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Posted May 11, 2013 @ 1:59 AM

When Ron Rifkin showed up, I thought, "Arvin Sloane is now masquerading as a Jewish rabbi to continue his Rambaldi research." And then he starts looking through a big, ancient looking book with spidery writing and that just confirmed it. He somehow escaped from the cave! Sydney Bristow is gonna be pissed.

Oh, and it's confirmed that Touch has been cancelled along with a truckload of other shows on Bloodbath Friday.

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Posted May 11, 2013 @ 7:19 AM

Avram got put in Hasidic time-out. Wow.
 
Amelia could not be as special as Jake!!. That had to be fixed.
Jake!! inherited the serial killer's weapon. Gross. 
 
I laughed when Calvin was going to leave to help Amelia, but evil-Corp woman ordered him to stay ... to watch the the flashing numbers on the monitors - because numbers on monitors don't change unless they are watched ...?
 
I'm relieved this show is over, but wished it had ended like it began - with the uplifting notion that numbers reveal that everything is connected. 


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Posted May 11, 2013 @ 8:43 AM

Kind of a Fringe-y ending with Avram playing the role of meddling September the Observer possibly causing the world to end. I also was thinking that Sloane was the mastermind behind it all when Ron Rifkin turned up!

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Posted May 11, 2013 @ 10:31 AM

I'm glad that it pretty much wrapped everything up and that the ending narration was similar to the one in the pilot.  It really did feel like a series finale, so thankfully no cliffhangers.



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Posted May 11, 2013 @ 3:27 PM

Though I'm glad that the story lines were wrapped up, I'm also sad that this show got cancelled.  This whole season seemed kind of incoherent and scrambled and off-target given how promising the first season had been.  After the scenes showing the Righteous 36 Hasidic Protectorate, I thought that it would have been much more interesting if some of the time that had been devoted to the Ortiz storyline this season could have been given over to the protectors of the 36 instead.  Also agree that they had kind of the Fringe-y Observers feel to them.  [Was wondering why the Rabbi crossed out Amelia's name in the book.  Thought for a while that she was going to die in some totally random fashion even though both she and Jake were already out of danger at that point.]

 

Actually, I think it would have been great if most of Season 2 could have been devoted to the AsterCorps storyline (with more thoughtful and logical writing) with some foreshadowing of the Ortiz vs The Protectors storyline to set up a Season 3 devoted to that conflict.  Oh, well, we'll never know how something like that would have turned out, will we?

 

I think it would be interesting if there could be a follow-up movie/mini-series set 10 years in the future showing what happens when Jake assumes the role of The Protector and how such a responsibility would shape him.  Not likely to happen, I know.


Edited by officetemp, May 11, 2013 @ 3:29 PM.


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Posted May 11, 2013 @ 6:23 PM

I never really did "get" this show. Here's hoping Sutherland gets another series soon. He's great.



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Posted May 11, 2013 @ 8:18 PM

[Was wondering why the Rabbi crossed out Amelia's name in the book.  Thought for a while that she was going to die in some totally random fashion even though both she and Jake were already out of danger at that point.]

 

I was confused by that at first but after watching a 2nd time, I think she is no longer one of the 36 having "lost" her talent as a result of the induced coma and her adverse reaction, which is why she disappeared from the dream scenario with Jake.


Edited by Renard, May 11, 2013 @ 8:18 PM.


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Posted May 11, 2013 @ 8:30 PM

I never really did "get" this show. Here's hoping Sutherland gets another series soon. He's great.

 

I think he already has with the possible 24 revival.



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Posted May 12, 2013 @ 8:37 AM

I love Kiefer Sutherland - so I was in this to the bitter end.

 

I am not surprised Bello left - as Martin Bohm was slowly transformed to Jack Bauer until we have the season finale we have JackMartin running around with a gun - shooting people - torturing people and the taser shows up.

 

Although in this case the taser wasn't used against JackMartin - so that was new.

 

And I was fine with that - i wanted 24 back - until JackMartin starts beating up a tied-up suspect where there is a moment when it appears the guy might have died.

 

I want no more of the torture porn thank you.  Enough is enough. 


Edited by macbeth, May 12, 2013 @ 12:46 PM.


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Posted May 12, 2013 @ 10:54 AM

Ah, sweet Avram. Total mensch right to the bitter end. "Indeed" indeed. With any luck, CTU will hire him as an analyst.

 

I was SO SURE there was gonna be a "Dad... I love you." from Jake! Jake! Jaaaake! there at the end. That that didn't happen was quite possibly the most shocking thing of the entire series.

 

I know it was impossible, and it wouldn't have happened even if it were, but part of me was irrationally holding out for Martin to tell Jake "My work here is done, and I have to go now. My country and my real daughter, Alex Kerkovich, need me. That damn cougar just won't give up."



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Posted May 12, 2013 @ 11:06 AM

I have seen Kiefer only in this and 24. Has he ever played a character quite different from Jack/Martin? He reminds me a little of William Shatner and I hope never to see them together.

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Posted May 12, 2013 @ 12:17 PM

This has become one of the worst shows on TV lol -_-



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Posted May 12, 2013 @ 12:29 PM

I want no more of the torture porn thank you.  Enough is enough.

 

There wasn't that much torture other than Guillermo trying to be a Sylar ripoff.

 

This has become one of the worst shows on TV lol -_-

 

 

I've seen worse, this started off as a Touched By An Angel/Early Edition contrivance to a 24 wannabe riddled with plot holes.  It's not nearly as interesting of a trainwreck like The Following/Zero Hour/Revolution.  It was sort of bland where it's not even hate-watch worthy like Heroes was, it was just there and then it faded away.



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Posted May 12, 2013 @ 7:02 PM

I loved the first seasons' themes about interconnectedness and the ways they showed different cultures and stories all over the world, this season was a major let down and I'm glad the show is over as they changed it too much.

 

This never quite had decent writing but it did have nice moments now and then.  I love Avram's character and I'm glad I watched the show but I won't miss it at all.


Edited by XJill, May 12, 2013 @ 7:02 PM.