September 17, 2016: Tokyo Day #3!  Oh, And That Dark Matter Season Finale!

Tonight, following the season premiere of Z Nation, it’s the season 2 finale of Dark Matter.

This episode changes everything.  Trust me.  Fans are going to be feeling passionate after this one.

And, while you’re all watching Dark Matter, I’ll be continuing my Tokyo travels.

Yesterday, we took the shinkansen from Osaka (arriving in a lightning 2.5 hours).  Check out the view outside the window…

Zippy, no?

We did a lot more walking, this time through Roppongi, before finally ending up at our very favorite sushi restaurant in the world: Sushisho Masa.  Now, the thing that differentiates Sushisho Masa from every other high end omakase sushi restaurant is the sheer inventiveness and variety of sushi.  All other places will serve a set number of pieces of nigiri, between 12 to 18, all usually top quality and fantastic. Masa, on the other hand, serves roughly 40 sushi bites, ranging from the grilled octopus shirako to melt-in-your-mouth tuna nigiri.  Last time we visited, Akemi could barely walk after her meal.  This time, she asked for the “josei portion” and, while she did leave the restaurant feeling full, she only insisted on an hour long post-meal walk.

Some of the highlights:

September 17, 2016: Tokyo Day #3!  Oh, And That Dark Matter Season Finale! September 17, 2016: Tokyo Day #3!  Oh, And That Dark Matter Season Finale! September 17, 2016: Tokyo Day #3!  Oh, And That Dark Matter Season Finale! September 17, 2016: Tokyo Day #3!  Oh, And That Dark Matter Season Finale!

September 17, 2016: Tokyo Day #3!  Oh, And That Dark Matter Season Finale!

September 17, 2016: Tokyo Day #3!  Oh, And That Dark Matter Season Finale!

September 17, 2016: Tokyo Day #3!  Oh, And That Dark Matter Season Finale!

September 17, 2016: Tokyo Day #3!  Oh, And That Dark Matter Season Finale!

Masa-san does something I’m never seen any other sushi chef do.  Before serving o-toro, the prized, highly marbled top end tuna belly, he carefully trims the paper thing individual fat layers.  He claims this results in a much more pleasurable taste and textural experience.  I’d have to agree.

September 17, 2016: Tokyo Day #3!  Oh, And That Dark Matter Season Finale!

September 17, 2016: Tokyo Day #3!  Oh, And That Dark Matter Season Finale!

Masa-san and part of his team.  ’til next year!

Well, I’m off to the Tsukiji Market.  If I have time, be prepared for a live Periscope!

28 thoughts on “September 17, 2016: Tokyo Day #3! Oh, and that Dark Matter season finale!

  1. Wow, that sushi looks like art. Amazing.

    The train looks incredibly fast, but what’s almost more impressive is how smooth it appears to be – just gliding along.

    The Periscope was great, thanks! I’d love to visit there sometime.

  2. Season 2 finale ALREADY!!! I should have seen that coming when DM was picked up for another season, duh. Was it a short season or did time just fly?
    Safe travels, love the Periscope sessions, thanks Joe!

  3. Hey there Beautiful Blog Family!

    Ready for the fun of being fully shocked by Dark Matters taser then left dangling upside down from worlds steepest cliff for too many months yet to pass?

    I’m sure you are all as exquisitely pained with the excitement of anticipation as I am.

    Albeit, While we wait for RAZA to open its doors so we can board its delightfully dark chamber of various torture
    Email me : NewScience101@gmail.com
    so I can send you the details of Joe’s 10 Year Blog Anniversary celebration and how you can join us in paying tribute to the man who has so generously given us so much over the years. <3

    Hurry! RSVPs & gifts are due soon!

  4. Imagine what you could do with an 18 or 22 episode season! Guess I’ll be satisfied with a 13 episode season as long as we get at least 5 seasons!

    I’ve seen several other sneak peek clips that have my stomach flipping questioning the fate of one particular crew member and hoping transfer transit is somehow involved. These teasers are killing me!

  5. Oh, forgot to comment on the eats…looks delicious! I can eat all that! Love me some tuna!

  6. Oh, I thought you’d go to Sawada. Anyway, Sushisho Masa is great too. Agree Masa-san is one of the better Sushisho alumni. Counting down 4 more days until I arrive in Tokyo too for my gourmet eating trip.
    DM season 2 finale! Can’t wait for season 3!

  7. WTF???!!! You are flipping EVIL!! I can’t believe you did that and we now have to wait for a baby to be born to find out what happens!

  8. I don’t eat seafood, so I’ll just say I’m sure it was delicious.

    As I said on Twitter, I’m so happy that Dark Matter has been renewed. I’d be really pissed at you if you left us hanging like that!! LOL 😀

  9. Good grief Joe….what a revolting development!
    And, then…we have to wait 39 weeks for resolution????

  10. After Melissa’s periscope session, scooted over to your periscope session from earlier today. It’s just like being there! Probably the closest I’ll ever get to Japan. Great tour! Love that Zoie & Anthony checked in too…looks like everyone wants to go to Japan or maybe they were just hungry. Thanks for sharing!

    Tonight’s episode was as promised – lots of twists, turns, surprises, and of course, the obligatory cliffhanger! I’m dying here! Season 3 can’t get here fast enough!

  11. Yowza – that’s a hell of a way to end the season! It’s fun being thrown for a loop.

  12. I cannot believe you are going to make us wait until next summer for the next episode. Can you at least let us read the script for 301? Don’t leave us hanging like that. It looks like you have more than just One to write back in… Awesome episode!

  13. Anxiety levels on overdrive here!!! … Really shouldn’t be reading any of your comments, but can’t help it …..

    Episode 12 hasn’t even aired in UK yet!
    *quietly whimpers*

    Tell me what happens? … Please? …

    NO! DON’T YOU DARE!

    *carries on whimpering in a dark, quiet corner* … Oh … the pain … the pain …..!

  14. the only thing that makes Mel’s departure acceptable is that she is now cast with GYPSY…that is so cool for her.

  15. Are these periscope things recorded? Can someone post the URL please?

    I am still “reeling” from that finale. WHOA!

    I sure hope some transfer transit was involved, after all the Raza does carry 3 pods … that’s all I will say until our other members here have seen it. Oh, and don’t bother sitting down, if you are like me, you will jump off your seat so often your knees will hurt.

    2cats

  16. The sushi looks magnificent and delicious. Is that gorgeous silver one mackerel?

    As far as the season finale. Have I ever told you how I feel about cliff-hangers? Especially this type of season ending cliff-hanger? No?

    Hate ’em.

    But looking forward to next season nonetheless.

  17. Hi Joe
    Great finale. It reminds me of the SG:SG1 ending you’s did, the one where the Ori come through the gate and obliterate everything. That took a while to digest 🙂
    If you’re going to kill off one original crew member per season there’s only going to be 2 left for season 5. And I think one of them will be 3. Your can’t kill off the ‘face’ of SyFy’s promos! 🙂

    Elminster

  18. Joseph,

    Why the last 2 episodes seem a little rush to add more story? It seems that is missing 4-5 episodes betweem them.

  19. Great season. The show has really come into it’s own. I just wish there were more episodes.

  20. Ponytail, I’m secure enough to admit he does. And just because I never said Portia didn’t look good in anything doesn’t mean it isn’t true.

  21. Zippy? Definitely! They are supposed to be building a bullet train between Dallas and Houston but rural areas are fighting it so who knows if it will happen but it would cut the 4-hour drive to a 90-minute trip. I hope they do it. I would love to visit my friends up in the Dallas area.

    The season finale was AWESOME!!!!! Please tell me you aren’t killing off another major cast member. I don’t know if I could handle that. I am very curious how it will be resolved. The show keeps getting better and better. For the first time, I had time to tune into Melissa’s Periscope session and she is so much fun. Very kind. I will need to check out any of those in the future.

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