I don't get why people keep saying "it's all Gibbs all the time" and "it's always all about Gibbs" ..........IMO, NO it isn't. We've had Vance dealing with the aftermath of his wife's murder. We've had Palmer having a child. We've had Ducky having a heart attack and the aftermath of that and also a little of Ducky's backstory and losing his mother. We've had Abby discovering she had a brother and her volunteer work. We've had McGee losing his father and for whatever reason not sharing that with the rest of the team. We've had Tony dealing with his father and his shenanigans. And now we have Bishop seemingly about to go through a divorce. So see, it isn't always all about Gibbs. I don't have a problem with how Gibbs is shown or portrayed. He's the star of the show and the central character on the show........
Agreed! Gibbs is the center but we get pleny of the others too.
I must say, before this episode, "Vaginal" and "Gandalf" were two words I would never have put together. Now I won't be able to watch Lord of the Rings with a straight face ever again! I was at work when my fiance' called me after watching this episode and told me that "one of those two dumbasses (even he knows they're a package deal) had gotten his arm stuck in a tube - you just gotta see it to believe it!" and of course the first thing I did when I got home was watched the DVR'd episode. Hilarious! But always with a heart, and wonderful character development. Love this show!
"But, was there really no where else Boyle could have parked?" In New York City, probably, NO. And I agree, what really grabbed my attention, though not in a good way was: a $14 cupcake?! Dang, I'm in the wrong business! Great episode, as usual.
It fascinates me how this team has grown and the capacity they have to play off one another as a true ensemble is wonderful! There has been so much character growth in this show. One moment, I can say Gina is my favorite character, the next, I say Charles, and then it has to be Holt. Love them all!
I loved this episode. I really liked we got to see Bishop deal with her problems in a mature way.
The thing with the dry clothes is the only part of this episode where Moffat failed. Right after I realized that the Doctor was looping and the rooms reset themselves after a while, I wondered: Then how comes the clothes STAY in the room for so long? They should actually disappear before the next Doctor arrives. One could argue that they stay permanently because the Doctor brought them WITH HIM when he first arrived, so they are an outside element. But that would mean that the ashes of the dead Doctors would also stay permanently, which is clearly not the case, because they would have filled the entire transporter room over time.
Not a fail. The clothes are a manifestation of the bootstrap paradox, which was set up back in Before the Flood.
The room are self cleaning, I take it that means everything on the floor. But the clothes are not on the floor.My personal thought about those clothes is funnier : it is the reason why they could not show us the first loop...the Doctor was running around naked !!!
I try not to look too deep into this kinda paradox... or the entire show makes little sense. Why does his blood vanish from the floor, but his ashes do not? Why does the "diamond" wall not loop back to its original state? In fact, why does his entire body, bones and all, turn to ash (or sand) except the skull? Lilly... he's run around naked before.... see "Time of The Doctor", also to your first point; his boots are on the floor.As for the bootstrap paradox.... I think of it this way: Each time we pass through a point in time, actions can change that point in time. We never know what those changes are, since the previous results and consequences cease to exist. We no longer see them or are aware of them. Maybe the first time he left his clothes there, he was naked after. We don't know who wrote "I am in 12" and then buried it, he didn't did he? Where'd the shovel come from that first time in the hall, with dirt on it, from a reset room? If so and this was a trap, why was it set with that there? We have to assume previous versions of himself left clues in other ways. We saw one point in time caused by previous actions. Maybe other times were different. We'd never know. At some future point he begins to see the hole being made in the wall, that makes it easier to know what to do. Maybe some times he brings the shovel with him. Maybe some times he doesn't even hit that wall. The only thing he must actually do every time to make the story work is bring himself back from the teleporter logs to start another cycle. Great story!
Hi Bushi101No I have not thrown in the towel on this series. I injured my hand in a freak fall playing basketball. I was unable to type or perform surgical procedures. The splint has been removed and I have full motion in my fingers again. Therefore, I will resume commenting on this series. I have watched the entire second season twice. I find it less intellectually provoking than the first season. However, it certainly has a more sexy ring to each episode. My overall take-away from this season, is that Grace still has not come clean with Neil about her motivations or desires. Neil has become an open book, completely willing to be frank and honest with Grace. The reciprocal is far from being true, and therein lies the basis for a third season. Grace is hiding something, and I can not figure out what it is. I believe that she has not fully resolved what her true feelings are for Simon. The events of the last two episodes of this season sort of point me to that belief. I will be interested in developing that premise to a larger extent later. I have been following your comments and will respond from now on.
Interesting. As illogical as that would be. Grace's feelings for Simon. You might be on to some of the writers warped sense of direction.
When The Doctor said the hybrid is me did he mean himself or did he mean Me, as Ashildr calls herself and who was in the previews for next week?
Good question! That actually didn't occur to me at the time. Since the Doctor never addressed Ashildr as "Me," I'm going say that he was referring to himself in this instance.
Ashildr as "Me" didn't occurred to to me either, but, it makes much more sense as a "hybrid" who conquers Galifry and stands in it's ruins. Even if The Doctor never called her Ashildr, knowing to everyone else that is what she called herself, to identify her to others he'd logically use the name she called herself to others, plus, he indicated she is a hybrid before, when he created her. Wyattmonk, great insight!
The Doctor never knew he was going to become a hybrid, though. And now he is. I would assume only this particiular incarnation of The Doctor will be said hybrid and only he can conquer Gallifrey. If Clara hadn't become reckless and hadn't died, and he hadn't been sentenced to the tower and put himself back together half computer generated and half Who, then this wouldn't have come to pass. Right?
I'd have to disagree, I'm not sure reconstituting himself from the teleporter log makes The Doctor a hybrid, any more than anyone who has ever used a teleporter in any sci-fi fiction then is a hybrid of themselves forever after. So in fact, it's still unanswered if indeed The Doctor is the "me" who conquers Galifry and stands in it's ruins, since it's never been said before he's a hybrid. There are, however, clearly others who have been hybrids. Donna (Doctor/Donna) and River (genetically modified Time Lord genes) are the first two that come to mind, but, I think it's very telling that the Doctor himself declared Ashildr was "now a hybrid" after he gave her immortality. Time will tell... but I'm still betting "Me" is Ashildr... makes sense since there's been a build up for several episodes now that The Doctor made a mistake in bringing her back to life and he's now paying for that mistake as kinda cosmic justice for messing with things he knows he shouldn't change; and it seems there's been a build-up for Ashildr to become an enemy of The Doctor's for some time now.
On the plus side, we'll know the answer to the question on Saturday! :-D
LOL... on the plus side Capaldi finally had a good episode or two and I'll keep watching. Most of his have been pretty bad (IMHO). I agree with Namnoot. I hope they don't go backwards and spend one episode undoing what they've created in the last two. Let's not lose Galifry again and get Clara back like nothing happened. Let's not resolve a big season long build up with one episode where everything's just reset to how it was.
Im convinced Anika has lost her mind...and I love it lol. I did like the chemistry between Skye and Jamal BUT I couldn't help but give that kiss the side-eye. If you're gonna make the boy bisexual, then it would've been nice to do that from the get go but I don't really care for yet another tired "sexuality issues" story line...
Sadness about Bo, his is truly greatest character on dool. I, just had a thought love to share. Can Bo, be recast I, thought Robert Kelker Kelly, as Bo. & bk w Hope,
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