Saunders I knew as soon as I saw the camera angle, though reading that post of aleflamedyud's before I saw it might've helped. Right when she walked into the room, the framing of that particular shot-- that clued me in instantly. Whether I would've picked up on it if I hadn't known someone was going to die, though, I'll never know. Boyd... hmm. I don't know if I "saw it coming" as such, but I don't think I felt that surprised, either. I think... around when they put Caroline into the elevator, maybe the first time, definitely the second, was when I started suspecting. Didn't believe it 'till I saw it, but that's when the possibility occured to me. Adelle not having totally lost the plot last episode came as the bigger surprise, IMO.
It makes perfect sense, though. As I wailed about multiple times, they never did make the slightest move toward explaining what the hell he was doing there. Now we know why.
In retrospect, that was a clue! I'm proud of picking up on it, even if I had no idea what it meant. ;D
In the previews, and I think in the office too, they were going on about her being the "key" to something... and saying that no, she would not be "just another active", which means they knew damn well she'd be trouble. They could have engineered it, but if they're so after her specifically, it must be something about her that changes things. Were they *trying* to create immunity/adaptability to the imprinting process? Trying to create a "better" race by creating people who are conglomerates of personalities like her? Or maybe trying to pull the old instrumentality scheme? Something about the whole thing seems a lot less practical/world-domination-y then one would previously have surmised. I got the impression they're looking for something kookier, crazier, more religious, at the very least more philosophical. RossumFounder!Boyd felt like a true believer, to me-- one of those particular zealots who know they're right and manipulate people without guilt or thought, because it's for some greater good. Now what on earth could that be?
Adelle was so badass it was awesome. And I loved seeing her with long hair, again, too-- I don't really like her new style much at all. There's gotta be a happy medium there somewhere. Very interesting, now, that Boyd himself has been pushing her down this path... does he intend her to fail, or does he actually intend for her to succeed?
Were both the lame guy and Boyd copies of the original founder, or was something else going on there? Lame guy admitted it outright, but I don't remember anything explicit about who/what Boyd is. Or was Lame Guy the other founder? I thought he'd have been in the Attic by then. Gah, I'm crap with names.