If we are talking about murder, then Oscar has to be at the head of the list. There has been bad blood between him and Scotty for a long time and it has only gotten worse. Noah might have had a reason when he first found out that Scotty got Whitney pregnant, but not now. It is water under the bridge. Cole has no reason to kill Scotty, except that he is a pain in the ass. There is no evidence that Alison slept with Scotty, except from Oscar, not an unbiased observer. All those phone calls from Scotty where probably him trying to get Alison to sell her house and invest in his nightclub. While I am at it, Oscar should also be entered into the “who got Alison pregnant?” sweepstakes.
The reviewer is ignoring the rules of TV dramas. If you don't witness the death, you can't conclusively say the person is indeed dead. Simone is probably dead, but since this is a series based on a Coen Bros. movie, there is a scene in the woods during Miller's Crossing where someone chose not to shoot the person. Moreover, we heard no shot nor did we see any visible blood on Bear when he walked back to the car.
Maybe season 3 will be about her, after she is banished by Bear. Maybe she moves to Duluth and has Mike Milligan's child, who cuts his teeth in the hit man game with a young Lorne Malvo, and they have run ins with that weasel Lt. Ben Schmidt.
As much as I would love to see their love cild be Malvo. the timeline doesn't work. Malvo would only be 25-26 as Season 1 takes place in 2006.
Oh, I definitely don't think that Simone's death is set in stone -- that's why I qualified it with an "if" in the review. Though I am certainly leaning towards Simone being dead. Bear's reaction in the woods and the way he slammed his car doesn't make much sense if he let her go. Also, like I mentioned, other TV dramas have done similar off-screen deaths where the person was truly dead (The Sopranos, for one). Either way, I'm sad to see her off-screen; she was a really interesting character. And had such great lines!
Most other people have nailed it on the Caskett relationship.Can I just say if they love each other then why has Castle not told Beckett of the reason for his two divorces and thus the reason for his behaviour post Gina.Why has Beckett not told Castle about how his books helped her through her mother's murder. She tells Sorensen but not Castle??? By the way you do not have sex until a problem is actually solvedMake-up sex is just that. You are making up after a bad problem.Sex involves not just the physical but intellectual and emotional. If only Caskett ( and the writers were mature adults). Pi Business. Has cost him a fortune Probably has a minimum very costly lease for Manhattan CBD property plus not one but two very costly fit-outs which would very easily run into six figures.He writes one book and would possibly get a $1b in royalties and it is fun.No choice really. Martha is and always was an airhead a very selfish self centered one at that. Of course she would treat Beckett with kid gloves. Hayley has tech skills like that. No way Jose'. Do the writers forget what she did originally? Where did she gain those skills from. A Captain does NOT go to investigate murders. She does NOT go to the morgue. She is a Captain not a detective. Indeed if she was a decent Captain she would have filled the vacancy in homicide already. Why hasn't Espo and Ryan complained? Why are they wearing such shocking Jackets? Can we stop having Castlke actl ike a little immature kid and as a grown up. How can we take Beckett and Vikram investigating to find Mr big seriously.Beckett was an A/G agent for 5 minutes and Vikram even less in I/T. Bring in Jackson Hunt. He finds him and kills him.
Long as it's good as the movies.
I agree. But they can't do "Tremors, the Series" (which would actually be a second incarnation) without Burt Gummer. Otherwise, this is great news and I'm psyched!
A three-hankie episode, for sure. *sniff*
The lovingly-sarcastic banter is the best part of Major Crimes. Each character brings his or her own complex personality to the mix. As for the ER doc you called Dr. Obnoxious, I thought she added a bit of salt to a storyline that could easily have dipped into the too-sweet category. Good to see someone who was clearly competent and would do right by Flynn but who stayed out of the department's business. All in all a great show. I take hope from the previews that concentrate on the next case that there is a happy resolution to Andy's surgery.
Christine, great review and I agree with most of your points because I liked this ep for the most part but like you it left me unsatisfied. Here is my theory on what happened. I believe ep 8 was edited during the 3 week break between ep 6 and 7 to possibly do some damage control and to stop the ratings from tanking even more before winter break. The show runners had no intention of reuniting Caskett before the break originally that is why Castle accepted so readily to take her back at the end of the ep, there was no ep 9 before winter break to let him tell her at the end of ep8 that he had to think about taking her back and giving his decision in ep 8. If ep 8 had really been planned as it played last night, I believe the writers may have used one of the useless ep 3 to ep 6 to plan for Castle finding out what kate was up to in ep7 and using ep8 as castle's " I thought about it and yes I want you back " episode. To me this would have had a much more dramatic and believable effect on the show.
I also thought that whole thing with Renard came out of the blue. The only thought I was left with was maybe we are returning to whatever Sean's plans were in Season 1, which makes sense given the show is going to return to the keys. It just might be odd now because, at most, we will all just kind of look askance at it and not that he's the bad guy or anything. I also have no idea how Trubel found Nick, though I started to think, the location might not be secret, the fortress just might be impenetrable (its my concern with the sealed door, not that it has anything hidden, but that we made such a point that Nick couldn't open it that I guess when he finally has time to explore again, its open). I have doubt they actually turned Trubel against Nick (I would have serious doubt that would work and I trust Trubel enough to know she'd play along) but I fear a tracker has been placed on her somehow.
It was a great episode, but Megan's death was certainly a downer. I kept holding out hope that she would go into remission and live awhile longer. It would be nice if some good could come from this and not be for nothing. Although it will be nice to get Sly back with the team and out of the hospital. I hope it's not another 15 years before Walter sees his parents again.
OK, old thread but...why not post images of the BOTD online and see if someone could crack the code? And/or use the images themselves and keep the original locked up? Should have been online somewhere if it was in a museum before. Same with taking it to Rowena. Lazy storyline written with a Baby Boomer/early Gen X mentality trying too hard to be hipster.
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