Just some early thoughts - I can't get on TRA atm, the server was overloaded by the time I got there, ten seconds after the ep ended.
Scenefiller at TRA said "I knew she wasn't home as soon as "Molly mole face" walked in, without the mole"
WHAAATTT????? I didn't notice!
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And some fairly undigested thoughts on the episode (I’m very glad we knew beforehand that there was to be another series!):
Interesting that she’s only said one word whilst she’s been in the coma - “Gene”.
I’m sure I heard Gene say near the beginning “It’s just gotten worse.” Did anyone else hear that? 1973/1982 Gene would never say that, and even if he’s real in 2008 he wouldn’t say it either.
Loved the bit with the todger - someone had a lot of fun shaping that deep-fried sausage. I’m glad I’d finished my tea by the time Ray bit into it.
They do like their scenes in the gents’, don’t they. But what is it with all the French stuff? (“Time’s running out for Moi” “What is this, France?”)
As I said in the one comment I did manage to post, I sporfled at the fanservice of Jeannette saying “I love your hands . . . your pretty eyes.” Never forget Matt and Ash read at TRA, folks!
When he went all silent and thoughtful after she told him the truth, that she was from the future “like Sam Tyler”, I thought he was processing and re-thinking his ideas about Sam and about her. I was really shocked when he said “I ask for the truth and you piss in my face.” Sam gave himself away much more about being from the future, with his constant talk about how things were going to be - it seems really odd that Gene doesn’t think about that at all when Alex claims the same thing.
This series has been much better than the first one in its handling of humour: such a brilliant, understated little moment between Alex and Shaz - “He wouldn’t do anything stupid, would he?” and they just look at each other and don’t say a word.
I was shocked again at Gene saying “First Sam Tyler, now you - why do I always attract the weirdos and the liars?” WHAT??? We’ve been told that Sam had another seven years with Gene (I wish) and the team - more than enough time to redeem himself totally from the LOM 2.08 business. So why is that how he remembers Sam? That’s really quite upsetting.
Ian Wylie said there was a heartbreaking moment - he probably didn’t mean where Gene was walking alone around the office just before SHE came in, but I thought it was so sad. And we finally get to see Gene kiss someone - and they cut immediately!
Finally - if she’s really back in 2008, why has she still got blue mascara on?