Episode discussion for: 01x01 | A Stitch in Time (May 27, 2012)
It's got Rachel Nichols in so bigyay to that.
They didn't give her red hair so is a
to that - maybe she'll have to dye it in a future ep (fingers crossed and all that).
But as for the ep:
So in the future, big corporations have taken over the government (boo), democracy has gone out the window (boo). These bunch of Orangies think this is wrong (yay), want to instigate a change (yay), by killing all the corporation head cheese (yay cos they're all bad people, right), which they do by blowing up a building (wtf) and killing 10,000s of innocents (bf-boo to that). But their motives - bring back democracy - are good, right ?! So we should root for them, right ?!
(am reminded of the Season 3 Episode 1 of Millenium where (spoilers) (iirc) a group's way of protecting a girl was to bring down a plane load of innocents to give the impression that a single girl died in the crash - horrific thing to do, perps should be punished, but you can understand the reasoning behind their actions.)
Rachel is a cop, employed by the evil corporations, so she's part of the anti-democracy system, so she's the bad
gal, right ?!
Now they all go back to 2012.
The Orangists, who are all, like, "big corporation taking over the government is hella-bad", but instead of using these 60 some years to peaceably create a movement to inform and enlighten people of what series of actions will lead to the end of democracy (blah blah blah), instead of doing that, which given the 60 year time scale, that's MORE THAN ENOUGH time to stop the takeover from happening, instead of doing that they're all like "let's be Mob Bosses" - so they've gone from mass-murderers on the side of right, to complete baddies. ?!
If the above doesn't make no sense, then it reflects my slight (
) confusion as to who are the baddies and who are the goodies - always important to know.