While I give Starz a ton of credit for at least trying to take on this book, and the good production values, this episode just summed up for me why the series as a whole was so disappointing. The Checquy supposedly has all of Britain's EVAs at its disposal, but all they could muster (and all really we've ever seen beside Nazim and Myfanwy herself) were the Gestalts who really just operated as a very efficient team of shooters. Why couldn't we have seen some awesome talents being used? Was this a budget issue?
Why is there any resistance movement at all, much less something apparently so widespread? sure children are taken from their families but it's not shown that's always without consent or that the families (and the British public) don't recognize that this may be the best way to nurture these abilities?
Agree, saw no point at all in Olivia Munn, although I like her very much. I think it's not at all in her character that she would have her mind wiped, I imagined that she would take the pain of betrayal and use it to make herself stronger. Wonderful dress, though.
Finally, I just didn't like Myfanwy. I understand that she was confused, and a very controlled person, but it meant that I just never cared about her. She was boring, and until the very end with the girl and then trying to rescue Linda, she did nothing to benefit any other person. Even her intervening with Nazim was for the purpose of solving her personal mystery.
Sorry for the rant. Again, thanks to Starz. I guess I would have liked it better had I not read the book.