Welcome back Brody! But is it really a happy welcome? This week’s episode explored Brody and Carrie each trapped in their own personal hell.
I think at some point we’re going to look back at this show and pinpoint this episode as the “Jump The Shark” moment. They way they are handling Brody’s disappearance is so unenjoyable, that I am thinking of cutting my losses now and not watch any further. Really? Addicted to heroin? This is how far we’ve come? The episode started out promising, as Brody is brought into “surgery”, but like all of this season’s episodes, it gets repetitive very quickly. Brody brings a body count where ever he goes, but I don’t want to be one of those dead too. I understand what they are going for, but it’s missing the mark.
Carrie, attempting to deal with her psych ward imprisonment, is approached by a mysterious law firm who wants to help her. Their intentions aren’t clear, but it can’t be good. I think one of the major issues I have in staying engaged in this season is that I’ve lost any sympathy or empathy I once had for these characters. I have no emotional investment in them anymore, even after two solid seasons of emotional television. My enjoyment of this show is plot related now and that quality has gone down.
While these two stories do work well as a foil to one another, the other characters were missed to balance it all out.
- I just don’t believe that nurse would break the rules like she does, but, hey, plot called for it.
- Really Brody, that’s the “sneak out” outfit you put on? A Bill Belichick cut off hoodie?
- I also like Carrie’s house.
- The acting is always excellent (Brody watching the thief get murdered or Carrie in the bathroom), but that may not be enough anymore.
This show needs to pick up the pieces quickly. The further away all of the story lines move from each other, less the coherency the show has overall, and the faster it will shatter.
Keep on Watchin’!