Midnight On The Firing Line
Sinclair mentions the terrorist bombing of San Diego and the destruction of the first Mars colony. He also says the Narns are arms dealers. You have to pay for access to jump gates? Londo gets moral backing. There are ill-founded assumptions made about who the baddies are. Sinclair draws a moral line and has moral principles. G’Kar has significant unpopularity. Londo has no remorse for the long campaign of attrition carried out against the Narn.
Ivanova whines about her dead mother. Who no doubt died of being depressed and not being a telepath. Sinclair is profoundly sorrowful. Delenn is a snotty hypocrite. Londo is verbally aggressive and angry and his behaviour is challenging. Delenn watches cartoons with Garibaldi. Was Londo’s nephew ever mentioned again? There is a negative impact and a devastating emotional experience.
What became of the raiders later on in the show? There are false promises, too much drama, repeated negative behaviours, negativity and moaning. Where is the ACLU when telepaths are being locked up and drugged? There is some bad acting. It is a volatile time. Data crystals are waved. People have a shallow understanding of things. Ivanova has a torrent of hatred for Psi Corps. There are lies. What became of Talia’s parents?
“Have you ever seen the results?”
Born To The Purple
Londo gives Adira Star Laces. Londo and his fellow ambassadors are arrogant idiots of dubious competence. Adira is told to steal Londo’s files. There are morally dubious choices. This was not good. The bug crime lord lurks. This was terrible. Ivanova talks to her father. But not in Russian. Susan is not a Russian name. Exposition is dropped. The baddie is foiled and Adira leaves having been given her freedom. No one cares about sex trafficking or slavery. Londo wants Adira to come back to him. She never would, she’d be murdered and Londo would sign up with the Shadows. Small role, big impact. Stephen Furst lurks as Londo’s bootboy Vir aka the future Emperor.
“Find you in this establishment.”
“Moon faced assassin of joy.”
The Virgin Gary
“Demon loving cult.”
“Twilight Sparkle come to life.”
“A virgin? At Woodstock?”
“You got fired from that online college you conned into hiring you?”
How did Devlin get a visa to the work in the USA? There are dodgy Irish accents. Irish people use the wrong pronunciation of the word lieutenant. The FBI doesn’t lock their gun supply lockers and file cabinets. The gang are lazy and dangerous. This ep lacks a coherent or cohesive narrative. Disaster looms. People strike threatening poses. Why does Shelby’s hair look green? People are badly used. It takes endurance to get through this.
There are furious responses and no imminent threat. Jocelyn’s friend Frank is distraught. Cataclysmic events take place. Things get divisive. Irish people eat American bacon. Devlin abuses his son. False imputations are made. There is a bomb. The IRA guys attack the UN with their faces visible. The gang now have the stress of dealing with another’s person’s motivation.
“They all say they’re out.”
“Taken everyone you love.”
“In my office boy!”
“Ride you like I do.”
No Place Is Home
There is racism and Alex talks to her mother for the first time in 4 years. Ryan’s father is a whiner like his son. There is no scrupulosity of conscience. There is no blissfulness from watching this. Shelby has a racist ornament on her front steps. People mention a Treaty, do they mean the Good Friday Agreement?
Harry’s moron sister yaps. This ep is peevish folly. Alex’s mother doesn’t like her. The family members argue. This makes you weary. The gang are sour. There is no moral benefit to this. A stranger shows up. There is no grim humour. This was not plausible. This was damned awful. Doesn’t Jocelyn have family? There is no cool deliberation and an obvious baddie.
What happened to the Owen/Alex hook up? Alex was originally meant to be a man. Season 1 is brought up. When did Alex tong her hair?
“Put a beating on this man.”
“I almost died tonight and it was rather traumatising.”
“Why are you covered in blood?”
The Longbow Hunters
Felicity is a dumb bitch who overlooks the fact Oliver deserves to be in jail. In the future William says Felicity and Oliver abandoned him, of course they did. Felicity has dismissive and ignorant opinions and rails against sense. Felicity has no track record of social service. Curtis acts like a child. This was incoherent, unfocused and a bore. The Longbow Hunters show up.
Felicity is an irritant. Dinah and Black Siren hang out. Felicity is mean spirited and unpleasant. This is not fetid brilliance. Felicity causes devastating consequences. What happened to Thea? Felicity is shrieky and demanding. Vinnie Jones growls. Why is Felicity allowed to stomp around ARGUS? Diggle doesn’t want to be the Green Arrow anymore. Felicity sabotages a mission. Diaz bores. Everyone fawns over Felicity and excuses all her crap. William finds a message in a bow. Where’s the new Green Arrow? This is all sap and lies and Oliver is detestable.
How is the Pon Farr ceremony deemed reasonable? Spock punches a rubber console. Apparently DC Fontana does not like the fact that fans have seen K/S subtext in this ep since it originally aired. McCoy’s acerbic takedowns annoy. McCoy and Kirk witness the cultural phenomena of Pon Farr up close. Spock has wild thoughts and shrugs off constraints and escapes accountability.
Spock considers Kirk as his closest friend and invites him down to Vulcan. Oh and McCoy comes too. Spock’s intended T’Pring shows up as does T’Pau, who is the ruler of Vulcan or something. T’Pau mumbles and stares. T’Pring is evil and doesn’t want Spock and sets up him and Kirk to fight because she wants Stonn. Spock is unhappy he throttled Kirk during the ancient ritualistic pageantry. He’s easily forgiven for the strangling.
“You’re not a fish Mr Spock.”
“Remember what we dreamed of here.”
“A long time to know someone in the apocalypse.”
And Let My Cry Come Unto Thee
Meanwhile a rational priest and an iconoclastic priest clash over a failed exorcism. There are creepy images, a possessed child and the hot priest is being manipulated by forces unknown. There is a reveal and Tubular Bells plays. This was good.
“The church has places for those who would disobey a direct order.”