Originally Posted by loco
I don't know if you listen to Ron Moore's podcasts, but he touches on this a bit on his commentary for this episode. He doesn't actually give you the answer, but he suggests that it's open for interpretation.
Nah, I tried a LOST podcast once, and found it incredibly boring and self-indulgent, so I've tended to avoid podcasts generally ever since. How good are Moore's?
I loved the way she had a chance to confess all her sins to Saul before her death. It was kind of like she knew it was coming, whether she knew he would do it right there or not. So, she felt like she had to tell him... everything.
Oh, I think she definitely knew it was coming, simply an issue of who would deliver the message.
Ellen used to be my least favorite character on the show, but this season has at least made me re-think how I felt about her. She really really loved the old guy. What she did was wrong (selling out humanity), but I can understand her motivations. It was sad to see her die, and I never would've believed I'd say that while I was watching Season One.
That's evidence of why the writing on this show is so good. Of course, if I had a cynical nature (which of course, I don't
), if you're going to be killed by your spouse after having made those kind of sacrifices (Dean Stockwell is no chick magnet
) than I can't think of a more potent parting mind-frak than to proclaim your love and sacrifices to make certain the Colonel's guilt will screw up the rest of his life.
Having said all that, if someone was going to die, it might as well have been her. Or Cally.
I'd trade both for Ensign Ro in a heartbeat.
Chance favors the preferred mind