|Daniel and the Damsels
||[Sep. 9th, 2006|07:16 pm]
Forgive me if people have already been musing on this - I haven't had time to keep up with fandom lately. I just had some thoughts after Stargate last night, and I thought I'd through them in the mix.|
First of all: Sqeeeeee!
While I love fanfic romance, I usually dislike too much ship on the show. Overt ship usually comes across as heavy-handed to me. Last night's ep seemed appropriate to the character arcs, though. I liked it.
I have to give the writers some credit for paying attention to Daniel's emotional arc. As an academic/intellectual, he's always tried to reason/argue his way out of various problems. However, this approach wasn't enough to save Shar'e, and it took him years to save Sarah. All along he's been working through a knight-in-shining-armor inferiority complex, where damsel after damsel slips through his fingers.
Last night's ep began with Daniel trying his darndest to make an emotional connection with Vala while parrying her superficial flirtation. This is a great barrier to put between them, and it's a believable set up for UST.
It must have been painful to see Cam commandeer the motorcycle - he almost got to be the champion instead.
But in the end, it's Daniel who gets Vala to remember. He has the deepest connection to her, and for once it proves to be enough to save the damsel. When he finally folds her into his arms, he holds on for dear life.
Also, did anyone else hear an echo of fanfic's biggest sex cliche when Daniel told Vala to come home? ROTFLMAO!
Ps. But could the lighting have been any *less* flattering? What's with Canadian TV production and the lack of soft lens lighting?