|Detective Joss Carter|
We'll start with Det. Carter.
Last night's episode opened with a semi-witty banter between John Reese and Carter about. The topic of their conversation was trust, and Carter made an off-hand remark about how she wants to know where their relationship is going. She was, of course, speaking professionally.
After that, she sort of disappears for the rest of the episode. I mean, yeah, she dips in and out, but I could count her appearances on one hand.
This is a good show, but it needs some improvement in the area of Det. Carter. Instead of constantly telling the audience how she works with Finch and Reese, and how they plan to bring her on board for more and more of their missions, um...show us. We need more of her, especially now that the writers clearly insist upon bringing back Reese's ex and his ex-partner from the CIA, both white and female.
*rolls eyes* JJ Abrams - you oughta know better.
I'll be honest; I wasn't too sure about this show. You're telling me they couldn't hire a hotter dude to play the President? And what's with all the unrealistic speechifying? People don't listen that all shit; come on now.
But episode really got me looking forward to episode 5; we got to see an Olivia Pope that was a little more real. When she learned that Amanda Tanner (a.k.a. the last pussy the Prez wiped his dick on before tossing her out the window) is pregnant, we saw Olivia start to unravel and suck down red wine in record time. We saw her crying and shaking and not constantly being the unrelenting know-it-all we already know she's not.
Washington shone in the role, reminding viewers of why they're fans of the actress.
Episode 4 below confirms that yes, his Chief of Staff is a gay man (and yay - his speech/rant is the best of the series so far), shows the President "declaring war" on Olivia, and also lets us know how just far people will go to get rid of an ex-fuck buddy.