I get the feeling that the writers regret killing off Mike Franks, since they keep on coming up with excuses to put him in episodes even though he's dead. I definitely would, since he's an excellent character. Oddly enough, this episode makes me respect Franks just a little less, since if he was doing things like this, why did he allow himself to die fighting when his death could have easily been avoided? I wonder just how many Afghan girls he would have saved if he hadn't, even given the few months he had left?
Great episode as always though.
Agreed, it may have been incredibly anti-climatic but it was good to finally see Pelant dead. Maybe now the writers won't have to have the entire cast act like idiots in order to keep them from catching the villain anymore.
Still, they had to have have it happen a couple more times didn't they? I was literally screaming at the screen to Bones to shoot Pelant the moment he stepped in front of her at the plant, and why didn't she have a gun with her when Pelant was in the Archive? The entire team should be armed to the teeth at this point. Luckily Booth wasn't so stupid.
Obviously I expect it's Pelant that has stolen Cam's identity, in fact I'm surprised that he hasn't done it to everybody on the team yet, I'd be more surprised it WASN'T him at this point. Why they have pretty much anything of value especially their money on computers and STILL have not removed most of their electrical devices at this point I have no idea, it's like the crew WANT Pelant to screw with them.
I buy the justification that Bones would never be able to keep up the act in any way convincingly if Booth told her out of the way of any tech, but that still leads to the next question. Why do they have a single piece of tech in Booth and Brennan's house at this point? I understand that they need all their tech at the Jeffersonian to do their jobs, but why in the main character's houses? Really though, all they'd need to do is deactivate all the wireless ports to everything and disconnect any internet cables and Pelant would be powerless to do anything to them.
Bonnie staying dead is about as likely as Elena deliberately chopping her own head off. After all, without Bonnie how will the writers be able to convieniently wish away plot points at will that they didn't put enough thought into?
@DeAnn I expected that Finch would just let Root do what she wanted without any real attempt to stop her, but it's pretty stupid. I mean, Finch should have a gun hidden on him at all times especially after getting kidnapped by Root the last time and just shot her in the back the first chance he got, and he had plenty. It's not like Finch is squeamish about hurting people either.
I find myself actually rooting (ironically) for Root to free the machine more and more the more that's shown about it, and thinking that Finch is more of the villain of the 2 of them. He basically created a sentient being, his child for all intents and purposes, and put in a program to force it to kill itself over and over again. It would kinda be like a guy cloning a baby every midnight and then killing said baby the following midnight.
@CroLuva That's the only issue I had with the episode. I mean, Pelant can't be watching EVERYTHING, just slip Bones a note out of view of any cameras, with something on it like "Pelant is blackmailing me to stop the marriage -Booth" pretend to drop the marriage, then have the wedding once Pelant is dealt with, no needless drama.
In fact, they should have all cameras in and around the Jeffersonian taken down and replaced with ones only on wires without internet connections of any kind, as well as any others around the DC area as they can manage, and have a new policy instated that only in soundproof safe rooms with no technology whatsoever may any REAL discussions about Pelant and any cases that have even the slightest to do with him, as well as placing all information that aren't plants for Pelant only on paper or at least only on computers without any cable or wireless ports.
@Eileen @aisha I'm hoping they don't try to redeem Klaus. Klaus has done far too much evil over the centuries for a redemption to really be believable. If the writers are smart, they'll go with Evil Vs Evil plots where Klaus turns out to be the lesser. Since Klaus is already incredibly overpowered as it is, they'll also have to introduce much more powerful creatures into the mythos or have Klaus lose a lot of his power in order for the idea that he couldn't just vamprun over and kill them without ever taking a scratch to ever work. An example is Marcel, Klaus can just up and kill him and his vamps anytime he feels like it, the idea that he could be a credible threat is ridiculous.
As long as Elijah is around most of the time, the Originals spinoff will get an A in my book, don't care much for everybody else. What I'm most happy about is that this will mean that the Orignials will be gone from TVD for the most part, the thing was already so heavily focused on the Originals that it was turning into "The Orignial Show" as it is.
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