First of all, I don't deign to speak for millions of fans in writing my reviews. But is it really unreasonable to think that we'd all want to see the close of the Pelant storyline, for one reason or another? I don't think so. Yes, it was premature to say that this is starting out to be a mediocre season. I'll cop to that. But the show has lost much of its former luster. Something changed when ED got pregnant and the Brennan storyline was changed to accommodate that. I don't find this to be the gripping hour of television it once was. I did actually hear them mention Buck and Wanda. I was paying attention. My point was that they could've gone as themselves but off-duty. There was no need for the cover identities.
The Friday night move is a death knell for this series. And it's time. As for taking her into the cooler, I thought the entire point of introducing a hotel known for its discretion would be so that he cold take her there and tell her the truth under the guise of a getaway to mend their relationship. But nope.
My husband's comment at the conclusion of the episode was "HOW did the Marshall not know who Saxon was!? It's his job to catch wanted people!" So, yeah.
Dex's insistence that they go to Argentina is because that's where Hannah was supposed to end up with the boyfriend she testified against who jumped in front of the bus at the beginning of last season. I can't think of his name (and I'm too lazy to search, apparently). The two of them were from Alabama but they talked about having a farm in Argentina. Dexter suggested Argentina because he knew Hannah wanted to go there.
I don't think the brain surgeon story is done. Something tells me that was all too easy.
@Emily--I wrote this review after watching a screener Showtime provides to the media. As such, there were no previews.
And finally, Mellie and Fitz don't have a relationship at all. That's why they're not in the running for best or worst. They have a tenuous partnership and that's it. They are equally awful to one another.
And cheaters DO cheat because they want to feel powerful. Look at Fitz' life before he met Olivia. Cyrus, Mellie, Big Jerry--everyone always telling him what to do and when to do it and how. Cheating is maybe the first thing he ever did for himself to exert power over his own life. And when he can't control Olivia, he loses it.
It's laughable that you guys think I don't like Fitz and Olivia because they're in an interracial relationship. Absolutely laughable. It's not that I *don't* like them. When they're good, they're great. But when they're not good? They're downright volatile. He's taken shots at Olivia that she's never thrown back at him, so if that's love? It's not a love I personally want to be a part of. I understand that their relationship is central to the plot of the show. Scandal wouldn't be Scandal without it and so I'll endure it because I love the show (contrary to what you guys seem to believe). But I hate that it gives the impression that "real" love has to be full of angst. That THAT is what real, healthy relationships look like.
@Kay and KR--My apologies. I Youtubed that scene and rewatched it and yes, the sex was consensual. I see now that she slapped him before they had sex when I had previously thought it occurred afterward. Again, my apologies for misremembering a scene from several months ago.
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