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2000-08-04 00:00:00 - I CAN'T SLEEP: TOO MANY QUESTIONS RUNNING ROUND MY BRAIN: SPOILER FOR SWTE - (inarguendo@aol.com)


Hi: It's been a long time since I posted, but I couldn't let this episode go without a few comments. Q U E S T I O N S Q U E S T I O N S Sleeping with the Enemy kept me up. It made me watch, it prevented me from falling into the netherworld between consciousness and sleep. A state I have often visited while watching the last several eps of LFN. Even if the episode had not been good, it was worth sitting through, if only to view the tag. What a scene! I loved the interaction between Operations and Madeline. I loved the polite smiles, and the graciousness of each party as Ops praised Maddy and she acknowledged his praise. But perhaps,the best part of the tag was Maddy's expression as she approached Operations. Her face wearing her rage, wearing her anger, dressed for revenge. And, of course, the Wolfe, ever vigilant, ever careful, watching Maddy walk away from him, his face bathed in the light of paranoia. Perfect scene, quintessential Section. Now, I have questions, many, many queries running round my brain. To some I have answers, to others I have none. What kind of security does the Section Have? How many times has Section's computers been attacked or hacked? The Section has been compromised again. The words inept covert organization flash in neon before my eyes. Why does Quinn stay at her post trying to stop the self-destruct? Is it loyalty, or is it really to prove she can do her job? Quinn knows that Operations will blame her for the breach in Security. What are her options? She can leave and face abeyance and possibly cancellation, or she can try to save the Section. The choice is quite simple. She has nothing to lose if she stays, and everything to gain. Do I like Quinn? She appears to be cold and insensitive. Definitely not a people person. She doesn't want to make friends. She just wants to influence people and stay alive. And, she doesn't care about the feelings of others, especially Walter (aka "bandana boy"). Why does Jason seem at home in Section? Does Jason know the fate that befell Seymour? Why doesn't Jason appear to be unhappy with his new life in the Section? Center doesn't know about Birkoff's death? So, section is not the only inept spoke in this super spy network. This covert organization designed to thwart the forces of evil, this organization whose purpose is to stave off the projected modern dark ages, the entity that is destined to be the guiding light in the darkness that surrounds it, is clueless as to it's own internal strife. The world might as well pack it all in now, there is no hope. If Madeline dies, won't Center discover that Birkoff is dead? Who will make sure that Jason can be all that he can be? Who will ensure that Jason morphs into Seymour? Does Operations think that destroying Red Cell will be such a coup that the Center will overlook Birkoff's death? Did anyone notice that Michael's eyes were gleaming when he realized that Madeline would be going to Red Cell? He actually seemed pleased. If Madeline meets her demise, will Michael move up the food chain? The scene where Maddy is traded for Satin was great! Madeline looks like the Queen of Spies, svelte, sophisticated, worldly, while Satin looks like a street punk, a little girl lost, a girl playing in a woman's league that is way over her head. Madeline's look as she passes Satin is priceless. It is an expression of disdain. Her face reveals what Madeline thinks of Satin, that she is an insect and that she is nothing. I also enjoyed the scenes with the Random. Elizabeth, lopsidedly placing the Random's glasses on his face was amusing, and Ops straightening them out was wonderful. His expressions of glee, when he garners the cooperation of the Random to destroy the enemy were super. Where does Red Cell secure their intel? How does it know about Rene, and about Michael's struggles within the Section? Does Red Cell have a mole in Section? And, if they know so much about Michael, why didn't they realize that he needs the Section? He will not betray the Section for anyone other than Nikita. I loved the scene between Michael and Nikita after Michael allegedly betrays the Section. Nikita observed Michael give the password to Satin. She questions him, but Michael does not respond verbally. Michael's eyes, his body, his facial expressions all scream trust me, and Nikita does. Poor Madeline, a woman who has many times shown her loyalty to Operations is being left out in the cold. Operations is deceitful, when Madeline questions him about the Random. But, Maddy is aware of the Section's capabilities, she knows that the random should have been discovered. And perhaps, she knows Opeations so well, that she can tell by his tone that he is not being truthful. Her transmission to Quinn is brilliant. It confirms, her fears, and she knows that she is doomed if she stays at Red Cell headquarters. Why does Madeline return to the Section? Section thought she was dead, Madeline would have been free. IMHO, Madeline needs the Section, it is her life, she has nothing else. And, I believe she has revenge on her mind. Now, just a few more questions. Since, Mick is Mr. Jones, he surely knows about Adrian. Did he support Adrian or Operations when the coup at Section occurred? Did Mr. Jones approve of or condone the Gelmanization of Nikita? Was Nikita ever really Gelmanized? What motivates Mr. Jones? Does he care about the world? Is he trying to protect the world from oppression, or is he a megalomaniac who only seeks power and control? So many questions, not enough answers. Have a great day! Take care. Justice

2000-08-04 00:00:00 - Re: I CAN'T SLEEP: TOO MANY QUESTIONS RUNNING ROUND MY BRAIN: SPOILER FOR SWTE - (trajan <trajan@optonline.net>)


Ah, questions, questions for the modern world!! My thoughts: INARGUENDO wrote: > > > Q > U > E > S > T > I > O > N > S > > Q > U > E > S > T > I > O > N > S > > Sleeping with the Enemy kept me up. Ditto. > Even if the episode had not > been good, it was worth sitting through, if only to > view the tag. Perfect scene, quintessential Section. Gotta agree there!! If she'd only socked him with those gloves... > > Now, I have questions, many, many queries > running round my brain. To some I have answers, > to others I have none. So what else is new? LOL > What kind of security does the Section Have?

2000-08-04 00:00:00 - Re: I CAN'T SLEEP: TOO MANY QUESTIONS RUNNING ROUND MY BRAIN: SPOILER FOR SWTE - (Renee Cannon <rtcann@attglobal.net>)


Hi Justice: Responses/comments are intermingled with your thoughts.... > > Q > U > E > S > T > I > O > N > S > > Q > U > E > S > T > I > O > N > S > > Sleeping with the Enemy kept me up. It made me > watch, it prevented me from falling into the > netherworld between consciousness and sleep. > A state I have often visited while watching the last > several eps of LFN. Even if the episode had not > been good, it was worth sitting through, if only to > view the tag. What a scene! I loved the interaction > between Operations and Madeline. I loved > the polite smiles, and the graciousness of each > party as Ops praised Maddy and she acknowledged > his praise. But perhaps,the best part of the tag was > Maddy's expression as she approached Operations. > Her face wearing her rage, wearing her anger, > dressed for revenge. And, of course, the Wolfe, > ever vigilant, ever careful, watching Maddy walk > away from him, his face bathed in the light of > paranoia. Perfect scene, quintessential Section. > <<Yes, I enjoyed it too, but I don't understand why they play down Maddy's good looks. I would have liked to see the long leather coat swirling behind her as she approached Ops, almost like a witch's cape. That's just me. I enjoy her character so much that I'm always trying to "kick it up a notch." I didn't like the scarf thing they did during the initial tradeoff, either. She looked more like an angry KGB mother than a professional killer.>> > > What kind of security does the Section Have? > How many times has Section's computers been > attacked or hacked? The Section has been > compromised again. The words inept covert > organization flash in neon before my eyes. > <<Actually, the system security of just about every major enterprise with outside network connection has been compromised at least once. Some worse than others.>> > > Why does Quinn stay at her post trying to stop the > self-destruct? Is it loyalty, or is it really to prove > she can do her job? Quinn knows that Operations > will blame her for the breach in Security. What are > her options? She can leave and face abeyance > and possibly cancellation, or she can try to save the > Section. The choice is quite simple. She has nothing > to lose if she stays, and everything to gain. > > Do I like Quinn? She appears to be cold and insensitive. > Definitely not a people person. She doesn't want to > make friends. She just wants to influence people and > stay alive. And, she doesn't care about the feelings of > others, especially Walter (aka "bandana boy"). > <<Maybe she realizes that there is no escaping Section, so she'd better try to render herself indispensible as quickly as possible. On the other hand, we all know that everybody in Section is expendible.>> > > Why does Jason seem at home in Section? > Does Jason know the fate that befell Seymour? > Why doesn't Jason appear to be unhappy with his > new life in the Section? > <<Jason is a southern boy (Louisiana Creole accent, like the guy (the young evil guard) from The Green Mile? Not sure. Definitely not Georgia, though.). He goes with the flow. Maybe he is "chillin" as he assesses the situation, and see what, if any, options he has.>> > > Center doesn't know about Birkoff's death? > So, section is not the only inept spoke in this super > spy network. This covert organization designed to > thwart the forces of evil, this organization whose > purpose is to stave off the projected modern dark > ages, the entity that is destined to be the guiding light > in the darkness that surrounds it, is clueless as to it's > own internal strife. The world might as well pack it all > in now, there is no hope. > <<In most large organizations, upper management has no idea what is going on "in the trenches.">> > > If Madeline dies, won't Center discover that Birkoff > is dead? Who will make sure that Jason can be all > that he can be? Who will ensure that Jason morphs > into Seymour? Does Operations think that destroying > Red Cell will be such a coup that the Center will > overlook Birkoff's death? > <<Maybe Ops is mad 'cause Maddy won't meet him up in the Tower anymore for their midnight debriefings...>> > > Did anyone notice that Michael's eyes were gleaming > when he realized that Madeline would be going to > Red Cell? He actually seemed pleased. If Madeline > meets her demise, will Michael move up the food chain? > <<No, I don't think so. I think Mikey is on the decide-deploy-kill management track (like Operations, who decides *who* to kill), whereas Maddy is on the strategist (deciding *how* to kill) track.>> > > The scene where Maddy is traded for Satin was great! > Madeline looks like the Queen of Spies, svelte, > sophisticated, worldly, while Satin looks like a street > punk, a little girl lost, a girl playing in a woman's > league that is way over her head. Madeline's look as > she passes Satin is priceless. It is an expression of > disdain. Her face reveals what Madeline thinks of Satin, > that she is an insect and that she is nothing. > <<Yeah, you could see that Maddy was not intimidated by Satin, but, well, see my previous remark about the head rag.>> > > I also enjoyed the scenes with the Random. Elizabeth, > lopsidedly placing the Random's glasses on his face was > amusing, and Ops straightening them out was wonderful. > His expressions of glee, when he garners the cooperation > of the Random to destroy the enemy were super. > <<Yes, replacing the glasses was cute. Like others, however, I thought it was out of character when her and her playmate walked into the room and smiled (at the first guy they tortured).>> > Why does Madeline return to the Section? > Section thought she was dead, Madeline would have > been free. IMHO, Madeline needs the Section, it > is her life, she has nothing else. And, I believe she > has revenge on her mind. > <<I wouldn't call Maddy vindictive. Rather, she will play the game as it best suits her, without any future regard for Operation's welfare, rather, how she can use him to her advantage- even if it means keeping him alive. I think Maddy has a locator planted within, so maybe she would show up on a scanning systems somewhere.>> > > Now, just a few more questions. Since, Mick is > Mr. Jones, he surely knows about Adrian. Did he > support Adrian or Operations when the coup at > Section occurred? Did Mr. Jones approve of or > condone the Gelmanization of Nikita? > Was Nikita ever really Gelmanized? > Mick is Mr. Jones? The Mick? Really? Seems a bit young, considering the ages of Ops and George. Hmm, it is interesting that Mick sprinkled Gelman juice in Nikita's apartment. > > What motivates Mr. Jones? Does he care about > the world? Is he trying to protect the world from > oppression, or is he a megalomaniac who only > seeks power and control? > <<He wants all the birds for himself!>>

2000-08-04 00:00:00 - Re: I CAN'T SLEEP: TOO MANY QUESTIONS RUNNING ROUND MY BRAIN: SPOILER FOR SWTE - (trajan <trajan@optonline.net>)


Renee Cannon wrote: > > > > Q > > U > > E > > S > > T > > I > > O > > N > > S > > > > Q > > U > > E > > S > > T > > I > > O > > N > > S > > > > > <<No, I don't think so. I think Mikey is on the decide-deploy-kill > management track (like Operations, who decides *who* to kill), whereas > Maddy is on the strategist (deciding *how* to kill) track.>> > What a perfect description!! Thanks. Trajan