Welcome back Laura!
It's not surprising The Mysteries of Laura Season 1 Episode 17 would start out with the murder of a sorority pledge and add in their own twists and turns. Thankfully things weren't as they seemed and what could have easily been as boring case of a week turned out to be an exceptionally entertaining one.
Let's talk about tonight's episode.
Alicia is the best character ever! It was great having her back, and when she was offering Tony the condoms, it was beyond hilarious. They could make a spin off of just Alicia and it would be the most entertaining piece of television. Her assessment of Tony was amusing, as well.
Alicia: There ain't nothing wrong with a cute white boy. I had a thing for Kevin Costner, myself.
Tony: Thanks. I think.
Speaking of Laura and Tony, how refreshing was it to hear they have yet to have sex? In TV land it's usually the norm to have people get together one minute and sleep together the next minute. Laura took the chance to get to know Tony before getting into a physical relationship with him – go Laura; though she has more willpower than I ever would, because Tony is incredibly sexy and charming, plus he cooks – perfect man.
Frankie is slowly starting to become one of my favorite characters. Her method of getting information is genius and she knows exactly how to work a room. Teaming her up with Meredith is the smartest thing, because they work perfectly together, even though both women have different routines to get the job done. Plus, Meredith's inner geek coming out was entertaining to watch.
The case of the week was, like I already said, particularly entertaining, because they changed things up and didn't follow the same tired formula of making it all about a sorority murder. They made the victim, Caroline, an extremely intelligent young woman who had a promising career in the tech field. Plus they didn't make the other sorority girls look like stuck up brats.
It would be so much easier to just get a warrant for Ben and bring him down to the station; though it was rather amusing to watch Laura listen to various people who have potential start-ups all having to do with porn – sex sells. Of course Ben would try to run because, you know, at least one person has to run away from the cops in every single episode.
Though it was completely illegal, having Ben shut down the entire train station was a brilliant move. I guess if you're after a suspect and don't have time to go through each and every train, you might as well use the hacker you have in custody. If the whole tech thing doesn't work out, Ben could definitely find a job at the NYPD.
In the end, Laura naturally would be the one to solve the case and figure out it was Harry who murdered Caroline. The episode flowed extremely well; though there was a lack of Jake, Max and Billy, but I appreciated the women getting a chance to shine, and proved they work well together and can solve the case quickly and efficiently.
Next week on The Mysteries of Laura Season 1 Episode 18, Laura and the team investigate the murder of a sailor, but unfortunately things don't go as planned as the Navy doesn't want them involved in the case. Though the big question won't be who murdered the sailor, but instead will be, is Laura pregnant?
What did you think of "The Mystery of the Intoxicated Intern"? Were you surprised by who the killer was?
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Samantha McAllister was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She retired in November 2018.