“You didn’t just lose a Mother that night in Godrics Hollow you know. I lost a Sister”
Yes I know it is a deleted scene but the fact still stands that it wasn’t actually on the film. The whole way through the series we’re given little snapshots that tell us Petunia Dursley may know more about the Wizarding world than she lets on. My personal favourite is when Uncle Vernon asks what Dementors are and Aunt Petunia tells him they guard the Wizard Prison. Of course Harry wants to know, how does his Muggle Aunt know about Dementors? And she tells him “I heard that wretched Boy telling her about them years ago”, Harry, naturally assumes the ‘wretched Boy’ to be his Father. It is however Snape she’s talking about and we find this out in his flashback at the end of the book. I love the fact that for all this time Petunia was just jealous of her Sister and she just so desperately wanted to be a Witch, she even wrote to Dumbledore begging him to let her attend Hogwarts. I think the producers were crazy to cut this scene because, in a way it gives the Dursleys a bit of redemption but i guess they just wanted people to believe they truly were heartless!
BEST MOMENTS OF CULT TELEVISION: The Darling Mermaid Darlings Swim Again.
One of my favorite things about running Cult Ladies From Last Night is refamiliarizing myself with old shows I’ve loved and lost. I found a text about swimming and immediately thought of Viv and Lily. However, when trying to find a good screen grab, I was momentarily blindsided by remembering how much I loved their return to the pool.
Episode after episode of watching the Aunts suffer through the tragedy of loss and unhappiness, never spending a scene without a martini in their hands, listening to them talk about how beautiful they used to be, about how loved they used to be. When they finally decided that they wanted to try to live and be happy again, it was commemorated by their jump in the pool and synchronized swimming routine.
It was one of the best emotional pay offs that I’ve ever scene on TV. To see Lily smile, made me believe that anyone’s life can turn around if they’re only willing to take the proverbial jump.
Can someone please make a movie to end Pushing Daises? Or better yet, pick it back up again? Because I need this. A lot. It didn’t end, really. Also, this show is fantastic at making people laugh or smile even on the worst of days. Just Pushing Daisies, people. Pushing Daisies. Please bring it back.
Chris walked up to the shop door, a bag of his own items slung over his shoulder, they glass beakers rattled lightly, he had hoped none of them broke some where very expensive due to their odd shapes and sizes. He opened the door and walked behind the counter, setting his bag on the table in which he and Iann used to scry for his Aunt Lilly. He pulled a small plant from the bag that he had put in a plastic bag, it was gnarly looking twisting and turning, it’s branched different colors and the small leaves different shapes.
“Iann!” He shouted loudly not knowing exactly where he was, “I’m home, and I brought you something.” The plant wasn’t only a gift but it was an apology for being an ass, though Chris would never say it out loud to him, maybe it was because in the end Chris knew he was right but the delivery was what went bad.