Spoilers: You're right. He's obviously The Benefactor and supposedly the keeper of the dead pool. Tossing money around will make everyone susceptible. I'm trying not to spoil too much ahead of time, so this review seems really lacking! I miss Isaac, too. They group is still so new. There is a lot of growing to do, which is probably why they'll be susceptible to the benefactor's charms. They aren't a cohesive group who knows to count on one another yet. Or... not! :-)
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If the men had nothing to do with Gabe, then how did he get the blood they took from Vincent and why was their lab cleared out when Vincent went back with Knox? Additionally, why were they watching Gabe's place on video? I'm not sure why you think they weren't related. I didn't hate the episode. I think my talking points to each of the characters were realistic. What would you say to them?
Comment modified at July 29, 2014 08:58
Now you know how it must feel to be an Emmy voter! ;-)
Comment modified at July 28, 2014 20:22
Maybe I'm tainted because I worked for a company who was merely trying to get doctors and hospitals all of a patient's health information in real time (no records changing hands and all that) that I find it so hard to believe. Even the pros, who you would think would want that information at hand didn't take well to the idea. While all of your examples do track our data, they aren't promoted as such. Halo was there primarily to track data -- not to talk to friends, make a phone call, etc. I think it's all dependent upon the gadget. Remember the Segway? That was going to change the future of transportation. Instead it changed the future of city tours and makes people look like asshats. LOL Having binge watched, were the motivations of Brad or the traveler any clearer?
Now that I've had time to digest it, I'm kinda worried about Brad, too. I really want Kiera to have a person from an alternate time on her side, someone who understands her. However, if he believed in Kellog, setting off the beacon if the wrong Alec was killed could have been his mission. Completely agree with you about this Julian and our Alec. It's a shame they haven't gotten to know each other yet, because they are far more kindred than the combinations of their own time.
No, I wasn't trying to be rude. I was trying to be funny. Whoops! One of the main reasons I'm not worried about her back story or development at this point is because I fully expect it to come at a time when it makes the most sense for the story. When Peter discovers who she is and vice versa. Remember, nobody knows who she is, except Lydia. She's just a coyote girl who is learning to adjust. We know that's hardly the case and I think when the timing of Peter and Malia being in the know comes about, there will be a lot more development of her as a character. We'll likely learn about her birth, adoption and disappearance. Until then, she's underdeveloped because as a person she really has no background. She was a werecoyote kid lost in the woods, who blamed the death of her family on herself and was later found. Nothing too terribly important. She was brought into the pack because Scott is a good guy. He cares about the downtrodden, as do his friends. Give the show time. We're making a lot of assumptions about her based on one episode. We don't even know how Stiles feels other than he had sex with her. We know how she feels because she had someone to connect with like she never had before. I'm not sure, in an hourly series, what else there is to do other than introduce people in bits and pieces. It wasn't until the 3rd season that we learned why Stiles mother died, and her death shaped he and his father immensely. It just seems, from my end, that there is something else going on with Malia and the intense anger toward her. I think a lot of people are upset Stiles isn't getting his chance with Lydia, but she didn't want him any of the times he put himself out there. I'm not saying this is your case, but I'm reading some people judging a character negatively based upon very little actual airtime. Give her a chance.
Comment modified at July 28, 2014 20:19
LOL -- you're hardly indifferent to Malia. Sorry if I'm the first to point that out. That's alright. You don't have to like her. She's not going anywhere. Braeden did nothing but cycle in, escort the jeep and tell Scott to kiss Kira. She's hardly given me anything to work with at this point. Word is she'll be featured more. If she does rise above a motorcycle chick who shows up incrementally, perhaps there will be something to talk about.
I agree about the delight of sexual tension. It is great to watch when done well. But seeing people swing back and forth into and out of a relationship isn't nearly as joyous. Getting back together one time is it. More than that and it's a joke. I don't want to see that here.
If you'e watched every episode, then this shouldn't be new to you. How could you forget the Flynn and Provenza episodes? They have been standard issue for years. Major Crimes Season 2 Episode 9, "There's No Place Like Home" was classic and very much in the same vein as this. The episodes are not stupid at all. They're not only intelligently written and cleverly put together to showcase the comedic aspects of the terrific actors, but very entertaining and needed, especially as a buffer to the more often extremely dark episodes around them.
Comment modified at July 28, 2014 20:18
Regardless of the issue of sexuality, do you really think Bemmett will stay together? This show likes to explore new relationships and with only Daphne on the canvas to do it (since Toby is gone), I'm betting Bay and Emmett will have another falling out. I hope I'm wrong because I don't like the will they won't they style of storytelling. If they choose yes or no, stick with it!
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