OOPS. DO NOT WANT THE WILL RUSTY TESTIFY??? story line dragged out any longer than necessary. PLEASE GET TO THE TRIAL QUICKLY!!!
Enjoyed the episode. Did not mind having a cold, ruthless, and yet naive DDA Rios cast into the mix. DO NOT WANT THE WILL RUSTY TESTIFY???
1. It's useful to know that the "plague" came from the West; my initial suspicion was that it had either come from the astronaut (unknowingly) or from Lang (intentionally). On second thought, we can't rule out either: it's possible that either the aliens or the E-rep seeded the disease first in the West. If the latter, Lang really was trying to save the mayor, but from a curse his folks are responsible for. 2. We now have to ask whether Sokar was being used to save the town ... or to bring down this payload. 3. Mia Kirschner is too soft and squishy for her role ... but her role is probably too poorly defined for anybody to fill it well.
@Carla: I don't think he knew he was physically getting up and heading to the woods, but he did know that he was meeting Karen in his dreams. Whether he should have shared at least some of the content of those dreams with Maggie is debatable, but he clearly lied to her about them. Also, when Maggie thought he was waking up in agony from his nightmare, was he actually waking up in ecstasy from a wet dream? Or was Karen torturing him at the same time she was sexing him up? BTW, how the heck is he sneaking out of an armed camp every night when everybody knows him and knows he can't walk?
I was kinda disappointed that Karen still looks like her old self despite the "transformation" she claims to have gone through while harnessed kids are now looking all alien. If Karen isn't changing physiologically, how can she have the mental computing capacity that the Eshpheni supposedly need to run their operations?
@gatvfan: That the baby only seems to be acting weird when mom is around leaves open the possibility that this behavior is only in mom's head. Most likely we'll find one way or the other very soon. If it's true that it only acts weird with her -- and we know that others have been caring for it as much as she has and haven't seen anything strange -- that points to an evil plot to drive mom crazy, and that would suck. Had way more than enough of that sort of thing. @Carla: I am not "intrigued" by the "Hal-Maggie-Karen triangle," even though there is a certain amount of authenticity to it. If Hal and Karen had something real in the old days, it's not out of place for Hal to be susceptible to Karen's now-evil and strangely gonzo alien lust for him. It doesn't make him any less of a dick for not telling Maggie what's happening, but we know that he will next week. I was kinda disappointed that Karen still looks like her old self despite the "transformation" she claims to have gone through while harnessed kids are now looking all alien. If Karen isn't changing physiologically, how can she have the mental computing capacity that the Eshpheni supposedly need to run their operations?
(continued)4. I don't mind the kids. I like Bullet. I like the other girl (is that Twitch or Lyric?) even though she refuses to trust her instincts. I mostly buy Holder's ability to talk to them. 5. Goldie is almost certainly what he seems to be. A butthead pimp and rapist who belongs in jail who may have a very tenuous connection to the murders. On the other hand, it's not beyond this show to get us to dismiss him, only to pull him back in towards the end. 6. I still don't know what this show is about. It's not about the personal lives of police. It's not a CSI-type procedural. It's not about the victims. Does it exist mainly to tell us that nobody in power cares or wants the truth? That if we want truth, we need damaged rebels who are willing to destroy their lives and careers to get it?
We're getting a lot of hints about what's going on, but red herrings abounded during seasons 1 and 2, so who knows? 1. It looks very much like Seward is playing the part of a very guilty badass in order to protect his son. Adrian saw something. The murderer knows and forced Seward to cop to the murder in order to protect his son's life. This is why he has to deny any feelings towards his son, it's why he wants Linden to stay away from the case, and it's why Linden is unknowingly putting the kid in danger. 2. Why does Linden have to do everything the wrong way? Why is she fighting Holder? Why is she questioning the kid without the permission and presence of a guardian? And why doesn't she understand that if the kid does know something, she is endangering him? 3. Unwillingness to revisit the Seward case makes Linden's old partner look guilty, but I'm putting that down to pride and fear about his career. 4. I don't mind the kids. I like Bullet. I like the other girl (is that Twitch or Lyric?) even though she refuses to trust her instincts. I mostly buy Holder's ability to talk to them.
It sounds like loyal fans are suffering from some Burn Notice fatigue. I know I am. It's a good thing they shook things up a bit after the too-long game of cat and mouse with Riley. I don't buy Pasdar as a terrorist, and if I were Pasdar's character, I wouldn't buy Michael throwing out his convictions and joining the bad guys, at least not based on the evidence at hand. But that's the way it goes. Of course, it may still turn out that Pasdar isn't the bad guy here ... which would make things too complicated. Bah! In any event, sparks are sure to fly when Michael returns to Miami and finds out that his friends are already sitting on Pablo's spy.
(continuing)As for Kenya and Stahma, we've been primed to not take anything Stahma does at face value. Her offense could easily have been feigned in order to gain leverage over Kenya. She's probably less interested in sexy time with Kenya than with gaining Kenya as an informant and as a lever for influencing Nolan and the mayor.
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