Liveblog of this week’s episode of Ashes to Ashes
Is it just me or have they applied some retroactive continuity there? I don’t remember
the plotpoint of Alex being lost? She got shot, I remember that. But then, I thought; wasn’t she in hospital?
I find myself wondering if the opening ‘82 sequence is a giant metaphor? Sort of ‘alright, so we started in the shit... but look, there’s a chance for escape. Except for Chris. Never for Chris.’
They’re Gene’s boots. Alex gets the lovely task of cleaning Gene’s boots. Granted, I’d find that hilarious if it were Sam, so, I guess I cannot complain. Only. Wow.
Grange Hill! Oh man, how many people grew up with that theme tune?
Emo!Gene is emo.
Marshall’s hair makes me want to cry.
Ash always, always
has Gene referring to himself in the third person. It cracks my shit up.
Oh, Chris. I still love you, man. “I’ll toss you both off.” “No, thank you.” The gentle way he says it! Marshall is severely underused in both LoM and A2A. I always get the feeling he’s sneakily the best of them all. John had his ability to convey great emotion, Phil has his gazes, Keeley has mastered cool detachment, Dean manages to make an unlikeable character relatable, Monserrat pulls off sweetness minus naivety, and Liz was soft with an inner core of steel, but Marshall? He gets those tiny inflections and expressions most would never think of; making a caricature a well-rounded character.
Still hating the look of the show, even though I know it’s authentic.
Princess Leia. Hah. Kind of makes you wonder if Gene ever remembered that ‘building a deathstar?’ comment.
This is the Gene I know. “No one knows anyone, Bolly. The great lie of this life is we pretend we do.”
Unfortunately, it’s also the Ray I know. The one thing I loved about A2A s1 was that he was now likeable. Not so likeable this episode.
And Tender!Gene is tender.
Viv’s hair is short, but still awesome. Meanwhile, I love Viv.
Huh. That thing with Chris picking up the receiver. Reminds me of that short bit in the end of LoM 2.08. Significant? Red herring?
ACK. ACK. MARSHALL. This is high on the list of things I never wanted, nor needed to see. He’s brave. Very brave. And there I was lamenting him having to dodge up his hair. You know, they wanted to show him in his underwear in LoM, but the scene never made the cut. LoM writers = obsessed with naked!Chris, y/y? There is no n.
It was more of the same, but Alex was somewhat likeable and they seem to know where they’re going, so, tentative ‘that was good’? Yeah.