The Mysteries of Laura Review “The Mystery of the Red Runway” – Keeping It Interesting

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In this episode of The Mysteries of Laura, called “The Mystery of the Red Runway,” the team catches a case that sends Laura out in a gown and Jake checking into Max.

One of the best lines from this episode came at the very end, when Jake remarked that doing the unexpected was how he kept things interesting. I feel like that should be the show’s motto because it keeps on surprising me, which is keeping me interested and happy.

The way the cases are run, I’m never quite sure who the bad guy (or gal, depending on the case) is. This one was no different. I really believed Tom when he acted as though he missed Tyler so I never would have thought he was the one counterfeiting his own line. Though I can see how that would be a truly smart idea for a criminal. After all, not every person can afford the real thing.

Because this show mixes so many themes together – comedy, action, drama – I find myself caught off guard a lot. Tom getting shot completely shocked me, probably because my mind wasn’t thinking about action at all at that moment. We had just seen Laura trying to interact with the fashionistas, which had been hilarious to watch. Then they’d moved outside and Tom was in the middle of talking about Tyler and acting like his heart was broken. So I was purely in the comedy-drama mindset when, wham!, in came the action.

I love it when a show keeps me on my toes like that and Max’s story fit in that nicely. It may not have been full of action, but it was definitely a surprise. Who knew Max was an unpaid intern that Laura hired to keep the precinct running? I realize now that I should have known something was up, because Max didn’t exactly seem like someone who wanted to go through the police academy.

Another nice little surprise (or two or three) came from Jake. First, he fought hard to keep the cappuccino maker and then he traded it in order to hire Max officially. If that’s not sweet, I don’t know what is. It seems like he’s trying really hard to be a better man than he was, but I don’t know if it’s something he can switch off that fast. So I think Laura is smart to keep him at arm’s length and not trust him quite yet. I still have my hope that they’ll get back together, but I’m not holding my breath that it will happen anytime soon.

My favorite bits:

Laura’s shoes velcroed to the wall. Brilliant.

The look on Max’s face when Jake wasn’t able to work his charm on the Deputy Comptroller.

“I wouldn’t expect Velcro Mom to relate.”
“It’s like walking on Wonder Bread.”

Laura trying to make a joke with a model.

“Best case ever.”
“Yeah, we’ll see what she looks like after breast-feeding twins.”

Tom comparing his event to the Super Bowl.

Meredith referring to Max as a “ginger space alien.”

Jake wisely choosing to stay out of the way when Tom’s “people” showed up. I think I would have sat down with a bowl of popcorn, too.

Jake ordering Tom to keep things purely professional once he saw Laura in her gown.

The guys sharing a look when Laura strapped on her gun.

“You’re not the only one who can accessorize.”

Finding out that Max had a family seal.

Max trying to explain why he could bear to say goodbye to Meredith.

“What do you see?”
“A room full of skinny-ass people and no one’s eating.”
“Welcome to Fashion Week.”

Laura and Gabriella sharing a snack out of her handbag.

“For $12,000 it better pick up the kids, do the dishes and let me finish first.”

Jumping about six feet off my couch when Tom was shot. Holy crap!

“Didn’t I suspend you?”
“Suspension rejected.”

Meredith quickly volunteering to go shopping on Laura’s behalf.

“Anything suspicious?”
“Just that his sexy little assistants might be Stepford robots.”

“I tried being organized once, then I had twins.”

“She’s a stress eater. The night before I signed my divorce papers I pounded an 8-inch pizza and a box of Hohos.”
“I saw you do that last week.”

Billy taking down Mr. Clean.

“He was a human being, but you are nothing but a cheap knockoff.”

Tom trying to use the runway literally and getting, shall we say, tripped up.

Billy’s “Thank you, god” when the model fell into his lap.

Jake traded the cappuccino machine for Max? Aw.

“I just did the right thing.” “Which is even more maddening than when you don’t.”
“And that’s how I keep it interesting.” – He certainly does.

What did you think of this episode of The Mysteries of Laura? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? Sound off in the comments below, I love hearing from you guys!

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