@Kristy you've echoed my feelings perfectly, in a way i couldnt quite express. You're a goddess.
To be that and Morgan still is when they aren't replacing his position with Blake. I just wish that Blake could find her own role on the team that doesn't interfere with anyone else. It would help with the comparisons. I also wish she would have more positive interaction with the other characters instead of limiting herself to Reid. She didn't come off particularly great in the beginning and she still for the most part lacks presence. Or they could not bother and just get rid of her. I'm not invested in her character at all and don't really see where she's necessary at this point honestly.
It was a great episode, but it was emotionally manipulative. Why can't Reid ever be happy? The timing was too much, we Leverage fans are still reeling from an undeserved cancellation and then they killed off "Parker" at least they let her live on NCIS. I didn't understand how the death scene happened. Some of them had the chance to take a shot. Jj has a wicked crack shot. I just found myself unnecessarily unsettled and bitter. Matthew Gray Gubler did a tremendous job in this episode. He was captivating to watch in his vulnerability. I have to say though, it still feels like they're forcing this, friendship "between Reid and Blake. I don't like that and I'm not one of those bitter Emily fans because I never cared for her either. Its like they think if they give her these scenes with the most popular character the audience will receive her better. Plus if she's to be viewed as an addition rather than replacement they shouldn't throw her into the role as Reids confidante when Emily used to be that and Morgan too. It'd be nice if Blake found her own role on the team and didn't limit her pleasant interactions to just Reid.
I actually felt bad for Louis. I lliked him with female Louis and I liked his associate! Maybe even better then the one Harvey went with. I think they should have taken the risk with her. She had too much personality to not be around. I'm tired of Rachel's inability to separate her personal and professional life but I'm so glad Mike dumped Tess. Didn't like her from the beginning. I liked seeing the romantic and fatherly Harvey. I'm not surprised about either. People like him get along better with kids then adults but I'm not going to miss Zoe. I liked her but there was this awkwardness and forced thing with them in part because it was Gabriel's real wife. Strange. The threat of Mike being exposed is redundant but necessary. The Louis being on the outside looking in is interesting and funny at times but not necessary. The case was rough and Mike should have never taken it. Love having this show back. It's one of nh must see favorites.
I'm glad they had the clarification of the sibling sort of bond between Donna and Harvey. I love them both. I love their interactions, but it always felt platonic to me, like bickering siblings or the two besties that grew up together. You can tell Donna probably had feelings for him at some point and they weren't reciprocated but bonds are so much more fascinating without boxing it into romance or sex. It somehow cheapens and limits what they have. FINALLY Harvey layed into Mike. I love the kid but he was long overdue for that bluntness. He at times comes off as unappreciative and too self righteous of Harvey and Jessica's actions or methods considering their asses are constantly on the line because of him. I understand Jessica because she doesn't have the bond with him. Criminal that GT didn't appear until 45 minutes in.
I found the angst Olivia went through in this episode flashbacks and present day fascinating. It's so true that she does these things, fixes problems, and takes part in this stuff and it is like she's sacrificing little pieces of herself. The angst was long overdue because she always has to be so strong. I love that we see a more vulnerable and scarred Olivia this season. Its beautiful to watch.Oh Edison, chap doesn't stand a chance. He was a forceful little something but the reason it comes across so irritating is because as a viewer it is easy to forget about their history. I loved the first meeting of pope and associates but it kinda sucks that they forgot about Stephen. He used to be her best friend. Well crafted episode. Loved it. I feel like there is this inconsistency with Mellies portrayal in the flashbacks though. Sometimes she's overly ambitious cold mellie and other times she's happy Susie homemaker. She's already both deliciously evil and also sympathetic, they needn't work so hard to balance it out.
Thank God I'm not the only person who doesn't like Nora. I was starting to feel as though it was just me! I reluctantly admit that she was nice and supportive etc. In this episode, but I'm still not pleased about her becoming a regular. I like them best when its the three of them interacting and bickering like sibling s throwing Nora in the mix just throws off the vibe. I have nothing against the actress buy Nora as a character gets under my skin, and now she'll suck up screentime. I'm thrilled mother is out of the picture, they did in fact overdo the vampire politics. Loved the introduction of witches. I was skeptical about the fifteen month jump but it worked. Loved the episode, I only wish we'd have gotten the three roommates finally reuniting but there's next week. So excited about Sally!
Amazing episode yet again. Cote de Pablo is so beautiful and so talented. She's been beyond phenomenal with this arc. Her pain and vulnerability was palpable. Rock Carroll was insane in the authenticity of his anger and grief. Ducky was so awesome. That grandmother line was unquestionably his BEST line ever. I loved seeing Oded Fehr, even if he was playing a bad guy. MVP of the episode was Tony. His loyalty, concern, reverence for Ziva was beautiful. They've become so intimate that their serious scenes leave me breathless. He's being the Tony I always knew he was, I'm just glad that other fans are seeing what I seen in him since the beginning. I was wondering what he had said. So glad to finally know.
Over her kids. Where the hell was Drew? I do wish we seen more of Camille and Zeeks. I loved seeing Ryan again andhim and amber. Funny, Julia was still coming across as selfish to me. I'm glad she's going through with everything but she's upset that he doesn't tell her he loves her? He's a boy. And 9. And a former foster kid. He wouldn't tell her that anyway. Was it not enough when he wanted her to stay around on his first day of school? Or the appreciative smile when she found him a friend who speaks Spanish? Or his excitement anytime he does well,? I feel like she's not accepting that this all takes time, but maybe after this episode she will. The sweet pep talk Crosby gave her seemed to work, even though he mostly lied and totally told Adam and Kristina the same thing.
Crosby has always been one of my favorite characters on the show. I love that he's not only showing how mature he can be, but he's given that opportunity to show it more. Jasmine I have never been a fan of or her mom and its never more apparent as when they're onscreen together. Renee is too much. She's super judgmental and the resentment she holds against Crosby is ridiculous given the fact that for those first five years he didn't know he had a kid. Its great that she helped jasmine out in the beginning but she didn't have to. Jasmine having balls of steel when she's reaming on Crosby for everything under the sun, but not having them to put her mom in her place or at the very least back up her husband is irritating. She expected him to apologize when there was nothing to apologize for. Sarah's love triangle isn't fair to either guy. It floors me that she's considered some sort of catch. For both men's sake I hope they dump her. Oh and once again she's prioritizing her relationships over her kids. Where the hell was drew?
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