Some thought’s from last night’s episode:
I would like to start out with a short note to Direct TV. I know, given you are a satellite service, that bad weather will sometimes interrupt my service. And, had we been in the middle of a terrible storm, I could have forgiven missing 15 minutes of last night’s episode as our dish searched for a signal. But, given the fact it was just a steady rain, I am not very happy.
OK, returning to the show, I have to say I was very disappointed with Eric last night as he led the team at Fort Delaware. As has been the case all season, the cadets seem strong until they are put in a position of leadership. The only difference is previous leaders kind of faded into the background while he got a bit too power hungry.
In all fairness though, I honestly can’t see how a team leader can be successful. This is a competition and that is going to pretty much guarantee a lack of cooperation from other team members.
That being said, I do still think Eric is the strongest of the bunch. He did a great job debunking what looked like ghostly flames in that old stove. And, even though he got criticized for quizzing the other cadets and standing in the background watching like he was above them; you could also say he was doing them a favor by letting them shine.
I would not, however, count Adam out of this contest just yet. He is the only cadet to be a team leader more than once and would have likely been named to that role for a third time if it weren’t for an outstanding performance by Vera.
Speaking of which, I haven’t liked Vera too much in previous episodes. But, I have to admit, she really stepped up her game this time around. I think that was the first time I saw a paranormal investigator suggest singing.
However, I have doubts about her as a team leader; mostly because of what I mentioned before.
I’m glad to see Rosalyn go. It’s one thing to miss evidence (I’m sure everyone zones out). But, she did it on a consistent basis and couldn’t even remember reviewing the tapes. It really makes you wonder what she was doing.
I know I was wrong last week when I predicted Michelle as the one being sent home. But, I still stand by that. If Rosalyn hadn’t missed evidence two weeks in a row (and the piece this week likely would have been missed by anyone), I think Michelle would have been the one gone this week instead of her. And, unless she really steps things up a bit next week, I’m confident she won’t last.