Day 35 / 248 Days Until I Ship
Today was "McKay and Mrs. Miller" and "Phantoms."
I could've watched more but 1) I'm exuasted, 2) they've been showing the house most the day, and 3) the middle of S3 is so good that I think I"m trying to draw out the SGA goodness for as long as possible.
"McKay and Mrs. Miller" is an episode I'm torn about - I genuinely like Jeannie as a character, as well as the idea of her, but during all my previous rewatchings of this episode, I've stopped right where Rod shows up, because, well, I really don't like Rod. I don't even like Mensa!verse AUs. But I love almost everything else about the episode, up to and including the fact that Rodney's first name is Meredith. And I'd say Rodney and Jeannie's interactions couldn't be any better if they were RL brother and sister, but...
"Phantoms" is another one I like, even if it's for kinda bizzare reasons. Which are to say: I hate the obvious. I absolutely hate it when things are exactly as they appear, or are otherwise spelled out for us. That, people, is not how RL works - and it's a large part of the reason I like British TV so much. So I just love that we're told right off in "Rising" that John has a black mark on his record and we don't find out anything more about it until the middle of season three. That is just... Well, I love it. Especially the part where it takes them all being out of their minds for us to learn anything at all about John's past. (And, for those who seem to be confused about the point, John's insignia in the Afganistan!memory scenes is that for a Major. He wasn't busted down to LtCol and then reinstated to that rank in S2. I've seen a lot of fics that have this, but the dark or gold oak leaf means major people. Silver is LtCol. Wikipedia it if you're confused. (*takes off ranting cap*)
Random thoughts include: 1) Rod is genuinely creepy. His jacket, however, is cool. 2) Pegasus sure has a way of going through junior officers. 3) I love how Jeannie asks if Rodney started the war with the Wraith. It's so... perfect. 4) Though it's amusing how kids seem to love Rodney, despite his unease with them. 5) IDK how John might manage to sneak a multi-million dollar helicopter off an airbase without his superiors catching him before he leaves their airspace, but crashing your stolen multi-million dollar helicopter would definately get you sent to Antartica.
Been trying to write most the afternoon. Still little luck, but I think I'm getting there.