Agreed. This was one of the best episodes so far, imo.
Originally Posted by reflection
I think it was very emotional and thought provoking, and the pacing of the episode felt really good. And I like how they are starting to flesh out the emotional spectrum, with the yellow element and the red one.
I liked Kilowag's back story, and his love story. I liked Hal as usual, and Razor and Aya's subplot was really well done and added to the main plot, by underscoring the ties between elements and emotions. Now, I wasn't completely clear: did Aya's oath not work? Seemed like it didn't, unless I'm missing something.
I liked both alien races, and found their designs and stories interesting.
One thing did bother me though: how come all these alien races speak and understand english? I guess it's just one of those things that we need to suspend our disbelief with, but it would have been nice if they somehow established that maybe the lanterns have a way of translating instantly using the ring or some other technology (maybe similar to the 'babel fish' in "The Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy").
Anyway, excellent episode, with a lot of nice foreshadowing. I can't wait for next week with the Star Sapphires!!
I want to believe that the dead are not lost to us, that they speak to us, as part of something greater than us, greater than any alien force. And if you and I are powerless now, I want to believe that if we listen to it speak, it can give us the power to save ourselves.