I agree that this season of New Girl isn't as solid as it was last season. I think there are a couple factors; they've mishandled Schmidt's character, not really giving us reasons to like him anymore. Also, Coach's return was too abrupt, as was Schmidt's exit from the loft.
The star of this season is Winston. He NAILS it every episode, whether he's "pumpkinning" or "puzzlin", Winston has been on point.
I think Nick and Jess as a couple are being handled well, and they're pretty realistic. But I do agree that Nick's edge is being lost - maybe that's the result of being in a relationship?
1. I'm totally cool with the way their affection is expressed. I actually think that's better than PDA. Don't need more kisses at all.
2. Depends on the clown.
3. Gotta go with something different - the handshake. That handshake they shared when their relationship was still secret at the precinct...that was powerful.
4. Probably this week's. "Get A Clue" was kinda ruined with the Alexis storyline.
5. I'm a sucker for an action scene, so I'll have to go with the shootout between Ryan/Espo and the clown guys.
Good point - that's fair I'm familiar with a lot of the characters & organizations (see my avatar LOL) so it didn't seem too much for me.
OH - one disappointment with this episode - Amanda Waller. Not bad, but not how I envisioned her - she needs to be a lot more intimidating. There's time, I guess.
1. My favourite part was hands down when one of the dwarves said how quiet it was without Charming and Snow and all the fighting LOL
2. Right now - Team Emma. She was right to smack them both down and make Henry a priority. In the future though? Definitely Hook.
3. Yes - but Pan is pretty manipulative. That was low, even for Pan.
4. I agree with Carla - Charming was trying to think of what was best for everyone, not just Snow. He should have told her, but I understand his motives.
5. Definitely Hook and Emma's conversation before they went in the cave. My goodness, the chemistry. I love how honest he is with her, and how confident he is. Hell yeah, good form!
Great review! My heart broke for Felicity - especially when Isabel gave the "night off" comment (man, I wanted to smack her!).
I think I had two major surprises this episode. One was that Diggle was married to Lyla; didn't see that coming at all. Also, the way he was willing to put his vendetta aside to save her was admirable.
Two was that Oliver was willing to admit that he cared for Felicity and that's why he wasn't with her. We could definitely see how much he likes her - she's the only one that can make him smile spontaneously and sincerely, he never really backs away or shoots her down when she blurts out an awkward comment about her attraction to him, and she's the only one who accepts him with all his baggage and calls him out on being a jerk.
I don't know if I would call this a filler episode, though. It may not continue the Black Canary arc, but there was still a lot that had to do with all of the Arrow mythology. We learned more about his Russian connection, more about the island, etc.
We've talked about this - there's no "agreeing to disagree" on these here internets! :-p
In seriousness though, I'm with you, Christine - Beckett's comment was quite clearly in jest, but one would need to watch the episode to see that in the context of their conversation and looks on their faces. Beckett saw the opportunity for a good joke and she zinged him.
I do agree with the general comments though that Castle has generally been the one to yield in the relationship. This particular instance isn't as important because, as you said, this was more of an invitation on his part than an acquiescence to Beckett's will. But he has kinda been everyone's doormat for the past few seasons.
Well...that was awesome!
By far the best episode. Fitz's character was just so, SO amazingly well written this time, and the actor did such a good job - he even made Ward seem less wooden. That pairing was brilliant.
Skye and Simmons - not so much. Skye's character still bugs me, mostly because of how abrasive she gets when she wants her way. But I loved Coulson laying the smackdown on her.
As usual, I loved everything Coulson. From the way he caught himself saying "it's a magical place", to his standoff with the agent in charge, to his "conversation" with May, to his smackdown and later father-figure moment with Skye...Clark Gregg is the master of understated.
Awesome episode, great review :-)
Definitely the best episode of the show so far! Really enjoyed this.
Great review. I echo what other commenters have said - this was a great showcase for the whole team. I also like how light-hearted the territorial discussion was for Castle and Beckett. Fun episode.
I'm glad you're enjoying the show! I know what you're talking about re Peralta and Santiago, but I think it's more of a begrudging admiration of each other. We'll see where that goes :-)
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