Dark Angel

Season 1 Episode 8

Cold Comfort

2
Aired Unknown Nov 28, 2000 on FOX
9.0
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Cold Comfort
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Zack reappears and tells Max that Lydecker has captured Brin, one of their Manticore sisters, and plans to do her harm. Max decides they must kidnap Lydecker and force him to reveal Brin's whereabouts. When Max and Zack discover that Lydecker was not behind Brin's disappearance, they have no choice but to team up with Lydecker to find their lost sister.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Ice to see you...

    8.0
    So the series is shaping up now it seems, dropping the standalone to invest in some good ole fashioned mythology building. It's interesting to see that there are more genetic anomalies within the X-5 series apart from the seizures, and any scene involving Lydecker and one of his kids is a gem. Zack's return is welcomed here because he actually has something to do other than be an ass, although he still makes ya feel like drop-kicking him in the face every now and then. The arc is shaping up nicely and it's quite an emotional scene when Max and Zack realise the only way to save Brynn is to hand them over the very person they're running away from. I remember disliking the show when it first aired because it didn't have the dynamics of Buffy or its wit. I clearly missed something because Dark Angel really is a solid production with a strong cast, clever writing and an intense main storyline. The interrogation scenes with Lydecker were the episode's highlight; with him breaking his own finger to prove how bad-ass he is (although in the next episode there's not even a bandage to be seen, he must heal fast).moreless
  • Nice action sequences.

    8.5
    In this episode we get to see more of the X-5s in action. Its funny how sometimes a common goal pulls together enemies against a larger threat. In this case Max has to team up with Lydecker to find out who kidnapped one of Max's sisters. I never would have thought that X-5 as a Black Market Weapon to be sold to the highest bidder. Its hard to picture a super soldier for one side but the use of counter intelligence is a smart way to get ahead of the competition. In the end Max has to make a hard decision about her sister. She has to live with the decision that she sent her sister back to the place she is desperately trying to avoid.moreless
Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Max Guevara "X5-452"

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Logan Cale/Eyes Only

Alimi Ballard

Alimi Ballard

Herbal Thought (Season 1)

Jennifer Blanc

Jennifer Blanc

Kendra Maibaum (Season 1)

Richard Gunn

Richard Gunn

Calvin 'Sketchy' Theodore

Valarie Rae Miller

Valarie Rae Miller

Cynthia 'Original Cindy' McEachin (Season 1-2)

Nicole Bilderback

Nicole Bilderback

Brin

Guest Star

John Dennis Johnston

John Dennis Johnston

Major Jake Sanders

Guest Star

Harsh Nayyar

Harsh Nayyar

Mr. Sivapathasundaram

Guest Star

William Gregory Lee

William Gregory Lee

Zack

Recurring Role

Peter Bryant

Peter Bryant

Bling

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • TRIVIA: In this episode 6 of the X-5s from Manticore are mentioned - three of them appear in this episode (Max, Zack and Brin), and three are only mentioned (Jondy, Tinga and Eva).

    • TRIVIA: Brin has a genetic defect that causes her to age rapidly, however this defect was fixed after she returned to Manticore.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Max: We'll play 'pin the name on the barcode' later.

    • Original Cindy: Well, just look on the bright side. Maybe this Mr. Sivapathasundaram... brought us all just little bit closer together.
      Normal: Oh, God, I feel ill. (Normal turns and runs off)
      Original Cindy: You and me both.

    • Max: I got an itch. (asking the military guards) Any of you fellas want to scratch my back?

    • Max: You're just a bottom-feeding pimp... peddling flesh for the Benjamins.

    • Max: One wrong move - you're an organ donor.

    • Original Cindy: When he looks at me, he's going to see a hardworking employee... not some diesel-domme, trolling for flat-tailed, obedient, white-bottom girl to be my love toy... and you got Original Cindy's word on that.

    • Logan: In case you haven't caught on, (Logan nods towards Max) this girl is going to do what she's going to do...no matter what you or anyone else says. So, you've got two choices--back off or pitch in.
      (Zack turns back to Max)
      Max: What he said.

    • Max: Where' s the money come from... to pay for this fascist wet dream of yours, Normal?
      Normal: From our soon-to-be-new owner, Mr. Gurmook Sivapathasundaram... who's on his way from Bangalore, India as we speak.

    • Normal: (about the uniform) I picked it out myself.
      Max: I can tell.
      Normal: (sarcastic) Ha.

    • Zack: Did you look in the yellow pages under "black helicopter operations"?
      Logan: Oh, another Manticore wit.

    • Lydecker: Can I have a glass of water, please?
      Max: Fresh out. I'd spit on you but it'd be a waste of good saliva.
      Lydecker: I recognize the voice now. You're the journalist from the genetics convention. Rachel...Glasser, wasn't it? How bad are they? The seizures, I mean.
      Max: Bad somtimes.
      Lydecker: We have treatments now, you know.
      Max: Do you make house calls, or should I go to Manticore for my meds?
      Lydecker: Would it really be as bad as all that?
      Max: How can you even ask me that? You tortured us, beat us down.
      Lydecker: You were in training to become a soldier.
      Max: We were children.
      Lydecker: And you're remembering it through a child's eyes.
      Max: I remember Eva dead on the floor, shot by the gun in your hand.
      Lydecker: You'll never know how much it pained me to have to do that.
      Max: Spare me.
      Lydecker: It was the best of you that ran away that night.
      Max: Yeah, well, we wanted to start a rock band.
      Lydecker: Do you want to spend your life running?
      Max: What I do.
      Lydecker: Well, you don't have to, you know. You can always come home.
      Max: Get it through your head: I'd rather die than go back there.

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