I miss it when a good show ends. It's like the moment you get when you finish opening all your Christmas presents and you realize "it's over and the only thing left is to watch bad basketball and eat." Then back to work the next day or two, I've agreed with a few previous posts that I really wanted to see Ray open up instead of playing the stiff tough wearing the same-old white shirt and gray suit or whatever, without any emotion. He finally did in the finale. Schreiber's a good actor; he's also one of the show's producers, too. Sure you all knew that. I don't know what we really wanted. Let's keep in mind too that it's just a TV show and we cannot expect perfection on every single episode. ("The Sopranos" back in the day had its faults as well). Yes, the writing/storylines could be better, but it did what it wanted: create tension, create warped and dangerous lives for 60 minutes of action/drama. Finney/Paige... for me it was just a way to introduce new characters (perhaps Katie Holmes to the series) and it was a plot resolution to the end of Season 2 to help Terry get out of prison (Damn, that poor guy has been through the ringer, huh? Sheesh! And we thought we had bad days?). Mickey... for a moment there I was thinking he might be killed off. Give Jon Voight props. He's gotta be pushing late 70s, and to do all that was impressive. I'm sure he will float back into Season 4 mid-way. But I thought there might be something to it when he decided to take on The Minassians himself. I really do think Mickey loves Ray, and deep down, Ray wants to love his father. This is a family that is on the edge, but at the same time, they throw parties and want to live normal. Sounds strange, but there were those scenes... Abby/Terry... The writers had to do something with Terry, and to place him in the house with Abby, who still wants to be with her husband, was possibly the only solution to make the story fit right. Again, creates tension. Bridgett/Math teacher... I think this was just a ploy to set up the whole "father/daughter" angle and drama. They really didn't do much with her last season, so probably the producers/writers felt they needed to have her own storyline. Teenage girls often do go through spells like that--cliche as it may be it happens. Conor was mostly incognito this season. In addition, the show's producers may see something in the actress and want to push her more. Bunchy/Teresa... I really don't think it will last between them. Something will happen next season with them. Dash Mihok did a brilliant job portraying such a damaged person, but at the same time, still able to show normalcy. Lastly, I thought it was a good season. As writers and producers may tell you--gotta put your characters in tough places and work to get them out of the holes.
Excellent ep. Everyone goes to Ray to solve their problems, but it's Lina & Avi doing the dirty work. What it in the world would Ray do without those two, which he faced at the beginning. They've had his back big time. I'm wondering if they might kill off Mickey?
The only one who seems to have a little restraint now is Lip. You would think some of these other characters would see how bad their friends & siblings routinely screw up and wouldn't do the same.
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