Not all "happily ever afters" last very long. My job is volunteering for a web site which hosts photograph of grave markers for relatives who cannot visit in person. Some of them will break your heart. And not all "happily ever afters" get sixty years together. There was a newlywed couple on that missing Malaysian airliner last month ... I think that since Barney is a shallow, immature, profoundly damaged person, and since Robin is as selfish as she is, their marriage lasted about as long as one could expect. And it was perfectly clear through nine years that Robin was indeed the love of Ted's life. I really loved the touch of showing up with the blue French Horn, and enjoyed envisioning how he stole it this time. I appreciated the way the story ended, except for those kids. They were always a pain, and they ended up a pain. My own niece is like that, though, so I suppose it is the way kids are this generation. I was quite satisfied with the ending. But I am neither young, nor romantic.
I think that it is fitting that Ted and Robin ended up together. They always had a connection ... I do agree that divorce is always sad. But then, I always thought that Barney's life was kind of sad. The episode showing him as a hippie in the coffee shop explained WHY he seemed so sad. It was nice that he finally got a person to love wholeheartedly.
"Good looking" is in the eye of the beholder. There are very few males in television who are more handsome than Simon Baker. The man is drop dead gorgeous. However, the actor playing Marcus is quite handsome, just in a different way. His "flattery" sounded sincere to me. And where is it written that only handsome or pretty people should be allowed to be attracted to other people, anyway? Have you SEEN the general population of this planet?
This totally reminded me of watching The Sting for the first time in the theater when it came out. What a delight! The way it played out was indeed over the top, but who cares? This was the best episode since before Red John was revealed, IMHO. I would be happy if they make this show into an offshoot of this new style. And I was never a Lisbon-Jane shipper, so I am pleased to see her getting some interest from a handsome man.
I think that Root WOULD die for the machine, but I don't see them having her actually do it any time soon. So I don't think she WILL die for the machine ... this season.
Besides his brilliant talent as an actor, it was a delight to see Keith Carradine cast as an old-time singer/song writer, since that is precisely what he is. He received an Academy Award for best song from the movie Nashville, which he wrote and sang. He has recorded albums. I was very sorry tonight that we did not get to hear him sing that whole song. I would happily listen to him sing for hours. He also did a memorable two-episode turn as a serial killer on Criminal Minds, and he was the most significant boy friend that Debra Morgan had on Dexter, Frank Lundy. His talent is endless. I know that Jimmy and his wife decided to adopt first, but there is no biological reason why they cannot conceive a child of their own. Perhaps that might be a good direction to go just now for that story line. They could try adoption again later on down the line.
Considering he said he has had two hip surgeries, I think that his physical limitations are severe. But he still has that wonderful smile, and a can-do attitude. He has more than a decade on me, but he did far better than I could. I think he will be voted off first thing, but I commend him for trying. And it was very good to see him.
I too was watching Cho, and noted that he never took his eyes off the guns pointed at him. Smart man. I never liked LaRoche, but I did appreciate that his last thought was for his dog. If Rigsby and Van Pelt don't take the dog, I would be very annoyed. They now owe him. I wondered whether the picture on LaRoche's desk, which we only saw from the back, was of his dog.
While I am pleased that Reid's mother is supposed to be getting mentally more healthy, I was sad not to get to see Jane Lynch play her again. I enjoy her appearances, whether brief or intense. She does her very well, and it sheds a great deal of light on Spencer's character.
I get happy when one of them uses the word "Always". I don't read spoilers, so I was surprised when Vulcan Simmons turned around -- but I remembered him right away. I think now, as I thought the first time he appeared, that his excellence at portraying an evil person must be why he was removed as the boss on Bones after the first season. He does nasty very well. I have never seen him do nice. The water torture reminded me of Ryan. These torturerers seem to have been more efficient at it than the ones who tortured Ryan. I recall he was a smart-mouth right up until the shooting started. Beckett seemed nearly unconscious. I imagine that is painful to film. Impressive to say that they moved all of that money in that short of a time .... I am very tired of this story line, though.
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