That Pythonesque video was fabulous.I was both pleasantly surprised and a bit confounded that they reinforced the whole rewritten-timeline thing, too. While I don't want the show to ignore it, and I realize that the characters had a couple more years to get used to the whole thing between the end of Season Four (2011 or 2012) and the picnic we keep seeing in flashback when the Observers invaded (2015), I still feel like it's a weird thing to have hanging over everybody's heads. So I hope that even if reconciliation of the timelines isn't part of the solution to Season Five's plot it's at least a byproduct of that solution.Not only are there no female Observers, there are to my memory no Observers who aren't white males. Diversity if not procreation is sorely lacking in their far future, at least among the oppressive invading hierarchy, which is particularly weird since apparently the melting pot of humanity is headed towards a general brownness. Of course it's possible that some environmental issues lead to future generations getting pale instead — as well as hairless.I liked the Michael thing but I don't know whether I want him to be September (or Windmark, or anybody we've seen) yet, because that kind of revelation usually rests on a fine line between genuinely cool and kewl for the sake of being kewl.Sam Weiss deserved better, not necessarily better than dying in a firefight between Resistance and Loyalists. which is valiant, but better in terms of more to do with the story. I wanted to see him again.You're so right about "Hurdy-Gurdy Man". Great writeup, as always, Blam! Late is definitely better than never.
I liked the Michael thing but I don't know whether I want him to be September (or Windmark, or anybody we've seen) yet, because that kind of revelation usually rests on a fine line between genuinely cool and kewl for the sake of being kewl.Agreed. We're on the same page re the timelines, too, plus Sam Weiss — I'd love to know why he had nothing to do with Olivia in this timeline, in what way he ended up working with the resistance and possibly knowing Donald, and how (if at all) the whole Sam Weiss lineage's connection to the First People lore might have figured into the Observers/Invaders.