[S1E4] The Loss [CRACKED]
Tom Jorgensen gave the episode 8 out of 10 for IGN, calling it "the most haunting episode" of the series so far and an "effective cautionary tale about what loss can do to a person". He felt the darker direction of the episode best suited the series, and praised how the episode used Palmer's unpreventable death to represent "the effects of tragedy, of loss so painful we'd unmake the world to reverse it". Jorgensen also noted the Gothic horror elements in the episode, with Strange evoking both Dr. Jekyll and Victor Frankenstein. He criticized the decision to create two versions of Strange, feeling it was an unnecessary complication that existed just so the characters could fight at the end, and felt the fight itself did not feel fresh since it followed the common MCU trope of a hero fighting another version of themselves. Despite that, he praised the episode for "sticking the landing" and noted the ending as one of the darkest moments in the MCU. Sam Barsanti of The A.V. Club was also disappointed with the fight between Strange and Strange Supreme, calling it "a little Dragon Ball-y in a dull way" especially when compared to the visuals of Doctor Strange. Barsanti did praise the episode's "what if" scenario and dark ending, believing they were both executed more successfully than in the previous episode, and gave "What If... Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?" a "B".
[S1E4] The Loss
Supermarket loss prevention officers try to wrangle an accused teenage shoplifter. The owner of a watch shop fights off two masked robbers. A woman attempting to buy alcohol at a pharmacy refuses to show her identification. Two phone store employees in Virginia deal with a violent customer attempting to force his way into the store.
What did you think of losing Ed, Amy, and some other survivors during this episode of The Walking Dead? And what other kinds of losses do you think season 1 episode 4 had? Let us know your opinion in the comments!
This scene also serves as a reminder of the loss of innocence among young men in the realm, who are pushed towards violence while the younger women are pushed towards sex and reproduction. Right before the camera cuts away, you can see that young Blackwood is about to puke after brutally stabbing his hot-headed nemesis.
Dolly leans over to Pearl and says cult while Cameron tells the woman she cannot rush healing. He approaches Dolly and asks what she would like to share about her loss. She says she lost her husband 30 years ago and should barely think of him anymore. She admits she is reminded of it every day. Dolly says she can cope with the loss of her husband but what she felt most was the loss of her daughter. Her daughter was only 8 at the time and she wanted it so much not to hurt her. She watches her daughter now and believes she is scared to love because she is worried about being hurt. When Dolly stops, Minister Cameron thanks her for sharing that with them. When they leave, Evie tells Pearl may God bless her. Everyone leaves so Pearl approaches Cameron and requests to ask him a few questions about Robert Scott.
We're back with another episode discussing What If...? This time we get to witness what would have happened if Doctor Strange hadn't been motivated by selfishness to become the Sorcerer Supreme. See, what ultimately motivates Stephen Strange to become a sorcerer in the movie is that he loses the ability to use his hands as a gifted surgeon. But in this What If episode he's motivated by the loss of Christine and trying to bring her back. It's an interesting idea that in this reality, its love and selflessness that leads the Doctor down a very dark path that ultimately destroys his universe. It also represents the first time we witness The Watcher be noticed by an individual and interact with them.
Mike's first case in housing court is against a professional lawyer, Vivien Tanaka. He loses miserably, leaving a bad first impression on the judge and failing to bring the required receipts for Frank's case. Louis lectures Mike, saying that the client he first brought in from the tennis courts helped save Mike's face from his loss in housing court and did little collateral damage to his reputation, but he had expected Mike to win.
Harvey and Mike takes the case to the court and reveal that Collin not only failed multiple lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies by threatening to publicize the case, leading to settlement agreements, but he also recycled his plaintiffs in order to win. Collin backfires by revealing Quentin's financial instability and bankruptcy prior to his drug's release stating that there was financial motive for advertising fraud. The judge then rules that the case will be taken to court. After Harvey's loss at court, Jessica takes the case herself, disapproving his lack of faith in Quentin.
Agent Wells finally gets a chance to interview Congressman MacLeish (Lara Jean Chorostecki) about the inconsistent videos showing him disappear less than 30 seconds from when the bomb went off. His wife supplies him with an alibi, saying she lost one of their children and was frantically looking for her and called her husband in a panic to tell him. He took the call and left his seat, which was responsible for saving his life. Feeling guilty about suspecting the Congressman of being part of the attack and still mourning the loss of her lover, Wells asks to be reassigned to another case. Her boss tells her to sleep on it and to let him know in the morning. 041b061a72