Laura has a baby she fawns over. She drives her husband away. All interactions with other are very poorly received. She has no contrition for her crap. Laura’s hired by the oil guy, to clear his name. Her paper won’t pay her fine. There is yelling about the fine and her endless maternity leave. Laura spies on her old colleagues. Laura won’t listen or talk to her husband. Enquiry and speculation bore.
Laura goes for coffee leaving her baby outside in a pram in winter in Iceland! Laura’s co-workers figure out what’s she’s up and she becomes a pariah. Laura exploits a friend. The oil man has a habit of abusing women. Not that Laura cares. Laura is fired and is to be reported to an ethics committee. She alienates her daughter and she has studious reluctance to be sensible. This was BAD.
“You’re not welcome here.”
This does not cause the right level of engagement. Harlee does not provoke heated debate. People are contemptuous and furtive. People are self-limiting. Tess gets a bag, full of money, but Woz drags her back in. The police commission hearing drags on. Woz gets away with everything he’s done. Harlee gets a stack of witness statements. The girlfriend abuser legs it. Woz’s crew get away with all they did? The dangling plot threads left behind by Donny Pomp are ignored. The bad dude is off to jail. Woz shows up on the bus.
“Endangered people’s lives with my choices.”
“Disproportionate amount of fatalities.”
“Absolute lack of competence.”
“I let it all burn down.”
“Quite a provocative accusation.”
“Simple and horrific fact.”
William Shatner has weird diction as he goes on about red priority. There is feverish speculation about the missing Kirk. There is a sustained barrage of brazen and reckless lies. This was utter disarray. Kirk is all brimming machismo. The Enterprise carries a shipload of food to feed 430 people for 5 years? There are contentious issues that elicit baffled dismay. The planet Gideon suffers from over-population for reasons left unsaid.
How did the population of the over-populated Gideon create a duplicate of the Enterprise? And where? They want to create an ultimately disastrous plague using Kirk’s blood. There are pernicious falsifications and the inhabitants of Gideon wish to inflict untold and possibly irreparable damage on themselves. There is rancour and diverseness. This ep is stagnant. Long suppressed fury seethes. Birth control is outlawed. There is mendacity. Kirk cynically mocks and there is cynical self-regard. No to this.
“Beat this disaster.”
“No hope for happiness.”
That Which Survives
“Restrain your leaps of logic.”
“PLEASE I MUST TOUCH YOU!”
Tapes of Dr Cole’s last mission are watched. This has some found footage elements. Tess looks for Dr Cole. ABC aired this. Lincoln is asked to help look for Dr Cole. He looks like a drug addict. Dr Cole’s beacon has been found in the Amazon 6 months after he vanished. Lincoln is apparently a PHD student?!?! The network rep Clark (Blackthorne of ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Dresden Files’, who uses his real accent) lurks being sleazy.
Kurt a private security guy lurks as part of the rag tag crew. Kurt throws some guy into the Amazon. Did they ever fish him out? Some screeching woman named Lena shows up. Warnings are ignored. The wreck of the Magnus is found. A door is welded shut from the outside. There are cameras everywhere on the Magnus. While not staggeringly daring, it is thrilling if not potent or persuasive. A shrine is found. The impetuous junkie Lincoln babbles.
This was pleasing nonsense. People don’t expediently handle things. Lena has secrets. There are no truth clues. The rafts are sabotaged and they’re stuck on the Magnus which is suddenly sea-worthy again. Lena swims around in the Amazon with a wound. Lincoln accuses Tess of cheating. People stomp around the very well lit Amazon. Nobody worries about infected wounds? Kurt knows something. What is the source? The VFX is bad. This is okay but no wonder it was cancelled.
“Something break out.”
“The ground wouldn’t take him.”
“Eat your peaches.”
“There’s magic out there!”
“Nature’s just disgusting.”
“Looking for real magic.”
“There’s no river for the boat to be on.”
“You made my life the whole world’s business.”
“Ghost friend be quiet.”
This was not complex or unsettling. This is no grim sense of inevitability or deep thought. Clark is crafty and evasive. Tess boffed Clark, I’m sure of it. Supposedly competent people are stupid. The junkie looking imbecile son is unspeakably awful. They stumble across a graveyard, dolls and a teddy bear. Reasonable fears are ignored so people can discuss ghosts. Lena has a mark.
They say the water is 6 inches deep yet another scene later and Kurt is in it up to his neck. There is grave desecration and a necklace. There are no historical resonances and idealised lost love Dr Cole causes ongoing torment. No wonder this did not win the respect of critics. The junkie looking son is of volatile temperament. This was no substantive, just inherently ephemeral and destined to fade from memory. The river is a genius Loci or something. 1x01 provoked some interest, this ep made me give up. I'm done. No more.
“Why would there are a graveyard out here?”
“Don’t take too well to company.”
“The doll tree!”
Ally’s terrified and Ivy has been deliberately making her look terrible. Ally's own individual life choices see her overwhelmed by fear and paranoia. Everything is triggering or potentially upsetting to Ally. Has contentious Ally given Ivy the dignity of an apology for her crap? Ally is suspicious. The collective insanity of Kai’s cult goes on. Ally has only supervised visits with Oz. Ally whines about being unsnared by domesticity. She has agony and emotional economics.
Ivy is staying in a motel with Oz. Ivy hates Ally, which is understandable really. People are bothersome. Ally spies. Join us, Kai urges. Kai tells Beverly about his useless parents. Kai has a brother. Everyone really is out to get Ally! Kai, Winter and the shrink are a messed up family. What about the green gas? The most unbelievable part of this show is that Winter went to Vasser.
“It had to be that way.”
“People aren’t scared enough.”
“Throw in some satanic stuff like that movie ‘Paradise Lost’ I saw on HBO once.”
“I have a gimp in the attic!”
“Latin is inherently scary.”
“It’s a sick cult! And everyone’s in it! The police! My husband! Your babysitter! Your wife!”
“Facebook. You are old.”
“Crazy weird things.”
“No one will listen.”
“There’s a cult in this city.”
“Maybe she just hates you.”
“Trapped by feminist expectations.”
“Knowing stuff has no value.”