Anna S. (eliade) wrote,
Anna S.
eliade

SG: The Light

I love how this episode starts mid-story. That's just so well *done*, such a great economy. They don't show the initial trip to the Light planet--they kick right off with the soldier's suicide, Daniel wanting desperately to get back to the planet, Jack seeing someone's shadow on the video, and Daniel's own suicide attempt soon after, all before we actually see the planet and the Light itself. So great.

I've never been completely sold on RDA's line reads as he tries to talk Daniel off the ledge. He's obviously trying to get across that Jack is downplaying the seriousness, going for casual so that he doesn't escalate matters. But midway through he kind of loses steam in a way that doesn't seem at all reassuring. Given the other soldier's suicide and Daniel's behavior, he should be freaking the fuck out and trying very hard to hide it, rather than sounding rather tired and resigned. Granted, he goes and grabs Daniel eventually but it never sits well with me no matter how many times I rewatch it. I'm always left unsatisfied.

But there will be other good things on the menu tonight.
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