This was a great episode. I disliked E.J. before, but she redeemed herself nicely. It'll be interesting to see how Tony and Ziva's relationship progresses now that he seems to be aware of his deeper feelings for her. I'm not a Tiva shipper, but I'm not opposed to them getting together either as long as they do it in a way that doesn't detract from the overall shows and who the characters are.
Ted and Barney's story was lackluster, if only because they already had an almost identical story a few seasons earlier. However, I have to admit I teared up a little at the end with Marshall and Lily each finding a way to connect with their fathers and Robin's story was great too. Kevin gained a point with me when he talked Robin into going on air but I still find his character too creepy. Loved Sandy Rivers! He's a great character in small doses.
This was one of the best episodes of "Grimm" yet, with Eddie getting more screentime (the revelation about Santa was great!) and Nick fleshing out a bit more from his cop persona. Now Hank needs to find out about - or at least start getting suspicious about - Nick's double life as a monster hunter, and he really needs to meet Eddie so that Eddie can get pulled further into the fold.
This was a great episode for Hotch, displaying a nice range of emotions. I actually teared up when Hotch cried as the unsub comforted his son before he died, and I was grinning like an idiot during his scenes with Beth. It was a cute-meet and, while I wouldn't want to see her on every single episode, Beth could definitely work in the same way that Kevin and Will work as love interests for Garcia and JJ.
This episode was fantastic. There were no off-key moments - everything hit the right note. Boo hiss to NBC for putting it on hiatus!
I really liked this episode with the way it kept us on our toes about the truth about what had happened/was happening at the academy. The tension between Hotch and Morgan was great too because I could see both sides of the argument: Hotch may have been under no obligation to tell Morgan anything, but at the same time being constantly kept in the dark by someone who has called him to task on his trust issues in the past as well as put in a difficult position with a witness/suspect and his supervisor's supervisor was understandably upseting to Morgan. Honestly, I think that under the circumstances Hotch should have partnered himself with Strauss if he wasn't going to give Morgan any type of heads-up. The B-story of Strauss' drinking problem fell a little flat with me, mostly because I don't give a crap about her - her appearances on the show are, for the most part, beyond grating and throw off the rhythm of the whatever episode it is - but Reid and Garcia's exchanges were cute and Rossi being...Rossi was endearing. I'd like to see a Prentiss-centric episode (how about bringing back her mother for a visit?) but as for right now I'm just glad to see a new episode again.
Loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it. What am I going to do when it goes on hiatus after next week (besides boycott live and DVR showing of NBC shows, of course?). Here's hoping the NBC executives realize sooner rather than later that they really Britta-ed it and bring the show back pronto!
This show keeps knocking out winning episodes. So many great things happened in this episode: Emma's presence made a visible crack in the curse; Emma's maternal instincts continued to sharpen; Archie went from being the Mayor's lackey and spy to a potential ally for Project Cobra; and we got to see the magical chemistry between Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas. I'm glad next week is a Prince Charming week; I hope we get to see Snow White again - I like Goodwin as Mary Margaret, but I love her as Snow!
Malia didn't dump Chin Ho when he was suspected of stealing the money - he dumped her to "protect" her and she held on to her love for him by wearing his engagement ring around her neck. So, yeah, this Chin Ho fan is very happy the two of them are officially engaged again. Lori, whom I thought was such a promising character after her first episode, has become a gigantic black hole in the action and emotions of the show. Seriously, was there anything she did that Kono couldn't have done? The hug MIGHT have been an affirmation of her loyalty to Steve rather than the governor if her loyalty had been in question after her first episode. Since it wasn't, the hug just felt like the writers pushing a Steve/Lori romance - i.e. faked and forced. I hope she's gone soon. It was great seeing Joe White again. He brings expertise, experience, and a calming presence to the team.
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