Okay folks I am going to make a call here that should get your attention, I just watched this episode online because I was watching the Bears Packers game Monday and as I was watching the Arthur Bernard character help Crane forgive himself it dawned on me that Abbie and her sister are ancestors of Bernard and thats why these three have such a bond. Food for thought isnt it. Loved the baseball opening great stuff and it was a delight to see John Noble back doing his thing. He was so brilliant in Fringe and should have won an Emmy or two IMO for his work on it. This show is very very good. If Tom Mison doesnt get a starring role in a movie after this show Hollywood deal makers really have their heads up their butts.
I was wondering that maybe the reason they have apparently killed off Monroe only to bring him back is to give some real momentum to making him a character the viewers can have a much more positive feeling. If they can pull it off and it appears they might do it, it would be a bit of a feat on their part.
I assume I am not the only one who didnt believe that Monroe would be killed off because this is after all a TV and he plays a key role in it. Because of that when I saw Rachel with the needle used to execute him I wondered is this going to be a fake out where she actually has a liquid that will appear to have killed him but really does not. Of course when I saw Rachel with the shovel that confirmed for me at least that this is in fact what happened. It would appear Charlie's lecture about Rachel not always being right about everything hit home with here. That coupled with Miles telling her they cant beat the Patriots without Monroe ties things together for me at least. Did anyone else suspect that Rachel put into play faking Monroe's death?
I enjoyed the episode and liked the chemistry between Ollie and his "broken" short lived girlfriend. However, I think its pretty obvious that in virtually every TV show with a backstory of the main character that has a big time chemistry love relationship with another character that is blocked for one reason or another before the writers get the two together they need to have a failed relationship or two so the one holding back finally knows this is the one which also buys the writers more time and more episodes before they tackle the relationship everybody wants to happen. IMO poor Tommy is looking at some heartache in the future. My one complaint about this episode is there just were not enough people killed in it. I think they only hit double digits. Just kidding, as I think the body count is a bit too high for my tastes. This is a good show I just hope that like other CW shows once they play out the better story lines they dont go for a heavy dose of soap opera type story lines.
Killing off Lily was bad enough in the insanely stupid dept but the scene with Cullen and the Swede calmly walking down the track so Cullen can hang the Swede off the track over the water was almost Felliniesque in its absurdity. I suppose there is .001 chance that this was all a dream and or Lily is not dead but I dont think these writers have the chops to come back from this in a way a remotely buyable way.
Newsflash this is the first time in history a character wrote the script for a tv show. Only a fool or a madmen would kill off Lily especially the way it was done. So the mad sadomasochist Swede must have written the show. That or the Swede is the voice of the Gayton brothers in which case they should be put into an insane asylum before they go on a psychokiller spree. AMC seems to find writers who see humanity as made up of 90% dark forces with 10% of light thrown in for flavor. After Lily was killed I vowed to myself never to watch this show again. That will be hard to do because I love westerns and Anson Mount's portrayal of Bohanon. Gunslinger aristocrat with heart and humility. The Gaytons will probably end the series with Bohanon being tortured and killed by the Swede's son seeking revenge. I had such great hopes for this show and now its totally fallen off the rails (pun intended.)
I love this show and Nathon Fallon is a hoot. I believe it is about a year too late but am loving that the writers producers of the show finally embracing the freight train is coming down the track inevitability of a romance between Castle and Kate. The writing of this show is really kind of odd in that the characters and their relationships are very well written and of course extremely well acted but the plots at times are profoundly lame. When the plots match the quality of the characters and their relatioinships it is great television. The producers should just hire somebody who is really good with plots and let the other writers do the rest. My guess is Castle's daughter will be the first to know about the romance.
I love this show and Nathon Fallon is a hoot. I believe it is about a year too late but am loving that the writers producers of the show finally embracing the freight train is coming down the track inevitability of a romance between Castle and Kate. The writing of this show is really kind of odd in that the characters and their relationships are very well written and of course well acted but the plots at times are profoundly lame. When the plots match the quality of the characters and their relatioinship it is great television. The producers should just hire somebody who is really good with plots and let the other writers do the rest. My guess is Castle's daughter will be the first to know about the romance.
@Sean - No doubt you are right. Control freak Durant has to be half dead before he brings his wife into the picture. One of the things that I most like about this show is the potential of the Bohanon Lily relationship. I love westerns so having a western tv show is great but I dont like how the AMC shows are so dark with maybe a sliver of light in the big picture of what life is all about arena. This beautiful strong extraordinary woman in the often ugly west saving the soul of a potentially great man has lots of potential light coming out of it. I am not so sure the AMC bigwigs can handle that. I hope they can but that remains to be seen.
In spite of the fact that Virginia Madsen is a very good actress I am not so thrilled about her character playing such a pivotal role in running the town and railroad. I like that her presence pushes Lily and Bohanon closer together. I love when Lily smiles at Bohanon, what a lady. I suspect her entrance into the scene ultimately is to mainly give impetus into the relationship between Lily and Bohanon more than anything else. Once Durant is healthy he wont want her looking over his shoulder on every move he makes.
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