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08 July 2007 @ 10:27 pm
Tonight's 4400 and April's distressingly flippy hair  
Sam and I took the girls to see Transformers yesterday-- they were happy to go, but not nearly as excited as he and I were. Yes, I am a complete geek-- I admit it. I am owned by my 80's childhood.

But Bumblebee kicked ass, and I totally want a friendly yellow alien robot car of my own now! ^_~

So, right-- the 4400:



  • I think April's flippy new hair do has made her Evil, in addition to spontaneous and trouble-prone. So, maybe she's not *really* evil, like Isabelle, but she's still responsible for the fact I now know Way Too Much about Tom's inner sex life. X_x;;; Can I get an eraser for my brain? I don't like Ben, but I so hope nothing even vaguely resembling Tim/Diana *ever* comes up again.
  • Oh, Kyle, is your goal this season to not engage your brain at all? Think, boy, think! [sarcasm] Because joining a radical quasi-religious group bent on violently tearing apart the fabric of society is just such a good idea. So is hiding out with the woman who almost killed your beloved cousin, in a cabin where you and said cousin had many happy childhood memories. Oh, and Isabelle would never lie to you about what the code in the book says. [/sarcasm] Bad Kyle! No cookie!
  • So, it took us... what? Four episodes for Shawn and Kyle to be back at each other's throats despite the fact they each hold the other as one of the (if not the) most important person in their lives? *sigh* Boys. Having their genitals on the outside makes them all strange and unreasonable.
  • But, did you see when Kyle and Shawn were both still excited and on the same side about Shawn running for office? They were all smiley and glowy, and Shawn said, "Do you want to be my campaign manager?" By which, of course, he totally meant: "Do you want a totally viable excuse to hang out with me all the time so I can finally put the moves on you and we can have hot monkey sex on this really plush rug in my office?" It's all in the intonation, you understand. ^_~
  • The whole April/Colin thing? Lazy writers-- I couldn't have cared less about the dope.
  • Weren't Maia's PJ's cute? She's just adorable. And, also, apparently the sole reason for Diana and Ben sticking together this long. I know she's a precog, but still... geeze. I hate to be Miss Evil Destroyer of Romantic Bubble, but I don't see any legitimate reason for those two to be together.
  • So, now Tom knows Kyle took promicin. He is very carefully avoiding thinking about *why* Kyle took the shot (to save Shawn!). It must be very hard to be Tom-- it involves a lot of denial, that's for sure.
  • Marco always has to do everyone's dirty work and keep all the secrets. Poor baby. Here's what happened at home with Garrity:
    Marco's standing in the shower, with his wet hair all in his face while he stares at the little rubber duck Garrity once bought him on a lark. The lights in the bathroom are off, but the hall light provides enough illumination. Garrity comes in, takes off his clothes and joins Marco.
    "I always have to keep the secrets," Marco says, in a sort of matter-of-fact way that doesn't even sound resigned.
    "You don't have to do everything Tom and Diana tell you to, you know," Garrity says, snuggling up behind Marco and soaping his tummy from behind. Marco sets the rubber ducky down on the small shelf and turns around to kiss his boyfriend. When they come up for air, Garrity says, "Turn the duck around."
    Marco is kind of dazed, "Say what?"
    "The duck," Garrity nods towards the bath toy, "turn it towards the wall. I don't want it watching us have sex."
    "You are completely bizarre," Marco laughs affectionately. And yes, he turns the duck around.



Amber's right. It's fun to have a completely out-there off-screen pairing to play with. ^_^
-Meredith
 
 
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Amber: the 4400 | sekrit drinking buddiesminttown1 on July 9th, 2007 04:54 am (UTC)
For what it's worth, I don't really think that they're ever going to go there with Tom and Diana, but tonight was a nice (and amusing) nod to said 'shippers.

in a cabin where you and said cousin had many happy childhood memories
So we are on the same page about this. Excellent.
And seriously, seriously, Kyle is just so... ugh. I love him and everything, but I am Team Shawn all the way these days.

"Do you want a totally viable excuse to hang out with me all the time so I can finally put the moves on you and we can have hot monkey sex on this really plush rug in my office?"
That is exactly what that meant. :D
They were so adorable in that scene. If only it had lasted longer than a couple minutes.

Tom has had to avoid thinking too much about Kyle and Shawn since the boys were probably fourteen or so. All those long, lazy summer days spent in Shawn's bedroom, playing the guitar, the fact that they always seem to be sitting a little too close when he comes to pick Kyle up... sure, nothing's happening, but it's still a little off.

EEEEEEE. Marco and Garrity!!
That was awesome. And the first actual fic-like thing for the pairing, I think! :D

It was enough for me tonight that Marco seemed to make an annoyed face in Tom and Diana's direction. At least he's not totally cool with the way they use him anymore. The stuff they make him do beyond his duties -- in many cases, in violation of his duties -- drives me nuts.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: familygarnettrees on July 9th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
For what it's worth, I don't really think that they're ever going to go there with Tom and Diana, but tonight was a nice (and amusing) nod to said 'shippers.
*grins* I guess the whole Sam/Jack thing from Stargate has left me a little sensitive. ^^;;; At least Tom and Diana have equal rank (I think?), but... I still remember Tom playing Owen from Taken, and I think I secretly still dislike him because of that. Silly brain. ^_~ Did you ever see Taken?

So we are on the same page about this. Excellent.
I'm thinking that's the same cabin outside of which Shawn and Kyle were drinking and fishing when they were abducted. They probably had many, many years of squirt-gun fights and hunts for unusual bugs, not to mention the learning to swim in the lake and the sleeping side-by-side in identical sleeping bags. (Kyle's mom bought the sleeping bags for them because she thought it was 'cute'-- Tom was vaguely distressed. ^_^)
... where does this stuff come from, Amber? I think this show is just really, really prone to allowing one to make up their own canon.

I am definitely Team Shawn these days, too. It's so funny that Kyle's now the radical crazy dude... except its not. *hits writers*
We need t-shirts or something-- TEAM SHAWN-- We wear ties now. *giggles*

Tom has had to avoid thinking too much about Kyle and Shawn since the boys were probably fourteen or so... sure, nothing's happening, but it's still a little off.
Hehehe. I adore you. Tom probably tried to talk to his wife about it once, but he didn't have the vocabulary to express his concern (that would involve not being in denial!) and the conversation ended up with Kyle's mom blinking and telling Tom he was being strange.

And the first actual fic-like thing for the pairing, I think! :D
And it was all for you. (Okay, so it was a little bit for me, too.) Can't you just see a wet Marco with a rubber ducky?

The stuff they make him do beyond his duties -- in many cases, in violation of his duties -- drives me nuts.
At this point, Marco probably has enough dirt to take down the entire security branch of the US government. ^_^ But you're right, he did look annoyed. And that's a step.

I love watching this show with you. Have I mentioned that?
-Meredith
Amber: the 4400 | kyle/shawnminttown1 on July 9th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
I've never seen Taken, no. :) I've always meant to.
The only thing I've seen Tom's actor in is a movie called Family Album, in which he played the boyfriend of Joe Flanigan's character (which made it strangely like watching Tom date John Sheppard -- weird). So if anything, other roles have made me like him more, not less.

This show is so neat to make up stuff for, yes. Hee!
I love the idea of the sleeping bags. And once Shawn and Kyle were older, they managed more and more often to worm permission to go and hang out there alone, even overnight. Shawn's mom couldn't go with them, Kyle's mom didn't really want to, and Tom didn't want to let his busy work schedule completely ruin the boys' summer. He had to repress some misgivings, but he let them go more often than not when they asked.

Hee, yes, "We wear ties now." Bad ties, if last night was any indication, but nonetheless.
I defended Jordan right up until his distributing the promicin (and his treatment of Tess this year hasn't helped to make him more likable), but it's pretty much impossible to be Team Jordan these days. Even if he is the "messiah."

The idea of Tom trying to tell Kyle's mom what was going on is just... hee. There's no way he would even get close to getting that out. And of course, no one but Tom has really noticed that anything is amiss (Danny just thinks that older guys are weird).

The rubber ducky! That was my favorite part, I think. :D
Okay, actually, my favorite part was the little turn of phrase you had about Marco not even sounding resigned, and I also liked Garrity telling him he didn't have to do whatever they asked.
Basically, I liked all of it. And the ducky was particularly adorable.

And ♥! I love watching this show with you, too. It makes it even better than it would be otherwise.