Despite the typically brain dead TNT move of shifting to stretchovision for the last segment, at least it was only 9 minutes long. I loved the episode, though. I thought using the Boston Marathon under the alias, Massachusetts Marathon, was inspired. I really like Angie Harmon. I don't know how much to credit to her talent and how much to the writers. Whatever, though, she is delightful. Sasha Alexander and her Isles character, however, have been far less impressive to me. It fairness to Alexander, it does appear that she is mostly a pawn, used mainly for Harmon to do her patented overwrought but charming schtick.
It was also fun to see the two old pros, Lorraine Bracco and Chazz Palminteri, finally get some significant screen time. They are so charming that their bickering characters are fun instead of wearing, at least to me.
Finally, I thought this week's plot was clever, although the way the failed assassination attempt played out was a little obvious. Before that the second assassination was an Oh s**t! moment. The episode was exciting as well as funny and despite its slight weaknesses the final segment wrapped up an interesting hour in what was to me at least a highly satisfactory way.