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Posted on 31-Jan-06 at 9:21.
mood: excitedexcited

Eeeee! Just watched, after drinking a huge cup of coffee, and now I'm more than wired. That was a tense episode. And not at all what I expected. That in and of itself is enough to delight me. Working with the Wraith was an interesting concept, seeing the Wraith in Atlantis was weird, and everyone was suitably jumpy and nervous and suspicious, wondering exactly what they were up to. But seriously, it wasn't like the Atlantians had much of a choice.

Everyone was marvelous, from Zelenka and Beckett nervously working with the wraith on the retrovirus deployment, to Rodney insisting that the Wraith send them more info, to the Wraith queen (seriously cool), to Michael, and Teyla, especially. I love Teyla's warning to John: they're Wraith.

I had issues with the ending, though--of course, I expected things to go very wrong, having seen the spoiler pics of Rodney and Ronon being cocooned, but the whole "Wraith computer virus" business was a disappointing way to get there. I'm not an IT person, but I would think they would keep all the wraith info on completely separate machines as a routine precaution. Still, I'm willing to do the handwave, because I found this ep to be entirely compelling.

Little moments that I loved:

- Zelenka's sexy muttering near the end when he found something wrong with the computers
- Rodney insisting he had to go on board the Wraith ship. And patting John like that - aw!!
- I liked Elizabeth negotiating with the queen. TH really sold those moments for me
- Carson asking the Wraith's name
- the queen feeding on the newly humanized wraith. Creepy. I like my wraith creepy.
- John's obvious discomfort with the whole idea.
- And, of course, the little John/Rodney "we have a plan" routine:

I love the way they worked it, as if we, as the audience, needed reminding that John and Rodney are ridiculously cute together, no matter what.

Again, the only time it fell apart for me was the end--of course Sheppard's not dead, and of course, the wraith want to grandstand instead of kill Ronon and Rodney outright. But I can't wait for part two, although it's going to be a painfully long wait. I want to know if Michael was aware of this doublecross, and why did the Wraith download info on the Aurora mission? To gain knowledge of how to boost their hyperspace drive? Would that be in the mission logs? And is part two going to take place on Earth? That would be cool.

So, to sum up my reaction: Eeeee!

BTW, thank you to everyone who responded to my poll! I loved all your answers. Made me giggle. *g*
And, to answer some of those questions, It's all of the above for the Odwalla bars, I made over 600 screencaps of "Inferno", and....I can't believe the season is oveeeeerrrrr!!! /whine


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rivier at 2006-01-31 15:59 (UTC) (Link)

Could that second cap be much fruitier? Fruitier than one of your Odwalla bars, I reckon.

I'n not hopeful, but I'd still love it so hard if they, uhm... *thingummied* Rodney in the next season like I've been speculating. Clearly, they'll need him to help with the hyperdrive, it's not an impossible way to get him to do it, and it would parallel the Wraith Queen feeding in the infirmary, which was as you say hellacious creepy.

I want to go away and decompress and then sit down and rave like a LOON about this season. SUCH LOVE! And hey, they haven't exactly tamped down on the McShep this year, have they!

thegrrrl2002 at 2006-01-31 16:26 (UTC) (Link)
Could that second cap be much fruitier?

By time that scene ended, my jaw dropped. I couldn't believe how fluffy they were. Still picking up each other's mannerisms, how cute is that? John's classic 'hands on hips' pose is now Rodney's, too. Sweet!

I thought about your theory at the end there, and for a moment, I thought it was going to come true, and I almost squealed. Then they went in a different direction, but it's also great because yeah, what you said, there are all sorts of possibilities arising. I didn't think of them forcing Rodney to do the hyperdrive work--it's possible, though.

I have been a little spoiled for the next ep, and I'm intrigued by how it's all going to work out.

they haven't exactly tamped down on the McShep this year, have they?

*g* Nope. It's burning brightly, in a lovely lavender-colored way.

I love the sense that the cast is enjoying themselves, too. Not in a way that undercuts the intensity of the episodes, but there's definitely a sense of enthusiasm that comes through, don't you think?
drlense at 2006-01-31 16:05 (UTC) (Link)
Caps!!!! Squee!!!
thegrrrl2002 at 2006-01-31 16:17 (UTC) (Link)
I promise to make better ones--my monitor here at work is crappy, and I have no idea what the quality of what I just posted might be. *g*
wychwood at 2006-01-31 16:26 (UTC) (Link)
Heh :) I had about the same stuff as you *g* Only less articulate. And LOVE for the mimicking hands-on-hips *g* It's better than the Clicky Fingers Of Doom from Critical Mass!

Yeah, I felt the ending was weak. But I still want to see the rest of it!

The Aurora mission - if you remember, there was supposed to be information on a Wraith weakness in the databanks. It had been wiped before Rodney got to them, but I'm guessing that that's what the Wraith were checking for...
thegrrrl2002 at 2006-01-31 19:10 (UTC) (Link)
The dueling finger-clicky, now the hands on the hips--they're just trying to kill their fangirls, aren't they? So married. I love it.

::watches your icon::

Yup, love it. *g*

I forgot about the wraith weakness thing from Aurora! I would absolutely love for that concept to resurface in the next season.

And any weakness in the ending was more than compensated for by the rest of the ep. I just truly enjoyed it.

maryavatar at 2006-01-31 16:38 (UTC) (Link)
Wah, oh the hands on hips is breaking my brain. And possibly my gusset...
thegrrrl2002 at 2006-01-31 19:11 (UTC) (Link)
Oh yeah. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it. I had to rewind and watch it again. *g*
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thegrrrl2002 at 2006-01-31 19:14 (UTC) (Link)
Oh no, you didn't get a chance to download it yet? You poor thing!

I was surprised there were only 20 eps, too. Although, I just checked, and S1 was only 20 eps long, too.

Damn it, I want more!
inthekeyofd at 2006-01-31 17:15 (UTC) (Link)
Loved it!!! And the cap of them with the "hands on hips" I have to do my summary, but a few things you mentioned will be mentioned again. *smile*

And THANK YOU, I was thinking the same thing, WHY DIDN'T THEY PUT THE INFO ON A COMPUTER THAT WAS ISOLATED FROM THEIRS?? I know I would have, but then again, that's just me. *smile*
thegrrrl2002 at 2006-01-31 19:16 (UTC) (Link)
It was a fun ep, wasn't it? Despite the computer worm thing. Anything that has John and Rodney being so damn cute, along with the entire rest of the cast, works for me.
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thegrrrl2002 at 2006-01-31 19:18 (UTC) (Link)
::nods:: I feel the same way. I think I'll be rewatching this and Inferno quite a few times during the break.

And Ronon was definitely hot. I didn't mean to leave him out of my review--liked him a lot in this ep. Must have been distracted by the blindingly slashiness of John and Rodney.

Is it time for S3 yet?
_bettina_ at 2006-01-31 17:32 (UTC) (Link)
The second cap; priceless! Heh.
thegrrrl2002 at 2006-01-31 19:22 (UTC) (Link)
*g* It's just such a fabulous moment between them, isn't it?
I get it, but I don't dig it.
cdeacon at 2006-01-31 17:48 (UTC) (Link)
Those caps are too funny! Thanks for sharing them.
thegrrrl2002 at 2006-01-31 19:23 (UTC) (Link)
You're very welcome! I'm sure there will be more to come. *g*
The Porn Fairy
shetiger at 2006-01-31 19:04 (UTC) (Link)
Zelenka's sexy muttering near the end when he found something wrong with the computers

Rowrrrrr. Very.

*stares at fruity cap*
thegrrrl2002 at 2006-01-31 19:24 (UTC) (Link)
He has a damn sexy voice, doesn't he? Especially when it goes down all low and velvety.

not_sally at 2006-01-31 19:39 (UTC) (Link)
The writers love us. They really do.
aizjanika at 2006-01-31 20:50 (UTC) (Link)
It seems that way. Aren't they the same writers on SG-1 who hate us? ;-)
aizjanika at 2006-01-31 20:50 (UTC) (Link)
I won't see this one for a few weeks yet, most likely, but...aw! I can't wait!
thegrrrl2002 at 2006-02-01 00:25 (UTC) (Link)
I thought it was absolutely wonderful. As you might have noticed. *g*
oxoniensis at 2006-01-31 22:11 (UTC) (Link)
I want to know if Michael was aware of this doublecross

I felt bad for him all along, so my first thought about the doublecross was disappointment that he wasn't being genuine in his alliance. Because he did seem honest when he was talking to Ronon and Teyla, as though he really wanted them to see his point of view. But I hadn't thought of the possibility that he might not know the queen's plan - interesting! And yet another thing we'll have to wait MONTHS to find out! *weeps*
thegrrrl2002 at 2006-02-01 00:27 (UTC) (Link)
I wonder if he's considered a bit of an outcast among the wraith now, after his weird little human holiday.

Or maybe, he's considered really valuable because he knows all sorts of dirt about them.

Oh, it's going to be a long...how many months?
Time Is Like A Kiss
jenlev at 2006-01-31 22:21 (UTC) (Link)
ack....unable to resist spoilers and meeping as i consider the wait between seasons. thank you for the review recap. and for the fun poll. :)
thegrrrl2002 at 2006-02-01 00:27 (UTC) (Link)
Season 3 is neeeeeever going to get here!!!! ::wails::

I may need to make more polls. *g*
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thegrrrl2002 at 2006-02-01 00:29 (UTC) (Link)
::wraps you in silk::

Nobody-gets-left-behind!Sheppard is worthy of much, much glee. As was this ep. I'm still all twittery from it.
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