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Old March 12th 15, 01:53   #12
Lennier's Tears
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Re: EpDis: The Illusion Of Truth

Originally Posted by Springer View Post
I have one word for this episode: contrived.

The set-up has our characters doing and saying stupid things so that they could be twisted in the news report. Letting the reporter onto the station was the first stupid thing. What possessed Lennier to take the news crew to Down Below? The stuff Delenn and Sheridan were coming out with: "doesn't recognise boundaries or politics", "nothing in the Universe will be able to stop us".
Haha, I was kinda wondering about how they ended up in Down Below. But Lennier is still not the most worldly acolyte, perhaps. I could see it happening. As for Sheridan and Delenn, yea, you'd think they'd know better. But I could also see it happening. Maybe

A few bits I don't understand. How did the news crew get access to the station records to see if the people in cryo are registered as being on the station?
I'm assuming they have someone "on the inside" helping them out, but I'm not sure now if there was a hint of that in the episode or if I just made that up.

And how on Earth does Garibaldi go about finding a Drazi statue stolen in a raid many light years away by apparently never leaving his seat in the Zocolo?
Garibaldi's got skills!

But he also is able to relay information to Sheridan during the report. At the beginning of the episode Sheridan is concerned about having heard nothing from his dad, and the reporter is able to convey to Sheridan what has happened the farm has been burned down, but his dad has escaped. I wonder if Sheridan asked the reporter for info on his dad, and the reporter may have not been able to do anything about the way the report was edited, but could have been sympathetic and snuck in that information for Sheridan?
Huh, I had never considered that. I always assumed that was stuck in there to taunt Sheridan, but now that you mention it, it could be the exact opposite.


It might be to imply that the guy is a stooge, and either not a real psychiatric doctor, or at best a very bad one who doesn't know his stuff I presume the highly qualified doctors wanted nothing to do with it.
That would be pretty clever. Too clever for me, clearly
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