@Nikki - Thank you! So, Emma still has the compass while Cora & Hook have used up everything they needed to find Storybrooke. Got it. Still wondering where the heck they got that pirate ship though...
LOVED this episode. I think Cam & Arastoo make one HOT couple, and I doubled over laughing when Hodgins' gasp upon discovering the attraction mirrored what the audience was probably thinking. I don't think Arastoo is as young as the other interns. IIRC he was depicted as getting a late start in medicine, having spent time in the Middle East as a translator prior to starting medical school. In this episode, we also learn he is a political exile dating back to the 90's, when he was a college student. So, he's probably in his 30's. Fine with me. Cam needs some romantic action in her life. Can't all be blood & guts week in and week out. BTW, someone asked where Finn is, or Wendell. Just saw the actor who plays Finn on THE GOOD WIFE. The actor who plays Wendell just appeared on GRIMM.
Excellent episode! But, people, help me out here. I'm losing track of what happened to the magical elements. 1) Compass - Snow & Emma used it to get back to Storybrooke. Its purpose has been fulfilled.2) Magic Bean from the Giant - Cora & Hook used it to find Storybrooke. Alas, this implies that Hook killed the Giant since it was hanging around his neck, right? 3) Enchanted Tree Dust - Still in Cora's possession & never used because they had the bean instead, correct? BTW, did anyone believe Hook when he told Emma he wouldn't have left her behind like she did him? He would have slit Belle's throat in a second for no good reason if Regina hadn't stepped in. Then, he turns around & catches Aurora's heart & tries to act heroic. No, he doesn't have a heart of gold. He has a black heart & a survivor's instinct.
CONTINUED...3) Kylie, Christine, Grace & the Admiral - I like the whole Charlie's Angels vibe going down in D.C. But, what is the purpose of Christine going on that ship? I don't get it. How can she possible help her husband out in Micronesia? They were getting so much more information from Paul by listening to his conversations with the Sec of Defense. They could have continued to tape them. Why no scenes of Kylie trying to find out what the hell happened to her Admiral ally? She can't always be at Christine's house. There have to be other angles she's working, or people she's trying to fool. Finally, why no mention of GRACE dealing with her dad vanishing for one second? Too many plot holes, and not enough time to deal with them.
There were a couple of weaknesses that I thought could have been written better: 1) LR isn't a procedural. But, the first rule of defending your client is to try and get evidence in your favor. Why didn't Grace even ask for the clothing the woman wore on the night she was raped? If events happened as she claimed, her clothes would have been torn. Sloppy. I know the plot turns on having the islanders riot over the not guilty verdict. But, please, your audience isn't stupid. Which brings up... 2) Islanders rioting. Um...why write these poor folks as being stupid? Because that's what their actions are. They aren't wrecking anything that the sub crew values. They are trashing their own village, including the victim's workplace. So, nice support you're showing her, people. *sigh* ...CONTINUED ABOVE
I have to believe that the timing of this episode may be concurrent, if slightly before, the COB being kidnapped. Once Chaplin finds out what happened to him, I seriously doubt ANY of the Colorado crew would stand at a table in a sham court situation with Serrat under any circumstances. Also, the islanders would lose any credibility with the crew if they continued to allow Serrat to go unpunished for such a heinous act. Another good episode. I'm so sad we're not going to see a second season. Why can't DirecTV pick this up like they did DAMAGES? It doesn't have to run for 22 episodes to be effective. Don't most of the cable series run 12-15 episodes a season?
To clear up the eye color issue once and for all, eye color (like hair color) is one of the few human traits that can be inherited by degrees. In fact, eye color has so many subtle colors involved that it's rare for a child to be an exact match when one's parents have two completely different eye colors. I am Asian with dark brown eyes. My husband is Caucasian with very light blue eyes. Our children have eye color that ranges from medium brown to hazel. They have even changed color as they've aged. So, in ELEMENTARY's case this week, it wouldn't be possible to inherit dad's baby blues unless mom also had a blue-eyed recessive gene somewhere in her DNA. Hispanics can also be blond & blue-eyed BTW. It isn't that rare.
Another solid episode that builds on what came before. Laura/Katherine may become the female equivalent of Savino/Lamb. There weren't many females in law enforcement in the 60's. So, it will be interesting to see how Katherine's survival skills play out and the kind of line she needs to walk to stay in her job. Another thing I like about the women on this show - they aren't mannequins, physically or otherwise. They are smart, saavy, and trying to carve out a place for themselves in their respective worlds. Sometimes Quaid's growling goes over-the-top for my taste. But, I liked his quiet interrogation of the cashier. He knows how to change his demeanor to get results. He isn't always a bull in a china shop, and anyone who knows Lamb's history should realize he didn't survive to this day by behaving in one way. If there's one thing I want more of though, it's Jason O'Mara! More Jack, please!
OUAT is really speeding along now. Decent episode, with some pretty inconsistent character moments. I do like how they are proving the old adage, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." There may not be loyalty among thieves. But, when revenge is the goal, boy...it makes for some very twisted alliances. For a powerful magician who has been shown to be two steps ahead of her daughter and Rumple 98% of the time, Cora wasn't written very smart in this episode. Why did it take Hook to show her how Aurora could be used? Uh, no. That is NOT Cora, the woman who outsmarted Rumplestiltskin. Cora, heart collector extraordinaire, should have known this all along. BTW, Aurora's manipulation & the entire zombie army isn't consistent with what was shown previously, specifically with the Hunstman/Sheriff Graham. He didn't act like that, and he still had a conscience and his own will when Regina had his heart. Get ready for a cliffhanger next week!
Isn't all this speculation about Red John just a waste of time? They are going to make him whoever they want, regardless of what the fans are reading into various characters. I really enjoyed this episode. But, the final scenes sent a shiver up my spine. I have no idea if Volker is RJ or not. But, he is clearly a sociopath in the same league who is gunning for Lisbon. His methodology is similar in that he manipulates others to do his crimes, and he taunts law enforcement to prove that he is the killer. The one interesting thing is that Volker and Jane NEVER met. Don't know what that means. Maybe nothing. I just think we're going to enjoy seeing all these plot threads unfold.
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