Looks like I’d better go find my Counting List! *rummaging around in my computer*
Ah here it is. Way down in the bottom, under a roll of duct tape, with some linty chewing gum and a listening device stuck to it. * blows it off * *blows it off again * Heeeeere we go:
I’ve decided not to count the person shown as “eliminated” during the voice-over at the beginning of 501. It’s a… judgment call.
To play phillie’s
game of “Clue”, I’ll go with Michael the Spy in the Warehouse with the Grenade.
People are hit on the head and fall down and are knocked out without being killed all the time. Not that I’m speaking from personal experience, mind you, but I do watch television, and they get up and walk away lots on TV. In the real world too, I’m guessing. They may have one Atomic bomb of a headache, see stars and forget their names, but they aren’t always dead. Although frankly, that was a mighty big wrench thingy, and I think Ward could easily be no longer of this world. But, failing Michael saying “Oh my goodness, Ma! You killed him! Thanks!”, we don’t really know that Maddie killed him. I’d love Alfredo Barrios, the writer of the episode, to chime in to tell us his intent. I will say that I loved the appearance of Madeline the Mama Bear, who could indeed kill someone to save her son.
What is certain is that Michael administered the coup de gras, in blowing up the warehouse. If Ward was only “mostly dead” before the blast, he’s “really quite sincerely dead” after. People MW kills
Pilot: Thug in Nigeria
Pilot: Second thug in Nigeria
109 Hard Bargain : Perry Clark
112 Loose Ends: Harrick
216 Lesser Evil- Victor
309 Long Way Back- Strickler
(Gustavo was accidental)
501 Kessler’s first guard
501 Kessler’s second guard.
510 Ward in the warehouse with the grenade.
I realize I’ve been remiss in counting explosions, too, so here are the Explosions in 510
In rewatching season 5, I’ve noticed that Michael has a few tried and true tricks up his sleeve, that he uses with good results.
One is to out-yell the bad guys. He yells orders at the bad guys in 510. He yelled a lot in Hard Out. And I remember him yelling at his boss the murderous art dealer in 212, Seek and Destroy.
Another is to talk about himself to the bad guy. He did it in 212, describing the spy trying to steal the Lady in White, ending with the statement, “He’s right here”. In Hard Out he had fun taunting Vanderwaal:“You think we’re intruders who just landed on this island? We walked right up to you to tell you you have a broken comm link?”
“One of two things is possible. Either Jackson ripped you off and we caught him red-handed, … Or, you let a mysterious super-genius take over your island, turn your op inside out, and detain your commander’s men. Which is more likely?”
**BTW- I think that great MW line, “That was compelling, and rich” is right out of the film “Anchorman” Does anyone know for sure???**
Now in 510, he describes himself to Holcomb when telling them of “Jack Marsden’s” training:“Turns out Marsden’s an explosives expert…Apparently, blowing things up is one of the few tricks he picked up from the Special Forces…You’re dealing with a highly trained ex-Ranger. He probably overheard your warning about calling the cops and took matters into his own hands.”
As he points at himself!
Oh my goodness, speaking of lists, there is also the list of Bad Guys manipulated into killing Bad Guys. People MW or TW manipulate into killng each other
103 Identity:Di Santos
107 Broken Rules Diego kills Concha w/ bomb
203 Trust Me Zeke killed by his 2 scam partners. Assumed, not shown
204 Comrades Ivan gets killed by the other Russians
205 Kandi kills Timo.
206 Eddie swims with the fishes
209 Lesher trips on a knife.
212 Orr kills Chandler.
213 Prescott kills henchman #1
213 Prescott kills henchman #2
302 Santora shot by men guarding boy
306 Vlad shot by Checkik
402 Kahn shoots Lee
402 Lee shoots Kahn
410 Cruz killed by La Nacion
411 Sam told Charles that Martin the money manager wants to kill him.
413 Dennis Wayne Barfield kills Adam Scott
413 Dennis Wayne Barfield kills Adam Scott’s Bodyguard
415 Caleb kills innocent Buckwild ??????
415 Rivera kills Caleb
Off the top of my head, I'm adding:
506 Carmelo kills the Serbian
508 Vanderwall kills Commander Jackson
509 Tavian kills Lucien
There must be more from Season 5. By all means, remind me!
Now, we can saddle up and get ready for the Shippery goodness and delicious shirtlessness and oh yeah, thrilling PLOT and Action-Adventure in Foreign Lands that Lisa Joy served up in 511 Better Halves
OFF WE GO!!!
(p.s. this episode also marks the end of the blissful ignorance of Anson, whose shadow over the following episodes eclipses the strides that Michael has made over the past 4 years.)
Edited by Tilly11, 18 March 2012 - 05:56 PM.