On The Glades this week, Jim was up to his ears in murder and culture as he had to investigate who killed a billionaire art collector in "Gallerinas." At the same time, he was attempting to determine what to do about Jeff possibly contacting Ray without Wit-Sec’s knowledge.
I have to give The Glades one thing this season: the show is taking full advantage of being set in Florida. Last week we got to learn about a 600-year old sport, this week the murder was set around Art Basel.
While I really want to point out that Art Basel is only in Miami and Jim’s not part of the Miami police department, but I will let it go. The conversation with Carlos, Daniel and Jim about Miami’s art scene did at least mention Miami directly, so I’m letting it go.
On the flip-side, I enjoyed seeing Josie Loren as Hanna; she did a wonderful job of portraying stressed out and over worked with just a hint going crazy. I was glad that she wasn't the murderer in the end; it would have been a bit cliche.
I wish we had gotten more of Callie and Dr. Hardy. I kept expecting him to show up at her house or for another doctor to come looking for her based on Hardy’s recommendation. Sadly, it didn’t happen, and with her six-week program being over, I’m not sure how much we will see of the cranky yet hilarious Hardy, as exampled by:
Of course, we could have also used some resolution to the issue with Jeff contacting Ray without Wit-Sec’s knowing about it. This just has all kinds of bad written all over it.
At a minimum we could end up learning that Ray was killed because he was making phone calls to Jeff. It only gets worse from there, all the way to Callie and Jeff getting hurt as well.
With only three more episodes this season, I’m really curious where they are going to go with that story in such a short amount of time.
Did anyone else notice there was no mention of wedding, wedding planning or marriage (other than Colleen’s comment about Jim and Jeff’s relationship)? Aren't these two supposed to be getting married really soon? I would expect it to be in nearly every conversation.
Overall, it was a decent episode and I’m giving it 4 bat-shit crazy eyes in honor of Sasha, who decided to avenge her father by driving a steel chisel through the chest of the man who destroyed him. Who says art lovers are all passive and frail?
Jim G. is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.