Glad to have Finn back. I really like his character and I'd like to see more of him! It was a cute side story, having him caught between Michelle and her mom (his boss, no less!) I am getting a little tired of so much Sweets, though having him champion the little rape victim was good. I also enjoyed the repartee between B&B at the beginning and end! It was funny to see Bones wonder if Booth sometimes let her "win" and then dismiss it, while he just slyly grinned at her. We know he does, so it was funny to see Bones, for all her brilliance, unable to perceive that he does that because he is a magnanimous character.
I was pretty sure the death would be at least Ryan (since he also had on a wedding ring), but was relieved that Jack made it through. Was sad for faux-Amanda's death, but I still kinda would like to see Emily and Jack together, so glad that possibility is now available again. Glad to see Emily get her game on again and have renewed drive for her revenge. Still don't trust Padma, and still don't want an Aiden/Emily pair up. Did not realize how attached Emily has become for faux-Amanda when I saw her emotions at Amanda's death. This was a great episode, though, with the Grayson's at their devious best too!
Loved, loved, loved this episode--so many twists and turns! And loved the John and Zoe flirtatious moments. Jim Caviezel is so great at playing a badass, cool-headed shooter and fighter, and yet he's so great at also delivering his low-key, understated, but highly diverting one-line zingers. He has that funny little crooked smile when he's about to make an ironic comment or tease Finch or other character. Love that guy! He's got a brilliant sense of timing. Finch was hilarious too as the concierge, furtively referring the couple to an outside restaurant for a better steak, and directing guests to spas or restrooms, in between orchestrating Reese's moves or keeping Mira safe. Juggling Carter and Fuzco too. And dropping in Root at the end to tantalize us! Brilliantly done!
This was a really good backstory episode. Not having been a Green Arrow comic book fan, it's really helpful to see more of his time on the island. I liked the way Felicity got more involved and yet was able to hold back from embracing it all--yet. Seems like she's destined to be more involved than she plans to now, but her story is unfolding in a cool way. The more I see of this, the more intrigued I am. Liked Moira even less when she followed up Arrow's mercy with shooting him--almost fatally, no less. That woman is more "morally challenged" than I even thought she was!
JAB, that is definitely a possibility. Root and Logan would be an interesting mashup, and a dangerous threat to Finch and Reese! Dreamrose, I think you're onto something too about the recent flashbacks. We still don't know how Finch found out about the back-door, and it definitely looks like Nathan might have gotten in trouble, and perhaps gotten killed trying to intervene in a "number." Interesting idea that it could have been the situation that resulted in Finch's accident. I found this an interesting and provocative episode, and while I didn't hate the billionaire, I wasn't terribly fond of him. I found him shallow and reckless and pretty calculating, using putting himself deliberately into jeopardy to try to discover Finch and Reese's methodology. Loved the "date" for Bear!
I liked the episode! I knew nothing about this disease, so any info was helpful. This was something typical with Booth--he is a great guy and one who would want to keep his charitable deeds secret--he tries to live his faith. The conversation with Sweets about living with Bones outside of marriage would be an uncomfortable subject with him--he wants to do the right thing, but he's not going to press Bones; he'll just wait till she's ready for commitment. And he sure wouldn't want to discuss it with Sweets. I loved Bones' support of Booth and loyalty to him; she's learning how to live with this man. And Angie as a roller derby queen was very cute and entertaining. I thought it was a fun episode--true, not the most gripping ever, but fun and different. My derby name would be Roller Queen Robin!
This is so much more than just another procedural! I knew they could do this well if they just devoted thought and care to it. The writing for this season has been so good on the episodes designed for this season. The bonus episodes were a little bumpy, but the rest has been so good! Daisy is also in a last place tie with me as least favorite squint, so they need to keep she and Sweets apart now. It was fine to resolve their relationship the way they did in this episode, so as Cam said--don't try to fix it; grieve and move on. They did handle it well. This season has just been knocking it out of the park week by week--I'm loving what they are doing--keep it kicking!
Booth would never leave Parker out--as some others mentioned, he's the type of man who would make some special time or attention for each of his children, and it was VERY touching to hear the things he would want to say to little Christine, and how he would want her to comfort her mom, Bones. He understands how devastated Bones would be to lose him, now that she's opened her heart to him. I loved that last part, and how well the episode set us up to see an inner part of each of the ensemble, in their deepest thoughts about themselves and their lives. The review was just excellent and spot on! I love to see B&B having more of their "talks" in the light of their deeper relationship now. I love what they are doing with the relationship and how it's bringing a whole new dimension to the show. I haven't seen another show with a central couple like them move so well from colleagues to couple and keep the show so well on track. This is so much more than just another procedural! I knew they could do this well if they just devoted thought and care to it. The writing for this season has been so good on the episodes designed for this season. The bonus episodes were a little bumpy, but the rest has been so good! Daisy is also in a last place tie with me as least favorite squint, so they need to keep she and Sweets apart now. It was fine to resolve their relationship the way they did in this episode, so as Cam said--don't try to fix it; grieve and move on. They did handle it well. This season has just been knocking it out of the park week by week--I'm loving what they are doing--keep it kicking!
I was thoroughly disgusted by Lord Grantham's unreasoning support for the posh London doctor and rejection of the family doctor's pleas on Sybil's behalf. I agree with KansasGuest's comment about Tom. I also half expected him to bundle her into the car too, since he was the chauffeur in the past. Thomas, the valet, did show at least some leaning toward a homosexual affinity when the Duke visited Downton in the past, implying a previous homosexual relationship with the Duke, so it didn't surprise me that he would make a pass at the new footman. He's done that a couple of times already with the poor guy. I admit I was touched by Thomas' tears for Sybil's death, since she had been kind to him, but I still detest how he kept after Bates all that first season. I was also cheering for Isobel at how she sent her snooty cook packing to give Ethel a chance. I don't know how long that will last though if Ethel can't learn to take care of her responsibilities capably soon.
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