[S1E1] The Day Before [REPACK]
This chronicles the first 48-hour shift for the new surgical interns. Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) meets Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), with whom she had a one-night stand the night before, and discovers he's the new attending and chief of neurosurgery at Seattle Grace, and also her "boss". All the interns are introduced to their resident in charge, Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson), nicknamed "The Nazi" for her serious demeanor and strictness. They are also introduced to the Chief of Surgery Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.) and the head of cardiothoracic surgery Preston Burke (Isaiah Washington), who catches the eye of Cristina (Sandra Oh). Meredith has trouble with her first case, a teenage girl who's having unexplained seizures. Izzie (Katherine Heigl) dislikes Meredith, as she thinks she's trying to "get ahead" by sleeping with an attending surgeon; it is revealed Izzie had a past career as a model, which is how she put herself through medical school, and she is teased by Alex (Justin Chambers). George (T. R. Knight) earns the nickname "007" ("license to kill") after botching his first surgery, an appendectomy, when he inverted the stump and pulled too hard on the sutures, tearing the bowel (the patient was saved by Dr Burke).
[S1E1] The Day Before
Meredith is the daughter of acclaimed surgeon Ellis Grey (Kate Burton), who evidently had an affair with Richard years before, while married to Meredith's father, Thatcher. Ellis is now battling Alzheimer's disease and Meredith constantly and secretly visits her.
Waitress Shelley Johnson (Mädchen Amick) is about to leave for work when her abusive husband Leo (Eric Da Re) demands she do more laundry. She finds a bloodstained shirt among Leo's clothes and hides it before he notices. However, he later realizes that it has gone missing. When she returns home that night, he questions her about its whereabouts, and savagely beats her with a bar of soap in a sock.
Josie Packard (Joan Chen) and Pete Martell (Jack Nance) discuss Packard's trouble with her sister-in-law Catherine Martell (Piper Laurie). Truman and Cooper arrive to speak with Packard, who had employed Palmer as an English tutor. Packard admits to sensing that Palmer was troubled but cannot help further; Cooper picks up on the fact that Truman has been having a relationship with Packard. Catherine calls Packard to tell her that the latter's sawmill lost $87,000 the day before; Catherine is having an affair with Benjamin Horne (Richard Beymer), with whom she is conspiring a hostile takeover of the mill. That same day, Hayward visits Palmer's mother Sarah (Grace Zabriskie), attempting to console her. However, Sarah has a vision of a sinister man (Frank Silva) crouching in the corner of the room, and panics. Meanwhile, Lawrence Jacoby (Russ Tamblyn), Laura's psychiatrist, listens to an audio tape she had made for him, and sobs as he toys with half of a golden heart necklace, the other half of which was found at the scene of the crime.
Dunham retained the frequent use of static cameras seen in "Pilot", something he saw as a hallmark of Lynch's directing style; describing the result as "like framed pictures". He also continued the use of a "warm" reddish tint to the footage, using soft coral filters and carefully selected props and costumes to obtain this coloring. This tint was considered important enough that Lynch sent a representative to the network to ensure they understood it was deliberate and not a mistake, for fear that they might correct the saturation to be more "realistic" before broadcasting it.
I've written a couple handy primers to help us all get in the right headspace, but essentially: Forget what you know, you won't need it much. House of the Dragon opens about 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The now 100-year-old Targaryen Dynasty is at its height, as the royal family holds the reins to 10 full-grown dragons.
We open at Harrenhal, the vast ruined castle that got famously dracarysed by Aegon the Conqueror, founder of the Targaryen Dynasty, a century before. We're witnessing the Great Council of 101 AC, where the inheritor of the Iron Throne will be decided.
The next day, Ser Otto Hightower attempts to shame Daemon for his impulsive action, but the prince is supported by Corlys Velaryon and, conditionally, the king himself. There will soon be a tournament, after all, held to celebrate the impending birth of the king's child, which (the king is certain) will be a boy. Lots of visiting nobles. The king rationalizes that Daemon's show of force will help protect the people. Daemon peaces out before anyone can say "Gold Lives Matter," so that's a good thing.
While all of that's going on, the queen goes into labor, and it doesn't go well. The child is breached. The king is summoned to her side and they get to share a tender moment before he gives his permission to have her baby removed surgically. (The queen, notably, is not consulted in the matter.) The show really lingers on this sequence, daring us to keep watching; if the point is to remind us how dangerous childbirth can be, even in a world full of magic, mission accomplished.
The Star-Spangled Banner sounds as the Greater Montana Livestock Auction is about to begin. John Dutton takes his seat, but not before passing by Jamie to let him know of the reservation problems. As John sits down Dirk Herstrom approaches him. He heard Dutton was hiring and likes for his grandson Jimmy to go and work for him. Despite the fact Dutton is reluctant because of Jimmy's criminal past, he will give his grandson a chance.
Kayce is busy taming the wild stallion he caught. His father walks up to the corral, not just to talk about what happened the day before, but mostly to express his wish to see (more of) his grandson. Kayce, however, makes up an excuse to keep his father from seeing his son for the moment. It seems John and Kayce have grown too far apart to fix things right away, but John leaves his son thinking, advising him not to make a wrong decision when his son is gonna test him someday.
The wives of Kayce, Robert Long and Sam Stands Alone are making dinner. Robert mentions they're about to divvy up the cattle that wandered on to their reservation and before they get to far into an argument about this fact, Sam asks about the medals on the wall. It turns out Kayce was awarded a Navy cross. Just then, Thomas Rainwater comes to visit.
Not too shabby! As Swift prepares to leave the pitch, he tries to get out of the fashion show, but without success: Agent is dead set on it, and insists Swift has to attend before ducking out to take a phone call.
The day before yesterday, on the first day of the forum, while I stood drinking an espresso in the hall of the Roscongress, I had already gleaned his importance. As he moved amidst us ID badge-wearing commoners, I was pulled in by his messianic power, coming from who knows where and who knows what historical era. He proceeded quickly with large strides, his form tall, straight and athletic, in his long black gabardine tunic, as per the archimandrite tradition. He paid no heed to all those who made way for him, bowed their heads and crossed themselves in the orthodox fashion with their thumbs, index and middle fingers together and extended. He looked straight ahead at a point at the end of the hall, a great silver cross swinging with every step he took like a censor under his gray beard. Just as he had appeared, in an instant he was gone, leaving behind him a rancid, archaic odor of damp and onions.
While Tommy celebrates by shagging a Beantown prostitute, his good time comes to an end when Lizzie calls from overseas to say their daughter is sick with fever and speaking Gypsy and having visions of a man with green eyes, which is apparently a very, very bad. Tommy rushes back to England but not before visiting Michael in prison to exchange unpleasantries.
He wakes up at 6:00 AM, very tired and his father tells him they would train. Once they are in the sky, his father tells him he would get the hang of flying, having to focus at first. His father tells him that flying could tire him, and to use momentum in order to relax from time to time. He told his son to relax and realized Mark had practiced the night before. He tells him to land, but Mark had a hard time doing so and eventually crashed into the ground. Nolan told him to hit him and to use his whole body while doing it, even practicing while flying. Nolan showed Mark how to punch, and hurt Mark, which Nolan told him was part of his preparation.
Mark realized he needed something to punch in order to blow off steam and hears gunfire. Three criminals run from the police after robbing a place. Mark fights the big criminal and manages to hurt him. Omni-Man approached him and told him he looked ridiculous, also mentioning that he had skipped a few steps since he had caused a lot of destruction. Mark asks his father to hit him, since he was not ready before, but his father told him that he would not hit him. Mark grew desperate and told his father he knew that he did not believe in him, but he wanted to prove he was strong enough and wanted to be like him. Nolan hugs his son and tells him that he would be, then telling him to follow him.
At his house, Nikki is excited when a shapeshifter manages to expand himself beyond what he had ever done before. He gets called to action and leaves. At a photo shoot, another woman is called and she leaves as well.
As two men try breaking into a building, they get scared about Darkwing who had seen them. He attacks both of them and manages to bring them down easily, handcuffing them and asking them about their boss. He was called and told them he would check with them the next day before leaving in his jet.
The heroes meet, but realize that none of the other Guardians made the alert. Red Rush senses the presence of Omni-man and narrowly saves The Immortal from being decapitated using his super speed. Realising his betrayal, the Guardians attack Omni-Man. Omni-Man takes a few punches from Red Rush before catching him by his wrist and horrifically crushing his skull while the other Guardians watch in shock and terror. 041b061a72