Yes, I thought the emotion of that part of the episode was spot-on too. The disappointment and heartache was all too real. I'm glad your story turned out so much better, and I'm grateful that you took the time to write about it. Thank you, Dr. Phage.
Her name is Christine, and she is most definitely a fan. What did you think of the questions, Michael?
I get the sense the writers are setting Ava up to be a completely new character. If she kills the Mother Superior, that's going to change her, big time. In fact, she has already changed quite a bit - witness her cold meeting with Boyd, where she cut him off mid-sentence and then turned away. If Ava becomes the new Mother Superior, and then Boyd gets her out of prison, she's not going to be willing to be his side-kick anymore. She'll want a partnership. Expect things to get chillier for the Boyd-Ava couple after that. Really really cold.
I never thought to mention that, but yeah, I didn't enjoy the dog barking at all either. It wasn't even needed, really. I suppose they had the dog there to provide a dark ambience for the setting. At the end of the day, they didn't need it.
This is GREAT news! I'll bet the whole cast and crew are flipping out right about now.
I didn't want it to be over either. Such an amazing show - where the characters themselves were just as important - maybe more - than the case they were investigating over the decades. The writing was brilliant, and the characters were amazing and well-acted. If Breaking Bad set the standard for series writing, this one set the standard for anthologies. Rust and Marty's discussion about Rust's tendency to "see things" kind of surprised me. It's possible they discussed it before, but I didn't recall it. Rust describes it as something that doesn't go away or get better - leaving me to believe he's suffering from a mild form of schizophrenia. Yet another layer in the onion of his character. What an amazing show.
I echo MrWriteSF's comments, LoriG, and appreciate your response to him. I've been wondering at what was, for me, a kind of strange per-occupation with Bishop, in terms of dislike. So your explanation helps. I agree that she had an elevated status in the team from the get-go, and I'll also agree that she didn't earn her stripes with them, the way other probies have had to do. The reason I didn't have a problem with it, was because in the team from which she came - at the NSA - she had an elevated status, having earned her stripes there. I saw Gibbs as recognizing that, and wanting her on his team because of her extensive background, along with her Abby-like ability to piece puzzles together in record time - something which endears Abby to him. I saw Bishop as being an extension of that, which is why I think Gibbs gives her such leeway as well.
The thing is, it's the second highest rated show in prime time right now - right behind Big Bang Theory. So even though many fans are vocal in their dislike of Bishop, I've got the sense that many more fans actually like her. People tend to speak up only when they don't like something. That's true of almost everything. If they're satisfied, they're generally quiet.
Ideally, you make a good point. However, I know many Catholic families much like Frank's (including my own family) who cherry-pick the parts of the faith that suit them. In fact, I don't know of a single Catholic family who - for example - don't use birth control. I get the sense Frank's family is fairly representative of many Catholic families. Also - we can assume Erin made sure Nicki was aware of Catholic teaching as she grew up, but recognized that as a young adult, she now has to make her own decisions. I think the way she handled that discussion was beautifully done.
Yeah, that's the other thing that was bugging me. I wasn't aware of libraries using thin clients or something and keeping all cached items on servers - which is what they would need to do, in order for Garcia to "hack" her way into them.
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