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.
Neal and Peter - White Collar
Mike and Harvey - Suits
Max and Caroline - 2 Broke Girls
Gibbs and Tony - NCIS
Kensi and Deeks - NCIS: LA
Troy and Abed - Community
Shawn and Gus - Psych
Rizzoli and Isles
This was a great episode. Annie's Stockholm Syndrome and Jeff slowly and crazily vanishing into his role as the dean were frigging hilarious; and, of course, Luis Guzman brought it home. I wouldn't want this much of the dean in every episode, but it was fine to see him at the center of one and it brought about that sweet ending and incredibly appropriate quote from Jeff: "We've all been there, which is why we're all here."
Ugh - "Your" not "You're". Sorry for the error!
@Michael - You're generalization in saying that becoming a soldier turns you into a heartless person just goes to prove you're either very ignorant and intolerant or else a troll who can only feel like an important person by provoking people to respond to stuff you post online. I'm the granddaughter and sister of soldiers and those men have the biggest hearts of any of the people I know. In the real world people sometimes have to make calls in which either decision has aspects that suck. What would have been better? For Sam to die, the governor to continue to get away with his atrocities, and Jada to get married off to some guy she doesn't love and could kill her in the name of "honor"? Or for Sam to live, the governor to have to face punishment for what he did, and a heartbroken Jada to have a chance at a better life? I'm not saying it was "right" for Sam and the others to play Jada like that, but it was the best decision they could make under those circumstances.
I'm Team Nick in the long run, but Team Paul short-term. Zooey Deschanel and Justin Long have some adorable chemistry, and Paul's presence will hopefully be the push Nick needs to start loosing up.
Winston and Cece are rounding out as characters, but Schmidt...Schmidt for the win! From him being the first to give in to Jess' Thanksgiving plans to his "Oh, Mrs. Beverly from the mailbox!" upon seeing the neighbor's dead body, he's just so fantastic. He's like everyone's loveable little brother.
Tony at the church as a great scene that reminds us there's more to him than the goofball persona he projects a good deal of the time. And, risking some flames being thrown my way by Tiva shippers, I liked the chemistry between him and Captain Burke - especially in the elevator when she let him know (in a gentle) she saw how broken he was. I wouldn't want her around during every episode, but I'd like to see her again.
Agree! What am I supposed to do without Community? Not watch NBC, that's for sure...
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