Private Eyes s1 ep 10

imageIt’s Private Eyes season finale time – too soon! – and the writers are celebrating by sending Angie to her cousin’s wedding with Shade as her date. SQUEE! Ok, everyone’s very clear he’s her back-up date because “Nolan had to work” but whether it’s back-up, front-load, or side-to-side, the key word here, as I’m sure long-term readers of these pages will be aware, is date. And SQUEE!

Because our heroes need some sort of case to hang their hanging-out on, though, a very pricy heirloom tiara (the groom apparently coming from old money) is stolen, which means Shade gets to fake-propose – it’s still a proposal. On bended knee. SQUEE! – to Angie and they go undercover as a couple looking to organise their own nuptials, complete with wedding collage and very enthusiastic kiss to convince the photographer. Sorry, did I say “kiss”? I meant KISS. And SQUEE!

It’s all delightful, of course. Or it would be if Angie’s mum wasn’t mooching around, all sad that the daughter she neglected and stole from isn’t nominating her for Mother of the Year. BLERGH. And if Becca wasn’t being cruel and selfish and trying to destroy Jules and Shade’s newly-close relationship to shore up her own self-esteem. BOOOO! And if Nolan had just stayed at work instead of cropping up to take Angie to St Lucia when she should be exploring further partner-kissing opportunities in Toronto instead. HURRUMPH.

Still, it’s good fun nonetheless, and even the cheerful, charming Private Eyes needs some conflict, doesn’t it? This way, season 2 has plenty to work with. And probably an “Angie’s dad’s death” conspiracy arc as well, just like Jed predicted last week. To be honest, though, season 1 has been so lovely and warm, and the main characters so utterly adorable together, that I don’t give two hoots what season 2’s about, as long as we get to see it. And them. Although more kissing and “pretending” (but not really) to be into each other would definitely be a bonus. SQUEE!


14 thoughts on “Private Eyes s1 ep 10

  1. Jed Bartlet November 26, 2016 / 12:09 am

    Even though I ship them HARD I’m reasonably happy with the way this played out: we got the going-undercover-as-a-couple episode, we got the kiss, and we kind of got the “no big” with her being all, you weren’t that good. Even if that was clearly a LIE because they were both TOTALLY INTO IT. We didn’t get “Follow my lead!” but that can wait for season 2, along with everything else.

    Anyway, in its own non-revolutionary way this show has been a delight from start to finish. Great leads (Jason Priestley and Cindy Sampson), a strong supporting cast – bow, please, Jordyn Negri, Clé Bennett, Ennis (Rich Dotcom!) Esmer, Barry Flatman, and Nicole De Boer as the delightfully unlikeable but not-actually-hateable Becca – and bucketloads of charm.

    And a special thanks to e, who advocated for this show before we’d seen a minute of it. Not for the first time, e, Unpopcult is in your debt; and, unlike Limitless, this one actually got renewed…

  2. e December 2, 2016 / 4:47 am

    Awww! *hugs*

    I have other recommendations but I’m not sure they’re coming to the UK. Also: why aren’t you guys watching Humans, again?

    • CJ Cregg December 3, 2016 / 12:37 pm

      *hugs back* 😀

      I’m still watching Humans, e, but I’m a few eps behind. I had to scale down a bit on my writing because of work this year so just haven’t been blogging it. Having said that, I’m not as keen on season 2 as I was on season 1 – I still think it’s really smart and can be very powerful, but I feel like in its attempts to broaden the focus of the show worldwide with the Carrie-Anne Moss and evil tech billionaire characters, it’s lost some of its personality if you know what I mean. I’m only 2 eps into season 2, though, and hoping it’ll pick up.

      • e December 4, 2016 / 4:28 am

        I think S1 is superior but I still love S2, and I think that’s because each character has a more coherent storyline. S1 had a unifying mystery and S2 shows some terrific character growth, especially in the Hawkins family.

        Two surprise shows:

        First is “Pitch”. It’s not a particularly good show. It doesn’t look likely to be renewed. But I am shipping the ship out of it. (Be still my fluttering shipper heart.) What a surprise, it’s turned out to be.

        Second is “Dirk Gently”. Not even in the slightest bit Douglas Adams but touching, sweet, and far far better than I expected. Give it a few episodes and let it grow on you, and just treat it as a show that bears name similarities but otherwise has nothing to do with anything Adams. It’s a real fave that I look forward to each week.

        • Jed Bartlet December 4, 2016 / 11:06 pm

          Dirk Gently is coming to UK Netflix in a week. No word on Pitch as far as I know.

          But they won’t be as good as Private Eyes.

          • CJ Cregg December 4, 2016 / 11:26 pm

            NOTHING is as good as Private Eyes. I need my season 2 fix NOW.

            On the bright side, though, I see Max Landis wrote the TV Dirk Gently. He also wrote Chronicle, which is an absolutely terrific film – give it a go if you haven’t seen it!

            • Jed Bartlet December 4, 2016 / 11:27 pm


              Unpopcult is MOVING TO CANADA if we don’t get s2 quickly enough.

              • e December 5, 2016 / 3:38 am

                I think if you *stick* *with* *it*, you will be surprised and delighted by the quality of Dirk Gently, and its fundamental sweetness.

                I was sure I was going to loathe it.

                If you want a fun Canadian series that’s, um, fun — have you tried Killjoys? I don’t remember if I recommended it to you or not.

                And OMG the envelope! Under the desk! Just as she’s left town! With the wrong man!

                • Jed Bartlet December 5, 2016 / 1:44 pm

                  The ENVELOPE! I was expecting the line “Your father’s death… it was no accident” at some point in the first season, but I think it’s now a certainty in s2. As long as it doesn’t drag the show down.

  3. e May 5, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    Kicking off Global’s summer schedule is the return of Canada’s favourite detective duo, Shade and Angie, as last summer’s #1 new series* Private Eyes is back Thursday, May 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Starring Jason Priestley and Cindy Sampson, Season 2 welcomes new cast members including Samantha Wan (Second Jen), Sharon Lewis (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Bree Williamson (One Life To Live), and Mark Ghanimé (Reign). In anticipation of the Season 2 premiere, viewers can catch up on the first season on and Global Go.

    • Jed Bartlet May 6, 2017 / 8:16 am

      Unpopcult has already debated moving to Canada, e. We need MOAR PRIVATE EYES.

      • e May 6, 2017 / 8:46 pm

        It’s a pity Killjoys never made it to Blighty.

        Did 800 Words ever show up?

        • CJ Cregg May 6, 2017 / 9:18 pm

          800 Words didn’t but Killjoys is on Netflix over here, e. I watched the first ep – thought it was OK but it didn’t grab me.

          • e May 7, 2017 / 12:28 am

            Killjoys is one of those shows that you have to endure through a few episodes until you love it

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