The Mysteries of Laura Episode 7 Review “The Mystery of the Art Ace”

The Mysteries of Laura episode 7 The Mystery of the Art Ace (13)

In this episode of The Mysteries of Laura, called “The Mystery of the Art Ace,” Laura and Jake are paired up as partners to solve a murder and hilarity ensues.

Has this show been reading my mind? I’ve been wishing and hoping for Jake and Laura to get back together and then we get an episode where they are partnered up. Coincidence? Yeah, probably, but I still enjoyed it.

I’m usually the last person to root for a divorced couple to reconnect on a TV show, but there’s just something about Jake and Laura’s relationship that I find appealing. I hate that the dumb jerk cheated on her and I understand why she left him. But at the same time, I really want them to work things out. Does that make me a terrible person? I hope not.

Thanks to Billy needing the day off, Jake had to hit the streets with Laura as her partner and I loved seeing how well they worked together. Every time they went into a situation, they each knew what the other needed without communicating. When Laura jumped on the karaoke stage, I thought that maybe Jake was going to go into boss-mode and yell at her for goofing off while they were working. I was so naive. Of course she did it as a distraction so that Jake could get a look behind the scenes and as far as we know, they didn’t discuss that beforehand.

Working relationships between people who have stressful jobs has always been my crack and it doesn’t matter to me if the partners are male or female, I just like seeing how they work together. So it was fun watching Jake and Laura get that chance in this episode and I hope it leads to more opportunities. Not that I don’t like Billy, but he and Meredith make a fine team that I enjoy watching as well.

Even Max got in on the fun in this one, getting to go to an art auction and practice some semblance of police skills. I never expected him to leave the precinct but once it happened, I was completely on board. I think it will be cool to see all of these pairings again, plus different mash-ups.

Finally, the best relationship that was explored in this episode was the one between Laura and her father. Theirs was complicated to say the least, but I loved how they just kept communicating until they resolved a lot of the issues. I also thought it was great that Laura figured out the case because of something her pop said.

My favorite bits:

Laura singing her heart out and not moving on until she’d finished the chorus. Come on, how many of us haven’t done that?

Finding out that Jake and Laura were going to be partnered up. Oh boy, this is going to get interesting.

“Last time I drove by that place, there was a 6-foot chocolate bar in the window. I may have dreamed that.”

The look on Jake’s face when Laura shoved her hand down the victim’s pants. Good eyes, indeed.

Laura informing Jake that the big splotch on the place given to him by the boys was, in fact, a butt print.

Laura playing drunk to give Jake a chance to sneak in the back. Hilarious.

Laura as the precinct’s shark? Who knew?

Yep. As soon as she walked in the door, I knew that had to be her dad.

A Jimmy Fallon ad appearing on the screen right after Laura’s dad made his Jimmy Fallon joke. Nicely done, NBC. Nicely done.

Billy totally falling for Meredith’s story about being a stripper. I’ll admit it, I totally fell for it a second there, too.

“You always were the perfect kid. I don’t know what happened.”

Laura’s dad giving her poker lessons. Talk about a great dad/daughter bonding moment.

“Do your parents know where you are?”
“Yeah, I just bought them a loft in Tribeca.”

“Don’t hate me, hate my trust fund.”

Max’s response when he found out he was going to get to go to the auction.

Max getting into a bidding war with Bosch.

Laura’s father giving her sons a five-pound sundae.

Finding out the real reason Laura was completely angry with her father.

Laura’s face when she realized what was in the cakes and didn’t know what to do with it. Ick.

Laura informing her boys that their grandpa did not actually mean they should beat them up for real.

Laura’s dad admitting he tried to save her marriage because he didn’t want her to end up like him. Aw.

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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