I knew DB's family was a target from the moment he threatened McKean's.
I'll do you one better: I knew they were in danger from the very first scene. All season we've seen DB talking to his wife on the phone, obviously two people with a perfect marriage, and the first time we actually see her is in the finale. AND there's the cute granddaughter. Oh, and a daughter. I was actually puzzled at first by how little the camera showed of the daughter's face. We saw more later, but that made me wonder if she was going to die pretty soon.
So,when Hodges says Italy was a life changing experience, and that b/c of that he wasn't interested in what's her name - is he gay now? What are we supposed to take from that?
Doh. That didn't even occur to me. I guess I wasn't paying attention, but I thought he was hinting that he met a wonderful Italian woman there. Maybe I was just thinking of Robert in Everybody Loves Raymond
So that was the big secret in Finn and DB's past? How incredibly boring.
I know! I thought it would be a little more complex. I didn't expect any sexual or romantic history betw them, but I didn't think it would just be that Finn had obtained evidence illegally and gotten fired for it.
I swear, when Finn came striding in self-righteously accusing the husband of murdering his wife, I didn't want anything more than for her to be proven wrong. I knew she had to be wrong -- There must be some TV trope about over-confidence indicating wrongness -- but I wanted her smug face rubbed in it. So when she
realized she was wrong, it just wasn't as satisfying. I also hated that when Jack took the coffee from her with two hands, DB didn't notice anything unusual. Only later when Finn explained it did it dawn on DB "Oh, that's why you brought in the coffee!" Ugh.
I am not a Finn fan.
Also, Sara and Greg, when Nick says "I quit" and strides out, perhaps you should be doing more than calling "Nick?" after him once or twice.
That's something that lots of movies and TV shows do: A character storms out, and the other character barely makes an effort to stop him/her. I notice it, but it doesn't really bother me anymore. It's like characters getting a perfect parking space on the street, or people hanging up the phone without saying goodbye.
So I was pretty much hating the ep until the last few minutes, and then I was wondering who was going to get killed. Would it be Hodges and/or his mother? Ecklie and/or Brody? Finn? Nick, Sara, Greg? DB's family? I knew someone would get targeted; I just wasn't sure who.
I'll tune in next season, but I'm close to bailing. I really like Ted Danson. He's adding so much to the show. But I can't stand Finn, and really don't like Brody. There's a lot of stuff that makes me roll my eyes. For instance, I don't think Finn should have been allowed to take Jack's DNA.
Oh, and I also hate the sheriff. I don't think I've ever liked her. And now I think she's dirty.
And one more thing: Every time I see a hockey puck I think of Ding-Dongs.