I felt the episode this week was EXCEPTIONALLY good!
1-Baker (Abigail Hawk) was finally given some decent air time talking directly with Frank (Tom Selleck). When given the opportunity, she shows the talent she has.
2-For a change, the show wasn't centered around Danny (Donnie Wahlberg). This time, he was a "secondary" role. Albeit, a "strong" secondary role.
3-YES! They got rid of the person playing the commander of Donnie and Maria (Marisa Baez) that had replaced Gormley (Robert Clohessy). As I had mentioned (in an earlier posting), the lady they had as the replacement was (IMO) COMPLETELY wrong for the part physically. This new guy (so far) seems to fit the part much more believably.
4-Speaking of Gormley, I felt it was a nice touch to show him conferring with Frank on ordinary business. No confrontations-just everyday operations. And, for a change, Garrett (Gregory Jabara) wasn't confrontational with anyone. In fact, he wasn't even in this episode.
5-I thought Eddie Jenko (Vanessa Ray) did a very credible performance in her role as going undercover for the first time. Along this plot line, I felt that Jamie (Will Estes) has truly matured in his role. He actually seemed to be the "seasoned" cop. Perhaps the writers could now show him taking an exam to get promoted to Corporal (?).
6-Grandpa Henry (Len Cariou) was given decent air time this episode. That was nice to see. But, along this line, I felt his "story" this week was way too predictable. There is no way they would write in a love interest for him. To top it off, as soon as his lady friend showed off the nice bracelet, it was immediately apparent that she would be out of the story by the end of the show. And that Henry would be the tough "cop" to uphold the law to have her arrested.
7-The one nit I have is (again)–they gave no airtime to Linda (Amy Carlson). She had maybe two or three lines at the dinner table and that was it. I know it wasn't possible (this episode) to fit in a story for her. But-why can't they give her more air time in future episodes. Her talent is really being wasted.
8-I also thought it was an interesting twist to not have the girl forgive the convict. Usually, in these situations (where the convict truly repents), the victim breaks down and does forgive the tormenter. It was an interesting role reversal to not have the girl forgive him.
Once again, I thought this weeks episode was close to, if not the best show of the series. It is a pleasure to watch this program. I hope they keep up the good story lines and that the show continues for many more seasons.
Last edited by Vidop; Yesterday at 11:04 AM.