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May 24th, 2006


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01:22 pm - Two more finales, one series, one season....
First off, I haven't watched Alias regularly since the end of season three. But I came back for the last few episodes, just to see if JJAbrams and his team could give the show anything like a satisfactory wrap-up.



--It was longish, and had crazy Rambaldi stuff going on, which I always liked.
--People died. Sloane died and came back to life, which was freaky, but gave Jack Bristow the ultimate and fitting death: blowing up the tomb they're in, dying to trap Sloane, immortal but buried, forever.
--Moment that killed me: Jack, lying on the ground after having been shot in the chest, tells Sydney to go stop the evil plan and won't take no for an answer. Then he *stands up*, tall and straight, while Syd and Vaughn take off to save the world. Then his legs give way and he just drops. *luvs Jack*
--It ended in traditional (and suitibly-Alias) fashion by showing us Syd and Vaughn off on a hidden island with their two children...and Dixon showing up to ask them to help on an op. LOL.
--The one bad thing: character assassination of Irina Derevcho. She's always been a very complex character, and I was sad to see her treated as just another power-hungry Rambaldi follower. I was rooting for Sark to tell her, "Jack Bristow is dead," so we could see her react--I may have to write a fic just to retcon this part of the story. *sigh*

All in all, not a bad way to go out, but not brilliant.



I know a lot of people are weirded out by this episode, but I loved it. Normally I detest "it's a dream" scenarios, but this one actually worked. House's biggest fear is that he won't be able to tell what's real, that his decisions will have consequences he didn't intend because reason no longer functions for him.

Several "Holmes"-type references: the guy who shot him is named Moriarty. At one point House tells his team that "it doesn't make sense...so what *does*" which is a totally paraphrased version of Holmes' famous line, "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." And the patient's wife, in House's head, accuses him of enjoying the show-off of watching people and then impressing them with his insight, which is totally what he does, but it's a very, very Holmsian trait.


One finale left--LOST, tonight.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative

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From:whitemartyr
Date:May 24th, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the reminder about Lost. I have to try to see if it's on at 7!! Or figure out how to tape it!

Re-House. That was one crazy-insane episode and I liked it. Even if it did have my jaw dropping and me going 'OMG!' at several points and made me angry and all twisty. Or maybe it's not 'even' but 'because. LOL... it was cool. Though I think I might have got it more if I'd seen MORE House? It was very character heavy/driven, psychosis, etc.
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 24th, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC)
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Though I think I might have got it more if I'd seen MORE House? It was very character heavy/driven, psychosis, etc.

I think I have to agree with this. Have you seen anything from season one? There is one episode in particular ("Detox") that makes some of this stuff (including the debate about getting rid of his pain vs. keeping his sanity; the whole ketamine idea) make a lot more sense.
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From:reveilles
Date:May 25th, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC)
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I liked this episode of House, too. I felt a little chain-jerked when we found out it was all in his head, but what happened in his head was genuinely interesting, so in the end, I didn't mind.

I liked the Lost finale, too, though jcobleigh spent some time listing all the unanswered questions that are still unanswered and the new questions that have been introduced. Lovely Henry Gale actor. He gives me the most wonderful chills.
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 25th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
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LOST pleased me, finally. I was getting annoyed with them this season.

Lovely Henry Gale actor. He gives me the most wonderful chills.

Oh my yes. Especially since he seems to be one of their leaders after all. Eeeeep.
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From:rose_in_shadow
Date:May 25th, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC)
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I was sad to see her treated as just another power-hungry Rambaldi follower.

Ditto. I kept hoping for some kind of redemption there.

I may have to write a fic just to retcon this part of the story. *sigh*

Yes! Please do! I kept waiting for that as well.
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 26th, 2006 05:39 am (UTC)
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The only problem I can see with trying to rewrite that scene/the whole ending with Syd and Irina, is that I've never tried to write Irina. Syd I can do (out of current female characters on TV, Syd's probably the one I can most identify with, emotionally speaking), but other than that I've only tried to write Jack and Marshall.

But maybe I should at least give it a go. See if Irina-receiving-news-of-Jack's-death plays well, and then go from there....

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