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I'm a little thrown off by this show's early return. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to have it back; I was just expecting it to return this summer as part of the "2nd Season." Plus, it has been soooo long since we left off that I was feeling a bit out of the loop. Luckily, USA was kind enough to include a "previously on..." before the premiere started. The show returned with a bang and I think it got the season off on the right foot (after I was feeling meh about the season finale). Admittedly, this case was complicated -- REALLY complicated (as in, I spent some time after it ended sorting through the entire convoluted story to figure out what happened) -- but, I liked the fact that the family's WITSEC status was secondary to the real narrative taking place. Lily died not from an imprisoned criminal's obsession with revenge, but because she took her own life after learning that she had and was developing the symptoms of Huntington's Disease. Her daughter turned off the gas and opened the window and effectively, erased the proof that her mother had committed suicide and threw herself and her siblings into the suspect pool. Meanwhile, poisoned gold coins left to the family almost cost them two more members. None of it had much to do with WITSEC, but it was very intriguing.
I don't know, call me crazy, but I kinda liked Nice Mary. I know it didn't feel right at first, but she started to grow on me just before she tossed that desk. I knew it couldn't last, though, and I spent the time until it ended waiting for the other PTSD shoe to drop. And boy did it ever! She needed to get it out. And now she needs to see the job-issued shrink to work through it. Something tells me that she's going to pull a Lilly Rush during her mandated sessions, but who knows? Maybe she'll surprise me. After all, who would have thought that she would have enjoyed watching Marshall play boss?