R.J. Anderson (rj_anderson) wrote,
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False Memory Syndrome and "Blood Ties"

Gacked from seemag:

Invent a memory of me and post it in the comments. It can be anything you want, so long as it's something that's never happened. Then, of course, post this to your journal and see what people would like to remember of you, only the universe failed to cooperate in making it happen so they had to make it up instead.

Hee! This should be good. And now, for some Alias wittering.

Overall, I was disappointed in this episode, especially after the excellence of last week. The pacing seemed to be off (some parts dragged, others felt rushed or incomplete), and on the whole I felt it lacked suspense, plus the techno- and Rambaldi-babble was way beyond the realm of plausibility even for this show. Not to mention the timeline issues that yahtzee63 and others have already succinctly pointed out, which are enough to drive a nun to drink. But anyway, here are my thoughts:

  • Incompetent!Weiss at the gas station was upsetting. However, they made up for it with Action!Weiss leading his own strike team and wearing funky goggles. Woo! On the whole, Weiss looked better in this episode than he has for weeks. Either Greg Grunberg is doing some major -- not to mention super-fast -- yo-yo dieting this year, or they put him in a fat suit and gave him horrible hair for a couple of weeks to try and keep the fast-growing Sweiss population under control. (Oh, yeah, like that's going to work.)

  • Even if I hadn't read any spoilers, I am sure that I would not for one second have bought into Lauren's pretense of remorse during the Vaughn!Torture sequence. Not only was she overacting even more than Melissa George usually does, but Sark's slap didn't look like it even connected with her face. And speaking of Sark...

  • David Anders, go to the back of the class and work on your accent.

  • Jack is always, and forever, the man. That conversation with Syd about her parentage... just... gah.

  • I like Mia Maestro already. She really does look like Irina, and she fights like a Bristow -- er, I mean, a Derevko. Nah, I really do mean a Bristow. Because I spent the whole episode thinking, "I bet you ten to one that Jack is this Nadia chick's real SpyDaddy, and boy are they all gonna be messed up when they find out." And that was even before I realized, as yahtzee63 pointed out, that the Hourglass had been smashed in Jack's presence.

  • Good to know that Crazy Uncle Arvin is just as bughouse as ever. One minute he's all "Wah, my baby daughter! I just want to be wooooorthy of her wuv!" and the next minute he's got Nadia strapped down and is shooting her up with Rambaldi smack. Somehow that wrinkly-pathetic "This hurts me more than it's going to hurt you" look on his face as he does it is not reassuring.

    I haven't seen the preview for next week yet, but I hear good things, so maybe I'll go check it out...
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