Post by GorensGirl on Oct 27, 2008 18:10:25 GMT -5
Just saw this one for the first time and I had mixed feelings on it. Overall, the case itself was great, although the extra conspiracy stuff from the D.A. did feel rushed and not fully fleshed out. I almost wonder if it should have been a 2-parter. The ending also felt sort of abrupt, like they knew they were out of time and had to put the ending credits up.
Which previous ep was the D.A. on? Thanks to CTV not making up their mind on whether they're showing LOCI or not I've missed a few this season. Could someone please fill me in on the history between her and Logan?
I was relieved to see Logan not die, but the way he did leave felt a bit weird. If I hadn't read the articles on Noth's departure, I'd never have even considered that a final ep for the character and just assume he'd be back to normal in fall.
I felt terrible for Wheeler being thrown into the middle of things. I personally think her fiance's innocent and seeing her devastated in the car broke my heart a bit.
Ross - Good heavens, just when I was beginning to like the man, he had to get himself back into love to hate territory. I loved how even Wheeler rolled her eyes at his actions at one point.
I was suspecting the infant daughter and was amazed she wasn't actually guilty. She seemed like she was hiding something.
The OJ comment was fantastic.
I don't understand the comment about not wanting an AP bat?
Last Edit: Oct 27, 2008 18:11:00 GMT -5 by GorensGirl
As far as I know this particular ADA has never appeared in any L&O episode.
The "bat" is the "Anti-Speculation Bat", something I've threatened people with when I think there's too much speculation going on about future episodes. I meant it in fun, but it may be getting out of hand (g).
Post by outerbankschick on Nov 4, 2008 22:17:58 GMT -5
Her "history" with Logan was from the episode "Neighborhood Watch" about the young man who had been branded a sex offender and was being harrassed, and then was murdered. She was the ADA who put him away and she and Logan knocked heads.
I really liked this ep! I managed to intermingle personal stuff and a case, without the former overpowering the latter and the story itself was quite interesting, too. The flashbacks were new, but I didn't mind them that much. They certainly weren't Cold Case style for me, Cold Case usually has rather "arty" flashbacks, with fancy fade-ins and fade outs as well as mirroring the style that was used at that time.
Logan's disenchantment became so obvious as the story progressed, and it rang so true to some of the hints that have been given in earlier eps. I like that he stayed in character, that he remained "sarcastic", and that it was him leaking the info to the press. Boy, Noth really managed to have the word "GUILT" printed on his face in that scene. I also like that there was no major "explosion".
When it comes to character "likeability" Ross certainly has drawn the short end of the stick, but I find myself enjoying Eric a lot. He's different from Sheridan's Deakins, and I like that. He's not a fatherly and seems to keep himself in the loop some more, trying to actively be on the case at times, too. I can see the merits of that style.
I was even more impressed with JN in this ep. Her face, this utter disturbance when her fiance was arrested - wow. There was no screaming, no overdone drama, just her look with the tears running down her face... wow. It makes me hope that JN gets some more meaty stuff next season, she's good at it - we've seen it as early as Country Crossover, but the writing for her character often times wasn't that good... (and still hoping that the fact that Nichols is Ross former partner will provide the tension to write it more meaty without being overly dramatic with personal stuff)
And I might be the only one around here, but I loved the ending. It was so old-school CI, I really thought I was in heaven. I really think that when the authors comment that "life-chaning decisions aren't made within a matter of minutes" they are absolutely right. We've seen Logan dissatisfied all througout the episode, and we get the hint that he's considering his options. But we don't get the answer, and I like that. I was strangely reminded of "See me" and "Probability". The latter with the penpal suggestion (which we later know became reality) and the former because of how Goren rushes off at the end, leaving us thinking that maybe his mother has a really bad day that day... As much as we want to see a "goodbye" or see Logan throw his badge on Ross desk - it's personal drama and really closure for the fans. I like it better the way they did it. I really do.
I don't expect them to really mention Logan in coming eps, but maybe Wheeler will mention something to Nichols? We'll see...
And so next Wednesday, I will finally get to see Frame. What a joke that this will "premiere" on April Fools Day.
Post by outerbankschick on Mar 29, 2009 0:51:26 GMT -5
LOL about the April Fool's Day premier of "Frame". I could probably make a pretty good conspiracy theory joke out of that one, but I won't. Patcat may be away, but I think her bat has a will of its own and I don't want to get clobbered! ;D