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  1. Fair point, although it still doesn't change the fact Harvey was right. Jim also didn't seem too troubled by Harvey's involvement with Fish, perhaps because he thought she could help him take down Carmine Falcone.
  2. I could watch Shemar Moore "big brother" everybody all night and I would be satisfied. He's just that good. Moore's got this knack for being instantly relatable to everyone yet also being able to put you in your place in an instant. The lines are pure schmaltz but Moore makes it sincere- that's a true talent. Makes me think that maybe this should have just been "The Shemar Moore Show" and they should have just forgotten the whole "ensemble" thing. Not to say that the other actors aren't good- they are- but Moore's abilities are worth the spotlight all to themselves. He really particularly shined with Darryl and Leroy, and though his exchange with Luca was predictable, Moore just sold it. It was the only part of that subplot that I really enjoyed. Other things: Street actually sounded like a cool, laid-back guy instead of some reckless jerk. He really had a good rapport with Tan and Chris. Tan actually had more than five lines of dialogue tonight, and very little exposition. He actually had- shocker- a personality. Chris in a white tank top and jeans. Wow. More of that, please. She's got that "gritty" look down pat. Not sure I like the "suddenly lesbian" (OK, she says she's bi but I'll withhold my judgement on that one) reveal for Chris. It's a bit of a cliche to have "tough females" turn out to be lesbians. Hollywood doesn't seem to understand that femininity doesn't have to mean "weak". Good to see Michael O'Neill again. He really gets around, especially on CBS- he's been on The Mentalist ("Redwood") and Criminal Minds ("About Face") as well.
  3. Wasted potential indeed. This show is a textbook example of why a show needs planning.
  4. Well, the upshot is that her targets- Jim and Oswald- are pretty easy targets, especially Oswald. All she had to do is play to their obsessions- Jim's insistence on being a hero, Oswald's clamouring for attention and acceptance- and that would be it. No major work required. Arguably, this whole season had been about how Jim and Oswald are so blinded by their journeys that they don't see the risks and the dangers, and Sofia proved that adage. Harvey Bullock spent all of S1 reminding Jim to be careful, but Jim never listened- and now he's paid the price for it.
  5. I didn't see this episode, but, knowing the spoilers, I knew Alex was a goner. I personally hoped she'd be part of The Conspiracy or that she'd simply divorce Tom and take her kids with her. To know that she was killed in a freak accident, all just to give President Tommy Stu manpain...well, talk about anticlimactic. Maybe in the 1970s this could have worked, but today? Forget about it. It's just more "drama for the sake of drama" and it just reaffirms my decision to leave this trainwreck behind.
  6. The Jehovah's Witnesses are well known for their disdain for blood transfusions. Many of them disdain modern medicine in general out of the belief that "God will take care of me".
  7. February, eh? Does this mean we'll get a much longer second season and an earlier start time? Interesting.
  8. I believe Rossi hates those who fanatically hate the FBI. In "Identity" he lamentred that all anyone will remember about Ruby Ridge is that the FBI "shot a mother holding her baby."
  9. OK...but if Jim shoots Oswald, no one topples Carmine and order is maintained. Then maybe no one at Arkham does something crazy.
  10. ...but did Jim, proto-Batman if you will, create Jerome, Oswald, Ed, Pyg et all with all of his shortcuts to gain the moral high ground?
  11. Man, J. Lee goes from being a receptionist to a starting role on a hit TV series to banging a supermodel on screen. Talk about your meteoric rise. Hey Seth, got any job openings for me? :)
  12. My only guess is that with an eleven-day window the temporally challenged planet wouldn't have much of a window to really bring out its fleet and dominate the galaxy. By the time they've gone back and conquered things, none of the army would have a family to go back to, and the planet is already 700 years into the future. Of course, nothing is stopping a ragtag bunch from taking a few vessels and leaving the planet for good. They'd at least have the technology to take on a few armies and win a few planets, methinks. I think the show needs to start making the crew have real consequences, not just slaps on the wrist. As @Chicago Redshirt said, they've had more than one or two instances of insubordination in such a small time frame- if I was the Admiralty I wouldn't want that to go on much longer. Even if the Orville breaks from the Union it would be okay, because then the Union still "dealt with them".
  13. Even if Jim Gordon says that Pyg was Sofia's idea and he was deceived into accepting him, Jim still has to answer for murdering Mario (and there would be no witnesses who can testify that Jim acted in defending Lee, since not even Lee believed him), Penguin's lackey at the beginning of S2 and murdering Theo Galavan, among many other misdeeds. Furthermore, Sofia could testify that Jim approved of Pyg's presence, and I'm not sure the Commissioner- who was on board with Penguin's licenses- would be happy to know Jim put into motion events that led to a GCPD-Penguin War and all those lost cops. Of course, Jim would say "I'm only trying to do the right thing" and he'd be right. However, the powers that rule Gotham- and keep him employed- would be justified in thinking "Jim's more trouble than he's worth".
  14. Interesting. Six episodes in and they're already doing demotions. Not sure if it's a good sign.
  15. I do believe the show is trying to pass off The Orville crew as a bunch of misfits, a "lower level" group that is trying to redeem itself in the Union's eyes. We're certainly not supposed to see this crew as "the best of the best" (not even Ed), which helps explain why this crew isn't always the brightest at decision-making and blatantly flouts the rules. Which I'm fine with, provided: There's character development and the crew gradually get better at their jobs The show acknowledges its crew's maverick tendencies, perhaps with an episode where the crew have to explain their actions to Union officials. Bottom line, for S1, the crew acting the way they are is fine with me- we're just getting to know them. If we're in S3 and they're still boneheads, I don't know how much I'd like that.