I thought it was rather incredible for a pilot. Most pilots suffer from pilotitus trying to cram the entire plot summary and lay down the premise in forty something minutes. As far as pilots go, it was remarkably well done. The chemistry between the leads was a definite highlight. They worked well together and that will make all the difference because you can do many things to mask imperfections along the way, but you can't fake chemistry. I could have watched an entire episode of Ichabod trying to adjust to time jump. The reviewer was correct, not everyone could pull off lines about emancipation of slaves and things of that nature without it rubbing the wrong way, but with Mison it worked. Abby is a strong leading femalewithout the usual characteristics that fall under that trope and it's a breath of fresh air. There were tiny little things to work through, but overall it was thoroughly enjoyable and I'm sold.
@ilikesuits I'm in complete concurrence with everything you said.
I don't think Danny killed regina. Too obvious. He's being set up. I don't even believe he killed his aunt. The science of it doesn't make sense. I hate that the sheriff is so blinded by Danny that he isn't doing a proper investigation. I can respect it more if he was solid and by the book. The entire town being organized against a teenage boy is ridiculous. If they really feared him they wouldn't treat him that horribly. That townsman was out of line and I would have pressed charges.
Liked this episode. It's more of a love quadrangle. Danny likes Lacey, Jo likes Danny, and Rico likes Jo. I can probably identify more with Jo but despite my love/frustration relationship I have with Lacey I do like that she's been realistic with her hesitancy to let Danny in. Kylie plays it well, not flat out bitchy or mean but scared and vulnerable and cautious all the while knowing she can't quite stay away. It's enough to make me think that those two were just starting to have that kind of romantic chemistry before he went away. I like the idea of them even though I hate that it hurts Jo. I don't think Lacey is less deserving of his attention because of how she has been behaving. I think the relationships are just complicated. I also think Danny is aware of Rico's affection for Jo and wouldn't dare impede on that. Their kissing was expected as it's been building since the pilot.
Incredible episode. I love that John's subconscious knows that he is an asshole. I hope that it means he's humbled himself a bit and won't be as much of a jerk as he's been, but call me a pessimist, I doubt it. I feel like that is exactly how it would have ended up. Regina's death broke my heart though. Tough scenes including when they took Daphne away. Daphne's sexuality was interesting, them exploring it because it's an underlying thing with her. Bay's chaste thing was fitting as well. I loved that she and Emmet still found each other.
I agree Angie and Junior have the worst bit. I impatiently wait for the camera to get off of them whenever there time comes. It's a waste of Britt Robertson so far. I'm loving this show. There was another miniseries I watched a couple years ago about people, strangers and "the program" that this reminds me of, but of course this is ten times better. It's going to be fascinating watching these people unravel and lose it. Much like the officer who at best should be locked away so he no longer poses a threat or kickstarts the mass panic and survival mode sooner than they can afford, and at worst...they may have to eliminate him. I'm loving Barbie and the kids. Best shot of figuring stuff out. The Rev and co...wow! What sort of illegal activity involves a reverend and how far are they willing to go to keep it secret?
And made a valid point about Daphne benefited more because she's more oral. John is always insufferable to me. A jackass to the hilt, but I seen that ending coming a mile away because he was a timebomb the entire episode. It was interesting seeing him and regina have it out. To be fair he despised regina before he knew about what she did, and he only confirmed that she and many of us were right and he would have taken both girls. He was pretty much saying that from the beginning of the series. Ass. So I wonder if their relationship will change since she's the one that saved his life. Although part of me is wondering how they'll make his falling out her fault. Some of the soldier storyline isn't deep enough for my taste but like that bay and ty are closer. Angelo is the master networker but I hope all this doesn't backfire.
I'm not deaf but impression of this particular situation is that Emmett was raised to be proud of being deaf, by both parents. Almost to the point of considering anything else suggests that you are somehow not proud of who you are. So then he has his fickle father, if I'm being perfectly honest saying after 50 yrs of being deaf and fine, now he wants a CI most likely because his new gf has one. I think it's a combination of things for Emmett. Is his father not proud of who he is? Is he considering this just to impress a woman? Is he doing this for the right reasons? If he at 50 still struggles with his deaf identity than what does that say about Emmett in the future? On top of that his father gave his mother full custody which is like a rejection so Emmett is probably feeling as though his father is completely disassociating himself from emmett. Then Travis says he's considering it after what happen at the carwash which to emmett is another silly reason. But at least Travis is younger and makes a valid point about Daphne benefiting because she's more verbal.
New guilty pleasure. I'd love if it were Serita but it would seem too obvious. I never would have thought of Rico at all. I've been suspicious of Archie since the beginning. I think he and regina were fooling around behind Lacey's back. The new development with the necklace has me certain that Danny is hiding something big, because the sheriff isn't asking the more important of how Regina got the necklace to begin with? I think there are many sides to regina that even her friends didn't realize and her killer may not be Danny or a fellow classmate at all. I have this love hate thing with Lacey. She's trying too hard to be bitchy but you can tell it isn't really in her which makes those times when she's being particularly bitchy (which was frequent in this episode) somehow more irritating to watch. I think the sheriff would be more tolerable if he didn't break rules to make his case. He isn't honorable which makes him more villainous than antagonistic. One dimensional too.
They upped the stereotypes and cliches. I had a feeling that would be an issue from the moment I heard about the concept. That aside, it was fun. All and all I enjoyed it!
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