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‘The Terminal List’ Season 1 Finale Recap: “Reclamation”

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There’s only one more name on the list. Or at least, that’s what everyone thinks. As The Terminal List Episode 8 (“Reclamation”) begins, Reece and Ben get the call they’ve been waiting for about Defense Secretary Lorraine Hartley’s position. She’s at her family estate on Orcas Island, and she’s dumped her government-issue security in favor of contract operators from Capstone-connected Talos Tactical. She knows Reece is gunning for her, like a boogeyman in swim fins toting an M4. But she’s also drawing him in. When Agent Layun learns that Hartley has hired private sector security, he sees her play. It’s all about zero oversight over the battle to come. “She’s gonna kill him, then tell whatever story she wants.”

At the estate, Buranek is brought in for her promised follow-up interview with Hartley. She tells the secretary that she’s outright skeptical. “You used government resources to intercept my story.” But Hartley accelerates deftly into political spin mode. She cops to initiating the test of an unlicensed drug on Reece’s troop of Navy SEALs, but she also swears she had no part in the cover-up, and in fact was upholding her professional goal to reduce battle trauma longterm and beat back the alarming upward trend of suicides by active-duty and veteran servicemembers. And for a few minutes, it sounds pretty good. Hartley even gives Buranek her financials to prove she’s not “Oberon Analytics” and didn’t benefit from any RD-4895 shell company chicanery. Meanwhile, on the estate grounds, Talos personnel fit out portable lighting systems and set up their fields of fire. It’s being fortified for attack.

Reece and Ben will infiltrate Orcas Island via boat, but for that they’ll need a boat, which is where Reece’s unseen buddy Raife Hastings comes in. Despite Ben’s assertions of his untrustworthiness, Hastings has left them a small schooner complete with supplies including dive gear, small arms, and a .50 caliber sniper rifle. “This makes us even,” his note to Reece reads. “If you make it out, you know where to go.” They head up the inlet to make landfall, as well as a lot of noise. As for Layun, he understands what Hartley is up to, and knows Reece will head to Orcas to face her. But he’s not going to let getting shitcanned from the case stop him from attending the fireworks show. He grabs Mac Wilson, hooks up with the FBI heavy response group from the state forest chase, and they all head to the island in their own boat.

While Buranek initially acted receptive to Hartley’s version of the facts, it was only a feint. She catches the secretary in a lie about timeline, and the events of the ambush – essentially, what did she know, and when did she know it. “You weighed your selfish needs and your legacy against the value of those men’s lives. You chose to remain silent, and you let those men die!” It’s a bombshell, and Buranek has her double speak on tape. But just as Hartley is about to have the journalist arbitrarily silenced by a Talos goon, there’s an explosion on the boat dock and muzzle flashes from the lighthouse. Ben is on the .50 cal, covering Reece’s advance onto the island.

Talos operators might be a good hire if you’re concerned about compartmentalized accountability. But they’re absolute shit against a trained-up ex-Navy seal fueled by vengeance. (Just ask Steve Horn.) Reece goes through three or four defensive layers of these guys, fights his way into the estate, onto the upper floors, and into the hall outside Hartley’s safe room, where her last defender gets a tactical tomahawk to the skull. Reece steps through the door, leaking a little from a gunshot wound, and sights his weapon on Hartley over the protests of Buranek. Oberon Analytics wasn’t the secretary, she pleads. It was someone in the Agency. She says Reece can still be the father in Lucy’s picture, a man at peace. But Reece isn’t listening. “She lit the fuse. She’s on the battlefield.” Facing the certainty that Buranek’s reporting will ruin her, and staring  down the barrel of Reece’s assault rifle, Secretary of Defense Lorraine Hartley puts a pistol to her temple and pulls the trigger.

Outside, Layun, Mac Wilson and the HRT are containing the Talos operators. (“Federal. Fucking. Agents!” Wilson shouts with her typical subtlety.) They also send guys to grab Ben from his overwatch position, but he’s long gone. And when Layun finally spots Reece, limping away in the darkness, he hesitates for a moment, thinking about who’s David and who’s Goliath in this whole mess. “Don’t make me shoot you!” he finally yells. But Reece just looks at him, sullen. “I’m already dead.” Layun lets him fade silently into the murky waters.

Three weeks later, Congress is initiating sweeping reforms at the Pentagon, and pledging to investigate all military contracts. Buranek’s story did the good she promised it would to a bloodthirsty Reece. “But we’re not done,” he messages her. “Oberon Analytics.” And while Buranek is still digging, she has determined that it’s definitely a CIA contact, and managed through a Peruvian bank. Peru. The tranquil surf, sun, and cervezas escape hatch that Ben Richards had always said was his retirement spot. All along, Oberon, the unnamed RD-4895 conspirator, was Reece’s best friend and former team guy. And so, when Reece shows up on his boat, moored off Mancora, Ben isn’t even surprised. He swears the slayings of Lauren and Lucy weren’t his doing. He assures Reece that his motive wasn’t only money, but to let “the boys” die with their boots on, since Admiral Pillar assured him their tumors made them dead meat anyway. And finally, he just stops talking. “It’s OK,” he tells his old friend. “Let’s finish the list.” Bang.

THE TERMINAL LIST OCEAN DROP

In The Terminal List Episode 7 (“Extinction”), Buranek had offered Reece a distinction. “You’re not at war, you’re at home. There’s a difference.” His only response was “Not anymore,” which felt pretty cold-blooded at the time, in the context of the havoc he was about to unleash in Coronado. But there’s more to it than that. With his terminal list complete, Reece is left to walk the earth unburdened of his wrath, but utterly displaced from his emotional and physical center. Home as he knew it – the life he shared with his wife and daughter – was violently stolen. He’ll never get it back. And in its place is something else, a rootless existence that drifts on the shifting winds of disorder and consequence. There’s no solid intel on a second season of The Terminal List. Not from the Prime Video brass, anyway. But in the first season’s final moments, Reece sets a course for Mozambique in Ben’s boat, and that aligns with the outset of True Believer, the second book in author and series executive producer Jack Carr’s Terminal List series. After everything, after he got out, maybe Mozambique is where Raife Hastings told him to go. For a little reclamation of the soul.   

Johnny Loftus is an independent writer and editor living at large in Chicagoland. His work has appeared in The Village Voice, All Music Guide, Pitchfork Media, and Nicki Swift. Follow him on Twitter: @glennganges

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What Time Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Be on Netflix?

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The season finale of Riverdale aired in late July on The CW. Notice we said season finale? Thankfully, the beloved series will return for a seventh season, but, unfortunately, Season 7 will be the final installment of Riverdale.

If you already streamed the current season, make sure to read Alex Zalben’s interview with Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Decider. If you’re waiting to binge Season 6 on Netflix, well, you better clear your calendar because all 22 episodes are about to drop on the streamer. What time will the sixth season of Riverdale debut on Netflix? What time does Netflix release shows? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHEN IS THE RIVERDALE SEASON 6 NETFLIX RELEASE DATE?

Riverdale Season 6 premieres Sunday, August 7 on Netflix.

HOW MANY EPISODES ARE IN RIVERDALE SEASON 6?

The sixth season of Riverdale consists of 22 episodes.

WHAT TIME DOES NETFLIX RELEASE NEW SHOWS?

Netflix releases new episodes at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT.

WHAT TIME WILL RIVERDALE SEASON 6 BE ON NETFLIX?

Netflix is based out of California, so Riverdale Season 6 will be available to stream at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) beginning Sunday, August 7. If the clock strikes 12:00 (or 3:00 a.m. for folks on the East Coast) and you don’t see the new episodes, give it a moment, hit refresh, and then enjoy the show!

WILL THERE BE A SEASON 7 OF RIVERDALE?

Yes! Decider recently covered that very topic.

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Actress Anne Heche Suffers Severe Burns After Crashing Car Into Los Angeles Home

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Actress Anne Heche, known for her roles in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and I Know What You Did Last Summer, was involved in a fiery car crash in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles on Friday.

According to TMZ, Heche was driving a blue Mini Cooper and had first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex. Residents of the apartment complex tried to get her out of the vehicle but she backed up and sped off.

Footage of Heche speeding down the streets of her neighborhood had been obtained by TMZ as well as her initial encounter at the apartment complex.

In the first clip, you can hear her car crash towards the end. It has been reported that the actress crashed into someone’s home, causing her vehicle and the house to erupt into flames. Heche suffered severe burns and was resisting being taken away in a stretcher. You can also view footage of this via the TMZ article.

It has not been confirmed whether alcohol has been involved in the incident since her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence. She is currently intubated in the hospital but expected to live.

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These are the vulgar license-plate requests the DMV has rejected

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Stay CL4SSY, New York!

The state Department of Motor Vehicles nixed 3,752 requests for vanity license plates in the last three years because it deemed them too raunchy, radical or simply ridiculous.

New York’s personalized plates go for $60 initially, and then $31.25 annually for renewal. You can get any plate as long as no one else has it and it’s not offensive.

Odds are a request for a plate that marks a wedding anniversary or shows your allegiance to a team — like METS86 — will pass muster with the DMV gatekeepers.

Vulgarity won’t get you to first base.

So plates with the phrase LFGM — the acronym for Pete Alonso’s “Let’s F–king Go Mets” rallying cry — did not make the cut.

And you won’t see anyone driving around with the custom plates MILFDAD, AS5M4N and WLHUNG.

Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
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New York state Department of Motor Vehicles denied more than 3.5 thousand requests for license plates deemed inappropriate.
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“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
New York DMV

The DMV also put NICEBUNS, FATFANNY, GOTAPOOP and BENDOVER in the rear-view mirror.

One player unsuccessfully tried to score the plate YESDADDY, to no avail.

The DMV also shot down such dark requests as DEADGIRL, GENOC1DE, S8TAN, DETONATE and MURDERM3.

“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
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The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
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BOOBIE is prohibited.
BOOBIE is prohibited.
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Getting political is a dead end too — FJOEBIDN, FDTRUMP and CNNLIES were nixed.

LUDEDUDE, NARCO, GOT METH and BLUNT also went up in smoke.

Staten Island attorney Bill Dertinger said his blue 1995 Jaguar SJS was tagged with ESQLTD after his company and his 2014 Porsche had the plate GHOSTGTS because the sleek sportscar was white.

“The plates can make you stand out — which can be a curse or a blessing,” the 54-year-old Dertinger said. “Make sure you don’t cut anybody off.”

A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
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The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
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The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
New York DMV

There must be a New York Jets fan playing referee at the DMV because a request for the seemingly innocent plate GASE was sidelined. Ex-Jets head coach Adam Gase had an offensive 9-23 win-loss record during his forgettable two-year tenure.

The DMV would not reveal who gives the final yea or nay.

“The DMV reviews all custom license plate requests and works hard to ensure that any combinations that may be considered objectionable are rejected,” said agency spokesman Tim O’Brien.

“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
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“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
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He said guidelines on what plate combinations are restricted can be found on the DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/learn-about-personalized-plates. Approximately 50,000 personalized and custom plates are sold per year, O’Brien said.

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The state DMV has rejected 3,752 requests for custom license plates in the last three years because it deemed them potentially offensive. Here are some:

YESDADDY

FJOEBIDN

FDTRUMP

GLOCKS

FLYMOFO

BOOBIE

AS5M4N

BUDLIGHT

DEADGIRL

SUM8ITCH

GENOC1DE

S8TAN

CNNLIES

DETONATE

MURDERM3

MILFDAD

WLHUNG

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