Nick I can't side with you here with regard to Giancarlo Espositoâ€™s Tom. Maybe it's too soon for him to play another bad guy. As I watched the series premiere I found myself wondering why is Gus Fring riding a horse? I also thought the whole "I used to be an insurance adjuster" but now I apparently can tell the difference between male and female footprints and how long ago they were made. The whole doorway interrogation with Maria Howell's character Grace was way too reminiscent of the opening scene of Inglorious Basterds and Tom is no Hans Landa.
Did anyone else shake their head when Miles left that bottle of Scotch on the bar with what looked to be still a third of its contents remaining? Is he a drunk or not? He was planning to drink himself to death or at least listed it as an option. How about that sword fight? I haven't seen drunken skills like that since Indigo Montoya was "waiting for Vizzini." I'm not so sure Miles would venture out into the wild without his "jelly beans,"(shameless Tropic Thunder ref. sorry)if he is indeed that big of a drinker.
At least the computer from LOST got a new gig. I don't know if that was an intentional nod by J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot or not, but so far that is the only thing the two shows have in common. I am going to stay involved for a few more episodes though because I like the premise and am hoping the show finds its groove.
@alan I went back and watched the scene again on HBOGO and it looks like the Frank in the scene we are talking about is actually Franky Yale played by Joseph Riccobene. The closing credits confirmed for me that Riccobene was in the episode. Further refreshing reminded me that we have seen him before as the man who shot Colosimo. Gyp mentioned his little operation in Canarsie so which would also make sense for Yale and not Costello who was more known for his expoits in Harlem while Yale or Uale was a Brooklyn boy.
@Philip Manley, I think you meant to say Richard, but you are right, I'm sure part of Richard's motivation for going after Manny was to avenge Angela, but also don't forget how much he cared for Jimmy too. Jimmy gave him a new lease on life, was his only friend.
@alan, nice pick up on Frank Costello during the meeting in the kitchen. That is most definitely the man seated next to Luciano that Gyp chastises. Given his history it would make sense that he would be in a meeting with his associates, Lucky, Lansky and Rothstein. I would expect to see Bugsy Siegel again soon.
@Terrie wrote :Andy now has 4 babies to take care of. I guess they'll be half grown or grown when TB returns next year.
HA great point. I bet one of the opening scenes is Andy driving around with 4 tweener girls in his police cruiser as they all chatter away on cell phones. This is going to make for some hilarity next season. His face as he held baby #1 was priceless and what a great touch to have them swaddled in Merlotte's tee shirts and using delivery truck racks as make shift basonets.
Ah yes @Carda good point about Nigel, my mistake. He was a prisoner initially but I guess they let him hang out for awhile and trip balls with the rest of them on Lilith's blood. I just laughed at the idea of them keeping him locked away like Slough in Goonies or something.
I guess I just feel like for the pay off to equal that of all the build up, Warlow has got to be someone we have crossed paths with before. Then again this is only the season finale and not the series finale so who says all of the uncertainties in this season have to be wrapped up? I have to keep on reminding myself about that. It also is sort of reassuring because I agree with @Erin in fearing that too much has been left for the end to possibly swueeze into one episode.
Holy Moly that was intense. @joyeful you definitely should get caught up and back invovled.
@San I think they vamps much get exponentially stronger as time goes on. I don't think it is like a 10 year old and a twenty year old fighting a 30 yr old. That's my guess.
@McLebanese...great answer to the Steve and Russell question. Reverington and Stevil are both top shelf. As for character deaths, my money is on Luna and or the Grandmother to die while saving Emma. I am actually ashamed I did not give Molly her due after she was iStaked last week. She was a pretty solid addition to the season.
@StBob ty for pointing out the Gone With the Wind reference. Very impressive. I wil admit that I am not well versed in either the book or film which is odd given my last name I just realized.
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