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In The Beginning, Part I

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Now Jackie is out in the field. Who edited this, Ray Charles? The Flute Of Approaching Mystery gives way The Cello Of Morning Sickness as Jackie is about to hurl. She tells Marty and The Extras about it, and there was much rejoicing. This would have been a nice scene, except I'm strangely bothered by the fact that Jackie's wigs keep getting grayer every scene, but Marty still has a nice jet-black dead squirrel on his head. Doesn't seem fair somehow…Little Joe and Hobey race across the editing board, and suddenly the kid is born. Again, The Extras are sitting around outside the tent, waiting. Don't these people have jobs? You know, the land they're on now would be a lot less barren and a lot more promised if they ever did any work. Little baby Isaac is nestled in his crib. Ishmael, who now looks to be about six or seven, starts rubbing something in his face. It's like a fishing pole, with a big leaf or something where the hook should be. I can't tell if it's a toy and he's being cute, or a weapon of some sort and we're seeing sibling rivalry. Jackie apparently thinks it's the latter, because she shoos him away. This offends Hagar, who says Ishmael loves Isaac "like a brother should." Hagar looks a lot like Divine Brown in this scene. I feel bad saying that, because she's a pretty good actress, but her mouth and lips could make Julia Roberts feel inadequate. Jackie gets all inappropriately snippy, and makes Marty kick her out of camp. "Wherever shall I go? Whatever shall I do?" asks Hagar as she walks into the desert. Ishmael, of course, grows up to be the father of the Arab people, while Isaac is considered one of the forefathers of the Jews, which means that 5000 years later, they're still asking. Marty is walking through the desert. He's carrying a big stick. That will be important later. He also has a gratuitous goat tagging along behind him. Then again, when it comes to goats, is there any other kind? Suddenly, he's bathed in a ray of light that looks like every alien abduction Mulder's ever seen. God instructs him to bring Isaac to the mountaintop and sacrifice him. Marty isn't happy about this, but he gives in pretty quick. As God signs off and the light fades, an animated foot fails to fall from the sky and squash him. Damn. For a brief moment I think I'm watching Buffy, since there's a totally unexplained teenager hanging out in Marty and Jackie's tent. Oh wait, it's Isaac. Nice edit. He went from 18 weeks to 18 years during a commercial break. Marty and Isaac are packing up to go out for a nice father-son animal sacrifice. I remember when me and my dad used to go out and stone idolaters. Those were some good times. Jackie is somewhat confused that Marty doesn't feel the need to bring along a sheep. For the sacrifice. Marty tells her God will provide. I think we're supposed to get that Jackie knows what's going to happen, but it's not really clear.

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In The Beginning, Part I

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Now Jackie is out in the field. Who edited this, Ray Charles? The Flute Of Approaching Mystery gives way The Cello Of Morning Sickness as Jackie is about to hurl. She tells Marty and The Extras about it, and there was much rejoicing. This would have been a nice scene, except I'm strangely bothered by the fact that Jackie's wigs keep getting grayer every scene, but Marty still has a nice jet-black dead squirrel on his head. Doesn't seem fair somehow…Little Joe and Hobey race across the editing board, and suddenly the kid is born. Again, The Extras are sitting around outside the tent, waiting. Don't these people have jobs? You know, the land they're on now would be a lot less barren and a lot more promised if they ever did any work.

Little baby Isaac is nestled in his crib. Ishmael, who now looks to be about six or seven, starts rubbing something in his face. It's like a fishing pole, with a big leaf or something where the hook should be. I can't tell if it's a toy and he's being cute, or a weapon of some sort and we're seeing sibling rivalry. Jackie apparently thinks it's the latter, because she shoos him away. This offends Hagar, who says Ishmael loves Isaac "like a brother should." Hagar looks a lot like Divine Brown in this scene. I feel bad saying that, because she's a pretty good actress, but her mouth and lips could make Julia Roberts feel inadequate. Jackie gets all inappropriately snippy, and makes Marty kick her out of camp. "Wherever shall I go? Whatever shall I do?" asks Hagar as she walks into the desert. Ishmael, of course, grows up to be the father of the Arab people, while Isaac is considered one of the forefathers of the Jews, which means that 5000 years later, they're still asking.

Marty is walking through the desert. He's carrying a big stick. That will be important later. He also has a gratuitous goat tagging along behind him. Then again, when it comes to goats, is there any other kind? Suddenly, he's bathed in a ray of light that looks like every alien abduction Mulder's ever seen. God instructs him to bring Isaac to the mountaintop and sacrifice him. Marty isn't happy about this, but he gives in pretty quick. As God signs off and the light fades, an animated foot fails to fall from the sky and squash him. Damn.

For a brief moment I think I'm watching Buffy, since there's a totally unexplained teenager hanging out in Marty and Jackie's tent. Oh wait, it's Isaac. Nice edit. He went from 18 weeks to 18 years during a commercial break. Marty and Isaac are packing up to go out for a nice father-son animal sacrifice. I remember when me and my dad used to go out and stone idolaters. Those were some good times. Jackie is somewhat confused that Marty doesn't feel the need to bring along a sheep. For the sacrifice. Marty tells her God will provide. I think we're supposed to get that Jackie knows what's going to happen, but it's not really clear.

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