Frequency: Bleed Over
October 27, 2016 5:20 AM - Season 1, Episode 4 - Subscribe

Raimy and Frank try to gain intel from a girl whose mother was taken by Nightingale, as the date of Julie's abduction looms near. Meanwhile, Raimy doesn't recognize a man who remembers her from the past, but she soon begins to recall details of their night together.
posted by oh yeah! (3 comments total)
Watching Gordo reminds me of when I saw Robert Sean Leonard suck all the life out of the most recent Broadway revival of The Music Man. I had seen it twice with Craig Bierko in the lead, who was phenomenal and seemed to be channeling Robert Preston. Then Eric McCormack took over, and though I preferred Bierko, McCormack still nailed it, being a natural comic. Then Leonard took the part, and it was like he thought he was playing Hamlet -- lines that had gotten big laughs the other 3 times I'd gone just went flat, he even dropped one of his own punchlines, to my everlasting horror.

Not to be all 'When Harry Met Sally', but I think they would have been better off gender-flipping Gordo along with Raimy, so the best friend could be more of a symbol of the road not taken, the happy stay-at-home soccer-mom. I don't know how they fix it now though. Maybe showing a scene of Gordo's happy home life would remove the creepy vibe, but I don't know how they can punch up the comedy.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:15 AM on October 27, 2016

I loved this episode after not being too excited last week. We had some real timestream back-and-forth stuff, the twist (Which I saw coming, but still enjoyed) of the daughter faking a Nightingale abduction, and some good father/daughter chemistry both across the years and locally in 1996. They ramped up the tension of Raimi's mom's impending abduction, and almost had a real clue with the truck.

I have to say, though, after defending Gordo last week, I found him creepy as fuck this time. They really went wrong with that character.
posted by mmoncur at 3:10 AM on October 28, 2016

Chilling scene near the end, where Dad is teaching Raimy how to whittle so he will have a reason to give her a knife (and notice how he casually prompts her to keep it next to her bedside, without actually telling her to).
posted by Mogur at 6:32 PM on October 29, 2016 [2 favorites]

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