Monday, April 19, 2010
The End in 'Sight'
Mary and Raph finally broke up. I was never fully onboard with these two as a couple. They seemed too different (and not in the "we complete each other" way). While I don't doubt that they love each other very much, they're just not the right people for each other. Neither ever seemed too happy to be in a relationship with the other. If nothing else, their relationship was holding each of them back from moving on and living their respective, separate lives. Now, none of this made their break-up scene any less heartbreaking. Doing the right thing isn't always easy, so I know that Mary was struggling on the inside as she let Raph leave without stopping him. Those few moments must have felt like an eternity for her. These two have always seemed like they were one fight away from breaking up which is why I was so surprised when he proposed to her last season. Even after they were engaged, I had a hard time imagining they would ever make it down the aisle. The possibility became even less likely when Raph's aunt came to town and asked about the wedding date. Mary thought Raph's suggestion was too soon and she became increasingly more uncomfortable with the idea of marrying him as the episode wore on. So the final moments were not a surprise, but they were difficult.
Before the episode threw that little curve ball at the end, Mary was busy with a witness who had just woken up from a coma. To make matters worse, the woman he loved was told that he had died and had moved on and married his former partner (since he was put into the program and they wanted the men responsible for his shooting to think he was dead). Yikes! Mary tried to smooth things over, but everything got worse before it got better. In the end, the witness decided to forgo being with his former girlfriend and put her happiness above his own. It wasn't an easy decision and it seemed to hit Mary in a very profound way.
So, where does Mary go from here? She'll have to pick up the pieces and discover what it is that she truly wants in someone else. Knowing Mary, the journey will not be an easy one. In Plain Sight airs Wednesday nights on USA Network. If you missed this episode, check it out for free at Hulu.com. And for more on the show, visit USANetwork.com.