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..
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.
They can't have everyone on the ship come above deck. Someone has to run the ship.
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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.
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 !!!
Haha. You know things are bad when the good news is that you have Dengue Fever!
Right? Ha! Thanks for your comment, made me laugh ;)
I guess they just had to make Kara just as stupid as Danny. He risked the whole ship for her after all.. lets repay the favor! That wasn't just silly! Her behavior was outright criminal neglect. Moving between sections during a bh-lockdown? Might as well pass the virus around in syringes. Chandler was as lenient as it goes here. I liked them coming clear with the crew. There was no question that they would but the writers did a descent job getting us there. A little thing that bugged me: Where did they get the Plexiglas monkey cages? A bigger thing that bugged me: The two ton cheese-ball that was the reenlist scene. I have no problem with the concept but did they have to make it so cliched? We have seen the "surprising reveal of soldiers stepping up and doing the right thing in front of the humbled CO" done to death.
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Kara is stupid but I can take her more than Danny. The actor who plays Danny IMO is really bad. To me he's nothing more than a Block of Wood (BOW).
You're absolutely right about Kara of course. I was being too nice Ha! Their romance has annoyed me since day 1, but I completely understand why it's there. Chandler was ridiculously easy on her. There's tons of things like the monkey cages that we can't worry much about and simply suspend disbelief. Plenty of clichés as well, but I like the cast and pacing enough to look past my minor quibbles. Thanks so much for your feedback!
The writing was all over the place with these past two episodes. One thing has bugged me from the get-go with this one. How is it that Violet responded to Jason's betrayal by at first giving him a "night to remember"? Doesn't seem to be true to her character, given her trigger temper. Or true to any character in real life. The minute you put your ear to the door and hear your significant other getting it on with someone else - probably the last thing that crosses your mind is the thought "well I'd better fix this by being a better lover".
"Hey writers, we knew about Ben being a love-sick-guilt-ridden puppy. There was no need to bang us over the head with it. Then again, you gave us a Sarah Carter bra-scene.. errr.... still unnecessary." But what is this? Anne getting real character development? She is still psycho-mom, don't get me wrong but this I can at least work with. Even lodes formed a sentence or two this episode I didn't have to cringe at. One could almost think the show is getting back on track! Whats bugging me is that the whole Lexi storyline just isn't anything original. Unless the writers throw us a really good curve ball this has been done and done better. Over all when thinking back on what a pacing nightmare this season has been so far I'm happy with the episode.
How stupid was Kyle? oh boy oh boy
I knew the Lettie Mae story line was going to be painful and so far I see my suspicions confirmed... yes its less annoying this week because of Lafayette but that still does not make me interested in the story line even a little. Worst of all is that I fear the writers are going to latch the last arc of the show onto Lettie Maes back.. I'm already cringing. I liked how they made Sarah Newlans blood the cure. I wonder how they will make it work. Is drinking a cured vampires blood enough to heal another, like snowball effect, or do we keep Sarah around to make a cure.. in any case, can we still see Sarah getting her head twisted off in the end? Pretty please? What ticked me off this week is how it turns out that the writers set Adelind and Andys son up only to have them act as scorn-collateral for Violet. How lazy was that! I completely agree with @San in that regard.
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