The Following 1.15 “The Final Chapter”

the-following-season-finale-poe-yourself-a-drink1I can’t remember if I’ve already said this or not but this show drives me crazy. Each episode I feel that they do something stupid which causes me to yell at the TV. Ha! Not really but I might do that in my head.

I’ve decided I’m not going to recap everything I watch. Takes too long and sometimes I don’t have time for that. If I do, I will.


I did not expect Parker to die. I thought during the entire episode that they would save her in time. Boy was I wrong. So that was sad. And just shooting that guy in the head was way to easy. I was hoping one of them would either save him for later torture or put him in the coffin and cover it up. Ya know, that whole eye for an eye idea.

It was the same cat and mouse game. Annoying really.

Loved the scene where Joe take the broken ankle guy out into the main room, just to stab him repeatedly while Clare watched. That will teach Clare not to take credit for something she didn’t do. Joe was looking rough but that’s to be expected since he was stabbed and then stabbed again with a fork.

For me, the last two minutes was the best. When Ryan and Clare were in his apartment. She’s in the bathroom and he hears a noise. Investigates only to get himself stabbed by Molly. Then Clare sees Ryan bleeding on the floor and screams (not a good idea) and Molly comes up from behind and stabs Clare in the back. The End.

  • Great way to end a season but where does season 2 go from here?
  • Did Joe really die or did he somehow escape?
  • Will Molly be the one they hunt down next season?

Empty Chairs by Stacey Danson

emptychairsbookcoverEmpty Chairs is an autobiography of Stacey Danson. She wrote this book in such a way that you get so involved in her story that you feel like you are there, living it, along with her memories.

It’s well written. It’s detailed enough. It’s horrific. It’s sad. It’s inspiring. It’s shocking. It’s scary. It’s read.

Once you get past the beginning of her story of child abuse at such a terribly young age that you almost can’t believe that something like this would happen. But it did.

She provides a wonderful visual of what life on the streets can be like. You feel what she felt. It makes you look at people who live on the streets…differently.

She is an amazing person, to be able to live through everything she has and has the outlook on life that she does. This would crush many if they had to bare these same memories. She was, most of the time, very smart and used great judgement on how she selected where to sleep each night. She walked around while learning all about the world that she never knew about when she was young.

I recommend this book to everyone.

I was shocked to see how the book ended, leaving you not knowing what happened. I learned that many felt the same way so she wrote a second book to continue her story – Faint Echoes of Laughter

I can’t wait to continue reading tonight!

A Thousand Words [movie]

thousandwordsLast night I watched A Thousand Words movie and it made me think. If I was limited to only saying a thousand words, what would they be?

This movie is both a comedy with a bit of drama. But more importantly, this movie has a great message. Slow down, listen to others, say what you mean, and use words wisely.

I’m not a movie critic so I’m not one to analyze characters, plot, etc. however this movie is one that you must watch and really think about the message it gives.

How would you use your last thousand words?