Tuesday, January 27, 2009

'Crusoe' Coming Full Circle

NBC's New Action Adventure Series 'Crusoe'By LillyKat
PTR Senior Staff Writer

"It's an island that cannot be found EXCEPT by those who already know where it is.

I've resisted saying this, but I can't help it, now.


Crusoe's island is supposedly in the middle of no where and/or so off course that the only map to it is tattooed on the back of scallywag, yet an awful lot of people seem to drop in for a visit, eh? Makes me think our Crusoe folk have access to Captain Jack Sparrow's compass.

But aside from that, it would seem the other shoe has dropped.

Or sandal.

Or boot.

Blackthorn is a fraud, and it is Crusoe who is entitled to his fortune.

After weeks of wondering what the heck is up between the two of them, we finally got our answer this past weekend. And Blackthorn is apparently so desperate to preserve his fraudulent take on the high life that he indeed sails himself to the island.

Have to say this surprised me.

Like, he just washed up.

Didn't we only JUST have the whole trick-Susannah-into-signing-over-the-kids thing? (I kinda thought he wasn't really going to sail to find Crusoe.)

But alas, desperate men do desperate things.

And yet, I felt so sorry for Crusoe the whole time he was proudly showing Blackthorn around the island. I just wanted to reach through the screen and shake him into reality: "Don't you know the dude is going to stab you in the back the first chance he gets!!!"


Poor Crusoe. He has no reason to suspect. But Friday does - even if it's only in a very generic sense.

How many times has Friday saved the day? Love. Him.

But can I just say: Olivia, Olivia, Olivia. UGH! You get points for freeing Susannah from the mad house AND getting her the truth about Crusoe's rightful claim to the Blackthorn fortune, but you BURN the letter he wrote for her and/or are scheming to get back with him?!?!?!

Say it ain't so!

New episodes of Crusoe air Saturdays at 8 p.m. on NBC. Visit NBC's Official Crusoe Web site for the inside scoop on the series. The site is awfully cool - and that's not just the Pirates fangirl in me talking.

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