RIVERDALE Episode 5 Promotional Photos “Heart of Darkness”
With Jason’s funeral around the corner, the Blossom family moves forward with last minute preparations — and a secret agenda. Meanwhile, Archie’s (KJ Apa) attempt to refocus his energy on football comes to a halt when an opportunity to work with a new music mentor presents itself. Betty (Lili Reinhart) dives deeper into her investigation of Jason’s death and unearths some dark revelations about her family. Elsewhere, after uncovering secrets about her own family, Veronica (Camila Mendes) forms an unlikely friendship with Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch), who is having a tougher time with Jason’s impending funeral than she lets on. Finally, Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) turns to Fred (Luke Perry) for help after receiving a cryptic message from the Southside Serpents. Cole Sprouse and Madchen Amick also star. Jesse Warn directed the episode written by Ross Maxwell (#105). Original airdate 2/23/2017.
Written by: Elodie
Keene Directed by: Ross Maxwell
Overall Thoughts: This
is the last episode with Finn in it and like… subjectively, I don’t like it. At
all. It’s dealing with the aftermath of a school shooting, but that’s the C
plot, which really sits wrong with me. The A and B plots? Rachel has an
audition and Finn is settling into college life. This is honestly as bad as in “Choke”
when the domestic abuse plot was the C plot to Kurt and Rachel auditioning for
NYADA. Glee, if you’re going to do topic episodes, you have to commit. Making
the aftermath of the school shooting the C plot already minimizes what happened
– making it the C plot to these A and
B plots, which feel meaningless compared to the C plot, just fucking slam dunks
it into the garbage.
I made a post last week saying I liked Ross Maxwell’s Blaine more than any other Blaine and I had someone ask me to elaborate on that. I responded privately to that person but I thought it’d be interesting to maybe start that discussion publicly, too, because I honestly had never given too much thought to how individual writers write Blaine before. Which is strange, given how much I love Blaine.
So, here’s some of what I said to the nice person who messaged me.
do you know what day does the long descriptions usually come out?
There’s no real pattern. The one for 6.08 just came out, though.
6x08 - “A Wedding” (20-Feb-2015)
As gleeks old and new pitch in to help get ready for Brittany and Santana’s wedding, the happy, albeit nervous couple settles on a few final details for their upcoming nuptials. The planning stage hits an impasse, however, when the two brides have a stark difference of opinion over whether or not to invite Sue. While Brittany, who credits Sue with bringing them together in the first place, is in favor of extending an invite, Santana is vehement about refusing to allow Sue’s attendance. But the former Cheerios! Coach is not so easily dissuaded and still has a few characteristic tricks up her sleeve. And the supremely superstitious Brittany is thrown for a loop when Santana sees her in her wedding dress before the big day. Meanwhile, when Kurt and Blaine finally reunite as a couple they are all too aware of the mistakes and regrets of their past, but supportive words from family and friends inspire them to take a sudden and daring leap, and Tina announces her unorthodox decision to ask former boyfriend Mike Chang to marry her, but while most of her guy friends are supportive, fellow former flame Artie remains dubious about the plan.
Ross Maxwell has written the best group performances in Glee.
First was We Are Young, and Now My Love is Your Love. You don’t know how much I respect this writer. One of the few writers I can tolerate. And his storylines aren’t crappy which is saying something. He needs to write more episodes.
Dance with Somebody is my favorite Season 3 episode so far. It’s like I’m watching Season 1 of Glee over again.