Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk
Reload this Page >

Dominion (S1E08) -- Season Finale -- "Beware Those Closest to You" -- 8/07/14

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

Dominion (S1E08) -- Season Finale -- "Beware Those Closest to You" -- 8/07/14

Old 08-07-14, 11:15 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Godfather
Thread Starter
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 57,073
Received 29 Likes on 23 Posts
Dominion (S1E08) -- Season Finale -- "Beware Those Closest to You" -- 8/07/14





In the Season 1 finale, the revelation of a higher angel's identity puts Alex and Michael at odds and Alex goes before the Senate to plead his case. Meanwhile, the marriage of Claire and William is followed by General Riesen's departure from Vega; Arika meets a delegation from Helena who bring with them shocking cargo; and Gabriel raises some suspicions with his so-called surrender.



Episode 8 of 8


Tonight is the 90 minute Finale. It was actually only an 8 episode season


Previous Threads:

Episode 7
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/621...7-31-14-a.html

Episode 6
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/621...7-24-14-a.html

Episode 5
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/621...7-17-14-a.html

Episode 4
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/621...7-10-14-a.html

Episode 3
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/620...7-03-14-a.html

Episode 2
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/620...6-26-14-a.html

Episode 1
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/620...6-19-14-a.html
Old 08-08-14, 05:38 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,249
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Dominion (S1E08) -- Season Finale -- "Beware Those Closest to You" -- 8/07/14

Was Alex entering Gabriel's aerie at the end?
Old 08-08-14, 04:01 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Abob Teff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Not necessarily Formerly known as Solid Snake
Posts: 20,880
Received 31 Likes on 27 Posts
Re: Dominion (S1E08) -- Season Finale -- "Beware Those Closest to You" -- 8/07/14

I watched the Pilot but then never came back. It wasn't bad, it just didn't grab me at the time. Is it worth going back to watch? It seems as if the rare comment on here seems to be fairly positive ...
Old 08-08-14, 04:07 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,249
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Dominion (S1E08) -- Season Finale -- "Beware Those Closest to You" -- 8/07/14

I liked the show. Too few episodes though. Looks like they pared the cast down, what with William in exile and the doc being dead.
Old 08-08-14, 10:37 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
PhantomStranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Phantom Zone
Posts: 22,396
Received 10 Likes on 10 Posts
Re: Dominion (S1E08) -- Season Finale -- "Beware Those Closest to You" -- 8/07/14

Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
I watched the Pilot but then never came back. It wasn't bad, it just didn't grab me at the time. Is it worth going back to watch? It seems as if the rare comment on here seems to be fairly positive ...
It's an excellent show with a complete story arc over the season. Dominion seems to have gotten lost on SyFy's schedule, my impression is that few people checked it out. The advertising probably didn't help, the occasionally cheesy flying CGI was prominently featured in them.

The season-long plot is rather intricate for a fantasy/adventure series. Its weak link is probably the actor for Gabriel, he's wildly over the top with his delivery in the first couple of episodes. This is a safe watch for those people hoarding the season on their DVRs, it's a cut above most summer fare. The very attractive female cast doesn't hurt, either. Roxanne McKee is very good at disguising her British accent.

I would like to see it back, though that finale is a pretty big game-changer for the story.
Old 08-09-14, 01:02 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Godfather
Thread Starter
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 57,073
Received 29 Likes on 23 Posts
Re: Dominion (S1E08) -- Season Finale -- "Beware Those Closest to You" -- 8/07/14

Just finished the season finale

Thought it was a really solid ending to this super abbreviated season.

I'm thinking that Syfy only greenlit 8 episodes because they wanted to be conservative due to the high risk about this show's concept. Legion wasn't exactly a box office smash, but they must have really liked the pitch and story arc presented by this show's creators using Legion as a blue print.

Anyways, as Phantom just said, huge game-changing episode. Some deaths, including one of the principal characters. Also, Gabriel lost his mind this episode. I'm not sure where the direction of that character is heading.

Judging by the ending, It looks like Alex chose to fully embrace his destiny as the chosen one. If this show doesn't return, I think these episodes worked pretty well as a self contained season.


Pretty graphic lesbian sex scene too. It was really pushing the R rated boundary.
Old 08-09-14, 09:30 AM
  #7  
DVD Talk Legend
 
PhantomStranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Phantom Zone
Posts: 22,396
Received 10 Likes on 10 Posts
Re: Dominion (S1E08) -- Season Finale -- "Beware Those Closest to You" -- 8/07/14

I'm still not sure I understand what they were doing with Anthony Head's character. They played it like he had been brainwashed and was now a true believer in Gabriel.
Old 08-10-14, 07:59 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,249
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Dominion (S1E08) -- Season Finale -- "Beware Those Closest to You" -- 8/07/14

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
I'm still not sure I understand what they were doing with Anthony Head's character. They played it like he had been brainwashed and was now a true believer in Gabriel.
He was going along until he could find a way out, which he did.
Old 08-10-14, 07:21 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 1,725
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: Dominion (S1E08) -- Season Finale -- "Beware Those Closest to You" -- 8/07/14

I'm surprised how much I enjoyed this series especially since I didn't like the movie. It was too short of a season. Just as the show found it's footing with its backstories and mythology it was over. If it comes back it will probably be almost a year away like Defiance.
Old 08-10-14, 07:35 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Legend
 
PhantomStranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Phantom Zone
Posts: 22,396
Received 10 Likes on 10 Posts
Re: Dominion (S1E08) -- Season Finale -- "Beware Those Closest to You" -- 8/07/14

The season was short but my guess is that this series was originally fashioned as a mini-series and they decided to expand it. For some reason I had thought there were 13 episodes.
Old 09-25-14, 05:04 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Legend
 
PhantomStranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Phantom Zone
Posts: 22,396
Received 10 Likes on 10 Posts
Re: Dominion (S1E08) -- Season Finale -- "Beware Those Closest to You" -- 8/07/14

The way Syfy treated this series, I had not expected a renewal despite its very solid run. It just got renewed for another season.
Old 10-08-14, 03:08 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Legend
 
PhantomStranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Phantom Zone
Posts: 22,396
Received 10 Likes on 10 Posts
Re: Dominion (S1E08) -- Season Finale -- "Beware Those Closest to You" -- 8/07/14

This is unexpected, Universal is releasing the complete first season on Blu-ray:

http://amzn.com/B00NAFX4PU

Gag Reel
Deleted Scenes
Additional Deleted Scenes exclusive to the Blu-ray edition
Alternate Extended Version of "Beware Those Closest to You" (Blu-ray exclusive)
UltraViolet digital copies of each episode (Blu-ray exclusive)


Taken from: http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Dom...#ixzz3Fa9I9QKO

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.