This recap of House of the Dragon's third episode contains spoilers for ... well, for House of the Dragon's third episode. That's pretty much what a recap is. Proceed accordingly.
If you're just joining us, here are recaps of episode one and episode two and a glossary of people and places you may have forgotten.
Three years have passed since the last episode. King Viserys has married his teen bride Alicent and they've had a son named Aegon, after the founder of the Targaryen Dynasty. Alicent is expecting a second child, as well.
She's wrong about the king, who still wants her to inherit the Iron Throne, but she's right about the "everyone else" part, as various lords spend this episode whispering in Viserys' ear that his firstborn male son should be named the heir.
Still another lord suggests Ser Laenor Velaryon, the son of Corlys and Rhaenys, as Rhaenyra Suitor Number 3. (Don't worry, we haven't met him yet, but we will, before the episode is over.) You'll remember that awkward walk the king took last week with the 12-year-old? Yeah. Laenor is her older brother.
In the third episode of Andor, "Reckoning," the obsessed Pre-Mor Deputy Inspector Syril Karn finally leads his strike team to Ferrix, looking to bring in Cassian Andor. Meanwhile, Andor gets his meeting with Luthen Rael, looking to unload his stolen NP-95 Starpath to the mysterious buyer. As events converge, mistakes are made on both sides, leaving devastation and changing the lives of all involved. "Reckoning" is a satisfying conclusion to what feels like a first act of the series, but it smartly sends heroes, villains, and those in-between off in new, unexpected directions. Here are five highlights.
In public, he wears dark gloves which (imperfectly) disguise his condition, and when we see him without gloves later in the episode, he's not only lost the pinky finger he injured in Episode 2, but also the finger next to it.
Episode 3SeasonEpisodeSeason 13Air dateJanuary 25, 2019WriterKim Eun-heeDirectorKim Seong-hunEpisode guidePreviousNextEpisode 2Episode 4Episode 3 is the third episode of Season 1 of Kingdom.
Youth with Dio (ディオとの青春, Dio to no Seishun) is the third episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. It is also the third episode of Phantom Blood. It covers Chapter 11 through Chapter 16 of the manga.
In this episode, Dio uses the Stone Mask to transform into a Vampire, but the animation in the first part is rather slow. It's in the second part that the action truly starts. I particularly love the expressions Dio gives, as well as Jonathan's father and his appearance of a majestic gentleman.
The Dutton women were thrilled to see the returning cowboys in the opening moments of the episode. Jack's fiancée Elizabeth is the happiest to see them return. Their enthusiasm is infectious as everyone starts to race back to the ranch.
Later that night, Jack, Elizabeth and others head to a secret speakeasy after giving the password "umbrellas." Elizabeth seems amazed by the representation of the roaring '20s. It's been alluded to in previous episodes, but finally in this episode, Jack and Elizabeth become intimate, seemingly for the first time, not long before their marriage.
Cara sees a sheepherder trying to escape and follows him into the woods with nothing but revenge on her mind. This is the scene that opened the first episode of 1923. After she kills him, she lets out the bloodcurdling scream we've heard before.
Despite the widespread acclaim for its love story between Frank (Murray Bartlett) and Bill (Nick Offerman), The Last of Us episode 3 is suffering from a review-bombing campaign. HBO's The Last of Us is a true-to-form adaptation of the video game and follows Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) through a post-apocalyptic wasteland, with the latter being humanity's last hope of finding immunity to a Cordyceps fungal disease. However, episode 3 represented a change in focus for the series, as it followed Frank and Bill instead of Joel and Ellie. It narrates two men who survived the early days of the worldwide infection and came to fall in love amidst the devastation.
The Last of Us episode 3 heart-wrenchingly explores romance in a world of zombies and devastation, and it has earned the love of audiences and critics. Unfortunately, it has also earned the attention of review-bombers who went on IMDb to hammer the project by providing over 27,000 reviews rating the episode a 1 out of 10 at the time of this writing. The episode currently sits at an 8.0 rating - significantly less than the first two episodes, which hold a 9.2 and 9.3 rating, respectively.
One of many reasons that the episode is earning love is that The Last of Us avoided anti-gay tropes by depicting a gay love story without unnecessary tragedy or violence against the central characters. Instead, Bill and Frank are allowed to grow old together and go out respectfully even amid an apocalypse. Their love story spans practically the entire episode and is the emotional undercurrent of a major arc in the show, and it's why reviewers are lashing out. Many of the comments on the episode speak out about the episode's "agenda," "pandering," and "alternate motives," and are largely driven by blatant homophobia.
While some of the reviewers discuss the episode slowing down the pace or shifting too far from the source material and Ellie and Joel's journey, homophobia is the undercurrent in many of the reviews, leaving the actual critiques feeling hollow. The Last of Us episode 3 changed expectations by providing a new way of looking at the apocalypse, so there is some cause to anticipate the massive backlash, but not the extent of it. However, with over 50 percent of reviewers rating the episode a perfect ten at the time of writing, the episode is still maintaining a solid 8.0 overall rating, despite the review-bombing efforts.
The Last of Us isn't the only piece of media to be review-bombed, and it likely won't be the last. Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power suffered from a review-bombing campaign aimed at targeting its diverse cast and feminist representation. Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law also suffered from review bombs, leaving Ms. Marvel with a 6.2 overall rating on IMDb, with nearly 20 percent rating the show a 1 out of 10, and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has a 5.0 with 30 percent rating the show 1 out of 10. The Last of Us episode 3 is still thriving despite the review-bombing, which is a great sign for the project as a whole.
The dead giveaway regarding this episode's "true problem" is how it opens. A ghastly figure dressed in all white walks slowly and steadily as a news report describes the worsening of a sandstorm that began in the centre of the continent. Only his footprints are visible behind him as he advances towards Jeneora Rock. The sound direction of this opening scene makes it no secret that this figure's advance is ominous.
His goal is the Plant that the Nebraskas have just returned to the city. Outside, towards the city entrance, a mounted security officer tries to tell an individual in the distance not to enter the town because it's littered with bombs; however, the individual dressed in white doesn't seem to care. As they approach the officer, the camera angle shows them through the reflection on the officer's glasses, and the music swells ominously as the situation inside worsens. The visuals cut to the episode title card, which reads "Bright Light, Shine Through the Darkness".
The destruction of the town serves as a parallel to the recurring nightmare Vash experiences in the first two episodes of TRIGUN STAMPEDE. With nothing else to lose, Rosa begs Vash to leave and never come back because everything happened because he was present. Without protest, Vash picks up his things and leaves. As he departs, he finds the glow-worm cage Tonis gave to him intact, and sets the insects free. When Meryl asks how he can still be smiling in such a situation, he tells her that he simply doesn't deserve to cry. He's going South, to the city of JuLai, where Knives is.
From the very first episode, Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann's HBO adaptation of the Naughty Dog game uses music in a key way, with Depeche Mode's "Never Let Me Down Again" setting an ominous tone for what lies ahead. Episode 3 closes this musical loop with the love story of Bill and Frank and its use of another key song: Linda Ronstadt's Grammy-nominated, 1970 ballad "Long Long Time," from her second album Silk Purse. In fact, the episode is even named for the song.
After a moving episode that tracks the life Bill and Frank share, from their first meeting to their deaths not long before the arrival of Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey), things end on a suitably poignant note. 041b061a72