Missed first 20 minutes of Dark Angel

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  1. Brett Jason

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    Damn new schedule.... suddenly remembered at 8:20 PM. But I know my HTF buddies will come through for me, right? What happened in the beginning? The first thing I saw was Lydecker talking on the phone to some dude with a eye patch.
     
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    You didn't say in how many words or less. Since she blew up the storage facility they set her up with a guy to make a baby, but she wouldn't go for it. At any rate, she found a loose brick in her cell and found the mutant downstairs. I think that was basically it, but others can add, whatever.
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    That's pretty much it in a nutshell. It was a good episode, but you didn't miss terribly much, nothing crucial. Plus, I didn't think it possible, but Jessica looks even hotter with straight hair! [​IMG]
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  4. Patrick Sun

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    Cindy, at the courier place, tells a rookie not to put his stuff in a locker which happens to be Max's old locker.
    Max, recovered from Heart transplant surgery, has been re-inserted back in as an X5, going through the drills with the other X5's training regimen. They showed flashback of last season's finale where the blonde X5 with the hots for Max shot himself in the head to sacrifice his heart for hers. To break Max when she kept to her "I'm Max!" identity statement (instead of X5-452), the chick with the short white hair had Max put in a human trash compactor, i.e. tight quarters, and left her there for a week as part of the indoctrination process back into the X5 corps. Later Max wises up and pretended to be "broken" back in as a X5 to avoid anymore abuse.
    Logan believes Max to be dead, and has made it a personal mission to broadcast the whereabouts of Manticore. He discusses this with the blonde girl.
    Lydecker sets up a meeting with the black guy with the eye patch, who tells Lydecker that to get back into the good graces of Manticore, he'd have to deliver the "streaming freedom" cable hacker dude (Logan).
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  5. Patrick Sun

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    Here are my comments of the season premiere:
    I couldn't believe how much stuff the writers were able to cram into the Dark Angel 1 hour season premiere. It sets up plenty of storylines, while giving us a serviceable way to break Max out of Manticore. And they got rid of Nana Visitor (who I think just can't act at all).
    Any guesses as to what makes Max the "special" X5 (enough for whatsherface to take a bullet for her)?
    And the writer found a way to create a platonic relationship between Max and Logan (for now). It could have become way too mushy otherwise.
    I'm not too crazy about the Manticore ani-men experiment running wild in the northwest though... (Did anyone start to look at Joshua (Dog-dude) as "The Beast" from "Beauty and the Beast" TV show?)
    And yes, Jessica Alba looks pretty darn hot with the long straight hair, actually makes her look younger.
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  6. Brett Jason

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    Thanks guys. They didn't show any of her friends (from the courier service) so I was wondering if they were going to cut them out completely, but it looks like they did have them on in the beginning. Kind of bummed about the virus, means she won't be getting it on with anyone for awhile.
    One other question, who was the girl with Logan, the one that Max's breeding partner took the gun away from in super speed?
     
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    I must be the only one that doesn't like her hair like that. I don't mind long, but I hate long, straight, hair. Do something with it, girl! [​IMG]
    Otherwise, I thought the season premiere was pretty good...
    It certainly has not turned into a knock-off of "Buffy" like some misguided soul predicted, based on the commercial... [​IMG]
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  8. Robert Ringwald

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    Can someone describe the episode in detail. I missed it because I forgot the time, and turned it on 20 minutes after it was over. I read some of the reviews here and I think I'm gonna continue watching the show this season and see if I still like it.
     
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  10. Patrick Sun

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    Robert, there was just so much packed into this 1st episode that I fear my memory will fail me:
    But here are some of the major "events":
    Max digs underneath her bed's wall, and escapes into another part of the Manticore project, where she encounters Joshua, one of the "Ani-men" experiments from Manticore. There's a barred window that Max is intent on cutting through night after night. Joshua and Max have a little of the "Beauty and the Beast" relationship going on (not much, just enough to work to gain Max's freedom). Joshua tells Max of a guy named "Sandman" who created him and the rest of the ani-men.
    Meanwhile, she's been selected to copulate with Ben's "twin" brother, but she puts him in his place, and he seems to be "wired" into the underground network of "prison" favors". Both of them misrepresent their copulation sessions (he says he was able to get it up twice one night, and is commended).
    Nana Visitor's character learned through Max's bloodwork that she's the one with some special gene make-up, and it makes her more valuable alive than dead.
    Logan is still doing his Streaming Freedom fighting, vowing to uncover Manticore's whereabouts. He and his Freedom fighters get the VA to give out the benefits for the veteran ration cards so they can get them food.
    Lydecker calls one of his buds within Manticore, and tells him that he wants back in, and the Manticore buddy tells him that Lydecker has to give up the Streaming Freedom Fighter head guy (Logan). Lydecker agrees, and calls Logan to meet at a deserted warehouse, and the Manticore guy and 2 soldiers show up, Logan is seemed to have been set up, but Lydecker has a change of heart (he seems to think that the X5s are all his children and doesn't like how Manticore is handling them). After taking care of the 2 soldiers, Logan and Lydecker start talking, and the Manticore buddy sees a gun, and dives for it, but Lydecker saw that move, and kills him with his gun (and also because he needed to get rid of anyone knowing that Logan is the head Streaming Freedom fighter).
    Ben's twin learns of Max's attempts to escape, Max convinces him to help her (running interference among the X7s - younger, but stronger versions of the X5s - who are guarding Manticore's perimeter). Once Ben's Twin and Max meet up with Joshua, and they work on cutting through the bars, Ben's twins gets the bright idea to ask for Joshua's help, and he just goes to the bars and rips the whole set of bars out of the window, much to Max's chagrin.
    Once outside, Ben's twin and Joshua make it look like Joshua has escaped and Ben's twin is chasing him down in front of the X7s, but they are creating a diversion for Max to escape, but she winds up having to kick some butt on her way to escaping.
    Unknow to Manticore has infected Max with a virus with anyone she comes into contact with. Max makes her way to Logan's place, kisses him, and winds up infecting him with the virus, and Ben's twin shows up (he was in on the bigger plan to help Max escape so she's lead Manticore to the Streaming Freedom's head guy), Max and Ben's twin fight, but he tells her that only Manticore has the anti-viral antidote for Logan. Logan's other lady freedom fighter shows up, and Max has her keep a watch on Ben's twin, but as soon as Max leaves for Manticore, he quickly disarms the lady freedom fighter, and just leaves (for Manticore). Logan gets worse by the minute. Time is of the essence.
    Nana Visitor's character gets the test results of Max's, looks them over, is pleased with them, and kills the person who brought the test results to her (to stop any info leaks), and then makes a call to someone and speaks in French, telling them that Max is the one with the special genes or genetic makeup).
    Max makes it back to Manticore, causes all sorts of havoc, releases the "ani-men" including Joshua. Logan has broadcasted the whereabout of Manticore, so Nana Visitor's character orders the place to be burnt to the ground, but doesn't realize that Max has let out all of the inmates. Max find her, and demands the antidote, and is led to the room with the antidote, another soldier appears, and Nana actually takes a bullet meant for Max, and them Max takes care of the soldier. Max goes to Nana and wonders why she'd take a bullet for Max, and Nana's last words were something like "find Sandman" the creator of the "ani-men" and Joshua.
    Manticore is exploding all around, and all of the X5s/X7s and ani-men are running for the hills. Max finds her way back to Logan's apartment, has the lady freedom fighter inject the antidote, and Logan recovers after some time. Max and Logan agree that they can't be intimate for the time being due to her viral infection (thus squashing the romance angle on this show for now), but will need to find "Sandman" to get to the bottom of her genetic roots, and viral infection, while knowing that there's now a bunch of X5s/X7s and Ani-men running amok in the northeast section of the US.
    I think that's about all there was to the show on Friday. Like I said, they packed a tons of stuff in it.
    [Edited last by Patrick Sun on September 30, 2001 at 11:48 AM]
     
  11. Patrick Sun

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    Michael, how did Manticore know about Logan's DNA to create a virus for only him and Max?
     
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    You know, I watched it so late at night that now I don't trust my memory. I thought that's what Alec (I'm pretty sure his name is Alec, not Ben) said when he appeared in Logan's apartment, but I'm probably wrong.
    In any case, Manticore has had plenty of contact with Logan, much of it through Lydecker before he and Manticore parted ways. They tried to assassinate him last season using the drone killers.
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    [Edited last by Michael Reuben on September 30, 2001 at 12:27 PM]
     
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    Patrick,
    Remember when Logan met Lydecker at the warehouse? Logan got shot and Maticore soldiers later found blood on the scene. They can probably eliminate the blood as Lydecker's or the "eyepatch" guy's. That leaves the "Streaming Freedom Fighter". You get the rest. [​IMG]
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  14. Patrick Sun

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    Yeah, I went back and zipped through the episode, and Alec told Max that she was injected with a retrofitted virus just for Logan based on that blood they found in the warehouse.
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    Hey, I feel better! [​IMG]
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    No, I realized it was safe for me to kiss Max.
    Unless my wife catches me. Then it's eyeballs in the microwave. [​IMG]
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