I easily give this episode 5 / 5 right away. Sykes, unlike the rest of MCD, is the additional member coming in after Brenda had retired. She is a new member to a team, but after 3 seasons she has stopped being apple-polishing and goes straight to a sharp-wit detective. She could have gone the easy way by introducing the girl, Amira (which we will never know her last name, and I confused hers with the victim's even :D poor old me), to the investigation... yet she closed all the doors leading back to this girl and kept her mouth shut until the very moment the grandmother walked into the office. Partly, I think she has seen how bad people got thrown in the line of fire, especially ones who cannot defend themselves, from her veteran time in Afghanistan (in '03 as referred in the series premiere "Reloaded") as well as in S.I.S. and MCD as well. She was the one, along with Chuck Cooper from S.I.S. namely her current boyfriend ;), who trained Rusty for the operation to catch the Letter Man (anyone remember the mysterious letters and Emma Rios attaching along in season 2? I miss her sometimes) ... do you want to know how serious she can be? The episode "Year-End Blowout" in season 2 episode 17 proves the point of hers so well. (for people who remember that scene ... I know some of you smile :D ) Being a witness is not an easy task. I have shared my experience and tasted the worst of it. Last season in the episode "Trial by Fire" (s03ep14) the poor Claudia Gomez testified against her gang fellow but got a cold feet and let him get away from the prosecution. From that, she had to pay the price by being arrested for a murder of a teenager and had to leave her newborn daughter with her sister. You go against the high-power perpetrator, you risk yourself exponentially. Here in my country, we don't have turf war or gangbanger situation (I won't count the killings in deep south because that's more like bounty kills of civilians and authorities) so Witness Protection program is not known here. But living under fear and discomfort is not very unfamiliar. I once went against the corrupt system by whistle-blowing a lecturer of my department snatching my research payment. By doing so, she is currently undermining my thesis proposal and I wasted 2 semesters until I could get the approval, yet she is currently interfering my work with current adviser and going to become the head of committee for my defending. My situation is a bit better than this little girl because there is no physical harm (apart from annoying academic crap I have been spending for 3 years and a half for this Master's degree and onward until I am dropping out or graduating.. my choice) but for a witness against a gang, it is not the easy thing to do. When you go against these people, a complete eradication is necessary or this hydra will grow two new heads and bite you instead. Anyway i love how Raydor turns the table around and wraps the rope (as Sykes said) around 2 murderers and hurl them into prisons. Speaking of Raydor, have you seen the last minute of the episode? Oh my goodness, I completely burst into laugh and joy! Flynn is not a great guy, but after his ups and downs, he seems like a nice guy for her. After a crappy marriage for twenty and oh-how-many-more years of having Jack on her back, Sharon needs some decent man to treat her better more than leaving her to deal with debt and raising 2 kids through college alone. I truly hate spouse who runs off and leaves another half to deal with the mess behind. XP (Love the moment she whispered to herself :D xxx )
Liam's girl seems a little off, she was way to calm after having her arm nearly broken, wasnt affected by the Kanima venom, and her wound healed. Also Kira going full Kitsune on Tracey was awesome.
This show is getting aggressively stupid. I'm hating it more every week. This is not the sort of show I usually watch, so I thought I would try something different. Oh well, it's worse than I thought it might be. I won't try another show like this for a long time!
heartbreaking 😢😢😢😢 couldn't stop crying, I loved/hated this season, I wasn't ready for this💔
It's fine I was hoping for the same rainbow and unicorn for the sheriff. I hope Stiles wasn't completely serious about killing Tracy, it's not like he hasn't suggested killing other threats before; Jackson in particular. He did seem to have crossed a line in one of the series season 5 trailers, hope it wasn't murder. Did anyone else yell Kanima from the minute they saw clear ooze dripping off the claws from the prison van? The spine effect was a nice touch. Thank you writers, for not using a Kanima related detail from season 2. Speaking of season two didn't Stiles peg Matt as the evil master mind? Really need to give his evil detection scenes more credit Scott!. Is Stiles okay? Seems to be suffering some extra anxiety this year, and the chaos has barely begun. Anyone wonder if Brett, from Satomi's pack is a Hall? He's a born alpha and his family burned to death in a fire...just saying
I really love this season so far. Very different from the previous seasons and the build up to what is going to happen is scary and gruesome. I like and hate the different sides that Scott and Stiles seem to be on, but it is making for great storytelling. Malia did the right thing in saving Tracy and I hope Malia continues to grow, and hopefully be more like Scott. I've binge watched Teen Wolf so I could catch up with the current season and it really amazes me how seamless Shelley Hennig and her character Malia have fit in with the rest of the cast. It's fantastic writing.
I always enjoy the episodes where secondary characters get to step up and shine. I also loved the very end with Andy having the courage to ask Sharon out on a real date.
I wonder what this means for his appearance in any future Extant seasons?
Eye Candy!!! Yummy!!
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