UPDATE: Missing words filled in, and correctly guessed speakers added. If any more correct guesses are made in the comments I will do my best to update them before the episode airs on Saturday too, as I am expecting to be home in time for it this week.
Now this is more like it, I was looking forward to seeing Julian Jones’ contribution to Atlantis and he hasn't disappointed. He, alongside the marvellous direction from Alice Troughton, have put together the most rounded and visually pleasing episode yet. I feel like I know the three main character far more intimately, and understand their motivations and interactions far more clearly, after this one outing that I have in the previous seven. And, he can write a far better budding romance than we've seen to date in the show.
Emms finally has a script that he can sink his teeth into rather than being relegated to the side-line, my favourite scene of his being one where he meets with the Oracle for his first time; Stevenson certainly brings out the best in others performances I feel. But he has plenty of other chances to shine throughout the episode too, both with his regular companions and Arcas (played by Will Merrick from Skins & Doctor Who). His brother harbours a long held grievance that on the surface Pythagoras seems to have handled better than his sibling, but the fears that lie beneath his façade is what drives this story.
Another thing I enjoyed about this episode is that we finally venture out into the desert, which is far more like the terrain I expected to surround the city. I was a little disappointed in the Furies temple they come across while crossing the desert, but then what I would have wanted to see would have pushed the budget sky high for the sake of short time that the cast spend there, so I shouldn't really grumble that the caves are used in its place.
The Furies airs at 8pm on 16th November on BBC 1 and BBC 1 HD, and then the show will take a weeks hiatus while the Doctor Who celebrates its 50th anniversary on the 23rd. Below are some teasers to see you through until the episode airs, I will fill in any correct answers for the missing words/speakers in the next day or so.
“It’s sacred to the Furies, spirits who pursue murderers like them. Don’t worry, I have stayed here many times”
“I'm gonna have to kiss you, you don’t have to kiss me back” Hercules to ?
“I knew he would never leave me”
“You’re the only one who can save him”
“I've told you it’s just the desert, nothing more”
“Why did Pythagoras not tell us he has a gambling genius for a brother” Hercules to Jason
“Hear me, daughters of the night, to you whom feel my suffering” ? to the Furies
“I have put all of that behind me, you need to do the same” Pythagoras to ?
“We’re better than that, if we leave her here she will die” Jason
“Whatever you decide a time of reckoning is upon you, try as you may you will not avert it” The Oracle to Pythagoras
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Posted by Sandiwich11 at Thursday, November 14, 2013 5 CommentsAtlantis Reviews SS
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