I've been watching this show from the start. It's great. "Bo" played by Anna Silk, was especially known for her Nicoderm commercial, which sort of went viral. In case anyone missed it, here's a link to the video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeBIhm-x564
That beating that RZA got was a little predictable, but then - I think it was supposed to be, because we saw Samurai's face light up once Hank presented the problem of RZA cheating on his little girl - and how he couldn't do anything about it.
I like the way this episode worked. We needed a reason for Hank to stay in town, and now we have it, in the form of gentle extortion via Samurai's text: e.g. I took care of your problem, now you take care of mine.
P.S. I love the writing on this show, as evidenced by Charlie's little take off: "pardon? I c*nt hear you. I've got an ear inf**ktion. That's OK - I'll finger it out." (There was probably more - I can't remember it all."
I tuned in for this episode, just to see what I was missing (having only seen the first two of the season). I was hoping for more character development - or perhaps more *interesting* character development. Sadly, my choice to avoid this show was only confirmed. It seems a little sad and tired now, after Charlie left. I don't think it can be salvaged anymore - even in an alternate universe, where the producers fired Ashton and begged Sheen to come back, and he did. Too bad.
The idea behind any good show is to keep it as believable as possible. Allow for the occasional unrealistic coincidence but don't tax viewers' imaginations too far, because they won't forgive you. The story writers are getting so damned sloppy with this one. It's like each character has no idea about the possible consequences of their actions. Susan writing a cheque? C'mon. Or even visiting in the first place? No sane thinking person would do that.
These might actually be good actors, but we won't know for sure until they each find a spot on another show or movie. DH is not doing any of them any justice at all. I'll be glad to see the show end. Right now it's just fun trying to figure out how these unimaginative writers will manage to do it.
Man I love this show, even with the new characters. Laughed when we saw Charlie finally reach his magic number too. And I'm really curious as to how (or even if) Hank will get Karen back. Especially from someone as competitive and scary as Bates.
I deliberately waited until the end of the season and then watched the episodes back-to-back. Maybe it was because of that method of viewing that I actually loved this season. A number of things:
1) "pfft" is right - there's a decided lack of logic applied in this review.
2) the reason Travis didn't immediately grab Harrison as soon as he saw him had nothing to do with fear of the babysitter - quite simply the idea didn't occur to him until he saw the pic of Dexter with Harrison and realized he was his son. Harrison could have easily have been Jaime's kid (there's that logic thing, when one takes the time to think it through).
3) Deb apparently feels marginally OK with her incestuous feelings toward Dex because he's not her natural brother. OK it's still creepy and wrong (and frankly I was a bit creeped out when I learned the two actors were actually seeing each other IRL at one point), but at least it's not out and out incest. Still, eww. I agree with the review on this point, I think.
4) As "pfft" said, the Batista-Quinn thing is not done. It's a set up for the next season - I think Batista will still detest his partner through the season, even as Quinn remains close enough to Deb to finally figure out the secret she's keeping. Batista will end up negating Quinn somehow.
It was a good season, in my opinion. I liked it.
I have to echo Nixenkind on C. Orlando's review - very well written. I can see how Cho would say that it took the murder of Jane's family to make him a better man, even though I disagree with him.
This episode is one of those works of art that requires each viewer to bring his or her own interpretation to the character of Jane, based upon one's own experience. In my case, my view of him comes from a belief that each person is made of multiple layers. "Kind hearted" and "narcissistic" are only two of many potential aspects of Jane's personality. Like any of us, there are many many more. Only the less experienced and more myopic individual would conclude the either/or, or "black vs. white" approach.
As for the scenes, there were a great many in this episode that warranted a five star rating: the scene where Jane's colleagues first see Jane being worked on after almost being drowned: the worry on their faces cracks their usual stoic facades. Or the final scene, where the anticipated horror shows first on Lisbon's face, and then the final shock and overwhelming sadness on Jane's after he opens the door.
This was a magnificent episode.
I like the constant creativity of the writers for this show. This one was completely unexpected from end to end. Unlike other shows, this one wasn't predictable at all. Even though fans will use this one to try and predict the story arc in some of the other episodes. Prediction: we'll likely get it wrong every time.
Really *really* like the visual euphemism gag, with the kid smokâ€”I mean eating one of Marshall's "sandwiches". :)
I don't think Ted and Robin are done just yet. Maybe she was narrating her dream of ending up with him to her fictional "kids". We already know he's a goner if she ever gives him the nod, but what we didn't know to date was how intensely she might feel about him. If this "narration" is any indication, that feeling is pretty strong.
Listen to me, talking about "feelings". I have to go now - I hear my Man Card calling my name.
I keep getting this nagging thought that Jane is actually Red John. It's probably stupid and it likely doesn't make sense, when you look at the episodes, and the panicked look on his face when he suspects Red John is about to (or has already done) something nasty. But... a split personality would do it.
And those ominous red faces on the wall, with the eyes that seem to be shaped like his......
Amanda's character is now pretty much defined. Despite her elegance, charm and poise, the woman is a serious masochist, as we saw by her intense frustration when she was interrupted during her torture of Berkhoff. Amazing.
I kind of expect that we'll see Michael's kid and the boy's mother both killed while he escapes, making him that much more dangerous. That episode will also affect his relationship with Nikita, and not in a good way, because their deaths will push him over the edge (remember: he lost close family members before).
Alex will succeed and in the process become the very same kind of person she despises. Much to her chagrin, she is becoming more like Percy than she would care to admit.
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