Monday, November 09, 2009

'Case' is Off to the Races

It's fun to see a show that's boxed in by a formula do something a little outside that box. Such was the case with this week's Cold Case. The formula was still there (complete with the "who's the least likely suspect" game), but the story was just a smidge outside of the usual for this show. And it was enough to make me sit up and pay attention. Although about halfway through it, I found myself wishing we were working on Jeffries' case.  And that's not a knock on the episode, but a compliment to the intrigue the show created surrounding the missing girl he never found.  I have a feeling that case will make a re-appearance soon (fingers crossed). Anyway, I enjoyed this horse racing tale and found the move outside of CC's comfort zone to be fun.  And of course, there was also that funny conversation about whips and crops between Lil and Scotty.

Like many of you, I like to watch the Triple Crown. I'm not one for the pomp and circumstance surrounding it or the gambling on it, but I do enjoy the shear athletic power that these Thoroughbreds possess. You can see their drive to win in their eyes, so like Sonny, my heart broke for ---- and then it downright crumbled when we learned about the insurance fraud! How much did I hate that owner and want him to be the killer?? At least he's sitting in jail for insurance fraud. And, this wasn't the only horse he did it to!! Sick.

Speaking of sick, Jose needed some serious help for that raging gambling addiction he was nursing. There's being upset when your horse loses, and then there's being so upset when your horse loses that you take a metal rake to the back of the jockey's head. Apparently, it doesn't even matter if aforementioned jockey is your father!!! Just wow. This was a weird resolution for me. It's not that the show didn't provide plenty of evidence to show how emotionally messed up Jose was, and therefore, a believable killer, but at the same time, I had a bit of a hard time accepting the son killing his father as violently as he did. Then again, addiction is a powerful force.  LOVED the mystery surrounding the will and the final reveal.  Also LOVED that hilarious whip/crop scene between Lilly and Scotty.  Who knew Lil was such a horse racing enthusiast?

Overall, another "good" outing. CC moves to 6-0 on the season.  Screencap courtesy of RichE at Kathryn Morris UK.


Anonymous said...

The younger version of Lilly that we sat at the end was played by the same actress whom played her at 10 in " Into the Blue".

I really enjoyed this episode.

RichE said...

"...conversation about whips and crops between Lil and Scotty..." !!!!

I clearly need to move this episode up my catch-up list! :-)

Kathryn Morris UK