“What is wrong with being German?”
“Shrubs are my speciality.”
“Everything I have is yours.”
“It’s a cake!”
“Public opinion is not known for its logic.”
“This is a house of ill-repute.”
“Did not spend that money with discretion.”
“Even walks like a papist.”
The performances are so mechanical and this was not well-observed. This lacks any particular complexity or gravitas. This was just drivelling nonsense. Elizabeth is not invested with dignity as she looks into the camouflaged ambitions of her predecessor. This had no plausibility or menace. Elizabeth is smug and all mischief and malice.
Elizabeth is all mounting antagonism and touches of arrogance. This was superficial, careless and everyone is a 2D cardboard cut-out. This was misbegotten. Elizabeth prowls un-atmospherically lit corridors. Her staff are all inarticulate and completely incapable of doing anything. This was chronically flawed and fails to make sense on the most essential level. This was a befuddlingly bungled mess that is uninterested in entertaining any and all prospective viewers.
“Had a little fun with other cadets when he was back in the barracks.”
“Everything but what you’re doing right now.”
“It won’t just be missiles and it won’t just be Tehran.”
Harlee has indignant outrage and outright hostility that Miguel is out of jail. This ep had no intensity, intrigue or threat. Nobody has an unyielding sense of duty. Stephen Lang’s character plans a harmful sequence of events and reveals something. Wozniak has various tactful ways of gently conveying his terrible rages. There was no rhapsodising over this lyrical disappointment. There were no momentous events here.
There was no breathless sweep or supreme flair. Nothing deeply emotional happened and there was no sheer terror. Donnie is dubious. This was not gratifying. Christina is just plain stupid. Donnie and his edgy studied coolness has a secret. There is no restrained tone. Stahl makes out with Harlee. Miguel out-competes Harlee on the lying front.
Stahl and his stillness annoys. Christina is disproportionately dumb. Stahl is not believably tender. Christina is daunting in her dumbness and she’s not a risk assessor. Harlee wants specific assurances about what is obtainable. One gets the hint that there is a stark contrast about what Donnie is and what Wozniak thinks Donnie is.
“You’re eating my end of it.”
“Where you been?”
“Whatever he’s been told to say.”
“Donnie’s new daddy.”
“Death by mop.”
Matt Wozniak and his closeted gay lover from IAD plan an armoured car heist?”
“Pervert club on the corner.”
“I’m getting the clap just standing here.”