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08 February 2008 @ 11:17 pm
SGA #4.16 Trio (episode review)  
A few thoughts on tonight's episode, FWIW....

Um... okay...

Was I the onliest only one who found this episode just a tad... er........ boring?

Sam, Rodney and Keller falling through a sinkhole and spending the whole episode trying to escape.

Don't get me wrong - it's nice that they put their heads together and tried to come up with ways to get out by using their own know-how and ingenuity instead of relying on some kind of beaming technology to whisk them away onto the surface.  But I dunno, this episode fell kind of flat to me.

We got Rodney/Keller banter. Haven't seen them interact a whole lot since the season started, so that was an interesting little thing there.  Just a bit of Rodney/Sam banter and Rodney's uncomfortable attitude when he was trying not to sound like he was saying Sam's weight was the reason the boxes/bridge thingy/whatever collapsed, well yeah, it was her weight but it would have been the weight of any of the three, because, no, Sam isn't fat, in fact she has a really nice body and yadda yadda yadda.........

Gotta feel for Sam, lying there with the broken leg, probably in quite a deal of pain and listening to the guy yammering on like that.

Did get a little chuckle out of the kids watching them down there, saying they couldn't help because they weren't supposed to be playing in that area and their parents would get mad.  Rodney's gonna have a score to settle with those "little brats" isn't he.  Heh...  Though of course their refusal to help (and then later just bringing their friends with them to see) was a convenient plot device.

The Sam/Keller bits earlier on when they were first trapped and tying knots in the rope seemed a bit awkward.  Keller offering to play 20 questions, then the whole "who is cuter" or "who would you rather be with: Pitt or Clooney (etc. etc.)" thing. Though it was a bit funny when Rodney got involved in it.

So, Keller finds a way out.  Mine shaft.  It's a VERY close call, but they manage to escape.  Cute little scene at the end between Rodney and Keller.  He owes her a beer.  He's seemingly oblivious and then says it doesn't count.  She asks him to have a drink with her and realizes he doesn't do this very much.  Okay.

Oh, yeah, almost forgot. The situation with Katie came up again.  I guess that is going nowhere. Although it was nice Keller told Rodney that Katie deserves someone like him.

Was it me, or did Sam seem a bit weak in this episode as well? She sounded pretty helpless in the beginning when this predicament first befell them., the way they were sitting there and she said that the base was bound to realize they weren't coming back and would send a team over there.  I know she's not the team leader, but she is technically the head of SGA right now, and she is a military officer, not a civilian.  And you'd think her scientific brain would be operating at full speed (yeah I know she couldn't read Genii so I give her a pass on that).  Just shows how different the Sam character seems to be in Atlantis, at least IMHO.

So I guess I was pretty harsh on this episode; sorry about that.  Again the thing I did like was that they tried to find a way to escape by using their own ingenuity and not solely on technology.
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poundpuppy_29: pic#70556489poundpuppy_29 on February 9th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
From what I have read on GW in the Anti thread and ep discussion thread no you are not alone. If Keller likes Rodney ha ha ha I hope she stays far far far away from Ronon hate that forced awkward ship. Thanks for the great indepth review.
jessm78: kissesjessm78 on February 9th, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)
I haven't been over there yet but I am glad to know I'm not alone. I thought I was being maybe a little harsh esp. since one of my friends posted a pretty positive review. There were some cute little bits but overall I wasn't too impressed. I never really saw any ship between Ronon and Keller, at least from that one scene. Not sure if she likes Rodney, it was kinda hard for me to tell from the end of the ep (but who knows, maybe she does 'cause of the way she was talking about Katie).

You're welcome, glad you liked the review. :)
tiah15: ShiriColourtiah15 on February 9th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
This is the first episode I've seen of season 4 and I only downloaded it because I REALLY wanted to watch it after Amanda's comments about her acrophobia. And I liked it a lot !!! Maybe you're used to better things from the rest of the season, I don't know ?!?
I wasn't bored for a second and liked how they had a lot of ideas for their escape - even though they didn't work out. The banter was fun all around and the "20 questions thing" between Sam and the doc was sooo akward (which must have been scripted), it was funny again. In case you didn't get it yet. I loved it ;)
And after hearing about Ronon/Keller I'm insanely happy I didn't have to watch that !!! Even though I missed Ronon :)
jessm78: Rodney McKayjessm78 on February 9th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
*points to avatar* As I told one of my other friends I think I was too hard on this episode. *hangs head in shame* I was focusing too much on the big picture and I almost overlooked all the little things.

I didn't get to see Amanda's comments about her acrophobia - I think after hearing that I would've been more keen on seeing the episode and enjoying it more. A lot of the eps this season have been pretty hit and miss IMHO.

I did like their ideas of escape, like I said putting their brains to work instead of relying on technology to beam them out of trouble. Yeah, that "20 questions" thing was so awkward..

Methinks I take the show a little too seriously sometimes. I've got to lighten up. Heh... Anyway I'm glad that you enjoyed it. :) Like I said I did enjoy some of the little things, that just escaped me when I was first watching it and writing my review. Maybe feeling sick had something to do with it, too... the medicine I'm taking makes me a little crazy now and then, lol

LOL... I know what you're saying! I did miss Ronon in this episode. Looks like there is more of a focus on him next week though (and Teal'c makes an appearance... though I was laughing a bit over his hair!).
tiah15: TeylaRonontiah15 on February 9th, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
Still sick ??? *big cyber hug* I just realized that hugging you like that won't even make me sick by accident. Neat :)

I rarely take Rodney eps seriously because ... well, it's Rodney !!!
I might even focus on the big picture more - if I knew what it was *g* But like I said, that's the only Season 4 ep I've seen so far and I'm not too spoiled on it. We're up to Carson dying in season 3 and that's it. After seeing that particular episode on Wednesday I was contemplating murder though. I knew he'd die during the season, but it was so incredibly sad :( I'm just glad that Keller seems to be nice as well. Will still miss Carson though ... and I'm getting way off topic, sorry :)
Wish I could see next week's episode as well :( You're lucky.