The Glades (2012) Season 3 Advance Review – What To Expect

The Glades (2012) Season 3

Tonight, the A&E series The Glades returns for its third season with a brand new episode titled “Close Encounters” (Season 3 Episode 1) and since I had the opportunity to watch an advance copy of the episode, I wanted to share some tidbits of what you can expect.

Before I start, I want to confess something first. Last season, I sort of dropped out of watching The Glades. It started with the season 2 premiere episode “Family Matters” where I was irritated by Callie’s annoying waffling and it culminated with “Moonlighting” where I just gave up on the whole Jim and Callie storyline all together as it detracted from the procedural aspect. Needless to say, I was worried that this new episode was going to be more of the same angst ridden debacle that was last season.

Thankfully, this episode alleviated some of those fears. While the two are still at it, the whole relationship has been toned way down and the episode focused primarily on the investiagetion, as it should. Yes, they are still doing lovey-dovey-angsty thing but it’s not as annoying as last season. I actually felt that Callie was given very little camera-time this go around but that could just be me.

On the procedural side of things, this episode’s mystery was very interesting as I could not figure out who did it all throughout the entire episode which is quite a feat when you watch as many procedurals as I do. The suspects were not super charismatic but they managed to be pretty interesting in the end.

Overall, it’s not an explosive season premiere but it’s still worth watching if you are a fan of the classic Jim Longworth storylines. So don’t miss the season premiere of The Glades “Close Encounters” which airs at 9/8C on A&E. In the meantime, you can check out a video promo of the new season below. Warning: the video promo below is SUPER spoilery for the premiere episode so watch at your own risk.