Episode Date: 3.23.14

Episode Title: Disgrace

Rating: I love

Recap and Review

*Warning Contains Spoilers*

Quick summary: Pascal, Margaux’s father as arrived to chase Conrad out of the magazine that he weasels his way into. Emily is on a fact-finding mission of what Stevie Grayson knows. Jack grows closer to his mom, Stevie. Daniel uses a photo of Emily and Aiden kissing as leverage for a divorce, which Emily handles with her usual style. The night at the opera ends with Emily’s faked pregnancy becoming public knowledge.

I love that Stevie believes David Clark is an innocent man. I also love that she has links Emily can grasp onto, that Emily can trust her. Though I’m fairly certain Stevie can be considered an ally, I wouldn’t let her in on the full story, for everyone’s sake.

I love how Emily handles Daniel and Victoria, letting them think they won while in fact, she orchestrates the whole thing. It’s genius and makes for great TV. At first, you see Emily running. Really? Another wrench? How much does she have to go through? I almost feel bad for her. All she wants is to clear her father’s name and another thing she tries to do bites her in the butt. Then she reveals it was her the whole time. Well played Ms. Thorne, well played.

I hate that Victoria is putting the pieces together and figuring out there is a connection. While we know she’s only partially right, it’s disconcerting she is putting anything together.

This episode is well-written, well-acted and kept my attention. That’s saying something in my world. I love every second of it and am excited to see where this is headed. How will it play out? Will Emily ever be able to clear David’s name and close this revenge chapter?  I’m watching, are you?

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‘Fast & Furious 7′: Vin Diesel posts photo with Paul Walker’s brothers

Television Watcher:

I know I stick to TV on here, but I just had to share this from EW.

Originally posted on Inside Movies:

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Universal officially announced last week that Paul Walker’s brothers Caleb and Cody would be joining the production of next year’s Fast & Furious 7, helping the production complete their brother’s role in the franchise. Walker’s longtime co-star Vin Diesel just posted an image of himself alongside Walker’s brothers, confirming the family resemblance. (One of the Walker Bros. is even wearing a perfect Brian O’Conner slightly-too-large gray T-shirt.)

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‘Once Upon a Time’: See Snow White’s first royal baby photos — EXCLUSIVE

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Once Upon a Time has a royal birth coming up — and EW has photos from the delivery room.

In an upcoming episode, Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) have their second baby, while the residents of Storybrooke go on high alert in an attempt to keep Zelena (Rebecca Mader) from stealing the newborn for her own wicked purposes.

Here’s a series of exclusive shots from the pivotal scene, which is like a fictional dress rehearsal for real-life couple Goodwin and Dallas. (The recently married duo are currently expecting their first child; Once Upon writers incorporated Goodwin’s pregnancy into the show.) The episode, “Kansas,” airs May 4. 

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Episode Date: 4.2.14

Episode Title: Crazy

Rating: I Love

Recap and Review

*Warning Contains Spoilers*

Well, whoever titles the episodes of Nashville, did well this week. This week’s episode is crazy because of the secrets we get to see and hear all about.

Quick summary: Juliet seeks career help from former love, Wentworth. Scarlett’s mom comes to town, and we get a glimpse of the pain Scarlett has suffered. The truth about Deacon being Maddie’s biological father becomes an international headline.

Sometimes I can’t believe what happens on this show. I mean, let’s be honest. I think we can all agree this is indeed a soap opera. Unlike a daytime soap though, the storylines are much more involved and less like the “I slept with your sister’s husband’s ex-wife, twice.”

What I like about this episode is things are starting to come to a serious head. Take Maddie story arc. We’ve known for weeks, whom her biological father is, but now everyone in the world within our show knows, and there are consequences. Those consequences of course, create drama. I have to admit, all this time I’ve felt bad for Deacon because he’s never known he has a daughter, and I’ve been angry at Rayna because of it. This episode changes that. When Rayna and Deacon have their standoff and he rants about how he was never there and he never will have the chance to raise her. I was like, “Yeah, Deacon is right!” But then Rayna finally made her point, how mad she is at Deacon because he’s the one who makes her make that choice. He’s an alcoholic. What mother wants their child raised by a drunk? I loved how after all this time we finally see them hash out the true problem of the relationship.

Then there’s Scarlett. Over the past several episodes we’ve known Scarlett has deep dark secrets and the second Avery sees Scarlett’s mom, we know we’re in for trouble. I don’t think I could’ve ever guessed what we see. I also want to point out I was right, the pills are bad. The pills, alcohol and emotional abuse make Scarlett lose it on stage and I can only imagine what that means for her future. I kind of want to know what specifically that woman did to that poor child, but I think we have a clear picture she is emotionally and physically abusive. It makes sense now that Scarlett never wanted to sing and get on stage, why she’s passive. I hate that she hides under the piano on stage, but I also love that Avery saves her.

I can’t wait for the next episode, (it’s at least 4 weeks away) to see the fallout and backlash. I think this episode, in every way, from the music to the acting and everything in between, is awesome. I’m watching. Are you?

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D


Episode Date:  4.8.14

Episode Title: Turn, Turn, Turn


Recap and Review

*Warning Contains Spoilers*

This episode makes me anxious. I know everything for “S.H.I.E.L.D.” will change. I’ve had the privilege of seeing “Captain America: The Winter Solider,” so whatever is going to happen in this hour is going to be big.

“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” doesn’t disappoint. In “Turn, Turn, Turn,” Coulson has to deal with May. She honestly has no idea what’s going on, other than she’s reporting to Fury on Coulson’s mental state. While that truth has terminal consequences on their friendship by the end of the episode, Coulson still considers her an ally.

While May comes clean to Coulson, we discover she basically cherry-picks the team. I think May is the Maria Hill counterpart on the show. She’s an agent who Fury can rely on and trust. However, May isn’t in the inner circle on his death.

The craziness begins when S.H.I.E.L.D. is destroyed and Hydra (a secret organization thought to be defeated) is revealed. Hydra agents are coming out of the wood work and the few good S.H.I.E.L.D. agents are left wondering whom can they trust?

The one person I don’t think we can trust makes me feel incredibly guilty. Victoria Hand seems to be the source of all the bad for Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. team, but in the end she’s the person who seems to be the most honest. I hate how her story progresses tonight. I couldn’t believe she’s killed. Worse yet, how she’s killed.

As Hydra agents reveal themselves, Garrett is backed into a corner and makes a stupid mistake, admitting something he isn’t supposed to. Garrett is Hydra. Ward wants to make him pay, be the one to turn the key. That should send up the red flags, but I’m blindsided when Ward pulls the gun, killing Hand and her good S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and leaving Ward and Garrett hailing Hydra. This can only lead to something bad. I have hope Ward is playing double team or something. Being on a mission to infiltrate and feed information back to someone.

Our core agents are left intact. Coulson, May, Skye, Fitz and Simmons are good, safe and left standing to pick up the pieces. The rest of the agents are either being caged, on the run, or proudly announcing their Hydra affiliation. However, Ward is compromised, and Coulson doesn’t know. I worry about how this will play out for our agents. This is an incredible hour of TV. The episode is intense and wonderful.

I’m watching, are you?

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Episode Date:  4.2.14

Episode Title: Austin City Limits

Rating: I Can’t Live Without

Recap and Review

*Warning Contains Spoilers*


“Revolution” is super crazy and heart breaking, since someone dies. Who could it be?  I had my money on Gene or Jason and I was right. Jason is killed off and the manner in which it happens is awful.

At the end of the last episode Monroe, discovers the Patriots are on their way to Texas to kill President Carver, so of course Miles, Monroe and company decide to stop them.  But before they can make a move, Jason holds Connor hostage and wants to change sides.  Jason discovers he too is brainwashed by the Patriots and he doesn’t want to be used. After bickering with Tom, Jason runs to Miles.

While Charlie, Monroe, and Miles don’t necessarily trust Jason, they take him to Texas with them because he is a valuable source of information.  Since they don’t trust him, Jason is kept in handcuffs. However, he soon proves his worth and his handcuffs get taken off. Charlie even goes as far as saying she trusts Jason, which is sort of big. At the top of the episodes she is one of the loudest voices saying not to trust Jason. Due to Jason’s time with the patriots, he knows how they act and plan, helping Miles and crew sneak around landmines and traps.

Once in Texas, Miles and Monroe find an old enemy. General Frank Blanchard is a big adversary for the Monroe Republic because everyone should be against the Patriots. Miles and Monroe are willing to put their differences aside to stand together. Blanchard is one of the first targets for the Patriots and Miles and Monroe attempt to save his life. They find him in a brothel and after speaking with him, he accepts their assistance.  Their plan is excellent. The boys are not on top of things and Blanchard is killed by his “lady friend” who is actually a Patriot complete with the Patriot tattoo from Willoughby.  Moments after Blanchard is murdered, the Texans rush in and find Miles and Monroe standing over the body. Once again, Monroe has to pull a Batman and make a quick escape.

The next day is the Big Texan ceremony. New recruits are formalized into the Texas marshals. One of the new recruits is a familiar face. Surprise! It’s the Patriot kid Miles didn’t kill because of Rachel. Seriously now, let’s take a moment. We all knew this would come back to bite him in the butt. Now this kid is in prime position to commit an assassination of the President.  This is why you have to put emotions aside when you’re in war. Monroe says they’re all someone’s child, Hitler was someone’s child. Those kids are soldiers and war is a tough business.  In the moment, Miles lets the boy go to show how much he loves Rachel. However, that’s over, it’s war now and that boy has to die.

While Monroe and crew search for other Patriots, one of the worst possible scenarios happens. A Patriot disguised as a Texan activates Jason and his brainwashing takes control.  He’s no longer the sweet son of Tom and Julia. He’s a Patriot and trained killer. It isn’t bad enough that Jason is activated. Charlie has to see Jason walking away.  In that moment, I believe the entire “Revolution” fandom holds their breath, because I do. One of two outcomes is possible: Charlie or Jason will die.

Overall, the episode moves fast and is action-packed. For the last 10 minutes everything slows down, Miles and crew notice Patriots and Charlie follows Jason. It becomes so intense my heart races. I think Charlie realizes Jason is activated because she’s being cautious. Patriot Jason does what he’s trained to do and attacks Charlie, making it come to kill or be killed. Watching Jason and Charlie fight is heartbreaking. Jason is the boy Charlie kind of falls in love with and has the sweet battle-ridden love. Now he’s coming at her throat.

Meanwhile at the celebration, Miles draws his gun before the kid has time to draw his. The kid from Willoughby dies. Charlie and Jason fight it out. After Charlie begs Jason to be himself, she’s forced into pulling the trigger that is Jason’s death sentence. If you followed my live tweeting, you know I called foreshadowing the moment Jason is on screen. Still, watching life fade out of his eyes is heart-wrenching and depressing.

We have the Aaron and Priscilla storyline as well this episode. While it’s superb, it doesn’t create the crazy, emotional response Jason’s death does. I do want to note that Priscilla is being run by the Nano. Mind boggling! I don’t understand the science of the Nano and in some ways, I don’t want to. However, to know Priscilla chooses to live in the 2014’s electric world shows what a weak spirit she has. It seems as if she’s not mentally strong enough to survive in the non-electric world.

This episode couldn’t be any crazier, and I can’t imagine what will happen next week. I’m watching. Are you?


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Agents Of SHIELD


Episode Date: 4.1.14

Episode Title: End of the Beginning

Rating: OMG I can’t Live Without

Recap and Review

*Warning Contains Spoilers*

Agents Coulson and Skye have a mystery to solve and May speaks to someone via a secret encrypted line. The S.H.I.E.L.D. agents chase after The Clairvoyant and Deathlok makes an appearance.

In “End of the Beginning,” the agents hold unconventional meetings with the big-wigs of S.H.I.E.L.D., after Agents Garrett and Triplett have another run in with Deathlok. Coulson wants to allow Skye to have high-class Intel to set up missions in an attempt to trick and capture The Clairvoyant. While there is some hesitation with the agents we don’t normally see, Skye is now an official Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., badge and all. I for one can’t wait to see her pull out when she needs to.

However, the new title is small potatoes compared to everything else in the episode. Using Skye’s idea of a double-blind mission, the agents are sent into the field in random pairs. These random pairs don’t seem all that random to me, but I love them. May being sent with Agent Blake is perfection, Garrett and Coulson is hilarious and Ward with Triplett is sheer genius. The wit and banter between the characters is great. However, as our agents arrive at the location of the possible suspects, things aren’t quite right. Most of the locations are abandoned and suddenly Deathlok appears where May and Blake are. Deathlok attacks and Agent Blake goes down.

Agent Blake shoots at Deathlok before going down, and because of how he shoots him, it makes it possible for S.H.I.E.L.D. to track Deathlok. Those actions lead S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to an abandoned racetrack, where Deathlok is located. S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, lead by Garrett and Coulson, deploy to the racetrack and begin searching for Deathlok, who soon makes his presence known as he begins firing at the agents.

As the episode progresses, my stress level increases. I’m not sure what direction we’re headed. When Carlson and Garrett figure out someone else is at the racetrack, it feels too easy.  But there he is, The Clairvoyant, confined to a chair but looking dangerous. For once, I want it to be easy.

Thomas Nash, a.k.a. The Clairvoyant, sits there in his arrogance, taunting Colson and Ward about their team, talking about Skye bleeding to death in his arms. This creates an emotional response from Ward, who simply shoots the man in cold blood. However, this man says Skye will die, and his team will hurt. Agent Ward can’t have that. The moment is a simple, cut-and-dry. The Clairvoyant is dead. Coulson is a good agent, so he knows better. I appreciate Agent Coulson for going with his gut. It makes for him a better agent.

Back on the bus, when Coulson and Skye discuss the events, they start putting the pieces together. Making Skye a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent is the best thing that’s happened on the show. She can now use her hacking skills and clearance to probably figure any puzzle out.  Finally, they figure out The Clairvoyant isn’t gifted, he just has clearance. The reason The Clairvoyant can’t see Coulson is because Director Fury won’t release Coulson’s file. Now there’s a spy or mole in S.H.I.E.L.D..  Who could it be?

Agent Melinda May doesn’t want to go with Coulson on the bus at the beginning of the season, but he talks her into it. Or does he? At the end of last episode, there’s May and her encrypted phone line, reporting to someone about Agent Coulson.  Once we figure out May can’t be trusted, thanks to Fitz and his discovery of the hardwire line, it becomes a showdown between Agents May and Coulson.

I have no clue how that showdown ends, because it doesn’t have a chance to come to a conclusion due to the bus being driven by someone else. I suppose you should never trust a lady with two tones in her hair, even if it’s cheap generalization and she can’t choose a color or in this case, a side.  Next, Victoria Hand orders for everyone’s death except Coulson’s. I mean, really! Honestly, I don’t know how I feel about that. I’m excited to see how this plays out. I really am worried about Agents Coulson and May’s relationship. Those two are good friends whether or not she did that on purpose. I trust her a little more than I did at the start of this episode.  It’s going to be an interesting ride until the finale. I’m watching. Are you?

Random Side note: Did anyone else notice in Garett’s sweet little speech to Skye? He talks about how he’s Ward’s significant other and Ward was Skye’s and he said, ‘I guess it call comes full circle… turn, turn, turn…” That’s next week’s episode title. Any idea if that was a clue about next week’s episode? Is it just a coincidence? Is anything a coincidence in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?” What would it be a clue of?

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Episode Date: 3.16.14

Episode Title: Struggle

Rating: I love

Recap and Review

*Warning Contains Spoilers*

As the episode’s title suggests, this week is a struggle for our characters, especially Emily. Emily is still dealing with these mystery black outs. It’s getting more dangerous for her since she almost gets Aidan killed.

Emily is coming unhinged, and attempts to kill Conrad. Gratefully, Aidan gets to Emily before she acts on her urge.  Nolan is smart enough to reach out to him, for her sake. Aidan is forced to take extraordinary measures to make Emily figure out the cause of her blackouts.  As he is torturing her, she recalls a buried memory that caused her so much pain her mind breaks down a bit.

As a child, Emily hides in the shadows on the night before her father is taken. Victoria sees her and gives her a look. Emily fearing for her father, sneaks down the hall to check on him and walks in on Victoria and her father, David, in the acts of love, and he screams at her to get out. David chases Emily down the beach. Emily screams that Victoria hates her. She doesn’t want Victoria in her life. He confronts her about how Victoria will be her mom, how they are going to be a family.

The part that haunts Emily is David gets his wish, she’s a Grayson now. She asks, her voice just above a whisper, why he doesn’t listen to her. It’s one of those moments that prove what an amazing actress Emily Vandercamp is. Her portrayal of Emily Thorne Grayson is nothing but brilliant.

Patrick is also struggling with a lot.  He’s dealing with what type of person his father is and how it reflects on him.  Who he is when he’s around his mother is another issue. He’s a man he doesn’t recognize, a man willing to commit murder.  Then he finally struggles with what he’ll do when a once in a lifetime offer from a respected artist comes along.  In the end, he decides to go, leaving Victoria a voicemail to say “goodbye.”  I’m surprised by this exit, but not upset.  I’m actually relieved because the storyline is getting old and I like seeing Victoria in Daniel’s affairs.  With Patrick gone, Victoria will have more free time to dabble in Daniel’s life.  In the end, both Victoria and Nolan conspire to get Patrick the apprenticeship so he’d leave and be the good man they know he is.

Victoria is struggling to keep her house but Stevie is doing her best to kick her out. No matter what legal way Victoria moves, Stevie is there with a counter move. It’s fun watching the two former Mrs. Graysons fight in this catty battle.  It’s really amusing.

The last person struggling is Jack Porter.  He meets his biological mother after living under the belief his mother abandoned him and Declan. The truth is Stevie Grayson is his mother.  He wants to give her a chance, but has been frequently hurt and lied to. After he talks to Emily, he chooses to give Stevie the benefit of the doubt and allow her in his and Carl’s life.  When he goes to talk to her, she admits why she left.  She’s a drunk. Since Jack is letting her in, we have to wait and see how it goes.

This is a really great episode. I’m glad they end the blackouts because it’s scary to think our heroine could be brought down by such a silly thing. It’ll be interesting to see how the show continues. What will Emily’s next move be now that she’s in control again and Daniel is tracking her?

I’m watching. Are you?

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Once Upon A Time


Episode Date: 3.23.14

Episode Title: The Tower

Rating: Like

Recap and Review

*Warning Contains Spoilers*


OUAT is at the heart, a show about family. So, imagine my heartbreak when we start this episode with a touching family moment between Charming and Emma that is nothing more than a terrible nightmare.  Charming finds out he and Snow are going to have another baby and he’s afraid of failing this second child like he feels he’s failed Emma.

Once the nightmare is over, the core group is back in Storybrooke and still trying to figure out whom the Wicked Witch is and why she’s cursed everyone.  Emma is lying to Henry about why they’re in Storybrooke and while I hate it, I understand it.  While Emma, David/Charming and Hook are searching for the witch, Regina/Evil Queen is protecting and spending time with Henry. Since he doesn’t know her, watching their interaction is sad.  I never thought I would be sad for the Evil Queen, but this time I can’t help it.

Zelena is hiding in plain sight, cozying up with Mary-Margaret/Snow as her midwife.  I have to say, as far as schemes go, it’s brilliant. For that reason, I hate her.  When Emma is dealing with Evil Queen it’s very black and white, you knew who is good and bad.  With Zelena, she’s bad, but our beloved characters don’t know it. They think she’s a warm and fuzzy person.

In the Enchanted Forrest, we meet Rapunzel. She’s overcome with fear after the death of her brother, so she sets off to find Night Root, a magical root with the ability to suppress any fear in a person.  Once she takes it, a witch appears and traps her in the tower.

Charming is dealing with the revelation of being a father again.   When he expresses his fear to Robin Hood, he tells him about the root.  So David being David goes on a quest to find it to help him deal with his fear.  When he finds it, but before he can take it he hears a damsel-in-distress, and discovers Rapunzel.

Charming/David helps Rapunzel realize the witch who traps her is a manifestation of the root. It makes whoever takes the root face their fear and literally battle it out.  If only Charming/David could remember the past year! Then he would know what he’s dealing with when he’s tricked into taking the root, in Storybrooke.

Zelena, being the Wicked Witch she is, sneaks it into his tea cup when he and Mary Margaret are meeting with her to discuss terms of her being their midwife.   When David tracks the Wicked Witch in the woods, trying to find out her identity, he has a duel with himself.

It’s because of the Wicked Witch’s move that Regina, Emma, David and Hook get a better idea of who she is.  They track her to her hideaway and discover the cage she’s keeping Mr. Gold in.  He’s the only one they know who spins straw.

What I’m questioning is why did the Wicked Witch take David/Charming’s sword?  What is the point of that? What are her wicked plans?

Personally, I feel like this episode is just filler to set up more of the story to come.  The Enchanted Forrest part doesn’t keep my attention. It could’ve been any princesses in the woods.  Mostly, it felt tired.  The Storybrooke side of the story is well done and I like it, but it’s more of a set up for things to come than an attention-getting, answer-giving episode we’ve come to love.

With that being said I’m very much looking forward to the next episode and am glad this one has been “put to bed.”

I’m watching. Are you?

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Episode Date: 3.26.14

Episode Title: Your Wild Life’s Gonna Get You Down

Rating: I like

Recap and Review

*Warning Contains Spoilers*

 “I swear, does the drama ever end?” Rayna James. No Rayna, it doesn’t, at least not on this show.

What Will Lexington is doing to Layla is despicable.  There is no two ways about it.  Thank God, Gunnar has the good sense to let him know it. Layla’s parents are right, she is too young. However, they’re wrong to disown her.  Will has no idea just how badly he’s messing up her life.  Will believes he’s right in making Layla his wife, but it’s wrong.

Scarlett has to stop taking those stupid pills, but I did like it when she stuck it to Juliette. We like when she whispers.  Scarlett is a brilliant artist and my favorite on the show, I’ve said this before, but in this episode she finally put voice to how she’s feeling.  Saying it to Juliette is probably for the best.  What I want to happen is for Juliette and Scarlett to team up and to have their careers skyrocket again.  This would help Highway 65 and Rayna too, so it would be win, win, win.

Since Juliette has been where Scarlett is, she is probably the best person for Scarlett to confide in.  They can understand each other, if Juliette can get over her jealously about Avery.  I think by the end of this episode Juliette admits she’s wrong, but she’s scared.  With her background, it’s perfectly understandable.

From the second the secret of who Maddie’s dad is revealed I’m sure everyone knows it would all come out, publicly.  It has to, and Maddie makes sure it does last episode, when she changes her name on her video account.   Rayna is right in wanting to protect her. Social media is a cruel part of today’s world.  It’s a good part too, when people are considerate.  Next episode when it all blows up, I’m worried about Maddie. She has been so sheltered, and now she’s going to be so exposed. It’s going to be bad, maybe even hard to watch.

When Deacon finds out what Megan and Teddy did in the sheets, he loses it, again.  He’s spiraling and it’s going to hurt Maddie.  Megan, despite the traitorous tramp she might be, is right. Deacon needs to hold on to his music and Maddie.  Deacon is self-destructive and the stage has been set for another flare up.  I love a happy Deacon. An out-of-control Deacon, I want to hold and make his world better.  Charles Esten is fabulous at playing both Deacons.  I can’t express how much I appreciate his acting ability.  It’s really hard to believe that he’s Chip from “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

This episode is full of drama and in the next episode, “Crazy,” I believe it will live up to the title.  I know I’m watching. Are you?

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