Nuff said. ;o)
- The jumper scene with Ronon, Zelenka and Shep.
- Ronon falling asleep and snoring while Teyla teaches him how to mediate.
- McKay putting his case to Lizzie about the ZPM and the 20 page email.
- Flagisalus and identifying the sex of the whale *giggles*
- McKay naming his whale, Sam and Shep's protests because it's creepy. :lol:
- The balcony scene between Sheppard and McKay when he sees the whale.
- Geeky Shep rushing off to see the whales and McKay running after him.
- The whump and the infirmary scene.
- Sheppard and McKay shouting and escaping.
- Their expressions at escaping Carson's clutches.
- McKay trying to be all military in the corridor.
- Shep coming up with a plan, and McKay telling him just what a bad plan it was :lol:
I could be here all night! If I had said I enjoyed everything about this ep, it would have saved me a lot of time. But I have the pen chance to go off on a tangent... hence my very long winded fanfiction ;o)
I've always strived to be a good boss, and if I were any more laid back i'd fall off my chair. Whenever you become a new manager, you tend to learn from your superiors. Not me. I have my own style, and while it's not everybody's, for me it means I get the most out of the people that work for me. Their's a little thing called trust. You have to trust your staff and give them a bit of flexibility or you stifle them. And if they respect you then you're half way there to becoming a good manager.
Every team leader has their ups and downs with staff, especially if you work with them for long hours. Given that you spend more time with them, than you do with your own family it's normal to build up a bond with those you work with. I look out for my staff, just like they look out for me. I've seen them at their very highest and their lowest, because my job is to protect them and guide them as they move on. When they're having a rough time, they get a pep talk and a swift gentle kick in the kaboose. But at the end of the day, there are times when I have a bad day and they're there for me. And believe it or not, I'm not perfect. :eek: I make mistakes and they like that, because no one is perfect.
That's something i'd love to see explored on the show more; letting Sheppard make mistakes, and then agonising over those decisions. We know he has to remain infallible because to have a lead character who questions his actions is not one that is likely to be portrayed. But sometimes all it takes is a look. Let the audience take it from there with their imagination. JF is fantastic at playing those subtle scenes and one look of doubt/uncertainty would show he is human and does make mistakes. And sometimes the team need to be there for him instead of him being the one to save himself. Let the hero take the day off once in a while! He deserves it ;o)