The Glades “Longworth’s Anatomy” Review


Poor Daniel. In this week’s episode of The Glades, “Longworth’s Anatomy,” he came so close to getting a girlfriend and a life…only to be totally blocked by his dedication to law enforcement. At least he’ll have his man-crush on Jim to keep him warm at night.

Daniel’s big mistake was roping Carlos into performing an autopsy for his gross anatomy class; of course Carlos realized after two seconds of examining the body that the victim had been murdered. In the process of solving that murder, they uncovered another, both of which led back to a shady pharmecutical rep running drug tests on campus.

But not before Daniel’s would-be girlfriend, a fellow student in his class who happened to have dated one of the deceased, got hauled into questioning after Daniel shared his suspicions about her with Jim. Was it the right thing to do? Yes. Will he ever hear from that girl again? Probably not.

Jim came into the case late as he was in Atlanta, helping Callie settle into her new apartment. She did take the job (yay!), but it already seems like she’s regretting it, especially when her supervisor proved to be a very bitter doctor who had tried to get her fiancee into the job that eventually went to Callie. Poor Callie. I really should be more sympathetic…I know how awful homesickness and lonliness are…but I just want to tell her to suck it up. For the next year, she can’t have everything all at once…the great job and the great man with her son somewhere nearby, but not close enough to keep her and that great guy from going at it whenever, wherever. Boo-hoo.

There is something promising on the horizon, though. Colleen introduced a friend of hers, a very attractive beaurocrat from Tallahassee who has already caught every male eye, including Jim. Will Callie have a rival this season? I do feel like her character doesn’t entirely work on the show anymore. When she was going to scenes and doing her forensic nurse thing, it was fine, but now she’s not even in the same city. She’s been reduced to exposition about clinical drug trials. And do we really want to spend episode time every week charting her ups and downs in Atlanta? I think I’d be more apt to follow along with that if she and Jim had more chemistry. It’s just not there anymore.

What did you think of the episode? Let me know below!

About The Author

Born and raised in Florida, but currently living in Los Angeles, Kristen is an aspiring television writer who is willing to give any TV show a chance, unless it involves real wives. When she’s not flipping channels, she can be found either reading a good, old-fashioned bodice ripper, discussing the failures of George Lucas with her friends over cherry pie at Mel’s Diner or trying to round up one or more of her Star Trek RPG players. She’s a proud member of the Romance Writers of America and hopes to finish one of her novels someday.

  • MaggieO

    Every time I watch this show, I wonder what kindergartener drew their map of Florida. They seem to be all over the state (and now Georgia) like it’s nothing. I guess everyone feels that way when tv shows are based in their home state.

  • Anonymous

    I agree that there’s zero chemistry between the Longworth and Callie characters.  I actually never thought there was any.  It is a negative aspect of the show… a distraction from the plots rather than an enhancement.