See, the intriguing thing about this finale is that WE know who killed Lila, but the characters don't so they'll have to piece that together. Annnnnnnd there was zero progress regarding the investigation into Sam's murder so that's more fodder for season 2. Invest in some quality seat belts and get ready to strap in.
I don't want Tom to go. But, if he does, that leaves the door open for Mary to have a more interesting plotline next season than just, "Who will take Matthew's place?" Some viewers may not like her. But I think everyone can tell that her character has been set up to be the one Robert depends upon to help Downton survive. She's tough as nails when it comes her family home. I'm ambivalent over Matthew Goode being added to the cast. I like the actor. But, his character seems a bit too frivolous for the responsibilities of raising little George & being strong enough to counter Steamroller Mary. And, that love he has for racing fast cars - NO! That's a sign from the universe saying, "Not this one. Move on, Mary." Thank goodness Mr. Carson & Mrs. Hughes finally saw the light. I predict next season it will be Baxter and Mr. Moseley who warm up to each other. And, we need a scene next season where the Bateses thank them for clearing his name. But, I will be most disappointed if the hunt for Mr. Green's killer continues to take up valuable screen time. Give it a rest, already! Surely in London there is no shortage of serious crime to solve.
I love, love, love Sam Underwood. He was the highlight of last year's show, and just a brilliant actor. It was also great to see Hunter Parrish (from Weeds) as one of Mark's followers. I loved the premiere, and I cannot wait to see what happens next.
The teaser was silly and doesn't hint at anything--just a publicity stunt.
I’m a huge fan of Amelia since PP and I think her characteris strong enough to carry the storyline. I’m more doubtful about Omelia. It wasalready too much spoken about them and it’s not new anymore. Both are nowsingle, and they are put together without other real reason. I wasn’t a big fanof Crowen and that is not the problem for me. Anyway I had a though to Cristina todaybecause I was in Zurich!
One other quick note - I agree Greybar was a dramatic moment. But I actually thought another moment that was very dramatic in a different way was in episode 1 when Pike confronted Jane. Was a great scene. I never liked Pike but actually even got a bit more respect for him after that. Anyways - what I thought was the best part was when PJ was immediately and fully honest and told TL what Pike had asked him and with cracked voice said he thought their feelings should be their guide instead of having a grand master plan. It was for me the moment of revelation that Jane could be honest and would work really hard to make the relationship work. He'd declared himself in season 6, but we all know it takes more than that to make a relationship really work. It was an awesome way to start the season!
Thanks for the article, fun to have another Mentalist forum to comment on. I'm just too sad it has ended my favorite TV show ever. One thing I would mention that in retrospect I'd have liked to see in S7 - was some discussion at all about some of their early experiences together. In other words, 'what did you really think of me at first' that kind of thing. There were so many years of 'are they - or not...will they or won't they' teasing of the shippers. Lately I've been going back and rewatching some older episodes and reading fan forums posted at the time, and there was so much analysis of every little chat or glance and what it all meant. I'd love to have heard the characters this year reference some of those cute memories and know if either really did have a crush on each other early on... I know in the episode 3 they mentioned Lorelie and Mashburn and let it go at that... but given the shared history I'd have loved to get some more flashback. Also - the actors may not like to hear it, but when you look back at old seasons and then this year, in youtube montages and memory books that fans put together of photos and scenes side by side, you can see aging over time...but I think it is actually sweet to see, like they are growing old together beautifully of course! Speaking of which the last scene hugging with the pregnancy news was amazing but would have been awesome too - to see a 3 or 5 year fast forward scene just showing the various characters and what they ended up doing... I guess we can use our imagination and all be 'right' in our answers for the future, but I've seen other shows have something like that in a finale episode and always love those 'awwww' moments you get to see 5 years ahead briefly!
ite Orchids is my favorite episode. I thought there was foreshadowing for the pregnancy, so I was hopeful that would be written in. I somewhat agree with your most disappointing moment: It would have been nice to see more emotional interaction between Lisbon and Jane. Perhaps because they were so closed off emotionally for so many years, the writers thought it would be too over-the-top to have them constantly kissing. That just wasn't in their DNA throughout this series.Best change was writing off Agent Fischer. I think most of Season 6B was a lost opportunity. For whatever reason, Lisbon & Jane were given little screen time together. The writers kept pairing Jane off with Fischer and chaining Lisbon to her desk. Thanks goodness they regained momentum with Season 7. I think Pike was miscast, too.I thought the funniest moment was when Lisbon said her brothers wouldn't be disappointed if they eloped: Her brothers found the mini bar & they were like cavemen arguing over a dead antelope. It was also sweet when Jane read her mind about inviting her brothers to the wedding: Lisbon asked how did he know that and PJ asked once they were married if she'd stop asking that question. After 7 years, she should know better.Your bromance pick was spot on. Abbott really grew on me. I didn't care for him when he shut down the CBI, but by the time of Blue Bird in Season 6, he and Jane were good together. They really bonded this season.Finally, you didn't ask, but another category is most unresolved. There are many examples of this, such as whether Jane goes back to the FBI, but how about, do psychics exist? Jane would say no, but then, was Kristina Frye a fake? Was she a mentalist or a psychic?
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Yeah, no Firefly reference, but he DID reference his videogame role in Destiny. Quite well, in fact: "Where's your sense of adventure? Of exploration? Of...[meaningful pause combined with gaze off into middle distance]...DESTINY?"
This was really a fantastic premiere. I wasn't sure how I was going to like this show because I am not a fan of Juliette Lewis whatsoever but I have always been a big fan of Ryan Phillipe so I figured I would give it a shot. Thank god I did because I was not disappointed. No I still am not any more fond of Juliette Lewis than I was going in but that's okay. We don't have to like her character. I kind of get the feeling though that she had a child who was murdered. The look on her face when Ben said obviously you aren't a parent said a lot. I know it is probably far too early to be trying to figure out who did it but my main suspect is Christy. She has been helping the police along in their investigation each step of the way. She made a point to say in front of Cornell that Ben had one of those flashlights she showed them, she let the police into the house without a search warrant, she kept sending her lawyer friend who wasn't a criminal lawyer and really wouldn't be much help to Ben and he was the one who advised against giving a DNA sample which ended up making Ben look guiltier. Dave had a point when he brought up how did Scott find out about Ben being Tom's father. That means someone else had to know. My guess would be Christy. Yes we know that Ben just confessed to her about sleeping with jess the night before Tom died but we don't know why he confessed because why would he all of a sudden confess after 6 years? Maybe Christy is the one who brought it up because she found out somehow. Then again I could definitely be jumping to conclusion. My second suspect is one we haven't met yet: Matty's (I think that was his name) brother Tyler. Matty was asking for him and he is supposedly away and the mother said Matty was just confused but what if he isn't? What if he came back from wherever he was and he killed Tom and the mother knows so she sent him into hiding? Just my initial guesses. Great show all around and I can't wait to delve deeper into this mystery.
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