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Thy Alias is Charmed One

It may be the end of an era. Not one but two of my shows ended recently. Last night, Alias rocked. Yes, predictability was evident in more than one place so it's probably good they ended before it got much worse but there was still much coolness. So much coolness, in fact, that the show will be missed. One thing that drove me nuts was that they kept changing the plot of the show; to a point anyway. The actual plot of the show wasn't really all about Sydney's job I realize now as the one common thread throughout was Sloane's obsession with Rambaldi. Star Trek dealt with this theme numerous times so maybe J.J. Abrams is the one to take over the franchise...

The rest of my commentary will contain spoilers but these thoughts need to get out. At first, I was a little irked that the showdown between Syd and Sloane happened so early in the episode. I figured this was the ultimate battle and Syd taking on her mother was secondary to that but then I realized this would have cheated Jack out of his confrontation with the man and his revenge against all the crap Sloane put Syd through, and their friendship, was, to quote Peter Griffin, "Freakin' sweet!" The battle between Syd and her mother had many parallels to the final battle in Return of the Jedi. (Marshall's comment of Rachel using the wire from her bra to kill a guy being "Empire Strikes Back-cool" seems to suggest they had that battle in mind as well.) There was one difference, however. Unlike Vader, Irina wasn't capable of coming back from the dark side despite Syd's pleas to help her to do so. Irina is her mother after all... My one real complaint about the episode was the fast forwarding to the future. It was not the closure I needed at all.

I really should have posted on the series finale of Charmed yesterday since the episode was really good but looks like "amateur hour" in comparison. I loved, as I knew I would, it being "The Piper Show." She was always my favorite character and was in no way the "Kate Jackson" of the show. She was the "Cheryl Ladd"... Bringing their parents, Grams, and the Future Wyatt and Chris into the story was great and, while the first part of this statement was very predictable, have Billie come back to the side of good to flash fry her sister with her own fireball was probably the best part of the episode. The major problem wit the episode was the future montages with voice over. It was too 7th Heaven or Disney film for my tastes.

Comments

JRRyan said…
Between you and Entertainment Weekly, I guess I know more about CHAMRMED than otherwise. I DID watch like the first 3 shows before I realized it wasn't for me...ANYWAYS I agree with you about Piper and I publicly defended her fetching good looks from my bf in front of his friend. We settled the debate with a google images search and of course, picx don't lie! another day, another victory against ignorance...

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