In a moment of insanity this morning I decided to peruse one of the Alias boards. I won't name the specific board (it's MV-centric) but apparently they are a wee bit pissed about the current state of the season. That's not to say I mind criticism of the show. I read much fair criticism last night from people on LJ.
What I saw this morning was just plain nastiness. Even I'll admit there have been some so-so episodes this season as well as a lack of focus with some of the storylines. And we are entering X-Files territory. But, as I use to say on the Buffy boards, I don't see the point or purpose in calling the writers and other actors names just because you disagree with what is playing out on screen. Granted, if you are a Vaughn fan (which I am), MV hasn't had as much screen time this season (thus far), but these things are cyclical, especially with a large ensemble. And Sydney's character is THE focus of the show not Vaughn's. It's just gives me flashbacks to the last two years of the Buffy fandom and was a reminder of why I no longer post to the boards. I mean, how can you logically debate a subject with a person who feels the show is now crap, JJ Abrams is an f****** idiot, yet they continue to watch every week?
Somewhat reasurring was flipping over to the EW website. They asked people's opinions and they ranged from good to great. Then again, these were individuals with no investment in a single character and were comparing Alias to the craptacularness of network television in general.
Now, one plot point I've been dwelling on...many people mentioned that it was McKennas Cole's voice we heard when 'Julia' was brought before members of the Covenant. To be honest, I wasn't listening closely enough to tell. If it's true, this is fascinating for two reasons. One, we never did find out who he was working for when he infultarted SD-6. And, two, when last we saw him, he was being taken into custody by the CIA. How did he get out? Did he escape or was he released? Or, could he be working with them?