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[S5E7] What More Do I Need ~REPACK~

On the one hand, it would've been nice to see more of him in his concierge gig to understand what he's been doing all of this time and show the different sides of that. He kept mentioning that his patients weren't all rich people who needed silly or superficial things, but we never got to see it.

[S5E7] What More Do I Need

You see a softness with Conrad when he's interacting with certain women (not necessarily older, if that needs clarification, but it's all in what they give off). It often comes when it seems he's conflicted or going through something on a personal level.

Trevor's need to be correct and prove others wrong at others' expense is frustrating. It's unsurprising that he was right about Hannah, but at what cost? You shouldn't get into healthcare if you want to make everything about yourself.

There may be some division among The Expanse fans as to the effectiveness of this episode, particularly in its decision to focus mostly on the drama between Naomi, Marco, and Filip. Perhaps some were struck by the surprising relevance to current events of the dangers presented by a charismatic demagogue, while others found themselves wishing for more action like the battle between the Rocinante and the Zmeya or more Amos on Earth. But what better way to present such a shocking conclusion?

Now onward to the elephant in the room. At one point Alicia kills a radioactive zombie and its blood gets all over her face. It seems likely that she now has radiation poisoning and it's quite possible that they're setting her up to be killed off, perhaps even this season. That would be the last of the Clarks and the last remaining reason to even watch this show anymore. I think Alycia Debnam-Carey should move on to bigger and better things, because Fear is a bad joke at this point, but if she is killed off well . . . what even is the point?

So we can follow Morgan who, just this evening, realized that "we can help people but we still need to take care of ourselves." What are you an eight year old Morgan? This is a revelation to you? Morgan used to be one of my favorite characters on The Walking Dead but he's become a walking meme at this point on Fear. And to be fair, during his "You know what it is!" phase on The Walking Dead, he was pretty bad also.

At The Spectator, Diana is on the phone with an anonymous person, and says she will succeed at taking down Gossip Girl and retaining Serena and Nate if she has more time. Nate is trying to flirt with Charlie, who keeps insisting she has a boyfriend. Diana calls her into her office. At the VDW's, Rufus gets a call from Alessandra, who informs him he's been missing his book signings and missed his check in that day. Outside at the park, Blair and Dorota are walking when Blair spots Chuck having his picture taken with a duck. She demands to know why he's there, and he explains that a duck wandered into the dog park and he saved it. Blair says it's a big coincidence that a photographer was there to capture it. Chuck leaves, and Blair becomes frustrated that Chuck is trying to force her hand. She decides she needs to expose Chuck as a fraud before Louis comes home. At The Spectator, Diana tells Charlie that she needs to start a war between Serena and Gossip Girl, and Charlie needs to make it happen. She also reminds her to keep her distance from Nate, and Charlie suggests she give him some space, that it was all him, and she isn't going to screw everything up for a guy. Outside, Serena runs into Ivy's ex Max, who is looking for her, and they begin to talk. Inside, Nate tells Diana he's confused about their relationship, and that he's not sure what he wants them to be and wants to search for another job. Diana says maybe they should take a break, as she's heading to Paris for a few days, and they aren't exclusive, but she can't afford to lose Nate.

At the performance, Chuck heads in, and is unknowingly followed by Blair, who is unknowingly followed by Dorota. Charlie in a gold dress and Nate also arrive, and he assures her not to worry about Diana because she's in Paris. Charlie lies that she needs water and goes to see Diana at the bar, where she admits she doesn't feel right about stringing him along. Diana says her original plan was to just surprise Nate and catch him with Charlie to guilt him into staying with her but then a better plan came along. She sends Charlie along to go in with Nate. Max then arrives and meets up with Diana, who tells him Serena is already there but had to go in, but that he should go find her. She says she's wearing a gold dress and he won't be able to miss her. He heads in. Inside, Dorota sneaks up on Blair and startles her. Blair says she's desperate to expose Chuck, and Dorotaa reminds her deal with Serena. Blair says she promised not to undermine Chuck, and distracts Dorota by pretending to see a Polish film director. With her distracted. Blair sneaks off. Meanwhile, Serena arrives and says maybe she overdid it being fashionably late. Diana assures her that Max hasn't arrived yet and heads in to the performance while Serena waits. Before going in, she pays off an employee to keep an eye on Serena. Inside, Charlie asks Nate where they should head next. He sees Diana, and tells her he heard it's a better experience if they stay split up and he sends her on her way. He approaches Diana and asks why she's there. She says it's more important to spend time with Nate, and he replies that he's with someone else, Charlie. Diana lets it slip that she is seeing someone and planned on making him jealous and she hopes Nate isn't being used. Elsewhere, Serena is waiting for Max and beginning to lose hope on him showing up. The woman Diana paid off snaps a picture of her. Back inside, Blair corners Chuck in a side room. He tries to leave, but she doesn't let him. She begins to flirt with him and attempts to seduce him. He resists, but eventually gives in and kisses her while a shocked Dorota witnesses everything from a window. Elsewhere, Diana brings Charlie into a room of the performance and points out Nate, and instructs her to kiss him. She does so, but afterwards realizes it was Max. Across the room, Nate sees her kiss him and realizes he was being used. In the private room, Blair slaps Chuck and said she knew he was lying about being changed and she's positive now that she chose right with Louis. She runs off, and Chuck notices Dorota outside the room.

In Brooklyn, Rufus enters the loft while on the phone with a mechanic, and talks about how his car died the second he pulled off the lot and he needs it back soon, as he needs to get on the road. When he hangs up, he notices Dan in his bedroom. Back at the performance, Serena is still waiting for Max. Diana comes out and says she read the blast about her being stood up. Serena admits that it's no big deal compared to other scandalous stories spread about her. Diana suggests they work together to find a way to take her down, but Serena says she's used to being written about and that she can deal, but it bothers her when she goes after people who aren't strong enough to defend themselves. She decides to leave. Nate then comes out and tells Diana that she was right about Charlie. She admits to Nate that she told everyone about their relationship because she truly cares about him, and asks if he would rather be with someone else. At the loft, Dan confesses to Rufus that on the tour, he noticed less and less people coming and his book is a failure, and he is too. Rufus explains that when he first started touring, they didn't do well until they found a bartender who helped start the hype. He encourages Dan to go back out there and try until he finds someone who truly connects with his art. Dan thanks him, and says he needed to hear that. Outside the performance, Ivy and Max demand to know what what just happened and what they're both doing there. She suggests they go somewhere and catch up, but Max says he's there with a date, Serena. Ivy says everyone in New York knows who Serena is, and Max replies he wants to get to know her better. Ivy begs him to stay, saying she made a mistake back in LA but that she misses him. He says no, that she left him, and walks off. Diana then confronts her, and she says she knew it was Max behind the mask. Diana explains that they accomplished what they wanted, Nate now knows Ivy isn't into him. Ivy asks why she set her up with Max when she said she would help get rid of him, and Diana replies that she found a better plan and she likes watching her squirm. She then fires her, saying Max will out her. Before she leaves, she takes a photo for Gossip Girl to make sure Serena is in place.

At the Waldorf's, Blair is relieved she was right about Chuck and can now return to her week of prenatal pampering. When she leaves the room, Dorota sends a text to Chuck thanking him. At The Empire, Chuck explains to Nate that the only way for Blair to move on is if she thinks he never will, so he had to kiss her to set her free. He asks Nate what's going on with the women in his life, and Nate admits that he realized he keeps being manipulated so he's decided to start making his own decisions. Diana then shows up, and Nate takes her to his bedroom. At the VDW's, Serena goes to see Charlie. She says she got stood up by her date, and Charlie is in a dither over a Gossip Girl blast about herself. She lies and says she quit The Spectator and says maybe she should go home. Serena says no, that she shouldn't let herself be run out of town, and she offers to help her out. Charlie apologizes for giving her bad advice, and Serena says it's okay because she doesn't think she'll see the guy again. She leaves briefly to make a call. At The Empire, Diana tells Nate he matters to her a lot and she proposes they become equals. Diana's phone starts ringing and Nate says she can answer it while he gets the champagne. While he's gone, she answers the phone and it's Serena, who says that after Gossip Girl went after Charlie, she now wants to help Diana take her down. They agree to meet the next morning. At the loft, Dan gets a texts Rufus saying he's on the road to his next signing, but it's shown that he's still at home. After she hangs up with Serena, Diana makes a call to William van der Bilt, saying it's all set. William is pleased that she's rehabilitated Nate and he's where he needs him to be. Back at the performance, Max googles Serena and instead finds an article on Charlie, who he realizes is actually Ivy. 041b061a72


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