I thought this episode was very well written, directed and enacted. I believe that Catherine is a well trained military woman and she wouldn't let Steve go back to retrieve his buddy without her, and I don't blame her, as she knew there were going to be firefights and dangerous situations, and I think she more than held her own out there. And to the ninny who said that the US Military is occupying Hawaii because its another country, you are wrong, Hawaii is one of the states in the United States of America, and as such it has military bases on the islands. They are there because Hawaii is part of America and as such they need to have a military base there to protect American interests. Do you really think that if they weren't there that some other country wouldn't invade and kill half your population? Also, what about your tourist industry? If Hawaii wasn't part of America, tourism would go way down.The fact that you can kvetch about the American military proves that you're fortunate to be a part of America, where you can say what you want without being jailed, tortured and killed for it.
The thing I found the most unbelievable about this episode, which I really enjoyed, BTW, was that Alexis, who is a more practical kind of smart than her dad, gave all her allowance money to some kickstart guy, when she knows she has a limited income as a student and needs to pace her spending. She's always been so logical before this, and now suddenly she's giving away a 'generous' amount of money to some online huckster? Really? And then not having the guts to tell her dad about it, lying to him, just seems out of character for her, too.
I loved this episode, and I need to point out to people who think it is stupid to believe in Bigfoot that there are national societies of bigfoot hunters, there is a TV show that has experts and PhDs on it hunting bigfoots and my own husband, who is a very smart man believes in bigfoot. So does my brother. I don't personally believe in bigfoot, especially in NYC, but I live in Washington state, where there's a lot of forest land, and there are tons of bigfoot sightings every year. So it's not gullible of Castle to believe that sort of thing, any more than it is gullible of Dr Hodgins (TJ Thyne) on Bones to believe in conspiracy theories. Really smart people often need some kind of craziness in their life to lighten up the dark corners.
continued...Lacey told him that she had someone at home to take care of her in that way, and for some reason, Derek didn't take the hint. Why? He was able to give Riley a regular massage when he was first hired. Also, I think that Riley's mom is going to have a big problem if she keeps combining alcohol and pain pills...if you do too much of either, you can end up dead or in a coma. She didn't impress me as being that stupid, to get wasted while she was watching the kids, but apparently I gave her too much credit. Poor Riley can't catch a break for her singing career, can she...just makes me mad that her support system is so weak and that she dumped Evan just when she needs him most.
I agree with Stephanie that Evan is way hotter than Kyle, who really is a scumbag, and he has treated his wife like crap in the past, and will only be worse in the future if she allows him to come home to her and the kids. I honestly think Evan is so much better for Riley and her kids, because he's honorable and kind and not busy working the angles like selfish Kyle. And I had to laugh at the reviewer's mention of Jlove's bouncing bosom during "Something to Talk About" because though I understand why she did it, I still think it was pretty distracting and detracted from her lovely voice. I am sure most guys wouldn't agree with me on that one. And I am concerned that Selena and Derek are dating and having an affair in secret. Also, I wasn't aware that Derek only gave "sexual" massages, I thought he could give regular massages, too, which was one reason Riley hired him. Why did he assume that Lacey was in need of sexual massage? Not that I would have stopped him, but hey, she told him she has someone at home to take care of her that way, but he didn't take the hint for some reason.
This episode scared the pants off of me, but it was thrilling television to watch. I agree with the reviewer that the topic of school shooting was handled well, and the acting and singing in this episode was superb. I am just not sure why Becky would resort to bringing a gun to school in the first place. That doesn't seem like a logical step for her character, who has always been supremely confident, especially with her inner Helen Mirren voice-overs. And I think that Unique is the one "catfishing" Ryder, and he probably is afraid to show himself as the 'girl' who texted Ryder because Unique knows that Ryder is not gay, and won't return the feeling. BTW, I will miss Jane Lynch's Sue on the show, she's awful but pretty funny
Oh, and I think that Mrs Alex O is right, I think Dante is poised to totally screw Juliette over, take her money, break her heart, etc. Man, was that scene between Dante, Juliette's mom and Juliette painful or what? UGLY stuff.And I was so glad to see that Gunner is doing better, but I am concerned that the hottie neighbor guy is going to either steal away Scarlet or get Gunner killed with his adrenaline-junkie activities.And I am totally hacked that Lamar didn't buy the farm! That man needs to die, and die soon, before he makes even more people miserable. I don't care if his wife had an affair, he needs to stop treating his daughter like crap.
dpsmile said "All I have to say is where would Rayna, Juliette, Scarlett, and Gunnar be without Deacon. If it wasn't for Deacon they would all be ALOT worse off. I like Gunnar but it seems like Deacon is everyone's white knight." AMEN to that, dpsmile! I thought I was the only one who noticed that Deacon comes to the rescue all the freakin' time, and seems to be the one that everyone relies on to do the right thing. I will say, however, that he is also the only one who seems to have slept with all the adult females on the show, and that makes me wonder whether the man just has more testosterone than anyone else, or what makes him such a stud. But still, he also has everyone's back, and that makes me love him despite him being such a hound.I also think that Teddy deserves that sl*t Peggy, because she's just a creep and a half and I seriously hope that what another commenter said is true, that at least one of his children is actually Deacons. That would serve him right!
I also agree that it would be a huge mistake to turn Kenzi fae. She's just so awesome as she is, I think making her fae would actually hurt her character. But I do like that Hale made it clear that he loves her! Go Hale!And yes, though it was a cruel fight to the death, I was actually pretty pumped to see Kris H-R without a shirt for an extended period of time...YUM. That man is sizzling hot!And poor Tamsin! She is having to deal with feelings for Bo, too, which is why she's drinking, because she doesn't want to turn Bo over to the Wanderer. I can't imagine that it is the Druid, but if it is, hmmmmm. Interesting that he was all over Kenzi, wasn't it?
"Dyson and Bo are a better fit. Dyson understood Bo's sexuality whereas Lauren did not. Bo is omnisexual. She needs sex to feed. Lauren knew that Bo needs sex to heal, feed, and charge up. Lauren cannot provide the juice that Bo needs, yet she wants Bo all to herself. Dyson at least understood that."I agree with Dan, especially in that Dyson understood what it took to help Bo heal and be healthy, whereas Lauren didn't, and Bo suffered for that.I think that Bo will have to get back together with Dyson at some point, because he still LOVES her, for heavens sake, whereas wimpy, LIAR Lauren just chucked the whole relationship to get involved with a lunatic who is killing/driving mad fae for his own purposes.She's supposed to be a doctor but she's so stupid! And she's unattractive, boring and hasn't got much of a spine, so I hope they kill her character off in the season finale.
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