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.