Criminal Minds 5×13 — “Risky Business”: This episode was weird. I didn’t like the subject matter at all, and felt like the writers were tiptoeing around the issue, trying to make it more of a public service announcement than a real case. It was nice to see more of JJ, but the writing was so heavy-handed and clunky that the ep did not come off well at all. Right from the beginning it was obvious that Someone Close to JJ had committed suicide and that we would know who by the time the credits rolled. And I swear that necklace JJ pulled out in the opening scene was in a Cartier box. Does it seem reasonable that a kid would have something from Cartier????
Bones 5×12 — “The Proof in the Pudding”: This ep started well enough, but then kind of petered out by the end. I liked how the gang was confined to the Jeffersonian to work on the top-secret project, and how they thought it might have been JFK’s remains. I also liked how Booth forced himself into the facility so he could protect “his people”. But there just wasn’t enough material to make it through the entire hour. The pregnancy stuff was filler, of course, and we got YET ANOTHER protestation of love from Hodgins. Geez, that guy is getting to be really pathetic. Character assassination, anyone? And speaking of acting out of character, it wasn’t like Bones to bend the truth just to protect Booth’s feelings. Hasn’t this ground been covered before? If she’s doing it now, does that mean her feelings for him are changing? I don’t know… I didn’t love this ep, but I didn’t hate it either. It was decent enough compared to the rest of the season.
Castle 2×13 — “Sucker Punch”: I had high hopes for this ep, but to be honest, I didn’t really get into it very much. I’ve never been all that interested in Beckett’s backstory — at least as far as her mom is concerned — because it seems like such a cliché. Someone’s parent gets murdered so they become a cop, blah, blah, blah. And I knew we weren’t going to actually get any answers anyway, so I was only half watching the show while playing around on the computer and running random searches for implant dentist Plano, luxury hotel Las Vegas, senate race Massachusetts, etc. I mean, I seriously wasn’t into the ep at all. Bummer, cuz Castle is usually my fave of the week!