BOYS! RACING CARS! SUICIDE RUNS! EPIC BATTLE SEQUENCES! GALLANT WOOLSEY! RONON FILES REPORTS! MY SHIFT KEY IS STUCK! TEYLA KICKS SERIOUS ASS! RADEK GIGGLES AT RODNEY'S MISFORTUNE (HEE!), MICHAEL IS CREEPY (wait, that doesn't deserve caps), TEYLA'S PEOPLE INCLUDES ATLANTIS NOW, JOHN IS TOTALLY CHECKING ON HIS INJURED TEAMMATE BEFORE GOING AFTER THE BAD GUY ♥, DID I MENTION EPIC BATTLE SEQUENCES? AND RACE CARS? WITH REALLY LAME SMACK TALK?
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...what is this coherency you speak of?
Just... just... SHOW! ♥
Okay, I was a teensy bit scared going into this one because the preview made me think that the Dreaded Stolen Baby Arc™ was about to commence. But you proved me wrong, Show, and boy howdy
Where was I?
This week? Everyone rocked. Srsly. This was more than just a team ep, it was a city as team ep. Of course, because I'm just too far gone in my OTF, the John and Rodney scenes were my favorite. (The beginning! :D The Jumper Scene! /o\ The ending! XD) Of course, now John's so-many-he's-lost-count suicide runs have now transitioned from fanon to canon. Which makes me laugh so hard. And may I say that last image, with Teyla bouncing Torren like that, made me squee? Very loudly.
Something I've been noticing this season... I wouldn't say that I've disliked Teyla before this season, but this year I feel like I'm connecting and understanding her character much more than I have in the past. I'm not sure why. I mean, I don't think it's because of Torren, but something about her character has changed this year in a way I'm totally digging (and possibly I've changed too? Oh wait, that's way too sobering a thought for such a squeeful post). And I might be developing a girl!crush on Teyla. I mean, first priority is getting Torren to safety, of course. But then she's all about going off to kick Michael's ass. Which, yeah, was a little dark with the whole stepping on the hands thing, but how awesome was her and John taking turns socking Creepy!Thin!Man*?
Also, for those keeping track--
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That's right, five full hearts, for beauracratic bulldozing in the beginning, to the gallant falling down of the steps (okay, perhaps that's just what he gets for trying to be a chivalrous manly man, but it was almost as cute as Robert Picardo pulling out a chair for Jewel Staite)... I keep distracting myself... and then all the way to the end, in his own special Woolsey way, trying to tell Ronon "good job" and "thanks for getting tossed off a flight of stairs and taking one for the team."
And there's a lot more I was noticing and giggling about during the episode (I do recall making some comment about John compensating with his big ass gun), and something about Michael + TechSavvy. Maybe I'll remember it later. Hopefully with more coherency if that happens.
* - I probably should feel sorrier for Michael... but I've never really cared or sympathized with his character all that much with the exception of his introduction episode. He just... whines too much? I don't know. He bores me a little as a plot device. And he's creepy. And end-of-last-season/this season he's kind of had the whole Michael Jackson vibe going on with his obsession with Torren, which doesn't help with the whole creep factor.
Hopefully I won't be squeeing alone in this episode like last