Thursday, July 29, 2010

What I’m Watching: The Glades

The Glades: Season 1, Episode 3 “A Perfect Storm” (B+)

It’s interesting to see how the police department functions when a hurricane is about to hit, and also just how little regard for protocol or his safety Jim seems to have. The scenario does provide a great opportunity for Carlos to step up to the plate and make a grandstanding speech about putting the patients in the hospital above the hospital itself. It’s a nice chance for Colleen to express some concern for Jim too with her ordering him not to get shot. Jim certainly has a blast at the reunion, and it was a fun way of investigating the crime. Three episodes in, Jim is shaping up to be a more than competent lead whose quirks are an asset rather than an annoyance (I’m sure some don’t agree with me on that point and find him detestable). I’m still really intrigued by the relationship between Jim and Callie. His offer to go pick up her son while Callie was busy at work didn’t come as a surprise at all, though she seemed to have been caught off guard a bit by it. The fact that she both told him about her husband calling and gave him the confidential patient information indicates that she’s willing to open herself up to him and compromise herself personally and professionally to develop some kind of relationship with him. It may not be explicitly sexual or romantic, but the chemistry and their flirtation during the post-hurricane cleanup was palpable. These two are definitely going to get together soon.

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