ABC (ended 2010)
i liked this new episode. i thought the development ofSimon'scharacter was very interesting and he became a very likable character. Llyod seems like he is hiding something big. It kind of reverses the roles of simon and llyod where llyod was the more likable character now he turn to the more shady character.
|This two-hour episode really did a lot to bring me back into this show after the long break, and did a lot to progress the story forward. I thought that it had a nice ballance between character moments and mythology moments. I really liked the whole sanctuary story, which added a new dimension to the whole dealing with the flashforwards aspect of the show. The story with Mark remembering the missing pieces of his flashforward was pretty interesting, and I liked how it tied together with the end of the Lloyd/Simon story. I'm looking forward to seeing more on how they end up working together (assuming nothing changes that). And speaking of the Lloyd/Simon story I really liked the whole story with Simon's uncle, how he was interrogating Lloyd and Simon. And the whole second hour did a great job of developing Simon's character, how he came to be involved with the whole conspiracy, his family, and moving his story forward in an interesting way. I'm looking forward to seeing where everything goes from here.|
Either I missed something or this episode contains a major blunder. From the very beginning, we have seen the F/F of both Olivia and Lloyd several times. Olivia is at the top of the stairs looking down at Lloyd sitting on the couch and facing away from her. He then turns to look at her but the F/F ends before he sees her face.
We have been told that is why she recognizes him but he doesn't recognize her. Now we see more of Mark's F/F as well as Lloyd's and we see Lloyd standing in Mark's bedroom with Olivia laying in the bed behind him. LLoyd is on the phone with Mark at the FBI.
Since we never see the full 2 minute 17 second F/F, this could be explained if after talking to Mark, Lloyd goes downstairs and sits on the couch and Olivia goes to the stairway to see what is wrong. Fine, but if that happened, Lloyd would have recognized Olivia when they first met at the hospital.
Which is it, a total blunder or did I miss something? Or is it something else?
|He still probably never saw her/looked at her even after he got up from bed.|
I put this in the 2 minutes 17 seconds thread, but this quote was said in the episode before the crazy lady burned the bible.
Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
I think it's still supposed to be a big mystery. It would be very wierd for Lloyd to seduce Olivia, then immediately call Mark to discuss something else (unless he's setting up a fake alibi?) Also, we still don't know why Mark couldn't remember the phone call until now. As I proposed in another thread, I think somebody's been tampering with Mark's memory because the full memory may have important clues. Even the drinking might have been faked, to undermine Mark's self-confidence.
Some of the Simon plot was mysterious too. Why would Simon calmly greet and have dinner with an uncle who ordered his finger cut off? When he finally does strangle his uncle, he thinks through how to make it look like an accident. Fine, but how is he going to explain away the corpse in the trunk?
Also, I would think Janis would have no authority to arrest Simon in Toronto, sinceToronto is not a US city. Wouldn't she have to work through the Mounties?
|When he finally does strangle his uncle, he thinks through how to make it look like an accident. Fine, but how is he going to explain away the corpse in the trunk?|
|Also, I would think Janis would have no authority to arrest Simon in Toronto, sinceToronto is not a US city. Wouldn't she have to work through the Mounties?|