Worth Fighting For | Critical Role | Campaign 2, Episode 126

22. feb.. 2021
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Faced with unsettling visions and a leering countdown, the Mighty Nein take stock of supplies, of lingering wounds, and of matters of the heart.
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  • HEY, there might be some SPOILERS under the thing 0:15 The NordVPN saga continues 2:50 The ship nobody wanted 5:15 Get knuckle deep in Nord Lore 8:10 Laura’s merch corner 9:40 Intro cinematic 11:15 Episode Starts 14:00 Recap Ends 16:20 Don’t say G***** 19:45 Caduceus always smells good 25:45 Beau is a nerd 27:45 Fjord takes it off 30:30 Speaking in unison 32:55 Minimum tits 34:00 Rub it out 39:55 Jester puts some flair on Jester’s message 42:35 Actualizing Steve Napolean’s hat 46:00 TetsuBeau 50:15 Jester has plenty of idols 55:00 Pawning the ring 57:00 Caduceus would never say ‘smokin’ 1:01:55 Yasha and the potionmonger 1:08:45 The new nutter 1:10:20 Beau and Veth shop together 1:13:20 Are you gonna do it? 1:14:10 Xhorhassian ladies 1:15:30 Beau could be likable 1:17:55 The Zemnian zine scene is thriving 1:18:45 Beau and Caleb foreshadow so hard 1:21:25 Jester gets the ring appraised 1:30:20 Dancehall disguises 1:33:45 Caleb favors his fortune 1:38:10 Astrid and Caleb 1:49:55 Fjord is attacked by ghosts 1:51:45 Is Astrid conflicted 1:54:35 Beau comes out of invisibility 1:56:40 Lady D 1:58:55What else did she say 2:00:40 Jester drops an oops 2:07:30 Fjord’s pecs are still sore 2:12:25 Communing with Artie 2:14:30 Fjord gets god smacked 2:17:50 Veth goes off 2:24:00 The date night begins 2:25:25 Break Starts 2:32:55 Art Montage 2:41:25 Break Ends (Caleb narrates the date) 2:45:10 Shall we? 2:47:30 The Nestled Nook 2:56:25 The Picnic 3:04:00 Episode 1 nostalgia 3:05:35 The cupcake dog 3:09:45 She said it 3:13:35 Mutual consent 3:14:35 Roll initiative 3:15:45 The hottest thing Beau has ever said or done 3:20:30 Yasha battle angel 3:23:35 Steam’s Respite 3:27:50 Fireworks 3:29:25 Meanwhile, outside… 3:31:05 Episode Ends The in-game start date for the episode was the 29th of Brussendar 836. Sam’s flask says “Missing! Magic Stone Description: Glowy Rock size of Cheesewheel/Big Butterscotch Worth: Like 40,000 Plat Last Seen: Snowy Woods?” The back is still a collection of moustaches. The Blizzcon one-shot was posted yesterday, and it was really good. I’ve never played Diablo, so I’m sure I missed some stuff, but they were sure not to go too deep into lore. Justice for Spell Slots! Any moments I missed? Feel free to post them here. Is it Thursday yet?

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    • @Captain Kokomo Gaming If you think that's a waste, then you are not a real fan of this show or these people as artists.

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    • 45 minutes wasted on the date? No thanks guys. Looking forward to next week's episode.

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    • I have noticed that the art montage starts actually at the 2:29:00 mark rather than where you've got it now Mr Flando, sir.

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    • You should play Diablo games. All of them.

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    • marisha ray said "sometimes we are so afraid of pain that we hurt ourselves just to get it over with" and i felt that, man

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  • Top 10 awkward moments in dnd

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  • Did Caleb’s accent drop at the end when talking with Astrid? Or was that just me?

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    • Liam drops German accent when he speaks in Zemnian. Matt picked up on it quickly and does it too.

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  • Guys! I just caught up! I started watching in march when the pandemic got real for everyone, and now, finally, I am caught up. I am going to miss being able to binge watching this while I do whatever

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  • This is the best disaster lesbian date in existence 😂

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  • No jokes about hacking off harder and faster?

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  • That was beautiful.

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  • 2:12:00

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  • I just realized: The Amber dogs are Caleb's oompa loompas

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  • 2:10:00

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  • Wow, that Sam's piece on the break was really cool :D

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  • You know there is a lot of talk about bite size / quick content consumption nowadays, but here I am sitting down to watch a 3hr episode out of a 126 (and counting) D&D game

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  • I’ve been rewatching the campaign and it made me think about something. This has nothing to do with this episode. It’s a bit odd to me that the Nein seems far more positive about Xorhas over the Empire, when Xorhas is an extremist theocracy that lays claim to any and all beacons outside of its borders that may not even be found yet, and also started the war. Whereas the Empire is firmly for scientific magical progress. And even the Assembly is a bit weird with their treatment when the only members that seem to be evil are Trent and Ludinous, while Vess was kind of an asshole but not really evil. Yet the Nein treats the entire assembly as corrupt. Tbh the Empire and the Assembly get a bad rap.

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  • 2:21:13 "dick"

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  • most players: "I'll bring some chips and dip for game night". Laura Bailey shows up with a whole cake xD

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  • You folks are great! I watch this campaign and I wish I could join!

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  • I think that this is about the best episode I have seen thus far! ❤️ Best date ever!

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  • As someone who doesn't tend to get emotional, nor am I generally interested in romance stories, I would just like to say, that date was the most beautiful and adorable thing I have seen in a long time. Fantastic job.

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  • Jester says I'm gonna send a message. And just like that my day it that much brighter

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  • This is it. Obligatory "I've caught up!" comment. 3/26/2020 - 2/24/21. what a ride!

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  • Fjord and Jester talking about ring's price remind me a situation with Vex and Grog in Vasselheim. Good times.

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  • I might be late for the party, but just throwing it out there... A Beau with a bow.. sounds cool!

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  • That the Assembly was spying on them was not surprising. That they were actually following them, a little more so.

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  • 2:40:48 Yasha in the style of Darkest Dungeon. Nice.

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  • Me last week: Oh god it's almost over! I hope it never ends!! Me this week: Oh ffs, GET ON WITH IT!! Conclusion: I'm a fickle bitch.

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  • My standard for love is permanently damaged and will never financially recover from this

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  • While I love all these guys... the episode ended at about the 2 hour 45 minute mark for me. Without any disrespect intended, 45 minutes for the date was excessive. Looking forward to next week!

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  • Gotta love that "no character can have an intelligence of more than 3" rule they keep playing with. Arcane glyph removal? Let's just futz with it a bit and claim we don't know how our own spells work, even though it's well established, why else would you ever cast it at a higher level?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Fuck

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    • They never claimed they don't know how their spells works. They don't know how the brand works. Subtle difference. Anyway, didn't you say you were done with this show a while back?

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  • Brother cousin? :'D

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  • 1:26:56 lol! Leave it to Jester to complement someone while also calling them out for being shady. xD

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  • 1:18:50 I'm guessing this is about the dogs... :P

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  • Damn, where can I find a Wizard best friend like Caleb to create an amazing date atmosphere like the one he created for Beau & Yasha? That was incredible & truly beautiful.

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  • 1:14:20 Which leads to the question: Is Yasha's armpit hair black or white or both? :P

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  • The episode should have been called the slapaning

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  • 1:48:00 - “Just know, there are eyes on you.” Girl, you don’t know the half of it.

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  • Laura smiling throughout the whole date xxx she’s the biggest Beauyasha shipper in the world xxx

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  • The date is sponsored by The Imaginarium of Dr Widdowghastus

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  • I wonder if the spacing of the new Eye acquisitions is based on the number of the Eye. So the first Eye was the first night, then two nights later is Eye number two, so then maybe three nights from now is the third Eye for each of them and so on?

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  • Why are they still using the Xorhasian art for their character portraits below each player?

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  • ya'll shoud do a shadowrun oneshot

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  • Nordiverse got crazy, and I always lose it at the cut back to ultra codex.

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  • Matt has gained a new respect for all the live action Batman actors who couldn't turn their heads. :P

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  • i'm really looking forward to Steve Napoleon.

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  • And than outside the mansion everything is going to shit.

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  • This is it, gang! I started campaign 1 in March of 2020. Now I'm here. It's almost 2 am, and I work at 645... but it was worth it. I can finally watch Critical Role live tonight for episode 127. I can't wait!

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  • Marisha/Beau has been killing it lately.

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  • To everyone who thought 'Nardwuar' when Matt said 'Nord Lore', keep on rocking in the free world!

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  • 3:09:50 That sounds like a song title right out of The Cantata Pansophical

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  • 3:29:27 "It smells like farts out here."

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  • How are they sitting in relationship to each other in the new studio?

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  • 3:15:49 "Sorry, babe. Gotta handle these ninjas."

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  • 2:45:17 "Sorry, I thought you were giving me something."

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  • marisha ray said "sometimes we are so afraid of pain that we hurt ourselves just to get it over with" and i felt that, man also i appreciate ashley interrupting a sweet moment to make explicit that they did indeed fuck

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  • That was the best date ever! Can't wait for tomorrows game.

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  • 2:16:24 "Byeeeee."

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  • 2:00:49 "Excuse me."

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  • This was a very satisfying episode to have be the one where I’m finally caught up 🥰 Great character moments all around!!

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  • 1:33:50 "To rub one out."

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  • Sleepy balls

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  • 1:13:31 "Do you think you're gonna do it?"

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  • I would have called 911 as a baby balls

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  • Does Liam run any games? I bet that would be amazing!

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    • he has done a few one shots on this channel, at least one for campagn one, curse of the loreley and a christmas special.

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    • He runs a game for his kids if I remember correctly

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  • “Sorry babe, gotta handle these ninjas” is probably now my favourite line in Critical Role history.

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  • 0 copper all your secrets balls

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  • Travis' "YEAH Y'ALL HOOKED UP" at the end is honestly mood

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  • 39:58 "I'll give it some flair." Classic Jester! lol

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  • Caleb: mentions Fjord's muscles The shipping part of the fandom: *VIGOROUSLY MAKING FAN ART*

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    • (Btw no hate towards shippers practically none of them are hurting anyone)

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  • Fan art music needs to go back to the older version

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  • This episode had the chaotic energy of a group pre-big boss fight

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  • 27:49 Hahahaha!

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  • I want Liam and Matt to narrate my next date.

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  • The date was my favorite part @ ME.

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  • @2:08:12 it's always the chair...

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  • Beau and Yasha's date is that wholesome content that everybody needs during this pandemic, cured me from 5 levels of Exhaustion.

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  • Do you think Laura would come car shopping with me if I asked her?

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  • oh no its the PAW ninjas!

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  • I think I could listen to Liam allllll day. His naration is just great!

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  • What an episode to catch up on! What do I do with my life until Thursday now?!

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  • Wow, this love sort of.... came up suddenly. Almost no dialogue to indicate it until recently and then jumping into first date woopie. Well, glad the rest of the story makes sense.

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    • @Gabriel Rognon a fine view of it. But then it was still a drastic change is my point. If she wants to sleep around, that's fine. If she wants to say she loved Yasha while she was doing it, fine too. If thats what she wants to do. Not everyone likes those types of characters just like normal people. But to then conflate it with love when it was obviously going to be physical is my point. Honestly thought Beau was going to have a fling with her fellow monk / tutor, but after she made a comment about yasha once everything shifted. I remember Caleb and Yasha back in the swamps too. They had more interaction and bonded on emotional levels back then. But, a good friendship bloomed from it. Yasha and Beau just seemed rushed and more for the "look at us" than the characters' stories. It just feels a bit forced; especially since, again, they jump to love and claim it was from the beginning when it didn't seem to affect Beau and Yasha made no indication of it early. Then suddenly it begins with a comment and they both start talking about it to other party members as if it were coincidence (obviously it wouldn't be. I know its a game.) But as long as they have fun, great.

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    • @Anthony Haessly I think beau wasn't willing to envisage a stable relationship at that point (and it was perfectly fine). Jester was the naif young who loved the idea of love, so she started flirting pretty quick, then hesitated as she matured before going back in with updated sentiment. Beau was to much of a looner with a harsh past to afford that. Pleasure was to be taken when offered and not expected to last. She wasn't going to admit her love before having no doubt on her intention tp stay with the group.

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    • @Django how is that not relevant? While yasha was in danger or when she was gone, Beau wasn't too concerned while warming someone else's bed. She honestly seemed more interested in her fellow monk than yasha for a long time. But suddenly they "love". So no. It isn't irrelevant haha. I get things change because its a game. And again, glad they had fun. Just not a good love story and was a big shift in their dynamic

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    • @Gabriel Rognon yeah those were obvious after long travels and Beau slept and flirted around. But she obviously "loved" yasha. I get they liked each other as of the last months of sessions. While searching for Yasha Beau wasnt too concerned with love then. I'm happy they are having fun.

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    • @Anthony Haessly I meant why did you bring up the part about Beau's sexual habits. It seems irrelevant and you didn't have an actual point If you're gonna make a comparison with a novel/film and say that it's not as good, you essentially are holding them to the standards of writers who get to do drafts, rewrites etc. This is D&D, it's on the spot. You don't have to enjoy it, no-one has said that. I didn't enjoy it, why does that matter? But you're ignoring the fact that this has been something developing since the start. You've been given specific examples. And you call it pandering. To who? What sudden changes were there? Hard to say there's been a quick push for it, they've struggled to find an opportunity for several sessions now. Did they allot too much time for it? Feels a bit that way but who are we to judge that? It's not our table. Seems like Ashley's friends wanted to give her more opportunity to take the spotlight and get into character, she's usually more of a background presence. If you didn't enjoy it then you can just say that, if it matters so much to you. But I don't understand why you're making stuff up in an effort to justify that.

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  • Finally caught up, started back in 2017 with campaign 1 and now we're here! It's been YEARS!

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  • Surprised they didn't suggest using Magicians judge to dispel Fjords chest sigil and stab him in the chest. xD

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    • Ah right, I remembered the 'Skingorger, really?' and that she left a weapon so that's probably why I thought it was SG. Forgot the details.

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    • @Lothmar22 She didn't leave Skingorger behind. She left Magician's Judge behind. Kima wanted the Skingorger but it got vetoed so she took Magician's Judge as the trade instead

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    • @Follow the howl Didn't get that far apparently when I wrote the reply. Huh, forgot she didn't have that anymore. I rememeber she left SG behind when she got the platinum blade on lend.

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    • 🧐 They did lol But yasha doesn't have it

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  • Y'all I can't believe it. It's taken me since March 13, 2020 but I have finally caught up. This has been a magical journey so far and I'm thrilled to finally be here. Now I just have to go back and watch Campaign 1

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  • Sam shaved looks like Elon Musk

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  • I am SOOOO going to fucking abuse that soundbyte of Matt saying "Because why the fuck not?"

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  • Honestly, the look on Marisha's face as she watches her imaginary girlfriend fight even more imaginary ninjas on an imaginary date is absolutely adorable.

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  • yasha says she cant smell in this episode. and we all remember she said she smelled like a crayon that one time. i say she has a crayon stuck up her nostril

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  • Been waiting for those kisses since episode one, hell yeahhh!!!!!!!!!!

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  • I've been rewatching the Blacklist recently, and now I can't unsee how Taliesin and Ashley look like Reddington and Keen, respectively.

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  • Seeing Tal react to Yasha talking about meeting Molly and the circus brought me to tears. I got through everything but seeing that... Dang.

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  • at 3:20:32 please tell me WHAT IS THE SONG???

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  • I'm not crying, totally not crying

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  • Ah wonderful. I like how Sam snuck in his "I wear human faces as masks" segment into the break. That really woke me up when I was trying to fall asleep to the episode.

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  • 2:39:17 God damn. I thought that was cosplay at first. Props to Rachel McEwan

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  • How can I get Liam to narrate /choreograph my next date night?

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  • Mighty "Always a Little in Love with Your Friends" Nein

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  • 2:19:28 He has already done that Veth, didn't go well

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  • Link to the fanart page for this ep? Lol

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  • Loved the date! So great.

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  • Lest give an applause to travis who managed to stand still and not laugh during the nord vpn add

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  • I was actually having an irritating day and than I watched the date scene and just about died

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