This season's felt rather subdued so far, but Sierra's backstory was insanely awesome.
Poor Topher to have to go to the Dollhouse of all places to begin growing a conscience. Adelle's speech to him about him being chosen for having no morals was coldly awesome.
It was good to see Boyd have a major role to play. WHAT WAS HE IN HIS PAST LIFE??? Why does he know how to be a cleaner!?!?!? (Topher's reaction to Boyd's instructions for the body was fantastic.) WHO THE HELL IS THE GOOSE?!?!?!
Does Boyd know he's on Team Echo with Bellard? (I still need to see Epitaph One.)
Is it wrong that I didn't miss Bellard even one iota?
Is it wrong that the most awesome thing about Echo all season is her scratchings in the cover for her chamber? (I freeze framed that and I loved how most of them were callbacks to prior engagements...)
I did like the shot of Priya blacked out against her bird painting.
This show still knows how to be awesome. I'll be sad when Fox inevitably axes it.
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Originally posted by EddieBurkettIt was good to see Boyd have a major role to play. WHAT WAS HE IN HIS PAST LIFE??? Why does he know how to be a cleaner!?!?!? (Topher's reaction to Boyd's instructions for the body was fantastic.)
Best guess: Boyd worked for a Blackwater-style private security firm overseas and ended up having to help cover up a massacre of innocent civilians similar to what happened with that company in Iraq, and it's weighing on him quite a bit.
Originally posted by EddieBurkettIs it wrong that I didn't miss Bellard even one iota?
Nope. No matter what they do with Ballard, he's still the least interesting character of the whole bunch.
Originally posted by EddieBurkettThis show still knows how to be awesome. I'll be sad when Fox inevitably axes it.
They've already taken the first step towards this, as Fox has benched the show for November sweeps and will air back-to-back eps each Friday throughout December, presumably to burn the 13 off quicker.
I'm at the point where it would make more sense for the fanbase to start making overtures to Syfy about picking the show up after Fox inevitably deep-sixes it.
smark/net attack Advisory System Status is: Elevated (Holds; June 18, 2006) While the switch from Cena to RVD should alleviate some complaints, the inevitability of the belt's return to Cena (note where Summerslam is this year) and the poor initial showing by the new ECW are enough to keep the indicator where it is for now. The pieces are in place, though, especially on RAW, for improvements to be made to the IWC's psyche in the near future.
It is the terrible Joss Whedon dilemma where the show starts to get good then the newtork axes and the franchise makes more money through movies and comics while the network is left out in the cold.
Bellard is one of those characters you root for a season and once his goal is complete, he becomes useless. Topher has really stepped his game since the first episode this season. I am hoping that Joss sees the writing on the wall and starts working towards a good season finale since he totally screwed up Angel.
I strongly disagree with you about Adrien Brody. He did surprising well here. I can think of quite a few actors who went on to be 'action movie stars' even though they really didn't look the part or already were being typecast in other types of films....