The 7 year time jump I think was more to facilitate the final season than anything else. As for Sally being shot, it wasn't premeditated. Cuba is in a period of social upheaval. The leader of the men who stopped her referred to Ronis as the man who paid workers meager wages to cut cane until their hands bled. It was a time marked by riots between students and the army. Rights were denied, martial law was put into place. That is why the Bacardi head was getting his wife out of the country and most likely himself. Cuba was a political and social powder keg and there was a lot of anti-American sentiment stemming from the Platt Amendment and other issues. Joe Kennedy with his ties to Washington probably was more aware of the situation down there than Nucky was.
Whoops I thought I had discussed it. I just went in and added some comments to my review, thanks. It wasn't Charlie and Benny who came back and shot up the brothel, but surely the two who did, did so on orders from Charlie. Narcisse is of course going to assume it was ordered by Maranzano. That remains to be seen though. It could have been a strategic move by Charlie and Meyer. Their actions will surely kick off a inter-city war between the two groups.
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.
Comment modified at July 28, 2014 20:19
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.
Comment modified at July 29, 2014 09:01
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.
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