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MarylandGirl

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  1. MarylandGirl

    Without A Trace

    Ugh--are not enough people watching or something?
  2. MarylandGirl

    Without A Trace

    I just watched that episode the other day--it was a lighter one, including that ending! And then how the speaker, his brother, and the former foster brother all seemed to think it was no big deal, that they could just walk away from it. I think the reason the first few seasons hold up so well is like you said--they're about the cases and people, not soapy stuff. Sure Shadows and a couple other episodes involved stuff with Jack's father, but I think those were really well done and gave good insight into Jack's character. And really, the stuff with Jack's ex-wife was generally good. Maybe it was just better writing in general...
  3. MarylandGirl

    Without A Trace

    Oh, hadn't heard of this--will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!
  4. MarylandGirl

    Without A Trace

    Yes, I really like Shadows for the glimpse it gives into another side of Martin. Was watching it this morning and teared up when he broke down at the end. I had thought that the lack of a phone call at the end of "Two Families" (another good but heartbreaking one) meant that the execution happened?
  5. MarylandGirl

    S15.E17: And Dream of Sheep

    Presumably he hasn't been getting any, because apparently everyone at Grey/Sloan is only allowed to hook up with other people there. I can't decide how I feel about him. He seems too...slick or something. Definitely not my type...
  6. MarylandGirl

    Without A Trace

    Agreed about "Suspect"--very chilling. And then at the end when the perp asks, "Do I get my 15 minutes now?" I couldn't bring myself to rewatch that one this morning.
  7. MarylandGirl

    Without A Trace

    Haha, oops, all fixed regarding the wedding. And yes re: Martin being stupid. And those horrid bangs...were they a thing at the time this aired? Just watched Devotion--a disturbing episode but also a good one (aside from the rather cheesy last few seconds), in part because they kept their personal lives out of that one.
  8. MarylandGirl

    Without A Trace

    Ugh, this last half of Season 7 is just so bad...it's like 35% of it is stories about their personal life. I guess the thing with Martin and the fugitive woman was sort of interesting at least. But so much Sam and Brian and Jack drama...and Brian is just not that interesting. Jack and Samantha seem to have lost any chemistry they had. And I so don't care about Danny and Elena's engagement--I know they have the wedding in the finale, right? And the cases just seem...tired. Maybe because they aren't spending as much time focusing on them or because they're so wrapped up in their personal lives that they don't care about the missing person...Everything seems to end up in a standoff with a gun. Guess I'll slog through my rewatch of the last few eps...then may need to watch some of the first few seasons to clear those out of my head and remember how good it once was!
  9. MarylandGirl

    Without A Trace

    The thing with Brian is, he could be a dad and be in Finn's life without getting romantically involved with Samantha. Happens all the time! Not that I think Jack is quite right for her either... Also, is it just me, or is the tone of some of the season 7 eps just...weird? Like Cloudy with a Chance of Gettysburg, they just seemed to kind of play it for laughs, but the guy was left for dead. And Jack and Sam's trip to LA a few episodes earlier. Like, "Well, guess the guy killed himself, let's enjoy the weather and make out!" There have been others like this (Check your Head comes to mind), but this season, the tone just seems to keep shifting. Maybe changes in directors/producers?
  10. MarylandGirl

    Without A Trace

    Yep, same here, around the same point in each episode (generally a crucial plot point!) The ones from yesterday and today seem OK though.
  11. MarylandGirl

    Without A Trace

    Weird, must have been some other problem for me then. Agreed re: season 7. I'm only partway through the rewatch, but it also seems like the missing people are overwhelmingly white and fairly privileged--which is also what happened on SVU before I stopped watching a year or two ago. And they seem to be relying too much on the "Oh, whoops, it was an accident." Also they agents seem to shoot a lot more people in the later seasons--I guess trying to increase the action to compete with other shows?
  12. MarylandGirl

    Without A Trace

    Part of a couple episodes I DVRed this week just had a black screen for a few minutes--I guess that's Escape having more issues? And one ("Last Call") was during a rather pivotal scene, too, so I was kind of confused.
  13. MarylandGirl

    Without A Trace

    Hm, OK--maybe it's a problem with my onscreen cable guide then just listing the wrong episode titles. Turns out I do get Pop TV, so maybe can record some there, too. And, it looks like they're showing House as well!
  14. MarylandGirl

    Without A Trace

    I'll need to see if I have PopTV. The other issue with Escape is that they don't always show the episode listed and air them in the wrong order. And I don't think they ever aired Hard Reset but had the stuff after it.
  15. MarylandGirl

    Without A Trace

    Agreed on it being stupid for her to jump in front of the car. I guess she delusionally thought that would stop him? And I'd totally forgotten about the twist with who the pimp/abuser/boss was--and didn't realize it was the kid from ET! Those undercover Samantha episodes were really well done. Not so much the Elena one... And ugh, don't get me started on Michael Michelle...Homicide is one of my favorite shows of all time, and her coming in kind of ruined it for me (I liked Callie Thorne on it though--wasn't she enough?)
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