Why does Joan run around with such preoccupation with Holmes’ hysteria? Joan and Holmes are identikit bullies, this show is cynically laminated titillation and this ep was a cacophonous mess. Holmes is not defendable; a CEO is a sex maniac and TPTB ill serve Lestrade to make Holmes look good. Holmes solves the case in cursory fashion, I’m tempted to discontinue with this show after the raucous over-indulgence of the ‘Trading Places’ rip-off.
“That’s were executive under secretaries go.”
“He tried to unionise the dishwashing staff.”
“A load of old bollocks.”
“A serial indecent proposer.”
“Beef witted sociopaths.”
“You can stay here, just be quiet.”
Emily’s disposition gets worse as she plans to kill the Grayson clan like she should have done back in 1x01. Nolan is over protective of her. Daniel hires a PI. Charlotte has corrupt intent. Aiden is bent on eradicating Emily’s blackouts by drowning them out of her. Patrick is wicked. Nolan and Victoria fawn over him. Emily is subjected to degradation and finally has a flashback to her dead daddy (James Tupper) and how even little Emily knew Victoria had no principles. Emily has a catharsis about how her dead daddy was obviating stupid and her blackouts are cured.
This was a lame ep and I am sick of the booty bandit Aiden. Nolan and Victoria conspire. Nolan gives Emily a bio-metric infinity box, about time. Emily decides to clear her father’s name, why didn’t she do that back in 1x01? Stevie spills her back-story to Jack, who decides to embrace his long lost mother. Patrick gets a job far far away. Conrad plots, Daniel is turning into Francois Hollande as he steps up and Emily is not imperfect, she is dumb. There is a revelation about Stevie and dead daddy Clarke. This was terrible.
“He got his wish, I’m a Grayson now.”
“When I lived here, I couldn’t exist without a drink in my hand.”
Auggie has indifference, Simon reveals he has known all along whom Annie is, then he whips out a gun and shoots a guy. Annie and Simon’s car crash fascination for each other goes on. Jai’s assassin is located, mayhem ensues. Annie needs acceptance, Auggie is unforgiving and so Annie decides to run away with her FSB bit of rough. So far season 3 is better than the leadenly unimaginative season 2. But Annie has been out-manoeuvred and something has been vastly overlooked and even Simon is oblivious to the encroaching danger. Cue a slow motion hail of bullets. This was good.
“The guy blew up in a car bomb. Seems to me his paranoia was justified.”
“It all comes down on you.”
“Today was an utter failure.”
“At what cost?”
Auggie is wilful and improper as he tries to save Annie from being thrown under the bus. Lena is manipulative and everyone has pre-formed opinions of Annie. Arthur is a pathetically ugly person, Joan belittles and Auggie sort of makes a wholly unsupportable sudden love declaration. Stability needs to be restored, but it won’t be for some time. The CIA carry on crucifying Annie and Lena tries to kill Annie again. This was a meaningless non-optimal episode with unsubtle Tom Ford product placement and Joan being badinage, easily offended and fractious.
Annie has a win at all costs mentality. Arthur is fetid. The insecure Annie meets Simon’s sister in Moscow. Annie gets away with unacceptable behaviour as she consciously and deliberately manipulates or so she thinks. How does Arthur still have a job? Annie’s rampage has consequences, Arthur is vilified, Annie has reckless abandon, Lena is pallid and this ep was raucous and downright farcical. Ever since Simon died, this show has turned into one of the worst soaps ever made. Lena is an unerringly maladjusted dysfunctional villainess who killed Jai and mocked Annie’s taste in men. But her lack of emotional intelligence got her shot dead a lot. Lena was Nina 2.0.
“This is the kind of mission where every question you ask is gonna have a scary answer.”
“I disagree with all of this.”
“I know nothing.”
“She never sees the light of day.”
“No good can come from this.”
“Why pick him?”
Annie is worrisome, but her plight is not ominous and is wholly devoid of any foundation in fact. Various people are incoherently nefarious. Annie is saved in ludicrously far-fetched fashion by Eyal. Annie is shaken but will doubt have walked it off by the end of the season. Their plan to escape Russia is lunacy; I only hope this show isn’t in a severe, pervasive and irreversible decline. The whole Annie gets Lena plot has been beyond frustrating.
“You and I both know she was gonna die in that prison.”
Joan and Annie have reconciled, season 3’s terminal fatigue is lifting but this was still draggy. Annie wears Simon’s key and can’t stay at the guesthouse due to PTSD. She fights an ex-CIA agent who can’t pronounce Mossad properly. Joan slut shames Annie who then goes off in yet another sleeveless ensemble to attend an AA meeting. Eyal has an agenda.
“You closed a circle.”
“American laws. They’re so baffling.”