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PostSubject: 2x20 'Northwest Passage' Reviews   2x20 'Northwest Passage' Reviews Icon_minitimeWed May 19, 2010 9:05 am

Because Josh Jackson completely owned this episode.
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Because Josh Jackson completely owned this episode. He so completely dominated it, so completely inhabited his character, that he nearly renders Walter Bishop superfluous. Yet this is all accomplished without negating any of the character development we have seen to date. His humor is somewhat dimmed, but it is still there-he checks into a motel under the name "Gene Cowan". His charm is in no way lessened when he flirts with the truck stop waitress. The quirkiness he got from his father-either father-comes out when he fires a gun to scare Sheriff Mathis as part of an experiment. He's resourceful enough to arm himself when he realizes he is a target. And his physical chops are fully in evidence as he single-handedly takes down an armed killer. I could watch this guy all day.

Walter, not so much. I realize he's the mad genius at the heart of this show. I understand he's the key to just about every mystery. And there is no question of John Noble's outstanding talent. It's just that, having watched Peter perform so heroically and nobly, it's hard to watch Walter falling apart like wet Kleenex. He cries in a grocery store, whimpers in front of Olivia and Astrid, deliberately sabotages his own search for Peter to avoid losing him again. This is a pathetic man. I look forward to the struggle with his alter ego that surely, surely must restore him to himself again. I look forward to the Walter who will rise above this personal tragedy to look outside himself and save, very possibly, the universe.

And of course, I can't wait for Walternate. In our one glimpse of him, we see all the cruelty, ruthlessness, and selfishness that have leached from Walter. Peter is about to discover that he really is our Walter's son, at least psychologically. His expression told me immediately that he knew this Walter was not the one he had left behind in Boston; without words, Jackson showed us surprise and horror and wonder all at once. If the plot had holes you could drive a starship through, the episode was still redeemed by top notch acting, the X-Files ambiance, and the new dimensions added to our knowledge of Peter. I can forgive lame plotting for the sake of excellent acting.

http://sfscope.com/2010/05/peter-from-bostonfringes-north.html

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"A strong morality tale in between "Aahhhhhh, HELP!" moments."
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PostSubject: Re: 2x20 'Northwest Passage' Reviews   2x20 'Northwest Passage' Reviews Icon_minitimeWed May 19, 2010 2:44 pm

Woww! Excellent review! Josh Jackson was really great in that episode! smile
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PostSubject: Re: 2x20 'Northwest Passage' Reviews   2x20 'Northwest Passage' Reviews Icon_minitimeWed May 19, 2010 6:57 pm

I thought so too! I may be biased (ok, I am the Ultimate Peter Fan, and totally a Josh fan too, but still!)----Noble is amazing, and he gets raves for it, Jackson is amazing, and it hardly gets mentioned. So this was really nice to read.
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PostSubject: Re: 2x20 'Northwest Passage' Reviews   2x20 'Northwest Passage' Reviews Icon_minitimeWed May 19, 2010 11:11 pm

Me too!!
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PostSubject: Re: 2x20 'Northwest Passage' Reviews   2x20 'Northwest Passage' Reviews Icon_minitimeThu May 20, 2010 5:40 pm

Not my type but I have to admit he's awesome and handsome.

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