Anthony Head pops up as Grace’s stepfather. There is bad acting, an annoying US prosecutor who is Grace’s sister. Slutty Grace and her porno lips shags her boyfriend Luc. Who killed Molly? A pervy professor lurks. Luc does drugs. Molly shagged Luc at some point and was pregnant. Who is the father? Grace and Luc try to catch a train to Paris and are angry to be arrested. Could TPTB ingrain any more negative stereotypes about ugly Americans and aloof Frenchmen? Grace is a poisonous tart.
A UK Prosecutor is a snot. Grace is not contrite and is deeply unpopular with the cops. Grace fails to see how running for the border makes her look bad and that she is facing a terrifying list of allegations. Grace and Luc fit the stereotypes. A cop has belligerence. Facts are elusive. Molly’s brother has escalating rage. There is no community happiness. Watching more of this cancelled show is not anticipated.
Head’s US accent is bizarre. Billy Zane lurks playing an ugly American in London. Grace’s refusal to deal with the consequences is deliberate. She’s negative, defiant and disobedient and into disruptive social behaviours, negative relationships and has no capacity to deal with crises or challenges. There are no strong and loyal bonds. Grace has committed one transgression too many and is not values driven.
This was uncharismatic. Stan (Zane) really wants to be James Spader. There are no logical responses. Suddenly Grace is out of police custody? Stan doesn’t practice law in the US after urinating on a judge’s white truffle. Wouldn’t that get him labelled a sex offender? The US prosecutor/sister is called Natalie and she annoys. Stan yaps to the press, do the writers understand the UK legal system? A man lectures on squab to a girl tied to a bed and he’s Prince Theo! Oh come on!
Grace and Molly’s other roommate, a DJ, shrugs off Molly’s murder to go DJ-ing. People talk about ladles. Luc is dumb. Natalie lectures the cops on crime scene management. Natalie steals a scarf. Molly was Irish. The scarf belongs to Grace’s dad - so how did Molly have it? A stuffed toy is missing. Speeches are made. Grace strolls down the street and is SHOCKED to be ambushed by the media. Grace has a history of violence against love rivals. The writers don’t use UK legal jargon. Natalie is bad, Grace fakes fear and the DJ is a pimp at a sex club?!?!? This was soap.
“Don’t gloat too long.”
“Never underestimate jealous girls,”
“The idiot who took a leak on a judge’s dinner.”
“Didn’t remember walking through a dead girl’s blood.”
“Caught trying to leave the country.”
“You’re sleeping with married men? You’re snorting blow?”
“He’s not cheap.”
“Don’t touch your phone! Don’t touch your laptop!”
“They were awful to me Luc!”
“Realise how psycho that looks?”
“She won’t be coming back.”
Grace and Molly weren’t genial, unshakeably devoted friends. People mumble. Grace is yelled at by Molly’s brother. Grace is beyond reason. Grace calls Molly a whore and says she worked in a sex club. Grace has not lead anything close to a decent life. The pimp DJ owes money. Natalie lies, with a focused intentional look in her eye. Luc lurks. There is no precise focus. Molly’s brother has a rap sheet. He shows purpose. A reporter lurks. Stan blackmails and slut shames a woman.
Grace speaks at Molly’s memorial and did Molly have a stalker? What is the prosecutor’s secret? Grace and Luc have a good laugh at Molly’s memorial. James (Head) lurks and lies and he was boffing Molly. Natalie has unyielding anger and Molly’s brother gets violent. A woman whips out a rifle. In the UK. How? The creepy professor is shot. WTF was this?
“Fedora’s are for pimps.”
“The selfish crap you pull.”
“I’m a reporter for the story!”
Natalie wants to take Grace back to the US. Patrick bothers Grace. Suddenly Grace is unconscious as she fakes a suicide attempt. Prince Theo is engaged. He has a servile butler. A reporter bothers Natalie. Stan is bothered by football hooligans. Grace looks for pity and is in peril. Prince Theo bothers the cop. Oh enough.
“Obnoxious British press crawling up her ass.”
“Irish shoplifter covered in blood.”
“Flash me a todger.”
“Smile all pretty.”
Aliens provoke concern. DV was in Korea. There are no ideal social conditions. This was dire. DV’s stark warnings make him look like a sexist kook. There’s a possible half-alien child out there that DV overlooks. DV doesn’t seem too bothered by this fact. This ep lacks necessity and urgency. This was a complete failure. DV has over-acted resolute opposition. DV tells the widow that the murderer loves her! Problematic!
There are no unexpected or tragic developments. DV has no personal convictions and even fewer obligations. DV is demanding. The widow of the dead ‘man’ says the marriage wasn’t consummated. Why did she marry the man? Her child isn’t half-alien, it was fathered by her ex-boyfriend the murderer. The murderer only wants his ex back; he doesn’t care about his son.
There are no heightened emotions. This is a sad indictment. The widow is slut shamed. The widow dramatically changes her mind. Who is paying the defence lawyer? DV’s continued relentless pursuit goes on and on and on. The fake parents of the dead ‘man’ show up and then vanish. DV is fairly unpleasant. DV is almost universally reviled. This was not chilling or disturbing. This was not of real significance. The widow and acquitted murderer hook up.
It is never really stated whether the murderer killed the man for being an alien or marrying his woman. This was utterly bonkers. DV is incredibly harmful, is the defence lawyer an alien? Yes! Aliens don’t feel pain or bleed? DV attacks the defence lawyer with some broken glass. There are bad moral choices. The murderer is acquitted. This was not meaningful. This was disastrous and irrelevant. The widow and acquitted murderer plan to marry. How did the dead ‘man’ pass the blood test to get married? This was not incredibly interesting or believable.
“Married to an alien, she’s probably one herself.”
“Accuse my colleague of being some sort of space monster!”
“Announced his belief in little green Martians.”
“I couldn’t look no more.”
“Such an improbable story.”
“Card-carrying member of outer space.”
Chapter Eleven: A Midwinter’s Tale
Cold Station 12
“Your existence has a pretty high price.”
Akanane Reluctant Partner
The Resurrection, part 1
There is mumbling, a bad picture, terrorists on dirt bikes, stonewashed jeans, huge hair and people overacting theatrically. The alien attack of 1953 doesn’t continue to occupy political and public discussion. The aliens posses the terrorists - how? This was unsatisfactory. The scientist, Harrison, seems to have inspired Harrison Wells on ‘The Flash’.
There is really bad ADR and the horrible people possessed by the downright nasty aliens plot. There is an unintentional embrace of camp and unlovely attitudes. People act endlessly surprised. This was not riveting or moving. There is grim destiny. There is no pathos or insight or intensity. This was unpromising and there is dark foreboding. There was no silent concentration in this tedious ep that hits every predictable genre beat. Harrison lived through the 1953 attack?
“Yours is not an accurate statement.”
“Reserve priority time.”
“I’m a respected astro-physicist.”
“Many orbits around their sun.”
“Expect credible explanations.”
“No sense of mercy.”
“Barrels that entomb what were supposed to be dead aliens forced open from the inside!”
Elseworlds, part 1
There is no significant imminent risk. Kara needs to make the enormous commitment and reveal herself. Where’s Argo? There are no serious concerns. Kara cannot validly dispute sense. Barry is a jerk. There are red skies and Snow wears blue lipstick. New Wells shows up. There is a villain with a stupid name. Where did Barry get the motorbike? Oliver demands a toilet.
Oliver is an unnecessarily punitive aggrieved whiner. There is no grim beauty just portentous yawns. Some robot does not turn from nuisance to threat. This was all loud incoherence. Why does a robot have a cod piece? Batwoman lurks in Gotham,
“Completely defined by anger, vengeance.”
“None of you can stop what’s been set into motion.”
“Remote control bows.”
“Sappy motivational speeches.”