Monday, April 17, 2006

Being okay...

After I posted that long and crazy list of unanswered Alias questions, I had a thought. Alias has had us tied up in confusion, scratching our heads, and boggling our minds since day one. There have been mighty cliffhangers and plot twists that have left us with troubling questions about the past, present and future of Alias and it's characters. We have been in and out of all the possible answers and now many viewers fear that our questions will never be answered in the mere 8 hours of Alias that remain. Some fear disappointment and let down. Some fear they will walk away from May 22nd with a bad taste in their mouth. I say, FEAR NOT! It would not be our loveable, action-packed Alias if they didn't leave us with some mystery, some unanswered questions that will have us chatting until the end of days. They can't give us all the anwers and they probably won't- and truthfully, I wouldn't have it any other way! Leave us with a bit of confusion, leave us scratching our heads and I am all for having my mind boggled. It's why we love the show, it's why we have stuck through the hard stuff, the rough seasons and the murky plot lines. Alias will have it's ending, we will have our ending- with answers, but more importantly, more questions. I think I'm okay with that.

PS. Anyone catch What about Brian? last night? A-MAZ-ING! Way to go JJ, you've done it again. There will be another episode tonight on ABC at 10pm. Check it out!

11 comments:

srg-alias said...

I guess for me it depends on what questions they choose to answer. Some of the smaller ones, ok no biggie, but regarding huge plot elements like Rambaldi and The Chosen One, I'd be very disappointed if that wasn't cleared up, at least a little bit. I don't like thinking they've been stringing us along for 5 years with this huge Rambaldi mystery, only to leave it hanging, which would make me think the writers really had no direction they wanted to take it. I do understand what you mean about wanting to still be a little boggled, you're right that it would be the show we know and love if it didn't leave us with a few question marks. :)

Robetron said...

SRG, I have the sinking feeling that the end of season four was designed to clean their slate. I think that everything we see from here on out will exist in its on plotline. I think the writers wanted us to come up with the plausable explanations and suspend our disbelief regarding everything pre-Season 5. I think there isn't much left of that older C-story (The Rambaldi mysteries), and the B-stories (Syd's relationships)have become the C-stories. (The A-stories are the ones contained within an episode).

I'm all alone on this, but I do not think past questions will even be addressed unless it fits a minor part of an A or B-story, which will be basically new information, new stories, and old tangles are left to us for the unravelling.

We can do it. Alias fans are the smartest TV watchers there are (is that an oxymororn?)

-R.

i-LOVE-vaughn said...

I read a recent Entertainment Weekley article about Alias where they spoke to JJ & Jeff Pinker. They said that they will wrap up the Rambaldi plot line before ending the series, and there's a chance that's they will leave us with a cliffhanger...because there might be future adventures for Sydney!

It was a pretty good article so, check it out at:
http://www.ew.com/ew/report/0,6115,1183629_3_0_,00.html

i-love-vaughn said...

The link got cut off - it should have a ".html" after those two zeroes in the end. Lemme try again (w/o the http://www. this time!)

ew.com/ew/report/0,6115,1183629_3_0_,00.html

the tennessee dude said...

it's all good - we just like that you surfed our blog (woot)!

Robetron said...

What about Brian:

What? No weird contraptions designed by a self-styled 15th century prophet? No brain-wrenching evil schemes?

What? No miraculously-healing islands, and no ground-shaking, people-eating smoke monster? No real-life flashbacks that parallel some fantasy-laden, sureal conflict with madness?

What about Brian?! What about creativity? Common! I expected something of greater quality than an evening-time soap opera.

Give Brian and his best friend 9-mm semi-autos, and let them shoot it out over the girl, and let the girl be a shape-shifter from another planet. Then I'll watch.

Just my opinion, you ladies, are, of course, free to love it.

-R.

Kiki said...

Hi I Love Vaughn, thanks for the link! I am getting my hopes up again for a spin-off!!

Kiki said...

Oh, Robby, you're so dramatic. I love Brian because it's simple- but complicated. Not Alias complicated, but real life complicated. I am so Brian, but female. What about Girlscout?

lhaaheim said...

I hope we are left with questions too but I hope they are new questions and that most or all of our current questions are addressed. I hope we end Alias with a new mystery not more of the past. I have a feeling that's how Alias will go out.

lhaaheim said...

I enjoyed watching What about Brian but I haven't made my mind up about it yet. I don't think it's anything too great but I do like some of the characters already and that could be enough to keep me coming back. There are lots of shows that I watch casually (Gilmore Girls, Las Vegas, The OC etc.) and it doesn't really bother me if I miss an eppy or two. What about Brian will probably end up in that group. Hopefully it won't go the route Commander and Chief took and go from "wow this could be great" to "who does she think she is, Bartlett?” It is certainly nothing like Alias, Lost, BSG, or 24 but that may not be a bad thing. Sometimes it’s nice to just enjoy a show about normal life and its issues. The battle the show will face is reaching a broader audience then just hopeless romantics like me and keeping a fresh storyline. If the entire season is just about how much Brian loves this girl it won’t last long. We will just have to wait and see.

jenn256 said...

I think the questions that we will be left with are the types of questions that we can each answer for ourselves, how we feel it should end. For instance, at the end...does Syd go back to the agency???? Some of us would say yes because we would love to think of Syd and Vaughn fighting crime for the rest of us and doing what they do best. Then some of us would say no, they took the baby and ran and who care about the bad guys. It would be interesting to end it that way, because as we have seen from this blog, we all have different opinions about it, so we can all let our respective imaginations roam!!!

I think this is the type of cliffhanger they are reffering to. Also they are able to do spin-offs or reunion shows this way, with an open-ended storyline.