House 6×04 — “Instant Karma”: How long is it going to be until House gets his license back? Because I just can’t stand the team dynamic as it is now with Foreman in charge. Everyone, including Foreman, knows the setup is a farce, so why persist with it week after week? It’s so frustrating to watch this. Also, Hugh Laurie needs to ditch the full beard and grow his hair out ASAP. He looked good with stubble and regular hair. The style he’s sporting now is not attractive at all.
The case this week was meh, as was the subplot about Thirteen’s journey. WhyTF does House want her to stick around? Just let her go, please!!! She’s boring. And did House really say, “Better murder than a wrong diagnosis” to Chase???? I thought he was supposed to be a more humane, connected person after his stint in the asylum. That wasn’t a very nice thing to say, was it?
Castle 2×04 — “Fool Me Once…”: Can I just tell you how much I love this show? Each episode is so fun, and I truly enjoy watching the interaction between Castle and Beckett. They are my favorite TV couple by far (I know they’re not officially a couple, yet, but come on — we all know where this is going), and I so look forward to their banter every week. My favorite part of the ep was Beckett making a date night for Castle’s book, which I downloaded from ABC, by the way. And I loved how he called her out on it, how she bluffed him, and how he figured her out in the end. Hee!
The case was pretty good too. I was just as confused as the investigators were about what exactly was going on with the dead guy and whatever cons he was pulling at the time of his murder. As Castle would say, “Best case ever!”
I also liked the stuff between Castle and his daughter. Let’s face it, that violin teacher was all kinds of hot, so I can understand where Castle was coming from in being worried and all. But at the same time, Alexis was right about her dad having to trust her. The scene where she pulled Castle into the interrogation room and sat him under the Arc Lamp to chew him out was great. Nathan Fillion’s reaction was perfect, and Beckett’s reaction to Castle’s reaction was well done. All in all, this was a terrific episode!
Bones 5×05 — “A Night at the Bones Museum”: This episode was actually ok. I don’t really like Daisy and only half paid attention to whatever was happening between her and Sweets, but the other stuff was good. I thought it was hilarious how Bones was acting all excited about the possibility of discovering something significant about the mummy and perhaps getting her picture on the cover of that anthropology journal or whatever. It’s cool that she actually loves her field of study so much that she can still generate that much excitement over it.
I also liked the Bones/Booth interaction this week. Usually I think the writers push their potential coupling too hard, but this time I thought it was good. Yes, the final scene might have been a bit heavy-handed, but the stuff leading up to it was pretty good. It’s clear that Booth loves Brennan, so I don’t know how he could just stand by and watch her date his boss of all people. Still, at least he came out with that “What happens between us is ours” line. That totally sums up what their relationship is like, doesn’t it?
Criminal Minds 5×04 — “Hopeless”: I could have done without the totally vicious killings this week. Yikes, was it necessary to show that much violence in the opening scene?? I was with Morgan on this one: what made those guys want to kill people in that fashion? The title of the ep was “Hopeless”, but as Morgan pointed out, the perps all had jobs and were making their way despite the bad economy. What, exactly, were they feeling hopeless about??
Speaking of Morgan, I can’t figure out what is up with him and that victim’s sister. I didn’t think anything was going on at first, so when Garcia jumped in with the “back off” warning, I thought she was being a bit hasty. But then at the end, Morgan did indeed run to the woman’s house with the news. Derek is a smart guy. He’s not going to get involved with that chick, is he?