"but was this one of your favorite episodes of the season? It wasn't mine, but maybe I'm just as crazy as Arlo Givens when he's off of his meds."
Only a 3.5 star rating, Dan? Perhaps you are going Arlo without meds. ;-)
Even if this is not my favorite episode of the season, this episode still rates FIVE (5) STARS (*****).
"Did anyone else expect some sort of nod to Scott and James being related? I really thought we would get some sort of inside joke, but that wasnâ€™t the case."
Since father and son look and sound so alike, that "inside joke" persisted throughout the episode.
OK. It's now official. It is a new show, with an old title and some leftover characters (e.g., Alan, Jake, Berta) from the old show. So, without burdening this new show with expectations built up by the former excellence of the old show, I'll provide my feelings about the last two episodes: neither last week's nor this week's episode was interesting or funny.
"Of all the things Evan could have done wrong at this moment, it was disregarding Hank's feelings about the future of HankMed. It was beyond obvious he was not in the right place to be thinking about it. Furthermore, he had made it explicitly clear on many occasions that he wasn't in favor of expanding. "
Of course, the premise of the show was that Evan gave up a reasonably successful career to help get his emotionally devastated brother Hank back on his feet. Kudos to the writers for keeping Hank true to his characterâ€“when he faces emotional disappointments, he acts selfish in the extreme. It must have been hell for Evan to have to live, as a kid, with (selfish) Hank begrudgingly taking care of him. Now that Evan has more than returned the favor (aided, of course, by the fact that Hank is a good doctor), it would be cool to see Evan start his own concierge medical service (obviously in partnership with a physician or two).
Making Winona absent opens up time for Raylan to interact more with Carla Gugino's Karen Goodall.
I expect Jere Burns' Wynn Duffy to contribute to the demise of Neal McDonough's Robert Quarles sooner rather than later.
In the preview for next week's episode, was that Raymond J. Barry's Arlo Givens being knocked on the head while standing in a shallow hole?
I think this was one of the better non-Charlie episodes this season. Among other things I enjoined about this show, Alan was not the annoying whining conniver, which in my opinion has really dragged the show down the last two or more seasons. While there did not seem to be enough of the good stuff we expect from a show branded Two and a Half Men, this episode had much less of the disappointing elements.
1. Sarah 28 weeks pregnant already?
2. The ending of this episode reminded me of the ending of Body Heat
Having Tony be the biological father of Wendy's kid would be terrible. One of the worst things one can do to a kid (or to a kid's father) is to lie about his or her parentage, which Wendy would have been doing if the boy is Tony's biological son. Sure, it does happen in real life, and in the fictional world of "NCIS" Wendy might just be that ruthless. Such a story line would be an unneeded burden for the writers, what with having to deal with the potential psychological damage to the boy.
Best line of the episode:
After Quarles tells Boyd that he (Quarles) and his organization are offering a partnership arrangement to Boyd and his folks, and Boyd responds that he suspects that such a partnership would mean that Boyd and his folks would do all the work while Quarles and his organization collect all the money, Quarles responds,
"Amen to that."
What was with the fake removal of Dewey's kidneys?
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