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16 January 2007 @ 10:19 pm
SGA Review  
WAH! I don't even particularly like Carson, and now my stomach hurts, and my cushion's all pulled out of shape from the hiding behind it and the squishing, and, well. Damn.

I'd not been totally spoiled, you see. I knew there were bad things coming, but didn't know the specifics - I'm not sure it made it any better. Although, unlike some of my flist, I didn't mind the exploding tumours - perfectly happy to handwave them. What I didn't like was Carson not hassling himself and his assistant and the patient out of the infirmary as soon as the bloody thing was out of Watson. Stupid, Carson, stupid!

I thought the bagpipes were a bit much too - though I can totally see why they used them. But it flashed me back to the horribly cheesy Spock's funeral at the end of The Wrath of Kahn, and spoiled the mood a touch for me.

If the horrible 'you're all dooomed' feeling hadn't been looming, the rest of the episode would have been great. Although the possible John/Teyla canon shipping was a bloody pain in the arse.

John - divorced!
Rodney/Katie - aww, sweet (although, grump, what about John, eh? Forgot your boyfriend, did you?)
John/Ronon - "Or a man?" *squeee*
Radek - trades! Massage!
Lorne - painting!

I feel there's hardly any need to go on.

I do wonder whether the writer's were putting every fan-girl's Mary Sue into Katie brown this ep though. And maybe their own confusion at McKay's fangirl army into Rodney's mouth too. Which actually reconciles me to the whole thing a lot more.

Anyway. Cute. Sad. Sweet. Sniff.

My stomach hurting from the tension in many ways is an excellent review all on its own.
 
 
 
auntiemeesh: Carsonauntiemeesh on January 17th, 2007 02:41 am (UTC)
What I didn't like was Carson not hassling himself and his assistant and the patient out of the infirmary as soon as the bloody thing was out of Watson. Stupid, Carson, stupid!

I felt the same way. What was the purpose of them all just standing around waiting for the removal squad?

I was okay with the idea of Carson leaving Atlantis - he's not my favorite character by a long stretch but he certainly had his moments, and it was pretty damn heartbreaking to see him killed like that (I'd heard rumors he was supposed to be in at least a few eps next season so I wasn't expecting death).

I feel really, really bad for Rodney. It doesn't matter what anyone says to console him, he's gonna have some serious guilt over this for a while.
Valderys: Grant/Donald/Jack - Heartvalderys on January 17th, 2007 12:14 pm (UTC)
I wasn't expecting death either - the rumours were all about him turning into a recurring character like Ford. *sigh* I suppose that was misdirection. ALthough he could have ascended - the last little dream sequence thing could indicate that, maybe?
titCtitc on January 19th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
The funeral scene reminded me of Spock's, too. I really liked them sending him through the wormhole, although the bagpipes didn't touch me in SGA as much as in ST.

and... Spock's funeral wasn't cheesy!
Okay, maybe a bit... BUT IT MAKES ME TEAR UP... probably because I love the "pointy-eared, green-blooded elf" (aah, Bones! My favourite sci-fi doctor!) & Spock's death felt much less pointless than Carson's, who may have saved a medic and a patient but didn't save himself or the military guy... and Spock had no choice at all to save his love Kirk and his crew.