Monday, December 14, 2009
As 'Cold' as Ice
Actually... No. Dwight was indeed the killer and he was pissed because Tommy started to act like he was better just because he suddenly had a future. The two came to blows over Dwight using his date rape scheme on Molly and it culminated in Dwight taking a hockey stick to Tommy's head. The story was interesting and I liked the tie-in to the famous "miracle on ice" (it was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw the date in the opening scene). Of course, I always appreciate a good 80s case. I love Bob Seger, so having his music in the episode was a huge plus as well. One teeny-tiny complaint, though: I didn't think the music matched the story the way the featured artist and the case normally go hand-in-hand. But, I liked the featured artist enough to overcome this minor complaint.
And then there was the Scotty and his mother story, which I'm kinda hoping was the conclusion. I felt like there was a lot of build-up with little payoff. Not that I was wishing ill will toward Scotty's mom, but finding out that she was hiding that she was mugged in a parking lot is a bit anti-climatic. But, it was completely unpredictable so I'm giving the show props for that! Moving forward, it seems that Scotty is going to be on a mission to find the man responsible for hurting his mother. And I think she knows more than she's willing to share. I understand why she didn't tell her husband (not that I agree), but I still think she should have told her COP son about it. She has a son on the inside who can facilitate things and make sure the guy is caught and she didn't do a thing to bring it to his attention. She, of all people, should know the faster they catch this guy the less of a chance that he hurts someone else.
Overall, another solid hour for Lilly and co. The usual "nothing spectacular, but not bad either" for this show lately. The Vera story was great and I loved seeing him on the ice with Lil and Scotty looking on at the end. CC moves to 9-0 on the season. And oh yeah, I went there with the title of this write-up! Screen cap courtesy of RichE at Kathryn Morris UK.