That was easily the best episode of the season thus far. I wasn't a huge Simon fan though I found him more intriguing towards the end, but I felt sympathy when he died. My annoyance with Simon was more so my annoyance with Annie for falling for him in that way that she does. I'm not the least bit surprised about Lena. She's cutthroats a renegade and her uber feminism grated my nerves because she had a way of putting other women down in the process . Annie was the up and coming and Lena couldn't lose her reputation to the next generation of female spies. The intensity of this episode was insane and the turmoil of the Annie and Auggie dynamic was riveting.
I agree on all the points. An A+ season for sure. Although I have a tough time choosing a breakout character because season two did a fantastic job of bringing Donna, Louis, and Jessica to the forefront more than they were in season one.
- Andy and Nick reciting the oath.- nick and andy. He has easily become one of if not my favorite character on the show.-always- oddly enough I felt for a while there their relationship was a very unorthodox but cathartic way for both of them to get through it. Of course that was when their relationship was some weird cross between frenemies and siblings. Then they kissed and dov got beat up and its bad.-she's best as a detective and I like her working with Luke. He doesn't coddle her like the others and she needs that.
I'm perfectly okay with Sam and andy where they are now. Sam needs the space. I get it and I can't pretend as though what he said about andy affecting his ability to do his job isn't true. In some ways he did lose himself in her and it affected the job. It's why I sometimes hated that they partnered up so much. I feel and kind of get Sam. I think I kinda like Luke again. I hope he stays. He would be good for Tracy because he won't treat her like she's fragile like everybody else is doing. Nick continues to be one of my favorite characters. Thank goodness because most of the characters I either don't like at all like Gail or I'm mostly indifferent. And my other favorite character, Dov., the relationship threw me. I was concerned in the beginning but then it seemed unorthodox but cathartic for both but romance? Now I'm back to being concerned. This won't end well if dov being beat up isn't enough of an indicator.
Rachel was the perfect support system this episode and for once wasn't too annoying. When it came time for that Rom com like ending I cringed. Tess id just ugh. She lost me as soon as she was indecently flirting and what not at his grandmothers funeral and clearly exploiting the guy when he's most Vulnerable. And the whole waltzing past the door. Sure married lady. Louis stepped in it big. He went back to being slimey. He got too carried away. He always failed to see that they all were like a dysfunctional family. They hassle each other regularly and if he ever bothered yo notice he'd see that they ALL hassle each other he isn't the only "victim "but they always respected him and had and would have his back. Now it appears instead of keeping his head down for a bit he'll jump pm the Mike not going to law school thing again.
I loved this episode. I do agree with the reviewer that it seemed to have been wrapped up a bitter too quick. Jessica oz my girl and Harvey is my guy but it would have been cool to see them indisposed a little longer. I loved that they brought my favorite relationships /dynamics in the forefront in their own way. The Mike Harvey bromance had been lacking some this season but from Mike going off on Harvey to then getting stoned together, the elevator, almost assaulting Louis, Mike voting with the partners and celebrating with the other three members of the fantastic four it was great. Also donna and Harvey was out there, her loyalty to him regardless. Loved it. And Harvey and Jessica which doesn't get enough praise if you ask me,their loyalty to each other if you go I go, implication that they once got stoned together too...their great indefinable but deep relationship. Loved that all of those got attention. And donna and Jessica shared the screen again they should do that more those women are incredible! Rachel didn't annoy me for a change, she was the perfect support system, the set up for the end was so Rom com I cringed a bit. Tess though, ugh. She spent the service flirting with Mike which was indecent then just ugh. And Louis is on the out again. He never understood that they all were like a family and that even though they hassles him it was affectionately so. They all hassle each other. Now he's just oy.
They need to trim the fat. I wasn't interested in Meredith as a character when she came in and I probably won't be come the Fall. There are already enough characters to show and balance out and as much as I like TVD, they don't always do a great job of developing most of its characters. It only becomes kore problematic when they keep bringing more characters into the fold for extended periods of time.
I cannot wait! I love this show!
-Harvey pointing out to Donna that she can't have it both ways. I was annoyed that she was pissed that he didn't fight for her and pissed that he stuck up for her. No, but really it was Louis and Donna strutting. And Donna and Jessicas exchange. Those two NEED to share the screen more.-Louis strutting. It was awesome. The convo with his parents was adorable and I loved him and Donna making up so to speak. Louis and Donna is a ship I'd jump behind.-Devastated. It was like that episode of the closer all over again. She was the best. Poor Mike.-They'll be great friends for now. They can't not be. Honestly Mike is the only thing that keeps Rachel relevant so they'll have to orbit around one another. Nick's answers are hinky. A glitch perhaps.
While I enjoyed many aspects of the episode, I totally understand this review. The questionable mark (s) was a bit off compared to how it is usually. The entire thing with Eliot seemed forced because it was clearly put in there just to lead up to that cryptic exchange between Nate and Eliot at the end that left an ominous taste in both Eliot and the viewers 'mouth. I truly did expect more out of Parker and how she interacted with the cheerleaders. It lacked the humor that Parker provides when she is forced to interact with people outside the team. And some of the characters were more like caricatures but not in the exaggerated fun way that Leverage is known for. I still enjoyed this episode better than the first couple but not nearly as much as last week's.
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