Hey all, back again. Can I blame Comic Con? It’s been two weeks you say? *Whistle.* It was totally Comic Con. Look at it this way: two episodes, no waiting. That’s great right guys? I mean I’ll totally be back on track now *shifty eyes*. I have no plans…
Episode 4 – “Effects of External Conditions”
This episodes starts in such a bloody icky way. Not to mention that moment of terror when she locks the bathroom door. That’s usually when the screaming starts. For you small child I’m glad you were okay.
Well this show gave us an answer on how to be two places at once. Just have a couple clones in town. Then send one to see your brilliant daughter that can see right through this whole thing. I like you Kira. Also I like Felix’s guilt stabbing, Soccer Mom, Alison, when she thought she should let Sarah lose her daughter. Bah!
Well this episode let us know more about Murder Clone, Helena, let’s be honest if she lives I will still be calling her Murder Clone, it has a ring to it. Does this mean I should be calling religious zealot Murder clone to be more accurate?
Also, Art, I’m starting to be really suspicious of the relationship you actually had with Beth. The way you are acting now seems a bit more than suspicious partner. I chalked it up to being paranoid about the role you played in Maggie’s death, now I wonder. What’s your angle Art? Or am I just not used to really good detectives on TV?
Paul, Paul, Paul. Oh Paul. I wonder about you. Is your brain really that scrambled from one bit of nookie? Really Paul?
- Who’s the guy with the ring? I mean to send someone out to murder clones you have to know about the clones. So was this your project?
- Who exactly was Maggie Chen?
- How did they find Helena and set her off this path?
- Is Helena on to something thinking Sarah is the original?
- Is this why Sarah, but not Alison, could give birth?
- Did Sarah delete that message and that video? I’m just wondering did Murder Clone email it elsewhere?
- What kind of secret society thinks branding is the way to work? And Ornate marked knives?
Answers (sort of):
- Why Murder Clone is all murdery.
And the best part for me is that I get to jump into another episode right away. Woo. Let’s keep this wild ride going.
Episode 5 – “Conditions of Existence”
Well hello Mortician. It’s been a while. Enjoy yourself Felix, your life is going through a bit of crap right now. I wonder if it will last. Also Felix: I really, really, really, need you and Sarah to start locking the door. Is it the New Yorker in me? I always notice when characters don’t lock doors, and it nags me. Every time, and it never turns out well.
I could have really done without the return of Vic. Mostly because I want to stab him, I mean there are hated characters on Game of Thrones that I have at least the vaguest stirrings of sympathy for, even if it’s just a short moment of time (except Joffery, nothing can get me to like him;, see Walk of Shame (if you’ve read all of Game of Thrones you know what I mean; if not you’ll see it eventually).
Vic, I just wondered if he lost a finger or a hand in the same way one might wonder where they dropped a pen. Do I think he had feelings for Sarah? Likely. Do I think he will be bringing more trouble down on their heads, with some stupid attempt at revenge? Yes. Do I wish they had a reliable way of disposing bodies to deal with Vic? Yes. I guess I prefer my villains with a bit more “love to hate” then Hate with the fire of a thousand burning suns. Vic = Flames out on the side of my face.
Ah Paul, okay, you make a little more sense now. Though I do wonder if Sarah was right about the reason Beth killed herself. I think there may have been more things going on, and even if she did kill Maggie Chen on purpose due to related clone shenanigans. Also, as a psych major my brain keeps screaming about what IRB approved this mad experiment. Okay, fine, there wouldn’t have been one but, monitors really? It is clear that Cosima is right, and it is a double blind, with the monitors not knowing what they are monitoring exactly. Begs the question how they became monitors since Paul claims it wasn’t his choice.
I also loved the three threads of all the clones being suspicious of the people in their lives. Or Cosima with the new person in her life. It’s little moments like this where you see their a likeness even if they go about things very differently. Nature vs. Nurture indeed.
- Do monitors get chosen after they enter a clone’s life or push themselves in?
- What do they think they are monitoring?
- What is being held over the monitors’ heads?
- Oh hello ring guy pulling Paul’s strings and tending Murder Clone. What have I seen you in before?
- What is Donnie hiding exactly? We don’t see him talking to Olivier but, I wouldn’t put it past this show to have another thread to drive us insane.