Wow, I have to say that last night’s Alcatraz really sucked me right in. Last week I was more “we’ll give this another try.” This week, I found myself on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next.
I decided about half way through the episode that if they let the kid die, I wouldn’t watch any more no matter how good it was. I just can’t handle that kind of thing. Even though saving the kid was more predictable, I don’t care. It cemented the fact that our main characters are heroes, and now that the kid has been saved they are free to mess things up a time or two in the future.
The whole deal with Doc was a little weird again (you know, how he’s all of a sudden an FBI agent in the midst of a top-secret case, even though he’s really a comic book writer, that deal?) Last night he pretty much single-handedly solved the case based on the bad guy’s love of cherry pie and the fact that he used to work for a company that made bomb shelters. But, hey, maybe he just missed his calling and was made to be an FBI detective. Who am I to judge?
Speaking of Jorge Garcia, he did a really good job portraying Doc’s vulnerable/serious side in last night’s episode. It was a lot different than what we used to see from Hurley.
One really cool and understated thing about the episode was Dr. Beauregard. He was the doctor at Alcatraz and is now working in the FBI’s secret new jail. Very interesting. Kind of like Lucy. I guess we are to conclude that the entire staff of Alcatraz has come back unaged as well?
All in all, last night’s episode of Alcatraz was very Lost meets Haven, and I totally dug it. I’m officially a fan.