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.
E: So, Good Wife fans, I seem to have deleted my 2/3rds completed recap, and there doesn’t seem to be anything I can do to get it back. Picked a bad time for it, too, since WordPress’s “support” staff is apparently unavailable for the next week plus. Excuse the noise of me bashing my head against the computer, as I figure out what on earth I’m going to do. Shorter recap? Rewrite it all for later in the week? Right now the thought of re-doing all that work just about makes me want to weep…
E: Well, I guess we know why we start rooting against Danny. Shudder. He looked so unhinged on her porch.
M: I didn’t think so, I just thought he looked jealous.
C: Yeah, really? Danny? Because for me the big reveal in this episode was that his Harvard BFF is an utter skin-crawly creeper.
M: He’s a real enigma, that one.
E: Okay, I suppose if Danny was truly creepy, he’d have come in to the cottage and picked a fight. So yeah, what’s with the completely creepy roommate? Who apparently has the password to Danny’s phone? Continue reading