Post by AntiArbitrator on Nov 21, 2013 0:14:24 GMT -5
I think this season is more exciting than last season, but last season I spent a a lot of time trying to guess what caused the blackout.
When I saw the viewer discretion disclaimer at the beginning of the episode, I knew we were in for a thrill ride.
As our intrepid trio approached the building in a most likely futile attempt to rescue Aaron, we saw all of the soldiers were taking a nap on the ground. Not only that, but birds and animals were also napping. Miles made a nice X-Files reference.
Aaron and Cynthia had escaped through a tunnel the Patriots had created that travelled past the walls. There was no sign of daddy Gene.
By then, I was very excited to find out how Aaron was doing that. At the school, Aaron awakened on the floor and saw a young boy who revealed to him that the A.I.'s were there to help him because he awakened them. Sooo sweet. Personally, I was a little disappointed because I wanted Aaron to have the power.
I was going to make a crack that it was taking Miles' hand a long time to heal, but we learned that it has become infected. So he insisted that Monroe remain to help them.
Charlie did not hesitate to throw a knife in a deadly straight line to eliminate one of the soldiers. Then they quickly eliminated more soldiers. Oh no! More soldiers cut them off. Not to worry, Monroe sliced their throats with more glee than was really necessary. But I love his expertise with a blade.
Then, Monroe said "I'm Batman." He was on a roll...referred to Aaron as their "fat friend" and "stay puff".
Back at the school, we were treated to more iconic references like "Haley Joel", "Legend of Zelda" and "They're here..."
Dr. Horn made a drastic error in judgment when he shot Cynthia. I am glad the A.I. can differentiate between Aaron's enemies and allies.
I must not forget about the train. Holy serendipity Batman! Tom's wife boarded the same train he and Jason were on. Tom played it cool so she gave him some make-up sex in the luggage room while her new husband was in the dining car. Tom either really loves that woman or he has ice water running through his veins.
Not that anyone really cares, but... R.I.P. Cynthia.
AA, like you, I really loved the episode. So much was going on.
I'm wondering why the Patriots at the first hideout weren't killed but merely put to sleep. I had no idea Aaron would just say, in his head, "sleep" in order for him to save Cynthia (who had been stabbed) and get away from the baddies.
Like you, I was wondering why Miles hand was taking so long to heal. He's had that cast on for a long time. Wow....that infection looks like it's gone beyond the ability to heal it. Will we find Grandpa Porter alive so he can fix Miles? Will Aaron be able to call back his nano-tech helper to fix Miles?
What a stupid thing for Horn to do. Why would he think that killing Cynthia would make Aaron heal him. Glad he's dead.
So, since Aaron woke up the nanites, they follow him and try to help him. Are they going to desert him now? Geez. talk about touchy.
Do Bas and Charlie have feelings for each other? They seem to look at each other a lot. And Charlie was happy Miles came back to save her and he offered no explanation.
And Neville and his son find his long lost (and thought dead) mother. She is a real piece of work. I'm beginning to think she is just as deadly a snake as Tom. What are they planning to do next?
I get the feeling there's no episode next week because there were no previews. Frankly I could have used some "Revolution" the night before Thanksgiving!
Post by AntiArbitrator on Nov 21, 2013 20:07:09 GMT -5
I was surprised the nanites deserted Aaron so abruptly and I will be disappointed if that story arc just goes away like that. Maybe the team can use Aaron as leverage because the soldiers are probably terrified of him.
When I first saw the boy, I thought he was Monroe's son, but that would have been hard to accept. They have mentioned that ball of twine at least three times so are they going to Springfield?
I do believe Tom's wife is treacherous and she enjoys luxury. When she and Tom put a plan together, Tom might become the President.