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Since this is a Spoiler discussion, everything under the cut and all comments are considered spoilery. Enter at your own risk! ;)

OK, so I didn't really want to put more thought into this, but I can't get it out of my head. :/

Dean Devlin said "We're going to lose a character this year." (link)

Here's a poll for you:

Poll #17757 Who will die
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 5

Who will die this season

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0 (0.0%)

0 (0.0%)

2 (40.0%)

0 (0.0%)

2 (40.0%)

Nobody (it's all misdirection)
1 (20.0%)

Someone else

WTF I forgot Ezekiel in the poll. /o\ That was an accident.

Here's my personal opinion:

I don't like that Dean Devlin purposely took the show in a darker direction. I am sad John Rogers is no longer running the show. They explicitly stated in season 1 that they want the show to be fun, and they don't want people to worry about characters dying. And now that's exactly what they're doing and I feel betrayed.

I hope he's just kidding and the character who dies will not be really dead. They have the option on this show, and I hope they're going to use it.

I'm usually all for dark in the things I watch, but the Librarians are the exception. Now I'm "forced" to think about one of my beloved characters dying and that's just no fun. I would much rather have discussed silly things and squeed about ships. This is not what I wanted to deal with this season.

I doubt it'll get more people to watch, but why else would he be doing it? (Maybe Dean wants to be Stephen Moffat. Argh.)

Date: 2016-11-25 04:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] donutsweeper
I'm not thrilled with this 'darker' take either. But it's interesting that first he says "There's actually people that die this season, which we didn't used to do." but later "We're going to lose a character this year."

Lose = die though? (There's alternate realities, timelines, whatever kind of thing where someone can be taken off the canvas but not die and 'lose' can also just mean quit or something)

The show's premise started out as being about the trainee Librarians, their Guardian and Jenkins as their support so maybe they plan on going back to that and having Flynn no longer regularly showing up?

Date: 2016-11-25 10:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhampyresa
Flynn makes the most sense thematically.

Date: 2016-11-26 12:35 am (UTC)
erinptah: (Default)
From: [personal profile] erinptah
I hope it's a misdirect, and "lose" just means someone's leaving the team. Like, for a quest in the next universe over. Or to ascend to a higher and more bookish plane of existence.

Date: 2016-11-26 10:15 am (UTC)
meridian_rose: pen on letter background  with text  saying 'writer' (Default)
From: [personal profile] meridian_rose
I agree with the comments. I voted Jenkins because in some ways he or Flynn are the easiest to lose without disturbing the overall team dynamic. Also "dead but got better" is a common trope in fantasy/sci-fi shows. And yes "lose" could see Cassandra ascending to Lady of the Lake status or someone being trapped elsewhere for the rest of the season but maybe not forever.

I haven't seen the first s3 episode yet so can't comment on the tone. I agree with you though, this is or was a light-hearted show, akin to Leverage in tone. It doesn't need to be dark to maintain interest.

Ezekiel is the trickster, maybe he used his own special magic to stay out of the poll :)


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