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This episode was a favorite with Jassandra fans. How did you like it?

(If you're reading this post months later and feel like jumping in, please do.)

Date: 2016-12-17 06:49 pm (UTC)
erinptah: (Default)
From: [personal profile] erinptah
Snow cave! I like it when they send the characters to a random set that calls for fun unique costumes.

I question Cassandra's decision to wear full makeup to a snow cave, but then she accidentally ended up at a party, so it worked out.

Good division of teamwork in this episode, focusing on two characters on a mission while the others run backup. And Ezekiel gets a sidequest involving a ridiculously huge egg with a ridiculously tiny monster inside.

"No, I'm withholding pertinent information for fun. Of course that's all I saw!"

Poor Cassandra, getting awkwardly hit on by a frost-giant woman. She needs to get a nice girlfriend.

Jake's bluffing had some great moments, even if it relied pretty heavily on coincidence. Knowing the year of the cholera plague in London: useful! Grabbing the badge of the one guy who coincidentally showed up late and had a sister: hilarious luck.

Another underused practical issue with magic: your transportalizer door might open at the bottom of twenty feet of snow. Did this ever happen to Stargates? I know it was an issue in Pern, where the dragons could accidentally teleport into the middle of mountains if they weren't concentrating enough.

Apparently this isn't the Egyptian Mythology season so much as the Dodgy Mythology Across The Board season. But, eh, I like frost giants, and they had fun with it.

Date: 2016-12-18 01:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] erinptah
The little explorer robots, yeah, I remember those. That was a good example of Smart Practical Thinking About Your Sci-Fi Artifact.

If you open a door underwater, of course, you're not gonna need robot help to figure it out in a hurry. I hope the Library has failsafes against that, or you'd have a whole lot of destroyed books....
Edited Date: 2016-12-18 01:44 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-12-18 09:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meridian_rose
For me 90% of Cassandra's wardrobe is questionable. Those looked like very thin leggings/thick tights for the snow too!

Oh yes she absolutely needs to get a nice girlfriend : I don't care if the show wants to have her as bisexual later, so far we've only seen her flirt with women and I'd like to see that explored in an episode. Gay Cassandra would be amazing, so long as they fix her tumour and not sacrifice the only gay character!

Yes, very good division of teamwork, far better than last episode. This one worked for me. And even the Dodgy Mythology here was far better than "Anubis is a werewolf" which made me facepalm! I was going for trolls until the reveal at which my first thought was Loki :)

Date: 2016-12-18 10:22 am (UTC)
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Gay Cassandra would be amazing, so long as they fix her tumour and not sacrifice the only gay character!

Ugh, I hadn't thought of it that way yet. Please, no.

Date: 2016-12-18 12:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meridian_rose
Apparently I am a cynic. I've just seen it happen way too often. For what it's worth as the only female LIT I think Cassandra is safe. My money wouldn't be on Eve to die but I could be wrong (I hope not, I like Eve!)

Date: 2016-12-30 12:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhampyresa
your transportalizer door might open at the bottom of twenty feet of snow. Did this ever happen to Stargates?

Yes. Earth's second gate is in Antartica, the first time we hear of it is when Sam and Jack get trapped in an ice cave for an entire episode.

Date: 2016-12-18 09:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meridian_rose
I loved this episode. It seemed to get back to the roots of the show, demonstrating everyone's strengths and weaknesses, with plenty of humour, and with at least some understanding of the mythology being played with.

Stone and Cass have an interesting dynamic because he still can't forgive her betrayal, and here they argue over the usefulness of magic. At one point it seems Cass is allowed to be right, magic, like technology is capable of both harm and help. But Stone gets the last word, magic may have saved them but magic got them into the mess into the first place. Cass allows this is true so their friendship seems stronger which is nice.

Ezekiel and Eve have their own bonding, with Ezekiel proving both his recklessness and resourcefulness. Eve is trying to bring them all to their full Librarian potential, having seen that in the various au timelines, but she has to realise that this is a different Ezekiel and he will get to his potential by different means.

Teamwork, banter, baby Loch Ness monster. My favourite episode of this season. Flynn was absent but Noah Wyle did a great job directing :)

Date: 2016-12-30 12:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhampyresa
*raises hand*

What's Jassandra?

Date: 2016-12-30 01:03 am (UTC)
erinptah: (Default)
From: [personal profile] erinptah
Presumably a shipping smushname for Jacob/Cassandra.

Date: 2016-12-30 10:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhampyresa
D'oh! A smushname, of course.

Thank you.

Date: 2016-12-30 11:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhampyresa
Thank you. I'm not on Tumblr -- is there a smushname for Stone/Ezekiel? Or Cassandra/Eve? Edit: Or any pairing honestly I'm so curious.
Edited Date: 2016-12-30 11:01 pm (UTC)

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