Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Stalker - Love Hurts

With Beth (Maggie Q) taking some time off from the unit she also is asked to look into an old case by the unit's temporary commander (Mira Sorvino) who fears her husband may have gotten away with murder five years ago. Meanwhile, the case of the week involves a woman (Shanola Hampton) stalked by a man she assumes is her ex-husband but that's not the whole story. When the woman is attacked in her home in a similiar home invasion that left another victim dead at the beginning of the episode Janice (Mariana Klaveno) makes a connection to the husband's support group which is full of obsessive personalities one of whom may have graduated from stalker to serial killer.

Given it's long hiatus in the middle of the season's biggest storyline it's no surprise CBS has chosen not to renew the show leaving next week's series final to wrap up the various storylines including Beth becoming romantically involved with Jack (Dylan McDermott) and trying to figure out what she wants to do with the rest of her life. Despite the subject matter, which was too dark for some viewers and critics, the show has been consistent in its tone and quality making me a little sad it wasn't given more time to grow these characters any further especially now that it has Beth's rich backstory and a new relationship with Jack to build towards the future.

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