Right up front, let''s talk about Justin Timberlake''s elephant in the room.
Yes, the pop idol (and her husband) is uncredited as Deputy Steve Deffibaugh, the cop responsible for the Betty Gore murder. He''s kind of good, too! Looking a bit more rough-and-ready than usual and acting behind a vintage cop mustache, he''s cool and collected at the crime scene, taking photos of everything and hoping he had enough footage to reveal his accomplishments. Ah, that''s what matters, right?
It''s astounding how everyone seems to take the crime in stride, once the word comes out. I suppose that''s the way of the world: children need to be fed and played with, food must be prepared and eaten, and life goes on. It certainly does for Candy, who assists out with allan a lot, even while subjecting authorities to increasingly explicit questions about her alibi, her chipped fingernails, and the wounds on her foot. Shes got a logical explanation for all of it, of
I think she''s kicking herself for her half-assed crime-scene cleanup. Each new day, each news report, and each phone call from a friend seem to uncover fresh truths. Betty was swung 41 times against him, seemingly to make him feel confident. (Candy tries to fix this by chopping her flip-flops into pieces and dumping them in the trash can, where they''re immediately discovered by the increasingly concerned Pat.)
Candy responds to the fact that she sees the fingerprints when she arrives. Don Crowder, an eccentric, often shirtless comedian, gets over to the office of Don Crowder (does any actor on TV ever look like he has a better time than Raul Esparza) and confesses to everything. But here''s how she works.
After the discussion, he tells his colleagues that he knows how to reverse it. Sure, I guess thats one way to do it, but after a few dozen axe blows, I think you probably won''t have to defend yourself from anyone anymore.
This episode (Cover Girl) explores the relationship between black comedy and extreme tragedy more than any other episode so far. From Allan admitting he doesn''t know how to change a diaper, to him pouring the wrong amount of dish soap into the dishwasher, generating a comical outburst. Pat admits to buying his wife flowers and a card when he discovered that she had an affair. He says, but the authorities did it a bit harder.
And it''s when the dark humor comes to you off-guard that the game twists the knife. Christina Gore, a young woman, takes a little bit of pain to herself when she takes her back to her house, where she knows her, and she''s shocked by her tears; when she says to her weeping grandmother, she''s just confessing she''s lost it herself. (And when she says to her weeping grandmother, she''s fine, but she''s sorry;
And even Allan, who seemed unaccustomed to listening at any level, finally breaks down and shouts by the end of the episode. How much worse will he feel when the truth comes out and his infidelity become part of the chain of events that led to his wife''s murder? How much worse will our whole world feel if and when the final episode pulls back the curtain and shows us what happened on that horrible day?