I think that Josh couldn't see Stevies ghost because he hadn't turned as a werewolf yet, so he is still mostly mortal. Though I liked most of this episode, I didn't like all the focus on Aidan's life right after he was turned into a vampire, and the prejudice and cruelty of the religious leaders in New England at the time. I felt like there was too much emphasis on what is in the past and unchangable, and there was no discussion of why Aidan could father a child back in the 18th century but not now. The only logical explanation that I could figure out was that perhaps he wasn't completely turned at that point, or he hadn't gone into battle and been turned yet, so he was still mortal and was therefore able to father children. Vampires are essentially dead, so they would have no way to conceive children. I think that the death of the old hippy werewolf was horrible, BTW, and I hope Aidan cracks down on the gang who follow that red headed lady who obviously lied about killing werewolves.
People, it is STORY ARC, not ARCH. Also, I rather like Doris, though I know she's always lying to Steve, but I have a feeling that the show writers have made her somewhat unlikable so that they can kill her off at the end of the season and have Steve grieve. Though she's too skinny, I also like Catherine and Steve together, but I have a feeling that time is running out on their relationship, too. I like seeing Steve in a stable relationship, because it leaves him more time to work on cases and his "bromance" with Danno. And why does it not surprise me that the aforementioned Jersey guy grew up on Roller Derby?! LOL. I love Danno, and I also love Chin (and Daniel Dae Kim) so I was glad that we didn't have any drama from Kono for this ep. Kono kind of leaves me cold anyway, she's got ridiculously bad taste in men and she's had to be rescued a few too many times.
Interesting to see Daisy back in action, and I agree that she was much less annoying in this ep. I loved Angela's cartoon of Hodgins in the bunker, and I loved how excited and enthused Hodgins was about doing all the various experiments, basically a reason to blow sh*t up, like the Mythbusters, which every boy over the age of 7 seems to LOVE, at least in my household. (My husband loves it, too, and I could see the gleem in Hodgins eyes as he reloaded that cannon). I thought that the whole thing with the gel in the face of Booth was again, overplayed, but I realize they're trying to soften his image a bit and make him funnier, more able to take a joke.
This episode was more comedic than most, and I enjoyed that (yes, the goat and chickens coming out of the bunker was an unexpected sight gag that pretty much set the tone for the ep) but I think that the whole thing of treating Sweets as if he were a child that they needed to care for and then help "leave the nest" was wayyyy over-played. Seriously, the guy has to be in his late 20s or early 30s, if he has a PhD, or several, as he's often said, then he's a fully grown adult who has previously lived alone. He's not a child, not even close. He's been Booth and Bones therapist, for crying out loud. I just do not get why the writers chose to infantilize him in this ep, and then send him off to a Three's Company style apartment as if he's going to college, and calling Booth and Bones Mr and Mrs Sweets just makes little sense, they're not old enough to have a child Sweets age, even if he did look anything like them, which he doesn't.
I enjoyed this episode mainly for the way that Castle was so freaked out by all the superstition and horror movie tropes. I just love that he chatted up Wes Craven about how to get rid of the "curse" and I LOLed at Craven's response to all of it after he hung up the phone. "script my a**"
Great stuff. What I missed was Lanie and I also missed any mention of Castle's dad or the whole Alexis rescue. I don't think it would hurt the show to add that at all.
I LOVE that Beckett was perfectly calm and rational through the whole thing, though.
I'm with Mel, I'd love a spin-off series with Dyson and Kenzi and Hale and Vex and some of the other characters who don't get a lot of screen time.
And I agree with the reviewer that the off-screen thing sucks, because I really wanted to see Dyson and Bo have a moment together when she learned that he had his love back! Bo also needs to realize that she has to feed off of fae, because she can't be monogamous and live, and just getting sexual chi from boring old Lauren isn't satisfying for her. I think she should take Dyson and Tamsin to bed and feed off both of them! Oh, and I loved the Tarot cards aspect of this ep, and I am thrilled that Lost Girl has been renewed for another season! YAY! I love this show! I also hope Trick finally has a girlfriend!
Fascinating episode, but I was most surprised that there is someone who is a better computer hacker than my beloved Nolan! I mean, seriously? The man is a computer genius, and suddenly we learn that there is some egotistical jerk called the Falcon who just happens to be better? WTF?! I don't think Padma is smart enough to be the Falcon, but it could be her father or maybe it is Amanda's mother, who knows? I just hope that Emily manages to get rid of her skeevy foster brother Eli ASAP! He needs to get gone like tomorrow. And Daniel is such a whiny little pretender, I hope that something horrible happens to him. Aiden is still hotter than any other man on the show (besides Nolan) and I LOVE that he and Emily are still together. Jack, on the other hand, is going to get himself killed, just like Charlotte, if they don't butt out!
Reviewer, you have a typo in your second to last sentence, which should read "Will Rumple choose sides OR continue..., not ARE"
Also, I wondered why Owen's dad wasn't let go, either, after Regina lost Owen to the real world. She probably found a use for him and just turned him into some kind of slave or critter or something.
And BTW, Henry DID say "thank you" to Regina after she destroyed the curse scroll at the well. He considers her his adoptive mom, and I am sure he still has some feelings for her because she raised him while Emma was in jail. I felt so bad for Owen and his dad, who just wanted to rest in town for awhile and then go home, only to be treated to Regina's evil queen routine. Sad.
Oh, and the one thing I don't agree with is that Marley is anything but a watered-down version of Rachel, without the charm or drive to succeed. I loved Blaine in this ep, and I loved the Boy Band sing-off. I feel that Finn won and that by the end of the ep he'd grown a pair and is now going to become a teacher and go after the love of his life, Rachel. More power to him!
I agree with the reviewer that Will was being immature and ridiculous over a kiss, and I agree that he should have found a better way to deal with it. I also agree that Santana was the BOMB in this episode, and I was glad she told Finn about Brody the manwhore so that Finn could knock the snot out of him, because any guy who is lying to his girlfriend about having multiple sexual partners is putting her at risk of getting STDs that could ruin her life and her health. She is at an age where she could get HPV which could lead to ovarian or cervical cancer, and they often don't have symptoms for women until you're too far along to treat successfully. There is also a new strain of gonorreah that is resistant to antibiotics going around, and it wouldn't surprise me a bit that Brody is transmitting these diseases to all the women he sleeps with. So I think its much more likely that Rachel has an STD than she's pregnant.Also, I thought Sue as Niki M was pretty silly.
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