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Old 11-25-2018, 12:28 PM
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[Episode Discussion] 1x09 - "Dead Reckoning" - Mid Season Finale



Airs November 26th 2018 @ 10pm



When Ben and Michaela put everything on the line to save the other missing passengers, the mission goes horribly awry and not everyone makes it out alive. The devastating result pushes Ben and Grace to a traumatic brink, while pulling Michaela and Jared dangerously close together.

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Thanks for opening, topped it.
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Old 11-25-2018, 12:49 PM
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Thanks Got a bit confused for a bit because it seems they changed he title. They also changed last week's so I altered it.
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Didn’t they originally have last week’s title for 9?
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Yep. And last week's used to be Off the Grid. Idk why they changed it. Off the Grid seems a better name for this one seeing as they're trying to find these passengers that have essentially gone off the grid.
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Thanks for opening.

I can't believe it's the mid-season finale already.
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Thanks for the new thread.

New episode tonight
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I can't believe it's the mid-season finale already.
Me neither. It's gone by so fast.
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Me neither. It's gone by so fast.
It feels fast especially when you are enjoying the show
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I just wanna hug Ben.
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Same.

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Hi, everyone.

Didn't want to start posting until I was sure I would stick with the show. I'm in.

While I felt bad for Ben I'm good with how things played out with his marriage. The drama their is meh for me. From the moment the family was reunited Grace has only seemed over-joyed with having Cal back. I do feel awful for Cal/Olive, especially Olive. Ben had to have felt the sting of her response when he called requesting an update on Cal and she replied "Cal's fine and so am I." wtte.

When exactly did they call Lourdes because I can't imagine she wouldn't have been waiting at the hospital for Jared. That was a miss for me.

Gonna miss Vance. I enjoyed his skeptic cooperation.

I don't trust the scientist lady. She didn't seem to be affected by testing like the other passengers.

Pretty decent episode.
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I was expecting Vance to be the death, but by the time it happened I had kind of forgotten that someone was going to die. Really glad Saanvi has lived to see another day, although I do wish Vance was still around (if he's even really dead, anyway).

I thought they were on their way to redeeming Grace but apparently not. I actually understand her frustration but once again she showed she has no interest in listening to Ben and will shut him down at every turn, even at Cal's expense. And her argument that Cal should stay with her was wholly selfish and contained no consideration as to what is best for Cal. I bet she'll try and force Danny into Cal's life now. I hope Cal despises him.

Ben and Michaela letting Cal stay at the site was ridiculous. He's 10, once he was in the car he wouldn't have been able to stop Michaela taking him home. Why are they letting a child call the shots here?

Lourdes took another 5.5 years getting to the hospital so it's now been 11 years since the plane vanished wow... Okay, in all seriousness, what was that? I get that they wanted Michaela to be the only one there when he woke up, but that could have been achieved by saying Lourdes had stepped out to get a drink - and of course she would go herself, Michaela would realistically have been in shock. I'm concerned as to how they're going to go about getting Michaela and Jared back together.

Michaela directly addressing the calling and it seemingly responding is baffling and I love it so much. Tell me more.

I suspected that the passenger was a plant, I just couldn't see her escaping, especially the way she said. I also don't trust Fiona and am really concerned that she now knows about Cal. I think it's interesting that she didn't feel the pain of the torture when the others all did, but idk, maybe it's because she wasn't one of the few called to the plane

That Stone sibling moment at the end was both sad and sweet. I kind of hope that Grace just assumed Michaela would stay when she kicked Ben out because she seems to think everyone should be on her side over everything, so Mick walking out, while not meaning much to her, might give her food for thought.

I'm beginning to think Danny was never the problem with Olive's low self esteem and that that is probably on Grace. Thinking about it, Olive went through a trauma then had to step up and play parent at the age of 10. Grace then forced Danny on her when it was very clear Olive wasn't ready for that. Olive connected to and got used to Danny and then Grace suddenly decided because Ben and Cal were back she would pick up where she left off as if Danny never existed, lying to Ben in the process and putting Olive in a horrible position. Now that's not working she's throwing Olive's world into chaos again. It's just a pattern of inconsistency that likely has far more to it.
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I keep trying to figure out where they are headed with Grace, other than as an angst for Ben because she is so inconsistent. One minute she is jumping his bones and the next she is screaming at him. Are we supposed to think she is bipolar? That date night and sexy math were not real attraction? That her declarations of love were false and she has been in love with Danny the whole time? Or just that she is mad that her world is not as serene as she wants it and Ben is the convenient scapegoat for her anger because he will take it? I could figure it out with a real person but fictional motives are much harder.

I understood why she was upset. But literally kicking him out to be homeless was too much. At least wait until you calm down a bit. I think that probably plays into Ben having to lose everything to fully commit to the actual belief in the Callings. But not sure if I am supposed to think it really is over or just another phase until Cal has something bad happen and Grace needs Ben and starts to understand him. That goes back to not knowing if I am supposed to believe she loves him or not, even though she said it. The last few weeks I felt like we were suspend to be rooting for them. But now am unsure. I guess that will all play out the rest of the series with whatever happens with her and Danny being a big part of it. If she rushes back to him romantically this season, then her character will be completely ruined for me. That time was around episode 3 for it to be sympathetic. Ben definitely deserves better than what happened and it would have been easier early on.

Olive does have a lot of issues that stem from Grace. Even now Grace is all about Cal or herself. And Ben did not help Olive at all. We know why he was checking on Cal and why he felt the need to take Cal, but to Olive it was just more rejection. Though my petty side was thinking Olive should have taken the chances Ben offered to spend more time with him in episodes 2-4 because it might be too late now to repair their relationship with his involvement in the Callings.

Cal will find Ben when he needs him. So I am not worried about them or their relationship. And we had a sweet scene of Aunt Mich protecting Cal. Mich and Ben were adorable as always. They always have each other’s back. That ending scene where Ben finally showed weakness and leaned on her lap was my favorite of the entire series.

Jared irritates me because he is still married. He needs to be honest with Lourdes and end it soon. I think we are supposed to root for him and Michaela but I just cannot. I feel both women deserve better. They are going to lose a lifelong friendship over a man.

I have zero interest in Ben and Saanvi together romantically so I hope they never go there. I would rather him be alone protecting his family from afar and their staying investigative partners and friends. He is too in love with his wife to start anything for a very long time. I enjoy the Saanvi and Mich friendship too.

So basically the romantic relationships are meh but the familial and platonic ones draw me in.

Similarly, I loved the Ben and Vance partnership so much. I hate that Vance is dead. So now we will see i Powell was the mole or if he teams up with the 828 crowd.
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