Oh, where to begin?
Please note that this is based on my own personal opinion as a huge fan of the show (and hell, just a sci-fi fan in general)...also, I'm writing this at 4 in the morning cause that's how angry I am after just watching episode 7.
Man, have they gone and fucked this up. I wasn't pleased with the show after episode 3, but this has really annoyed me. With three episodes left, they can't come quick enough. The sooner season 4 comes, the sooner I can forget this series.
Let's begin with the plot. Remember Dr. Glass's intelligent daughter? It turns out that she's a hybrid (half-human, half-alien), so Ann does a runner with the kid, thinking that Charleston won't accept her. The next four episodes are about trying to find her and her hybrid daughter. Sounds like a great plan on paper, but not on the screen. These episodes seemed to go on and on and on and on and on and on (get the point?).
In one episode, evil Hal abducts Tom and starts threatening him to tell him about the machine that the new breed of aliens are making. I'm so invested in this series that I can't even be bothered to learn the name of these aliens. So, this makes Hal the mole, right? He has the Eye Bug (that's what they're calling it) removed and comes around, saying he can't remember anything from a week ago.
So in the next episode, Tom hands in his letter of resignation to his advisor, who I can't stand. I hope her character gets killed off soon.
Halfway through this episode, they get mugged, so they go to get their stuff back, which results in Matt (Tom's youngest son) shooting some guy. What do the Masons do? They stay and help him recover just to get mugged again. But then, later on, the Masons trick them yet again, getting their guns back (yawn). At the end of this shit episode, the Mason boys come across Mega Mechs and Skitters who are heading towards the cabin where that boring family was....and what does Tom do? Go back and warn them.
Why?! They mugged you and wasted my time and your time in trying to find Dr. Glass and your kid!
Also, at the end of this episode, Lourdes (Dr. Glass's assistant) is infected by alien worms and kills the President of the United States. When the fuck did she come in contact with live aliens?
In the credits, they showed what was going to happen in the next 3 episodes, which includes Tom shedding his skin (or something to that effect). This has me thinking that he's an alien clone that has Tom's memories. If this turns out to be the case, that would explain the hybrid child.
So this is where my main concerns come. Why does it always come down to alien cloning? Why aren't they focusing more on this deadly grid thing that could wipe us out in three months? Why the hell has this turned into a soap opera? Fuck me, I was really looking forward to this series, but so far this season has been a big disappointment. I wish this show would just end, like Alphas.
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