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      CommentAuthorsmething
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009 edited
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    yeah, this is my 4th consecutive day without cigarettes, so this hanging of the cliff is even meaner than it would be otherwise....

    pretty sure there will be some intervention to extend Luke's life....he hasn't paid off, narratively, yet....

    whether from Mark or one of the "pro-life" FAs is still unknowable
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      CommentAuthorbenjapop
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
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    'nother great week, kudos to all involved.

    Just thought i'd mention that Luke probably can't get out of this situation on his own. We don't know that he is more powerful than any of the other FAs because the only thing we have to go on with that is what Luke HIMSELF has said (as far as i've noticed anyway), and, having the ego that he does, I would imagine that he would say something like that anyway.

    So will someone else intervene ?

    Thats my two cents.

    Everyone have mucho grande week 'ey ? =)
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    I'm betting that Luke has been feigning unconsciousness for a while, waiting until there is only one other FreakAngel close-by, so he can affect an escape. Is he aware of Kirk about to blow his shit away? Not certain -- to fool the other FA's he might have to keep his own awareness level down so low as to only himself have an inkling what's going on around him.

    Kirk's exposition does give us a bit of insight into Luke we weren't aware of. What DID change Luke? Perhaps he and Mark had been close friends, and the entire experience of Mark's crime plus what the FA's did about it warped some part of Luke's psyche.

    Much as I'd like to see Luke get what he deserves, I'm kind of hoping Kirk doesn't kill him. Taking another life has a tendency to damage the killer, even in a righteous killing. And with Jack being an accessory, that would be two damaged characters I'm rather fond of.
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    I quite like this episode. Of course we knew it would end up in a cliffhanger, but it leaves so many questions to be answered.
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
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    absolute bastard of an episode this week, absolute bastard

    @will coulper, i was there too! it was fucking awesome
    • CommentAuthorE0157H7
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
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    Arkady is keeping the gun from firing so they don't kill each other, is my guess. Then she'll do something to Luke that will make him shit his pants while nobody is looking.
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    I've been worrying about those around Luke ever since they confronted him in the alley. It's been shown or implied or maybe I'm just assuming that he's the most skilled FA at manipulating people's minds and he's certainly threatened violence against the others before now. Now, I'm <em>really</em> worried for Kirk. I'm imagining the next issue starting with the previously mentioned Purple-Eye-Glowing-Shit-Eating-Grin-Wearing Luke "droning" Kirk and forcing him to free Luke and then shoot himself in the head by page 6...
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
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    I really like this episode, though after THAT cliffhanger, I'll wager another skip week is at hand.

    My guess is that Kait will ring in, wanting a piece of him before he takes him down. Or that Luke is really awake and he'll stop the bullet or something.

    I was kinda miffed about shooting an unconscious man, but then realized, oh wait, he could be getting all the stuff they're saying through the mind thing, AND if he's awake, even without the use of his hands, he can defend himself.

    I also still kinda like Luke. Not that I don't hate him for what he's done, but he is the most interesting character right now. What if this is all Mark's doing? Like, Mark sensed that Luke is the weakest of them all (he is, in my opinion- a free-thinker, ostracized by his only friends, angry at everyone...) and can control him,

    OR!!! Maybe Mark really did die, but he managed to transcend his spirit/mind/whatever into its own force and didn't need a body at all, and now is IN Luke (that will make me feel better about still liking Luke).

    But my prediction for next week is that there's going to be a skip, especially considering it's SDCC.
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      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009 edited
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    After what VoxDraconae said;
    If Mark is not dead, I'd have to guess it's because the FAs are all connected on a deeper level than we've been led to believe. None can die while any yet live.

    ...it made me wonder - could Mark be actually physically dead? What's left of his consciousness still surviving, distributed unconsciously around the rest of the FAs, coming to the surface on occasion (with Mark, possibly with one of the other FAs being the Ripper and not knowing it)? I don't actually think this is likely, but the idea struck so I thought I'd run it up the flagpole.
    • CommentAuthorbigkech
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009 edited
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    This is my first post, but I had to say bloody good episode!

    If Mark could control 50pp could he not also maybe plant a little f-ed up seed in Luke's head as well? Just a thought.

    I think it's funny that they didn't want to new girl to guard him. At first I thought it was so she didn't blow his brains out immediately, but it seems that was off. Perhaps it was to ensure that the deed was done and Luke didn't simply overpower her. If he does pull the trigger, will Kait somehow interpret it as a crime? That is, since she wanted to discuss the transgression later. Alas, I'll have to wait until [hopefully] next week for a glimpse at the answer.
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
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    @Cat
    That was my speculation (right above yours). Kark (or was it Kirk?) said he clearly died, but can the FAs transcend the body? I would love it if Luke was somehow possessed or being directly fed evil intent by Mark.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
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    I must immediately invent a time machine and travel forward one week. Failing that, I guess I could just get drunk enough to pass out for a week.

    The thing with this cliffhanger is that no matter what happens next, it's gonna have some impact. Great work by all involved.
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    Another great episode. You bastards have pretty much perfected the art of leaving the audience wanting more. My heart has blue balls. That was a weird metaphor.

    By the by, the more people beg for next week to not be a skip week, the more I feel like they're just gonna skip out of spite. At this point I'd find that hilarious, so...

    PLEASE NO SKIP WEEK GOD PLEASE
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    damn my parents! i bet they worked in colaboration with mr ellis to book our holiday for the next 2 weeks. even if it isnt a skip week, im gunna have to wait 2 weeks to find out what happenes.

    i know its being picky, but did it seem like there was a whole lot more water in kait's torture pit of doom than before?
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    Oh you BASTARDS. I'm reading this from Spain over a Vodafone connection that costs about the same as a bank bailout and is about as slow as a glacier, the last fucking panel took 10 minutes to render, only to reveal no resolution. Bastards bastards bastards.

    It's 34 degrees in the shade and I have a bastard cold which has spread to my chest. It's probably swine flu. That would fit with my general level of luck.
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      CommentAuthorDoctor_Six
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009 edited
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    Oh you poor sods who are on holiday

    My heart just BLEEDS

    ;-)
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
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    Kirk's exposition does give us a bit of insight into Luke we weren't aware of. What DID change Luke?


    Why do you assume Luke changed at all? Many times people loathe in others what they have in themselves. I could give an example from a fictional television show, but let's be adults and stick with reality. This is Whitechapel, we should be able handle it.

    For several years, comic writer Micah Wright falsely claimed to be a former U. S. Army Ranger. He was also a fierce opponent of the Bush administration. To paraphrase his words, "I knew they were lying just like I was and I hated them for it." I will not get into any discussion about Wright's actions, which are a sore point for many, some of whom may be here. I simply present his sitaution as a real-life exempler of somebody who can hate the "sinner" who is committing the same "sin" as himself. I trust that everyone will accept that exempler as I presented it and avoid an old, painful situation.
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    AAAAAAAAAAAAARGH. You UTTER BASTARDS.
    This is a bit like having really, really, really good sex but just at the bit where your'e going to climax, your partner topples off and dissappears downstairs for a cup of tea, only you go downstairs to find them missing, leaving in their absence a note that says "I'll finish off sometime next week".
    Cheers. No, really. I await next week's installment red faced and veiny with anticipation.

    I had surgery this week, it was minor, but horribly painful and I had to put up with the indignity of becoming teary eyed in front of total strangers due to lack of sedative. Soon I will have more. then I will hopefully be fixed. I have new shoes, new tiny shoes, for clambering up stuff with.
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      CommentAuthorNoogies
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
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    OH MY GOD WHAT ARGH!!!! ;)

    I totally forgot it was friday... that is what summer vacation will do to you.
    Great show people, keep it coming.
    • CommentAuthorDee_Noir
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009 edited
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    You bastards cliffhanging like that. You total amazing bastards.

    I'd like to see Kirk get his head blown off, not because it's morally right (as if anyone deserves to die, it's off the rails amoral Luke), but because he's so God damn sanctimonious and self assured that he's right. I hate people like that, even if they <i>are</i> right.

    Just words on a screen, don't hate me, guys. A work of imaginative fiction, remember that.

    N.B. Must just add this: I've been rereading from the beginning and have come to the realisation that with every passing episode Alice gets drawn prettier. In ep.2 she's rather hideously ugly, while in her current post-purging viewpoint character state, she's drawn as quite the looker. I thought that maybe this was because when she first arrives at Whitechapel she's all tired and exhausted and maybe she 'scrubs up' rather nicely after a wash and a hot meal, but this doesn't quite justify it. Paul - do you think I even have an atom of a point?

    N.N.B. Met a girl who looks <i>exactly</i> like Alice in a London shisha bar, last night. Same haircut, some clothes, same accent, same spot on her face, everything. Got her number too :D