It also seems to satisfy certain laws of probability to see the regulars having to slide at that hour, if indeed the windows to subsequent worlds are as randomly spaced apart as the timer usually indicates. The story is a bit skimpy with effects shots of the wormhole, but in the case of the end of the story, it looks like the production team braved a very rainy night-shoot trying to get everything in the can. If time ran out for wormhole footage, in a late-season story for a now well-established show, it's okay. The more important parts of this story were achieved.
It's a very nice touch to suggest that the people of this world are mining the moon.... and the tale certainly gets good mileage out of all the worldly differences that Arturo is able to point out from his reading. Excellent stuff, and a very good premise for a world. We should get more worlds like this, and/or spend more time exploring the details of such worlds in regular episodes.
The story has a captivating emotional heart to it, coupled with some devious long-term planning, both of which are only revealed gradually like a good mystery, resulting in a lot of human drama that is particularly well-fleshed out. In fact, if season two ever did deliver on the drama that the previous season's cliffhanger had left us pining for, it is here in this episode. Good job.
The conclusion works very well for what it is, which isn't an ideal opportunity for magnificent heroics from Quinn. Quinn has a pivotal role to play which he can be proud of, but I think Arturo demonstrates the clear head and wisdom during the episode that would be ideal. In any case, this really is Wade's episode, and she gets the screen time and attention that is her due. All good.
This story has become available on DVD. Click on the Amazon symbol for the location nearest you for pricing and availability:
Comments on this article are welcome. You may contact the author from this page: