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  • Tootsie Bee
    started a topic 4-2: Leader of the Pack, Double Eagle, Reunion

    4-2: Leader of the Pack, Double Eagle, Reunion

    Discuss these Season 4 episodes:

    Leader of the Pack
    Double Eagle
    Reunion

  • watcher nido
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    I consider "Leader of the Pack" a very intelligent chapter...

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  • Tootsie Bee
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    Yeah, but that would require pretending that Jacob Kell was a pre-planned, thought-out character.

  • Aleander
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    Would this villain fit in well with Jacob Kell's company of laughable Immortals with a special treat about them? I think so!

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    Episode 72: "Reunion"

    Mac's two most evil recurring villains return in this episode: Kenny and Dr. Anne. Amanda's tolerance for Kenny is amazing, but those flashbacks were great. The villain sucks, and the flashback had me laughing. The idea of dying constantly from starvation is neat, but the character himself is boring. Duncan proves that he can beat the bad guy with his eyes closed. I was rooting for Kenny at the end. Liz Gracen singlehandedly carries this episode. What does it say when Anne has better chemistry with Amanda than with Duncan?

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  • Tootsie Bee
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    Episode 71: "Double Eagle"

    A mixed bag. Amanda is quite entertaining in the present...not so much in the flashback. Kit is an annoying character in the present...but decent enough in the flashback. Duncan is his normal dumb lug self, while Richie is loads of fun in his scenes with Amanda. Some of the humor works, but the episode goes too broad with the comedy, leading to as many groans as laughs. It's so precious that it has no bite. It's pure farce, and hence it lacks any tension whatsoever.

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  • Tootsie Bee
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    Episodes provided by Cinedigm on YouTube.



    Episode 70: "Leader of the Pack"

    This episode is cheese-tastic! Any episode that can make me laugh from start to finish deserves some sort of weird praise! The villain is about as credible as Corey Feldman in The Lost Boys, and I find the dog gimmick to be delightfully silly. The flip-in-the-air decap was lovably absurd, and the house-raising Quickening was the icing on this cake of fantastic nonsense. Even the story with Richie's killer comes off as laughably awful, especially when Richie goes all Batman on him. I never thought that a montage of Tessa to WWTLF could make me chuckle, but Dunkie's slo-mo run did the trick! And let's not forget the decision to make Duncan a professor for a single episode; this sort of randomness surely can't be intended as serious.

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  • Wilusa
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    "Leader of the Pack" is one of my favorites. And I loved remembering, when I was going through some old papers recently, something I'd learned at a convention: that the idea of Richie's seeing Tessa's killer again had been brought to the writers by the actor who'd played that bit part!

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  • Aleander
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    The first has a solid B-story with Richie, and a horrendously forgettable A-story. Seriously, those two don't gel well together, at all. But at the very least, Richie's story is nicely done.

    The second is a light episode that many fans love, but it grates me a little. Still, lots of fun, even if forgettable, at the end.

    "Reunion" is, like the other Kenny episode, a great idea on paper that's not so well translated into an episode. The mutiny flashback is embarrassing, and the villain himself is another forgettable one for the books. Nevertheless, the creepiness of the Kenny/Amanda story pays off at the end, and makes this a step above other episodes.

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