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It began innocently enough in the M household. “June Gloom” was in full force and the family ate a late breakfast of eggs and sausage washed down with coffee, though for the toddler, it was a glass of chocolate almond milk, which had been recommended as a replacement for regular milk due to certain food sensitivities.
The ‘festivities’ began shortly after the dishes were put away and everyone settled in for a relaxing Sunday. First Mr. M turned on the television set after Little M announced that he wanted “MI5” to play on the screen. And so Season 8, episode 7 of MI5/Spooks began. Halfway through the episode, as Lucas North berated and bullied a young 17-year old who had infiltrated a Hindu sect, Mr. M was observed shouting and grumbling back at Mr. North, admonishing him about being “too hard on the kid.”
This was followed by the finale episode of Season 8 of the same show in question. Mr. M, exhausted from his one-sided exchange with Mr. North (who wasn’t available for comment), was unable to follow the storyline as Mr. North “lost it” after CIA operative and Nightingale co-conspirator (and erstwhile bed-mate), Sarah Caulfield, lost her life. Mr. M was actually observed drifting off to sleep on the sofa despite the tense musical score and a building exploding onscreen.
However, when the end credits rolled, Mr. M was heard saying that he would review the episode at a later time after he’d finished processing Mr. North’s “misplaced anger issues.” Mrs. M suggested that maybe Mr. North was simply grieving the death of someone he loved though Mr. M admitted that he was not a fan of Miss Caulfield’s “frozen face.”
“Lucas North,” he aded, “I have no problem with. He channels anger very well.”
After a very late lunch, Little M announced that he wanted to watch “The Hobbit” on the screen and this request was promptly acknowledged. Almost towards the end of the movie, Little M was later observed to appear distressed as Mr. Thorin Oakenshield took a beating from the white orc Azog. Little M was heard saying again and again, “Poor Richard-baby” even after “the angry birds” took the beaten up Mr. Oakenshield on top of a crag.
All this, to the horror of Mrs. M, who quickly denied ever teaching Little M to say such a thing as “poor Richard-baby,” however she suspects that Mr. M might be involved in this conspiracy. She also added that Little M “was simply sympathizing in Rich-, I mean, Thorin’s plight.”
Mr. Oakenshield was not available for comment.
Fortunately for this loving family, June Gloom finally lifted and they all turned off the television set, but only after Little M requested Mrs. M to sing the song “Misty Mountains” by Neil Finn as the end credits of “The Hobbit” rolled. They then went outside of the house to enjoy some much-deserved pool time and raking of the yard before Mr. M indulged in another viewing of Strike Back with Mr. John Porter.
Apparently, it was just another Richard Armitage day in this unsuspecting household, though Mr. M was overheard saying that he was not a fan of Mr. Armitage.
Mr. Armitage, however, was unavailable for comment.
*My apologies to non-Richard Armitage fans out there.