Terrific episode as it continues to develop the character of the residents of Alexandria. Maggie's pregnancy is not surprise but it does seem to further the narrative that Glenn is alive. I have gone back and rewatched the scene of Glenn's demise several times and I am now convinced that the walkers were eating Nicolas's innards because Glenn was screaming way too long--he would have been unconscious given what was going on. On another note, I am waiting for the large group of Rick's band to be reduced a bit as several of the minor characters seem to have virtually no role at all. Who's next to go?
The plot lines have gotten ridiculous on Scandal. I really didn't know which was worse--the hapless VP thinking of resigning and the silly scenes with the AG or the will she/won't she with Olivia. She seems to change her mind about Fitz and marriage every episode--oh, wait---every twenty minutes with each episode. Mellie is the star of this (poor) season--the writers are in last place.
I thought this was a very solid episode with nearly all cast members engaged in some meaningful way. I thought the first two episodes this season were much less compelling. Who's side is Dawson's new boss on? I had a feeling all along that he was stringing her along and I guess that will prove to be the case. Poor Chief Boden--no matter what he does things come back to haunt him. Also, where is his wife and child? They have disappeared this season. As to Kelly--drop this chick and get back to his beautiful old high school sweetheart. Not only is she an interesting character, it will provide endless crossover episodes with the new Chicago Med.
i, too, went back and watched it twice thinking I had fallen asleep. The only thing i can think of that makes sense other than budget or carelessness, is that they will go back and show us something important that happened. We had two characters die from wounds suffered on the rig and we never saw what happened to them.. I guess not all directors get nominated for Emmys.
It seems to me that what little dramatic intensity this show has had is gone. Let's think about several unarmed policeman caught in a prison uprising with one of them being held with knife to her neck and we get a response from their supervisor--let's get the hostage negotiator here. Oliver and Chris were unfazed and unemotional discussing getting background information on people outside the prison rather than pushing buttons to get their team to safety--and this was after the women beat male guards. This was the weirdest prison riot reaction in TV history. And then when it ended, Andy and Juliet are back in the car immediately with no discussion of what had occurred. What happened to that psycho girl who almost stabbed the other inmate? No follow up at all. Rookie Blue could use tighter scripts.
I am in a minority of those of us commenting because I really liked the finale. I think we all need to bear in mind that this is a comedy not Breaking Bad. They needed to get Ted and Robin back together because that was the foregone direction of the series from day one. The show veered for years as everyone wondered how they would accomplish it. They did artfully with the kids leading the way which softened the blow They also made Barney a caring human being after all--not an easy thing to do. All in all I rate this higher than the finales of Seinfeld and Dexter and about even with others like Mash.
I thought this was one of the better episodes of the season. I particularly liked that Baker's role was expanded a bit as I have long thought that her character was being wasted. She did a terrific job both in dealing with that crazy cop from out of town and her relationship with Frank Reagan. The drag queen story line was well done both in crime solving and the human aspect of respect and humor that Danny brought to bear. I, too, like so many others on this site was truly disappointed in Erin's final comment to that distraught cancer-ridden woman who had fought for two and half years against an uncaring system to free her wrongfully accused son. Erin acted so compassionately during the episode that her final comments not were unduly harsh but out of the Reagan mode of the show.
I guess I'm in the minority given all of the positive comments already posted, but I thought there was simply too much going on in this episode--is Alicia leaving or staying? What about Diane and Will? How about the beautiful aide to the Governor? The interesting case? Grace and the minister?And I'm probably missing a few subplots. Although I enjoyed the episode, I truly feel that it was a bit unfocused with too many balls in the air.
This episode was fantastic and dramatically reversed the darkness that prevailed throughout the entire season. In my view the little things make this such a terrific show. Of course,the dialogue and plotting are excellent but the song " let my love " at the end was PERFECT. Kudos to whoever selected it as a send off for Will's proposal
"Under" is missing any sense of tension and panic that surely would accompany any event such as a town being completely isolated. The writing and plotting are awful. For example, why are there no scenes outside the dome as officials try to figure this out. It is ridiculous to watch scenes of soldiers ignoring residents. The show really should have a dual plot and not just one involving a calm town soap opera where there would be panic and some energy. Also, why do all important town- wide announcements take place in the diner with a dozen people when there is a functioning radio station? As I said the writing is ruining a show with a fine concept.
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