I have some theories as to why the lights went out for "the third time this month." Part of our predictions segment at http://extantpodcast.com
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Will definitely check out the show, thanks!
Yeah... SPN will bring in the "very strong, very powerful female characters" in to kill them, as per usual, I'm sure.
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I definitely miss Ziva, she made that show better, as much as I missed the character of Kate, I thought Ziva's character was a better fit with the direction the show has taken. The new probie (Ellie Bishop) so far hasn't clicked with the group. She is too quirky for me (we already have McGee, Abby & Palmer for that) and I would gladly see her be reassigned if they would bring Ziva back. I'd have rather seen EJ or Abby from CGIS come in and take Ziva's spot instead of continuing to suffer the Ellie Bishop character.
Your right, in that this episode did finally clarify that what these two are doing, had nothing to do with research or any study.This is nothing more than a couple of, lying, selfish, self centered, hypocritical adulterous, people having an affair. The good news for me, is that , while I already figured out just what a piece of crap, Bill was , I am finally clear that Virginia is just as loathsome. The use of the two children, the baby with dual genital, to reflect on Bill's precepts of what defined a man growing up, and Virginia ,rehashing the prince and the princess story, with her daughter, to make her feel better about the choices she's making, was just wrong. The whole, what would the Holden ' s do act, was nothing more than a vain attempt to find humor, in what is clearly a deceitful affair. Virginia may have tried to reel it back a notch, with her, I can do this myself, solo act, and deviating from the kiss good bye, but it's pretty clear where her head is at.I know that Bill doesn't seem to have any problem, when he returns home to Libby and their new baby, lying comes easy to him, but what about Virginia the next time she sees Libby, who she claims to love and calls such a close friend? I am hoping, that after this 50 minutes of soft porn mixed in with some totally half hearted character history building, we can get back, next week to seeing the interaction between all of the other great cast members that made this show enjoyable to watch. Next week preview did look little more promising, with both Bill and Virginia getting called out on their behavior, but it looks like Victoria is enjoying another night in a strange bed. Sorry for my rant.
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don't be sorry for your rant, i love the feedback and to hear other people's thoughts on the show!
Well thank you. This is why I luv this site. I also remember last week's episode had multiple S/L's and all the great cast. Just felt last night's writing was just an hour of force feeding the affair and at the same time trying to justify all of it some absurd, character building. I do get that this is Masters and Johnson, and the history.
I may need to go back and read the books again after this season is over. There are certain things I can't remember even though I read the first book three times.Anyways, the show is awesome so far and seems to be getting better every week. Henry, have you read the books? I know they said they were going to change what happens with certain characters and I'm curious to see if Kelly's one of them. I'll be a bit disappointed if things are different for her on the show. I don't want to give away too much for people who haven't read the books so I'll stop there. I'm not going to go into my theories because they'll be based off of the books, which are some of my favorite of all time by the way. I'm just going to enjoy the ride and see where the paths diverge. Fet was my favorite character in the books and the part on the show is being played brilliantly. Is the ending of season 1 going to coincide with the ending of the first book? If so, I'm curious to see how this plays out over the next ten episodes.
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Things are a bit different Joe, I've heard both del Toro and Hogan say that in interviews. Season 1 covers the first book, but they've added a ton of stuff so the story plays out better over 13 episodes. I have read the first two (held off reading the last when I heard the show was coming). Kelly's story is NOT changing don't worry and at Comic-Con del Toro told the press that Mr. Quinlan is coming this season. He doesn't show up until book 2 but he's too important a character not to be introduced earlier. If you want to talk about the books (and spoilers), hit me up at Google+. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the show. It's not going to disappoint us, trust me.
Yep and he actually appears briefly in one of the teasers. It's a bit spoilery but del Toro/Hogan spoke about the actor playing Mr.Q at Comic-con.
Mr Quinlan is coming this season? :-D Wooohoooo, totally looking forward to that!
The maid clearly says "No ingles," meaning that she does not speak english and Frank in reality did not tell anyone his secrets.
I agree with most of what you wrote. The episode was my favorite as well. Eichhorst might just have more control over his urges then his younger siblings. I don't think he is free of them. Oh and how great is it to have a German actor playing a German? Having the language and accent not butchered on American TV is a nice touch. Vasiliys info dump about the building had two purposes:1) Sticking it to the jerk. Vasiliy told him to the face that the smart deal he made on the place was actually him getting duped because the previous owners knew about the rat problem.2) To make the follow up scene more dramatic. The rats are fleeing from something... either from the general vampire presence or a more immediate vampire threat. Maybe there is one in the building. Bolivar.. Bolivar.. Bolivar.... how awesome was that reveal! I kind of hoped he would transform on stage or something alike but this was cool too. What is interesting is how he seems to accept the changes, consciously.The only bad thing I take away from this is the sound I now have tied to genitals popping off in my head..
Totally agree - the rats' love of cigar smoke makes a building which has been built right over a cigar factory their dream house. So it must be a really great threat that drives them away from it. Especially in daylight!
Richard Sammel is brilliant as Eichhorst, love him! Believe it or not the character only gets more interesting when we flashback to his past. Ok I get the point of the cigar factory better now. It's possible I'm having a tough time understanding Kevin Durand's accent as Vasiliy. I'm sure The Master's convincing the survivors through that humming sound that they're evolving. Bolivar didn't seem bothered by his junk dropping off because by now he's probably aware he won't need it. Thanks again for your feedback, love reading your thoughts on the show!
Best episode so far, I think. One thing that bothers me a little, though — the Wikipedia entry states that the Nathan James had 217 crew members at the beginning of the series. Even taking into account the crew they've lost, that's still a far larger number than what we saw in this episode when "all hands" were asked to report to the flight deck. I did a rough count of bodies in that scene, and it came out to around 70 people. Of course, I understand the need to save money on extras, but I've noticed this before on The Last Ship, thinking to myself that the crew contingent they show doesn't seem like nearly enough to operate a US Navy destroyer. You'd think they could at least fill in the numbers with CGI or something, to make it look more realistic.
Wow you sure do analyze your TV shows. You're right about the size of the crew, it just never occurred to me so few appeared in that scene. I imagine too many extras or even CGI would be way outside a TV show budget. We're probably just meant to assume it's a large crew, whether or not we see them all together on the flight deck.
They can't have everyone on the ship come above deck. Someone has to run the ship.
Seems that Joes wife needs a new story line,But Teresa needs to keep her kids off the show as they have turned into the worlds worst kids. But i guess they need to money.
Ra's al ghul, everybody !!!
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