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Old 09-04-2007, 11:19 AM   #11
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Of course, "Promised Land" does also leave the viewer with a new unanswered question. Since Tom has come home safely from Vietnam and through Sam's work what the bank has been doing to farmers has been brought to light, do the Becketts still lose their farm? That's a question that, at this point in time, can only be answered by the individual viewer themselves or by authors who choose to tackle the problem.
You know, I never thought about that until now. All the post-MI fanfic pieces I've read assume they still do, but now I'm not so sure.

While I enjoy the fish-out-of-water aspect of QL, I do appreciate those times when Sam leaps into something familiar. It make it harder for him to do his job, really, because he starts relying on his instincts as to what he wants to happen, rather than what GTFW wants. In Promised Land, he gets too close to see the situation clearly, and that produces a different dramatic effect from episodes where he just has no idea what to do.
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