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Episode Review 2.1 - A New Dawn - athene — LiveJournal
Episode Review 2.1 - A New Dawn
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celeste9 From: celeste9 Date: November 29th, 2014 12:39 am (UTC) (Link)
So I've finally gotten around to reading this! And yes, I was very confused, haha, as you probably already knew when I had to ask if I'd forgotten the king dying last year. *g* I couldn't figure out how much time had passed, and I had no idea what was going on with Pasiphae. I figured I must have just forgotten a lot from last year! But apparently not. Merlin used to do those time jumps as well but I recall them being less jarring than this.

But I enjoy fight scenes, and even better if they've got swords, so I'm not really going to complain about that. And the "I love you" bit with Py and Herc was completely adorable, especially when Herc pretended not to be crying, awwwww. <3 I didn't like the soldier killing debate, it felt off all around.

I don't have an Atlantis icon, but I do have Mr. Spock! *g*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 29th, 2014 12:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Ha! You finally read the first one, right after I've posted the second one! :-) Yes, I do worry about the fact that they just launched into it with no explanation or indication of the time pass. I know it's been in all the promo stuff, but no everyone reads the promo stuff and interviews, especially if they are deliberately avoiding spoilers, or are only a casual fan.

And interesting you compare it with Merlin. I seem to remember in Merlin they always slipped it into the dialogue fairly early on in the first episode if there had been a significant passage of time since the last time we saw them, so you always knew where you were. I don't recall anyone in this ep of Atlantis saying anything about it being a year since Pasiphae was exiled, or a year since Jason arrived, or whatever. I know it was all really fast-paced and action packed, but surely it wouldn't have been that difficult to slip *something* in somewhere? Unless, perhaps, they did, and it just didn't make the final edit.

The fight scenes were really good, although I think they got even better in episode 2. I'm still boggling slightly at Pythagoras' new-found sword skills, however. Oh, and don't get me started on the debate about killing the soldier. I'm going to pretend it didn't happen, because it was so out of character for all three of them. :-(
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