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Inspector Lewis, Season 5: Fearful Symmetry

A babysitter is murdered while watching a couple's young son. Once again there's a list of potential suspects. I won't go through the whole list, but can I just complain about a couple of the characters for a minute? Alright, the photographer woman who lives in the studio apartment all alone with no one else in the building.

(1) Must she be a typical artist? I don't just mean the way she looks, I mean her attitude/personality.

(2) How can she be so naive? She tells her assistant that someone has been coming in and out of her apartment when she's gone. She can tell because the chess pieces on the board have been moving. So what does she do? She declines her assistant's offer to stay over, you know, just in case a murderer or rapist is out to get her, which wouldn't be too surprising since one of her subjects was just murdered. She also acts as if it's not a big deal and in no way related to the murder. So...someone is breaking into your apartment, and you don't care? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Now, Gideon's father. Gideon himself is forgettable and I really don't care about that character, but his father...well I can't remember his name, but I don't need to. I know I have seen this actor before, can't recall where, but his voice is not something I will easily forget. But oh, how I wish I could. Why couldn't they cast an actor with a stronger voice? A voice that isn't so incredibly irking? I actually know a guy who lives around here with an eerily similar voice, and he somehow manages to get himself roles in plays. There he is, standing on stage, and every time he talks I want to leave the theater. Same thing with this actor in Lewis. Every time he's in a scene, I want that scene to end. Now.

Okay, rant over. Ugh. This episode was a rather weak one. One of the weakest lately. It wasn't terrible, but not as good as it should have been. I'm just glad there was no romance in this one. This show isn't bad, but it is predictable, so whenever something I think will happen doesn't, that's usually a good thing.

My grade: B-


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