caffienekitty: (musing)
I have some thoughts about the midseason finale of DC's Legends of Tomorrow that I want to post. I saw the episode a while back, but it's taken a while to get my thoughts into words, and they still aren't very coherent words.

SPOILER WARNING: if you have not seen the episode and are avoiding info for it, this contains spoilers up to and including 2.08


SNAAAAAAAART!! \o/

I wasn't expecting anything going into this episode because I don't watch the promos or ads, and had no idea this return was in the works. I saw Wentworth Miller in the credits and literally screamed. I had no idea how much I had missed Snart. (Rick Hunter was a nice surprise too.)

Rory and Snart talking to each other made me realize how their speech patterns were in a sort of sync, and still are despite Snart having been gone for so long. And Rory's "I'll be dead like you" is haunting with the sense of how deeply Mick truly misses his friend and partner in crime.


Now, the theory: I think Snart was not a hallucination. Here's my thinking.

The way Snart died, it likely spread him throughout all time and space. Initially I thought it might be a Clara Oswald sort of thing where he exists in multiple periods of history, etc. But this occurrence makes me think he's been slowly coalescing. Pulling himself back together across time and space, and becoming a sort of temporal ghost in the interim.

Leonard's not dumb; he'd realize pretty quick after regaining the capacity to realize things that no one he was around was reacting to his presence, and since he knew he was going to die when he died, he'd probably assume he was a regular ghost. Maybe he's been trying to communicate and maybe he's just been sitting back and snarking. Maybe Mick's said something before that seems like he's responding. Not sure. Needs brain.

The thing is, Mick has never moved on from the loss of Leonard. Nothing shows that more than that quiet little 'I'd be dead like you'. He tried to make Ray be Snart-like. Rory carries that Snart-shaped hole with him everywhere. They were each other's best and practically only friends, the only ones they could get close to really trusting for so long. With that level of personal attachment housed on a ship that travels through time, it seems to me Mick Rory would act like a sort of Snart magnet. Gathering up bits of Leonard Snart wherever they land, taking them back into the ship to form a concentration that could begin to manifest as a hallucination or ghost.

Also, Mick was in the hands of the Time Masters for a while, and they made him into Chronos. This probably involved modifications that improved certain temporal senses. I think Mick is Leonard's focal point due to their personal attachment, and that Mick has begun to see/hear/sense him because he is closest to Snart and thanks to the Time Masters' interference, he is now the most sensitive to this sort of thing. Gideon may not be as attuned, or not have the same emotional connection, or it could be that Snart is on her cleared personnel list, so the Snart-like trace that has started appearing on board doesn't ping her radar, and since he has been accreting gradually, not appearing suddenly or entering through any of the Waverider's doors, so any trace Gideon may have detected has been waved off as background noise or minor interference.

So, yeah. That's what I think. As the Waverider travels through time, Mick Rory is acting as a magnet to bring wayward Snart particles/energies/hoody-hoo onto the ship, which have now conglomerated enough to be aware and snark at Mick for turning slowly into a hero.

Or something like that. It'll do for me until the series gets around to bringing Snart back in full. Because they'd better.
caffienekitty: (HA!)
I think it's safe to say they've seen that fan video... (won't let me embed, foo.)

ETA: OOPS! Contains casting spoiler for the Hobbit Trilogy in case you're avoiding those, and if you are avoiding other LOTR misc plot/event/filming references/haven't read the book, don't read the blurb for the video!

ETA2: Adding link to fanvid for anyone who hasn't seen it. It's an old one, first posted in 2005, so the quality is a little rough.

caffienekitty: (spoiler)
Apparently there will be an early screening of the first episode of Sherlock Series 2 in a theatre in London *looks at clock* today, at about 6PM UK time, AKA in about 10 hours from this posting. Spoilers may start rolling out in the media or in online fandom via attending fans after that time, so if you are avoiding spoilers for Sherlock Series 2, (which I am, as entirely as I possibly can) click cautiously.
caffienekitty: (like omg!!)
Yes, I have a deadline, and I needed to get an extension for it, but if I didn't watch Red Hood now, I'd get spoiled for it and be really crushed. So, writing break tonight, I'm watching a movie.

Short live-ish reaction for Batman: Under the Red Hood. Contains much blithering, profanity and MASSIVE SPOILERS )

So, yeah. In short, I'm going to buy the DVD as soon as I possibly can (ETA: Done, although the sensibility of doing so right now is arguable. :-P) As far as I'm concerned, this is the best Batman movie I've ever seen, live or animated, and would be even if I didn't know any of the voice actors. (Although there are a few I haven't seen including Dark Knight) [livejournal.com profile] lurkingwombat, if you haven't watched it yet, watch it right now.
caffienekitty: (spoiler)
Spoilerphobes with Twitter who are following cast members, beware! SPN filming starts tomorrow and some of them are a tad chatty.
caffienekitty: (torchwood)
Okay, breaking my own rule quite a bit here, but...

Concerning the future of Torchwood. Spoiler-ish. )
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (Default)
Okay, breaking my own rule quite a bit here, but...

Concerning the future of Torchwood. Spoiler-ish. )
caffienekitty: (Squee Dean)
(Since the reaction post is likely gonna need all the space it can get and no one really gives a crap about my spoilerphobic rambling, this is being backdated and posted seperately.)

Spoiler and Theorizing Timeline (detached) )
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (Default)
(Since the reaction post is likely gonna need all the space it can get and no one really gives a crap about my spoilerphobic rambling, this is being backdated and posted seperately.)

Spoiler and Theorizing Timeline (detached) )
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (zen of kripke)
I have heard one-and-a-halfish spoilers for the finale. This spec is not based on them, but this spec does mention the show's renewal status. Also, this spec is utterly incoherent.

Of course, I'm no doubt completely wrong about all of this. O.O

This way to the blithering )


For the love of all you hold holy, no spoilers or references to promos in comments! (See sidebar for definition)
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (Default)
I have heard one-and-a-halfish spoilers for the finale. This spec is not based on them, but this spec does mention the show's renewal status. Also, this spec is utterly incoherent.

Of course, I'm no doubt completely wrong about all of this. O.O

This way to the blithering )


For the love of all you hold holy, no spoilers or references to promos in comments! (See sidebar for definition)
caffienekitty: (facepalm)
Man, I'm so glad I edited my reflection out of that photo. o.O

The Spoiler screen I made a couple years ago when the CW had the spoiler-ticker got a mention in today's SFX Spurious Awards: "Proof of the Week". Proof that spoilerphobes will really do such things to avoid spoilers. :-)

Heh, and I'll be avoiding LJ until I can get a picspam posted for 5.15, so y'all behave. ;-)
caffienekitty: (hee!)
So, if something I made is used as a general example for a spoilerphopia quiz (Number 4 A), does that mean I win? (It's not like they linked to my post or anything, but still.) XD

And yes the shield is still under the TV set, ready for fast deployment.
caffienekitty: (Squee Dean)
Spoiler and Theorizing Timeline )




(PLEASE, NO SPOILERS OR REFERENCES TO SPOILERY MATERIAL IN COMMENTS! The definition of spoiler for this journal is located in left hand sidebar and includes references to promo material as spoilers. Theory and speculation based on aired episodes only.)
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (harpersislandneedsmorejim)
In case anyone is going to be watching the 2-hour Harper's Island finale this Saturday and does not want to be spoiled for it, do not go to the wikipedia page for it after 9PM EST tonight.

In Canada, the finale is airing tonight, and I've noticed that the Wiki page tends to be updated after the Canadian Thursday night airing, including the handy-dandy death/killer chart. So, if you are avoiding spoilers for the Harper's Island Finale, avoid that page entirely.


This is my last chance to theorize before seeing it tonight... but I'm not gonna. I have a feeling I know how it will shake out, but I don't have the time before work today to put it into a coherent speculation post. However, I do suspect there will be a lot of backstory and flashback stuff in the finale as they reveal what the heck is going on, and some of the many dead characters may reappear in those. I suspect. I could be wrong on that.

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