Dark Angel

Season 2 Episode 19

She Ain't Heavy

8
Aired Unknown Apr 19, 2002 on FOX
8.9
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She Ain't Heavy
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Max tries to remain calm while her whole life is falling apart - Normal and Sketchy are both freaking out over the whole transgenic thing, she and Logan can't be together and Joshua decides to move out of the house and into a desperate part of the city where Max can't as easily visit. Meanwhile White, while searching for Max, has located a clone of Max in San Francisco and also manages to trace an Eyes Only hack, forcing Logan to flee his condo.moreless

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  • Max v. Max in a cat fight. The only thing missing are the bikinis...

    8.5
    I liked the 452 v. 453 fight sequence, very cool how that was shot. And it makes sense at some point that we should see Max's double since we've already seen Alec & Ben and Joshua and his brother. I liked the exchange between 453 and Logan also, very funny how she blows him off and he thinks it is really Max doing it. At the beginning of the episode when 453 is introduced, I thought it was Max in a dream sequence, but then we learn a few minutes later it is actually Max's clone. Cool though how we are deceived at first then get the surprise about Max's clone. On the negative side, I am disappointed with how the Aames White selective breeding cult angle has played out. I thought they could have done something more original with this. All we really got is a cult that has supposedly existed for 10,000 years and they wear monk robes and use snakes. It almost seems like the writers started down this road and then didn't have a good or creative idea where to take it.moreless
  • max's clone comes for her

    7.5
    this was not very good expesally after the two great ones that came before it and the whole clone thing has been done before, cuz alec is a clone and max was shot by her little clone, and maxs clone was just such a bytch, she made me mad she didnt try to help any one at all and she held a grude and just all this stuff and the episode wasent very suspensful, but you did get to see more transgentics which was cool i guess, but i thought it was stupid that the transgentics were seperating themselfs into groups, what a dumb thing to do when every one but them is after you. so yea i didnt like this one all that much. oh yea the best part was the begining where max stoped her boss from shoting that one guy and now himand skechy think shes a transgentic, which kinda makes me mad cuz they know her and now they dont like her over something so stupid, i just makes me kinda dissapointed in them, i thought they were better tho i should have known her boss wasent. oh well...moreless
  • Interesting episode...

    9.1
    I really like this episode! Max has a clone that she apparently never new about (which I find a little strange.) The introduction of a clone for Max was an interesting turn of events.



    In his search for Max, White discovers her clone, X5-453. The clone has a husband and a son, whom White uses to blackmail 453 into helping him find Max. Given that she's a clone, she can insert herself into Max's life to find out more about her. Eventually the clone does capture Max, but Max is able to get free with the help of Logan and use the clone to lure White to them. They're able to arrange a trade in order to get back 453's husband and son.



    Several other important things happen in this episode: Joshua leaves his house to escape memories of Annie and moves into Terminal City with the rest of the mutants. Logan's cable hack (which was previously untraceable) is hacked by White, and Logan's location is compromised. He is able to escape with his Eyes Only files before they arrive to destroy his apartment. Max herself contemplates leaving Seattle, but decides to stay to help fight for the mutants. She finally realizes, with the help of her clone, that running isn't always the answer.moreless
  • Max meets a twin.

    8.8
    As already established with Alec and Ben, some of the X 5's have twins or clones. Also like Ben and Alec she doesn't know of her twins exhistance. With Max's twin, 435, we see the life Max could have had. Mr. White and his wachos try to use 435 to get Max but are surprised in their effort.
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 (Season 1-2)

Martin Cummins

Martin Cummins

Ames White (Season 2)

J.C. MacKenzie

J.C. MacKenzie

Reagan 'Normal' Ronald

Paul Perri

Paul Perri

Sen. McKinley

Guest Star

Sky Miles

Sky Miles

Sky

Guest Star

Jim Thorburn

Jim Thorburn

Steve

Guest Star

Brian Markinson

Brian Markinson

Dr. Sam Carr

Recurring Role

Craig Veroni

Craig Veroni

Otto

Recurring Role

Alessandro Juliani

Alessandro Juliani

Druid

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (18)

    • Max (voiceover): I remember when I first got here, how it felt so right - like home. Never figured things could get so screwed up. Maybe it'd all be just as bad if I'd gone somewhere else. But then again, maybe not.

    • Max (about Joshua moving to Terminal City): Why are you doing this?
      Joshua: I can't be with upstairs people. I don't want to be alone anymore.
      Max: You won't have to be alone. I'll come every day.
      Joshua: You come…then you go, then I'm alone. I don't want to be alone anymore. I'm tired of being alone, Max.

    • Max: Well, do what your big sister say and untie me.
      X5-453: Sister? Yeah, right. (lights up a smoke)
      Max: I'm gonna tell Mom and Dad.
      X5-453: Tell 'em I quit, till yesterday.

    • Luke: I put together a generator with some old car parts. That's what I do. I build stuff.
      Dix: Do you have any skills, any special talent we could use?
      Joshua: I paint.
      Luke: Paint? I don't know. I guess a couple of coats could brighten up the place.
      Joshua: No I paint pictures.

    • X5-453: If you're expecting a "thank you," forget about it. None of this would've happened if it weren't for you.
      Max: You're right.
      Alec: You know, if Manticore hadn't gone down, you wouldn't even be with them. And you know who took it down.
      X5-453: Not bad.

    • Logan: Got my files out. It's going to take some pricey equipment to get Eyes Only back up and running again.
      Max: You're gonna need a good cat burglar.
      Logan: Thought you were leaving town.
      Max (as she looks around at other transgenics): Nah. Got some family stuff to take care of.

    • White (to Senate hearing): The truth, sir, is quite simple. Did parties within our government secretly divert funds for genetic experiments? Yes. Did they allow those transgenics to escape? Yes. Did they then choose to withhold that information from the American people? Yes. Are those transgenics dangerous? Most assuredly, yes. And I cannot, in good conscience, continue to be part of this cover-up. These transgenics are a great threat to our national security and our American way of life. Make no mistake: this is a war – a war we cannot afford to lose.

    • Max (voiceover): Wonder if Manticore cooked up any more of me? 'Cause one clone is plenty, 'specially when she's got a nasty left hook.

    • Max (to X5-453): I thought I was a bitch, but you take the prize.

    • Max: She was right about one thing though. Running away isn't the answer. 'Cause as messed up as everything's gotten lately, this is home.

    • Max: I appreciate this.
      Alec: Yeah, no worries. Anything for a friend, or a clone of a friend.

    • Max: The point is, I'm gonna trade your sorry ass for her husband and kid.
      White: I don't think so.
      Max (holding up a crowbar menacingly): No? Well, then, I guess we get to find out how high your pain threshold really is.

    • X5-453: It's no use. I've got ten years of training on you.
      Max: Yeah, well, they didn't teach you to fight dirty.

    • X5-453: It's been ten years since the first time you ruined my life. I'll be damned if I let that happen again.

    • Max: One of these days, White and his men are going to bust through that door, and you're liable to get caught in the crossfire.
      Original Cindy: I'll kick their asses.

    • White: You really think you could hide from me, 452?
      X5-453: Oh, God.
      White: What, no witty rejoinders today?

    • Original Cindy (indicating Alec): Does he know he's your new squeeze?
      Max: Hell, no.

    • Original Cindy: Don't even look like him. Doggie-dog is way better-looking than that.

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    • Title: She Ain't Heavy

      This is a reference to the song popularized by The Hollies (and covered by many others, like Neil Diamond and Rufus Wainwright) called "He Ain't Heavy". The subsequent lyric is ... he's my brother., a clear allusion to the sisterhood theme running through this episode of Max and her clone, and Max and Original Cindy.

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