Best - Second Star to the Right
Worst - Selfless, Brave and True
Most Improved - I loved Hook from the day he came on screen, so the fact that he's gotten even better is just awesome. And yes, dude is hot. Even with the guyliner.
Best intro - I'm pretty sure Pan is not the Shadow, but the shadows are his minions. We didn't see Peter Pan. However, I LOVE the twist on his story.
Most disappointing - Mulan. Ugh.
Worst mystery - everything about Tamara. again, ugh.
Great...more Dana. Just what Homeland needed. (roll eyes) I think the actress is fine, but the character is bloody annoying.
I forgot to mention - the scene where Will "wakes up" in the crime scene in the middle of his reconstruction, that was an AWESOME scene. Hugh Dancy should get an Emmy for that alone.
P.S. You don't have to capitalize "encephalitis" :)
I think this was the episode that finally spelled out in no uncertain terms than Hannibal Lecter is a villain. No ambiguity, no questioning whether he has honourable motives. For one, this is the first time we see him "working". There was no mistaking what Hannibal's motives were. He wants to make Will go nuts so he can't find him out.
This episode was really hard for me to watch. For one, it was freakin creepy.
Two - I work with neurologists in neurology research. The idea that Sutcliffe actually LIED to Will about his incredibly serious medical condition in order to study it just made me want to explode. At the least, it's unethical. At the most, that's unspeakably horrifying.
Also, I sincerely hope that SOMEONE will think of checking Will's medical records, given that his neurologist got suspiciously killed while seeing him...
I don't think this can fairly be called a review - it's mostly a recap of the entire episode. A better piece would have been to actually review the episodes strengths & weaknesses.
I personally LOVED this episode. This is frankly the most pathetic we've ever seen Michael, and it was amazingly awkward, sad, hilarious and compelling to watch. Without the stability of a job and the backdrop of his even crazier family to make him look normal, the man is a wreck.
His friction with George-Michael also introduces a new dynamic to the show. In the old show, they had probably the most normal, solid, likeable relationship. Not so much anymore.
Also - to all the commenters who shared how the show reminded them of their past: thank you for sharing that with us. It takes courage to put that out there and to remind everyone of the reality that informs the fiction that we watch.
I think I would have been happier if Deacon had actually gone to get help after that one night off the wagon. We've seen constantly how he's the most grounded character, and I hoped that he would have realized that he slipped back into the very person that drove Rayna to lie in the first place. Quite frankly, Teddy was totally right when Deacon attacked him on the field. They're both gonna recover, Deacon's gonna feel like an ass, and Rayna's going to be convinced again that he's dangerous.
Does anyone care about Teddy and the other chick's pregnancy? No? Didn't think so.
I was pleasantly surprised by Gunnar's proposal, though I don't know if that will work. But I do think they're setting Avery up to be Juliette's knight in shining armor - a man who's battled his demons and is ready to be a better person. Juliette is right where Avery used to be.
Best Episode: Still. Worst Episode: Cloudy with a Chance of Murder.
Biggest Improvement: Bringing a little fun back to the show after season 4's moodiness.
Most Frustrating: The moody dark lighting that doesn't go away. The loss of the happy incongruous music when we first see a body. EVERYTHING about the three episodes made after Still. Forced relationship angst. Beckett becoming a wholly unsympathetic character.
New Light: Well helloooo Kevin Ryan!
More Of: Captain Gates!
Hopes for 2013: That the writers and cast rewatch season one and two and remember that (a) the show is supposed to be fun, (b) Castle's not an idiot OR a bad shot, (c) Beckett's not a self-centred coward.
This season gets a C....it was a solid B+ before the last three written episodes.
The second scene in this episode was probably the most important scene; Will and Hannibal discuss Will's time loss. For that minute, you are absolutely convinced that Hannibal actually cares for Will, that he's worried about him. Until you remind yourself that he's a psychopath. I spent the rest of the episode wondering how much of Hannibal's gestures are out of concern and care, and how much are out of manipulation to keep his own path clear.
I would argue that Hannibal manipulates Will and Abigail because he has some measure of emotion towards them; he likes them and doesn't particularly want to kill them. I think that's why they showed him finger the scalpel for a second - he would kill Will if he HAD to, but he would rather have him around, so he played his mind games instead.
It's both fascinating and painful to watch Will get more and more unstable.
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