I love Jim Beaver I really do but to me its just so uncreative of the writers to constantly bring back Bobby like this, it's not surprising anymore..there's no shock value. Plus it kinda cheapens the whole emotional impact of his dying in the first place. I know in Supernatural no one stays dead, but his return at the end of season 7 should have been enough. He got two emotional goodbyes in one season lol. In episodes like Taxi Driver, ITIGLIH and this one I can think of various other characters who could have returned instead, and it would be more surprising and imo more interesting.
Sorry, but I think you are 100% off in your review. McGee has all the qualities of a good leader, and has finally gotten to the point where he has the confidence to show them. He also has a lot of insecurities, and the way he deals with them is what came out in the episode. I think Gibbs was in the wrong here.
Great episode. Couple of thoughts...1) If this doesn't get Hunter to drop Bobbie for good, I don't know what will. Move on, man. 2) Isabelle Hartley was probably a Gonzales convert, too. Bummer. 3) BIG cracks already in RealSHIELDland. There are too many cooks in the kitchen with access to big guns when things don't go the way someone wants. HYDRA may have been evil. But, at least they were a model of efficiency.
What I want to know is that if Eobard is centuries younger than Barry, does that mean that Barry doesn't die because of his accelerated healing abilities or did Barry and Eobard travel back from their respective times??
The Flash: Tricksters review. Although lazy writing and a truncated finishultimately brought down this week’s Flash, it never the less had its goodmoments. LIKES: 1. Mark Hamill’s Trickster Sr. Everthe master manipulator, he skillfully tricked every one to get out ofPrison. 2. John Wesley Shipp’s Henry Allen. It was good that Barry removed his mask oncesaving his father. That was a touchingmoment. 3. The Trickster’s bomb on Flash’s wrist. Good concept, but poorly executed. Should have used an iceberg in the middle ofthe ocean to remove the bomb vice a gasoline truck (gasoline trucks and bombs are a very poor mix)in the middle of the city/street. 4. Well’s talking Barry throughthe speed force to phase through solid matter to remove the bomb withoutblowing himself up. 5. Very little Iris West. The less we see of her the better. These were some good moments, but even theycould not hold up the Flash against the burdensome weight of crud that was spoon-fedthe audience last night. As aconsequence of this, I must rate the Flash 1x17 Tricksters as 2.75 stars out of5.00.
The Flash: Tricksters review. Seems like The Flash has caught the lazywriting syndrome that is currently killing Arrow right now. Seriously, after a wonderful performance byMark Hamill reprising his role as The Trickster of 20 years ago, the writersfound a way to truncate the episode and skip right toward the end with no realset up action to justify it. DISLIKES: 1. What is with the “flash-backs” to HarrisonWells/Eobard Thawne? That could havebeen used for an earlier episode to set up Well’s character. 2. Whatis with Barry making snide and snarky comments to Wells? Didn’t Joe tell Barry that they would have tobe patient before they make any moves against Reverse Flash? Leave it to Barry to screw that plan. As Smart as Eobard Thawne is, clearly he mustknow that Barry is on to him. 3. Isn’t Barry in his early 20’s? If so, then why is he running around theentire program whining like a spoiled child who just had his play station takenaway? Other than Tobey McGuire’s PeterParker I have never seen so much whining from a hero character in the titlerole. 4. Kill Iris West already. With MasonBridge gone, she is even more useless and irrelevant than ever before. 5. Whytell Eddie about Barry’s secret identity? Does Barry no longer value keeping his identity a closely guardedsecret. The was far too many people who alreadyknew and adding Eddie to the list was just plain stupid. It was not necessary to divulge his identityjust to get Iris to stop investigating Bridge’s disappearance. Again, The Flash is following the failed Arrowmodel in which someone new finds out about Oliver Queen’s secret identity everyweek. 6. How does the Star Labs crew synthesize so much antidote to a rare poisonin under two minutes? Not even The Flashcould be that fast……………….7. Why would TricksterSr. James Jesse tell The Flash where Henry Allen was being held? As he told Trickster Jr. that holding HenryAllen was leverage and would come in handy in case the police or the Flash gotclose, why not play that card and say “let us go or Henry Allen dies. Strangehow last week Barry allowed Captain Freeze to go free simply by making thethreat of revealing Barry’s identity. But fast-forward and Central City’s most homicidal maniac is holding hisdad and he calmly says you are going to prison even if his father dies? Really? What gives here with this blatant contradiction? I think that both Tricksters should havegotten away to terrorize the city another day……………….., or make this another twopart episode. But Mark Hamill deservemore for his performance than what the writers gave him. And it would have been better to give JohnWesley Shipp and Mark Hamill more screen time together. All of these plot holes and dents/weaknessesinto the story really brought down this week’s Flash: Tricksters. As a consequence of that, notwithstanding good performances by JohnWesley Shipp and Mark Hamill, I must rate the Flash 1x17 Tricksters as 2.75stars out of 5.00……………….
Tony has been the clown for season after season, needling and hazing McGee unmercifully. The last season or two, they're gradually having Tony act more like a grownup. So they apparently feel like they have to make McGee act like a petulant child in order for us to notice the change in Tony. It's too bad they went that route, because McGee doesn't deserve it. I like Tony except when he's been the big bully to McGee, which has never been funny. I didn't like McGee's behavior either in this episode. And yes, I agree, they should have made this a two-parter or cut out some other stuff because Tony and Bishop's intimacy class could have been great, and there should have been more info about the ambassador and what was going on there.
"... because it’s the first time I can remember that Bobby and Castiel team up for an episode." Sorry Jim, you're incorrect. Don't you remember the time when you had to let Cas touched you?
I am sick to death of all the discrimination McGee suffers at DiNozzos hands! McGee is a brilliant man who is undervalued! His father is killed off, DiNozzo has a father (Robert Wagner) who keeps coming back! I do love Mr. Wagners character but I am getting weary of the favoritism. I am ready to leave.I think McGee is just tired, as am I! I hope the show will end with him accepting that million dollar job and Delilah walking (fat chance). Tony, as usual, will get the rich babe and whatever Bellisario can give him.
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