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innocent. Kind of would have preferred if he were a client she got involved with rather than a catalyst for her to become a "sober companion" in the first place, but that's not going to happen on a CBS procedural, at least not when CBS doesn't trust me to like her if that were the case. The scene at the end was genuinely sweet and reminded me of one of my least favorite House episodes, The Social Contract, which I HATED for dropping anvils and spewing yucky treacly fanservice for House/Wilson. In this case, it did feel right for JLM's Holmes to be willing to sit with Lucy Liu's Watson. We're early enough in the relationship to believe them moving toward each other this way and JLM has that ability to care that was completely NOT believable in House by that point in the relationship.

My only major bitch for the episode is that for the second time in three episodes we've had a "sex slavery" situation. Yes, fine it occurs and it's horrible and I should feel terrible about it. The plot-point made a half-way decent red-herring and a nice moment for Holmes in One Way To Get Off. This time around, it wasn't enough that the Professor was setting up his cheating wife and her lover for his own murder. Oh no no no no....he have to be an eeeeeeevil sex pervert holding the oh-so-innocent illegal immigrant hostage as a sex slave. Because otherwise...what? I'd think she had it coming for being a cheating wife?

PISSES ME OFF. Can't she be a cheating wife and still not deserve to be framed for murder.

Why show, why?

Did love that it was Bell who called Holmes in directly, both because I like that it's clear he's not just Gregson's lackey, and because he's got his own respect for Holmes. (Or maybe it just means Aidan Quinn was busy for part of the shooting schedule.)

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daasgrrl
Dec. 13th, 2012 07:51 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think they're doing the H/W relationship quite well at the moment - I don't know if they're going to inevitably slide into the sexual tension thing, but I like where they are right now.
karaokegal
Dec. 14th, 2012 03:09 am (UTC)
I'm actually surprised at how much I'm enjoying (and believing) the nicer moments between them...considering.
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karaokegal
Dec. 13th, 2012 03:22 pm (UTC)
I take the point, and I know it would have reflected VERY badly on Watson, but I just got a feeling of wanting to keep her a bit "pure" that didn't sit well. I wonder if when we get the whole story of the patient who died, if it will turn out NOT to be her fault in some way.
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karaokegal
Dec. 13th, 2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
Well, ACD Watson did manage to carry on some kind of private practice, so presumably Joan could attempt that.

I could well be over-thinking the whole thing. I'm just trying to think of what TPTB at CBS will and won't let stand as back-story for the hero and heroine of their show.

Edited at 2012-12-13 03:37 pm (UTC)
vanillafluffy
Dec. 14th, 2012 01:02 am (UTC)
I would've enjoyed it more if it wasn't the second time that week I'd watched an episode of something with the theme of "dying person has self killed to enhance plot". (The other one was Hawaii-5O, which I know you don't watch.)

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karaokegal
Dec. 14th, 2012 03:08 am (UTC)
Well, it's not the most original plot twist in the world anyway. (I'm sure its on TV Tropes somewhere.) But yeah...you'd think someone at CBS might have NOTICED, but maybe they just don't care...or don't think the two shows are pulling the same audience.
vanillafluffy
Dec. 14th, 2012 06:50 am (UTC)
Alas, CBS is the only network I get, so I'm kind of at their mercy. Which is okay with me, since They've got Person of Interest and Criminal Minds and Blue Bloods, which are me three favorite network shows, pretty much in that order.
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