Loved this episode. I almost died laughing at the amount of open doors in New York city. Sherlock's absolute lack of guilt and shame at lying so blatantly was hysterical. Joan was right. If he had bothered to concoct a better story, which, brilliant as he is, he could have done, the judge would have ruled for him. I understand detective Bell's anger at Sherlock. It's one thing to almost die for a decent guy, quite another to almost die for an a**hole like Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock does feel bad about what happened to Bell. I think that even though he is a bit of a sociopath, his personal code dictates that only the guilty should suffer. Having detective Bell almost die because of him must be chewing him up inside.
Great episode. Loved it! I think the reason that Kalinda betrayed Carey was because of Alicia. Neither Carey nor Alicia told her that Alicia was leaving as well. She thought it was just Carey and the fourth years. Kalinda realised that it was every man or woman for themselves. Besides, she had fulfilled the obligation she felt she owed Carey. She had to get back to working for the people paying her salary. I respect that.
Sex starved? Might as well call her a nymphomaniac and be done with it. Good review spoiled by disturbing sl*t shaming. I have never heard sex starved used to describe male characters, even when they show poor judgement like Lydia. Disturbing choice of words.
I see that no one noticed the shout out slash dig at the Bobby Singer character from Supernatural. The actor Jim Beaver who played Hannah's father also played the character Bobby Singer on Supernatural. The arsonist writing Bobby on the walls and Dexter going "Nobody calls an adult Bobby". Lol! Hilarious.
I dislike the VP more than I could ever dislike Brody. I know that Brody intended to blow up the VP and others but Carey said it best when she told Brody that an evil man Abu Nazir tortured Brody until there was nothing left but pain and then gave him something to love (Aisa), and then another evil man (the VP) took that away. Brody is not like other terrorists who chose to kill innocent people, he was broken. Most people, if not all, would break too given eight years of torture. It is not a rational thing. He simply needed to be broken again and put back together again, which is what Carey did. It's a pity that they had to stop Dana from reporting the hit and run because it would have torpedoed the VP. He would never become President if it comes to light. Mostly this episode showed exactly what type of man the VP is. Innocent American mother or innocent Arab children, this man does not care. Love this show.
I just loved when Finch referred to Riley as "bad code". It just shows the writers are on top of their game. It is not easy to get over something like what happened to Finch. Even if you don't agree with the opinions of someone that abused you as Root did to Finch, you still find yourself repeating their words. Thankfully, he had the presence of mind to realise this and retract his words.
@Dadesh64. The Real HR boss is actually the campaign manager of the guy who was running against the guy who was arrested for being the HR boss. Lol! It's just one of those episodes, isn't it?
Great episode. It was so frustrating when they didn't know that Tommy was the boltgun killer. Thankfully Audrey found the evil sister and with her the truth. The house on the island that the Teague brother saw at the end was obviously the "barn". I guess it's reappearing to take Audrey away, wipe her memory, keep her in suspended animation for decades and then spit her back out again. Question: When Audrey leaves, does the trouble leave as well? The boltgun killer is probably still alive. I wonder if he will still be in the Tommy body when we see him again. He is probably at least as old as Sarah, maybe more. He knows a lot about Haven's secrets for a young guy. I just hope he is not the Colorado kid's father. That will probably be Duke or Nathan during their time travel. On a side note, I can't believe the evil sister is being allowed to start a new life. Didn't she kill some people and fail to bring one of them back. I don't know if saving Nathan wipes the slate clean. Oh well.
Clever, clever episode. So many twists and turns and none of it felt forced. The joke Sherlock played on Watson was hilarious. I'll admit that when I first saw the actor, I thought he could not possibly be Sherlock's father but was happy to be proven wrong, and then proven wrong again, or was that proven right. Lol. The final scene made the episode. The mention of Irene sent shivers down my spine. This is THE woman. Ostensibly the one that sent Sherlock into a tailspin of drugs.
Another great episode and review. However, lol at the reviewer asking why Root thinks everyone is bad code. They just spent an hour telling you why. At an impressionable age, she saw an upstanding member of society kidnap (and ultimately murder) her friend. The police too lazy to run down the licence plate she sent them. The desperate librarian was more interested in finally getting a man, any man, even a child molester than in the truth. With all that plus her lack of family connections, her fearsome intelligence, and her obvious sociopathy, it is no wonder she thinks of humanity as bad code. She also grew up at the dawn of the information age, so the "bad code" tag is probably one that appeals to a loner who only had her codes for company after her only friend was murdered and she had to see the person responsible go on with their life like nothing happened.
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