[S1E7] Rise Above
Luckily, French Stewart is returning this week to reprise his role as the Scorpio Slasher, the demented Fundamentals of Psychopathy teacher at Kings Dominion. Not sure if he's going to help anyone, but he's guaranteed to keep things "entertaining":
[S1E7] Rise Above
Rushing through the jungle, George hears the familiar screams again and tries to hide in the shrubbery as footsteps approach. Finally he sees the menacing creature firsthand and startled, George uses the electric pole to hit the creature as it rises up above him. George races down at the shore-side where he eventually collapses as the boat returns to pick him up.
Essie was an ambitious young Irishwoman who used her sexual appeal and skillful manipulation to attempt to rise above her station. As a child, her grandmother would tell her about the leprechauns, and she would believe in them, tell their story, and leave tributes to them throughout her life.
Back at CatCo, James shows Kara the picture he took of her and the two share a moment, resulting in Kara thanking him for his encouragement with a hug just as Winn shows up with information that will restore Kara's powers - which is an adrenaline rush. Upset over seeing the two hug, Winn bitterly reminds Kara that James has a girlfriend and when her powers return she won't ever be able to have a normal life or relationship. When reports of a gas explosion hits the building, the three attempt to help the people trapped on the floor above them, with James climbing the ladder to open the doors and rescuing everyone. However, he loses his grip on the ladder and begins to fall down the elevator shaft. He grabs on to an elevator rope but it was beginning to snap and this was beginning to Horrify Kara. But then Kara clenches her broken arm and looks at it in a serious face, to which after it the line snaps and James to fall. Then Winn turns and sees that Kara is gone with her cast laying on the ground, as Kara now somehow in her Supergirl suit saves James.
The song uses a courtroom as a metaphor for revealing evidence of a significant other doing the narrator wrong. When the time came to release Blue's debut single, their record company said that it wanted to bring out "All Rise", which surprised the band themselves. Duncan James stated that Blue thought this was "the weakest song that we did", but then discovered that the track they recorded in the studio had been transformed, with the use of a harmonica and an upped tempo. Antony Costa said that the production team "completely flipped" the song.
Yeah, so where do we even start there? So I love to start with the culture of medicine, which is very problematic. And what do I mean by that? The culture of medicine is sort of like all the subliminal messaging we get as we rise up through the ranks as medical students. It's like, doctors are, I even had someone say this during a coaching call. It's like, we're not supposed to get sick. We're the helpers. We're not the ones who need help, right? We're supposed to be infallible, we're strong, we're stoic, we're we work all the time. And we just power through everything and that shows up you know, during our training, that they're not restrictions on work hours that you know, no one ever wants to call out sick when you're in residency because it means someone one of your peers who's already exhausted and sleep deprived is going to have to cover for you. So people are you know showing up like like wheeling their IV pole around before they go deliver, it's crazy town. So it's just, there's such a double standard. Like we are not told 'care for yourself, you need rest, you're valuable.' Maternity leave - so short, used to be, if you've got any, you know, two weeks you're back on the wards. So you, it's this, I mean, it was designed around men. The reason it's called residency was because they lived in the hospital all the time, because they had someone at home to like, raise the family and do all those things. So there's a lot of problems with the messaging from the system and the culture and how you're not supposed to make mistakes and how shameful it is, if you do make a mistake, and how humiliating it would be if there's a lawsuit against you, right? We do that. We doctors do that, as opposed to like normalizing humans, they're human, they make mistakes, we can all learn from it. We are not gods, we are not all powerful, we need to own up to when we don't know something. And it's okay to have feelings, all that stuff. So that's one piece is like, we've internalized some of that. So, you know, I mean, I love to joke about this, but like, name me a doctor woman who, who goes to the bathroom when she has to. Instead of like, holding it. We hold it, like hold it forever!
The episode satirises the media, specifically the reliability of the stories and evidence they provide to a mass audience. It also marks the first time on screen that the Doctor has evicted a time traveller for attempting to use time travel to change history in their favour. Though not directly stated, this violates the Laws of Time, which the Doctor enforces unless breaking them is for the greater good.
The Doctor, Rose and Adam are taken into a room where other reporters sit arranged in a circle around a chair. Cathica sits in the central chair, engages the safety protocols and snaps her fingers, opening a port in the centre of her forehead through which her brain is visible. On her cue, the others press their hands to the panels in front of them and an energy beam spikes down from a hub above, streaming information directly into her brain. Cathica is acting as a processor for the computer systems that broadcast all the news from Satellite 5, though she will not retain all that information once the link is severed. The Doctor explains that each reporter has a chip in his or her head as well, which receives the packaged information from Cathica and then transmits it to their separate channels. Adam is amazed at the technology, but the Doctor says that it is the wrong technology; there is trouble afoot.
The Editor's security check turns up nothing, but he is unconvinced. A second sweep reveals someone in the newsroom is having unauthorised access to the systems and isolates the intruder as Suki. Her records have an encrypted, secondary biography attached to them. The Editor terminates the transmission abruptly and reports obsequiously to something that growls unintelligibly from the ceiling of the control room. The Editor sends a message to the newsroom, saying that Suki has been promoted to Floor 500. Adam is still feeling a bit overwhelmed by all that he is seeing and tells Rose he is going to "acclimatise" by himself on the observation deck. Suki says her goodbyes to Cathica and gets on the lift. Cathica does not expect to see her again. Once you go to Floor 500, you never come back.
No one actually rose above the situation: Maria is still a mess, and this time, there's an added threat from Chico's Cartel family. Marcus, Saya, and Billy unite to tackle Chester Fu**face Wilson which leads to an uncanny alliance with a dangerous serial killer, professor of psychopathy, Scorpio Slasher, but Fuc*face is still alive. What's more baffling is that Chico is still alive. You ask how?
"I also do disembowelment," says Slasher, with no reaction from the surprised faces around him. After this episode, Slasher sure qualifies to be an interesting character, who kills mercilessly, but loves eating burritos and ice-cream. He even threatens Saya with a knife, just so he can demand ice-cream. However, the way the gang rescued Slasher was very much reminiscent of what 'Deadly Class' has been compared to -- Harry Potter. Saya effortlessly figures out the unguarded doorway, making her seem so much like Hermoine Granger, but a badass version. 041b061a72