Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Review - Sanctuary Season 3 Episode 15 Wingman

OK, now I'm getting confused about Sanctuary. It was given a 20 episode third season, more than the usual 13 for cable shows. The season began amazingly with the Hollow Earth arc which ended at episode 11, halfway through the season. I presumed at the time that the writers would have another arc to fill out the rest of the season; instead, four episodes later, we're still at the filler episode stage.

Why is this? If the Hollow Earth arc was the only arc this season, why not stretch it out through the whole season? Why finish it in the middle of the season? "Pax Romana" or "Hollow Men" would have been a great episodes to end the season.

That brings me to the next point, which is that the writers seemed to run out of ideas in last night's episode. "Wingman" is not a clip show--or is a very, very robust clip show--but interspersed through the episode are random clips from previous episodes--Magnus being badass, Will's romances, Henry doing awesome things, Henry failing--and they are hardly pertinent to the episode. Could the writers really not find a couple more minutes of content? Is this a budget issue?

Score: 8.3/10
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