Controlled Flight Into Terrain
Well, that was a fast-paced, action-packed pile of nothin’. **
Together again: Marcus and Sam.
Two shows this week left me with a nagging anxiety. The first was Reilly: Ace of Spies, a PBS series from the ’80’s starring Sam Neill, currently airing on WETA UK. The show is based on the real life of Sidney Reilly, perhaps Britain’s greatest secret agent. This particular episode dealt with the attempt to overthrow Lenin, and the outcome was disturbing. In a way, that’s how this episode felt. I didn’t feel a sense of closure and I kept thinking of where it went wrong.
I knew Marcus was making a grave error in accepting help from the Chinese. Not that making a deal with Serrat would have been much better, but at least Marcus could have dealt with him (i.e., killed the son of a bitch) without creating an international incident.
Gosh, I’m enjoying this show way more than I should. I just wish the ratings were better. It’s gotten numerous kudos from critics, but the ratings numbers just aren’t there. Hopefully ABC can move its time slot. Maybe to the 10 p.m. Tuesday slot when Private Practice ends mid-season. Hear that, ABC?
Girls just wanna’ have fun. On the beach With beer and booze.
Ok, maybe “Nuke It Out” was more of a 4-star episode, but it gets an extra star for the best sex scene I’ve seen in a loooonnng time. The ensuing “thank yous on the beach” may go down in the annals of…. something. 😀
Lots of happenings (other than hot sex) and more than a few surprises.
Oh! The manure story the XO told the troops reminded me an old joke. (Not sure if it’s just Navy or military in general.) How are officers like mushrooms? You keep them in the dark and feed them shit.
A Fine Navy Day
Gah.. My head hurts. What with the timeline jumping all over the place, and not knowing what was real and what was hallucination, it was mucho confusing. Even when I tried to follow in chronological order, it was still confusing, since the first “3 hours after the chemical attack ” (bloody Sam running through the woods with a syringe) occurred after a later “3 hours after…” (Sam meeting up with King and then beating the crap out of the Head Bad Guy). And why was “chemical” written in red?
We knew Sam was hallucinating because of his Christine flashbacks. I really thought the rest of what he saw was an hallucination, too. Especially the two SEALs.
The chemical causing all these hallucinations was a military developed drug called BZ. Interestingly, BZ, or “Bravo Zulu” is an old Navy saying for “Job well done.”
Coincidence? I think not. (Turns out it is just a coincidence.)
The opening scene (3 hours after the chemical attack) has a bloody Sam Kendal running through the woods with a syringe in his hand. He finds nearly everyone on the island passed out near a stream. [From here on, we’re going in chronological order, because to not do so would create a big clusterf**k.]
That? Was awesome!
I watched the show as usual, a day late with lots of fast-forwarding; only to have to go back and watch the whole thing again in its entirety. This episode had some rip-roaring, shoot-em-up suspense, great character studies, and plenty of pleasant surprises.
Last Resort has so many characters and story lines, it’s hard to know where to start. But we’ll start back in the good ol’ U.S. of A.