Captain America: Civil War and my Insights

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IT IS BETTER LATE THAN NEVER DOING MY SECOND MOVIE REVIEW AND INSIGHTS HERE IN MY WORDPRESS.

I really feel good that I didn’t watch Superman because a lot of friends and reviews discouraged me from watching it.

When I watched Captain America: Civil War, it was truly worth the amusement tax.

The start of the movie was truly good and the transition of the story for this part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe from The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man was better than I expected.

I really like the buildup of this movie for the Black Panther and Spider-Man and they really deserve those overhypes in those trailers and memes. Black Panther’s costume was just stoked and Spider-Man’s was still comic book accurate especially the eyes but still it is better than Andrew Garfield’s mask. Spidey’s mask for this appearance would truly match Tobey McGuire’s costume.

Emily VanCamp reprising her role as Sharon Carter is just wow! I just find it disturbing that she has a thing for Captain America who is as old as Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) her aunt that grew old in the cinematic universe but remained young in her spinoff series, ‘Agent Carter’ shown in Fox. Since I first saw her in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, Emily VanCamp became my instacrush and she really blew me away.

 

Sebastian Stan’s character, The Winter Soldier or Bucky falcon-or-the-winter-soldier-who-will-be-the-next-captain-america-after-infinity-war-973910 Barnes is pretty much the same Soviet Union assassin that he portrayed from ‘The Winter Soldier’ but this time he was trying his best to control himself from killing any one. His comic tandem with Falcon truly brought the lighter side of the movie despite the intensity and action that it has.

 

I did not recognize Daniel Brühl in this one since ‘Inglorious Basterds’ when he portrayed the fictional glorified Nazi Frederick Zoller in ‘Inglorious Basterds’.

Robert Downey Jr. as a not so evil Iron Man did well and gave us a better portrayal of Tony Stark just to turn Captain America to the US government since the premise (even from the comic books) is that Cap and Iron Man had issues in becoming one with the US government rather operating as an independent organization.

 

INSIGHTS

As for the things that this movie introduced and what it leads to the course of what will the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be, I don’t know how the people at Marvel will make the next Spider-Man movie, because it’s funny yet it bugs me that Spider-Man/Peter Parker keeps getting younger even Aunt May like how Brad Pitt’s character Benjamin Button developed as a human being.

I’m sure Marvel won’t keep on showing how Uncle Ben died with Spider-Man just coming in like that web yanking Captain America’s shield. They just continued with it like the transition from Michael Keaton to Val Kilmer.

I’m not a fan boy of love stories but it would be interesting for me and a lot of people if the people at Marvel would set a love triangle between Mary Jane Watson, Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker just for this new Spider-Man.

737b0dc5f7113a4a045cd290bc2ae2d9_lWhat would be more interesting for me is if they can bring in Felicia Hardy. Who is popularly known in the Spider-Man franchise as the Black Cat and I would really pay money to the finest cinema here in Metro Manila to see that happen in the big screen then the next Spider-Man villain should be one villain who is the closest to reality and would really turn things around in this reboot not just Spider-Man himself. I think it’s high time for Black Cat to enter the cinematic universe.

Spider-Man and Black Cat is the counterpart of the Batman-Catwoman tandem in DC Comics. There is not much difference between the feline characters. The only difference is that Black Cat’s arsenal are her claws while Catwoman has her whip and claws. As anti-heros, both characters strongly flirt with their heroes.2326172-black_cat_spidey_1

It’s hard to pick that Spider-Man villain but if I were to pick that villain for the next Spider-Man movie it would have to be, Shocker, Scorpion or Kraven the Hunter all in the same movie. Since villains like Green Goblin and Hobgoblin have already been presented during Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s run as Spider-Man respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

BlackPantherI thought they would bring in the Black Panther the way they do in the comics and animated versions but his entry to this movie is more than appropriate. Chadwick Boseman for me truly redeemed himself after the heavily CGI movie ‘Gods of Egypt’ didn’t turnout good because the CGI for this movie is way better.

I don’t know what year will they show Black Panther’s standalone movie because after watching Civil War, I really became excited for his own movie. I don’t know if they would still show Ulysses Klaw from ‘Age of Ultron’ because he is the closest villain I know in Wakanda since the Avengers all went there and it is from Ulysses Klaw where Ultron got his Vibranium for his new body.

Other things that still keep me wondering up to this moment is what is going on with the Hulk and Thor while Cap and Tony are beating the crap out of each other and letting these new characters come in.

I don’t want to break the fourth wall like Deadpool but I think Chris Hemsworth is not just busy as the Huntsman with Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain. Another issue for me is that Chris Hemsworth is too good-looking to take sides on this one.

On a serious note, I just think they are setting up everything for Thor: Ragnarok that made him absent and also the Hulk which makes me think that Hulk would show up in Thor: Ragnarok.

What I expect in that movie is a flashback scene that shows what the Hulk really saw when Scarlet Witch did her magic in Age of Ultron when we saw everyone’s in darkest fear.

As for Ant-Man, I really can’t wait for the sequel of his movie but it seems that Ant-Man 2 won’t happen just yet because after Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) showed to his daughter Hope Pym (Evangeline Lilly) a Wasp suit and it seems that Wasp would be having her standalone movie first before Ant-Man’s sequel.

For Scarlet Witch and Vision, seems that they won’t be starring in their own movie just yet.

It seems that they have found chemistry for the two which is also evident in the cartoons and comics.

 

That’s all I can say for Civil War. I don’t want to give that much insight any more because it’s also hard but all I know is that it is worth seeing before X-Men: Apocalypse then I will be having my own insights about that too.

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Damien This One’s for You

Damien-Season-1-Official-Picture-damien-tv-series-39314654-2880-1920It’s been forty years since the original movie of ‘The Omen’ came out starring Gregory Peck with Lee Remick as Robert and Katherine Thorn and almost ten years for the bad remake that was released on June 6, 2006 starring Julia Stiles.

Damien starring Bradley James is thrilling I must say and I’m writing this on Black Saturday which is quite wrong if you’re a devoted Catholic unwilling to watch something like this.

It is based from the novel by David Seltzer and movie directed by Richard Donner but for this one, it features Damien Thorn as a photo journalist placed in Damascus, Syria as a war photographer and he comes back to America to trace everything that has happened in his life.

In the first three episodes of the show, the conflict that is evident in the show is nature versus nurture. The nature of what he is being the “Anti-Christ” or “The Beast” for some and how he is nurtured which we have yet to see. More important is man versus himself because he is trying to understand why there are unexplainable deaths everywhere he goes.

I do like the show showing flashbacks from the original Omen film but I can’t wait for the flashbacks featuring his human development after the “attempted murder” by his father from that moment to his teenage years all the way to his thirtieth birthday.

The show is not for the faint of heart and like the movie it shows unthinkable and gruesome deaths. Just this recent episode a man being chased by Damien tripped to an escalator and had his necktie stuck to that escalator and guess what happened. . .

I can’t seem to imagine how a bunch of three Rottweiler dogs gnaw at someone until he’s dead. To me the dogs represent the three-headed dog Cerberus, the pet dog of the Greek god of the Underworld, Hades.

So if you’re a fan of the Omen franchise and fond of shows with apocalyptic themes, then this show is for you to watch.

Leo and the Others Who Deserve It Too

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When I heard of the news that he won best actor at the Golden Globes then he won the award same category at the Screen Actors Guild Awards I knew it’s his time.

It’s been days since Leonardo DiCaprio won his Academy Award for best actor on a leading role for his recent movie ‘The Revenant.’ But Years before this monumental event here in the internet and for every single fan of the cinema and the arts, I didn’t like how the people wanted Leonardo to win the award that bad in the previous years because I used to perceive him as this typical Hollywood actor or heartthrob relying on his looks then I turned into one of the people demanding to give Leo his Oscar already for he truly deserves the award. I also realized that he is no Aga Muhlach who keeps on playing the same roles over and over having the same routine in a romantic comedy or just plain romance.

In his previous nominations, particularly when he was nominated for the best actor category for ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ it was one nomination that he could have really won because his acting for me on Wolf of Wall Street was beyond expectation. At first you would think that he would just live out Jordan Belfort in the movie and bang these girls but no, because for me he made me feel like a true billionaire and truly gave me the feeling that with money you can really get the women. As for getting high, he should have just used weed than cocaine because I feel sorry for that white Ferrari. I haven’t really seen Matthew McCoughney on ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ and see why he won the award that award that year but man I feel Leo’s pain for he shared the same scene with he him at ‘Wall Street’ even if Matthew only did a cameo.

His nomination for ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’ was a nomination that recognized him as an actor. Obviously the other nominees alongside with him were actors who have been in the industry before him like Tommy Lee Jones who won the award for The Fugitive. John Malkovich for his performance in the movie ‘In the Line of Fire.’ Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort to others) for the acclaimed Schindler’s List, and Pete Postlethwaite for, In The Name of the Father.

DiCaprio was young and he had so much ahead of him because after that nomination he did a never-ending adaptation of Romeo and Juliet with Claire Danes. He boarded the Titanic with Kate Winslet. Wore an iron mask based from the character of Alexander Dumas. He made a fool out of Tom Hanks in Catch Me If You Can making Tom Hanks a different version Forrest Gump by chasing DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale, Jr. and he ran a gang in New York and many other films.

His nomination in 2005 was not really for him in his nomination for The Aviator because Jamie Foxx really nailed his portrayal of Ray Charles especially wearing those sunglasses and singing as well. Leonardo portraying Howard Hughes was not really meant for the audience of that time I must say because of what Howard Hughes is and if the movie The Aviator were shown around the late 2000s to the 2010s he could have won the Oscar already but what can we do? He already won it with ‘The Revenant’.

In the movies that he gave a good performance but didn’t really get nominated, it still bugs me that he was not nominated for Django Unchained because Christoph Waltz was already in that category for his role of King Schultz. Leo was the bad guy. It seems to be very unfortunate that Leo’s performance was not enough for a nomination after all that blood and wound on his hand for doing that dining table scene which really is out of the script. Another performance in which he could have been nominated was Catch Me If You Can. Another is Inception then The Great Gatsby.

With DiCaprio winning the award, I can’t think of any actors or actresses that deserve that kind of demand for an Oscar. But if I were to name a few these are the people I think deserving of a demand like Leo:

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  1. BRAD PITT

Brad Pitt AS AN ACTOR deserves an Oscar even if he has already won an Oscar for being one of the producers of ’12 Years a Slave’ but who really gets to keep the Oscar for being one of the producers?

His acting resume may not look that hefty for some of the people in the Academy nominating and awarding these Hollywood actors but he deserves one. I’m even shocked that he’s already fifty years old.

In the year that he got nominated for ‘Benjamin Button’, he did not won the Oscar because Sean Penn’s performance and portrayal of gay rights and politician Harvey Milk in Milk in 2009. I’ve seen both movies and after watching both movies I can see why Sean won the award.

 

  1. Helena Bonham Carter 1656088_10153881355997488_2680616092357324609_n

Helena Bonham Carter for me deserves one because her choice of films and roles are just worth praising. She seems to be okay with her other awards and she better have a movie worth another Oscar nomination because she only has two Oscar nominations first was for The Wings of the Dove and The King’s Speech.

I don’t find her underrated. It must be the casting that makes her look underrated.

 

 

 

  1. Jonah Hill The-Wolf-of-Wall-Street-Jonah-Hill-Leonardo-DiCaprio21

Jonah Hill for me deserves an Oscar because he has been already been nominated twice first with Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street.

I like Jonah Hill doing movies as serious as the two movies he got nominated for an Oscar and he should lessen doing comedies but if you’re someone who made their mark doing comedies, he should keep on doing it for it is his trademark.

Casting him next to big name stars is really the key for him getting those nominations and he should deliver a better performance.

 

  1. Amy Adams  28920301_adams_ench_422158c

For someone who have been romanced and conned by Leonardo DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can, a Disney Princess who crossed between the animated world and reality, Clint Eastwood’s daughter working as a lawyer with a knowledge and understanding on baseball in ‘Trouble with the Curve’ who also made out with Justin Timberlake in a lake late at night, Christian Bale’s and Bradley Cooper’s side chick in ‘American Hustle’ and the new Lois Lane for Man of Steel and the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Amy deserves an Oscar for her acting because she never gives me a dull moment.

 

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  1. Johnny Depp

The man has done so much movies and he has played so many characters that we love from an emo version of Wolverine in Edward Scissor Hands, a gangster protégé under Al Pacino in Donnie Brasco, Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a devilish pirate named Jack Sparrow, The Mad Hatter, a bloodthirsty barber and many others even a mediocre director in Ed Wood.

I really find his choice of roles and movies very weird but when you get to watch it you will just be amazed that he pulled it off.

Johnny Depp has had more People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards in his resume and various awards as well that are not known to many like the London Critics Circle Film Awards and other international award giving bodies and even awarded for worst actor. It’s about time people call out for Johnny Depp’s Oscar the way people did for Leo’s before.

 

  1. Edward Norton MSDFICL EC011

I’ve never been a fan of Edward Norton but he never fails the audience.

For a guy who has shot himself in the mouth to kill Brad Pitt in his head and beat up Jared Leto through Brad Pitt’s personality in Fight Club. Double crossed Matt Damon and Charlize Theron in The Italian Job, the last actor to portray The Incredible Hulk in his own movie before placing him in the Avengers and Emma Stone’s over aged lover in ‘Birdman’, Edward Norton deserves an Oscar already for these movies I must say.

The characters that he play fits him and it’s gonna take him a lot of movies at this point to get a nomination worthy being nominated.

 

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  1. Steve Buscemi

This guy deserves to be cast in a movie that is worth an Oscar nomination not just his performance. Too bad he did not get nominated for Reservoir Dogs which for me is worth a nomination not just an Oscar but also any award giving body at that time.

The guy has already won a Golden Globe for the HBO series ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and as a fan of gangster theme shows or movie I can really say that he deserves the award. For others at the time that he received the award for them it was long overdue.

What I don’t like about Steve Buscemi is that he is typecast to certain roles from a hobo to a jerk off person in Adam Sandler movies to short appearances in movies that people won’t be watching which reminds of someone being cast as this bimbo or broad for how she dresses up. More important is that people do not seem to offer him roles that he could pull off because how he looks making him do voices which is not bad because he gave us Randall Boggs in Monsters Inc and Monsters University. But still where’s the justice in this?!

For me Steve also deserves to be cast to another Quentin Tarantino film but with the rumor that I’ve read and heard that he will only be directing a few films after The Hateful Eight, Quentin should really call back this guy again because he had called back Michael Madsen who I have not seen in a Quentin Tarantino film since he got bitten by a snake in Kill Bill Vol. 2 and with the trailer a couple months back, I almost didn’t recognize Michael Madsen.

 

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  1. Stanley Tucci

I first saw him as Stanley Kubrick for the biography film of Peter Sellers in ‘The Life and Death of Peter Sellers’ starring Geoffrey Rush but I didn’t get to know his name even after the credits. I finally got to know his name after playing the doctor who buffed Steve Rogers in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’.

Like Andy Garcia, he’s been cast to good or big ticket movies but never gets the recognition even a nomination for like A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, The Lovely Bones, Captain America: The First Avenger, the entire Hunger Games franchise, Transformers: Age of Extinction and the recent Oscar best picture Spotlight. Unlike Andy Garcia he got nominated for his performance in, ‘The Lovely Bones’.

These actors are not getting any younger. We just hope they get the award that they deserve. We should not just enjoy the plot or storyline when we get to watch their movies. We should also wish for a movie deserving of a nomination from their performance.

Farewell Kuya Germs

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It’s my first time writing a tribute and with that, we always thought that some people in entertainment particularly here in the Philippines will be with us forever in our lives from Julie Vega, Nida Blanca, Fernando Poe Jr., Francis Magalona to Dolphy.

It was just last Thursday when a friend invited me to visit the Cinematheque Centre Manila in Kalaw the place that formerly houses the linguistic school, Instituto Cervantes de Manila. When we got there, we planned to watch the showing of Lino Brocka’s ‘Maynila: Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag’ based from Edgardo M. Reyes’ novel “Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag” then Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes’ ‘Sonata’ starring Cherie Gil. In our visit there, my friend asked me a random question and the question was, ‘what were German Moreno’s notable films?’ I told her of one movie titled ‘Payaso’ from 1986 directed by Celso Ad Castillo in which he was the star and gave cameo to some of the actors who were popular at that time and the actors who owe their success to him.

After the visit, I was still up late at night and I told her that the news of German Moreno’s death. Before telling her of German Moreno’s demise I could not believe it myself because she just asked me in Cinematheque what are some of his notable movies then when I saw the headline of German Moreno’s demise, you would think that it’s another RIP spam spread like John Cena’s or any famous celebrity out there.

I’m not really a big fan of German Moreno but I salute him for making some of the celebrities we know both past and present famous especially for the generation of ‘That’s Entertainment’ in which we still some of them today on TV regardless of network and I say regardless of network because some of them will be under German Moreno’s watch then when the time comes they would go to a different network outside GMA. Knowing him as a generous man from the people who have fond memories of him it’s unlikely that he would hold a grudge.

His staying power in show business is amazing that really started from the bottom and reaching the success that we know as viewers which in my opinion really gave him that staying power because he shared it. He did not keep that success to himself because he truly shared it whether one talent succeeded or not because the values he shared will remain.

It’s really sad that some of the people only know him for that one punchline, “Walang Tulugan!” from drug addicts to alcoholics which is also the title of his late night Saturday show in GMA. Sometimes I even think it’s a sign of disrespect and disservice to Kuya Germs for giving him that timeslot and seriously who still watches TV that late because it’s Saturday in which some of the people are having a night out, getting drunk or getting laid and some are sleeping already so they won’t be late for the mass on Sunday morning for their favorite parish priest or any priest in that parish.

With his demise, there’s no more late night Saturday variety show like his. There’s no more screen time for anyone who wants to be a star the way he gave it whether it is ‘That’s Entertainment’ or ‘Walang Tulugan’ and more important is there’s no more dress changes between commercials from one sequenced suit to another.

Like you said, WALANG TULUGAN!

THAT THING CALLED STAR WARS

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LET ME BE CLEAR THAT I AM NOT TOTALLY SPOILING THE MOVIE. I AM ONLY GIVING SOME INSIGHT AND SPECULATIONS WITH SOME OF THE DETAILS THAT YOU MAY FIND REVEALING ABOUT THE MOVIE.

It was worth the wait after ten years since the release of ‘Revenge of the Sith’ and a good structure or story line after ‘Return of the Jedi’ that was released in 1983.

Before I go to the part where I go fan boy, start to think of what could happen in episode eight and other stuff that I can spoil or make this look like a fan fiction post in a Star Wars forum. I just liked the performances of Daisy Ridley for playing Rey and John Boyega for Finn making their roles look tailor-fit for them. I find the character of Oscar Isaac, Poe Dameron lost but somehow he pulled it off. As for the veterans reprising their iconic roles, they still got it. Harrison Ford can still do Han Solo for his age. Carrie Fisher is still Leia but too old to ride a speeder and for Adam Driver on his performance of Kylo Ren, we have yet to see the full potential of his character.

Now for the part that got me confused after watching the movie, I have yet to make an effort to read the expanded Star Wars universe and its many books. But when I was at this local book store, I read a synopsis of a Star Wars book and in the internet that Han Solo and Leia had three children namely Anakin Solo, Jaina Solo and Jacen Solo

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who unfortunately became the Sith lord, Darth Caedus which had me thinking that Kylo Ren is Jacen Solo but no. Since Star Wars is under a new management, the people of Disney made their own story putting aside the stories that were set after ‘Episode VI’ in those books already written before the latest movie.

 

The one thing kept me bugging up to this moment is ‘Why is Kylo Ren’s lightsaber designed that way?

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What symbolizes a lightsaber like that?’ Making it look like a medieval sword instead of the traditional lightsaber that is on a single straight handle with no side holes whether Jedi or Sith. A Stormtrooper that sounds like a seductress is good but is that really a girl under that helmet? Another is how many Stormtroopers where in really in Episode VI that fought the rebels and defending the second Death Star because with a whole new look of Stormtroopers, it could be possible that some of the troopers in Episode VII were the remnants of Episode VI and some are a whole new batch.

 

Another issue for me is how will the writers form a new Jedi Order? Obviously, Luke is the last known Jedi in the movie universe. Outside the movie universe you still have dozens of Jedi that were diverted to survive ‘Order 66’ when Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda went back to the Jedi Temple to recalibrate the signal beacon back in Episode III. Because on a personal note, it will be better if Luke will reestablish the Jedi with living Jedi not just calling the spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi or Yoda. If possible I would like to see Mace Windu again in spirit because if Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Anakin were able to do it in the end of Episode VI, Mace Windu could do it too.

As for episode VIII that is a galaxy very far, far away from now, I look forward to see Rey even more and that rolling astromech droid BB-8. For Finn, I hope he can also find his way to the Force since he already hold that lightsaber in the movie posters and trailers. I only hope that Luke shows up soon and I want to see how he has truly become a Jedi Master in his own right.

Grimm Mid season Finale Review

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Just when you thought she was out, they brought her back.

After watching that episode of Grimm titled “Wesen Nacht” I am just surprised that Bitsie Tulloch is back. I like the twist that the writers made for the midseason finale because for everyone who assumed that Juliette is dead (myself included), it just shows that the characters that we assumed dead can come back from the dead by the power of the show’s writers. So for GOT fans and TWD fans, there’s hope! But this is ‘not’ Juliette. We only saw Bitsie Tulloch under a new persona of Eve and if you will ask me, that’s really Juliette because the Hexenbiest powers shows. It bothers me that the crossbow shot that Trubel gave was weak.  Well, what will you expect from a tiny crossbow with a tiny bolt and probably Meisner and Chavez had some work done in that underground facility.

As for this episode, it is one of the best episodes of the season for a midseason ending and it brings us closer to reveal the people behind the Black Claw the way they revealed and eliminated the Wesenrein. The group is driving me nuts with how they run the season.

I’ve been a fan of show since watching ‘Mommy Dearest’ back in season three because it featured the age-old story of the “Aswang” (A Philippine folklore that preys on pregnant women feeding on their child just within the womb) and the show had a better start than the last season in which Nick lost his Grimm vision thanks to Adalind and having an interesting start like that would really drive its viewers to watch more often and to encourage or gather new fans and find way to catch up with the show.

For the characters that we don’t know if they will be a mainstay or not and this is what I have to say for each of those characters; for Meisner (Damien Puckler) I always thought the guy is a good guy for helping out Sean Renard when we first saw him in season three but now I still doubt what his intentions really are for everyone this season especially for Sean who wants to see his daughter Diana. I’m still wondering if he has many other things that he keep in his facility and does the guy still have feelings for Adalind because you can tell that he still has feelings for her after helping her out in season three to escape the royals.

For Trubel (Jaqueline Toboni), I don’t think she will be staying because she will be leaving again and you can tell that the show has a rule of one which means that Nick is the only Grimm in Portland. The other Grimm whether it is Kelly Burkhardt (RIP) or Trubel should be elsewhere doing grimm stuff we don’t get to see but lived out in fan fiction. I’m just glad that she did not die horribly.

For the mainstays; Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) is now a daddy but it’s with Adalind and with the midseason ending, how will he handle the situation? Will he be driven to know if that was Juliette he really saw or he will he keep it to himself?

For Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz), we saw him endorsing a candidate for mayor of Portland just within the story and with the Black Claw lurking everywhere in Portland I had the thought that he might have endorsed a Wesen candidate or that the opposing mayoral candidate is Wesen but Sean Renard is also Wesen himself, a Zauberbiest so it won’t be a big deal for him unless he reveals himself.

For Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalie (Bree Turner), I hope they get a baby soon with Nick having one with Adalind already. I’m happy that their characters don’t make many potions anymore and their characters are more productive by getting out of the ‘Spice Shop’. Rosalie is becoming more badass since Monroe’s abduction in season four.

For Hank (Russell Hornsby), he better get a girl again and Hank better not go Wesen again after that Mishipeshu episode which brings to that sheriff with a Native-American descent who was possessed by the same spirit like Hank who ended up lashing out someone.

For Sgt. Wu (Reggie Lee), I’m glad he’s getting involved more and more. I just wished Juliette did not burn the trailer so he could learn more about Wesen.

If we review everything that has happened in the first episode of season 5 and this midseason finale, Nick had a dream that there was a funeral for Juliette and his mom’s head was floating around after Juliette’s funeral.151028_2927615_The_Grimm_Identity Now with the recent episode, will the funeral still take place by knocking some sense into her character or will it just remain a vision for Nick. . .