Take all the time you need GS, this has been tough on everyone, no one wanted to see the show end and end so quickly.
I am throwing out a random thought here...What if some of the disappointment comes from having so many ideas tossed to and fro in this blog...Is it possible that us diehards can come up with some way more fascinating plotlines than the writers? Plus, there were so many twists and turns throughout the seasons sometimes maybe we have forgotten the main lines and concepts because we are too dizzy from the twists and "What if's" they have thrown us. I must say I am glad we have a place to verbally process all that has come to pass. I think that we should be able to bring some sort of closure to each other...even if the finale didn't quite do it for us. What can I say...I am a positive thinker who hopes for the best and happiness in all.
I think you're on to something desi.
Desiree- Yup! Dizzy is a good term for Alias, happy or not they have made us very dizzy!!! And you are absolutely right about the blog giving us an opportunity to help one another gain closure. I just love this place!!! Whoo for Let's Talk Alias!!!
I still think the disappointment comes not from the storyline but from severing of relationships without satisfactory resolution. (see my post on the previous blog) But that's the way it is in life- when death comes suddenly everything that is in progress stops. Abruptly.I agree that there was just too much to resolve in the time allowed, but most of the uneasy feeling for me is because Jack is gone- just when there was finally so much promise in his relationship with Syd and baby Isabelle. (and even Vaughn!)
I agree mommer, despite getting a satisfactory result or not, and the time crunch, the loss of Jack was painful and it hurts deeply. And we have every right to say that it didn’t need to happen etc. No one wanted him to die especially since he’s been such a great dad and grandpa lately and we know now that Sydney found the project Christmas puzzle and that it wasn’t forced on her. But I knew his death was coming so I sort of made peace with it before. Jack was the only person who could have died that would have conveyed enough emotion and loss. Dixon would have been a close second and if Marshall, Vaughn or Syd had died we would be angry and bitter because that would have been a horrible way to take the story. However I would feel much better if we had had more time to enjoy Jack and fully say good-bye. We needed some more down time, some more sweet moments to make the bad sort of beautifully painful. I posted before that a father son moment between Vaughn and Jack was needed, and I still think it is. A moment with Marshall would have been nice too. Instead we just got smacked with everything in that last hour and it was too much. I was crying from start to finish and even though I'm emotional with TV and movies in general it peaked at levels only LOTR had got me to before. I think the central reason to why I am happy and overall satisfied with the finale is because it had the power to move me in such a way. I still have questions, it was rushed and Jack’s death was terribly painful, I’m hoping for a DVD extended version or something but I can live with what happened and I’m proud of my favorite show.
I agree with you desiree...You may have noticed that I haven't been posting much in the last few weeks, and to be honest, it's because the speculation has been running wild. Some of the ideas GirlScout has come up with have been so fantastic! And yet, somewhere, a part of me knew the ending wasn't going to be that complicated. I decided to, rather than speculate, just enjoy the rest of the season...and I'm glad I did! I wasn't happy about Jack or Tom dying...but ALIAS has never been about living happily ever after. It was dramatic, and I still think that final scene with Sydney and Jack was quite possibly one of the best scenes ever filmed in ALIAS. It was the culmination of the relationship they had finally developed. Jack standing up and Sydney drove off, the show of love and strength she needed to keep going. It was dang good television. :)All this having been said, if GirlScout wrote a television show, I would SO watch it! Who's with me?? :)
I would watch a GirlScout written spinoff...And Ihaaheim, may I suggest you make your comments shorter and more concise? I don't know about the others, but I'm a skimmer and your comments are too long even to skim. I'm sure you have good things to say but I'm not sure we all want to take the time to read it.
Ouch! Good thing anonymous remained that way...that wasn't nice. I for one think lhaaheim should be able to express herself. My last post was almost as long as hers! If someone doesn't want to read a long comment, I think the best option is just to skip it...which is exactly what I think lhaaheim should do to this last post. We are here to enjoy the finale of ALIAS, not get into arguments. :)
pkrm- You weren’t asking me but I actually did notice you were gone and wondered why. You had a good approach though. Just let the episode fall where it may. It has always been out of our hands anyway and I came to that conclusion about an hour before it began. Furthermore once the second half began I eventually gave up on keeping track of my thoughts and just watched it. The greatest thing about a movie theatre is that you can't pause the movie, write notes or blog during breaks it just happens. TV watching provides for distractions and too much analysis while in the moment. Alias is of movie quality and some of us probably didn't have that limiting but positive 'just watch it' experience. However despite my crazy speculation over the weeks I was able to find balance somehow, so again I’m happy with the ending just very sad about Jack. Plus I’m kind of happy Irina was evil, I like it when Vaughn is right and it makes me feel justified in all my negative comments about her. The good people were good (still confused about Tom though), the bad people were bad; most of the good survived, there’s a new generation of Bristow-Vaughns and Flinkmans, and even our hot business man was given another chance.Oh and when Jack stood up, dear God that was so emotional, and I just knew instantly that he would fall once Syd left. That was so emotional for me.
Damn Anonymous, that hurt, you might want to think before you post things and if your going to say something negative you should say it nicely. I'm not offended, as Paul so graciously and kindly said I have the right to express myself and it's not like I'm writing garbage. I know I right a lot and I do try to keep it short and break things up. I went back and realized that I should have split my post up but it was too late. I've been a loyal and dedicated part of this blog like many others and beyond my basic right to express my thoughts and have respect I more then earned it when it comes to this blog. I love Alias a lot, probably too much, I was crying like crazy last night and still have a headache and I had less then 5 hours of sleep!!! I’m doing the best I can. :-) I'm here and blogging because I love it not because I'm bored. Okay I said my peace, thank you for the support Paul, that took the sting from that post but I'm not going to let something so rude go without a response. So here is to everyone posting as much as they want, we all should just try our best to be short if we can or break our posts up for easier skimming. I of course know I need the most work in that department and I will continue to improve! :-) Long live Let’s Talk Alias!!!
Hey Ihaa-- Maybe you could just use more paragraphs. I don't mind reading long posts but I find it helps if its broken up into paragraphs. Hope you take no offense to that suggestion. That just the English major in me. :)
lhaaheim...Us diehards totally understand the posts you do. You are totally entitled. You have lots to say. I have a bad time with big paragraphs and also run on thoughts and phrases. Too many ideas...too bad of typing skills. Good Ideas from you. I don't know if you are interested but on www.zazzle.com/DesireeRicker* I made a shirt for the diehards. It says," I survived the Series Finale..." and on the back it has us diehard bloggers names. Birdie you are on there too. You should check it out. It is kinda cool
Fun shirts! I can't wait to see the rest of what people came up with. Very very cool!
I am ALL for GS writting a spinoff....or anything for that matter! Take all the stuff we have thrown out and learned through this blog and write your own show! We would all be supporters! I know everyone else has said thank you to GS, Jen and SRG and everone else who has contributed to this blog but I wanted to chime in as well! You all have spent a ton of time and energy keeping this thing up and I for one will be forever gratefull for that!! I feel like we all need to present people with roses or something like they do at the end of a show. Obviously we cant do that but at least the thought is there! :) You guys are the best and I am SO glad that I could be a part of this and that I have made friends in the process!!
I like your point Des.... I totally agree, I wondered that myself this morning.
Bridie- nope that's a good suggestion, no offense taken and that's what I've been working on doing and usually do but its hectic keeping up so I forgot this time. I try to polish my comments but I usually miss a couple things when I'm this tired and things are this crazy. It’s usually spelling or grammar but this time I forgot to make paragraphs right when this anonymous person felt like being mean about big posts so I got the brunt of his/her attack. No worries though, I’m fine and I will continue on my posting spree! :-)Thanks for the support and nice comments Desiree and thank you for putting me on your shirt design! That’s so cool and it makes me feel so special!!! :-D I sent 3 shirt designs to GS and I can’t wait to see the rest of them! I have a feeling she was sent a lot of good ones! Oh it would be really cool if we could do a shirt that had everyone’s name on it, well everyone who wanted to be on it, that way we can incorporate everyone whose been part of the blog because I’m sure there are people who wish they could spend more time here but can’t and just post when they are able to. I just love this blog so much!!! Don’t know what I would do without it! :-)
Mommer,I think you are totally correct about the ending of relationships. It ties into the broader loss I feel with the program ending. I know once the show has been off for a very short time people on the various Alias sites who we have developed virtual relationships with drift off and our little community will die off somewhat. Just more of the relationship loss factor.
Desiree- I love love love the shirt!! That is great that you were able to put our names on the back. I like all of the Alias themed shirts.
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