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    S01.E01: The Vulcan Hello

    Star Trek = Johnny Carson The Orville = David Letterman ST:Discovery = Jay Leno The wrong guy inherited the legacy!
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    S01.E01: The Vulcan Hello

    Ugh! Grimdark Star Trek wallowing in murky monochromatic mud-puddles of the laziest story writing imaginable. The Klingons, you say?! The Klingons?! Dear GOD how original! Who could have seen it coming? KLINGONS ... in Star Trek! Rod Serling himself could never have seen such a deviously clever plot twist coming! THE GENIUS IT BLINDS ME [[the Orville is still the best Star Trek on television]]
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    S04.E19: All The Madame's Men

    It was all of them, but mostly May - not Coulson. In the real world May killed the girl in Bahrain who was turning adults into murder-bots. In the Framework she brought the child to the US and they tried to give her a normal life in Boston but the kid went on a destruction spree instead, which HYDRA used to spread enough anti-Inhuman propaganda to sweep into power.
  4. From your lips to God's ears. I think the critics can't recognize anything NOT grimdark at this point so Orville went right over their heads. "It CAN'T be good sci-fi, it's not even 90% shadows and completely grainy and desaturated all the time!" I'm guessing somebody's got to be holding down the SHIELD fort while Coulson etc. are off space-spelunking, and that's how Earth-bound Hunter fits in somehow.
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    S04.E20: Farewell, Cruel World

    You're right, I see your point. But this reality is the only one Mack has - the one he needed to return to or he would physically die. Rough for sure, but true. I was just saying that, if he were out of the Framework, he could still make sure CodeHope was cared for by programming in a CodeMack. But your talking about his perception of CodeHope, so I think we might be having a slightly different conversation than I originally thought. It's occurred to me that it would be impossible to have such a deep conversation about the Flash or Supergirl because the writing on SHIELD is a whole other league better. Guess I should enjoy it while we've got it; I think season five has got to be the last for SHIELD. At least it will go out with some fine storytelling under its belt, that you can't find anywhere else on super hero TV shows...
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    S04.E20: Farewell, Cruel World

    "It's" not his daughter. "It's" code. His actual daughter is and always will be from now on, dead.
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    S04.E20: Farewell, Cruel World

    Then again, once you're out, you could always create a digital duplicate of yourself within the Framework to take care of "your" son. Hell, you could make him a billionaire if you wanted to, and give the "child" the best life imaginable. It's all ones and zeroes...
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    S04.E20: Farewell, Cruel World

    Coulson had a happy ending. He blasted Loki through plenty of bulkhead with that BFG before that pesky lil' chest wound took him out. He even inspired the formation of the Avengers, but yes, that was after his death. Still: What an obituary that dude must've had! Now, of course, Coulson is an undead cyborg (just ask Project T.A.H.I.T.I. and his left forearm!) But his actual death, in the Avengers movie? Kinda sorta bad ass. He was a mere mortal man who slowed an evil god from another universe down to a grinding halt, in the name of all that he saw as good and noble. Tell me that's not a happy ending - for a warrior, at least!
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    S04.E19: All The Madame's Men

    I can see Dark!Fitz setting up his transfer into a Fitzy LMD. And I can see FrameWard pulling the rug out from under Dark!Fitz and hijacking his FitzBot at the very last second. Nobody said the FrameFolk had to transfer into LMD bodies that were their own likeness!
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    S04.E19: All The Madame's Men

    Pretty sure the Darkhold exists solely to create messes, not fix them LOL
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    S04.E19: All The Madame's Men

    Yeah - between Ghost Rider and the demon-possessed sexy murderbot AIDA, this show's been so head-and-shoulders-and-a-little-torso-too above those other shows that they've become unwatchable. Flash is rehashing the same story arc for a third straight year (he has to fight another speedster, you say? Unpossible!). Legends and Supergirl still don't know what the hell they want to be. All have absolutely no regard for solid plotting (they finally come up with the solution BECAUSE!!!) and are especially awful at doing time travel stories. I'm liking my 10PM, sever the hot Russian's head and let him run a murderbot version of himself from inside a jar of liquid, Agents of Shield just fine thanks. It's wildly imaginative and doesn't treat watchers like dopes.
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    Ratings and Scheduling

    I think ABC decided to "give the viewers what they want" - i.e. the superheroic angle that made Flash, Supergirl, etc. popular - and decided to replace Agent Carter with what ended up being the Inhumans. It's not a period piece, so it's easier to produce than Carter, and probably a lot of production-related issues make the Inhumans easier to make into a series. Nothing against Carter, I just think ABC would rather have its money end up on the screen as cool special effects for the fanboys, than have its money go towards renting 20 period-specific cars that are seen for all of four seconds in the background.
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    S04.E18: No Regrets

    "Have people forgotten me already? I'm just a silly little book! No fears, friend - I'm easy reading! Don't believe me? Go ahead and open me, then! You're not afraid, are ya?" - The Darkhold, telepathically goading you, just now
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    S04.E18: No Regrets

    Liking this arc but it's dragging out way too much. Next, AIDA's gonna trick them into thinking they've really left the Framework BUT THEY"RE STILL IN IT!!!1! OH NOES!!!1! Learn when to let a story go, writers. I "needed" about three episodes of this one, tops. Back to reality. But I have to say, although the length of the arc is tiresome, each episode is really nailing it of its own accord. No wasted space, no needless parts, very lean and feisty storytelling, enjoyable and jaw-dropping by turns. Couldn't find a flaw in a single performance. I just wish that same, succinctly aggressive storytelling we're seeing per episode could be applied to the overall story arc - nothing wasted, story gets told before it gets old, and we're moving on, moving on. No story loitering, writers! A rolling stone gathers no moss and your story's looking a little green...
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    S04.E17: Identity and Change

    The Kree blood that brought Coulson back to life was blue. I think the fact he had his brain rebuilt using blue Kree blood (with the Tahiti memories falsely implanted) is why he's able to overcome the Framework. His brain's been overwritten once already with project TAHITI. And remember when Raina put Coulson in that brain scanner device to help him unlock his true memories? Coulson's brain has got plenty of experience overcoming this sort of mind wipe stuff and isn't putting up with that shit anymore. I think he's trying to process his memories of the blue Kree blood, like they were a dream or something. The Kree blood "cleaned" away his memories for a while. So his brain finds the next best thing to make sense of it by comparing it to blue liquid soap.
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