This episode was incredibly boring and contrived. Dominion was never a great show, but I enjoyed season 1. Season 2 hasn't caught my interest so far. The plot is boring, the characters, who were lacking in the first place, seem out of character. I think mostly of Claire. Also Alex, who is going on some 'hero's quest', it seems. And the little cultish town and Michael's non-sacrifice (that wasn't even empyrean steel - were we really supposed to believe an archangel could be killed with a pocket knife?) were so cheesy, I could feel the sugar hurting my teeth. If Michael will start to hear God's voice in the next episode I will throw popcorn at the screen. Also, Claire's hairdo is killing me every time I see it. She looks like a soap opera teenager trying to act rebellious. Oh, wait... And Gabriel is doing a lot of standing around and talking and fighting his 'bad guy' fringe. The only good thing is that there are more gory action scenes... or maybe I just spaced out the rest of the time. Or wished I had.
Do you just watch the show so you can complain after? A lot of nic-picking. I've found this season to be better, more action packed and interesting than the last, and the characters are not out of character at all, only a few are changing because they have to with how they're living. People change. And Claire's change was something developing since the middle of Season 1. I don't think we were supposed to think Michael was really dead. I didn't. I knew the knife was just a normal knife. He still saved the town and Laurel and it showed the connection he and Gabriel have as archangel twins. And Gabriel's actually more active than he was last season. And what is wrong with Alex's hero journey? That's what it's always been about. He's the chosen one. The hero. Pure heart. Center of it all. He's been on a hero's journey from the start. It's just now he's outside Vega.
Comment modified at July 29, 2015 07:00
I am so glad that Alex has finally grown up and ready to become The Chosen One. Michael did self destruct a the end of S1, but Alex would never have been able to survive Gabriel or get them to ND w/out the way Michael brought him up. Laurel gave me the creeps, there was something weird about how she knew EXACTLY why Michael was lost. I do think that a false prophet speaks to Laurel, as there are people who read others really well, but all she was missing were the names. Michael needed a second chance at protecting a people & a town, as he did in Vega. He knew that he wasn't going to die, the knife was not imperian steel, and it is definitely like a cleansing, and rebirth; but not literally. So he was back to being a badass, and is off to New Delphi. I am assuming in the past that the events were after the intervention by Uriel that we saw last season. It was amazing seeing how much the brothers love each other, as Michael was upset that Gabriel had killed someone, because that was his job. But you saw that glint in Gabriel's eye as he stared at the blood, after hugging Michael. I can't wait to see more of how their relationship changed over time. But I did think that Gabriel was jealous of Michael after S1, and he implied/said it,in this episode? that he wanted to be Father's favorite, especially since he used to be the "good" one. Michael was always chosen to be God's soldier, and follow his orders, which I think is why he as able to take the tattoos. Remember he was the only one of the three who never whined about getting Daddy back, so he is still Dad's soldier. It's too compacted for here; but he was also trying to find redemption for the past, and it seems, still being tested by Dad. I loved that quote about how Alex was like a son, and by trying to control his path and live with himself again, it brought out the worse in him. Well, at least we know how Julian was able to train the 8 Balls, and I think that he is the reason that they have evolved, ie. they have their own language now, But I thought that Gabriel controlled them and how did Julian get his body back? As for Claire's new friend soon to be lover? He's definitely head of the rebels.
Totally disagree about Under the Dome. Season 2 improved on season 1 and season 3 so far has been brilliant. Resurrection in season 1 was good but season 2 was on par with season 1. The quality didn't decline.
I am not enjoying this season that much, but I am invested in the characters of Jim, Julia, Norrie, Joe, and Sam. I used to love Barbie and Junior, but they are both pissing me off. I was really was hoping that Christine was going to die when Sam stabbed her/it. I love Marg Helgenberger, but I want her gone already. Ugh.
Karen has always been such a frustrating character for me because for her to be a shrink she's an honest to God hot mess 99% of the time. Sometimes it's just ridiculous how many awful decisions she makes for herself and sometimes others. All that aside, I almost hate how fascinating I find her latest screw up. I mean polyamorous relationships? Of course Karen, why am I surprised. It was clear from early on that rules needed to be established and every time the trio had scenes together I wondered why they hadn't gotten around to some ground rules. I find it odd because Karen and Alec have great chemistry. I only find him likeable when Karen is able to get him to loosen up. I don't see the chemistry with Vivian for either character. Alec does a great job selling his love and devotion to his wife when she isn't in front of him and j hate that. Vivian seems great and in a way more invested in their arrangement then the other two, she jumped in feet first no reservations. I knew Karen and Alex would end up hooking up without her. Their attraction was building from very early on. I think even Vivian knows that. I feel like Karen is attracted and has feelings for Alec and vivían is just along for the ride. She likes her as a friend, sort of, but they haven't given the two of them nearly enough time alone to establish their own relationship. I think Vivian being in with the relationship makes Karen feel better, absolved her of her past mistakes and sins. And Alec is an interesting character study on his own. I look forward to seeing what happens with them. I loved harry early alone and started losing respect for him later on. But harry is still harry. I think it's fine that his plot doesn't dovetail into any of the girls plots, but something I even found annoying before is they've eluded too and told us about how close he is with the girls. He was the only guy in their circle of mostly single females so he was their go to guy for anything they needed. I remember April calling him when she was afraid someone was in her house for example. And the talk they had in the moment suggested that they were in fact friends Savi aside. It's suggested that he did sort of have his own friendship with at least some of the girls outside of Savi and it seems like a missed opportunity that they still haven't explored that yet. But they've also retconned Harry a great deal since the beginning as well so I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I knew the second I saw April's mother was played by Lynn Whitfield that there would be drama. Love that woman. Their dynamic was interesting to watch. I have really come to enjoy the whole April and Marc relationship. It's developed quite nicely and I find their scenes a nice reprieve from the other stuff going on. Oh joss. Joss and Karen always rotate with who is going to be the most problematic and make the worst decisions. I knew this entire thing would be trouble and boy is it. I like Calista but joss became attached to her too hard and too fast and that may not be mutual because Calista will undoubtedly look out for Calista.
Agree completely about Karen and Alec. Those two have tons of chemistry,but I don't see it for either one with Vivian (which is why I didn't find the threesome very convincing) and of all Karen's mistakes, he's the one I Iike the most. But I do tend to get frustrated with Karen's stories. I love Lynn Whitfield and her presence is always welcome. I felt terrible watching April kick her out, but it was hard to blame her, especially when Mark confirmed that she was still drinking. We really need more Marc/April scenes.
Comment modified at July 26, 2015 17:00
I absolutely loved this show, UNTIL the ending! It was such a let down that I am angry. I was planning on copying all the shows to DVD so my son could watch, and I would have; however, the ending is one of the WORST I have ever seen in my life. It seemed to be written by 3rd graders. And to make matters worse, you could not read what was on the bodies that were hanging (I assume one was his father) as the writing was so damn small and no close up of it! Highly disappointed in what was one of the MOST suspenseful shows I have watched. Ending=pathetic!
an insanely puzzling episode. this season is definitely exceeding all my expectations.
Love the show but it does move from theme to theme a little too fast. Hope it comes back for more seasons.
Wes is a sleazy weasel, so a part of me was happy that John destroyed his lab and threatened him. Poor John cannot catch a break. I guess that is why this show is called Complications, since every week things get more and more complicated for him.
Perhaps they would have been more successful by putting CSI:Cyber in the never-ending L&O franchises.
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