Glad that Ellis & Dev are gone. Seriously wondering how they'll get rid of Julia's son, husband, and the whole "adopt a baby girl" subplot. Was she on prescription meds the whole time that made her hallucinate a family? Can't be because her writing partner had conversations with them. Turn them into pets with the same names? I'm intrigued... I like Karen & Derek's chemistry. But, always felt the timing was so wrong for them to engage in anything romantic because he's her boss and she needs to concentrate on her career. Hoping they continue to interact & are allowed to mature a bit. Couple of years of UST is fine with me if SMASH runs that long.
How cool is it that somewhere in Hawaii, TC's chopper from MAGNUM P.I. is still kept in decent 80's condition?
@sean - That photo was from a series of promotional shots that were released before Season 2 began. Has nothing to do with the episode.
I completely agree with kate below. The timing of everything is hilariously warp speed. Chaplin comments that COB has been gone for 9 days. 9 DAYS! Holy cow! How on earth did Hopper get all the way to Kylie in D.C. undetected when he was just in San Marina? We know all the SEALS are wanted by the administration. Christine's rescue all the way in the Philippines happened quicker than it took Sam to grow a day's worth of facial stubble. I'm confused about Christine's kidnapping. With a $5 million bounty on his head, wouldn't Sam have been a better candidate for kidnapping? He was right there. Doesn't make sense to me that they would let Sam slip through their fingers to go all the way back to the island. His wife is not valuable to anyone but Sam and Kylie. I guess James changed his mind about taking off for Bali. Good - take Grace, too!
The reviewer really didn't say much about the music numbers in this episode. So, I will. I agree with everyone who thinks that the Warblers would deserve to win Sectionals. Great choreography, spot-on synchronization where needed, and performing charisma from all their members. McKinley High's Gangam Style number IMO was very poorly filmed. The shots were way too close for the viewers to see the choreography. Why do a bunch of 3/4 body shots of individuals singing and waving their arms when it's a high energy DANCE number? The only thing I can think of is that our Glee members as a whole don't dance as well as the Warblers & they didn't want it to show. Problem is that it's very noticeable coming right after the Warblers. I really wanted to see Jake's dance skills after they'd been built up the entire episode. But, we got no more than a few seconds. Too bad. He looked great from what I could tell. More Jake dancing please!
Really enjoyed the episode. But, was a bit confused over Marley's nervousness. She kept crying that she didn't want to let anyone down and was feeling a lot of pressure. But, the girl didn't even solo! Tina had the bulk of the vocal work while Brittney carried the dancing solos. What was Marley wigging out about? Also, if Marley is throwing up that much, she should notice that her voice is being affected. You can't do that much trauma to your throat without your singing voice being negatively affected. For someone with singing ambitions, that is just stupid.
I always love these episodes of CSI - where the CSI teams investigate 2-3 separate crimes only to find they are all tied together. I guess what put this over the top was the sheer number of separate incidents that were connected, and how they were tied together. A hit man allergic to his plastic gun?!?! That was waaaay out of left field, yet somehow plausible. One correction: Bobby Reed came clean with the police because he knew he *wasn't* going to jail. He cut a deal to provide what evidence he could against the drug dealer and the associate that was arrested. What Bobby doesn't know though is that the case is still shaky against the dealer, who could be found innocent and order a hit on him again.
You would think that as the LOWEST-RATED network, NBC would strive to hold the viewers they have for their top shows. Instead, they make a bone-headed decision like this and shelve *both* GRIMM & REVOLUTION until March. Badly done, NBC. Badly done. I don't see CBS, CW or ABC doing this with their new shows (VEGAS, ARROW, etc.). Viewers are fickle and if you keep a show off the air for too long, they will easily find something because there are so MANY choices nowadays. Also, did NBC forget FRINGE is ending its run, too, in a few weeks? GRIMM could have easily added more viewers from FRINGE's following by picking up right after the holidays. And, yes, this press release makes NO sense because GRIMM airs in the hour *before* Rock Center is supposed to air. Why should Rock Center's new air date affect GRIMM at all?
Excellent episode! @stepphie59 - While certain things about comic book characters can be altered for an ongoing tv series, there are some absolutes that cannot be changed. One of these is changing the names of characters and giving them different identities than what is portrayed in the comics. Laurel Lance is Black Canary and Helena Bertinelli is the Huntress. Switching them around would be like turning Clark Kent into Batman, and Bruce Wayne into Superman. You DON'T do that. Period. What can be done is change the nature of Laurel's and Helena's relationships with Oliver Queen.
While I did sympathize w/Monroe losing his only family in Miles, there is still a lot of the story we don't know. For me, that means that Monroe must have done something, or broken Miles' trust so deeply, that it's irreparable. We do know one important fact - Miles was stunned to learn Monroe kept her alive after all these years. Clearly, he expected her to be dead. I think it was their plan to kill Monroe, and he had to leave her behind. That would explain why she was pissed he never returned to get her out. BTW, no mention of Tom & Julia in the review? I know a lot happened. But, that was one chilling monologue he gave to Aaron. Now that the power is back on, will he still be in a position of power? Seems to me the techies, soldiers & engineers would have an advantage over him. I did love the big smile Charlie gave to Miles when she saw him escape. The girl hasn't looked that happy since the premiere episode.
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