Poligrapher: George Washington?
Crane: Do you know him?
Ha! That never gets old. Please keep that scene in the opening sequence.
What is it about this show that keeps me from being totally pulled in? I want to love it, and it has so much potential, but something is missing. Ah yes, action. It needs more.
Or rather, it needs less talk. First we had Abbie and Crane reviewing the psychiatrist’s records (although Crane fumbling with the VCR remote was quite funny). Then, as they went to see Abbie’s sister, Abbie continued with the exposition. And after Crane’s encounter with Jenny, Abbie continued the exposition. I realize we need more background on the characters, but there’s got to be a better way to do it.
Then there’s the inconsistency. In previous episodes, Sheriff Corbin knew Abbie had seen the demon, but here she says she lied about it. It’s small things like that and the steel walkway from last week that lessen the show’s credibility.
Still, the episode had its moments. Like exploding eyeballs. 😉 That never gets old. Young Abbie and Young Jenny are great finds. You can see the adult in each of them.
The special effects with the Sandman (not typing out the American Indian name) in the interrogation room were pretty awesome. Having the glass turn to sand as he passed his finger through it, turning Crane’s arm to sand, and eventually being turned into glass. I loved the reference that glass is made from sand.
Crane is turning out to be quite the New Age Colonial Renaissance man. He’s a gourmand and a pop psychologist, enjoys powwowwing with the Mohawks, understands Greek (and probably other languages). And he refers to Abbie’s sister as “Miss Jenny.” Cute! At least he’s afraid of scorpions.
I’m not sure what to make of Captain Irving. Is there more to him than meets the eye? Is he good or evil? He’s had a few scenes where his expressions have been a tad mysterious. Or is that just Orlando Jones? It’s something to look forward to in the coming season.