Yeah, loved seeing Madeline turn the tables on that mob jerk. She is badass!!! One of my favorite things about the show is the way the writers have Michael talk his way out of sticky situations in order to maintain his cover. I thought this episode was a perfect example (when Michael - and Sam - manipulated the situation and had what's-his-name call off the snipers). I wouldn't be totally surprised if it turned out that Burke was being forced into doing what he's doing by his unknown superiors. I don't think it's likely, just possible. Judging by his apparent lack of guilt at having to kill people I'd say it's even more unlikely. But you never know...
Based on talent whoever America chose would have been the right choice. Personally, I was pulling for Michelle. During x-factor last season I commented to a friend that the reason I liked The Voice so much more is because of the judges/coaches. The judges/coaches on x-factor were putting down the performers on the other teams as a way to make their fellow coaches angry. Whenever Simon and Demi were spatting, for example, they would take it out on each other by criticizing their pupils. That's just wrong. That's why I prefer the Voice. That and the overall chemistry between the coaches.
Nothing good to say about Rios other than her possible relationship with Sanchez. If there is a reveal coming up, I hope it's done well with all the characters displaying hilarious expressions in response. Nice to see Tao out in the field. The term "wip" was a nice touch (is that real or made up for the show?). I thought the procedural aspect of the ep was well done. Clever, the way they got the confession.
@Watches... LOL! #5 is so true. Worse mother situations here than even Disney movies have.
It's clear Stahma is pulling the strings in the Tarr household. I read somewhere that although she is from a higher cast than her husband and is full of ambition, their cultural norms make it impossible for a woman to take a visible leadership role in any situation. It was obvious the Tarr's weren't 'good guy' characters, but I was surprised by their actions in this ep. It seemed like the whole plague thing was just the background and catalyst for all the other stuff that was going on. It was all wrapped up too quickly, but personally that didn't bother me since there were so many other things to focus on.
I too noticed all those negatives pointed out in the review. Not the best ep. by far. Luckily we can always rely on Jim's witty comments to make the show enjoyable no matter the quality of the ep. as a whole.
When it comes to answering questions about the new season, you've gotta know that the writers are playing it close to the vest. Mr. Horowitz's replies, I'm sure, are enigmatic at best. Don't go "Counting your Crows" (awful joke)before they hatch.
I think it's best for all of Charleston if Hal admits what's been going on with him and Karen. At worst I think they'll lock him up(hopefully in a comfortable way)for his and the town's own protection while they try to figure out what's going on. Otherwise they risk revealing more information to Katherine. Seems like a no-brainer. Hopefully Maggie realizes this before she gets the chance to talk him out of it.Alexis' creepy, enigmatic smile at the end..! Nice touch! I'm not gonna try and speculate much about that situation. Although, like Katie, I hope some of the other characters start to see things aren't quite normal with her. I certainly think it would be bad for the show if questioning Anne's sanity becomes an issue. The season is progressing nicely and there are certainly a ton of directions for the story to take as it proceeds.
I'm liking this whole season more and more after each ep. The chemistry between Holder and Linden, especially in comparison to that between Holder and his new partner, is terrific! Yeah, great moment when Linden told him he was in the way. I think she said what a lot of viewers - and Holder - have been thinking since the first ep. The sarcastic way the two of them (Linden and Holder) discuss what's going on in their private lives holds a certain charm. I didn't think the P.O. and the mom's boyfriend were the same person either. I expected them to be, but when I saw him in the last scene, I thought they were different people.
Great premiere. Wasn't as difficult to follow as I thought it would be. However, I would recommend paying close attention if you're watching it live (as opposed to DVR). I admit I had to rewind a few times when I let my attention wander. What I find most intriguing is the procedural aspect. How Britten has to essentially work with two different partners depending on which reality he is living in at the moment.
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