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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearcata View Post
    Scorch, really sounds a lot like Torch ... just saying.

    Is that from the X-Men? I'm sorry, you'll have to help me with any comic book references. I'm more into sci-fi.

    I did feel terribly sorry for this guy, though. That scene where he was telling Coulson that he couldn't trust Shield or the other guys, they were all the same, just moved me. Kudos to the writers again for doing a great job with the character.

    Liked the comment They gave him a name .. like giving someone a "name" is a death sentence.


    Classic Joss Whedon to have the female doctor Scorched by her patient.

    Aha .. Skye .. her parents .. who are they .. who is she .. ??

    Again, I loved when Skye talked about how her whole life had been reduced to a single, redacted document. That was just lovely.
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    Is that from the X-Men? I'm sorry, you'll have to help me with any comic book references. I'm more into sci-fi.

    I did feel terribly sorry for this guy, though. That scene where he was telling Coulson that he couldn't trust Shield or the other guys, they were all the same, just moved me. Kudos to the writers again for doing a great job with the character.








    Again, I loved when Skye talked about how her whole life had been reduced to a single, redacted document. That was just lovely.

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    Great episode. This and Sleepy Hollow's were two of the best TV episodes that I've seen in quite a while. These shows are the reasons I have come back to watching fictional television shows. Normally I just stick to sports and reality shows. Oh my goodness, these shows knock it out of the ballpark, though. I can't wait for them both to come out on DVD.


    I loved the whole storyline with Leo and Jemma. That was so beautiful and so true to life! Like when they got angry at each other right after she became sick. Brilliant, because that's exactly what would happen. Since Leo loves her and is so worried about her, he would start snapping at her! And then how he barged into the lab with the helmet, regardless of his personal safety. Again, brilliant. Of course he's not going to stand outside a door and watch her die alone! And the two of them working together on the cure was such a great depiction of love. I mean, after you've been together for a while, it's not all lovey-dovey anymore. Instead, you settle into a rhythm where you just get used to each other. That may not sound romantic, but after many years of marriage, trust me, I can say that it is. I don't know how to put it into any better words. Anyway, it was a beautiful depiction of love.


    I also loved how they stretched out that whole part of the story. I hate it when typical TV shows present a crisis with a character and then five minutes later it's like, "Well, looky there! We found a solution!" Instead, on this show you really felt the pain of all these characters as they dealt with it.

    Honorable mention to the scene where Coulson stayed behind with the dying firefighter. I was crying in that scene, too. Agent Coulson, Ichabod Crane, and the Knave of Hearts (Wonderland) are all "must see TV" for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babbred View Post
    Great episode. This and Sleepy Hollow's were two of the best TV episodes that I've seen in quite a while. These shows are the reasons I have come back to watching fictional television shows. Normally I just stick to sports and reality shows. Oh my goodness, these shows knock it out of the ballpark, though. I can't wait for them both to come out on DVD.


    I loved the whole storyline with Leo and Jemma. That was so beautiful and so true to life! Like when they got angry at each other right after she became sick. Brilliant, because that's exactly what would happen. Since Leo loves her and is so worried about her, he would start snapping at her! And then how he barged into the lab with the helmet, regardless of his personal safety. Again, brilliant. Of course he's not going to stand outside a door and watch her die alone! And the two of them working together on the cure was such a great depiction of love. I mean, after you've been together for a while, it's not all lovey-dovey anymore. Instead, you settle into a rhythm where you just get used to each other. That may not sound romantic, but after many years of marriage, trust me, I can say that it is. I don't know how to put it into any better words. Anyway, it was a beautiful depiction of love.


    I also loved how they stretched out that whole part of the story. I hate it when typical TV shows present a crisis with a character and then five minutes later it's like, "Well, looky there! We found a solution!" Instead, on this show you really felt the pain of all these characters as they dealt with it.

    Honorable mention to the scene where Coulson stayed behind with the dying firefighter.
    I was crying in that scene, too. Agent Coulson, Ichabod Crane, and the Knave of Hearts (Wonderland) are all "must see TV" for me.

    That really was the best scene of the episode.
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    I really don't like Skye. I haven't cared for her from the beginning and I keep trying to warm to her but I can't. She especially annoyed me this episode pouting about being left out of secrets because she's not a level 8. Why would they trust her?? She's a new recruit and she's already betrayed their trust before! I hated that the writers made her into a hero by having her tell Phil there was no exit strategy for the two guys on their team, they were basically on a suicide mission.

    They've been building up a flirtation between the two scientists, Jemma and Leo, and I wish they'd get to it already! Both of them would be more interesting if they had a storyline of their own going on instead of always being in the background.

    As for badass Melinda, I kind of wonder if they're building up to her being Skye's mother, or somehow involved in her life, like an aunt or the best friend of Skye's mother. I hadn't felt that before but watching the most recent episode, I got this feeling she knows Skye more than she's letting on.

    Grant sure is a hottie! I enjoy watching him in action every week. He and Phil are my favorite characters on the show.

    BTW, I had to look up the characters names on IMDB to write this. I couldn't remember everyone's names, especially since they usually go by last names, like Agent Coulson, Ward, May, etc.

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    I agree with every word you wrong, pikachu!
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    I agree with every word you wrong, pikachu!
    I'm glad I am not the only person who in your head is spelling a word correctly but darn it it comes out wrong on the post.
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    Yeah, I read that a couple of times to decide if Florimel was agreeing with me or arguing with me.

    I've made my share of typos on the board today, too, so it's all good.

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    Oops! And I teach keyboarding, too. I think my keyboard is getting old, or maybe it's my fingers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pikachu View Post
    I really don't like Skye. I haven't cared for her from the beginning and I keep trying to warm to her but I can't. She especially annoyed me this episode pouting about being left out of secrets because she's not a level 8. Why would they trust her?? She's a new recruit and she's already betrayed their trust before! I hated that the writers made her into a hero by having her tell Phil there was no exit strategy for the two guys on their team, they were basically on a suicide mission.

    They've been building up a flirtation between the two scientists, Jemma and Leo, and I wish they'd get to it already! Both of them would be more interesting if they had a storyline of their own going on instead of always being in the background.

    As for badass Melinda, I kind of wonder if they're building up to her being Skye's mother, or somehow involved in her life, like an aunt or the best friend of Skye's mother. I hadn't felt that before but watching the most recent episode, I got this feeling she knows Skye more than she's letting on.

    Grant sure is a hottie! I enjoy watching him in action every week. He and Phil are my favorite characters on the show.

    BTW, I had to look up the characters names on IMDB to write this. I couldn't remember everyone's names, especially since they usually go by last names, like Agent Coulson, Ward, May, etc.


    Just now watching this episode. Good grief, Skye is driving me insane, and I'm only a few minutes into it. This whole "I'm an anti-Establishment hero so I should get to do whatever I want" schtick is getting old, fast. Maybe some people find this type of person cool, but I think she's pathetic. She comes across as an immature brat. Thanks for the spoiler, Pikachu. Otherwise I would have been even more ticked off at seeing her treated as a hero. I don't mean to stir up controversy, but it's punks like her who get people killed when they breathlessly spill secrets like a 3-year-old. I think it takes far more courage to "trust the system" and act as part of a team than to act like a brat whenever Mommy and Daddy say they want to discuss something private.


    As for the whole "you sent them there to die" thing, I'm sorry, but that just shows again how immature Skye is. These two men are flippin' secret agents. What, does Skye think all agents are like James Bond? They just miraculously come back from every mission? They signed up knowing full well that they might not come back some day. They put their love of their country above their own lives. I'm sorry for going on a tirade like this. I have several family members in the military, though, and so Skye's "socialist crap" just bugs the living heck out of me.


    And having her be right about Coulson not knowing bugged me, too. That may satisfy the fantasies of Skye's crowd, but that's not reality. A military commander knows when he sends troops into battle that some won't come back. It's horrible, but it's the price you pay for being a leader. This reminds me of an old Star Trek: Next Generation episode. Counselor Troi wanted to be bridge officer and so had to pass a command test. The "test" had her dealing with a catastrophe on the ship. She kept failing until she realized it was because she didn't have the courage to send crew members on a mission that would save the ship, but that would end in their deaths. (They had volunteered for the mission.) She finally summoned up the courage, and then told Commander Riker that she had far more respect and admiration for him and the other bridge officers. That was a beautiful episode. This was just crap.


    Ah, heck, might as well finish my tirade. Emma's attitude really bugged me, too. Ready to throw in her lot with Skye and betray her fellow agents just because she was worried about Leo. Excuse me? If you remember in the last episode, Leo said she was the one who wore him down and dragged him into the field. It'll be such an adventure! So, in this episode, are they trying to say that Emma was so immature that she never considered the consequences of becoming a secret agent? Does she have the James Bond mentality, too? If so, then that doesn't speak very highly of her. It's ironic that the two "hear me roar" women came out looking so badly, while Mr. Macho and Mr. Softy came out smelling like roses. I really enjoyed the whole Grant/Leo plot.





    I like Grant, too. I find him a lot more sympathetic than Skye.
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