So, tomorrow Japan plays the U.S. in the finals of the Women’s World Cup. Despite the fact that they’re playing the match here in Vancouver, Akemi refuses to go watch it live – not because she doesn’t care but because she cares too damn much! I fear that, if we do go and Japan loses, she’ll be depressed for weeks (as opposed to the mere days brought on by a t.v. loss).
She is clearly emotionally invested in her national team as evidenced by her reactions to Wednesday’s semi-final game…
England scores on Japan:
Japan misses a scoring opportunity:
Speaking of emotional investment and passionate responses – what did you all think of Dark Matter’s fourth episode?
I’ll hold off on my detailed discussion for now but will say all of these early episodes continue hints to future revelations and payoffs. Watch again and pay close attention!
Meanwhile, others have weighed in with their thoughts on Episode 4:
“The latest Dark Matter episode gave the crew a serious reality check after a disastrous stop over at the space station. Not only did they get a sense of how much danger they’re in, some of them got a taste of just how dangerous they really are.”
“We’ve been insanely spoiled this summer with extraordinary programming, but even in such a crowded landscape Dark Matter shines like a super nova.”
” In less than an hour, the writers managed to shine more light on our beloved characters and their pasts than we have seen in the first 3 episodes combined.”
“Two creates one of the best comedy teams since Abbott and Costello when she pairs up One and Three. They both object to the decision, but she shuts them up by giving them each the same “I don’t trust him, I want you to keep an eye on him” excuse. The look on her face after they both take the bait so easily is that of an exasperated mother dealing with two unruly boys.”
And here is an interview with actor Marc Bendavid (ONE) who pulled double duty in last night’s episode: