Whore. I was starting to have a little bit of hope and then Pandora Season 2 Episode 7 came along.
With only three episodes remaining and a spooky universe to save, it seems rather irresponsible to throw the dead sibling and baby clones (who are, again, clones) into the mix.
Also, enough with the classic Earth references.
I was skeptical of Ralen citing gladiatorial lines in Pandora Season 2 Episode 5, but for a secessionist force trying to leave the Earth Confederacy to be called Bellum Batonianum is just contradictory in nature.
They seeded the season with a plethora of characters able to reprise and yet, some characters we’d love to wait to reproduce are completely MIA
They already brought in Alika, having survived her wedding day, to save Alex et al on Aluna 4.
Here we have the Pandora Courier Season 2 Episode 1, this time at the head of an armed and violent terrorist organization.
Of course, I noted then that he had dropped the name Bey Terahn (or Bay Turan, the pronunciation seems to have changed since its introduction) during the interrogation of Alex.
The Courier: Captain, everything is happening to me and you will answer Bey Terahn.
Alex: The terrorist?
The Courier: fighter for freedom.
Alex: Okay to disagree.
I had predicted that the Turan would play in the season but that the Courier would not reappear. So I was sort of right since the Courier turned out to be Turan.
During this time, we went some time without seeing Tierney or Eve and even longer since we saw Harlan Fried.
Fried, in particular, I would expect to be more of a focal point as several parts of Alex’s interstellar investigation indicated parallax to be a major factor in the unrest in the Outer Rim colonies.
Captain Roy Scantron is a fun addition, but it’s almost painful how much of a Star-Lord scam he is when it comes to vintage memorabilia and musical leanings.
Scantron: I’m just a long haul trucker trying to make my way through the world. What, you never did anything just because you needed the money?
Alex: Nothing illegal.
Jett: Speak for yourself, Cap.
My money is on him and his sister Bertha who shows up for the final.
Like the Courier / Turan, he knows a bit too much about things he shouldn’t know just to be unleashed in the galaxy.
As for most of the narrative, honestly, I don’t know which character I hated the character’s craziness – the fixation of Alex’s brother or the psychosis of Jax’s mom.
For one thing, Alex’s issues with his brother’s death were introduced in Episode 4 of Pandora Season 2 along with his nightmares about his mother wanting him dead instead of Zion.
On the other hand, Jax’s own arrival as a baby was seen in episode 3 of Pandora season 2.
Additionally, her own mother, presumed dead, is now known to work against the grain and roam the galaxy with her half-sister.
So maybe the fact that she spontaneously produced her own clone was foreshadowed in some weird way? No, that was a dirty conspiracy bomb thrown out of left field.
This allowed Zazie to activate Evil mode.
Plus, how doesn’t Jax suspect that Zazie is totally okay with Jax going from nausea to motherhood in just a week?
This, after Alika warns her about Zazie?
Shral: Look, I know it’s not easy …
Jax: Oh, do you think so? First I find out that I am not even a human and then the fate of the universe is up to me and now I have something growing inside of me that maybe not even a real baby. I’m just a twenty-two year old sophomore. It is not fair.
To minimize the situation, there’s a lot on Jax’s plate and the fact that his uncle is in hiding, his roommate is a spy (and now a baby thief), and his boyfriend (s) are all out of the picture. planet does not help to balance any pressure.
That being said, she’s also admittedly young, inexperienced, and untrained in almost anything to do with saving the universe.
Alex, on the other hand, does not use these excuses.
He trained under Osborn, ran several field operations, and is, I guess, old enough to get to know better.
But he never knows better, does he? And if he does, he certainly doesn’t do any better.
Yes, I understand that finding a clone of your dead brother is probably going to blow your mind, but how does everything Alex learned or experienced make him think a Zion clone will manifest his memories?
And HOW IS IT REALLY?
You can’t call yourself science fiction when science is so bad.
And as for the chain of command, I think Ralen would have been entitled to relieve Alex of his command as soon as he ordered Jett to revive a cloned and programmed soldier.
Asking Ralen to pledge his loyalty to Alex as they left Aluna 4 was a clumsy and unusually illogical action written to give Alex credibility he never earned.
I’ve always been a coward but you all inspired me to be a better man.
They start over here with Scantron praising Alex’s noble and admirable demeanor.
Without exception, Captain Duvall has people killed and survives his own miscalculations only through ridiculous luck and, sometimes, through the goodwill of others.
He might have made a good architect. Too bad this path was not taken.
So where did Zazie go with Bloom? I’m pretty sure she took the kid straight to Tierney and Eve wherever they are.
In the grand scheme of things, does the Parallax / TN5 plot matter? Will this play in the unification of the races?
Anyone else noticed that Jax’s necklace was missing when she decided to keep Bloom? Continuity error, or indicator of a drift?
By the way, if there is any consistency with Bloom’s growth – and WHY should I even assume there would be – she should be walking in a week and an adult Pandora (yes, ANOTHER Jax!) The moment the universe becomes zapped by the Ancients.
So, yeah, I don’t know how the main doomsday issue will be resolved, but we won’t know unless we watch Pandora online.
I imagine. Law?
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