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Episode 8: Rose ((EXCLUSIVE))

"Rose" is the 8th episode of the second season of The CW television series, The Vampire Diaries and the 30th episode of the series overall. It originally aired on November 4, 2010. The episode was written by Brian Young and directed by Liz Friedlander.

Episode 8: Rose

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Damon (Ian Somerhalder) talks with Caroline (Candice Accola) about Tyler (Michael Trevino) and how she covered him killing Sarah in the previous episode, something that triggered the curse and will now turn him into a werewolf to the next full moon. Damon warns her to stay away from him and not let him know about her being a vampire or other vampires because a bite of his can kill them. Caroline says she will stay away from Tyler and leaves for school.

Matt Richenthal of TV Fanatic rated the episode with 5/5 saying that it was bloody fantastic. "The episode "Rose" had it all, from a brotherly road trip to a whirlwind of a fight to an outpouring of information to an entirely new direction for our favorite characters...and that was all before Damon caused every living room in American to fill up with dust when he finally told Elena the words he needed to say...just once."[3]

Diana Steenbergen from IGN rated the episode with 9/10 saying: "Every element of what the show does best is on display in "Rose": quick-paced storytelling, an ever-expanding mythology and likable characters with unexpected relationships."[4]

Josie Kafka from Doux Reviews rated the episode with 3.5/4 even saying that it was not one of the best episodes. "This was not the best episode ever, and it had some glaring inconsistencies, but the Massive Information Dump pretty much set up the rest of the season and contributed a huge amount of (relevant) lore to the world of the Vampire Diaries."[6]

The review from Den of Geek was positive with the reviewer saying that it was a pretty good episode with a good set-up which will allow the next one to start with a bang. "While I was shocked to find out that Elena is the key to the sun and moon curse, I wasn't expecting to find out that Katherine was once a doppelganger herself. I am interested to see where this news takes us in episodes to come."[7]

Rose appeared in "Shuttle Shock", a second season episode of the Star Wars: Forces of Destiny animated web series, created by Lucasfilm Animation and released through Disney's YouTube channel. The series depicted two- or three-minute stories from various points in the Star Wars chronology.[59][60] "Shuttle Shock" was released on March 19, 2018,[61][62] with Kelly Marie Tran reprising her role as the voice of Rose Tico.[61][62] The episode was set before Rose, Finn, and BB-8 reached Canto Bight in The Last Jedi. Their space shuttle is attacked by huge jellyfish-like creatures, and Rose repairs a shorted-out BB-8 while Finn attempts to fly to safety.[59][60][61] In early 2018, Rose was added as a playable character in the mobile collectible RPG game Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. Her character had special moves such as "Courageous Shot" and "Dauntless Idealism", and was able to stun characters with her shock prod, just as she did to Finn in The Last Jedi.[63]

In the wake of Shayla's murder and the death of Sharon Knowles at the hands of Tyrell Wellick, it was hard to imagine a Mr. Robot episode that would throw more curve balls at viewers than the sixth and seventh episodes of the rookie hacker drama but the most recent episode managed to do so.

Rosemarie and Trevor, the 500-year-old British vampires who had Elena captured at the end of last week's episode, are the ones who deliver this exposition to us. (Question: 500 years ago, were people from Britain really named "Trevor"?) It's unclear how they knew both that Elena existed and where to find her; in any case, they've squirreled our heroine away to a remote country house 300 miles from Mystic Falls.

We pick up with events where we left off in the last episode with Elena kidnapped, but the question is by who? Her captors turn out to be two vampires. The boys all struggle to figure out where Elena has been taken, and Bonnie does a tracking spell to find her.

With Episode 8, "The Trials," we had one major plot thread with a few supporting stories. Our central storyline focuses on Victor (J. August Richards) and his battle for the crown. This has been one of the most interesting plotlines in the show, so to see it (and Victor) take the center stage for this episode was great. As you might recall, we ended Episode 7 with an announcement from the queen that Victor and Tatiana (Anita-Joy Uwajeh) would compete in a series of trials to allow the "elements" to decide who will take over the throne.

The third trial is mental. Both contestants ingest a drop of Saint Vladimir's (the Moroi who invented their religion many years ago) dried blood which will allow them to visit a memory-like dream. Through this hallucination of sorts, they must figure out what a leader truly needs. Whichever contestant can emerge from their dream with the correct answer first will win the challenge and by extension the throne. Ultimately, it's Victor who emerges first and gives some speech about how a leader needs to have nothing, they must be willing to give up everything in order to be a good ruler. This is enough to win him the trial and the throne. Unfortunately, his rule might be cut short as Tatiana reveals during her concession speech a massive glass case containing a Strigoi Sonya before the episode fades to black. It's unclear as of now whether this will have any effect on whether Victor ascends to the throne, but it will certainly have consequences.

Such a well-written piece, this episode tell-tale gives me exactly what I needed without spoiling it, thank you! I *love* your detailed insightful observations, and also YES to the eyeroll forever! The strengths of the series, which you so aptly describe, outweigh the weaknesses, but I do wish someone with your skill were on the writing team (I find the writing on the series can be pretty clunky at times, slightly annoying). Thanks for increasing the fun factor for this series!

Gribble, according to IMDb, was seen as the Saga Deckhand in eight episodes. According to the report, Gribble recalled the horrific events that unfolded on a snippet video. It happened really fast. Everybody was trying, everybody was trying to get out, everybody was trying to do everything they could, and it was just a really shitty situation," he explained.

Like "The Doll's House" before it, this is another episode that's largely dedicated to putting the pieces in place for the end of season showdown. It's skilfully done, though, developing the characters and finally, finally, giving us a murderous Corinthian who feels like a plausible threat. Morpheus, too, is seen in a slightly different light. His punishment of Gault (and to a lesser extent Lucienne) is unnecessarily cruel and mainly driven by a slightly petulant anger at her defiance. He may have grown since his imprisonment on Earth, but there's still a lordly arrogance to Dream of the Endless that will likely come back to haunt him.

Titans season 2, episode 8 finally revealed what happened to Deathstroke's son, Jericho - but it raises a lot of difficult questions about the OG Titans' conduct. The second season of DC Universe's flagship TV series began with a retcon, revealing that the original Titans disbanded five years ago after a mysterious tragedy. Dick Grayson's decision to reform the Titans has led to the new version being targeted by Deathstroke, who blames Dick Grayson for his son's death.

The loose cliffhanger ending of Titans season 2, episode 7 appeared to promise another flashback episode, and that's exactly what was delivered. Titans season 2, episode 8 shows the Titans spending time with Jericho in order to learn about his dad. They come to care for the kid, and when they discover he has powers, they come clean with him and offer him a home at Titans Tower. Unfortunately, they fail to realize that their actions may have unintended consequences, and Deathstroke attempts to turn his son against the Titans. It ends in a brutal conflict between Deathstroke and Dick Grayson's Robin - one that comes to a tragic conclusion.

It's hard not to argue that Titans season 2, episode 8 feels like something of a misstep. Previous episodes had strongly suggested that Robin was right to blame himself for Jericho's fate; Titans had seemed to be avoiding the overused trope where a superhero blames himself for anyone dying in his vicinity. In the end, though, that isn't the case - because Jericho is accidentally murdered by his own father when he intervenes to save Dick Grayson's life. Let's explore all the difficult questions raised by this week's episode.

Jericho's murder is all the more surprising given that Titans season 2, episode 8 demonstrates Deathstroke's hyper-senses. At one point, he declares that he knows Robin is there because he can hear his heartbeat. And yet, for some reason, he doesn't hear Jericho coming. Bluntly, there is absolutely no way Dick Grayson can be blamed for any of this.

Meanwhile, Titans season 2, episode 8 shows the other Titans as, frankly, self-righteous hypocrites. Dove encouraged Robin to "be Batman" in order to hunt Deathstroke, but then breaks up with him because she doesn't like the person he's becoming. Donna encourages Dick even when he's doubting this strategy, insisting that anything is justified in order to avenge Aqualad. Only Hawk seems to have had any sustained objection, but that's inconsistent with his portrayal in Titans season 2, episode 5, where he was the one who wanted to hand Rose over to Deathstroke.

Ironically, Titans season 2, episode 8 reveals that Deathstroke never targeted the Titans in the first place. Rather, he had been hired to kill the Amazonian diplomat Wonder Girl was meeting with, and the Titans simply got in the way. What's more, for some reason the intervention of a superhero team scared Deathstroke off for a while, and he only went back to his mission when the Titans had drawn him out. 041b061a72


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