Exceptional Circumstances (496)
Kathy Wierenga, & Marshal Younger
(Out of 5 cones):
Summary: As Whit, Connie,
Jason, and the rest of the gang figure out the final pieces of the
plot, they wonder if anything can be done to stop it.
Exposing the truth
Circumstances was an
exceptional circumstance in of itself. Not only did Tom Riley get his wife
back, but Agnes Riley was completely healed by the wave therapy treatment
she'd received. What could possibly be more exceptional than that?
was very well thought out. I was pleased with Walker Edmiston's acting in
this episode. After hearing his acting in Box
of Miracles, I was worried that he'd crossed the line with his acting
and there was no return. I guess I was wrong, for he's back to his good
acting again. The voice that played Agnes Riley did a very nice job herself.
Her soft tone of voice and joyful attitude made me enjoy listening to her
even more. Towards the end of the episode I was beginning to love Agnes
Riley as if she'd been a main character on the show for years, and the
heartbrake of listening to her screw up hurt me as a listener. When Tom came
in for dinner and Agnes was cooking, my heart dropped when I realized that
Agnes' normality wouldn't be lasting for long. Healthy Agnes was a one-time
thing. I was very upset about that.
found out what Monica Stone's motives were in
Circumstances, and it
was good to know that she wasn't a horrible bad guy. She's a person just
like the rest of us, but she tried to seek help from an evil company for her
brother Duncan Mathis. The acting in the scene when Monica meets up with
Jason once again was very well acted. The actress that plays Monica
hopefully has a long future on the show. I'm sure ready to hear her voice
As I mentioned
in my review of Box of Miracles, Tom and
Whit actually disagreed on something and it was good to hear that they
"get into it" every now and then.
Circumstances is an
even better example of this because I could just feel the awkward feeling
Whit must have been feeling after he said "I'm sorry to bother
you." Me said this directly after Tom told him that he didn't believe
him on the wave therapy reversal. This scene shows how Whit and Tom's
relationship is getting distant... a heartbreaking part of the episode. Whit
and Tom have known each other for years, but now it seems as if there's an
awkward event occurring.
had great sound design, and I was excited to learn later on that a
helicopter flew overhead in the scene when Tom and Agnes decide to sit down
on the ground together. I learned that the Chairman (the main bad guy) was
taking the upload hardware to be installed in the tower in Connellsville.
This is later introduced in Exit.
and 1/2 out of 5 cones. All in all, thrilling and emotional
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