For me the whole premise sucked - at the very least they could have mentioned the Good Samaritan Laws and given some explanation as to why for whatever reason they felt they weren't applicable in this case. A tweet from one of the writers mentioned that in their research they'd consulted the Navy. May I suggest that perhaps they should have researched the civilian laws too. What I also found particularly annoying was Tony's reaction to Abby's list. Since when did Tony stay out of anyone's business? And more to the point Abby confronted Tony about his dating last week. Wouldn't it therefore have been more than appropriate if Tony had confronted Abby in her lab about her actions this week. For Tony to apparently be scared of facing Abby is just plain silly. Had he given Bishop that impression in the mens' room but then later approached Abby in her lab that would have worked well for me, but to imply that he really is scared of Abby is ridiculous and that he would rather Abby, his friend continued to be unhappy throwing away again and again any chance of happiness just belittles his character - again. They've been working together for nearly 14 years, they've faced life and death situations together. I always saw Tony as Abby's big brother. I dream of seeing Tony again being portrayed as a sensible adult. He's in his mid 40's for goodness sake. He's not 4! I've recently started watching Castle and whilst he's not exactly the most serious character on TV and a bit of a child too, he's not silly and the funny stuff is regularly offset against serious, intelligent, sympathetic, thoughtful and insightful scenes. Just wish the writers could remember to do the same for Tony. I'm fast thinking I should send them seasons 1-4 to remind them how funny, smart, occasional hero Tony should be written! Michael Weatherly is a great actor, a talent which is being completely wasted.
I don't' think Castle is a good comparison as Nathon Fillon is a prima donna and that whole show is played for the sexual tension between the two leads, but…if thats what you want? The point of the episode wasn't the Good Samaritan law but how the government whether it be a state or federal issue doesn't designate a Navy corpsman the same as an Army medic, although they have the same training. That is the issue . WHy does a Navy honorable discharge have to go back to school to get EMT basic and not a medic. Whether a person is arrested and or charged is also up to the locals when you're a civilian. That was the point.
What I actually want is a return to the old style, smart, clever, occasionally heroic ...and as Kate put it "sometimes funny" Tony - but I've very sadly long accepted that for some unknown reason the writers don't want to write that version any more and at this stage I'd be grateful for almost anything that restores some of his positive traits and depth to a character who has largely become a 2-dimensional caricature of his former self. On the subject of the main plot, I agree that the point was that it's mad that a Navy Corpsman's qualifications aren't recognised on leaving the service, but purely in my personal opinion I felt it was wrong not to acknowledge the good Samaritan laws which in reality would have come into play in some shape or form in this particular situation. As I understand it from posts from those who know a lot more than I on this matter, it would seem that the idea that she could have gone to prison when none of the victims or relatives were pressing charges, not to mention having been exonerated by both Ducky, the paramedics and the hospital doctors, was somewhat OTT.
This season is disappointing to me. The show has declined from a fairly realistic cop drama to a predictable repetition of events with predictable outcomes. Danny's new Lieutenant is simply not acceptable as an officer of the NYPD! She is almost an Aunt Jemima cariacture! How is it that EVERY partner is a female? How likely is that, really? Tom Selleck's character seems to be growing almost senile and incapable of making decisions without the guidance of his assistant, and finally, what's with Jamie? He obviously is totally uninterested in his chubby little partner who acts like an amorous puppy around him (some cop!), in fact he seems to have no interest in women at all; watch for him to come out gay in some future episode! Not a promising beginning to the new season. Shame...this was a great series!
That is one thing about Michelle Trachtenberg in this. She just or seems to do Guest Star roles. She has been around since 1993, you would think that she would do more than just a Guest Star. She just Guest Stars in this.
Fantastic episode. Shonda get a Pulitzer or something equivalent
Ryan Murphy? You mean Josh Schwartz riiiiiight? Ryan Murphy= Popular, Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story. Josh Schwartz= The O.C., Chuck, Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie
Whole episode -- pathetically contrived. ZERO thought put into the script. Made no sense from the start. And do I care about what's on Abby's list -- Uh, NO!
Cullen is great. Hope they will have more of this show. Did read network wasn't going renew it.
I thought it was funny that the girls were tearing the wall away while Hawley stood back and watched -- such a gentleman. I've liked Hawley from the first episode. I think he has been addition to the show. I was amused when they were looking through the journal and he said "Look in the back for an index."
"or, to see Chad's version of justice by means of a well-placed bullet."As much as hate the guy i dont wanna see him dead. Thats revenge not justice. I dont really like Jennifer on the show either. I think its strange that she is so good at the job yet. You would think she needs to learn a lot at the beginning but everytime they bring someone new in it seems like its so easy to be a profiler
It becomes easier to understand this type of thing after you've been a victim. It's innocent until proven guilty, which also means the victim in't believed until the perp is convicted. Not a pleasant feeling.
I wasted years on this show. Started out great, got weird and random, and the ending SUCKED.
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