I thought this was the series finale. So reads the ad creator Kurt Sutter took out in this publication (see below) and others to announce the cancellation of his FX series, The Bastard Executioner. The "heartbreaking" decision, made in concert with FX Networks CEO John Landgraf, comes as the ambitious 14th century period drama lost more than half of its audience through its first six weeks on the air, falling from 4 million combined weekly viewers for its Sept. 15 premiere to just 1.9 million for episode six. The series wrapped its first, and now final, season Nov. 17.
Yes, but there was no way to know that before the cancellation.
Boone was at least kind of gay since he popped a woody cuddling with Chad in ep 1 or 2.
Why did Boone have to pretend to be gay when he was trying to keep the fact that he was gay a secret from the start of the show? That doesn't make sense! What is it only for the motivational setup of his fake 'suicide' so that he could remove himself as a suspect because everyone thought he was dead? He didn't have to be 'secretly gay' as a motivation to commit suicide. It didn't even have to be suicide, he could have just been 'murdered' by the other Red Devil.
I thought this episode was A+ except for the Jake bombshell. I know they've been dropping hints all season but this really just doesn't seem to fit with what we saw last year. Jake risked his career to help Gibbs get intel on Sergei Mischnev and also helped provide intel for "The Calling." I honestly thought IAB was investigating him b/c he was leaking info to NCIS. That would've been a much more plausible explanation for his behavior and good continuity. Plus, Gibbs would have to deal with the fact that he cost Jake his job and possibly his marriage. I'm still holding out hope that this is the case and Jake is just protecting Bishop, Gibbs and NCIS by saying he's having an affair. I simply do not believe/like this storyline and feel it's too cliché. However, the episode itself was phenomenal - well-written characters, and great interactions with each other which kind of reminded me of the "good old days" of NCIS. Loved that Tony visited Baltimore again and his interactions w/McGee were solid - no silliness or trite jealousy. Abby was smart, funny & empathetic w/out being childish. And I really love how the whole team rallied around Bishop - love the family feel that's coming back this season. Emily Wickersham knocked it out of the park-she's shown she can hold her own dramatically even though I don't like where they went with her storyline w/Jake.
If my partner hurt me like that and it wasn't true I would tell him to take a hike. Nothing comes ahead of not hurting the ones you love. Trust is broken when you are willing to hurt even if it's for the NSA.
^^^^ THIS!! ^^^^
honestly your review missed out on most of the points really except the return of henry allen I loved the episode and I loved the grodd storyline NB: that vision Caitlyn had when she was mind controlled it's just a sign to show that the mind controlling is in progress and what grodd is thinking . this isn't the first time we had it in season 1
What a sappy, predictable premiere. I was so disappointed that this Chicago entry was not as compelling as the other two entries in this franchise. Tying everything up in a happy little bow at the end just made it worse. I hope the storylines improve as we get to know the characters because this episode was boring.
Kudos to Bishop: no tears, no scenes, no guilt trips, no tossing of clothes out on the lawn. She just quietly slips out of town so she can get her head together. Now that's class.
Excellent point I hadn't even thought of.
The Bear King sucked.... I could really care less about Merida, Mulan and Ruby. I really only care about the main characters, and there's already a lot of main characters.
Coitus Spanktaculus--- it was always a thought though not sure how these two will pull it off with Parson's being Gay and Bialick being Orthodox, one would assume the editing will be comical and a bit choppy, something like a before and after was that all? moment.
Yes, Mayim is an observant Jew, and Jim, of course, is gay. For many, this contains an icky quality sexually, thinking of them together like that. They will probably not show anything, except maybe a kiss. But I am glad the characters will be back together. They deserve happiness.
It's called acting.
Waste of four words. Bialick took the role perceiving sex was all but off the table. Her clothing is in part because of her not wanting to go there. She puts religion high on her standards, probably above paycheck and Parson's is not beating down doors to be taken as a romantic lead not eveb ina comedy role. This puts burden on the writers and director to stage the edit in such a way that a great deal is implied not seen or stated.
Gold was in the first hour. He has a great scene with Hook. Its subtle but good. Robert and Colin Are always great together. Fantastic episode - Can't wait to see what happens next!
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