In Review: Fantasy Island (S1 – EP6) The Big Five Oh

Nettie, Camille and Margot come to the Island to celebrate their 50th birthdays. However, their fantasies expose fault lines in their friendship.
The Big Five Oh

Synopsis: In The Big Five Oh,  Nettie, Camille and Margot come to the Island to celebrate their 50th birthdays. However, their fantasies expose fault lines in their friendship.

 

The Story

When Nettie, Camille and Margot come to the island. They all have different fantasies, but also all wish to celebrate their friendship at 50. Margot is looking to get lots of rest as she feels that she hasn’t been putting herself first. Nettie wants a romantic fling with a successful Doctor. Camille wants to have her old body back. All is going fine until the fantasies reveal issues with their friendship. One big one being that Margot has always been the one that played peacekeeper when the other two were fighting.

Elsewhere, Ruby has a girl’s night and invites a reluctant Elena Roarke.

 

The Acting

 

The acting performances in this episode were all pretty solid. Daphne Zuniga put in a good performance as the very much taken for granted Margot while Laura Leighton and Josie Bissett got their claws out as Nettie and Camille. I feel special mention should go to Sarah Chaney who played the more characteristic version of Camille who is the version that is a cancer survivor, which is what Camille is hiding from her friends.

We also get fun performances from the series regulars as we see Elena and Ruby begin to truly bond as friends.

 

Overall

I honestly wasn’t particularly invested in this episode until the latter part of it. I didn’t particularly relate to any of the characters or their relationships as they kind of seemed a bit shallow. At least initially. It wasn’t really until the latter half when we have the funeral scene that we got to see any depth of emotion and realness come from these women. And when we learn that Camille had a battle with cancer and thankfully came out on top. I was able to relate to that because I lost both my parents to Cancer and know firsthand how horrifying it can be.

Overall. The Big Five Oh was a bit hit and miss with me. As I was kind of hoping for something that went a bit deeper.

8.3
Fantasy Island (S1 - EP6) The Big Five Oh
  • Story
    7.0
  • Acting
    9.3
  • CGI & Stunts
    9.0
  • Incidental Music
    8.0

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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