What a fun review! Loved that reference to "stiletto through the ear girl". I keep wondering what else the writers are going to stack up against Jack. Even the guy he's trying to save - the President - is losing ground and influence. The fear hear is that he'll open his mouth to the English parliament and remove all doubt that his eggs are all cracked. (Sorry for the unkind euphemism but there it is). The one thing I'm still puzzled about: what's up with the weird eye makeup on Chloe?
I think Lisbon will change her mind all on her own. Marc is beginning to worry me because I think he's a controlling type. It never starts with an attempt at full-blown control. It's the little things. The change in venue is his way of separating her from her friends. This includes the concerted effort to ensure she has a job to land on when she goes with him. The marriage proposal was just creepy. He's looking needy at this point. Jane, by contrast just wants to make sure she's happy. Bottom line. I think he likely sees through Marc's neediness to the danger beneath that seemingly calm facade. But he knows this is something Lisbon has to figure out for herself. Let's hope she does so soon. Like maybe "next episode" soon.
Guess that means Lisbon probably won't be going anywhere.
Friends with Better Lives actually had potential. The same kind of potential Big Bang Theory had when it began. Bad Teacher was bad, bad, bad from the start though (and not "bad" in a good way either). Glad to see it gone. Really looking forward to NCIS: New Orleans. The back door pilot for that was really good.
That was a great ending for the season. But there was so much camera time spent on Jamie and Eddie that I felt sure that something bad was going to happen to one or the other of them. Plus, Eddie just couldn't leave that couple alone. Despite Jamie's protests, she kept butting in. I think they too would make an amazing couple - although one of them would have to either resign or be partnered with someone else. And yeah, absolutely Frank needs to pursue the wonderful Kelly. She's a class act and he'd be stupid to let her get away.
Well thank you! : ) It wasn't clear to me where that was - must have missed it in the dialogue. Thanks again!
Thanks for your thoughts on this, Michael. Yes, you couldn't find a more happier reviewer than me with this episode, specifically because of the direction they chose for Tony. They've finally dropped the stumbling clown dynamic (which went out the door near the end of last season) and we're seeing more of the guy we know Tony to be. One of the questions for this week's Round Table is: should Tony have his own team? Be sure to weigh in on that one once it's published (likely later today or tomorrow at the latest).
Sorry, no. I don't have any inside scoop - so I'll be watching the episode next week closely too. That said, I do have an interview with one of the cast members coming up - I doubt they can or will answer the question, but I might just ask anyway. ; )
That's what I meant by the phrase "ensure an episode flows". You can't be worried about crossing every "t" to make it authentic. Having spent some time in Paris, I agree that many have a passing knowledge of English - but that it also isn't used by everyone you meet. No matter. Such details can be overlooked gladly - the episode itself was brilliant.
Yeah, I had to wonder about that too. In fact, I had to go look up her name to make sure I spelt it correctly. Ah well - the sacrifices you often have to make to ensure an episode flows, I suppose. Like having every single French person speaking English right off the bat. ("Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain")
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