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Keith Vlasak

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I didn't think there was any "story" to this episode/story. It was all gimmicks/jokes, like every situation could only happen in a sitcom. whereas the basis for Modern Family's success is the humorous and sometimes insightful way it handles real events or real feelings that relate to real experience (naturally within comedy entertainment). Not a good episode this week (to my mind, anyways).

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Fischer didn't seem to serve any purpose, so I'm glad she's gone. I like Vega a lot. She strikes me as a Grace type character who will help Jane without questioning & criticizing him. I liked the comment about Abbot being in charge except when Jane is, and I liked the awkwardness of what could Lisbon say when Jane was standing up for her with the stick-up-his-rear FBI agent. She kind of just had to stand there and wait for it to be over. I also liked that they acknowledged Jane had money, which they seemed to utilize in the past and overlook some too. I suppose it could be a gargantuan ego, but Pike struck me as a little too bitter (maybe caused by his ego) ... like he may turn out to be a bad guy before the show ends.

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Elementary Season 3 Episode 4 Review: Bella

I don't like it in shows when the bad guy gets off. Even less do I like any inference that murder is a positive way to carry out your fanatical ideology -- which, I'm sorry, but is how I took this. Bella and Holmes were fun, so this was otherwise a good episode, but the conclusion does and will bother me.