The Weird (aside from the whole episode):
- That Voice-Over in the beginning
- The clown (Was that Molly?)
- The dynamic between Gene and Alex
- The camera - pretty pictures!
- The music. Seriously.
- The supporting characters.
- Meta-moment with Chaz (or whatever her name was).
- Alex as a mother. Curious to see how that plays out.
- The police - or rather how the writers portrayed them (the 2008 police, that is). The way the initial hostage situation was handled was just unprofessional, even by TV standards. Not that I would know anything about police procedure in rl. Alex just walked in there, seemingly making things up as she went along. And when the bad guy just vanished - was nobody looking for him at all? Was anyone keeping an eye on Molly?! At all?
- Voice-Over in the end. Didn't like that. Somehow, the delivery seemed off.
- "I have to reclaim my destiny" . Way over the top.
- Alex Drake: I didn't dislike her as much as I expected. She did run around like a headless chicken, but there were extenuating circumstances ;-) But the screaming - I hope she calms down!
- WildWest!GeneHunt: enough said. Never was much of a fan of the character, but I liked the "Even I can't walk on water"-bit.
- Molly: I liked her, not sure why. She did come across as a bit too grown up. "You almost got shot in front of me!" I would have expected her to be a bit more freaked out!
- Many, but that was probably the point ;-) I can't say I felt like I really needed to know what her parents had to do with the motives of the bad guy.
On the whole, given my very low expectations, I was almost pleasantly, surprised. Almost. I think there is some potential. I'm not sure how I liked the use the made of the events of LoM here, I'll have to see how that pans out. I think with such a similar concept, one can't help but compare (although I really tried not to). As I said before I saw the episode - we kind of have seen this before. That's what the episode felt like for me. I wasn't too thrilled about Alex, but I'm not sure to what extent the writers are too blame for this. Most interesting, as a contract to LoM and in general, was the mother-daughter dynamic.
x-posted to my other journal