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Forever Knight series finale behind the scenes pic 
18th-May-2009 01:12 pm
FK--Nat is sad
Drive by lunch time posting: I'm following brightknightie's  lead by posting something to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the Forever Knight series finale, "Last Knight". Last year I posted my first vid ever in commemoration but this year is a little more low key. I may still do some icons and if so I'm giving myself a May 30th deadline. In the meantime I've uploaded a behind the scenes image from "Last Knight" that can be found in the booklet accompanying the "More Music from the Original Television Soundtrack Forever Knight". I bought the set a few months ago and while it's woefully small and the quality is less then stellar (blame my scanner) I wanted to share in case some people like me hadn't seen it.

It's of Geraint Wyn Davies, Nigel Bennett, and Catherine Disher taking a makeup break in the middle of filming the climactic scene.


Comments 
18th-May-2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
How nice! I'd never seen that picture before. Thank you for putting it up!
19th-May-2009 02:43 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it. I wish there were more floating around.
19th-May-2009 04:13 am (UTC)
Awesome! I've never seen that picture either.
I know some have totally slammed "Last Knight", but I dunno. I am pretty fond of it myself.
20th-May-2009 02:43 am (UTC)
"Last Knight" breaks my heart. Each and every time.

I've made peace with it and can even appreciate it, but boy what an emotional rollarcoaster.
21st-May-2009 05:32 am (UTC)
Yes. Emotional rollercoaster. Yes.

I actually really like it. I think it was a very fine way to end the series. I always felt like Lacroix was so changed by the reemergence of Divia that it made him able -just this once, to see Nick's point of view with clarity and even sympathy. I know others have argued that the last handful of episodes were so out of character for everyone (specifically "Human Factor", "Ashes to Ashes" and "Last Knight"), but I've always felt that the characters just reached that point where they needed to evolve. They evolved in ways we didn't really expect but it wasn't actually out of character for them.
Lots of people have people have said that Natalie would NEVER be contemplating suicide in "Last Knight", but I don't know. I can see how she might actually reach that point, day in day out it was all the same, she needed to break from it.

Any how, I'm babbling. I just love "Last Knight" so much. I love the ones that evoke an emotional response and really make you think about character motivation (it's the actor in me). Gah. So much love.
26th-May-2009 03:22 am (UTC)
I always felt like Lacroix was so changed by the reemergence of Divia that it made him able -just this once, to see Nick's point of view with clarity and even sympathy.

Oh that's an interesting thought. Of course LaCroix would still be feeling the after affects of Divia's return and death. Tracy is very obviously still mourning the loss of Vachon and in her mind he simply moved on. So why wouldn't LaCroix remain emotionally tender. I hadn't thought about it before. Cool! This is definitely something to think about some more.

I guess I never looked beyond the LaCroix who said, "I've seen you smell the sea; gaze up at the stars at night". The same LaCroix who would use Nick's love of life to try and deter him from his decision.

I know others have argued that the last handful of episodes were so out of character for everyone (specifically "Human Factor", "Ashes to Ashes" and "Last Knight"), but I've always felt that the characters just reached that point where they needed to evolve. They evolved in ways we didn't really expect but it wasn't actually out of character for them.

"Last Knight" is a beautiful, heartbreaking episode. Is it difficult to watch? Sure, I hate that Nick made the decision to join Natalie in the afterlife. It's not how I envisioned Natalie's "here as we are or some place else". Yet at the same time the tone of the season was very dark and I can see how the events of "Last Knight" were likely. Watching the 3rd season, knowing where it ends, is hard. It really came to a head in those last few episodes. :-(

Lots of people have people have said that Natalie would NEVER be contemplating suicide in "Last Knight", but I don't know. I can see how she might actually reach that point, day in day out it was all the same, she needed to break from it.

I think this goes back to the downward trajectory of the season. Nick's had setback after setback but Natalie had her share as well. While I do think it's out of character for her to commit suicide, that's not the place I feel she was at in the final loft scene.

Earlier she was talking about suicide, which is a pretty dark place for her to be, but it also helps her sort out her feelings. Would she eventually reach the same point as her friend? I don't think so. Nick and Natalie's final declarations to each other reaffirmed their faith in that there was a life for them together. It was there that any suicidal thoughts, if Natalie had legitimately contemplated it, disappeared.

Any how, I'm babbling. I just love "Last Knight" so much. I love the ones that evoke an emotional response and really make you think about character motivation (it's the actor in me). Gah. So much love.

Oh agreed! I have a fondness for season 3 because it the first season I ever saw but there are only a handful of episodes from that season that I watch again and again. "Last Knight" is at the top of the list.

The sadness for me stems from the fact that I'm greedy. I wanted more time with these characters (fic certainly helps there) but I felt cheated that I discovered FK just as it ended.
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3rd-Jun-2009 12:19 am (UTC)
Yep, Yep. :-)

I bought the first volume when it originally came out directly from GNP. However, I misplaced the disc and after dawdling for a while I finally bought the special two disc set. I love the box! Oh the Schanke phone call gets me every time.
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