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March 28th, 2009


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12:50 am - The Drawer of Inappropriate Starches
I would like to make it known that for dinner today, I had an Ahi Korean BBQ burger, which consisted of mixed baby greens, Ahi tuna, California kimchi, Korean BBQ sauce, and fried pineapple slices. With fried dill pickle chips. And sweet potato fries. And regular fries. Also a chocolate shake (not fried).

The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Strangely enough, I have decided that as much as I love the crazy Baum family unit, the most compelling story for me right now is John Henry's. The malware scene was AWESOME and freaky. And even before that, I got a very bad feeling about the fact that he has learned that You Can Change the Rules. And then THERE IS ANOTHER (SKYWALKER)!!!!111 A BROTHER. FROM CYBERDYNE. WHAT THE FUCK. EVEN CATHERINE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON. WHO THE HELL IS OUT THERE?

And that storyline is finally wrapping into the main plot, as John Henry's evil twin brother's minions are responsible for kidnapping Derek and attemping to kill? glitch? reprogram? Cameron. And those same minions are responsible for putting the tracker on Sarah, right? Looked like the same people. But she thinks she got it from that guy she didn't kill at that warehouse...which is run by Catherine. So why doesn't she know what's going on? How is this other faction being run?

Pancake continuity! Also, Young Jungle Sarah looks like Keira Knightley.

I am miffed that we didn't get to see Sarah find out about Derek and Jesse onscreen, but I'm glad we are seeing the appropriate fallout.

Buh-bye, Charley. We hardly knew ya.

Dollhouse

What the hell, this show has actually become a show I can enjoy and be interested in because the show is enjoyable and interesting, not because I am waiting for it to stop making me uncomfortable and reminding me that Eliza Dushku is hot.

This was the funniest episode yet. I mean, every genre show does an episode like this at some point, though it's usually later in the run when you've gotten to know the characters better, but in this case, it actually helps us get to know the characters better. I think it's very important that we learn that Adelle finds lentils incomprehensible and that she is very...British. And falls off banisters hilariously. But seriously, we got a lot more insight into the operation (so Rossum controls all the Dollhouses?) and how Adelle fits in (looks like she has higher aspirations). And I have hated Dominick all this time, but his repeated apologies to Echo were really amusing. And Boyd! Not maintaining control of that situation! What a hoot it all was. I'm one of the few people who actually likes Topher, but drugged-up Topher wasn't all that different from regular Topher. Although I expected him to start making out with Adelle at some point. As I would like to.

Meanwhile, we have these crazy memory glitches! While I don't care about Echo, I seem to care a bit about Caroline, so it was cool to see more of her backstory in little pieces filtering to the surface of Alice's consciousness. And Victor was a soldier, it looks like? (His first NSA scene with Dominick was great. I really like that actor. He makes all his different roles very distinct, as if he's always been playing that character.) And Sierra...she was flashing back to the Handler rape, but was she flashing back to her old self as well? That was unclear.

I liked the actor who played Sam, so I'm glad it looks like he's sticking around. We got to see a recruitment! Very neat.

Finally, the real reason I am making this post is because I want it documented that I am calling it right here and now: Leo, Caroline's old boyfriend, is Alpha. We didn't actually see him die, and it would explain why he left Echo alive. It would maybe even explain why everyone is so fixated on Echo since they know of her previous connection to Alpha.

I actually care about this show now! Weird!
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From:sabra_n
Date:March 28th, 2009 07:55 am (UTC)
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That sounds really yummy, except maybe for the pineapple slices. (I'm closed-minded and still have a bit of a thing about fruit getting into my entrees.)
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 28th, 2009 08:33 am (UTC)
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The pineapple did sort of overpower everything else, so I eventually took some of it off and ate it separately. The Ahi tuna itself was cooked much more than I expected. I thought the point of Ahi tuna was to eat it rare. But I guess that's not burgerlicious enough.
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From:truemyth
Date:March 28th, 2009 07:57 am (UTC)
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Leo, Caroline's old boyfriend, is Alpha.
Totally.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 28th, 2009 08:33 am (UTC)
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Woohoo!
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From:peri_peteia
Date:March 28th, 2009 08:28 am (UTC)
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Leo, Caroline's old boyfriend, is Alpha.

I don't buy it!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 28th, 2009 08:34 am (UTC)
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Well, it's not like there are any other viable candidates!

Also, CERVANDO KILLED FELIX.
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From:peri_peteia
Date:March 28th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
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It is too obvious!

I THINK ALPHA IS SOMEONE WE HAVE NOT SEEN WHICH IS WHY THERE ARE NO VIABLE CANDIDATES.

Edited at 2009-03-28 11:20 pm (UTC)
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From:stella_hime
Date:April 2nd, 2009 05:04 am (UTC)
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Yes, but don't you know who is being cast as Alpha...because I do. Because I have a fucking spoiler problem.
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From:arie
Date:March 28th, 2009 09:56 am (UTC)
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Leo, Caroline's old boyfriend, is Alpha

I don't think so. But I do think he's in a different doll house, so he'll show back up as an active at some point.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 28th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, that's an idea.
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From:stella_hime
Date:April 2nd, 2009 05:07 am (UTC)
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Awesome. I really hope so. Maybe trigger a composite event for him as well. Problems all over the different dollhouses.
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From:loopychew
Date:March 28th, 2009 10:24 am (UTC)
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Man, it was strange seeing Dean Winters one night as Dennis Duffy and the next as Charlie Dixon. I couldn't help but think of him as the Beeper King of New York throughout all of TSCC.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 28th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
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every genre show does an episode like this at some point Well, Whedon genre shows anyway!
No, any genre shows. Star Trek and Farscape, at least. And Smallville every other week.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 28th, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
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Well, I don't think of VM as a "genre" show. That term normally applies to sci-fi/fantasy, where these sorts of plots are possible

New Who doesn't really have as much need for this plot since there are only two regular characters.

Now Dollhouse needs to do a body-switch episode where all the imprints get inside the wrong Actives! Hilarity ensues!
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From:taeli
Date:March 28th, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
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I was thinking the same thing about Leo.
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From:miss_katelynne
Date:March 28th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
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I said the same thing, about Leo being Alpha, to my husband last night. Granted, I jokingly say that about practically everyone on the show. Though, he fits the bill much better than most everyone so far.
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From:daynr
Date:March 29th, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
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I was WAY into TSCC, but I've been liking it all along. I've always liked John, Sarah, & Derek so it's always been must-see for me, and now that Riley/Jesse (*yawn*) are gone I'm SO IN. I'm looking forward to the rest of the story, BIG TIME.

And then I watch Dollhouse since I already have to turn it on to see TSCC previews. And ... it's fine. Caroline was a pretentious twit, that so-young-haven't-realized-how-unoriginal-and-overly-earnest-I-am kind, ugh, so that combined with E.D.'s mediocrity ... well, I don't hate but it's like a SPN without HOTHOTHOT so ... I didn't find it funny, just inconsistent in how they showed the drug affecting people and as if it was trying to hard. I didn't dislike, just meh.
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From:sneaker328
Date:March 29th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
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This is Tseeps. I'm too lazy to sign Michelle out and sign myself in. So I'm just commenting with her account/name. And here is what I have to say:

Huh. At first sight, the food sounded weird, but when I read the description and imagined it, I realized that I would like to be eating that right now. Even the pineapple sounds like it could work, if there's not too much of it.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 30th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
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Please don't post spoilers in the comments. This is a spoiler-free zone. Also, your whitefont didn't work.
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From:roxybisquaint
Date:March 30th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
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I am miffed that we didn't get to see Sarah find out about Derek and Jesse onscreen, but I'm glad we are seeing the appropriate fallout.

Me too. I was looking forward to a serious ass kicking because really, Derek deserves one. I'm just hoping Sarah doesn't take John's "we're starting over" comment too much to heart because I want that tension between Sarah and Derek to continue. That's what makes them fun to watch.

I'm assuming this John Henry "brother" is just an AI without a body and that it's human minions are greys. But I'm way confused on Catherine not knowing about it. They sure implied that Catherine owned Kaliba when she was so pissed about that unsecure phone call JH had picked up. I'm intrigued, curious, scared and also mad that I can't figure it all out!
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From:penmage
Date:March 31st, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
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Or maybe she wasn't upset about the unsecure phone call, she was upset about the content of the call. Maybe Kaliba wasn't Weaver's at all--she was upset that someone else was manufacturing Coltran, which is why she wiped them all out and destroyed the place.

It was a sign that the opposition was on the move.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 31st, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
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Yep, that's the conclusion I've come to as well! As I said over in Tris's journal, it would explain her "Where do you keep your explosives?" line, which seemed off to me at the time because I expected her to know where the explosives were kept in the warehouse she ran. (Not that it would be extremely weird if she didn't, since executives may not deign to visit the premises so often, but it pinged me.)

What the fuck, coltan is a real thing!
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From:thetheatremouse
Date:April 4th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
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DUDE! I have been craving sweet potato fries for weeks! I tried to make them myself and it ended badly...

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