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  • Top Chef: Portland (Spoilers)

    Chinaski said:
    Michelle said:
    God, they really put Byron through the wringer on this one, between the tofu tournament and then again in LCK!
    Why that extra challenge when he beat Sarah in the head to head?  That should have been it, done, he's back in.
    It's almost like he did two elimination challenges.  Only for him to go home at the end.
    I will say it was entertaining though!
    so Sarah won LCK? is she back now?

    Nope!  It was much more involved.  It was seriously like a whole 'nother challenge with the existing cheftestants.
    You'll have to watch.  It was insane.
  • Mare of Easttown SPOILERS

    Brieanne said:
    Crazy theory and forgive me on names, but I think the killer is the son of Mare’s friend (cousin of Erin) and the dad/uncle helped cover it up... uncle is taking blame because he’s being blackmailed by the father who knows he’s the father of Erin’s baby.

    Probably way off base.
    It might not be way off base.  I was listening to the Needs No Some Introduction podcast on this episode and they had the same theory, that it was Ryan.  Their reasoning is that we've seen Ryan be furious and violent in his defense of his little sister, so it's possible he could have been provoked again if Erin was threatening to expose John as DJ's father.  The way I see that happening is that maybe John took Ryan and Billy with him to the park for some reason if Erin wanted to meet there so she could give John that ultimatum (most likely threatening to expose him unless he gave her the money to pay for DJ's ear surgery).  Ryan gets pissed at Erin, grabs John's gun and acts if he's going to shoot Erin, John and Billy tackle him to get the gun away from him, the gun goes off, richochets and hits Erin in the head - she has her hand up trying to hide her face and that's why the bullet took her fingertip off and grazed along her eyebrow.  John and Billy are so freaked out and are trying to figure out what to do, so they come up with a plan to lay her body out along the creek and get rid of the blood covered clothes (which is why Billy was covered in blood).  John pressures Billy to take the blame away from Ryan so that Ryan wouldn't get in trouble, and Billy agrees because he's freaked out and wanting to protect his family.  This is also why we see John and Ryan having that private conversation (when Lori listened at the door) and John was telling Ryan it was their secret, that no one else could know.  

    At this point I really don't know if I believe that scenario or the one I initially thought of, but either way it's clear that the Ross brothers are guilty as hell somehow.
  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    Bit of a sad day.  I lost a cousin today to Covid.  She was older (late 70s) and had COPD, then unfortunately got Covid.  She was on a BiPap to assist with oxygen since her lungs were so severely affected.  She lost her fight this afternoon.  Anyone who knows me really well knows how much of a soft spot I have for Hood River, Oregon.  Several years ago when i went on my own Ancestry journey to find the identity of my grandmother’s biological parents (she was adopted not long after birth), I connected with her on the Ancestry.com site and she really helped a lot... welcomed me to that side of the family, sent me photocopies of pictures of my great grandfather, his parents & siblings, their old home up on the hill with acres upon acres of their own fruit orchards stretching across the hills, took me around the family homesteads when I visited, to the family’s packing plant, introduced me to more of that side of the family, etc.  I hope she knows just how special what she did for me truly was.  She was a remarkably selfless woman who loved her family above all else, and I will always treasure her. :heartbreak:
  • Ted Lasso

    lengmo said:
    otherwise each episode might become just one of Ted's analogies.
    You say that like it’s a bad thing.
  • What grinds my gears (today)

    Hatorian said:
    People who don’t put their seatbelts on before they start driving. I hate it as a passenger. The ding ding ding. The twisting and turning of the car as they fumble around for the seatbelt. Like you know you have to put it on. Just do it first!!
    I might be slightly guilty of this from time to time, but I try to put it on as quickly as I can.  *hangs head in shame*