On Stranger Tides Question #19 ~ The Rescue

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On Stranger Tides Question #19 ~ The Rescue

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:37 am

What did you think of Jack's plan to rescue Beth from Joshua Hicks? Were you surprised by Hicks’ true identity?
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Re: On Stranger Tides Question #19 ~ The Rescue

Unread postby Liz » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:56 pm

That was one of the few instances when I wasn't surprised.

I'll let someone else answer about Jack's plan before I weigh in.
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Re: On Stranger Tides Question #19 ~ The Rescue

Unread postby fireflydances » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:53 pm

First off, and then I'll come back after I've taken some time to consider this plan the question references, I don't think it occurred to me who Joshua Hicks was until we were introduced. When you introduce a new character late in the game something's afoot. And what else could it be, another chance and also another cliffhanger for Jack.

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Re: On Stranger Tides Question #19 ~ The Rescue

Unread postby gemini » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:22 am

I was not surprised that he went for Beth and Joshua turned out to be his Uncle. He did surprise me when he used his knowledge of voodoo and his likeness to his father to fool his Uncle into thinking he was his father back for revenge. Jack was learning to think on his feet. I also liked the description of Jack fending off his Uncles attack so easily, another mention of how much Jack had learned from his time as a pirate. Of course we knew that Blackbeard was going to be there in his new persona.
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Re: On Stranger Tides Question #19 ~ The Rescue

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:28 am

I was surprised by the real identity of Joshua Hicks. I was also pleased that he was still alive so Jack could avenge his father. It was a pretty dicey endeavor to crash the party, and as gemini said, we knew Blackbeard would be there to get Beth. I thought the whole episode unfolded really well, including the use of the "marionette" to send the signal to Hicks.
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