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Episode Review 2.1 - A New Dawn - athene — LiveJournal
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Episode Review 2.1 - A New Dawn
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honor_reid From: honor_reid Date: November 18th, 2014 05:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I finally was able to watch it today.

I think you have a point it seemed a bit chaotic so if someone was tuning in for the first time it would be a bit difficult to follow.

Jason was abrupt with everyone, but it could be Jack's way of trying to show how much more dramatic this show is supposed to be, so maybe it was an acting choice. Also the fact that except for the one conversation between Pythagoras and Hercules there was no time for heart to heart. So we really didn't get any insight into what Jason is thinking or how he's doing in general.

Actually that is the complaint I have with this episode, we really don't know how the past year has been for most of the characters. So maybe in pt.2

I agree the jury is still out for me as well as far as whether I like the new tone of the show. I am hoping that we will get more moments between Hercules, Pythagoras, and Jason, like in the first season. Because honestly they were the ones that keep me tuning in every week.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 18th, 2014 10:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Jason appears to have become very focussed and abrupt and to the point, to the point of almost being mono-syllabic!

I've been thinking about it, and I think actually he was very bossy and stubborn about doing things 'his way' in series 1 as well, but it was offset against the fact that he often didn't understand what was going on and needed to have things explained to him by the others, so they could sometimes rein him in a bit of he was going too far. Now there has been a big time pass and Jason has (presumably) got used to the social rules and customs of the world, there isn't even that to hold him back any more, so the fact that he is determined to do things his way and damn the consequences is even more pronounced.

Maybe it is just because the opening two-parter is so action-packed and full of fights and action sequences, so there just isn't time for the more character-based stuff. I'm definitely hoping that after that it might settle down a bit and we'll see more of the boys interacting properly. Because yes, the relationship between the three main characters was really the thing that made the series stand out from other sci-fi/fantasy series for me. If it loses that, it will have lost the real heart of the show.
honor_reid From: honor_reid Date: November 19th, 2014 06:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I am hoping that it settles down as well.

I have been thinking and your right he was very resolute about doing things his way last season as well. In Greek Mythology the heros all tend to be very flawed in character so maybe this is Jason's flaw.

Plus ever since he has been in Atlantis he has been told he has a destiny and he is the ONLY one who can save everyone. He even is faster and more skilled in fighting then others who have been fighting for their entire life. Ariadne herself has even said he has never failed.

The point being that, all of that could go to even the humblest of person's head. And considering Jason probably wasn't all that humble to begin with he may have an over inflated ego at this point.

Maybe the writers are setting him up for a fall and for him to finally fail at something (And probably in a very painful way). Which would allow his character to grow and become a better hero in the process.

I hope all of that makes since as it is late here and I am tired. :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 20th, 2014 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, you're right. If he is constantly being told by people that he is 'special' and has a destiny, it would be surprising if it hadn't affected him a bit.

Maybe the writers are setting him up for a fall and for him to finally fail at something (And probably in a very painful way). Which would allow his character to grow and become a better hero in the process.

I like that theory!
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