(S03E01) I wasn't all that excited about this episode. Last season ended on an uneventful note so there wasn't much to really look forward to. I mean, I love this show, don't get me wrong. If you ask me, it shouldn't be on Friday nights because it could easily hold it's own in another time slot. So yeah, I wasn't too excited. Well that changed, because five minutes into the episode what did we get? That's right, the triumphant return of Lou Diamond Phillips.
LDP (I affectionately nicknamed him that some time ago) shows up after a modern day Bonnie and Clyde duo make their way to the L.A. area. That is what Agent Ian Edgerton does after all. He tracks people. Then he shoots people. With pin-point accuracy. You don't mess with LDP.
At this point, I hope you've all noted my heavy sarcasm. Lou Diamond Phillips might be the most mediocre actor out there and for whatever reason, I find it hilarious that he's the one guy who has a recurring role on Numb3rs. What's this, his third episode? Anyway, moving on.
So as I said, a modern day Bonnie and Clyde tale only this time it's Buck and Crystal (nice turn by Deadwood's Kim Dickens). Plus Crystal has an agenda of her own. Without fleshing out the story, they robbed people, they killed people, and it was all so Crystal could right the wrongs of her life. Oh and Buck is a teenager. Plus they got married by a midget Elvis impersonator. See? Exactly like Bonnie and Clyde!
Besides LDP, what made this episode better than it should have been was all the backstory that was so desperately needed last season. The romances are in full swing, especially Charlie and Amita. She chose to stay at Cal Sci instead of taking the job at Harvard. Plus Alan is moving out and I bet Amita moves in. Poses a good question though. If Alan is moving out, does that mean we see less of Judd Hirsch's character and if so, will he make a few more spot appearances on Studio 60? We can only hope. Besides, his character doesn't contribute much to Numb3rs now anyway.
Larry and Meghan are still seeing each other too, but that might not last long? Anyone else put off by the cliffhanger? How exactly did Crystal track down Meghan? I thought it was a bit of a stretch but we'll have to wait and see in next week's conclusion, "Two Daughters." Anyone have some thoughts on what we might be in store for this season?Read | Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments