It's a C from me. Something formulaic and routine creeping in. The focus on the other more natural dangers faced by survivors was interesting and gave a new layer to the show, but using it as a catalyst to get rid of Carole was a little weak. I give it a C because I feel the show has lost a bit of focus. I'm slightly alarmed by the destruction of the prison and the survivors being back on the road. We've seen all that. Done all that. I can't help thinking that the show is going to be a little self limiting - on the road or holed up somewhere sheltering. There aren't really any other options if this is a worldwide plague.
That was the worst revenge scheme ever! Girlfriend deserves to get shot, maybe she'll try something less stupid next time. Just to recap past failed attempts to get back at the Graysons:
1) finds Mason Threadwells secret tapes, burns house to the ground
2) white hair mans laptop with the evidence, keeps it to herself, makes no backup copies, throws it into the ocean.
3) again the laptop, uses it for surveillance, but is unable to gather evidence of confessions, murders and other Grayson family activities.
4) allows Conrad to become Governor, even having lots of evidence that would ruin him (sextape with Ashley)
5) sends Mason Threadwell to prison, and just leaves him there. what happened to that exposé bb?
6) Leaves the Graysons pennyless, immediatly returns their fortune just so Victoria can attend her wedding.
In the process gets Amanda and Declan killed, loses Nolans company and sends him to prison, gets Takeda killed too, and ends up married to a man she despises.
Emily, honey, you suck at revenge.
Thinking back on it, there's no way Emily could've stopped Amanda, Declan, and Takeda's deaths. She had no idea what they were up to. Same regarding Nolan's situation. I understand. It's tempting to think of Emily as an omniscient being.
"Leaves the Graysons pennyless, immediatly returns their fortune just so Victoria can attend her wedding."
What episode did that happen?
No of course she didnt want them dead.. but you know what I mean...
Ehm they didnt have money and last episode Aiden showed Vicky all the gold - so they were rich again - did I get that right? =)
Nell took over when Hetty was "away" mysteriously another time. She proved to be quite the hard-nosed junior version, and Hetty demurred when G asked her if Nell was being groomed as her successor. I can totally see Nell running things once she gets a little more experience and develops the all-important contacts.
I think that he threw himself in front of Sarah because Ivo pointed the gun at her. Honestly, I did not see the point of the whole thing, but for the story it works, as Shado's death is the big game changer for Oliver and Slade. I don't like Laurel, last season or this one; she's annoying, and not because I like him w/Felicity. As we know, Slade knows all about Laurel from the island, so having Sebastian put the moves on her, is a nice entryway into the whole "I want to take away everyone Oliver loves" thing; and why they showed her father. This will hopefully bring Sara back, as Laurel will be in danger, (and I love Sara), plus we have Merlyn, wandering around, and they are both on the League of Assasins hit list. And we have Isabel....
Felicity and Diggle are why Oliver has been trying so hard to be a good friend, and person. They are each doing it in different ways, but the dynamic between the three is well written. Felicity & Oliver will get there, but I love seeing the evolution of it, as it moves along in baby steps, i.e.. they speak to each other in a more intimate fashion, he trusts her , and that hug was new, but it won't lead to a huge change in their relationship. This is fine by me, because when they are on, they are on, and they make me laugh.
Emmm... How about Julia Louis-Dreyfus???
She's amazing in Veep.
Best characters: Silas,Katherine and I loved Stefan in episode 11 !
Worst characters: Elena,Jeremy (pls tell me: why is he still there and what´s his story line?)
And please,dear writers: DON´T kill Katherine and DON´T put Stefan and Caroline together! Never.Ever.
What's interesting is when you put these two together. They both come from dysfunctional families with no mother. They were both abused and neglected. One took the high road and the other took the low road. They are quite suited for each other. Lisbon knows the law and Jane knows how to get around it. I can't wait to find out what Lisbon's job will entail. Will Jane and Lisbon both be consultants. Will Lisbon have more rank or will she be the same rank. Will Lisbon have an office and will Jane get his couch.
I've been a periodic watcher of Y&R for 20 years or so and will now stop watching it. Although it has steadily gotten worse in recent years, killing off Delia and getting rid of Adam and Billy, the two most interesting actors on the show, marks the end of it for me. I recommend getting rid of the idiots who make these decisions.
This is definitely ending my viewership of Y&R, which I have been watching since it's inception. What a horrible move! Y&R will be the next soap cancelled! What a disappointment.
I have to admit. I teared up at the end. Those two are perfectly unprepared for one another. As much as I love Kensi in the field with the team, having her away from Deeks is the best thing that's happened to the show in awhile. I legitimately care how they handle it. Good stuff! The rest of the episode was also good, but I can't get that phone call out of my head. Too great.
Now let's see what Teresa Lisbon is all about and what drives her. We do know a lot about her, though her background is not as complicated as Jane's. Her mother was killed in a car crash when Lisbon was a teenager, probably no older than 15. She had 3 younger brothers she describes as "near feral." Their father could not handle the death of his wife and became an abusive drunk. Lisbon took it upon herself to hold the family together. defending herself and her brothers from their father's abuse and standing up to him as best she could.
He finally killed himself, probably when Lisbon was 18, old enough to be allowed to take care of her brothers on her own. It was no doubt difficult and Lisbon had to be strict and set rules and put up with no nonsense to keep their family life from descending into chaos. She developed a toughness that had an overlay of gentle compassion. Her energetic spirit made her a track star and a member of the school band in high school and later in college. She was admired as a "good Catholic girl" but not above seeing what she could get away with (nothing really serious, just pranks) without being caught. She probably enjoyed the adventure of evading discovery (something that later probably helped her put up with Jane).
All this led to an interest in law enforcement, since she had plenty of informal exposure to it at home. She knew the importance of rules and how to be tough yet compassionate.
Then she met Jane, who had never lived in a tightly structured world, a carney flim-flam man who never even went to high school, yet understood human behavior thoroughly because of his observational and mentalist skills augmented by reading anything and everything all the time. She found him to be severely damaged emotionally and driven by pain and a rage for revenge. Her caretaker nature responded to his need for someone he could count on to understand him and be there for him.
The clash of their world views made it hard for Lisbon to maintain her need for law and order and to feel she had solid ground under her feet. Jane was for her, as she said, difficult and exhausting. She adjusted as best she could so cases could be closed. She gave him a lot of leeway because she understood the emotional pain he suffered. She was, basically, back to caring for her emotionally damaged father and near-feral brothers, all in one person - Jane.
Through it all Lisbon showed many signs of strength, saving Jane from the consequences of his own over-confidence. Her moral compass was such that she never returned Bosco's love for her, knowing he was married. She kept a distance between herself and Jane for the same reason, even though Jane was married only in his mind until he could get his revenge. She did allow herself a brief relationship with Walter Mashburn, suggesting there were others at times that we have not been told about.
Now that Jane is finished with Red John, Lisbon appears to be ending her care taking role and is showing a lot more strength and independence. She is not going to let Jane get away with dismissing her interests any more. Red John is gone and things are going to change. Lisbon has always been one to take charge so she is likely to do just that.
@Rationalgal, I agree with all of it. Very well stated.
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