Yep, that was me Remy. It's not so much that they brought Elam back (which was bad enough), it's that they devoted an entire ep to something they should have just done some quick scenes on to get him back in the show. The 'hero restored by <pick your opposite class/race/culture>' story has been done over and over and there was no reason to waste an entire ep on it, except that they went for the 'art form' of it all. For example, was it really necessary to spend half the ep watching him lay around in the teepee, looking up at the sky and observing his rescuers arguing his fate (in a language we don't get, with no subtitles)?
I submit that yes indeed, Elam means nothing to the show. Nobody here was complaining while he was MIA this season, and it's not like Bohannon couldn't go on without him regardless of their past. More importantly to me, pretty much every scene with Common in it is a drag because he's just not that good an actor.
Agree that this has been a good season btw, useless Swede and Elam scenes notwithstanding.
Last edited by slowbiscuit; 09-10-2014 at 10:14 AM.