E: Yikes! So Lydia, as it turns out, is not dead but only–
C: Mostly dead?
M: Hoo hoo hoo, look who knows so much.
E: –in a coma, and so may live to feel the warmth of Victoria’s hatred burning for her another day.
C: The tension continues to ratchet up as Emanda and Nolan decide to deal with Frank by sending the Graysons the surveillance tape of Lydia’s almost-murder… Continue reading
E: Welcome back to Ambiguity Land, friends. After last week’s refreshing and much needed step into the light, this week we descend back into the show’s usual territory, varying shades of gray. And I love that, don’t get me wrong. I love the exploration of the deals we make, the way we weigh one good against another, and the kind of people we think that makes us. I’m just hoping certain characters actually have a moral center somewhere amidst all those shadows!
M: I’ll start out by apologizing for the delay in the review this week, it’s totally my fault. I had an 18-hour work day last Wednesday, and have been playing catch up since. We’ll try not to let it happen again. Anyway, on to the show. E & C, what’d you think?
C: The soap operaness has, if possible, been dialed up!
E: And the result was totally exciting.
M: I don’t know if I’ll go as far as “totally”, but it was really good! Continue reading
E: So, some weeks we might not be completely in love with a particular episode. But the joy of this show is that it always brings you back in. We got a lot of what we’ve been lacking in this episode. Diane. Emotional content. Romance. A resonant case of the week, told from an unusual angle. In-house politics at the SA’s Office and at Lockhart/Gardner. Lots of character. This stuff is crazy good, baby.
C: Every week, Castle seems to take on some unusual world as its setting. This week, they seemed to have wandered into the world of White Collar, where astonishingly well-dressed insurance investigators sashay their way into the hearts of clever crime-fighters. In this particular case, we have a theft and a murder at an art gallery.
E: I’ll see your White Collar and raise you The Thomas Crown Affair and Entrapment. Art thieves: so educated, amoral and sexy.