I adore Russ (and all things Dean Winters). I think the car bit would have been funny to me if I didn't read it as Russ' car was such a piece of crap that Milt couldn't maneuver the seat properly and fell backward while adjusting it. I just don't understand why he's do put upon as a character when he's a great detective who, before Milt arrived, was well liked (bringing donuts for the office and all that stuff). I kind of miss Milt and Russ trying to dig into each other's past a bit, too. That was fun and didn't get old merely because they're both misunderstood, even if only Russ is the one to understand that Milt isn't as clean as he seems. It makes them sympatico in a way.
I wonder what happened to Holly's plans to go to law school. She went from being smart and ready to conquer the world to suddenly kind of silly with a strange past. The writing for secondary characters isn't consistent, unfortunately. I thought she was really interesting all along!
This episode was a letdown, for sure. Episode 2 was fantastic, with the introduction of Countess Marburg and then we've been left with titillation since. I really hope it picks itself up and gives the characters some purpose again and fast.
Don't forget, many people are watching the show without having read the books, so knowing what the High Sparrow will do in terms of the powers of Westeros is yet to come, let alone knowing the importance of Margery v Cersei. They're processing it as it comes.
I liked Jamie's turn by the wheelhouse, but could have done without Randall's flopping his bits around in front of Jenny. OMG!
My sister recalled him being 23 from the books to her 27, but that's pretty close to 5 years. What's funny is how dramatically different that age difference was in that time compared to now when nobody bats an eyelash!
Agree with everything you said. I never thought I'd be as uncomfortable as I am with a sex scene, however, as it is when tossed into Outlander. Maybe it's because outside the scene just before he took her to the stones, they're written more for men than women. I don't get that. What I love about Tobias Menzies (who plays Frank/Black Jack) is I don't hate Frank, but want to punch Randall myself. That's great acting. I also adore how they can take a comical moment, such as that near the wheelhouse, and spin it dramatically when Jenny saw Jamie's back. Outlander literally has it all.
I think the show is here to stay. By far, it's STARZ biggest hit ever. Ever since reading Outlander the first time, I wanted to swing back in time and fall in love with a 23 year old Highlander. I used to devour time travel romances, but there's a reason this one took the world by storm. It's so much more. And what a production, right??
I do not watch this show, but I did watch an old episode of The Odd Couple recently and guess what! It was the same plot. That one was funny. They both cheated to some degree just to win. It was called The Odd Decathlon.
Weren't they the most ill-timed and unnecessary flashbacks? I mean, given the circumstances, there was a chance the guy could have been flashing back to more recent times, such as when he and Thea watched Moira die at the hands of Slade. That was a pretty monumental time in his relationship with his sister and one of great loss. By committing to the "island" flashbacks, they've essentially ruled out the ability to use any other "memories," no matter how relevant, because there isn't enough time in an hour to show them all. #flashbackfree is my new Arrow hashtag during those moments. Yuck!
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