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Lightning McQueenie 12-20-2018 02:40 AM

Deborah Pratt has explained to us that the generic saga cell was introduced to make it easier to air the episodes out of order for reruns. This was the first episode with the generic saga cell and it appears they were simply trying to find the right fit for the voice-over, settling on Deborah herself in the next episode.

This episode aired in January 1990 so it would have been filmed in either late 1989 or very early 1990.

Anorak 12-20-2018 05:08 PM

Thank you for that... I actually meant to go back and edit my message as I'd realised afterwards thanks to informative comments in this thread.

I hadn't seen the show for a while, having taken a mid-season break from it, and I'd forgotten that up until this point we still had the Scott Bakula narration.

chris-oates 04-30-2019 12:15 AM

This is one of those episodes that has grown on me with time. I always liked it, don't get me wrong, but this time around I really enjoyed it. This is the second time Sam has leaped into a woman and this time finds himself as a mother!

I felt sorry for Kevin. Underneath the wisecracks he was a vulnerable kid and the scene where he's set up to fall flat on his face with Jackie is hard for me to watch.

The standout moments of this episode are those concerning Al and little Teresa. Her being able to see both Sam and Al gives this episode some of the cutest moments of the entire series. My heart was breaking for both Al and Teresa at the end of the episode... Some people think that Al was in the wrong for lying to Teresa and basically promising that he'll come back when he knows in all likelihood this isn't possible. But I don't think for a moment that he didn't keep that promise. Why couldn't Al just go see her in the present day? I honestly think he would have done this.

The only weak part of this episode is the two perverts. As others have noted, they come across as just cartoon villains who are just there somehow. They're ill defined and the whole thing comes across as clunky. I did enjoy seeing Sam kick the crap out of them, though.

My rating. Good. It could have been excellent, but the villains of the episode really drag it down towards the end.

leaper1 04-30-2019 02:56 PM

[quote=chris-oates;62781

The standout moments of this episode are those concerning Al and little Teresa. Her being able to see both Sam and Al gives this episode some of the cutest moments of the entire series. My heart was breaking for both Al and Teresa at the end of the episode... Some people think that Al was in the wrong for lying to Teresa and basically promising that he'll come back when he knows in all likelihood this isn't possible. But I don't think for a moment that he didn't keep that promise. Why couldn't Al just go see her in the present day? I honestly think he would have done this.
[/QUOTE]

The Novel 'Angels Unaware' by L Elizabeth Storm addresses this very point, reuniting Al [and Sam] and Teresa in 1995 - 14 years later.

chris-oates 05-03-2019 09:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leaper1 (Post 62782)
The Novel 'Angels Unaware' by L Elizabeth Storm addresses this very point, reuniting Al [and Sam] and Teresa in 1995 - 14 years later.

Really? I never knew that. I haven't read the novels. I'm glad someone picked up on Al's promise at the end and made a sequel to this story.


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