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I think I shall call this Minorit y Report

Because I appear to be in the minority on Alias this evening.

Was it a great season finale? No. But, I found it pretty entertaining. In my opinion, JJ scrapped the original season finale and rewrote it to try to clean up some of the messes from this season and lay the groundwork for next. Out with Lauren, in with Nadia. :)

OK, Lauren was shot six times and fell down a well. Am I the only one that thinks she'll show up again next season? A long as she's not a regular, I'm fine with it.

Blowing up CIA headquarters? Pretty cool. And the masks were a nice 'tribute' to Mission: Impossible.

I loved Dark Vaughn and the fact that MV finally had some meaty material to work with. He gives good seething. :)

Um, but how was he rescued after being stabbed in the back? Did he call for help?

Keep in mind, I'm a shipper, so YAY! to the kissing. Granted, it was a bit odd to be doing it with a dead body in the background, but I'll take what I can get. And I loved hearing Syd call him Michael for a change. Yes, I'm a big old sap, I admit it.

Katya is the traitor? That may have been a shocking twist if her character had been more clearly defined this season.

I was expecting to see some big Rambaldi revelation and we got nothing in regards to that. Or maybe we did and we just don't know it yet. After all, what the hell does Jack not want Syd to know? I'm guessing both she and Nadia are engineered, but for what purpose and for whom? Could Jack be part of the Rambaldi group? Or Covenant? And why did Lauren want to make sure Syd knew the truth? I'm intrigued at the possibilities.

Sark was covered in sexy wounds! And, once again is in CIA custody. Sweetie, if you can't beat them, I say join them. At this point that would be his safest bet. Every evil organization in the world must know by now that he'll sell them out if it means saving his own skin.

Overall I found this season to be OK, but a letdown over the past two. JJ taking a renewed interest, plus the addition of Jeff Bell and Drew Goddard to the staff give me high hopes for next season. And they brought up Irina, should I take that as a sign we may see her again?


Earlier this evening I was watching 'Dead End' because I'm working on a theory regarding you know what happening to you know who. Anyway, seeing David, Stephanie, and Christian together triggered a few more (brief - really) Con stories I thought you all might be interesed in.

Someone asked David if it was true he got discovered for the part of Angel while walking his dog. Yes, it's true. His now manager (who's gay) was out trolling for guys. Apparently, he tried to pick up David who quickly informed him he wasn't gay. Still, he knew of a role he though David might be good for so he gave him his card and told him to give him a call - the rest is history.

Funny story that I can't really do justice to regarding how David and Christian met. Both been invited to a rerelease party for Dirty Dancing. David was already in his seat for the screening when some guy in a very large, black cowboy hat came in and sat in front of him and did not take it off. His reaction was along the 'you've got to be kidding me' line. He informed the guy (if you haven't already guessed - it's Christian) to remove it or else go outside and get back on the horse he rode in on. :-)

Oh, and there's no way I can really describe this, but someone asked David to get up and do the 'Angel dance' which he refused to do, but then proceeded to do a bit of it while in his seat. It was very cute.

That's it for now, if I recall anything else, I'll post it.

Hey, anyone else here Jane Espenson will be writing for Tru Calling next season? Damn, I may have to watch that show now...
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I loved Alias!!! Also I am so in there with the Jack theory!!!

and why aren't you watching Tru Calling?? It is great!!!! Her boyfriend was hot.. her brother is hot... her boss.. adorably quirky... her arch nemisis... Jason Priestly... need I say more??
LOL. I was just reading your LJ entry and glad to find someone else who liked it. :) Though, you fast forwarded over the kissing - shame on you!

Why am I not watching Tru Calling? It was up against Survivor? That's my story and I'm sticking to it. :p

Yeah, I think it would be fascinating to find out Jack is Covenant.
I think I'm in the same boat. Did it knock my socks off and leave me gasping for air? No, but it was a good episode and did what it had to, which was clean up a bunch of this season's issues so that they can go forward next season.

Keep in mind, I'm a shipper, so YAY! to the kissing. Granted, it was a bit odd to be doing it with a dead body in the background, but I'll take what I can get.

I'm not that much of a shipper one way or the other on this show (though Vaughn getting darker and more interesting may change that), but I totally wanted them to go at it like rabid weasels on Lauren's cooling corpse. Okay, that was a little morbid. I just really hope Lauren's dead, but like you would be able to deal if she's back in a limited fashion next year.

Interesting ideas on Jack. How did he know Sydney was going to be in that vault in the first place? Hmmm. There are a lot of interesting unanswered questions now, aren't there?

Hey, anyone else here Jane Espenson will be writing for Tru Calling next season? Damn, I may have to watch that show now...

As far as I know, it's true. Douglas Petrie was a producer for a while and wrote at least one episode, but as far as I know his association with the show ended about mid-season.
but I totally wanted them to go at it like rabid weasels on Lauren's cooling corpse.

LMAO! I take it your no Lauren fan either. ;)

How did he know Sydney was going to be in that vault in the first place? Hmmm. There are a lot of interesting unanswered questions now, aren't there?

Ya know, I didn't even stop to question how Jack knew Syd was there. It's possible he was simply having her followed. Or maybe Irina told him? Yeah, I'm reaching for answers now.

And I liked that there were so many questions raised - it gives us something to look forward to next season. I really believe that JJ knows this season was sub par (still, it was better than most of the crap on TV this past year) and used this ep as a launching pad for future storylines.

Thanks for the confirmation on Jane. :)
I take it your no Lauren fan either.

In a word, no. Not because she was an impediment to the SVR, but because she was a risky idea badly executed and terribly miscast. And I've been dismayed at the way the show compounded the original mistake by dumbing other characters down to try to make her look cool.

I really believe that JJ knows this season was sub par (still, it was better than most of the crap on TV this past year) and used this ep as a launching pad for future storylines.

It really did seem like the goal was cleaning up a bunch of this year's mess and making a fresh start. I can't imagine JJ would have insisted on the rewrite unless he wanted that to happen. Maybe the reason I had such a positive (or at least non-negative) reaction to the ep compared to a lot of people I know is that I've pretty much washed my hands of this season and am already looking ahead. As setup for next season, it did some good work. I'm glad I'm not the only one who's not wailing and gnashing teeth. :)
Not because she was an impediment to the SVR, but because she was a risky idea badly executed and terribly miscast.

Yeah, that about sums it up.:p I recall reading comments from the writers early in the season regarding the introduction of Lauren. First, they said they were going to deal with the love traingle in a mature manner. Then, proceeded to tell us how we were going to be unable to hate Lauren and come to accept her. Uh-Huh.

Well, everyone hated her and the plotline right away and forced them to turn her evil in an attempt to salvage the character. I admit, I found her more interesting evil. How could I not? Watching a plant grow was more interesting than watching her prior to her turn to the darkside. Forget pissing off just the shippers, she pissed off nearly all the fans.

I've pretty much washed my hands of this season and am already looking ahead. As setup for next season, it did some good work. I'm glad I'm not the only one who's not wailing and gnashing teeth. :)

Maybe I'm forgiving because I believe even the best shows have off seasons and I'm convinced this season was Alias. I loathe season 4 of Angel and, with the exception of a few episodes and the introduction of the Mayor, I'm pretty uninterested in season 3 of Buffy.

I give JJ a lot of credit in admiting the finale needed to be reworked and taking the effort to get the show back on track instead of coasting on his previous successes. If only Chris Carter had had the same wisdom, The X-Files might have not been the suckfest that it was as it limped to it's conclusion.
Phew, I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who found this ep enjoyable. And I'm usually a very harsh critic. Maybe I'm still obsessing over the Angel finale too much to nitpick over Alias. ;)

And you already know I'm the same shipper you are, so the kissing was of the good--even though strangely placed.

I suppose given the structure of the show there was no where else to put the kissing (and I've heard the show wanted S/V back together by the end of the season). Their hatred of Lauren coupled with the relief of *finally* being able to be together probably superceded the fact that there was a soon to be rotting corpse behind them. ;p

The whole Katya thing was a let-down. I thought it was going to be Sloane or Jack--which would have been much more interesting. I wonder if Jack is Covenant too, though I doubt they'd be that risky.

For awhile I was worried it was Weiss who was the traitor. It seemed they kept cutting to him at key moments - right after the explosion, standing over Vaughn as he woke up in the hospital. I was actually relieved (if perplexed) it was Katya.

As for the Covenant, I'm wondering if it was always an evil organization. Perhaps Jack was a founding member when it's intentions were different?
Tru Calling repeats this summer on Thursday on FOX (I think it is on 9 pm ET this summer and this fall). the first half of the season is a mixed bad with some OK episodes, bad episodes, and one great episode. the second half of Tru Calling's first season is where the show started to greatly improve.
Now that Lauren is dead, I think I will enjoy the show much more :) I just didn't feel she fit this year, so I'm glad she's gone. And the new writers (that we know very well) could give the show a shot in the arm along with JJ's increased interest.

Jane going to Tru Calling? Good news for them! She's so versatile, and from the eps I saw, they can use her quirky humor.