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The Dead Zone: Interred

"I tend the whole grounds. Digging graves is just a perk."

I didn't like this one much. I wonder why? Well, let me think. I don't care for buried alive plots. I don't like Sheriff Turner. Hey, I think I've figured it out.

Why don't I like Sheriff Turner? Maybe because she was all about catching the bad guys and much less on helping people. She was totally focused on harassing Dietz instead of finding poor Jesse before it was too late. She did save Johnny's life, though, and that was good. She felt guilty for inadvertently bringing about her druggie brother's death, even though he clearly brought about his own death. Yes, I know that doesn't help; if she has a soul at all, which she clearly does, she's still going to feel guilty forever. So she's not a total bitch. I still don't like her. Maybe I just miss Walt.

Johnny also tried to dig up stuff, pun intended, about why Turner was investigating Walt. But she wouldn't tell Johnny what she was investigating. How can Johnny prove Walt was innocent of whatever he was innocent of if she won't tell him what it was?

Bits and pieces:

— Loved the groundskeeper and his zombie theory. In fact, I think it was my favorite part of the episode.

— Mack immediately felt like the bad guy. It's a bad sign when I know who it is that fast.

— There's only one cemetery in Cleaves Mills. Did we know that? Do we care?

— Herb Smith, 1938-1978. Vera Smith, 1940-1997. And even sadder: Walt Bannerman, 1969-2007.

— In the final scene, Johnny left with Turner... in her car. Did he leave his own car behind in the city? Or did he take a plane and cab to get there? Loose end, people. Viewers don't like loose ends.

— No Sarah in this episode. Also no J.J.

Two out of four stars,

Billie Doux loves good television and spends way too much time writing about it.

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