Jeremiah and Kurdy discover that someone in Thunder Mountain is a traitor. When they find the
missing page the traitor stole from Simon's book they search out the Brothers of the
Apocalypse, who finally tell them the truth about the Big Death and the vital importance
Thunder Mountain plays in the future of the world.
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Wow. It seems kind of lame to resort to using that word but that is the only thing that pops
into my head whenever I think about this episode. While it does have some minor flaws, they
can be easily overlooked by the shear volume of questions raised and some past ones answered.
I have a feeling that part two will be even more powerful.
My gripes are fairly minor and the only major issue was how Elizabeth was injured. Why does she
have to be the stereotypical girl who is dumb enough to run out in the middle of a gun fight?
Sadly, I almost hope she dies for being so stupid. :(
My heart was racing throughout most of this episode, trying anticipate what was going to
happen next. I knew we were going to be in for a ride, but I wasn't sure how it would all turn
out. We still don't know many things but I hope at least some of those will be answered in
next week's episode.
I really like the sexual tension between Jeremiah and Theo but I would really be disappointed
if they actually got together. I also liked the different kind of tension between her and
Elizabeth. Let's just face it -- Theo is a lot of fun to watch. Speaking of things fun to
watch ... I bet there were quite a few people who enjoyed watching Jeremiah finally give Lee
a bloody lip. I am still not convinced Lee is as bad as some people think he is so we will just
have to see who is right.
As usual, I am impressed with Kurdy. He planted the seed that he didn't always like what
Jeremiah does but he still sticks by his side anyway. When Jeremiah slams the TM door behind
them both and Kurdy rips him a new one, I thought it was about time someone chewed his ass out.
Finally, when Elizabeth is injured and that became Kurdy's last straw, I actually felt a
little sorry for Jeremiah since it wasn't really his fault. However, at the same time, I think
it will do them good to be apart. Jeremiah relies on Kurdy's strenghth (both mental and
physical) too much and Kurdy has relied on Jeremiah to help him find a purpose in life. You
don't always appriciate what you have until it is gone and I believe the same applies to these
two. This is not the end of their friendship -- it is the end of the beginning.
THEO RATING: 9
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- Who is Nathan and how do we know he is not working with Lee Chen?
- Who answered the cell phone?
- When will Jeremiah reveal the information contained in the last page of Simon's journal?
- How much gas does Thunder Mountain have stored up to spare enough to transport everyone
to the meeting in St. Louis? If they can spare a whole tanker full ...
- How did that little girl in the club know that information and why did she reveal it to
- Why didn't Kurdy go after the adult that picked up the kid in the club?
- Who else has been asking about the Brothers of the Apocalypse?
- Will Jeremiah reveal the truth about the Brothers to Theo?
- Why didn't the gunmen just kill Lee Chen? Is he really that valuable to the cause?
- Why was Ezekiel whipping himself in the monestary?
- Where did (or who told) the Brothers the "Great Death" has returned? Where does their
proof come from?
- Is the only woman who survived the BigD, Meaghan? Where are the other women?
- What acts of what few brought back the Big Death?
- What exactly will Jeremiah find in Millhaven? Valhalla Sector? His father?
- How did Ezekiel escape the VS operatives in Tripwire?
- How does Ezekiel know so much about Valhalla Sector's movements and plan and why is he
staying with the Brothers?
- Is this really the end of Jeremiah and Kurdy's partnership?
- Will Elizabeth survive or is her gunshot wound fatal?
- Why was this episode was dedicated to Nicholas Charles Wilkes (1979-2002)?
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collection of favorite quotes as well.
JMS AT SCI FI MAGAZINE SAID:
The main thing was testing out directors, testing the storyline, and
finding what worked and didn't work. And I found some approaches that worked very well for us
in the tone and tenor of shows like Firewall and ... And the Ground, Sown With Salt and the two parters.
Mike Vejar's directing, I think, set the one for what to strive for in
terms of the intensity of the directing on one hand, but also the character moments that he
found, and in terms of being a little more visually interesting with the camera.
JMS AT DREAMWATCH SAID:
It's probably the biggest thing we've shot to date. It pulls together
a lot of threads from the whole season into one big tapestry. It changes forever the nature
of the show. Mike Vejar directed it [and] he's one of my favorite directors. It's just huge.
It's bigger than our pilot. More locations, more stunts ... everything!
JMS AT RASTB5M SAID:
The satellites are still in orbit, and still available to anyone with
the power to get to them.
And as for accessing them from inside the mountain...in both cases, we clearly see Markus (or
Lee) plugging the phone (a smaller version of the contemporary sat-phones) into a plug marked
EXT. ANT. for exterior antenna.
Nick [Nicholas Charles Wilkes] was a PA who worked on the series, and
was well liked by everyone on the show. He died in a car accident on the way to work while we
were shooting TLU part one. Everybody felt very strongly that he deserved notation here.
["Things Left Unsaid"] (directed by Mike Vejar, our good luck charm on
B5 who did our best episodes) is pretty much nonstop intensity and action and character stuff
end to end. [...] [O]f all the things I've written and produced, this may be the best thing
I've ever been involved with, from a production standpoint and much of the writing. We kind
of got pulled back a bit after the events of 9/11 put a damper on the television business in
terms of the kinds of stories one can tell, but we really got this puppy back up on the rails
again with the two parter, which is emblematic of what we'll do in a second year.
Mike's directing our two part season finale, "Things Left Unsaid."
[F]inishing post production on our last batch of episodes, including
the two-part finale "Things Left Unsaid," which Mike Vejar directed and it's just *killer*.
Of all the things I've ever done, and I'm including B5 in this, on an invidual basis this may
be the best thing I've ever done, certainly the most ambitious. It's just frikkin' HUGE, the
performances are great, the story moves ahead by leaps and bounds, I'm just *real* happy with