How about a “quick and dirty” discussion of episodes from four early-week shows? Here are thoughts on Sunday’s Believe and Monday’s Warehouse 13. Thoughts on Tuesdays Agents of SHIELD and Supernatural will be posted later—because the first two reviews turned out to be not so quick. 😉
Believe: Sinking (106)
Like last week’s episode, “Sinking” broke out of the rut this show had fallen into; I’m hoping it’s finally hitting its stride. Granted, that won’t mean a thing if it doesn’t get more viewers.
Last week, Bo removed Tate’s ankle restraint (with her mind!). This week Tate takes advantage of his freedom to return to his hometown to
settle old scores learn the truth behind the betrayal that landed him on death row.
Given its significance to the overall story of Believe, “Sinking” should have been a two-parter. The writers packed so much into one episode, it felt rushed. What could have been excellent background information was either glossed over, rushed or just plain ignored. Rather than keeping the two FBI agents from New York, our team was tailed by two new agents. Using the two New York agents would have given the show some continuity, and upped the stakes, since those two were working for Skouras.
Speaking of Skouras, he’s so single-minded, it’s maniacal. His villainy has become cartoonish, and it’s a shame. Kyle MacLauchlan deserves better. Continue reading