Today is the day. We have arrived, my loyal Alias fans. April 19th is here and tonight, in the glow of our television screens, we will begin to piece together a five year puzzle. Expect massive amounts of information, fast pace plot lines, overwhelming scene changes and most of all- intrigue, tension and some butt-kicking! Airing tonight are episodes 5.10 “S.O.S.” and 5.11 “Maternal Instinct.” Here are some refresher tips for all you viewers looking to read between the lines…
1.THE RULE OF THREE: Clever writers draw attention to something or someone by mentioning it three or more times. So, keep an ear and eye out for people, places or things mentioned frequently.
2.CALL BACKS: Keep an eye and ear out for things mentioned that happened in past episodes (names, dates, missions, tech equipment, re-used themes, etc.). Sometimes those past episodes can hold a clue for the future.
3.RAMBALDI: This dude has played a large part in the mystery that is Alias. Gather all bits of intel having to do with this guy!
4.MOLE ALERT: We have a mole in either APO or the CIA, so be aware of anything suspicious activity. Remember though, writers might throw an obvious decoy into the mix to throw us off.
5.QUESTIONS: Mid-episode and you have a question? Write it down and bring it to the blog! I will be blogging like mad, before, during and after the episode.
6.HAVE FUN!! Note that theses tips are part of my over-analytical personality. As you know, I love to pick apart every last bit of information- but truly, I want you to enjoy tonight for the pure entertainment value. Enjoy all that is on the surface, just as much as what is underneath. Have fun picking apart the deep stuff, but also enjoy the funny quips and jokes, enjoy the sentimental moments. This is the beginning of the end my friends!
Again, I will be posting my recap of the episode tonight at 11pm PST. For you East coasters, I will be up bright and early tomorrow for an open MSN Messenger chat at 5am PST (8am EST). Tomorrow night at 6pm PST will be open chat for all West coasters. Everyone, east or west, is welcome to e-mail me any questions or comments and I will do my best to reply to all. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org Again, the MSN Messenger chat schedule is:
East coast: April 20th, 8am EST
West coast: April 20th, 6pm PST
THIS IS IT!! I have 12 hours on my end! It’s go time…
PS. There is a scheduled maintenance outage on Blogger today at 4pm PST. Sorry, but it will be back up for posting soon after!