Grade 'Not What It Looks Like'

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  1. Carrieattheprom

    Carrieattheprom Lab Technician

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    I gave this episode an A. Loved the moments with Danny and the dog. Hawkes' remarks were funny.(and true!)


    Loved Hammerback and Peyton flipping a coin to see who would autopsy the mummy. Hammerback's comparing it to having amazing sex or some such thing was pretty gross though. Funny, but gross. I was also glad to see a more serious side to Sid, in the scene where he mentions he has a daughter. Robert Joy was amazing in that scene.


    That slow-mo hug at the end between Danny and Lindsay? Didn't like it at all. And as others have pointed out, it all happend so fast. Look, I can understand Danny being concerned for her well being since they're co-workers and friends, but I don't believe for one minute that there's anything romantic between them. Sorry, but I don't. The hug wouldn't have bothered me so much if it hadn't been in slow-mo and was the fade out scene. Doing that made it seem more forced.
     
  2. kasmith101

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    I just rewatched the end scenes, because I think I missed the whole slow fade on the hug part.... it's pretty cheesy. But I have to say that I'm pretty glad that the hostage scene only lasted the last 5 minutes or so. I mean, I like D/L in fanfic, but I'm still unsure about it in the show. I guess there was such a big deal made about this "hug" before the episode aired, that I was scared the whole episode was going to be melodrama.

    So in that sense, I think the end wasn't over-the-top D/L. I mean, it's obvious that they're going to go with the D/L thing, so at least they contained it to the last 5 minutes. Overall it was a great episode and I thought really well balanced as far as character screen time.
     
  3. ItDBMe

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    Absolutely loved it!!! I loved that last scene, it was awesome.
     
  4. GoodLittle Wench

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    I gave it an A, as I enjoyed the episode. I really liked Danny's dog. How cute was he? And Stella and Sheldon both harassing him about looking like the dog. That was priceless. Although...I would have expected Danny to have a more....manly dog. Still, he was really cute.

    I'm not a fan of the whole Danny/Lindsey thing, so I could have done without the cheesy final scene. It was nearly enough to make me ill. At least it looks like we will be getting some closure on the situation next week. But, from what I saw in the previews, it is not going to do much to help my opinion of Lindsey.

    The jury is still out on Mac and Peyton. I am trying to be happy that Mac has found someone, really I am. But I just haven't really been able to embrace Peyton yet. She just seems a little....off to me.

    Still, all in all it was an excellent episode.
     
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    I gave it an A. I loved the scene with the dog, and to me it was totally unexpected. I couldn't believe it when I saw him carry the dog off the the elevator. Carmine is a cat-person; maybe it was one of Eddie's dogs. I thought they'd never get to the Lindsay scene and it was great. And yes, it can be something as small as that to push emotions over the edge from casual friendship to something serious. I have seen the chemistry between Danny and Lindsay, but it looks, from the preview to next week, that Danny is going to get shot down by her anyway. That will make it hard for them to work together... that feels a bit sad.

    Flack looked beautiful in this episode. I'm looking forward to seeing the screencaps, and I'll watch the episode again today since I taped it. I liked this episode way better than the season premiere. :)
     
  6. Nim

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    A+ without a doubt, I really really like this episode!!! :)
    Great opening scene, nice music! An A to the director, very good job!
    And a lot of news on the main characters (Sid's daughter, Danny's dog...), and funny scenes (Sid and Peyton over the mummy, Adam and Mac at the lab...).
    And the final scene... :rolleyes: lovely :)
     
  7. Faylinn

    Faylinn Adam Fangirl Super Moderator

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    That's my opinion exactly, audrina, and I believe I've said as much before. ;) (or did I just think it? :lol:) I would expect any of them to hug any other member who had just been in that sort of situation. (Ok, if it had been Hawkes, Danny might have just patted him on the back or something--men. ;)) But it's like they did the slow-motion, freeze-on-the-hug-thing to point out to us that 'OMG! They're totally hugging!!' :rolleyes: They could have had a great moment of Danny hugging her, and then Stella and Flack coming over to see how she was, hug her themselves, etc. That's what bothers me. I mean, Flack takes the guy down, Stella takes his gun...and that's it. Danny is the only one who seems concerned about where Lindsay is.

    But I'm glad to see it wasn't just me who thought the slow motion and freeze frame was a bit too much. The hug itself left it open for interpretation, and it wouldn't have been a stretch to go from that scene to Danny asking her out, etc. They didn't need to squirt on any cheese.
     
  8. detectdevotion

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    I gave the episode an A+, because it's been a long time ( since Risk, I think ) that I've truly enjoyed an episode this much. That said, there were still things that I didn't like/agree with, but I was definitely willing to overlook them. I thought the cases were a little tighter, but the character development was on-point too. Couple of things:

    I just can't get behind Peyton and Mac. It seems out of context and character for both of these working professionals to even THINK it's okay to have a sexual, intimate relationship when they're working together, doing the jobs they do. If they were accountants, it might fly, but they're trying to catch murderers -- working in such close proximity is a bad idea, and I'm sure Mac wouldn't be okay with it if it happened within his team.

    I loved the opening for this episode -- great song, great costuming and choreographing. I was hooked.

    Danny and the dog! My favorite parts of that scene were when everyone's STARING at him in the elevator, and then Hawkes appears out of no where and teases him about the dog. And when, after the demonstration, Danny tells the puppy how good he's been. Very cute moments, I liked seeing the interaction there. Great way to be on-topic as far as the case goes and still have those completely amazing character moments/lines.

    Gotta say, when Stell and Hawkes were on the sthing and found the body of one of the girls, I was completely enthralled. I think Hawkes summed up the emotions of the scene in one word: "Damn." Very awesome scene there.

    ADAM OUT OF THE LAB? I thought maybe he just slept there. I was thrilled to see him out and about with Mac, I loved the "duct tape" commentary, and watching them work together in the field was great. Even better? THEY FOLLOWED UP. The entire scene between Mac and Adam in the lab had all of my favorite Adam-isms -- chewing on pen caps, talking in an overly-scientific manner, great delivery of lines that are just so damn geeky, and his reaction to the "atta boy" was great -- that "oh, uh...I...you're gone, but uh...thanks." It was definitely fun.

    I don't think we'll be hearing much about Hammerback's daughter/family, but it was a great way to build on his character -- normally so at ease with bodies. Nice, touching moment, it was definitely a nice change for him. Too many "that creepy place" moments, though -- if they over do it, it's not going to be funny anymore.

    As always, I loved Flack. He's always the most solid preformer for me, and I like it. I wish they would have gone into his recovery more ( even still ), but I'm not complaining about having him around full-time.

    All in all, this show reminded me why NY is my favorite of the batch. I still want backstory for Hawkes and Flack, but I love that there's more Adam in this season and I even like Peyton and Angell as stand-alone characters even if I don't like Peyton/Mac.

    My only other thing was the end. The hostage situation in the last five minutes? I really wish it had been more intense and longer. But the end of it? Okay, I'm not against D/L, but the freeze-frame and fade-out? Sorry, but that was a lot of too much. I totally understand hugging, I hug everyone. But that was the sort of IN YOUR FACE stuff I was worried they'd do with Danny and Lindsay. We'll see what happens, I'm definitely not going to stop watching, nor did I let it effect my enjoyment of the ep, but that was overly-dramatic in my opinion.

    Anyway, A+! Let's see some more of that!
     
  9. lookaboomerang

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    *sigh* Honestly, this is the first episode in probably 10 episodes or so that I've actually rewound to watch again. I love, love, loved it. Both cases were interesting and a lot of the characters had really great lines and or scenes. Sid and his reaching climax line had me giggling while my mouth was hanging open. I can't believe that they were allowed to get away with that one.

    How freaking cute is Danny when he has a 'breakthrough'? You can always tell when he's got something. His eyes dart back and forth and his mouth hangs open. :lol: Someone else said it already, but the sound wave thing was ingenious. Smart girls. It's funny, but that dog really did bear an uncanny resembelance to Danny. :lol: I loved how carefully he looked for someone when he got off the elevator, but Hawkes was waiting for him anyway. The whole "WHAT!" thing still makes me laugh. :lol:

    Ask anyone in my house, they'll tell you that there was two times I told them about my ovaries busting at the seams. Once was when Nick Lachey talked about wanting a family and holding his baby in his arms on his behind the music and the second time was right at the end of episode with Danny and Lindsay. I have to wonder what's going to happen with that next time. I was kind of getting anxious within the last 10 minutes because they made it out to be so much bigger on the commercials and I was like, "WHERE THE HELL IS THIS SCENE!?" I guess that was the only thing I really didn't care for. That scene was too rushed and short.

    Overall, really great episode and I'm excited for next week. I hope it's just as good as this one was.
     
  10. kinkapoodles

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    I completely forgot about Danny and the dog. How cute was that?? I don't picture him with a big, mean dog. That dog was perfect for him. Just a simple, cute little mut. Danny can be a bad boy and still have a cute little doggie.

    I was shocked (happily) to see Adam out of the lab. Although the scene was so dark you had to squint to see him. I love how we was worried about the building falling down on them.

    I rewatched the episode this morning and while the hug was called for, the slow motion and ending the show there was a bit over the top. Why end there? It would have been nice (and appropriate) to see Stella and Flack come over to make sure Lindsay was ok. TPTB like to drive us crazy. While RSRD should have ended with the hug scene between Danny and Mac, it didn't. Go figure. Maybe it's because I'm crazy over Danny but I've started to soften up to that scnee a bit. Danny genuinely looked upset and relieved that Lindsay was ok.

    I must say that I am really enjoying Peyton and Det Angell being on the show. Peyton and Sid fighting over the mummy was hilarious and Sid went to that "creepy place" again. I would love to know more about his past. It was interesting to hear him mention he had a daughter. Det Angell being a little leery of the mummy played out well. It's good to see that finally a dead body kinda freaked someone out.

    I also liked how Mac/Peyton were all business this episode. I can deal with a ship if it's not made known in every single episode. We know it's there. We don't need to see it.
     
  11. cSiNyFrEaK30

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    This was my favorite episode so far (even though there have only been two...lol). Both of the cases kept my interest, and there were a few great moments--the entire scene with Danny and his dog were hilarious, and i love that we got to see more of Hammerback...he's awesome, and that whole scene with wanting to do the autopsy on the mummy...priceless :p
    I actually liked Lindsay in this episode too--she wasn't as annoying as she has been in the past, and i really liked her...except for the end scene. I'm okay with them being good friends, like the Stella/Danny thing...but i dont see them having any chemistry together. Yeah, he was really worried about her during the whole undercover thing...but i prefer to think he just didn;t want to see another friend of his die...i dont think they need to make it into a whole romance.

    anyway...good episode :) i gave it an A-...and i cant wait until next week!!! :D
     
  12. jazzfan

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    A+ Loved it. The dog. The killer. The body. The hug.
     
  13. katpin31791

    katpin31791 CSI Level Three

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    I give it an A. Glad to see Danny show Lindsay how he felt even if there were no words spoken LOL. Cute with the dog. lol
     
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    I gave this episode a B. Loved the Hollies and the Breakfast at Tiffany's references. But the robbers getting robbed was too coincidental and convenient. As for Stella/Danny, I like a little romantic tension, but want to keep it that way. Once they get involved, it will slow down the show. Always does. Thoughts?
     
  15. kasmith101

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    You know, I think I would like Peyton as a ME character, but the whole relationship thing gets on my nerves. I like her interaction with Sid a lot more than her interaction with Mac.
     

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