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Fri
May 6 2016 9:30am

Hitch and Ditched in Vegas: Real Life and the Quickie Wedding Trope

Wild On The Rock by Kiersten Hallie Krum

Sometimes real life can get in the way of enjoying a trope, but Kiersten Hallie Krum (an author we're also proud to call blogger) is here to talk about how it hasn't stopped her from enjoying the love at first sight and quickie wedding trope in her debut book, Wild on the Rocks. Thanks, Kiersten!

We all know about that Vegas wedding cliché: the wild, drunken nights that end in nuptials followed by Come-to-Jesus mornings where newlyweds wake with a wedding band and a spouse but don’t remember how they got either one. Carrie Underwood wrote a song about it. There’s that Friends Vegas episode where a drunk-off-their-asses Ross and Rachel get hitched. So many movies (The Hangover comes most quickly to mind). The quickie Vegas wedding with a near stranger has become such a familiar trope in our culture, some people even deliberately get hitched and ditched during their stay in Sin City simply to be able to say they did it. Marriage as a prank in the truest sense of the word.

The idea of a quickie Las Vegas wedding is a creative trope, but it’s a well that somehow keeps never runs dry—and not only because of the open bar. But as it turns out, the real-life equivalent of this trope rarely has as happy an ending.

[Happy endings for all...]

Wed
Apr 13 2016 12:00pm
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Wild on the Rocks: A Barefoot Bay Kindle Worlds Romance: Exclusive Excerpt

Kiersten Hallie Krum

Wild on the Rocks: A Barefoot Bay Kindle Worlds Romance by  Kiersten Hallie Krum

Driven by wanderlust and insatiable curiosity, Quinn Forrester views every new gig for her mixologist business as another chance for adventure. Until the night she wanders down the wrong hallway and witnesses a mob murder. After a week on the run, lack of funds and few options land Quinn in Barefoot Bay where she takes a job tending bar at the swanky Casa Blanca resort…and hopes no wise guys show up to make her sleep with the fishes. But nothing whacks a low profile like having your Navy SEAL ex-husband walk through the door—especially when he’s the love of your life you left behind.
Discovering his restless ex-wife at Casa Blanca—and still going by his name—is enough to drive Lieutenant Commander Jasper McQueen wild. When she ran out on their marriage, Quinn left him a broken man. Now with his career in jeopardy and his sexy ex at hand, Jasper is ready to chuck responsibility and submerse himself in a hedonistic affair—all sex, zero emotions—with the woman he won’t forgive and can never forget. And this time, when they’re done, it’ll be Jasper who does the leaving.
But a mob enforcer has tracked Quinn to Barefoot Bay. With her days numbered, Jasper may be her only shot at living through the night—if Quinn can get him to believe in her one last time.

Get a sneak peek at Kiersten Hallie Krum's Wild on the Rocks: A Barefoot Bay Kindle Worlds Romance (available April 14, 2016) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Kiersten Hallie Krum is an H&H blogger and her Wild on the Rocks joins one of many stories to be published in Roxanne St. Claire's Barefoot Bay Kindle Worlds Romance series. We're so excited for Kiersten and this new project! 

Nettie’s tray clattered onto the bar. “Holy shit,” she gasped, eyes fixed on the restaurant’s entrance. “Is it Christmas already?”

Quinn glanced over her shoulder as a trio of men crossed the threshold. The last rays of sun shined through the door behind them, blinding her and making the men little more than shadows. Large shadows with broad shoulders.

Hoo. Shah.

She shielded her eyes and turned back to the mixer. “We should send God a fruit basket.”

“Full of gold.” Nettie nodded toward the man on the end. “That’s Luke McBain. He does the resort’s security. Very married to one of the wedding planners.”

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Tue
Oct 27 2015 11:00am

Lost Girl 5x16 Recap and SPOILER Thread: Faenale

Note: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Lost Girl, including for Season 5, Episode 16, “Rise," which aired Sunday on Showcase in Canada. We'll re-share this Bo/Dyson-centric recap when the episode airs on SyFy in the U.S. in early 2016!

Burning down da house. Hilton Hovel is in flames. Dyson is barely holding the final roof beams from caving in, thus bringing the whole place down on top of them. On the floor, coughing for air, Doctor Lauren notices Bo left the Hotphaestus Horseshoe on the mantle (along with more of Trick’s books destined to burn in effigy. Sob.) Sure, but where’s the red kimono?! Suddenly, a ripping sound comes from behind them as Bruce tears the wall away from outside to provide an exit. BRUCE! “Hey, guys,” he says as though they just met up at a café.

[You know, just keeping it casual...]

Tue
Oct 20 2015 1:00pm

Lost Girl 5x15 Recap and SPOILER Thread: My Kingdom for a Succubus

 

 

Editor's Note (3/15/16): This article is being repromoted in honor of Lost Girl 5x15, the penultimate episode of the show, which aired last night on SyFy in the U.S. Come back next week to dish about the series finale!

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Note: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Lost Girl, including for Season 5, Episode 15, “Let Them Burn," which aired Sunday on Showcase in Canada. We'll re-share this Bo/Dyson-centric recap when the episode airs on SyFy in the U.S. in early 2016!

HILTON HOVEL IS ON FIRE!!! Dyson, Kenzi, Mark, and Doctor Lauren stand in the common room gaping at the fire as it tears through the house. They worry where Bo might be and race for her room, but are blocked by fire and debris as the floor above collapses into the stairwell. Kenzi screams that she’s not leaving without Bo and when she tries to climb over the debris to get up the stairs, Dyson lifts her up and hauls her back into the common room shouting, “It’s too dangerous!” They head for the front door, but that too is blocked by debris and fire. Kenzi spies the microwave and then looks above it to the not-working smoke alarm. She realizes Jack set the fire. Outside, the line of kerosene streaks down from Hilton Hovel and out to the street where Bo stands, kerosene can in hand, coldly watching her home and her family burn.

Credits.

[Way to leave us on edge!]

Wed
Oct 14 2015 12:30pm

Lost Girl 5x14 Recap and SPOILER Thread: We’re Off to See the Succubus

TV Recap: Lost Girl 5x14 Bo on The Yellow Brick Road

Note: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Lost Girl, including for Season 5, Episode 14, “Follow The Yellow Brick Road," which aired Sunday on Showcase in Canada. We'll re-share this Bo/Dyson-centric recap when the episode airs on SyFy in the U.S. in early 2016!

Bo wakes up in bed at Hilton Hovel dressed in a red and white gingham dress with a sweetheart neckline and a red belt. The back of the dress is all ruffles, like a modernized bustle. Her hair is braided in two pigtails tipped with red ribbons. She looks like she stepped off the farm for some Wizard of Oz-themed campy show. Hang on…

We know we’re not in the real world because everything around Bo is black and white and there’s jaunty music. The jaunty music is always a dead giveaway. Bo catches a glimpse of herself in the mirror. “I just woke up in a Lucy rerun.”

[And we thought things couldn't get any better ...]

Tue
Oct 6 2015 11:00am

Lost Girl 5x13 Recap and SPOILER Thread: Succubus Picture Day

Lost Girl 5x13 It's time to figure everything out.

Note: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Lost Girl, including for Season 5, Episode 13, “Family Portrait," which aired Sunday on Showcase in Canada. We'll re-share this Bo/Dyson-centric recap when the episode airs on SyFy in the U.S. in early 2016!

Home at Hilton Hovel with Tamsin, Bo is frustrated that her super forged-by-the-gods-just-for-her weapon is a horseshoe. Tamsin attempts to come up with a few alternative uses for it, but only succeeds in breaking the glass in the vending machine, which is not a total loss given how hungry she’s been since taking down Freyja. She points out that Trick did say the horseshoe would protect Bo from “Jack in a glass box.” I’m more than a little ashamed I didn’t cotton onto that Jack-in-a-box pun sooner. Pun-fu fail.

[Family is becoming very important ...]

Tue
Sep 29 2015 11:00am

Lost Girl 5x12 Recap and SPOILER Thread: Law & Succubus

Note: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Lost Girl, including for Season 5, Episode 12, “Judgment Fae," which aired Sunday on Showcase in Canada. We'll re-share this Bo/Dyson-centric recap when the episode airs on SyFy in the U.S. in early 2016!

Bo and Doctor Lauren are getting busy in the shower, swapping blue spit along the way. Afterwards, the doc is hungry but doesn’t remember she already ordered a pizza. Bo is worried and gets more so when, in her enthusiasm for her new conduit abilities, the doc lets slip that Hades helped her cinch the equation for the process that made her (sorta) Fae. Bo is nowhere near as excited for Doctor Lauren’s abilities and learning her father was involved in the doc’s transformation doesn’t help. The doc gets a little snippy when she realizes Bo doesn’t trust her. Shocking! Wonder why?

[Busy bees ...]

Tue
Sep 22 2015 11:00am

Lost Girl 5x11 Recap and SPOILER Thread: Succubus Sock Hop

Lost Girl 5x11 Hello Tam, Tam!

Note: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Lost Girl, including for Season 5, Episode 11, “Sweet Valkyrie High,“ which aired Sunday on Showcase in Canada. We'll re-share this Bo/Dyson-centric recap when the episode airs on SyFy in the U.S. in early 2016!

OK. Technically, it’s a Valkyrie Sock Hop as tonight, Tamsin revisits her high school and remembers her true purpose. But I gots a title theme and I’m not messin’ with it now.

At Hilton Hovel, Bo and Doctor Lauren neck anemically on the couch, but stop when the doc’s proximity to Bo stimulates a doccusuck (hee) because she still has no control over the whole conduit thang. Bo tries to get her to talk about the enormity of what she’s done, but Doctor Lauren not-so-smoothly redirects Bo to talk about her father instead. Since Bo likes nothing better than talking about herself and her issues, she lets the poorly disguised play fly, and proceeds to moan (again!) about how she doesn’t know what to do about Jack. The doc suggests the best way to know her enemy is for Bo to become him, so already Doctor Lauren’s secret sessions with Hades are making her influence Bo better in his direction. She encourages Bo to get to know Jack before she makes any decisions about him.

[A broken heart can make you stronger and smarter ...]

Tue
Sep 15 2015 11:00am

Lost Girl 5x10 Recap and SPOILER Thread: Succubus Entrapment

Lost Girl 5x10 Bo Dennis Has a Plan

Editor's Note (2/2/16): This article is being repromoted in honor of Lost Girl 5x10, which aired last night on SyFy in the U.S.

Note: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Lost Girl, including for Season 5, Episode 10, “Like Father, Like Daughter," which aired last night on Showcase in Canada. We'll re-share this Bo/Dyson-centric recap when the episode airs on SyFy in the U.S. in early 2016!

Surprisingly, we do not take off from where we ended last week with Bo and a bloodied Doctor Lauren swapping chi in the middle of the street. As you do. Instead, Bo and Dyson are staking out the Mount Olympus penthouse building in an attempt to get a bead on Zee. Is that Dyson’s car or a cop one? They gab about the state of her father, ya know, Hades, the god of the Underworld, who’s currently locked up in the most secure Fae prison around: the clinic. Hang on. Doesn’t Trick have a prison under the lair where he keeps the crazed Fae who don’t survive their YDawnings? Is there a reason Hades can’t take up residency there rather than a cushy lounge in the doc’s clinic? Hmmm?

Speak of the devil, Doctor Lauren rings up Bo. Bo: “How’s my birth father.” Doctor Lauren: “Still here. Locked up. Polite.” Bo preens about having saved the doc the night before who, she adds, doesn’t need to thank her. But Doctor Lauren is more interested in the fact that the chi suck felt weird. Bo notes she wasn’t in control of it but everything is pretty weird right now. After they disconnect, the doc says she thinks she’s the one who was being the succubus.

[Flash back to that time Bo did what? ]

Mon
Sep 7 2015 11:00am

Lost Girl 5x09 Recap and SPOILER Thread: Succubus Saves the World

Lost Girl 5x09 cast

Note: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Lost Girl, including for Season 5, Episode 9, “44 Minutes to Save the World," which aired last night on Showcase in Canada. We'll re-share this Bo/Dyson-centric recap when the episode airs on SyFy in the U.S. in early 2016!

Welcome back to the final 8 episodes ever of Lost Girl!

We start where we left off: Bo with the box on one side of the door, Zee and her protests on the other side warning of doom and gloom. “The answers in a gift” Bo recites while Zee shouts undermining invectives like an Internet troll: “You think you’re special?! You think you’re strong?! Everything is because of him!” Bo decides it might take evil to fight evil and opens her box (not like that!). When she hears the nursery rhyme chime, Zee carefully inches out of and away from Hilton Hovel.

A white light and some dust spring from the opened box, surprising Bo. The box’s interior goes suspiciously black and then…nothing. Absolutely nothing happens. “Dad?” Bo queries the empty room. Nada. Zilch.

Which is why Bo is startled when someone suddenly knocks on the door. She carefully opens it to reveal a bald man on her doorstep. “The end is nigh,” he warns. Anyone else go right to The Cheese Man when they saw this guy? Just me? Ho-kay.

When asked, he introduces himself as John. “Do you want to be saved?” Bo, clearly having a very different conversation, asks what he wants. “I wanted to invite you to prayer circle on Wednesday. The end of the world is coming.” Snort. Bo rolls her eyes and shuts the door in his face. “No kidding.”

[The end is nigh...]

Mon
Jan 26 2015 2:00pm

Lost Girl 5x08 Recap and SPOILER Thread: Succubus in a Box

Bo and Dyson in Lost Girl 5x08

Note: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Lost Girl, including Friday night's Season 5, Episode 8, “End of Faes,” which we recapped when it originally aired in Canada in January and are re-sharing after its U.S. air date. Enjoy!

Tamsin is moving out of Hilton Hovel under protest from Bo who claims she and the team still need Tamsin. Tamsin rightfully doesn’t believe Bo’s platitudes anymore and claims she doesn’t need Bo, which, let’s be honest, she never did. Tamsin seems over last week’s rejection and claims that Bo’s heart will always be with Doctor Lauren and they’ll always be a couple even when they’re not. You know what? I can’t even bother unpacking all the bullshit that’s in that statement anymore. Bo wonders where Tamsin is going to go. “Wherever the universe takes me. Motel 6. And then wherever the universe takes me.” Heh.

[Always bringing the laughs even when your heart is breaking...]

Mon
Jan 19 2015 3:02pm

Lost Girl 5x07 Recap and SPOILER Thread: Succubus at the Heart of the Storm

Bo and Dyson on the case in Lost Girl 5x07We'll be recapping Lost Girl as it airs on Showcase in Canada and we'll be repromoting them as it airs in the United States on the SyFy channel. Enjoy and discuss!

Note: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Lost Girl, including last night's Season 5, Episode 7, “Here Comes the Night.”

Chaos reigns in the streets of Faeronto. A tornado touched down in downtown, wrecking cars, pinning people, generally wreaking havoc heretofore unseen. Dirty and disheveled, Dyson and Bo slowly make their way through the disaster. They’re both visibly stunned by the scope of the damage around them. It’s very dark; look, they put such a dark filter on this episode, it is really hard to make things out. I’m all for ambiance and playing with shadows, but we the people have to be able to see what’s going on in order to know what’s going on. And it’s not like Lost Girl was such a brightly lit show to begin with.

Bo hears someone calling for air in a car pinned down by a telephone pole. She runs for the door while Dyson lifts the pole off the car. “Hasn’t every annoying person ever told you: lift with your legs,” Bo orders. “Way to make light of a heavy situation,” he replies as he hefts the pole off the car. They get the people out. Tamsin hurries up to tell them the tornados passed on to the east. Dyson goes to take care of the humans they freed. Tamsin thinks the scene looks like a battlefield and she’s seen enough to know. “Shit got real.” Frightened, Bo admits she’s never seen anything like it. Tamsin puts her arm around Bo and promises it’s nothing they can’t handle together. “You’re my girl.” Bo starts to have The Talk, but backs off instead. Wandering through the wreckage she finds a huge mark of the triskele burned into the street.

[Saved by the mark...]

Mon
Jan 12 2015 11:45am

Lost Girl 5x06 Recap and SPOILER Thread: Bring It On, Succubus

Note: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Lost Girl, including last night's Season 5, Episode 6, “Clear Eyes, Fae Hearts.” The recap first went up after the episode aired in Canada, and now we're bringing it back after SyFy's airing in the U.S. for more discussion. We hope you enjoy...

Bo sits in an ethereal white room wearing a white gown turning the crank on the box Daddy Hades sent her last week from which comes a sweet lullaby. It’s almost exactly like that cool season two promo, except, as the camera slowly pans up, we see it’s not Bo; it’s Doctor Lauren. She turns and smiles at Bo, still cranking away at the box. Try not to get hit over the head by the metaphor. Bo wakes from the dream with a gasp and sits up in bed deeply troubled by its possible meaning. Is it prophetic? Is the doc a tool of Hades? Or a victim? Or does she just crank Bo’s box? Okay, now it hit us upside the head. One thing’s for sure: It means my doccubus-free bliss is apparently coming to a quick end. Oh well. All good things can only last for so long…like season one.

[Awwww...?]

Mon
Jan 5 2015 1:55pm

Lost Girl 5x05 SPOILER THREAD: Luck Be a Succubus Tonight

Bo and Tamsin in Lost Girl 5x05We'll be doing full recaps for Lost Girl when it airs in the United States on the SyFy channel. Meanwhile, enjoy a quick summary of last night's episode and discuss!

Note: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Lost Girl, including last night's Season 5, Episode 5, “It's Your Lucky Fae.”

It’s Bo’s birthday! And we know how that always goes so well. Already, she’s got a box delivered from Daddy, which is about as creepy as it sounds when your Father is Hades, Lord of the Underworld. Talk about your gifts from hell. Inside the gaily wrapped box is…another box. Older and creepier and loaded with potential dire meaning, but still, a box. Incidentally, it’s the same box that Bo was winding in the promos for season two, so props to Lost Girl for continuity! Wow. There’s a sentence I never thought I’d write. ­­­-

The card enclosed reads Happy Birthday, Precious. Love, Daddy. Who do you think did a package pickup in hell, UPS or FedEx? Properly freaked out, Bo calls Cassie the Oracle for a confab. Cassie is only too happy to have her dating site date interrupted. She wants Cassie to tell her what the birthday gift from hell means. “All I’m good for, right?” Cassie sneers. Gotta wonder when the last time was that Bo gave Cassie a call without wanting something from her. They agree to meet at The Dal the next day for pints on Bo and a consult.

[Happy Birthday, Bo!]

Mon
Dec 29 2014 12:30pm

Lost Girl 5x04 SPOILER THREAD: Keeping it in the Faemily

Lost Girl 5x04

Note: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Lost Girl, including Friday night's Season 5, Episode 4, “When God Opens a Window.”

Tonight on Lost Girl—Dyson’s a daddy?!

Bo and Tamsin are still working out the kinks in their roommate agreement. For example, Bo expects when Tamsin says she’s coming back with weapons, she doesn’t mean stopping to bang a hottie in Bo’s bed. And Tamsin would like Bo to stop cock-blocking her when they’re shaking down a potential client turned suspect as it undermines the bad cop spiel she’s perfected over the centuries. Still, it’s nice to see they’re learning to share things like Chinese food and one-night stands…

[Sharing is caring!]

Mon
Dec 22 2014 11:50am

Lost Girl 5x03 SPOILER THREAD: Sayonara?

We'll be doing full recaps for Lost Girl when it airs in the United States on the SyFy channel. Meanwhile, enjoy a quick summary of last night's episode and discuss!

Note: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Lost Girl, including last night's Season 5, Episode 3, “Big in Japan.”

Tonight, Bo and Tamsin take on a case, Dyson teaches Doctor Lauren to defend herself, and Bo loses her mojo. Oh, bee-have, baby.

Bo has lost her mojo. Big time. She can’t feed and while she wants to bang, not even a half nekkid (Hot Tattoo Alert!) and totally willing, no-strings-attached (hah! Heard that one before) Dyson can rev her up. Neither can Doctor Lauren’s tepid neck kisses or Tamsin’s matter-of-fact offers. This essentially makes Bo human—unable to feed means unable to heal—and it comes to a quick head when she’s stabbed by her case-of-the-week (yay for returning to cases!). Doctor Lauren stabilizes Bo at her fancy schmancy new Fae clinic but is unable to heal the internal bleeding. Tamsin prods Bo into confessing the heart of the matter: the loss of Kenzi. Bo is convinced she’s destined to be The Chosen One alone, slowly but surely abandoned by all the ones she loves. “I’ll always be alone.”

[Don't say that, Bo!]

Mon
Dec 15 2014 12:00pm

What the Valhalla!?: Lost Girl 5x02 Discussion Thread

Lauren, Kenzi, and Dyson in Lost Girl 5x02We'll be doing full recaps for Lost Girl when it airs in the United States on the SyFy channel. Meanwhile, enjoy a quick summary of last night's episode and discuss!

Note: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Lost Girl, including last night's Season 5, Episode 2, “Like Hell, Part 2.”

In Like Hell part 2 Bo bangs her stepmother and walks and talks around Tartarus a lot which last week was Valhalla but I geddit. When you’re filming at the Royal York hotel, you’re gonna milk it for all its worth. Despite walking all over the place, Bo never meets her father YET AGAIN. Instead, Bo is attacked by a pooka goblin, confused by the voices in her head, and ultimately saved by the only woman with a suckier fate than Pandora—Persephone. Their sexy healing times inadvertently conjures some in tandem ghost sex for Doctor Lauren back at Hilton Hovel. Only afterward does Bo find out Persephone is married to her father, Hades. Now that’s keeping it in the family.

[That's...tricky...]

Sat
Dec 13 2014 2:00pm

Surviving DrOutlander: Bridging the Gap of 20 Years

The following post includes spoilers for the Outlander series. Like big, honking ones. No, seriously. Proceed at your own risk.

I’ll admit, I’m reaching deep to get through the long, dark days between the end of Outlander S1 part one this October and the debut of part two on STARZ network April 4, 2015. I came this close to adding Jamie’s eye-sexxing as my mobile wallpaper talisman to make it through. Here at Heroes and Heartbreakers, we’re pushing through this six-month Droughtlander on a steady diet of nekkid JAMMF GIFs and banked episodes on our DVRs.

Why—WHY—must they torture us so?!

Looking ahead, this may be a small drop in the Long Wait Pond. It’s already been announced that Outlander the television series plans to film one season for each book in the Outlander saga. This means season two will be based on Dragonfly in Amber (DIA) and season three on Voyager. Anyone who has read these two books knows that Jamie and Claire are separated at the end of DIA in a pretty freaking definitive way. They remain apart for the first third of Voyager as they (unknowingly) wait 20 years on either side of a 200-year divide to be reunited.

So the question has to be asked: how will Outlander the series handle their 20-year separation?

[I have a few ideas...]

Fri
Dec 5 2014 3:45pm

Serious as a Hart Attack: Cristin Harber’s Titan Group

Hart Attack by Cristin HarberHart Attack is the seventh installment in Cristin Harber’s Titan series, a military romantic-suspense series about an elite group of operatives.

Roman Hart is a member of the Titan Group, haunted by a mistake he made that cost someone's life. The heroine, CIA operative Beth Tourne, is also suffering from her past, wishing she could go back and correct her own mistake, one that meant she failed her husband when he needed her most.

Beth’s inner turmoil over her husband’s death keeps her from being able to move on and enjoy a physical or emotional connection with another man, too afraid to risk it when, for all her love for her husband, she missed clues to his ultimate unhappiness. Lately, the most stimulation she’s gotten has been baiting and poking at Roman safe in the confidence that it can never go anywhere real.

Beth is also stuck in her professional life where she’s so successful in her role as party girl monitoring the social elite of Washington D.C. that the CIA has no desire to fulfill her request for more challenging field work. Until Beth is given a new assignment: woo an international money-launderer and keep his attentions and affections by any means necessary. Yeah, like that. Now the personal and professional walls she’s constructed to survive her heartache are crumbling down at Roman is right at the center of the eruption.

[Uh oh...]

Sun
Jun 22 2014 2:25pm

Orphan Black Season 2, Episode 10 (Season Finale!) Recap: Clones Unite!

Tatiana Maslany as Sarah Manning in Orphan Black Season 2 episode 10Orphan Black blew us away last year (you may have seen our Season 1 recaps during the hiatus?) with its riveting performances (led by Tatiana Maslany), brilliant storytelling, and intriguing romances (like Sarah/Paul and Cosima/Delphine). Now it's back for Season 2, and so are our weekly episode recaps. Buckle up—we have a feeling it's going to be quite the ride.

This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Orphan Black, including last night’s Season 2 finale “By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried.” Enjoy!

Welcome to the season finale of Orphan Black. Grab your glass, get comfy, and strap in! It’s one hell of a ride.

Sarah stands in a dark corridor. She is systematically stripped and interrogated over her medical history all while being methodically if hastily examined. Sarah does not resist but rather sits quietly and endures the humiliation. The examiners are faceless; who they are doesn’t matter. “Are you taking any prescription medication?”

Interspersed with this cold inspection is the heated argument Siobhan and Sarah are having in Mrs. S.’s parlor, presumably right before Sarah turned herself in. Their fight is in the fuzzy background as a devastated and still slightly drugged Felix sits in the foreground trying to come to grips with his unwilling part in Kira’s abduction.

[It'll be OK, Felix. Right???...]