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Survivors rewatch - 1.5 Gone To The Angels
trevor travis
Peter Miles' character is a bit of a nutter,,,
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Nixxie

Hugbot wrote:

Nixxie wrote:

Why is this chap still in a suit? looks a bit formal.

He clings on his formal clothing for stability now that the world around him broke down. It's all he has left.


hmm yes.. kinda sad to think about. he is a bit cracked, poor chap. too long on his own perhaps.
 
trevor travis
I don't think it's going to be Farrah after all!
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OneSparePart
Blooming hell ! Is she right? Alone in a house with the sheriff of nottingham and his men!!!
There's an angel standing in the sun Free to get back home
 
OneSparePart

trevor travis wrote:

I don't think it's going to be Farrah after all!

How quickly he forgets Soolin!
There's an angel standing in the sun Free to get back home
 
Hugbot

trevor travis wrote:

I don't think it's going to be Farrah after all!

There are three blokes... Sad

Maybe they have hidden Dayna & Co. somewhere...
 
Hugbot

OneSparePart wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

I don't think it's going to be Farrah after all!

How quickly he forgets Soolin!

He also seems to have forgotten Ms.Peel...
 
trevor travis
Greg and Jenny together...
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Nixxie

OneSparePart wrote:

I wouldn't go anywhere without a blunt instrument at least....


I'm not sure I'd want to wander about anywhere as a lone woman, sad to say.
 
trevor travis

Hugbot wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

I don't think it's going to be Farrah after all!

How quickly he forgets Soolin!

He also seems to have forgotten Ms.Peel...


Nah, Mrs Peel and Soolin are still No 1 and 2 Wink
Vote Og.
 
Hugbot
Jenny and Greg working on Charles's plan...
 
Nixxie
It must be a bit tough - after something this horrid. would you turn from God or cling to it?
 
trevor travis
The Death would test anyone's faith!
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Paula

Nixxie wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

I wouldn't go anywhere without a blunt instrument at least....


I'm not sure I'd want to wander about anywhere as a lone woman, sad to say.


I was thinking that myself. Arm oneself.
Resist the Host




 
Hugbot

trevor travis wrote:

Hugbot wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

I don't think it's going to be Farrah after all!

How quickly he forgets Soolin!

He also seems to have forgotten Ms.Peel...


Nah, Mrs Peel and Soolin are still No 1 and 2 Wink

How about Harriet Makepeace? Grin
 
trevor travis

Hugbot wrote:

Jenny and Greg working on Charles's plan...


Not quite. His plans was to have hundreds of mini-Charles Wink
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Nixxie
i think they need an early warning system - or take that gun off him.
 
trevor travis

Hugbot wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

Hugbot wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

I don't think it's going to be Farrah after all!

How quickly he forgets Soolin!

He also seems to have forgotten Ms.Peel...


Nah, Mrs Peel and Soolin are still No 1 and 2 Wink

How about Harriet Makepeace? Grin


Hold on... Soolin, Harriet Makepeace and Jane as the three Angels... where's that episode? ;D
Vote Og.
 
Nixxie
well trained doggy - but it does look too soft
 
trevor travis
Well, what a nutcase he was!
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Hugbot

trevor travis wrote:

Hugbot wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

Hugbot wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

I don't think it's going to be Farrah after all!

How quickly he forgets Soolin!

He also seems to have forgotten Ms.Peel...


Nah, Mrs Peel and Soolin are still No 1 and 2 Wink

How about Harriet Makepeace? Grin


Hold on... Soolin, Harriet Makepeace and Jane as the three Angels... where's that episode? ;D

GrinGrin
 
trevor travis
Matthew joyfully playing with Lizzie...
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Nixxie
naww. this Matthew is good with the kid.
 
trevor travis
The moment matthew reaches under his armpit Sad
Vote Og.
 
Hugbot

trevor travis wrote:

Well, what a nutcase he was!

Next, he will help some mad scientist to create some weird creatures driving around in garbage cans with polka dots...
 
OneSparePart
Survivors who are not immune. How tragic
There's an angel standing in the sun Free to get back home
 
Nixxie
ohh dear - i spot trouble. they stayed away from everyone & didn't get their jabs Sad
 
trevor travis
No isolation period with the Death... it lasts forever Sad

You can't run, you can't hide.
Vote Og.
 
Nixxie
it's like going to the 'new world' SO many died from measles or small pox etc. utterly sad.
 
trevor travis
Lizzie, this time Matthew won't wake up...
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Nixxie

trevor travis wrote:

No isolation period with the Death... it lasts forever Sad

You can't run, you can't hide.


poor kidddos - they've seen SO much death at such a young age.
 
OneSparePart
God saved me .... God killed me... I love God.....
There's no answer to that
There's an angel standing in the sun Free to get back home
 
trevor travis

OneSparePart wrote:

Survivors who are not immune. How tragic


I didn't want to say beforehand, but this is one of the grimmest episodes, implying there's no escape if you're not immune.
Vote Og.
 
Nixxie
please take all the onions with you. Lizzie likes them.
 
Nixxie

trevor travis wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Survivors who are not immune. How tragic


I didn't want to say beforehand, but this is one of the grimmest episodes, implying there's no escape if you're not immune.


yes... there are some utterly immune & some lucky ones who get over it for who know what reason.
 
trevor travis
John and Lizzie save Abby from going into total meltdown after she "killed! the Angels!
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OneSparePart
Actually that was quite cheerful by Surrvivors standards
There's an angel standing in the sun Free to get back home
 
Nixxie
well woah... that was a kick in the guts episode Sad

thanks for the hand holding company!!
 
Hugbot

Nixxie wrote:

please take all the onions with you. Lizzie likes them.

She also likes chocolate. She could now eat chocolate with onions.

Mind you, there are people who put onions under chocolate fountains...
 
trevor travis
Review from a previous rewatch:

(1.5) “Gone To The Angels” by Jack Ronder
Directed by Gerald Blake

The remarkable consistency of the first season continues, with what is quite a grim story.

It starts with Abby on a downer. We return to the Railway Station and the School, and the presence of a School Mini-Bus briefly raises Abby’s hopes only for them to then to be crushed again. This time, it seems to hit her quite hard. The shock had yet to hit Abby in “The Fourth Horseman”, where she chats away with Bronson (the deaf teacher) quite merrily shortly after waking up and finding everyone dead. Now a few months on, she’s finding it hard. Even a blossoming flower can leave her emotional.

In the meantime, Greg and Jenny encounter John and Lizzie. They see the Death from quite a different perspective – from that of a child. It could have unbalanced the whole series bringing in child regulars, but instead it adds another dimension to it. It’s a nasty world which is now out there, but children are still children in their behaviour. It’s another sign of life moving on, no matter how difficult.

There are several aspects to this story (quite often we have an A Plot and a B Plot in Survivors). Firstly, there’s Peter Miles putting in a wonderful performance as the slightly nutty Lincoln. He just can’t cope with the new world at all. He doesn’t have anyone and desperately needs company. In some ways, he’s not totally unlike Jenny was three episodes ago, although she wasn’t nearly as unhinged. Unfortunately, it’s his lack of balance which makes it impossible for them to take him on, he could shoot them at any moment, just as he accidentally shoots Greg earlier on. It’s in this episode, after the hints of the previous week, that Greg and Jenny get it on.

While this is happening, Abby encounters the Angels, three religious men who live a remote life. Religion is sometimes abused by those seeking power, but these men are totally harmless. When the rest of the gang catch up, Matthew, in particular, proves that he is great with kids. But then we notice him reaching under his arm pit - it’s a real Oh No!!!! moment. The Angels have caught the Death.

It’s here we realise that the Death is impossible to escape. You can’t run away from it, because the moment you come into contact with a carrier, you catch it as well. So eventually everyone is subjected to the 1 in 5000 (or so) chance mentioned in the previous episode; no country will have escaped. This confirms what Bronson said in the first episode – he was a radio ham who had found it had gone quiet all around the whole world.

There leads to a tragic scene. We’d seen Matthew playing with Lizzie, pretending to be asleep. The scene is visited with Lizzie again approaching Matthew. But this time he doesn’t wake up. He’s dead. Some fantastic acting in this scene by young Tanya Ronder, the daughter or writer Jack Ronder.

The death has affected the younger John is a slightly more troublesome way. His “You’ll be dead soon, goodbye” followed by a smile suggests this young lad has been slightly warped by seeing so much death around him at an early age.

Not surprisingly, Abby is rather affected by having “killed” the Angels. The closing scene suggests that John and Lizzie will be a positive influence on the group, as they just want to play, therefore giving Abby a purpose at a time she might have just collapsed.

I did have this down as one of the weaker scripts from Season 1, but watching again, I think it’s yet another strong episode.

TT Og heads out of ten:

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