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  1. The Hugh/Picard hug got me right in the feels. "I, Borg" is one of my favourite TNG episodes. They had better not kill Hugh and Elnor! It's obvious Agnes is having major PTSD over her decision to kill Bruce, but she's going to have to do a *lot* to put her in the good guys column again, especially as she's probably going to try and murder Soji too. Not surprised at Narek's betrayal but I like the observation by @thuganomics85 that he might have used a not-instant kill method on purpose. On the other hand, it's a typical plot trait to give the heroes time to escape (brilliantly satirised, if memory serves, in one of the Austin Powers movies). Was too distracted by Rios's...attributes to notice his ball skills, frankly. Loved the pleading tone in Picard's voice when he was begging Soji to trust him. His voice broke to just the right degree.
  2. I almost shouted "how are you going to get penicillin in airtight jars you ninny?". They could have used pretty glass *bowls*. I also think the keeping Murtagh alive plot has worked out really well (I don't know if they thought that far ahead when they made the call, does anyone know?). I struggled to connect to the Regulator plot in the books but this makes it much more high stakes. I hope they don't go down the cliche route of "Jamie is forced to kill Murtagh, but Murtagh gives him an approving farewell nod just before he does it". If Murtagh is going to die this season (which I strongly suspect) he deserves something a little more original/heroic.
  3. Reminds me of a line in The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy about a species that developed the ability to read everyone else's thoughts and ended up murdering each other to the point of extinction.
  4. Santiago Cabrera played Aramis, not D'Artagnan, but yes the coincidence (deliberate?) was pretty funny. I liked Elnor. "I regret your choice". Senator Romulan had my sympathy until he started beating on a 90-year old dude, so I wasn't sorry to see him losing his head over it. I saw the elvish thing that others did though, which feels a bit genre-bending. Agnes could be *really* irritating and it's only the skill of the actress that keeps her on the side of quirky and interesting. When she interrupted Rios I wanted to smack her for him. You *never* interrupt someone when they're reading (or doing anything else that they're absorbed in) unless it's an emergency. Seven! I have a feeling she's going to liven things up a bit.
  5. People have different opinions? Honestly a week later, after not a small amount of thought, I dislike the ending even more than I did then - to the extent that I'm just going to try and forget the show, which is a shame. It's just making me too depressed. Happy for those who were satisfied or thought the ending was appropriate, but it's not for me at all. Edit: something that did occur to me during the week. The entire concept of the afterlife was so...limited. They never even went anywhere other than a facsimile Earth (that we saw or heard). Why wouldn't you ask Janet to recreate what it would be to float through the atmosphere of Jupiter? To stand next to a quasar? Or a black hole? Wouldn't you want to know if there was life on alien worlds, and visit (copies) of them? Sure this might have all happened off-screen, but they could have at least mentioned it.
  6. For me, it was 'JL'. It's bad enough when fictional characters call people by their names when they're talking to them - it sounds so artificial because it rarely happens in real life. Add in the awful abbreviation, and...I'm not surprised she seemed to be struggling or that it didn't work. Some of the dialog was really, really clunky this episode. Yeah that was weird and icky. Also: Hugh! Agreed. The piece of shrapnel they dug out of Aramis Rios's shoulder is the same shape as the one in the title sequence (which I absolutely adore by the way, the cello is awesome).
  7. I suspect it's an in-joke for fans. Did anyone else catch the sign on the ex-Borg cube that said something like "5845 days since an assimilation". Ha! Got to have a safe work place. I assume the grey hexagons weren't just described for fun, and that someone will get assimilated - probably that nice new doctor. I assume "Nameless" will become important. I saw a superficial resemblance to Hugh, although I could be hallucinating. Must admit that when they started talking about Romulan operations, my first thought was Sela. I wonder what Denise Crosby is up to these days?
  8. Well, it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. The execution and the acting and writing was top notch, but I still didn't like the ending. Just going to pretend that last week was the finale, with Eleanor and Chidi admiring the sunset.
  9. There's been way too much singing all season. I'm not in for Sabrina the Musical.
  10. Because people who would order wine in a coffee mug with olives are genetically weeded out at birth and humanely dealt with. That's a really shitty choice from - CBS I assume? - both to put in ads when you already pay for the stream and to break at such a crucial moment! Makes me glad I'm seeing it on Amazon with no breaks. I really enjoyed this - a good sign is when it ends and I think "that didn't seem like 45 minutes". Stewart is of course a towering presence and could elevate even crap material but the rest of the show seems pretty well structured plotting/writing-wise and the supporting cast are solid. Having seen the trailer I'm glad that the new cast/old cast Easter Eggs are being introduced gradually. They are lucky both Stewart and Brent Spiner are still in excellent shape for their age. Glad they did a rundown of the events of Nemesis as the last TNG movie I saw was First Contact.
  11. Yep it's obvious that the two Sabrinas thing is going to bring everything crashing down. On the other hand if she had just taken her past self's place, she would have been trapped in the 9th level of hell for eternity, so I don't blame her for wanting a different path. Not that this makes any sense - decades (according to Ambrose) from 'now' Sabrina gets out of the rock, finds Ambrose, they send her back in time and she fixes everything - so how could she get *back* to the future to take her own place in the rock? I'm a bit meh about the ending. It was pretty obvious what was going to be done to fix everything although I didn't foresee Sabrina rescuing herself. Glad that Dr C is okay and that he and Hilda are good. Hilda's revenge on the woman who cursed her was brutal but if my memory serves, she's done brutal things before (didn't she poison someone in S1?). The worst part about the dystopian future? Seeing Salem's grave (although I was mildly amused that he needed a human-sized headstone). So Sabrina's the only virgin left of her friends (although Theo was the only one smart enough to realise that losing his would at least save him from being the sacrifice). It probably means that it's going to be made A Big Deal of which is so fucking tiresome.
  12. At this point they've killed so many character that either they undo everything (or most things) in the finale, or this is a major baller move. Suspect everyone will just get resurrected, so it's a bit hard to feel anything. Also Sabrina is a total sap. I mean even if it had been the real Judas, it's JUDAS ffs. The man's name is literally a word for betrayer.
  13. Well I didn't see the shooting coming. I get distracted every time Salem is on screen, he is such a beautiful cat (and yes I realise he's not really a cat). Glad Sabrina didn't burn her emotional ties to Nick but did to Harvey instead (GOOD KITTY!), although like @Chaos Theory I am not averse to a little Sabrina/Caliban action. Edit: and poor Dr C! I should have realised when he proposed to Hilda that it would all go horribly wrong. They were such a sweet couple too.
  14. I hope Nick's remarks to Sabrina at the Hare Moon were just intended to hurt rather than some kind of prediction, because presumably the 'other' is Harvey and there was zero chemistry there. Mind you they just took out Roz (permanently?) so who knows. Waiting for one person at the end to say "snakes, why did it have to be snakes?" but nope. Sigh.
  15. Yeah the band bits are pointless unless there's a specific reason (one of the actors being musical aside). I've only seen the first three episodes but it seems like they could have been vegging anywhere and Sabrina comes storming in. Or at least show them just sitting chatting for a couple of seconds - do we need to have what seems like 30 seconds - 1 minute of music? Or use the time for actual character development for the three of them.
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