Are you Emotionally Invested Yet?


Okay after catching up with last week's episode, I have to say I find myself getting emotionally invested in Echo and the FBI agent Paul Smith. I noticed it started for me in "Grey Hour". Watching Echo rock back in forth and saying "should I go now" over and over I felt the first twinges of sympathy. I found myself feeling so sorry for her.


And then it happened again in "True Believer"...I found I was feeling generally scared for Echo's safety and even was cheering her handler on to save her. Way to go Joss because I am already feeling for a character who, let's face it, doesn't have much character to give unless it's imprinted on her.


For Tahmoh Penikett's charcater, Paul Smith, I feel his sense of loss and drive to locate Caroline/Echo. We suspect there is a love story threre, or perhaps Echo is his sister, but the point is, I am feeling the connection!


And I can't wait to see what this is about...



So are you feeling a connection? What else has Joss been able to roll out so well in these 5 episodes? How about the "flocking" or the "man reaction" primal behaviors we are starting to see amoung the dolls. Does anyone care about Siera yet?




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RachelLEditor
Mar 18, 2009 2:01PM EDT

I like Sierra! In fact, whoever that actress is, I kind of feel like she is better able to convincingly play different personas than Eliza Dushku herself! (loved her in the "Gray Hour" episode)Don't know if I quite feel sorry for Echo yet - until it becomes increasingly clear how she ended up in the position that she is in (as in, did she agree to everything...or did she agree to something, and has since been taken advantage of; probably the latter...but until we know...).I am all about hot Karl Agathon...excuse me...Paul Smith! And what's up with his crazy stalker neighbor girl?Here's to hoping this week's 6th episode is as great as everyone claims...!

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Mar 20, 2009 1:59AM EDT

Haha, sounding like a total geek, but I have to do it. It's Paul BALLARD..... you're all so emotionally invested, I can tell :)

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Mar 20, 2009 10:46AM EDT

Hi HintonNic, you are correct, the last name IS Ballard, but I was going off Tahmoh's official website in the filmography section. Still think you are the bigger geek? LOL

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Mar 21, 2009 12:57PM EDT

Sierra rocks!!!! She's saved Echo's fine ass twice now and it's only episode six. But anyways, I'm getting invested myself.

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Mar 21, 2009 2:32PM EDT

no,.... its a stupid show.... i hope it gets cancelled

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Apr 5, 2009 6:41PM EDT

I have gotten attached to the main characters (Echo, Victor, Sierra, Paul and Milly/November). I cannot wait to figure out the connection between Echo and Paul or if it is just his instinct to protect her and they never met before.

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Apr 6, 2009 1:01AM EDT

thank you hintonic im glad someone else picked up on it, i was getting confused and a little pissed everytime i read paul smith above...the BALLARD and caroline relationship is really getting interesting and this show is getting better every episode, i cant wait to see what happens next......

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