Commander in Chief
Jack-o'-lanterns in the White House windows, orange-and-black twinkle lights hanging in the first daughter's bedroom and a terror plot against the nation's elementary schools: 'Tis the season, folks. Mac's up against her first threat to national security, leading to some delicious infighting with her attorney general, aka The Ghost of Teri Bauer. (See? Halloween! Spooky!) Clearly, the former Mrs. Bauer learned a thing or two from her husband, Jack she's busy pushing the president to torture the answers out of their terror suspect. Hey, play your cards right and you'll be faking your own death in less than 24 hours. Or at the very least, you'll be dusting off your résumé: Mac gives her the "Oh, snap!" moment of the night with a far-better firing than the Donald ever thought about delivering. "You are relieved of your duties. And I'm not talking in metaphors." Too bad I can't appreciate Geena Davis' dead-on snark there, as I'm too busy giggling over the fact that she just said "duties." What do you want from me? I'm all hopped up on preholiday candy.
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Just in time for Halloween, FX gives us a creepfest that made the "normal" episodes tame in comparison. I really have to remember not to be eating while watching this show. It was creepy enough that the dude was assembling a body made of the corpses of various women, but finding out the head was his sister's? How pleasant. Speaking of the head, did you not think that it looked like Ruth Fisher from Six Feet Under? I was actually looking for Frances Conroy's name in the closing credits as "Laura's head." Yikes. While we're talkin' creepy, or rather, sleazy, how about Gina giving sexual favors to the construction workers in order to get discounts on their service? And inside the port-a-potties! Starting a business is hard work, but come on. Glad Julia wasn't havin' it. Now that Jessalyn Gilsig is in the opening credits, we'll be seeing more of Gina's sleaziness. Thanks for all the Carver prediction feedback I got last week. Lots of you think it may be Gina, some of you think it's Quentin and some think it's Kimber. Any of the three could've done it, but because Gina has turned into Alex Forrest, I'm going with Gina. At least for now. I keep waiting for her to say "I won't be ignored, Christian!" Having Liz take a general-practitioner position at Julia and Gina's surgical-recovery spa just adds to the drama of it all. The creep-a-thon ended with Sean cremating the head of Frankenlaura (which was the episode's title). Maybe it was a way to release his demons? Or at least a head start. Dave Anderson