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Top OMG TV Moments of 2013

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There’s no denying that there has been some shocking and incredible “OMG” moments this year on television.  From Game of Thrones to The Walking Dead and Pretty Little Liars, these moments immediatley incur bouts of crying, laughing, anger, yelling and everything in between.  Check out my list of my top OMG moments from 2013!

RICK SENDS CAROL PACKING: The Walking Dead

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After admitting to Rick (Andrew Lincoln) that she was the one who killed Karen and Dave, Rick takes it upon himself to tell Carol (Melissa McBride), while out on a supply run, that she is no longer welcome to stay with the survivors within the camp grounds.   We’ve seen Carol, who has been a member of the group from the beginning, emerge as a strong player this season and Rick’s decision and her subsequent absence split fans right down the line.

TRAVIS AND LAURIE KISS: Cougar Town

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Travis (Dan Byrd) and Laurie (Busy Phillips) have always had a fun and flirty kind of relationship, but it’s always been that one where the guy likes the girl more than vice versa but when Laurie decides to explore her growing feelings for the teenage son of her best friend, it results in a rather awkward feeling kiss between the two.  We’d all been hanging for Travis to finally get his, but now it’s happened, most of us were wishing it didn’t.

THE BIG TWIST: Homeland

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Well were we all not played for fools!  Here we all are bitching and moaning about how bad Homeland had become.  We couldn’t figure out why or where such a great show had gone wrong.  Brody (Damien Lewis) was MIA and Saul (Mandy Patinkin) had Carrie (Claire Danes) committed to an asylum and we were getting too much focus on Dana only to have it all turn around and be revealed that Saul and Carrie were in fact working together all along in a bid to draw out a foe that could become an ally.

ASHLEY MARIN HITS DETECTIVE WILDEN WITH HER CAR: Pretty Little Liars

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Poor Ashley Marin (Laura Leighton) found herself on the receiving end of some unwanted harassment from an overly inquisitive Detective Wilden (Bryce Johnson) who demands that her daughter Hannah (Ashley Benson) keeps quiet about an indiscretion she witnessed involving him and a young lady.  never one to listen to demands, Ashley finds herself in a screaming match with Wilden before suddenly putting her foot to the pedal and throwing him over the bonnet of her car before speeding off!

THAT TAMPON SANDWICH: Orange Is The New Black

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New inmate Piper learnt the tough way not to piss off the lady who rules the prison kitchen!  When word get’s back to prison chef Red (Kate Mulgrew) that Piper (Taylor Schilling) has been less than impressed with the food on offer, Red takes it upon herself to ensure that Piper will never make comments like that again by serving her up a bloody tampon sandwich!  The scene itself was highly unsettling and intentionally confronting.

DEBRA MORGAN DIES: Dexter

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In the series finale, we knew someone was going to die.  Most of us expected it to be Dexter, or even Hannah, perhaps Quinn…it was never meant to be Dexter’s sister Deb.  After being involved in a shoot out with Oliver Saxon, Deb is wounded and is rushed to hospital.  The doctors all seems to think all should be ok but complications following the surgery lead Deb to have suffer a massive stroke leaving her in a permanent vegetative state.  It’s here Dexter lands the final blow, removing Deb off her life support effectively killing her.

RAYMOND DENIES BEING LIZ’S FATHER: The Blacklist

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It’s the theory that everyone seems to have – Raymond Reddington (James Spader) is actually Elizabeth Keen’s (Megan Boone’s) birth father.  It’s been hinted at right from the get go…his selecting her to be the only one he deals with, his wanting to know more about her life, his knowing certain things about her husband, but in the closing scenes of the final episode of the first series, Liz flat out asks Red over the phone “Are you my father?” to which Red replies “No.”

THE BOMB: Home and Away

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Known for it’s annual end of year shake-up, Home and Away offered up one heck of an explosion involving fan favourites and unexpected faces and leaving us not knowing who has survived.  After continuously butting heads with her boss Bianca (Lisa Gormley) and Bianca’s husband Heath (Dan Ewing) Jade (Tasma Walton) decides to get her revenge in the form of a bomb placed inside Bianca’s laptop bag.  We then spent the whole episode wondering when the bomb will go off as the bag changes hands numerous times before going off inside the hospital in which pregnant Ricky (Bonnie Sveen) is being treated.  Irene (Lynne Mcgranger), Bianca, Heath and Doctor Nate Cooper (Kyle Pryor) are also there when the bomb goes off.

HELENA CUTS OFF OLIVER’S TAIL: Orphan Black

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Things got a bit weird when it was revealed Neolution club owner and believer in self-directed evolution Oliver (David Richmond-Peck) was actually sporting a real life tail.  After coming to Sarah’s (Tatiana Maslany) aid while in a fight with Oliver, psychotic clone Helena wins the upper hand and swiftly chops Oliver’s tail off…then makes her way back to the dancefloor to partake in a rather ghastly dance with said tail still in her hands.

TULLY CHEATS ON HER GIRLFRIEND: Big Brother

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Fun and funky social media expert and lesbian Tully quickly turned into a sullen and sobbing mess after entering the Big Brother house.  She missed her girlfriend Tahlia but thankfully she had housemate Drew to lean on and talk to.  Quickly though that talking turned into sleeping in the same bed and sharing sneaky kisses when suddenly the two swapped secret “I love you” bombs leading to Tahlia to make a very public break-up via twitter.

MATT AND KIM’S FIRST ROOM REVEAL: The Block

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Not ones to be left hidden among the pack, West Australian couple Matt and Kim had planned to something controversial when it came to styling their first room – the guest bedroom.  Their inspiration?  Artist Jackson Pollock, he of the abstract expressionist movement (or paint splash era).  While the final result was clearly shocking, it was more ‘kids gone wild’ than Pollock admiration.

THE RED WEDDING: Game Of Thrones

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I don’t watch Game of Thrones, but even I found myself on YouTube watching the events that led to THAT video going viral showing fans reactions to the wedding as it aired.  While I may have no idea who was who or why everyone was being killed, but the red wedding sure stuck to it’s name after half the people in the room celebrating were slaughtered, including a very heavily pregnant woman!  “May the rivers run red with the blood of the non-believers.”

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The Walking Dead: I Spy With My One Eye

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Maggie storms the quarantined zone

After spending almost the entirety of the last episode away from the prison, this episode (titled ‘Internment’) brings us back to the prison and those struggling to deal with threat of death on the outside (the walkers clawing at the fences) and the the threat of death on the inside (that dreaded killer flu).

We start of with Rick driving.  He’s alone of course after sending Carol packing.  We get some overtly close-up shots of his brooding eyes, his bandaged hand and the watch Carol gave him.  I’m sure these are some sort of metaphor but I’m still smarting over Carol’s forced exit to really care…plus Rick’s eyes are too broody.

Back in the farm prison, Hershel, Glenn and Sasha act out scenes from Greys Anatomy with a man named Henry who is on the brink of death.  I’m pretty sure words like ‘myocardial infarction’  and ‘severe haematoma’ were used while Hershel shoves a breathing tube down Henry’s throat to keep Henry alive.  Afterwards, while doing ’rounds’, Hershel and Glenn discover someone we don’t care about his died.  They decide to move him to another location before stabbing him in the head so as to not upset the others but not before little Lizzie pops up (she’s like an annoying Velma from Scooby Doo, always snooping around) asking questions.

The amount of screen time Lizzie is getting surely leaves one to ask “what’s her end game?”  She’s being built up more than seasonal veterans like Beth…I’m actually hoping though it’s not a bad end for her.  Anyways, Maggie and Hershel have an emotional chat through the glass divider about Glenn and her wanting to come in and help.  Hershel gently cuts her down and she decides to focus her pent up sexual anger on the mass of walkers at the fence.  It seems like a never ending f*ckery of stabbing. Thankfully though, Rick and Carol arrive to help out…you know the old saying ‘many hands make quick work!’  Oh but wait….Rick sent Carol packing.  Hmm….

You all know I ain’t on Team Rick.  I’m the anti-Rick.  Maggie on the other hand is head cheerleader for team Rick. She agree’s he did the right thing by sending away a healthy and strong woman who is also great with a gun.  Idiots.  Rick decides that Maggie should be fine fending off the walkers by herself and visits the kids quarantined area.  He talks to Carl about needing to shield him from the horrors of the world (let’s just forget about Carl killing walkers and that one kid in the forest) and basically sends him off to the naughty corner.

It’s been sometime since any action has happened so we head back to the infected zone (or Grey-Sloan Memorial for Greys fans) where Hershel is visiting patients, checking on the very sick Doctor Caleb (not McDreamy or McSteamy – maybe McSneezy?) who has made some IV bags to help the sick and then moving around to ensure all the cell doors are closed.  We gets scenes where it seems the same woman always has her cell door open (born in a tent much?) and a passed out Sasha who comes to thanks to the use of the IV bags (god bless McSneezy)

While helping characters we know, those we don’t are slowly one by one, dying off and turning into walkers.  Now it’s time for the usual all out Zombie attack.  Inside while Glenn is choking on his own snot and blood, Hershel is fending off those who have turned while outside, the fence has finally given in and the walkers are chasing Rick and Carl, who have taken shelter inside a small room. Cue lots of stabbing and chewing of necks and blood.  Then in a scene right out of Last Action Hero (remember that terrible movie from the 90’s where some little kid becomes a sidekick to Arnie?) Rick and Carl pick up some rather large guns and go nuts on the walkers who have made their way into the prison grounds.

On the inside, Maggie channels her inner Jack Nicholson and attempts to use an axe to break through into the infected zone, but with no luck.  Eventually she breaks in through the glass divider and runs to Glenn’s aid who has managed to stave off completely choking to death.

Once all is done and all the walkers killed off, Darryl, Michonne, Tyreese and Bob arrive.  Great timing.  They don’t really offer much though, well except for life saving animal medicine.  Finally, it looks like the evil of this first half of the season (the flu) has been eradicated.  It’s just a shame that killer the flu has been replaced with the killer Governor who is seen looking on with his one good eye, from the safety of the bush-land outside the prison grounds. DUN DUN DUN!!

The Walking Dead: Babe Bait

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So we finally got to see the aftermath of Patrick’s mystery death is the shower on Monday night and I for one am confused.  Surely, someone would have heard a walker eating like he was at the last supper on a poor unsuspecting and peacefully sleeping fella.  Well apparently not, and this starts off a domino effect of the walker infestation in the prison.

Apparently hours fly by and no one has heard a thing.  Outside, life is as normal, Maggie is noticing the walkers are gathering in one section of the fencing, pushing and clawing at it like they were waiting for Myer’s doors to open on Boxing Day sales.  Rick and Carl are farming, talking about guns and stuff…it’s a normal day.  Then the gunshots start piercing the air.  It’s always calm when gunshots fire out isn’t it?

A mass fight takes place and thankfully no one we actually care about is injured (well except Michonne, but it was her own fault tripping over that rope).  Back inside, the crew discover that a deadly flu like illness is sweeping the prison.  Seeing that Hershel really hasn’t had much to do so far, it’s put upon him to decide that yes, those with symptoms must be separated from the group (he IS a doctor or is it a vet?  It all becomes so intertwined after a few limb amputations).  Now hysteria begins to spread as quickly as the virus and those suffering even a mild cough are segregated off – including Karen.

By now, the walkers gathering at Myer’s doors are beginning to break in, they must have seen the 50% off all white-goods sign.  Cut to a mass stabbing involving Rick, Glenn, Maggie and Darryl and a moment where Rick is so worried about his farming plot he actually stops and stares at his work before deciding to use the possibly infected piglets as bait to lure the walkers away – hence my title ‘Babe Bait’.  Man did those pigs squeal!  They squealed, but didn’t run when Rick placed them on the ground (how convenient)  After all the killing, death, murder that has taken place over three seasons – apparently it’s only now that Rick decides that violence is the only way to survive and happily hands Carl back his gun and holster.

I’m really liking Carol so far this season.  Her private ‘weapons for kids’ class is going well and puts one of her students to a test to see if she can use what she’s learnt to kill her father who has just been bitten.  One would possibly think a small animal would be the first test…but then again, i’m not teaching the class.  Carol also finds herself pleading with Carl not to tell Rick about her class.  Personally, Carol should have laid the smack down and told Carl not to rat on her, but then again, i’m not Carol.  Of course, the little twat scuttles off and tells Rick, but thankfully, both are on Carol’s side and decide to keep mum on the topic.

Finally, Tyreece (who is using the prison as a dating service) is seen heading off into the quarantined zone to give his lady love Karen some wild flowers he picked all himself.  It seems there’s a lot of blood smeared all over the floors of her room and a trail leading somewhere else.  Has she turned?  Nope, Tyreece follows the blood trail (which is going to be a bugger to clean up) outside where after what feels like 3 hours looking at a close up shot of his shocked facial expression, we find Karen’s and another segregated persons burnt to a crisp bodies.  Guess someone is terrified enough of this virus to burn some people alive or we’ve begun an American Horror Story: Coven cross-over.

Side note: Am I the only who thinks the girl who couldn’t stab her dad in the head is the one feeding the rats to the walkers?  She has a habit of naming them, cried when her walker Nick was killed off, even her own little sister told Carol that “She’s messed up”.  Girl aint’ right is all i’m saying, but then again, this is a zombie apocalypse.