The Finder “A Cinderella Story” Review

Charged with finding not an object, but a person, Walter stumbles (literally…in heels) into the path of a serial killer in “A Cinderella Story,” this week’s episode of The Finder. Meanwhile, Willa proves that she’s a long way from being rehabilitated after she seeks revenge for a tragedy from Leo’s past.

There was a lot I liked about this episode. I love the dynamics between Walter and Leo, as well as between Walter and Isabel, but the element of the wayward gypsy girl is starting to feel a little out of sync with the rest of the show. I do appreciate the fact that they’re apparently not afraid to make her dark, but it’s hard to get behind a character who would trick a friend into crippling a man, even if that man was a killer in his own right. We’re so used to characters taking the moral high ground; perhaps it will just take me a little while to get used to this new brand of anti-heroine.

I also liked the fact that the serial killer was a woman. That’s rare, both in TV and in life. Her method of selecting her victims was also unique. Killing men who chased after her…it’s the very opposite of a fairytale ending.

In the backdoor pilot episode of the show, I remember Leo quoting the criminal code every time Walter was about to break the law, and I didn’t realize that element was missing until it showed back up this week. While I like it, I hope they use it sparingly, lest it become annoying. Still, having him be the straight man in Walter’s antics is preferable to the other side of Leo that we saw this week. He can be a very scary looking guy, especially when we find out that his wife and daughter were killed after eating tainted meat deliberately sold to the public by a greedy CEO. It was a sad story, but I almost wish they had held it back for a little longer.

We’re still getting a feel for these characters. For example, I feel like Walter is what you would get if you threw Bones, Booth and Hodgins into a blender and mixed, and I don’t say that in a bad way. I appreciate the fact that he reminds me of them. He’s fantastically smart, wonderfully snarky and he’s not opposed to a little anarchy. He makes for a great lead character, because even if we’re on the fence about other elements of the show, it’s fun just to see what Walter will come up with next.

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