Bummed about The Secret Circle.
I agree with Nick. This was a throwaway episode, really. Criminal Minds just did the same thing in providing a mostly boring episode that did not change anything at all. Is this industry practice - making the penultimate episode a kind of comma before the big bang of the finale? Fine, Nick saw a Wesen change, and Juliette now has some sketchy DNA that she can't explain. My question is: so what? If the writers were trying to be subtle, they succeeded - to the point of being boring.
I'm with Dreamrose on this. The reason the Reagans are unapologetically religious is because the show itself is brutally honest. There is no hubris here - and that makes for compelling drama. We *care* for this family, with all of its warts. Missing from this episode was the minute-by-minute tension around the terrorist threat. We hear about the takedown but don't see it. We aren't privy to the work that is done in finding them. I think that's a mistake. It occurs to me that the rest of the episode - the brothers fighting, the concerns about Mother's Day - were all truly well done so I know that it would have been impossible to get it all done within the hour. Perhaps it should have been a 2-hour finale instead. If they had done that, the day by day normality of everything else would have stood in starker contrast to the looming threat.
Awesome! I wasn't a fan of the Samurai portion of this season. He was too dangerous and unstable. And the story with his character interrupted the flow of Hank's world just a bit too much. Even though his ongoing love of Karen is old, it's what defines Hank. It's what makes us care about him, no matter how far off the beaten path he goes. The Samurai thing was a complication that didn't advance the narrative at all. It tried to create a new one, and failed. I was willing to suspend my wariness at the beginning of the season, such is my respect for the writer(s). But felt disappointed at the end. Hopefully, this announcement about Maggie Grace represents a return to the story arc we know and care about. Even maybe l-word a bit. :)
The Division story has reached its run. Time to bering it down and reveal the newest more menacing international organization. So... I think Percy will die, although I doubt it will happen very easily. In fact, I think what's-her-name - the girl who plays the Burkhoff role for Percy - will be the one to do him in.
Vegas. Almost anything with Michael Chiklis has promise.
Looks like Cassie and Adam now have a propensity for evil while Diana and Jake will be the ones to pull them back from the precipice next season. It's a great and provocative way to end this season.
Tanya! Thanks for that - I had forgotten about where the tiara came from. I cringe every time Howard's mother says (shouts) something at him, and he shouts back. Can't even imagine a universe where that would be normal for me. Yet....it rounds out the group dynamic doesn't it? And now we're seeing that mirrored just a little bit between Bernadette and Howard (who keeps making Freudian slips by calling her "Ma" - just in case we missed the parallel, obviously). : ) I love this show. I'm so grateful that someone suggested that I watch just a few episodes a few months ago, and I did, and then went and bought the full seasons so that I could catch up.
This is a great review about an even greater TV series. I sort of watch in awe of Michael Emerson, as he flips back and forth as Finch between years ago in the story, when he was normal and fit, and present day, where he is stilted and often in pain. The man is just that great of an actor: he's consistent all the way through. The developing Carter/Fusco story is fun to watch, and now we have the Alicia Corwin thread now making its debut. I'm still curious about Carl Elias, and where he's gone and what part he has to play in all of this (or any of it). It's all just so very very good. What an amazing show.
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.
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