Jennifer’s business collapsed. She never cared about it or all the people who lost their jobs. The Night Room is mentioned. The precursor body is finally recalled. Jones’ daughter, Hannah, was in the past for 9 years. Cassie plans to drown the virus. HOW? Cole and Cassie’s inviolable bond bores. Hannah and Olivia’s daughter meet a familiar face.
Olivia’s coercive treatment of her daughter lead to a change. There is no ethical horizon. Traditional assumptions are upended. Causing the plague is now morally acceptable to Cole. Olivia and her overacting is detrimental to this show. This was appalling and poor. This season is painfully slow. Confidence busting things happen. Blame is easy, solutions are not. Nobody mitigates errors or harm.
The weapon will erase Cole from time. Hannah dies and she was Cole’s mother! Jones is Cole’s grandmother. Olivia’s daughter died. This ep was unnecessary. Nobody saw Cassie shoot a cop and release the plague? The creepy kid grew up to be the Tall Man? Cassie unleashed the virus. Cassie is not on ferocious furious form. She has no sense of justice, equality or civic duty. The moral cost of their fight goes on.
Nobody has a social obligation. Cole’s dad had not one picture of Cole’s mother? This was not meaningful and it was not made with effortless skill. People are aimless and miserable. People focus all their self-esteem and value on one thing. There is angst and negativity. People overlook causal factors. Things are hopeless and negative. Nobody is focused externally and nobody has positive or engaging aspects.
“Can’t survive it, you can only spread it.”
“Everyone dies forever.”
“Risking all and asking nothing.”
“All those we’ve yet to save.”
“I’m the demon.”
“It was always us.”
The Beginning, Part 1
People mumble and at one time, Jones had quit smoking. Jones is less than thrilled with her grandson - he killed time. Cassie whines and is selfish, god I hate her. She needs an attitudinal change. This was facile. Kirk Acevedo guest stars. Cassie has undue dominance over Cole - she does not deserve an elevated position.
This ep was unnecessary. Cassie’s only fundamental aspiration and principle revolves around Cole. Olivia is not a coherent challenger. There is no sense or stability or pragmatism. This was not substantial. There is delusion and morality doesn’t come into it, just hostile scepticism. There are no social or emotional skills. There is no resilience. Cole mentions the virus mutating.
Cassie needs to keep Ramse’s name out of her mouth. Cassie has forgotten her fiancée. Cassie tells Cole to un-murder Ramse. To hell with Cassie and her superiority complex. There are no ethics or idealism. Ramse slaps Cole and his autocratic ways around. Strident accusations are flung around. There are Big Acting Performances and immediate hostility. Cole and Cassie shrug off collective guilt. A significant crisis unfolds.
Cassie caused a serious rift between Cole and Ramse for which she has never apologised. SHUT UP Jones. Things continue to worsen. A car works in the apocalypse. Where did Cole get the ring he gives Cassie? Where did Jennifer get the tea? Jennifer mocks Olivia. All hope is gone. I’m waiting for Cole to apologise to Ramse for choosing cockblocker Cassie over him. It’s a horrible situation.
“You make time travel work.”
“Fierce religious devotion.”
“A conspiracy spanning centuries.”
“Infinite hell on Earth.”
“A disease created by the cure.”
“I just murdered 7 billion people!”
“This was what was mean to be.”
“Die to a good song.”
The Beginning, Part 2
Cassie and Olivia had a fist fight before Olivia’s defeat. What about Madeline Stowe’s character? Who was she? What about the creepy kid? Cole still deifies Cassie despite her accepting the 12 Monkeys doctrine and nearly causing the Red Forest. Why does Cole have such a reverential attitude to her? Cassie nearly blew a once in a lifetime opportunity to stop Olivia so she can have Cole. FFS, screw Cassie and her emotional appetite.
This ep was not satisfying. Cassie killed Olivia. Half of Olivia’s body was sense back in time to become the precursor corpse that caused the virus. Olivia’s body ended up in 894 to rot, was she still alive? EW. I hate Cassie. She won’t save people because she’s fearful and insecure. I hate her; she’s a cruel deceitful manipulator and nearly doomed everyone. This ep was not sophisticated or accomplished. This was wretched and pretty silly and chaotic.
Jones says everyone needs to go back to their own timeline. This was not riveting. Ramse mumbles. Cole still doesn’t apologise to him. What happened to the Army of the 12 Monkeys after Olivia’s defeat? How did they get their name? Where did they come from? What about the scene where Cassie died with a silver streak in her hair? What about her fiancée? We hear Cassie’s full message. Jones’ cold wilfulness erases Cole from existence, kinda sorta. Season 4 was all terribleness. Cole did horrible things.
In 2013: Cassie does her speech about the Black Death and the Justinian plague and is her fiancée alive? She and Cole never meet but she seems to remember. What about the FBI agent? Is Jennifer’s dad Leland Goines still dead? Jennifer bio-engineers a unicorn. Other Splinter members play chess. Ramse and his son play chess. And because there is no plague in the future Deacon runs a bar with his brother. What about Marcus? Olivia? Her daughter? Jones is happy with Elliot and Hannah.
Cassie buys the house she and Cole lived in. Why were their red leaves near the house? Is it really all over? Cole and Cassie’s son never existed. So what about his Victorian girlfriend? I guess Cassie ditched her fiancée. Cole wasn’t erased from time entirely. Jennifer talks in an overly cheery voice. Cole and Cassie get together and it’ll no doubt start all over again. I want to vomit. What a stupid ass pull. That final scene makes a joke of this show. James Callis showed his face and what about the tortoise? This season was terrible and an insult.
“You and I are old friends?”
“Tell my future.”
“The answer is among you.”
“Death can be undone.”
“Can’t get back to a place you’ve never been.”
“Sons are fated to their fathers.”
“Happily ever now.”
Dahak is unruly. Hercules wants Morrigan forgiven for her mass murder. The kid druid makes a nuisance of himself. Dahak kills the druids. There is wild overacting. Hercules punches Dahak in the face and chastises him. Hercules treats Morrigan with undeserved sensitivity and pushes praise on her. There is no emotional safety for Hercules as he learns Dahak is possessing the dead Iolaus.
“Hatred has to end sometime.”
“His friend Iolaus lies dead in a foreign land”
“I thought you were a monster.”
“A thing of evil and incarnate darkness.”
“I fought him the last time he tried to enter our world in Sumeria. My best friend died stopping him.”
For Those Of You Just Joining Us
“Is he dead?”
“Hercules has never been betrayed before.”
“Being in a coma without the advantages.”
“Overlooking the inherent contradiction in taking a character on a spiritual journey when his very identity is predicated on a conflict with the gods. Of course I’m presupposing that spirituality is unique to personifiable deities.”
“Where there’s television there’ll always be BS!”
“Lying here like a bunch of White House interns while you stick it to us.”
Witless twists run around with stoatish expressions on their face. Kirk is accused of bad judgment and cowardice. This was full of social inadequacies and it lacks basic competence. A JAG officer lurks. Kirk refers to a woman as a girl. Everyone presumes all lawyers are men. The female JAG officer is the prosecution. This was inane. Respect is not prioritised.
A crazy lawyer aids Kirk. The dead random is the Records Officer. Tension is not inflamed. Spock says he is half Vulcanian. People seem all too ready to suspect Kirk of panic and malice. The Enterprise has a Personnel Officer. McCoy has valour awards? Boredom is pervasive. What is an ion storm? There is no unprecedented tension. The JAG bint is brutal in her will. This was all incompetence. WTF is an ion pod?
Kirks gets covered in honour, glory and hope when the plot against him is revealed. But first he has to face baseless rumours. A ruthless pursuit of vengeance is revealed. Kirk is told his total authority over others means he never accepts mistakes. The dead random’s daughter annoys. There is no volatility or thorough grilling. The JAG officer thinks she is much feared.
The dead random isn’t dead. The random is not a genuine threat. The defence lawyer starts grandstanding. I do not care one whit. Kirk’s career does not do a spectacular flameout. McCoy waves a wand. The adversarial process ends. The random did egregious actions. He and this ep were woefully inadequate.
“Unerasbale blot on the record.”
“United Starship Republic.”
“An obsessive crackpot who’s escaped from his keeper.”
“Extreme emergency that did not then exist.”
“There was no malice.”
“The emergency did not as yet exist.”
“You sound bitter captain.”
“Ruining Jim won’t change what happens.”
The Return Of The Archons
A New Life
10k gets his shirt off. According to a form he was born in 1999 and his ethnicity is white. Red shows up. Murphy bothers people. The title card has changed and is icky. Domesticated zombies lurk. Did Warren leave her man to be eaten? People don’t tell 10k about Red until they do. People talk about the black rain. Who is Pandora aka mask woman?
Warren has a flashback. New character George runs the survivors compound. The show has a budget again. Roman set up the survivors compound. He is ex-Zona. George is tough. Sun Mei is back. Where did people vanish to in season 4? Sun Mei shrugs it off. A zombie named Dante likes George. Citizen Z lurks. 10k and Red reunite. Sarge stole 10k. A bomb seems to kill people after an important vote. This was okay and intriguing.
“You made me have hope.”
“Bag of rotting jerky.”
John, Chapter 11