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The Great SyFy Rewatch: Day 44

Day 44 / 235 Days Until I Ship

Today was "Miller's Crossing" and "This Mortal Coil."



First off, parents suck, as I was trying to write and finally got inspiration, but then dad comes in and wants to watch TV - and so I have to watch TV with him, because the TV and computer are in my room, and neither can really be moved. Ergo... I have to watch Exreme Engineering because Dad's bored. God. Can't even watch SGA 'cause he hates syfy velhmently and with a passion. So I'm doing this instead, because it requires somewhat less concentration.

But "Miller's Crossing." First off, I love Jeannie Miller. IDK why, I just do. I guess it's something to do with her interaction with Rodney. And, while I do think she was unnessicarily hard on Rodney in this episode, he did get her kidnapped, so i can kind of forgive her that.

The absolute best part though? Rodney coming to John and wanting to let Todd feed on him and John not letting him. And then John talking a man into feeding himself to a Wraith. That is just... wow. So wow. And hot. (Plus, the first time we see Rodney call John "John" on screen, at least as far as I've noticed.) And, again, all so very hot.

As for "This Mortal Coil"? Well, I'm kinda ambivolent about it. Granted, the very end, with the real Rodney and Zelenka talking, and then John coming in to try to get Rodney to call it a night? Those are two lovely, lovely scenes that make the whole episode worth including in any rewatch. The rest of it... well, it's interesting but not intriguing, and I'm more than a little over Elizabeth at this point. It's like, okay, I've moved on, I no longer miss her. But that's just me.

Random thoughts: 1) Jeannie is left handed. Cool. 2) John has pictures of Madison to show Wallace. As Jeannie was kidnapped in her PJs, it means that John has pictures of Madison. Or Rodney does, and John managed to pick his pocket or something. But still. As if I need more proof for my OTP. 3) Seriously, it's impossible to not realize Teyla's pregnant at this point. Even with creative liscense. Just tell us already and let us move on. 4) God, who cares about iron escavators? Why is my father subjecting me to this torture? Can't he watch Netflix on his own laptop? It's very distracting - not white noise, just annoying. 5) Voting is up for SGA S1 favourites at Gateworld but there's issues when I try to vote, so I'll have to try again later. 6) Spent the evening researching Czech history to create a head!cannon for Zelenka. The things we do for fandom. 7) I want to write, be over with already TV episode. 8) Todd really is my favourite Wraith. Despite his inherant evilness, I had worried feelings when he "passed out from manly hunger." Or whateve you want to call it.


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And, while I do think she was unnessicarily hard on Rodney in this episode, he did get her kidnapped, so i can kind of forgive her that.

I'm always uncertain how to feel about this. Because I think it's pretty human of Jeannie to blame Rodney for her kidnapping, but on the other hand - Rodney has the right to correspond with his sister. It wasn't his fault Wallace monitored that correspondence, and it seems unfair that Rodney gets blamed for it and guilted into buying his sister a car for the actions taken by another man.

But the scene where Rodney asks John to let him sacrifice himself - god, all the feelings. I've watched that episode on repeat, watching John's eyes one time, his mouth the next.

...and then John coming in to try to get Rodney to call it a night?

*FLAILS*
I think if we'd seen more of the after-kidnapping bit, we'd see Jeannie eventually transfering the blame where it belongs. Though you do have to admit it was Rodney's escape plan that led to her getting injected with nanites. Not that they should've have tried to escape, mind, but you really would think Rodney would be better at it by now.

Though I do think guilt-trips are a bit of a McKay family tait, and so I can also see Jeannie as milking the situation for all it's worth like a car.

I wholeheartedly approve and join in with your flailing. On both things. It's a very, very intense moment, and it's just... wow. How anyone could see any other ship after either of those scenes is beyond me.

And now I so totally need to find a *flail* icon...
*nod* Jeannie seems like the type to think about things more logically once she gets a little emotional distance. You're absolutely right, the whole nanites thing was Rodney's fault, since he's the one that came up with the escape plan and dragged Jeannie along. So I can see her blaming him for that, for the necessity of breaking her legs and putting her into a medically induced coma or whatever - but the kidnapping itself? No.

Though I do think guilt-trips are a bit of a McKay family trait...

You know, I've never thought of that, but I think you're right. I keep thinking about "Phantoms", where John shoots Rodney, and Rodney keeps bringing it up - I could see him milking that :P

How anyone could see any other ship after either of those scenes is beyond me.

I feel this way about a lot of scenes. Who else makes John look seconds from breaking down? And the lengths they'll go for each other. I get that Rodney and John have scenes with others that speak to shippers, but John and Rodney have an overwhelming number of moments, both big and small. Sometimes? I legit don't understand how people don't ship it.
Emotional distance is best with these sorts of things. (Though, to be honest, I think Jeannie *was* a bit more pissed off about almost dying than being kidnapped.)

Guilt trips are *so* a McKay family trait.

And the proof is overwhelming. Occasionally I can see moments where they might - might - be able to be shipped with someone else, but compared to the mountain of McShep evidence, those moments are really nothing.
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