I was rooting for Alaska, too. Out of all the queens, she seemed to grow the most. She's not a comic, she's just naturally funny. I'm happy that Jinkx won because there's a lot of talent there that could go in all sorts of directions. Jinkx was also a little kinder and not as ruthless as some of the queens (Roxxxy!). And Lineysha, girl really? She actually returned to the show only to tell Ru that she still didn't know who Diana Ross is! Considering she's one of Ru's inspirations, she could have Googled her or faked it or something!
I honestly think if you are to give Sharon Needles the "superstar potential" bill that (I also think) she rightly deserves- you also need to admit that, beyond the awkwardness she displayed in the reunion episode (because let's face it- everyone was awkward and stilted in that thing) Jinkx has just as much, if not more, potential to transcend the very limited bounds of current generic drag to become something mainstream. I can see her successful on Broadway, her video shorts show a strong potential for cinema, and she's already done Funny or Die. And, from all the evidence I've seen, she's just an overall smarter person than Sharon Needles. Sharon is amazing and deserves her win and I do believe she has what it takes to be one of the most successful winners, but so does Jinkx- and to think otherwise is to put on those Rose-tinted glasses the op described earlier.
Go to Amazon books look for The Whistleblower Author Roger Clifton, it is unbelievable and well worth a read.
I love this show and jinx really deserved it I'm so glad it was her!!!!!!!!!
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Jinkx was brilliant, funny, intelligent, all around a star. So thrilled she won. This my first year watching, I'm hooked because of Jinkx. The courtroom theme was hilarious because of Jinkx and Alaska, I could watch it many more times.
During Sansa and Loras's poolside chat, does he actually describe her gown as having "French" sleeves, or did I mis-hear it? I didn't think France or the world as we know it existed in those times.
I could care less about this show, and only tuned in to watch David Cook. I liked the song a LOT and thought his performance was definitely the best of the night. The stomp-clap breakdown in the middle was great. Even Keith Urban was digging it. Not even going to comment on will.i.am.not.a.singer. I also love Harry C. jr but agree..that song was zzzzzzzzz.
I am trying to think of a situation similar to Kree in past seasons. Where a performer is amazing in the beginning and just seems to fall apart toward the end. I don't know if she's exhausted, is tired of the alleged producer manipulation, homesick, or what, but she hasn't been "there" for a while now. It's worrisome. I think she has great potential but she is not doing herself any post-show favors right now. She looks miserable up there, even when she's singing.
Amber very well could -- and should -- go on to great things. She just has to find the right management. Unfortunately that has been the weakest component of this show for quite a while.
I know!! I cry at the strangest things but I cried last night watching Amber try and get through that song. I am comforted knowing/hoping that producers out there are on the phone to her now. I think she has a gorgeous voice (her's the best in the train wreck opener last night) and is marketable in every way.
Kree: that is a really good point Eric. Something is very wrong. She doesn't strike me as the sort of person who gets nervous or stressed out etc. I would love to see her singing like crazy the way she did in the beginning.
Yeah, I second that about Wil.I.am. and i hate when people spell words like that. Harry Connick Junior has always been a total babe but that song was terrible.
Totally happy to see Candice there and not surprised to see Angie as I think she has the AI Machine behind her. ( altho I appear to be the only person who doesn't 'hear' what she has to offer.)
I thought Candice was perfection and Amber not far behind.
Kirk: I just want to clarify, I don't think Angie "deserves to go home on the basis of one night." I think Angie is very talented -- I think all of the Final 4 are. I do think she turned in the weakest overall performance last night, however. And at this point, I feel like they are all on mostly equal ground, with Candice slightly ahead and probably Amber slightly behind (but only because she's just not getting the votes for some reason). But please do not think I am attempting to disparage Angie in any way. I think she's terrific. But somebody has to go tonight, and I think all three other girls had at least one performance that beat both of hers.
I don't think Clara being River and The Doctor's daughter would be appropriate (mainly because they've kissed). The Doctor went back to her parents to see how they met and how Clara grew up. She seemed perfectly normal. The TARDIS may not have bothered with women before because he wasn't... "married" in his timeline. However, now he has another girl who isn't River or Amy (his mother-in-law) and the TARDIS is not amused.
To address point 7 in the list, the voices were all taken from previous Doctors, both from the classic and new series, listen carefully and you'll notice. Now, the Big Bad isn't clear or obvious but it must be related to The Silence because we know the season has to end with his name being revealed before we hit the 50th anniversary special. The Silence is a movement. We don't know its founder yet. We know only of the members. For all we know, it could be The Great Intelligence who is behind all of it. Although it would make little sense since The Silence wants to avoid the answer and the Great Intelligence would most likely seek it out. However, why would his name be so important? Furthermore, why would the TARDIS let Clara into the library where she immediately found out his true name? The episode made it a point to show that the TARDIS lets you go where she wants you to go. The plot thickens.
There is at least one thing that we should consider, his name must be meaningful to us. It cannot be something like "John Smith" because it would just be that... a name. Why hide your name if it doesn't mean anything to anyone? His name means something and something he may not even be proud of. Why else would River have said "I'm sorry, I'm so very sorry" before whispering his name to him while dealing with the Vashta Nerada?
hmm... that makes me think of a possible answer, but it's all still speculation... by the way, who could've possibly written the book about the Time War? I thought no one got out but The Doctor so how can a finished book survive without its author having finished it? Also... how is it that the author knows The Doctor's true name if no one but The Doctor himself knows? As I understood it, not even the time lords knew... is the author The Doctor?
...now I won't be able to sleep peacefully.
Anyone who thinks Angie should go home on the basis of one night should never comment on music again. If we had finalized the voting for last week, Candice could be going home. Is there anyone in the entire universe who thinks Candice should be going home now? GG.
I fell asleep the show's music was more boring than the elevator I rode in today.
Mariah is actually the voice of reason if you get past her "blathering." She saw the potential in Candice over a month ago. It was so wonderful to finally hear Harry call Randy out on his nonsense. Randy and Nicki just talk to talk. Keith is a little cheesy, but like Mariah, he hits on the technicalities. I'd love to see Harry, Keith, and Mariah on the pannel next year.
As for the girls, a clear winner emerged tonight (as if it wasn't already obvious): Candice. Angie and Amber should be next to go, but hopefully Angie first.
Clara being River and the Doctor's daughter is interesting, but I feel like that's too easy.
I also caught Christopher Eccelston's voice when that salvage crew member got shocked. My husband mentioned about the "Smiths" key that he thought he's called himself Smith once or twice in the past. Maybe to hide who he was for a purpose.
I think the feet we saw were the Doctor's. Maybe that's why he popped up so quickly.
I agree with Deb that I think the Doctor remembers the whole event because he kept asking Clara if she felt safe.
I believe the Big Bad this season is the great intelligence. He's been in two (maybe 3) eps this season. He also may have been the one that controlled, and subsequently exploded, the TARDIS during the Pandorica arc.
We're seeing some throwback to "The Silence will fall...question asked...Doctor who?" The Silence wanted to take the Doctor out to prevent him from revealing his name. Now that Clara knows it (albiet she was mind wiped, it could still be there), the Silence may come after her. There is also a plot line from a novel where the Daleks create a perfect companion for the Doctor to lure him into a trap. I believe the G.I. created Clara inorder to learn the Doctor's name.
We also know that River will return at some point this season.
L: I will have to rewatch the episode again, but I am almost positive that Clara did not tip over the bottle of Encyclopedia Gallifrey until AFTER she read the book. She knocked over the bottles while hiding from the monster. She was unaware of the bogeyman while reading the book (otherwise she wouldn't have been reading the book).
Deb: My reading of the Doctor's line about "Do you feel safe?" was not that he remembered the events of the episode, but that there was a kind of emotional echo -- that he knew he should be worrying about those issues, but didn't know why. I have absolutely nothing to base that on aside from a gut feeling and the way that changing time has been shown on this series before. Do I think that ultimately both the Doctor AND Clara will remember what went down this past episode? Yep. It all served the purpose of dramatic irony, letting the audience know that a) the Doctor is still completely freaked out by whatever Clara is and b) Clara really does not seem to know that she isn't what she seems. But for the next two episodes, before the finale, they can operate as though nothing has changed.
The bomb like device future Doctor gave to past Doctor disrupted the magnetic beam from the salvage ship - saving the Tardis. Also, I'm pretty sure the Doctor retained his memory of the event based on his, "do you feel safe?" questions.
I think the whole thing about the Doctor also trying to get Clara to like the Tardis is because she has been completely underwhelmed, unimpressed, and even mean to it right from the get-go. Chalking it up to the same way a boy would react when the new girlfriend hates his fancy vintage sports car that he spent so much time refurbishing and putting love/care into.
The only glaring thing here that really bothered me: he said the Tardis can't self destruct. It can, and it has - back in the episode where he blew it up to create a new sun. Also the Text of the book should not have been readable, you've got a really good lead there.
I seriously hope it's not River's daughter. But I'm beginning to wonder about the granddaughter comment he made in an earlier episode, plus the mention of the Time War here... Maybe hints that we will learn more about the Time War and his original family?
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