I feel a little whiplashery from angsty Ty to Asshat Hero, but as long as he's no longer hallucinating, I'll take it.
I know when we (or the critics) refer to pacing problems on a show it's in reference to the story, but I feel as if we are having pacing problems in regards to the characterizations in MM. I'd say Hooten, Sydney and Gato have been depicted consistently over the course of three episodes, but there have been problems for the rest. We *just* got to know Michelle, who suddenly seems more confidant than she did in brief appearance in the pilot. Park is already more sympathetic (that was needed, but so quickly?). And who knows what Ty we'll see tonight?
I winced when he let slip the whole "publishing this in a journal" thing in front of the ex-wife and Michelle.
I really liked that moment because it seemed like something that could really happen in real life (and probably has...many times), but also Ty's reaction to catching himself. However, going back to your angsty to asshat comment, would the Ty who hastened a boys death two weeks before, and was dealing with intense guilt, suddenly be contemplating writing an article to make himself look good?
The MM part - putting Park up there with Buck as the "ventilation issues" buddies was a bit too over the top for me re Hooten's grandstanding.
I agree. It would make sense if they worked on a case together and both made errors, but trying to connect the two was stretch and too made for TV.