Unforgettable Season 4 (DVD) – Series Review
Follow Genre: Detective
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Episodes: 13
Duration:41 min (per episode)

Unforgettable Season 4 (DVD) – Series Review

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Bad: Not that different from your average police series
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Carrie Wells suffers from a rare medical condition called hyperthymesia, making her remember everything she ever saw. It’s both a blessing and a curse, as it can get her close to madness sometimes, yet it is also very convenient in her job at the Major Crime Division of the New York City Police Department. It’s time to see whether season four of Unforgettable turns out to be unforgettable, or whether it is quite forgettable after all.

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Carrie (Poppy Montgomery) and Al (Dylan Walsh) are back on track solving murders, when all of a sudden a certain detective Eddie Martin (Skeet Ulrich) appears. He claims to be Carrie’s husband and, much to Al’s surprise, she admits that it’s true. Apparently, they got married on a whim, but she left him years ago, before she even met Al. Nonetheless, they never got divorced, and now suddenly he stands before her, asking for her help in an investigation he’s been running on some meth dealers in Long Beach. Carrie and Al agree to help him out, but Al is not really happy with the fact that they are still married and tries to convince Carrie to divorce Eddie. Also, some new colleagues are introduced, namely Denny Padilla(E.J. Bonilla), the new detective on the team, Delinda Michaels (La La Anthony), a pathologist, and Captain Sandra Russo (Kathy Najimy), the new Major Crime Division’s commander, as Eliot (Dallas Roberts) got a promotion and thus left the team. Other than this small storyline, there is not much going on besides the cases themselves.

Due to the fact that there isn’t really much of a thread running through the season, most of the time is spent on the cases themselves, which really puts them in the center. On the other hand, the lack of a side story also means that we don’t really get to know the characters much better than we did before. It’s really just a matter of taste as to which one you prefer, but in this case, we thought a bit more info on the main characters wouldn’t have hurt.

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The cases all have a decent storyline, even though there is not that much special going on, that discerns this series from the so many police series out there. Sure Carrie’s gift comes in handy more than once, but it doesn’t add that much to the excitement. It often feels like they could have done well without, even though it would probably have taken quite a bit longer before Al and the others caught the killer. The way Carrie looks back into her memories does give a nice touch to the whole, as you will actually see her observe herself, and then her surroundings, to find what exactly she is remembering.

There is a lot of variation, as the cases run from the murder on a young jazz artist, over undercover work where Carrie has to use her charms to the fullest, to the disappearance and murder of a plastic surgeon. During their investigations the team end up in quite extraordinary places, and find out some dangerous and unexpected things. All this variation keeps the cases fresh, even though some of the elements definitely seem a bit farfetched.

Poppy Montgomery is quite convincing in the lead role, yet her character Carrie is just not that likeable. She is very aware of her gift and the fact that it makes her special, and she doesn’t hesitate one moment to let you know that, as soon as an occasion arises. Next to that, she also wants to believe that there is no man alive who can take his eyes off her, even though her seductive skills are so obvious it becomes painful to watch. This all makes the character quite shallow, and just not what you’d expect from a lead character.

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A very enjoyable performance to watch is that of Dylan Walsh, who puts down a constant, good performance. E.J. Bonilla takes care of the funny note, while La La Anthony is perhaps the most fresh and unexpected appearance of the whole season, as she seems to be able to find a good balance between the very professional Delinda and the Delinda who definitely knows how to have fun.

The special features for this fourth season DVD release are hardly worth mentioning. The box already states that there are only deleted scenes and bloopers for extras, but even then they could have done a bit more than just two deleted scenes that hardly last one minute each, and a blooper reel with four minutes worth of content.


The fourth season of Unforgettable doesn’t have an elaborate side story, which is really a love or hate thing. Anyway, the individual episodes are very decent and provide an enjoyable forty-one minutes, even though they are not really that different from your average police series. The lack of good extras is a downside, but luckily the acting is overall quite decent, and the few new characters add a welcome change. In short, this season won’t blow your mind, but will probably provide you with a few pleasantly spent evenings nonetheless.

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