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 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 the walkers of the Terminus survivors and ‘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? 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mob Wives: A "Taste" of Season 5

Renee Tweets this picture on September 10th . . .
Karen is still in New York!

What’s a blogger to do when the show they blog is filming and no one is leaking information? Well, you have to be creative, you have to look for clues, and you have to put the pieces together and try to make sense out of what you know and find on Twitter. That’s what I’m doing, and here is a mixture of fact and speculation for season five, due to premiere in December.

Natalie is still harassing Renee on Twitter
You can see who she is aligned with: Alicia, Drita, Ang

Who’s in the cast next season? Old Blood + New Blood = Bad Blood. We know that Natalie is officially returning, even though I couldn’t figure out why. She is Alicia’s sidekick and Alicia resigned from the show. Natalie has no storyline or “mob ties” in the true sense of the word. She works at her grandfather’s funeral home. She does hair and makeup for clients who can’t complain. Enough said. As for Alicia, I think she is returning to the show, although no one has said so. I come to this conclusion because the long awaiting sentencing and restitution part of her criminal case is over. She doesn’t have to worry about her “image” as a mother. And the girl has to earning a living. You might think I would be disgusted with her return, but I’m not. More on why I’m not will follow below.

Renee Tweeted this picture recently

We definitely know that Drita and Big Ang are returning. That is official. The two “peacemakers,” who manage to stir up trouble while “trying” to calm their friends down, are back to play “Switzerland.” They are never really neutral or show loyalty to “Old Blood.” We saw this play out last season when they sided with Alicia and Natalie (who they both couldn’t stand) against Renee. Renee, who suffered a relapse in her addiction, couldn’t get an ounce of sympathy or compassion from either of her so called “friends.” And you may remember how Drita attacked Renee on the Reunion Show, blindsiding her with things that happened back in season one. It was ugly and left Renee stunned, hurt, and speechless. Renee is not about to forget that.

Yesterday, Renee tweeted this.
In fact, Renee was so upset she wrote a little blog on Instagram about it!

Click to enlarge

Of course Renee is returning. She has plenty to confront Drita about from last season. I hope she confronts Ang too. They both deserve it after last season. But Renee needs an ally. She was out numbered last season when “old blood” became “bad blood.” What to do?

Bring back Karen Gravano! Nothing is official about Karen coming back in season five, but I listed plenty of “evidence” that she is spending a lot of time in New York the past three months. I speculate that Karen will come back and save Mob Wives! Karen has a big beef with Alicia. In the first episode of season four, Alicia opened a can of worms by attacking Karen and her father over the murder of her father in law (a man she never knew). Karen wasn’t able to tell her story, so we wrote a blog trying to cover a little of it for readers, Now, Karen can come back and handle her issues with Alicia face to face. Great storyline, great ratings! And that’s why I will not be upset to see Alicia back in the cast. This season Alicia will earn her money, Karen will see to that.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Mob Wives: Is Karen Gravano Coming Back?


You tell me! I have been doing a little detective work and it seems to me that Karen Gravano has been in New York all summer long. Coincidently, Mob Wives has started filming season 5. I can never resist speculation, especially when the facts add up to the conclusion I want . . . Karen is BACK!

Before you get too excited, I can't exactly confirm my theory with either Jennifer Graziano or Karen because they are locked into that Omerta Code of silence like the gold in Fort Knox. But, I have some tweets that make me think I am right about this . . . please let me know what you think after reading.

Here she is in NYC for July 4th!

On July 12th she is partying with Carla!

On July 16 or 17th she is hanging out with Love!

On July 23rd she is chilling with Renee!

On August 1st she is "Back at it" with Ramona!

On August 12th she is at the gym with Jennifer!

So today, like a good blogger who is really devoted to just one show and one show alone, I reach out to Jenn and ask her to give me something to blog about . . . she replies

"they'll be plenty of that!!"

So we will have plenty to talk about? I already do. Here's a little tidbit that kind of eliminates any doubts I have about Karen coming back. On August 11th, she was here in NYC and LOOKING FOR FURNITURE! Hello!

Is this undeniable proof or what?

So tell me, what do you think? Is Karen coming back to Mob Wives? Or am I delusional and relying on wishful thinking? I sure as hell hope it's true because I don't think I can get through season 5 without her!