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The Great SyFy Rewatch: Day 41

Day 41 / 238 Days Until I Ship

Today was "Reunion" and "Doppleganger."



First of all, RL totally failed me yesterday with the rewatch. I ended up driving like 100 miles and didn't go anywhere and, basically, life sucks sometimes.

Second of all, "Reunion" is, on whole, a sucky episode. Except for the part at the begining when the guy thinks Teyla's there for the arranged marriage. That's hillarious. And the bit where John makes fun of Rodney's fruit basket then gives it to Carter himself. That's just, well, squeeishly cute. The rest is a bunch of inexplicable plot devices set to make a Ronon-centric episode and have him be a general BAMF. And maybe make us hate Carter a little for telling the boys no at all the things Elizabeth should have really, really told them no about all this time.

Third, "Doppleganger" is a wholey amazing episode, and in my head!canon I whole heartedly believe that, if John and Rodney haven't gotten together by this episode, well, this is when it happens. (Because we all know it happens.) More than that, though, it really is a dark episode that's strangely light at times. It's also one of the few episodes where I actually like Keller, because she's being a decent, realistic character instead of a insert-Mary-Sue-for-viewer-ratings parody.

Mostly, though, it is a very John episode, despite not appearing so in the same way "Grace," "Grace Under Pressure," or "Abyss" does for their respective characters. Partiuclarly alien!Sheppard's line, "Oh yes you are. I'm the one thing you are afraid of. You failed your friends. You brought this on them and there is NOTHING you can do to stop it." Not only is that an exquisitely timed comment in the aftermath of both Carson and Elizabeth, but it says so much about John's character that it's almost not funny. Like, everyone else needed a whole episode, but John can be sumed up in just these two lines.

I also reread "Freedom is Just Another Word For Nothing Left To Lose" today, which I only mention because I've been sobbing more or less the entire afternoon. I should know better. This always happens when I read this fic, but it had been so long, and I'm a bit of a sucker for the Navy Hymm at the begining, and I was kinda desperate as today was not one of the fun days to basically be living on a mattress in a basement by myself.

Random thoughts include: 1) "Reunion" is so an excuse for inexplicable hand-to-hand fighting. 2) I need to write a fic for "Doppleganger" just so I can make all the the dream sharing device is not a way to share your sex dreams about each other jokes that went through my head watching it. 3) Carter's starting to look old isn't she? This isn't a critisim. This is just a wow, it's been 11 years since SG1 started, look how far she's come/grown up/lived through moment. It's one of those moments when you just have to ponder the awesomesause that is Stargate. 4) Though that shade of red doesn't help her any. 5) In many ways, this is where John becomes the de facto head of the Expedition, though no one admits to it. 6) I'm kinda glad Elizabeth is gone, only 'cause it's been a pain not to write Elizabeta every time I do these things. God. 7) Saw part of the Spain-Croatia match yesterday; now want an SGA soccer AU, even if I've no idea how that would work or what it would look like. 9) I feel like Sam in "Upgrades," waiting for her computer's buffer to clear writing this. God, I need a new computer.

  • Current Mood: sad
  • Current Music: fun. "The Gambler"
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Except for the part at the begining when the guy thinks Teyla's there for the arranged marriage. That's hillarious. And the bit where John makes fun of Rodney's fruit basket then gives it to Carter himself. That's just, well, squeeishly cute.

That scene with Teyla and the arranged marriage *was* hilarious, wasn't it? Poor Rodney though, his thoughtful gift had been usurped by John :P An attempt to cockblock, maybe? Reminds me of a fic where Rodney is genuinely upset by that, though. I think I'll go re-read that fic.

I also reread "Failure is Just Another Name For Nothing Left To Lose" today...

My reaction:



. 2) I need to write a fic for "Doppleganger" just so I can make all the the dream sharing device is not a way to share your sex dreams about each other jokes that went through my head watching it.

YES. PLEASE? :D
Definately an attempt to cockbock.

And IDK why I reread "Failure is just another name for nothing left to lose." I was bored, it was there; it had been litterally months since I'd read it last, other fics were failing me. IDK. It's a beautiful story. Impossibly sad, but beautiful.

2) If I can find a way to do it, I will.
I'm officially confused. Did you mean the classic fanfic "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"?
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