The only two somewhat scary entities in this show were Silas and Klaus. But only back before they were cast. Ever since they got faces they lost all of their gruesome appeal. But what do i know, one of them didn't even make the list.
One of the episodes where the main plot was thoroughly uninteresting.I mean come on! They pulled a Homeland? As if that twist was surprising to anyone! Also,Gibbs and the team would not let a suspect at gun-point pull a gun and raise it to his head. Not in a million years. They would shoot to disable or kill. The side plots on the other hand were very enjoyable and saved the episode over all. Director Vance sympathizing with Gibbs and Fornell, the later opening up to Bishop about his daughter and Tonys "top secret" relationship. All of it lots more entertaining then Homeland 0.5. I mean who did not have a laugh with McGee and Bishop hiding behind the separator spying on Tony :)
Comment modified at January 14, 2015 07:00
I didn't mind them slowing down.What I did mind is how Peggy suddenly started craving recognition for her work and that without even a hint of thought. It took Mr. Jarvis to remind her of the consequences that would entail. Don't get me wrong. I know they are setting her up to (at least for now) sacrifice her colleagues respect to clear Stark.. but give her some credit and have her recognize the predicament herself.
I'm simply not buying the "vampire blood cannot cure cancer" excuse. Even if the blood was useless against the cancerous tissue, they could still compel the doctors to cut the cancer out and regenerate her with blood after the fact.
This show needs a lot more exposure then it's currently getting. The line between sinister and silly can be a thin one.. but they do seem to have found the right tone. Lets just hope the series gets a full order because of it. I enjoyed this episode a lot. Especially the call back to 3 weeks past where Constantine sacrificed a former member of his Newcastle crew. Now its Johns turn. Can't wait for next weeks follow up.
The only descent plot turns, though heavily foreshadowed, were the appearance of the Brigardier and the Gallifrey reveal. I'm OK with Clara leaving if only to let the other writers off the hook.. they would never find a way out of that corner anyway. Almost everything else in the script was one contrivance after the other and frankly some of the worst writing Moffat has subjected us too in the history of the revived series. You don't get to appeal to my emotional center if the only way you are getting there is through cheap twists an nonsensical actions Mr. Moffat.
Over all, I liked the episode and the witch reveal. Figgured as much last week, and we got rid of annoying baby vamp-ex. So extra points for that. Other then that... Can we stop pretending that Bonnie is dead? They dropped an elephant sized hint about that last week and I don't believe for a second that Damon would not have picked up on it. You can't die in witch-limbo. Wondering where they will take Alarics story line. Maybe he will turn back on crossing the border? Basically living both as a human and vampire? The whole thing about him being "cured" now opens a huge can of worms.. considering what is going on over in "The Originals" Caroline will end up forgiving Stephan. We shall not be baited writers. You dont drop the ball on a consistent character like that. Emotional center of the show and all.
I disagree when it comes to Kane. He has not reverted to his old ways. Not by a long-shot. His motivations have always been the same: To do what is "best" for his people, but while he used to have a twisted sense of moral superiority and a "the result justifies the means" attitude he now acts rationally and did what any good leader would have done in his place. They never gave him a chance, for a ll we know he would have send a search party out the next day.. now he has no choice again and has to go after the kids.. way to force a hand fellas. While the survivors have outside threats now, their resources are still limited.The only reason they found additional barrels with guns and ammo is so the show has an excuse to keep letting the survivors use guns and I'm ok with that.
The cop in the museum died. I was talking about the guard that got shot in the beginning of the episode. Sorry, my bad. My point is, Millers crew should have never gotten away because the writers gave Barry too much power to quickly. If you can basically stop time, you win. Especially against normal humans. No matter what they are armed with.
Comment modified at October 30, 2014 07:00
the good: That dress.. focus... focus.. alright! I swear they only put Felicity in that to make me forgive the wholes in the script. I loved Felicity, she stole the episode. The conversation between Joe and Eddie in the car was so much fun - especially the radio moment. I also liked how much character development we got withing the Star Labs crew.. and Wentworth Miller makes for a fun villain! To the bad: I don't expect a comic book show to make sense all the time. But Inconsistencies within the same episode are startling to me.. So, can he move fast enough for time to almost stand still for everyone else? Then the only reason the robbers got away from him, injured cop or not, is because we would not have an episode without it. This isn't just lazy.. it will come back to haunt the show over and over and over. I expected the writers to hold back on that aspect of the speed force for a while. Now we have the problem that if the villains aren't super powered themselves, the only reason they get to do anything is: "because the script commands it" and that includes a man wielding a gun! Be it a cold gun, a heat gun or a soap bubble gun. -If Cisco can send updates to the ice gun remotely.. BRICK IT!
Comment modified at October 29, 2014 10:00
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