Covert Affairs: 2×07 – Half a World Away

I am really liking Covert Affairs this season (apart from the season premiere).  It gets even better when we don’t try to give Annie a new love interest every single episode and what has it been – 6 episodes in a row that we haven’t had a mention of Ben?  (Though, apparently this week’s episode is ALL about him to make up for it?  *sigh*).
I am loving all the cute Auggie/Annie moments, the fact that Anna Dudek is getting something to do, Joan being awesome, Jamie Alexander’s (2 episode?) arc.  However, last week’s Auggie-centric episode?  WOW.  It was possibly the most interesting hour of this show ever.  The story behind how he became blind <3 <3 <3 <3.
Anyway, yes, next week back to the Ben issue.  Every time he appears I really hope that the episode ends in his death.  It’s not even that I particularly dislike his character – I just hate that his character even exists.  Way to make an otherwise smart, intelligent, independent kickass woman a blithering, irrational wreck.  And I still do not buy the whole premise that Annie joined the CIA to track him down.  Seriously, who joins the CIA to find a one-off holiday romance – a childhood sweetheart maybe but someone you met on a beach on holiday?!?!  Ugh, this show has great characters, great potential, great individual episodes but is seriously flawed when it comes to long-term story arcs (like apparently Annie has this new boyfriend/love interest – the doctor guy and yet we haven’t heard/seen him since that one episode).  I sort of get the impression that the individual episode writers don’t communicate with each other, like the fact in the first 4 episodes of this season Annie had 4 different possible love interests in a row.  Give it a rest.  All anyone cares about is the Auggie/Annie scenes anyway.

‘… Reunited And It Feels So Good …’

MY CAST <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 !!!!!!!

Also, I never realised how heavily invested I am in Morgan/Prentiss’ (platonic) relationship until I discovered myself really hoping/looking forward to some serious Morgan/Prentiss angst/fallout (I mean he did hold her whilst she basically bled out and told him to let her die – and he called her “baby”).  I can totally see Morgan resenting what happened, even if he understands why it had to go down like that (or maybe he and the others will take it out more on JJ and Hotch?).

I am so excited for the season premiere – I always kind of thought that maybe Prentiss wouldn’t come back until a few episodes in ….

White Collar: 3×05 – Veiled Threat

I really, really, really liked this episode. In fact I may go as far as to say it is my favourite episode of the series so far. I love it when my characters play happy families with each other and obviously this German U-boat treasure thing has been coming between Neal and Peter so it’s nice to have an episode which doesn’t mention it at all.

Then there’s Peter undercover. SO FREAKING FUNNY. Peter doing the tango. And whilst Neal Caffrey is probably (undoubtedly) the hottest guy on television at the moment, there is something to be said about Peter Burke in this episode.

Loved all the three guys undercover actually. I always like it when they give Jones something to do. Ditto Diana – I love Marsha Thomason and even though I think she does a dodgy American accent and I keep hearing the British, she is awesome. I loved that she bid on Neal to help him save face and Neal’s picnic that he arranged for her in thanks <3.

And Elizabeth, how AWESOME is Elizabeth?? They are my Coach/Mrs Coach of crime dramas – so adorable and perfect for each other and the fact that I can be positive that the writers are never going to make them cheat on each another. I loved how she was a mixture of worried, jealous and then the competitiveness came out. Loved that she went undercover too – wait, every main character went undercover in this episode! Has this ever happened in a crime show before?! Loved the improvisation that had to happen when Peter had to bring the black widow back to “his apartment”. Mozzie the butler! Neal/Sara hiding in the closet! Peter the “artist”.

In short, I don’t think any other White Collar episode has made me laugh as much as this one.