Monday, February 22, 2010
'Cold Case's' Metamorphosis
Is it just me or is this show firing on all cylinders all of a sudden? Every story has me hooked and I'm back to enjoying this show and even, gasp!, looking forward to it each week. I know, it's nuts! It's almost like having the old CC back, but with some exciting new upgrades. One of those upgrades came in the form of the show completely blindsiding us with the killer reveal. Biggie being involved was no big shocker and even Gargantuan having a hand in it didn't surprise me too much, but learning that it was, in fact, Gargantuan who killed her (with one flick of his wrist, no less) caught me off guard. But the biggest eye-popping, jaw-dropping reveal was that Gargantuan was not suffering from Cerebral Gigantism and he was much, much sharper than "a bowling ball." He was a multi-millionaire who owned the circus, made all the "management" decisions, and owned several buildings around the city. He shrewdly used his larger size and people's assumptions that he was mentally handicapped to conduct shady businesses and to ultimately kill Mia when she wouldn't play along. Wow! I'm still shocked!
Meanwhile, Lil was an insta-suspect in the murder of her nemesis Moe Kitchener. As I said last week, I didn't think she did it, but she wasn't doing herself any favors. Then, she lied about Scotty dropping off the report (thus, implicating him -- I know, I know, he implicated himself, but now she's a liar and he's a liar and I have a feeling it's going to come back and bite them). In the end, none of the lying was needed because Kate Butler's father confessed to shooting Moe in the back of the head. Later in the episode, we learned that Scotty might have had his own motive for having Lil's back during the investigation. He may need her to have his -- for real -- very soon. Unlike Lil, whom I didn't think capable of killing her antagonist, I think that Scotty may kill his of he can ever find out who he is and where he's hiding out. His very dark comments to Lil while they shared a six pack on the rooftop of his building (a rather nice scene between two friends/partners despite the dark undertones) were scary and haunting. Add in the scene at the end with him in the hoodie and I'm officially worried about Scotty going bad. And if he does, he's going to take Lil down with him since he has already given her the heads up about possibly needing her to have his back in the near future. Buckle up because I think it's going to be a bumpy ride.
CC easily moves to 14-0 on the season. Screen cap courtesy of RichE at Kathryn Morris UK. And to see more caps from this episode, visit his all-inclusive Kathryn Morris site HERE.