I really disliked this episode. For one - as a woman, I hate when women on TV can't say what they feeling and do that "it's nothing", expecting the guy to know what they mean and want. Ted was right - if she had just TOLD Barney she needed him, I bet he would have been there. Speaking of Ted...
Second - I audibly groaned when Ted showed up at the park. Can we just let go of the Ted/Robin nonsense already??
Third - The whole Barney/Robin Sr thing was kinda awful and forced, and went nowhere. If we need to give Barney a father figure, for the love of all that is holy, bring back John Lithgow!
A very tiny part of me is hoping that they're setting something up that is going to surprise us (like Barney's proposal after a string of annoying episodes) - but short of that...ugh.
1. The case was irritating - mostly because of how it portrayed Castle to be a bit of a bumbling idiot. I usually enjoy his far-fetched ideas, but this time he just went on and on. I also hate continuity issues. We've known Castle is an excellent shot since season 1's "target practice" and season 3's opener. How is he suddenly a joke with a gun?
2. Beckett and her secrecy are getting on my last nerve. For the love of hair extensions, geez, tell Castle what's on your mind!!
3. I feel Beckett's going to take the job - and Castle's going to follow her. That's the only way this show will continue to make sense. Beckett takes the job, and Castle moves to DC with her and has new inspiration and stories to tell about Nikki Heat (I know, we all forget he's a writer because they barely mention his books anymore...)
1. Favourite scene: Gates - "Oh for goodness sake, Detective, kiss him already!"
2. Favourite flashback - all the ones of Castle playing cop. I loved season 1 and 2 Rick Castle. He was so playful. That's what hooked me - it was the fun of the show.
3. No - it's been obvious for a long time that Gates knew and was choosing not to deal with it.
4. Loved the short cut in Season 1, it really made her gorgeous facial features more striking. The beginning of Season 2 was mullet-ish, but I loved the layered look she had by the end of the season. Season 3 was the perfect length. Also, I liked the colour of her hair in the first three seasons.
I think the long hair in season 4 & 5 - and the highlights - doesn't flatter her face or figure as much as a shorter cut does. But she's gorgeous anyway.
5. Yes and No. I enjoyed this episode just as much as I would have, but I did keep in mind the switch. What did happen, though, was I ended up hating last week's episode even more. I already thought it was crazy, and then knowing that it would have been followed THIS made it even more ridiculous to me.
6. My favourite will always be the first - the "distractor" kiss in the parking lot. There was something about the unexpected, unbridled longing in that which just made it for me.
Also, we're forgetting about Schmidt here, and about the fact that Elizabeth, not Cece, brings out the best in him. Elizabeth brings out the heart of gold in our favourite douche-with-a-heart-of-gold. Cece and Schmidt may like each other, or even love each other, but they're no good for each other.
I think I might be the only one who wants Cece to get married - and here's why. What I love most about New Girl is that it's absurd, but its absurdity is firmly grounded in reality. The reality of break-ups, of being laid off, of losing direction in life, of bad decisions, of not always getting what you want. The reality of being a young adult. I think if Cece doesn't get married, the show loses something special and becomes yet another feel-good-happily-ever-after comedy. I don't want that. But that's me.
Realistically, apart from Schmidt, there is no good reason for Cece NOT to get married - arranged marriages are acceptable in many cultures. She wants to have a baby, Shivrang is ready to do so. Also, waiting till your wedding day to have sex is NOT a sign of hesitation - it's a choice that a lot of people make.
I loved everything about this episode. First of all - Young Nick and Winston were sooooo good!! The voices and the hair! Oh my gosh!!
Second - Nick/Schmidt/Elizabeth to a Boyz II Men soundtrack - HILARIOUS!!
Third - Nick and Jess and the hookup. It was done perfectly. And their reaction afterwards was priceless, I don't think they expected to feel that good after the fact. The next two episodes are going to be great!
@leslietyler - I'm pretty sure that was intentional, just to show how much of an idiot Schmidt can be. It was a joke.
The truth is out there...east of Portland. LOL!! I loved the homage to the X-Files, especially because Grimm reminds me so much of it, with the way that they integrate the fantasy with reality, and blend the serialized drama with the procedural. I think Grimm is doing a pretty good job of it so far, and I think this episode hit the perfect mark that would make it easy for new Tuesday post-Voice viewers.
I'm amazed that we're two seasons in and Renard has remained so enigmatic - and interestingly so.
This was the first time in most of this season that I've had any interest in Juliette. I just want to know what's going to happen when she gets her memories back and understands what a Grimm is.
As for team Grimm - I LOVED that scene in the cabin, when they all voged and Nick said, "How about a Grimm?". SO good.
1. The flashbacks were both awesome and sad. The good: it was GREAT to go back, especially to season one when Castle was cocky and hella fun, and the banter between Kate and Rick was priceless. The bad: the flashbacks just kinda helped demonstrate how different the show is; it's not quite as light-hearted and fun as it used to be. Even the music and the lighting is more somber.
2. Kate's hairstyles were best in the first 3 seasons.
3. I'd be okay with this episode if I didn't know it was supposed to air before last week's. Now last week's episode makes even LESS freakin' sense. Kate thought the man that made her a latte with hearts and roses AND willingly stood with her in the face of death - all in the same day - was taking her for granted???
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