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"Perception" 1x06: Discussion Thread
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zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: August 21st, 2012 05:55 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I don't have a lot to say about this episode. Me neither, actually. Admittedly I may have hit fast forward. More than once. Also, I thought we were done with the intensely cliched and annoying hot to trot student who can't seem to keep from affixing her person to Daniel and making him paralyzingly uncomfortable. Oh, we aren't? Oh, okay. *HEAD-DESK*

And while I don't have an issue with Hathaway being an ass, he seems designed that way to make Daniel seem the logical, better choice for Kate.

I will raise you one and say that I LOVE that Hathaway is an ass and I love that Jamie's getting to play it broadly. The problem is that in his function as the antagonist for Daniel on both personal and professional levels, that broadness from the minute he came on screen seems so... miscalculated? Why again did he not start out charming and gradually have his bastardly ways revealed? Characters like Hathaway are terrific fun when they are one-off, even recurring, thorns in the side that the protagonists have to deal with from time to time. But - and I realize that most of what I'm saying in this paragraph is exactly what I said about Jamie's last episode, too - there is NOTHING in the script to make us understand why Kate is entertaining Hathaway's advances at all. Other than "Bloody hell, he's hotter than a hundred white-hot suns" - that is fine for cracking jokes in comms like this one, but I don't care if it's the B-plot or even the C-plot, stop writing two or three more twists into your A-plot and FIX THAT, people!

Sorry, I had ruthless pie for dessert. ;) Carry on.
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