Survivors: Season 1, Episode 3

Episode #1.3 (2 Dec. 2008)

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Following the sighting of a helicopter and an encounter with a family who have put themselves in isolation the group links up with Samantha Willis and her community. Initially she and Abby ... See full summary »



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Following the sighting of a helicopter and an encounter with a family who have put themselves in isolation the group links up with Samantha Willis and her community. Initially she and Abby get on well and she asks Abby to stay but Abby is unhappy at the other woman's ruthless attitude and besides, she needs to press on and look for her son, Peter. In a laboratory in Samantha's complex scientists are trying to develop a vaccine for the killer virus. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Quite pacey - but some silliness
5 December 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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This was a pacey and generally quite well written episode with plenty of incident to maintain interest. Killer Rapist is developing into a proper character and his relationship with Greg is handled well. Some nice lines and a well judged fight.

The Eco Centre bit was also nicely done - some interesting questions about justice and law in a society that lacks the resources for either.

I also liked the father/daughter/son story (though see below), although I am a sucker for that kind of tear jerker.

Now for the silliness:

1. Re. the weeping daughter who would supposedly not see her father again, why didn't they just say "We'll bring her back in a week and if she's OK, then you know there's no problem and you can all come out". Bleedin obvious I would have thought.

2. What on earth is going on in the creepy science centre? Given that everybody in the world is either dead, has had the disease or is immune, why do they NEED a vaccine? What's it for? What's the point?

3. The test subject has got the disease. The rest of them presumably are susceptible. So why are they wondering about in silly little dental nurse masks that wouldn't keep out a blind mosquito, let alone a killer virus? What nonsense. Couldn't the BBC shell out for proper isolation suits? This is the sort of cheapskate mistake that marks the difference between British TV and the top class U.S. series.

4. Please can they stop blathering on about "immune system" collapses. The disease is an acute virus, not a chronic infection. Get it right!

Rant over. I'll still be watching next week...

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