@Dreamrose: I did notice that. He's still a regent, isn't he? His star has really risen since BSG. He does a lot of voiceover work on ads and sci-fi shows.
@tristan: "I think the Doctor wanted to see what would happen if the 2 Clara's were together; see if he can solve the mystery that is Clara." You could be right. If so, he was off not only in space but also in time since the Victorian Clara was already dead.
Filler? That was Doctor Who, not filler! It was the best episode since "Snowmen," and it's no coincidence that it involved the same primary cast. Too bad that Clara didn't have much of anything to do other than look more clever than the Doctor in a couple of scenes. It was completely silly, but it was silly in exactly the right way for Matt Smith's Doctor. It also, at the very end, created a pretty lame excuse for bringing Clara's wards along on the next adventure. I have a bad feeling about this coming episode -- and I don't mean that I'm worried about what will happen to the characters.
@fortyseven: " I suspected that the professor was Sainte-Germaine from the beginning." But he's not. Charlotte Dupres, speaking to herself, said Sutton was her (ex?)husband and that Sainte-Germaine was dead.
I was thrilled with Clara in her first two episodes (Asylum of the Daleks, The Snowmen), but have liked her less and less with each subsequent episode. If it's true that Matt Smith is departs at the end of this season, I hope he takes Clara with him. BTW, WTF does "Lancashire SASS" mean?
Two more thoughts: 1. The best line in the episode was when Joe said to Ryan (I'm paraphrasing from memory): "I've been stabbed with a knife and a fork; I don't think I'm up for another struggle." 2. Joe is going to find a new literary hero in season 2 to "keep things interesting." We're already Poe'd out. I suspect it will be the Marquis de Sade.
Best episode yet, though that's not saying a lot. Good: Conflict between townies and Irathients. Mayor committing to work with the Irathients; acknowledging that they've been abused in the past. Irisa bonding with the Irathients but retaining independence. The big, bad Irathient leader is actually thoughtful and smart. Learning that some Irathients have psychic powers. Seeing culture clashes ... and attempts to overcome them. Bad: Lame hellbugs, clearly borrowing heavily from the "Alien" franchise. Castithans plotting to gain power through marriage; who cares? Is that Fred Armisen playing Alak? Butterflies signalling Irisa's visions? Psychic powers? @Jim: "After last weekâ€™s more cultural and religious centered Defiance episode, I was glad"The Devil in the Dark" took us down the familiar path of a murder mystery mixed with some action and a splash of humor." What show are you watching? This episode was significantly more infused with alien culture and religion than the previous one.
(Continued)5. By the start of the final segment, it was obvious that Molly would drop by, but I expected her just to go after Claire. She evidently did not know that Claire would still be alive, which means she is not in contact with Joe.6. Why isn't Ryan in jail? He murdered that guy in the woods.7. I agree with all of Sean's criticisms, but almost none of his words of praise for the show. 8. It's a bad show, and it really doesn't deserve to come back for another season. It might not have stretched a single story arc out over two seasons like The Killing, but I was just as anxious for The Following to wrap things up, and my misgivings about the shows are nearly equal. That said, I look forward to season 3 of The Killing a lot more than I do to season 2 of The Following.
1. Very disappointing wrap-up to a disappointing season. Unlikely that I'll be "following" the show next season.2. After Parker's death, why would Ryan have thought that playing Joe's game would be a good idea. Why not take the obvious hint and at least involve Mike if not the whole team in resolving things? And once Ryan met up with Emma, why didn't he shoot her (to disable) and force her at gunpoint to tell him where to go?3. Did anybody else laugh out loud when Joe attacked Ryan for mocking Poe and belittling his novel? Joe's obsession with his novel was pretty lame, but this was worse.4. Joe isn't dead. According to the TV news, he had written a fiery death into his novel, making it 100% certain that he staged the event. In this context, Joe losing it over some petty insults makes more sense. That is, he was acting.5. By the start of the final segment, it was obvious that Molly would drop by, but I expected her just to go after Claire. She evidently did not know that Claire would still be alive, which means she is not in contact with Joe.6. Why isn't Ryan in jail? He murdered that guy in the woods.
@Ken: Parker is Annie Parisse. She was a lawyer in Law and Order, semi-evil in Rubicon, blah in Unforgettable, and evil in Person of Interest. With that track record, I kept thinking she would be a bad guy here. @Su: Burying Parker alive is the first thing Joe's folks have done that truly reflects a Poe story. Shows you how dedicated the writers are (not) to this idea that Joe has created a cult of Poe. @Ken: Serial killers/mass killers are not necessarily "deranged." I'm surprised that you'd criticize Roderick, given your concerns. Managing a bunch of killers, many of whom are imbalanced in some way, should be tougher than herding cats. Roderick was hard to control. He joined what he thought would be a killer support group and wound up in a literary-focused cult. Of course he was unhappy!
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