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Wow. That was intense. And excellent.





After the mediocre last episode, this one really picked up the speed. It had a compelling story to tell, the pace was good, there was enough humor thrown in so the angst and drama didn't get too much etc. And it was so tense!

Tom and daddy McNair - their relationship made me tear up a bit. I mean, as soon as he asks Tom to hide in the van when Nina and George comes, you just know there's something not quite right: it might be just that he's insanely protective. But then all the talk of the Pack, and the absent mother that was killed by vampires, because... just because? Bless you Nina, for immedeatly seeing the holes in the story. I also feel like she was being so overtly catious because she is so scared of this whole situation. She has only just come to terms with the idea of being a mother - and she might have vocalised her fears and she might really want the baby, but there's still years of hurt to work through. Added to that there is the whole uncertainty about it. We know that the baby is fine doing the transformation now, but what about the rest? Tom was a false trail, so where does that leave them now? Is little baby going to be okay? LET THE FURRY BABY BE OKAY PLEASE.

McNair is a really sinister man and, while I will give him that he loves his son, ohmydearlord, did I want to punch him in the face. I mean, hypocrite much? He's preaching to Mitchell about all the horrible things he has done, when McNair himself has murdered Tom's biological parents and then lied to him for all of the 20+ years of his life (ha, I'm getting Loki-feels now. But this is no time for Avengers!). I'm not saying that McNair is as bad as Mitchell - I don't believe you can measure evil on a scale like that, and what McNair says is right: doing one good deed doesn't cancel out all the bad. BUT THAT COUNTS FOR WEREWOLVES AS WELL AS FOR VAMPIRES YOU BIGOT. Tom might have forgiven you there at the end - and I'm still hoping to see more of that, because while HALLELUJAH for something a bit different in that department, Tom must still be a bit upset - but that doesn't cancel out what you did. And I will eat my shirt if its the only time you've lost control and killed innocents. You might not have stolen their babies afterwards, but that doesn't make it better. Still, the character is played beautifully and demands a lot of respect simply by being on the screen: a powerful actor for a powerful role. I hope we see more of him.

I know we are going to see more of Tom in the future as well and THANK GOODNESS FOR THAT. Tom, I love you. You look like a bully, but your eyes are so soft and expressive and I think I'm halfway in love with you. There is so much emotion being conveyed, so much innocence amidst the violence that has been Tom's entire life that you cannot help but feel with him. When he awkwardly declares his love for Nina, when he sneaks into their house just to give her the wooden figure, when he flips out on McNair after learning the truth, and yet is actually able to control himself - there is so much love in him, and that hurts to watch. He's not even that mad: the chokehold is not that firm, there was no broken bones or blood and he let go of McNair as soon as the truth was out: he was just in despair, in so much pain and despite having a big bad wolf inside him, he didn't react with violence.

Annie and Mitchell were made for each other. They are so sweet together, and their relationship problems are fun, awkward, exciting and heartbreaking to follow. I can't help but see how Annie is exactly everything that Mitchell needs: she's already dead, so he can't hurt her and the whole sexual aspect of their relationship has now been terminated as well: and for Mitchell, that's a good thing. As he says himself, for him it has always been a weapon, a means to an end. It's about the blood. It's always been about the blood for Mitchell, and now finally, maybe it can be all about Annie instead.

Except, no, wait it can't, because Mitchell is tense and freaking out and going insane because there is a dead-threat hanging over his head like a looming, black cloud. I can't blame him, not for any of it, because holymoly is he getting haunted and maybe it is justice, maybe he deserves to die for all he has done because he keeps messing up. He almost messed up again, and only Annie was there to stop him. That's why this is such a tragedy, because Annie can stop him and Annie can make him better, but its too late now. The bullet is in place.

So dear lord, did I scream when McNair did the gun-thing there at the end; such a casual, normal way of showing what he meant, but it has such an omnious meaning for Mitchell, who looked rightly terrified.

This season is breaking my heart and making me roar in joy at the same time. That's really not fair.

THOUGHTS:
- DIRTY TALK DIRTY TALK DIRTY TALK OMG SHE COULDN'T READ WHAT WAS ON THE PAPER AND MITCHELL'S FACE I CAN'T
- The whole threesome thing was really awkward, but it was executed really well I thought. The encounter with George in the hall had me writhing on the floor with laughter.
- I am so glad that creepy vampire from the other episode is dead. Creepy, bigoted, obnoxious vampire. Also 'stay!' Seriously. He's a werewolf, not a poodle. I am so glad you got torn apart.
- My heart jumped up my throat when Mitchell and Annie had to hide in the cage from the other werewolves. I just imagined myself in that situation and I sat there all terrified.
- Sex-talk in the supermarkt. I just about died from laughter.
- Ultimately, I respect Tom's decision to go with McNair. I think McNair is a manipulative, lying bastard, but he loves Tom and now that Tom has learned the truth, he is hopefully going to be a lot more 'in charge' of what they're doing with their lives. McNair owes him now, and they are both aware of that.
- How the pregnancy was revealed was brilliant!
- And now, my reaction to those last few seconds of the episode...
HERRICK I HAD FORGOTTEN ALL ABOUT YOU OMG EVERYTHING WAS WEREWOLF-SHAPED BULLETS AND ZOMBIES AND MY OTP FINDING TOGETHER AND HAIRY BABIES HOW COULD I FORGET THAT DAISY AND CARA WAS GOING ALL NECROMANCER ON YOUR ASS OMG WHY WAS HE IN A WHEELCHAIR DAMMIT I FORGOT HOW MUCH I MISSED YOU AS A VILLAIN ARE YOU BRAIN-DAMAGED? WHAT IS GOING ON? I DON'T UNDERSTAND ANYTHING!! 

QUOTES:
'I'm gonna be a daddy! I'm gonna have kids! I'm gonna teach them how to play football! I'm going to have to learn to play football....'

'You're gonna be a dad... and you're gonna be a mum... and we... we're gonna be babysitters!'

'What about Gina? It's a combination of George and Nina'
'It's better than 'Noerge''

'Well, she's a Sagittarius and he's a 100-year old mass murderer'

'What are you doing?'
'Well...'
'Ventriloquism.'
'Ventriloquism?'
'Yeah! Uhm... 'Gottle o'geer, Gottle o'geer.' We're not very good yet, we've just started practicing.'
 





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