^ But if kidnapping him didn't change anything, why would killing him have been any different? Subtract the kid, and Savage just finds another way to get what he wants. I was hoping that what they did might
actually help, that putting him back changed could actually change the timeline more than a simple vacuum would. Alas, no, but it was worth a try.
I thought it was a good episode, exploring many themes of morality, redemption, and decisions, interwoven with the recurring theme of parenthood.
Oh, and loved seeing Jewel Stait!
I am really happy they have Mick back.
That reconciliation was never going to be easy. Ultimately it came down to Mick having to decide what he now wants out of life, what matters to him now? His prior motivations are all gone: simple destruction, then revenge, and then whatever the brainwashing made him want. All of those are gone now.
The only thing left now for him to want is perhaps a sense of belonging. And since the team has made it clear that he matters, that they will make the effort to save him, I think he knows he has that now.
In all, this excursion of his (how long was it for him?
) allows him to bring a whole new perspective and experience to the team! He knows who is coming after them next for example, he could now pilot the ship if needed, he is so much more of an asset now.
And also, I like the dynamic they have built up for this particular ensemble cast, where each character is explored and given a chance to shine. Each and every one of them contribute something unique and irreplaceable, and I think something really was missing without him.