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!







128 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.

Jeff Mrochinski said...

I just finished episode 2 of season 3 and realized the show is a shell of its former self with the original characters missing. Where did they go? Strange to develop so many characters and relationships and then just have half of them end.

kangenwateraustralia said...

Yeah...it has left me cold as well...surely they could have brought her back in season 3.Also whats the real reason that William departed...no happy

Unknown said...

This show is awful now. The four characters that were so amazing are not there anymore. What happened??? And the two new people are just awful!!!!!!!!!!!!!+

kangenwateraustralia said...

Totally agree....i loved the 2 seasons then wow !!! What happened??
My young son could have finished it better...good to see Eva and Tommy hooked up in real life and now have a son.

kangenwateraustralia said...

If I had the money and access to the actors id finish it the right way so the viewer is not left hanging.....such a shame as i was right into it.Being let down is an understatement.

kangenwateraustralia said...

It would to hear from someone who is on the inside to finally get some answers happening.Everyone who has taken the time to write here is pissed off.

Unknown said...

What the hell there is no explanation this is stupid so disappointed it actually makes me not want to watch anymore talk about a series killer lame

Jim Morse said...

Same here! And way to much Donald. ...with the phoney accent. I had to switch it off pity Eva was hot :)

Ccj said...

The show now stinks they took Tommy And Eva off the show and at the end of season 2 they had Eva looking for her dad who she thought died and then nothing how stupid why even put it in the show then nothing.

Ccj said...

The show now stinks they took Tommy And Eva off the show and at the end of season 2 they had Eva looking for her dad who she thought died and then nothing how stupid why even put it in the show then nothing.

Trevor ONeill said...

Criminal minds all over again

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Musicthing said...

Yeah, another unhappy viewer... Liked season one and two, just getting into the character, wasn't happy about the season 2 but, still love the rest of the cast...and then there comes Season 3 what the hell!

Unknown said...

I will not watch season 3. As soon as I started and realized they have done away with every single one of my favorite characters I could not continue watching. Why do idiots do this to good shows????? Ruin a good thing. Ridiculous and pathetic. I'll be looking for another show to watch. I hope they end this pathetic excuse of a once excellent show. There is no good reason for them to have done what they did. Rip crossing lines

Quake said...

I will not watch season 3. As soon as I started and realized they have done away with every single one of my favorite characters I could not continue watching. Why do idiots do this to good shows????? Ruin a good thing. Ridiculous and pathetic. I'll be looking for another show to watch. I hope they end this pathetic excuse of a once excellent show. There is no good reason for them to have done what they did. Rip crossing lines

JD00014 said...

Whatever the reason for dumping the cast/story lines of the first 2 excellent seasons, it certainly wasn't because the producers gave a damn about the viewers.

It's just me said...

The hardest thing for any series to accomplish is to create characters that the audience likes, and want to follow. The first couple seasons accomplished that. Then they get rid of them? These producers clearly don't know what they are doing. I respect the new actors, but the producers should have created a show for them of their own, not and not hijack this one. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Clive Cussler said...

I also agree with everyone here. Extremely disappointed with season 3. Couldn't find the reason for the changes using google but did find out that Eva (Gabriella Pession) and Tommy (Richard Flood) got married in 2016

Binch Watcher A said...

Totally agree! Fans need closure, or they won’t watch anymore. Eva?? Dead? Hurt? Or what....
Tommy??? At least one episode that explains all and
makes sense!

Everyone’s a Critic said...

In S 1 and 2, they killed off the two females (aside from Moss) who could act. The throaty Italian girl is just bad and the Frenchman so-so. So I disagree and appreciate that they brought in better actors. I would have liked to keep the Traveler Irishman and lose the black woman, who is wooden. However, they really should have given us answers about what happened to Eva in Spain. I just assumed the Frenchman died of his wounds and Carl and Moss got together and rode into the sunset.

Galactic Watcher said...

I do agree with most of the comments above. I thought that there was something strange about the series when they started killing off main cast members early on in the show. It seems that, if you were a female cast member you were especially expendable. Genevieve O'Reilly, Moon Dailey, and Gabriella Pession were all assets. However, the last episode of season 2 was an epoch disappointment. The loss of Marc Lavione's character would have been tragic but could have been a catalyst for a more determined team headed by William Fichtner's, but wait, clean sweep of the show. 1 episode looses Lavoine, Fichtner, Elsa Mollen, Gabriella Pession, and Richard Flood, most without explanation.

The end of the last episode of season 2 seemed to be haphazardly constructed at best. A seasoned New York detective is held at gunpoint when his boss walks in drawing the attention of the gun wielding Dr. Anne Clarke, who turns, fires 1 shot striking Louise Daniel in the chest, she then waits a second and fires 2 more shots into him while Carl Hickman stands and watches. Dr. Clarke, previously intent and killing Hickman, instead of turning back toward him to finish the job, watches Hickman disregard her and common sense, leaving her armed, as he runs to Daniel's side. She stands staring at him, while he is kneeling, with a loaded gun in her hand. She has just shot Daniel 3 times, Hickman then ask her to call an ambulance? Really? If you deliberately shoot someone 3 times are you concerned about their wellbeing? And she walks off. Season 3 starts with Donald Sutherland and Tom Wlaschiha as the only constants. Fan of Donald Sutherland but the character Sebastian Berger (Wlaschiha) was my least favorite. Waste of a decent show.

GreenC said...

i too will not watch season 3. Binged watched 1 and 2 in a day and started season 3....not continuing. Boy, did they ever screw up! What were they thinking???? Even if Ava, who I really liked as a character died I would have still watched it if Tommy and Hickman returned.

Craig Pickering said...

Some stupid Executive wanted to make a new series and show how clever they are...may they never work in TV again! Will not finish watching series 3 and hate Netflix for doing this to such a good show! Mass stupidity!!

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Unknown said...

Did they change the format because Netflix took over? I am on season 2 and love it so much. I don't remember this being on the network channels. Wow. Just, wow.

Marilyn M said...

So disappointing ending on season 2, so many to explain. The Team wasn't there no more...just new characters except for two of them. What happen to Eva??!! The team leader got killed..why!!!!! Never watching this show again...so disappointing..The old characters are gone so bye bye

Unknown said...

I don't like it. These new characters are trying to hard. They lack the love what the old team had for each other. And this new boss is full of nonsense. I need my old crew back. They played their roles well. They blended in good. I want the old cast. And how can they not let us know what happen to Eva and why couldn't the boss survive. What happen to the psychiatrist. What is really going on here? I don't like season 3. I want better and my old cast.

Doris Linderman said...

I’m watching season three, I like it but what happened to the other characters ?

Can we bring this show back to Netflix?...

Pamela Swan said...

Terrible ending to season 2 and even worse transition to season 3. WTH were the producers thinking? No wonder the show was cancelled.

Donald Hudnall said...

Crap like this happens all the time at NBC. Now you know why CBS leads all US networks.

Unknown said...

I sooo agree..I miss the characters from season 1&2. Last episode was not realistic at all!!! The crazy psycho dr threatens to shoot Carl and instead shoots their leader then Carl runs to him turning his back on crazy lady who still has the gun??? Somebody was either drunk or high when the ending was written. Dumb dumb

Vector314 said...

Such a sweet show season 1 and 2 then boom....what were they thinking?
I am not watching this show anymore... lost interest because they do not care about the viewers.

Unknown said...

Argh! SMH season 3 :-(

Unknown said...

And, there is wood paneling in the set.

T.Hillard said...

That is exactly how I feel. I love several of the new actors on the show but come on you did not give us closure on the actors from last season and thats NOT right.

Anita Buers said...

I’m watching Season 3 now, and so disappointed that my favorite casts members are not there. And there’s no mention of them in this new season. And, I need a flawed hero.

Unknown said...

I'm extremely disappointed as well, I have been binge watching season 2 after coming across it on Netflix and started season 3 and everyone is gone! Crazy! I watched season 1 on TV but they just stopped showing and honestly I kinda forgot about it until I saw it on Netflix, and I didn't even know there were other seasons! I was just going to finish the 1st season because they only showed it here in the states for a couple of months so I was thinking there were a few episodes I hadn't seen but surprisingly there was 2 more seasons. Only finishing the 3rd season because I want to see how it wraps up, and now that I say that i hope it's not one of those that doesn't wrap up!!

Andrew Nathan said...

So disappointed. .
NO EXPLANATIONS
Hickman - Tiger... Issue
Eva - Dead or Alive?
Tommy - where the F&$% is he?
Finally - I would have thought that Donald Sutherland an Actor with such a great reputation would have insured lose ends be tied up

Unknown said...

Season 3, where is Eva, Tommy & Carl? Disappointed! I agree with all here too drasticts changes in season 3........👎👎👎

Sherry Carson said...

Wow so upset after season 2 ep 12. No explanation of what happened to Eva & if they was getting rid of Tommy then why not just let him die when he was shot??? I hurried to season 3 ep 1 and what??? It was like a whole different show. I went back & skimmed through season 2 ep 12 for what i missed..nothing!!! They could have at least had an intro with explanations. ������

MsMaricaKay said...

I started watching this show on Netflix and it's like everyone else has been saying here - wtf?!?!?!?! I even restarted the last episode of season 2 just to see if I missed something but I see from all the comments here that I didn't. This has ruined the show for me. It was bad enough they kept killing off main characters but then end the season and start the new one with zero explanation about what happened with Eva?? The last thing we see is Dorn sitting in what I assume was her room with this "look" on his face like he sees something. So I figured at the start of Season 3 we would see WHAT he was looking at. I hope the creators of this show are reading all these comments because they REALLY dropped the ball on this one.

Gabriel Polanco said...

I know some directors like “ creativities kinda like let’s surprise our people who are watching their shows”. But this went too far...come on... what a disappointment with this one!!

Bell said...

I really wanted two of the originals to come back but since there was no closure from season 2 I'm not happy. Sorry network guy's I'm not watching it any further.

wanna beme said...

Lol so I Google this show Season 3 and came across this. Binge watched First and Second Season in 2 days and just started watching Episode 1 of Season 3 and had to turn it off. I'm soon disappointed and frustrated. WTF!!!

Holly Pearl said...

I came across this page because I was confused as to what happend to my icc team on season 3. I stopped watching and tried to sneak a peak if rhe xme back but i didnt see them in any later episodes so I googled it nd saw this. The series is dead. I lost interest. And apparently I'm not the only one

Uvas de Playa said...

After 2 seasons and many fans, not wrapping up season 2 in a comprehensive manner is an insult to fans and a total lack of consideration. It really annoys me when producers or TV stations cancel programs and leave fans hanging. Fans can make or break a program and so we deserve to be respected.

ChriScoot said...

I'm with you 1000% on this. I just started watching the show a couple weeks ago (Netflix binge) and was completely thrown off by the Season 3 Premiere! While frequent cast turnover is commonplace for European television shows, I felt that Season 2 ended with quite a few loose ends... not to mention the additional loose ends introduced by S03°E01.
▪Is Eva dead? Chief Inspector Dorn's reaction to finding Eva made it clear that something bad occurred but gave no indication of whether she was dead or badly injured.
▪I feel it is safe to assume Major Daniel didn't survive and that Carl maintained his plans to return home.
▪But what about Tommy? Granted he dealt with family drama but c'mon, who doesn't do so themselves?
☆ While they provided some 5-and-dime explanation for the new team it was a VERY disappointing transition.

》 And on a side-note: while I disagree with your lacking love for Sebastian I appreciate your drawing a parallel to Penelope Garcia {Criminal Minds} because that was my immediate thought as well.

~I'm in the middle of Season 3 now and only hope that the Series Finale provides a suitable ending...unlike the closing [and lacking conclusion] of Season 2.

ChriScoot said...

I completely agree! They could've at least provided us with a solid explanation of what happened instead of their shaky excuse "... there was a tragedy."

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ChriScoot said...

You all pretty much nailed it.
I could deal with the extreme casting turnover since it's typical of European television shows but the transition/ explanation was VERY poorly handled.
~You end S2 with several cliffhangers just to barely address them in S3E1!?
☆ That's just lazy writing ☆

Little bit said...

The characters and crossing lines in season 1&2were great. All characters from different cultures and backgrounds .Hickman American soft spoken, smart the brain that never stops . Lavione, French charismatic, understanding. Tommy Irish, tough as hell, great accent, sexy and funny. Sebastian, German, why does everyone keep on bashing Sebastian, He is an IT guy for Christ sake He is in an IT bubble . I thought he played the character well. and I loved him in GOT. Eva, Spanish?I believe, absolutely beautiful, tough, big heart,but doesn’t take crap. Moon Dailey, I believe Italian?Even though she was n what 5 episodes she brought culture to the show too. Donald Sutherland? I am sorry I don’t think he fits...Now Morgan Freeman OMG He fits anywhere! I binged watched season 1and 2
Did not fall asleep once ,stayed up 9hours straight , and forced myself to g to bed.

could not wait for season 3... The original characters are on the cover....and then BAM!! Did I accidentally hit the remote and change the channel? Nope ...........My husband the calm man that he is said “calm down honey, I have this nice jacket that will keep you safe and not harm others “ JUUUUUUUUST kidding .......I keep falling asleep with season three and I like Goran, and Sebastian, but sorry guys you are going to be looking for work soon.

Mel R Everingham II said...

I agree, I believe that they should have a fourth season which deals with the entire open wound of the end of season 2 regarding the blank slate of what happened to the main characters. If they do a fourth season dealing with all the events surrounding the end of season 2 and what happened to the characters, creating some magnificent storyline around the new characters dealing with what happened to the old ones and possibly bringing some of the old characters back would be an absolute Blockbuster.

Anon said...

I agree with you! That really bugged me; Hickman had a chance to knock the gun out of her hand and he just stood there.
And then yeah, she tells him she's going to kill him, but when he makes himself an easy target, she doesn't shoot? That irritated me.
I was in shock when I saw the opening credits for season 3. No Tommy, no watchy.

Unknown said...

I just finished binge watching seasons 1 and 2 in 2 days. Like all of you was left wondering what happened at the end of season 2. What happened to Eva? I too couldn't believe Carl telling the Dr. to call an ambulance for the man she just shot! Very frustrating! Then I start episode 1 of season 3 just to see an entire new cast! I thought I had accidentally put the wrong show on until I saw Sebastian! I don't know what the producers were thinking, they had a good thing going, with a very likable cast. I am not happy!

Unknown said...

Loved season 1 and 2 but I am disappointed with the cast changes, lack of continuation of the season 2 finale story line and addition of so many new people. The show has lost the original feel that I enjoyed so much the frist 2 seasons and I am struggling through these new episodes. Dont think Im going to keep watching. Kinda bummed.

Etcher111 said...

I was very disappointed as well. I don't know if it was contract problems or some want to be genius at a network that thought he could make the show better, but it's not. Especially not with Elizabeth Mitchell. I didn't like her in Lost, Revolution or Crossing Lines. She's a horrible actor and if I never hear her whisper or say one of her breathy lines again it will be too soon. I do like Goran Visnjic and wish they would have let him lead the team if they absolutely had to kill Marc Lavoine off.

isa said...

Seriously!
I've just started watching season 3. Truly disappointing!
Louis was the perfect leader, complex, compassionate, intelligent, loving and having his heart and soul in the team. He was integrity, trust and loyalty pure.
Strand ASKED to be made the leader of the newly established unit. No good leader HAS TO ask to be made that. He/She comes naturally into that position. I honestly cannot stand that woman. As a true American ( sorry for that generalization, I know you are not all like this ) she is superficial, bullying and soulless. There is nothing to her. Even her looks seem plastic. She doesn't even come close to someone of Louis' calibre. If they had to add an American to broaden the spectrum of the show's reach, they should have chosen someone more remarkable.
The young girl who just graduated?! Super annoying! Please just bump her off already!
I've always liked Sebastian and am glad he is back, though that whole he-was-let-go BS is stupid, and so is his son, already in front of the screen - that's just flat and a bit too thoughtless and easy, isn't it?
Gosh, I miss Eva and Tommy, too!! I loved those guys! Come on, her assumed death...I mean, was that even her, or was Dorn relieved it wasn't? Lame!
I was really sad that Sienna was killed off so early on. I thought she was great and had a lot of potential! Anne-Marie never really did it for me.
And Hickman, he completed the team. He really tore me between liking him and finding him appalling. To me that's good acting.
It was a good team the first two seasons. The characters congealed well, complemented, cared for each other. I cared for them!
Thanks for this post! Nice to share.

isa said...

No! No! No! Arabella must not be gay! That is so bad and utterly predictable if one considers a really, really bad screenwriter. She and Luke needed to get together. That would have been so much more interesting. Another lost chance in the third season of Crossing Lines. Really disappointing and infuriating.

Auntie D said...

Srarted the serious on Thursday..totally upset with the ending of season 2 and this new cast sorry..not feeling them. Chemistry is weak..They need Tommy and Eva back...the only new cast i like is the gentlemanin search of a female.

What a waste of show!Pointless watching it now.

Auntie D said...

Started the serious on Thursday. Totally upset with the ending of season 2 and this new cast; sorry, not feeling them. Chemistry is weak! They need Tommy and Eva back as the only interesting new cast i like is the gentleman in search of some missing female. Don't care much to learn any names🤷🏾‍♂️

What a waste of show!Pointless watching it now.

Tracey's Soapbox said...

100% agree I was waiting for the whole "Tiger" thing to come to fruition and also I thought maybe Eva had killed her father since they didn't show who Dorn was looking at in the hotel room. Couldn't understand why that cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs psychiatrist unleashed her clip in Louis and still let Hickman live when he was the one who was going to testify against her. So disappointing!

Bidder #21 said...

Seasons 1&2 were great despite killing off all the greats. Horrible cliff hangers, unanswered, unexplained. Why do much swearing now in season 3?

Angelica said...

OMG, it started so amazing, such a great idea with integrating real European actors and then, this became crap, horrible writing, crazy bad cast, especially the blonde....

Stormy said...

They leave the last episode of season 2 with no closure, the poof season 3 is a bunch of new actors. I am not going to watch the series anymore.

The Untrained Eye said...

Agree with everyone. Characters were great and story lines intriguing in first two seasons. Aside from Seeger the two new females are bland bland bland. Why a fresh out of school recruit? Makes zero sense, and they’re training her? Probably someone’s daughter they wanted in the show. The blond Strand is no sub for Louis or Hickman. Really horrible transition, or maybe I should say no transition, to season three. What a bummer! It was really getting good!

Gisela Haddad said...

I agree with every comments above. I just started season 3 and I'm very desapointed

VJean said...

Started watching the second episode of season 3 hoping to have our questions answered about Eva, Tommy and Hickman (my favorite). Was sorely disappointed. What happened? My husband and I were so enjoying binge watching and couldn't wait for the next episode. Am not appreciating these new characters...BECAUSE it's no longer the same show!!!! Bring back the original team!!

Gilou Cowan said...

Sooooo disappointing! How can they just kill off characters without an explanation? Terrible writing team!!! I used to love this show but as of Season 3 episode 1, I’m afraid that I may not watch the season in its entirety!

Unknown said...

Season 3
What..no closure...just a new cast for the most part..a simple line they have all gone home.
Very disappointing

Unknown said...

I agree with the group, a recipe for disaster, remove all the interesting characters, keep the dull ones, add plastic fake copies
how to ruin a show. I wish we could post a list of who decides these things. They should be fired.

Pwoman said...

Who and why did they mess with success with this crap S3? I gave it 3 episodes and quit, disgusted.
- One note nobody seems to have picked up on: I bet some Exec decided they needed "more American" accented Europeans. Notice how slowly and carefully they all speak now instead of naturally. Likely some idiot told an American TV exec the accents were "too thick." Which meant so-French Louis had to go, God he was great. Even fabulous Tommy and Eva with barely any accents have been disappeared, no looks back so cold! The new Italian character couldn't be less Italian if we got him in California.
- Interfering executives ruin every great show. Hopefully they wont ruin Outlander, the best show on TV IMO!

ArtsAficionado said...

Ugh, binge watched Crossing Lines and then there’s Season 3 Episode 1. WTF

Like everyone noted, losing the majority of the original cast, open-ended story lines and the new cast (and opening sequence) is so disappointing. I

f anyone out there knows how to clear up all the opened ended story lines it’s series creator, producer and writer Edward Allen Bernero. He wrote the last episode of Season 2 so he deliberately planned a cliff hanger. However, it’s said he decided to quit after those 2 season to be home with this family but I think there’s more to the story than that.

Damn, it sucks the show ended like this as I have no intentions of watching anymore of Season 3.

Unknown said...

I've just started the Season 3 but I won't keep watching it. It's really disappointing! My favorite characters are all gone (Tommy, Eva, Carl, Louis...). So sad. The new cast is not as good and I don't like Sebastian and Arabela very much. It's sad because the show was amazing and they ruined it!

Richard said...

Why do these Series all go south, leaving you just angry with the net seasons plots and scripts?

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