[S2E1] Somewhere To Start
What do you do with a second season? Double down? Make changes? Push ahead? Oh, and remember, before you answer: Your first season about television production and the magic of being wealthy in New York City aired right before a pandemic hit and changed everything about television production and the magic of ... well, being wealthy somewhere while maintaining a residence in New York City.
[S2E1] Somewhere to Start
Love has taken me to dark places, but Los Angeles has got to be as dark as it gets. When you're running from someone who thinks they know you, the best place to hide is somewhere they think you hate because you do.
I started Wherever I Look back in 2011 and have aimed to be that friend who loves watching various forms of media and talking about it. So, from bias, strong opinions, and a perspective you may not have thought about, you'll find that in our reviews.
An impressive fleet of Federation starships now surround the anomaly and so much more care has gone into this, sending spaceship nerds, like me, into a frenzy. Especially when you think of the fleet of hundreds of identical starships that gathered at the planet Coppelius in the first season finale. The Queen beams aboard and starts to take control of the Stargazer and Picard once again, orders the self-destruct.
Phil meets with his American friend Laura Sousounis and they go on a cicchetti crawl around Venice. Their first stop is Cantine del Vino già Schiavi. Cicchetti are little bites of food on bread and look similar an open faced sandwich. He starts with baccala (olive oil and cod) and then has an interesting cicchetti with tuna topped with cacao powder. Alessandra, owner and chef at Schiavi, has owned and operated the spot for over 60 years.
Hearing voices nearby, Clementine finds Christa surrounded by scavengers in the woods. She has a choice whether to distract the bandits to help her escape, or to sneak away and leave Christa to fend for herself.DISTRACT SCAVENGERS: If the player chooses to attempt a rescue, Clementine will peg one of the scavengers in the head with a rock, alerting them to her presence but allowing Christa a moment to start running.SNEAK AWAY: While she's backing away, one of the scavengers notices Clementine. He gives chase, while another spears Christa through the leg as she tells Clem to make a run for it.
Finally, after all the medical self-mutilation is done, grab the bandages and start to wrap it up. If you've never tried, bandaging something one-handed is difficult, so don't be too judgemental when Clementine drops the bandage roll.
In this way, Colin's Bridgerton season 2 episode 1 absence appears purely narrative-based - giving his young character ample opportunities for development across the globe instead. This sees Colin return as a far more confident, albeit bawdy character that plays into the growing dislike between the Bridgerton and Sharma clans. Given Regé-Jean Page's jettisoning from the cast after just one season due to his set-in-stone character arc, it is also not surprising that Colin misses the start of Bridgerton season 2 to align with Julia Quinn's story. While Colin's initial absence may be concerning for Bridgerton fans not wanting to lose another of their favorite characters (especially given Newton's social media slip-up), his omission from the start of season 2 is a purely narrative-based choice.
Later on, the prisoners are outside in the yard. A group of women, led by a lady named Felicia, befriend Pipes. When Kit Keller from A League of Their Own comes over, they don't want her around and ask Pipes if the two are friends. K-Squared blurts out that Pipes is not one to be messed with because she killed an inmate. Felicia has had enough of Kit Keller from A League of Their Own and starts beating her up. K-Squared calls out for Pipes' help, but Pipes' doesn't do a damn thing and just stands by like she's waiting for the B41 bus to take her ass to Target. Damn, Pipes, Kit Keller from A League of Their Own offered you Vaseline from her ear and let you cry in front of her. The least you could do is have her back. I guess it's true what they say:
In 2016 goodr graduated from an LA apartment to a storage unit. Then came the 800 square foot Cabana >> we started renting warehouse space >> then moved into The Hangr, a 6,000 square foot spot, >> and THEN brought our distribution fully in-house in 2019 with the 35,000 square foot space, known as The Lagoon. Every 14 months we grew out of our location, and now everyone works at home, so wtf.
Ripley and Luther meet up with Schenk to investigate Sadie's murder scene. Following this they return to their new squad room, where Ripley is introduced to DS Erin Gray . They watch the video of the murder and listen to calls that the killer made to the victim's family members and friends. Luther is convinced that this is just the start of a murder spree.
The following day, Kenny shows up at the office with a spring in his step and big ideas for his renamed business, Leith Legals. An offer of moderately priced wills will draw customers. Surprisingly, the first punter through the door is Roy Lynch with a bottle of wine and a "request" for Max to launder a troublesome stash of cash. He declines to identify to who the money belongs. Kenny isn't keen to allow shady dealings in his shop. But once he finds a tracker in the bag, the investigator in him is awakened, and they decide to plant it somewhere and see who comes looking for it.
In the penultimate episode of Guilt, Max is under pressure from his police handler, his ex-cellmate and the Lynches who surprise him with a special visitor. Meanwhile, Kenny's business and personal relationships start to crumble leaving him on shaky ground.
Stranger Things 2 was confirmed by Netflix on August 31, 2016 for a 2017 release. An announcement trailer revealed that the second season consisted of nine episodes as well as showing the working title for each episode. Filming of the season started in Atlanta, Georgia on November 7, 2016.
Will is rushed to the lab where he displays memory loss, unable to remember Bob or Hopper. Owens speculates that the shadow monster is like a virus that has infected Will and that any damage to the tunnels might be lethal to him. Nancy and Jonathan spend the night at Murray's, where he prods them about their relationship. The two later have a romantic encounter. Dustin and Steve decide to lure Dart to the junkyard, and Dustin calls Lucas for help. Lucas brings Max, and the four ready the junkyard to trap Dart. Max opens up to Lucas and explains Billy's attitude is due to his father marrying Max's mother. Dart appears at the junkyard with creatures identical to him, and the group learns that there are packs of them. The group hide in the bus, and Steve later attacks them with the bat, but the creatures all run away suddenly; Steve speculates they are going somewhere. At the lab, Will views pictures of the map taken by lab agents, and points out a location that the shadow monster wants to avoid. Owens sends in a team to investigate, but the pack attacks the team and enters the lab. They realize that the monster has been manipulating Will.
A month later, the lab has been shut down by the government following the publication of Nancy's tape. The Hollands hold a proper funeral for Barb. Owens meets with Hopper in a bar, where he gives Hopper a forged birth certificate listing him as the father of "Jane Hopper" (Eleven). Steve drives Dustin to the Snow Ball, the annual Hawkins Middle winter dance, where he meets with the party. A slow dance starts, and Will is asked to dance. Lucas asks Max to dance. Dustin asks multiple girls to dance, but is rejected. Nancy, who is serving punch at the dance, sees Dustin alone and upset, and dances with him. Outside, Joyce talks with Hopper. Eleven shows up, where she dances with Mike. Lucas and Max kiss, and Eleven and Mike kiss right after. The students enjoy themselves at the dance, unaware that the shadow monster is still alive, towering over the school in the Upside Down.
In the first week of November 2016, table reads for a "bunch of episodes" started. The season was officially confirmed to be in production on November 4, 2016 in a social media post by Stranger Things. It was accompanied by a photo of some of the cast members at a table read.
Brooke: [00:00:00] So I'm excited to have made the trip to Johannesburg this week with SAP for our Partner Innovation Event. And whilst I was here, I thought I'd take the opportunity to meet and chat with Mike Hartman, Managing Director for Africa at our partner G3G. Mike, shall we start by you just giving a quick overview of G3G and your relationship with SAP.
Mike: [00:00:24] Thanks, Brooke. It's a story that I love telling. I joined G3G about seven years ago, but we've been an SAP partner for the past 22 years. We started in the UK and then expanded into various different parts of the world, the USA and Australia and here in South Africa. The South African operation is about eight years old. We are an SAP Gold Partner. When I started, I think with me included, we were about four employees. Now, luckily, we're 50. Yes, we focus on SAP Business One as well as S/4Hana and S/4Hana conversions and growing even through the pandemic. I mentioned this morning to someone we were one of the lucky organisations that actually grew 30% year on year during COVID. So, we are absolutely blessed.
Mike: [00:01:37] Yes, it's actually great to be back in Building One here in SAP. I think the last time that I was here was in March of 2020, the last event that was actually held here in this building. A lot has changed, but it's great to be back. I think the largest impact of COVID on the business was the actual speed that it hit all the organisations in South Africa. The one moment we were finding remote work was almost a swearword in our business, and then suddenly we had to start communicating on Zoom and Teams and everything was done remotely. And I think the biggest impact on our people was the fact that we couldn't have those casual chats anymore in the office, walking into someone's office and just hear how they are. And we found that that actually had a huge impact on the individuals working in the company. They got people shy. Some of them even had anxiety and depression and things like that. So, it brought a whole new dynamic to the way in which we manage our people. I always say leaders need to be cheerleaders and motivators, and I think we started doing that more regularly just to make sure that everyone is fine. What we also did is we implemented these casual coffee chats over Teams just to not speak about business and just find out whether everyone is fine. So, I think from a management perspective, a lot of almost over-communication with regards to the health of the business, the health of the clients, the health of the other team members became really, really important. Unfortunately, a number of the, especially the Business One businesses, failed during COVID and the hard lockdown. So, we did lose some customers, but I think the majority of them are stronger than ever after the COVID lockdown regulations were lifted. 041b061a72