Sunday, May 14, 2017

What I’m Watching: The Catch (Penultimate Episode)

The Catch: Season 2, Episode 9 “The Cleaner” (B+)

One of the advantages about being over a week behind on TV is that you know what’s coming, which in this case was the announcement just hours before the final episode of this show’s second season aired that it was going to be its last ever. I never expected to be all that into this show because I thought that Mireille Enos, who I had previously seen on “The Killing,” was incapable of smiling, yet it provided some sincere entertainment. It even came back from a truly soapy detour to find itself in a positive way, with this episode offering Danny asking Margot, who has literally slept with every character except for Alice on this show, to be his girlfriend and then having Tessa call him “stepdaddy” just moments later. While one of the reports about this show’s cancellation described this second season as retooled to be a romantic comedy, there were more serious moments in this episode, namely Sophie getting shot by Felicity when she came to the room to take Tessa hostage as a way of really getting back at the murderous siblings who tried to get rid of her. We finally got to see Rhys and Tessa meet, and now we may never see them together again, and even if we do, it will be just briefly because this show is dead. I’m hoping for an enjoyable finale that offers a strong conclusion to this show, even if the creative forces behind it didn’t know that the end was coming.

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