ETA: Oops. Speaking of tripping. The date should be 2002.11.15! My bad! Also, using the DVD order this ep would be 1-9.
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I wonder at what moment they actually crossed from "annoying passengers" to "crew" in Mal's mind.
Posted Mar 13, 2006 @ 1:34 PM
The night he and Simon made sweet, sweet love?
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Well, Kaylee is the master mechanic! I didn't find it that odd that only a slightly damaged ambulance would get junked. Ariel, like a lot of inner planets, appears to suffer from both slothfulness and apparantly wastefulness.
This ep is almost perfect, except for niggling little thought that there is no way they could have gotten the medicopter refitted that fast (and why would the hospital have junked a repairable vehicle, in the first place?).
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The part about the link to autism particularly interests me, as my brother is autistic. So perhaps by stripping her amygdala they made her high functioning autistic? I could see that, she definately has some traits in common with autistic children, I just never thought about it like that before cause I always assumed they just drove her crazy.
The central nuclei are involved in the genesis of many fear responses, including freezing (immobility), tachycardia (rapid heartbeat), increased respiration, and stress-hormone release. Damage to the amygdalae impairs both the acquisition and expression of Pavlovian fear conditioning, a form of classical conditioning of emotional responses.
Despite the importance of the amygdalae in modulating memory consolidation, however, learning can occur without it, though such learning appears to be impaired, as in fear conditioning impairments following amygdalar damage.
Two preliminary small-scale studies have linked lower neuron density in the amygdala with autism. It is unclear whether this is a cause or an effect of the condition
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Okay, Jayne has just been totally ruined for me, and I need to be convinced not to hate him forever.
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I was hoping that at that point he'd change his mind and try to get them away, but I guess that wouldn't really make sense either. He wouldn't just decide to give up all that money because he suddenly feels sorry for a crazy girl he doesn't even like.
I was shocked the first time also, because he's just found out that River's been subjected to treatment that most of us would be shocked to hear of a lab rat having that inflicted upon them.
Oh, I agree, I suppose. It does show integrity that he had one of his main characters do such a shitty thing; at least one of them really is an unethical criminal. It was just sad.
Very well played by Joss.
That helped a little. And now that I think about it, he also didn't have to take the Tams with him after he escaped from those first guards; he stopped to take off their handcuffs. I'm going to pretend he didn't have any reason to believe they'd be helpful in the escape. Also the apples - that was nice.
There are even signs of remorse when he asks Mal not to tell the crew what he did.
Posted Jun 9, 2007 @ 1:24 PM
See, I always had a different reaction to Jayne. I think he probably would sell out the crew and Mal if the price was right, but that would have to be a very high price indeed. I find Jayne interesting because of his reason why he didn't think selling out River and Simon was as bad as selling out Mal and the others -River and Simon weren't a part of the crew in Jayne's mind. He has a bit of loyalty to this crew, but not to hangers on. I tend to see it in this light simply because of his volatile reaction to Kaylee getting shot in Serenity and how he was going to kill the law man for it. If he was just a complete mercenary, it wouldn't have bothered him because Kaylee and the rest would just be collateral damage. I also see it in what he tells Mal in the end -he didn't sell out Mal, so Mal shouldn't be upset with him. He was only turning over two people who were causing more trouble than Jayne thought they were worth.
From the beginning, Jayne has been completely open, both to the viewers and Mal himself, that he'd be perfectly willing to sell out the rest of the crew if the price was right. But we let it go because he's fun to watch and has some great lines. Then this episode reminds us that maybe we shouldn't like him so much. Kind of like Tony Soprano. Very well played by Joss.
Posted Jun 9, 2007 @ 2:35 PM
Thanks for the vague. Watching a show completely unspoiled is a rare experience for me, so I'm enjoying it.
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But I don't agree that
I almost think that his only remaining faith is in the people he's decided to trust
There's a certain bullheadedness to him, and he always seems surprised when people he's taken care of before or housed before don't trust him completely. Even though he's now outside the law, he's still "a man of honor in a den of thieves". And I think he expects those around him to understand that. When they don't -when they treat him like he's like all of the others- it upsets him.
he's constantly giving them opportunities to prove that that faith is false, too.
Posted Sep 8, 2007 @ 5:21 PM
I think the explanation that Simon gives is consistent with River's condition, but it's not factually accurate based on what we know about the amygdala. As a fanwank, we could argue that 'cause we don't know all that much about the brain and how it functions, five hundred years from now they know things about the brain's structure that we don't know.