I loved all the references to prior adventures for long time fans. They did however get one wrong. The Doctor references the clockwork monsters as being from a ship similar to the one in "Girl in the Fireplace". While this is correct, he NAMED the ship when he referred to it. He never knew the name of the ship. The episode ended with him wondering why they were so intent on Madame de Pompadour but never finding out. The reason was only revealed to the viewer at the end of the episode after the Tardis fades out and on the wall behind where it was is a painting of Madame de Pompadour (with a name plaque under it) followed by another shot of the ship in space with it rotating to show the ship name as "Madame de Pompadour" (all prior shots of the outside of the ship did not show the ship name).
Is it that Jessica does not like him or just as she stated when he wanted his name there as his reward that she feels he is not (yet) ready to be a "Name Partner"? That "yet" is important. It is the difference between her feeling about him not being qualified or just not ready.
I wonder if he REALLY wants his name on the door right now or is just trying to get Jessica to submit so he can then turn around and reject her submission to his demand. As the reviewer said, does he really want to be a name partner in the firm given the circumstances?
The reviewer said "I never even suspected that Angela was hiding her letter." In my case, I suspected when they made a big deal about it being overdue and that it was not in the bundle of mail being brought by her mother. This for me raised a red flag about it having actually arrived and her mother not bringing it over.
The fact that he turned in a resignation does not mean that it has to be accepted or even acknowledged as having been tendered. They can play it that he was put on leave for a while. As noted I think Jessica has gone too far with treating him different from the others. I liked his ending monolog/voice-over although there was some technical errors in it. For example when he started working for the company it had a different name and the reference should have either used that name (and said its successors) or been phased as to say that he started out of school working for the firm "Now Known as P-S".
The use of the term Tombstone was established early so Forstman using it was consistent although he might have also had a secondary meaning to his statement (the one being alluded to). OTOH: I also wondered if Mike was going to go to his boss and explain why he had not gone with the deal yet (ie: If/When he did he would be screwing the boss out of any part of the deal).
Comment modified at July 29, 2014 08:58
It looks like they are gearing up for a major cliffhanger and plot-line reset like they did with the ending of last year's season finale and the start of this season. In terms of the review, Brad's recovery of the Cylinder Item was not mentioned. Hopefully its significance will be covered next week. At this point both Liber8 and the Freelancers look like they have had their plotlines ended. I think most of the other major plotlines are also resolved so it will be interesting to see what happens next week.
Comment modified at July 29, 2014 08:59
The question of when events occur must be viewed separately from when they air in the episodes. Just because an event occurs in a 2012 episode or a 2013 one does not mean that there is a 1 year gap between these events in the story's continuity. Thus the "Three Months Earlier" caption only means that the bodies being stolen (as well as the revival) were 3 months before the events we are seeing in S3E12. The bodies being taken by the Freelancers occurred in season 1 and was a length of time after Chen died (thus the statement that it was months when he was told that he was dead for months before being revived). To see the length of time that has elapsed between events you need to view the episodes to see if they state time spans. The events in Season 3 occur over a time span of (possibly) a month. It took a few episodes to cover the replay of the week that was represented by the backwards time jump. It might be interesting to see a timeline listing of when events occurred in the different timelines.
In one of the flash forwards (I think in Season 1) Kiera was escorting (hooker) Garza to an meeting with Alec-2077.
Comment modified at July 28, 2014 20:20
Margot only appears in the 3rd book ("Hannibal" which was the sequel to "Silence of the Lambs"). The story of Mason's mutilation was mentioned in this book was well as her back story. The rest of the plot referenced above occurs as present day events in the book. The action in the episode is based on the novel's back story events (and so far as the information in the novel follows that plot line).
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