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NotAFan 4/30/2010 2:57:53 AM

I hate filler episodes, but I for one was happy it wasn't a full blown musical! That is some Cliched bull$h!T that has already been done to death! Anyone who is disappointed that there wasn't a fullblown musical should just go watch GLEE with the other teenage girls!

midwest216 4/30/2010 3:36:42 AM

My favorite show on tv, I chose to skip this episode BS! Now please oh please get back to the story line and what makes this show so great.

LittleNell1824 4/30/2010 6:28:28 AM

The only plot-worthy moment seemed to come with the revelation that Nina Sharp wants the doors between worlds opened up so she can be with her true love, William Bell. Is that what she's all about, is that why she interferes, lies, obstructs, aids, and schemes?

I liked a lot of the visual elements in the show. Anna Torv in makeup. I love that she goes makeup free for the role, but she did look great in this episode. Walter's fantasy laboratory. The glass heart. Lance Reddick looked very cool in the hat, and I loved his alter-personality - makes me want to see him in a role other than "mysterious and aloof." And Peter. I love looking at Peter. (sigh)

spiderhero 4/30/2010 12:12:14 PM

Fell flat? I usually can't stand episodes like this, but I really enjoyed it. It even served to move the story along. I was glad they didn't sing much but I must admit they have talent.

ArkoblaConn 4/30/2010 1:15:58 PM

I suspect, heavily, that there are details within this episode that will play out in episodes to come.  I enjoyed it....perhaps not as much as a full blown non filler, but its also an insight into Walter's psyche...something that I think is vital to coming episodes. 

 

(Did you catch the cow and her multi colored dots??)

 

 

ponyboy76 4/30/2010 2:58:06 PM

I wouldn't consider this a "musical" episode but I thought it was really cool and well done. Probably because I love it when shows do this sort of thing. I'm a big fan of film noir gumshoe type flicks. When I saw that pick of Mark Valley, my first thought was " damn, they just split up in real life" Second thought was, "I really hope they renew Human Target."

Olivia was hot and very believable as a private dick and her and Peter's chemistry is pretty undeniable in this ep.  And Lance Reddick can sing pretty damn well.

asromatifoso 4/30/2010 6:16:27 PM

 I liked this episode a ton.  Loved the laptop and the multi-colored cow.  Awesome fight scene with Peter and Olivia against the watchers, too!

BTW, Notafan, Glee is a great show!  I don't know why you wouldn't love a show with great music, dancing, humor, and drama.  Perhaps it's too "gay" for you but whatever, it rocks!  Not everything has to be action, or sci-fi, so lighten up a little:) 

asromatifoso 4/30/2010 6:17:14 PM

 I liked this episode a ton.  Loved the laptop and the multi-colored cow.  Awesome fight scene with Peter and Olivia against the watchers, too!

BTW, Notafan, Glee is a great show!  I don't know why you wouldn't love a show with great music, dancing, humor, and drama.  Perhaps it's too "gay" for you but whatever, it rocks!  Not everything has to be action, or sci-fi, so lighten up a little:) 

thorin02 4/30/2010 8:43:16 PM

 I thought this was a good episode.  And as a character study of Walter really interesting.  He views himself as almost irredeemable.  None of his good deeds make up for the pain he's caused others.   It also shows how Walter views people around him.  Their roles, personalities, strengths etc.  

The 'musical' numbers were mandated by Fox and I thought the writers did a good job of incorporating them into the story and all the actors have great voices.  The music added to the emotion of each scene and served as a insight into the characters (at least as Walter sees them). 

The promotion, which was almost certainly controlled by Fox, way oversold this as a 'musical' episode and created some off expectations.  Probably why the first two paragraphs dealt more what the reviewer thought the episode was going to be rather than what it actually was.  

And can we geeks please start acknowledging that musicals existed LONG before Buffy (Moonlighting did a musical episode, I Love Lucy did musical episodes).  just because it was the first time you saw something does mean it was the first time it ever happened.

DaForce1 5/1/2010 3:04:54 AM

 I thought it was a good episode as well, and a MUCH needed break in the Peter/Walter melodrama. Plus, I think we got a bit more truths from Walter in this story then we would have if it had been a normal episode. 

Finally, I'm getting tired of the watchers. Yeah, they show up when something important is about to happen, but if you're not going to explain them any further than that, then don't have them in every single episode when nothing important is happening. Otherwise it defeats the purpose of them being in the series in the first place. 

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