Originally Posted by baja7475
I don't mean to offend anybody, I'm just tired of the negativity. I want people to start talking about the cliffhangers, possible situations, curiosity of certain characters or enemies, people that they are rooting for or not. IMO there is just to much talk on how bad or good the series is. To each is own.
My issue is the following:
1) There are 300 people in this group. These guys going out on these missions are supposed to be the best of those. They're essentially an elite commando force at this point. Why would they be selected otherwise? Twice now, we've seen them reveal their positions unnecessarily. Even the kid was stupid after painting him as all business earlier. Now, how many of those folks that did dumb things under pressure ended up as what amounts to be a Green Beret or a Navy Seal? That's what these guys are at this point, even if they didn't get the full press training regimen.
2) Wyle's character is well versed on military history, right? Right?
So, why would he ever consider bring back an alien to the base where 300 people are hiding out? Did he forget the Trojan Horse? Surely he heard about that Moses guy at some point. Oh, and wasn't he ready to bring Pope into the fold, too? After everything, he should now be well aware the guy is cooking for them and might be aware of the death of his brother. Perhaps Caesar and Brutus or Cain and Abel might be good stories to bone up on. Heck, maybe the techniques of the revolutionaries vs. the tendency of the Red Coats to march about in straight line formations might trigger a thought to encourage the ranks to travel under cover and...perhaps by night?
3) OK, so now we have a kid who recently had a biological organism that controlled him by remote control just removed and an alien with the capacity to control him now in the same building. Aside from how bad an idea that is, shouldn't someone be at least guarding them both? Maybe the alien should be locked up in the cafeteria walk-in cooler (since the electricity is down anyway) rather than some random room with a welded on gate. You know, then you put a lot more metal between it and anyone it might want to phone out to.
4) At the very least, could they keep people more or less in areas without windows - like the gym, locker rooms, the auditorium and such? Then perhaps (and just a suggestion here) they could cover the windows to hide the fact that they are camped out there from the random passing alien patrol?
5) Now, this may be coming, but the subject of food has come up more than once. They are now at what appears to be a base camp for the duration. How about at least a throwaway line like "rations will be tight until the stuff we planted starts growing". Come on. Nobody in the group gardens? Geez. I don't have space for a garden, but I've got tomatoes growing on my back deck in a big planter.
Now, I will say one thing to defend the show here, and it's about the scrap metal collection thing.
My theory is, the aliens don't need it. They don't want it.
What they want is to take away every piece of easy to run off with material that the rebels could use against them to make weapons. That's why they ignore the cars and other large metal objects. Those can't be moved as easily since they can't be started.
However, the rebels could steal some piping and make bombs. Conduit with wire in it could be used to distribute power from generators. Copper or aluminum pipes could be used to distill clean water or make alcohol to make fire bombs - or use as fuel. Lead materials could be melted down to make bullets. Brass can be used to make the caps for them. Nails and cans can make grenades. Sheet metal can be layered to make armor.
It's smart of them to remove it.