Things get plain ludicrous and there is unmitigated absurdity. Sam was the father of Lila’s baby - no uncomplicated humanity here. This was an unremarkable and misconceived episode. Characters are underdeveloped and there are storybook notions. Frank is a horrible tormentor. The charges against Rebecca are dropped. Keating is awful. Laurel grows incrementally awful. Keating sets a test. A cop (Faran Tahir) and the judge (Tamlyn Tomita) are led around by Keating. Michaela’s strapless wedding dress is awful. Sam’s sister shows up.
“Now go and do what you’ve been told.”
“They’re wearing their paranoia on their sleeves.”
“You were having your drug-induced breakdown.”
“I can’t stop thinking about last night.”
“He’s the monster not me.”
“Your dumb asses!”
“The genetic match to this foetus.”
“A fact pattern.”
“There is a way. Find it.”
Something bad happened to the King patriarch at some point. The goblin Keen goes undercover and her cover is blown. Red rants. This was overblown and doesn’t have any substance whatsoever. The cops fail to notice Red the malignant liar. The King’s socially discomforting carry on ends. Keen bores. Tom picks a bar fight and is in with his new mates, which is not frankly unexpected.
“I haven’t even begun to try.”
“Ignore that bid!”
“What’s in this for you?”
“Somehow excused him from the use of logic.”
“To your own misery.”
“Avoid the yard, be nice to your cellmate and whatever you do, don’t eat the franks and beans.”
“You are so damaged.”
There is a twist. Amanda is useless and is the sexy lamp of this show. Have TPTB dropped the Jack is a creepy stalker plotline? There are two non twists. This was terrible with dull surprise acting. I’m seriously thinking of dropping this. Another bad cover version plays. TPTB rip off ‘Copycat’. Beth’s original stalker shows up and he looks like a Krankie.
“Man or woman?”
“Very high end.”
“How do you like your jail cell?”
“I sound horrible.”
“When I leave, it goes with me.”
“Lying about lying.”
“What crazy guy?”
The creative vapidity of season 2 lifts as this was good. Coulson and his gang have a vicious dislike for Mack and Mockingbird. Edward James Olmos has a declarative voice. Coulson says every single line in a smarmy leading man fashion. Skye meets Gordon. Fitz and Simmons are wearisome. Coulson is entirely unmeanacing and is angry, accusative, mistrustful and cynical.
What was on the Iliad that Hydra couldn’t be allowed to get? REAL SHIELD is more interesting that Coulson’s gang of morons. Coulson feels the social rejection. I wish for a narrative end to Skye, Coulson and May. Coulson and co never bothered to check the Academy or look for Olmos and co despite the claims they did. Coulson is mystified that people don’t trust him Fury was a fool. May is gross. Skye refuses to be made such use of and joins the Inhumans. Hunter and Coulson team up to annoy.
“Phil Coulson has no right to call this SHIELD.”
“You’re literally his creation.”
“Secrets are what brought SHIELD down the first time.”
“We’re not Hydra.”
“It’s been a bastard of day.”
“That man there had an axe. Now, I have it.”