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Airdate: 11 Dec 2016 in the U.S.

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Date: 2016-12-17 03:24 pm (UTC)
mecca: (Flynn & Eve | S2 Woah)
From: [personal profile] mecca
I agree. This episode has been the weakest for me so far. It seemed like everyone's IQ took a huge nosedive to accommodate the very thin plot. It was evident from the beginning that the cleaning lady was hiding something. They even went as far as to use the old trope of a character mentioning something they clearly should have not known about, only for someone to point it out later. In this case it was the detail about the glasses. I spent the whole episode waiting for everyone to catch on.

It really felt like the show was just filling time, like the whole moment with Jake not wanting to open the door until he got a black eye. That went on way too long. I don't believe for a second that Ezekiel, Eve and Jake would just turn on each other immediately just because they saw their future selves with weapons. No one thought that maybe...just maybe...there was more to it?

I am intrigued by the whole "Eve is a special snowflake" bomb that they dropped towards the end. I've seen people speculating that Eve is pregnant (OMG, please no!) to her being the next Charlene. It'll be interesting to see where the show goes with that information.

Sorry for all the complaining, but wow was this episode not good. :/

I don't usually mind, but Australia really was too much.

It was pretty bad lol and clearly a blue screen, but the special effects kind of vary from really good to really cheesy quite often. :)

Date: 2016-12-17 08:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] erinptah
I don't believe for a second that Ezekiel, Eve and Jake would just turn on each other immediately just because they saw their future selves with weapons. No one thought that maybe...just maybe...there was more to it?

I know, right? Lucky the swim-team guy was more on-the-ball than the experts.

I wish their reaction had been "okay, we have to fulfill this vision somehow -- let's run at each other and yell until we've staged the clip we both saw, then stop when it cuts off."

Reminds me of an episode of Beyond Belief (supernatural/comedy podcast series) that opens with one of the happily-married characters exclaiming "I want a divorce!" -- then flashing back to Earlier That Day. The story proceeds in a standard way, our heroes being happily-married all the way...then once all the plot is over, we get "Oh right, one more thing. Ahem. I want a divorce!" Laughter all around, roll credits.

Date: 2016-12-17 08:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] erinptah
Kind of a floppy episode, but this show has such good cold opens. "So none of us remember anything. Except for pizza."

And then the amnesia turned out not to be plot-relevant, and they got over it really quickly. Wasted plot point :/

Today's myth source: Greece. I really enjoyed the Oracle's manifestation. And the appearance of the Grim Reaper as a guy in a black leather hoodie.

"Talk about a self-fulfilling prophecy." "...Thanks for that." Aww.

Wonder where Jenkins picked up Morse code. Being "the world's oldest warrior" means his active soldiering days were over long before Morse was invented. As the Library assistant I would expect him to know all kinds of languages and codes...irrespective of whether he's a warrior.

"I won the day! With a makeup mirror!!" Also cute.

Date: 2016-12-19 03:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meridian_rose
I thought the Grim Reaper had a sort of Assassin's Creed thing going on, with a touch of Ghost of Christmas Future in that his face was never seen :)

Yes, everyone knows Greek. I did wonder if knowing dozens of modern and ancient languages is an essential skill for a Librarian. No-one can know everything - though if anyone had an eidetic memory I'd buy into it more.

Cassandra's sensory overload from her synesthesia seems to have be cured or forgotten about which makes me a bit hmmm.

Date: 2016-12-19 03:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meridian_rose
I think the amnesia was so we got to see events unfold as the characters remembered them, rather than a straight NOW/ Earlier / Now again.

I get why Eve used his military background as a shared touchstone but I agree with you that he'd know it more because it's was a common code, essential in pre-telephone/radio days to communicate over distance :)

Date: 2016-12-19 03:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meridian_rose
I quite liked this one - the divide and conquer approach lets the characters shine more as individuals and different small teams. I thought we were in for a time-loop episode at first but I was wrong and this turned out much better. There were a few cheesy moments as they wandered the halls and the clearly fake Australia needed a bit of work but overall this didn't detract from the characters which is the most important part.

My thought was "but compacts can be used for spying/mirror signalling" so I was pleased to see that play out :)

I love the idea of seeing both how self-fulfilling prophecies can be bad or can be twisted to do good (if Ezekiel's coin survives then all choices must be right). The guest characters worked; it was clear the "cleaning lady" was more than she appeared and it was obvious who she was before the reveal. I did not however guess the secondary location reveal :)

Looks like Eve is going to be super-important! Either she must survive this season or go out in one hell of a world-saving blaze of glory! She's not just any Guardian and I'd like to have a few hints over the next few episodes as to what part she will play.

How sweet were the Librarians here, worrying that Eve might be sad, offering to sacrifice themselves?

Date: 2016-12-29 11:44 pm (UTC)
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This could have been better, but was still enjoyable.

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