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08 December 2008 @ 08:14 pm
Episode 2x12: Alpine Fields  

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2x12 ALPINE FIELDS

Episode Description:

Sarah and Cameron work to save a family on the list with a connection to Derek in the future. Meanwhile Jesse's life hangs in the balance. Details of Derek and Jesse's first meeting is depicted.  

 

 
 
 
 
The evil tickler: spunkstaceyface on December 9th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
I missed the first 20 minutes! Can anyone tell me what happened before Sarah said "they're hunting each other?"
missnyahmissnyah on December 9th, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
A few thoughts...

1)Derek and Jesse met in 2027? So they knew each other a few months before he jumped back? Somehow I thought is was significantly longer.

2)The scene in which Derek and Jesse are dying in the hospital cots and he says "I think I was waiting for you." What? I've been pleasantly surprised with BAG's acting and on screen chemistry is usually in the eye of the beholder but really, was that supposed to be touching or romantic? It didn't even make it to sappy. It's just not in the cards for Derek/Jesse.

3)Speaking of ladies in Derek's life. I was sad to see Lauren go, though she was oddly overinterested in being justlikeSarah, I wouldn't have minded if she moved in to the Connor household.

4)The Connor household. Derek invited Lauren to move in but am I really supposed to think he still lives there? Derek hasn't had a decent scene with any of the three other major cast members in god knows how long.

5)John. I didn't notice he was absent until the credits rolled. I think this is a problem.

6)And a biased plea. Can we please put BAG and Lena (or Summer) in a decent scene together again one day. Remember the jail scene of Dungeons and Dragons? Remember Summer's dancing in season 1? Those were great scenes...sigh. Jesse's snatching up valuable screen time dammit!
The evil tickler: spunkstaceyface on December 9th, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)
ugh I know! I didn't even understand the "I think I was waiting for you" line. I don't like Jesse, but even if I did, I wouldn't want Derek and Jesse to be together. If they hadn't met after the apocalypse and under normal circumstances, i could only see them together by a one night stand. They don't even look like they understand each other!

And completely agree about how BAG hasn't been in a good scene with the Connor family in a long time. I think the writers are trying to make us forget about Derek/Sarah ideas.I hope they start showing more family scenes between all FOUR members; they're always touching and brings a warmer side to the show.

And did anyone notice the "Wherever Sarah Connor is, thats the safest place you can be?" line from Derek?

schmacky0schmacky0 on December 10th, 2008 06:15 am (UTC)
No no it wasn't wherever she is a safe place. He said "Until Sarah Connor walks through that door, this is the safest place" as in until Sarah gets back from successfully T-hunting, this is the safest place to be.

You know it's really sad when a one sided conversation has been the best Sarah/Derek interaction this entire season. Is it just me? She's always either yelling at him or he's yelling at her... this episode they seemed to respect each other and actually communicated what the other was doing...
The evil ticklerstaceyface on December 10th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
Oh really? Well shows you how completely confused I was in this episode.
Even though they communicated with each other, it wasn't actual communication. We only saw Derek. I want to see them actually TALKING to each other. Writers, is that too much to ask?
M.: [T: TSCC] sarahhellandbliss on December 10th, 2008 09:45 am (UTC)
I agree with you, especially on #6 completely... I MISS Derek/Sarah interaction.