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Sunday TV Recap

Last night's Charmed was probably one of the best episodes of the season. Wyatt already rocks and now it turns out he's the true weilder of Excalibur? That rocks even harder. Holly Marie Combs is the best actress on a Aaron Spelling series ever. (My apologies to Catherine Hicks and Jenny Garth.) She actually conveyed successfully how the sword's power was controlling her. I was disapppointed Lady Vader was not on IM last night. Being the King Arthur expert that she is, I would have liked to hear her thoughts on how King Arthur, the sword and the Lady of Lake is real but not Merlin or anything else aparently. Convienent that Chris was loaded up with other things to do. I think the writers were afraid that if they had him in the episode they'd be forced to reveal a secret or two. This development with Wyatt lends credence to Chris being after Wyatt before he becomes completely invulnerable to attack. Of course, that "all my life" comment he made a few episodes ago still is a mystery. For once this season, Phoebe didn't completely piss me off although her attitude towards Richard may have been a little hypocritical since they were the same comments Prue made about Cole. Then again, we all know how that turned out...

Alias wasn't as good as last week but was again memorable. Surprise, surprise. Vaughn's marriage probably won't last. It's never good when your wife messes with your woman. And Lauren had to be told straight out that Julia and Sydney are the same person! (I'm stil not convinced they are but ok...) Sydney was in that apartment in Rome but what does this tell us? Where is her mother anyway? There was one key thing I got out of that meeting with Sloane in the conference room. He knows how to get Marshall to shut up.

Random comments: If Britney Spears can actually sing as she did as a young girl, why the hell doesn't she? Wouldn't she get more respect?

"Loki's Revenge" has been updated on Fanfiction and "The Mysterious Death of Sister Teresa" has also been updated at FictionPress. Surely, you have a freaking hour to spare.

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