I love this show and I look forward to it every week. I didn't find the mustache bit that funny. There was another part I found funny (when Russ and Milt were driving in the car and Russ must have driven too hard while Milt was searching for something, and he fell backwards). That was hilarious. Also, something Kal Penn had said that I can't quite remember; but it made me laugh at the time. I didn't realise Pritchett was still on the job. I thought he had retired and that Russ had said he would have to come back to apologise to the guy when he realised he had messed up the case. He did come back and apologise, but I hated how he dissed Russ. Good for Russ in destroying the picture. I did think Milt would have taken the mic and added a personal thanks to Russ. I couldn't believe all of them just stood there looking down at their feet, and none went to at least put in a word for him. I'm sorry, but I was grabbing that mic and saying something. I felt so hurt for Russ.
What I liked about Milt's part in the back and forth was how he was trying to get Russ to open up about being honest and less sarcastic. He was kind of turning Russ back on himself, which worked for me. And he is hiding something. One of the lines they like to promote is "Big smile, big laugh, I love it here!" meaning Milt probably didn't make the decision, but it was forced upon him. Russ is as good as reading people as Milt is. :-) Thanks for commenting. This show needs some love!!
I adore Russ (and all things Dean Winters). I think the car bit would have been funny to me if I didn't read it as Russ' car was such a piece of crap that Milt couldn't maneuver the seat properly and fell backward while adjusting it. I just don't understand why he's do put upon as a character when he's a great detective who, before Milt arrived, was well liked (bringing donuts for the office and all that stuff). I kind of miss Milt and Russ trying to dig into each other's past a bit, too. That was fun and didn't get old merely because they're both misunderstood, even if only Russ is the one to understand that Milt isn't as clean as he seems. It makes them sympatico in a way.
I hadn't read about the car bit so I didn't have that insight into the joke. lol. But I still think it was funny. lol. I do agree that Russ is a good detective and wish they'd stop putting him down all the time. I would have to disagree about Milt and Russ trying to dig into each other's past. I don't find that Milt does that, truth be told, but Russ does it a lot, and to me, that did get old. I'm glad they've taken a break with it. Milt left, but he's here now, and to me people deserve their privacy. When Milt is ready, he should be free to tell Russ and whomever, what was his reason for leaving. Well that's my take on it. Always glad to read your posts and comments, Carissa.
I think it was a horrible move to kill him off. I think it would've been better to send him to Washington, cut his episode appearances in half so he could at least visit, then make next season the last. You don't just kill a character like Derek, and so suddenly. Also, if Christina, Addison, Burke, and even Izzy doesn't come back for the funeral that would be very disappointing. I really hope Shonda does right by the fans who've made this show possible for the last ten years. Either way Grey's has definitely reached it's end, there's no way this show survives another new cast, not with over half of the originals gone.
Neve Campbell should be there too!
What if the actor wanted to leave the show and he just told the show producer and noone else?
He wanted to cut his schedule down after his divorce to be with his family more and get his head straight. I do not think that is too much to ask.
They did NOT interrogate the suspect after he asked for a lawyer. They made comments, but did not ask him any more questions. Watch it again.
Spot on Observation re: Emma/Hook. What was the point of having him stand up all concerned if no follow up to him doing so? Its just like the 4A finale when they had Emma notice his missing heart TWICE but she didn't even bother finding out what was going on until Anna mentioned Rumplestiltskin and even then the return of his heart, a major plot for 4A was resolved in 3 seconds. This scene in Lily where he asks her whats wrong but doesn't follow up is very out of character for him and made his standing up useless, he could have gone to the library with her to research at the very least and been present for Regina's roadtrip suggestion. He's barely been in this season and as a reformed villian he should be the BEST person to talk to her about her potential for darkness. Regina is still taking hearts from innocent people so she hasn't exactly earned the right to tell Emma not to be dark. I liked their friendship scenes but Hook was a way better choice. It feels like they are unable to balance this season and are so focused on trying to force a Regina/Emma friendship they forgot that other characters would actually make more sense to help her. Not to mention this Regina heavy plot means virtually no development for any other character/relationship. I really hope next season they try to force in less and focus more on the character's they've created rather than give one character ALL the plot lines. Regina is in every single one and Hook has nothing to do this half of the season except support Emma and they aren't even letting him do that.
At that moment when Hook stood up, I almost yelled at TV, "Hook, follow her." It was almost like they glued the actor to the ground because you could see in his mannerism he was holding back. The actor knows that is what his character would do, but the writers wouldn't let him go there. I have never particularly cared for Regina. I was conditioned in S1 to despise her. S2-3 I no longer found her evil threatening just amusing, but I still couldn't care less about her. S4A her whining was insufferable, but she also had her moments that made her tolerable. Then, we get to S4B and I am actually starting to see the results of her redemption arc. I officially care about her character. I'm liking the idea of Regina, Hook, and Emma friendship on par with what we seen in the woods in "Sympathy for the De Vil". Because the writers have never given Henry a character arc--I can make the case he was always a plot device--the only character arc they can believeably connect Regina's to is Emma's. After all, Snow and David have no arc to speak of either and Rumple has been completely disconnected from everybody. What they need to do with Hook is give him something to struggle with. If Emma disappears to another realm or something at the end of the season, I have hope this will give Hook something to do in S5. I don't mind constant obstacles as long as they are together in the series finale. A&E have said themselves that they find deep character discussions and quiet moments boring for the most part. So, if people want to see any of the relationships last, they almost have to hope for constant obstacles as sign they will keep them intact.
As Mark and Lexie were killed, it was said too that it better fitted to theircharacter. I disagree with this argument. It’s only an easy way for Shonda tomake the buzz and an ending when actors leave the show! She killed too muchpeople. I’m not surprised anymore. As I wrote last week, the storyline ofMeredith as a widow with two small children in the 12th season willbe depressing and very similar as the one of Violet in Private Practice in the6th season, after Pete was stupidly killed. Furthermore, Sofia lostalready her father. Now, Zola and Bailey have to be orphans too (that meanstwice for Zola!!!). That’s very cruel. As Stacy said, the writers had couldleft Derek in Washington and sometimes mention that he visited Meredith and thekids or that she went in Washington. Thus, we could have a chance to see him inthe ending of the show, as Shonda did with Naomi and Sam.I think too,that Amelia won't appreciate, that she wasn't called. I hope (without big hope!)) that all Derek’s sisters, their mother, Addison and Cristina come at the funeral,and not only the staff of the hospital.
Zola and Bailey are not orphans. They have a mother. A orphan is a child with no parents.
until last Thursday, I missed Mark the most.
OK, Round Table people: what about Derek staying in Seattle, but in another hospital? He would be alive, together with Meredith and we could have seen him from time to time. It is really simple, there was no need to kill him off.
That thought occurred to me as well. He could have taken another head of neurosurgery job somewhere close and we could have just had mentions of him, same as if he stayed in DC.
Agree with you both! There are a ton of different ways they could have dealt with the actor's need for more family time right now. Shonda is just a vindictive and cruel person.
I agree . The fans deserved better . It takes no talent in writing to just kill people off.They were many other interesting ways she could have kept him alive. He could have survived the accident and needed a extended period of rehab and eventally taken another job as chief of neuro at another local hospital(va). He could have been cast in a few episodes with mer and kids extending into season 12 the last season of greys.
Can't stand Aubrey - I think she is lying about her brother - she's a hot mess for sure.
I agree with Lindsay and Allison -- as great as the Olicity scene was, it felt really rushed among the overall narrative. Their whole relationship arc skipped over the fun slow burn and went straight into angst mode this season, and while that scene worked perfectly as a goodbye, we know Oliver won't be gone for long. So I'm nervous about if/how that relationship picks back up once he leaves the League. I never thought I'd say this, but maybe a Flash-style timeline rewind would fix this season (especially if Oliver still remembers everything that happened).
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