That scene may have been about demonstrating Parish's version of morality. A guy like Parish, who spent his young adulthood in the Civil War, then lived another 150 years, watching everything around him age and die, likely has a whole other view of the value of life from anyone else. I could see him snuffing out an existence that (in his view) has become pointless no matter who the person is, and maybe especially if it's someone he cares about. The euthanasia scene is probably there to tell us this is an enemy with no limits on what he can justify.
I started to watch this season but it's too contrived.
1. The concentration camp is so hideously unconstitutional that it would come out.
2. Keeping the Alphas secret is stupid. Guess what, there are alphas across the world and in many places they would be revealed. Perhaps as heroes, etc.
3. To cooperate with the Hitlerian concentration camp so the team can get restarted. Not a moral person.
So, too many holes - not for me. Just a personal decision.
As i said before , the team needs more members , hopefully we can see more of memory girl and have her joined the team. Black hulk got his ass kicked , seemed like there are more and more alphas out there that can kick his ass.
Though for me in way it's like disliking Superman because people should be able to tell he's Clark Kent. I can suspend some disbelief it could remain unknown to the world in the same way I can suspend some disbelief that people can give themselves super strength, heightened reflexes, etc.
To be fair though the show has been shown to basically show that the government *is* stupid when it comes to Alpha's. They mostly don't know how to handle them correctly which is why they had to let Lee out of prison in the first place. Remember these are the same people who thought it would be a good idea to lock friggin Gary away. Lee tried to reveal the truth and it only partially worked and in the end possibly caused more harm then good.2. Keeping the Alphas secret is stupid. Guess what, there are alphas across the world and in many places they would be revealed. Perhaps as heroes, etc.
I think this is a case of "the devil you know" basically. Rosen and his team pretty much hate the government, but they know Stanton Parish is out there and they will need government resources in order to have any chance of stopping him and his plans. None of the team members are so wealthy they could fund their own Alpha team.3. To cooperate with the Hitlerian concentration camp so the team can get restarted. Not a moral person.
Anyways, as to the episode..anyone think there is more to Gary's screaming? Just with the recent clips suggesting Anna might still be alive..I don't know, is she doing something to him? I don't think she'd hurt him on purpose, but it could be something like her way of letting him know she's alive. I find it interesting Gary didn't mention her until now. For me something has been off about him since this new season began. I can understand why to an extent(Anna's death and being put in Alpha prison) but I get the feeling there is something more to it.
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A woman can move a lot faster with her skirt up than a man can with his pants down.
At the end of the Gladiator episode, I believe Dr. Rosen figured out Parish's secret and lets him know it in the bar scene.
Good episode . finally an episode spotlight on Nina. Good to see taskmaster girl back , looks like she's being groomed to becoming a new member of the team if she's sticking around.
Great episode with Dark(Pheonix) Nina, it was also nice to see Cameron use his powers in some really cool ways. Also I think that guy who likes Sensitive girl is also an Alpha.
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The new little alpha girl is annyoing.
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this is one of the best cast tv shows on tv. it very easily could have been something that i'd ignore. but i genuinely like the characters. they seem like they fit together. even Nina, who i was lukewarm about, has shown some humanity. it's good to find out her backstory. even like the new guy that Rachel is crushing on. i think part of it is that i grew up reading X-Men. and there's a definite x-men vibe to it. Stanton is a more low key Magneto (or, if you prefer, movie Sebastian Shaw). that "invisible" assassin Griffin reminds me a lot of Mystique. and Cameron's definately their Wolverine.
I loved what they did with her in this episode. Taking a leading character that far into the dark side--without having her go full Darth Vader--could be pretty risky if handled poorly, especially since they, apparently, plan to keep her around going forward. Her portrayal here brought a lot of verisimilitude to the show, because I don't care how well-meaning and pure of spirit they may be, there's no way anyone with Nina's power wouldn't find themselves struggling with the same kind of moral pitfalls that she did. And the part where she used her powers on herself to try and convince herself she was happy was a really powerful character moment.
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[QUOTE=kalorama;15700393]Not stupid, just blindly optimistic in believing that despite everything she was their friend and she wouldn't hurt her. Classic case of believing that love cures all ills gone wrong.
The first time okay, but after that? Just plain dumb.