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June 10th, 2008

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10:58 pm - Brief reactions to my fandoms' season finales
The icon doesn't mean anything special, I just don't have an icon ANGSTY enough for the emotional wringer than every single show I regularly watch put me through! Good grief, shows.


"No Rest for the Wicked"

Dean actually died and went to hell.

And really? I didn't think there could be a more painful scene than Sam dying in Dean's arms, or (in terms of intense evil) YED-in-John taunting the boys. But Sam pinned to the wall by Lilith, unable to do anything but watch and scream and cry as the hellhounds rip his brother to bloody shreds?

....My heart, it is broken.

Great episode though: Dean making the point that they have to stop being martyrs; Sam mysteriously incapacitating Lilith; the boys singing Bon Jovi together instead of having a soppy goodbye speech; Sam: "What am I supposed to do?" (good lord, shades of ABHL) "Keep fighting. Take care of my wheels. Remember what Dad taught you. Remember what I taught you."

"The Pain in the Heart"


Adorable, brilliant, lovable Ausperger's-having geek--is Gormagon's apprentice?

The thing is, I buy it completely. The way to Zach's mind/heart is through logic, and that's how it happened, and it makes complete and total sense. He was manipulated by a master; it's because Zach is who he is that this could happen. But by all that is holy....*whimpers* Hodgins is going to have a horrible guilt complex over teaching Zach all that conspiracy crap.

(AND HIS HANDS. I shudder in sympathy and horror.)

From my lovely fluffy Booth-and-Bones crime show, this was wrenchingly unexpected.

"For Gedda"

So we've lost 2 characters in the space of a season. The show that went for 7 years without changing the main cast at all has suddenly found itself short. And while Sara left of her own free will, and there was cool character stuff involved...this is different.

For the first time, one of the graveyard shift team has died. Didn't get out just in time, wasn't found, wasn't rescued. Was shot in cold blood, by a seriously unexpected person.

They'd better deal with the fallout of this LEIK WHOA next season. Cath and Nick, in particular (although Grissom, oh, Grissom too), are going to be shattered by losing Warrick. Especially like this. Especially after they had just cleared his name. Augh. And I bet you Nick is the one who finds Warrick's body, since Nick was still in the diner nearby when it happened.

"There's No Place Like Home"

Interesting. I'm not nearly as much a fan of this show as I used to be, but apparently it can still get a rise out of me!

They killed the crazy Frenchwoman! No! Why? She was awesome!

I'm just glad Desmond survived; I had a horrible premonition that he wasn't going to make it, and am very glad to be proved wrong.

WTF is Locke doing off the island at all, in the flash-forward?

"House's Head"/"Wilson's Heart"

Aside from a feeling of vague annoyance at having been introduced to Amber/Cutthroat Bitch, hating her, then allowed to grow to like her a lot through her relationship with Wilson, then stabbed in the heart by that affection when she DIED...I liked these episodes very much. Playing off all the connections and trust between House, Wilson, and proto-House Amber worked beautifully, and very few people can sell honest anguish like Robert Sean Leonard.

But damn. How horribly, horribly tragic! (I watched it twice. Both times I ended up weeping.)

"When Worlds Collide"

Ooo. Okay. Much, much love for the premise of this episode, which messed with the FBI and Homeland Security stuff, and academic freedom, and distribution of scientific knowledge vs. security. Don on one side and Charlie on the other, ideologically.

Now. There were probably choices available to Mr. Charles Eppes other than sending that professor's work to a bunch of Pakistani universities and then turning himself into the FBI for breaking the law (which he was NOT ignorant of). Oh, Charlie. I have to see how this will resolve--you're going to be so, so sorry not to be able to work with Don anymore. *waves bye-bye to Charlie's security clearance*

But then we also get the announcement from Megan than she's leaving the Bureau; she's going back to school to get her doctorate, and wants to counsel women in prison. Which is totally, totally Megan, and fits brilliantly with her arc over the past 2 seasons. But OH I shall miss her. The dynamic of this show will be irrevocably changed.

I do also like that Larry is so supportive, and I agree: if these 2 could make a relationship work while one of them was in orbit around the earth, the 3 hour time difference between LA and Washington D.C. will hardly prove a problem. (I hope. Oh, my beloved OTP. *hugs them*)

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Date:June 11th, 2008 08:28 am (UTC)
I know. Bones was awful. I was screaming "NooooNoooo." during it.
I do get how Zack ended up there, but I still can't believe they went there.

As for Robert Sean Leonard, he is the reason I occaisionally watch House. I always remember the look on his face as Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing when it is revealed that Hero died an innocent. And the subsaquint wedding with her supposed cousin. When Amber was dieing in the end of house I kept seeing that scene in my head. I do like Robert Sean Leonard when he is anguishing.
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Date:June 11th, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC)
I am kinda glad that they went for the less obvious suspect--I was thinking either Hodgins or Sweets, for a while there. But still...aw, Zach. :(

I do like Robert Sean Leonard when he is anguishing.

Indeed. rj_anderson calls that expression his Eyebrows of Anguish, and yeah, that's pretty bang on. *pets RSL*
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Date:June 11th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
"Keep fighting. Take care of my wheels. Remember what Dad taught you. Remember what I taught you."

I'm getting teary just thinking about that scene. And part of the reason? I ask myself, "Have I taught anyone anything that I could honestly say, 'Remember what I taught you'?" And I can't think of a blessed thing.

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Date:June 11th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
I ask myself, "Have I taught anyone anything that I could honestly say, 'Remember what I taught you'?" And I can't think of a blessed thing.

I'm so going to sit here and come up with some for you. Cause hey, I know that feeling, but I'm also very much aware that I have taught some people some things (come on, I can't believe you haven't taught your brother stuff--seriously, think about it).

But yeah. What a moment. Oof.
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Date:June 12th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
Honestly? I if I did teach him anything (and I probably did), it wasn't intentional. And I'm fairly certain it probably wasn't all good.

I do remember my mom saying that I used to translate for him before he could talk.

But I can so relate to Don, with the apologizing to the younger brother for all the horrible things I as an older sib used to do to him.

I'm sorry. I'm not really in a good headspace right now.
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Date:June 12th, 2008 05:29 am (UTC)

(don't know if this counts in your current headspace, but you taught me some big sister sorts of things, like how it's right and proper to admire the beauty God created in men; you taught me how to write Don--and now Dean; you showed me the ropes of fandom. and just by your existence, by your faithful comradeship to me across the miles, you taught me again what I'd begun to fear was untrue: that friendship is truly a commitment, that it can be close as family [with both the affection and disagreements of that bond], and that God gives us each other to support each other. What a gift you've been!)
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Date:June 11th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
That final scene of Numb3rs with the Coldplay song in the soundtrack BROKE me into little tiny pieces (fractal pieces, possibly). The way Charlie calls 'Just watch yourself' to Don with his heart in his voice, and Don's little glance over his shoulder and salute (note to Rob Morrow: do not use that hand gesture to mean 'bye' if you visit Britain; it does not mean that here). And then they had to throw in that stupid 'To be continued' line of Alan's. That's what screens with writing on at the end are for, people.

But, oh, boys, boys. I think they'll be all right in the end, though; it's Don's little smile as he says 'Not really, not in LA'--that's Don-speak for 'I love you all the same, little brother', look at his expression.
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Date:June 12th, 2008 05:32 am (UTC)
Oh, yes. All of what you said is totally true. I choked up there at the end, because, oh. Wow. Oh, boys.
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Date:June 12th, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC)
This season packed a killer punch at the end, although I'd been thinking it was a bit wobbly since it came back from the strike (and a little before; the rape episode left a nasty taste in my mouth, and as for In Security--ugh. I have to wonder who sat down and said 'We need another demonstration that Don cannot keep his pants shut at work!' Dating subordinates was bad enough, sleeping with a witness--scuzzy, Don, scuzzy.)

But, ow ow ow, poor boys!
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Date:June 11th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
re: Lost

I think they killed off Rousseau cause she had served her purpose: the last of which was to reunite with her daughter. Which she did mercifully before said daughter was shot. T_T

I'm with you. Lost doesn't do it for me as much as it used to, but I'm still looking foward to the next season.

re: Numb3rs

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Date:June 12th, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
I AM NOT READING SPOILERS but I am passing on a message.

If you're doing BLITEOTW on Friday and want to coordinate your posts with other people, go join slowfoodpjt.
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Date:June 12th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, cool, thanks!

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