The kidnappers are a husband and wife whose ideas of ‘disguise’ consist of huge sunglasses, a bad poodle perm wig and a fake beard. The sleazy husband Bill is played by Tom Cavanagh of ‘The Flash’. The wife Stevie wears mom jeans and goes along with her idiot husband’s inept plan. Huge mobile phones are shouted down, Blair is thick, Jim is intense and a random gangster shows up to muscle in on the kidnapping.
Tom Cavanagh has mad bug eyes and a whole lot of teeth. His character seems to have no peripheral vision. Bill gets shot and killed at round about the 20 minute mark. I therefore lost whatever little interest I had in this bad episode. The psychic sticks his nose in, guns are waved, there is overacting and an OTT soundtrack. There is a boat chase and a sappy ending. There was not enough Tom Cavanagh and the plot was not rationally defensible.
“These people are stupid.”
“Don’t make any trouble.”
“Houses no-one will rent.”
“Everyone thinks she did it.”
“Back off or she gets it.”
Joe continues behaving in a non-acceptable manner. Iris whines. Joe is still trying to hook up Barry and Iris. I hate Joe. Eiling (Clancy Brown of ‘Sleepy Hollow’) resurfaces. Barry has no relentless verve. This was tired. Cisco somehow gets on the phone to ARGUS. Everyone even Eiling knows Barry is The Flash. Tom Cavanagh needed more screen time in this episode. He carries this show. Nobody cared that Grodd escaped during the accident? Joe calls Wells a psycho killer. Grodd and Wells work together. Iris needs to piss off and stop storming in and usurping Wells place on the team.
Joe, Barry and Cisco splash through the sewer. Iris whines. This was a defective imperfect episode with no value or esteem. Grodd calls Wells “Father”. Cisco needs to stop running his mouth. Joe whimpers and needs to shut up. Grodd lurks. Joe needs to die.
“Eiling not here. Eiling bad.”
“I am Grodd. Fear me.”
“Give me that banana.”
“No help here.”
“Father hate gun.”
“Where is he?”
“GRODD HATE BANANA!”
“I’m a genius where I come from.”
“All my descendants are as crazy as you.”
“No, we have seen.”
“Barry marries Iris and not you.”
“Soon, your prison won’t be enough.”
“Where would we put him?”
“We don’t need Wells.”
Kelly the undercover reporter dresses like she is inspired by 'Melrose Place'. Profit knows the intrusive Kelly is the leak and he is sleeping with her (Jessica Tuck). Nora dresses like a distressed nun. Profit manipulates Kelly letting her think she is manipulating him. Kelly’s boss is a cliché. Sykes and Joanne chat. Joanne’s password is very telling. Bobbi is trashy and wears horrible attire. TPTB hammer home the Kelly is a female Profit motif. Presumptions are made.
Constance (Teryl Rothery) is fooled by Bobbi and leaves Chaz walking out of her marriage with nothing. Chaz reads his soon to be ex-wife’s sex diary and celebrates her leaving him. Sadly we never saw her reaction to finding out her lover was also Chaz’s wanton trollop mistress. Sykes never does any work. Joanne wears about two tops at once and Sykes has a nice art nouveau tie. Kelly knows all Jim’s secrets or so she thinks and she wants to see his box. Clunky technology is used.
Kelly writes an expose of Profit called ‘American Nightmare’. The phrase “modemed” is used a lot. Joanne can't trust, there is made up outdated computer technology and Jim wins again. Jim has endless money from some unknown source and he blackmails, bribes and seems happy. This was good.
“His little mid-life-crisis.”
“Nothing like a monk with a judge.”
“I can imagine a holocaust of lawsuits and debt. I can imagine being eaten alive by bottom feeding cannibals.”
“A little trashy not wearing pantyhose.”
“He likes his women edgy.”
“A very bad woman.”
“Snails are in danger and have rights.”
“What a mind.”
“Profit set a fire.”
“His usual loving supportive self.”
“So corrupt, you can thrive here.”
“Murderer reads so much better than alleged murderer.”