I found myself really looking forward to this episode, and here’s why. In the past two episodes, Peter has shown us that he’s not bad, but he can be badass, and that is JUST what the show needed to land it in the ‘interesting’ pile.
The case idea of mortgage/inheritance fraud didn’t strike me as that interesting at first, you? I mean, I certainly liked Mr. Sullivan and his daughter Allison as characters, but he said the FBI was his last chance. Last chance, really? Who works with local officials and then when nothing happens says, “Well, I guess I’ll just head on over to the J. Edgar Hoover building and talk to some federal investigators.” I mean, do I dream of going there and running into Seeley Booth in a three piece suit? Yes, I do. But that is not what Mr. Sullivan had in mind. I guess I understand that they needed a storyline to get Peter and Neal on the trail of the corrupt judge, and her connection with Fowler, but still, that general premise felt kind of weak.
Here is something else that annoyed me; why did Peter mention that New York had won like 4-3? It’s not baseball season, and while I can certainly understand that a show would film eps and then be at the mercy of the network as far as when they are aired, the show should know better.
Meanwhile, back to the episode. Peter and Neal interview a young, but recently retired NYPD police officer. He doesn’t give them any information, but he does leave them $4.76. Did anyone else have a guess on what it would be? I thought it would be the price of a subway ticket to somewhere they should go, but an ID was just about as good. It leads Peter and Neal to what appears to be a corrupt judge, Her Honorable Judge Clark. Inferences are high that the NYPD officer was bought out by Judge Clark.
What’s Mozz’s deal, you think? Is he legitimately working for the Bureau on these cases, or is he just doing research for Neal against Fowler? I would think that he’s the kind of guy you want on your side, but should always know that when it comes down to it, he’ll always be looking out for himself. Not in a bad way, necessarily, just more that he’s not beholden to anyone. Does that make sense? I did like that he point-blank asked Neal whether or not he trusted Peter (aka ‘the suit’), and even more interesting was that Neal said “Yes, until I can’t.” But I LOVED Mozz’s reaction to Elizabeth and calling her Mrs. Suit. What are your thoughts on the Elizabeth and Neal BFFship? It always kind of feels awkward to me, and I know this sounds crazy, but it just always feels like they are both friend-cheating on Peter. That is probably my opinion because the writers like to fill the rest of the episodes with fun Peter and Neal moments (like when Neal saw innuendo in everything Peter said, and when he copied his signature). But I also really loved Peter and Elizabeth’s relationship stuff in this episode, and normally I hate it.
But back to the case, Peter being blackmailed by the Clark/Fowler team was an interesting move. Are we still keeping track of the JackAss file here on OCTV? [Always and forever. --SB] Because I think Fowler can be on it, at least the ones we hate. Of course our man Peter got the jump on them (side note: I want Judge Clark’s red coat. Seriously.), and I like that Peter got the best of them. But what I REALLY liked at the end was that Fowler is still out there as a rival for Peter and Neal. Plus, they managed to keep the Kate trail alive.
And one last thing before I turn it over to you all in the comments. Did you love the Psych promo as much as I did?
What did you guys think? Did you like this episode? Has Peter grown on you? Thoughts on Fowler? Elizabeth? Comments, people!