@Chogidog, I didn't think about that. Good point. *Fingers crossed!*
I'm with jobe...thats what I thought
Well, as long as I'm hoping... I'm hoping big. Lets go for a Matrix style helicopter window rescue.
Wow, What an episode! really powerful. I feel like the crew is starting to realize the severity of the situation. It feels like Burt is totally burned out on life, considering all he has been through. Angel is very reluctant to stay but understands the situation finally. Sol got a little bit of closure at least and Riley is somewhat sober in this episode. I cannot wait until the next part.
Alright, step right up and place your bets! Who's gonna die?
My thoughts on this: Burt seems the most likely candidate. He's the oldest character on the show. He's a badass, so if he does go out it will most likely be awesome. He's starting to deteriorate physically. And he's got things to atone for. That has all the makings of a heroic sacrifice.
Angel on the other hand is young, and has potential but is still rough around the edges. He's one of the original three main characters. And is voiced by a co-creator of the show. Not the typical profile for a character about to die.
Another thought is that it strikes me that Angel and Burt are a little too certain of their own demise. It makes me think of when I first read Lord of the Rings back in High School. It seemed like half the story was the characters talking about how they were almost certainly about to die and how the odds against them were too great. Then at the last second something comes along to save them. If you let your characters go on and on about how the odds are against them and they're all going to die, and then go on to prove them right by killing them, well that's just depressing. It comes off as less of a story and more of a snuff piece.
So after all that, here's my possibilities:
A) Burt dies and goes out in a blaze of glory: This makes for a good heroic sacrifice and just feels right.
B) Angel dies and Burt lives: This would really reinforce the "anybody can die" aspect of the show and brings in a bit of reality. Death doesn't always make sense or follow what people would expect.
C) Heroic Rescue: The Tolkien solution as I'm thinking of it. It gives us a triumphant moment where everything turns out alright and our characters make it out with some glorious stores to tell.
D) They both die and everyone is sad. Tragedy, we've been set up for it and if this happens, that set up will bee fulfilled.
The thing is all these possibilities seem...well, possible. Which to me means really good story writing, because we're all left on the edges of our respective seats.
Great episode! But now I suddenly want to abandon this whole "American Independence" thing so I don't have to wait two weeks for the next one!
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