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It’s worth watching for the empire alone. It’s a little disheartening when the "evil" side is the most interesting though. I’ll say that Harry’s plan feels a little too "convenient" and grand in scale at times that stretches credulity, but only because it seems hard to imagine him being able to of implement everything based on what we see in early episodes of him (namely his power not just as a genius but ability to create tech that threatens the empire)… and because of the people surrounding his plan he really has no knowledge of it yet somehow play a role in implementing it.
I was very happy when they brought Hari back though as both the character and actor are great. I was definitely disappointed to see him die off as fast as he did and very excited when I realized his part was not done.
The idea that someone making predictions of the future semi accurately and getting his plans possibly mucked up because of someone’s ability genuinely see the future is an interesting thought.
As to some of the other criticisms being levelled, I actually enjoy Gaal’s journey thus far and have had a much harder time connecting to Salvor’s storyline (possibly because she sees it as fate/planned even though it makes no sense as Hari had no knowledge of her). The villain she faces as well was too 1 dimensional for me in her hatred/willingness to destroy. As a result most of this part of the series has dragged a bit for me.
Overall though I’ve been quite enthralled with the story and where it’s going on a larger scale. Seeing Salvor and (can’t remember his name) split for what they knew would almost certainly be forever was very well done though and the most human moment for her character. The conclusion to that played out a little fast for my liking and may of been better served with a bit more plot played out inbetween (jumping to the distant future future and resolving her fate that quick does capture the grandness of scale that is part of the hook of the series).
Overall I would say it’s promising for where the story is going….. though I feel some of the deeper ideas could still use some fleshing out (the idea of making predictions on a grand scale while still having things play out moment to moment in unknown permutations needs more work to truly convey so it doesn’t just feel like a plot device).