Now a review by Nicole:
love about this episode:
The mall was very beautiful, I thought. I don't know where that is, but
it sure is nice! I loved the little carts on the side. And I
also liked the usage of the carousel in the beginning of the
episode. There was something about it that was sorta... haunting, but I
still liked it. It did make me think a bit of BatB though. ;-)
Well, first I just really like Frank. He's a pretty
awesome guy and you can just really feel that he cares a great deal
about what he does. No wonder Satan was siccing a demon on the man! I
really like Frank's co-worker, Don, too. There's just something about
him, I think he's good for Frank to have around.
I loved when Monica and Tess go inside the elevator and
it's all sullen and quiet. Then when they come out, it's crazy like a
party in there! People are chattering and talking with others they
don't even know! I'm too shy or that, but it was fun to watch. ;-)
Tess' comment about computers gave me a chuckle: "Give
me a fine quill pen and hand pressed parchment any day!" I'm not sure I
would go that far, cause I love computers a lot. Maybe too much. But
they can be frustrating at times. Still, it's a funny line. Very
Tess-like. And we do need some comic relief in such a dark episode.
And on the note of computers, it's funny seeing those
1996 computers. I remember playing games on ones just like that when I
was a little kid. Before I even knew what email was... ;-)
It was awesome when Monica showed up at Frank's apartment with that IRS
letter that Kathleen burned up with her hand!
And that is another thing I like about this episode: I
actually like Monica in this one. I don't really get as ticked off or
annoyed or disappointed with her as I do other times. It's very
What I didn't love about this episode:
Kathleen. Augh, she is sooo creepy
in this and I really don't like it. I mean, sure, I get demons are bad
and we're not supposed to like them. But this goes beyond that. As a
small Kathleen gripe, she is just too "sweet" and sugary. That rubs me
wrong. But the bigger issue about her, for me, is how she acts with
Frank with the whole romance thing. The idea of a demon being able to
do that just really freaks me out. Cause... she used to be an angel.
And the idea of angels having that possibility sends me running into a
corner with my flannel blanket to hide! It's just a really bad, gross,
and basically a completely unwanted thought.
And when Kathleen tells Tess "Tell my man his angel is
here." ::shudder:: I hate that line. Calling herself an angel, no
matter how the term is used, creeps me out big time.
I didn't like what she was saying about Frank's job
either, making it sound all petty. Kinda annoyed with Frank too for
letting her do that, as much as I like the character. Cause what Monica
said was true, I thought. About how finding that one child already was
inspiring. Monica was right and trying to get Frank to stay. But
Kathleen squashed her efforts and Frank went along with it. And there
was nothing Tess or Monica could do... just very sad. Have I mentioned
I really don't like Kathleen? If not, I'm sure you've figured that out
Andrew says that the Angels of Death take shifts at
the Center of Missing and Exploited children. So I'm gonna assume they
take shifts at other missing children centers too,
right? And how long and often do these shifts last? How
much time do they get in between them?
I'm very concerned for the Loveliness' well-being, in
case ya haven't noticed... ;-)
Parts that made me feel swoony:
Ahem. I have a lot to put down in this section today.
Where should we start...
How about that first scene with Andrew! Even before he
starts talking, his eye brows are doing some crazy awesome stuff! I
love his oh-so-expressive eyebrows...
He gets so darn excited about that computer technology,
doesn't he? And it's adorable. He can be my computer technician any
day! He just needs to give me a heads up, so I can hide all my
graphics. That could be a bit embarrassing... for both of us. ;-)
On a more serious note... when he starts explaining the
whole idea of the AODs taking shifts and such, I just wanna hug him.
When he picks up the photo of the little boy and looks at it, he gets
such a faraway look in his eyes; like he was suddenly pulled back into a bunch of bad memories. Then
he suddenly snaps out of it. Sometimes I worry that without more
support, it might become harder for him to bring himself back outta
that or something one day. Cause I think I can take just
about anything and turn it into something to be concerned about
Another part that made me all sappy and angsty-ish is
how he really seemed to keep using that computer as a distraction from
the conversation he was having with Monica. She asks him what he's
doing there and he says it's his shift. Then goes right back to
computer talk. But she prods on, though I can understand her curiosity.
And then he starts explaining about everything. Yet he kept going
back to the computer talk. And of course, that's what he changed the
subject to in the end; "So, how about those computers, huh?". It was so
obvious that he was changing the subject. It was a tough subject
though and I don't think he really wanted to talk
about it much. Poor love...
But I love him to be able to do that job. It makes him
seem so strong, admirable, brave and very comforting sorta. His
voice kinda breaks when he's talking about being at the murder of a
child and it's sorta... devastating. It's a hard scene to watch and
does a number on me every time. He really has some of his own personal
reasons to want Monica to get this assignment right, I think. And it
then gives me personal reasons for her to do well too. ;-)
Then there's the scene with the little girl. Oh wow, it
was so sweet and beautiful, it put tears in my eyes. Whenever I hear
about a child dying, that scene is what comes to mind and I'm glad. I
need it to. And when he calls her "honey" and kisses her cheek and
hand, picks her up... I am completely gone by that point. The way he
talked to her and made something so horrible seem so gentle and
beautiful was amazing. I love him. Too bad Andrew doesn't have any
children, cause he really has a way with 'em and it's so adorable.
As for something a bit lighter... when he says about
Frank, "I don't know how he does it." and Tess goes "Sure you do."...
he looks down and starts blushing just a bit and that was, of course,
very cute. ;-)
I like the little mischievous and even tad bit
rebellious act of doing something for Monica with that photo. I love it
when he gets rebellious like that. Not bratty. But a little rebellion
is definitely awesome! And when it helped her, he looked so
At that same scene, his line about "I'm doing something,
you're watching" seems to fit very well into our Firstborn Theory. It
was almost like he was somehow making it clear that he was the older,
wiser one and that she was the younger, more impressionable
one. Sort of setting it up like she should be influenced
by him. Very older-siblingish, I'd say.
And to end this section... that sweater he's
wearing then, I love that. Sigh. ;-)
The fish tank in Frank's apartment. Random, yes. But my brother has one
just like it, so I noticed it. ;-)
Also, Frank tells Kathleen that getting that rug was the
nicest thing anyone ever did for him. I'm sure he loved his
grandfather, but still... really? Wow, that's really sad that a demon
does him the nicest deed. Not fair.
And whenever the angels wear those IDs on their
shirts... I always wanna see 'em close up. Am I the only one? ;-)