‘Are you all right, Lucy?’
I nodded, blinked ice out of my eyes. In that second in which my cape had fallen away, a coat of frost had adhered to my face.
'Am I pressing too close?
'Say if I am.’
Our cover page is of the Fantasia arc and it’s great. It’s simple but captures what the arc focused on, I was actually afraid that it do what the 4th anime opening did and just focus on Freed’s runes.
The chapter opens where we left off, with Lucy coated in darkness. It appears that she’s feeling extreme heat that’s related to Natsu’s fire. Now I do like this as it appears Lucy has become one with the organic link magic and now is connected to END. My only question is this is a book of Zeref, shouldn’t he be linked to this as well.
Happy. That’s stupid. There is no demon inside Natsu, Natsu is the demon. In fact here’s my main problem now is they keep talking about “saving Natsu” which I assumed meant they’re going to find a way to keep Natsu from dying when he kills Zeref. After all, Zeref dies, all demons die with him. But now it sounds like they are trying to remove the demon from his being, which doesn’t make sense as Natsu isn’t human to begin with.
Gray uses some forward thinking and cools Lucy’s body.
Cutting to Natsu vs Zeref the white. Umm Zeref just walk forward 3 inches. Like seriously you’re so close to Neo Eclipse, walk through it!
Zeref… HOW STUPID ARE YOU!? seriously, you just forgot the book that is the life force of your “beloved little brother” and you didn’t remember till now. Also so lets point out that again, JUST WALK THROUGH THE DOOR! None of this will matter!
As for Lucy falling into darkness, how do you know this? We’ve never seen anyone write in these books, in fact I bet you’ve never seen anyone write in these books. Where is this corruption thing coming from? This whole page is stupid.
You know Natsu you’re kinda being a dick right now. Like okay I can understand you thanking Lucy because you two are now linked. But you don’t actually seem to know that and are just going off of the events you experienced. I understand thanking Lucy and Happy as they saved your life. I understand Gray after that whole “Aren’t we friends?” thing. But you don’t thank Erza. I guess the panel is suppose to imply a thank you, but come on, you’re verbalizing Makarov and he did jack shit for you in this arc. Actually where’s Brandish? She was the one who saved your hide back when we thought you had cancer? Where’s her thank you? Porylusica the one who told Lucy how to save you, what about her thank you?
So the greatest power is friendship. I’ll try and contain my shock and awe.
We cut to Jellal trying to push in Acnologia.
Gee, It’s almost like fighting the guy who eats magic with a technique that coats your body in magic might be a bad idea.
Hey Erza! Why don’t you put on your heavenly body armor and help him. What? The movie came out I’m surprised Mashima is keeping himself from drawing it.
I do and I don’t like this scene. On the one hand it is incredibly debatable if what Jellal does in this series benefits Erza like he wants it to. But this moment actually feels right in doing “I must protect Erza” because the situation actually makes sense. The problem here is, not enough build up. With Jellal’s very high absence and the questionability of if what he does for Erza is actually good for her as he intends, this feels flat. What should feel like a big moment is kinda weakened.
They Christina crashes and Jellal is now being crushed by Acnologia. Wow, it’s almost like this was stupid plan. Though knowing Fairy Tail, he’ll be okay.
Cutting back to Natsu vs Zeref. Where I am curious why your even bothering as we saw White Zeref is pretty much unbeatable and could probably just walk through the punches not caring. Hell we saw his extreme speed he used on Natsu.
But Zeref pushes back Natsu yelling at him about how Natsu is denying the world yadda yadda yadda but then Natsu seems to summon all his magic and turn it to flames. cool.
The Fight concludes with a clash of fire magic. (Hey look Zeref got Dark Regulus)
Umm Zeref won. We saw that demolition fist failed the first time, if it just turns out Natsu countered the attack he’s still screwed because he put everything behind that. Zeref also is immortal and can regenerate. This scene is cool but when you actually think about it, it’s really dumb.
Post Chapter follow up: This chapter was a breath fresh air. I’m not joking this has been one of the better fairy tail chapters in a while. That being said it’s not that great.
Positives first, I really like that Natsu is actually blaming himself,its something different and makes it feel like this arc actually has had an effect on him. I really wish he had more introspection on FT but I’ll take this.
Another on the plus side is Acnologia not falling to this dumbass plan of “push him in”. That is always a plus. Jellal’s scene would probably have been okay if it had more time to it.
I’ll even say it’s cool seeing Zeref use a fire magic. We’ve seen he can use flame magic but it’s always nice to have new spells.
Also the number one thing I give this chapter is it progressed the plot. For the last month and a half it has felt like the chapters have been meandering around with only moving the plot forward an eighth of an inch each week. It’s really nice to see some damn progress.
Now on to the negatives. There is also a fair amount stupid in this chapter. Zeref is just an idiot. I know shounen logic but come one, you are barely a foot away from what you want. I also kinda hate that Zeref just now realized his prized book is gone.
Another thing in the stupid category is the idea of making Natsu human. It doesn’t make sense given the fact he’s etherious by biology. I mean the fact this book exists pretty much shows he’ll never be human.
Also the ending. It is really cool but when you think about it and apply the logic of what happened two chapters ago, there is no way Natsu can win. But we’ll see.
Here are some original Lockwood theories I have for the fifth (and final) book, TEG! Spoilers from the previous four books are going to be present, so don’t read if you’re not caught up.
What if, because Lockwood and Lucy crossed to the other side as teenagers, they come out with even more powerful Talents? I was thinking about it. If there’s technology that can make adults see ghosts, this has to be a possibility. You can take it even further and say that they could never loose their Talents. What if, by entering the portal to the other side, they somehow become part ghost?
Lucy’s coat fell off when they were running away from the ghosts. What if, because of this, she becomes physically affected? It could be either good or bad. She could start having trouble walking, or maybe she ages extremely fast. Maybe she gets special powers even Lockwood doesn’t receive?
I feel like something is going to happen with George. In the second book he was controlled by a ghost. Maybe that’ll happen again? Idk, I’m just worried about him.
This one is less of a theory and more of something I’m worried about; nightmares. Lockwood and Lucy have already been through so much, and now this. I can’t see Jonathan leaving nightmares out.
Do you guys have any theories? I’d love to hear them!
I’ve been working on this fic since March, and it has definitely gone through so much. It was originally meant to be a one-shot, but due to its length I decided to break it into two parts. I must give a special shout out to @fabulanova-ffxv for not only being my beta reader, but for being a huge source of inspiration. We’ve known each other for quite a few years now, and she is always there to help me out when I am stumped. This first part was very tricky and hard to write especially with pre-canon Ardyn. I hope I did him justice in some way. Anyways, I do pray you enjoy this nonetheless!
Lucy needs money to buy a fur coat, she takes a job as a Hollywood
Ball (Lucy Carmichael), Gale Gordon (Theodore J. Mooney)
Jane Croft (Mary Jane Lewis) does not appear in this episode.
Brenner) was born into a family of vaudevillians in 1906. She
made her New York theatre debut with the Ziegfeld Follies and
appeared in several Broadway productions. She made her film debut in
1930. She was nominated for an Oscar for 1951’s The
In 1978 she had a small role in the film Grease.
Although she was active in Hollywood concurrently with Lucille Ball,
this (and the previous episode) is the first time she has appeared with her on screen. This is
her final appearance on the series. She died of leukemia in 1979.
Casey) worked on many westerns during his career, but was a regular
on “The Beachcomber” (1962) playing Captain Huckabee. He will do
one episode of “Here’s Lucy” in 1970.
born in Philadelphia in 1907. At the age of seven he was already
performing in vaudeville with his sister and three brothers in an act
called “The Rising Generation.” He made his screen debut in
1926 in a Mack Sennett short and went on to appear in such classic
films as Young
Grapes of Wrath
He previously appeared in “Lucy Buys a Sheep” (S1;E5). In 1964 he
was seen in Advance
to the Rear
starring Joan Blondell. He also made two appearances on “Here’s
Jones, above left) appeared in more than sixty films and TV shows from 1956 to
1992. This is his only appearance with Lucille Ball.
(Buzz Perkaby, above right) was a stunt man and actor who’s career began in 1953.
Hicks was a long-time stunt double for Brian Dennehy. He will appear
on “Here’s Lucy” in “Lucy and Wally Cox” (S2;E21).
Brawler) was often cast for his ability to play drunk. He also has
quite a few credits as a brawler and a bartender. He will appear in
two more episodes of “The Lucy Show.”
(Saloon Brawler) was a Hollywood stunt man and actor whose career began in 1933. He
appeared with Lucille Ball in the films Roberta (1935) and There Goes
My Man (1937). He will also appear in both of the upcoming ‘Iron Man
Carmichael’ episodes of “The Lucy Show.”
few additional background performers take part in the saloon scene.
is the first episode written by Edmond Beloin and Harry Garson. The
two will pen five more episodes together. This
is the first of three ‘Iron Man Carmichael’ episodes, all
written by Beloin and Garson. The other two are "Lucy
and the Return of Iron Man” (S4;E11) and “Lucy and Bob
date this episode first aired (October 18, 1965) actor Henry Travers
died. Best known as Clarence the Angel in It’s
a Wonderful Life (1946),
he co-starred with Lucille Ball in A
Girl, A Guy, and a Gob
clip from this episode was part of the season four 'kaleidoscope’
opening credit sequence.
Lucy Show” stunt coordinator was Jesse Wayne who amassed over 500
credits as a stunt performer and actor. Due to his small stature he
started out as stunt double for Hollywood’s young actors. He wrote
an e-book titled “Confessions of a Hollywood Stunt Man.”
casting of Joan Blondell was another attempt to replace Vivian Vance
as Lucy’s 'partner in crime.’ Ball and Blondell did not get along off
stage, resulting in heated arguments. After the final shot of this
episode, with the studio audience still present, Lucy made a
'flushing’ motion in Blondell’s direction. Blondell shouted,
you, Lucille Ball.”
The two never reconciled. The very next episode Lucy brought back
Ann Southern as the Countess Framboise.
brings up Danfield where she and Mr. Mooney used to live.
Ball resurrects her famous toaster gag that was so often seen on “I
Love Lucy”: grabbing a piece of toast mid-air as it popped out of
the toaster. She also did it on “The Lucy Show” in “Lucy Takes
a Job at the Bank” (S2;E21), but with passbooks instead of bread!
gets a laugh by saying the line “Jiggle
it a little, it’ll open”
very quickly. When Mr. Mooney said it there was no reaction from the
Carmichael previously had trouble with her refrigerator back in
Danfield in the episode “Lucy the Disc Jockey” (S3;E26). It is
possible that this is the same set piece she ruined back east but
repainted apple green. Despite deliberately wrecking the fridge to
con Mr. Mooney into giving her money, the refrigerator is till in the
kitchen in the next episode.
wants to spend $99.50 on a new leopard coat from Felix Franco the
Adjusting for inflation, this is more than $750
today. Back in Danfield, Lucy’s friendly Franco furrier was Madame
Fifi (Fifi D'Orsay).
Man Carmichael’ says he’s been out of the country working in Lawrence
His gruff voice is attributed to being kicked in the throat by a
of Arabia is
a 1962 historical film based on the life of T.E. Lawrence and taking
place mostly in the desert. It won seven Oscars including Best
The film was previously mentioned in “Lucy the Disc Jockey”
Krugman (Mr. Wilson) also played a film director in “Lucy
Gets Into Pictures” (ILL S4;18),
his first job with Lucille Ball. It is fitting that he bookends his
Desilu experience by playing another one.
Gale Gordon addresses Lou Krugman as “Mr. Wilson” it is a bit of
deja vu since Gordon played Mr. Wilson on “Dennis the Menace”
just before he joined the cast of “The Lucy Show.”
Mooney jokingly tells Joan that he’s testing for the male lead in Liz
Taylor’s next picture. Elizabeth
will appear with her husband Richard Burton (playing themselves) in a
1970 episode of “Here’s Lucy.” Gale Gordon (Mr. Mooney) is also
in the episode.
plot of this episode starts off very similar to “The Fur Coat”
(ILL S1;E9), including the scene where Lucy Ricardo does dishes while
wearing her cherished fur.
Half the fandom believes Cece was always meant to be A…..the other half have actually been paying attention. don’t even get me started on the time line, like literally Cece went from being a 12 year old boy to a 21 year old girl in one year
I want to apologize first and foremost for this disaster, but it couldn’t be helped. Also, it’s still crack week so I’m gonna hide behind that excuse. Also thank you to @danversgranted for being fantastic and editing this because she’s a winner. Title is pretty self explanatory- Supercat, Alexstra, and Lasquez (is that right? Lucy and Vasquez)
“She’s hiding something from me, Cat.” Kara threw herself dramatically over the back of the couch in Cat’s living room, sighing deeply.
“And? She’s allowed to, you know.” Cat squinted up at her through her glasses, slightly annoyed that the dramatic alien was interrupting her work with such trivial nonsense. She had real things that needed to be done and she needed Kara to sit down and be quiet for fifteen minutes. “You’re not exactly telling her everything about your life, if I remember correctly.”
Cat ignored the frustrated groan that came from behind her, choosing to focus on the layouts in front of her instead. As soon as she leaned forward towards the coffee table, she felt Kara slip onto the couch behind her, throwing her legs around her waist.
“This is an entirely different situation,” Kara said, pushing her chin into Cat’s shoulder. “She’s not allowed to lie to me. I can lie all I want because I suck at it. She has a fair chance to catch me. If Alex is lying, I’m never going to find out the truth.”
“That doesn’t make any sense, dear. I need you to be quiet for five minutes. You promised you wouldn’t be distracting if I brought you home tonight.”