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Old May 18th 10, 14:05   #17
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Re: EpDis: Survivors

This is an uncomfortable episode, and I'm not sure how much of that is deliberate, belonging to the story, and how much is because certain aspects just don't quite jell for me. I find Lianna too young for the position she holds, and the fact that she holds a grudge as more important than her objective reasons for fulfilling her duties does not make her suitable for such a position. There are some good quotes (G'Kar's "enlightened self-interest" is great!), the insight into Garibaldi's alcoholism does foreshadow future events, and I enjoyed seeing the President's ship, but I don't think I'll be watching this one again soon. The arc elements are minimal.

Thsi episode was not written by JMS (except for a couple of bits and pieces, including the above-mentioned quote) - perhaps that's part of the reason it doesn't quite work?
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