Critic Consensus: "Formalized, Complex, and Costly" offers satisfying action and a good shock, though the season is developing more slowly than some might prefer.
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Critic reviews for Formalized, Complex, and Costly
Kudos to Art for not being every other dimwitted supporting character cop we've seen on shows like this.
Time didn't move all that fast this episode, but we got some interesting reveals in the plot.
By all means, it's still a perfectly fine episode, but one whose quality is a bit diluted by the developing cracks in its foundation.
"Formalized, Complex, and Costly" is packed with plot-driven dialogue, even if the plot itself hasn't advanced much by the end of the episode.
Donny cracks me up... I also like how proud he looks of Alison whenever she puts the smack down on someone.
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