Reviews For Five Ways Marshal Sumner Died
Reviewer: Derry (Anonymous)
15 Jan 2006 1:54 am
Whoa! *GREAT* fic! I just found it via a friend's rec on the LJ. I agree with you that Robert Patrick really made Sumner an in depth character despite his limited time on the show. Tragically wasted due to that early exit. But these vignettes are really powerful. Saying i liked them is something of an understatement!
now this was a moving story. i read it sometime ago and i liked it. but, man did it bring on tears. you did very well with this.
Fascinating story, and also moving. We didn't get to see all that much of the man, but these vignettes of what might have happened to him felt exactly right to me. I feel a little guilty that I found the saddest story to be the one where John dies too, though, but their conversation beforehand is wonderful. Just one thing--you have this story marked as not completed. Since it definitely feels finished, you may want to change that.
Wow. Excellent feel for a man who was in all of one episode (or was it two?). You dwelled deeply in the psyche of a man who I never really gave much consideration to, and now I'm kinda sad that he died. Excellent job. My favorite lines in this were . . . "Still, McKay was the head of the science division, and so Marshal couldn't strangle him . . . He could knock him out of the way when Cowen drew his weapon. And he could take a bullet in the skull for the man." That was unexpected and deeply moving. I hope you write more.
Reviewer: Laura_trekkie (Anonymous)
13 Jun 2005 5:57 pm
Oh, this was great, though sad.I liked Sumner's thoughts about his parents and such during 'One'. It gave a new dimension to his screen death. The other four stories were very good, I liked the way you wrote him into some of the episodes. I liked the way he tried to send his team out on a happy note in 'Two', tried to distract them a little from their fate. And then he took a bullet for Rodney in proper hero style. I loved the almost casual discussion between Marshall and John as they were waiting to be hanged, and his thoughts about trying to keep up his dislike for John, and failing, were amusing. The last one was great. I liked his thoughts about the ATA gene and the fact that no one seemed to remember he had it. I loved the scene where he's ordering John not to take the second jumper, and getting Everett to give the same order. I guess he's happy for John to be ranking officer after all. As I said before, sad, but very well done. Laura.