This was a nice palete cleanser after all the drama of the last couple of episodes, very enjoyable. For anyone interested in another humorous take on LARPing, Unicorn City is a fun movie that was shown in several conventions a couple of years ago and is now on Netflix.
If they're looking for a grandmother for Snow White, I thought she looked a lot like Yvonne Craig (Batgirl on the old Batman series, yes, i'm old) when I first saw her. She's in her 70s and was still doing voice acting as of a couple of years ago.
David Carradine's ghost called, you're doing it wrong.
I'm THIS tall!
Kali Ma... Kali Ma... Kali Ma Shakti de...
I had some genuine issues with this episode, the biggest one is that I felt the audience got conned and not in a good way by the opening.
We all knew that this was the series finale, and with the opening as set up with Sam's (Nate's son) doctor, I felt that it was a fitting way to close the loop. Having it be part of the initial con felt really cheap, and I have trouble accepting that Nate would invoke the memory of his dead son in that way.
Also, setting up Parker as the heir apparent felt shoehorned in. She's had tremendous growth over the series it's true, but Hardison's had a much greater role in planning overall in the series.
Finally, Nate saying Sophie's 'real' name in the proposal felt natural and touching, and using it as a final "just kidding" gag felt, again, cheap.
Loved the series overall, but I think there's been a general decline the last two "seasons". Still sorry to see it go, but it's probably for the best.
The voice wasn't quite right so I understand why it threw you off, but Robin was trying for Buffalo Bill from The Silence Of The Lambs, not Sean Connery. Would love to hear her try a Scottish or British accent for real though!
If you want to see where this episode could have gone with more animation, look no further than season three episode 16 of Farscape (Revenging Angel). Featuring D'Argo in the Wily Coyote role chasing Chichton as the Road Runner, it had a number of really great moments.
I have mixed feeling about Walmart, but overall I agree that the episode was heavy handed, and I found myself feeling sorry for the villian. Although the NYT recently did had an article called How Costco Became the Anti-Wal-Mart if you want to see the flip side of big boxes...
As a side note, I really hate the season spliting trend that's going on in television right now. It disrupts the pacing and sets up multiple cliffhangers that I care less and less about as time goes on.
RE: Cabin Scene - I think the scene was necessary for the reaction shot of the ex-prisoner in their group as he realizes how expedient they are with the lives of people that aren't members of their group, and what that might mean in the long run for him and his fellow ex-prisoner.
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