Who killed Normandy Parker on “Murder in the First“? This is something many of the show’s characters are still trying to figure out, though the road is not getting any easier.
Given that this past episode was entitled “Sam I Am,” you would think that businessman Sam Rydell and the money he owned gangsters would have been the primary focus more so than anything. However, that was not necessarily the case. Instead, we thought that Andy Lippman emerging as a suspect was all the more interesting, mostly because of identifying just how many people may have been dipping into potential motives for what happened here.
We know that some out there probably do find this entire ordeal to be a little bit of a drag and want some answers sooner rather than later. However, personally we’re rather fine with the show taking its time so long as there are some interesting interrogations and aftermath to this case. When you’ve spent this long sorting something out, you expect payoff.
On the Terry / Hildy relationship front, her time with Burnside has made him question more precisely what his own feelings are — and what’s making matters all the more curious is Koto’s sudden new relationship with the reporter. After coming down hard and Terry and Hildy, should he really be throwing many stones? We don’t think so.
With that said, we’re hoping for the same thing from the Siletti storyline given that so much of it has been to date extremely slow-paced. How much did we really learn that was new thing time around, other than that this is a guy who really doesn’t want things to go the wrong way for him?
This episode was one we did find compelling to watch, but simultaneously, our frustrations with the season remain when it comes to how it could be doing even more with the cast that it has, the layers that it has formed already. Now’s the time to pick up the pace. Grade: B-.
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