Spoilers for the return of "Life" to Wednesday nights coming up just as soon as I buy a kitchen table...
"Dale was right. It does help with the solving of crimes." -Crews
I wasn't in love with a lot of "Jackpot" -- like too much of "Life" season two, the case felt like something we could have seen on almost any other crime procedural -- but it definitely brought the funny, whether it was the meta joke about the fruit, or the self-satisfied look on Crews' face when he realized he could stay at the lotto support group or when Erik Estrada claimed to be a fan, or the silent exchange between Reese and Crews about the heavyset con woman being a phone sex worker.
But, again, the mystery felt lacking (the bodyguard screamed "BAD GUY!" from his first appearance), and I'd like the bonding between Crews and Rachel Seybolt more if I had a better grasp of the conspiracy story and the chronology. (For instance, how could Rachel remember the murder well enough and yet not realize she was being raised by her parents' killer?) And every time Tidwell and Reese have a conversation, I cringe.
Still, Damian Lewis is wonderful, particularly in those moments where Crews has to speak the absolute truth to a stranger -- for instance, repeating to gun nut Tom that if the door closes, somebody dies -- that I'm still watching, waiting for the rest of the show to catch up to him the way it did late last year.
What did everybody else think?