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    So let me try and wrap my head around tonights episode...

    Lets take the good that could be taking from it... it looks like Kenya is probably going to cross over into the game. But really to what end? Shes not Kenya, she is someone else and she knows that so whats going to happen with this character?

    Quentin McCawley is back and that's cool because he was the terrorist who held "Kenya" hostage and is working for the Votan Collective? Or Malok's group? But he's a human.. so what that will lead to be will be interesting.

    And now for the lame stuff. It was pretty uneventful in finding out a lot of episode build up's was just so Pottinger could take Amanda memories just to make a false Kenya so he could pretend to save her to get on Amandas good favor... what? Thats pretty far fetched and a crazy amount of work. So lets go over what Pottinger thinks what needs to be done to get a girl to like him...

    -Appoint Amanda as lead adviser... good start.

    -put a stop to the Adreno trade in town and acquire all remaining Adreno, all to get Amanda not being able to acquire Adreno herself.. hmm.. ok.. (he could of used this in showing and letting her know he wants to help her kick her bad habit by getting rid of all the drugs in town, that would of been a nice gesture.)

    -(Instead) show her you are her only contact to get Adreno in town so she hangs out with you and lets her guard down.. pretty low..

    -use executive orders as town Mayor to release a Indogene prisoner along with her demand of also releasing the towns worst criminal in whom killed a high ranking E-Rep officer along with being connected with countless other undisclosed crimes...

    -get VBI Ego devices.. cool

    -With the help of the Indogene Scientist just released from prison take the Ego devices and put them in Amanda to extract her memories which in turn drive Amanda psychotic...nice thing to do to your wannabe future girl friend.

    -get an Indogene body to replicate a fake Kenya Rosewater who is Amanda's dead sister....wat?

    -use those memories extracted from Amanda from the Ego devices and implant them into fake Kenya so she seems more like she is Amanda's sister...

    -Do all this work just to lead to a fake Kenya Rosewater and hope to pretend to be the hero of being the one to reunite Amanda with her sister?

    -Profit???

    Its waaay to out there.. even for Defiance. Like that's what the Ego device ended up being for? That's the reason he released Doc Yewll. To try to fool Amanda? Not in any way have this lead in him in trying to find the Kaziri? It was all in hopes to make a girl like him? What!? Pottinger now sucks!

    He went from looking like to potentially being a Doctor Doom type villain with such power move acts in controlling the former Mayor and only opposing political figure in town with a drug fix. Acquiring the obedience of super smart Indogene Scientist. Having control and corporation over the towns #1 Crime Lord. And evicting the only guy from his home, work, and place of power who was the one threat who could possibly lead a uprising against his power... All this stuff he had going for him but instead he used his resources in the end to try and fool a Chick into liking him and in turn throwing all that other stuff he had going for him away?....wat da ****.

    This is what a lot of the build up for this season came to? What is this?

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    To your first point, until they get a decent writing staff, nothing will happen with the character assuming she makes it into the game. They have had no real story development since the original team was let go. Just some poorly written fetch missions. Not too bad taken as side missions, but nothing to write home about for sure.

    As far as the show goes, only time will tell.
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    I don't think this was his ultimate goal... at least I hope it wasn't. The problem here is that I'm having trouble coming up with any other motivation for it. Unless he's after the Kaziri and doesn't know anything about its current location. Maybe he's after the Need/Want and desires the simple life of a bartender... I don't know, I just don't want it to be some after-school special plot line where the shy kid likes the popular girl and comes up with a hair-brained scheme just to get her to notice him.

    I'm totally lost on what Quentin's motivations are here. I know he's ticked off at Rafe over the whole family thing, but taking part in boiling up a new Kenya just threw me off.

    I can't accept that they've been cooking this up for this whole season to make all about Pottinger defrosting Amanda... There has to be more to it than that. There better be more to it than that. lol
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    Don't underestimate Pottinger's mental illness. This whole thing makes perfect sense to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonehead View Post
    Don't underestimate Pottinger's mental illness. This whole thing makes perfect sense to him.
    Oh, I fully realize he's pow shtako crazy... I just didn't want to believe he's that shortsighted. I mean, if his primary goal is to get Amanda horizontal, there is a terribly easy way to win her favor. He could abandon E-Rep and feed them a story about how the town fell to an uprising, thereby satisfying Amanda's desire to get out from under their control. If he's devious enough to create this long term plan as Nef summed up, he's certainly devious enough to fake his own death at the hands of a rebellion.

    Then he could be the one in the mines instead of the Doc. Or he could climb the arch and do an impression of Quasimodo... I don't know... anything else but what was made out to be his true intentions this evening. lol
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    I think it's way more convoluted and intricate than just getting her horizontal. I think it's a kind of a bridge from his world to hers that he wants her to cross, if that makes any sense.
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    Besides how wacky the reasoning behind the actions is, is anyone else confused how this indogene has it's life expectancy shortened to a few months while every other human impersonator is capable of living out the rest of their natural lives? And why wouldn't the Kenya impersonator tell Amanda about the doctor and the Pottinger? Both because she has a sisterly connection because of the memories, and to get revenge for what they did to her as a indogene?

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    I know this much... Pottinger should leave the E-Rep and become a Stormtrooper. His aim with a gun is horrendous!

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    And don't forget about this:
    http://forums.defiance.com/showthrea...Gate-is-Fixed-!

    I am completely baffled as to the writing on this show for this season - actually, I'm not. This episode makes perfect sense when you take it with the last few episodes following the opening two. It's just one big futuristic soap opera. Pottinger's machinations make sense in that it is a typical soap opera plot (which in the end make no sense if you try to analyze any of them logically).

    Here we see EGO devices being used that have no relation to the ones established in game - even those being used by Von Bach at this point. It is simply a plot device so that Trion and SyFy can say "Look - it's crossover content!" Season two started on such a high note except for poor character development of Amanda. Now, it's pretty much gone to crap. This episode was nothing more than a new spin on the one from last year with the Bravery Nine Astronaut.

    Ultimately, what could have been an epic two episode comeback, with ramifications for the remainder of the season was completely wasted. The SyFy Defiance writing team is really dropping the ball here. There are better stories coming out of fan fiction than what I have seen for most of this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N3gativeCr33p View Post
    I know this much... Pottinger should leave the E-Rep and become a Stormtrooper. His aim with a gun is horrendous!

    Yeah it is..
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