One year after the events of the season 1 finale, Ryan is a civilian and Claire is dead, or is she? Ryan has transcended his Joe obsession, or has he? He did snap his Joe worshipping neighbour’s neck after all. He has a sponsor (Keith Carradine), is teaching and has a niece Max (Jessica Stroup of ‘90210‘). Ryan has moved on. Then Joe Carroll cultists show up on a subway train and massacre the passengers. Mike despite being suspended is called in. The Joe Carroll cult is self-sustaining. A new gang of weirdoes gather: creepy twins, a French woman and a boring guy. They have all obviously seen ‘Copycat’ one time too many.
Joe Carroll’s son is in witness protection. Emma has pink hair and is annoyed. Ryan sequesters himself from the case. Ryan turns out to be a liar with a wall of crazy; he also finally got a security system. Naturally Joe Carroll isn’t dead; he is down south hanging out with a woman (Carrie Preston of ’True Blood’ and ’Person of Interest’). This was vibrant and good.
“You judged. Don’t judge.”
“The resurrection is coming!”
“What were they saying?”
“You can’t just lay there.”
"I kill stupid people."
“We didn’t find em all. Now they’re recruiting more.”
“You’re walking away.”
“I considered running.”
The Merchant Of Death
Susan falls for Vinnie or does she? A banana republic needs weapons. Roger eggs on trouble and Mel plans an arms deal. Mel has left his hermetic isolation due to hypermania, again. Susan may be tired of Mel’s desolate moods. Mel wears a big ass emerald ring and smirks. Vinnie has an inability to fake it, which is bad in an undercover agent. Susan talks about how their mother dumped them but is she just practising human self interest? Susan dresses up in fur, pearls and a rose and black toned dress. William B Davis of ‘The X Files’ and ‘Continuum’ has a one scene cameo as a French mook.
Vinnie is an idiot. Susan is sly. Mel blackmails a French diplomat engaging in illegal arms sales while wearing ugly standard issue 80s attire at a Friends Of The Whales gathering. Susan has no friends. Mel does a mocking French accent to get the missiles. Susan gives Vinnie cufflinks and they boff. Roger is dubious. Mel has more disorientating mood swings as he goes beyond borderline psychotic and intense. He wears a polo neck, rants and sees Vinnie as a love rival. This was good and a telex plays a plot point.
“You can throw him away now.”
"It does have a more sincere ring to it."
“More missiles than Khomeini.”
“War is hell ain’t it Jose?”
“Mel Profitt is very far away, you are not.”
“The central stone is too dark.”
“Mel’s not well.”
“What Vince doesn’t know, won’t hurt us.”
“What’s your interest in Angola?”
“I hear they make nice sweaters.”
“You were my attention getter.”
“It does have a more sincere ring to it.”
“Merchant of death discovered.”
“I want your soul. It’s worth one million dollars and my silence.”
“Arrange it would you?”
“You’re going to be a wonderful man to own.”
“If you have a point make it before I lose interest.”
“Your yearly income exceeds the gross national product of half the nations on this globe.”
“Go find Vinnie and Sue.”
“His master’s voice.”
“You speak French?”
“Why discuss unpleasantness?”
“Amid the refuse of your career.”
“Remember Louis XVI?”
“Every pore of my existence feels the absence of you!”
“They thought I had atheistic tendencies.”
“What do you think of him?”
“I try not to.”
“Mel Profitt leaves bodies lying face up wherever he goes.”
“Profitt’s power extends all the way to the hallowed halls.”
“Mel Profitt’s been living so close to the edge, he doesn’t know how close he is.”
Cleaning Out The Closet
Peri shows dispiritingly low morals by committing a hit and run. Taylor makes Olivia’s suicide attempt all about her. The fatuous home wrecker Taylor wants Olivia to be a virtual irrelevance in her life. Marisol suspects Remi whilst overlooking the obvious. Zoila is graceless and disparaging. AJ has an empathy deficiency. This was common and vulgar and full of chaotic inner lives. Marisol has no magnamity and is vociferously awful. Rosie rants. Carmen is trash. Marisol really isn’t as clever as she thinks she is. AJ’s dumped boyfriend freaks out and plots revenge. Zoila attempts to scupper another romance. This was okay.
“I’m a macho Latin singer.”
“Please tell me you didn’t seduce the plummer again.”
“Is my disgust showing?”
“You are a big ball of hostility.”
“That emotional conman.”
“Then why are you a maid?”
“I have no good answer for that.”
“You are bad!”
“I love him.”
“Love someone else.”
Lords Of War
The FBI is still looking for the VX gas. Martin menaces a guy with a hotel iron. The hoodie murder is still being investigated. Dubious stuff happens. Crystal acts like she can’t countenance working with Martin. This show has a paucity of imagination. Crystal whines and fulminates. Martin is reckless and his ex acts like a hag. Is the implication that Crystal and the ex-wife are both in on it? Whatever it is? This seems like a reboot of ‘Wiseguy’. To prove to the VX people that he isn’t FBI, Martin has to do a bad bad thing. This was dull.
“Don’t make me an enemy.”