Thinly drawn characters have airless skirmishes and make sentimental decisions. This was utter triviality. Louisa hangs out with a Swede. Larry and Leslie are hateful gits. This created not even a frisson of excitement. Gerald gets a gull. This is ITV drama at its most depressing; this trudges on with turgid slowness. Leslie is dumped and wants to fight his ex’s new love.
This episode is manipulative and cloying as the plot does not unfold with great dexterity. There is an overlong parade of wackiness. Leslie has a fantastic meltdown. There is a startling moment when you wonder if Gerald Durrell hated his siblings. Larry has a self-satisfied edifice and is contentious. Margot gets a job and violates medical ethics. Gerald is a challenging and overtly painful child. This was not rich and resonant.
Gerald gets a terrapin. Louisa wonders about the advisability of Gerald hanging out with a convict. What is a postal order? Leslie Caron has a cameo and looks Asian due to a bad facelift.
“Whatever Margo is.”
“It’s gnashing something.”
“Before her family wore her down.”
“I’ll burn the book you’re writing.”
“Go fishing with convicts.”
“The unjustly arrested wife murderer.”
“Gerry? Who we found chatting to a rat?”
“He shot our postman.”
This was okay but has no brilliance, gusto or imagination. Fitz won’t shut up. SHIELD is arbitrary and exclusive to the point of cliquishness. May cuts a shouty swathe through the ep. Lash the lowest echelon of villain shows up to annoy. Everyone wears monochrome clothing. This does not build suspense. Gideon does stuff, blithely.
A man can see the future. He carved a wooden bird for his daughter. But oddly SHIELD don’t give his wife (Lola Glaudini) the bird. May has hopelessness and desperation, nobody cares. What is with her cursory appearances? Why is Ward the Inhuman god hanging out with Gideon?
There is bad acting. Fitz is emotionally stagnant and becalmed. Coulson is a vile man with no decency or sense of purpose. May has deep rooted antipathy and bitter recriminations. Daisy kills people. Gideon beats her up. Fundamental behavioural change is needed. The security guy abandons his humanity and his boss to side with Ward. Mmmm.
“You looked like an extra from ‘Dawn of the Dead’.”
“You touched him didn’t you?”
“We don’t know what we’re dealing with here.”
Cries of despair, a mildly barbaric killer and ‘Taken’ knockoffs are the iconography of this ep. Gunn goes on about how her brother was framed for something. Nobody cares. Remember when ‘JAG’ set up ‘NCIS’ and Robin Lively was an annoying woman screeching about her dead brother and she didn’t make it to ‘NCIS’ and was never seen or mentioned again? Gunn is the new version of her.
The covetous killer has narrow fatalism and manpain. There is collective trauma for the abducted. Garcia causes hot flushes of embarrassment with her idiocy. Anna Gunn and her pee coloured hair looks bored. Obligation can be a powerful emotion as the family try to save themselves. There are info dumps and the killer has a firm hatred of vulnerability. The psycho needs a new place to stay. The BAU act only slightly concerned and the underlying homicidal behaviour is blamed on the killer’s stepmother. This was okay.
“No dog doors or hidden points of entry.”
“An internal annihilator.”
“Bonded T-1 line.”
“Keeping together is a process.”
“Target rich environment for his type.”
Ex Marks The Spot
“They did kind of fit.”
“This is just wrong!”
Major is reasonably angry as the truth outs and Liv denies her awfulness unconvincingly. This show gives no contentment and this ep had no steadfastness. Liv tries to deflate puffed up men. Liv revels in ignorance and silence and does not explain or offer counsel. This ep does not brilliantly invoke a society in which traditional bonds are being violently sundered.
Liv is an evasive prat and has no workable reason is keep endlessly lying. Liv isn’t introspective and artificially fabricates things. Awful people die. This is a tough indictment of modern TV’s creative forces. Liv acts like a selfish lying bitch some more. Major gets violent, dead, turned and cured. Blaine annoys and oddly is not killed but cured. This was terrible; Major has had his soul pecked out by Liv.
“Go with the doctor.”
“Can’t seem to die.”
“I’m not on a sex cam, I can see you.”
“Questionable style choices.”
“Did you know what my mom always said?”