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“Episode 17: We Were Family”

Kudos to Dark Matter stunt coordinator John Stead for the phenomenal job directing this episode.  Loved this episode’s western feel, the beautiful character moments and, of course, his trademark action sequences!

This episode ran long so we had to lose some dialogue, and a few scenes, to get it to time.  Much of it I don’t miss.  Some, I’m sorry didn’t make the final cut…

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Following the flashback tease of the kid in the closet, we go to our opening sequence, then, in the original script, would have opened the episode with a scene involving TWO and THREE on the bridge.  The script was timing long and I made the decision to cut this scene that, ultimately, has most of its salient points covered in ensuing scenes anyway:

INT. RAZA – BRIDGE

TWO stands at one of the consoles, checking out the onscreen data. THREE…

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