House 6×15 — “Private Lives”: Though parts of this episode were pretty good, I thought as a whole it was kinda dumb. The POTW case was boring (I barely even watched while she was on) and I’m not at all interested in House finding his biological father. Also, does every single episode have to contain jokes about pr.0n and mast.ur.bation (sorry, trying to thwart the bots)? That is getting very old. I liked the Chase stuff (I’m not overwhelmingly attracted to him, but I can see why many women would be) and thought the Wilson pr.0n flick appearance was completely random and weird. The funniest punchline to come out of that thread was the huge banner at the end of the ep that Cuddy nonchalantly asked someone to remove!
Castle 2×16 — “The Mistress Always Spanks Twice”: I thought this episode was ok, but maybe a little to cutesy for my taste. I usually look forward to the Castle/Beckett banter, but this time around it felt pretty forced — probably because the subject matter made the jokes far too easy/predictable. I have to admit that I didn’t see the roommate twist coming, though I probably should have. After all, the episode title usually doesn’t give away the answer, so by that “logic” alone it couldn’t have been the dominatrix! Loved Ryan and his girlfriend, especially because we got to see what Ryan really thinks of the crew when they’re not jokingly putting each other down. Aww!
Lost 6×07 — “Dr. Linus”: While I liked the alternate universe stuff well enough, I can’t help but getting impatient here. Where is all this going? Once again, we were treated to a patented Lost episode, where nothing much happened until the final few minutes. Why is Widmore coming in a sub? I forgot why he is interested in the island. What’s he gonna do when he gets there, kill everyone else and resume control of his precious piece of land?
I do have to say that I thought the dynamite scene between Richard and Jack was great. I usually don’t like anything involving Jack, but that was tense. And it showed that he has finally stopped trying to analyze every little thing. He took a leap of faith for once — believing that Jacob’s touch prevents him from being killed — and he was right. I wonder how that will change him going forward?
Criminal Minds 5×17 — “A Solitary Man”: I didn’t like this episode very much. The unsub and his motive were uninteresting to me, and there wasn’t much of an investigation either. I did enjoy seeing Gabrielle Carteris in her guest star appearance. In particular, I loved her shout-out to 90210, when she said to her daughter (on the show), “I was in high school once too, ya know.” The daughter’s response? “Yeah, like 50 years ago!” Ouch.