Leap Year

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Successful real estate stager Anna Brady (Amy Adams) is frustrated that her cardiologist boyfriend Jeremy Sloane (Adam Scott) still has not proposed to her after four years. She decides to travel from Boston to Dublin, to propose to him on February 29, leap day, while he is there at a conference. According to Irish tradition, a man who is proposed to on leap day must accept the proposal. During the flight, a storm diverts the plane to Wales, where Anna hires a boat to take her to Cork. The severity of the storm, however, forces her to be put ashore at Dingle, where she makes her way to Caragh's Tavern and tries to enlist the help of the surly Irish innkeeper, Declan O'Callaghan (Matthew Goode), to taxi her across the country to Dublin. At first he refuses, but after his tavern is threatened with foreclosure, he agrees to drive her for €500, and the two set out in his old beat-up car. Along the way, he makes fun of her fancy Louis Vuitton luggage, which he calls "Louie", and her belief in a leap year "tradition" of women proposing to men.

Their travel is interrupted by a herd of cows blocking the road. After attempts to move the animals, Anna leans on the car to clean her expensive shoes and causes it to roll downhill into a stream. Continuing on foot, Anna flags down a van with three ne'er-do-wells who offer her a lift. Ignoring Declan's warning, Anna accepts the ride and hands them her luggage, but before she can enter the van, they drive off without her. Anna and Declan eventually make their way on foot to a roadside pub, where they discover the three thieves going through Anna's luggage. Declan fights them off and retrieves Anna's bag, before being thrown out by the pub owner.

Anna and Declan reach a railway station and decide to wait for the next train. While waiting, they hike up a hill to the ruins of a nearby castle, where they get to know each other. He also tells her about a legend of a beautiful young woman promised to a lord she did not love who uses a sleeping potion to put her wedding guests asleep and escapes with another man whom she loves. They lose track of time and miss their train. That night they stay at a bed and breakfast, where they pretend to be married so their conservative hosts will allow them to stay. During dinner, when the other couples kiss to show their love, Anna and Declan are "forced" to kiss as well, causing feelings they had not expected. That night, they sleep in the same bed, but do not admit their feelings for each other.

The next day on the road, Anna and Declan take shelter from a hailstorm at a church where a wedding is taking place. During the reception, Anna has too much to drink and begins to question her intentions with Jeremy, realizing she loves Declan. Just as the two are about to kiss, Anna vomits and passes out. The following morning while waiting for a bus, Declan reveals that he was once engaged but that his fiancée ran off to Dublin with his best friend and his mother's claddagh ring. Anna encourages him to get his ring back. When they arrive at Jeremy's hotel in Dublin, Jeremy surprises her and proposes to her in the lobby. After hesitating, she accepts, just as a dispirited Declan walks away. At their engagement party in Boston, Anna learns that Jeremy decided to "commit" to her only in an effort to impress the manager of the expensive condominium the two were attempting to buy. Dismayed, Anna pulls the fire alarm and leaves after watching Jeremy grab all the electronics—not showing any concern for her. Meanwhile in Dublin, Declan retrieves his mother's ring from his ex-fiancée.

Sometime later, Anna arrives back at Caragh's Tavern at Dingle, where Declan is successfully running his business. She reveals that she broke off her engagement and tells him that all she needs is right here. When she proposes that they get together, Declan leaves the room. Thinking she's been rejected, Anna rushes outside and makes her way to the edge of a nearby cliff overlooking the sea. Declan follows and asks, "Mrs. O'Brady-Callaghan, where the hell are you going?" He then gets down on one knee and proposes to Anna, offering her his mother's claddagh ring. Anna accepts, and the two kiss and embrace each other.


Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

After a failed attempt to rescue his first mate, Joshamee Gibbs in London, Captain Jack Sparrow is brought before King George II. The king wants Jack to guide an expedition to the Fountain of Youth before King Ferdinand and the Spanish Navy can locate it. Jack's old nemesis, Captain Hector Barbossa, now a privateer in service to the British Navy after losing his leg and ship, the Black Pearl, which he says was sunk, is heading the expedition.

Jack refuses the offer and escapes. He meets up with his father, Captain Teague, who warns Jack about the Fountain's rituals. Jack learns someone is impersonating him to recruit a crew to find the Fountain. The impostor is Angelica, Jack's former lover, and the daughter of the ruthless pirate Blackbeard, who practices voodoo magic and wields the mythical "Sword of Triton" that controls his ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge. While Jack is shanghaied aboard Blackbeard's ship, Gibbs escapes execution by memorizing and destroying Jack's map showing the Fountain's location, forcing Barbossa to take him along.

Meanwhile, after a failed mutiny aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, Jack is forced to guide the crew to the Fountain. Blackbeard seeks the Fountain's power to circumvent his predestined fatal encounter with a "one-legged man", who happened to be Barbossa. Jack must find two silver chalices aboard Juan Ponce de León's missing flagship, the Santiago. The Fountain's water must simultaneously be drunk by two people from the chalices. Drinking from one chalice containing a mermaid's tear will extend life; the second person dies, their remaining years of life transferred to the other drinker. Jack also discovers that the Black Pearl was captured and shrunk before being added to Blackbeard's collection of other shrunken ships in bottles.

The Queen Anne's Revenge heads for Whitecap Bay to find and harvest mermaid tears. A mermaid named Syrena is caught, but Philip Swift, a captive missionary, falls in love with her. Reaching Ponce de León's ship on an uncharted island, Angelica and Blackbeard coerce Jack into retrieving both chalices. Jack locates the grounded, decaying vessel, only to find Barbossa there. Both claim that the Spanish have taken the chalices, after it was nowhere to be found on the vessel.

Jack and Barbossa team up to sneak into the Spanish camp and steal the chalices. Barbossa reveals he only wants revenge against Blackbeard for attacking the Black Pearl, and his leg being amputated. Jack and Barbossa escape with the chalices. Meanwhile, Syrena, reciprocating Philip's love, is tricked into shedding a tear. Blackbeard collects it, leaving her to die while Philip is forced to go with them. Jack returns with the chalices and bargains with Blackbeard for Angelica's safety, Jack's confiscated magical compass, and Gibbs' release. In return, Jack vows to give Blackbeard the chalices and lead him to the Fountain; Blackbeard agrees, and Gibbs is set free with the compass.

At the Fountain, Blackbeard's crew is confronted by Barbossa and his men and they battle while Barbossa and Blackbeard fight. The Spanish suddenly arrive, intending to destroy the Fountain, believing its power an abomination against God. When Barbossa stabs Blackbeard with a poisoned sword, Angelica pulls it out but is cut and poisoned. Barbossa obtains Blackbeard's magic sword and gains control of the Queen Anne's Revenge and her crew. Philip is mortally wounded, but he returns to free Syrena. She retrieves the missing chalices and gives them to Jack, telling him not to waste her tear. Syrena goes back to the dying Philip. She says she can save him if he asks her to. When he asks for her forgiveness, she kisses him and takes him underwater.

With Blackbeard and Angelica both nearing death, Jack wants Angelica to drink from the chalice containing the tear. Instead, Blackbeard drinks it, asking his daughter to sacrifice herself. Angelica agrees and drinks from the second chalice. Anticipating that the self-serving Blackbeard would sacrifice his daughter, Jack lied about which chalice contained the tear to save Angelica's life and Blackbeard's soul, although they were not happy that Jack tricked them. Angelica's wounds are healed as the Fountain fatally consumes Blackbeard's body. Although Angelica claimed she loves Jack, he distrusts her intentions and strands her on a cay. Now wielding Blackbeard's magical sword, Barbossa captains the Queen Anne's Revenge and returns to piracy.

Jack finds Gibbs, who had used the compass to locate the Revenge. He reclaimed the shrunken Black Pearl and the other conquered ships in bottles, carrying them in a gunny sack. The two leave, hoping to revert the Black Pearl to its original size.

In a post-credits scene, a voodoo doll of Jack crafted by Blackbeard washes ashore and is found by Angelica.


The Flash Season 1 Episode 2

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fastest Man Alive

The Flash runs through Central City to help people escape a burning building, while Cisco at S.T.A.R. Labs tracks him. Caitlin comes in and Cisco tries to shut off the monitors before she can see what he's doing. However, The Flash calls in on the radio and Caitlin realizes what they're doing. He gets the last people out of the building and runs into an alley, but is suddenly overwhelmed by dizziness as Caitlin orders him to come back to the lab. When Barry return, Caitlin insists that he can't run around the city saving people. Harrison comes in and tells Barry to practice restraint, because his lack of restraint put him in a wheelchair and made him a pariah. Caitlin insists that she isn't going to put Barry back together the next time he injures himself, and then storms out. Cisco asks Barry if he felt anything different because the sensors showed a spike, but Barry insists that he's fine. Barry checks in with Joe, who tells him that he's needed as a CSI at a gun shop that was robbed. Barry speeds there only to realize that he forgot his street clothing. He quickly buys some from a neighboring shop and goes in. Joe and Singh explain that the owner was shot and killed by what the security footage shows was a single man. However, Barry checks the footprints and points out that they indicate that six different men were there... but they all had the same shoe When they return to the police station, Joe points out that Barry is embarrassing everyone, including himself. He wonders if Barry has said anything about his new powers to Iris, and Barry assures Joe that he hasn't.

Joe finds Barry running down the street and takes him home. When they get there, Barry insists on seeing his father Henry, saying that he's innocent of killing Nora. Joe refuses to take him and Barry yells that he hates him.

Back in his lab, Barry has another wave of dizziness. He recovers just as Iris comes in and complains that she's bored being a journalist. She reminds him that he was going to meet with her and explain why scientist/industrialist Simon Stagg is receiving a reward from the local university. Eddie arrives and Barry reminds the couple that he knows they're together, and Eddie thanks Barry for being cool about it. Later, Barry and Iris go to the award ceremony and watch as Simon accepts a Man of the Year award for organ transference. Barry tells Iris that Simon is working with cloning and cellular regeneration. She wonders if he's been avoiding her because she's dating Eddie. Barry assures her that he isn't, just as Simon walks by with his bodyguard Java. When Iris tries to approach the man about an interview, Simon ignores her and leaves. Six armed men break into the hall and order the audience to hand over their money. Barry starts to go after them but Iris stops him, reminding him that he's just a police scientist, not a policeman. However, when a security guard orders them to freeze, the robbers open fire and Barry has no choice but to rescue the man, moving so fast as to be invisible. However, when he goes after the robbers, Barry has another wave of dizziness and collapses. Iris runs outside to find Barry and wakes him up, and he says that he was trying to get the plates on the robbers' can. When they go back inside, Joe and Eddie are taking statements. When the security guard describes how an invisible force took him outside, Joe realizes that Barry was involved and talks to him privately. He makes Barry promise to stop being a hero, pointing out that he has no training. Back at the lab, Barry tells scientists what happened to him. Caitlin complains that he didn't tell them about his earlier dizzy spells and storms off, and Cisco admits that she hasn't been so mad with someone since her fiance Ronnie died. They then test Barry on a special treadmill that Cisco has built to see if they can recreate the dizziness. Barry hits his top speed and the scientists realize that his glucose levels are messed up. As they check the readings, Barry passes out and slams into the protective barrier. That night, Joe goes to Barry's lab and finds his board of bizarre occurrences.

Joe comes home and realizes that Barry is gone. He gets Iris to tell him the truth and they both realize where Barry has gone.

Joe spots Barry's discarded S.T.A.R. sweater and realizes where he's gone. Caitlin and Cisco tell Barry how he's not eating enough to keep up with his newly-accelerated metabolism. Joe arrives and says that he knows Barry has been performing heroics, and blames Harrison and the others for encouraging Barry to risk his life. Barry insists that he has to deal with the wave of Metahumans that the dark matter explosion created, but Joe points out that he's not invincible no matter how fast he is. Angry, Barry says that he's not Joe's son and that he's going to help anyone he can. He tells Joe not to stop him and leaves, and Joe tells the team that he hopes they're smart enough to realize that they don't know what they're doing. That night, Java meets with one of the robbers from the ceremony. The man, Danton Black, says that the rest of his crew isn't there and wants Simon's inventory. Java refuses to help him any further, pointing out that it will make him look like a failure as a bodyguard, and punches Danton. Danton concentrates and then self replicates four copies of himself, who beat Java to death. The next day, Joe brings a skin sample from Java's body to Barry and explains what happened. Barry wants to go with him to talk with Simon, but Joe reminds him that he's a scientist, not a detective. Iris comes in, angry with Barry for missing their appointment so he could give her scientific background on Simon. She asks what's really going on with Barry and he goes to super speed, working out what to tell her about his real feelings for her. He slows down to normal time just as the lab results come back on the skin sample. Barry tells Iris that they are stem cells of the kind that only babies have. Joe and Eddie meet Simon at one of his warehouses and tell him about the murder. The detectives have a file on all of the people who are suing Simon, including Danton. Simon says that Danton is a clinical researcher, not a killer... just as Danton and his "army" arrive and open fire on Simon. The detectives get Simon to cover and return fire. At the station, Barry hears Joe call in for backup and goes to his locker to get his suit. While Eddie gets Simon out, Joe provides cover fire. He kills one of the copies but Danton creates another one. They advance on Joe, ready to kill him, but Flash arrives and takes away their guns, and then takes Joe outside. Returning, the hero orders Danton to surrender. He refuses and The Flash knocks two of the copies down. However, Danton generates more of them and they soon overwhelm The Flash. When they prepare to shoot him, the battered speedster manages to get away. Back at the lab, Caitlin treats Barry's quick healing injuries and he tells them what happened. Harrison informs the team that Danton was working in cloning, and Simon stole his research and fired him. They figure that the dark matter explosion hit Danton when he was experimenting on himself, giving him the power to self-replicate. Barry admits that he's in over his head, and figures that his trying to play hero was a mistake. He runs out and through the city.

Barry goes to Iron Heights to see Henry. Joe is already there, knowing where he would go, and okays Henry to come in. Henry tells his son that he was the one who told Joe to keep Barry away, because he doesn't want his son to see him in prison. Barry tries to convince the guards that his father is innocent, but Henry tells him to go home with Joe because there's nothing that he can do for him.

Barry goes to Jitters to apologize to Iris. She's with Eddie, watching Eddie give a press conference earlier on the news. Once the detective leaves, Iris asks Barry if he's going to tell her the truth about what's going on in his life. At the station, Simon refuses to let the police assign a guard to him. He assures Joe that he's increased his personal security and hopes that Danton comes after him. Harrison comes in and applauds, asking what Simon is pretending to be. Simon walks out, brushing by Harrison, and Joe wonders if Harrison knew about Barry's powers when he offered to take him out of the hospital. Harrison admits that he had some suspicions, and tells Joe that Barry quit temporarily. However, he warns Joe that Barry will fail because Joe doesn't have any faith in him. Harrison tells Joe that he cares about Barry as well and leaves. At Jitters, Barry is eating and admits that he's been a jerk. He offers to help her with her article on Simon, but Iris says that she's doing a new article... on the red streak. Caitlin calls and tells Barry that he needs to come to the lab immediately. When he arrives, he discovers that Caitlin has created a diploid of Danton. She explains that she took a blood sample from Barry's suit and created a clone, but without Danton's controlling presence, he's a mindless drone. Caitlin figures that like Barry, Danton can only use his power so much before it begins to fatigue him, and tells Barry that the "prime" Danton will be the one showing signs of stress. Cisco provides Barry with high energy protein bars, and the copy comes to life. Joe arrives and shoots it dead, and Harrison figures that the prime Danton is on the move. Joe tells Barry that Simon is at his office building and admits that the police are useless against a one man army. He tells Barry to do what he says for once and stop Danton. At Stagg Industries, Danton and his clones break in and kill Simon's security guards. Simon comes out of his office and the Dantons prepare to shoot him... just as The Flash arrive and carries Simon back to his office. He then goes back and tells Danton that he can't kill a man just for stealing his research. A Danton shoots at him and The Flash dodges the bullet, then knocks out some of the copies. As they fight, Danton tells the hero that his wife Elizabeth had a coronary degenerative disease. He was trying to clone a new heart for her when Simon stole his research and fired him. The Flash picks off the copies but Danton creates more and more, swarming the speedster. The Flash manages to break free and Caitlin and Harrison remind him that he has to find the prime Danton. When the hero warns that it's impossible, Joe chips in and says that Barry has shown him that nothing is impossible. The Flash speeds through the hundreds of copies, finding the one Danton who is sweating. He speeds him up to a balcony and knocks him out, and all of the copies pass out when the prime does. Danton recovers and charges at The Flash, who dodges just in time. The replicating man goes out a window and The Flash grabs him. However, Danton pries himself loose and falls to his death. Later back at S.T.A.R. Labs, Barry tells his friends what happened. Harrison says that Danton may not have wanted to be saved, and Barry assures the team that they're out there with him when he's helping people. He then goes back to his lab and Joe arrives with three pizzas. As they dig in, Joe admits that he was wrong and says that now they can find the real killer and get Henry out of prison. Barry apologizes for what he said to Joe earlier and assures the detective that he was a father to him in every way that mattered. Iris gets news text about more sightings of the red streak. Caitlin warns The Flash about an emergency and he assures her and Cisco that he's got it. Harrison goes to Simon's office and the industrialist says that he plans to control a power like his rescuer has. Harrison says that the hero will be called The Flash one day, and then stands up and stabs Simon in his heart. As Simon dies in his arms, Harrison says that it's nothing personal, but that he has to keep The Flash safe.


Teen Wolf Season 1 Episode 1

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Wolf Moon

Beacon County Sheriffs’ patrol cars pull in to the Beacon Hills’ Preserve. Officers with flashlights and cadaver dogs begin searching the area.

At the McCall house, Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) is restringing the pocket on his lacrosse stick. He finishes, does pull-ups and then, while brushing his teeth, hears a noise outside.

He takes a baseball bat with him out on the wraparound porch to investigate.

Stiles Stilinski (Dylan O'Brien) appears hanging upside down from the porch roof. Both boys are startled and cry out.

Once they calm down, Stiles explains that his father the Sheriff and the entire Beacon County Department along with the State Police are in the woods looking for a body.

He further explains that two joggers found only half of the dead body of a girl in her twenties and the officers are currently searching for the other half.

Stiles parks his powder blue Jeep at the closed entrance to the preserve.

As the two boys head into the woods to investigate, Scott seems reluctant saying he wanted to get a good nights' sleep before practice. Stiles jokes that they don’t need to rest since they’ll be sitting on the bench. Scott says he plans to play this year as part of the team’s “first line.” Stiles mocks this as “pathetically unrealistic.”

As they trudge uphill, Scott falls behind. He describes himself as a “severe asthmatic” and stops to take a hit off his inhaler.

Stiles tops the ridge and spots the line of officers and dogs searching. Excited, he runs forward toward the search area leaving Scott, who must take another hit from his inhaler, far behind.

While he’s trying to stay out of the searchers line of sight, Stiles instead runs right into one of the officers and his K-9 companion. The deputy shouts at him but is called up short by Sheriff Stilinski (Linden Ashby) who recognizes his son.

The Sheriff questions him about listening in on his phone calls and asks the whereabouts of Stiles’ “usual partner in crime.” Stiles lies, saying Scott is at home resting up for the first day back at school. The Sheriff, not believing it for a minute, shines his flashlight into the woods and calls out for Scott who is hiding behind a nearby tree. Seeing nothing, the Sheriff grabs Stiles by the neck and walks him back to his car.

Scott pulls up the hood of his American Eagle Outfitters burgundy hoodie and begins making his way through the woods alone.

Something on the path ahead catches his attention and he stops, takes out his inhaler and begins to shake it. As he is about to take a puff, a herd of panicked deer rush through the woods at him. His inhaler goes flying as he drops to the ground amid the pounding hooves.

Once the herd has passed, he regains his feet and uses the flashlight app on his smartphone to search for his missing inhaler.

The light from the phone passes over pale, almost white, flesh. Scott sweeps it back and sees the upper portion of a girls’ body, cut in half at the waist with entrails spread out on the fallen leaves. He panics, loses his footing and tumbles down into a ravine.

Standing, he hears a low growl and turns to see a large wolf-like creature with glowing white eyes standing several feet away. The creature pounces, knocking Scott to the ground. He scrambles to get away but the beast pulls him back and bites down hard. Scott screams and rolls away.

He gets to his feet and runs blindly through the woods then out onto a road where a speeding SUV skids and swerves and barely misses him.

Scott, breathing hard from fear and exertion, lifts his hoodie and t-shirt to reveal a large bloody bite. Deep puncture wounds create a rough circle on the right side of his abdomen from just below the ribs to just above his waistline.

It begins to rain as Scott stands panting in the road. A wolf howls.

The following morning Scott arrives to Beacon Hills High School on his bike just as Jackson Whittemore (Colton Haynes) is parking his Porsche. Jackson bumps Scott with his car door then warns him to “watch the paintjob” in a menacing tone.

Later, Scott shows Stiles his wound. It is covered with a white gauze and tape and a small amount of blood has seeped through. Scott says he thinks he was attacked by a wolf because he heard a wolf howling. Stiles says that would be impossible pointing out a lack of wolves in California for “like 60 years.”

Scott then reveals that he found the body in the woods.

Stiles is excited about the discovery but becomes distracted by the approach of Lydia Martin (Holland Roden). He says hey but she ignores him. He blames Scott for Lydia’s diss claiming Scott is “draggin’ me down to your nerd depths. I’m a nerd by association. I’ve been scarlet nerded by you.”

Scott and Stiles sit in English Class. As the teacher writes “Kafka's Metamorphosis” on the chalkboard, he explains that the police have a suspect in the death of the girl in the woods.

A loud cell phone ring startles Scott. He looks around the room for the source but can’t find it. Then he notices Allison Argent (Crystal Reed) sitting on a bench outside the school. She answers the phone and Scott can hear her conversation perfectly as though she was sitting right next to him instead of beyond the wall and several dozen feet away.

Allison is talking to her mother and explains that she left home without a pen. A school administrator joins her and walks her into the building. Allison reveals to him that they’ve just moved from San Francisco where they lived for more than a year. She says this was the longest they’d stayed in one place in recent memory. A few seconds later she enters the English class, is introduced and takes the desk directly behind Scott.

He doesn’t say anything but hands her a pen. Their eyes meet briefly as she says thanks.

They see each other again at the end of the school day in the hallway as Scott stops at his locker. She catches him staring at her and smiles broadly before being approached by Lydia who compliments her jacket. Despite her locker being several feet away from his, Scott can hear the girls’ conversation perfectly.

Lydia wants to know where she got her jacket and Allison explains that her mother was a buyer for a “boutique back in San Francisco.” Lydia declares that Allison is her new best friend just as Jackson walks up. Lydia and Jackson embrace and kiss making it obvious that they are a couple.

Lydia and Jackson invite Allison to a party on Friday night but she begs off claiming Friday is “family night.”

Jackson says everyone is going to the party after the scrimmage. Allison thinks he’s talking about football and says so. Jackson smirks and says football is “a joke in Beacon” and explains that the game of choice at the school is lacrosse. He brags that they’ve won the state championship three years in a row. Lydia says it’s due to Jackson being the team captain. The couple then proceeds to drag Allison to lacrosse practice.

Scott and Stiles run onto the practice field. Stiles complains that if Scott plays he’ll have no one to talk to on the bench. Scott says he can’t sit out again because his “whole life is sitting on the sidelines” and again vows to make first line.

Allison and Lydia arrive in the stands and Scott again makes eye contact with the new girl. She smiles and Coach Bobby Finstock (Orny Adams) calls to him. The coach throws a goalie’s stick and helmet at him and says he wants Scott to play goal because he’ll be easy to score on and help build the other players’ confidence.

Allison asks Lydia about Scott but she says she doesn’t know him. Scott’s hearing boosts beyond normal again and he can hear their conversation from his place in front of the goal. He hears as Lydia asks Allison why she cares who he might be and Allison says “he’s in my English class.”

Someone blows a whistle and, with his ears turned up to super loud, Scott is deafened and disoriented by the noise. While he is covering his ears in obvious pain, one of the other players launches the ball toward the goal striking Scott squarely in his helmet. He is knocked onto his back and lays there stunned.

Cobrastyle by The Teddy Bears begins to play as Scott regains his feet, tightens his grip on his stick and prepares for the next ball just as it flies toward him. He catches it and seems surprised as does Stiles and each of the other players on the field. He stops three more attempted goals in quick succession impressing both Allison and Lydia.

Jackson doesn’t seem impressed. He seems angry as he forces his way to the front of the line, takes a running start and hurls the ball toward the goal. Scott swoops it up as easily as the others causing Stiles to leap to his feet. He and the rest of crowd, including Lydia, cheer loudly. Jackson catches Lydia’s eye and seems put out and a little confused by her enthusiasm for Scott.

Scott explains later, as he and Stiles walk through the Beacon Hills Preserve, that it seemed time slowed down while he was on the field allowing him “all the time in the world to catch the ball.”

He goes on to explain about his enhanced hearing and sense of smell. He points out that he can smell a stick of Mint Mojito gum in Stiles’ pocket. When the gum turns out to be there, Stiles seems at first confused but brushes it off and regains his jovial attitude.

Scott worries that it might be an infection which is flooding his body with adrenaline before he goes into shock.

Stiles takes on a knowing and serious tone and explains that he has heard of just such an infection. He says it’s called Lycanthropy. Unfamiliar with the word, Scott panics a little. Stiles plays out the joke saying the disease is bad but only once a month on the night of the full moon. He then howls like a wolf and Scott realizes that his friend is joking. He doesn’t think it’s funny and chides Stiles that there could be something seriously wrong. Stiles is still joking when he says “I know. You’re a werewolf!” and growls. He then jokes about melting silver in preparation for the full moon on Friday.

Scott stops. He says he believes they’ve returned to the spot where he saw the body and lost his inhaler but there is nothing but dead leaves on the ground. Stiles suggests the killer moved the body and as Scott begins looking for his inhaler, Derek Hale (Tyler Hoechlin) seems to appear out of nowhere.

He strides purposefully toward them demanding to know what they are doing on private property. They feign ignorance. Derek then tosses the inhaler to Scott and strides away without another word.

Stiles points out that Derek is a few years older than they are and adds that Scott should remember him because his entire family died in a fire “like 10 years ago.”

Thunder rolls across the night sky as Scott is locking the door at the Beacon Hills Animal Clinic.

He walks into the restroom with a bottle of hydrogen peroxide, lifts his shirt and removes the bandage from his side. The bite from the night before is gone. He has completely healed in just 24 hours.

Scott drags a large bag of what might be cat food down the hall of the clinic toward the “Cat Clinic.” Once inside the felines begin to howl and hiss and claw at their cages. Scott looks alarmed and backs out of the room closing the door.

Allison Argent is standing in the rain outside the clinic. She knocks hard on the glass door of the business.

When Scott unlocks and opens the door, she is crying and babbling about taking her eyes off the road for “like 2 seconds to change the song on her ipod” and running over a dog that was in the road. Allison says the dog is in her car and leads Scott outside.

When she pops the hatchback on her blue Pontiac G3, the dog begins to growl and bark at her. Scott says the animal is just frightened and gets down to its eye level in an attempt to calm it. Scott’s eyes take on a slight yellow glow for just a couple of seconds. The dog immediately calms and takes on a subservient posture, lowering its head and whining.

After examining the dog, Scott says he believes her leg is broken. He says he’s seen the doctor do plenty of splints and can do one himself. Realizing that Allison is standing there wet, cold and shivering, Scott offers to give her a shirt from his bag.

Allison steps into the next room to change. Scott tries not to look but can help himself and watches through the glassed door as the girl peels off her wet top and stands with her back to him.

Scott is just finishing the bandaging of the dog’s leg when Allison returns. The mating dance continues as Scott notices an eyelash on Allison’s cheek. She tries and fails to remove it so he does it for her.

Walking her to her car, Scott gets up the courage to ask her out to Lydia’s party. Allison explains that she lied when she told Lydia and Jackson that Friday was “family night” and agrees to the date.

Once home, Scott lies down on his bed. A waxing gibbous moon is visible out the window above his head. Scott smiles contentedly and drifts off to sleep. He rolls over in bed and suddenly finds himself on a blanket of wet leaves. He awakes with a start and realizes he is inside a cave in the woods.

It is early morning. A thick fog hangs over the forest as he begins walking. He hears twigs snapping and looks around for the source of the noise. He notices a shadowy form at the base of a nearby tree. It is hard to make out through the fog at first but then resolves into the creature that bit him two nights prior.

Scott runs. The creature pursues.

Coming over the top of a rise, Scott sees a wooden fence and jumps over. He is suddenly in deep water.

He surfaces in a backyard swimming pool. The homeowner (director/producer Russell Mulcahy) is watering his plants and stares open mouthed as Scott says “good morning.”

Later that day, after school, Jackson confronts Scott at his locker. They are both wearing their lacrosse gear.

Jackson demands to know where Scott is getting his “juice.” Not understanding what he means, Scott says his mom does all their shopping. Jackson explains that the recent improvements in Scott’s on-field performance suggest some chemical enhancement.

Scott realizes he means steroids and turns the question back on Jackson who becomes angry and throws Scott up against the lockers.

Scott confesses that he is confused by his new abilities and says he thinks he’s losing his mind.

Jackson thinks Scott is joking and vows to find out what he’s hiding.

An excited Stiles runs up to Scott at lacrosse practice. He says forensic evidence from the body in the woods suggests a wolf was involved but Scott is too preoccupied with practice to stop and listen.

Allison arrives and waves to Scott who waves back.

Coach Finstock explains that this practice will determine who makes first line.

Scott catches the ball and is immediately knocked down by Jackson. Scott is obviously angry as the pair stands for a classic face off. Scott moves almost as the whistle is blown, taking possession and heading off down the field. He bobs and weaves around all the defenders eventually executing a forward flip over top of three players and scoring between the legs of the goalie.

Coach Finstock announces that Scott is going to play on the team’s first line. Stiles is sitting on the bench and seems worried.

Later we see Stiles at home in front of his computer. Images of people with wolf heads, details about wolfsbane and other arcane knowledge about werewolves scrolls across the screen.

Scott arrives and, noting his agitation, asks how much Adderall Stiles has consumed. Stiles says a lot and then launches into details of his research. He explains that Scott is a werewolf and shows him a book that explains how the full moon and strong emotions or anything that raises his heart rate could trigger blood lust and violence.

He says Scott has to cancel his date with Allison because it’s the night of the full moon and she gets him excited.

Scott refuses to cancel so Stiles grabs his phone and says he’ll do it. Scott becomes irate, grabs Stiles and thrusts him up against the wall. He draws back a fist to punch him but stops. He flips a chair instead.

He releases Stiles, apologizes and leaves. Once he is gone, Stiles notices that the chair Scott hit now has three distinct claw marks along the back.

At home, Scott exits the bathroom to find his mother, Melissa McCall (Melissa Ponzio), waiting for him in the hallway. She asks him about the date and then gives him the car keys.

Scott arrives at the Argent House to pick up Allison. She is dressed in a blue blazer and white shirt.

At the party, Scott spots Derek Hale standing off to one side of the yard. A dog behind Derek begins to bark and growl. He looks back at it and it quiets. Allison distracts Scott for a moment and when he looks back Derek is gone. Scott watches a dark wolf-like figure leap to the roof and scurry away.

Scott and Allison begin to dance. Scott catches Lydia’s eye. She is making out with a very amorous Jackson but stares unblinkingly at Scott.

Scott gets sick. He is sweating and seems a little delirious. He makes his way out of the party and back to his car. Allison chases him out of the party just in time to see him speed off down the street. Derek comes out of the shadows and introduces himself, claiming to be “a friend of Scott’s.”

Scott makes it home. He is sweating and panting. The full moon can be seen out his bedroom window. As he sits in the shower in his blue jeans, his fingernails begin to grow into claws. When he looks in the mirror we see his canine teeth have grown into fangs and his eyes glow amber yellow.

Stiles knocks on the door. Scott won’t let him in but says he needs to find Allison. Stiles explains that he saw her get a ride from the party. Scott says he has figured out that Derek Hale is the werewolf that bit him and killed the girl in the woods. Stiles then reveals that Derek was the person with whom Allison left the party.

Scott, now fully in his werewolf form, leaps from his window and takes off running. He finds a car parked at the entrance to the Beacon Hill Preserve, sniffs the air and continues into the woods.

Stiles drives to Allison’s house. Victoria Argent (Eaddy Mays) answers the door and calls to Allison who is standing on a upstairs landing.

Scott follows the scent and finds Allison’s blue blazer hanging from a tree branch in the woods.

He hears someone walking and calls out “Where is she?” the answer comes in a whisper “She’s safe from you.” Using his enhanced werewolf vision, Scott sees Derek Hale in the darkness. Derek grabs him and wrestles him up against a tree. Then, hearing something only he can hear, shushes Scott. He looks worried and says “They’re already here. Run!” and takes off running.

Scott is left behind. He begins to run but an arrow-borne flare strikes a nearby tree blinding him. A second arrow pierces his right forearm pinning him to a tree. With his enhanced vision returning, he sees three figures several feet away aiming crossbows at him. One of the figures steps from the shadows and we see it is Chris Argent (JR Bourne).

Derek attacks, throwing two of the hunters through the air and breaking the arrow pinning Scott’s arm. They run from the hunter. Once they reach a safe distance they stop. Scott collapses against a tree and resumes his fully human form. Derek explains that the men were hunters “the kind that have been hunting us for centuries.”

Scott then accuses Derek of turning him into a werewolf. Rather than deny it, Derek says he should be happy with his new abilities. He says the bite is a gift and that Scott will need him if he wants to learn how to control his new powers. Derek leaves him with the line “You and me Scott, we’re brothers now.”

Scott is walking home when Stiles arrives and picks him up. Scott says he’s worried Allison hates him now Stiles say he’ll need an awesome excuse and then promises to help him get through his new situation.

At School the next day Scott apologizes without offering an explanation and Allison says she’ll give him a second chance. A horn honks, it is Allison’s father come to pick her up in the family's burgundy Chevy Tahoe. Scott turns to go, but catches scent of something and turns back. He sees that Allison’s dad is the lead hunter from the woods from the night before.


You Call It Passion

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Do Ra-hee (Park Bo-young) enters Dongmyung, a newspaper company, as an intern in the entertainment section. She soon discovers the dirty and hidden aspects of the journalism industry and learns the passion and enthusiasm of the press. She has to make non-existing news by corroborating stories. Her first assignment as an official journalist is to do a write up of a sexual assault scandal involving an upcoming young actor, Woo Ji-han (Yoon Kyun-sang), of a film studio JS. From her investigation of the new evidence of the scandal given to her for the write up, she found the evidence to be fabricated. So she told her boss, Ha Jae-kwan (Jung Jae-young) she is not going to do the write up. Her boss did the write up and post the scandalous article on their website. Later, from Seon-woo's (Bae Sung-woo) her ex-mentor suggestion she do a write up exposing the fabricated evidence used against the actor. The company refuses to use the write up. So, Ra-hee's colleagues assisted by posting the write up in the internet using public computers. This results in the arrest and prosecution of the film studio manager Jang (Jin Kyung) for corruption. The actor thanked her for clearing his name of the scandal. The movie ends with Ra-hee rushing out of the airport terminal where she send off her boyfriend Seo-jin (Ryu Deok-hwan) after receiving a tip off of a potential entertainment scoop.


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