Harper's Island

Season 1 Episode 3


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Apr 23, 2009 on CBS

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  • As the third episode hit screens, the writing gets better, yet everyone is still seemingly blissfully oblivious to what's going on.

    Splash, and suddenly Abby is surrounded by a group of men from the wedding, as at the same time Henry begins to challenge his future father-in-law in skeet shooting, and begun the third episode of Harper's Island has.

    "Ka-Blam" so aptly named, revolves more around the death of Kelly and the drama unfolding around Henry, Trish, and Hunter. Acting comes to the forefront, and with the exception of the still awkwardly portrayed Hunter subplot, everything moves at a great pace. Revelations are made about the stature of the previous murderer John Wakefield and slowly a few people are beginning to understand that something may be happening here. Yet, it's the slowly part that keeps "Ka-Blam" from getting anywhere. Five people are dead, and with the exception of Kelly, four of them have yet to be discovered. While it can be argued that one of the deaths would be hard to trace, that still leaves three members of the wedding group gone with no one showing the least case of worry towards their disappearances. Taking into consideration as to who were killed, it's unreal and unreasonable why everyone isn't noticing they're gone or even asking a simple "Oh where's so-and-so?" The series does have 13 episodes to get through, but delaying discovery or worry this long isn't working.

    "Ka-Blam" isn't a complete failure as the writing does show a continued improvement. Yet, keeping everyone blissfully in the dark and oblivious to missing party members creates an unreal situation that's more in line with an episode of Survivor than a horror series. Overall, though, "Ka-Blam" is a decent addition to the series.
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