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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Rob Helmerichs, Nov 5, 2012.
You forgot to activate your TiVo amulet...
Yes, one of the bigger reveal scenes they've had in the series was the scene in the lab, sounds like you were preoccupied or focused elsewhere.
I really wish they would hit on the Monroe and Miles back story some more. They seem to have left us hanging there. We know that shortly after the blackout Miles wanted to help people and Monro wanted to just stay safe. What happened to drive them to start a militia and then for that militia to be so bad? It seems to have started with Miles wanting to help and save people and some how turned into a guy that kills fathers and sons and now he is back to saving people. It just seems like to big of a jump to me and it needs explained.
I wonder how many times they can follow this pattern: The gang wanders around supposedly in search of Danny (who has not moved lately), bump into some hard-luck/humanitarian aid case, decide on a heroic rescue with little or no planning (because a frontal attack would be suicide), fail miserably, go to plan B (frontal attack), IT WORKS!, everyone is safe and happy.
Sprinkle a little backstory to keep everyone interested in the greater arc.
The ratings certainly indicate that it's a winning formula. But for how long?
Ok, I have a theory that seems stupid even to me, but we are talking about TV writers, and not particularly good ones -
The Amulet activated twice for Google Guy.
1. Trying to save the English lady, as he realized he failed and she was dying.
2. Trying to hide from the Militia Men, as he realized he failed and was likely to be killed.
So: The Amulet reacts to fear/stress and powers on.
or - it knows when someone conveniently needs to have one last look at their kids' photos or to have their enemies distracted at a crucial moment and reacts to story enhancement
or - the Grim Reaper approaching causes it to power up (no, that fails. People are getting killed left and right.)
English lady wasn't dying when he activated it. They were just hanging out in a (to them) random house.
I really thought he activated it such that she got to see her kids on the iphone as she died. But I don't have that great a memory.
I kind of had similiar thoughts: It goes off if Charlie/crew are in danger but then I remembered it going off when Aaron was just sitting in the house and the lady's Iphone came on....nobody was in danger.
It truly seems to be random at this point.
It's not random. It's plot-driven.
While I agree we need mor e backstory about how the militia was formed, and I'm sure we'll get it, I think they did give us a glimpse into what happened. Miles and Monroe saw that chaos and anarchy had taken over and that innocent people were being killed for no reason. Their military background and training could clearly help in this situation. So they killed some bad guys to protect some innocents. It's not hard to extrapolate from there that they liked the feeling they got when acting as the protectors of the innocents, and also liked the power it gave them. After that, it's just a small leap to organizing other people to do the same. Militia started to help people and keep the peace. Monroe was corrupted by the power, as most dictators are.
No, the phone came on when they were in the farmhouse and she saw the picture of her kids. Then, when she was dying, she pulled the phone out and looked longingly at it, and we knew she was treasuring the fact that she'd recently been able to see the picture. But she didn't get to see it again. Remember, Charlie and all the others were in the room when she died, and they didn't know about the amulet until this episode. Had it turned on when Maggie was dying, that whole diner they were in would have lit up.
Randall... Munroe.... The entire show is an XKCD reference!
I remember now. I guess if I am going to remember so poorly what happens just a couple of weeks later, I am wasting my time watching.
I tell my wife - it's not a rerun if you can't remember watching it before. It would be funnier if I wasn't only 42 - and this is not a new problem.
When the kids came out, I said to my wife "Very Lord of the Flies, or Lost Boys! Peter Pan, not vampires."
My wife too said Lord of the Flies, but I immediately thought of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
I thought Lord of the Flies too.
With those hand made spears and little kids, I totally thought of Ewoks first. Then Lord of the Flies and every other movie cliche.
This doesn't seem accurate to me. It seems to me that Miles was willing to kill people almost without consideration from early on in the timeline. See, for example, his cold-heartedness at killing the people they encountered early on, and Monroe's severe hesitation. We also have heard him talk about some of the atrocities he committed and never was it qualified in a manner that would lead one to think that Miles started off with good intentions. We also heard from before the blackout that his greatest skill was killing people. As such, I don't think it's safe to assume that the Monroe militia started off as a purely benevolent force. I would be surprised by this based on what we've seen.
Charlie's an idiot but she's the show's heroine so every dumb thing she does will miraculously work out to her advantage.
I'm pretty sure her new wist brand will come in useful pretty soon.
The bad guys on this show are so over the top evil that they might as well twirl their handlebar mustaches and wear top hats and capes.
I think the actress playing Charlie is a very pretty girl with a rubber face that sometimes contorts into not so prettiness. I like her green eyes.
You mean like allow her in to the camp where her brother and mother are/
Yeah....I'd like to think that they are going to have to wrap up this "chase after Danny" storyline fairly quickly....hopefully before the hiatus.