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Old March 8 2013, 12:44 AM   #718
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Re: Farscape or Babylon 5?

hyzmarca wrote: View Post
kirk55555 wrote: View Post
The only question is how G'Kar got into his palace to kill him, but at this point I'll just assume he was Londo's slave. Either that, or he gained the ability to teleport. Why not? It fits the stupidity of these sections.

Seriously? I mean, you're completely overlooking the actual emotional context of that scene. I though that Andreas and Peter played that perfectly, making it clear that this was an act of a dear friend helping another.

They're both great actors (and my slave comment was mostly sarcastic) although I didn't really feel the friend thing. Unless G'Kar joins the shadows, I doubt he'd befriend a guiy who has helped the shadows so much. I could see Londo having G'Kar brought there to kill him because no one else would. That part doesn't really matter, anyway. I'm fine with that being their fate, its been hinted at enough anyway, the two mortal enemies killing each other. My hate for the future part is about the fact that the stuff that was more up in the air, like Londo changing his mind about the shadows sometime during the show, not over a decade after, that we now know the answers too. It was spoiled way ahead of time, and makes his personal story arc pointless at this point, since we know how it ends.

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Another analogy would be the first Lost flash forward. Just because we saw that they got off the Island doesn't mean that everything that happened on the Island over the next season didn't matter.
Thats different. I mean, from what I've read that show would probably have driven me mad anyway (I watched season 1 a long time ago, before I learned to hate JJ Abrams, and thought it was ok but I didn't care to see it once it stopped being about people trapped on an only slightly mysterious island and just got ridiculous) but it seemed to have a lot of other plot points besides just getting off the island. Its the same reason I'm not angry about learning that they beat the shadows in B5. You assume they're going to do that anyway, and that they show won't end with failure and everyone dead. Saying that the main characters succeed in their overall mission isn't really a spoiler. Londo's atory arc, though, was about him and his choices/future. Will he stay with the shadows? Will he ever join the good guys and redeem himself? Those were important questions, that we now have the answers to, and thats what makes me angry.
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