Also, did I miss something or are they leaving out Gordon's whole brain trauma from the past seasons? Seems like he's almost better now...
From what I recall Gordon has toxic encephalopathy due to exposure to lead solder. He can probably manage and mitigate the side effects with a healthy lifestyle and stress management, but it's going to put him down eventually.
Yeah, they said it was a neurological disorder that manifested itself through stress, but it could be managed. He said in the premiere that he was exercising and staying fit to keep himself in order. And that's it, but it may come up again later.
I have a feeling that it hasn't been brought up to try and make the audience forget about it, and then when it comes back into the picture it's going to be a huge deal, like he'll die or be severely disabled. Don't want it to happen, but I too found it strange that it's barely been brought up this season.
Last episode was great. I loved the death metal scene.
I love Cam. I get why she's frustrating. Her actions are short-sighted. Joe's right that she needs to move on from Pilgrim and find the next thing, that she can't just withdraw because eventually she'll get restless (and do something like save Rover). But I think she's growing and can still find balance, and a way to move forward with Joe and everybody without burning bridges.
Yep, the show has set up the fact that when these 4 minds work together, nothing can stop them, because they all bring something unique to the table. Take that away, and its a lot of self-doubt, self destructiveness, and a hate to see others do well. We all knew as soon as Cameron bought that land and trailer, her and Joe were going to be in trouble.
It's almost tragic watching these two groups knowing they're both about to get ambushed by Yahoo / Google
edit: why cam?
I'm not sure where they are taking this series on its finale, but I do hope they slow down on the constant jumps.
First Gordon telling Donna about Joe's idea even though he knows that Donna is a vulture and now that Cam thing?
Guess Cam has to always act like a stupid brat, first ruining the browser thing for Caltech and now Comet? Being happy for a bit just isn't enough. Heck, she could have easily worked at Comet if she is feeling left out but instead she is helping Donna, whom she despises.
There are different ways to help Boss.
Hoped that the Joe/Cam thing would work out but instead we are getting the same shit as usual.
While the irrational part of the characters can be irritating, it is (as stated above) what makes the show so amazing and compelling. These feel like real, flawed people that you do care about.
Camerons portrayal on the other hand may be as intended and i also see what they want to show with her however its continously infuriating to watch her mainly because she is the one character who in my opinion has had the least amount of character progression throughout the series. She is and always was a restless, lost, irrational, stubborn, impulsive, self destructive person no matter what was going on in her life or who she was with. She always finds a way for herself to torpedo her relationships or potential personal or professional accomplishments no matter what.
I get that she is portrayed as this on purpose yet the amount of fuckery she brings to the table season in and season out while everyone has had some sort of character progression is infuriating to say the least.
I'm on Team : Donna, Crush Your Enemies!
- Promo for this week's episode.
Season 4: episode 5 "Nowhere Man"
Donna struggles with suspicion; Bosworth hits a breaking point; Joe confesses to Gordon while Cameron faces past mistakes.
I fear for Gordon's health.
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Agreed, re: Cam. I thought it was interesting that Donna also was the one to discover the secrets and design behind Cam's game as well. That was a nice scene.
Great episode. Start off going "ffs Cam" and then by the end of it I was like "awww Cam". I loved how both she and Joe bought a new wok (same one!) immediately, such a lovely touch. If Cam can stop sabotaging... everything, really, she and him are made for each other. I'm still holding out hope for a reconciliation between Cam and Donna as well.
Halfway through the season and I don't want it to end.
I really liked that one—I've liked this whole season but this was the one that felt like things are starting to coalesce to set up an amazing final run. Fantastically directed too, So Yong Kim's look for the show was really different. more handheld but with striking off-balance frames.
I'm willing to bet it's Gordon that won't make it through the season, given this episode revealed he's under a lot of stress, his condition is back and he's ignoring it, and he's about to shack up with My Girl (the most ominous sign of all).
- Promo for this week's episode.
Season 4: episode 6 "A Connection Is Made"
Donna makes a play for a heavy hitter; Gordon confronts his daughter about an issue at school; Cameron finds a new fan; Joe sees a new side of Haley.
Also, Donna is rapidly approaching the point of no return as a character whose likability is going to be entirely unsalvageable. As it is, going up against her own daughter is about as callous as it gets – even in business – and her nasty response to Cameron upon discovering she wrote the code was extra shitty when you consider that code is the only reason Donna still has a viable business venture.
And Joanie is annoying as hell. Somebody really should sit her down and explain to her that just because you’re a teenager doesn’t mean you have to be an aloof, relentlessly sarcastic jackass.
Still a great show though.
Well, that would include her daughter then. :(
I have no problem with Donna being a high powered executive. She labored for years in the background, supporting all those around her and getting little to no reward, compared to the rest of the HACF crew. Yes, she has had to become hardened, but this it part of being a successful women in the 80's-90's business world. She is sacrificing a lot and still fighting to keep her position. More power to her!
I'm on Team : Donna, Crush Your Enemies!
That's not why she did it. Various reasons. John is her friend/father figure. To see if she still could. Because her game dev career blew up in her face and she needed some kind of validation that she still had skills.
As much as I love this show, Cameron’s decision to screw Joe over and help Donna – who she clearly loathes – merely because she felt briefly marginalized came off as weak.
Also Joanie is cool
I do think that this last episode gave Donna's arc a lot of much needed depth. Curious where it'll all be in the end though. It feels real in a way that a finale can never really be that, because it's not like they're all going to die.
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Cameron seeing that fansite dedicated to her was so awesome. Haley's optimism over the internet and everyone being able to be their true selves... ouch. What a double-edged sword that turned out to be. Donna's drunken repetition of her "you're so fearless" speech, perhaps one of the most quietly heartbreaking moments of the show (as was Gordon throwing Joe's considerate advice back in his face). Donna and Cameron ALMOST reconnected, but the moment passed, and probably will never come back, sadly. I really feel for Donna at this point, but she did kind of make her own bed here.