'The Glades' Season 1, Episode 13 (Season Finale) Recap
by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 4th 2010 6:00AM
['The Glades' - 'Breaking 80']
Is it really over so soon? The summer season of 'The Glades' has flew by and based on tonight's season finale, the show can't come back soon enough. The fish-out-of-water cop drama has quickly emerged as a cable hit -- already renewed for a second season -- and the character-driven story arc involving Jim's (Matt Passmore) on-again/off-again romance with Callie (Kiele Sanchez) has made for excellent entertainment.
See, 'The Glades' isn't just about murders in Southern Florida and the colorful characters in and around the Everglades.
Harkening back to the pilot, Jim was back to the golf course with this episode and loving every minute of it. In fact, when he saw pro Scott Winters' private putting green, Jim couldn't resist trying it out. He even managed to get a round of golf with Scott and advice about how to break 80. You gotta love that about Jim: He enjoys his work.
Jim also discovered that Heather (Rachael Carpani) played golf and her über-rich father was a member of Fountain Bay, the ritzy club where the body was found. Jim was definitely enamored with Heather on the links. There was something there that he sure doesn't have with Callie ... much to his surprise. After last week, it seemed like Heather and the yacht was just a passing fancy for Jim. After the driving range, maybe it's something more.
Callie, meanwhile, was frustrated and opened up to Carlos, of all people, about her feelings. Amid the body parts at an autopsy, she vented. Carlos, naturally, was in the dark. But clearly Callie was not cool about Jim and Heather, no matter what she'd said about not having any claims on Jim. The fact is, she seems to be in love with Jim and would like to act on her feelings ... except for Jeff and Ray and her divided loyalties. When Jim showed up at the hospital, her irritation was proof that she cares too much about him.
When Jim finally broke 80, it wasn't what he thought it was going to be. He probably expected Carlos to be there if he ever did it -- and dance a little Cuban dance, like he mentioned. Instead, there was Heather to kiss him and offer him a weekend getaway. Right sentiment, wrong woman.
So instead of waiting and wondering and 'Moonlighting' the romance for a year, Jim went to Callie and they went all the way. And it was sweet and he fixed breakfast the morning after. With fresh squeezed orange juice. Really nice.
You knew the bubble had to burst, and so it did. Ray called from prison to say he'd seen the light. Jeff's visit had made an impression on Ray and he made a deal with the D.A. He's getting out of jail. Wow, talk about bad timing. Callie will really be pressed to make a decision now, won't she?
As for the case, Kim seemed the likely suspect, especially since she had more than enough motive and just enough physical capability to beat Doug's head in with a golf club. But it was too obvious. The smarmy pro, Scott Winters, was the guy (as Mr. Monk would say). He'd used his friends, used Kim and had a sense of entitlement that made him think he was above the law. Jim figured it out with the help of a golf club grip and a DVR.
All in all, a damn good first season for 'The Glades.'
Quotes We Liked:
"Now that's a good alibi. Nobody would like about watching that." - Jim, when he heard Terry had been watching 'Hot Tub Time Machine' on pay-per-view
"If someone took away my ability to play golf, murder would definitely be on the table." -- Jim, to ex-golf pro Kim
"He missed the putt, that's not a lie detector test." -- Terry to Jim
"It meant nothing because you weren't there to share it with." -- Jim to Callie
'The Glades' airs Sun., 10PM ET on A&E.