Kurdy meets the mysterious Mister Smith. Reluctantly, they join others from Thunder Mountain
in Lee Chen's danger-ridden plan to rescue Jeremiah, Markus and Erin from Valhalla Sector.
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- The lock-down timer that is shown in Devon's lab appears to be wrong. Otherwise, why did
it take Markus almost 5 days to get to VS? Why did Waverly last the full five days when
he was the first one infected?
- Did Lee Chen do the right thing, the necessary thing, both or neither?
- Is Meaghan's blood going to be helpful in finding a cure? Did Devon remember to take it?
- Why didn't Meaghan stick around to see if Devon could find a cure for the BigD?
- Will Devon be able to find a vaccine even for the mutated version of the BigD?
- How long will the woulds between Kurdy and Jeremiah take to heal?
- How (or when) will they find Theo and the other VS prisoners from the St. Louis raid?
- How is Markus going to build the new world and create a "better day".
- Why does Virginia look remarkably like the Pacific Northwest?
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JMS AT SCI FI MAGAZINE SAID:
On every possible level ["Things Left Unsaid"] was the big set piece
for us -- as is this season's opening two-parter, which also has those same elements. You've
got the helicoper jet explosion; you've got troops on the move; you've got a lot of stuff
going on, a lot of [stuff] blowing up, and in terms of the plot and characters, things take a
very dark turn for some of them.
The first two episodes, a two-parter, deal with Jeremiah, who has
been caught by the [military from Valhalla Sector] and reunited with his dad, whom he was
looking for all of last season. And our other characters who have been caught with him,
they're all kind of stuck in the box. The question, of course, is how are they going to get
out of that box when there's almost no support out there for them tactically? They only
people running around loose are Lee Chen, who has questionable loyalties, and Kurdy,
who is kind of on the zone. And where we eventually end up is in a massive conflict between
Thunder Mountain, and the forces there, and Valhalla Sector.
There's actually a way that I found to bring down Valhalla Sector that's probably the
creepiest, unsettling, meanest thing I've ever done in writing. I won't tell you what it is
yet because you have to have the shock value there. [It will be] chilling.
JMS AT MGM SAID:
I think my favorite episode so far is the opening two-parter from
season two because there was a scenario set up at the bottom of season one where our
characters are being held in an impossible situation and how to get them out of that. And the
solution I came up with is so mean so nasty rotten and evil that it gives you the creeps
after a while. And to be able to take that story to the far edge and pull it off was, to me,
a really cool thing. That plus the scope and the scale of the thing is terrific. It's a huge
pair of episodes. And I think almost feature film quality quite honestly. So I'm very proud
of that one.
JMS AT RASTB5M SAID:
"Am I detecting a point of view shift for this second season?"
Nope. But somebody has to be at the heart of Valhalla Sector, so he's the main guy there.
"Any other titles or news you can share, JMS?"
The season debut is "Letters From the Other Side," parts one and two, followed by "Strange
Attractors," "Deus Ex Machina," "Rites of Passage," and "The Mysterious Mister Smith."
Case in point: [Robert] Foxworth, as noted [previously]. We needed
someone for an important part in Jeremiah this season, and his name surfaced as one prospect.
I'll be honest: when that happened, I kind of got my back up over the Hague situation. But
then, at the end of the day, you have to say, "Okay, he pissed you off, but does that mean
you don't hire the right guy for the job?"
So we hired him for that episode, "Letters from the Other Side," part one of our series
premiere (with a quick shot also in part two).