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posted by [personal profile] fallon_ash at 12:12am on 31/08/2011 under ,

I'm..... still too upset about Theodora to be properly baffled (outraged?) at Myka's shirt... I hope she changes before I come back to my senses.

LOVE Myka's take-down of Sally the FBI Lady! Also love Jinksy's little thumbs-up gesture to her... Myka and Jinksy haven't had NEARLY enough interaction this season, and they would totally make such great snark-tastic partners-in-crime for driving Pete nuts.

I LOVE how awesome Myka is. Really really love it. She really acts such a wonderful agent throughout, and I can sort of see the woman underneath who'd step in front of a bullet for the president without second thought. Because we rarely get to see that side, mostly they're just detectives and mortal danger is a hijinksy part of the snagging, rather than an instinctive informed action to sacrifice the self for a higher cause.

And as much as I love Myka using the grappler there's a part of me going 'and if they'd just opened the damn doors and gotten out of the elevator in the first place instead they would have had plenty of time, and also they would still have had the grappler later, which might have been able to help them get out of the buildin'.

Mrs Frederic torturing Sally is... weird. I mean, as much as I can easily believe it of the character if the situation required it, wouldn't there be PLENTY of truth-telling artifacts? Or mind-reading, or brain-whatever? That could give them the info they need, both in a less painful way, and also with a higher degree of accuracy? I have a hard time seeing Mrs F going with the less reliable option, taking morality out of the equation. This makes me even more inclined to believe that Mrs F and Jinksy have something going on. I'll believe he's fired when I see the scene.

I also wonder how much the warehouse controls Mrs F... because she doesn't seem quite herself, and again, I have no problem with the character torturing people to get info, but could the warehouse itself feel threatened and be affecting what Mrs F does?

Ooooh, again with the Myka being all wonderfully badass. *squee!* And I love her having to get up on her tip-toes to yell in the security dude's face, she tends to be among the tallest people on screen most of the time. (Except when she's slouching. Joanne must have a magical spine that lets her regulate her height with like half a head.)

Myka's assertion that she's not a natural-born leader is interesting, though, because Myka is VERY good at taking charge. Is that something from her childhood, something else we don't know about, or her actual opinions of herself? It's a strange one, but maybe she sees the leading as part of her job, and not a part of her personality? Hmm.... this deserves more thinky thoughts.

I love how they all run and leave Myka and Security dude when the stairs are falling, because they all realize they're more important than their body guards. I love how they all show such wonderfully emotionally detached professionalism in this episode, because that's what I so often feel is lacking on shows like these. Then when it's over Myka can have a moment to look upset because she failed to save this guy, but like Cam says to Vala in The Quest pt 2 - the hard part isn't risking your own life, it's watching your friends risk theirs. But much like the Stargate people, they still do it. And really... isn't she more upset that she failed to save him, than that he specifically died?

And yeah, they definitely could have HURRIED a little more when they were doing the ladder thing. COME ON PEOPLE.

"Myka, I'm coming up for you!" is an interesting choice of words, whatwith that Guarding-slash-Regent up there they're supposed to be protecting. Interesting to have Artie be emotionally compromised in such a hazardous situation. (The others seemed to mostly leave it for when they were momentarily in less danger.)

So one does the fire-hose trick by JUMPING over the edge instead of moving carefully??? That makes... NO sense. Wouldn't that make it more likely that one over-balances, or the hose is ripped from one's hands? Sure, it looks cool, but...

Regent Janeway*: "Not exactly the Butch and Sundance moment I was hoping for."
Myka: "More like Thelma and Louise."

You know, Myka, you're not the only one who's seen Thelma and Louise, and I'm pretty sure there's a KISS AT THE END........ just sayin', hmm?

And then there's HUGGING, and that little finger-grabbing move Myka makes... The hugging is fine, the holding is fine, but the finger-grabbing? That's kinda shippy. AND BY KINDA I MEAN TOTALLY.

Nooooo, Sally is dead??? Just when she was starting to grow on me... *pout*

I don't mind the Pete/Myka hugging, actually... it doesn't feel at all shippy to me. Well, maybe a little from Pete's side, but he's always thought Myka was pretty so even if he's not interested in a relationship with her (I really don't think he is) he can still be attracted-ish to her, tho the BFF thing is so much stronger, and from Myka's side I really don't feel any attraction, just that lovely BFF thing. Gosh, I BFF ship them so hard. They need to have long talks and process their feelings (well, Myka's feelings, I care more about her) about HG and Myka's strange attraction to his mom... :P

Also, thinking back it's not that often that Pete has to save Myka from certain prolonged death. He's not used to that. There was the fashion show (that I maintain never happened), and otherwise it's mostly Myka saving Pete... and we're back to the 'it's way harder to let your friends risk their lives than to risk your own'.

OMG that LOOK on Myka's face when she tells Pete that "Actually, she's kinda kick-ass." MYKA IS TOTALLY THINKING ABOUT LADY-LOVIN' PETE'S MOM. Though at this time she is still unaware that it is indeed Pete's mom. On the one hand I'm sad that we didn't get to see Myka's reaction to the revelation, but on the other hand I'm kind of pleased that I get two weeks to think about what I WANT her reaction to be. There was a moment in the building where I thought she had figured it out, but the look on her face when she introduces Pete really doesn't allow for that.

Myka is so proud when she wants to introduce Pete to her... partly she's proud of her partner, but partly she's also proud of her new awesome crush. Dude. SO MANY CONFLICTED EMOTIONS. HG! HG! But but... Janeway? That said, Myka does SO have a thing for the ladies. I'm sure she loved Sam and all, but again with that look on her face when she's talking about Regent Janeway. There needs to be fic here. Conflicting, angsty, sexy fic.... gah. So tricky! But so awesome.

Intriguing points: Was Pete's dad killed by an artifact? How did the warehouse call on BOTH Pete's mom and Pete, and is Pete's sister also involved somehow? Because whatwith Myka having unknown artifacts in her past as we learned last week.......

Sad Claudia is sad. But uhm... yeah. It's very sad, and I care about Claudia, but really, the two people I REALLY care about are Myka and HG. Mostly if this is real I feel for the people who invested in Jinksy. I'll be sad if he's gone (not that I think he is), but not UPSET.

random: I was kinda sad that Diana K Snow turned out to be Adwin Kosan... that is a really awesome lady name that would have worked really well for a really awesome lady regent.

random2: Ooooh, Claudia and Myka on a case next week! Awesome!

random3: What's with Myka and the movie references? Die Hard and Thelma & Louise? I thought she was a book nerd who'd barely ever heard of Superman.

random4: Wheelchair dude = Valda? Has anyone called that one yet?

*totally stole that off of someone on tumblr
shrink me:: 'sleepy' sleepy
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posted by [identity profile] katiepult.livejournal.com at 06:45am on 31/08/2011
I didn't even think of the idea that Mrs. F & Jinx might have staged the entire scene. Wow. I'm no where as sneaky as you are :P
posted by [identity profile] fallon-ash.livejournal.com at 08:30am on 31/08/2011
Heh. I just always assume that someone, somewhere, is trying to trick me... :P (And it is interesting that we never get to see it happen...)
posted by [identity profile] rosesama35.livejournal.com at 10:31am on 31/08/2011
Ooo, now that's a VERY INTERESTING theory. The Warehouse, sensing it's regents getting knocked off, subtly kick Mrs. F into angry-fight-back mode. Hmmm....very interesting. Me like. Of course, Mrs. F getting really ticked off about someone going after her friends AND the Warehouse does totally seem reasonable. And honestly, if someone was whacking my friends and I managed to capture them...well, that person is in for a VERY bad day.

OMG! I am so GLAD that I'm not the only one who thought Myka and Regent Janeway were a lil more flirty than buddy-buddy! HG has successfully corrupted her! *evil grin* Makes me think back to season 1 when McPherson was taunting Artie.

"Agents Bering and Lettimer. They're so raw, so emotional, so...corruptable." Few episodes later he de-bronzes H.G. Wells and Myka gets TOTALLY corrupted!

{OMG that LOOK on Myka's face when she tells Pete that "Actually, she's kinda kick-ass." MYKA IS TOTALLY THINKING ABOUT LADY-LOVIN' PETE'S MOM.} <--- THIS!!

This whole episode was a huge "YOU GO GIRL" for Myka :D Love her!

But you know, as much as I would love for that to be Valda, 'cause I'd squeal for two weeks straight if it was, I don't think it is. The voice is too deep and not British at all. ('Member, Valda had an accent.)
posted by [identity profile] fallon-ash.livejournal.com at 02:55pm on 31/08/2011
Yeah, I agree with you on Valda, really I do... but I was trying to think of someone we've already met who could have ended up in a wheelchair with a grudge... (and I possibly had an image of Arnold Schwarzenegger in True Lies sitting in the dark and using a tape-recorder with a french voice to make Jamie Lee Curtis think he's someone else... *ahem*)

I really find it in character for Mrs F to torture without second thought someone if she deemed it necessary. The thing is, with all the artifacts at their disposal, you'd think that route wouldn't be the most efficient one, and I have a much harder time seeing Mrs F choose something that isn't efficient in getting her the answers she needs. Or maybe I'm just being overly suspicious... :P

Yay!! Another Myka/Jane(way) whipper!
posted by [identity profile] rosesama35.livejournal.com at 07:09pm on 03/09/2011
*sigh* Oh Valda, you'll never know how many fans you left behind. Hmm, idk. But you know, the only reason they'd have to keep Mr. Wheelchair's face hidden would be because we'd recognize him if they didn't. That's the only thing I can think of at least. Who knows *shrug*

ANd you know, Mrs. F just seemed really off this episode. Sure we can think of a lot of more logical more effective possible artifacts she could have used, but she just didn't seem on her typical Mrs. F extra efficient A game. Something is up, and Mrs. F is pissed. I can't help but wonder if we'll be seeing more of this Mrs. F for a while.

Yay for Myka/Regent Janeway! Not that I'm ditching my opt (Myka/HG), but I gotta admit that they were pretty cool on screen. (Like, despite how cool The Doctor and River are on screen, I'm still rootig for the Doctor and Amy! :-) But that's a whole other fandom)



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