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Cats jumping on tables are an old superstition of impending bad luck. Something very simple, really, but placed in the scene like it was it just jumped out at me!
Kathleen, I have the same question, too. Thanks for asking because I forgot.
Carissa - can you explain why Joel jumping on the table was the foreboding that Brenda wouldn't see her mom again?
Mama's death was a shock to me. I thought she was going to tell Brenda that she (Mama) had cancer or some deadly illness. In fact, as I wondered how they were going to end Brenda's career with Major Crimes, I thought her Mama's bad health would be the perfect vehicle. So Mama's dying knocked me for a loop.
As to the leak... Up until these last two episodes, I thought the culprit was electronic, as in a bug placed there purposely or some quirk in the new building which allows someone to eavesdrop in on conversations. But I'm seeing how Gabriel could be the unwitting leak: he unloads his day onto his lawyer girlfriend and she, in turn, tells who(?). I took special notice that right after Capt. Raydor met Gabriel's GF Raydor told him something of some importance. I think she was testing him.
This show has gotten better each new season. I've been in mourning since I heard it was ending.
mamabear: Yes, I also suspected murder from the agony in her moms expression at the end. Some kind of payback to brenda.
I don't know how this show can HAVE a fitting conclusion with all it's been through. Maybe it's just one of those "been along
for the rides" things.. I've looked at every potential leak and nobody is right.. Maybe Fritz, but Id need more than two episodes
to understand his motive..
Sorry, but I was really disappointed in this episode.
a) I saw the ending coming [the mom's death] a mile away.
b) I thought Brenda's response -- as a matter of fact her entire dealing with her father's situation -- completely over the top and not believable.
We can see a deeply felt reaction without scenery-chewing.
Very, very disappointing. Do they have to have such incredible contortions just to get Brenda to leave?
Heartbreakingly sad ending. Gut-wrenching performance. I will miss this show terribly.
I always guess these types of things, but this one caught me by surprise. I was so engrossed in the stories and acting this week that it wasn't until she went to give her Mom the coffee that I realized what was going to happen.
I was saying Oh no please don't let her Mom be dead, and then when Brenda screamed, oh my heart broke. That was a real tear jerker. This show is amazing. Two shows I have loved without fail, Monk and The Closer. I am so sad to see this one end. I still miss Monk.
I am going to be soooooo sad to see this show end. I am glad that Major crimes is going to get a chance. I love, love, love Flynn and Prevenza. I knew her "Momma" would be the one to die last week. She will be going to Atlanta to take care of her "Daddy" now.
oh yeah, the church at its finest no doubt!
i saw it coming but her reaction hit me hard. i was preparing through out the ep not to cry but it was impossible with the way Kyra played it. that woman is a genius! i don't want to even think about the fact that there are only 2 eps left and we still have to deal with her future, the leak and the rampant rapist lawyer and now this! what will happen to her daddy?
on an off note can i just say that with all the ways the church tried to protect itself here, the only thing they managed to make themselves look guiltier! and for the love of God! a homicide is a homicide! why should the church get special treatments? but i guess that if you are rich an powerful and you can afford a strong lobby in the political spheres then you can set the terms! i wonder though, they ran in real quick to get the journals before they even knew he didn't do anything to the kids. this to me means that they didn't care whether he was a child molester or not just as long as nobody would find out! oh yeah, th
Willie Ray needed to talk to Brenda badly but seemed like she didn't want to add to Brenda's load. Was she trying to tell her something that may have had to do with why she died? Was she murdered? Murder was my first thought but I really don't know. Anybody else suspicious? Absolutely heartbreaking scene and an unbelievable acting job! Will be sorely missed.
So sad these are the last episodes. Have never enjoyed any other show as much as I have this one.
Felt Brenda's pain and yes I cried as hard as she did. Loved Willie Ray and suspected something was up but never thought it would he here mom.
It was an incredible episode, which shouldn't be a surprise for the writers of this show to pull out all the stops. The scream was gut wrenching! I knew something was up when she was trying to talk to Brenda, but I thought maybe it was something like the doctor had said that there were no guarantees for Clay. For some reason I knew she was dead as Clay was stirring the pancakes in the bowl. I thought OMG, so much emphasis on her dad and she let her mom go by the wayside. The fact that she didn't make time for her mama's last words is going to haunt her for the rest of her life. A friend of mine said to me what happened? Well to me it could've been a heart attack, she has devoted herself to Clay all these months and you sort of got a hint of it when Brenda says to her, Mama I didn't realize it was so hard. This is an example of art imitating life. This could happen to any one of us.
Excellent commentary. I can't think of anything to add other than the last scene was some of the best acting I've seen in a long time. I felt Brenda's pain in Kyra's acting. And, yes, I cried.
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