THE DISAPPOINTING RETURN OF CROSSING LINES

Were you like me, waiting (non)patiently for the return of Crossing Lines on their 3rd season? The first two are available to stream on Netflix and the show was really good!


The main character is William Fichtner, who you've probably seen as the bad cop in Prison Break, but this time he comes back as a good cop, Carl Hickman, wanting to catch bad guys and deal with some old baggage.



There's also Carrie-Anne Moss (Matrix) and oh, the boss of the bosses, Donald Sutherland, a special agent who puts together a sort of Interpol team to uncover crimes that cross European borders.
The guy below Donald Sutherland is, Marc Lavoine, a super honest French guy who loves his team.





Carl Hickman is the FBI agent who kinda directs the team, and this team is formed as follows:


Tom Wlaschiha as Sebastian Berger, a German IT genius with 1 facial expression accross the board. He's like the Penelope Garcia but with 0 charm. My least favorite character. Oh, and I just found out he's on Game of Thrones, hmmm shocking. 



On the other side of the spectrum, we have hot headed Irish Richard Flood as Tommy McConnel, who comes from the ghetto and wants to do the right thing but struggles with a family of criminals.



Same as poor Eva Vittoria, by Gabriella Pession, a beautiful Italian ex interpol agent who's mob father was killed. 
RIP Anne-Marie
RIP Sienna



We also have 2 girls that get killed and one new girl, Arabela Seeger by Lara Rossi, who comes right at the end of the season.

New girl

We get to see some of the characters personal struggles and of course, like it always happens to me, I get attached.

The last episode of season 2 ends in a tragedy, and we don't know if this beloved character dies or not. Fast forward 2 years later, I get a notification that Crossing Lines is back! I am ecstatic, log on Netflix, only to realize that the team was completely stripped, Arabella explains that after last year's tragedy (she never really says what happened) everyone in the team decided to leave, except her, although the German expressionless IT guy is in some office when Arabella goes to recruit him back to the team. HE GETS RECRUITED BACK??? Where's Carl Hickman, Tommy or Eva! I want them back!

Needless to say, they cast a bunch of good actors for this new seasons, but I am sorry, I am not ready to move on with this just yet. I have to mourn for the lost characters that I missed so much.

New cast....


Have you watched this show? Will you? Have you started season 3? Tell me what you think!







54 comments:

Unknown said...

So I just finished the last episode of season 2 and it just messed me up because Louis dies witch I can't believe I mean what is that but the thing that I can't stand is what about Eva I love Eva and then they just leave her like that I mean come on so then I went on to watch the first episode of season 3 and no one is there except for berger and there is no explanation of what happens to Eva and don and where did richerd go could he just not handle losing another member or what I mean u just can't do that to people u just can't leave a show like that with my favorite Italian girl dead in a hotel room or missing or what ever happend

Unknown said...

THATS TRUE! THIS IS A DISASTER! I loved all of the caracters in both first/second season and poff....all gone now in season 3 without any further explanation,-IM SO DISSAPOINTED and will probably not continue watching it.

Unknown said...

Completely agree! Been binge watching the first two seasons, just got to season 3, episode 1, and I'm devestated. Why would they just replace nearly the entire cast with virtually no explanation?!?!?

Unknown said...

Completely agree! Been binge watching the first two seasons, just got to season 3, episode 1, and I'm devestated. Why would they just replace nearly the entire cast with virtually no explanation?!?!?

Hask said...

Omg!!! What have they done! Where is my Irish Tommy and what happened to Eva!!! Dang it...why the heck did they feel the need to change!! Sucks....Ughhh...hate when that happens.....

Eccentric said...

Agree with all of the above. Disappointing �� Damn hate it when they mix with the formula before the use by date

sabinak said...

I just started watching season 3 and I can't deal with it. The way season 2 ended was so...weird, with so many things left unexplained or open. Like we know Eva is pretty much dead, but it's not like we were shown, so is she actually? We don't know what it is that she found out or who killed her and why. Then there's Hickman, where there was one teeny tiny mini little hint in that last episode that he might go back to the U.S. but I was waiting for that whole "Tiger" thing between him and Tommy to go down, like "we'll talk later" stuff. They kill Louis! Ugh, I couldn't, such a sweet guy...So when I got to season 3 I didn't expect to see Eva or Louis, though I wish I could've seen them. And most definitely hoped to get some kind of explanation. And then with that mini-hint of possibly leaving from Hickman, I was very disappointed he didn't come back but not fully surprised. But whaaaa? What about Tommy? What happened to him? I mean, yeah, the ICC cross-borders thing was dissolved but he could've come back. He was awesome!!! Ugh. Yeah, I agree, I also get attached to characters easily. But I feel like it's Torchwood all over again. A couple seasons of perfection with the people, the way it should be, and then another season comes and everything is different. Different set up, different rules, mostly different people (all of whom I like btw). I suppose they could've done it a bit less shockingly. Like bit by bit. One character out, then another, then another. Not boom. All. At the same time. Ugh. Rant over :D

MoyMoy said...

I started watching the show for the American cop from NYC, now that he's gone the show is just not the same.

Ocean Le said...

Im sad about EVA and TOMMY leaving the show....there was no closure. BUT Im thrilled that they are married and have 1 child together in real life.

ZeeMuh said...

It's complete bs to leave so many cliffhangers and don't clear up nothing smh... just sad!

Dave S. said...

Yep it's just friggin unbelievable!!!

Annie said...

Just watched the end of S2 and beginning of S3! What the....??? Who thought this was a good idea? Not surprised it was canceled after this. Doubt I'll even bother with S03.

Lauren Stokes said...

So very excited watching 1 episode after another.....until S3 started! W...T...f.. ????

Unknown said...

I loved the first two seasons right up to the strange and sad ending. I can't even bring myself to watch season 3, because all my favorite characters are gone. I would love to see a fourth season with a return of the original cast.

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Unknown said...

Agreed, very disappointed at season 3. It just should've be a new program. It does a disservice to the original 2 seasons.

Bente Hofmeester said...

I just finished 2 seasons in 2 days, in love with the cast and the series. Starting episode 1 season 3, am devastated to see almost the entire cast was changed with no explanation, then what are we watching a series for!!

Unknown said...

I just finished season two and started season three. Also like many other comments stated I was so disappointed I had to go back to the last episode in season two to see if I missed anything because it just was not a good transition. I want to know what happened to those characters saying they all went home is not good enough. And what happened with the situation when Michael Dorn walked into the hotel room? Where is the closure for all of that? Nobody cares what happened? I absolutely loved season one and season two. I am so disappointed in the cast change it's hard to get past it to give the new cast a chance. I'd feel better if I knew what happened to the others.

Unknown said...

Whoever wrote this show sucks ass!!! I mean the first and second seasons were awesome but then the first episode of the third season everyone is gone? Terrible. I'm done watching it. Totally ruined the show and I know every single person agrees with me. Complete shit!

Rosamarita said...

It's just ridiculous what they did. No reason or explanation. Usually you at least get a reason why characters leave. Left the show after the middle of the second episode / s3. Bad planning. Is there any one who likes this new show? Because that's what it is.

Ron McLaren said...

Watched 15 minutes of episode one series 3 and won't watch it again.
Can't believe they axed the actors that made show what it was.
Disgraceful

Rachel said...

Agree with all comments. I just binge watched the first 2 seasons also. Season 3 is like a completely different show and not at all interesting. The attachments formed with original characters cannot be replaced so eadily.

MrJ said...

Before I even started watching Crossing Lines I knew i was going to have some problems I just felt it. When I started watching it the problems started surfacing. My very first problem was the short lifespan of the characters.. At the end of chapter 12 I had a problem with Eva and Hickman going alone.. Hickman and Luis knew that the psychiatrist was in on it but yet they showed no caution. Also had a problem with why was Hickman the main character I didn't get it. When season three came in and most of the characters changed that just confirm my initial suspicions about the program.

Unknown said...

Did some of the actors not want to return? This inquiring mind wants to know

Unknown said...

I absolutely agree with what everyone's been saying...total rubbish...no closure...seasons 1 & 2 were awesome..then to just get rid of our favorite actors like that!!! Total rubbish!!! I watched 8 minutes of season 3 and I will not be continuing. To just get rid of them with no explanation, whoever writes this show is an idiot! absolutely devastated and disappointed.

Delzetha Sinclairsmith said...

it is ironic that I first saw this show on a seven hour bus ride across MexicoCity a few days ago and I was hooked...when I returned home I searched and found it on NETFLIX.. I just completed the watchingthe end of season 2 twenty minutes ago and it left with with a bad feeling that the characters whom I had come to love may not return and true to my feeling MOST have been killed off and just vanished without a word...I am super sad ,so sad thAT I do not know if I can watch the third season...who kills off Loius and Hickman? who removes Tommy from the equation? I am so hurt and it is one of the reasons that for years I never watched sries because I become attached to characters and when stuff such as this happens it makes me so hurt...

Dianne Snow said...

just finished season 1 and 2 and started season 3. As soon as the music starts and the actors names and pictures turn up Im like Noooooooooo oh no please not new characters...I gave it 15 mins and switched off,going to bed disappointed

Unknown said...

WHAT THE BLEEP! Just started season 3..Are we in the Twilight Zone!! My heart is breaking...

Michelina Salerno said...

LOVEEEEE this show!!! Season 1 and 2 that is! I am so going to miss William.....Dumb ending to last episode of season 2. I WANT MORE!!! Hoping they are leaving all of these loose ends so original cast can come back?! Yes- No? What's your thought?

Unknown said...

Not impressed with Season 3 at all. I have actually stopped watching.
I couldn't wait for the next episode in the first two seasons......now it's a bore and not entertaining at all. Why did they change the entire cast and story lines? It's not even the same show any more!!!!!
If it's not broken don't fix it
I'm so very very disappointed

JW said...

New producer? The "new louis" is on "timeless" on nbc hopefully. Hes very good on there. Bad move killing off everyone. Obvious shift of salaries to productikn vales hague court costumes alone very spendy!

writeon1 said...

Watched seasons 1 & 2 on Netflix. Good show with interesting locals. Then came season 3, or rather the first twenty minutes of season 3, which is all I watched. Agree with previous comments. Season 3 is DOA. They would have had to build a whole new audience to make it work. It would be nice to know how this mess came about. Did all the actors have somewhere else they needed to be? Did the producers need to cut costs?

Foilpants said...

"Carine Strand" needs to knock off the 24/7 duck face before I throw a shoe at her head. It's not sexy, Elizabeth Mitchell. I can't unsee it. Now it's all I see when your head is on the screen.

Chorls said...

I need Hickman and Tommy back, how could they just kill Marc like that and Eva, what happen with Eva? Did she die? How? Was her father alive? Aaaaaahhhhhh so disapointing to get to season 3 and not know what happened. Arabelas explanation didnt make sense 😭

JOÃO HENRIQUE GONÇALVES said...

Agreed with all the comments above
Producer BERNERO usually doesn't make such hudge mistakes. What happened
There are some explaining to do about the end of season two
Season 3 sucks
It would be fixed with a season 4 with the answers we want and a more coherent bringing back caracter Louis ( it's not difficult) and giving a proper sequence of season 2

Emily L said...

I agree with both above comments. We need Tommy, Hickman, Ava, and Louis back!!!! Donald is awesome but as mentioned he can't carry the entire show by himself.
After watching seasons 1 & 2 and then the last episode of season 2 was such a shock. Why? No explanation, no nothing, just a sudden lets change the entire show and watch viewers disappear. You had a great show and you turn it upside down. I lasted about 10 minutes into season 3 and that did it for me. You didn't expect to lose most of your main characters and expect this show to continue, right? Who came up with this intelligent (being very facetious here) idea? He should be the one to exit. So very disappointed. Seems like the good shows get canceled and the ones that lack any substance or talent stay on the air.

Paula Carlson said...

Darn it. I'm grieving for the loss of the characters I've come to know. I've watched two episodes and that's it. No more! Moving on.

Unknown said...

What the hell just happenedin s3 this was an awesome show

Unknown said...

WTF. Waar is de cast gebleven van eerdere seizoenen. Hier kan ik niet aan wennen. Voor mij stopt t kijken nu. Zoooo jammer.

Unknown said...

Same as above. Even the intro bothers me! I can't stand the new blonde team leader, she tries too hard and the "duck face" is annoying. I was really into this show ☹️

sweetweaver said...

I’m so glad I’m not the only person driven crazy by this. I’m seriously wondering if it was some botched rhinoplasty.

sweetweaver said...

There was no mention of what Dorn saw when he entered Eva’s hotel room at the end of season two. I feel like I did when Deadwood just abruptly ended with no closure on some of the plot lines.

The difference here is that they have a whole new season to give us that closure, and all they did was have Seeger explain away everything in less than a minute. No mention of Eva.

I loved reading above that Pession and Flood are together in the real world.

Unknown said...

I agree with all of the above. I refuse to contine watching because it's not the show I fell in love with. I have never seen an entire show be destroyed like this. I have no issues with Sebastion. He may not have such a strong presence as the rest of the original cast, but he is the brilliant IT geek so I kind of expected him to be a bit introverted and/or been in the background. No disrespect to the new cast, but they may as well have made season 3 a spinoff of the original show so we knew it was a different show. They failed to explain the end of season 2. Shame shame shame to the producers/writers. I am done with you.

Unknown said...

What happened to the psychiatrist? And why would Carl Hickman ask her to call an ambulance just after she shot his boss? I think the writers quit with most of the cast. Not watching season 3

Yogi said...

Binge watched seasons 1 & 2. Shocked by the by the last episode of Season 2. Anxiously watched the 1st episode of season 3 and noticed right away that Hickman, Tommy & Ava were not in the credits. Watched several episodes hoping they would be back or explanation on what happened to them but nothing yet. Yes, it is a big disappointment.

michael markson said...

Season 3 blows.
I just binged watched season 1 and 2. Season 3 is a completely different show with 3 actors that have worked together once before. Don't bother to watch it.

vhaimahonarine Ndou said...

Definitely season three its like another series...of which is competing with the characters of season 1&2. Season 3 is messed up Its no longer exciting.

Neil Angel said...

I just finished season 3. Although, it took a couple of episodes for me to like the new cast. I still want to know what happened that lead to most of the cast from seasons 1 & 2 not returning. Clearly from the last episode of season 2 both the cast and writers thought they would return for season 3 otherwise why all the hanging chads?

Lynda Symans said...

"D" all of the above. I too binge watched Seasons 1&2 - loved the "Man and A Woman" feeling to it all. Apparently what Donald Sutherland saw when he went looking for Pesson was not good but dead was not really addressed in season 3 or if it was I was too busy fast forwarding to find out where the hell everyone one was. Done now. Any recommendations?

CaroleBC said...
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CaroleBC said...

Same as everyone: annoyed by the change of cast for season 3. It looks like it had lost its diversity and multiculturalism when it was bought by Netflix : 2 North American actors, 3 British and Goran who is an American star. It was an European show, now it looks like any other American show, kind of NCIS: LA Hague. :-(
But most of all, what I don't get is how a show can leave so many loose ends and simply move on. The biggest one is obviously what is the deal with Eva? Did she "go home" as everyone else ? Most likely not but what exactly happened in Spain?
What about Tommy? And Hickman? Or Daniel's wife? Supposedly only 6 months has passed, a total silence on what went down just doesn't make any sense.

Patrick Brock said...

I feel like what happened to Anne-Marie and Eva wasn't even planned. Why else would they kill them off and not even show them? Other than some small quirks in the first 2 seasons, this was (in my unprofessional opinion)a well thought out and executed series. I assumed they'd kill Louis, but Tommy vanished, the whole tiger thing left wide open, have no clue why Eva died, what the deal was with her lurking dead daddy. I think we deserve some answers here.

Neil Angel said...

I was feeling the same frustration, so after not finding any explanation, I googled "Gabrielle Pession" and found a little info. In the real world Gabrielle (Eva) and Richard Flood (Tommy) became an item on set and after the end of filming the second season they got married or became life partners and are in the process of living happily ever after. Gabrielle evidently is quite successful on stage and as a ice skating professional. She sure is pretty.

Unknown said...

So annoyed. Just like everyone else, I binge watched seasons 1&2, then watched the opening credits of 3 while being very confused. I could tell by the cinematography and spliced together credits that we were looking at a completely different show, so I went straight to imdb to see what was going on. Once confirmed that it was basically a new show with no one we knew or cared about, the show got turned off and will not be thought about again. As far as I'm concerned, Crossing Lines was only 2 seasons long.