Man, I so don’t want to wait for April to see more of
Cast and Crew
as Charles Gunn
Acker as Fred
Written and directed by Steven S. DeKnight
Past TV reviews can be found here.
Shells originally aired on Wendesday, March
What’s left of Fred tries to fulfill its plans to
rule the world,
while the crew tries to deal with the loss.
“Were you even listening?”
Wes’ lack of immediate reaction to his surprise
They took a concept that looked familiar and ran to
new places with
it. The unoriginal feel of last week is
almost gone; the
similarities to past events is acknowledged, and the
story is driven
elsewhere almost immediately. The character
excellent, and the resolution of this story was
when the episode started. I give it 5 out of 6.
The effects were very well done, again. My
only complaint is
that the slow motion bits looked more like low frame
rates than honest
slow motion. I give it 4 out of 6.
The story was well written, and well
structured. These guys
don’t hold back. When this was made, they didn’t
even know this would
be the last season; I can’t wait to see where they
take this now.
This just kept driving through, moving things
forward. The character
work was great all around. I give it 5 out of 6.
The acting this week was packed in very
well. Everyone had
some time with strong emotions, and they all pulled
it off. This is
one aspect that this episode had to do perfectly, and
they pulled it
off. I give it 6 out of 6.
The emotional response was excellent. The
acting tied in
well with the script, and kept me involved the entire
time. I give it
6 out of 6.
The production was very well done,
particularly with the
camera work slowly revealing the pieces of the
Hyperion, bringing fans
of various focus into things at various times. I
give it 6 out of 6.
Overall, it’s a fantastic way to end sweeps,
and leave us
begging for more. I give it 6 out of 6.
In total, Shells receives 38 out of 42.