Coral Palms, Pt.1


“Jake and Holt remain in Florida, adjusting to their new lives under the Witness Protection Program, while Jimmy “The Butcher” Figgis is still on the loose. Their one human link to their regular lives is U.S. Marshall Karen Haas…“



popmatters review of S3E21

Excerpts from popmatters review of S3E21:

While the series was able to gain its action mojo, it’s still plagued by uneven character development.

Before she was knocked off the show, Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) served as the series worst-written character.

Harold Cooper (Harry Lennix) takes over Keen’s role as the wildly fluctuating character. He bounces from vigilante badass to sympathetic father figure scene to scene.

Tom Keen has always been the series second most confusing character. Apparently, the show’s writers think that the actor’s looks, physique, and the catnip underpants means the audience will forgive him anything. In this season alone, he’s morphed from sociopath to heartthrob. At the beginning of the season, he killed a man who he befriended just to advance his myopic agenda. Now, he’s giving older brother advice to Aram Mojtabai (Amir Arison).

Aram has been the series most frustrating character. Over the last three or four weeks, Aram’s gone from timid computer jockey to super-bad confident badass. He has stood up to the Cabal and Red and walled away to tell about it. Yet in this episode, he’s written like he has a 13-year-old’s understanding of relationships and sexuality. Both the actor and the character deserve to be treated far better than they were in this episode.


The worst part is that every character has suffered for Tom’s benefit. Even Tom.