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I would be curious to see what Vanessa Marcil's face REALLY looks like...poor plastic surgery choices. It's as if she is wearing one of those clear, plastic face masks, only in a tanner variety.
(cont.) As for Doris, I agree with the others that say, we are not suppose to like her. That's the character, she is complex, and a little psycho, she has been on the run for 20 years, how do you think she survived. Let's face it, there is a little of her in Steve, maybe not to the same extreme, but he didn't exactly do the legal thing especially in season 1, that everyone says they long for. But of course if we go back to that, they will complain about the reality again.
As for Catherine, I agree, she needs to be at work, or at least explain why she is not there. Otherwise, I love what they have done with her character. I was hoping she would have said no, when Doris asked her to not tell Steve, but I guess then because its a TV show, we would not have the conflict to come with Catherine and Steve down the road. I don't like that Doris is pulling her in to her mess, but I understand why they are doing it.
I thought this was a very solid show 4.5.
Oh reality police, what we do without you pointing out the obvious. Imagine a TV show where the main characters always win, they always survive fights, falls, explosions, shootings, stabbings, do things that are not legal, or are not what an intelligence officer would do. Let's see what would you call that, oh yeah, A TV SHOW. Seriously, don't take it so seriously.
I've seen Vanessa Marcil in other things, she is a good actress, and I loved her character and McG playing cat and mouse. It was a great twist on what McG is used to, she obviously was getting him frustrated. Also, I believe they have enough to charge her with murder on killing the flight attendant since she was wearing her clothes. I think that is reality.
Thank you, beth. I don't know why people keep thinking Catherine is some delicate hot house flower. They worry that Steve takes advantage of her, when she knows perfectly well what he's doing, and she is happy to help him out. She knows he's doing something important. They worry she cannot handle a gun or a fight. Yet as beth has said, she's highly trained and experienced. Why else would Steve be interested in her? Have we seen him express the tiniest interest in any lesser female mortal? They worry he won't admit she's his girlfriend. Well guess what, she seems reluctant to express that leap as well. They are two peas in a pod and they are way happy with one another, and way respectful of each other. It's a great match. Though it does look like Doris is about to come between them. Catherine seems to have made her first really big misstep if she keeps that secret. Doris is a happy homewrecker. I am kind of enjoying seeing her layers unpeeling. And she gets less and les
Another great episode. Better writing and I loved that we didn't get the predictable formula. Nice to see Steve act like the heavily trained Naval Officer he is, though as usual all Danny can do is mock him. Intelligence is all about reading people and the shrinks story was lame and it didn't help that she tried to play Steve from the moment he started questioning her.
Cath was great and as Navy Intelligence as well her actions were perfectly believable, well as believable as anything else in the show. Much better storyline for her this week. Doris is still a snake. Should be interesting that she's dragging Cath into her subefuge. Nice to see someone else have secrets besides Steve for a change and Cath can adopt the MgGarret mantra of only doing it to "protect you".
If people watch this show for realism, they are gonna go crazy. Just enjoy it for what it is. Last week Kono and Bad Guy jumped outta a moving vehicle and came up fighting without an ounce of road rash (or any other injury). I thought that was stupid but reminded myself what I was watching and let it go.
Mama McG!! Can see where Steve gets his ruthlessness and his "do anything to solve the crime" drive from. Mama don't fool around. Last week she was all weepy and this week, she's torturing a guy. Mama has depth ;o) And yes I think we are NOT supposed to like her.
Crime of the week was good, course you knew Steve could not be wrong (see point about realism above). I too hope she "beats the rap" and returns to drive Steve crazy in the future.
... Different show.
The only real issue with Cath is the Doris story she keeps getting sucked into and the fact that she's never at work.
Ok... This has been bugging me for a while. Cath is an Intelligence officer... Not a comms officer. Having served in the Marines, being married to someone in the Navy and having friends in Intel from both I can tell you that Intel officer are not the "sit on the ship at a computer" types you think they are, that is a very small part of their job. They go on ops with special forces (yes that includes females), do undercover work and are more often then not tasked with stuff that would make or break national security. Working with other agencies is also common practice. Cath is really not that far from an Intel officer I know, also female. Granted that this a tv show, get her job right and stop complaining about something that isnt exactly wrong.
And a supended Agent can have a gun just like every American has the right to, doesnt mean it was his service weapon. Hell, I have a hand gun and I got out of the military 4 years ago.
If you don't know what your talking about review a d
What brand is the bag that vanessa marcil is holding in this episode? (the navy and creme coloured bag)
I quite liked this episode, despite the average reviews from everyone. I thoroughly enjoyed the cat and mouse game, as it was different and more intriguing than many of the crime of the week mysteries we have seen in the past. The development of McGarrett's character was fun to watch and it was good to see his personal conflict with his type A personality and ego take a forefront for the episode. While the Doris/Channing/Catherine story line was farfetched and unrealistic I think the writers have done well to think of a different turn for Doris's character and it worked well to incorporate both Catherine and Doris in the same sub plot. A very solid episode, probably a good 4 stars from me.
The cat and mouse was fun. I even doubted for a moment if McG was going to be proved right, or shown to be off his game. I love Super Cath! And yes, she is a naval intelligence specialist, she's not just a regular Navy officer. We assume she only sat on that ship, but we may be quite wrong. Certainly McG is fully aware of, and takes advantage of, her skills. As to Doris, I still say we are not supposed to like her! McG isn't even sure HE likes her. She ditched her family. Now she's back. She's a very shady character and not a cuddly mommy. I think we'll see her be a good person sometimes, and a rat sometimes. That's going to be McG's dilemma. Can he live with THIS mother? Can she really be family to him? And is she going to end up dragging Cath down with her, and ruin that relationship for McG too? That's pretty high stakes story line, there.
I really tried to like this episode especially with the cat and mouse game with Steve and Olivia. But the writing was way too sloppy. Really a restraining order against a law enforcement official who at all times was acing in his official capacity! Hopefully she gets a good lawyer because the case is all circumstantial. No real physical evidence to link her to the victims. Cop a plea to the madam charges and maybe we can see her back. I definitely agree with Jim G the Catherine/Mom story was terrible. Do something with Catherine. Get her out of the Navy before she gets court-martialed. Using naval resources to assist your boy friend is a one-way ticket to Leavenworth. Naval intelligence officers are not spooks, spies, or black op types.
I didn't like this ep, it was lame and boring. I didn't care for Cath centric she was a boring character, I will give this ep a 2 stars.
Buddy... Catherine is not a communications officer. She is an intelligence officer, with "Naval Intelligence" (presumably, the Office of Naval Intelligence). Which makes her much more likely to be a spook than some frogman in a SEAL team (and why the hell would a SEAL have spying gear either? That's not his job!).
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