To balance off my earlier, longish post, which ended a bit negatively, I should say that I actually liked this episode more than several of the episodes that aired this season. It seemed more pulled together and less train-wrecky, with more good stuff than some of the other episodes. Though, not to be all sweetness and light, there is really no excuse for this clunky exchange
Simon: What happened?
Nola: I have no idea. Nick short-circuited like a space heater in a railroad flat.
Oh wait, back to being positive. I realized we may be a bit spoiled after S1, and with all the potential on this show. DSM is a show that can give us scenes like this scene
, one that proves this show can pull viewers in, build on complex characters/emotions and pay them off in a scene (with just 2 people sitting on a static set). Before tuning in last night, I checked out Criminal Minds for the first time. (The combination of AD Skinner from XFiles, Zoë from Firefly and Corky Sherwood Forrest sucked me in.) Maybe I’m missing something, but that show was just dull, predictable and flatly written and acted (even while portraying the meltdown of a serial killer). I forget what other shows can be like and I’m still glad DSM was with us this season.
As far as Chase’s death, though Tripp’s gloves were probably designed to give room for doubt, I suspect Chase really did just pass away. In that case, the alarms would have gone off, and people would have been able to work on him quickly, giving time for his organs to be salvaged. If this were any other show, it’s possible that Patrick barehandly touching the respirator tube would come back to haunt him, but this show has left way bigger plot points sitting on the side of the road, so I’m guessing we won’t hear any more about it.
Edited by ImNotLeesa, Dec 18, 2008 @ 9:40 PM.