Okay, I admit it…I’m only watching this show anymore to see whether they ever get that bastard Mackey. Since I suspect that the show would never bring him down (he’s the most compelling character, though not as dark and edgy since the pilot), I must content myself with seeing the number of asinine ways the show’s writers can find to let him off the hook. People in that department seem to have such short memories–Danny’s living in denial if she thinks that Julian just realized that he wasn’t quite sure about the ID; there needs to be more enmity between Dutch and the Strike Team; and while his case is surely weakened by Julian’s caving, doesn’t the captain remember the really credible witness who stole the van and saw the drugs? As that storyline progressed, I thought at least that he’d try to pin his case on her, and wind up finding her dead. And anyone want to hazard a guess how Vic knew to bust in on Julian and his lover last week, if no one else on the force knows that Julian’s gay? Plus, it looks like next week will be another “let’s see the Strike Team do something really bad, almost get busted, and successfully cover it up by doing worse things” episode. At what point does this show become a tacit glorification of the evil the Strike Team does in the name of results? Sure, it’s morally ambiguous in a way no other program is–but when it comes right down to it, Vic Mackey is the protagonist here. And there’s something unambiguously disturbing about that to me.
Sorry; had to get that off my chest.