Excuse us as we wipe away our tears after watching this week’s episode. IS IT JANUARY YET? Aside from Alicia threatening to stab a teacher, this week’s episode squarely focused on Cary’s trial and the results were horrifying. We watch this show for in admiration of its complex character development and storytelling. We admire its use of the law and the justice system but recognize that it is a TV show. However, this episode exposed all the uncertainties in a trial that can translate into real life. And that is what made this episode such a nail biter.
This week’s “Red Band Society” was probably the first one that didn’t warrant a plethora of snarky and mocking comments (not that that will stop me from making them). With Charlie beginning to emerge from his coma (his eyes are open and he is responsive, but he still can’t talk or move), Dr. Mandy Moore and Nurse Jackson seize the opportunity to bring in world-renowned Dr. Naday, a choosy neurology specialist who only sees a very limited number of patients.
The winter finale of HTGAWM opens with Annalise packing Sam’s stuff and kicking him to the curb, enraged that he knew about Lila’s pregnancy and lied to her once again. Sam insists that he did not kill Lila, saying that he’s not a violent person. But Annalise tells him that “everyone’s violent given the chance,” and Sam proves it within the next five minutes.
I continue to be weirdly into everything that’s going down on “The Newsroom.” I recognize that it’s not “Mad Men”-level TV, but for some reason everything happening with ACN feels just as grandiose and important as the wheelings and dealings of Sterling Cooper Draper Price. Of course, the stakes have now been raised for Neal and Will McAvoy considerably.
In this week’s episode of “Gracepoint,” with Tom still missing, the search team continues to comb through the woods near where his bike was found. At the Miller’s, Owen can’t seem to comfort a crying Dillon, and Carver tells Ellie she should go home, calling her by her first name for the first time. Joe agrees, insisting that Dillon needs his mom, and the search team can take it from here. What seemed like minutes later, Paul finds Tom after he hears something in the trees.