HL Reviews - TAGD, Judgement Day/OMTM
Yep, three more eps this time. Some long episode names though, so I acronymed it in the title. Also, I think this is all the Methos episodes. Too bad. Well, I suppose the other eps might have some merit to them. But it's just not the same with my favorite 5K Immortal. *pouts*
*hearts Methos some more* ^_~
Through a Glass Darkly:
Okay, this one is more centered on MacLeod and the guest Immie of the episode than Methos, who's just sort of there to dispense plot-neccessary info and the occasional wise word. But what nice wise words. Peter Wingfield's got nice lines as always (and nice other things too... ahem).
Loved the little bit with the latin recipe texts Methos was drying out in the basement. Ditto when he gets distracted from the drying with some random ancient text. Nice touch on the scholarly side of our favorite Eldest Immortal.
We also get to see a bit more of his vulnerable and grieving side, since this takes place soon after Alexa's (from "Timeless") death. While it's not *overdone*, we do see Methos feeling his recent loss. I thought that was touching.
Judgement Day/One Minute to Midnight:
You know what? The bureaucrats in the Watchers are pretty dumb. D-U-M-B. Hasn't anyone taught them statistics? Law? Correlation doesn't equal causation, you idiots. Apparently no one taught them logic either, if they think they can just go around and kill Immortals that they *think* they have a reason (or grudge) to kill nilly willy, and not even think about the potential disaster that such actions would cause.
Dudes. Even if your leader has lost it with the hysteria and grief, you lackies at least ought to get a grip. You go around spying and peeping on a bunch of dangerous immortal warriors who live and die by violence, and a good number of which have lived through various witch trials while another large percentage hail from cultures and time periods when sack and pillage was the equivalent of afternoon tea... and you don't expect to get burned hard if they find out about you and perceive you to be a threat to them? Get a clue. If you go around following tigers, don't be surprised if one of them scents you and mauls you; and that sure ain't the fault of the rest of the species either.
Okay, rant on stupidity and short-sightedness aside... Methos was sure caught between a rock and a hard place in this one. On one side, we have an immortal killing Watchers and MacLeod getting the blame for it. On the other side, we have Watchers who've apparently lost their wits to fear and paranoia and try to execute Joe (Duncan's friend and Watcher) in some kind of kangaroo trial. He's an immortal himself, with allegiances to his own "race" and his foremost loyalty to MacLeod. But he's also spent the last decade in the Watchers, and since he's not made of stone, have lost good friends and acquaintances among the people killed.
While he's trying to help his friends, be it Joe or Duncan, he doesn't feel the conflict (since he knows it ain't MacLeod killing the Watchers). But once the situation sets up so that there is conflict between the Watchers/Joe and MacLeod/Immortals, and things just spiral out of control... well, he's gotta problem. Poor guy.
He got a few very nice scenes though. I loved his defense of Dawson at the trial, even if it didn't turn the verdict. You could really see the depths of his own history, his own soul he pulled out for Joe's (and MacLeod's) sake. I also wonder if the private journal he produced and the tale he told was of how he found out about the Watchers way back then in the first place.