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Watched series 1, about to watch series 3 - what am I missing?
« on: May 22, 2010, 10:34 AM »

Subject says it all.....

If anyone cares to post a brief synopsis I will be most happy
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Re: Watched series 1, about to watch series 3 - what am I missing?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2010, 01:56 AM »

Have you seen series 2?  If not, you probably should, at least eps. 2.1, 2.6, 2.7, and 2.8.
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Re: Watched series 1, about to watch series 3 - what am I missing?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2010, 01:58 AM »

By "missing", do you mean what are you not understanding from series 1?  If so, please identify your confusions, and we can help sort them out for you.
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Re: Watched series 1, about to watch series 3 - what am I missing?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2010, 01:59 AM »

No, I meant I literally haven't watched series 2 and wanted to know briefly what I missed - bad choice of words really
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Re: Watched series 1, about to watch series 3 - what am I missing?
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2010, 02:00 AM »

There's very little that happened in series two that you need to know to watch three.
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Re: Watched series 1, about to watch series 3 - what am I missing?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2010, 02:19 AM »

Nothing. Literally.
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Re: Watched series 1, about to watch series 3 - what am I missing?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2010, 02:20 AM »

I would encourage you to see the above-listed episodes.

Going backwards, to show relevance:

Ep. 2.8 sets up everyone's situation for ep. 3.1, and builds the redemption arc for series 3
Ep. 2.7 explains what is going on otherwise in ep. 2.8, and shows a team member failing in his or her path toward redemption.
Ep. 2.6 not as important, but helps build Alex's 2008 situation
Ep. 2.5 sets up Alex's world at the start of ep. 3.1 and the end of ep 3.8
Ep. 2.4 not vital, but fun.  Also provides insight into Sam and Annie
Eps. 2.2 and 2.3 meh.
Ep. 2.1 sets up series 2, and takes care of the transition of Alex's 2008 world from series 1 to what is shown in series 2 and ep 3.1, establishes a series 2 character who is important for the redemption arc and vital to eps. 2.7-2.8.
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Re: Watched series 1, about to watch series 3 - what am I missing?
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2010, 02:21 AM »

Are you planning not to watch them and would prefer a spoilery synopsis then?
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Re: Watched series 1, about to watch series 3 - what am I missing?
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2010, 04:04 AM »

Here is a spoilerific synopsis:
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2010, 04:12 AM »

Oh, and about Sam, Annie, Jackie Queen, and Gene's camel-hair coat:
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