The Good Wife 3×18 –”Gloves Come Off:” This episode was pretty boring, IMO. I thought the case was dumb (BTW, do the writers know that playing in “86 professional hockey games” amounts to barely more than one season??? That didn’t seem like a real backbreaker in terms of evidence.) and am just tired of seeing Alicia pine over her old house. What is the point of that storyline? Is she going to buy the house, welcome Peter back into the fold, and then get her old life back? Yawn.
I did like the personal stuff here, though. It was fun seeing Diane have something going on outside of work, though I was surprised that the young coed in McVeigh’s house wasn’t his daughter. Was that really just a student or were we supposed to assume that he was sleeping with her?
The first Alicia/Kalinda scene was gut-wrenching. I felt so bad for Kalinda when Alicia shot her down after all those strides they seemed to have been making. I’m glad that Alicia went back and clarified, though. I’m looking forward to those two becoming friends again. That relationship is one of the things that make this show great, so having them spend an entire season apart has been hard to watch.
NCIS 9×18– “The Tell”: This was a pretty good episode. I thought something must have been up when SecNav got shot in the cold open because the shooter was so damn obvious that there was no way Gibbs and Tony could have missed him. It was nice to see Jamie Lee Curtis again as well. I think she and Gibbs have decent chemistry, and she was hilarious with her comment about Tony being a game show host. That’s exactly how he comes off most of the time…lol!
Cougar Town 3×06 — “Something Big”: Wow, not liking the Grayson/daughter storyline at all. That just seemed to come out of nowhere, with the sole purpose of providing some (artificial) tension in the Grayson/Jules relationship. At least I’m 99.9% sure Tampa won’t be around that much — judging by the way Stan is handled. Oh, and I’m still not on board the Travis/Laurie train, but clearly that’s where the writers want to go. Sigh.
Criminal Minds 7×18 — “Foundation”: I actually liked this episode, which is happening far too frequently for Criminal Minds these days. I thought the opening was great, humorous yet incredibly tense as well because I thought for sure that father was going to get murdered in some gruesome fashion while he was out clowning around. The discovery of the escaped boy was scary as well.
I liked that there was a fair amount of profiling in this case, and that it took a long time for the team to get the answers they were seeking. Usually the investigation proceeds pretty smoothly, but this time I was uncertain about the primary suspect’s guilt almost until the very end. The only thing that would have made this episode better would have been to have two legitimate suspects so the outcome would remain in doubt even longer. But given how poor the season has been for the most part, I’m still happy with Foundation!