Thank you, NBC, for giving us yet another reason to (intensely) dislike Mondays.
Sometimes, I get the feeling they know when I'm about to snap. I say this because last night's episode opened with an appearance by Ken Leung, which made me squeal like a 14-year-old at a K-Pop concert. I must, however, emphasize the term "appearance", because as just as quickly and as randomly as he appeared, Ken Leung disappeared and was not seen for the rest of the show.
This was another Princess Mia-centric episode, with yet another new non-twist which means nothing to the audience. Her biological father is dying and needs a bone marrow transplant. This sends Mia into non-torment as she wonders about whether or not get tested and see if she's a match.
Meanwhile, Edward Bowers (Tate Donovan) outs his father's shady pharmaceutical dealings, plunging the family and its company into financial chaos. Julian
Robert Bowers (Victor Garber) does exude some bad-assery, but that's the actor, not the weak-ass character he was probably blackmailed into playing. He makes all of his employees - including Joanna - take a polygraph test. He then sends Joanna off with half a million in cash to bribe some stoke brokers. Joanna gets taken at gunpoint by a Russian mobster (again, who has no place on this show), and forced to drive out into the middle of nowhere. Joanna causes an accident to escape, and then shanks the mobster.
Will (Laz Alonzo) comes to see Joanna in the hospital and is deeply upset by her condition. He goes to see Robert Bowers and his wife, and with a few carefully chosen phrases, sows a seed of distrust between the two. Will's really hot in this episode by the way. There's some Latin hip hop playing and it just goes...so...well. And when he derisively calls Mrs. Bowers "Mamita", I had to fan myself.
But I digress. The end of the episode reveals Joanna flunked her polygraph tests (even though she popped a bunch of anti-anxiety pills beforehand). So Robert Bowers calls her, tells her it's okay if she lost the money in the car wreck, that
The previews of the last 3 eps of the season show that the writers have suddenly remembered this is supposed to be Meagan Good's show. After being an afterthought all season long, she's suddenly going to return to the spotlight as Robert tries to find out what she's hiding, going even so far as to bring her mother - you remember, the "head of the household"? - to the house.
That's right...we are actually going to see and hear Joanna Locasto's mother in the present-day.
No wonder this show's on the verge of being canceled.