Dark Angel

Season 2 Episode 8

Gill Girl

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Aired Unknown Dec 07, 2001 on FOX
8.7
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Gill Girl
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Alec and Max set out to rescue an aquatic transgenic caught at sea from White, but the creature's mate throws a wrench into Max's plans. Meanwhile, Logan has a brush with death after he and Max get a little too close while babysitting his niece.

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  • Max saves a mermaid, and the best closeup of Jessica Alba's absolutely perfect posterior leaves us all in stunned disbelief and becomes part of TV history.

    8.5
    As I have mentiond before, Jessica Alba seems to despise Season 2 of DA, and this episode has to be among the reasons why. Every young starlet wants to be taken seriously as an actress and likes to think they are far more than a piece of ass. Honestly, being a big fan of Dark Angel I can honestly say as beautiful as Jessica is, she is also a pretty darn good actress. Let's just say that the scene where she is entering the strip club seems, ahem.. well..gratuitous. The absolute slo-mo, zoom in is almost like nothing I have seen on regular TV before. It is hard to believe that she knew about and or had any say in that making it in the episode. I loved it of course, but couldnt help but think she didnt. Still, that 10 seconds is worth watching for any fan of Jessica Alba, even if youve never watched DA. As Ron Burgundy says, "she has an absolutely breathtaking hiney".



    On to the episode itself, it was way better than it had any right being. Hokey seems to be a word that I associate over and over with season two, and a mermaid story will tend to bring that emotion to the surface. But the fish people's lack of dialogue added to the plot rather than subtract from it, but I can't help but think the FOTW (Freak of the Week), or in this case the Manticore freak of the week is what led to trouble for the series. Notice how the writers purposely left Joshua out of this episode. A dog-boy interacting with fish-boy,THEN it would be a little silly. *** out of 4 stars



    ***** out of 4 for Jessica Alba's TV history making closeup/slo-mo



    Simply the most beautiful girl God ever created. Period.moreless
  • max and alec save a mermaid

    10
    well, great episode, started off cute and then you think that logan gets sick which is just horible, please they need to fix that, its gone one for far too long. alec just halairius in this one, him geting out of working was funny, and when max got in the club and she was on him, man she sucked at that stuff, it was just so funny it made this episode. im glad the mermaids looked normal for the most part cuz then it would have been a little cheesy but it was sweet that they had babys, poor alec he so wanted to get with her ha ha hamoreless
Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Max Guevara "X5-452"

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Logan Cale/Eyes Only

Richard Gunn

Richard Gunn

Calvin 'Sketchy' Theodore

Valarie Rae Miller

Valarie Rae Miller

Cynthia 'Original Cindy' McEachin

Martin Cummins

Martin Cummins

Ames White

J.C. MacKenzie

J.C. MacKenzie

Reagan 'Normal' Ronald

Kendall Cross

Kendall Cross

Bitsy

Guest Star

Gus Lynch

Gus Lynch

Mack

Guest Star

Scott Heindl

Scott Heindl

Jack

Guest Star

Brian Markinson

Brian Markinson

Dr. Sam Carr

Recurring Role

Craig Veroni

Craig Veroni

Otto

Recurring Role

Darcy Laurie

Darcy Laurie

Ike

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Gill Girl and Gill Guy try to talk, they use whale song and dolphin speak, but whales and dolphins are mammals and don't have gills.

    • TRIVIA: The song playing in the background while Max is about to enter the club is Missy Elliot's "One Minute Man".

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Logan: Eyes Only met his match.
      Brittany (whining): Uncle Logan...

    • Max (about Logan babysitting): Bitsy? Where's husband Biff? Where's the nanny?
      Logan: I don't know. Maybe husband Biff ran off with the nanny. Who cares? I'm exhausted.

    • Alec (about getting Max into the strip club): There's a line around back. Girls show up, management picks the good ones.
      Max: No way!
      Alec: Come on, Max, don't sell yourself short. I mean, you got a decent shot.

    • Max (about gill guy): What's going on?
      Asha: Don't know, he wants out.
      Max: Why?
      Alec: Maybe he's smart and wants to go back to the water where he can breathe and no one wants him dead.

    • Bad guy (holding a gun on Alec): Don't move.
      Max: Hey! (She knocks out the bad guy and Alec grabs the gun) Pay attention!
      Alec: Got us a gun, didn't I?
      Max: Yippee.

    • Max (about Logan): He find White's place?
      Alec: Of course he did. He always does stuff like that.

    • Alec: He's not gonna die for anybody. He's going right back into the water. He's gonna swim away and meet a nice flounder somewhere.

    • Max: Can we concentrate on coming up with a plan?
      Alec: I'm thinking.
      Max: You're talking.
      Alec: I can do both.
      Max: I doubt that.
      Alec: Well, you just lost your tip.

    • Alec: Okay, now would be a good time to look like we belong here, huh? (Max starts rubbing his head distractingly) Wow, Max. You, uh, you done this before?

    • Max: Can't you see I'm getting ready for a bath?
      Alec: Funny, women and water. Seems to be the theme of my evening.

    • Original Cindy: Chicken pox? Thought that went out with Starbucks and Madonna.

    • Logan: Look, it's one thing for Manticore to give you a retrovirus tailor-made to kill me, but I seriously doubt that they factored a six-year-old into their evil plan.

    • Logan: I'm exhausted. She won't take a nap...she won't eat anything I give her...
      Max: Oh, she doesn't like bruschetta with a crisp pre-pulse sauterne?

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