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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Deja Vu -- do v v v all come back to a SECOND LIFE on Earth?

Or even a third?

Lately, I have lessened my socio-political writes; was hoping for THAT PERFECT STORM WHICH will end at least some 52% of Malaysian voters' (going by GE13 results)misery. For those 48 % who voted BN/UMNO incessantly despite all their gripes, rantings and cursings, Desi says: CONGRATS! you are rewarded with BRibe1Malaysia being upped from RM500 to RM950. YOu are now anticipating for GE14's raise to RM1,500 eh?

BUt these IGNORAMU(as)SES can't see the forest for the durian runtuh trees -- costs of living since GST APril 1, 2015 have risen for an household by RM2,000 for couple with 2 children to RM4,000 for family with 4 or more dependants. SO the BRIM recipetnts suffer a nett loss of RM2000-950=RM1,050 to RM4,000-950=RM3,050 -- frankly, I PITY YOU< YOu aRsEk FOR IT!

Today is WEDNESDAY, and a childe born this dae is a CHILDE OF WOE> BUt I Wanna to lessen thy woes.

LEt's do some ESCAPADES into movieland, cun?

Yes, I have been watching a SUNDANCE production,  "RECTIFY", MARAthon of SEason 1 (six episodes of 1hour each) lust SAturday from 7PM; repeat of SEASON @ lusting 10hours, and Did I tell you knot DESi was trying toabsorb creative juices to continue his BLOGBuster novel, with deadline next FEbruary, and I am into only Chapter 3! SEason 3 will screen starting this Thursday (TOMORROW) -- you lazy BUMMER, please check the time OK!)

I Believe there's some sort of DEJA VU for viewers if one can identify with any of the myriad of characters in the long story line -- I catch glimpses of myself, composite maybe, in soem of the FICTIONAL PEOple! AUThors, movie makers, producers often diisplay an ending creedit that CHAracters are all fictional, and any resemblance to person/s alive is just CONCIDENTAL. But...methinks they MISASLEad us, scared we the samrlalecks may SUE THEM FOR RM@.6million for borrowing our characteristics! DESi won't be so greedy suing for RM@.6BILLION; hey, 2.6million, even in RUpiah, will do lah for a short holiday a broad.

The protagonist in RECTIFY is released from PRison   after serving 18years on alleged rape-and-murder of a girl he and some buddies from the small town went for an outing. Because of New techonology enabling DNA Testing, the villlian is acquitted because the DNA Found on the victim's belonged to another man. Villain-now-released back into society faces many challenges because while society has moved on 18 years, for the prisoner TIME has STOOD STILL.

I used "deja vu" because to many of us, especially writers stuck at some CROSSROADS not making sense, IT IS DEJA VU feelings rushing in all over again ...YOu hear me? YOu feel DESi?...

Ofttimes, you see it in movies -- LOVE at First Sight, it's that Deja Vu explanation, how two individuals meeting the first time feel they have met each other, in fact, have had that strange "familiar, forgotten feelings" that Tom JOnes sings about, no?

You begin to wonder: Have I been here before, in my previous life, as a runaway emigrant in a foreign land? OR as a tycoon who could afford to fly in my own EXecutive Jet with a my wife (even my mistresses when Wifey is knot looking!?), and because of my "waywardlife" I am now relegated to suffer as a churchmousey writHer?

YOu hear me? YOu tell DEsi!



List of Rectify episodes
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rectify is an American television drama series created by Ray McKinnon. The series stars Aden Young as Daniel Holden, a man who was convicted and put on death row at the age of 18, for the rape and murder of his childhood sweetheart. When new evidence comes to light, Daniel is released and returns to his family in his old hometown.

The series premiered on SundanceTV on April 22, 2013.[1] On May 1, 2013, SundanceTV ordered a second season of ten episodes,[2] which premiered on June 19, 2014.[3] On August 18, 2014, a third season was ordered by SundanceTV,[4] that premiered on July 9, 2015.[5] Prior to its third season premiere, Rectify was renewed for a fourth season.[6]

As of August 13, 2015, 22 episodes of Rectify have aired, concluding the third season.


    1 Series overview
    2 Episodes
        2.1 Season 1 (2013)
        2.2 Season 2 (2014)
        2.3 Season 3 (2015)
    3 Home video release
    4 References
    5 External links

Series overview
Season  Episodes  Originally aired
Season premiere  Season finale
 1  6  April 22, 2013  May 20, 2013
 2  10  June 19, 2014  August 21, 2014
 3  6  July 9, 2015  August 13, 2015
Season 1 (2013)
No. in
series  No. in
season  Title  Directed by  Written by  Original air date
1  1  "Always There"  Keith Gordon  Ray McKinnon  April 22, 2013
Daniel Holden, met by his lawyer Jon Stern, mother Janet, sister Amantha, stepfather Ted, Sr., stepbrother Ted, Jr. ("Teddy"), and Teddy's wife Tawney, leaves a Georgia prison after serving 19 years on death row. New DNA evidence implies that 18-year-old Daniel was either not responsible or not solely responsible for the rape and murder of his 16-year-old girlfriend Hanna, as had been alleged during his trial. State Senator Roland Foulkes, who prosecuted the case, says Daniel hasn't been exonerated and will still be pursued by the law; Foulkes recalls that two witnesses, George and Trey, both testified that they saw Daniel placing flowers atop Hanna's body. Amantha drives Daniel around town, and their younger half-brother Jared tries to bond with Daniel by watching Dazed and Confused with him. A flashback introduces Kerwin, a death row inmate in the cell next to Daniel's. The two inmates had developed a friendship though they could hear but not see one another. Trey and George meet by a river and have a cryptic conversation. After Trey leaves, George shoots himself in the head.
2  2  "Sexual Peeling"  Billy Gierhart  Ray McKinnon  April 22, 2013
Daniel goes to a buffet and a driving range with Teddy, who's nervous about business at the tire store if Daniel comes to work there. Daniel tells him about getting repeatedly gang raped in prison. Jon tries to halt his relationship with Amantha, feeling it's inappropriate, but he fails. At a family barbecue, Jon tells Ted, Sr. that state prosecutors will continue to pursue Daniel.
3  3  "Modern Times"  Nicole Kassell  Teleplay by: Evan Dunsky and Graham Gordy & Michael D. Fuller
Story by: Evan Dunsky  April 29, 2013
Daniel deals with lifestyle changes brought about by two decades of technological development. Senator Foulkes is dressing after a dalliance with Marcy, the waitress from the local diner when she mentions that Amantha is having a sexual relationship with the family's new lawyer, Jon. Rutherford Gaines, Daniel's previous defense lawyer, is revealed to have cancer. Daniel retreats to the attic, where he finds his father's hunting gear, as well as his own walkman and an old mixed tape from Hanna. He later goes to a hybrid skateboard/BMX park with Jared, his half brother. Amantha is in a bar drinking with Jon when a man asks if Daniel is going to live at home; she says she doesn't know. Amantha tells Jon they have to leave the bar and nervously tells him the man is Hanna's brother, Bobby Dean.
4  4  "Plato's Cave"  Jim McKay  Graham Gordy & Michael D. Fuller  May 6, 2013
Daniel gets eyeglasses and goes shopping with Janet at the local Walmart. As they try to leave, an overanxious TV crew approaches them and causes Janet to have a panic attack. At a seminar out of town, a buddy talks to Teddy about getting out of the nickel and dime tire business and doing government contract work. Daniel visits Tawney at her church, where she expresses shock that Daniel did not contemplate the afterlife instead of just preparing for the moment of his death. Daniel runs into a female acquaintance as he is windowshopping at a closed bookstore.
5  5  "Drip, Drip"  Romeo Tirone  Ray McKinnon  May 13, 2013
Daniel has a series of events with a man who gives him a ride. Together they steal goats, go to a pecan grove to admire a statue there, and wrestle. Teddy returns home from a tire convention to the news that Daniel is going to get baptized at Teddy's church. After his baptism, Daniel speaks somewhat incoherently to Tawney about the "goat man" incident before inappropriately asking her if he can kiss her. Teddy confronts Daniel that night at the tire store about coming on to his wife, and tells him to stay away from the both of them. Following Teddy's insulting Daniel under his breath, Daniel suddenly appears behind him and puts him in a chokehold until he passes out.
6  6  "Jacob's Ladder"  Ray McKinnon  Ray McKinnon  May 20, 2013
Teddy awakens from the chokehold on the floor, with his pants around his ankles and coffee grounds on his bare backside. Daniel goes to Amantha's house and asks if they can go to the pecan grove where they used to go with their father. When they arrive, it is shown to be the same area the "goat man" took Daniel to, only there is a different statue there. Daniel admits to Amantha that he does not know what happened the day Hanna died. Daniel's sister tells him he was high on mushrooms at the time of the incident. Trey finds George's body by the river. He takes George's belongings, including George's gun, wallet, and cellphone, and pushes the corpse into the river. A flashback to Daniel's time in prison shows Kerwin getting picked up for his death sentence. Kerwin tells Daniel he knows Daniel didn't kill Hanna. Daniel visits Hanna's grave while listening to the mixtape she made him. Two cars pull up behind him, and several men get out. They beat Daniel, and the leader removes his mask, revealing himself to be Bobby Dean, Hanna's brother. Bobby urinates on Daniel, and the men leave. Later, a barely conscious Daniel is loaded into an ambulance. The season ends with a flashback to Daniel pacing his jail cell, then sitting and curling into the fetal position on his bed while he hears the sounds of Kerwin's empty jail cell next to his being cleaned and made ready for its next occupant.

Season 2 (2014)

No. in
series  No. in
season  Title  Directed by  Written by  Original air date  U.S. viewers
7  1  "Running with the Bull"  Stephen Gyllenhaal  Ray McKinnon  June 19, 2014  0.145[7]
In a flashback, Wendall reveals to Daniel, while masturbating, that he had participated in gang raping Daniel in the shower. In the present day, Daniel is comatose in an Atlanta hospital following his beating, and Bobby Dean returns home to his mother, Judy. Sheriff Daggett insists on pursuing Daniel's attackers, despite the reluctance of his partner Lid Comphrey, and possible backlash from the Paulie community. The comatose Daniel has a dream in which he brings Kerwin to the pecan grove, where the statue has lost its head.
8  2  "Sleeping Giants"  Dennie Gordon  Scott Teems  June 26, 2014  0.118[8]
Daniel's doctor decides it is time to awaken Daniel from his medically induced coma. Teddy has several ideas for increasing the struggling tire shop's revenues, such as renting affordable rims. Ted, Sr., however, rejects these ideas, holding onto the tradition of selling tires. Tawney confesses to Teddy that his suspicions regarding her and Daniel were justified, as Daniel had romantic feelings for her, and Tawney had feelings for Daniel as well. Jon visits Hollis, a client who is on death row and has lost an appeal after DNA test results show he was lying about his innocence. This tarnishes Jon's perfect record for appeals. Sheriff Daggett wants to interview a young boy named Stevie who was an eyewitness to Daniel's beating. Daniel wakes up from his coma in the present to be greeted by his mother.
9  3  "Charlie Darwin"  Stephen Gyllenhaal  Coleman Herbert  July 3, 2014  0.135[9]
When Sheriff Daggett asks Daniel if the man who removed his mask was Bobby Dean, Daniel insists it was a stranger. Teddy still wants to set up a rim rental business in the tire shop and is trying to get Janet to sign the contract, as the store is in her name. However, she quickly dismisses Teddy before he can tell her about it. Daggett visits Bobby Dean in his cell and asks him what he plans to do with his life after prison, before releasing him and implying that in some cultures Bobby feel be indebted to Daniel for letting him go free.
10  4  "Donald the Normal"  David Lowery  Kate Powers & Ray McKinnon  July 10, 2014  0.179[10]
Amantha has second thoughts about moving to Atlanta. To motivate herself to stay in Paulie, she gets a job as a cashier at a strip mall thrift store. Teddy, still feeling hurt by Tawney's confession of her feelings for Daniel, visits Daggett and relates the coffee grounds incident, though he refuses to press charges. Daniel visits Atlanta, where he enjoys his anonymity and speaks with a group of middle aged women at an art gallery and calls himself "Donald". However, this experience is tarnished when a couple in a cafe recognize him and request to take a photograph with him. He complies, but when he refuses their additional request for his autograph, they grow angry, claiming the "wrong man was set free". Daniel returns home and, finding his mother's house empty, immediately sets about tearing the kitchen apart in a misguided effort to begin work on the planned remodel.
11  5  "Act as If"  Andrew Bernstein  Victoria Morrow  July 17, 2014  0.196[11]
Ted, Sr. starts to lose patience with Daniel after the latter destroyed the kitchen. This, in turn, drives a rift between Ted, Sr. and Janet, who demands he be patient with her son. Rutherford Gaines dies. Tawney reveals to Teddy that she may be pregnant. Daniel, searching for a Wedgewood stove to install in the kitchen, arrives at a rummage shop owned by an eccentric old man named Lezley, who recognizes Daniel and invites him to a party. There, Lezley ties himself to Daniel to make sure Daniel doesn't drift off by himself and instead stays near Lezley. He offers Daniel cocaine, and they shoot at CDs, though Daniel is reluctant to handle a shotgun. Lezley also gives Daniel psychedelic mushrooms "for later."
12  6  "Mazel Tov"  Jim McKay  Chad Feehan  July 24, 2014  0.203[11]
A pregnancy test confirms that Tawney is pregnant with Teddy's baby, but she asks him to keep it secret. The Holden-Talbot family gathers for Janet's birthday, though Daniel, still searching for a Wedgewood stove with Lezley, misses most of it. While at the party, Teddy announces Tawney's pregnancy to the family, without her permission. Senator Foulkes pressures Daggett to reveal any pertinent information after Rutherford Gaines' funeral. Giving in, Daggett reveals Teddy's coffee grounds story, which Teddy had told him in confidence. While on 'shrooms at the river, Daniel hears Hanna's voice saying his name.
13  7  "Weird as You"  Sanaa Hamri  Coleman Herbert  July 31, 2014  0.120[12]
The prosecutor prepares to offer Daniel a plea deal that Jon begins to consider. Senator Foulkes and Daggett visit the tire shop to ask Teddy to press charges against Daniel, for the sake of reopening his case and strengthening the prosecution's position. Teddy refuses, knowing it would rip his family apart and claims that he made the story up. After Daniel's 'shroom trip, in which he had visions of Trey and George, Daniel visits Trey. Trey drives him to George's house, in Florida, and claims that Daniel never had intercourse with Hanna that night but says he believes Daniel saw from afar Hanna having sex with Trey and several others. Trey believes George had some personal demons and may have killed Hanna. Trey then goes on to insult Hanna and ridicule Daniel, before Daniel snaps and shoves him against the wall.
14  8  "The Great Destroyer"  Billy Gierhart  Teleplay by: Scott Teems and Ray McKinnon
Story by: Scott Teems  August 7, 2014  0.173[13]
Trey leaves Daniel and his bicycle behind in Florida, so Daniel calls Tawney from a roadside store to pick him up. They discuss their feelings for each other, but Tawney assures him they cannot be together. Daggett talks with the former sheriff about the original case against Daniel, to learn any new information, as Daggett wants to get this right. When Daniel returns home, Jon tells him about the plea deal, which would require Daniel to plead guilty. The family discusses the deal, and Daniel considers taking it, but only if he would not have to serve any more time. Jared visits Teddy's house, stays for dinner, and tells Teddy and Tawney about the plea deal. Jon leaves a voicemail for the District Attorney, rejecting the current plea deal. Daggett meets with Sen. Foulkes and tells him about Daniel's assault of Teddy. In his room, Daniel listens to his confession on tape, while he strangles a homemade dummy made of pillows and blankets.
15  9  "Until You're Blue"  Seith Mann  Victoria Morrow & Scott Teems  August 14, 2014  0.124[14]
While at the doctor's office, Tawney learns she had a miscarriage. Jon tells Daniel that he could be set free, but only if he leaves Paulie and is permanently banished from the state of Georgia except for one county. At home, Tawney tells Teddy of the miscarriage, and Teddy worries about Tawney's lack of emotion. Ted, Sr. visits Sen. Foulkes and warns him to never speak with his family again. In a flashback to death row, Chaplain Charlie reads Daniel a letter addressed to him, from Amantha. In the present, Daniel tells Amantha of the banishment clause, but he is unsure he will take the deal. While trying to tell his mother about it, he simply states he can't live at home anymore. Teddy confronts Tawney about her calm way of dealing with the miscarriage and accuses her of never having wanted to have a baby with him. Teddy tells her she's free now to be with Daniel, and: "Maybe you'll get lucky. Maybe he'll kill you, too. Put you out of your misery." Crying, Tawney leaves. Teddy, frustrated with multiple customers who are not paying their rim rental bills, drives to one of their homes to try and repossess the rims himself. However, he ends up in a fight with the customer. Tawney checks into a motel, where she calls Daniel. When Daniel arrives, she asks him if he's a bad person, and he responds, "Yes".
16  10  "Unhinged"  Stephen Gyllenhaal  Ray McKinnon & Kate Powers  August 21, 2014  0.165[15]
At the motel, Daniel tells Tawney he's leaving Paulie; she states she's leaving, too. He also tells her about his assault of Teddy, and that Teddy didn't deserve it. Teddy visits Janet, who coaxes him to telling her of Tawney's miscarriage. Sen. Foulkes tells D.A. Pearson to arrange a debriefing, where Daniel will have to verbally confess to having murdered Hanna. Daggett goes to Florida in search of George and views security footage of Trey and Daniel. In a flashback to death row, Daniel is visited by Amantha, who tells him Justice Row's "all in", is sending a new lawyer, and will get him freed. In the present, Amantha and Jon discuss their relationship, and she encourages him to take the job he was offered in Boston, but she won't join him. Ted, Sr. confronts Daniel about his assault of Teddy, and Daniel tells Janet he wants to take the plea deal and will have to leave Georgia. Amantha tells Daniel he's a coward, and she will distance herself if he confesses to killing Hanna if he didn't do it. Tawney goes home, where she tells Teddy she's sorry for what Daniel did to him and that she needs time. She leaves with a suitcase. In the debriefing, Daniel says he did not rape Hanna and claims that his original confession was coerced. Daniel ignores Jon's advice to go to trial and later confesses to strangling Hanna. Daniel and Jon wait for the judge's decision on the plea. Meanwhile, kids playing by the river discover George's body. Bobby Dean discovers Jared in Hanna's bedroom. The sheriff orders a test on Trey's DNA and that found on cigarette butts in George's house. Teddy goes to the sheriff's station to see if it's too late to press charges against Daniel.

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I've been passing time watching trains go by
All of my life
Lying on the sand, watching seabirds fly
Wishing there would be
Someone waiting home for me
Something's telling me it might be you
It's telling me it might be you
All of my life

Looking back as lovers go walking past
All of my life
Wondering how they met and what makes it last
If I found the place
Would I recognise the face
Something's telling me it might be you
Yeah it's telling me it might be you

So many quiet walks to take
So many dreams to wake
And we've so much love to make
Oh, I think we've gonna need some time
Maybe all we need is time

And it's telling me it might be you
All of my life

I've been saving love songs and lullabies
And there're so much more
No one's ever heard before
Something's telling me it might be you
Yeah, it's telling me it must be you
And I'm feeling it'll just be you
All of my life

May be it's you (it's you)
May be it's you (it's you)
I've been waiting for all of my life


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