Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"The Walking Dead: Four Walls And A Roof" Recap

Forgive me for being absent for last week's barbeque episode. I had a buuuuusy week ahead of me and needed my beauty sleep. So let's kick off this episode recap!

The episode kicks off with Garreth and the Cannibal Crew deliciousl gnawing on Bob’s leg, savoring every bite, thinking they are driving Bob literally insane between being tied up, his leg being eaten by fellow humans and the threat of hungry walkers breaking the windows in a shed they are locked up in. However, Bob has the last laugh (literally and figuratively) when he shows Garreth that he’s been bitten and is, therefore, eating TAINTED MEAT!! Garreth and the crew spit out their meat, horrified while Bob maniacally laughs. Garreth finally kicks him in the head, knocking him out cold.

Back at the church, with Carol, Daryl, and Bob missing, Sasha bursts out of the church in the middle of the night to look for Bob but is approached by two walkers. Rick and Tyrese chase after her and pull her back in. Infuriated, Sasha barges back in the church and demands Father Gabriel tell them what is going on because they are being “watched” and there is a “connection”. After Rick steps in and calmly asks Father Gabriel what he is hiding, Fr. Gabriel breaks down and confesses; at the beginning of the apocalypse, Fr. Gabriel locked the church and refused to open it for anyone. Families with children begged for his mercy and damned him to hell while they were being torn apart by walkers. The incident left Fr. Gabriel haunted and feels that Rick and the group are his “punishment” for his sins. Before Fr. Gabriel can speak more, noises are heard outside. Rick and the gang go outside to find Bob lying in front of the church unconcious. As they scramble to pick up Bob, shots are fired from Garrett and his men. Rick fires back but they take off. Rick turns around to find the letter “A” has been written in blood on the church wall.

As they flee back inside the church and Bob regains conciousness, he tells Sasha and the rest that Garreth and his gang severed his leg and ate it. He tries to explain the area he was help captive at and tells the group he had been bitten. As Sasha tries to take in the tragic news, Fr. Gabriel tells the group it sounds like Bob was descibring a school  not too far. Fr. Gabriel than offers Bob a couch in a spare room to lie down. While Sasha comforts Bob, Rick and the gang prepare to hunt down Gareth. However, Abraham insists that they leave immediately for D.C. Rick boldly demands at Abraham that they are not going anywhere and it was stupid to go out in the middle of the night. Abraham and Rick began yelling at each other, nearly coming to blows when Glenn gets in the middle. He demands Abraham and his gang stay for another day and after that, he and Maggie will join him on his journey to D.C. Abraham will only stay half a day and insists on taking the bus as well. Rick reluctantly agrees.

Figuring out Plan B

Rick, Michonne, Abraham, Tara, Glenn and Maggie are ready to take off but Sasha stays behind for a moment with a resting Bob, coming to terms with his fate. Tyrese comes in and tells Sasha she empathizes with him because “I felt the same way (with Karen)”. “All you can do is forgive,” he advises. “Forgive them?” Sasha retorts angrily. “Forgive them for killing him and everyone else?” Tyrese insisted that she still had a choice. Sasha then gives Tyrese the dagger and tells him to kill him before he wakes up into a walker. Sasha joins the group in the night while the rest hide in the room.

Bob and Sasha during happier times...

Garreth and his men barge into the church, armed and ready to kill. “We know you’re here...this place isn’t very big,” Gareth taunts. “Father, if you come out, you can take the baby with you and you can leave....” Fr. Gabriel sits near Judith, praying his rosary as the rest are armed and ready. But baby Judith begins crying, giving away the location. But before Garreth and his men can barge in, two of the men are shot in the head from behind. Rick emerges from the dark shadows, telling Garreth to drop his weapon. Rick shoots Garreth’s fingers as a warning. The group lays down their weapons, all except Martin, whose convinced that they can’t lose. Abraham sneaks up on him, rifle pointing at his head, when Martin finally surrenders. Garreth pleads for mercy, telling Rick they really were good people that accepted newcomers but that when “they” showed up, everything changed. Garreth pleaded with Rick to let them go and they would never cross paths ever again. But Rick tells him that he had a promise to fulfill in the form of a red-handled machete and brutally slashes Garreth with it, with Michonne and Abraham massacaring the others as Glenn and Maggie watch on. After the slaughter, Michonne reunites with her katana that she found in Martin’s bag. Fr. Gabriel comes out, horrified at what has happened. “This is the Lord’s house!” he exclaims. “No,” Maggie said; “Not anymore. Just four walls and a roof.”

Early the next morning, the group gather around Bob to say good-bye as he weakens. He asks to then speak to Rick holding Judith alone. Bob thanks Rick for giving him hope that there are good people in the world; “You took me in and accepted me,” he recalls fondly; “Look at her...and tell me that the world won’t change...” The two say good-bye and Sasha returns to the room, holds Bob’s hand and says one final goodbye before his heart stops and she breaks down in tears. She leaves the room, knowing he will turn soon and Tyrese stabs him in the head. Meanwhile, Abraham and his group, along with Maggie and Glenn, leave for D.C. Abraham hands Rick a map and tells him once Daryl and Carol are found, to find them in D.C. The group solemly leaves and Abraham drives the bus off into the distance. Rick opens up the map to find Abraham’s route marked to D.C. with a note:

“I’m sorry for being an asshole earlier. Come to Washington. The new world needs Rick Grimes!”

Later on in the day, Rick finds Tyrese burying Garreth and his men. The two talk about Terminus: “It nearly killed me,” Tyrese said, “No it didn’t,” Rick replied.

Later on that evening, Michonne and Fr. Gabriel sit outside on the steps. Fr. Gabriel cannot sleep because of what has happened. Michone convinces him that over time, he will get used to it. Before they can talk more, they hear rustling in the woods. Fr. Gabriel goes back in the church and Michonne goes to the source of the sound. Michonne beams as she sees Daryl peek out through the woods but then realizes Carol isn’t there.

“Where is Carol?” she asks concernly.

“Come on out,” Daryl says to someone....

* * * *

So what happened to Carol? IS she still alive or did Daryl bring someone familiar....maybe Beth?? That's what my bet is on...

Will Rick and the gang eventually reunite with Abraham and his crew?

Picture Credit: Movie Pilot, Huffington Post
GIFs: Tech Times 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mob Wives: Season 5 Trailer Karen Is Back!


Karen and Natalie

Karen and Renee

Karen and Big Ang


Looks like we were right about Karen coming back! We blogged about how Karen was here all summer and now we know why! The above pictures come from the NEW 30 second video announcing Karen's return to season 5 of Mob Wives. It's an action packed clip like we've never seen before! I'm sure you want to see it too, so here is the link: Karen Is Back so watch it while you can! Season 5 Premieres Wednesday, December 3rd so be there!

Picture & Video Credit: VH1

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mob Wives: Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Ferragamo!

A Tweet from the beautiful bride, Raquel, the day after!

Joseph Ferragamo said his "I do's" yesterday to the "one and only love of his life," Raquel D'Ambrosi. Raquel was wearing a stunning gown designed by Vera Wang. We first met the handsome Joe Ferragamo and lovely Raquel, during season two of Mob Wives . . . and from there the rest has been history.

Yesterday was a busy morning for the newly weds, as they got ready for the wedding ceremony. Here is a picture of the bridal party (Joe's beautiful daughter, Carmen, is second from the left.

From what I have been reading in the tweets, it was a beautiful ceremony and great reception. Here is another little snapshot of the lovely couple, perhaps the first dance as husband and wife?

We, at the blog, would like to wish the happy couple a very long and happy marriage with many blessings along the way. Congratulations to Joseph and Raquel Ferragamo!

P.S. If I come across a few more pictures, I will be back to post them!

Raquel chats with her adorable flower girl!

Raquel and her Dad!

Monday, October 13, 2014

"The Walking Dead: Season 5 Premiere" Explosive Recap!

So...where exactly do I begin with this recap? Let me start by saying that snacking on nachos, salsa, and ginger ale was probably not the best way to kick it off. I’m not going to lie...after THIS particular episode, I kind of wanted to curl up in a ball and just mutter “Daryl and Carol, Rick and Judith” and repeat. Okay, maybe I’m being a bit over dramatic but not by much, since I had to cover my eyes at the slaughterhouse and the walkers-eating-faces bit. Let’s just say if you all thought that the Governor was gruesome, all of what happened in the last season is all child’s play compared to what this one episode brought to the table. So let’s begin! 

The season kicks us off with a blast from the past in the boxcar. But this time, Gareth, Alex and the Terminus gang being held hostage. A group of heathens have overran the once innocent Terminus and are holding the people hostage, taking turns raping and torturing them. “We were trying to do something good...what are we now?” Alex asks.

Fast forward to the present where Rick and the gang are held hostage in the boxcar but they aren’t moping; they are building up weapons but before they can attack, a frag grenade is thrown in the box car to disorient them. Rick, Daryl, Glenn and Bob are taken to the slaughterhouse with four others...one of them being Sam from Season 4 (remember him and the girl gathering supplies when Rick and Carol were on a run). The two butchers get to work as they bat the four men in the head and slit their throats. Sickenly, the dead lean over with their blood spilling into a trough. Before Glenn’s turn, Gareth interrupts the process by interrogating Rick about the bag of weapons hidden in the forest. Suddenly, gunfire and explosions shake the place up....

Earlier that day, Carol and Tyrese, holding Judith, walk down the tracks when they try hiding from a herd of walkers headed their way. But gunfire erupts and the walkers head towards the noise. The three arrive at a cabin, where a Terminus man named Martin is setting up explosives to distract the walkers but not before Carol demands him at gunpoint to drop his radio after hearing him talk about the group. Carol takes the explosives, slathers herself in guts and mud and heads to Terminus. Tyrese stays in the cabin, watching both Judith and Martin. Carol is at the edge of Terminus when she can see Rick and the men being led to the slaughterhouse. She notices a propane tank and launches an explosive.


Walkers catch fire and hell breaks loose!

Rick uses the chance to cut off his handcuffs and slashes the butchers. He frees Daryl, Glenn and Bob and they head out. The group in the boxcar are anxious but ready as they hear the chaos around them. As Rick and the gang try to flee, they come across Alex’s body on a table from when he was shot in the head. They leave him there to turn and go to another portion of Terminus where human bodies without limbs are hung on hooks. Disgusted, Rick commands the group to kill any Terminus residents.

While they flee to help survivors, Glenn insists they free the other prisoners in boxcars but when they attempt to, they are met with a madman who chants “We are all the same.....” before being taken down by a walker. Carol finds a room where the prisoners’ belongings...clothes, jewelry and even children’s toys...are on a table. Carol finds Rick’s watch and Daryl’s crossbow and continues on to find the group. Rick and the gang take cover and see a group of Terminus residents shooting at a group of walkers...but then Rick and the group take no chance and began shooting at both the walkers and the residents, leaving the injured to be devoured by walkers (probably rightfully so).

Carol stumbles across the Terminus shrine. Mary confronts her, holding a gun and telling her to drop her weapon. While it looks like Carol is about to comply, the two then ensue in a physical altercation. Carol wins this round and Mary, practically foaming at the mouth, explains that Terminus was once an innocent community with sincere intentions. But pillagers overtook the town, raping and torturing the women. That is when Mary claimed that they “be the butchers or the cattle” and overtook the town, taking their revenge on everyone else for what had happened. When Carol demands to know where Rick is and what will happen, Mary refuses. Carol shoots her in the leg and then leaves, leaving Mary to be eaten by walkers (again, rightfully so).

Back in the cabin, Tyrese notices a group of walkers headed their way as they are drawn to the commotion. Martin uses this opportunity to wrap his tied hands around Judith’s neck, demanding Tyrese to walk out with the walkers or Judith will die. Tyrese walks out to the walkers. Thinking he’s dead, Martin checks outside...only to have Tyrese pummel through the door to kill Martin.

In the boxcar, the women demand Eugene to tell them the “classified” information about the disease. As an engineer, Eugene explains that they “fought fire with fire” as he helped create some sort of “biological weapon of war“ that could help fight other diseases used as weapons. This particular disease killed all humans but there’s also hope that the same disease could be patented to kill all walkers. Before he can explain further, Rick and the group save the day and fight their way out of the hellish Terminus.

Rick and the gang climb over the fence, leaving some walkers to die and some others...like the walkers of the Terminus survivors and butchers...to ‘live“. They go back to the spot in the woods where Rick hid the bag of weapons. Rick is hellbent on returning to Terminus to finish them all off but the group object. “Rick, we just barely made it out,” Abe explains. But before anyone can say anything else, Carol appears...much to Daryl’s delight as he runs up to her and falls in her arms. Rick and the group embrace Carol, thanking her for all that she did. Carol leads them back to the cabin.

After watching A LOT of blood, guts and goes, let's get out the tissues to dab our tears of happiness!!! 

Carol and Daryl <3 

Sasha and Tyrese <3 

Rick, Carl and Judith <3 
All of America <3

Rick and Carl then tearfully reunite with Judith as Sasha runs up to her brother. Abe and his group talk among themselves, saying they won’t “talk to Rick just yet” about their mission. Rick decides that it’s time to get the hell away from Terminus as much as possible and they head on, but not before Rick marks the Terminus sign for it to read “NO SANCTUARY”.

FLASHBACK: The stricken Terminus residents Gareth and Alex are huddled  when the crazed madman opens up the cart, throws back in Mary and grabs a frightened young girl and takes her out to be assaulted. The men try to comfort Mary and then vow then and there “you are either the butcher or the cattle” in terms of taking back Terminus.

A bit of time goes by after Rick and the gang move forward when a masked man walks down the tracks and comes across the sign. The man takes his mask off and it’s Morgan. He then goes into the woods to follow the trees with x’s in a circle carved in them.

What did you guys all think? Could you handle the guts and gore? Who do you think is going to survive this time? Will Morgan catch up to Rick? AND WHERE IS BETH?!

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Picture Sources: The Walking Dead Wikia (Still Images), Uproxx (GIFs) 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mob Wives: Season 5 Where's The Beef?

Mob Wives Season 5 is almost around the corner and suddenly you can hear a pin drop. No one is talking. But, last night Karen tweeted the above picture with two words: "the process." She was obviously getting ready for "something." Hair, make-up, nails. But, I don't know any salon that looks like that, do you? Nope. I am convinced she was on the set of Mob Wives, maybe getting ready for a little sit down? I can speculate all day about it, but maybe I got my answer in this morning's little tweet? Karen tweets this picture with the caption below (thank God for TBT's):

Can we figure out what her little cryptic message means? We could take it at face value that she is just reminiscing about the good old days, OR we can read into it. I'll do the latter. Karen, on the set of Mob Wives, has a beef with "poor, poor pitiful me" Alicia, aka "people" in her quote. Alicia is the one who talked "sh*t" about her last season when Karen wasn't there to defend herself. And, to take it a step further, I believe Alicia has a "no hit clause" in her contract because she has seen Karen in action and doesn't want to get hurt. Karen's name and the Original Girls blood, sweat and tears went into putting Mob Wives on the map. How did Alicia even get on the show? She rode in on Karen's "coattails," talking about how Sammy Gravano killed the poor sweet father in law she never met and how Karen "bragged" about it. That's her claim to Mob Wives fame. That's her connection and history. Only there is a lot more to the story than we heard in season four. Alicia isn't happy and maybe she bit off more than she can chew? Mob Wives makes you work for that paycheck, Alicia. No free rides. And in Season 5, it's Karen's turn for some real talk. Karen is going to fill in the blanks and deliver the "punchline."

Here is some of what Karen had to say when Alicia flapped her gums last season: Karen Speaks Out

Picture Credit: Karen's Twitter Account

Monday, September 22, 2014

Mob Wives: The Ugly Duckling Buries The Mob

Once upon a time there was an ugly duckling….

We’ve all read the story of The Ugly Duckling.  Well those of us who can read and put down the Molly.  Not all of us are born beautiful.  Not all of us are cute kids.  Well don’t tell our mothers that.  But you all know what I am typing about.  Most of us aren’t Shirley Temples in training or adorable Cosby kids, think Raven Simone.  Many of us aren’t Alyssa Milano of Who’s The Boss either.  And some of us could’ve been Bugs Bunny teeth’s stunt double.

At the end of the day, I don’t know about y’all but I have a 4th grade picture that’ll make the one above look like Miss America Jr.!  I have to keep it honest.

Back to the duckling….  I can also type:

The duckling has turned into a svelte Frederick of Hollywoodish swan.  I ain’t mad at her, work it honey.

Who know cocktail umbrella’s were hair accessories? Natalie Guercio did!

See I am not as mean as some of you claim I am.  Either I need a new eye prescription or it looks like some cosmetic surgery and braces have done Miss Guercio good; forget about the milk.  Anyhow, rumor has it Natalie Guericio during season 4 didn’t work at the family’s funeral home.  Frankly, the storyline of a beauty assisting with burying mobsters did nothing for me.  You can’t please everyone, right?

Jennifer Graziano has been very mean to us.  She hasn’t dropped the official date of when season 5 of Mob Wives will drop.  We can’t wait around here.  Well we can.  But you know we’re a M.O.B. Wives blog.  We gotta type what we want to around here.  Tune into VH1 in December 2014.  It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a season of Mob Wives on the air.

Mob Wives: Big Ang Goes Crazy During Filming

Remember my blog on Season 5 Alliances a couple of days ago? If not, you really need to keep up with your reading. Things are happening faster than we can blog them! Would you believe that Big Ang, lifelong friend of the Graziano family, turned on Renee and Karen? Well, I guess Switzerland, the peacemaker, has flipped (out).

I don't know what is going on in Season 5, but no one may come out alive! The Daily News is reporting that Big Ang went crazy during a filming session and tried to attack Renee! She called Renee and Karen "rats!" For all the details check out the Daily News article which is hot off the presses.

I can't even close my eyes at night and get some sleep without missing out on something! Stay tuned!

Picture credit: Big Ang's Facebook

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Mob Wives: Karen and Natalie's Season 5 Twitter War!

Karen sure looks cool, calm and collected!

Just as I predicted, the events of a day of filming spill out on to the world of Twitter! Something is definitely going on between Natalie and Karen Gravano. Who still thinks Karen isn't filming Season 5? A war broke out last night between cool Karen and batsh*t crazy Natalie and what kind of blogger would I be if I didn't make mention of it? Looks like my alliances were on the money so far, as the New Blood team attacks Original Girls team Karen and Renee. But enough of my opinions, let's see how this went down in black and white (and blue). 

Natalie has the audacity to attack Karen as a mother? She calls her a dead beat Mom?Yes Karen left her young daughter in Arizona with HER mother, while she came back to film Mob Wives and write her New York Times best selling book Mob Daughter. Karen was worried about her daughter's safety in New York. She was protecting her from possible danger. She wasn't sure if the show would be a success and didn't want to uproot her. She flew back and forth to see her more times than I can count. If that is a bad mother, then Natalie is delusional. But Karen can defend herself.

Natalie drags Renee into her lunatic rant!
Anyone think Karen and Renee are afraid?

Let's face it. Natalie is losing it. The show doesn't premiere till December and she is already attacking Karen and Renee. What's her beef with them anyway? She is just Alicia's sidekick. Note to Natalie: If you can't take the heat in New York, please go back to South Philly and your dead clients!

Where do you suppose Natalie will find
those hard truths and reality?
(I have my suspicions)

Karen had a few choice words of her own. Notice Karen's demeanor. Does she sound concerned? Upset? Worried? Nope. Karen laughs her way through the exchange with a few good pieces of advice for Gnatalie.

Karen just swats her like the annoying little Gnat she is!

So there you have it. The wars are just starting. This is just a little more of a taste of Season 5! Looks like things are heating up on the set and on fire with the cast. Stay tuned because we are on the case!

Picture credit: Karen and Natalie's Twitter Accounts

Friday, September 19, 2014

Mob Wives: Joe and Raquel Getting Married!

A gift from Jennifer Graziano!

How long ago has it been since we first saw Joseph Ferragamo and Raquel on Mob Wives? If I remember correctly, Joe was released from prison and appeared on the show at the end of season two. Then, he and Raquel appeared in season three of Mob Wives, creating a storyline for ex-Mob Wife, Carla Facciolo. Joe and Raquel have been together ever since, and they are soon approaching their wedding day. Looks like the couple is very happy and Joe is getting a second chance in life.

The happy couple finalizing wedding details!

Wedding bells will soon be ringing next month for Joe and Raquel. Joe is making sure to dot all the "i"s and cross all the "t's" as he fills out his application for a wedding license (below).

He looks so serious!

We wish them both a lifetime of happiness and hope to post wedding pictures when the big event occurs.

Congratulations and Best Wishes from our blogging team!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mob Wives: Season 5 Alliances

I can see this being a scene!

No one in the cast is tweeting much at all these days. I guess they are too busy filming or has VH1 placed a gag order on all of them? Used to be we'd get a few juicy Twitter wars that carried over from the day's events, but everyone is being cautious not to let anything slip. No one is allowed to say Karen is or isn't back this season, even though she seems to be living in New York since the beginning of summer when filming started. No one is saying whether or not Alicia took back her resignation, which made the news, but I don't recall if VH1 accepted it? Still, the cast can't help but tweet a picture here and there and that is enough to make this blogger happy enough to spin it into a blog. So who is aligned with who in Season 5 of Mob Wives? (as if we didn't know).

First we have New Blood, Alicia and Natalie from SOUTH Philly. They are as thick as "thieves," literally and figuratively. Alicia got away with paying a little restitution on the money she admitted taking from the truckers' pension fund and is free to rejoin the cast. Here she is with her "sidekick," Princess Funeral Home, all lovey dovey.

Next we have the "Switzerland" pairing of Ang and Drita (the ex-boxer) who play peacemaker while stabbing their friend, Renee, in the back. That's what they did all last season, and I have no doubt they will do it again this season. Remember how sympathetic they were over poor, poor, pitiful Alicia's pending court case, while at the same time they didn't try to help Renee, who was spiraling out of control with her addiction relapse? Yeah, they are neutral (insert big eye roll). Here is what they have been up to during filming:


"always being by my side"
How touching!

Now who does that leave? Hmmm, let me think. Oh yes, the Original Girls, Renee Graziano and Karen Gravano. I don't need anyone to make it official for me, my gut doesn't lie, Karen is back. From yesterday's blog, the dynamic duo together again:

And there you have it! Three teams, which I suspect are going to be two teams when Switzerland forms an alliance with New Blood. I never did trust Switzerland. Who's team will you be on?