Killjoys Season 5 Episode 9: ‘Terraformance Anxiety’ Review

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We’re reached the penultimate episode of Killjoys and I don’t know know what to do with myself. It was definitely a build up to the finale but still managed to avoid being a filler episode which was great. There was just enough action and wonderful scenes between various character to make the whole thing interesting and to get us invested but not too much to overshadow the upcoming final episode. In short, Terraformance Anxiety was really enjoyable (like the rest of season 5 so far) but waiting for the finale is intense.

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Euphoria Season 1 Episode 6: ‘The Next Episode’ Review

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This episode’s cold opening is on McKay who we see has been pressured by his father from a young age to be a successful football player. Like all of the episode openers, the events we see help to give us some insight into McKay and explain some of his actions. Again, however, it doesn’t excuse his horrible behaviour in this episode and in previous ones. Don’t get me wrong, he definitely seems like one of the nicer guys on the show but still, there’s a lot to be aware of too.

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Euphoria Season 1 Episode 5: ‘’03 Bonnie and Clyde’ Review

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It felt natural to have Maddy’s cold opening next, especially after what happened to her in the previous episode. While we do discover what life has been like for her growing up as well as getting more of an insight into her, we also get inside her head for some of the events that we’ve seen so far this season, giving us yet another angle.

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Killjoys Season 5 Episode 8: ‘Don’t Stop Beweaving’ Review

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This episode takes another step forward in figuring out how to take down the Lady. While they do have their successes, there are a lot of disruptions throughout. It was well paced and the overall structure of the episode was well done and easy to follow but it does have me wondering what the next two episodes are going to be like. So far, I’ve appreciated the pace that’s been set for season 5 but everything is coming to a close and I’m anxious to see how it’ll all fit in. At this point, there’s a lot of different pieces and they haven’t all come together yet.

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Euphoria Season 1 Episode 4: ‘Shook One Pt. II’ Review

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So this episode was way more intense than I was expecting it to be. I had heard a lot about the carnival scenes – mostly positive – so I was really looking forward to it but I was not expecting for it to be as captivating as it was. To say I was sitting on the edge of my seat, eager to see what happened next, is an understatement. But before we get to carnival, let’s talk about the cold opening because it does connect.

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Euphoria Season 1 Episode 3: ‘Made You Look’ Review

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The cold opening for episode three revolves around Kat which, considering the things she went through in the previous episode, isn’t a total surprise. There’s an obvious routine when it comes to the cold openings. Firstly, they’re told to us by Rue. This really just adds to the idea that she is the primary main character because we see a lot of her story and while everyone does get a decent amount of focus, their stories feature Rue doing a voiceover. Secondly, we usually dive back to when the character (aka the subject of the cold opening) is relatively young and is experiencing a specific moment (or series of moments) in their lives.

In this case, we see that Kat fell in love when she was eleven years old but when she comes back from a trip weighing twenty pounds more than she did before she left, her boyfriend breaks up with her and other people begin to comment on the way she looks. It was made pretty clear in the very first episode that Kat had some a lack of self confidence, especially when it came to the way she looks. Despite the negatives of episode two in terms of that video being leaked, we do see a big change in her for this episode.

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