2/24/03 - 2/28/03
Really powerful performances by Kelly and Michael.
What's the deal with this "no interfering" rule? Isn't just being there
interfering? How can Casey protect Ricky without interfering?
After the fiasco with Rafe and Alison, why didn't Elizabeth think to
change her blouse--what there is of it? She was still wearing it when Joshua
I knew Caleb would get shot (thanks to the preview--why did they ruin
Friday's great cliffhanger by showing the outcome in the preview?) but had
no idea what would actually happen. I didn't even think about Ian using his
powers to get Kevin out of the way.
Tess was right to accuse Jack of being no better than Caleb. She'll never
see him the same away again.
Since I do my best to avoid spoilers (which really do ruin things for
me), I was relieved to see Rafe. I was also glad to see Caleb open his eyes.
I figured Tess would heal him, but I didn't know for certain.
Now, about this ceremony. When Elizabeth bit Joshua, Rafe checked the
body and said, "There's a ritual." He didn't follow it, so he should have
known that Joshua would come back. Then Rafe went to great lengths today to
perform his little ritual in a ceremony. Now I have to ask something. Did
Rafe not know about the ritual the first two times they tried to kill Caleb?
And if the ritual is truly a requirement, and if a slayer has to be the one
to kill a vampire, why did Livvie manage to kill him and make him stay that
way until Rafe's return brought him back?
Alison's coat is cute. I like the dragonflies. I couldn't wear it, but
it's cute on her.
I think I've officially decided that I don't like Jack anymore. At first
I thought it was nice that he wanted to protect Tess. Now he's gone and
deceived her, supposedly for her own good. After they got home, I began to
see how controlling he is. He thinks he's protecting her, but in his
overprotectiveness he has become extremely controlling. It's disturbing.
What a fantastic episode! The montage was just
perfect--especially the kiss. :-)
I do want to mention "Newborn Heart." It was different
this time. There was a new verse and accompanying
transition. I now know that I shouldn't have trusted the lyrics they gave
us the first time around. Normally, I know better than to rely on the closed captioning.
I've seen too many glaring mistakes. Last week, Lucy clearly said
"Petrified" but the caption had it as "You bet your life." I'm serious. I
heard it, and I watched her lips. No doubt about it. (I also remember once
on OLTL when Carlotta said, "Portate bien" and the caption said "Por todo
bien." Absolutely not.) That's why whenever I include a direct quote, I'm
very careful to be sure I have it right. Anyway, I knew the lyrics didn't
sound right, but I just got confused, and since I couldn't prove I was right (and they were wrong), I
went with what they had. I was vindicated today, when what I had heard
actually in the captions. This means:
So magnify the light (not "so make a fire to light")
Justify the night (not "just a fire tonight")
The correct lyrics make more sense, and I wish I had
trusted my hearing enough to get them right the first time they aired.
Glad to see Jack finally open his eyes. Ian was right to
say what he did.
Elizabeth also had a great insult for Lucy about her
competence as a slayer. Don't we all wish we'd said it?
Awwww. All the scenes with Caleb and Tess were so sweet.
I was always in favor of Stephen and Tess. Maybe her unconditional love
will change Caleb enough to let him stay around.
I didn't particularly enjoy seeing Jack wallow in
self-pity, but I was amused when a feather or piece of fuzz wafted down in
front of him. Brian Presley, the actor portraying Jack, definitely seemed to notice it, because he looked down
just as it passed his face.
Finally!!! I knew they had to get back to the music by
The Stephen Clay Experience sometime. I always hoped they would, anyway.
They made it clear almost from the beginning of "Naked Eyes" that the
music had strange effects on people. That's why Dr. Fox used it on Kevin
and talked about his "other." It's why Rafe and Lucy were so averse to it
whenever they heard it. It's also why Ed told Rafe to trust his instincts
about it. It wasn't just because Ed knew that Stephen was Caleb. Ed also
knew how the music affects people. Thank you, writers, for coming back to
My husband thinks Rafe and Ian are hearing the massacre
at Turmistan. It makes perfect sense to me. We'll see.
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