Goodness, I loved this episode! Plain and simple! A Don Flack feast from start to finish.
In real life, I‘m a sucker for anything Irish and an episode centered around the Irish Mob in NY was guaranteed to keep my interest.
I was also hoping for lots of Flack moments, since he‘s the „Irish guy“ in that show and I wasn‘t disappointed. There were so many great Flack scenes in here. In fact, Eddie was given the chance to show us the whole spectrum of our favorite detective, from good cop, bad cop, to snarky and sweet (especially in his scene with Molly at the end).
The case itself was pretty good too. Very gruesome - like in the good ol‘ days of previous seasons. The killer left „pieces“ of the body all over Hell‘s Kitchen and the team had to put the guy back together so to speak and to find out why he was killed in the first place. A very interesting case about false loyalties in an Irish community. I could buy into the whole story..
I‘m sure there were the usual plot holes in this episode somewhere but I really didn‘t mind. I was too busy enjoying all the Don action to be distracted by anything else.
I squeed loudly when he sat with Mac in the surveillance truck and understood what was said in Gaelic. That‘s my boy! :) Nice reference to earlier seasons, btw, when that special skill of Don‘s first came up.
He was also amazing in interrogation with Reily or in the scene in the bar, when he and Danny interrupted Declan‘s game of pool billiard.
I loved how the writers‘ gave us an insight into Don‘s thoughts on the whole „Irish loyalty“ and „community code“ thing. Twisted, was the word he used and he was right, of course.
There‘s really not much to add other than that I thoroughly enjoyed this episode.
I have missed Don Flack. Missed him with a vengeance! And this episode just drove home again why. He‘s such a great character. It‘s really a shame that I have to say goodbye to him soon.
I‘m so glad that the writers gave us this fantastic Flack-centered episode towards the end. It was so worth the long wait during CSI:NY‘s strange hiatus.
If it is possible to fall in love with a fictional character then I have to admit, I‘m in wayyyy over my head...