I agree with Two Viviers, having Ezra so suspicious all of a sudden doesn't necessarily mean he is A. I mean, we complain all the time about the four girls accusing people too quickly, so we shouldn't jump right to Ezra. Honestly, it probably has something to do with his family. As far as we know, he has little to no motivation.
Just because something would come as a surprise, doesn't mean it is a good plot device.
So cute. =D
Wasn't lucas the one who tried to kill her, though? That seems kind of important...
I agree with the comments so far...We were already told that this episode was fantastic and then it got a semi-poor review. I definitely disagree, considering the episode seemed strong for the show.
My first issue was this idea that the episode had to be centralized around one character. Since when do episode's have to be around one character? Each of these characters had good stories and it was great the writers explored them. It was awesome to get more of a background on both Emma and Mike. In addition, Mercedes may have deserved the part, but Rachel definitely would make a great Maria and they saw that from the beginning. I expected them to be double casted early on. Believe or not, double casting happens a lot and typically, it doesn't go over well. I'm not surprised she walked out.
Santanna randomly coming back. Can't excuse that one. However...
The fantastic performances themselves deserve a higher rating. Not to mention some really well done moments with mike and his parents, kurt and blaine, and even Mr. Shue standing up to Emma's parents. The musical selections were spot on and fit very well into the plot.
I just don't think it deserved that poor of a review. Just my opinion.
I have to disagree with you, Rella, considering I'm a guy and I get told that my eyes are pretty all the time. Most guys don't get offended by it, unless they think someone is coming onto them.
In general I feel like all of these "plotholes" and unexplained ideas are necessary for a show of this nature. If everything can be explained as the story is unfolding, crucial elements of the mystery may be left out. This episode was, by no told poorly. It did a nice job of recounting the events leading up to the girl being brought in.
Also, just a note for the reviewer. I don't remember the girl being officially questioned for anything at all. As for the reason they were arrested, we don't know for sure. Obviously there is no reason to keep them there if there's no real crime being committed. The adults in Rosewood aren't the brightest, but there's no way the writers are completely ignorant.
And yes, we've all clearly understood that we're being strung along. That was evident when we learned that we won't discover who A is until the end. I'm personally not a huge fan of this decision, but I don't think that is, AT ALL, a reason to punish each and every episode. If you want to make that a part of your review, you mind as well change every review you've written for the first season of the show, when we were under the assumption that we could learn who A was at any time. I honestly don't think that's a reasonable excuse to lower a show's score if it's a problem that is outside of the show.
It may have been interesting if they were standing over Dr. Sullivan's dead body, but seriously, what fun would that have been? Are we going to just expect that every time someone knows who A is that they're going to just be hurt/killed off? That would be extremely poor writing and the way it actually ended may have opened up potential story lines to be uncovered in the future.
I have a feeling we don't know the entire Jackie situation either. Obviously there had to be a reason she keeps coming up over and over again. She didn't just disappear for the entire summer and show back up. A must have known Jackie was still interested in Ezra and when Aria pushed her, she came out of her shell a bit. It might not have been the best characterization, but to say that came out of nowhere takes me aback.
Whatever Jenna and Garret are revealing is obviously not the whole truth. All summer they've been suggesting little tidbits and we've just been taking what they say and assuming we don't know everything. This, once again, is something that hasn't been a complaint before, but all of a sudden seems to be an issue now.
Just speaking my mind here, but I'm a little frustrated reading these reviews over the past few weeks.
As much as I do enjoy reading the live-blog format, I don't think it works quite as well as a review, considering it's by-the-minute commentary. Keeping a separate review in addition to the live blogging will make for quite the duo, however.
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