If she weren't in it, I wouldn't watch it because the plotlines are becoming predictable, the dialogue in this last episode was appallingly cliched, and I don't see enough of Finch, whom I adore. I also like Det. Fusco, but we now see him least of all.
This past episode really annoyed me for a couple of reasons. At the center of a tacky, overdone, overly dramatic plot of lies, murder, and the mob is a fragile white woman who apparently never thought to learn kung-fu or how to fire a .45 once her man got involved with criminals. You would think after being widowed and then dating an enforcer (after a sanctimonious rant about the death of her first man) would have taught this woman a thing or too but no...the writer's had to commit the ultimate fail of creating an idiotic damsel in distress.
Her new man is a mob enforcer who belongs in jail but because White Boy loves White Girl, all those people he murdered (including White Girl's ex) suddenly don't matter and Reese actually wants Carter to hold off a homicide investigation as long as possible.
Meanwhile, in Negroworld, all the Negroes would've been hauled off to jail about fifteen minutes into the show, regardless of guilt or innocence. Which reminds me: this show is about forty-five minutes long. For this last ep, Carter doesn't appear until about fourteen minutes and thirty seconds in. Meanwhile, Reese and Finch's new dog is getting plenty of screen time.
The level of writing has remained fairly consistent this season, and I'm genuinely impressed.
I was not expecting Liv and the Wifey to join forces on this ep, but they did and they kicked ass. The Prez's reaction was hilarious; I laughed right along with him. Once again, I find myself wishing Wifey was the Prez, because she is one hell of a politician.
Huck went sipping on some "whiskey" in this episode and a foreign diplomat wound up dead on his way out of the country.
Abby the Red confronts Olivia, and then turns 007 when that doesn't work out. And I'm happy. I love Abby and the writers need to do awesome things with her.
Harrison and Quinn need to step up their relevance. I get it, Quinn is at the heart of some big conspiracy, but what's Harrison's excuse?
And what did y'all think?