@Keith Vlasak--I definitely agree with you that the notion that Brennan would hold onto a photo from when she was 8 was forced sentimentality. Brennan wouldn't have done that. Had she told Angela that while cleaning out a box of stuff Max brought her, she found the magazine page, sure, I would've bought it. But that she actively kept it? No. Not for a million years would Brennan have done that. But that's part of the revisionist history of the character which I despise and tried to stay away from in this review lest it cloud the entire episode (and next weeks' wedding, which I've had the pleasure of seeing already).
And I personally wouldn't say that Booth brought out the "real" woman in Brennan. Of course I wouldn't. That's crap. But he HAS brought out a different side of her. He has caused her to change her views on life and relationships and love. THAT has happened. It doesn't make her any more or less a "real" woman. It just makes her a different person from when this all started.
@highland0wolf--I actually thought interspersing scenes from the pilot with fresh material was a great way to 1) remind viewers what they'd seen in the pilot and 2) inform those tuning in for the first time.
I think Elijah will be back sooner rather than later, especially since next week seems to be flashbacks. We'll see him out of the coffin soon.
As for Kol, even though he wasn't supposed to have been daggered until 1912, I can fanwank that he didn't want to go with his siblings so Klaus daggered him and dragged him along and undaggered him when they got to New Orleans. Meh. It's kind of a technicality to me.
@cay--I almost speculated that last night. That they set Rachel up with the part only to have her world crash around her next week. Really, they've set everyone's worlds up to bring them crashing down. And yes, Santana's ad was amazing, as was every time she actually said "yeast-i-stat" with a straight face.
@suz--yeah, I mean, the typical high school stuff like that is snark-worthy, but then also not. It's been done and it's been snarked. So until it has a serious impact on the story, it's sort of meh for me.
@anon--nope, not a new reviewer. I'm just finding that these first two episodes haven't been as awful as many last season, probably due to the fact that with Monteith's death, they've had to really pay attention to the series and rework the stories.
@osofine--I don't think Sweets is leaving the show. He was in the previews for next week's Pelant episode.
Regardless as to whether it was Conrad's father or grandfather who had Huntington's, that's not the sort of disease a person who carries it just ignores. It's completely implausible that Conrad would carry Huntington's and potentially pass it on to his son and just shrug it off like "Meh. NBD." I'm really, really irritated that of all the medical issues in all the world they could have used, they chose that one. The way it played out last night isn't at all even sort of realistic.
And I did hear that Charlotte lost the baby. I just thought it was sort of convenient when they realized the idea of her being pregnant was a dumb story line in the first place. And also mildly offensive to insinuate that she'd suffered no emotional side-effects as a result of losing her boyfriend and their baby. Maybe we'll get there.
First of all, I don't deign to speak for millions of fans in writing my reviews. But is it really unreasonable to think that we'd all want to see the close of the Pelant storyline, for one reason or another? I don't think so.
Yes, it was premature to say that this is starting out to be a mediocre season. I'll cop to that. But the show has lost much of its former luster. Something changed when ED got pregnant and the Brennan storyline was changed to accommodate that. I don't find this to be the gripping hour of television it once was.
I did actually hear them mention Buck and Wanda. I was paying attention. My point was that they could've gone as themselves but off-duty. There was no need for the cover identities.
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