Another thoughtful, romantic, and suspenseful episode. Well written, solid performances, and great dialogue. Nikolaj Coster Waldau specifically is wonderful as John Amsterdam in this incarnation of his life. The pieces of his former lives fall into place like an intricate puzzle that is put together just right.
Stephen McKinley Henderson as Omar brings a lot to his role as Omar. The performance at the end of the episode is especially touching. I find the honesty of this series to be refreshing and the way that John obviously loves his son is very real. What fine performances.
The case still seems a little secondary to the complexities of his life but the way in which they weave the conclusions based on all of his living into the solving of the crimes is fantastic. Zuleikha Robinson is solid as Detective Eva Marquez who seems to have a little bit of a background herself. I like that they have given him a solid backup and someone you get the feeling he can rely on in a pinch.
Yolonda Ross plays Lily Mae, Omar's mother and one of John's former loves. It was interesting how they showed his secretary was one of his daughters as well and how he must have weaved his lives together.
Kids say the darnedest things and John's great-grandson mentions the possibility of getting his head cut off. John looks a little surprised with this revelation. Of course this is the only way to truly kill an immortal in many stories such as Highlander and some of the vampire tales.
We find that John is a writing specialist or forger and we also find out he was fascinated with Omar Khayyám as that was the story he was telling Lily earlier in the episode.
In the end the case is solved and the killer revealed thru a little slight of hand by John to get her to trip herself up. Nice ending with the father coming in to thank him for following through.
Another fine episode. Thanks for reading...