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Old August 5 2013, 04:49 PM   #331
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I'm coming back too. For all it's flaws, I still think it's a fun show. I don't like the concept of a magic baby though.
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Old August 5 2013, 04:54 PM   #332
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I just take it as somebody on the writing staff was a huge fan of V: The Final Battle. Just so long as the kid doesn't start magically crash-landing spaceships, I can tolerate it for a while.
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Old August 5 2013, 05:08 PM   #333
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... and the magic baby is back!
And, is 6 years old!
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Old August 5 2013, 07:01 PM   #334
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This episode was another example of drama powered by no one asking the obvious questions. In this case, what will the Volm do once they win the war on earth? Stay as caretakers? leave us in peace? But no, without that question being answered we get all mad about relocation. The characters probably wouldn't have been very upset if the Volm told them, "well, Brazil is only temporary until we wipe out this nasty infestation you've got, once that's over you'll be free to return to your lands while we leave a small embassy here and continue chasing these buggers to the next star system".


And holey crap, been staring at the guy all season and didn't realize until last night that scientist guy is Wilson from House.

magic baby needs to die. worst idea ever.
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Old August 5 2013, 07:11 PM   #335
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This episode was another example of drama powered by no one asking the obvious questions. In this case, what will the Volm do once they win the war on earth? Stay as caretakers? leave us in peace? But no, without that question being answered we get all mad about relocation. The characters probably wouldn't have been very upset if the Volm told them, "well, Brazil is only temporary until we wipe out this nasty infestation you've got, once that's over you'll be free to return to your lands while we leave a small embassy here and continue chasing these buggers to the next star system".
Right, but I'm pretty sure the Charlestonians weren't thinking about it very hard when the Volm said "We hate the other guys and are gonna kill 'em."


And holey crap, been staring at the guy all season and didn't realize until last night that scientist guy is Wilson from House.
Been there...

magic baby needs to die. worst idea ever.
Let's give magic baby till she's a teenager in love with Beiber. Then her death will be more satisfying.
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Old August 5 2013, 07:12 PM   #336
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I thought this was a good episode and great way to end the season. It was nice to see more of the Volm than just Cochise. I'm glad to see Karen dead.
I'm not sure what I think of Alexis yet, I'll wait till I see exactly where they go with her when the show comes back. It'll also be interesting to see what kind of relationship they end up having with the Volm in the long run.
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Old August 5 2013, 08:16 PM   #337
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magic baby needs to die. worst idea ever.
Let's give magic baby till she's a teenager in love with Beiber. Then her death will be more satisfying.
Nope. If they say that Bieber somehow survived all this, then I'll quit watching the show.
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Old August 5 2013, 08:34 PM   #338
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Well magic baby can grow into a teenager and then we can explore the social and moral questions of her being a love interest for Mason's youngest child.

After finding out that Tom is not really the human Tom, but rather an alien replica which is why the baby is half-alien.

So does the fact that the Father of the child is an alien replica of your Father take out the incest angle?
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Old August 5 2013, 09:13 PM   #339
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Well magic baby can grow into a teenager and then we can explore the social and moral questions of her being a love interest for Mason's youngest child.

After finding out that Tom is not really the human Tom, but rather an alien replica which is why the baby is half-alien.

So does the fact that the Father of the child is an alien replica of your Father take out the incest angle?
Not if they used the real Tom's DNA to engineer the alien's disguise...
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Old August 5 2013, 11:41 PM   #340
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I liked the finale. I'm glad the Volm did NOT turn out to be evil, but just had a different idea of how to wage war and they managed to come to an understanding.
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Old August 6 2013, 12:59 AM   #341
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I thought this was a good episode and great way to end the season. It was nice to see more of the Volm than just Cochise. I'm glad to see Karen dead.

A good summation, almost exactly the same way it struck me.

Although I've barely posted here, my wife and I have watched the entire season and have greatly enjoyed it. Yeah, the show has its faults, but it IS entertaining and has basically become my favorite show. I'm looking forward to next season, even though it's a long way off.
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Old August 6 2013, 04:50 AM   #342
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Wow, one shot, two little flyers and boom war is over, talk about anti-climatic.

Brazil?! The war never reached there? No aliens there?

Pope having a fit is silly, if the field was still up they would be dead in a few months. Live to fight another day.

I'm surprised no one took the American flag.

What happens when the Volm meet other humans that they wanted to move?

I hope Karen stays dead.

The only thing worse than an alien baby storyline is an alien baby that super ages and has super powers.
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Old August 6 2013, 05:06 AM   #343
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Well magic baby can grow into a teenager and then we can explore the social and moral questions of her being a love interest for Mason's youngest child.

After finding out that Tom is not really the human Tom, but rather an alien replica which is why the baby is half-alien.

So does the fact that the Father of the child is an alien replica of your Father take out the incest angle?

Nope
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Old August 6 2013, 09:20 AM   #344
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The only thing worse than an alien baby storyline is an alien baby that super ages and has super powers.
Your quote reminds me of Stargate's Vala Mal Doran giving birth to that baby that ages fast and ends up as the Adria the Orici played by Morena Baccarin.
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Old August 6 2013, 09:36 AM   #345
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So why did no one ask the Volm to help Lourdes? If Cochise could help Hal, surely the resources on the mothership could help Lourdes. I know they needed the big dramatic scene at the end where the baby hand-waved the bugs away, but I'm one of those who hates the star-child idea, so it wasn't worth it. They should have at least come up with some excuse why they couldn't ask.

Other than that, it was a great episode. I love that they got the field down right away and then spent the rest of the episode dealing with the Volm. I had a bad feeling about them when they just zoomed down and squashed Boston, but they turned out to be more reasonable than expected. The idea of the forced relocation was a good twist, but even better was that they could be reasoned with. Next season will be interesting: Back on the road again, stuck in the middle of somebody else's war.
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