Friday, February 13, 2009

#13 Stargate SG1, Season 8 Episode 2, "New Order part 2"

Carter is still being held hostage and tortured by Fifth, a cute but just a little sociopathic bugman (but he's awfully cute and it is their fault he's so messed-up). He makes Carter see an idyllic farm in Montana, but when she sees through the illusion and tries to offer him some tough love ("If you really, truly love me you'll let me go!") he makes himself a Carter Bug Woman ....Bride of Frankenstein, anyone? Eeeeeew! Meanwhile, they thaw out Frozen O'Neill and he and Daniel Jackson are bantering before he's even wiped the frost off his brow. And then more Steve Bacic in a toga, DAY-ummmm what a fine man, if I ran the government I'd grant him asylum any old time. Torri Higginson is great as Dr. Weir. I have no idea why they had Blondie Whatsername play the part for just the first two episodes, but I'm so glad Torri ended up with it. Once the day has been saved and Carter has fumigated Bug Man, O'Neill is promoted and put in charge. "I've spent my whole life stickin' it to the man....I don't think I can **BE** the Man!"
Rating: 4 of 5

#14 The X Files Season 6, Episode 5, "Dreamland, Part 2"

All I really have to say is, how can anyone be in the same room with Michael McKean without peeing their pants laughing. This episode, in which Scully figures out that her partner is not who he seems and Mulder finally gets through to her and gets back into his own body, is one of the best.
Rating: 5 of 5, if only for the priceless look Scully gives Mulder (McKean) when he slaps her on the bum.

#15 Dark Angel, Season 1 Episode 18, "Hit a Sista Back"

A mother sacrifices herself to save her child. Nana Vistor steals the show as always...she does Evil really beautifully! And, while this is a heartbreaking story for any mother, much-needed comic relief is provided by Original Cindy all covered in a homemade oatmeal masque.
Rating: 4.5 of 5

#16 Dark Angel Season 1 Episode 19, "Meow"

OMG!!! Steve Bacic again, in a Blink-and-you-miss-him moment as Soldier Number 2, with no shirt on!! And I'm probably the only one out here Geeky enough to notice! But wow he is sooooo hot. Speaking of heat, Max is In Heat again, and she's got it so bad she even attacks Normal (who is in fact not a bad-looking guy). She tries to avoid Logan till the Heat is off, but fails, and just as they are getting started Zack barges in and she has to run off and try to rescue their sister Tinga from a secret government laboratory. I won't give away the ending but Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!Rating: 4.5 of 5, and you will need an extra box of tissues, because this one is a tear-jerker.

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