My biggest beef?
I don't mind interracial storylines. That's fine. But I do mind their hooking George up with a White woman when he's the only African-American in the whole cast. There are times when even the extras -- including police officers -- are all White Anglo. Does no one ever notice that?
Is George the only Black man living in Pacific Bay, California?
Is he the only Black person?
Interracial per se doesn't bother me and I'd always thought he would end up with Stephanie's assistant Katie. But it does make me puzzle over this region where everyone is Anglo White or Latino White except for George.
Jim did a stupid thing. Wanted to fight crime and to keep his identity a secret, he wore a ski mask!
Because ski masks, you know, lock right down. No one can pull those things off, right?
The mobster does and finds out what Jim looks like.
Stephen Collins was really good this go round. He is Stephanie's boss. And he's been a little hard to read (for me anyway) until this episode where he got a number of important scenes. I was kind of wondering if the guy from 7th Heaven was up to it but it now appears he's up to and more. He's creepy and evil in this role. Doing a good job.
Stephanie used her super power (speed) to go to Mexico where she spoke to a widow or someone pretending to be the widow. The woman she spoke to is on Stephen Collins payroll and, after Stephanie's gone, is out of her wheelchair and up and wallking.
I'm not real big on teenage stories so the kids did nothing for me this go-round but I will point out something the writers seem to forget. When we watch these episodes and Daphne's using her super power (mind reading) to game the system so she can get the guy she likes? It doesn't endear her to us, it kind of creeps us out.
All in all, the second strongest episode of the year (Right behind the one with Cybill in it.)
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"