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After fearing that this week's episode would end in a trite and predictable way, the writers put a twist on it that I thought was well done. I was thinking that Jolene, or whatever her name really was, was a hit woman who was going to kill Lizzy's husband, Tom. Indeed, I think that might have been her plan for a while. But when Tom said he had expressed love for his wife because that was his job, Jolene changed her mind. It was also a relief to finally have confirmed that Tom isn't the hapless, doofus, schoolteacher he has been holding himself out to be.
As over the top as the Mystery of the Week part of the story was, I really enjoyed Diane Wiest as the Judge. It was also fun to see Lance Reddick as one of Red's helpers in this week's show.
I am looking forward to the rest of the season although, in this day and time 22 episodes seem excessive. I hope NBC calls for fewer episodes next season.
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