I seeded other pieces analyzing the show - see links below in the index - and Holly has made her first try at reviewing this show so give her piece a visit too please. Her review is here.
First a disclaimer, caveat and reminder
I have given up on the idea of recapping this series. Instead I'll link to one of the many sites that DOES do a summary/recap (in this case you can find recaps and "Walter's Notes" here
Instead, I'll share a few thoughts and open it for others to do the same. Make sense? Good. Let's get started
Review in a nutshell
Great episode. I wasn't sure at first where it was headed but it avoided focusing too much on the monster of the week and it instead tossed out a few more things for viewers to ponder, like Olivia' super-hearing, while also reminding us why we like the Walter-Peter relationship.
Likes about this episode:
I love Peter and Walter bonding over the fishing
The special hearing ability is fascinating though I think it would also drive me mad.
I still love the way the shapeshifter commmunicates, i.e. the typewriter.
As usual the acting by Lance Reddick (who plays Broyles) is amazing - just a long look from him to Peter when he's lying is enough to make me go, "wow."
I find the new character, the guy she met at the bowling alley, quite intriguing.
Maybe it's just me but i'm tired of Olivia always being the victim. Why are others not also being hurt?
Walter so excited about his paralyzed hand and thus asking for help urinating
So let me ask a few questions about this episode and then you share some of your thoughts
Normally I'd toss out three questions of my own but this time I'll just ask one since this piece asks even better questions (and posts answers), to wit: What's the deal with Livy's enhanced hearing?
Who the heck is Sam Wise?
Who doesn't think "Charlie" is sinister?
I will just ask one question: What, if anything, do you think that scarecrow symbolizes?
This piece asks some excellent questions about this episode: