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zainea13
November 22nd, 2009, 11:21 PM
So I feel bad for him. He clearly is on medication, is probably stressed out that he is out of them, and they are probably messing with him too. At the end of the episode he looks dead, and in the sneak peak you see him being zipped up in a bag.I feel like his story was never told. Sure he freaks out in the hall, but why not give him the help he needs instead of yelling and sending him on his way.

MattSilver 3k
November 23rd, 2009, 12:18 AM
So I feel bad for him. He clearly is on medication, is probably stressed out that he is out of them, and they are probably messing with him too. At the end of the episode he looks dead, and in the sneak peak you see him being zipped up in a bag. I feel like his story was never told. Sure he freaks out in the hall, but why not give him the help he needs instead of yelling and sending him on his way.

Yeah, probably mentioningthe zippingwould be best in spoiler tags.

If any of the Destinites knew Spencer was taking those pills, I'm sure it would've come up - why they didn't is just something we don't yet. So when Spencer starts snapping at civilians and stealing supplies left and right, Young goes down on him hard instead of you know, asking about the pills or something like that.

FallenAngelII
November 23rd, 2009, 05:47 AM
He's most probably abusing prescription drugs seeing as how he seemingly hasn't told anyone about them, so he's only got himself to blame for not being given help when he randomly freaks out on an innocent bystander merely for running into him.

Razor One
November 23rd, 2009, 06:32 AM
It looks more like a drug addiction then legitimate medication to me. Even if it were medication though, some meds are so hard on the brain when getting off them cold turkey that the consequences can be quite dire.

edmondho87
November 24th, 2009, 05:26 AM
i would agree. no way those pills he's taking are legit. it's more likely he stole some Vicodin and is going to his happy place whenever he takes them, just like House ;)

or maybe they're E pills, traveling in FTL is rather trippy if you ask me.

prion
November 24th, 2009, 09:55 AM
He's got prescription pills. We assume they're his own. We can assume that the military isn't so screwed up that they're anti-psychotics or something like that. I mean theyr'e round white pills so they could be aspirin, Tamoxifen, etc. etc.

He's got anger management issues, whether they're related to the medication, is unknown, but he got a severe concussion (out for nearly 7 minutes) and since the writers totally did NOT address that.... I don't expect too much reality with the pills either.

jelgate
November 24th, 2009, 10:49 AM
He's got prescription pills. We assume they're his own. We can assume that the military isn't so screwed up that they're anti-psychotics or something like that. I mean theyr'e round white pills so they could be aspirin, Tamoxifen, etc. etc.

He's got anger management issues, whether they're related to the medication, is unknown, but he got a severe concussion (out for nearly 7 minutes) and since the writers totally did NOT address that.... I don't expect too much reality with the pills either.

And who do you know it was 7 minutes?

Count
November 24th, 2009, 02:46 PM
Cause the first time you see him pop the pills, there's a printed label with SPENCER written on it? That generally indicates perscription based

One may ask, why doesn't TJ known he's on perscription meds? Well she's just a medic and it's probably never come up before in casual conversation.

"How are you Spencer?"
"Just find, popping my ritalin a few pills at a time"
"Ooo, you're on Ritalin?"

the fifth man
November 24th, 2009, 07:51 PM
I really look forward to finding out what exactly goes down with Spencer in this episode.

Avenger
November 24th, 2009, 07:59 PM
So I feel bad for him. He clearly is on medication, is probably stressed out that he is out of them, and they are probably messing with him too. At the end of the episode he looks dead, and in the sneak peak you see him being zipped up in a bag.I feel like his story was never told. Sure he freaks out in the hall, but why not give him the help he needs instead of yelling and sending him on his way.

Based on a screen cap from Darkness, the pills he is taking are prescription painkillers and, based on his taking the last pill in Life and on his actions in the episode, he's addicted to them.

Help is all well and good, but there are a couple of things. First, if he doesn't want help, no help anyone offers will do any good. He's in a situation where he would have to ask for help. Based on where they are, help would be locking him up in his quarters for a few days while he gets through the worst of the withdrawal symptoms.

Tabula Rasa
November 25th, 2009, 03:32 AM
IF Spencer dies in Justice then who's going to get fingered for his murder? Young seems to have had just about enough of his antics and theres the incidents with him bullying Franklin in the excercise hall and the altercation with Franklin in the corridor to take into consideration aswell? Justice could well turn out to be a very cool 'who done it?' episode!

Personaly I hope they dont kill off Spencer, his character seems to be one of the more convoluted onces and I for one like him! :)

Sgt Detritus
November 25th, 2009, 05:02 AM
So I feel bad for him. He clearly is on medication, is probably stressed out that he is out of them, and they are probably messing with him too. At the end of the episode he looks dead, and in the sneak peak you see him being zipped up in a bag.I feel like his story was never told. Sure he freaks out in the hall, but why not give him the help he needs instead of yelling and sending him on his way.

If we're honest Spencer was always gonna be a token redshirt and he might just as well have been called Sgt Cannonfodder :mckay:

If one of the characters was going to top themselves it would be much better, dramatically speaking if it was one of the more likeable and more central characters

retiredat44
November 25th, 2009, 02:06 PM
you guys have no clue about pain killers and dependance... lt me put it this way, if you have withdrawls, it does not turn you into a psycotic lunatic..
this guy is a nutjob and is dangerous..
:(

major davis
November 25th, 2009, 02:23 PM
I dont know why but I kinda liked his character. Sad to see him go. :(

Detox
November 25th, 2009, 10:06 PM
I really hope they explain his story in Justice, but I have a feeling that they won't.

I don't like the fact that they're killing him off, because they really built him up to be an interesting character, and right at the point where you want to know more about him... BAM, you can't, cause he's dead.

Tabula Rasa
November 26th, 2009, 04:29 AM
Unless of course they jetison his body into space and he gets picked up and reanimated by some cool alien race which turns him into a badass baddie!

the fifth man
November 26th, 2009, 08:09 PM
Unless of course they jetison his body into space and he gets picked up and reanimated by some cool alien race which turns him into a badass baddie!

Somehow, I don't see that happening. I think once he is gone, that will be it for him.

erotavlas
November 26th, 2009, 09:24 PM
I really hope they explain his story in Justice, but I have a feeling that they won't.

I don't like the fact that they're killing him off, because they really built him up to be an interesting character, and right at the point where you want to know more about him... BAM, you can't, cause he's dead.

why not? they can find out all they want about him when they stone home to earth

Sgt Detritus
November 27th, 2009, 04:52 AM
I dont know why but I kinda liked his character. Sad to see him go. :(


I really hope they explain his story in Justice, but I have a feeling that they won't.

I don't like the fact that they're killing him off, because they really built him up to be an interesting character, and right at the point where you want to know more about him... BAM, you can't, cause he's dead.

I've liked Spencer from the start but as I said earlier he is kinda surplus to requirments as they already have plenty of military types with "issues" ie Scott, Young and St Ronald of Greer

Something that just occurred to me, if Young thought Spencer was going round the twist why did he let him take charge of one of the exercise session??

Tabula Rasa
November 27th, 2009, 10:43 AM
Necessity. Perhaps he's the only DS they have!

Lord Hurin
November 27th, 2009, 04:20 PM
Something that just occurred to me, if Young thought Spencer was going round the twist why did he let him take charge of one of the exercise session??

He does have a Drill Sgt demeanor, plus it could've been his "punishment" for stealing/ hoarding supplies. He doesn't like the civilians? Well guess what? Now he's gotta train 'em. That'll learn 'im! ;)

Captain Obvious
December 1st, 2009, 12:08 AM
He's got prescription pills. We assume they're his own. We can assume that the military isn't so screwed up that they're anti-psychotics or something like that. I mean theyr'e round white pills so they could be aspirin, Tamoxifen, etc. etc.

He's got anger management issues, whether they're related to the medication, is unknown, but he got a severe concussion (out for nearly 7 minutes) and since the writers totally did NOT address that.... I don't expect too much reality with the pills either.

It could also be Oxycodone/Oxycontin, Tylenol 800C (with codeine) or some Amphetamines (whose name I am forgetting). His attitude from missing the pills leads me to the Oxycontin.


He does have a Drill Sgt demeanor, plus it could've been his "punishment" for stealing/ hoarding supplies. He doesn't like the civilians? Well guess what? Now he's gotta train 'em. That'll learn 'im!

He is a Sgt., a Noncom. The odds of a Sergeant who hasn't seen combat or hasn't served as a drill Sergeant being accepted into the SGC seems slim to nil for me.