FAMILY VALUES: EOTW Feb 24, 2011 9:20:59 GMT -5
Post by Patcat on Feb 24, 2011 9:20:59 GMT -5
Will air March 4, 2011, at 10am and 11pm(EST) on SLEUTH. Episode Nine of Season Eight. First aired June 21, 2009.
Written by Walton Green and Antoinette Stella. Directed by Jean de Sogonzac.
Britt Robertson as Kathy Devildis
Susan Misner as Mary Devildis (Ms. Misner was memorable in SMOTHERED and ACTS OF CONTRITION)
David Harbour as Paul Devildis (Mr. Harbour was the thief in SILVER LINING)
Leslie Hendrix as M.E. Rodgers
Note: This episode was originally scheduled to air after PLAYING DEAD, the season premiere.
Synopsis: Goren and Eames race against time to find a murderer with complex motives before he kills again.
Ripped from the headlines: Based partially on the case of John List, who murdered his family because of money problems and his reported fears his children were being corrupted by the world. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_List Thanks to David Harbour’s great performance and the subtle writing of the character, Paul Devildis, at least to me, seems to be a much more complicated figure than his real life counterpart.
Eames: “Our killer is concerned about modesty?”
Eames (seeing the dead German Shepherd): “That’s a bad sign.”
Ross: “This was one nightmare I hoped to avoid.”
Paul Devildis: “You don’t know she’s alive.” Goren: “Now I do.”
Goren: “The deceiver sees your desire. He commands you.”
Did Mary (the wife) have any idea how troubled her husband was? Did anyone?
Why did Paul take Kathy so far away to kill her?
What will happen to Kathy?
Would Paul have become a killer if he hadn’t lost his job?
Does it make sense that Paul uses different methods to kill people?
Is Paul ill? Does he recognize what he’s done? Is he evil?
Is the name Devildis clever or too obvious?
Was this episode too graphic?
Should this have been the last Goren and Eames episode of the season?
What’s the state of the Goren/Eames relationship? The Ross/detectives relationship?
Well, after all the angst of the last few weeks I promised you something less painful for Goren and Eames. A lot of people liked this episode a lot, offering praise for the actors, especially David Harbour, and for the writing of this episode, especially the final duet between Mr. Harbour and Mr. D’Onofrio. I have to agree that this episode shows a Robert Goren who seems to be not only the road to recovery but perhaps almost at his destination. He’s in command in the final interrogation. And note how both Eames and Ross trust him. When Goren quietly takes Paul Devildis into the house, neither Eames nor Ross appear worried—rather, they seem confident that Goren can handle this and find out where Kathy is. I think this is a great LOCI episode, one worthy to rank with the best of Season Two.
Submitted, as always, for your comments and consideration.