Oh, meant to add that I really didn't like the parking space episode because I thought it was one of those where Sheldon is truly nasty and unlikable -- but I thought Sheldon was really funny in this episode, like this is how they should show his obnoxiousness, him being socially obtuse rather than when he's cunningly nasty with no restraint at all.
The girls were all funny too -- and Raj sure needed someone who could have slapped him upside the head!
I would pick Leonard for tenure. I also think the university would too (of the 3 of them). Remember how everyone at the school was excited about Sheldon moving and conducting his classes online?
I agree with @Will A about the episode and especially about Lily (remember when she told Haley's former boyfriend to get out, that "this is not a hotel"?). My fave moment this ep was Claire putting out the toaster and then pointing it at Phil, "Step away from the children!"
Brennan was perfectly in character. Great, fun episode. I enjoyed it thoroughly -- including the drunk imitation Judge Judy. The reviewer doesn't like too many episodes anymore, but, even when she doesn't like an ep, she always covers the bases and leads into subjects for commenting/agreeing,disagreeing.
@Michael - Your comment is completely out of line. Someone took you to task for hanging onto an ancient quote as justification for your feelings -- and your response is not anywhere near as polite (if you believe someone is mistaken, that's way different than calling them a liar). You've always been quick to call people names. Please stop it.
Palmer reminds me a lot of Daisy on Bones (at least Daisy until this season when she seems a little subdued).
What I loved about this particular episode is that shows tend to treat the costars as second rate side-kicks -- but here we're given a picture of a very competent, successful cop who probably had higher-ups embrace and advance his career early on just like Beckett (and her dead superior) and just like the mayor supports Castle. Ryan is good at his job and others have seen it. He's a detective because he earned it -- and we don't usually get to know that about co-stars on TV shows. Nice episode!
What I'm semi-not-happy about is that the premise of Castle is being slowly dumbed down to a cliche. The premise of the Peter-Pan-ish, imaginative, creative son of an unwed, disinterested, self-centered starlet (who's growing wiser as she gets older and grows up until she's become a mother and grandmother) being a best selling mystery writer who would be interested in working with real cops (and especially one who looked like and was as interesting a person as Beckett) is edgy -- but typical mini-series lost fathers and his mother turning out to be mother-of-the-year and now his becoming a writer only at a late age do to guilt (he didn't build that?) isn't necessary and seems to forget all that came before!
I've advanced this before so do here again -- If the problem CBS has with renewing or not a show with 9 and 10 ratings (generally, not 18 to whatever age group) is that they do not own it and so make less money than they would with a show they do own, that is also a plus on whether or not The Mentalist will return next season. If (like Glee, for instance where the stars are tied up for 6 seasons) the cast is under contract for another season, the producer/owner can sell his show to any network if CBS doesn't renew. The Mentalist's ratings should be high enough to impress somebody!
I'd trade Clark -- but only because he's the least eccentric which makes him the least interesting squintern. I also think they've toned Daisy down enough this season that she's not so over-the-top-tooting-her-own-horn annoying. She's always seemed to me to be the best and the brightest of the squinterns, but there was always too much whiny garbage in whatever she had to say. I don't think there is as much anymore.
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