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post #391 of 581
i really am disappointed the way things turned out i had better hopes for the show.
post #392 of 581
The lack of COB was horrible. So very disappointed in this show. It won't be missed
post #393 of 581
I don't understand why they just don't lock up the warlord and be done with it.
post #394 of 581
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

After an episode like this week's, I am not lamenting the demise of this show at all.
The thanksgiving party, the melodramatic trial and really mediocre writing and the reveal that Grace had been raped to the soundtrack of island choir (which was almost a parody) was just bad all round. The fact I could guess Grace had been raped as soon as she protested being handed the assignment shows just how predictable the ABC soap doctrine really is.
I really hate the island folk. They add nothing to the show that is positive in any way.

I'm forced to agree with you. This show, after the confrontation with the Secretary of Defense and the Presidential Adviser on the island, just spun downhill into mawkish melodrama. The original premise of the show would have made a very good three part mini-series. The idea of a nuke launch on Pakistan and all of the political intrigue leading up to it and the consequences as a result could have been wrapped around the island story very nicely and made a good political thriller. . Instread what we ended up with was the nuke attack opener and then, mostly, the various plots and sub-plots on the island. It's too bad because some good acting talent (especially the great Andre Braugher) ended up being wasted.
post #395 of 581
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It's too bad because some good acting talent (especially the great Andre Braugher) ended up being wasted.

He is the consistent bright spot. Braugher's character has a good command presence onscreen and a few subtle but forceful moments of dialog.

For such a great actor he has no luck with choosing television shows at all post-Homicide. They nearly all die early, even when they are pretty good.
post #396 of 581
I have to agree with everyone else, last nights episode was bad. Easily the worst of the season. 2 left to go anyways right?

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post #397 of 581
I stopped watching halfway through. I just wasn't feeling it.

Darn, and I was definitely pumping this show up over Revolution, but it sounds like I picked two losers this year among the Freshman efforts.
post #398 of 581
I agree with what seems to be the consensus, that Last Resort has deteriorated and this week's episode was the worst so far. I may stick with it until the end but, frankly, the jury is still out. When will I ever learn about ABC shows?
post #399 of 581
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Originally Posted by jamieva View Post

2 left to go anyways right?

There are five episodes remaining. Only eight of thirteen have aired thus far.

One particular element in this mess of an episode stuck out to me more than the others: now that Sam knows where the transmitting station is, why did he need Booth to ask who the agent is? The agent has to come back to the station to send another message, so Sam could easily set up a leak of fake information that the spy would want to relay and then just wait by the transmitter to see who came to send the intelligence.
post #400 of 581
This latest episode was painful to get thru. I almost hit the delete button more than once. But I've invested this much time, might as well see how it ends. Which is too bad, because I like Andre Braugher and want to see him in a worthy show.
post #401 of 581

Yep, this one was pretty awful.  I'm sticking just because I want to see how they try to tie it up, but now I'm less sorrowful with its demise.  If this was any example of how it was going to continue, I would have lost interest in it anyway.  So, in some ways, the cancellation no longer bugs me like it did.  It was an interesting premise that they simply failed to deliver on.  No need to pick apart the various sub-plots (get it, "sub" plots...heheh)...

post #402 of 581
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Originally Posted by flint350 View Post

I always loved the scene in that movie where the F-14's take on the Zeroes from the 40's.  Still hoping Last Resort has a plausible and somewhat satisfying conclusion.
Wasn't that The Philadelphia Experiment ? Kept hoping for more action in that movie.
post #403 of 581
No that was the movie The Final Countdown with Martin Sheen, The Philadelphia Experiment was about an WW2 ship re appearing in the 80s due to an experiment in making a ship invisible.
post #404 of 581
^^^^
Actually, the ship never appeared in the 80s. A "worm hole" did.
post #405 of 581
For all its faults I am going to miss it.
post #406 of 581
are they going to give us closure or are they going to leave us hanging
post #407 of 581
Luckily abc canned it before the 13th episode was shot so we will get an ending

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post #408 of 581
They're filming the ender this week

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post #409 of 581
Last Resort could have been a keeper if they'd focused only on the military/political aspects of the story. The island population storylines are nothing but fluff, and boring fluff at that.
post #410 of 581
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Originally Posted by Michael252 View Post

Last Resort could have been a keeper if they'd focused only on the military/political aspects of the story. The island population storylines are nothing but fluff, and boring fluff at that.

I believe it would have been totally unrealistic if they had not incorporated the island residents into the story (people ARE going to have some kind of reaction to a U.S. Nuclear Submarine docking in their harbor and taking up residence there while the whole world looks on), but they simply went too far and made it into a soap opera.
post #411 of 581

Here's hoping that the final episode they are filming returns to the premise and provides a bit of excitement and closure.  I'm glad they got this chance to provide an end.  I won't carp about a cancellation like this if they can avoid leaving the audience dangling.

post #412 of 581
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Originally Posted by djoberg View Post

I believe it would have been totally unrealistic if they had not incorporated the island residents into the story (people ARE going to have some kind of reaction to a U.S. Nuclear Submarine docking in their harbor and taking up residence there while the whole world looks on), but they simply went too far and made it into a soap opera.

That's why they should have docked the submarine around a deserted island. There never should have been a second group of pointless characters to distract from the ones that the show needed to focus on to sustain viewer interest.
post #413 of 581
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Originally Posted by flint350 View Post

Here's hoping that the final episode they are filming returns to the premise and provides a bit of excitement and closure.  I'm glad they got this chance to provide an end.  I won't carp about a cancellation like this if they can avoid leaving the audience dangling.


Wishful thinking on your part and mine also. After all we are talking ABC here. I'm sure they are already unto the next new show that will give them what they desire. You have seen the other shows they have cancelled and how they ended? IIRC Flash forward had to be viewed online to tie up the ending! Honestly, I gave up after that last episode which was horrible and leads me to believe that the final episode won't be much better. How could it possibly get better? There are too many holes in the storyline !
post #414 of 581
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Originally Posted by Aleron Ives View Post

That's why they should have docked the submarine around a deserted island. There never should have been a second group of pointless characters to distract from the ones that the show needed to focus on to sustain viewer interest.

To me it would have been boring not to have the island characters. You can bet that there would have been postings asking where the native life is.
post #415 of 581
Most of the topics about TV shows here contain complaints, but I'd say the show would have been better without all the boring island romance filler. I don't know if it would have done better in the ratings since the show would still have been on ABC, but at least the subsequent episodes might have been as compelling as the pilot if the writers had continued to focus on the political and conspiratorial angles.
post #416 of 581
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Originally Posted by Sharp1080 View Post

IIRC Flash forward had to be viewed online to tie up the ending!

confused.gif I don't remember having to go online to see the last episode(s) of 'Flash Forward'. I thought it ended, on broadcast TV, with a couple of the characters jumping out a window or something...?
post #417 of 581
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Originally Posted by mrvideo View Post

To me it would have been boring not to have the island characters. You can bet that there would have been postings asking where the native life is.

So you are saying that a rogue nuclear-armed submarine with a crew of about 150 people, government agents and rogue SEALs being forced to build a base on an island being invaded by Spetznaz and surrounded by a blockade, not to mention a government conspiracy on American soil and a worldwide nuclear conflict in process wouldn't be able to provide enough material to make a show out of?

Considering the island folk have produced the dullest content on the show and have had no positive effects on the writing, removing them couldn't make the show any worse at all. And if the writers couldn't make an entertaining thriller out of everything else on hand then they need to go back to school. 24 managed to make the same content work for eleven seasons and didn't require romantic subplots and beach barbecues at all.

I'd rather have a cougar than any of the characters on the island.
post #418 of 581
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Originally Posted by mrvideo View Post

You can bet that there would have been postings asking where the native life is.
I kind of want to know where all the Jeeps came from. And how the sub crew came to comandeer them.
post #419 of 581
^^^ A really big cargo hold? biggrin.gif
post #420 of 581
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

I'd rather have a cougar than any of the characters on the island.

Maybe the writing of the island characters isn't the best, but I don't know of any island of that size being uninhabited. Even the island Oliver Queen landed on was inhabited.
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