[S5E2] Double Date |LINK|
Future Ted describes a date he went on in 2009, and the screen quickly changes to show a side-by-side shot of him preparing in 2009 and 2002. It turns out that Ted is about to go on a blind date with Jen, a woman he went on another blind date with in 2002. After going to exactly the same restaurant and exchanging the same dialogue, including a pun about shellfish that Jen describes as "really bad", Ted and Jen realize they are repeating their blind date from seven years ago. They remember that the date was horrible, from Ted's snobbish behavior to Jen's obsession with her cats and her ex-boyfriend. Frightened by the prospect of having to date everyone in New York City again, they decide to retrace their steps to find the mistakes of the first date.
[S5E2] Double Date
Learning new things about themselves on the first date, Ted and Jen head to MacLaren's, where the gang is there to help them retrace the events of the 2002 date. Jen reveals that she thought Ted was checking out a woman at the bar, when Ted and Barney were really looking at "Mustache Marshall". Ted and Jen head up to the roof, and after they share a kiss they suddenly realize why they never had another date: Ted never called her. Ted apologizes for his blunder and gives a version of what might have happened had they gotten together. Before Ted and Jen can kiss again on the roof, he stops and realizes that their quirks are part of who they are and that they should hold out for someone who will not just tolerate them, but like them. Future Ted then tells his kids that when he told the shellfish pun to their mother, she laughed (almost completely sincerely).
Brian Zoromski of IGN gave the episode 7.5 out of 10. He criticized the episode for its portrayal of Robin as a jealous girlfriend, although he praised the episode for the editing and character appropriate way Ted behaved on his double date.
Meanwhile, Norman's fixation with local store owner Madeleine reaches new heights when he not-so-subtly waits for her at a coffee shop across the street from her store. (Is it that crazy bumping into someone who works adjacent to said coffee place?) She invites him to a double date with her friend and her husband. Who's the husband? The guy who spent a previous afternoon having sex at the motel, David Davidson. Incredibly, David Davidson isn't his real name.
I'm still coming to terms with the fact that Rihanna is going to show up on Bates Motel; despite her appearance in a few season five trailers, it still feels like unbelievable entertainment, if not superfluous fan fiction. But that can be set aside for now, as Rihanna doesn't show up in the episode (however, if she'd been part of Norman's double date, I'd probably have had a seizure).
Unsurprisingly, Norman's double date with Sam, Madeleine and Madeleine's basic AF friend is delightfully uncomfortable. It probably would've been dicey even without Sam and Norman shading one another left and right, but the tension between the two gives the dinner a near-transcendental amount of awkwardness. To make matter worse, Mother shows up in the men's bathroom to talk with Norman about his date. She's upset that he lied to her about why he was going out that night, and later in the car, is even more aggravated once she takes a look at Madeleine. She notices what the audience already has: Madeleine sure looks a lot like a young Norma.
Barney tricks Marshall into ditching the girls and going to a strip club with him, making up a origins of Chewbaca exhibit. While there, the guys see a stripper that looks exactly like Lily. We then are treated to seeing each member of the gang's twin including lesbian Robin and moustache Marshall. Though Barney is convinced Robin will not mind he snuck off to a strip club, she does, while Marshall is scared of Lily who turns out to be excited to see a stripper version of herself.Marshall admits to Lily he can only fantasize about her by killing her off in an elaborate way first in his fantasies. She tells him she'd rather him fantasize about women and NOT kill her off, so she wants to go to the club and have him fantasize about strippper her. The group (minus Ted) goes on a double date to the strip club where Lily goes nuts for the stripper version of her, throwing hundreds at her. Lily even exchanges places with Jasmine (the stripper version) and goes on stage at the end. Robin, meanwhile, is furious at Barney and says they need to have a serious talk. Ironic.Ted, meanwhile, spent the episode going on a blind date with a girl that he's already been on a blind date with seven years prior. This time around, he's no longer sporting a goatee, but still takes her to the same spot and makes the same cheesy jokes. That's when they realize they've already done this and they go over what each did wrong. Ted? Cheesy. Jen? Talked too much about her cats and ex-boyfriend. But turns out the real problem? Ted never called her for a second date. Why? Because he doesn't want to change and wants someone who will laugh at his puns. Bye Jen, guess you're not the mother.
Ted has a blind date, and discovers its the same date he was on seven years ago. They retrace their steps from their first date to see where they went wrong. Meanwhile, Marshall and Barney go to a strip club and find a stripper who looks exactly like Lily.
Future Ted describes a date he went on in 2009, and the screen quickly changes to show a side-by-side shot of him preparing in 2002 and 2009. It turns out that Ted is about to go on a blind date with Jen, a woman he went on another blind date with in 2002.
After going to the exact same restaurant and exchanging the same dialogue, including a pun that Jen describes as "really bad", Ted and Jen realize they are repeating their blind date from seven years ago. They remember that the date was horrible, from Ted's snobbish behavior to Jen's obsession with her cats and her ex-boyfriend. Frightened by the prospect of having to date everyone in New York again, they decide to retrace their steps to find the mistakes of the first date. This leads to flashbacks of their previous date showing alongside Ted and Jen's second date.
Learning new things about themselves on the first date, Ted and Jen head to MacLaren's, where the gang is there to help them retrace the events of the 2002 date. Jen reveals that she thought Ted was checking out a woman at the bar, when Ted and Barney were really looking at "Mustache Marshall." Ted and Jen head up to the roof, and after they share a kiss they suddenly realize why they never had another date: Ted never called her. Ted apologizes for his blunder and both ponder what would have happened had they got together.
Ooh girlfriend troubles, I wish I could help you but my totally awesome wife just bought me a lap dance with her body double. If you need me I'll be getting grinded like some pepper in the champagne room
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This episode of My Hero Academia also offers a continuation of the meeting between Hawks and Dabi. It seems they already had planned an ambush, but Dabi changed the date without alerting Hawks beforehand. Dabi tells him he is simply testing Hawks. However, we see Hawks has been assigned a secret mission he is not even able to share with Endeavor: becoming a double agent. Nothing breaks my heart more than chibi Hawks with his tiny Endeavor plush. It seems like a task that is about to take a toll on him at the very least. The inner guilt and apologizes to Endeavor as he sees him in bed seem like only the beginning of this as well. I have a feeling this is about to become a wild ride.
This week's episode opens at the late night double feature picture show at movie palace The Roxy. The former DS Ronald Beavis, of a neighboring district, dies at home in bed after seeing Emil Valdemar (guest star Donald Sumpter) in The Pharaoh's Curse. There are no signs of violence, but the toxicology report turns out to reveal it's nux-vomica, aka strychnine, apparently ingested via the orange squash he drank at the theater. The assistant manager Kenneth Bullings and the Usherette don't remember him. But Morse's investigation uncovers that the theater is struggling, like many movie palaces in the late 60s. The usherette, Betty Perske, admits she heard the manager, Mr. De Vere, and the projectionist (also named Bullings, the Assistant Manager's grandfather) argue over how much longer the place will last. Only The Roxy's organist, Leslie Garnier, is at least willing to admit he recognizes the guy. Not only did he run into him in the bar while the movie was playing, but then he saw Beavis talking to someone on the fire escape while he went out on break up on the rooftop.
With three cases going at once, it's time for Morse to buckle down and.... get laid! But of course it couldn't just be a simple one-night-stand when he runs into a pretty blonde who's been stood up by her date. Next morning, he comes by the Thursday house to pick up Fred and discovers she's Joan's cousin Carol. Better yet, it was Joan who had stood her up. But as the handsome young man who Thursday's brother Charlie can dump his daughter off on, Morse finds himself now having to take the girl on a tour of the city. (Charlie, by the way, it turns out is in town because he's over his ears in debt and wants a loan.) Since Morse is desperate for this not to get back to Joan, he's pretty curt with poor Carol, calling their night "a mistake." 041b061a72