The Mentalist: 6×22 – Blue Bird

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“You’re right. I have forgotten how to act like a normal human being. And I play games and I lie and I trick people to avoid the truth of how I feel. And the idea of letting anyone close to me is terrifying for obvious reasons, but the truth, Teresa, is that I can’t imagine waking up, knowing that I won’t see you. The truth is… I love you. Whew! You can’t imagine how good it feels to say that out loud, but it scares me… and it is the truth. It is the truth of what I feel.”

HOLY CRAP YOU GUYS!  NEVER IN ALL MY WILDEST DREAMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This whole episode, from start to finish!  It was perfection!

I have waited six whole years for this and whilst I have always hoped that once Red John was put to bed, this would be a possibility, I never really thought we would get it.  I mean with Jane the way he is and everything he’s done, it would be so so so hard to have Jane/Lisbon happen whilst keeping things in-character but by God Bruno Heller managed it.

Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

I kind of guessed Jane was behind the letter from the beginning and that scene on the beach where Lisbon worked out the code “all by herself” was really obvious.  And then the luxury hotel!  The suites!  The beautiful dresses!  The look on Jane’s face when Lisbon came down the stairs!  Lisbon being furious and throwing the drink in his face!  THEIR CONVERSATION THROUGH THE HOTEL DOOR!  JANE DECLARING HIS LOVE ON THE PLANE IN FRONT OF EVERYONE!  KISSING!!!!!!!!!!

And can we just take a moment to appreciate how hilarious this episode was!  Abbott – the biggest Jane/Lisbon shipper!  CHO being clueless!!!  THE ABBOTT/CHO COMEDY DUO!  “Really?!  You don’t know why?!”  “Don’t know why what?” *Abbott eyeroll* “I don’t see it, they’re like brother and sister.  There’s no way.”

The case itself, with everyone bursting into Jane’s room trying to seek revenge when all Jane cares about is drowning his sorrows – hilarious!  And just the music score throughout the whole episode <3.

Grey’s Anatomy: 10×24 – Fear (Of The Unknown)

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Sandra Oh’s final episode and it was the perfect sendoff.  There was the ‘big drama’ of the huge trauma case to keep the episode busy but that wrapped up pretty early giving enough time for a series of perfect Meredith/Cristina moments.  Meredith putting Cristina in the cab, THE DANCING IT OUT to a song I always associate with GA, Cristina’s speech to Meredith ….. I liked that they wrote Shane out by having him go with Cristina.  Poor Owen/Cristina never really had a proper goodbye but I think that was for the best and worked well because there is no way there can ever be real closure there.

And the reveal about Dr Pierce being Ellis Grey’s daughter who she gave up for adoption and therefore Richard’s daughter and Meredith’s half-sister?  Woah, I did not see that coming.  Way to keep the “Grey” in Grey’s Anatomy!

I obviously don’t like the Derek/Meredith tension so that’s a downer in what was otherwise a surprisingly upbeat finale for Grey’s.

Criminal Minds: 9×24 – Demons (Part II)

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This was by no means the best season finale the show has ever done but with the numerous life/death moments and gun battles, I have to give it ‘A’ for effort.

I totally didn’t see Alex’s departure coming.  I hadn’t watched the promo or read spoilers so I didn’t know we were losing a member of the team but as it was thought it was done beautifully.  No one could ever replace Prentiss but Alex really did grow on me and I’m sad that she’s going but her final scene with Reid was just perfect.

Nashville: 2×22 – On The Other Hand

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I really enjoyed this season of Nashville, much more than I thought I would.  The latter half was especially strong and I think I should have included more episodes on this list than I did.

Anyway, onto this episode ….. my absolute favourite thing was Rayna being there for Juliette and the two of them sticking it to Jeff.  I love the Rayna/Juliette frenemy relationship <3.  Oh and Deacon/Rayna, obviously I ship them but it is hard to be totally in love with the scene at the end when Luke is such a good guy as well ….  *sigh*.  Juliette/Avery broke my heart but I am glad that the whole Jeff thing is in the open and didn’t drag onto the next season.  Gunner/Scarlett scene was so so beautiful.  And then there’s Will …. so his coming out is definitely going to blow up next season but I pray and pray this means it will be the end of Layla hanging around.  I even prefer Teddy to her!

Date on the Run by Jill Monroe

Date on the RunReceived an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

What an amazing novella! It is hard enough cramming character development into a novella, not to mention 3 life-or-death situations, an injury in the woods and the backstory to the attacks but the author managed all that and more.

Within the first few pages, I felt like I had really got to know Juliet and Ezra and learnt where they both were in their professional and personal lives.

The ending was perfect and mirrored Ezra’s situation at the start and the relationship wasn’t overly rushed (i.e. no engagement within a few days of first meeting).

Apart from the misuse of fiancé instead of fiancée, this book was perfection!

Book: 5*

Cover: 4*

Fiance by Fate by Jennifer Shirk

Fiance by Fate (Anyone But You, #1)Received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

2.5*

Unfortunately the whole premise around Sabrina insistent upon winning back her douche fiancé back one minute and in love with Jack the next just didn’t work for me – the whole “realisation of feelings” for both Jack and Sabrina could have been paced better and drawn out longer to be more realistic.

I think there were too many peripheral characters for such a short book e.g. Sabrina has 2 friends to confide in (Chris and Maddie) when we could have done with just having either one or the other.

I could have done without the psychic thing as well. That’s partly personal preference and also because I don’t think it added much to the story.

Book: 2.5*

Cover: 4*