The 4th ep of The Librarians was a wild ride from beginning to end. The writers and actors showed how versatile they are. Can you imagine Christin Kane witha Cockney accent! Memorable lines like "oh shiny balls" will stay in my head. There was something for everyone- laughter, chases, fights, and even some hopeful sentiment at the end. I'll watch this one over and over.
I thought Jane's question about leaving the FBI was really designed to gauge Lisbon's reaction to a long term future with him. She didn't say "we've just become a couple - it's too soon to talk about things like that". She just focused on leaving the FBI. And The way Jane said "I know" it was even more obvious that leaving the FBI wasn't the point of the question.
For me, his season finale was still very dramatic but in a quiet way. In the end, we find Carrie more alone than she ever was - she lost her father, her friend/possible lover is somewhere on the hostile territory and the worst of all - her mentor betrayed her and everyone from US embassy. The look on Carrie's face when she saw Saul in Dar Adal's house was heartbreaking. Still, I got to wonder if there was some truth in what Dar Adal said to Saul - that not everyone can be blessed to act with moral clarity. Throughout the series, we've seen each and every one of these characters making questionable choices. So was Saul's choice justified or a part of a bigger plan or did he just want back in CIA so badly that he grasped the opportunity, regardless of consequences? I guess we'll have to wait and see.As for season 5, I hope we will continue with Haqqani storyline in some capacity - even just because I still want to see the end of Tasneem! Quinn must come back as well- this show needs Quinn as much as Carrie needs him, he's her voice of reason and her pillar of strength. I guess season 5 will be like Quinn's open ended mission- anything can happen - but that's one of the things I love about Homeland.
Sorry but this episode was too silly and frivolous to enjoy, except for Bruce Campbell. It also made me realize how one-note all of the characters are. It's like they tried to split Noah Wyle's Librarian's personality traits into separate characters. Was excited about the first two episodes but need to see more depth and sides to the team to stay info it. Also disturbing was how dumb they wrote the bad guys in this episode. There was no way the main baddy from tonight's episode could have killed any would be librarians.
Castle and Beckett:)
My only complaint, if you can even call it that, was that I thought the murder victim was gay when I first saw him so I couldn't reconcile the whole back story whenever they discussed the ex-wife. I kept waiting for the ex to say they divorced because he was actually gay. Otherwise, it was fun to see Lisbon taking Jane's role and the affection on Jane's face while watching Lisbon perform was sweet. On a side note, Abbott is looking fit and lean. A far cry different then just a year age when he some extra pounds and chubby cheeks.
Having followed this show from its beginning, and having been a devoted fan, I am now getting the feeling that it has jumped the shark. I trace it back to the time when Carter was killed off. It never really seemed to find its way after that. Coincidence maybe, but it now just seems to be a parody of itself and I don't feel as devoted as I once was.
I think there's quite a bit of foreshadowing there that they may end up leaving the FBI, maybe after the last episode. Jane can probably wiggle his way out of his contract and the murder charges somehow. I wonder how likely it is that a jury would convict him anyway. Lisbon does love her job but I suspect she loves Jane more. She has also looked pretty terrified this season following near misses with death. She has more to lose at this point. Maybe Abbott's situation will give Jane a bargaining chip. Cho's smile at the end says he will relent with Vega, though I wonder if he will regret it. She's reckless and may end up getting herself killed, breaking his heart. For someone with a military background, she's bad at following orders.
The best episodes of the season to me were Anslo Garrick, Anslo Garrick Conclusion, Good Samaritan, and Mako Tanida.
I never had a problem with Finn, or how he suddenly became a killer. He was always very sweet, a good kid, and the pacifist. But he was fine as long as he could make sure that Clarke stayed alive, and Raven as well. Bellamy was able to establish himself as a leader, and not in a good way, and Clarke did as well, due to her medical knowledge. Bellamy and Clarke started to become a team, and it worked well, as the fact that they could not agree and fought in the beginning, is what has eventually made them become great leaders. They all became violent, killed people, in order to survive, but Finn was not as strong as the two of them and Raven. He snapped when he saw the watch,i.e.. a psychotic break, and he killed 18 people, because he wanted to make sure Clarke was safe. Some people get stronger and stronger in a fight for survival, and some people become stronger, but to a point, which is why he was triggered by the watch. He even said, that she was all he cared about, and he really wasn't looking for their friends. The fact that he broke, shot the guy in the head, proved he was unstable, as his violent behavior kept escalating, until he saw Clarke. It would have been more interesting to explore his character, as it seems as if loving someone and caring for them, is how he kept himself alive, ie. was able to process the trauma of their violent life on the ground. Perhaps the writers could have drawn his story out, and we could have spent more time watching him destabilize, but this still worked for me.
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