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Re: Dr. Feelgood (Episode Three)

Postby Jade » Sun May 03, 2009 10:27 pm

^ you made me want to watch it now lol, my niece want me to wait so we can watch them all together, but i'll probably just re-watch them with her, i think i'll watch the 4th tomorrow if i have the time.
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Re: Dr. Feelgood (Episode Three)

Postby Kade1301 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:47 pm

I rather like the episode as well - I think the only thing that's missing is a bad guy... The professor never meant to turn Pollock, and I can forgive him for not checking more thoroughly that his victim was really dead - after all, he had just been run over (really, the hit-and run-driver is the only villain in the episode...). I only blame him for not going to Pollock's house immediately after Mick told him about the turning - but let's say he needed all day to find the address that went with the license plate.

Will somebody throw rotten tomatoes when I see a certain similarity between Gerald remembering his pork buns and Mick the prime rib in B.C.? I find them both very convincing - and cute (mind you, a life without chocolate...)

And Pollock was just a victim - not his fault nobody told him how to behave. Mick really should have cut off his head before burning him - what is it with vampires burning each other alive?

The Mick/Beth interaction was just fabulous from beginning to end - actually, isn't the opening scene in the apartment the only time in all 16 episodes when Beth is at a loss for words? "How am I supposed... are you the only one..." doesn't sound like a well-thought out interview to me. And she could have changed the topic before getting thrown out - looks like for once she's overwhelmed and not really knowing what she's doing (which, considering how easily people in fiction accept the existence of vampires, werewolves, etc. is actually a good thing IMHO).

But I got sidetracked here, I really wanted to say that I loved the scene in the morgue, where Beth makes it clear again that she worries a lot less about Mick being a vampire than Mick himself. And Mick's look after the "Then it's a good thing I got you around." is priceless! And that he's now willing to explain how a human is turned into a vampire indicates to me that he's pretty much okay with discussing vampire technicalities in general - as long as he's not required to talk about his feelings (or particularly Coralyne). Now, if Beth had picked up on that, she could have asked all the questions we'd like an answer to - like "Really, in a freezer? Why?"

Of course Beth again refuses to stay in the car (that's the last time Mick asks her to, isn't it? Good for him), she even begins to understand when it's better to stop interrogating (I love the "I'm sorry" - "You're not, trust me."), and she saves his life - again (though should a paralyzed vampire be able to speak? It would have been better if Mick had explained first-aid measures for vampires beforehand...).

Great stuff - they even managed a more realistic-looking car ride.

I've just a few minor quibbles: When Josef says "Call the Cleaner" it sounds like there's only one (which would make sense for the plot - one person who knows of all the messes) - and then later we get a whole army of them. And Mick says "there's no big clubhouse where we all hang out" - but isn't that where he goes in The Mortal Cure? And why does Mick point a gun at a vampire????

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Re: Dr. Feelgood (Episode Three)

Postby librarian_7 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:29 pm

I see the "Call the Cleaner" as kind of a generic statement. "Call the plumber" "Call the doctor"...all meant to refer to "call a doctor," or call "a plumber." It may be that different vamps have different cleaner crews they prefer. Or it may be one of those services where a call comes into a central dispatching office, and the next available cleaner is sent out.

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Re: Dr. Feelgood (Episode Three)

Postby wondergirl9847 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:04 pm

Yeah, I took it as generic as well. Los Angeles is a biiiiiiiiig city, so there should be more than one Cleaner. :thumbs:

The gun thing threw me too, but perhaps Mick has silver bullets in it? I dunno.
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Re: Dr. Feelgood (Episode Three)

Postby Kade1301 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:44 pm

No, Mick does not have silver bullets in his gun (and I wonder why? We should write it into the handbook for vampire detectives) - otherwise Beth would have had more success shooting the plastic surgeon in Fated to Pretend.

The central dispatching office for the cleaners makes some sense - but shouldn't the lady then have to check before rattling off the incidents of the last few nights? And whereas L.A. is a big city, there's only a few hundred vampires. Many of them don't usually feed on live humans (Terrence has a customer list two pages long), and others clean up after themselves (remember the tar pits?). So there shouldn't be all THAT much work for the cleaner...

BTW, I still wonder who made disappear Professor Ellis and his TA from episode 1 (seeing how surprised the Cleaner was to see Mick, it was probably not her/them). And who changed the lamp post?
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Re: Dr. Feelgood (Episode Three)

Postby cassysj » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:29 pm

I did actually enjoy this episode a lot more then I did previously. The accidental sire you could almost feel sorry for until he staked Mick. I also do wonder if he survived his run in with the Cleaners. I was trying to figure out how the doctor could go so quickly from saving lives to eating his family. I got to thinking maybe as a doctor he had a "God" complex such as liking the power to save lives and as an untrained vamp that turned to taking lives.

I'm enjoying watching the series again since I haven't seen it in a while.
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Re: Dr. Feelgood (Episode Three)

Postby r1015bill » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:48 pm

I have to admit that Dr. Feelgood was my least favorite episode the first time through. I thought it was kind of weak. Maybe I was expecting more after OOTP's "I'm a vampire" ending line.

However, now having watched it more there are so many deeper things in there that I didn't catch. The whole conversation between Beth and Mick about the doctor having killed his wife just went by me the first time. Beth is saying how cruel it is to kill your wife and Mick just kind of takes it (he is a monster after all).
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Re: Dr. Feelgood (Episode Three)

Postby allegrita » Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:59 am

This is the place to discuss the episode as we watch together...
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Re: Dr. Feelgood (Episode Three)

Postby Lilly » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:00 am

Ready.... go!
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Re: Dr. Feelgood (Episode Three)

Postby nutmegger911 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:00 am

Ready?

ETA: Oops, Lily, beat me to it..
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Re: Dr. Feelgood (Episode Three)

Postby allegrita » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:02 am

I love the expression on Beth's face when she's working up her courage to knock.
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Re: Dr. Feelgood (Episode Three)

Postby Lilly » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:04 am

She's awfully insensitive there. :sigh:
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Re: Dr. Feelgood (Episode Three)

Postby wpgrace » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:04 am

I love ALL the expressions on his face in this scene. He so rocked this scene.
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Re: Dr. Feelgood (Episode Three)

Postby allegrita » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:06 am

I don't think it's fair to say she was insensitive. She doesn't know ANYTHING.
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Re: Dr. Feelgood (Episode Three)

Postby nutmegger911 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:08 am

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