I definitely saw the pregnancy angle coming as soon as the exhumation was approved by the judge. But given the revelation of the miscarriages, that was just one extra slap in the face last night. My theory is that Bonnie could be the murderer. I have several reasons for thinking that. First, we have seen the least about her and her entanglements, other than her longing for Sam. Secondly, her longing for Sam (and his definite knowing of it and potentially even encouraging it!) could have made her snap given that he went after someone else. Finally, her seeming loyalty to Annalise could have played a factor. But the beauty is that there are so many possibilities that make sense and we really don't have a clue. Maybe it was Oliver... ;)
I found this particular episode sort of predictable in the fact that the friends killed someone in the past. The twist came with who killed Tyler in the here and now. It was good that they followed through on Jo's struggles from last weeks' actions, but it was a bit predictable. I did like the solution at the end with the shooting range, not some stereotypical women talking it out stuff. The flashbacks are all helping to set a stage, not just for Henry, but for Abe as well. I still would like to learn more about Jo. And I didn't miss the annoying detective that helped Jo in the past, but I would miss Lucas. He adds flair and the actor is better utilized here than he was in Bones. All in all, I want this show to continue, and I really hope the ratings pick up after baseball is over.
I, too, found the case intriguing and disturbing, and the twist I didn't see coming. I also stopped short with the mother being the abuser, and I like being surprised. I will start off with a disclaimer - I liked Ziva and I shipped Tiva. I was highly dissatisfied with the way they wrote her out and the ending they left us with. That being said, I was glad that someone other than loyal Tony fans understood that his serial dating again was probably a cover and called him on it. I wish it had been addressed earlier than a year later, but oh well. I didn't mind the conversation or his admitting that he wasn't over her. My only wish is he hadn't thrown around that "friend" word. I don't kiss my friends like that kiss on the Tarmac... I didn't mind the agent from the past. Sooooo much better than the FBI agent from two weeks ago. She had depth, fire, intelligence, grit. And her understanding of Tony goes deeper than face value that everyone else judges him by. She could see that something else was going on in him, even pegging that he had found what he was looking for when he left her (in an eerily similar fashion as Ziva left him...coincidence? I don't think so.) DiNozzo - super hot in the tux...mmmm. And I haven't loved Bishop's character, but I did laugh at the kicking the door down scene. Tonight she was written the least irritatingly that she has been since her introduction. There was balance tonight to all the characters and the interactions were much better than some of the more forced interactions of weeks (and months) past. I would agree Doug that this has been one of the better installments in quite a long while.
This was a decent episode. I think it should be required watching for some of the younger people out there - your life (figuratively AND literally!) is fair game once you put it on the internet. I, for one, was rather creeped out by the 3D printer. I think of all the good uses that could have, but with technology the way it is, I don't doubt that you could make a key from a picture (furiously checking my online images for keys...). Anyway, this was a decent case and crime-of-the-week episode until the "big" ones we've been waiting for. My pet peeve (and you pointed it out) - the dichotomy of rugged and capable and suave versus the bungling they showed at the end. I wish it weren't so extreme. I hate how they use that to make him the comedic fool, which I think takes it too far and detracts from the character and, in this case, the episode overall. Just my $0.02.
I was thinking that if he lived he wouldn't have been the same. I think he might heal like a normal person, although that's just a guess. I think more than anything the other man was worried that Henry would die in front of Jo or, worse yet, at the hospital, and more people would see what happens to him. Also, with Henry injured, there wouldn't have been a foil for the cat and mouse game to continue. I also liked Henry figuring out that Abe may be in danger. I really enjoy this show and I, too, hope that it can continue. I am intrigued as to how involved Henry can get and continue to be in danger around Jo without her finding out his secret. Also with the wealth of knowledge and insight he has accumulated, one of these times (if she hasn't already) Jo is going to get suspicious as to how he has all this knowledge about EVERYTHING :)
I tune in hoping that the ship will get righted. It is hard to give up something that you have enjoyed for so long and invested in. I have loved watching the characters develop and I have even enjoyed some of the new characters added over the years. At the same time, I am not a blind follower - I don't need to like everything they throw my way to be a fan of the show. My opinion is simply that the characters have been changing too dramatically from week to week and there doesn't seem to be the same consistent attention to detail that there was in earlier seasons. Also, the level of storytelling and the lack of any other character besides Gibbs being able to save the day is making it so this isn't the level of "must watch" that it used to be. But I keep hoping that quality will return. And I will keep making comments as I see fit - I will not be bullied by those whose opinions differ from mine. By the way, while I did enjoy Ziva's character, I have written positive reviews and comments since she left - this isn't all about Ziva or Bishop, it's about storytelling, or sometimes the lack thereof.
I totally agree with your review. The only way they could have made it any more obvious would have been to put an arrow above the captain's head. As soon as Tony interviewed him I knew for sure, and I had my suspicions before we even met the man. I, personally, am tired of super-hero Gibbs. While Tony wasn't made a complete fool of here, Gibbs had to be the one to figure most things out and seemingly save the day again. And the dig by Borin at the end on Tony (he'd be a solid #3...WTH???) was unnecessary. Borin was a throw-away in this one. A waste of her abilities and the actress's talent. Abby's line of "I don't even recognize you any more" - ugh!!! And don't get me started on the previews for next week... Overall, this week was a dud, and I've been trying to give this season (and Bishop) a chance. But that character and the way they've been butchering the characters is making me think I may find different things to watch, and that makes me sad because this has been my go-to favorite show for so long.
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It's a shame that a lot of good tv is on the same night. Bones had a very good episode compared to previous years' content, and it's a shame it got buried underneath TGIT. But GA and HTGAWM were both very good also, so it's going to be late watching every Thursday to stay caught up, at least for me :)
I'm thinking that maybe the missing student was being held in Wes's apartment? Perhaps by the husband? I don't know. But they sure did set the stage for some intrigue. I'll be checking it out again for sure.
Oh. My. Gosh. I did not see that coming. But what a profound effect losing Sweets will have for everyone, but especially Booth, who already has a lot on his plate to deal with. Great storytelling. I was rather disappointed in last year's stories, but this reenergized my interest with the layers and I sincerely hope that continues. On a side note, can anyone identify the song shown over the previews for next week? The music tonight was haunting and well-chosen also.
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