Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Empath


Sunday… The last day of MEA weekend (SAD FACE). It has been a really great weekend and I needed it so badly because it has been a stressful and busy first part of school. Today I worked at home and then I went to get lunch and do grocery shopping with my sister.

So maybe I am slightly behind the times but I just heard Kelly Clarkson’s new song “Mr. Know It All” this weekend and it has become somewhat of an anthem for me! Not that I have been in an abusive relationship and broke up with someone recently but just the message of being more than what people think I am or pretend to know I am. I sometimes feel that people expect me to be a certain person or have this fantasy that they know who and what I am and I just like how the song expresses this in a kick ass melody for me! The combination of music and word is powerful and I find that I connect with a new song every couple of weeks and maybe this one is a passing fad for me but for now it is my song! (I’ve put the lyrics at the bottom of the page.)

Today’s Workout:
Treadmill- 288 calories and 2.13 miles

The Empath
The plot of this episode is easy to explain in a sense but the impact of the episode is very deep. The true centerpiece of the episode is a beautiful and moving performance by Kathryn Hays. She plays a mute alien who is capably of assuming the pain and emotion of another person and expels it to heal another person. This episode works solely because of how good her performance as Gem was.
The basic gist of the show is this… The Enterprise is sent to check on a group of scientists who are studying a star that is about to go Nova and destroy the entire system of planets surrounding it. Two aliens who wish to perform tests and interrogate them capture Kirk, McCoy and Spock. While in captivity they meet a mute alien female, who McCoy decides to name Gem. She posses immense empathic powers and can feel and transfer pain from another person to herself. Through the process of tests Spock, Kirk, McCoy and Gem attempt to escape but are thwarted each time. In the end McCoy is interrogated and nearly killed but Gem uses her power to save him. The aliens reveal that they have the power to save one planet from total destruction and that this whole process was a test to see if Gem’s planet would be saved. Her world is saved and the Enterprise crew is set loose to go on their way.

Again this was a truly touching episode that would not have worked without a dynamite performance at its core. DeForest Kelly and Leonard Nimoy held their own, but sadly the guest star’s performance overshadowed William Shatner’s performance.





Mr know it all
Well ya think you know it all
But ya don't know a thing at all
Ain't it something y'all
When somebody tells you something bout you
Think that they know you more than you do
So you take it down another pill to swallow

Mr bring me down
Well ya like to bring me down don't ya
But I ain't laying down, baby
I ain't going down
Can't nobody tell me how it's gonna be
Nobody gonna make a fool out of me
Baby you should know that I lead not follow

Oh you think that you know me, know me
That's why I'm leaving you lonely, lonely
Cause baby you don't know a thing about me
You don't know a thing about me

You ain't got the right to tell me
When and where to go, no right to tell me
Acting like you own me lately
Yeah baby you don't know a thing about me
You don't know a thing about me

Mr play your games
Only got yourself to blame
When you want me back again
But I ain't falling back again
Cause I'm living my truth without your lies
Let's be clear baby this is goodbye
I ain't coming back tomorrow

Oh you think that you know me, know me
That's why I'm leaving you lonely, lonely
Cause baby you don't know a thing about me
You don't know a thing about me

You ain't got the right to tell me
When and where to go, no right to tell me
Acting like you own me lately
Yeah baby you don't know a thing about me
You don't know a thing about me

So what, you've got the world at your feet
And you know everything about everything
But you don't
You still think I'm coming back but baby you'll see

Oh you think that you know me, know me
That's why I'm leaving you lonely, lonely
Cause baby you don't know a thing about me
You don't know a thing about me

You ain't got the right to tell me
When and where to go, no right to tell me
Acting like you own me lately
Yeah baby you don't know a thing about me
You don't know a thing about me

Mr know it all
Well ya think you know it all
But ya don't know a thing at all
Yeah baby you don't know a thing about me
You don't know a thing about me

Written by Brian Kennedy, Ester Dean, Brett James, and Dante Jones

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