Asta 2

I'm Finally Caught Up on My TV VIewing

I was actually entertained by this episode. It had some good character moments including the Jin/Sun reunion (it's sweet how he's trying to atone for his past and, specifically, treatment of her) and Sawyer telling Jack how his father really felt about him. We also had a reminder of what a bitch Shannon could be. Does Sayid recall this incident at all?

Once again, the Kate stuff fell completely flat for me. Did JJ and Co. realize that having the marshall recap Kate's efforts to get her hands on a toy plane only further emphasizes how ridiculous her storyline has been?

Well, this two hours were definitely an improvement over the previous week's yawn fest. Doesn't Irina just make everything better? As cheesy as it was, I actually liked the extended Derevko/Bristow family jumping out of the plane together. And since I'm utterly lost now on this show's mythology, do we know for certian that Nadia is Sloane's daughter? When Jack commented on how wonderful Nadia was and Irina made the comment about which parent she takes after as she smiled at Jack I was wondering if maybe he could be Nadia's father?

Because I'm a big old romantic (at least when it comes to fiction) I loved the Vaughn/Syd stuff. They really should allow MV to be humorous more often. His remark to Marshall about his fear of Jack shooting him on site was delivered perfectly. I know there is a lot of off camera drama surrounding MV and JG, but, damn, I still thought they had some great chemistry in that club scene. Of course, I don't understand what this obsession is with having the heroines on shows enjoy a little rough sex. Though, I was relieved that rather than angsting over it she found the humor in having her father hear the details of her sex life. ;)

Did I mention how great it was to have Irina back? I wonderd what the first thing she was going to do upon seeing Jack - kiss him or punch him? And when she realized that was Nadia? I admit it, I got a bit teary. I know it was a pain in the ass to get Lena back, but she played her scenes beautifully.

ETA: I found it interesting that Jack initially was less than thrilled (to put it mildly) with the prospect of Vaughn as a son in law, not because of his "uselessness" but rather from fear stemming from how much he saw them as being alike. Jack loved/loves Irina as much as Vaughn loves Syd, yet Jack knows from experience that isn't necessarily enough. S/V may not have the pesky double agent drama between them, but Jack knows what an absentee husband and father he was and wishes better for his daughter. While understandable, I'm glad he came to realize he was wrong to assume Vaughn would act as he did.
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Why was it a pain to get Lena back?

I depend on you for all my behind-the-scenes dish.
She didn't want to do it. She just didn't. Then, when she finally agreed to do it, she wanted OODLES and OODLES of money. Money they weren't willing to pay...until just now. Eh. Whatever. Maybe she's just a diva.
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Anyway, I agree with your post on Lost, and my only addition was its great to see Mira Furlan again. I miss Delenn from B5 and for me she does a good job of playing a strong female character.

I also agree with your points on Alias, but the ending left me feeling like I was watching the opening to Resident Evil: The Apocalypse, as the heroes are skydiving into a city full of mindless violent people killing each other and the big red ball floating over the city spraying the cause of this into the air.

Just seemed too bizarre for me. But then again I'm not picking viable TV shows to watch these days.

I'll admit the ending was over the top even by 'Alias' standards, by since I've never seen 'Resident Evil' I can't draw comparisons. Ultimately, some very good character moments made up for some bizarre plotting (take a hint Lucas!).
Ultimately, some very good character moments made up for some bizarre plotting (take a hint Lucas!).
You always break me up!

Don't know why but I was watching Ep II on TV this evening and two thoughts occurred to me:
1. I think II is the more bestter of the trilogy (bad grammar on purpose)
2. If, as stated numerous times in Ep III, a Sith draws his power from their emotions... WHY DO THEY SHOW NO EMOTIONS during the movie!?

But I beat a dead scriptless horse.
oh my god. when i said alias was predictable i have to say i had only watched the first part. the non-irina part. god is that woman good. i love lena olin. i must have cried a few times--certainly when she recognized nadia. with irina there, it feels like a whole new show--vibrant and emotionally charged and necessary. when the doors opened in apo and she was there with her guards, i nearly cheered--except i was watching the episode on the computer with my headphones on and my husband was in the room playing prince of persia on the ps2. alas. when they were all flying in and we could see the red ball, i nearly damn well did cheer. excellent episode. i want to watch it again.

btw, in the latest dreamwatch, lena claims it was her old agent who kept her from alias. she claims she was always open to guest spots. hmm.

also, in the same dreamwatch, there was a great journal written by john billingsly? who plays the doctor on star trek enterprise. it's very smart and funny and i thought you'd like it. i shall lend it to you next time i see you.

anyway. puter's still gone. alas. soooon.
I read your remarks about 'Alias' before I saw it and I was mighty confused as I watched because I found the eps vastly superior to the previous outing. Now, given you hadn't seen the last half, what you said makes more sense. ;) I will agree that the pacing in the first hour wasn't what it could have been, but once Lena was back in the mix, the ep kicked ass. I still question here ever changing stories as to why it took till now to bring her back, but I was happy to see her. And now she claims she's open to coming back next season (which, I have to admit, I hope is the last).

Tell your computer people I'm growing very impatient with them. :(
Ooh, I've found the other episode now and boy was it good! Lena Olin just made that show. The emotion was back. And I think there were certain nuances between Jack and Irina. I loved that she punched him, even though I could see it coming. Her realisation about Nadia was beautiful. She really seems to have come onto our side now though. I think she signed that agreement willingly cause this way she will get to see her girls. I can't wait for this week and I hope those lingering glances between Jack and Irina will get another airing. My favourite moment was when Irina said that if the situation had been reversed she would have found some other way than killing Jack - to me it was admission that she cares for him very much.

Here's to tonight in your world and tomorrow in mine. Well, hopefully I'll get to watch House tonight!
I was getting ready to reply to your reply when I had to stop to watch the season finale. Now, all I can think of to say is OH MY GOD!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!