Boom of a Season Premiere – The Walking Dead – TV Show Review

Well it’s been about a 7 month wait since season 4 of The Walking Dead ended. And wow did it end with a cliffhanger. Of course then we were forced to wonder how all of it was going to work out and how the gang was going to get free. But now we have season 5 back and things definitely started out awesome. I would also like to mention that my prediction for who saves Rick and the gang was correct and proven in this premiere, also that Tyreese would finally kill someone.

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Well just a quick rehash of how we ended last season of The Walking Dead. Rick, Daryl, Carl and Michonne all decided to go through the back door to Terminus, not quite trusting the “Sanctuary for all” logo on the front door. This was smarter than Glenn and his friends because they were taken hostage. Of course Rick was the only one paying attention and notices all of the items from the prison and immediately knows what has happened. They are chased through Terminus but eventually are caught as well. Once the entire group is locked in a train car, those of Terminus think they’re safe. However as Rick stated at the very end of season 4, “They’re screwing with the wrong people.”

So when we started this premiere episode we saw the gang making any weapons they could out of what they had on them. It’s a good plan but those of Terminus are clearly prepared for it and they drop tear gas and grab our four guys. Rick, Daryl, Bob and Glenn are taken to a room with 3 other guys and are tied up. However before Rick was grabbed he was able to break a piece of the train car off and stuffed it up his sleeve. The two men are killing the guys. One of them is a familiar face from season 4 (do you know who?). Anyway Garreth comes in but before the group is killed a large explosion shakes the room and we’re all left wondering what or who did that. Keep in mind that this episode jumped back and forward, giving you some storyline that we might not have learned.

“We’re friends with the chick with the sword and the kid in the hat.” – Carol

Anyway we jumped back to see that Carol and Tyreese are close to arriving at Terminus. They come across a herd of walkers and are able to get away but want to keep the herd in front of them, in case things go bad at Terminus. Soon however they hear gun shots. They find a man in the woods who is one of the members of Terminus, he’s talking to another over a walkie-talkie so Carol and Tyreese hear everything, so does Baby Judith if you’d want to include her. They tie him up and Carol makes a plan to go into to Terminus. She wants to save the group if she can, and she’s going to use the herd of walkers heading towards Terminus to do it. Now we jumped back to season one when Carol covers herself in a walkers guts and sneaks up to the fence of Terminus. She of course still has her gun and takes the chance at shooting a tank. She hits it and then shoots a firework off and the explosion mention earlier happens.

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Of course now it’s confusion because not only are Rick and them free but also walkers are storming Terminus. Rick, Daryl, Glenn and Bob are able to get free and are able to find some weapons. They quickly see that Terminus is under attack and they can slip out if they can make it past the walkers. They need to of course rescue the rest of the group in the train car. Meanwhile Carol is searching for the group and is able to find the weapons that Garreth and the group took from them. In her search, she runs into Mary, our grill master who greets everyone. She claims that they only did what they had to do to survive and Carol and Mary fight. However Carol realizes that Mary wants her to kill her. She doesn’t fall for it but instead throws open the door and walkers get a free meal.

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Rick and the others have made it back to the group and are able to get over the fence before the walkers catch them. However Garreth and those that have survived started shooting at them. Rick is able to get a shot into Rick and they make a break into the woods. They are of course going for the bags of guns that Rick buried before they went into Terminus. Rick wants to go back and finish off those who are still living in the hell hole of Terminus. However the rest don’t think it’s a good idea, and they need to get as far away as possible. And then Carol walks up.

“You’re the butcher or you’re the cattle.” – Mary

However what as Tyreese been doing this whole time? Well he’s been watching the guy they tied up and Judith. However walkers come outside of the shed they are hiding in and the guy makes his move, hands around Judith’s head. He threatens to kill her unless Tyreese goes out of the door to the walkers. Tyreese goes outside to the walkers but he kills every single one and then breaks the door in and beats the guy to death. And thus we have Tyreese’s first kill.

Everyone reunites and we shed a few tears (even us watching at home, you can’t lie and tell me you didn’t). They don’t seem to have a plan except to get away from Terminus and to figure it out from there. Abraham and Eugene agree to follow Rick and the rest think it’s a good idea to head to Washington D.C. He agrees but before they get too far from Terminus, Rick gets creative with some clay and lets everyone know that Terminus is no more.

ricksanctuaryAnd we see them head down the tracks away from Terminus. Our destination is pretty much DC but then we wonder what the group will encounter on the road. They have been living on the road since the prison but keep in mind that they lived in the prison for a long time and have been spoiled. And how many of them will survive the road to DC? I guess we will have to watch the season to know. But what’s a good premiere without a cliffhanger? Yes they gave us one and it was a jump out of your seat one. Morgan is back ladies and gentleman! He was in the pilot episode and we saw him again in season 4. Apparently his need to burn all of the dead and to just do that for the rest of his life wasn’t enough, he’s been following Rick, I think.

morganOne thing I want to know is what is the mark on the tree. I may have missed it when I was live tweeting if Morgan carved it into the tree but I’m not sure. However Morgan doesn’t stay on the tracks, he goes into the woods. All of this in one episode? Man that’s gonna be an awesome season if we keep things up. I give this episode 10 out of 10 stars. It’s get a perfect score because my two predictions came true and I mean Carol setting the tank off was an amazing effect.

Here are some quotes from the episode:

“We were being human beings.” – Gareth

“We can go back to how it was.” – Bob

“That’s what I’m going to use to kill you.” – Rick

“We need to get ready to fight.” – Maggie

“Do we even want to find out?” – Tyreese

“I don’t believe you.” – Carol

“We don’t want to confuse them, we’re gonna need there help.” – Carol

“Don’t. Let them turn.” – Rick

“You cross any of these people don’t hesitate. They wont.” – Rick

“We don’t have to double back.” – Rick

“Rick we got out. It’s over.” – Glenn

“You came back.” – Rick

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What’s the deal? Hot Topic get it together!

Alright I’m not usually one to complain about a company because I know mistakes happen but really this has just gone too far. I am a loyal shopper of Hot Topic. Not only that, I do buy and wear there stuff daily, mostly TV/Movie related stuff.

However I sent an order last week and it took them over a week to let me know that hey, one of items I wanted was no longer in stock. I mean a freaking week? I think that’s a bit much given that my turn around is about 3 days from all previous purchases. To say I was a bit annoyed is an understatement.

I am still loyal and I did send another order for a few items on Tuesday, in honor of Supernatural returning for season 10. Once again I am now having a problem. This time they’re getting a phone class because I seriously am pissed off. Nothing was taken off of my order this time but instead of charging me what I was “order summary” for they have charged me double. Not only the double but they have charged that double, twice. I mean like really? I can see the amounts in my bank account. So not only have you charged me more than what I have bought, you are charging it twice? Umm hell no.

So now when I’m in class….which is where I am currently sitting…the company is getting a phone call. I’m so annoyed it’s not even funny. Not to mention the fact that it’s my birthday and I should’ve even have to deal with this kinda of crap today. I just want things to workout, they never seemed to have these kind of issues before. And something needs to change.

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Re-Blog of Predictions for Season 10 of Supernatural – TV Show

Okay so I posted this a while back, right around the end of season 9 of Supernatural. I honestly have done about two more posts regarding what I think is going to happen and diving a bit deeper into a couple of them. But since one of my predictions came true last night, I figured it would be a good idea to bring it back to the front (I was also asked by several people on Twitter). So lets get started!

1. Dean is going to kill other demons not innocents (people).

Alright now lets face facts here, even Crowley has got to know that at some point Dean is probably going to get cured or turn on him. So what better way to make yourself look good than have him kill demons rather than kill people.

This prediction came true on the season 10 premiere episode “Black”. Crowley tells Dean to his has in fact been sending the demons to Dean to basically feed the mark of Kane and to keep Dean alive. Dean believed that these demons were followers of Abbadon.

2. Dean is going to be saved and return to normal (human).

So lets get this right, we all know that Sam isn’t going to let Dean just be a demon, even if Dean seems okay with it. However what we don’t know is what is Sam going to do to get Dean back to normal or what is going to be involved in getting Dean back to normal. I will share how later in this post, keep reading.

3. Castiel will get his Grace back.

4. Heaven will have it’s gates back open.

Castiel is never down for the count. He’s been around since season 4 and he’s personally one of my favorite characters. However clearly his main problem is the stolen Grace that is currently in him. Crowley told us last season that there was no getting the gates of heaven back open but can we really trust him? I say hell no and all they have to do is get one thing back from the spell that Metatron used to closed the gates and they will burst open once again. How to break it, get Castiel his grace back.

5. Metatron has Castiel’s grace inside of him.

It’s a long shot here I know but think of all the work that Metatron went to in getting all of the things he needed to close the gates of heaven and sending the angels to Earth. He isn’t going to just let that sit around. And if we know anything about spells from this show is that something that powerful isn’t just one and done, it’s going to need a power source. And what better source than the man who thinks he’s the new God? And lets remember that Metatron doesn’t want Castiel to be an angel anymore and he would need to Castiel’s grace in a safe place (something he said so himself) and the only safe place is with him always. We also have seen this before in season 4 when we knew that Anna has lost her grace and that another angel had it with him the whole time.

6. Sam will drink demon blood again.

This is another one of my long shots here but I could honestly see him do it again. We saw how pumped up he got when he first started drinking it and what better way to battle with Dean that to make yourself strong. Now I know he has only killed demons with it but what if there was a step in the drinking blood that Ruby never got around to teaching Sam, which was turning Demons back to humans. She did teach him to kill just the demon and save the host, so maybe this is another step.

7. We’re going to meet a very powerful witch aka a High Priestess.

I will admit here this is more a writer in me coming out but I honestly think this is something we need to see here. I spent an entire blog (read it HERE) talking about how I think this will play out, or how I want it too. And lets be honest since Charlie left we have lacked for the female character, so lets bring a witch into the mix. Now remember when I said I would explain more later in my post…here you go…

Alright so if you didn’t read the previous post (I wont hold it against you) I will basically summarize it. Basically Sam is going to be left with little choice when it comes to saving Dean. He can either finish the trials and lose his life, in the process saving Dean or he could find another means. And while I have already predicted something before, I think this is one I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE HAPPEN. Sam goes to a witch for help, with Castiel’s help. She basically runs a freak show of demons and creatures that aren’t exactly in the normal speck of what Sam and Dean have hunted before. She collects all of the rejects of the supernatural world and gives them a home. They need to follow her rules. Castiel learns of her from angels that had stayed with her when they were on Earth. And just to give her a name, Diana. Sam and Castiel come to see her and Diana agrees to help and even though Sam wants to know what she wants in return, she says nothing (but there’s always something right?). Obviously we can’t just have things be normal for this episode and when the freak show Sam and Castiel learn how powerful Diana is. She is able to kill the creature(s) that attacked (I don’t care at this point what attacks, a bunch of demons is good) with just a spell. And that’s when they learn she isn’t a witch but a High Priestess, the first of her kind in a VERY long time.

I could really take a lot of time and write out exactly how I think she’d go about saving Dean but I don’t want to give it all away. If this does in fact play out, I would like some writers credit on the show because I did post about this way back in July. But hey, either way it would be awesome to see.

8. Crowley is going to go to Sam and Castiel for help when Dean gets out of control.

This one is kinda already confirmed by the episode 3 of this season description. However I do think that Sam isn’t going to just let this go and he’s going to take Crowley prisoner again. Who else knows more about the Deanmon than Crowley who’s spent all of the time with him.

9. The mark of Kane isn’t going to disappear if Dean is saved.

Lets face it, the mark of Kane is a pretty damn powerful thing. It was created by Lucifer. That being said the mark has existed for so long that itself is a power source. It requires the death of demons. So if/when Dean is saved this isn’t going to disappear. It will either (A) be given back to Kane himself or (B) it will be show how bonded to the blade and will not go to a new host ever. Remember that the blade is useless without the mark, but the blade is also a power source (think of all the demon blood it has seen throughout it’s long life). I’m hoping more for (B) than (A) because I think (A) is just safe move.

10. Metatron will die this season.

Alright so this goes back to what I said before about Castiels’ grace being inside of him. Metatron will die if the grace is taken from him. This will go down one of two ways, Castiel will himself rip it out of Metatron or if my powerful witch prediction is true, then Diana will do the dirty work herself. But remember that Metatron is way smarter than people give him credit for and it wouldn’t be easy. Diana would have to get close to him and she’d have to get locked up in the cell next to him and somehow form a friendship, while pretending to hate Castiel. Again this second part is a long shot but I have seriously spent a lot of time thinking about it.

11. Gabriel is alive and we’ll see him this season.

Now I have always firmly believe that Gabriel is alive. I of course did see Lucifer kill him and the wings that burned onto the ground around him but he’s the trickster after all. I believe that he again faked his death and maybe spent a little time with Kali but he is now with God. Remember that God is on Earth. I also think that Joshua has found God on Earth and is living there, after all we never did learn if he survived the fall or not.

12. God is alive and we will finally meet him.

This is what I think is going to be the season finale part. I think we are finally going to get to see who “God” is and I’m betting on Chuck. I think part of Chuck was human but remember that God loved the humans above all else and he’d want to be among them. He’d also want a way to keep track of angels and what better way to do it than to pretend to be a profit of the lord. Plus God did make the list of profits right?

I think the 12 predictions is good. I could do a few more but I don’t want to jump ahead too much of the storyline. So we shall see what else plays out and I’ll keep re-blogging this as things come true or if I was close to what happened.

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I’m a Man of my Word – Supernatural Season 10 Premiere – TV Show review

It finally has happened folks! We got our season 10 of Supernatural off with a bang and I have to say I was at the edge of my seat for that episode wondering and hoping that Sam would finally get a hold of Dean. But alas that wasn’t the case but we did get to see how Dean is now that he is a demon and we learned a little big about what has been going on since the season 9 finale. But anyway, let me get this out of the way…

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Alright so let me quickly run through what happened here. We have learned that it’s been 6 months since Dean disappeared from the Man of Letters bunker. Sam has been searching for him since the disappearance, even after Dean left a note saying he should basically move on. But this is Sam so he’s not going to do that, even if he said he would in season 9. As for Castiel, his stolen Grace has clearly finally started to catch up to him. He isn’t looking all that healthy and he has been helping Sam from the sounds of it. Sam himself was injured in a demon fight and his arm is in a sling (nice way to tie that into the storyline writers).

“I’ll be better when we get him back, after I kick his butt.” – Sam

Sam has obviously been aware that Dean was taken by Crowley. He’s figured that much out at least. The problem is that for these 6 months he has thought it was another demon inside of Dean rather than just Dean being a demon now. He learns this fact after catching the trail the pair has left behind (dead people and surveillance footage). Crowley finally informs Sam that Dean is just a demon now and he had better basically get used to it. Sam of course isn’t going to stand for it and gets wind of where Dean is at that moment and heads out on the road.

“The only demon inside of Dean is his own.” – Crowley

Meanwhile Castiel is clearly trying to live with his stolen Grace and it seems to me he has basically accepted that he’s going to die. But Hanna shows up to ask for help in getting the last two angels to return to heaven. They don’t want to come back and Hanna believes that they can’t have order in Heaven until every single angel returns (she is trying to be in charge, at least that’s how I took it). Castiel agrees even though he’s clearly weak. And yes they do find the two angels, well one to begin with the other one shows up a bit later. Castiel wants to have a calm and rational discussion while Hanna just wants to demand that Daniel returns. Daniel explains that since the fall he has never wanted to return and he has accepted life on Earth and that he is happy where he is. Hanna however isn’t happy about it. When the other angel shows up, who’s name is escaping me, she is prepared to fight her way out of returning. Things quickly escalates and even with Castiel protesting that Hanna stand down, the pair begins to fight. Daniel jumps up to help his friend and Castiel is forced to kill him. The other angel disappears and Hanna is left with a very angry Castiel. Castiel basically tells her to go home and leave the other angel alone.

“Oh yeah porn guy killed Adam.” – Clerk

So what have Crowley and Dean been up too? Well they have been on the road, Crowley has become Sam now. At least that’s how it was presented. Dean is scoring at the bars they visit and enjoying his karaoke time. He has also been causing some problem, killing demons. What Dean doesn’t know is that Crowley has been sending the demons to Dean, to help feed the Kane mark. Dean however doesn’t really seem to different as before except that he’s more selfish and really just wants to do his own thing. However, I got the impression that the bar they are currently been staying at is a stall on Dean’s end. I think he was waiting for Sam to show up to make a final good-bye. Crowley however has had it with the waiting and wants to make a move in hell and have Dean rule by his side. That’s going to backfire and it does because Crowley leaves angry and Dean continues to drink and hook-up with the waitress.

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Sam however has finally gottan wind of Dean and has tracked him to a Gas-N-Sip (sound familiar? Castiel worked at one in season 9). Sam learns that a man matching Dean’s description killed a guy named Adam. And after talk to the clerk he is able to finally get a look at the footage of the fight. He sees the fight Dean has with the demon that is in Adam but he also gets to see for the first time Dean as a demon, black eyes and all (and he gives the face we all did at the end of season 9). Sam is of course devastated but he thinks he can still help Dean and continues to follow his trail. Sam however has some car trouble and is forced to stop. The guy that comes to help him isn’t his friend, apparently he knows Dean from somewhere (this isn’t explained at all, so cliff-hanger?).  This guy, who again we’re not given a name, has taken Sam hostage. He calls Dean using Sam’s phone and while we think Dean will go to help Sam, he basically says he wont. He does however tell the man that he can hunt him down and in the end Dean will kill him, that’s a promise.

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And then that’s our premiere. Obviously not everything can’t be answered in this episode but there were quite a few things that I was a bit confused about. Like the guy who takes Sam hostage, I’d just like a name please. I don’t need anymore history than that, just a name. Another issue I have and it may seem minor but Dean still has his anti-possession mark on his chest. Now I know that Dean wasn’t possessed and that it’s his soul that is the demon but somehow I still that the mark should at least burn a bit right? Maybe, maybe not I just think it’s a bit interesting and I’m hoping this will be brought up at some point in the season.

There are a couple of things that I know are going to backfire later in this season, for instance the partnership between Deanmon and Crowley. If we know anything but Dean is that he likes to be in charge and so does Crowley. This isn’t going to work out and honestly I think Crowley has yet to begin to understand what Dean has become. Another is that the fact that Metatron is still in a cell in heaven. We have seen before angels get out and honestly I doubt he’s just gonna sit there. The last one, all of the angels are trying to create organization and control without a leader. They need a leader and without one we’re going to go right back where we were before, in season 6 with civil war.

Overall the episode is definitely good and I wasn’t disappointed by anything in it. I was just a bit curious to see how certain things come to play out later in the season. I give the episode 10 out of 10 stars. And if you missed it, you can catch it live on the CW.com or on the CW App. Please watch it and get all caught up.

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There choice or not? The debate – Yahoo News Article Thoughts

Lets get real here for a second and drop any filter you may have. I want to talk about death. Yes it’s the one topic that most people would like to avoid but lets face it, we’re all going to go someday. And the secret with it is, we’re all scared because we don’t know what will happen after that death. I did say I was going to be frank right?

Alright, all of that is now laid out on the table, what if you had a choice to go when you wanted to go? I wasn’t aware there was even a law like this in play but Oregon has one. Now, you can have a living will and make decisions before you actually bite it but this law is a bit different. And I didn’t know about it until I read an article today on Yahoo.

There is a woman who is making the tough choice and has decided to end her life via medication before the brain cancer she has does it for her. Now the type of cancer she has is basically horrible (not that cancer isn’t horrible but hers is unpleasant from the read). Her brain will basically start to backfire on her and eventually she will be in nothing but a lot of pain. And while death does scare a lot of us (I will freely admit it does to me) what if you had a choice in the matter?

Some say this is a form of suicide and sure you know what it is, but it’s a bit more than that. It’s about wanting to go out with a little bit of dignity and pride. But again it’s there choice and they really don’t have anything else. Now I think it’s a bit different then the suicide we actually think of because most don’t have a disease that will eventually kill them. They can continue to live but choose not too. Again I’m not going to apologize for the frankness. But I think it’s still a personal choice and it’s definitely a hard one to make.

I don’t think that many of the people who have done this have actually just said one day they were going to do it. I think it’s something that is thought about for a really long time before any decision is made or any paperwork is signed. I’m actually positive there is a TON of paperwork that needs to be signed before you’re given the medication. I wouldn’t expect anything less.

But anyway I thought the article was really great and honestly really made me happy for this woman. If you would like to read the article, click HERE!

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It was definitely a slow walk – A Walk Among the Tombstones – Movie Review

I have recently come to the conclusion that lately my parents can’t seem to pick movies. The past few we have gone too and they have chosen, have just been a complete disaster. Sadly when I heard about the Liam Neeson lasted I was pretty excited, he’s one of my favorite actors after all. However, this movie was just boring and draggy. But let me dive a little deeper.

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A Walk Among the Tombstones is directed by Scott Frank (The Lookout and Marley & Me) and was written for screen by Scott as well but it’s based off a novel by Lawrence Block. It stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder (Taken and Non-Stop) who is a former NYC Police Officer, now Private Detective. Also staring is Maurice Compte as Danny Ortiz (End of Watch and Sabotage), a drug trafficer who’s wife has been killed by two men even though he paid the ransom.

Here’s the story…

In 1991 Manhattan, Mathew Scudder, an off-duty New York Police Department (NYPD) officer, is unexpectedly caught up in an armed robbery at a bar where officers drink for free. Scudder runs down the gun men and kills them but does also kill an innocent little seven year old girl in the process, bullet to the eye. Scudder isn’t the same after this and he quits the department with full benefits and then spends the next eight years in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) while moonlighting as a an unlicensed private eye. He even gives the same speech every time he goes to a meeting.

Then suddenly one night everything changes for Scudder. He is approached by another member named Kenny seeking Scudder’s help with something that happened with his brother. Scudder reluctantly agrees to meet with Kenny’s brother Danny and after a few moments with Danny, Scudder knows that Danny is a involved in the drug business. And Danny wants to hire Scudder to find the two men that murdered his wife, even though he paid the $400k ransom. To say he wanted revenge is an understatement. Danny was given back his wife, in tiny pieces cut up in the back of an abandoned car.

He follows some clues and eventually needs to see if anything like this has happened before. Scudder goes to the local library to look at old newspapers. There he meets a young kid named TJ who is an amazing drawer and good with computers, which Scudder isn’t. He is eventually able to figure out the pattern of the kills and what the murderers are going after with TJ’s help. This is where he also learns that a cemetery groundsman discovered one of the victim’s remains while fishing trash bags out of a pond. After trailing the groundsman back to his house Scudder learns that he was an accomplice for one of the murders, and has had trouble getting over his role in the homicide. The groundsman explains that he met the two men that Scudder is after in a movie store; both men apparently shared a fetish-like interest in death. Scudder learns one of the two men goes by the name Ray, but before he can glean any further information, the groundsman abruptly kills himself by stepping off the roof of his apartment building. Upon further investigation, Scudder determines that the two men he is after were at one point somehow affiliated with the DEA, and have been targeting drug dealers from whom to extort money.

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In a residential neighborhood, Ray and his accomplice prepare to abduct another woman, however Ray waves the kidnapping at the last minute. As the two prepare to leave Ray observes the target’s daughter leave a house, and retools their kidnapping attempt to take the girl. When Scudder learns of the kidnapping he has TJ bring a box of his old police equipment to the victim’s house, and instructs the victim to refuse payment unless they can prove the girl is still alive, correctly guessing that the kidnappers will kill the girl regardless of whether the ransom is paid. Scudder lures Ray and his accomplice out by forcing them to pick up the ransom in person. After the ransom is paid, a shoot-out occurs, injuring Ray. Ray and his partner flee the drop site, unaware that in the ensuing shoot out TJ managed to sneak into their van.

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At their safe house, Ray attempts to get medical treatment for his gunshot wounds, however Ray’s partner elects to kill him instead. After TJ calls Scudder with the safe house’s location, Scudder and his ad hoc team arrive, precipitating a brief struggle. Scudder’s people successfully restrain the second man, at which point Scudder instructs TJ to return to his place. After offering Kenny the chance to turn him in or obtain his revenge, Kenny opts for the latter, but the restrained second man escapes and kills Kenny before he can fulfill his wish. Another struggle ensues between Scudder and the second murderer, which ends when Scudder shoots the man in the head at close range. As the police arrive to secure and the scene and wrap up the case Scudder then returns to his apartment.

Needless to say it’s a typical follow the clues line of work. However, the story is draggy and takes about 45 minutes too long for the bad guys to finally bit the dust, including Danny. The movie doesn’t really get you into the exact reason why the two men were committing these crimes in the first place. It does explain how the men chose their victims but it doesn’t say why they went after the DEA agent to begin with (I assume because she was dating one of the drug dealers). It’s a lot of guess work and things are predictable. I give it 3 out 10 stars.

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