I think there has to be something to Margaret trying to sneak A.R.'s file out of her bosses cabinet. I think she will return to Nucky at some point with something to offer. As for Gillian I am not sure where her story is going or how it will fit in to the larger picture. The 7 year jump caught a lot of people off guard if they hadn't been reading up on the series ahead of the premiere. The guy Chalky escaped with seemed to know where a bunch of cash was hidden or something, so hopefully he will be back in one of his impeccable suits and back in the game soon.
At first, I got the feeling that Gemma pointing the finger at that guy at the bar and Jax telling the guys is was "Yellow" that killed Tara was all a strategic power move. But could Jax still have been taking out his pain on that guy without really believing he was the culprit? Part strategy, part therapeutic? Would be cold blooded even for him, but the guy was just a soldier as Jax noted. Maybe a justifiable casualty of war. It just seemed like a big gap in the story. Why wouldn't Gemma have mentioned that she saw a car at the house that night when she picked him up from county? Also when Jax was telling the guys to set up the party, he made sure to tell them to have Gemma there.
Oh I know it. Just used those to illustrate the vast scope of Series Finale's we have suffered through and enjoyed the last couple years.
Ah that's right. I forgot.
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All good Lillian. Believe me, I wish I could watch each episode a few times before writing the reviews. I hate to miss/mess things up. I love the discussions we have here, so when you guys get distracted by little errors or omissions it always bums me out because I know it takes focus away from the important meat of what I say. Thanks as always for your input though and the heads up. So long to wait until next season. Hopefully I'll bump into Peter Dinklage walking his dog a few times this summer in my neighborhood and try to get some details on next season out of him. Or he'll just call the cops on me.
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She did ask to go north. The captain said he wasn't going north, he was going home to Braavos. Then she showed him the coin and it seemed like he was hers to command. Like the coin's prestige trumped everything else. So I thought he had agreed to take her where she wanted. According to HBO's recap she was looking east as the ship set sail. I must have missed the compass rose on screen. So I guess I was mistaken. Either way, cut me some slack @lillian. I'm commenting on an entire episode without the luxury of a lot of time to digest it all. I'm bound to miss a few things which is why we have a comment section so you all can weigh in.
Much appreciated Brandon. My fingers betray me from time to time as I think one name, but type another. Went back and fixed it, TY.
Comment modified at July 29, 2014 09:00
Agreed, great season but far too rushed at the end. The pace of Mindy and Danny's relationship was too rapid. Unlike Mindy's beloved rom-coms which have to wrap up their stories in a couple hours, her show has the leeway to progress relationships slowly, over multiple episodes and even seasons. (See Ross and Rachel from Friends.) I am a huge fan of Chris Messina on this show, but Danny's character lost something toward the end of this season. He was manipulating Mindy, playing with her heart. This behavior took him down a few pegs and not just in my book. Others have written similar feelings in past reviews of mine. I hope as more clarity is given to the show's future run, the writers will move past this one blemish on an otherwise great record.
Ree, I of course got the rom com references, they were anything but subtle. That was one of the strikes against the finale. If you have ever read any of my other reviews, you would know I love this show and generally sing its praises. Early on in the show, there were a lot of rom-com references, but now the show has its own identity, so falling back on those was a cop out in my opinion. Speaking of cops, I know Mindy didn't love Charlie, but he was good for her. He empowered her to do things herself. He/they deserved a better breakup than the "been nice knowing you" we got. They also just threw in things like Morgan and Tamra have been hooking up, Peter is now dating the single mother, as if they were tying up loose ends, cleaning house. I do agree with your point Ree that it felt like this was written, not knowing if they would be back for a third season. That doesn't make it sit any better with me though. Danny begged for a second chance then went and got pizza after waiting an hour for Mindy? That about sums up this episode for me. But love the debate and all your comments. This is what makes it fun to write reviews.
I think Dany knows plenty about diplomacy and what she doesn't know Jorah does. He has never shied away from speaking his mind to her, so if he thought she was making a bad move I think he would have spoken up. She had to show her followers she is capable of handing out justice. Her army is one of freed slaves. Seeing those 163 crucified slave children I'm sure had them all wanting blood as well. Now is not the time for hand holding. She needs to get the throne, then she can put down the sword and be more diplomatic.
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