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So in this 2nd episode we know that the switch between Henry and Edward is broken and the organization cannot fix it, at least for now. So Henry must carry on Edward’s duties and vice versa. It’s a little tough on Henry though doing Edward’s job, he had to interogate someone. During Edward’s job, he had to be accompanied by Raymond, because Henry wasn’t capable in doing Edward’s job. Funny thing though, Henry’s job, especially his domestic duties with his wife, it was Edward who got to do the job, and this made Henry unhappy.

Anyway, in this episode Henry found out that the memory that he had over 19 years was fake. None of his old school friends was real, even his 8th birthday video was a fake. So he went to his college buddy, a doctor, to get a CT Scan of his brain, and he found out that there was a chip implanted on his brain. Terrified of Edward finding out about this, he even made a password (which only Henry knew) with the doctor. But in the end, Edward found out about this because the insurance company called his wife, and the next thing Henry knew, his doctor friend had died. Whether or not Edward killed him, we’ll find out next week.

I missed the premier of Crusoe last night, I was somewhere else when it started. I got home just in time to watch the last 1 hour, but I don’t like to watch something from the middle. But bless NBC it has the first episode online so I can watch it. If you want to watch it too, visit here: http://www.nbc.com/Crusoe/video/categories/season-1/771041/ I’m pretty sure that it’s on Hulu too.

At first, I was affraid that this show would be just another drama (not drama drama) type of show, but it’s quite entertaining. Good amount of action, adventure, and humor. There are also some flashbacks along the story to tell Crusoe’s background. The storyline is superb; even though I haven’t read the book, I’m sure this series stay true to the book.

So Crusoe is about Crusoe (duh) an English man who’s stranded on an island. Crusoe (Philip Winchester) befriended with Friday (Tongayi Chirisa), a native guy who he had saved from being sacrificed by his own tribe. Since Crusoe  has spent a lot of time in the island (no idea how long he’s been there), he managed to set up a lot of traps, make bridges, a SOS plan, and a tree house with amazing view equiped with its own OJ-making tool.

So the story started when Crusoe spotted a boat with English flag on it. Desperate to get back to his home, he turned on his SOS fire and he ran down to the beach to find his saviors; little did he know that those guys were pirates. So the pirate chased him away and finally caught him and made him their guide to find the treasure. Amongst those pirates, there was a pirate girl who’s really smart but tough.

Friday tried to helped Crusoe, and he ran across a Spanish guards who wanted to capture the pirates. So he led them in exchange that they’d let Crusoe go. The plan worked out really well, and he and Crusoe managed to get away while the Spanish guards cornered and captured those pirates. But when everything seemed to go back to normal and peaceful, they were ambushed again. Apparently, the pirate captain made a deal with the Spanish captain to share the gold in exchange for his freedom.

Crusoe found out about the whereabouts of the gold, it’s actually right under their beloved tree-house. They had to defend themselves by making the treehouse their fortress. The pirate girl snuck in during the night offering to help them, but they rejected the offer. The battle continued until the morning after when the intruders wanted to blow the tree house with dynamite. Luckily with Crusoe’s witty mind, they managed to blow the dynamite before it reached them and defeated the guards and the pirates.

When they went down to check the situation, the found the treasure: it’s a giant vase made of gold. Then Friday realized that the body count didn’t match the number of the intruders, so they went down to the beach and they found the Spanish captain captured the pirate girl and wanted to take her back to mainland. Crusoe told him about the gold but he didn’t believe it so they left. In the end, Crusoe and Friday threw the giant vase to the sea, and they stayed in the island for another day.

I think Crusoe is a great show, and Well, I think the pilot episode itself is worthty of being an independent movie. But, I can’t wait until next week for the next episode to see what new story it will bring. I’m particularly intriqued to see whether Crusoe will take Friday along with him to England once he’s rescued. As much as Crusoe missed his family, he valued Friday’s friendship so much and vice versa. It will be very sad to see Crusoe leaving Friday in the island where he’s a cast away from his tribe. But I don’t think it’s also possible for Friday to live in England, even though his English is good. Did I say that he could speak 6 languages? Well, we shall see what will happen to them.

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Tonight was the premier of My Own Worst Enemy on NBC (10pm EST). It’s about Edward and Henry, same person, just different personalities. When Edward is “awake” on a mission, Henry is “asleep.” Edward is a spy and a womanizer, whereas Henry is a dedicated family guy.

This story began where Edward and Henry woke up at times they’re supposed to be asleep; Edward woke up at Henry’s house and Henry woke up during Edward’s mission causing him to be arrested. He was rescued by Raymond (a.k.a. Tom, Henry’s fellow officemate). Raymond/Tom was just like from Henry/Edward.

Anyway, so Henry found out about Edward, and a little bit about his secret. Funnily, Edward was the real person, and Henry was the alternate personality created by the organization Edward worked for. Edward is very secretive, even the Handler what Edward was thinking, so it’s up to Henry to reveal that. Edward volunteered to split his personality to prove his “free will.” The organization wanted to fix the situation because Henry found out too much about the organzation. So they re-brainwashed Edward/Henry.

But everything couldn’t go back to normal, because Edward’s nemesis, Oozie (not sure how to spell his name), came to Henry’s house to kill him. Thankfully, Edward already told Henry on a video what to do, so he could save his/their ass. So in the end, they know each other and they communicate and send message to each other through video. That should be interesting, I remember Henry told Edward, “there’s a difference between driving someone’s car and driving someone’s wife.” lol.

All in all, I like this series and I’ll be watching it again next week. If you miss it, I suggest you go ahead and watch it. I’m pretty sure that NBC will upload the pilot episode on its website: http://www.nbc.com/My_Own_Worst_Enemy/video/


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