Okay, so the promo was practically sponsored by google maps (turn here, turn here, turn here...), and apparently they are leaving absolutely nothing to the imagination.
Hot Mess. That's all I've got left. It is
weird - and a waste of precious time - to be introducing characters now and apparently opening up brand new plots only to close them for the finale while letting go of the ongoing plots altogether!
And anvilicious-Abigail gets a proposal at the gun range, seriously? Nothing about Marshall says, "hey, I know, I'll tie a ring to her paper-shot-guy, and then make sure she takes an unusually long time staring at the paper-guy - and hope everyone stops shooting - and then try to say some of the most important words with headsets on!" (Sorry, don't know the official gun-range lingo...)
Why not just tie a ring to the wheel of a plane that's about to take off, that Marshall is going to have to stop before take-off, all the while knowing that Abigail will show up on the scene?!
It's the season of romantic red herrings. I guess they've sewn it all together though because Stan is sleeping with the dance teacher (she's no Eleanor dammit!!), Marshall's making the ultimate commitment, and Mary will be accepted as his work wife. I wonder how they'll tie up Jinx and Brandi's stories? Will we get a sentence about a phone call that the baby-daddy answered? I fear it will be that sloppy.
How long could a doctor get away with removing organs from patients without them finding out? And then the marshals put two feuding wives up in the same hotel? And was there anyone who didn't instantly suspect that it was the daughter that tried to tattle on John?
Remember the days when a few characters were fleshed out with an actual scene and background and explanation of Witsec? Back when the crimes were feasible and the person featured had a history to break from and time throughout the episode interacting with Marshall or Mary... It's amazing to think about how much content and how many overlapping plots used to be in one hour of IPS
. Now we have nothing but Mary's tired VO, a bit of Stan, a bit more of Marshall, Mary making some wry remarks or looking embarrassed, an attempt at making Delia an actual character, Abigail swooning once or twice, a baby with a spoon in its mouth, Mark making a comment about work or needing help, and rinse/repeat next ep.
I hate what was wasted here. I fear Fred will not be cast in anything with such potential again, and I sort of doubt Mary now, as she is apparently involved in some production capacity. Bobby should have been back, Peter's story should have been tied up, Brandi should have gotten hitched to Raph, Mary should have had an actual love interest with the baby, etc. I suspect that somewhere David Maples is crossing off the final days on the calendar, having watched his show with so much promise get slowly dragged to its end...
Edited by meisja, Apr 7, 2012 @ 5:56 AM.