I guess some interesting stuff happened in that episode. It was good to see Mr. Bennet reclaim a bit of his bad-ass-ness finally, and Suresh’s feet-stomping, stool throwing tantrum was both sad and hilarious. But all the subplots feel really adrift from each other right now. Until they subplots start to combine, they’re basically nothing more than ten minutes vignettes which air once every two weeks. The promise of what’s to come when these characters start to cross paths is tantalizing, but until that happens, it all feels like a bit of a dry hump.
On that note, I can’t help but notice how much more enjoyable this show was when I was able to watch several episodes all at once. Last season I didn’t get in to the show until after Christmas, and got to catch up on the first 11 episodes in a couple sittings. It was great - cliffhangers were less obtrusive, and if nothing happened in an episode I could always fire up the next one immediately after. Maybe next season I’ll forego the regular blog updates, and instead write a 12000 word treatise on Season 3 after it comes out on DVD the following summer. People would want to read that, right?
Other things we learned this episode:
Peter and Caitlin went to Montreal after a remarkably short mourning period for her brother. There they enter what can only be described as some sort of