I think you'll find that a lot of teen wolf fans have been asking for episodes like this since the beginning of season 3a ( which can be seen in the user ratings ) cause this is teen wolf at its roots and at its best this is what fans of teen wolf want? and what is that? character development which we have in this episode and in the last. in regards to you saying season 3b raised the stakes so high and dialing it back doesn't cut it. Well remember how many characters they lost in season 3 as a whole in 24 episodes 7 characters left and exited the show now they can't just keep the momentum from season 3b going in season 4 with all those losses and not focus on developing the new characters. Which is what season 4 has been doing progressively. The entire Teen Wolf Fandom has been asking for lacrosse back for a long time and it is very rarely that the showrunners give them what they want but in this case i feel it was the right choice lacrosse is fun and i like seeing the cast interact on that level. But what i think you're missing is lacrosse actually played a pivotal point in this episode( it wasn't just them playing lacrosse) as it directly influenced the main plot of this episode and i thought it was good how they interviewed lacrosse into it by have the assassin on the team and also the target. You can probably expect more episodes like this and the last one which i found it odd? cause you rated episode 4 5 stars and this episode 3.2 and last episode was basically the same as this one in regards to the character development and had the same pace and feel to it minus the lacrosse. So i actually think you're just not a fan of lacrosse (which is ok ) but lacrosse actually is a big part of teen wolf if u think back to season 1 the entire season minus the main plot arc with peter was basically about scott and stiles trying to get on the team and play lacrosse.Perhaps dont let lacrosse impact your review so much as i picked it up instantly when i saw your rating for this weeks and last weeks episode. In regards to you saying we won't be losing anymore of the main cast , I think you forget the main cast member they lost and the major recurring one allison and daniel last season was not the shows doing and they had no control over it , some of the female actresses are nearing their 30`s playing teenagers so i wouldn't be surprised if one of them leaves this season or next you never know.... and maybe this is why all these new characters are being introduced. Just have to wait and see i guess. I rated this episode 4.5/5 which i thought was accurate.
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I agree with you and can see where Liam could be over a few seasons, become the new 'natural' Alpha while Scott and Co go to collage etc etc.Which brings about a valid point, what is the show going to do when the kids finally graduate high school? do a VD or bring in new blood?
I don't know why others won't comment, my reason is I'm to tired by the time I watch the show so the last thing I want to do is write, but I really enjoy reading your review of this show, even though I may not always agree. It's nice to see someone elses perception and theories. Tonight's show was terribly bad and yet had the heart of switched at birth: adressing daily life drama and joy. What I could'nt take seriously was Daphne's cocaine trip, not because it was cocaine what she did, but how it was performed had the feeling of fakeness and therefore pointless contribution to Daphne's drama queen moment, making her character feel really hard to feel simpathy for, if that was the intention of the writers. I agree with the show avoiding the hardest part of death for the ones left behind, dealing with it when it hurts the most, then I would have thought Daphne's anger more justified it. Not to mention the absence of Regina's transition into a time bomb for addiction to kick the door again. Daphne seems oblivious to the fact she could loose her too. I think Bay took it really well for what she had to dealth with rude Sebastian. John as renovated as he still remains, was delightful. Also thought Leo's timing was terrible and Kathryn's. After a bad recovery the least you want is to have another relationship, specially for how busy he looks with Abby's care. She is adorable!And Renzo too!glad to see him well and a sweetheart as always. Didn't catched the med student's name either. Poor dude. Tank!... posibly a bromance on the brewing or a big disaster. I may not write again, but thank you for reviewing this series and know I enjoy reading you. I don't think I'm the only one. English is not my first language, so yeah I know there must be a grammar mistake or more :p
I thought it was a really solid episode, I mean I get U Carissa The Nogitsune story was brilliant and the stakes were so high(with Dylan's career taking off, I thought he could leave the show), it's tough to reach out to that level, especially with Supernatural shows, proven by VD and others.Comparing it to the begging of the season it has more edge and the stakes are a bit higher. I like how cooky Violet and Garrett and finally Scott raised to his Alpha level.I'm sure Araya is there for Scott, she told him as soon as he bites an innocent she will take him down. So looking forward to it. Seems like Kate will be back next week with her power buddies, should be interesting. Lydia nailed it for me this week, I love how Holden plays that dispair and how she is just a few inches away from losing it but always finds a way to pull back.
Hopefully makers occasionally read these forums and they see that let Damon and Bony where they are (where exactly?) Series would hurt a lot. Should not bury him completely. Damon humor and his chemistry with Elena is no substitute. And to Stefan seems to me more suited Caroline.
I hope we see Stefan and elena back together and thank you all for the show the best tvd xxxxx😚😚😚paul....
I gotta tell ya, I wanted to slap my head on the wall when Gloria Lim launched into her Rios impersonation. Why anyone would think it was a good idea to add one more "I know more than you do, bitchy to prove she's tough, uptight and unthinking" DDA is beyond my comprehension. The viewers do not need someone else to detest, the criminals do that for us already. The focus ought to be the team and their ability to work with a DDA who understands their differences. Other than her obnoxious and arrogant distraction, it was a good episode. Then there's Fritz. I've liked him since he played the sleazy Behan in Tombstone, but I digress. Anyway, I'd definitely watch a spin-off with Fritz. Brenda does not have to be involved. I loved The Closer, but I didn't realize how much I needed a break from her twitchy ways until I began to get to know the calm Sharon Raydor. My only complaint is Rusty...when oh when will they ship him off to college? The Army? On a sabbatical to Nepal?Oh yeah...good review.
I'm glad you thought she was a Rios impersonator, too. Did the producers think we didn't like the actress? Replacing her with some chick from Beverly Hills 90210 won't make a difference if the personality is the same! Sheesh. We're not shallow. As an aside, every time I look at the photo above I think of The Man Who Has Two Brains -- doesn't Fritz's head look funny because of the picture he's standing in front of? LOL I forgot to ask this in the review, but why did the cat stink? Who has stinky cats? They're the cleanest animals on the planet. That was a weird scene. Your mention of Rusty reminded me.
You're funny, and I think you're right about the picture of Fritz. I was thinking it was a new hair style, a pompadour if you will, lopsided and done in a hurry.About the cat, perhaps the writers felt that being locked up in a bedroom would make him stink, which tells me that they know nothing about cats. I've had cats all my life and not one of them was ever stinky.
Haha. I thought it was a new hairstyle, too, until it wasn't in the episode. I started looking closer and sure enough, there is something behind him. Although now I want nothing more than to see Jon Tenny with a pompadour! Regarding the cat, it stuck out to me so much that I thought it was going to be a clue to where the kids were or something. My sister is a cat lady with over a dozen and I have two. Not one smells even slightly. Dogs, on the other hand, bless them, they try... But they can be stinky!
Gloria Lim was a City Attorney...not a Deputy District Attorney. A city attorney represents the city (or municipality) in instances where the City is sued...in the case of the police shooting and killing someone or excessive force, etc. That is why she was so concerned about what Provenza and Sanchez might do. DDA Rios only had an interest in how a case against a defendant progressed and that is where she butted heads with Capt. Raydor and her team.
You're right, I'm now remembering how she introduced herself. Thanks. However, once she did that, she could have dropped the arrogant and dismissive posture and not have been so combative. Expressing concerns can be done with civility. For the writers to have portrayed her in this manner was not pleasant. They could have shown that a woman can be strong and decisive without snarling at everyone, or is this the way they see a strong outspoken woman? I wonder.
But that's not how the character was written. Her "attitude" made us rally Capt. Raydor and her team and I think that was the point. I highly bought that many law enforcement agencies have a great relationship with city attorneys and vice versa. Every time a cop does something that makes negative waves in the media or with the public, a city attorney probably goes on high alert. Especially in situations that put the city (or municipality) in a position to defend itself and its employees (the cop). I don't think gender has anything to do with it. They've had male actors portray asst. DA's that were jerks and they were men.
I agree with Hooligan, it's not what role Lim was playing in regards to the investigation, it's how she played it. She was very arrogant and assuming, especially the way she confidently put McGinnis in her place about not having children or she would never run an investigation like she did. That was so unprofessional and the writers know that. Their only reason for writing that line was to make Lim combative and unpleasant. The why of that is what I don't understand.
They "why"? To make you not like her. I think that was the point. It was unprofessional. Not every interaction between employees is always professional and to always show it as such isn't genuine. A city attorney that has to "clean up" messes made by law enforcement is probably not going to be very understanding or accommodating when dealing with a division that has had to be defended...either in a legal courtroom or the court of public opinion. Even when law enforcement does everything by the book and are justified in actions taken, the public may not see it that way and someone has to defend them and the city.
I love that Jared said that old fans made it possible for acquiring new fans. He always shows his fan appreciation. Season 10 promises to make us fans very appreciative as well.
The snub that hurt the most was Madds Mikkelsen as Hannibal. In my opinion, he surpasses Anthony Hopkin's interpretation of the character by far, albeit he has had more of a chance to develop the character in a television series
whatever this was a great episode your just to dumb not to see it i mean sure you put 5 stars to other lame shows when in reality they suck just like you carissa or whatever you name is have you even watch the episode yet !!!!!! cuz it looks like you didnt i loved this episode and am not saying it because an a fan but its because is the truth
Instead of insulting me, you might want to try sharing evidence as to why you think this was a great episode. Perhaps also note what episodes I give 5 stars that you think were sub-par. There's a rating system with stars so you, too, can weigh in on it and comments to share why you rated it as you did. Feel free to use them accordingly.
Why wont people comment? I basically quit watching and keep up with it through the reviews. Good review by the way. Sorry Angelo died. I would have tuned in for the funeral. Tv skips that part too often or turns it into a freak show. So Sad
I don't know why people don't comment anymore. We had thousands of people drop by last week, but it was like a desert. I miss chatting about it. I think seeing Daphne and Bay at the funeral might have made Daphne's current behavior more understandable.
Carissa, I love reading your reviews. Just because people don't comment doesn't mean they don't watch or enjoy the show. Switched At Birth writers assume that by killing off a favorite character it will bring more storylines and drama. Both the viewers and the characters weren't prepared for this shock. Angelo's sudden death affects each character particularly Daphne who is furious now and blames Regina for his death..Bay, on the other hand, is now more concerned about whether she and her half-sister Abby have the hereditary gene for brain aneurysm
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