Senior HTF Member
- Jun 30, 1999
So the cat and mouse game between mother and daughter began anew in a more dangerous climate than ever before. Stay tuned...
Keep in mind that the chopper flew right over him..apparently causing him to flinch..thus causing the above mentioned faux pas...But that wouldn't have kept Dixon from shooting again when Sloane went back to look at Emily. Actually I was thinking before why didn't Sarc just wait around for Sydney when she was looking over Vaughn's body when he was shot. Doesn't he watch the movies?
Somehow later this season or next she is going to come back and say she had to leave to catch Sloane or get the Rimabldi stuff.You know, I'm still pretty pissed about the incredibly moronic writing that allowed Irina to escape with the Rombaldi manuscript last week. But if the writers do the "is she good/evil?" switcheroo with Irina one more time I think that will be the last straw for me. How many times can you use the same plot device without it becoming contrived, predictable, and lame?
As for the false lead-in and trick ending to this ep, you knew something was fishy the way the scene was originally shown because you never saw the body. Still, the way it want down at the end was a scene with a totally different sequence of events from the lead-in. It's one thing to mislead the viewer with subtle indirection, but to show a scene that pretty much amounts to a flat-out lie is just another sign of lazy writing.
I also agree that having Dixon not take a second shot was stupid. And if Syd wanted to disable her mom without killer her she should have gone for the leg, not the arm.
One more criticism on the writing, it seems like Marshall's character is getting to be a bit over the top, to the point of being a caricature of the original Marshall from season 1 and the first part of this season. Some of his lines last night were cringe-worthy, not funny.
You know, this show would be so much better if they would just hire some competent writers.
I loved the episode. I agree Sloane's getaway smacks of CIA laziness, but if Sloane was caught, that might spell the end of the series.Yes, but then we could move on to Syd & Vaughn getting married, leading us to the new hit sitcom, "My Big Fat CIA Wedding"
I too was frustrated by the CIA's sloppiness: Sydney pausing to check on Vaughn after she knew he was ok, in the BioTech building. And then Dixon failing to reload and kill Sloane.
But I enjoyed the show and am looking forward to the next new episode.