‘Graceland’ Episode 10: “A Gaggle of Strippers and a Bounce House”

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I feel like I write the same thing about this show every week. Even though there are developments that seem big (Mike getting shot, Briggs accidentally killing another FBI agent), nothing about our status quo has changed since we found out Briggs was Odin three episodes back.

There were another couple fake developments this week: Mike told Briggs he has been investigating him for three months and Bellow found out that Mike is actually an FBI agent. While both of these seem like they’re changing something in the landscape of the show, they actually don’t. And that’s because the main points that we hit last week are still the main points this week.

1. Charlie (Vanessa Ferlito) is the smartest one on the show. She’s hot on Briggs/Odin’s trail much to his irritation. She tells her Federale buddy that Odin is a dirty FBI agent, and even though she tells him she doesn’t have a name, her face tells us that she is starting to really suspect Briggs.

Serinda Swan as Paige. Does Graceland want you to believe that Paige is a competent FBI agent? Not as much as they want you to believe she's hot.

Serinda Swan as Paige. Does Graceland want you to believe that Paige is a competent FBI agent? Not as much as they want you to believe she’s hot.

2. Paige (Serinda Swan) is annoying and doesn’t do anything except serve as an eventual romantic interest for Mike (Aaron Tveit). Seriously, I haven’t seen her do anything work related in weeks but every episode she does have time to be in either a bikini or some very short shorts.

3. Jakes is totally pointless to the show. This episode was about his birthday and his relationships with his wife. He and Johnny even got into a fight in the house, and his presence still didn’t matter. He is so isolated from the rest of the characters and plotlines that I can’t get myself to care about his.

4. Mike and Briggs and Charlie are still doing this dance of trying to catch Odin and trying to protect Odin’s identity.

I assume that all this tension they’re building will eventually come to a head, but it hasn’t yet. Every week there’s another secret under the rug, but it doesn’t actually change anything that we’re watching. I know there are only two episodes left in the season and what I’m waiting for will happen in the season finale, but for future reference (and seasons) Graceland, I like there to be developments throughout a season, not just in the middle or the end.

I am getting way too invested in the quality of my guilty summer watch show.

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2 thoughts on “‘Graceland’ Episode 10: “A Gaggle of Strippers and a Bounce House”

  1. I think the federale is jangles. If u look at his eyes above the blind fold you’ll see the same eyes. I think Briggs is going to have to save her or Mike will. He’s a dangerous guy. Laurie

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