@Sean: I like your title. As you said, this episode's developments were almost entirely changes in relationships, not clues or revelations. Seward sees a suicide and his dad, and he admits to Linden that he isn't guilty. Kallie's mom starts acting like one, and Lyric kisses Bullet. Linden and her boss go toe to toe over the Seward case and its relationship to the other murders. We do learn that Adrian almost certainly saw his mother's murder and the killer, but since we didn't know otherwise before, this isn't much of a revelation. We also learn that Adrian's foster parents knew about Linden's idiotic interrogation of the kid, which now prevents her from interviewing the kid in earnest. You do have to wonder, though, whether the kid is really that fragile or the parents are just being jerks; lives are at stake, including the kid's biological father's life. Anyway, I'd say this was as good as any episode we've seen so far in season 3.
Until this episode, I had thought that Seward was covering for the real killer. Everything he's done up until now has screamed "I want people to think that I'm guilty and a stone cold killer!" Now, with his execution a less than two weeks away, he yells at Linden for not realizing earlier that he wasn't guilty. He's not covering. He's acting the part only because he's accepted his fate. He doesn't want to see his son, because, having embraced the role of the killer, he doesn't deserve to see his son. I guess. After complaining about the way this show treats mothers, I was perversely peeved by Kallie's mother suddenly developing an interest in her daughter's life and whereabouts. She didn't become sympathetic, exactly -- if nothing else, her complaints to Linden about the burden of being a single parent helped remind us how self-centered this woman is -- but she did become more human. I was annoyed at first, but by the end I thought this was a good thing.
Question to all: What object would you like to see turned into an artifact? What would it do? Example: I'd like a box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese that retrieves early childhood memories.
Not a huge fan of this season so far. No interest in Charlotte or Nick. Or Spike. I'd rather see more about the history of the warehouse, where its governors come from, and how it fits into the world. Also like to see interesting new artifacts created outside the US in response to chaotic events like war, famine, torture, drones (what sort of artifact could a drone be turned into?), censorship, etc. I can relate to Marissa's comment that Myka's cancer is too "much of a normal thing". The way they presented it a couple of episodes ago, I was even thinking that she was imagining the cancer diagnosis, and I'm not 100% positive now that it's real. Suspect that there's a debate coming down the pike about whether or not they should use an artifact to cure her?
@Shobz: Whoa, I completely forgot that they showed Boris alive at the end of the wedding episode. This is what happens when you string episodes out over the course of a year ... and neglect to refresh our memories.
One last thing: I really, really hope that the Divya-Saccani thing gets resolved in a semi-long-term way in the next episode. I'd prefer that she spurn him, but whether the answer is yes or no, I'm sick of Saccani mooning over her. (In the real world, these things can go on forever, but unless they're willing to put this on the very back burner, they really have to wrap it up.)
(continued)I hope that Evan and Paige break up. Not because I truly care one way or the other, but because their chemistry is so limited and the basis of their relationship so weak. If your wife wants to get laid but you insist on screwing around with some bureaucratic thing that can easily wait ... @Chandel: It's pronounced "Milosh," but it's spelled "Milos".
This was not a great episode, but it was a bit better than "OK". None of the individual elements was particularly strong -- although the discovery of Boris and the death of Dmitri obviously packed some emotional punch, and ditto Divya's discovery that her pregnancy was going to proceed -- yet it wasn't a weak episode. I'm sure we all suspected that Boris was still alive. Probably the only reason Hank didn't deck him when he appeared was that Hank shared some blame for his injuries -- he was running towards the house when it exploded. And there's the fact that he was still sedated. Except the sedation was another reason to punch Boris ... I'm already impatient with the Ballard thing. I suspect we'll learn that her enmity towards Hankmed stems from something very minor that will be quickly resolved after Evan wins his seat. How amazingly fun! Not. I hope that Evan and Paige break up. Not because I truly care one way or the other, but because their chemistry is so limited and the basis of their relationship so weak. If your wife wants to get laid but you insist on screwing around with some bureaucratic thing that can easily wait ... @Chandel: It's pronounced "Milosh," but it's spelled "Milos".
It's obvious why the aliens might want to control human minds. What's much less obvious is why they would bother being subtle about it. They hold all the cards. If they need some HUMINT, just gather it and be done with it. They don't need a leering Hal torturing Anne. So WTF are they doing? It's much less obvious why the aliens might want to screw around with human DNA. Are they after slaves? They enslaved the skitters, but the skitters are harnessed, not biologically altered. But harnessed kids are now being changed biologically. Into skitters? Why bother? And what do they need alien wonder babies for? Do they want human bodies to transfer their consciousness into? None of this adds up, and I'm fairly certain that the answers to my questions will be much more annoying than enlightening.
@Gigi2776: I like your suspicious mind. Lourdes has been very odd so far this season, and you could be right. Also, Lourdes could easily have been involved with feeding Anne whatever viruses or drugs resulted the alien wonder baby. @RealDiehl: You're absolutely right about the trite and annoying plot complications. As for Cochise, it's very clear that the flower, while real, is a symbol for what his people lost. I agree that his explanation is not satisfying, and I not only believe that his agenda is rather different than what he says, I also think it likely that his people are not what we currently think them to be. Even if they are, it's just as likely that they want to blow up the Earth and everyone on board as that they want to save us earthlings. The show has been not-so-subtly telling us that the Volm are not to be trusted, and while the show might be trying to mislead us, it's more likely that we're seeing genuine foreshadowing.
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