Hmm, well I liked the finale but it didn't WOW me. I felt Mutiny
was a waste of time, just unnecessary manufactured drama. However, I forgive them b/c I love Will Patton and the father/son relationship between Weaver/Jimmy is really sweet.
I'm honestly not sure what to do with Rick. On one hand he's a traitor, on the other he's a messed up kid suffering from Stockholm syndrome or battling genetic manipulation. Part of me is SHOOT him, the other part is HELP him.
I really like Maggie, she's totally growing on me, I love that (as of right now) she's not a LI for one of the characters and that her strongest defining characteristic (that I can see) is her love/compassion for children. That totally works for me as a badass female character with a softer side. I know there were some questions about Maggie/Hal during the funeral but given her reaction to Jimmy, I'm going with big sister over potential love interest.
As far as Eight Hours
goes, I liked it, thought it could have had more action for a season finale but I'll take what I can get. There was some nice intense scenes and some corny scenes but nothing that hooked me.
In regards to Tom surrendering, my first thought was "IDIOT!". Then I realized, what choice did he have? They were able to find them awfully fast, which means they probably knew where they were headed ahead of time. Plus it was 2 humans (possibly with Mech bullets) against a dude in a ship. Now, I suppose they could have just killed him, but the backlash would have resulted in the 2nd Mass getting hunted down (IMO). So, Tom surrenders and buys himself, Weaver, Ben and probably the rest of the 2nd Mass some time.
Was it the best situation? No, but like Tom I'm an eternal optimist so I can see the benefit to his decision and "hope" for the best.
On a shallow note there's 3 things that could make every episode an A+ (for me).
1 - Dai shirtless and high
2 - Tom quoting/reenacting historical speeches
3 - Pope's rants/soliloquy's about anything/everything (including food)
I'll be back next summer.
Edited by morrigan2575, Aug 8, 2011 @ 7:26 AM.