8:07 "Folie A Deux" 2009-6-07 Jun 8, 2009 15:29:21 GMT -5
Post by bermuda on Jun 8, 2009 15:29:21 GMT -5
I agree with this assessment. It's one of the better CI episodes this season.
Professionally speaking for a moment, as others have mentioned, this was not true Folie A Deux. The wife, played by Piper Perabo, was truly mentally ill. She was desperate, jealous and had many fear of abandonment issues. This could be classified into different categories. The husband was manipulative, cunning and was a sad excuse for a mate. He manipulated his wife into believing that their child still existed. He was not sick in the head. He did not want to be caught. He wanted to be the "heir apparent." This was not two people descending into madness.
I was caught off guard by the husband having relations with the friend.
Redgrave did an incredible job with what little screen time she had.
I was a bit let down with the inconsistencies but I saw shining moments of the old Goren, while correcting the husband. I was disappointed by no conversation between Eames and her sister but as the episode progressed, it would have bogged it down.
The assistant- a fool. That's the only explanation I can come with for this episode.
I wasn't really interested in the burglary or the assistant and his partner's motives. I already knew that they were completely secondary.
I, too, was haunted at the end seeing the deceased child in a coroner bag. Goren seemed to be haunted or effected by it as well.
I went to sleep last night with that image in my head. A very sad ending.
MC should definitely write more episodes!
I was left, satisfied and sad at the outcome.
I felt sympathy for Emily (Redgrave), the mother (she was truly ill but not an excuse, I know), Eames, Goren and Rodgers. There was moment at the end that crystallized that Goren and Rodgers have attempted to patch up old wounds and shared empathy for the situation.