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  • Tootsie Bee
    started a topic 4-4: Chivalry, Timeless, The Blitz

    4-4: Chivalry, Timeless, The Blitz

    Discuss these Season 4 episodes:

    Chivalry
    Timeless
    The Blitz

  • dubiousbystander
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    Now watching Timeless. Oh, it's so adorable, funny, sweet, and heart breaking. Just wonderful. But yes, Methos and Alexa's story is the stronger part.

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  • dubiousbystander
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    Also, I think perhaps there's a backstory wherein Methos lost a friend to Kristin long ago.

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  • dubiousbystander
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    I am rewatching Chivalry right now. What comes up is that Duncan should not have let Kristin go. There was no question that he knew what she was, what she had done, what she would do again. The otherwise excellent writing was not up to convincing me that he would not take her head. They just wanted to give a Q to Methos, which is fine also, but at the expense of Duncan demonstrating sense?

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  • Tootsie Bee
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    Episode 78: "The Blitz"

    I couldn't help but think how badly the present day story would have been botched if it had been done in an early season. As is, the direction, cinematography, production value, and especially the set design give the Seacouver scenes an unparalleled verisimilitude. Amazingly enough, the script is also far above average for this series. Lisa Howard puts her previous performances to shame (not that that's saying much) and goes so far as to steal the show! I couldn't believe just how great she was! Crazy as it sounds, I suddenly don't want to see Anne go. The whole pregnancy subplot made her character work so much better. The flashbacks were less satisfying, despite the solid writing. Most of the time, the settings were completely convincing, but the blitz scene stuck out as hopelessly phony in an otherwise wholly-credible episode. The main thing that keeps this episode from being one of the greats is the horrid actress in the flashbacks. She is given dynamite dialogue, and she spits it out like an amateur.

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  • Tootsie Bee
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    Episode 77: "Timeless"

    Fairly good episode. Both stories are okay, but Methos's is better. The main story deals with an immortal trying to activate a talented pre-immie's immortality so that her music will continue throughout the ages. Anyone who has seen season 5's The Modern Prometheus will know that this could turn out poorly.

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  • Tootsie Bee
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    Episodes courtesy of Cinedigm.



    Episode 76: "Chivalry"

    Dull, silly episode with a few good Methos scenes and a great ending. The whole thing feels like a bad romance novel.

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  • Perfect Warrior
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    I recorded them off of the TV a decade ago. The tapes are still good, so I'm too much of a cheapskate to buy the DVDs.

  • Wilusa
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    I love all three of these episodes. But...people are still using VCRs? For anyone who didn't purchase DVDs when they first came out...the episodes are available on Amazon Video. Or at least they were a year or two ago, when I purchased them. (Some of my Season 1 DVDs were unplayable, because those early packagers had them crammed together too closely. When I bought Season 1 on Amazon Video, I decided to buy all the other seasons too, even though those DVDs are great.)

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  • Perfect Warrior
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    Chivalry is a very, very rewatchable episode. If only for the Duncan/ Methos sword'fight'. & the cherry on top of that scene being Ritchie walking in and going 'I trust this isn't real?' (Methos: God forbid.) That's from memory, years later. (I do have it on tape still. I would have to hook up my VCR, though. It's sitting there, right below the TV, but I would have to get behind the tube and fuss with cables.)

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  • Aleander
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    All three good episodes, but maybe not the best. "Timeless" grates me because, under most usual circumstances, Duncan would be offing Culbraith at the end of the episode. But it wouldn't backwards double stanrdard writing if that was the case! Anyway, "The Blitz" is better, with "Chivalry" a close second, but strictly because of Methos' appearance alone. "The Blitz" at least brings the whole Anna storyline into a satisfying conclusion. At least, it did for me.

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