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Extant Review: Welcome Home

I really enjoyed the premiere and the VFX are amazing. You can tell this is a big budget production for a television show. Loved the cast (Hatake from Helix surprised me), the mysteries and the flashback sequences. Wonder if there will be any more now that we've seen the alien event. I'm in... It's 13 episodes right?

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Yep I also thought patient zero. Well after having a "V" flashback and half expecting the guy to eat the mouse haha. I thought animals were immune or is that just dogs? You're right though Carissa, if connecting Rachel and patient zero is the season's endgame, it's going to be a short series. Of course, creating the cure is probably not going to be simple. The show has surprised me, I'm in for the season.

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Taking a break from Teen Wolf this summer. Will binge-watch Season4 at some point once it's over. Storytelling too random to keep track of week to week. Watching episodes back to back should work better for me. Stiles is still my favorite! As always love your reviews Carissa, maybe I'll catch up in time for the season finale.

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I agree Michelle, though we predicted Brona's fate early on and the fact Ethan was a werewolf watching everything unfold was a treat. Nothing went down in a predictable manner and the setup for Season 2 excited me. You know Sir Malcolm won't give up until Dracula pays for turning Mina. Dorian needs more to do next season than simply seducing everyone. Also love the closeness of the characters, Vanessa will no doubt come to Ethan's aid since he helped her with the possession. Looking forward to our round table!

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You were totally turned off by the Dorian/Ethan kiss weren't you? Thing is, that wasn't about Ethan... It's classic Dorian Gray, master of seduction! We'll see how it plays out but I have a feeling Ethan & Brona have a stronger connection.

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I'm in for the round table. Is "Closer than Sisters" already completed or can I start there?

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I've heard many people complain about the pacing of the show and that the action sequences are few and far between. Nothing happens etc etc... They're completely missing the point and viewing this as they would any other show. Penny Dreadful's much more immersive than your average "horror" show. Everything from the writing, to the sets and lighting, costumes, the score and performances are like watching a piece of artwork come to life. It's rare for me, but I'm completely mesmerized by this television show. Wasn't expecting that at all. Btw, yes I think Vanessa understands the only way to save Mina is to kill her and she will no doubt be the one to do it.

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It was a great episode but I'll be honest, Tony's the first time I was pulled out of the OB illusion. Not that Tatiana didn't make the voice and mannerisms work but she didn't sell me on him either. There was just something about the long hair (plus goatee) that still looked too similar to Sarah. They really should have gone all out and given Tony shorter hair and the goatee. The character just didn't work and felt like dress up when compared to Tatiana's performance as Rachel.

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Yes when Piero said "it can not be..." by then I knew what was coming. However, leading up to that scene I had no clue that woman would be so important. Noticed you rewatched the whole season, how was that? I might have to watch it again as well, so many little things you pick up a second and third time around. The DaVinciThon was definitely entertaining. Starz did a fantastic job on Twitter this year, that's why I sent a quick shout out. It's a shame more people don't watch the show. Thanks for joining me here throughout the season and for your awesome comments! See ya on Twitter @kiddle ;)

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I do think Dorian has an intoxicating effect on everyone, regardless of gender. The flashbacks before the kiss were interesting, Ethan's got to be a werewolf right? Have to go back and see those flashbacks again. They're going to hold off on showing us the painting, can't wait! I also had the same thought about Brona, the character has to serve a larger purpose. Caliban's bride is a perfect fit. I felt terrible watching all those people walk past her in the street. Not a single soul stopped to see if she needed help. This series gets better and better with each episode. Wish they'd given us at least 10 to 13 episodes.