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  1. Cast the Actor!(v3)

    Marwyn the Mage Tom Holland
  2. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: On the fringes of the MCU

    The Terrigen crystals aren't harmful to humans, the metal from the Diviner is. That's why people haven't been dying from the fish oil pills. Yeah, David O'Hara (who's been my fancast for Randyll Tarly since forever) was really well cast. Has anyone seen the first sneak peak for the next episode? Pretty interesting FW backstory info there.
  3. Turn Quotes From Characters Into Innuendo

    I'm pretty sure Jaime's quote and that entire scene was meant to be a double entendre. He even thinks at one point that it would look to anyone like he and Brienne had been fucking rather than fighting.
  4. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: On the fringes of the MCU

    It's completely understandable you forgot about the Theta Protocol. I did, too. I've been rewatching the show and have seen the last few episodes of season 2 last week (I'm in the back part of season 3 now, up to 3.17) and when the Theta Protocol was first mentioned, I think in episode 18 or 19, as one of the reasons the 'Real SHIELD' were suspecting Coulson (because it was one of the secrets he kept from everyone on the team, including May - she was upset when she learned he kept something as big a secret from her) I was like "wait, what was that?"... Then the next episode was the one after Age of Ultron, and they reveal it through a flashback, and then show Gonzales telling Coulson (they've made up in the meantime) that he can't question the man who helped defeat Ultron. It's easy to miss because they just introduce it in one episode and then quickly resolve it in the next by referring to stuff from the movie. Not to mention that the show pretty much dropped the entire 'Real SHIELD' plot like a hot potato as soon as Gonzales died and never referred to it again, and in the end it has so few consequences it may not have happened at all. It's quite atypical, AoS usually deals with consequences and references past events. I definitely did not forget about Simmons and Bobbi having been SHIELD moles in Hydra, though. That was a storyline played out over multiple episodes and the reason why Simmons was absent at the start of the season, and Bobbi's introduction. It was also where Simmons met Bakshi, her future murder victim. (Yet another season 2 plotline that got the "and let's never speak of it again" treatment.) Anyway, as I promised before, here are the quotes about the nature of the Framework from Jed Whedon's interviews: Speaking of that, can you clarify the parameters of the Framework? Is it really an ideal world, as Aida and Radcliffe seem to think? Yeah, I think that Radcliffe and Aida set out to duplicate the world, and with some of the info that Aida got from the Darkhold, they were able to do that. Now, the one change that they made was they plugged I think five people into it and repaired one regret for each of them, and that seems to have had a little bit of a ripple effect. We’ll get to learn more about the nature of that reality, but they were setting out to make our world. And it just seems when you change something, there’s a little bit of a butterfly effect. So putting Jemma aside, who is decidedly her own case as she is apparently dead, which character’s new life do you think will be most surprising to fans? Well, that’s a little bit of a wait and see question. But one thing I can say is that the themes we’re exploring are sort of, are you different if you’re in a different situation? Or are you inherently the same person? Obviously, we see May standing without much fear in a Hydra building, seemingly like she’s on top of the world. And so the question is, is she still her? Or have her new experiences changed her enough to be someone else? (...) Okay, cool! So in terms of Ward, you definitely know how to keep the fandom churning! Is there a possibility that he will show up beyond the alternate universe, or is his role strictly in imaginary land? Well, we’ll have to wait and see. But right now, there’s only five people in the Framework who actually have bodies in our world. [Ward] is a simulation, but he’s a simulation of exactly who he was. As Yo-Yo says, how do you populate a whole world? And Daisy very conveniently answers, “With the Darkhold.” It’s sort of our catch-all/fix-all solve this year, the Darkhold. It gave them this ability to sort of duplicate our world, so he is Grant Ward as we knew him. Now, the world is different around him, and so whether or not he reacted the same to the changes in the world, we’ll see. But Grant Ward never enters the picture and makes things run smoother! Ward is a character who had a lot of different sides to him. Since he’s dead, we know that Aida didn’t brain scan him into the Framework. What is Aida basing her version of Ward on and how similar is this Ward to the one we knew before? JW: Well, I think that the Darkhold has somehow given her the ability to duplicate our world. That's the good thing about moving into the Doctor Strange realm of “science we don't yet understand” being basically magic, is that we have a magic book right now that somehow gave them the ability to duplicate our world and populate it. I think that everybody who's in the world is just as they would've been in our world. Now, that doesn't mean that circumstances haven't changed because, as we know, they repaired a little bit. They tried to change just one little thing for each of our people and there seems to have been a ripple effect. How he reacts to this new environment and how empowered he feels by it and how dangerous he is is a question you'll have to wait to get the answer to.
  5. Cast the Actor!(v3)

    Lysa Frank Langella
  6. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: On the fringes of the MCU

    Yes, he said in episode 4.16: "My father always said, you need trust to be betrayed." Sounds like his father stuck around and was a major (bad) influence on him, teaching him not to be open and trusting with people. It would also explain why Fitz is the most changed - his divergence goes back to his childhood and fornative years, while it's only in adulthood for everyone else. No, I'm pretty sure that's not how it works. We saw how it works with May: she was connected to the Framework and her memory of Bahrain was changed. Aida does not devise every single thing that happens in the Framework. She replicated the real world perfectly (according to Jed Whedon, the Darkhold gave her the ability to do that) and just fixed a few things - the biggest regrets of May, Coulson, Mack, Fitz and Mace. The rest is just how butterfly effect. It doesn't matter whether they lived through all of it in "real time", because to them it feels like they did, and it is what they would have done in those circumstances. As for the idea that "they wouldn't have made the regret-avoiding choice outside the Framework", that's incorrect - either they wish they had, which implies they at least think they would do it if they could go back (May not killing Katya, Coulson not joining SHIELD) or it's something that never was their decision to make in the first place (Mack's daughter not dying, Fitz' father sticking around, Mace actually being Inhuman). At least that was what was changed at the time when first May (a month before everyone else) and then Agnes and later Coulson, Mack, Mace and Fitz were plugged in. (Radcliffe was also plughing himself intentionally in.) After that, Aida killed Radcliffe's physical body so he could never decide to destroy the Framework, appointed the LMD version of the Superior to protect it, and then created an avatar for herself as Madame Hydra (because that way she could be the most powerful person in that world) and plugged herself in, so she could experience human emotions, too. The only things that are really her needs are being in the FW, being powerful, hooking up with Fitz, and not allowing anyone to destroy the Framework. She has no reason to take an interest in anything else that's going on. Why would it be her need to have Mace being an Inhuman leader of the Resistance, or to have Ward working for the Resistance, or to have that student talk against Hydra, or to have another student excuse her lack of homework on her dad, or to have Julia be an artist, etc.? Reasons why I believe that: 1) Word of God - Jed Whedon pretty much said all of that in interviews, that the Framework is a virtual AU that's a perfect duplicate of the real world with just a few things changed, and the avatars are acting as the real people would in these circumstances. (I'm on my phone so I can't post links and quotes, but I will later.) And 2) this is what makes the storyline interesting. If it were a story about a fanfic video game controlled entirely by an android, with characters having no agency and making no choices of their own, it would be profoundly uninteresting.
  7. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: On the fringes of the MCU

    I'm sure he'll survive the Framework, because there's no way the show is going to forego all the pain and angst of Fitz back in the real world, dealing with all the guilt of remembering his FW self, and how much that will mess up his relationship with Simmons. On the other hand, Mace would probably feel better knowing he was a real hero in the he is probably going to die. Anyway, I figured Fitz would kill Agnes, because the show is always subverting the "Remember who you are"/"Power of Love/friendship" trope. Whenever there's a scene with someone trying to appeal to a brainwashed or indoctrinated person to stop doing evil things and gives a "this is not who you are, fight this!" speech - it never works out, and it ends terribly.
  8. It is, IMO: Only Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk are as bad or worse.
  9. Cast the Actor!(v3)

    How about we put an auburn wig on her (she's used to wearing wigs) and have her play Catelyn? Not a perfect physical match, but in terms of acting, I can totally see her as Cat. Annet Mahendru
  10. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: On the fringes of the MCU

    Seven episodes seems to be standard for a big closing arc of a season on AoS. The Hydra takeover in season 1 was an arc that lasted 7 episodes (16-22), though that was of course conditioned by the release date of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The Hive/'Fallen Agent' arc in season 3 was episodes 15-22. A lot can happen over the course of 6-7 episodes. It's at least three times the length of a movie, after all. And it looks like tonight's episode and probably the following few episodes will fully take place in the Framework, just like episode 16, and then the finale (one or two episodes) will probably have action in the real world combined with the Framework as they fight the Superior dude and Aida and try to get everyone out and decide what to do with the Framework. Just my speculation, I don't know how exactly they will do it (and I've stopped reading the press releases for episodes after the one for episode 17, to avoid potential spoilers).
  11. Pfft. You're not aiming high enough. Tanks? Everyone should have their own atomic bomb, to defend oneself.
  12. Cast the Actor!(v3)

    Jon Connington Matthew Rhys
  13. I was thinking the exact same thing. Does he mean, the first main female villain in a Marvel movie? Because she most certainly isn't "the first female Marvel villain", she isn't even the first female villain in a Marvel movie (there's Nebula in GotG, and I can't remember that woman's name from Iron Man 3, but she was one of the bad guys), and she most certainly isn't the first major female villain in the MCU - the TV side of MCU has had several major female villains. Thor (the character) especially needs to be funny, because he's at his best when he's funny, as he got to be occasionally in The Avengers. Let's face it, serious Thor is pretty boring, the least interesting of all the Avengers. And the only good parts in Thor: the Dark World were parts where Loki was being funny.
  14. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: On the fringes of the MCU

    What do you mean by that?
  15. (Spoilers) FX The Americans v.3

    Unlikely, unless the last season does a time jump. It's 1984, and season 6 is supposed to be the last. But the next season should see Gorbachev become the General Secretary after Chernenko's death. The question is, will Philip and Elizabeth last until then? Philip seems at the point of breaking emotionally (though, to be fair, he was already there in season 2 after he had to murder some innocent people, and almost there in season 3 because of Kimmy). The two of them have both become more and more uncomfortable with the things they have to do in their line of work. Is the show setting up some drama with Henry, the neglected child? They and the audience both have been focusing on Paige, what if Henry ends up doing something important? Which shows do you mean and what actions are you referring to? One can hope that and also that they will finally give The Americans an Emmy for Best Drama and Best Writing, which it had deserved for years. But they'll probably just suck up to HBO and GoT and shower it with more undeserved Emmys for terrible seasons and terrible writing. I can't even be excited about the shows I love getting recognition when Emmys are such a joke.