I totally agree with JJA. This was as good as action gets and wonderful relationships between the characters. I will be so sorry to see it end, but thank whoever had the good sense to finish it up properly and a BIG bang.
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So much going on with unanswered questions, that I wasn't compelled to really care about. When characters I find interesting disappear, I'm disappointed. I mean the duplicitous Claire, Agent Kyle (I heard his last name but forgot it), Dad played by Roan from Nikita, Brooke the step thingie, Sarah, J.T.s girlfriend, even Joe Bishop.
I'm glad for Season two and think they'll get the storyline in order and focused, otherwise I won't be able to focus and that's when I stop watching.
I have watched this show from the pilot and really enjoyed it as it progressed along. Mostly because I like this modern day take on one of the fairy tales that I adore, that you love what a person really is and not what they appear to be.
Gabe was a great threat, but a not so great monster and Tyler was killed off before we knew what Muirfield did to her. I liked the banter between her and J.T. and their roles could have furthered the storyline. I miss Evan. I kinda wish Cat and Vincent were as witty as Tess and J.T. Keeping lovers from being together and their fight to overcome the odds is what makes a show like this worth watching. I think they did that at the very end and in an interesting way, but getting there wasn't as engaging as I thought it could be.
Everyone seemed to agree that the procedural police drama wasn't very good or necessary, but I liked it because it gave context to their love story and made Cat seemed less one dimensional.
This is the best of television. Smart, entertaining & for adults. The cliffhanger was leaving us wanting more and anticipating Season two!
Lucy Liu portrayal of Watson is brilliant. She is so quiet and reserved and smarter than most of the characters on the show. I like the fact that she's a ball buster without having to be a total bad ass. I love Women characters who class it up. Sherlock's appeal doesn't revolve on his good looks and smoldering intent. Jonny Lee Miller plays him as the quirky, damaged & vulnerable character that we can actually empathize with.
(BTW, I love BBC's Sherlock, but its apples to Elementary's oranges)
There are so many TV shows that might be worthy of my time, but I don't have a lot of extra time to devote to TV and I'm glad I chose this show to follow!
Maybe I'm not connecting the dots, but what's the secret Evan discovered in the files that Vincent knows about? And as much as I love seeing these two together, I think I love the struggle to stay together, very hot.
I love the complicated mythology of this show that keeps you guessing. Lots of crumbs to follow. This episode was interesting and I was engaged by Gabe's backstory, but the cartoony fire jumping not so much. I'm probably in the minority and apologize to the vocal fan base if you take exception to my views. Rawr!
You're reviews are golden! Love the recaps and your comments. BTW, Tess interviewed the girl who said the vigilante had cat like reflexes and yellow eyes... After the interview, Tess saw a door marked New York water and power (something like that) and she went in. The walk through with dark tunnels the flash light beam, her foot steps echoing. Convenient, but it worked for me.
I loved the last scene where they flash back to when Nikita was a recruit "playing" around with Michael. Wow, have these characters grown.
Excellent review, you make me love this show a little more than I already do.
I continue to love this show. I watch it because of Maggie Q, who is the best female action hero!
The best thing about this show is they gave the fans what they wanted (Nikita + Michael = True Love), but then they've made their relationship a humongous struggle, which propels the show on, because they have to work at resolving the issues they're faced with. It's a winning formula.
The other thing I love about this show is it's not just for chicks, dicks find it worth watching too.
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