January 24th, 2012
04:15 PM ET
It became clear in Monday night's third episode of "Alcatraz" that the show's starting to find itself.
Whatever it was that was done seems to have worked. We got more insight into Jorge Garcia's character of "Doc" Soto (he was the victim of a kidnapping as a child), and even saw some rare flashes of emotion from Sam Neill's Emerson Hauser as he worried about Lucy, who was in the hospital after being shot last week.
"Doc's" very specific knowledge about this particular Alcatraz inmate, and his attempt to go rogue and confront the killer while he was in a diner with a child he kidnapped, was quite a gripping sequence.
I'm also liking "Doc's" chemistry with Detective Madsen more - these characters are playing off each other quite well.
Yet I'm finding myself more curious about the flashbacks. Is the warden somehow connected with this time warp? All does not appear to be as it seems.
That being said, count me in for the rest of the season to see how it goes. Now, here's hoping next week's bank hostage situation episode is not another by-the-numbers rehash of so many similar episodes we have seen on crime dramas in the past.
Are you coming around to "Alcatraz" as well (according to the ratings, quite a few of you seem to be)? And how much do you love Dr. Beauregard? Share your view on iReport or comment below.
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