RJDiogenes, on 29 November 2018 - 07:15 PM, said:
Well, that answered my question about characters using their powers.
So this wasn't quite up to Woodstock and Kaiju, but a Minotaur is pretty cool-- especially with Dali and Hemingway thrown in for good measure. This show is almost completely driven by character interaction. I loved how Kaya in the Sky-A got the ladies caught up in the spirit of drunken bonhomie. "You're a witch!" "You're a clone from the future!" You just don't appreciate yourself until somebody holds you in awe.
I actually thought this ep was a bit overcrowded with too many stories, each one of which could have been expanded and had more time. Even the Minotaur practically seemed like an afterthought. But, credit to this crazy show, somehow it totally worked anyway!
Clearly the bonding between Nate and his father was at the heart of the episode, and most of the rest was in service to that. Including the Minotaur, and Hemingway etc. Charlie vanished for most of the episode, briefly showing up to instantly
identify Dali's depiction of the Minotaur. (That no one else could make heads or tails of.
) Paris was in the background and barely explored. The end credits mentioned Django Reinhardt, who was never mentioned but must have been in a scene somewhere. (Though I did notice some gypsy jazz playing in the club, so I suppose I should have thought to look for him.)
Charlie & Nate getting acquainted, and
Ray & Nora romance progressing, and
Ava getting to know Nora and Mona better and loosening up...
Yeah, crowded and insane, but still totally worked!
There were some continuity breaks for the series in this episode, put in purely for plot reasons, and then reversed by the next episode. I was halfway through writing a post about the tech on this show, for my guide
. But the DOD list of financial expenditures randomly contradicted a bunch of things. The Waverider has a "fabricator" that can make clothes for any time period, and also all their food. But suddenly the DOD is paying for both their clothes and condiments? Plus they recently made a big deal about how none of them get paid any salary, but the Waverider has huge operating expenses? And then in the next episode Gideon is back to fabricating food. Oh, and they are also supposed to have universal translators, but here they struggled to speak French.
Anyway, I am left with one very important question: Was that really Thomas F. Wilson
singing? Because that was really good!
Edited by Sci-Fi Girl, 09 December 2018 - 12:28 AM.