[S4E1] From The First Fist Pump [EXCLUSIVE]
Robert and Cersei discuss their marriage, a union that has held the realm together but left them both miserable. Cersei asks Robert about Lyanna Stark for the first time in 17 years, leading him to reveal that his feelings for Lyanna prevented him from ever even trying to love Cersei.
[S4E1] From the First Fist Pump
When Grey Worm wakes up from the coma he has been in since the attack, Missandei is sitting by his bedside. Grey Worm tells her that he is ashamed because he was afraid, but not of dying. When he was stabbed, he was afraid he would never see Missandei again. Missandei tears up and they kiss for the first time. Turns out Grey Worm has some serious game.
COBRA KAI: SEASON 4, VOL. 2 (SOUNDTRACK FROM THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES) offers superfans even more fist-pumping action and adventure from Birenberg and Robinson, showcasing the music that underscores the events leading up to the All Valley 51.
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Best Quote: "Alright. Jim, to be fair, the conversation wasn't about planets. At first we were talking about introducing a line of toilet paper. And what part of the human body does one use toilet paper upon? ...So you draw a line from there to the other planets...and I think by the end we learned a little bit about how small we are." -Michael
Let's address the elephant in the room: Some people won't be pleased that anything from Season 8 or 9 is ahead of relative classics like "Launch Party." But you've got to consider that these episodes are so, so key in, first, sticking the landing on the end of the show and, second, driving home that these characters are ones that last in our memories.
This episode is incredibly important, in part, because it shifts the tone and style from the good-not-great first season. The cringey bits are there but there are fewer, and there's a subtle shift in rhythm that makes the show more outwardly fun versus the deadpan efforts in the first season.
Upon arrival at S.T.A.R. Labs, Gar was brought to the facility's Morphology lab by Bernard Fitzmartin whom had created a suit for him enclosed within a cuff that would negate the need for Gar to strip off before every transformation. When he attempted to activate the suit for the first time however, Gar's eyes turned red and his consciousness was transported to a barren landscape of red; with only a large dead tree with offerings of animal bones hanging from its branches and a large red moon in the sky. When he came back to his senses, Gar was informed by his wary friends that he had turned into a gorilla, a velociraptor and an armadillo, and destroyed the Morphology lab: all of which Gar has no recollection of doing.
Since his first visit to the Red, Gar kept hearing voices and in the middle of training Tim Drake to track, he abandoned his teammate and followed voices beckoning him. The voices seemed to overwhelm him and Gar passed out. He later accompanied Tim and Dick following Rachel's vision of a house, and while there was able to recognize the screaming sound coming from the girl as Rachel helped her as the sound of dying animals; concluding that the girl's attacker was hiding out at a slaughter house. At the slaughter house, Gar briefly sensed the masked man but dismissed it.
As the show progresses, events begin to negatively affect him and as such Gar's personality takes a darker turn. Although beginning as something of a pacifist averse to violence, and expressing grief following the trauma of accidentally killing a man to defend himself and then being brainwashed into killing for Cadmus, Gar has since become indifferent to causing physical harm to others. He does not shy away from extreme violence should the need call for it, even to the extent of possibly killing his opponents; as shown when he fights the Church of Blood acolytes as a gorilla. Despite caring for his friends, Gar had internalized resentments towards them- specifically Rachel- that Cadmus were able to prey upon during their brainwashing. His once endless patience for others shows a dip by the third season, as he often snaps and gets angry at the team, even going as far as to scare Dick and tell him his excuses are "bullshit" and yelling at Kory that she and the other Titans "all suck". Gar displays traits of depression, often making dry remarks about it to others, and replying that he "wouldn't know" when Rachel asks if her good mood following the loss of her empathic powers was how it always felt not to feel the weight of everyone's problems constantly.
Over the course of the year, over 13 and a half hours of music was accumulated from Kyle and Michael. Though not all of this music made it into the eight-hour first season, it gave the Duffers a huge library to pull from as they edited.
The second season's soundtrack album, titled Stranger Things 2, was released digitally on October 20, 2017, a week before the season's premiere. The soundtrack was again composed by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, who composed the first season's soundtrack. On the soundtrack's composition, Stein and Dixon together informed that the score for the new season added "new styles of composition, while still revisiting old themes when appropriate ... We've created newer elements that are necessary to support the story, but still wanted to remain true to the sound of Season 1." The first track from the soundtrack, "Walkin' in Hawkins", was released in-advance on October 12.
Anime and Manga Black Lagoon. Certain cars there will explode if they tip over.
Case Closed: One member of the shadow organization eludes the FBI by shooting out the gas tank of the other car aiming backwards via the side view mirror.
Also, an early case has a Salary Man dying after his car crushes and explodes. His Office Lady girlfriend survives since some bystanders managed to pull her out of the vehicle before it went boom. She tricks Kogoro into finding the jerk asses who caused the accident so she can burn them and herself to death, but Conan and a friend of the deceased boyfriend manage to dissuade her.
Subverted in Gunsmith Cats: A villain drives off a raising bridge and her car explodes in midair. Two of the protagonists stare slack-jawed in amazement for a moment before suspecting that the third one had something to do with it. She smiles and shows that she's holding a remote detonator.
In the Mazin Kaiser OVA, Prof. Yumi and Roll inexplicably survive this without burns.
Futari wa Pretty Cure: In the 42nd episode, a variation of this trope results from a bad guy pressing Cure Black's Berserk Button, leading her to destroy an entire subway car with her Battle Aura, making this instance Every Subway Car Is A Pinto.
In the My Bride is a Mermaid OVA, a tanker truck crashes into a building and doesn't explode immediately, but it does start leaking and has somehow caused a fire to start in the building. Eventually it explodes.
In Speed Racer, there was a car that flew off of a cliff in every episode, which exploded in a violent manner. Since racing is the whole point of the show, one would think that they'd have the tracks a little bit further away from cliffs. Or active volcanoes, for that matter. The intro also depicted a car crashing through a railing and flying through the air before crashing to the ground in a massive explosion.
Happens in Nerima Daikon Brothers between a motorcycle and a bicycle, of all things!
In Sailor Moon, Mimete tampers with the brakes of Eudial's car, which sends both car and driver off a cliff. The first explodes, killing the second, and causes a LARGE water column to rise.
In Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, most non-Gundams are Made of Explodium (when not piloted by a main character), but Leos in particular appear to be designed with their fuel or ammunition evenly distributed around the entire body. Shot in the arm? Kaboom. Same for a lot of mobile suits across the franchise, really. The original series at least justified this by way of said suits being powered by fusion reactors - touch them wrong and the entire suit goes up. This makes mobile suit combat in space colonies a generally bad idea, as these explosions are large and powerful enough to punch holes right through the walls of the colonies and open them to space.
Exaggerated in Pani Poni Dash! In episode 15, after being stuck on the edge of a cliff all episode long, a bus that the girls are trapped in falls into the water, and then blows up like a friggin' A-bomb! (Right afterward, though, Becky mentions that everyone was rescued safe and sound.)
Parodied in A Certain Magical Index when Touma and Misaki were once attacked by a street gang called Deadlock, whose gimmick is that they ride around on rocket-powered roller skates. Touma throws a remote control at one gang member's head and makes him crash, and the man's skates explode in a massive fireball. Touma and Misaki incredulously ask what kind of shoddy design was that.
In GTO: The Early Years, Eikichi blows up a bunch of motorcycles by driving another motorcycle into them.
In Heavy Object, during a raid on poachers a truck is shot in the tank but fails to explode. When Qwenthur complains about this, Havia points out shooting a vehicle's gas tank only blows them up in movies. The truck explodes immediately after due to static elecricity igniting the gasoline vapor.