[S1E8] The Old Head ((FREE))
Open on: The Driftwood Throne, on the island of Driftmark, seat of House Velaryon. It's been six years since Laenor Velaryon faked his death and sailed away to Fantasy P-Town. His father, the Sea Snake Corlys Velaryon, has dealt with his grief by taking to the sea and successfully conquering the Stepstones. (Finally!) But word has now reached Driftmark that Corlys is suffering a fever from a nasty battle wound, and is headed home to receive care. The prognosis is not good.
[S1E8] The Old Head
Daemon is like I can do you one better, and unceremoniously lops off Vaemond's head just above the lower jaw. "He can keep his tongue," he says, and sure enough, there it still is, lolling out of the corpse. What a lovable scamp, our Daemon! What a lovable, violently sociopathic scamp!
Cut to: The aforementioned family dinner, which is shaping up to be awkward. I mean, there's the awkward family dinner you go to shortly after drunk racist Uncle Darryl posts a super-gnarly meme on Facebook, but that's peanuts compared to having to make small talk after a public head-lopping.
"The Telltale Head" is the eighth episode of the American animated television series The Simpsons. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 25, 1990. It was written by Al Jean, Mike Reiss, Sam Simon and Matt Groening, and directed by Rich Moore. In the episode, Bart cuts the head off the statue of Jebediah Springfield in the center of town to impress Jimbo, Kearney and Dolph, three older kids he admires. The town's residents, including the three boys, are horrified and Bart regrets his actions. After telling Lisa and Marge, Homer and Bart head to the center of town, where they are met by an angry mob. After Bart tells the mob that he has made a mistake, the townspeople forgive Bart and the boy places the head back on the statue. The episode's title is a reference to the short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe.
On Monday night, Homer and Bart are chased through the streets of Springfield by an angry mob while carrying the head of the statue of their town founder, Jebediah Springfield. Surrounded by the mob, Bart begins to explain the events of the previous day.
After being thrown out of the theater by the manager, the gang shoplifts from the Kwik-E-Mart, owned by store clerk Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, throw rocks at the Jebediah Springfield statue and watch clouds. Bart remarks that one cloud resembles the statue, but without a head. His new friends remark that they wish someone would decapitate the statue, saying it would be funny to see the town upset over it. When Bart disagrees, the bullies make fun of him. Bart is conflicted and asks Homer whether it is okay to compromise one's beliefs to be popular. Homer tells Bart that popularity is the most important thing in the world, as long as it does not involve killing someone. That night, Bart sneaks out of the house and decapitates the statue.
The town is shaken by the crime, which causes Bart to feel guilty about his action. The act also does not make him popular with Jimbo, Dolph, and Kearney, who tell Bart they did not actually mean what they said about cutting off the head, and that they would attack the culprit if he were with them. Bart begins to fear the consequences were his actions revealed, and his conscience manifests itself as the statue's severed head, which begins speaking to him. Unable to go on, Bart finally confesses to his family, explaining that he thought being popular was the most important thing in the world. Homer realizes it was his advice that had caused Bart to commit the crime in the first place, and takes responsibility by accompanying Bart as he takes the head back to the statue, returning the story to the beginning.
This is the first episode of the series in which Sideshow Bob, Reverend Lovejoy, Krusty the Clown, Jimbo Jones, Kearney Zzyzwicz, Dolph Starbeam, Ms. Albright, and Apu Nahasapeemapetilon appear. Bart awakening and finding the head of Jebediah Springfield in bed next to him is a reference to the scene in The Godfather where Jack Woltz finds the bloody decapitated head of his prize racehorse next to him one morning.
A new time jump also means new actors: The six Targaryen kids -- Aegon, Aemond, Jacaerys, Lucerys, Baela and Rhaena -- all have new faces in Sunday's episode. A full recap of House of the Dragon episode 8 is below. Caution: Spoilers ahead.
Queen Alicent is now very much in charge of King's Landing. Viserys has seemingly been on death's door for 16-odd years now. He's still alive, but completely bedridden. Most of his hair is gone, his skin discolored, and a bandage is wrapped around the left side of his head when Rhaenyra and Daemon (who sailed from Dragonstone) go to see him.
Before any melee breaks out, Vaemond Velaryon and his crew arrive. Vaemond heads straight to the queen, and gets an audience with both the queen and her father the Hand. Otto Hightower is firmly on Vaemond's side. "The realm has enjoyed a long peace, a credit to the work of both Jahaerys and Viserys, but the threat of war looms and may arrive on our shores," Otto says to his daughter. "When it does, will you want a child at the command of the greatest fleet in Westeros?""The next Lord of the Tides will be deep in your debt, your grace," Vaemond says. "As will Driftmark, in all its strength."
Charlie and Shea part ways, with the former admitting he thinks this is his last journey. This trip is not going to be easy and Shea admits that with only 8 wagons, the old and young are going to have to ride inside while everyone else walks on. The alternative is that they head back to Denver, which will take six weeks. The land there is not free though.
For now, Elsa and Sam part ways as the former agrees to ride with the others onto Oregon before parting ways for good. With the Indians leaving, Elsa lets the tears roll down her cheeks as she presses ahead with the others for the next step of the journey.
He slowly makes his way up to the Iron Throne looking like Edward Norton from Kingdom of Heaven, and takes his seat on the great throne. At one point, he drops his crown, and Daemon steps in and helps guide his brother the rest of the way. He also places the crown on his head. Not gonna lie, that made me choke up a bit.
They then head to flavor country, as Finlay puts it. As Reacher starts to pour that five-gallon water jug full of gasoline under the docking station door, Finley takes one last sweet drag of a cigarette. You might as well because if they die, you need to smoke them while you got them. They all step back, Finley flicks the cig against the door, and it falls into the pool of gasoline below. The fire rushes onto the floor towards the stacks of Kliner faux hundred dollar bills.
Spear and Fang are traveling through the jungle at night attempting to reach a bright green, sky-high flame. They arrive at the edge of the scene and witness a bearded caveman suspended above the green flames, screaming in agony as a group of witches intensify the fire. The witches then perform a chant that summons the Pteranodon-riding head witch to the site of the ritual. She makes her way down to the fire, raises her staff and shapeshifts into a tall, black demon with light green highlights.
The bearded caveman has a magical snake travel down his throat, which causes all the markings painted on his body to shift towards his stomach. The snake emerges from his throat and sucks the life force out of him, mummifying him. The snake slithers into the head witch, forming a baby in her stomach which she plucks out and hands to the eager witches. The Pteranodon spots Spear and Fang and alerts the head witch, causing the witches to pursue them into the jungle. Spear and Fang lose each other and whilst Spear is fending off his pursuers, Fang is mind-controlled by the small witch (Lula).
Upon nightfall, the head witch returns to perform, but Lula sneaks up to the Pteranodon's perch and kills it, then sets Spear free using a mind-controlled Fang. Infuriated, the head witch shape-shifts into a giant wolf and attacks Fang. Lula transforms into a huge raven and distracts the head witch long enough to allow Spear and Fang to escape deep into the jungle. Lula is eventually overpowered and killed by the head witch, severing the bond between her and Fang.
Gojo believes that Gakuganji is head of the jujutsu conservatives that had Yuji killed. As such he has little respect for the principal, prompting the student present, Kasumi Miwa, to urge Gojo to mind his manners, despite being a fan of his. Gojo reveals that unregistered special grade curses and students with high potential will surpass the status and traditions of the old jujutsu world. He believes that the coming age will surpass the special grade classification and they'll all be fighting to erase the old society. Gakuganji gets irritated with Gojo and he decides to leave after saying Yaga won't arrive for another two hours. Gakuganji asks Miwa for some tea, but she runs off to get a picture with Gojo. At the same time, Aoi is able to meet his favorite idol at the meet and greet event.
Gregg tells a story in which he was nearly shot, but his partner saved his life. He says the other guys call him "The Padre" and come to confession at his desk. His mother is Catholic and his father is Quaker. His family jokes that they'll never run out of guilt or oats. Wendy asks if he's religious and he says yes, ma'am. She corrects that she's Dr. Carr. As a child, he leaned toward the drama of the Church. He's Christian now, as is his wife. She's Catholic and they have two daughters. He starts to say they're trying to take it slow with the big family thing, but Wendy asks him about how he feels about good and evil, right and wrong. He believes in those concepts. She says binary thinking could hamstring him when it comes to critical assessment of their subjects. They need to understand the gray areas. Gregg says he understands that the world is complex and he'll checks his judgment at the door. From the next table, Holden says the people they work with have done things he doesn't even want to imagine. Gregg says he's read some of their cases, but Holden says it's one thing to read the cases and another to sit three feet away from a guy who's happy to tell you how hard it was to stick his dick in his mother's neck after sawing off her head. Bill asks what made him apply for the study. He says his daughters. When he hears about girls disappearing, he wants to make the world a safer place. 041b061a72