This episode strained credulity past the breaking point for me when the writers asked us to believe that a Mexican cartel hitman infiltrated a secure DEA building, fatally poisoned an agent (how did the hitman even know which dish was Ness's?!), and then exfiltrated without being caught. And the DEA seems oddly complacent about Ness's death - you'd think they'd be downright furious about it, but they merely let NCIS go about their job without comment. Really?!
There is definitely something hinky going on with the whole Ilan Bodnar situation. Something's been off ever since he was so easily identified as the man behind the assassination of Eli David and Jackie Vance. Gibbs being Gibbs, he will definitely dog his way to the truth.
Someone (Lanie and Ryan and Espo!) needs to lock Castle and Beckett in a room somewhere until they have an honest, complete conversation about their relationship. All this angst throughout the episode was completely unnecessary, and, quite frankly, a bit annoying.
Shouldn't Brennan be arrested for assaulting the guy at the end? Even though it didn't contain real virus, she impaled him with one honkin' needle and he was literally in fear for his life. In front of several witnesses and an officer of the law! I know the guy was a bad person, a murderer, and willing to let Arastoo die to cover up his crime, but that doesn't mean our heroes should be able to get away with such flagrant disregard for the law. She seriously stabbed the guy!
I enjoyed this episode a great deal, despite the fact that it had no real surprises in store. Ben the Traitor was inevitably going to die; it was his only way "out". Same goes for Elah Badnik. Though, were I Nolan, I'd be seriously peeved at Mayor Amanda for undercutting his authority as Lawkeeper. He told the Castithans to stop the ritual, and she essentially told them it was alright to ignore him! How's Nolan supposed to enforce the laws of Defiance when the residents can do whatever they want under the guise of cultural custom?
@Nick McHatton - We, at least, got stuck with a rerun of "The Kiss" (episode 2 of this season). There was much grumbling at the official Grimm Facebook page.
Too bad that NBC bumped this episode at the last minute (probably due to coverage of the Boston stuff) - it's not actually airing until this next Friday.
The end of this scene reminds me of Babylon 5, when G'Kar learns that his book has been taken and mass-produced as a religious text.
@Jim Garner - The ex-mayor and her crony (Mr. Birch) were looking for the Magical Mystical MacGuffin, a mysterious object all people want for equally inexplicable reasons! ;-) The Magical Mystical MacGuffin is two-part, the "Kaziri" and the "key". With Luke McCawley dead, no one knows where the Kaziri is buried, nor where Luke hid the key.
@Segun - The music for Defiance is by Bear McCreary, the same fellow who composed the music for Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead. @Serenity - Not only did it remind me of Eureka, it also reminded me a bit of Firefly; they both have that gritty but humorous scifi-Western aesthetic. On an unrelated note, Datak Tarr (Tony Curran) better watch out; as soon as he's no longer of use, his wife is totally going to stab him in the back!
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