dad's 50th

teen wolf au meme: [6/8] movies - the proposal

When faced with deportation, hardass New York publisher Jackson Whittemore makes a proposal to his underappreciated assistant: marry him in exchange for promotion and publication. Stiles readily agrees, but has a few conditions of his own, like going to meet his eccentric family back in California during his dad’s 50th birthday.

“We celebrated my Dad’s 50th birthday two weeks before. It was a surprise party. I wanted to borrow Stephen’s truck to help pick people up from the airport, but he wouldn’t let me. He tried to stop me in the driveway. But I took it anyway because I’m the older sister. He was livid. That truck was his baby. He ignored me for the entire party and we never spoke again. My last conversation with my brother was a fight. I can’t change that. My mom said that Stephen called her during those last two weeks and forgave me for taking his truck. But I think she’s just telling me that so I won’t feel so responsible. I’m not saying that the fight caused his suicide. But we could have talked it through. We were eighteen months apart. We used to drive to school together every single day. If I hadn’t fought with him, he would have felt comfortable calling me. And we could have talked it through.“

What do we say about coincidence?

I know I keep going on and on about Charlie Welsborough switching to a John mirror right before his death, but I have one last thought about it.

If the Blue Power Ranger named Billy with “vast intelligence” is NOT merely the writers sending us a message, but in fact Moriarty intentionally wanted Charlie Welsborough killed in that odd way to draw Sherlock’s attention, well…

Not sure how he’d plant the idea for the vinyl carseat cover for Charlie to prank his dad with (or know about Charlie’s plan to do that if he didn’t plan it), but let’s say it’s conceivable. Convoluted and weird and probably not elegant enough for the show, but it’s technically possible.

Well, what I think is probable is that Culverton is in cahoots with Moriarty, Culverton is drugging Sherlock with a “dangerous new drug,” and Moriarty may have used Charlie Welsborough to 1) test run such a drug, and 2) taunt Sherlock. Since this would be a drug that no one tests for (per Sherlock’s clean results despite clearly being high in the beginning, and not in the normal case-high way), it wouldn’t show up in the reports after they analyzed Charlie’s body.

If it’s a mind-control drug that’s somehow effective to any degree, that makes this feel all the more plausible.

Mind you, I don’t know how they’d ever have time to fit in reveals for all the string-pulling Moriarty has done from TRF to the present, so I wouldn’t expect them to waste any of that precious time on Charlie Welsborough. But if Moriarty did have one of his players kill Charlie to lure Sherlock further into his game, well… the Blue Power Ranger “coincidence” feels extra sinister.

This is total crack btw. I do think my read of the mirroring is correct for John hiding his sexuality (Charlie hiding beneath the vinyl cover) being so dangerous it could lead to Sherlock (Billy the Blue Power Ranger) getting burned. John needs to be true to himself so he can put things to rights with Sherlock and they can face Moriarty together instead of John trying to take him on his own this early in the game. So the subtext still stands.

But if Billy is a clue that Moriarty was involved with Charlie’s death… Still fits his MO.


my mom is the cutest and I love her so much. Had so much fun dancing the weekend away at my dad’s 50th birthday party and so thankful for such a fun and goofy family. :) 

Actress Maria Bello spoke to Fresh Air guest contributor Anna Sale about what inspired her to write the New York Times piece about her family. Her new book, companion to the article, is called Whatever… Love is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves:

“When I decided to write the Times article it was before Thanksgiving of 2013 and it was after my son’s dad’s 50th birthday party. And [my partner] Clare and Jack and [my son’s father] Dan were there; my parents had flown in from Philly; my brother was there; all of Dan’s family. And I looked around this room and I thought, “There is so much love here and there are so many of my partners in this room, and that love is fluid and no matter how our relationships change, that love is always the same.” So I was just proud of my modern family and I wanted to share that with the world.”