After watching Season 1 of "Sanctuary," I moved on to Season 2. Season 1 was a cliffhanger (aren't they all?) so we're catching up on what's going on with Magnus' daughter Ashley.
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So, what happened? Why did they decide to get rid of the Ashley character? I don't read "the boards" so I really have no idea. I don't know if it was the actress' choice or not, but out went Helen's daughter. It was a sad thing to see Helen so torn up and the first 3 episodes deal with the struggle and the loss.
Then there's Kate Freelander, the dark-haired chipee above. Who is a pain...in...the..arse. She is annoying, sarcastic, has a chip on her shoulder, she's crass. Yuck. Funny thing, on this I searched the forums. Yup, everyone pretty much hates her too. Apparently the writers wrote her that way. WHY?
Tesla is back and is a scream! He has such an odd face, that actor, but he's just adorable and I love that character who rides the line between good and evil so well.
Michael Shanks is in an episode! MI..CHAEL...SHANKS, ladies!! To that, I saw "Rawwrr." Sadly, that character won't be recurring. *GrumbleGrumble*
There's a fun episode with a portly superhero in a living suit, a post-apocalyptic time travel episode, being stuck in an oil rig, being accused of murder, etc. There's no real thread; the Cabal's gone. We just have "Monster-of-the-week" episodes throughout, except for the fact that Magnus lied about getting rid of a gigantic abnormal, nicknamed Big Bertha. We find this out in episode 7 and it finally makes its way back to haunt her in the last two episodes; Kali pt. 1 and 2. It was great seeing the talented Callum Blue in these two episodes. I've been a fan of his since "Dead Like Me."
Ahhh, the last two episodes...to which I have to say: What?
Two words: Bollywood Dancing.
OK maybe not enough. Really? Really? Dancing? For the goddess!? Dancing? I pretty much laughed my butt off at that scene and the credibility of the two episodes went down the drain in those few minutes.
It's still a fun show (notwithstanding the Freelander character). I'm still crushing on Henry, who finds out more about himself and how to control his inner monster, I still love the Big Guy, I love the Tesla character, and I don't notice the bad accent Amanda Tapping does anymore.