It looked like an umbilical and was linking his abdomen to her navel. Disturbing, but at least to me - not sexual. Yes, we know Lexis DNA to be partially alien from last season.
Same feelings here, Lettie Mae was borderline even when she had somewhat of a reason to exist.. at this point she just has to go already. The thing is.. I have this nagging suspicion in the back of my head that the writers will involve her into the plot again, and it will be painful. What was the point of the Bill flashbacks? All I can come up with is wasted airtime.Time the writers could have spend on re-establishing Jessica and Jasons relationship or explain Erics strange power spikes. Remember when he was too weak to break a wall last week? Now he can take on the Yakuza-vamps. Lafayette, James, Jason and Jessica all deserve to be happy but a cheating round-about is really lame. That character relationship triangle deserve a lot more development. The only one in that circle I don't care for is Violet, at least she makes hating on her easy. What I enjoyed was Eric and Pam: Republic*nt!
Its really hard for me to hate on Jon Voight because I like him so much as an actor. That said, I still despise Mickey.. for all the reasons the show wants me too. That's a compliment I guess. I'm a little disappointed that we didn't get to see the bar-fight that was teased at at the end of last weeks episode tough. Well maybe there wasn't one, but Ray walking up to the bar with the baseball bat was just awesome.. ahh testosterone :) Ray approached the FBI director to try to get ahead of the mudslide that is the Sully murder investigation, all the while fully aware that he had to climb out of that hole somehow. It felt more like him trying to get ahead of a problem for the time with the goal to find a workable angle later. He was never in control. The director made that pretty clear when he went after Rays daughter. I liked that Abby stood up for herself, though I believe that Ray was in fact listening to what she said. He just needs time to process. Did Abby buy that underwear because she felt guilty for kissing her instructor or is this her way of trying to nudge Ray towards what one could only call more consensual intimacy? Like you said, she wan't rejecting him, she rejected the way he was using her for well, relief. This makes me think she was fully aware of her actions when she rewarded Ray for the house. What confuses me a little is how they make Ezra into this hard-ass now when they spend a good part of last season to show us how vulnerable the man supposedly is.
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I just don't like it if a show keeps beating me over the head with how evil a bad guy is, especially when they do it by adding more and more cliched bad guy traits instead of focusing on what they already established.
Scaring the rabbit off is what I expected of Matt.. The murder rage on the other hand, came out of nowhere. Good thing Dan caught it. I'm in the same boat. The Lexi story-line makes me cringe. Especially when Lordes is on screen. Makes the whole ordeal only worse. The father angle wasn't to hard to spot. Annes flashback from two episodes ago was the clue. The overlord was attached to Anne with some sort of umbilical after all.. and there was Karrens comment on this being "our baby" not just Annes. All in all, i liked the episode.
I'm fine with them coming across bad guys. The point I was trying to make is that the writers could have stopped at murdering druglord and it would have been plenty enough for the audience to hate him for good. Writing a "good" bad guy is hard.. piling on despicable traits is the lazy way out.
Why don't the writers have the crew fight the devil next time? This was just about the cheapest way of making an audience hate the bad guy short of making him a nazi-scientist.
This episode was amazing. Too bad Castle has this nasty habit of making the murder mystery rather obvious. Oh well. Still going to re-watch this tonight.
Alright, whats up with that annoying high pitch hum that's present trough 1/3 of the episode? I can't be the only one to notice. As for the show, I agree with the previous comment. Liking characters is not the same as "not-hating" them. Making everyone into a jack-ass is lazy writing. Oh and don't show me a close up of the "makeshift rope" you are having them swing on if it so clearly shows that its actually a hemp-rope with a little vine tied around it... I'm not going to nit-pick every little thing that strained my suspension of disbelief, but suffice it to say that there was enough.
So the key witness in a murder investigation just walks out of protective custody. Right past multiple MX units no less. How very ninja of her.. The episode being out of order is painfully obvious. Especially the off-hand comments. Was the flirty stuff too much for an early episode? Yes. cut that and add the "I have something for you" scene back in an episode later. Call it continuity. No one will know..
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