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Defying Gravity Final Episode Thoughts

Watched the thirteenth and final episode of Defying Gravity last night on Space.

What a terrific episode to end the first season. What a terrific episode to end the series on - some issues and elements resolved, a whole series of new things raised, and a story and plotline that just never had a chance of being fully explored by the network. Sure, the science was iffy, if not lacking in this episode, same as it was in the previous episodes of Defying Gravity, but when all was said and done, "Kiss" was an episode of the series that I really liked, that closed some doors, opened new ones, and gave us a glimpse of the sheer promise and potential of the series. With the relationship between Donner and Zoe about to take a whole new turn, with the truth about Paula's "hallucination" finally revealed, with insight into the Rollie-Jen and Eve-Ted relationships, and with some laying of pipe for a couple of sub-plots back on Earth, Defying Gravity could have been great in its second season, having gotten its legs under it, but the networks have shut the series down.

Defying Gravity has taken a lot of flack from various fans of the genre. It really didn't deserve such kicks in the pants, except on the part of folks who want to watch a show about accurate science and not the characters themselves. The real shame is that we, the viewers, will never find out what the story was all about, what was really going on, and how things resolve. This show deserved a better fate.

*sigh*
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