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14th-Aug-2007 09:07 am
Well, drat. Seems HBO has decided to be lame and cancel JFC, leaving umpteen questions unanswered. Having just watched the entire series of Carnivàle, another HBO supernatural noir that ended with zero resolution, I'm not terribly surprised, but I'm still disappointed.

So! What do we think happened, eh? Kai is the actual Christ figure, given the series' final words? John was trying to point her out to Cass? Or Kai is a Mary figure, either literally or figuratively mothering the actual Christ figure?

What would've happened on 9/11/14? Is that when the aliens come?

Why does Mitch levitate?

Was the car dealer really John's dad?

Other thoughts?

ETA: I want to point out that despite my allusions to Christian mythology, I'm not trying to "sell" Christianity. I'm a lapsed Lutheran turned agnostic who sees validity in all spiritual paths, but sometimes I know that it's easier for me to shortcut things to that which I have more experience with. I think if anything, this show really turns traditional religious ethos on its head, which is why I love it.
10: *pout*
14th-Aug-2007 04:25 pm (UTC)
That's true. They both had their own processes for coming to terms with their roles.

Kai didn't seem to agonize over her role so much as her ability to do it. It would appear she'd been the family's guardian for a long time, being a friend to Shaun, an assistant to Cissy, and looking after those things of Butchie's that she knew he'd need back one day Looking after the lost Yosts had begun to take it's toll. During her crises of faith where she almost gave up, I think it had more to do with her questioning her own strength than no knowing her place in things.
14th-Aug-2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
I think it had more to do with her questioning her own strength than no knowing her place in things.

Ah, excellent point, especially given how in the last few episodes, she was getting so angry with Cissy that it was affecting her ability to perform her role without letting that anger get in the way.
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