S3-E15 Shower the People
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Dud Gramley and Vickie discuss 1 of the 2 most horrific events in life…. the Baby Shower! Nooooooo!!!!! (The other would be the Wedding Shower. Eureka spared us from having to cover one of those at least.)
Season 3, Episode 15, Shower the People
Women who attended a Allison’s baby shower are turning up drowned and there was no apparent source for the water. There doesn’t seem to be anyway to extract the data stored in Kim’s body without destroying her. Jack develops a severe case of sympathetic pregnancy.
If you are a first time watcher, we suggest that you watch the episode BEFORE listening to this pod cast.
Links to items discussed in this episode:
Billy Campbell as Dr. Bruce Manlius:
American actor Billy Campbell was born on July 7, 1959 in Charlottesville, Virginia. He came to prominence playing Luke Fuller on Dynasty (1981), the gay lover of character Steven Carrington, on what was then the top-rated TV show in America. He followed this up playing Detective Joey Indelli on Crime Story (1986)
Laura Mennell as Dr. Rivers:
Laura Mennell’s a Canadian actress who grew up in Mission, British Columbia. Over the past decade, she’s built a successful and busy career and is best known for her work on shows like Syfy’s Alphas (2011) and Haven (2010), A&E’s Emmy Nominated Flight 93 (2006), as well as Warner Brothers blockbuster Watchmen (2009)
Stefanie Samuels as Dr. Draper:
Jennifer Spence as Dr. Monroe:
Jennifer Spence is a multiple award-winning actor known for her regular roles on You Me Her, Travelers and Continuum. Born in Toronto, she studied at the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal before landing in Vancouver where she began her career in film and television.
Meredith McGeachie as Dr. Bell:
The Origins or THE Dreaded Baby Shower:
It was during the Victorian era that the modern baby shower found its roots. The main difference was that these celebrations took place after the baby’s birth, as pregnancy was considered a taboo subject. The new mother would be honoured at a tea party which included playful games. In the early 1900s, these tea parties became showers, involving handmade gifts for the mother. During the baby boom era after WWII, the baby shower became a means for friends and family to lessen the financial burden of caring for a newborn, while honouring the impending transition to motherhood.
The Origins of THE Dreaded Bridal Shower:
So, where to begin? Tracing its origin back to 16th century Holland, the bridal shower was initiated as an alternative to the dowry system. Friends and families gave small favors to the bride to help her begin her married life, whether she was too poor to afford a dowry or the father was opposed to the match.
Syn Water (Synthetic Water) Scientists Discover New Way To Make Water:
In a familiar high-school chemistry demonstration, an instructor first uses electricity to split liquid water into its constituent gases, hydrogen and oxygen. Then, by combining the two gases and igniting them with a spark, the instructor changes the gases back into water with a loud pop.
The Killing Television Series:
The Killing is an American crime drama television series that premiered on April 3, 2011, on AMC, based on the Danish television series Forbrydelsen (The Crime). The American version was developed by Veena Sud and produced by Fox Television Studios and Fuse Entertainment. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman).
Sympathy Pains – Men Suffer Sympathy Pains During Pregnancy:
Fathers-to-be endure cramps, back pain, mood swings, food cravings, morning sickness, extreme tiredness, depression, irritability, fainting and toothache, researchers found.
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