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The Glades Review: Honoring The Fallen

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Jim’s style of “ready, fire, aim” for interviewing and arresting his suspects fit right into this week’s case on The Glades, as "Civil War" brought him face-to-face with a Civil War enthusiast.

The investigation was pretty much the norm we've been getting the last few weeks: a victim, three suspects, two red-herring arrest, one final confession.

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In fact, the case was neither awful nor great; it was completely average, if not slightly predictable. But that wasn't a bad thing because it let the other storyline have a little more room on stage; that being the death of Doctor Hardy.

In my review last week, I said that I had hoped to see more of Ed Asner as Dr. Hardy. I guess I should have been more specific in my request, as I did see “more of him,” albeit laying on the floor dead.  

While his death didn't completely surprise me, I was not expecting him to be the owner of Well Core, the company that owns the hospital that Callie works at. Or that he would leave her money in his will to finish med school. 

This is going to make things interesting if Callie has the money to go to school without needing to work. Can she do that in Palm Glades? 

However, let’s not forget the other shoe that dropped in this episode: Ray left protective custody. My first thought was to wonder were Jeff was... then I wondered how this was going to end.  

I can’t see how this is going to go well for Jim, Callie, or Ray. At best, Callie is mad that Jim didn't tell her about Ray calling Jeff and Ray has to get relocated with no contact. At worst, Ray ends up dead and Callie and Jeff end up missing, injured or also being a goner. 

Let’s hope Ray is smart enough not to come to Florida and endanger his ex-wife and son. Okay, that’s a lot to hope for, but we can try right?

Overall, it was a good episode. I’m giving it 4.3 musket ball rifles in honor of the Battle of Olustee and for the soldiers who died there. Here’s hoping that Jim and Callie can finally tie the knot before the end of the season.

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Editor Rating: 4.3 / 5.0
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Rating: 3.6 / 5.0 (21 Votes)

Jim G. is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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I didn't realize the issues with FL geography not being from there. But it doesn't surprise me based on Dr Hardy having died, memorialized and will probated within 2 days

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I know I’m being nit-picky and I should just appreciate how much of Florida’s heritage and culture has gotten worked into the show, but, I can’t, because they made a huge deal last season about Callie having to leave for school. It’s pretty basic, if you’re going to use separate and/or location as part of your story, you can’t arbitrarily decide to have your city be in different parts of the state. Honestly, if Callie could just “drive to Miami� for school each day, I wouldn't ever look at the map of Florida again when it came to where Jim’s cases were.

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Doug-H, I actually had an entire section of my review about this VERY thing but cut it as I thought I was being picky. I'll share it here: Or does it matter given that it looks like the city of Palm Glade actually migrates around Florida. If you're wondering what I'm talking about, consider this. Three weeks ago Jim investigated the Dania Jai-Alai club, which is just outside Fort Lauderdale. Last week he investigated an art show in Miami, and then this week his murder victim is near the re-enactment for the Battle of Olustee (which they were careful to mention twice). The battle (and re-enactments) ch take place in Baker County in northern Florida, which is so far north it actually connects to the state of Georgia.

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This was a pretty decent episode. I had a feeling it was the ex wife.
I was happy that Dante finally admitted that Callie was right the whole time. I knew that Dr. Hardy would leave Callie money. However I have a feeling Ray will show back up and try and take Jeff and Callie will end up giving him the money to leave and never come back.

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I only wish this show would not play so fast and loose with Florida geography... Olustee is near Lake City not far from the Georgia boarder.. about 6 hours by car from where the show is supposed to be based... They had another episode this season that had the crime in another area pretty far away..

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Please tell Callie. I think this is going to mess up the marriage plans and endanger lives if Ray comes to Florida.