261 comments posted · 14 followers · following 0
This is more than likely my favourite episode of any television show ever. At some point I need to make an actual top 10 or something, but this would be the first thing I say. It's beautiful. Everyone has gushed about it here already so I probably don't need to, but yeah, I just love how it can be watched as a standalone story (within reason) but also takes the show into new areas, while calling back to others. I remember watching this in real time when I was a student and just being blown away by how good television could actually be.
Ok, so random Rot13 flailing:
Urael Vna Phfvpx UBJ QB LBH OR FB TBBQ?
Nyfb, Qnavry Snenqnl! Uvz cynlvat gur 'qbp oebja' ebyr va guvf rcvfbqr przragrq uvz va zl gbc 5 punenpgref nybat jvgu Qrfzbaq, jub boivbhfyl unf guvf rcvfbqr gb gunax nf jryy. Vaperqvoyr.
Gurfr gjb, Ora, Fnjlre naq Whyvrg ner cebonoyl zl snibhevgr punenpgref bs gur jubyr fubj, ohg V pbhyq nyfb tvir nabgure gbc 5 vs nfxrq ntnva V vzntvar
Gung evfvat fjryy bs rzbgvba qhevat gur svany cubar pnyy vf fghaavat, naq gur qvnybthr unf gung nyzbfg zhfvpny dhnyvgl nf vg pbzrf gbtrgure.
Guvf rcvfbqr oebhtug gur fpv-sv ryrzrag bs gur fubj gb gur sber yvxr abar orsber vg, naq V ybir vg qrneyl sbe gung. Fb znal crbcyr fnl gur fubj fubhyq arire unir tbar qbja gung ebhgr, ohg gur gvzr-geniry ryrzragf nyybj sbe fb zhpu evpu, rzbgvir fgbel gryyvat, naq sbe zr, fhpu n ornhgvshy svanyr, gung V nqzver gur jevgref fb zhpu sbe tbvat jvgu vg ng guvf fgntr.
Also, Statue of Liberty angel looked and was just awful, it wasn't funny, it made no sense, and didn't add anything. I nearly always defend Steven Moffat's era of DW (S5 remains by far my favourite series) but I do seriously worry if these 'bookmark'-like images are going to keep showing up in place of ACTUAL CONTENT. I wouldn't mind so much if they were actually kind of 'cool' in some way, but this was, again, just pants.
So, this episode happened. I watched it a few weeks ago, I remember painfully rot13ing my grief during a completely unrelated Buffy episode. I almost forgot it was coming up though, I must have perception filtered it from my mind because fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck that hurt (nygubhtu cbffvoyl abg nf zhpu nf furyyf). I was numb watching Fred's slow decline. I'm glad she went down fighting, but bar Wesley she was my favourite Buffyverse character, and now she's gone. Has Amy Acker ever won any awards? She's incredible, not only to act out Fred's end, but then to become someone completely different INSTANTLY, it's amazing. Also, basically in Amy Acker awe-land at the moment thanks to Dollhouse, and I did wonder if this storyline was going to sync up with Epitaph 1 on this site after I watched it last week (V'z ernql sbe zber thfuvat gbzbeebj, bu zl Tbq fur vf fb tbbq. Unira'g frra shegure guna gung va Qbyyubhfr lrg gubhtu)
RIP Fred, heart = squelched
Also, do we actually know at this point why Ballard is obsessed with Caroline? Is he just trying to be a hero?