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15 March 2007 @ 10:24 pm
You're like a walking Encyclopedia of weirdness.  
Veronica Mars has been cancelled. Well damn, CW. [Note: since Kristin isn't quite accurate, we'll wait until Rob Thomas confirms it or not. So, fingers crossed guys!]


This was a well-constructed episode after the hiatus, I thought. I was impressed with how they dealt with the storyline which was cleverly placed together. Some think it was too The Sixth Sense predictable and somewhat slower than the previous episodes, however I think that was intended. Nevertheless, it was a uniquely different setup and I rather enjoyed it.

Tricia Helfer was amazing in this episode. But of course I already knew that before viewing the episode, since she's always amazing anyway. Most people haven't seen Tricia in other acting roles before other than playing the Cylon Six in Battlestar Galactica, and seeing her in this role in particular really shows off her acting ability on another level entirely. Though fans already knew this much, considering she plays different varieties of Six's, all with distingtive personalities. Still, the character of Molly I really did like, and the realistic portrayal of not believing Sam or Dean about the supernatural and the hunting they do was nicely done. Also on a shallow note, she was incredibly beautiful, and it's nice to see Tricia with her natural hair color than the blonde wig with uses for Six. Okay, I'm fawning over her too much, but what did you expect from a fan like me?

As far as this episode overall, it was definitely a change of pace from previous episodes. Normally it goes from the research the boys do into hunting whatever paranormal crisis they encounter, learning more and more as they dig deeper into it then defeat whatever to solve it. Instead, they already knew the mystery, it was more of getting Tricia's character, Molly, to acknowledge the truth along with the audience. That is why Dean was a little harsher and colder, since he believes anything supernatural needs to be put down (understandable, considering what's happened through their lives especially with the death of their father), and why he wasn't necessarily hitting on Molly because she was a ghost. Sam was, as usual, very sympathetic because he knew that she wasn't aware that she was dead, that she was confused and seeing only what she wanted to see, and that emotional side to him showed. Natural for Sam to do such a thing. But still, gotta love those Winchester brothers. They are love. It was slower, though since it was taking place all in one night I think it was to be expected. It did have it's glorious moments, especially through the dialogue. Like when after Dean shoots the ghost, Molly exclaims "oh, thank God" in which Dean replies in his usual Dean!charm: "just call me Dean".

Of course, there's his other line directed to Sam when he relays the traditional country way of marking a grave sight by planting a tree: "dude, you're like a walking Encyclopedia of weirdness." Hee!

Overall, this episode wasn't extensively on the top list of amazingness, but I was still pleased with what I saw nonetheless. Tricia Helfer on Supernatural? Awesome. Dean and Sam? Still awesome. Predictions of Dean/Six/Sam threesome fics? Oh, you better believe I'm hoping there will be some, if there aren't already. The chemistry they had on the screen was great, and the thing is I wasn't thinking it was Six on the screen (although in the beginning I squeed, saying "yay Six!"), Tricia really brought a lot to the character of Molly, which I liked a lot. So yeah, while a little too The Sixth Sense (or the AYAOTD episode The Tale of the Dream Girl, which was the original inspiration of The Sixth Sense), I thought it was great.

Can't wait until next week's episode. Werewolves!

Why don't I have a Supernatural icon? Seriously.
 
 
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Gaby: are you theresquaringkarma on March 16th, 2007 06:26 am (UTC)
Well we're not so sure now. That link's old news :P
Renée: Heroes. Claire Bennet.rogueslayer452 on March 16th, 2007 06:29 am (UTC)
I kinda sort of guessed that, since Kristin isn't necessarily the most reliable source ever. I'm waiting for RT to either confirm or debunk it.
Gabysquaringkarma on March 16th, 2007 06:34 am (UTC)
Well my friend jebuell's an extra and she says the crew doesn't know (well aside from the internet) so I'm sure they'd tell them before having them to read about it on the net. Here's an update.
Renéerogueslayer452 on March 16th, 2007 06:58 am (UTC)
All I know is that there's many rumors flying around that it's either cancelled or that it's not cancelled. So, I'm not quite sure what to believe at this point. Honestly, if RT hasn't been approached about its possible cancellation by the network I won't believe anything saying otherwise. But still, it's confusing as hell.
a hipster plot device: (spn cast) mwahcatchmelike on March 16th, 2007 06:27 am (UTC)
I agree. I really REALLY liked this episode. I thought it was so different from the usual feel of the show, and I really enjoyed it. Tricia was fabulous. I sort of called it, but I didn't mind because I still thought it was so different than most of what we've seen in the show that it didn't bother me that I could predict it.

So much love. I thought thsy did a good job with everything, and it all came together very well. Really loved it.

I don't know how enthusiastic I am about next week's episode. On one hand, werewolves. On the other hand ...werewolves. (It could go either way with that plot, you know? Werewolves can come off completely awesome or totally cheesy.) I'm really interested to see how they deal with it.
Renée: Six. Temptress.rogueslayer452 on March 16th, 2007 06:44 am (UTC)
I think it was merely the difference from the normal forumla is why I enjoyed it so much. As predictable as it was to some about Molly really being dead herself, what made up for that was how well it was dealt with by the combination of acting and the structure of the episode in general that pulled it off. Tricia was definitely fabulous, but I didn't have any doubts about that for the obvious, of course. :)

Yeah, the werewolves plot could go either way. There's only been a few things I've seen that has dealt with werewolves properly without it be overly corny. I'm certainly tuning in to see how that all works out.
strawberry's, amazingness, oats, and steroids: A hunter - whether you like it or not.valiant on March 16th, 2007 07:21 am (UTC)
I liked the episode just fine in and of itself (like, Sam and Dean were a-okay, and they're why I watch the show, not the MotW plots anyway), but I loooved Tricia. She just broke my heart. She did such a great job.
trishelle ♥biter on March 16th, 2007 07:36 am (UTC)
Seriously, especially when I make some almost all the time.
Spooner: Hanson +Save Me+ Taylorspoonerknife on March 16th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
no vm? *cries* I've been supersad over the break i just cant imagine how much i'm gonna hate it when theres a series finale...hopefully Kristens wrong

i kinda missed the six hair- all different versions of it...but shes superpretty no matter what.
Renéerogueslayer452 on March 16th, 2007 03:49 pm (UTC)
Well, there's several different sources that are saying either it's cancelled or that it's not cancelled, so it's majorly confusing. I'm kind of waiting for an official report, though.

By the way, did you like the Supernatural episode? Do you have any questions regarding anything you saw or was it pretty straightforward? I'm asking because you wanted to know if it's the kind of show you might be considering to watch, so I want to be able to answer anything you might be confused about.

Tricia did a fantastic job. I love her.
Spoonerspoonerknife on March 16th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
I did mostly like it..especially the "encyclopedia of weirndess line" and Tricia was really awesome <3 I am actually about to post any entry with a small ramdble with my thoughts on it :)
nibor tnua: The Office: We're screwed {Michael}skyisfalling on March 16th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't be shocked if VM was indeed canned. It's gotten tons worse since the first season. I think it's lost its flair. Plus, the CW sucks and is cancelling more loved shows (well, I loved and adored 'Reba' and they cancelled it and it had amazing ratings) and VM is probably it's latest victim. It's sad but maybe it's time to let it go? *shrugs* We'll see if it's true or not.
Renée: Heroes. Claire Bennet.rogueslayer452 on March 16th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't be shocked if VM was indeed canned. It's gotten tons worse since the first season. I think it's lost its flair.

I definitely agree with you there, VMars has lost it's original spark that it once had. Originally I began watching the series because of the mysteries and the unique style, it was a breath of fresh air for me. Although it, unfortunately, gradually dwindled away from that department. I think the factor about S1 was Veronica's passion for finding Lilly's killer (not to mention the only supernatural-element of the show where Veronica conversed with dead!Lilly, those were the good times). Now? It's gotten into a melodramatic soap opera, not enough to capture my interest anymore.

Perhaps it is time for the show to part ways. Or perhaps it would've been better if VMars stayed only one season, since everything wrapped up nicely in the end.
Ariellodessa on March 16th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
I thought VM was pretty much known to be dead but apparently it's only half true. Apparently they might make a sequel show basically with Veronica as an FBI agent.
Renée: Heroes. Claire Bennet.rogueslayer452 on March 16th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
Whoa. Now there's an interesting take: Veronica Mars FBI Agent. Hmmm, I wonder how that'll work out.
Ariel: veronica mars-dead lillylodessa on March 16th, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
I like the idea but worry about how hard it will be to undo the damage their attempts at marketing the show as a teen drama caused. Also about whether anything about the show is salvageable.
amanda: [supernatural] sneaky boysmorbidmuse on March 16th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
I really liked this episode. I loved that they had a totally different formula that we got to see unfold from a different perspective. I had never seen Tricia Helfer before but I think the actress did an amazing job. I didn't even mind that the Sixth Sense set-up was obvious. It was just a good episode.
Renée: Six. Temptress.rogueslayer452 on March 16th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
Exactly how I felt. Despite the somewhat predictable parts, the structure and format of the episode was different is why I liked it so much. It just worked. Fandom is having mixed feelings about the episode because of it, but I thought they did a good job. Not exactly the best episode, though it was still one good episode. And you're right, Tricia Helfer did a wonderful job.