This certainly wasn't on par with most episodes but it was OK. I think having Penny, Bernadette and Amy want to be fairytale princesses for once was just fine, don't the guys wear their comic book costumes quite often? If anything seeing these successful female scientists still enjoy their feminine side might have gotten the schoolgirls to see you can be super smart and still have fun which is not the message they usually hear.
Raj's date was predictably boring. I don't see how having two people with so much social awkwardness is funny. This is even more tedious than the start of Sheldon and Amy. That only started clicking when they made her more normal.
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I hope he won't let his issues get in the way of his considerable talent again.
Once he was off the show, Heigl and Knight weren't talented enough to seize the day so it really was a loss. Grey's became much less interesting to watch.
Sorry Matt but you're misremembering this controversy. Isaiah Washington was arguing with Patrick Dempsey over the delays he had caused in filming that day and said he wasn't M.Dempsey's -insert homophobic slur- and shouldn't have to wait around if the other couldn't be bothered to show up ready for filming. T.R. Knight heard of the incident and was offended. He apparently hadn't come out yet but nonetheless saw it as a slur against himself and when Washington ignored his complaints on the grounds that he wasn't the one being argued with, Knight decided to air his grievances in public with Katherine Heigl siding with him.
A less charitable person might point out that, at the time, Washington and Sandra Oh were eclipsing even the official stars of the show Pompei and Dempsey and more so Heigl and Knight and that his departure in disgrace resolved that problem.But, then again, Washington had a drinking problem and was insensitive, and unprofessional, at least on the set that day.I hope he won't let his issues get in the way of his talent this time.
Raj finally got a girl and a storyline.Yay! Not to be picky, and maybe I'm biased because seeing Mayim Bialik in real life makes me know Amy can be made beautiful on the show at some point, but this girl didn't only look plain she looked scrawny and ill. I know it's not all about looks but, well, television is a visual medium. The show already has a frump with Amy no need for more. Raj is handsome and smart surely it would make more sense to cure him of selective mutism than have him settle for whatever he can get.
Fun with Flags was hilarious. Once Sheldon took Penny's advice about relaxing, he went so far with that idea that I thought for a minute he was going to forget about flags and make a pass at her. I loved seeing Penny and Sheldon interact both there and over the invitation to the play.
I'm glad a few of her friends got to appreciate Penny's acting. I hope they can find a way to exploit that aspect by getting her a theater gig in town.
Another excellent episode.I was glad to see Watson's training but not surprised that Sherlock is a good mentor. Sheldon on TBBT wasn't interested in people until recently whereas, in a way, they and their behavior, are Sherlock's life's work.He may be too preoccupied to be all warm and fuzzy but that doesn't make him unable to see when they do good work. Remember how he found a way to make Watson's family appreciate the importance of her work as a sober companion?
Having this be a double case was very clever.I thought the sociopath boyfriend was covering up for someone so when it was revealed that wealthy donors were infected by the top geneticist to research funds for his own illness it was a big surprise.Wish we'd been told the illness could be cured but then again, Sherlock is about the cases not what happens after he solves them.
I feel there's a tie for favorite scene between Holmes offering Watson a partnership and the perfectly acted scene where it was revealed that the man Bell was checking up on was his brother.
Favorite quote was ''I'm better with you Watson'' It felt honest and humble of Holmes.
I loved learning more about detective Bell and how it also subtly showcased that these characters all respect each other and hold the others in high esteem which is necessary for the audience to believe a police force would work with Holmes and Holmes would want to help them.
I'm glad it wasn't exactly about a murder, Doyle's mysteries also dealt with theft and con artists and those stories were every bit as entertaining as those dealing with murder.
I loved this episode. The entire cast was great as usual but Nathan Fillion outdid himself. That scene with the wounded kidnapper? Wow, just,wow!What this guy can do with just his eyes other actors can't manage with their entire body.
I did also wonder if this kidnapping is really about the Egyptian girl despite the 2nd set of kidnappers speaking arabic, it seems quite odd that of all the places where they could be taken, they would end up in Paris. Isn't that where Alexis's mother was headed a short while ago? I think I recall that at some point it was understood that this was where she lived. Ditzy women like her often attract the wrong kind of men or see things they shouldn't so I wouldn't be surprised if this wasn't about revenge for something in Egypt or on Castle's side.
Last I checked murder was a far more serious crime than rape so I can't see why the authorities would make a point of calling in the girl and her poor excuse of a mother and not the boy's loving mother to tell them they'd caught the man responsible for these crimes.
The episode lost something by being obviously aired out of order but I often watch reruns of shows so that wasn't such a big deal.
For once I didn't resent Sweets because, for once, his character was doing what his character should be doing: be a psychiatrist.
The storyline with Cam was just the right lighthearted touch although I have to say I can't fathom what kind of daughter(yes, I know she came late in Cam's life as a teen, but still)wouldn't tell her mom she was in town if only for the last day of her week-end visit.
The one glaring misstep in the episode was not having the murdered boy's mother back on at the end. While I understand the girl was also raped the night of the murder,not having both mothers there to find out the man who committed both crimes was caught felt off. It was as if they were saying that the only point in finding out the mover was the murderer was that it helped convict him as a rapist. Last I checked murder was a far more serious crime than rape so I can't see the authorities making a point of calling in the girl and that creepy mother of hers and not the loving mother of the boy to say they had their man.
Loved this episode. Our Sheldon is really growing up, when Amy finally had him cornered he flat out threw Penny under the bus and tried to put the blame on her.It may not seem like progress but his bothering to lie and scheme to avoid the risk of losing Amy by admitting he wasn't ready to have her move in is a pretty big step.
The more I see of Bernadette the more I dislike her. Howard may have thought he married someone like his mother but while she bosses him around like his mother she barely seems to have any affection for him which I doubt is the case with Mrs.Wolowitz.
About Raj, where's the girl he's supposed to meet?
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