Ok here's my 2 cents on the mid-season finale and what's in store for everyone:
Rumple = not dead, but no powers and he has returned to Enchanted Forest with everyone else. The seer told him the boy would be his undoing, well maybe the BOY was PAN, not Henry. His undoing most likely meant he would lose his powers. I seem to remember from the episode when he got the powers that the Dark One can't kill himself either, and isn't that what he technically did? Or did he, the dagger didn't go in deep enough...And I think that with whatever evil they're going to face in the Enchanted Forest, there will be a quest to FIND and RETURN Rumple's powers to him to help everyone, especially since they're going to need...
Emma/Henry= Will somehow get their memories back and go to Enchanted Forest
Neal = I think he's depressed and hiding out with Mulan and the Merry Men and Robin Hood, but he's Emma's one true love
Hook = Will end up with Tinkerbell
Regina = is not going to be on the wrong side of things the next half, she'll be a good guy
Black Fairy = Wicked Witch of the West
Did you notice how Luke said he was 'shooting blanks' but never denied sleeping with Viv? You'd think that if he didn't he'd at least say something like "I didn't do your wife". Oh Well....
Overall kind of a boring episode until the end, when Ben finally 'got it'. Now he's going to go all ape-sh*^ wondering how in the heck Moira changed from hot and sexy to old and creepy before his very eyes. NOW will someone believe poor Viv? Oh and BTW...the flies from next weeks episode..My guess is that VIOLET IS DEAD, and that's her body they find stashed away. She's been dead since the drug overdose.....only no one knows but Tate..
@jackpine, I too have read the books and watched the series and to your #3 point, I think they've done a good job of showing all of these characters have done evil. It was stated a few times in the series the atrocities the Targaryen's did (especially to Ned's sister) and Ned has stated a few times that the things they did were when we were at war. I don't recall Tywin Lannister being blamed for what happened to the Targaryen heirs in the series, in fact because of Robert's relationship to Ned, and the reference to what 'they did to your sister' several times, I think it makes it pretty clear who killed the Targaryen's. To me, watching Ned Stark's death onscreen was just as emotional as reading it. He was the only one at that point in the series that truly understood 'honor and duty', despite the actions of his past, which again, were done during war. He hated the fact that he committed such actions, but always reminds himself it was war.
Contrary to other people, I really enjoyed the finale. Bliss doesn't last very long, hence why Anna had to keep blissing Amy all the time and had Ryan under her control; I suspect it is only a temporary state and then everyone goes back to what they're doing. However, V's KNOW about the bliss and humanity doesn't, so it'll be interesting to watch how bliss will play a role in a season 3. Amy can't constantly bliss people and it might drain her physically doing it, so I forsee Anna keeping her locked up and having her bliss at will.
I dont' think Chad Decker is a goner. All we saw was him being asked to see Anna and him kinda looking off in the distance, like "OMG my time's up". He'll probably get out of that scenario, or Joshua will rescue him on board the ship and he'll have to go into hiding.
Poor Ryan. I really, really liked him. He was the most 'human', and it was a terrible choice to have to do Anna's bidding to help his daughter. However, what parent wouldn't do what he did? Honestly, his death though was vastly appropriate. He was killed by the one thing that he fought so hard to protect. He was betrayed and he had been the betrayer.
Tyler, well I knew he was going to die by being eaten/mating. I just thought that Anna would end up killing him when Lisa couldn't. I didn't even suspect that the clone egg would have been ready by this time, but yeah, that was truly appropriate.
FINALLY we get to see some actual resistance to the V's in Project Aries! I knew we couldn't be that stupid to welcome strangers from outer space with no questions asked!
and finally WHERE DID HOBBES GO? I loved seeing him and Erica wake up in the morning together but then, he just lit out of there. I suspect he's up to something else and Erica and the rest of us will be seeing him again soon....he's a good guy at heart.
The only thing I can say is 'GET SOME ERICA'. Erica needs some romance in her life, even if it is only a fling. She and Hobbes both are emotionally scarred so it makes sense they would comfort each other. There is more to Hobbes than meets the eye. He used to be one of the good guys before he turned terrorist, and that my friends, is what we need. More Hobbes backstory and to find out what happened to him. I think we'll find he's more altruistic than he lets on. Perhaps this will play out like it did for Erica's ex, Joe. Hobbes finally saves Sara from the V's and inadvertently she gets killed by something that Erica does without telling the rest of the group she's doing. It would serve the purpose of being able to keep Hobbes and Erica together.
As for Jack, he just left the priesthood. I don't think sex is on his mind right now. Maybe later on as he adjusts to not being a priest, but in essence..that kinda creeps me out. He needs to distance himself from being a priest before I would even think of him as a love interest.
Erica is turning a little more mercenary, but as horrible as that sounds, she's doing the right thing. It's gonna take someone with an iron stomach to have to fight the V's outright and in SECRET no less. I think when she finally meets Marc Singer's character in the last episode though, she will gain some powerful allies in addition to the 5th column. It will be nice to finally see that our government isn't completely taken in by the V's and they'll probably be able to offer Erica some sort of immunity, or better yet, somehow take her off the 5th column task force and assign her to something else that will enable her to work full time with 5th column and not having to tap dance around the FBI anymore.
Agree! This was a very exciting episode. The only thing I hate is that Eli Cohn is dead...I just LOVE Oded Fehr and was hoping he'd stick around and be Erica's new love interest! But it makes sense that he had to die to hand over Fifth Column to Erica. Only two questions bother me...
Did Ryan die in that explosion?
What happened to that Fifth Column guy Erica smuggled out that was supposed to help? I thought he would've shown up at the end of the episode with Erica.
I think after this season, we're not going to be seeing religion as much. It seems to me that the only reason Anna is so interested is because she believes that the human soul is bad for the V species and is trying to destroy it. Something that undercover V priest said to her at the Vatican made me stop and think "Without a soul, we'd be nothing more than animals". It looks like it's turning into a situation where the V species either stays 'animal' or embraces the idea of having a soul and is integrated into humanity. I could be wrong, but this whole religious expedition their on now, will probably wane once Anna knows for sure whether you can kill the human soul or not and then she will be devising another way to control humans.
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