girl has got serious chops!]. No matter how chaotic things get, Grant and Candice are the core of this show, their relationship is at the very center of the Flash’s journey into heroism. If the writers take that out they may as well kiss their ratings goodbye.

PIED PIPER/HARTLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this dude nuff said! He steals every scene he’s in and his interaction with Cisco was the most entertaining part of the entire episode. I HOPE WE SEE MORE OF HIM IN FUTURE EPISODES ^__^

Now for the Bad:

Barry Allen/Barlinda/Snow*arry. What the heck was going on with him in this episode. Barry is my favorite character on this show but I was not loving his personality in this episode, not at all. In fact for the first time his character actually pissed me off. Grant’s acting is always flawless no question but tonight aside from the adorable WestAllen scenes and Joe/Henry/Barry scenes he was not himself. First of all I have no problem with him dating [considering Iris’s hasn’t given him any indication that she’s the least bit interested in him since he dropped the love bomb] what I do have a problem with is how the writers are going about it. 

This storyline doesn’t feel organic or genuine its more artificial and forced. And if there’s one thing I hate more than annoying crackships being pandered to, its typical CW style love triangles/pentagrams. Throwing Linda into the mix was messy and I’m sorry WestAllener’s I do not like her and it has nothing to do with the actress or my ship. I do not find the character appealing nor do I see any chemistry between her and Grant at all. However the Barlinda scenes didn’t irritate me as much as the obvious awful Snow*arry plot [which was absolutely gross btw]. I don’t think any episode of The Flash could’ve been more obvious about the fan-pandering for Caitlin/Barry shippers and it was simply tasteless. It took me right out of the story that I actually walked out of the room when their boring scenes were on. 

In fact at this point the writers are treading on very thin ice concerning the character assassination of Barry Allen. Seriously he was insensitive tonight [that last scene between him, Iris and Linda was just cold], and suddenly he developed a wondering eye that reminded me alot of pre-Island Oliver Queen?? He went back and forth between Caitlin and Linda so much in this episode he may as well have been a bouncing ball. I hardly saw any of that sweet wide-eyed scarlet hero we all adore so much. And with this disaster of an episode it made me that much more worried about what’s coming when the Barricity/Ralicity arc takes over in 1x18. Seriously writers get your sh*t together and fix this because I do not want to dislike Barry at all.

Caitlin Snow. Some people may not like me for saying this but as of tonight I’ve reconsidered my opinion of this character and as of 12 episodes into the first season I can officially say she is my least favorite character. I think she’s an absolute cold snob. I don’t care about her at all and her scenes with Barry just turn me right off. I can’t even enjoy their friendship because it no longers feels platonic its forced sparks. Its not even charming what these writers are doing with Snow*arry its just annoying and completely disrespectful to the Snowstorm shippers. 

In a way Caitlin is almost doing a reverse OOC Felicity Smoak, where in this case she knows the man she supposedly loves [Ronnie Raymond; who also died saving innocent lives the way Oliver Queen did] is alive but couldn’t be bothered with giving a rat’s a**. Here we have Cisco continuing with the Firestorm subplot until Ronnie Raymond/Robbie Amell’s epic return [which is next week SOOOO EXCITED FOR THAT!!!] and Caitlin is busy mooning excessively over Barry [a man she barely knows]. I get Barry can’t be pining over Iris forever while she’s with Eddie but for gawd sakes Caitlin just found out her fiance [THE MAN SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO MARRY] is STILL ALIVE and she’s hardly made any effort to care. It’s like he never existed. I made a post the other day stating why I haven’t been gravitating to Caitlin and this episode proved my point [especially Danielle’s acting which hasn’t demonstrated to me in the slightest that her character is even heartbroken or hurting over Ronnie].

He told her to stay away in 1x09 but if she was so in love with him as these writers want us to believe [cause it certainly hasn’t translated] then she would’ve thrown that sh*t out the window and gone after him! He has no memory of her or who he is and he’s running around with uncontrollable abilities; I’m surprised this woman didn’t make it her personal mission to track him down and help him no matter what. This is the man who was supposed to be her other half and yet Caitlin seems more interested in trying to make sparks happen with Barry which IMO is not working for me; completely disregarding Ronnie altogether. She’s coming across very unlikable and shallow and it almost makes you wonder what Ronnie ever saw in her and what Barry sees in her. Honestly the faster we get to the Killer Frost villain plot the better; I won’t have to be bothered with seeing her on my screen as much which would be absolutely delightful.

Peek-A-Boo. This villain was an annoying lackluster and in true Arrow fashion the female bad-guy seems to always have the friggin upper hand over our hero which I don’t like at all. My motto is “if you’re gonna fight a man or fight like a man than you better take what you can dish out” because I’m so sick of seeing these heroes hold back whenever they’re fighting a woman. It’s funny how easily Barry and Oliver can defeat their male opponents easily but when it comes to girls? the Arrow/Flash people seemed to be scared of that territory. Realistically speaking when it comes to biology the guys have us there ladies, go look it up; its why the Olympics and sports in general are divided. 

Supernatural however didn’t seem to shy away last week from showcasing a fight between a man and a woman [Dean and Charlie], both capable fighters but guess who came out on top? DEAN WINCHESTER. My point is if these girls [whatever their role is; bad, good, grey] are going to pick a fight with a guy then these shows need to make it damn believable because seeing capable superheroes like Arrow and Flash get their a**es handed to them every damn time they’re fighting the opposite sex is just embarrassing at this point. Aside from all this the Peek-A-Boo villain was a boring hit&miss and basically plot filler. I didn’t care about her story at all or why she was doing the things she did. Even the actor brought nothing stellar to the role, the character was simply just there to make a fool out of Barry which wasn’t entertaining in the slightest.

Overall this episode was an irritating hot mess. It was boring, slow placed, the main character was OOC which really left something to be desired. I realize its unrealistic for a show to produce nothing but good or decent episodes but seriously this one could’ve been a hell of alot better than it actually was. 

That being said next week is all about the return of FIRESTORM baby!!!! 

Hells yah!!!!!!! Next week can’t come any sooner!!!! ^__^