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Date: May 7 12:28 AM, 2011
RE: Confusion At First Sight
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Namparagirl wrote:

Agreed.  But what a brilliantly funny gem of a script when Caroline arrives on board to see Dwight for the very first time since his escape and he utters the immortal line:

'I'm not the same man that went away!'  biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

I'm amazed they ever managed to film it without cracking up!


 That has always cracked me up too...and he says it in such a tragic way! biggrin



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Date: Jun 27 2:19 PM, 2010
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Agreed.  But what a brilliantly funny gem of a script when Caroline arrives on board to see Dwight for the very first time since his escape and he utters the immortal line:

'I'm not the same man that went away!'  biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

I'm amazed they ever managed to film it without cracking up!



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Date: Jun 27 11:39 AM, 2010
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Regarding the casting of Dwight Ennys, we all know that different actors played the role in the two TV series.  And of course there was a reason for the change.  But did anyone make note of the impact it has on the viewer at first encounter with the second Dr. Ennys?

 

Word comes back to Cornwall that Dwight's ship was wrecked off the French coast.  The survivors are confined in a prison camp.  Conditions there are bad.  Caroline is frantic with worry.  So Ross makes a dangerous trip to France to try to find out if Dwight is still alive.  He sneaks up as close as he can to the prison camp and spies on the prisoners.  Happily he sees Dwight in their midst, tending to the injured as best he can.  Ross then returns to Cornwall to tell Caroline that Dwight is alive and as well as can be expected.  And to begin planning a rescue.

 

Well, Ross may recognize his good friend, but the viewer, expecting the familiar face of Dwight Ennys #1, sees a total stranger moving about in the camp.  Ross then departs, mission accomplished, a knowing look on his face and nothing at all said.  But the viewer simply mutters, "Huh?"  Until later when Ross reports to Caroline that he has seen Dwight.  And it then becomes clear--someone else is playing the part.

 

Interesting way to introduce us to the new fellow.  Wonder if it just happened or if they deliberately threw that curveball.

 



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