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The Reaping 

Lily heads to Korban planning to kill Joe, as he and Ryan finally meet face-to-face again.



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Having kidnapped Kingston Tanner's son Preston, Joe's followers return to the Korban compound unaware that Ryan Hardy has followed them - on his own and without backup. Joe continues playing his sick games forcing Preston to kill someone or be killed. Ryan's attempt to kill Joe is unsuccessful however, forcing everyone to flee. Claire Matthews want to be interviewed on air but when Carrie Cooke refuses, Claire has her send a cryptic message that only Joe will understand. Lily Gray also wants Joe dead and heads to the compound. Mike Weston intercepts her and makes a fateful decision. Written by garykmcd

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14 April 2014 (USA)  »

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This was a cheesy one
15 April 2014 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews


The episode started action packed when Ryan 'Party' Hardy suddenly infiltrated in Korban, without being noticed by ANYONE. Ryan went in disguise to crash Joe Carrol crazy gathering of crazy people. When Ryan had a clear shot at Joe...... HE MISSED. How is that even possible considering Ryan shoots everyone in the head EXCEPT Joe. After that Ryan managed to escape the guards during the commotion and stay hidden for the rest of the night. But of course Ryan gets caught on purpose so he can face Joe.

Later in the episode after the video tape incident Joe fled the scene. Lily traced him and sent a crazy Russian army or something to find him and get her revenge. When they invaded Korban they professionally shot everyone they saw. Meanwhile Ryan escaped and went outside to join the party. He picked up a rifle from the ground and immediately shot three of the professional-not-missing-any-shot-except-Ryan-guys dead.

A few moments later the FBI arrives at Korban. Naturally Mike goes out on his own to find Lily (Still on the scene even though Joe already escaped) and get himself some payback for what she did to his old man. Meanwhile Lily sent Mark to go and find Luke just at the right moment, but one guy stayed with her. Then BAM out of the blue Mike shows up and points his gun right in Lily's pretty face. Of course the guy who was right there is out to take a leak or something. After a little chat between Mike and Lily, 'Party' hardy and his cute niece Max managed to follow Mike's footprints in the snow (???) and find Mike pointing his gun at Lily. Mike of course fakes not shooting Lily and ends up shooting her three times in the chest. Yeah, that was a 'real shocker'.

Overall this episode was too cheesy for my liking. Every situation has been predictable, yet thanks to all the amounts of bloodshed during this episode it scores a 6/10 on average. Hopefully the next episode won't be this predictable because this series can do a lot better.

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