I, too, like Patton Plame very much and hope he continues to make appearances as the season progresses. With any luck, the showrunners will see the positive audience reaction to him and give us more of his character in the future!
Your point here is well taken: murder is so much more common on TV crime dramas than it is in real life! I rather doubt the real NCIS spends nearly that much time investigating homicides. This is New Orleans, after all, so I'm hoping they get a little more creative in their crimes for this show, too!
I'm usually very happy when meta-assumptions like a specific character's guilt are proven wrong. I've been watching cop shows for a bunch of years now, and it's been getting far too easy to pick out the guilty party early on. Also, procedurals like this have a very bad habit of making friends (and mentors) of the protagonists turn out to be corrupt/fallen/guilty, so I'm extra suspicious when they introduce such characters.
Thanks for the correction. It was somewhere about midnight I was typing all this stuff up and my fingers got away from my brain. You're absolutely right, and the correction's been made. :-)
I'll give them a pass on Renard's relative absence so far this season, given that the character's been in the hospital after being filled full of lead. It's easy to forget that such a little amount of time has passed for the characters since the end of last season, far less than the months it's been for us. You correctly point out that they never actually confirmed Renard's paternity of Adalind's baby, and everyone's just assuming he's the father at this point. Admittedly, given the Hexen nature of the baby, it's a good bet that he is indeed the father, but they never showed a paternity test. Juliette is more than capable of being a powerful character, like when she hit the Klaustreich in the face with a frying pan; I just wish the writers would give her better material like that more often instead of making her such a big drag!
I suspect (and definitely hope) that Juliette will come around by the end of next episode, if not sooner. If this happens, then we can probably expect Nick to get his powers back within the next couple episodes, thankfully. Juliette annoys me because she can't seem to get over the dangers Nick brings home with him as a Grimm. It may seem cold of me to say it, but if she can't accept this, she should break up with him and find a guy with the "normal" life she seems to crave. You can't stuff this genie back into the bottle, Juliette.
I find it endlessly hilarious that they're allowed to show eyeballs popping out and other such gruesome things, but smoking a cigarette or a naked buttocks gets the ixnay. Feels a bit hypocritical, no? My favorite scene of the episode was actually the closing shot with Constantine sitting with Gaz as he's dying, and Sammy arrives but has no words for him.
I'm very glad that you enjoy my reviews! It's always nice to hear when one's work is appreciated. Adalind is a frustrating character - It's like the writers can't decide whether she's supposed to be villainous or more sympathetic, and the flip-flopping between the two makes her look weak. When they introduced Elizabeth, the contrast only made Adalind look worse. The two characters have a great deal in common, after all, but I'd far rather watch Elizabeth than Adalind. Maybe the writers should have Adalind join up with Meisner and help lead the Resistance in their efforts against the Royal Families. Adalind and Meisner as a pair actually worked pretty well, in my opinion, and it would give Adalind something to do that would empower her as a character while also being separate from all the other characters who are constantly manipulating her. It would also give her the chance to take revenge on Viktor, who tricked her so blatantly and did his best to steal her baby.
I really liked Trubel's interaction with David, too, though I'm not so sure Nick would approve of her telling him that she actually killed some of the monsters she saw! Her reaction was pretty funny when Nick and Hank told her that there was more in heaven and on earth - just as she's getting a handle on Wesen, surprise!
Elizabeth is helping them because her son asked her to - as far as I can tell, she has no other motivation at play to help Nick. As for Juliette: I wonder if since Adalind disguised herself as Juliette and slept with Nick as part of the spell, will Juliette need to disguise herself as Adalind and sleep with Nick to counter it? Ew, how wrong is that?
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