Look, you are a show with deficits, and you are a show with assets, so why don’t you understand how to play to your strengths?
What works best about this show is character development, and this week, you’ve given us precious little of that. Terry and Michael Ames: Not interesting. These characters haven’t developed, they’ve just whined and blustered. Nothing new to see here, move along. And to open the episode with that? Was that promising? Well, yes, in the sense that it promised what would come next: Dreck.
Michelle Forbes is a wonderful actress, and the teen actress is also good, but who didn’t see that robbery coming a week ago? Was there anything of value in that little digression? Somehow it will inspire Mitch to go home. Predictable. Terry thinks she and Michael had something special. Predictable a year ago. Gwen came back. Predictable. Darren is back in the race for mayor. Predictable and miraculous. Up and around and with his shit together SIX DAYS after a disabling gunshot wound. All the power players are together conveniently in one place. Almost too stupid to be predictable.
The best actors on this show had little to do this week. Linden mostly treaded water, Stan had a few moments, Holder was a side-note.
I’m back to not caring.