I had a bad feeling going into The Glades season 4 finale that we might get stuck with a cliff-hanger. But in my wildest dreams, I never thought it could have been worse than last year when Jim popped the question to Callie and we had to wait 41 weeks to find out her answer.
I was very wrong.
My wife and I both sat with our jaws hanging open as the credits began to roll. I’m stunned that "Tin Cup" ended with not only Callie and Jim NOT married, but Jim lying in a pool of his own blood, feebly attempting to reach his phone. And now we have to wait more than 9 months for the answer.. IF the show gets renewed.
Have I mentioned how much I loathe cliff-hangers? If you’re not a frequent reader of my reviews, allow me to explain: In today’s Internet-enabled, DVR, movie-streaming world, there is no reason for them. Like the rotary phone and the horse and buggy, they ought to to be put out to pasture.
In the 70s and 80s, where TV seasons started in September and ended in May, sure, you needed a way to bring viewers back in the fall. They had a summer full of reruns, you wanted them to be excited for the return of their favorite shows. But today, with the advent of DVR, online streaming and social media, that’s no longer an issue. Network now run a fall, spring and summer schedule. Shows aren't just 22 episodes in the fall. The old methods don't apply now.
That said, let’s go ahead and get some theories out there on what happened and where things could end up.
I’m guessing that Tony (from Wit-Sec) was the shooter. I think he’s being working with Ray and Ray has convinced him that if Jim were out of the picture then Callie and Jeff would be able to go into Wit-Sec with him and he would give them even better info.
Evidence supporting this: Tony was a little quick on the investigation about the house; and his lack of insistence of telling Callie the truth right away made me suspicious. Also, Ray never struck me as the “shoot a cop” kind or guy.
Then again, maybe Ray’s doing it on his own with only his mother helping in. Did you see the way she looked all sad and nervous as she dropped Jeff off? She knows something. Want to bet that its Ray is in town?
GAH! This is the very reason I hate cliff-hangers! At least Jim’s case was solved. Of course, it was pretty straight forward, so I wasn't overly surprised when he arrested the husband with anger management issues.
Overall, I’m giving the episode 3.5 jilted brides, as I feel like we've all been left at the altar. Here is hoping that we get a Season 5 and that we can finally see Jim and Callie tie the knot!
Jim G. is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.