"Dungeons & Dragons"
By Derek Russell of the SkyNext
WARNING: AUTHOR IS OBSESSED WITH TIME TRAVEL.
Can we say, Terminator 4? I kept having to remind myself I was
sitting in my living room watching Dungeons and Dragons
this week. What a great hour of television.
The flashbacks/forwards to the future were awesome. The effects
were great. The acting was top notch. Where was Richard T. Jones?
If only Ellison had been there to join the fun!
The episode chronicles (ha, like that?) the Connors and Charley
Dixon fighting to keep Derek Reese alive after Vick the Terminators
bullet pierced his lung at the end of Queens Gambit.
While in and out of consciousness, Derek flashes back to 2027 during
the war with the machines, and conversations with his brother, Kyle.
I love Charley Dixon, hes the most honest character there
is. I know I say Ellison has the least amount of hidden agendas,
but Dixon is the one caught up in a curse he cant pay off.
All he wants is the truth, and he doesnt even need it to help.
His dedication to John and Sarah make him so likeable. I think the
reason I dig his character so much is because hes the only
one Id be able to relate to in that position. Ashley Edward
Miller, I want to be your dear friend. Amazing words on paper, amazing
dialogue for untouchable characters. Best episode to date. Jeff
Hunt I love the future. I dont want to live there but,
it looks like a fun place to visit. Great job to everyone on this
episode, Im sure it was a huge undertaking and everyone from
Josh to Almost Human to the lighting guys should break their arms
putting themselves on the back for this one.
Now a lot of purists would say showing the future so early in a
series would jump the shark. Get over it. I hate only hearing about
the war in Terminator stories. Sure, weve seen glimpses but
I loved the demeanor of everyone in the resistance, witnessing what
theyre witnessing, coping to understand, hoping to stay alive.
Everyone had determination this week. John, Cameron, Sarah, Charley,
Derek, Kyle they all had a mission, they all wanted to see
something come to fruition. For John it was kinship, for Sarah,
a connection. Camerons hidden agenda remains
Derek wants to save his brother, Kyle wants to help John Connor,
and Charley wants to understand something and not be freaked the
Andy Goode. Why cant you just die? Because it hasnt
yet. Well man, I liked you again until you showed
back up in this weeks episode. I loved the what the
hell moment but I was sure glad WHOEVER shot you in the past
did it while they had the chance. Oh, wait, it was Derek? Way to
go Derek. Those 90210 kids sure know how to lie and get away with
The future is a bleak a picture as its ever been painted
by anyone that comes from there. While the resistances presence
is obvious, its the machines who have the upper hand. John
Connor has lost 2 of his best soldiers, sending Kyle
Reese back to the 80s to protect his mother, and Derek Reese
and co. to 2007 to pillage and plunder.
This one answered a lot, it gave a lot more questions but its impact
was huge and definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. Im
glad Derek killed Andy Goode, not because I wanted to see him die
but I was glad that a decision was made and followed through with
for once, its a hard thing to accomplish on this show. Oh,
and Cameron? Ill figure you out soon. You are a very, scary,
Oh and Charley? The storms already here.
Dungeons & Dragons gets 6 burning Terminator corpses
out of 5.
Derek Russell every week in the SkyNext Podcast!
Read some of Derek's other TerminatorSite reviews:
T:SCC Series Premiere
- "Gnothi Seauton"
- "The Turk"
- "Queen's Gambit"
- "Dungeons & Dragons"
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