CHASE “Crazy Love” Review

CHASE (NBC) Crazy Love

CHASE “Crazy Love” Season 1 Episode 9 – In this episode Annie and the team are chasing a guy who is crazy in love – or maybe just plain crazy. After killing his teenage girlfriend’s father, he keeps doing more and more things to keep the girl with him – promising to take her away to California, getting her a convertible, getting matching tattoos and even asking her to marry him.

Normally you think of rapists and kidnappers as guys who drag women off against their will, kicking and screaming. It was more disturbing though to watch a guy get a girl to go with him so willingly. In the beginning, Annie and the team aren’t even sure if they’re trying to catch ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ or a kidnapper. To watch this guy so easily manipulate this girl, it made me scared for all teenage girls out there.

This was a pretty good episode overall and I like that it didn’t include any unnecessary tension either between Annie and Jimmy after their recent butting of heads, or Luke and Daisy after their recent night together. It was just a good old fashioned chase and I think that’s where the strength of this show lies right now. When they concentrate on the cases and on keeping the interesting bits to things like figuring out new ways to track down criminals (as in the conversation Annie and Corrina had on the girl’s blog), the show is great.

I also liked how, in your usual cop show, everything would have probably ended with the team catching up to Jackson and Corrina before they crossed the border. The fact that Annie and the team had to work with the local authorities to catch their fugitive; spiced up the story a little bit for me. I had a few moments of “what are they gonna do now?” when Annie had to be held back from crossing the border.

My favorite bits..

David Keith playing the father unwilling to let his daughter go, even while staring down the barrel of a pistol.

The Marshals busting in on gunfire… and finding out it was from a video game.

Jimmy saying it was hard to find fault with a girl who liked The Beach Boys.

Annie reading Corrina’s blog and posting a reply.

Smiling when Corrina found the phone and replied to Annie’s comment.

Corrina getting to see a hint of what Jackson is really like when he found the new cell phone on her.

Thinking it was pretty ironic that Corrina was complaining of a headache while her boyfriend was bleeding from a gunshot wound. Not that I liked the guy or anything, but still.

Corrina spotting the tat on Rachel’s hand.

Finding out that Jackson fathered a son with one of his past victims. What a pig.

Marco holding Annie back from running over the border to get Corrina.

Corrina finally getting smart and running away from Jackson.

Annie reading Corrina’s blog entry at the end and feeling like she might have been saying some of that stuff to herself about her own mother.

What did you think of this episode of Chase? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!

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