I think Trina's an important blogger (I know she's a great person). My reason for thinking that is we'd all love to be C.I. who is just so smart and works so hard to follow this twist and that turn in Iraq and has just carved out a space as the go-to voice if you want to know about Iraq. (Unlike Juan Cole, C.I. has a record which stands up.) And Trina's original focus was the economy and she's maintained that throughout her years of blogging. I just think she does a great job and I've noted her posts before here and I've certainly noted what a great person she is but I don't think I've ever noted how much I appreciate all her posts on the economy.
So thank you, Trina.
Now, I'm talking about No Ordinary Hero tonight.
I watched on Hulu.
It was the best episode ever until the last 15 or so minutes.
Stephanie (the mother) and Jim were celebrating their anniversary but ended up at a crime scene with a man who could throw fire. Jim fought the man at one point. And the man tried to burn him alive. Stephanie stepped in to help out Jim. Then the police had him but he escaped. At which point, Stephanie used her speed to go after him. He tried to kill her and Jim stepped in and saved her. So it was pretty much an equal crime fighting by the two of them which I really enjoyed.
But the fire man died. And Jim felt guilty (the man was trying to kill his wife, why feel guilty?). And Stephanie felt like both of them shouldn't do this, that there were parents who didn't even ride on the same plane to avoid risks blah blah.
Before that, this could have been the episode that let Stephanie be an equal partner in the crime fighting. Instead, it's going to be all about Jim again until probably the last episode of the season. That's nonsense.
JJ (Jim Junior) played poker and used his powers to cheat. Then when that didn't work, he got his sister to help (I'm forgetting her name, sorry). They won a lot of money -- JJ planning to get a computer he wanted -- but they lost it all after the broke Jim's anniversary gift to Stephanie and took it to the school after hours to fix it and got caught by the security guard. (The sister read the guard's mind and he was complaining about how little money he made so she gave him all the winnings they had and he didn't call the cops on them.)
One more thing. Almost forgot. This made no sense. Stephanie called Katie and asked her to check on the kids. Katie's Stephanie's lab assistant. So Katie and "Will" go over. Now Katie wants to be sure he's not lying to her so she asks the sister to read "Will"'s mind. The sister can't and finds that strange (but tells Katie that she can and that "Will" loves her).
Okay. Now explain this, "Will" and JJ are in the same room and if not meeting for the first time (I believe they were) certainly interacting.
JJ created "Will." Remember?
JJ made up "Will." He chatted online with Katie as "Will." Then she wanted to meet up and he bailed on her because he wasn't Will. But this bad guy showed up for the dinner and posed as Will. So how come JJ wasn't suspicious or calling out this "Will" when he knows -- or should -- that "Will" doesn't really exist?
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"