Without much momentum in the murder investigation to report on, ‘Head Shots’ has to lean heavily on its characters and interactions to carry the weight of the episode.
There are some really interesting threads hinted at in ‘Split Second’, another episode full of convoluted moments and thrown together sub-plots that could’ve been better spent on other, more intriguing things.
Hannibal is a very intelligent man. And like most people of super high intelligence (nearly every character on this show), Hannibal is a victim of his own curiosities.
Technically the tenth episode (in terms of production order) of Freaks and Geeks, there’s a noticeable dissonance in this episode’s tone when contrasted against the episodes surrounding it – things are markedly more optimistic in the first two thirds than in last week’s ‘I’m With the Band’ and next week’s ‘Girlfriends and Boyfriends’.
I was willing to secede last week that this ‘new’ version of The Killing was at least more intriguing than the last, but I wasn’t ready to buy into Linden and Holder’s semi-reunion to hunt down a serial killer of young, homeless girls.