Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Stalker - The Woods

After more than two months off the air Stalker returns to conclude the Ray (Eion Bailey) story arc with Beth (Maggie Q) at the mercy of her insane ex-boyfriend who has taken her off the grid in hopes of rekindling a love that died long, long ago. "The Woods" splits time between Beth's time with Ray in a cabin far off the beaten path and the search by Jack (Dylan McDermott) and Janice (Mariana Klaveno) to find their missing friend.

With so long between episodes, and having the entire affair wrapped up in a single episode (as long as the body found in the cabin is actually Ray?), "The Woods" can't help but be a little anticlimactic, but that's due more to CBS' scheduling than the show itself. The latest episode certainly ratchets the tension into overdrive as Beth struggles to free herself of her captor and then survive the woods and the same fate that Ray gave her entire family years before. I'm curious to see how the remaining two episodes of the season deal with the fallout of the arc and whether or not the season finds the time to push Jack and Beth together romantically (which is teased again here).

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