Rosewood: Thorax, Thrombosis & Threesomes (Review)


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In “Rosewood: Thorax, Thrombosis & Threesomes” Rosie has his heels nipped by new pathologist in town Mitchie Mendelson (Sam Huntington) and TMI (Anna Konkle) feels threatened by Pippy’s  (Gabrielle Dennis) former gal pal from  the streets Cassie (Tia Mowry-Hardrict).  Villa’s new roomie;  mom Daisie (Lisa Vidal) is having a “thing” with Captain Hornstock (Domenick Lombardozzi) and by the end of the episode Annalise and Rosie come to an understanding. 

Two bodies just yards away from the golden-white sands of a Miami beach introduces Rosie to Mitchie, a Jacksonville pathologist who comes highly recommended and is cheaper to use than Rosewood. Rosie rises to the challenge and promises to prove that the money is well spent when Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. works the case.

While the show is mainly about competition between the two medical men, it is also about that thing Villa and Rosewood have and being a third wheel.  Villa, understandably, and predictably, is all about #TeamRosie but this does not slow Mendelson down as he is his own support team.

The two dead men are split up, both pathologists get a body and there is a race to solve the murder.

Competition is also the catchword in the Pippy/TMI/Cassie triangle.  The “old” woman in Ms. Rosewood’s life is competing with the new one.  Initially Pippy’s fiancee does not catch on but once she does, a little advice from Rosie allows TMI to make the right moves.

As Rosie does his normal “above par” work, Mendelson swarms all over the case and actually solves the crime first. Team “Moxie'” as the captain dubs the Rosie/Mendelson temporary pairing, rush to name a killer as Mitchie slowly infiltrates Rosewood’s playground.

Rather interestingly Mitchie and TMI seem to connect despite Pippy’s open “almost” hostility to the challenger  to her brother’s throne.

The case is interesting. There is a dominatrix and two dead men.  As the episode progresses, the two pathologists get closer and after Rosie “takes the gloves off” and wins  he offers Mendelson a job.

Standout Moments:

The captain/dominatrix interrogation scene intermixed with the Villa, Rosie and Mitchie conversation about threesomes.

Hornstock, again, in bed with Daisie:

“If Villa finds out  about us I’m a dead man.”

TMI confronting Cassie.

Pippy pushing Rosie into taking his gloves off.

Villa’s “Can I get that on tape and play it back to you?  Like, everyday?”

Lastly; the crime reveal where the viewer learns that the two men could have survived had they worked together. This re-enactment of the men’s death’s (apart from being “Edna Buchanan” clever)  is intricate and impressive enough that Rosie wins the pathological competition.  Rosewood takes heed of the message, about working together and this may well be why he offers Mitchie a job later.

Episode/Continuity Gaffes:

Number One:

The dominatrix, who is knocked out when the attack takes place, clearly smacks her forehead on the table knocking her out. Earlier Rosewood proves her story is true:

Villa: “He says a bruise on the back of her head confirms her story…”

However, in light of the fight reenactment the bruise should be on her forehead.

Number Two:

The cannellini bean.  Mitchie identifies a piece of “Johnny-No-Pants'” ear as an indigested bean. Rosie proves this is incorrect. So far so good. However, the missing lobe on the ear varies greatly between takes and scenes. When Rosie takes the “bean” and places it back on Johnny’s lobe and the wound is tiny, whereas at the start,  a huge portion of the ear has been chewed off.

Observation:

Was that supposed to be a liver?

Final Thoughts:

Dr. Kincaid was absent, except as dented pillow and crumpled sheet on Rosie’s bed.  Mitchie looks to become a regular on Rosie’s team, but not “Mosie’s” team. Annalise and Rosie decide that their “thing” is too important to threaten and Hornstock will be in so much trouble when Villa finds out about Daisie.

Sam Huntington is an interesting addition to the show. It may well be that his character and TMI get close. Whether this creates some conflict between Pippy and her loved one remains to be seen but the girl think on the exact same lines as Mitchie.  It is always a delight to have the beautiful and talented Vidal on the show and one can only hope that this “romance” gets the actress more screen time.

“Rosewood”  airs Wednesdays on FOX.

Author: Mike's Film Talk

Former Actor, Former Writer, Former Journalist, USAF Veteran, http://MikesFilmTalk.com Former Member Nevada Film Critics Society

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