I liked this. Lots of Rhona Mitra (first billing! yay!) smoothed out the rough edges. Those rough edges included Nick Monohan, Tortured/Obsessive Cop; Devon the Bad Witch, who seems to think she's in a revival of Dallas; and Instant Romeo & Juliet Jell-o with Stalker Boyfriend topping.
I am somewhat confused about this community. So it's got a significant (majority?) population of supernatural folk, but the cops are all normals? How does that work? Why do the vampires and werewolves and witches want to be there, and why is it forbidden to "act out" within the confines of the community? What does it mean that Claire & Husband couldn't raise their daughter outside?
As far as writing goes, I'm a bit worried about pacing (see Insta-Romance and the 6-hour missing persons report), but I like that many of characters are conflicted in some way.
Rhona Mitra did a good job bringing the creepy.
Yes. I found her manner when she was visiting with Sarah Monohan disconcerting. I think Sarah did too, hence the dropped dish.
I'm glad Claire and Peg are friends. I liked Peg.
The chief needs very little evidence to start trying to stitch someone up for murder. I know he isn't wrong, but nothing he knows right now really justifies warrants and illegal searches of the vampire couple.
For real. When he said that Husband started answering for Claire, I was like, What?? He offered one hypothesis during the natural course of the conversation! I'm thinking Chief could use a dose of Peg's herbs... or a plate of Claire's cookies.
Edited by DEM, Jun 21, 2010 @ 1:18 AM.