So, apparently in the US it was stated up front that this ep included a big betrayal? I had no idea. I'm glad I didn't, because I would never have suspected Self and I would have worried myself sick that they had Alex in the frame. But Don! I never knew you had such balls. I didn't see it coming at all. Although my spidey-sense started tingling like hell as soon as he went off with Scylla on his own (and when Alex & Sucre were having their beer bonding moment, adorable as it was, I was cringing, yelling, 'Oh, guys, don't start celebrating! Tempting fate, much?' ), I was still at that point thinking that it wouldn't be his fault: I imagined Gretchen coming after him, and a heroic death. It wasn't until he started wondering about other buyers that I even thought about starting to suspect him. Shocker! I wonder, was it his plan all along or did he get drawn to the dark side when he realised how much Scylla was worth? I kind of hate him for screwing the guys over, but still. Dude. *Balls.*
T-Bag. How is it possible that I feel sorry for T-Bag? But oh, he was so genuinely upset at finally, irrevocably, losing his shot at Cole Pfeiffer's life. I had to love how Gretchen was so totally 'Whatever. Machine gun now.' Hee. Gretchen is my favouritest psycho evah.
Sara. Oh, Sara. I'm a little horrified at how easily & competently you stuck that gun under Lisa's chin, but also? It was *awesome*. Badass!Sara FTW.
I loved that quiet moment between Alex & Lincoln. 'We're settled.' It really wouldn't take me much effort to get behind Alex/Linc ::pets them::
Michael's plan was, of course, a work of major genius. I laughed my head off when the goon at the airport pulls 'All's Well That Ends Well' out of the rucksack. Ah, Michael, how so awesome? I think Linc really, really enjoyed his 'Bet you wish you'd framed someone else' line, too. Heh.
I really enjoyed this ep, plot-wise, because for a little while we got our happy ending (and I would love to read some AUs where it really *does* end there, with the gang just hanging out and being mates) but we also now get a whole new adventure. Yay!
I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here - I don't watch any other reality TV, but this? Unmissable. This year's has been superb, after a rather boring start, due to the addition of David Van Day. I am just so in love with him right now. Absolutely, totally, batshit insane. DVD for King of the Jungle!
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The one who seduced you and fucked you over and broke your heart in a million pieces and laughed about it:
Heroes. I totally adored S1, loved S2 despite the criticism, and had an RL friend to squee with over it. But S3, while it looks good and has some fabulous individual scenes, just makes no *sense* to me. I can see what they're trying to do and why, but you can't say 'oh, this will be cool, let's do it.' You have to *earn* it, and they haven't put the effort in to do that. I was never actively fannish, but I had complete emotional investment in the show. Now it's just a matter of pointing & going 'Wow, WTF?'
The old flame you don't see very often any more but whom you still really enjoy getting together with for a few drinks and maybe a pleasant nostalgic romp in the sheets:
Buffy & Angel. You never forget your first, do you? I still think both shows are awesome, I read the comics (although certainly with Buffy S8, there's a bit of 'Wow, WTF' there too, heh), I still watch them and while I haven't written them for a long while I wouldn't rule it out, either. I saw 'Hell's Bell's' the other day, that gorgeous, bittersweet scene where Spike and Buffy meet at the wedding, and was struck all over again by just how much I loved them. ::sniff::
The mysterious dark gothy one whom you used to sit up with talking until 3 a.m. at weird coffeehouses and with whom you were quite smitten until you realized he really was fucking crazy:
Lost. I have swung backwards and forwards on this so much. Do the writers actually know what they're doing? Is there an explanation? Can it ever, ever pay off all these years of WTF? I don't know. Although I probably will hang around to find out. I'm a sucker for the bad boys.
The one you spent a whole weekend in bed with and who drank up all your liquor, and whom you'd still really like to fuck again although you're relieved he doesn't actually live in town:
House. I do love this show, but it's one of the few where I have an absolutely rabid OTP, and life for a House/Chase shipper is not often a bowl of cherries, especially the last season. (The latest isn't showing here yet). It's frustrating, and while I find House fascinating I also frequently cannot stand him. But for all that, I know, if they gave me the slightest hint of House/Chase, I'd be right there in a heartbeat :-)
Prison Break. We haven't been together very long, and it's been a bit of a whirlwind romance, but so far it has my heart :-)
The one you repeatedly cheat on your steady with:
Doctor Who/Torchwood. The fandom is a bit too massive and scary for me to really get into, but I adore the shows and do dip into the fic, both reading and writing.
The one you find yourself too tongue-tied to do anything but stare at adoringly, clinging to his every word:
Merlin. OMG so pretty. So much potential. Every single character is awesome and I ship them all in every combination. But wow, the fandom has exploded so fast, and so much awesome fic has already been written. I just... wouldnt have the nerve, you know?
The alluring stranger whom you've flirted with at parties but have never gotten really serious with:
Spooks (MI-5). So clever and sophisticated and pretty but still with so much *heart*. But heaven help you if you fall for anyone, because dollars to doughnuts they'll be dead by the end of the season.
The one you hang out with and have vague fantasies about maybe having a thing with but ultimately you're just good buddies 'cause the friendship is there but the chemistry ain't:
Firefly. Fabulous show, wonderful characters, great stories. But I could somehow never get fannish about it. Maybe because it actually gave me everything I wanted onscreen, I never felt that yearning for more.
The one your friends keep introducing you to and who seems like a hell of a cool peep except it's never really gone anywhere:
BSG. I do think it's an awesome show, but I find it more admirable than enjoyable. It's one of those where I do watch, but my attention often wanders. I don't think we're ever going to be more than nodding aquaintances.
The one you slept with on the rebound who still smiles at you, yet you have no interest in any more:
Life on Mars. My first proper fandom after BtVS. I fell hard, but it faded when the show finished. Like Firefly, I think maybe it was because the show gave me the perfect ending and I just didn't *need* anything else.
The one who's slept with all your friends, and you keep looking at him and thinking, "Him? How the hell did he land all these cool babes?":
Stargate. I just... don't get it, really.
The one your friend has fallen for like a ton of bricks and whom he keeps babbling to you about on the phone for hours, and you'd be happy for him except you just know it's going to end badly:
Echoing thomasina75, I'm going to pre-emptively say Dollhouse. Joss, Fox. Can it possibly end any other way?