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The 4400: Weight of the World

by Sarah Gilbert, posted Jun 20th 2005 4:52PM
trent appelbaum with daughter in weight of the worldIn the last episode, I was a little disappointed; the action didn't keep me on the edge of my seat like the season opener did. The writers were working on setting up a backdrop for the rest of the season, I suppose, as "Weight of the World" had its share of nailbiters. There's the curious weightloss program (drink from the same cup as washed-up salesman Trent Appelbaum, and the pounds just melt away), with its unknown and deadly effects. There's the affair between Jordan and the Madonna stand-in and its curious and deadly effects. And, of course, there's the usual on-the-road vignettes with Lily and Richard - will they stay one step ahead of the feds? While the episode was a bit busy and formulaic, I loved how the writers are developing Jordan into the quintessential cult figurehead, and how Shawn is working out his disapproval of his boss' many failings. Most curious is what's going on with Kyle (and his hottie professor girlfriend, excellent) - is the future coming back to haunt him? Is he possessed? Is he developing a split personality disorder? Why would the future be so destructive? It doesn't make sense. I'm sure we'll learn more next week...

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Lexa Doig is doing double duty with recurring roles on two hit series. Professor Wendy on 4400 and Dr. Carolyn Lam the new civilian CMO on the upcoming season 9 of Stargate: SG1 set to premerie on scifi July 15th. It's nice to see this talented actress doing more things..and being a new mom at the same time:)

July 02 2005 at 7:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Agree with all that. My only concern with this show is the ending. I suppose I've become more jaded over the years with shows ending. 4400 will be a major waste of time if it ends without answering all the questions properly. I bring this up because they seem to leak out details about the truth of the mystery with glacial alacrity and I'd hate to see the show end before we ever get to the bottom of everything. Interesting coincidence, Lexa Doig (hottie professor) just ended her run on Andromeda, a show that had the decency to tie everything up with a bow after five years. That was possibly the most satisfying story driven series I've ever seen.

June 21 2005 at 12:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I share your opinion that this episode wasn't as good and it was formulaic. Somehow i guess that teacher is something else, maybe someone from the 4400 cult or a fed. A few possible threads are there, what has maia seen from the future? does richard notice his daughter is becoming a dictator? is shawn going to notice that his boss power is dragging women into him?

June 20 2005 at 6:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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