I would not mind seeing less Alexis for the rest of the series. Too bad she did not go to Oxford, as she had considered. Had she, then we would have been missing her, not wishing her gone. The writers have done serious damage to that character. The crime of the week was decent, but nothing we have not seen before, on this show or others. The only thing catching my interest last night was the mention of Kate's aunt. I would like to hear more about her.
I voted a five. It was the first episode this season whose entirety I have watched. The premise of spending the whole season on one weekend doesn't appeal to me. But this one was very, very good. I particularly liked truth-telling Barney.
I have a couple of quibbles with the characterization of Zack. He is not in prison; he is in a psychiatric facility for the criminally insane, although he is not insane. He also did not become a serial killer. He killed no one. He became the acolyte of a serial killer. I was kind of surprised to see Wendell decide to stay and fight. I guess the actor has not yet received another offer from a television show good enough to take him away. I see that as odd, as he is a very good actor, and my favorite amongst the remaining squinterns, now that Mr. Nigel Murray is dead. But thank goodness for small favors, if another job has relieved the show of Finn. Can't someone offer Daisy a job on a long-running show elsewhere?
On the other hand, I like Dexter so much that I buy the hardcover books from Amazon.UK because the United Kingdom gets it three weeks before the USA does. And I have watched the DVD's of all the earlier seasons multiple times, and the most recent season twice, thus far. I really like the show. You are right. Tastes vary. For me, Bones became anathema after the Hannah debacle.
That dress looks like mosquito netting and curtains. At least Carol Burnett had the sense to wear the curtain rod to indicate the farce ...
"And tell us TV Fanatics, what did you think of Frank's buy back program?" When I was a child, my father told me in a conversation about heroin addicts (this was in the 1950's -- there really weren't any other drugs of concern at that time) that in his opinion, the world would be better off if all the heroin addicts were shot. He saw no useful purpose they were serving for society. I have thought about that conversation a lot over the years, as more and more street drugs became available, and the price became higher and higher, in destroyed lives, including the beloved younger brother of a childhood friend of mine, who fried his brain in college, and in the gestation of more and more criminal empires feeding off the populace. I would not have lifted a finger to start that buyback program, either. That Kelly at least attempted it before thinking better of her actions shows a lot of character. I think she was wrong, but it is a promising development in their relationship. Poisonous street drugs are kind of Darwinian, but effective, in weeding out those who are so stupid they should not be breeding. I expect that in these touchy-feelie times, that is not a popular view, but you did ask. That is my opinion.
Well, the tiger was death, but it was neither fire nor explosion. That's what was sticking in my mind. However, there was nowhere to run from the tiger, either.
So did I. It was a classless move, in contrast to the way he stayed with Beckett when she was standing on the trip plate for that bomb, even after the time had expired to be beyond the kill zone. Sometimes I think they get people writing these episodes who have never seen one before, or who do not look at the show's bible, or who think the viewers are too stupid to remember a few episodes (or years) back. Castle should not have run out like that. He went INTO Beckett's apartment when it was on fire, after it blew up with her in it. He stayed while she stood on the bomb. He did not run away from the nuclear device in the back of that van. This was utterly ridiculous.
When they do scenes at home, it is not very different. There is still very little chemistry between those two no matter where they are, any more. At home, there should be some steam. I see none.
I was not watching the scenes from the next episode, but that would be fine with me. I was picking up an attitude of contempt and ice from her towards Tim in the early parts of tonight's episode, and I do not like it at all. I have never been impressed with her. I like Tim and Abby together much better. I also liked that computer programmer/game player girl he was with for a while. Just not Delilah. And buying an unsolicited tuxedo? Way to try to manipulate! Far too much. It is inappropriate.
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