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Pentar
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Message Posted On Monday, May 23rd 2011 at 7:28 pm
Episode discussion for: 01x22 | Arrival (May 23, 2011)

Tell me why the good guy, when he is trying to stop the bad guy from killing every human being on the stinking planet, still yells "Freeze", and lets the bad guy get the first shot off?

Only in Hollywood! LOL!
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Message Posted On Monday, May 23rd 2011 at 9:23 pm
THe network managed to f*** up another good serie, with a season finale like that, and now it's canceled? So we will never know how it ends.
dmward71

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Message Posted On Tuesday, May 24th 2011 at 4:36 pm
so so bored with the good guy always getting there in time
with the same old lame endings
they always find out their plans just in time.
come on get real

I liked this show to start with, but the last few weeks have been awful
MTQueenie

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Message Posted On Tuesday, May 24th 2011 at 8:40 pm
Argghhh i can't believe it's cancelled with a cliffhanger like that, god i hate when networks cancel shows without giving the viewers a "proper" ending to the show
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Message Posted On Wednesday, May 25th 2011 at 6:51 am
It could have been worse. I was wondering how they were going to bring all those billions of people across, I never thought they would bring the whole freakin' planet!
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Message Posted On Wednesday, May 25th 2011 at 8:43 pm
Just finished watching the finale - and damn it! I want to see more! The last words... "Home."
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Message Posted On Thursday, May 26th 2011 at 10:24 am
The finale was good but should really have come 5 episodes earlier... seems like the entire virus storyline was just filler material, as it has no effect on the rest of the story.
And it was rather boring, the "bad" guys repeating their evil plans every time the camera is on them (in case we have forgotten?)...

Seems like a few recent SciFi series have fallen into that trap. They try to stretch the story in S01, and it ends up so bad that everyone's tuning out. The only reason I keep watching is that I am stubborn once I am into something - but I was as annoyed with it as anyone.

Other examples: Caprica: Great first 5 episodes, then horrific lull, then a cool finale. Too late, everyone's long gone. V. Pretty good, then turned boring. Blood skies at the end of S01, in S02 those were really nothing to worry about, just kidding so to speak. WTF. And now The Event, awesome edge-of-the-seats start, then 10 (?) filler episodes where nothing of consequence happens...

**** SPOILERS FOLLOW *****

Anyway - the Event. I liked how Walker in the end talked Sophia out of releasing the virus - that was cool. The special ops which suddenly are super-duper competent and stop 2 attacks all on their own - highly questionable!

BTW they yell "freeze" because they can't really be sure those are the bad guys in that moment, and they can hardly run around shooting up random people. So that I find believable.

The whole planet tunneling in - very cool. Though at first I thought... scratch that... was hoping that that's a Death Star.
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Message Posted On Thursday, May 26th 2011 at 2:57 pm
On Thursday, May 26th 2011 10:24 am, orthorim wrote:

BTW they yell "freeze" because they can't really be sure those are the bad guys in that moment, and they can hardly run around shooting up random people. So that I find believable.

Maybe, but someone (I forget who) also shouted Sophia! when they spotted her instead of a bullet in the ole' brainpan. No mistake there.
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Message Posted On Thursday, May 26th 2011 at 6:13 pm
the only part i didn't like was the first lady saying "home".

so she was an alien the whole time. going against sophia? never a mention of her by the aliens or Agent Lee for that matter? i know it was suppose to be a shocker, but when she said "home", i said, "oh for christ's sake,... really... now she's officially an alien?"

the rest rocked... that felt tacked on.
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Message Posted On Thursday, May 26th 2011 at 6:25 pm
On Thursday, May 26th 2011 6:13 pm, Cokebeard wrote:
the only part i didn't like was the first lady saying "home".

so she was an alien the whole time. going against sophia? never a mention of her by the aliens or Agent Lee for that matter? i know it was suppose to be a shocker, but when she said "home", i said, "oh for christ's sake,... really... now she's officially an alien?"

the rest rocked... that felt tacked on.

The first lady was suspected back in episode 1x17, even the President had his suspicions. Remember the Senator was looking for a mole in the White House and only the first lady refused to be blood tested?
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Message Posted On Tuesday, May 31st 2011 at 3:18 pm
On Thursday, May 26th 2011 6:25 pm, Pentar wrote:
The first lady was suspected back in episode 1x17, even the President had his suspicions. Remember the Senator was looking for a mole in the White House and only the first lady refused to be blood tested?


yeah... i watched the whole season.

the fact that she was under investigation doesn't bother me. it's fact there was zero mention of it in sophia's faction. NOWAY that should not be mentioned at some point. she wouldn't need the VP to get rid of the Pres.

the only way i backtrack on my comment is if she was there and sophia didn't know it. like she's a direct descendant of other aliens there from the past. otherwise... fail.