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Smallville Season Premiere: Odyssey

I really loved this episode, actually. I have a theory about Chloe's brain boost -- it happened when she interacted with Brainiac last season. Otherwise, though, it wouldn't make much sense. If it isn't Brainiac-related, then she's completely unique among the meteor mutants with having two powers, which edges her into "not even pretending she's a real character instead of a convenient plot device" territory.

Lois was awesome! We got to see her undercover twice and face off with the person who looks to be the face of LuthorCorp this season, which is so great. And her scenes with Clark were wonderful! I'm looking forward to their interactions so much. *hearts*

Speaking of Clark, I really enjoyed his plot as well. I loved how Oliver refused to give up. And that they used Aquaman effectively, which is always an issue. Black Canary was also very good this time around. I'm really liking the looks of that whole plotline. Plus, Clark deciding that he needs to move forward is great! If the rest of the season lives up to the promise of this episode, I'm really going to love it.

Supernatural Season Premiere: Lazarus Rising

For me, the saving grace of this episode is what happens at the end. Sam still working with Ruby made me so happy, I cannot even express how happy I am. And Dean's meeting with the 'angel' (I reserve my judgment) was also pretty awesome. I liked that character.

Not so happy with Sam turning into Dean in his brother's absence or the gratuitous slapping of the female demon. So, reserving judgment.

I liked the way Dean was greeted by Bobby and Sam. Not sure how I feel about the recategorization of Bobby as 'the closest thing I have to a father' (which may have happened last year, but I may have been distracted by how much I hated Dean at that point). I don't think that John Winchester was a very good father, but I don't want him white-washed out of Dean's life, either.

Bones: The Finger in the Nest

I was heartbroken by Angela and Jack's break-up. Seriously, I was crying. I was glad to see that both of them remain professional last week, but also that we got to see emotional fallout this week. Sweets is love. I really like him. I was glad to see Parker again.

The main plotline of this episode made me cry. I'm with the Dog Whisperer and Brennen -- it's not the dog's fault, it's the master's. Unlike Brennen, though, I knew that the dog would be put down. He killed someone -- no way Brennen would get to keep him. It's sad, though. I was totally crying at the end.

House Season Premiere: Dying Changes Everything

I was so glad to see Wilson walk away from House (and the hospital) at the end of the episode. I was thrilled about his reasons. That was the actual thing that made Amber different than everyone else who has ever cared about Wilson -- she insisted that Wilson take care of himself before he tried taking care of her (because she's fully capable of taking care of herself).

I liked his implicit rejection of the hypocrisy that the staff engaged in last year, by saying that no one at the hospital even liked Amber. I liked him very much throughout the episode and that gives me hope for the coming season.

Fringe: The Same Old Story

Hmm. I still like Peter and Olivia a lot and am enjoying Walter, but the plotline was... hmm. Are we going to have a woman in her underwear in every episode of this show?

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Date: 2008-09-19 06:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-white-rain.livejournal.com
If Wilson actually gets to take care of himself and change and the POTW doesn't foreshadow his eventual development, I might forgive season four.

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Date: 2008-09-19 11:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] butterfly.livejournal.com
Yeah. I really do hope that Wilson actually does get to change. If he and House fall back into the same old relationship, then I'll probably give up on the show.

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Date: 2008-09-19 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ivy03.livejournal.com
I was also struck by the "closest thing I have to a father" line, since that is usually said by characters that don't have fathers. I can't decide if there was an implied "left" at the end there or if the show runners have kind of forgotten about John.

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Date: 2008-09-19 11:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] butterfly.livejournal.com
Yeah. The wording felt incomplete to me. If they'd had 'left' in there somewhere, it probably wouldn't have jarred me.

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Date: 2008-09-19 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] millylicious.livejournal.com
I think Dean meant - 'closest thing that I still have to a father', because he didn't say 'closest thing I've ever had to a father', in the sense that John's dead and Bobby's still there.

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Date: 2008-09-19 11:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] butterfly.livejournal.com
Probably. It just pinged me wrong. They probably meant it the way you said.

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Date: 2008-09-19 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sol-se.livejournal.com
Haven't seen the other shows yet, but agreed 100% about Wilson. Oh, Wilson.

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Date: 2008-09-19 11:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] butterfly.livejournal.com
I hope his new strength of character continues.

*pets Wilson*

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Date: 2008-09-19 11:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] starlightmoonla.livejournal.com
I was heartbroken by Angela and Jack's break-up.

I honestly wasn't expecting this to actually happen and I guess I should have expected it.

Sweets is love. I really like him.

Love his character and I'm happy that he's more a part of the show this time around. I think he's even in the credits *forgets to watch the credits*

The main plotline of this episode made me cry. I'm with the Dog Whisperer and Brennen -- it's not the dog's fault, it's the master's.

Me too. I couldn't help it. And I was hoping beyond hope that she would get to keep him, even if I knew that the dog would most likely be put down.

I was all ready tearing up during the talks about dog fighting, along with the PSA in the middle of the show, that by the time we got to Brennan's speech at the end I couldn't stop crying.

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Date: 2008-09-21 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serenography.livejournal.com
SV - I agree that Chloe's new ability is related to her encounter with Brainiac as well.

SPN - Dean's "father" comment didn't really bother me, I assumed he meant it as if it had a "left" at the end. It would have been nice for him to have actually said that though.

House - I don't read any House spoilers, but has it been said if Wilson was coming back or not? I hope he is.

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Date: 2008-09-23 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katesutton.livejournal.com
I haven't seen the House premiere yet, but I really hope they let Wilson untangle himself a bit from House's issues. Which character was it said that House makes everyone worse? I still like the character, but it's TRUE. He and his addiction and everything else are just a black hole for the people in his life. I was not pleased to see someone as good for Wilson as Amber get sacrificed to the altar of House's angst.

And..to opine on something else I know naught of, it's been a good long while since I watched Supernatural(beginning of season three, I think), but while I get that John loved his boys, he wasn't a good dad. In fact, he wasn't much of a dad to Dean. Dean was a caretaker when he should have been a kid and I can see Dean finally voicing that resentment in subtle ways. Of course, this is probably all crap, as I haven't seen a lot of the story.


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