Yay! I liked this one.
Opening signs weren’t good, since the FBI investigating a failed DEA drug bust initially screamed “jurisdictional turf war” – not something we’re too keen on round these parts. And I wasn’t keen on revisiting the Rio Bravo business touched on a couple of weeks ago, either. However, it’s always good to see Dylan Baker and the combination of him, Abbott, Jane and a brisk, simple but well-plotted story made this episode the best of the season so far, I think. Abbott and Jane’s friendship, in particular, made the Rio Bravo revelation scene unexpectedly moving, and the little sub-plot about Jane’s birthday was both very sweet and overtly, physically couple-y (ie there was kissing) in a way the show seems to have avoided since Jane and Lisbon got together – some manna for the shippers at last, eh? Or at least some of them; a lovelorn Wylie got nowhere with Vega this week but I’m happy enough for that ship to sink, to be honest. She still does my head in.