3.09 Save Henry
Eh? Seriously? I… don’t get it… If Pan can do that - switch bodies with Henry - then why did he go through all that trouble of getting him to Neverland and wasting all of our time with the mind games? He had Henry all to himself but he insisted on doing the switcheroo at the last minute? O____o
This show, I am THIS close to dropping it. If anything, it’s Hook that’s keeping me around. I like his guyliner. XD
Also, apparently the bodies come with the accent. :)) Think they considered keeping Pan’s accent when he talked to his right-hand boy (I’m sorry, whatshisname) but then discovered Jared S. Gilmore can’t do it so they just chalked it up to more ‘magic?’ lol
In all fairness, a lot happened this episode. A lot of mind-numbingly stupid moments but still, pretty eventful. I fully expected them to drag the Save Henry thing til the mid-season finale but apparently, they have other plans for then. This week also featured a LOT of the supporting cast. The guest cast’s names kept flashing for about three minutes before they moved on to the crew. XD They each only had a handful of lines and Giancarlo Esposito did not even show up on screen but he’s doing Revolution so there.
Regina carried this episode IMO. I’ve always been on her side when it came to being Henry’s Mother because yes, she raised him, she changed his diapers, and for ten years, she alone took care of him. Emma and the Charmings only have biology on their side and like I’ve said before, none of them know how to be responsible parents. I mean look, Emma and Charming were fully intending to stay in Neverland and abandon Emma again and Emma was somehow kind of okay with it.
Here we saw how Regina longed for something - or someone - to fill that void in her life that her father had left. And Rumple, being the sneaky bastard that he is, managed to get the son of the Savior to be Regina’s kid, which kickstarted the whole breaking-of-the-curse thing. And despite learning Henry’s genealogy, Regina still opted to keep him (after a momentary backing-out) because she had already fallen in love with the child. So yes, fully on Regina’s side with this. She was absolutely right when she explained to Emma that she had her parents and Neal (aka, ‘this person’ lol) while she only had Henry. So stop trying to take him away from her, she’s just as much a mother (if not more) as Emma.
What I did not fully understand (among other things) was the potion. What exactly did it do to her? She remembers the curse and her real identity. Did she only forget the ‘problems,’ the sad moments in her life? And when did it wear off, if it ever did? :| And okay, I accept that Regina can cross the town line because she cast the curse but didn’t she cloak Storybrooke when Owen left? Aren’t adoption agencies supposed to vet aspiring parents? They didn’t discover that the town she was mayor-ing is… well, non-existent, I think?
The answer to all these questions is MAGIC. Let’s just leave it at that. XD
So anyway, Regina saved the day by simply ripping Henry’s heart out of Pan’s chest and giving it back to Henry. Neal opened Pandora’s Box to free Rumple and they hug and forgive and shit. Just as they were about to leave Neverland, Pan once again showed up to take Henry’s heart back but Regina already magicked Henry so Pan… took Henry’s shadow instead? Whatever. The point is Rumple sucked Pan into Pandora’s Box but Pan switched bodies so now it’s Henry who’s stuck in the Box and isn’t all this hilarious? XDXD
Add to that the fact that Regina can apparently trap Pan’s Shadow and turn him into a mast, which sort of invalidates Emma, Neal, and Hook’s efforts to trap it in a coconut because MAGIC. So now they’re all (Wendy + Pan + The Lost Boys) flying back to Storybrooke where Pan will surely wreak some havoc. At least we get to see daylight again. The perpetual nighttime in Neverland was getting tiresome. As is most things with this show. :))
9.10 The Caller
GASP! Reid just shot an unsub dead! :O And he was so matter-of-fact about it too. Remember when Gideon had to comfort him after he killed the LDSK way back in season one? Naive Reid is naive no more.
This week had the team investigating a child abduction -
Tom Scavo Malcolm Taffert and Lida Taffert’s son. Cases involving children are not my favorite. It’s a little too horrific for me despite the fact that the whole thing is fictional. (I’m telling you, I’m a lot more traumatized/scared by crime procedurals than paranormal/horror series because it can very well happen in real life) So I guess I should be grateful they kept the discovery of the body at a distance. I almost did not want to believe it myself because IT’S ALL TOO SAD.
Instead, the focus was more on the parents and how they handled the situation. I remember in that other heartbreaking episode where the unsub turned out to be the little boy’s older sociopathic brother, Prentiss pointed out that parents of murdered children tend to drift apart, fight, blame each other/themselves. And that’s exactly what happened to the Tafferts. Of course they held each other’s hands and cried on each other’s shoulders immediately after they found Andy, but soon enough, they were yelling at each other. So much so that Lida had to get away from Malcolm then promptly got abducted herself.
Due to this development, the team figured that the unsub’s target is actually the parents. More specifically, the father. Torturing the father is the unsub’s end game here, as a sort of payback to the atrocious ways his father fucked him up when he was a child. And taking away his son and wife is the worst kind of torture there is. The taunting phone calls also made things worse for everyone. Hell, his first victim committed himself to a psych ward and the phone calls followed him there. >_<
The unsub’s preference in couples made it easier for the team to identify him and find his house. That’s where they found Lida - thankfully alive - and where Blake obliviously went through the unsub’s videos while the unsub stood behind her with a gun. Then magically, Reid appeared out of nowhere and shot him first. Turns out there were secret passageways in the house and because Reid is curious and walked through them, he managed to save a colleague’s life.
In the end, Hotch and Rossi brought the Tafferts back to their home. Seeing them sit there and stare at nothing was more heartbreaking than Malcolm breaking down in the woods. I mean, how do you recover from something like this? u____u Then the phone rings and come on, that’s like an ending of a horror film and took a little away from the melancholy of the last scene. But the image alone was very, very sad. :(
So maybe we can take a break from children? Like, a decade-long break? It was emotionally draining, this episode. Not like CM episodes are light, cheerful stories, but maybe not this dark? Lol, who am I kidding.
5.10 The Frozen Lake
YOUUU GUYSSSS!!! :(((((
I went from last week’s YAY! to Okay, what happened? to Gasp, she slapped him :OOO to Come onnn Kensi to Yay Kensi! to WTF?? But he’s ALMOST THERE! to FUCK THIS, ALSO, LANDSLIDE T_____T
They gave us hope only to take it all away before the episode ended. *sadface* Deeks looked like a kicked puppy in the end there didn’t he? u____u I knew Hetty and Granger were not fans of office relationships but daaaaaamn. They had to physically take her away? This White Ghost op seems like a gigantic deal, that part I get, but the epic TIMING. If Daniela Ruah weren’t pregnant, you think they’d go this route? They probably would because they like torturing their fans. XD
I’m not even going to attempt to explain this week’s case because I paid very little attention to it. I just know there was a thumb drive, beheaded corpses (>___<), and Pakistan/India conflicts. Oh, also, this totally badass street fight in an alley where LL Cool J got to do a lot of cool stunts and Chris O’Donnell got a gun knocked out of his hand. XD The way Sam took him down though with his hands. Very cool.
But yeah, this was all Deeks and Kensi. Things had gotten super awkward at work with neither of them really knowing how to act with ‘this thing’ between them. The team of course immediately noticed because Kensi wore the same shirt. lol Then during a tactical op, Deeks pushed Kensi out of the way of some bullets but she somehow still ended up with a gun to her head. Deeks chickened out of shooting the bad guy in the head, letting him go, and letting Kensi slap him hard in the face. Clearly, ‘this thing’ is messing with their dynamic at work, which is so not safe for either of them.
So now Kensi is double thinking things and talking about frozen lakes while Deeks is determined to fix the situation with the runaway bad guys. But the undercover lawyer plan Deeks had quickly went south and now it’s Kensi to the rescue. Deeks was once again faced with the situation of taking a difficult shot and this time, he took it. With his left hand. Inches from Kensi’s head. XD He’s gotten it down now, he knows how to make this work.
He just has to wait for Kensi and look! Look at this! Kensi is actually willing to try to make ‘this thing’ work for them! :DDD She asks him to be patient with her and they make plans for that night and I’m all happy ang shit until Granger ruined everything. :(( Then Deeks texts Kensi ‘I’m almost there’ and my heart broke a little more. Kensi leaves before Deeks gets back and Hetty has to break the news to him. Then Landslide started playing and ARGH.
9.08 Rock and a Hard Place
Dammit, Dean was THIS close to telling Sam about his angel condom status! Dean was about to go all honest on Sam! Zeke obviously has plans of his own right now. I doubt he’s even healing Sam. He has enough powers to bring someone dead to life - TWICE, but he doesn’t have enough power to heal Sam’s body post Trials. I mean, is he worse than DEAD in there? Things are about to get hella complicated, that’s for sure.
But first, another case. This time with Sheriff Mills! Hey, welcome back! I thought she’d severed ties with the boys due to the botched date with Crowley but she’s cool so they’re still friends. :D Strange disappearances prompted her to pay the boys a phone call. Oh also, there were upturned cars and people on fire. A little bit more than strange.
Victimology led them to a Church so I already started chuckling because Dean and religion is always hilarious. :)) Better, Sam and Dean actually joined a chastity group! loooool They even signed their real names and everything. Apparently they’re not FBI’s Most Wanted anymore because they can go around dropping their real names? But hey, the people in that town don’t even know a former porn star is leading the chastity group so there.
Side note: Dean talking about sex. To how the group reacted: yes.
Yeah. While Sam is making conversation with Tammy, the hardcore virgin, and Bonnie, the uptight group member, Dean chats with counselor Suzie and somehow walks her to her place. There was a moment where Dean totally thought they were going to have sex and started lighting candles only to realize that Suzie was genuinely worried about their other members going missing. Dean offered a comforting shoulder instead then Suzie started handing him books (plural) on chastity. XD
That’s when he found Suzie’s secret stash of porn - in which she was the star. Lol, Dean’s face. He immediately called Sam to tell him about his discovery but didn’t quite finish. I imagine it had always been Dean’s dream to have sex with an actual porn star. So cross that off the bucket list. We never really saw anything - not even the part where they take their clothes off but okay. As soon as Dean opened the door to leave though, they get knocked out by a blue light.
Lucky for him, Sam knows his brother well. He was doing research with Sheriff Mills (who figured out they were hunting another one of those pagan gods), but when he noticed Dean has been gone for a good while, he got
jealous worried. Add to that the fact that this pagan god takes people who break their chastity vows and Sam was pulling his coat on and going after Dean.
Suzie and Dean found themselves in an underground dungeon with most of the missing people. One of them turned out to be a selfish bastard who was willing to sacrifice an injured young woman to save himself. Good thing Dean was there to knock some sense into the guy. Meanwhile, Sam and Sheriff Mills needed the blood of a virgin to forge this week’s weapon. Sam hilariously offered his, to which Sheriff Mills hilariously responded needing the ‘real thing.’ XD So Tammy, the hardcore virgin’s blood it is. Sheriff Mills impatiently punched her in the face to get the blood and I laughed at Tammy’s ‘What the fudge lady?!’
Unsurprisingly, it was Bonnie who was secretly the pagan god. She knocked Sam out, strapped Sheriff Mills to a table and stabbed her in the shoulder. DD: Sam got another one of those ‘what are you?’ questions from the bad guy before Sheriff Mills got all badass and pulled the piece of wood from her shoulder and stabbed the bitch to death.
Whew, good thing Sheriff Mills survived - again. Every time she’s on screen, I fear for her life. My default state for any character on this show, honestly. XD And, she remained friends with the boys, hee :)
Sam is already thinking he’s not entirely fine, which forced Dean to finally come clean but stupid Zeke would not let him. XP See, he’s gotten dozens of opportunities to just tell Sam and he didn’t take them (or wasn’t allowed to). So when this whole thing is finally out in the open, it would make it a hundred times worse that Dean lied about it to his brother’s face. :( This will all come to a head soon (mid-season finale, yes?) and I am excited-slash-anxious.
3.09 One Last Time
Woah. For all the dragging Homeland did in its first four episodes, I suddenly got whiplash for this week’s pacing. There was even a Sixteen Days Later and everything! By the end of the episode, Brody was leaving American soil again and the preview for the next one already has him engaged in a pretty eventful encounter with the locals.
But let’s rewind for a bit. We last saw Saul in Caracas, picking up a herion-laden Brody. They’re both back in the US where Brody is going through withdrawals cold turkey, and Saul is urging the Ops team to get Brody clean and healthy for his ‘play.’ Not the easiest task since Brody is a violent patient, where three big guys need to hold him down and keep him from hurting himself. At one point, when Brody was given a nasty drug that causes creepy-ass hallucinations, he broke apart a wooden chair and cut his own arm with it. D: (Surprise appearance by Abu Nazir right there) When they dropped him in the water, he made no effort to keep himself from dying - very telling since he had to overcome his body’s physical and primitive survival instincts.
This compelled Saul to pull out his secret weapon: Carrie. Despite Lockhart’s taunts at Saul being untrustworthy, Carrie still went along with Saul’s plan. Mostly because it’s Brody, partly because the plan is insane enough to maybe actually work. But Brody is in a deep hole and is not willing to climb out so this forces Carrie to pull out her secret weapon: Dana. Just like when Brody chickened out of the vest, it’s Dana that brought Brody back to his senses. Seeing his daughter for the first time since the bombing cleared Brody’s head enough to listen to Saul and Carrie’s offer for ‘redemption.’
So Brody had nothing to do with the bombing, he’s very insistent about that. Dana doesn’t believe him, Saul kind of does, and Carrie wholeheartedly does. She uses that to convince Brody to work with them and clear his name. The plan is to approach the Iranian Revolutionary Guard where they assume Brody will be accepted as some kind of war hero for bombing the CIA. There he will get close enough to the head honcho… and take him out. Javadi is next in line and boom. The CIA has control of one of their oldest enemies. The plan could end right there because obviously it’s a suicide mission and there’s very little chance Brody will get out of Iran but they come up with an extraction plan anyway.
Brody gets into shape while Saul buys them a little more time. Because in a week’s time Lockhart will be confirmed as CIA Director and no way in hell is he going to let this operation see the light of day. And there’s no way Brody will be ready in a week’s time so Saul needed something to delay Lockhart’s ascend to the throne. Conveniently enough, Mira’s not-stalker ex-boyfriend turned out to be an Israeli intelligence officer who bugged Saul’s house under Lockhart’s orders. Virgil and Max discover this while the two met up in a not-so-secret location and voila! Saul has his leverage to hold off Lockhart for the time being.
So there. Brody and the team are off to Iran to pull off a very ambitious plan. Carrie never told Brody she was pregnant with his child (and apparently no one else knows except for her doctor). But right before he left, Brody hinted that he still cares about Carrie, like, a lot. What are the chances Brody will get out of this in one piece? I say very slim.
5.06 Ice Breaker
Annet Mahendru! Richard Thomas last week, this week Annet Mahendru! Who’s next on The Americans cast? Is Noah Emmerich returning? XD (I hope not though. I hated his character XP)
This week’s case both had Peter and Neal going undercover as a sports agent and a figure skating coach. Guess which one did which. :)) Being a fake sports agent required quick wits and charm so Neal had to do that. This left Peter - the baseball loving, hockey-playing FBI agent - to take the figure skating coach duty. lol
The plan was to get into the base of a fake passport operations by posing as a pair of experts who can launch the figure skating career of the head honcho’s girlfriend, Katya. Neal could have just as easily snuck into the offices with a simple distraction and get what they needed but Katya wanted an out and dammit, Peter was giving her one.
All she had to do was pretend to accept a marriage proposal to trigger a celebration where all the bad guys would gather and get arrested in one fell swoop. She almost did not get her happy ending but she had nasty fork-stabbing skills and managed to save her own skin. While Neal needed Jones to get an angry Russian guy off him. lol
Meanwhile, Neal and Mozzie were hard at work on deciphering what the hell Hagen had them steal. But for all of Mozzie’s resourcefulness, he had hit a dead end. So they recruit an expert: welcome back Bridget Regan! I like her. She called Neal out on being the last person she’d encountered before she lost her key card. She also called their bullshit with the whole Chapter 13 business. She’s a smart girl but also intuitive.
What does this mean though - what exactly did Neal steal? Also, do you think Neal somehow got a hold of a fake passport? Well, Peter is onto him and following his actions even without the anklet so good luck Neal. And, Warren Kole’s face is officially on the White Collar division wall. :D
9.09 Strange Fruit
Rossi needs a hug after that episode. u_____u The things they reveal during interrogations, right? They’re so determined and committed to getting to the truth that they’re willing to talk about something painful or admit something they’ve never spoken about to anyone else.
Taking a page out of Bones, the BAU plus their Unit Chief (JJ offhandedly commented that people think they’re having an affair so yay, they’re not!) are sent to investigate why there are skeletons (yes plural) buried in a family’s backyard. The son, Lyle, started running the second he discovered the FBI had set up camp behind his house. But trapped between a rabid dog and Hotch with a gun, he had no choice but come peacefully with them.
It was soon obvious that the mother (Lost’s Rose! :D) had nothing to do with anything. Lyle was increasingly becoming more suspicious, and also more frustrating to interrogate. That’s another thing these people have mastered over the years - patience. Because despite Lyle’s stubbornness, as soon as JJ showed him a picture of Mary Ann Beck, his whole demeanor changed. It didn’t take long for him to break and hastily admit to the murders.
Of course his sudden admission only convinced the team that he was, in fact, innocent. I was annoyed by his ‘Sir’ in the beginning but I was quickly saddened by how he broke he down in tears over Mary Ann Beck. :( He was protecting someone else, that much was certain. And that someone was his father, Charles. Now the team just have to work him to get a confession out of him.
And that lucky person is our resident Italian from Long Island, Rossi. Both Charles and Lyle showed some anger management issues so Rossi just had to push the right buttons to get a reaction out of him. As more skeletons were discovered and more information came to light, it became apparent that this was an issue of racism. Charles was a victim of a very unfortunate hate crime from 35 years ago and he’s exacting his revenge on those people and their loved ones.
He still won’t admit to it though so Rossi resorted to revealing something from his younger years: how he stuffed a black schoolmate in a locker.. and peed on him. :( He was pressured by some of his other bigger friends and he did it out of self-preservation but still, he was ashamed of it. So much so that he apologized to Morgan after cleaning himself up from the cup of water Charles chucked at his head.
In the end it was Charles love for his son that urged him to come clean and help find the other bodies. After all that hate, it was still fatherly love that compelled him to tell the truth. He wanted to save his son from the rage that consumed him all these years and at least he gave him that. Closure for everybody.
Now, can someone hug Rossi and tell him it’s okay? He has no one to go home to at the moment :(
GAAAAAAAAASP! IS IT HAPPENING?? IS IT FINALLY HAPPENING?? OMGGGGG *claps*
Seriously you guyssss. :DDD I thought the episode was going to end when Deeks and Kensi went out to get ‘tacos’ and I was ready to see Executive Producer Shane Brennan but then like an infomercial, BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE! I held my breath when I saw the fancy restaurant, and then I saw them, and then I saw Deeks in a dress shirt and then I skipped exhaling and went straight to squeeing. :))
Deeks did his roundabout way of saying things and Kensi called him out on it. And then Deeks said ‘I don’t want to be here with you right now’ and I went DDD: then Deeks said ‘I want to be at my place right now… with you’ and then I went :DDD and then Kensi had this look, stood up, and left and I went :OOO And THEN Executive Producer Shane Brennan flashed. OMG. Is this because Daniela Ruah is pregnant? But I thought they weren’t going down that road with Deeks and Kensi? IDK anymore but this is exciting! After the torture situation last season finale threw cold water on the Deeks/Kensi thing, this is certainly a very welcome development. :Db
Meanwhile, Callen was thinking about getting a tattoo. I laughed myself. I mean, it’s not like Callen is too vanilla - he’s on the Special Ops team of the NCIS for crying out loud. I just don’t see him pulling off a tattoo. Maybe it’s the Chris O’Donnell more than the G Callen if that makes sense lol.
Anyway, the team gets called in for the suspicious death of a recovering addict that was a Navy officer. So off to the rehab center. Where Cory Matthews’ dad is running things. XD Wow, William Russ. It’s been a long time. I just can’t see him as anything other than a father figure so I was relieved he wasn’t the bad guy.
Kensi went undercover as a nutritionist (after she explained to Hetty that Deeks cannot possibly pull it off because he eats pop tarts for breakfast lol) and Deeks went as a *drum roll* sex addict. HAHAHA. Okay, I though it was hilarious but then Deeks explained how it’s not as funny as everyone thinks it is and I felt a little guilt. :| Sam and Callen followed up with a woman from the tampered surveillance footage. After she and her purple streaked-hair stupidly climbed over the roof railings, Sam had to once again demonstrate his ridiculous upper body strength by pulling her back to safety (remember how he just hauled Callen out the subway tracks last episode?) That’s why it’s okay for Sam to have tattoos. XD
Turns out a therapist at the rehab center realized one of her patients is privy to US drone technology operations. And she used that information to attempt blowing up a part of Pakistan by hijacking one of the drones. (Last Resort blew up Pakistan too. Just saying.) The team arrived just in time to abort the launch because of the lady’s choice of candy. Of all things.
Can I just say how I laughed out loud at how they stopped her? I’m all for suspense and moments of intense pressure but come on. All Sam had to do was drag the cursor to and click Abort Launch. I imagine real drone operation is a lot more complicated than that because they train people to do those things. (And also, I remember Warren Kole’s episode and he did just that and he was sweating bullets after. They did that then, they could have done the same now) I swear for two seconds they even used slow-motion when Sam moved the cursor. XD
So they once again stopped an international incident. WTG Team! That team includes a guy with an Albert Einstein tattoo! lol
But the important thing is DEEKS AND KENSI. This will certainly change how the team members interact with each other (of course depending on who would know about it, but let’s face, they would all know without anyone ever saying anything because they’re all
gossipy perceptive like that) How do you think every one else will react? We know Hetty and Granger are not fans. But everyone else? Will they say ‘About time’ or ‘It won’t last’ or something else? I feel like Sam will say ‘I don’t care’ because that’s his default reaction to anything concerning Deeks. lol
9.07 Bad Boys
WELL. This is why I hate seeing promos/photos/synopses or any kind of spoiler. 99% of the time, I’m underwhelmed by the actual end product. :|
I got unnecessarily excited with the prospect that we’d be getting another glimpse at the boys’ childhood. Because I fully expected some brotherly love or chick flick moments throughout the episode. We did get them but only towards the end. Dean even got more ‘moments’ with Timmy, the little boy who ended up being the hero.
And then they had to cram in Dean’s childhood girlfriend. I cared very little for, honestly. I don’t… even remember her name. XD But they had to establish how Dean loved the life away from hunting and being in a stable relationship is the best way to show that. Having actual human relationships is not something they do nowadays with The Life. So yeah, I get it.
I did find it very interesting that it was Dean who once again got a taste of a normal life - albeit for only two months. He got a home, a father figure, school, and a girlfriend. He was going to a real school dance. He was eager about it too. But he, once again, gave all that up because his brother needed him. He didn’t even hesitate when he saw Sam in the car. It was like he was just waiting for his brother to pick him up. <3
Oh this was another reason why I felt more frustrated than entertained: John Winchester. It has gotten extremely difficult to do flashback episodes without JDM. He was such an important part of the series and it’s super aggravating not to see him in installments like this. It’s even worse when the writers have to write him in and settle for John Winchester juuuust out of frame/obscured/talking by way of another character. It makes my heart sink and miss him and get partially annoyed that he had to go and make it big in Hollywood. Dammit.
But all the throwback aspects of the episode were delightful. Can you believe they did a Salt and Burn? *dances* It’s been aaaaages. Ages, people! They don’t usually take on ghost cases anymore. We don’t see the boys digging graves and setting the salted bones on fire. We don’t see them waving iron pokers around and getting stuck in a supernatural lockdown. We even got the classic supernatural ‘accidents’ in the bathtub drowning and lawn mower hand-eating (oh, the lawn mower. They took their time with it didn’t they? XD) Since the angels and demons conflict took center stage, we spent very little time with the simple, early MOTW formats, so this was refreshing.
And my favorite tribute to the classics? DEAN’S AMULET OMG. I produced actual squeals of glee when I saw it hanging around young Dean’s neck in the diner. I wanted to yank it off and give it to present Dean. That piece of jewelry had a huge significance in the boys’ lives that I refuse to accept it’s in a motel trash can somewhere. One of them has it, I still believe that. XD
They’re back to saving people and hunting things, when things were a lot simpler - even for just one case. I panicked for a second when they realized that it was Timmy who anchored the angry ghost on Earth. It was like the woman with the haunted kidney all over again. Fortunately, Timmy was able to let his mother go, and urge his mother to do the same. Zeke did not have to make another unscheduled appearance and fix everything again with his angelic powers.
In the end, little Timmy was safe, Dean’s ex-girlfriend was safe, and it was another win for the boys. Before they left, Sam asked his brother why he had left that good life behind. Oh Sam, do you even have to ask? Well, it seemed like he knew the answer to that anyway (also because Dean had said it in the handful of times he allowed himself a chick flick moment), because he thanked Dean so <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
This felt more like a filler to me than anything else, which is okay. Not all of the elements worked but those that did worked well. I got all nostalgic watching this episode and that’s a good break from the very different direction the show has taken.
Now, can someone from wardrobe fish out the amulet from the box it’s in and give it to Jensen? XD
Quite a week at work. GOD.
3.08 A Red Wheelbarrow
Episode 8. End of the second ‘movement.’ Alex Gansa did say something big was going to happen at the end of each movement. BOOM.
Or more like BANG.
Can you believe Quinn just shot Carrie to stop her from blowing their super secret operation? I thought he was the guy who shoots bad guys? He can’t even shoot Brody last season when there was a very real possibility he was a terrorist. Which is still not clear, by the way. We are going off of Javadi’s word here. The guy Franklin melted down the motel bathtub drain (u_______u) may be the bomb maker but it does not guarantee Brody had nothing to do with the Langley bombing.
I did like that he hesitated - and that Dar Adal called him out on it. XD ‘I stopped her didn’t I?’ Yes, you did Quinn, but one second later and everything would have fallen apart. The hesitation can mean two things: 1) Quinn had really had enough of this using-guns-to-hurt/kill-people procedure of theirs. The kid in Caracas really messed him up, obviously. Or, my preferred option 2) Out of all the people he was going to have to shoot, Carrie is the hardest because he has Feelings for her. XDXD ‘Anything for you, Carrie’ right?
Carrie is really unstable at this point to jeopardize EVERYTHING she had worked for since 12/12. After almost losing her mind in the psych ward, she was willing to throw all their hard work away just to prove Brody is innocent. Just to get her hands on the bomb maker and make him say Brody did not move the bomb. I guess when you’re pregnant with a person’s baby, you’d do anything to clear his name of being a terrorist.
I’m still not sold on the Brody baby. It’s not a particularly interesting development. But do you think the baby will survive the stress Carrie is in right now, bleeding to death? Maybe they introduced the pregnancy so they can explore Carrie’s coping mechanism when she loses it? OR. They made Quinn shoot her so that her pregnancy will finally be made known to the rest of the world because shot in the shoulder -> hospital -> doctors finding things and telling people.
Meanwhile, Saul was missing during the intense operation because he’s in Venezuela picking up Brody. Heyy, he’s relevant again! XD So a couple of things revealed: Saul had known all along where Brody was, probably organized everything so he’d fall into the hands of the people of Tower of David; and that Brody is somehow a part of the ‘Regime Change’ plan. Saul is doing some pretty brazen things here. Hopefully it pays off.
I like his banter with Lockhart. It’s genuinely entertaining. Saul’s passive aggressive tendencies are clearly frustrating for Lockhart. And I love watching it. XD Lockhart is a lot more interesting of a character than David Estes ever was.
Two other things: Fara and her difficulties with the CIA life. Somewhere down the line, her ethics are going to get the best of her. Maybe Quinn too. Also, Mira’s boyfriend. What’s up with him? That wasn’t just jealous ex lashing out right? Bad news for Saul, looks like the bad guys also have a person watching CIA’s moves. Here’s hoping Saul does not do work on his home computer.
Pretty strong episode, this one. The suspense/intensity was reminiscent of some of Homeland’s best episodes. Again, the rest of the Brody family was MIA and that wasn’t exactly a bad thing. Now that Saul has doped-up Brody though, they’d be back on screen. Hopefully for better reasons. XD