Xebec wrote:*What kind of idiot employer gives a drug to his assassin that a) makes him hallucinate and appear under the influence, and b) makes him tell the TRUTH!! ?? Not only is that likely to make him botch the job, but it could make him give the employer or himself away. Ridiculous.
*Once Michael was poisoned, why did they send him to do the assassination? There was no need for him to be the one. Anyone could have done it. It wasn't even a difficult task. They had the coat ticket and the location. The FBI lady could have done it -- and better. They knew Michael was disfunctional, which would likely result in a botched mission, but they sent him, anyway. Ridiculous.
Mike was NOT the intended assassin. Mike's only task was to deliver the briefcase to the true assassin, the woman in the Eclipse. This is why the coat check ticket got Mike a purse at the reception desk at the convention. Mike took on the role of assassin since the woman got killed in the accident.
The truth serum in the poison I attribute to the Rule of Funny. I also handwave any potential mission compromising since Mike's hallucinations would make him seem crazy, and thus hard to believe by the general public, anyway.
Xebec does have a valid point with sending in Mike as the assassin in his condition. Carrie should've gone. BUT I will go out on a limb and assume that being on the field vs. staying in the KITTCave would've given Mike and KITT a faster chance of finding Axe and the antidote.EDIT!
I thought about it further, and realized Carrie can't do any of the Foundation's work, as she is an FBI Agent. She can't compromise her identity! That would mean the only alternative agent that could've done the assassination was Sarah (from what the series has shown us, neither Zoe or Billy have weapons training)...and we know how Mike feels about Sarah being a field agent.
Ooh! Second point! As Mike stated, the assassination wasn't the challenge of the mission: the escape was. Another reason for him to be protective over Sarah and take the mission on himself.
Xebec wrote:*At the end, the employer believes the hit was a success. He runs away and clearly has no intention of providing the antidote. So, why did he bother transferring $10,000,000 to the assassin's oversees account? Ridiculous.
Of course he had no intention of getting Mike the antidote. Dead men tell no tales.
As for the money...if I valued my life, I wouldn't cheat an ASSASSIN out of money.
Xebec wrote:*And, on a minor point, the relationship between Michael and Sara borders on completely silly. She says they can't be together. That part of their lives are over. We know she still cares for him, but if she's decided they can't be together, then why the heck is she inviting him to a wedding and why is she going to the beach with him. I get the writers want to go with the whole sexual tension thing, but how about a little finesse and subtlety? How about making us wonder and root for them?
I actually think the roller coaster aspect of Sarah's feelings for Mike makes for better characterization than finesse or subtlety. She either can't decide how she feels for him, or she has decided that she loves him, but is trying (but failing, when his or her life is on the line) to hide behind a mask to see if he reciprocates those feelings.
Sarah and Mike are agents of the Foundation, after all. They could die at any given time, so sometimes dispensing with sublety in their feelings works out better.