Actually you can sing Happy Birthday now. A federal judge declared it to be public domain about a month ago. (Though that decision probably hadn't come down yet when this episode was filmed.)
Well first the whole idea of this project "Revitalizing the downtown" is about 3 years out of date. The downtown is pretty much finished. Currently they're working on the arts district where the new Red Wings stadium is going.(Also people don't protest condos going up downtown so much. Some of the other neighborhoods, yes, but the hipsters have controlled the neighborhoods around downtown for a while now. They've got a whole foods and everything.)I also am thoroughly sick of the whole "Detroit is a dilapitated wasteland full of crime" thing. Maybe it was 10 years ago. It's not anymore. The city is vibrant, and alive, and full of young people who are dreaming and creating and growing. And yet al the world sees is the broken down, crime ridden city of a decade ago. And every time an episode like this airs it just reinforces the stereotype. Another thing that really bugged me was "Grosse Pointe". Now it's true that The Grosse Pointes (there are actually 5 of them, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Point Shores & The City of Grosse Point) are one of the wealthiest areas of Southeastern Michigan, but one oddity of this wealth is the fact that most of the houses are actually pretty tiny. They're expensive but not very large, and even the houses that are larger tend to have fairly small lots. The whole "People in Grosse Pointe tend to live in large secluded lots" thing? It doesn't really happen. Grosse Pointe borders Detroit for goodness sake. It is a very urban area. Now to be fair, there are some large fenced in lots in Grosse Pointe, mostly in Grosse Pointe Shores, along the river. (Well kind of along the river. More like across the street from the river.) But even those wouldn't be set off from everything like the mansion on the show. For the most part, they're on busy streets with large subdivisions behind them. Hardly the type of place no one would notice something strange.
I really wish tv writers would do even a modicum of research about the cities they set their shows in.I mean you don't have to do a ton, but literally EVERYTHING they mentioned about Detroit was either completely incorrect or out of date.The episode was fine as a whole, but that completely through me out of the story.
I don't get it. How can they correctly note that Richmond is two hours from DC and yet act like Norfolk, (which is three hours on a good day) is 15 minutes away?
So excited to see the addition of Roy. I do wonder how long it's going to take to for him to put on a red hood and join Oliver as Speedy 1/Red Arrow/Arsenal/Red Hood. I know a lot of people think that Thea is going to be Speedy (there have been more than few clues), but I don't know... It just feels to expected.
Man am I going to miss JR. His scenes always are the most fun, especially since he always has plots within plots and you know that no matter how defeated he seems he's always gonna come out on top.Could not believe Annie shooting Rayland. He totally deserved it, but I can't believe that she went through with it. It's probably a good thing that they went that route though instead of having JR go to war with him, since Larry Hagman's death probably would have stalled that one before it even began.The only thing that could make this all better would be an appearance by the ORIGINAL Pamela. We still don't know her status, and her showing up would add a whole new dimension to the Ewing/Barnes feud.
Why does Aria spend any time at her dad's? Honestly, if I was in her shoes I would just stick to her mom's. She may be dating half the town but at least there's no fear that he's about to start attacking Aria. During that final scene I honestly thought Byron was going to start hitting her.
Lori,I like the hair well enough, It just annoys me that they aired em out of order
Was it just me or was Diane's character a little inconsistent with her previous appearance? She wasn't quite as much of a rhymes with witch last time around. Also as sweet as the scene between her and Gibbs was, I couldn't help but feel like his advice was a tad bit hypocritical. In Diane's last episode it was as much as stated that the reason she and Gibbs divorced was because he kept wishing she was Shannon. His telling Diane to accept Victor for who he is, is kind of like the pot calling the kettle black. The hypocrisy only grows when you realize that the one she wished Victor was is Gibbs (last time she openly stated that he was "her Shannon"). I'm not saying that I don't love Gibbs, however sometimes the writers try a little too hard to make him the perfect hero.
Thank you for commenting about the hair. It was bugging me too! Not that I dislike it, (though it does take some getting used to, I haven't seen Christian Kane with short hair in something since, I don't know, Close to Home, maybe?) but the inconsistency is driving me nuts.
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