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30 November 2007 @ 11:03 pm
SGA #4.09 Miller's Crossing (episode review)  
Figured I'd type up some of my thoughts on this ep while they're still fresh in my mind.

Okay, maybe I'm nuts, but the part in the beginning where Jeannie was kidnapped in bed had me giggling at how almost absurd it looked.  The guy who kidnapped her looked like he was wearing a Darth Vader Halloween costume a few sizes too small.  LOL, I don't know what it was, but something about that scene seemed a little cheesy to me.

And maybe it's just me, but it seemed almost weird to be seeing them all arriving at the SGC and not seeing any of our beloved SG-1 around.  Though it was cute seeing Ronon sitting with Walter in the commissary... Walter telling some funny stories and Ronon looking like he wished he wasn't here.  Heh.  And I thought that one airman, who wouldn't let McKay into the lab (since he had Dr. Lee's card) looked familiar.  I was watching Cold Lazarus not too long ago, and he kind of looks like the airman who told Hammond they couldn't find Crystal!Jack (the guy who said something like "Sir, O'Neill...the other guy...is not on the base").  I wonder if it's the same guy.  I kind of doubt it, but he did remind me a lot of him.

It was nice seeing Barrett again.  And, thinking back to our SGA boys... it was nice seeing Shep and Ronon dressed up just a bit.

Ah, Desperate Housewives guy (aka Robert Culp).  Felt bad for the guy that his daughter was dying, but what lengths he is going to in order to save her.  Using nanites? Interesting.  This plot vaguely reminded me of Desperate Measures, where that dying doctor kidnapped Sam, thinking she'd been a host and he could get info out of her (and then he goa'ulded himself).

DH and his sis were on their game in this episode...especially in the way they interacted.  How worried McKay gets after the guy injects Jeannie with the nanites, and how desperately he wants to save her, offering to let the Wraith helping them feed on him.  I liked how Shep was able to convince the guy (Wallace was his name, wasn't it?) to sacrifice himself so that Jeannie would live.

Not a bad ep.  Kate Hewlett mentioned at the NJ con that it was a good one, and I agree.  No Teyla, no Sam, but I thought everyone else did a nice job.  McKay and Shep had some good interaction too (speaking of which...Jeannie's "as far as looks go...you're no John Sheppard" cracked me up).  Oh, and I'm still grinning at the sound of "Uncle Mer." Heh.

Next week's ep looks interesting.  Elizabeth makes an appearance? Finally!
 
 
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KimberlyFDR: Canada Mankimberlyfdr on December 1st, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
I just posted my commentary. I cannot believe how AWESOME this episode was. Jeannie rocks, Rodney's emotional (and he said JOHN) and John's just...he can create so much emotion in just two words and he plays dirty, but he does it because he loves Rodney and he cannot let him put himself in danger.

As Joe Flanigan said, John is a pretty pretty psycho princess. This would be proof positive of that fact.
jessm78: Fire and Waterjessm78 on December 2nd, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
First off, I love your avatar :D I need to get me a paid account so I can start using some decent SGA avatars!

Second I just read your commentary and I totally agree! I loved Jeannie, loved Rodney being emotional (and it was so cool that he said JOHN *g*), loved the interplay between him and John.

Hee hee... well put, Joe! :D
KimberlyFDR: DH is Awesomekimberlyfdr on December 3rd, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
Thank you kindly (on both accounts:)
bethtaurichick: Rodney snarkbethtaurichick on December 1st, 2007 09:51 pm (UTC)
Hey Jess! Sorry I've been kind of MIA lately- had a lot going on. Joseph & I are expecting a new addition!! I found out the day before my 30th birthday...the little one will be here somtime in July looks like. We're very excited!

Anyway, on to your post- I felt pretty much the same way about Miller's Crossing as you did! I thought that Jeannie's kidnapping was pretty cheesy, too. It was really nice to see Kate Hewlett back on the show, though. And poor Steven Culp, he seems to be always playing a bad guy now, although I guess he did something good in the end. It's Steven, not Robert- I only know because I've been a fangirl of his since he played CIA Agent Clayton Webb on JAG - and he was on Enterprise, and I'm kind of a trekkie like that :)

It was nice to see Barrett again- and very nice to see Walter, too- I missed him! Ronan was definitely channeling Teal'c a bit during that conversation with Walter :)

And the Shep/McKay interaction was wonderful!! And Kate Hewlett's comment about the "you're no John Sheppard"- I was laughing so hard at that one! Poor Rodney.

Anyway, I really liked this ep, and it will definitely be interesting to see Elizabeth back in next week's ep!
jessm78jessm78 on December 2nd, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
Beth! Happy Belated Birthday!! :D Aw, I am so sorry that I didn't get to send you an e-card or anything. I've been swamped with work the past couple of weeks. But, wow, what great news!!! Congrats to you and Joseph, I'm so happy for you!! *HUGS*

Yeah, it was great to see Kate on the show again. I was really looking forward to this ep after what she told us at the con. Oops, sorry, I meant Steven.. *blushes* I'm awful with names and I was only a casual JAG watcher, so.... But he did a good job in this ep, even though he was another bad guy.

LOL, y'know Ronon did seem to be channeling Teal'c there. He almost reminded me of Teal'c in Heroes Part 1 when Bregman was interviewing him. Hee!

Yep I loved the Shep/McKay interaction! Poor Rodney indeed... hee hee

Yeah, I can't wait to see how next week's ep is going to be, with Elizabeth back and all. Looking forward to it!
bethtaurichick: DT happy joybethtaurichick on December 2nd, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
*hugs back* Thanks!! Don't worry about the b-day card- I know how crazy things can be, especially with my b-day being close to Thanksgiving. The baby news kind of overshadowed my birthday, anyway :)

Talk to you soon!