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New ep

 

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She's finally back, just in time to do some rug pulling.

 

Her wee train engine was cute. I know it was shown at the end of the last ep, but I didn't realise how unfeasibly tiny it was.

 

"Ben back there, waving his big arm about" killed me

 

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I completely lost interest in this a couple of weeks ago, after the episode where Layton confronts his attacker in the tail. It just felt like it had completely run out of steam and was bringing up pointless subplots to pass the time.

 

I might try and get back into it if it seems like it's going somewhere.

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We just stopped watching after a couple of the latest series and have never talked about picking it back up again, it just felt like it ran out of steam, came off the rails,  hit the buffers etc.

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We've given up too. They seem to have run out of ideas. That and the last episode we watched with the birth of Layton's child really upset my wife. We lost our baby son the day after he was born last October. It's no fault of the show but it was too much for her that night.

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This season has been like pulling teeth, but without the end-result of having taken out harmful, rotting teeth.

 

It badly needs Jennifer Connolly on screen, it's a bit of a husk without her.

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The episode where Layten is in a coma was some of the worst shit I've seen outside of The Walking Dead.....then we get the new episode.  Wtaf was that I just watched?! So many stupid things the character's do, totally forgetting what happened a few days/weeks before.

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7 hours ago, Chewylegs said:

The episode where Layten is in a coma was some of the worst shit I've seen outside of The Walking Dead.....then we get the new episode.  Wtaf was that I just watched?! So many stupid things the character's do, totally forgetting what happened a few days/weeks before.

That was dreadful. This week's was better though. 

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It does seem to be retreading the same ground now. The challenges of a rebel becoming a leader once they succeed is interesting enough, as history has shown us that well meaning rebels often make terrible, even despotic leaders, but it hasn’t been very skilfully explored here. I’d rather they leaned more into Layton making this reckless decision because he no longer wants to be a leader, but can’t see how to otherwise be free of the role. 
 

The only hint of something new was at the end of the last episode. 
 

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Which is a possible alliance between Wilfred and Melanie. 


Next episode is the last of the current series, so will be interesting to see how they try to hook me. I’m suspecting at the very last moment we get contact from survivors not on board the train. As surely the next season must be the last. 

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New showrunner next season. He was a producer and writer on Lost. In the final run. Yay.

 

Also, Clark Gregg is joining the cast. I wonder where he was hiding all this time.

 

As for this weeks finale

 

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Partly where I hoped the show was ending, partly some guff to drag it on further.

 

I did like Layton's surprise that the guy didn't mention the rickety old trestle that their lived depend on.

 

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Finished it. Very bad. Unintentionally laughable in parts. The writing and characterisations were never very strong - take away your best actor and leave the rest with nothing to do and you’re not left with much. It felt like going over old ground (track?) for most of the run time, and the good old ‘throw different characters together so to unlikely relationships to spice things up’ tactic fell completely flat for me, especially when they just moped about being miserable. The very epitome of ‘will this do?’ television making. Kinda wished that was it done, put us all out of our misery. 

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What a horrible waste of LJ. She’s been one of the most fun characters throughout the show, deserved a much better death than that. Very disappointing third season. Josie dropping in and out of the show at random, characters making preposterous decisions, ridiculous contrivances . Sean Bean is still a delight but overall a huge drop off after two very enjoyable seasons of TV. 

 

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Well this third season was a slog.

Only really completed because I downloaded it onto my ipad and have been travelling and have had time in that I needed to watch something.

 

The entire lie about having been to new Eden was so poorly contrived.  It stood up to 0 scrutiny and for most of the season they didn't seem to make it clear that there was any increased risk of checking out new eden so it would seem odd the train would vote against it, but even without that instead of downright lying all they had to do was put an optimistic spin on the risk level and no one else would have had the detail to scrutinise it and the truth coming out would have been a subjective issue rather than a downright lie.  

 

What shape is the train? I have no idea these days, but all the main characters can just jump between locations and barricades are basically just used at times for highlighting confrontation.

 

Characters flip flop so much.  But more importantly other characters trust is odd.  Audrey who would trust her again and her and Bess came out of nowhere but suddenly she was trustworthy again which considering her previous heel turn is quite a stretch.

 

Pike - in many ways he was right to distrust Layton but actually he had none of the information that would have validated his turn - and all they actually had to do to make this more plausible was to put him in the room and make him part of the lie and this would have made more sense.  

 

Oh well at least the last episode was improved and the resolution sort of different and explosion withstanding they could pretty much stop it at 3 seasons and it be somewhat satisfying.

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Somewhat ironically, production on the final season has been suspended due to a heatwave in Canada yesterday. Up to 14 cast and crew were taken to hospital with heat exhaustion.

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4 minutes ago, JohnC said:

Somewhat ironically, production on the final season has been suspended due to a heatwave in Canada yesterday. Up to 14 cast and crew were taken to hospital with heat exhaustion.

 

After Season 3 I thought they would all be hospitalised with shite exhaustion.

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