Dylan Baker. By-the-numbers tale, hampered by cross-over scenes with (much weaker) Chicago Fire. Builds to a good action finale. 7/10
After 14 years, 24 is still the best show on TV, because as this amazing William Devane scene shows they NEVER back away from a sad ending.
Excellent departure from formula finds the characters under pressure and against the clock as Lemond Bishop waits to be arrested, and Eli Gold waits for the new scandal to break. Thrilling from start to finish, and all the regulars get a chance to shine. Really love the pairing of Nathan Lane and Matt Czuchry. 10/10
The is the first episode that is primarily a case-of-the-week story. And, as such, it pretty much works. The villain has a very vague weapon (what’s up with that?) but the story zips along and keeps the interest. Some of the sidebar stuff works, and some completely falls flat. But the show is enjoyable and it looks positively gorgeous. 8/10
Best performance in this week’s Arrow? Katie Cassidy, without a doubt.
John Glover. Lacks cohesion, despite having many good scenes/moments. The case of the week only really got interesting at the very end, and seemed like a by-the-numbers effort being used as filler between scenes about the new affair storyline. Delighted that we had no scenes with Kalinda’s husband this time around. 8/10