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  1. Luminaria2112
    July 11, 2018 at 6:56 pm |

    I always appreciated the “wraith enzyme” episodes, and the way they treated the characters who became addicted to the substance. I’ve talked to a lot of people, and the general feeling is that *someone* in the production crew knew a lot about addiction and was very open to sharing those issues. At one point I actually showed this episode to a therapy group, to discuss how addiction is handled in entertainment media, and they loved it. This was an impressive end to the series of “addiction” episodes, that started in Season 2, when Ford becomes addicted to the enzyme after he is attacked, leading directly into the episode, “Runner” where he is able to show how completely it has taken over his mind and destroyed his ability to make good choices. Following up with Lost Boys and the Hive, showing how others are affected, and how enticing the “benefits” could be, even showing Teyla and Ronan wondering if the enzyme could be “used safely” to give them the “super” abilities, this last episode really homes in on the destruction of addiction, the loss of self, and the horrors of withdrawal. Overall, the “addiction arc” was handled with respect, and it is much appreciated.

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