I usually love this show but last night - I was a little over the top. The reason? Jay and his story, as he told over the course of the show. It's not often that one will relate so closely to a character but I have to tell you: I did. Like Jay, I was living in a kind of a hell with my wife for many years (we married way too young, and just weren't right for each other, ultimately), and - like Jay - we had two kids. And, like Jay, I stayed with my wife until my kids were grown, for their sake. Might have been the wrong decision, but truly - I don't think so. Anyway, at the end of THIS episode, I kind of cheered.
Looks like a great episode and just the right kind of cliffhanger for the next season. You know - Mr. Gold scares me a heck of a lot more than the Major. She tends to wear her heart on her sleeve (her evil, vindictive black heart, occasionally tinged with regret and sorrow) while he keeps his hidden away. He's got games upon games going on, and none of us are going to privy to any of them until he chooses to reveal them. I think he'll be the dark entity to contend with during next season. (@Bored Now: your flickering avatar is very distracting. I'd love to read your comments but can't because of it)
Same here. I saw the first season on NBC and read somewhere that it was being resurrected elsewhere. Finally got SuperChannel here in Canada and am watching season 4. Can't find the other two season for sale anywhere.
@Reality checker: LOL!! I hadn't given any thought to the fact that yes, the body had been in the ground for months, yet they were able to pinpoint the precise time of death. It's CSI magic, obviously. Magic - I tell you!
I loved this episode, and was glad that Penny and Leonard didn't break up. We're seeing a new side to Sheldon, and that's great too. Intellectually he knows he's being played but yet, he can't get his foot out of the trap - and actually kind of likes it there. The definition of a conundrum. I just can't see their relationship going any further than that though: her seducing him with strawberry drinks and him gasping about being in hell as he partakes. : ) I didn't see the Howard thing either - he'd been harping all season about going on the space mission, and fighting his mother and Bernadette both about it, and now that the time is here, he's deathly afraid to go. I'm guessing the cliffhanger for the last episode will be him saying "Moscow, we've got a problem..."
Alex: you're probably used to reading reviews for movies you have yet to see. These are reviews for TV shows that we've already seen - and as such they function as retrospectives more than reviews really. I for one appreciate them - the reviewers' opinions gives me something to bite into, whether my choice is to agree with them or to argue about a point they've made. It's what makes this site live.
Ben, I think the series has shown that Eddie isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer. I can see Kevin guilting him into providing that info - along with the deceptive comment "I want to understand". He obviously didn't see it coming, because he had to ask "why do you want to know this?". Kevin's got a mean streak in him, provoked by the deceptions and betrayals both Eddie and Jackie put him through. That's truly realistic - I can buy that. He won't back down until Jackie is in obvious pain - but even that won't satisfy. If they kiss and make up? Now *that* would challenge my suspension of disbelief. Oddly though - I don't see that happening.
Peter: thank you for outlining so many of Nick's abilities as a Grimm. You're quite right of course: the fact that he can kick the ass of any Wesen who would otherwise clean a human's clock points to his superhuman strength. Although as you said: we need to see more of an obvious example of that. Frankly, I'd like to see Hank be shocked at watching Nick take on one of them singlehandedly. Something that becomes *obvious*. All this to say: it reinforces my belief that Nick is not human at all. He may not be Wesen but he's no ordinary human.
There was a little more action and hard-edged scenes in this episode, which is why I like it. I remain confused though about what it is about Nick as a Grimm that makes him so special and so fearful that "Angel Battista" (I don't know his name in the show) decided he couldn't take Nick on by himself - the he had to call in the Reapers. Is it that Nick has all of those special weapons? Or is it that he has incredibly good luck when fighting? Beats me. There's got to be something innate about him - some power - that makes him a fearful force to deal with.
And....Stewie got his first kiss from a girl. Or the first one that counted anyway. Maybe he's not quite the gay baby he thought he was. That was interesting.
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