outsider wrote:LOL, I was also thinking Usual Suspects when he told the bone story.
It's so hard to use solid/recognizable character actors without spoiling the story twists. Almost every procedural whodunit show--especially Bones--gives away who did it based solely on recognizability.
We aren't supposed to believe Tom is dead, are we? Only Lizzie, right?
At this point, it would be a twist if that character really was dead.
I think the car commercials featuring the actor playing Tom spoiled the fact he wouldn't die. They've been running a series of those commercials, but the one that aired during last night's episode has the actor promising Tom will reveal the truth about himself.
So...while I was hoping that he would die, I did not expect him to. But shit, maybe his story is about to get interesting next season.
This show, i have found, makes a habit of being blatantly obvious about its twists, then trying to convince you those are totally not the twists that you thought, only to reveal, yeah, those were totally the twists, bro. Yep.
In a way it's cool, because you have Red being a liar both devious and honorable at once. His truth may come out as a lie, and vice versa. And Spader performs this complexity so well that it's almost as if the writers drank his blood and gained his power.