Daily Archive: May 1, 2018

Man on a ‘jihad’ sentenced to life without parole for murder

Man on a 'jihad' sentenced to life without parole for murder

A former Seattle resident who admitted killing four people on a self-proclaimed “jihad” to avenge U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East received a life sentence without parole Tuesday for the 2014 ambush of a college student sitting in his car at a traffic light in New Jersey.

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Furry fun with ‘Son of Bigfoot’

A run-of-the-mill sasquatch story is spiced up — and aged down — by telling the tale not from the perspective of the creature himself, but from his human teenage son in “The Son of Bigfoot.” The animated adventure follows Adam (voiced by Pappy Faulkner) as he undergoes a transformation that is…

7 Royal Reads You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

With the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle set for May 19th, invitations have already gone out and the music list is set. If you never received your invite, have no fear! You can do the next best thing and dive into some royalty-related books that will pull back the curtain and give you a front-row seat to all of the glitz, glamour, and gossip in the world of royalty.

Duterte signs executive order on ‘endo’

Duterte signs executive order on ‘endo’

CEBU CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte signed here on Labor Day an executive order (EO) that prohibits illegal labor contracting but still allows some forms of contractualization, a scheme used by employers to avoid regularizing workers. The EO dismayed labor groups and got some members of the business community worried. The President, whose campaign promise […]

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Grey’s Anatomy: 3 Theories on What’s Happening With Alex’s Mother

On Grey’s Anatomy, Alex and Jo have finally managed to figure out their rhythm after the drama around DeLuca’s assault and Jo’s husband Paul settled over the last two tumultuous seasons. After the dissolution of canon couples like Callie and Arizona and Meredith and Derek, Alex and Jo might be the last hope for Grey’s fans. But since this is Grey’s Anatomy, their relationship is tested again. When April offers to plan their wedding, Jo and Alex look over their bank accounts to figure out their budget. After checking his account, he freezes Jo out. We eventually learn why: Alex’s estranged mother hasn’t been cashing his support checks.

Actress Lindsay Wagner, best known for her role on Bionic Woman, plays Alex’s mother, Helen, in the upcoming episode, in which Alex and Jo go looking for her in Iowa. We don’t know much about Helen, except that she’s been grappling with schizophrenia since Alex’s teenage years and that her ex-husband was an abusive alcoholic. Before we definitively discover her whereabouts in the next episode, let’s break down a few theories about what might be going on with her.

1. She passed away.

This is the bleakest and least likely scenario since we’re going to see Alex’s mother in the present day, after all. Wagner will probably not snag a guest star role on the medical show just to play a lifeless corpse. Then again, she may simply appear in a flashback closer to the present. If it actually happens, Helen’s death would deeply affect Alex, who’s recently had to let go of a deeply emotional cancer patient case. It would be a catalyst for Alex to fall into a depression or act recklessly again.

2. She’s in critical condition.

If Grey’s wanted to amp up the drama, we might see Alex’s mother with a critical health condition (either due to her schizophrenia or an unrelated disease), possibly struggling in her home, on the streets, or at an institution. Alex may offer to take in his mother or move her closer to Seattle, which may or may not cause a rift between him and Jo. Alternatively, Helen may pass away after seeing Alex one last time, which would be typical of the Grey’s drama that we know and have grown to love.

3. She found help to keep herself afloat.

Helen may have found help to grapple with her schizophrenia in a healthy way, perhaps even securing a job or reconciling with her other children. But this doesn’t really add any stakes or dramatic tension to the situation. Something’s bound to go awry. Helen might be doing well but may feel like she needs to sever ties with Alex or vice versa. In the latest promo, Alex shoots Jo an irritated look when she urgently asks him what happened when he looked into the house. There’s a possibility that Helen might not even be at her house and that they’re going to have to do a little more digging to find her.

Alex has shown tremendous character growth over the last few seasons, as evidenced by the stark difference between how Jo and Olivia perceive him. Over the years, he develops from an immature intern with frat-boy tendencies to a responsible surgeon – who cares for kids! Whatever happens, the show will now have an opportunity to dig deeper into Alex’s past and shed more light on the topic of mental illness.

Genre mash-up ‘The Cleanse’ oozes its way to originality

The horror comedy-drama “The Cleanse” is one short, strange trip. Although it may evoke such films as “Gremlins” and “The Lobster,” as well as David Cronenberg’s earlier work, writer-director Bobby Miller’s oozy, eerie, yet weirdly soulful yarn feels like an original.

“The Big Bang Theory’s” Johnny…