Vick's Chip - I only recall two things about this episode. Watching Vick's memories play out on a computer monitor was not that interesting. I think that idea must have played out better on the page. And Cameron was making a real effort to fit in better. It's not something she necessarily has to do, but wants to do which seems to set her apart from others of her kind. In particular, she seems to want to be able to have a conversation with John. I'm sure Derek would argue that her attempts at humanizing herself, ingratiating herself to John, is part of some plan that will end in her betraying them, but I don't think that is the case.
Was this the ep in which Sarah said, "I read the school newsletter"? That cracked me up. Sarah is trying, bless her, to be a normal mom.
What He Beheld - This episode certainly pushed some boundaries. I think we knew that Derek wouldn't harm the little girl, but we generally don't see one of the heroes of a show holding a gun to a child's head. And the bodies of the FBI agents, falling into the pool, the water slowly turning red, was a striking image.
The scene that affected me most though, to the point that I may have teared up a little, was the scene in the park. That was one hell of a birthday present Derek gave John, John finally getting to see his father (and, unknowingly, Kyle getting to meet his son). Derek also reveals that he knows the truth. Of course, as I'm watching this touching family moment I'm also thinking about how devastated John will be when Derek goes bad.
FOX was pushing a cliffhanger ending, but if it's Cameron blowing up...Pfft! It's going to take some work to patch her up, but we know she'll be fine eventually.
Oh, I really liked that they used a Johnny Cash song, not a typical song choice for this type of show.
New Amsterdam premieres tomorrow. I have no idea if it's any good, but Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is easy on the eyes (and a reason I've seen Wimbledon more than once). I also noticed on imdb that Lasse Hallstrom directs the pilot. This should be interesting.