Has anyone noticed that between episodes 8 and 9 it was almost a year?!! Why does sci-fi always do this to a show? One season that should take a year sometimes takes almost two. The time lag in seasons seriously affects character development, actor retention (which in itself also affects character development), not to mention the viewers memory of what happened earlier in the season and their patience for new episodes (which without a doubt drastically hurts viewership)
Not to mention I seriously dislike how they keep jumping around from character to character and very few recurring characters remaining in the show. At first I wondered why this was but then the possible answer struck me. Shows on the sci-fi channel probably get a very limited budget (probably small monthly allowances from their parent company NBC) which could be why the production and filming process takes so long, not to mention it would explain why they cut down on the reoccurring supporting characters like Taggert and Carter's sister (cause they have to pay them more if they are appearing steadily).
One last thing the episodes have been sort of stagnant lately, dont get me wrong they have been good but they just havent been leading up to anything. In the past they used to always talk about level 5 and the artifact (Tess was trying to get into level 5 for some reason while she was dying from the water in her lungs, what does that mean? is there something interesting going on there, maybe?)
What do you guys think?