Finally watched this episode tonight and man was it emotional. I knew from the beginning this was where we were headed but it still hurt. Gus really was a great guy and seeing the remaining Mercury 7 lined up in their uniforms at the funeral was heartbreaking. I have always JoAnna Garcia Swisher and she was absolutely amazing, especially at the bowling alley. When she walked in the hearing just in time to hear the men in the capsule...heartbreaking. Deke and Alan were fantastic and I loved that not only did Gus get the pin for Deke, but that Betty realized who it was for and gave it to him. I wish she had been able to go to Paris with Gus but I'm glad she still went.
I knew Gus was going to die, a friend of mine is related to Ed White, but I still cried. I agree, he was one of the best guys on the show and his relationship with Betty was adorable. While I love mini series, this show definitely could have been a regular season show.
The addition of Ed White is awesome as he is a relative of a friend of mine. We were wondering if he would be depicted on the show and I'm glad to see he Is. I too feel like the show is going quickly but isn't tis just a one off? ABC has been doing a lot of them lately without guaranteeing there would be more than one season. Once in Wonderland, Agent Carter, Galavant, they all were one season shows with two of them getting second seasons because they were popular. I feel like this show has an ending in mind. I really like it and would love more seasons but it feels like they set out with a game plan and finish line in mind.
I completely agree. Johnny has a backstory too and we know known of it unless it pertains to D'Avin. D'Avin was gone for 8 years, what happened to Johnny in that time? How'd he meet Dutch? How'd he end up a Killyjoy?
The beginning of this episode reminded me a lot of the "Bushwacked" episode of Firefly but I'm glad it took a different turn.
I was highly disappointed that there wasn't even a mention of Naval Air Station Patuxent River. They had to pass right by Pax to get to Norfolk from Baltimore and it's an AIR STATION; planes galore which they said they were looking for. I know, it's just a show and Norfolk is much bigger than Pax, but it was just a bit disappointing to see them skip over a naval base in a show about the navy. NCIS at least has had a few episodes set there, even if they get the terrain wrong (it's on a peninsula, guys, no mountains!)
They would have to pass Patuxent River Naval Air Station to get to Norfolk from Virginia so it would make sense for them to stop there along the way, but I kind of doubt they will, especially since I don't think they've ever mentioned Pax River on the show.
Am I the only one who noticed the way Kate didn't really drink her champaign and the look she gave it? I see next season being the last and I'm okay with that.
Tom Everett Scott is also Shades in That Thing You Do! Every time I see him I yell "Shades!" And the guy who played Matthew Simmons was Michael, Adam's brother on Hawaii 5-0 and the voice of Hiro's brother in Big Hero 6.
Personally I liked the episode. I don't like when tv shows who do backdoor pilots put the regular cast in the background and highlight the new cast (Supernatural did this). I'm watching that show because I want to see that show, not the pilot of another show. But this episode I felt balanced the regular cast of Chicago Fire while introducing the cast of Chicago Med. They all worked well together and I especially liked the inclusion of Jay Halstead, Ruzek, and Dawson from Chicago PD. I really like April and think she will be good for Severide. Will Halstead will fit in well. And Hannah was fine for the small amount of time she was featured. I really liked the psychiatrist too. The disease storyline, well come on they do stuff like that all the time on tv and you know they aren't going to kill the cast. It didn't make me enjoy the episode any less. As for Dawson and Casey....am I the only one who saw a bit of something between Will and Gabby? I really liked Jay and Gabby together before PD started so if Will and Gabby get together that should make for some interesting interactions.
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