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    I’ve enjoyed these first 2 episodes more than I enjoyed season 2. I don’t know if it’s just because I’m now more used to the erratic pacing and narrative whiplashing (so Pray Tell is doing lipsync now? After exclusively hating them? And he’s gonna dance around in heels after last season finale barely being able to walk in them?) or if there really is some more consistency, but it feels like everything is more grounded so far, even if it’s still a little rushed. Last season there were all these big villains and dramatic plot twists that all kinda fell apart if you thought about them for even 2 seconds, but this season is kinda going back to basics in telling nuanced storylines about just these people (while yes, still very rushed – season 1 had such a solid structure that I wish they would go back to. Framing it around the various holidays really gave us a solid framework for how and when these things were happening). I’m looking forward to how the rest of the season plays out!

    Billy Porter is definitely coming for that second Emmy, and hopefully MJ Rodrigues will break in considering the weaker year (that’s no knock against her, she’s made my personal ballot the last 2 years). And I would LOVE to see some heat for Angel Curiel. I never would have thought two season ago that I would be saying this but he has become a VITAL part of the show. He’s the most consistent source of both comedic relief and real honest maturity, he has somehow made Papi’s dramatic arc (probably the biggest of any character) believable, and his chemistry with Indya Moore is insane. Plus I hear he’s dating Janet Mock, good for him.

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    Dominique Jackson deserves the world for her astounding performance in “The Trunk”.

    FYC: "The Crown", "Ted Lasso", "Pen15" & "Pose" in all categories.
    Emma Corrin ("The Crown"), Maya Erskine ("Pen15"), John Early ("Search Party"), America Ferrera ("Superstore"), Justin Hartley ("This Is Us"), Ben Platt ("The Politician") & Jennifer C. Holmes ("This Is Us")

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    This was the best that Dominique Jackson has ever been on the series to date. Come through, acting coach! Elektra’s backstory was absolutely excellent, and it also gave some necessary insights into how the House of Abundance originated and the gang all finding each other. I didn’t realize how much I missed Angelica Ross until seeing Candy again. As for the great Noma Dumezweni, she’s fully earned double Emmy nominations this year, and it would be criminal if she missed out on either one.

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    Love it; literally everything she said was correct.

    To humiliate your boyfriend on public is correct? To admit an abuse towards one of your fellow writers is correct? And to be ungrateful to Ryan Murphy? Murphy can be anything you want, but he is the only reason Janet Mock makes those 40 000 per episode and enjoys a rich lifestyle and a career. If she was a man, she would end up in jail after this.

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    I remember watching season one and absolutely despising Dominique Jackson’s performance. And after “The Trunk” she has a spot SECURED in my supporting actress lineup. GROWTH!!!

    Emmys FYC: Maya Erskine in PEN15, Paapa Essiedu in I May Destroy You, Keeley Hawes in It's a Sin, Carl Lumbly in TFATWS, Cristin Milioti in Made for Love, Elizabeth Olsen in WandaVision, Billie Piper in I Hate Suzie, Hailee Steinfeld in Dickinson, William Zabka in Cobra Kai

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    I remember watching season one and absolutely despising Dominique Jackson’s performance. And after “The Trunk” she has a spot SECURED in my supporting actress lineup. GROWTH!!!

    I think the writing for Elektra in S1 was the problem. They just gave her a bunch of cheeky lines with no substance. Now, she’s finally getting her due.

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    Angel and Indya have always come across as brother and sister. I get the narrative for why the characters are together but Papi has always had more chemistry with guys. He and Damon had sparks!

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    Angel and Indya have always come across as brother and sister. I get the narrative for why the characters are together but Papi has always had more chemistry with guys. He and Damon had sparks!

    I so agree. Damon and Angel would make more sense to me as a couple.

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    The third episode was a riot, beautiful ending, an amazing performance by Dominique Jackson and a marvelous guest turn by Noma Dumezweni. It’s so sad this show is ending.

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    Finally caught up with this new season. I’m ready to give Dominique Jackson and MJ Rodriguez their very deserved Emmys

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    Episode Title: “Take Me to Church”

    Synopsis: After a startling health update, Pray Tell returns home to reconnect with his birth family.

    Guest Stars: Jackée Harry, Anna Maria Horsford, Janet Hubert, Norm Lewis

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    Dominique Jackson has been the MVP of the season tbh.
    Her scenes on the third episode were everything.
    MJ and Billy also great as usual.

    FYC TV: Stateless | We Are Who We Are | Paapa Essiedu in I May Destroy You | Euphoria Special | genera+ion |

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    Billy Porter is engraving his name on the Emmy at this point, and hopefully the final season airing at the end of the eligibility period does the trick for him. Standout episode with some needed closure for Pray Tell’s home life and childhood. The guest-starring ladies were all over the place though, and it seemed like they were given the cues to go broad like they were in a Tyler Perry movie. Anna Marie Horsford fared the best with making her material land with some needed impact in a bad old lady wig. I’d personally nominate Norm Lewis in guest actor, who delivered well as Pray Tell’s first love. Also fun to get Ledisi here singing and Michelle Hurd as Vernon’s wife and Pray Tell’s former best friend. Janet Mock directed this episode, but given her recent public meltdown, I doubt she’ll be recognized for it.

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    Billy Porter is engraving his name on the Emmy at this point, and hopefully the final season airing at the end of the eligibility period does the trick for him. Standout episode with some needed closure for Pray Tell’s home life and childhood. The guest-starring ladies were all over the place though, and it seemed like they were given the cues to go broad like they were in a Tyler Perry movie. Anna Marie Horsford fared the best with making her material land with some needed impact in a bad old lady wig. I’d personally nominate Norm Lewis in guest actor, who delivered well as Pray Tell’s first love. Also fun to get Ledisi here singing and Michelle Hurd as Vernon’s wife and Pray Tell’s former best friend. Janet Mock directed this episode, but given her recent public meltdown, I doubt she’ll be recognized for it.

    Yeah, Anna Maria needed a better wig, but I thought her acting was great. I loved Jackee’s scene with Pray at the end was wonderful. She’s always been such a great actress. Janet wasn’t given as much material. It was a bit Tyler Perry-ish, but, in the south, some families are just like that so it didn’t ring falso. Norm Lewis was excellent in his small role as well.

    For Billy, I still would submit the intervention episode. The dinner scene alone was masterful. This episode may have more emotion with the doctor visit and has Billy singing in church, I still think the intervention would be a better submission.

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    For Billy, I still would submit the intervention episode. The dinner scene alone was masterful. This episode may have more emotion with the doctor visit and has Billy singing in church, I still think the intervention would be a better submission.

    I think this episode is Porter’s better showcase and Emmy tape. He isn’t competing with anyone else for screentime or overall impact, and he sings. That’s usually the episode chosen.

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