I was watching 409 A Prefect Murder today, and I realized I’d never really thought about it in terms with Aeryn’s recent past, specifically the interval between season 3 & 4 as an assassin. Of course when I first watched it, and on later re-watchings, I thought about how Aeryn was being forced against her will into doing something she wouldn’t normally have done. My understanding of her as a character and the weird structure and shooting of the episode all made me think that something more was going on than was being said.
Actually, from the start, I had little concern about Aeryn’s morals - D’Argo was the only one injured who I had any emotional investment in. Under normal circumstances, Aeryn would not risk his life without his prior consent, a clearly defined goal, and without being in a much worse situation than the episode described.
However, when I thought about it in connection with 405 Promises, I felt another layer of injustice for Aeryn in this situation. It’s clear from Promises that she still believes in the causes she assassinated for - and later, in 416 Bringing Home The Beacon, we see she is willing to assassinate Grayza. To make her a brainwashed assassin feels like extra scum piled on top of what’s already there for John because he’s probably not going to come out of this looking at his past actions and feeling doubt. I don’t think Aeryn needs to doubt herself, I think it’s unlikely that she would carelessly take the word of another about someone’s actions or get greedy and rationalize her actions for the sake of money. I think she’s become very aware of how propaganda and bias affect how people tell stories. She wouldn’t let profits or intimidation sway her. In fact, if justice can be dealt through assassination, I think Aeryn Sun would be one of a small number of people who could actually do it.
Anyway, to keep it in perspective, everyone slut-shaming Chiana, D’Argo being shot, Crichton being controlled and other people being shot sucked too this episode.
Screencaps from http://www.farscapecaps.com from the episodes 405 Promises, 409 A Prefect Murder, 410 Coup By Clam, 411 Unrealized Reality, 416 Bringing Home the Beacon, 417 A Constellation of Doubt & 418 Prayer.
Just finished the first episode of Archer… Melody and Sterling Archer are my father, and that’s not to say my dad has a creepy love/hate sex thing with himself. No, he is obsessed (in a hate way, not like Dennis in Christine. If I’m gonna try to break a ghost possession on somebody, reminiscing about our ant farms is not going to be a huge part of it. I figure the ghost is more desperate and has less to lose, so I’ll just try to knock the person unconscious and try to figure out something from there) with ants.
Zhaan: “Do you hope, someday, to be Dominar, Rygel?”
Rygel: “I am still Dominar, always Dominar.”
Zhaan: “I mean ruling from a throne rather than a throne sled?”
Rygel: “They’ll never know if I kill Crichton.” screencaps and quotes from Farscape 303 - Self Inflicted Wounds: Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda at http://www.farscapecaps.com/
Jennifer Blake: “Of course it’s you. Everyone else suffers, but somehow you come out on top. And now that Scott’s an Alpha, you’ll be able to steal it from him. You’ll be an Alpha again.”
Peter Hale: “Again? Again? I am the Alpha. I’VE ALWAYS BEEN THE ALPHA!” screencaps and quotes from Teen Wolf 312 - Lunar Ellipse at http://screencapped.net/tv/teenwolf/index.php?cat=305
raise your hand if you believe natasha romanoff could destroy grant ward any time of the day
bamfoline: #bonnie bennett #kicking ass and taking names #standing her ground #holding her own #bringing bitches back to life #and taking down originals #self-taught #self-made #self-styled #she amassed more power in two years #than liv will have in her entire lifetime #get down on your knees girl and kiss the ring #you’re in the presence of the supreme #this show is a joke #and its treatment of the bennett line (and bonnie specifically) is criminal #other witches and vampires should stand in awe and cower in fear #at the mere mention of their name #courage needs no audience #and tvd constantly disappoints the one it has
YES this made me so frustrated.