Copper Review: Dancing Around The Issue

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After two weeks of being without cable, the TV gods have returned it to me! Thanks to Carissa for covering these past two episodes of Copper while I made some sacrifices to Time Warner Cable.

This week found Corcoran in an uncomfortable situation: a ball. Well, a fancy fundraiser thrown by Elizabeth Haverford and Morehouse, Sr. Francis uncovers that the party is going to be held up by a gang, so Corcoran and friends are assigned to security for the shindig.

Boxing in the 1800s

Honestly, not a lot happened in this episode of Copper. There was a pretty good shootout near the end, but that accounted for all the action.

The biggest plot development was Francis' engagement to Mary Lockwood. Are his feelings for Mary just misplaced mourning for Molly? What do you guys think? Corcoran tried to convince Francis that his feelings for Mary were misplaced but Francis had a pretty good defense – Corcoran is not one to talk when it comes to moving on from things. Check out the Copper quotes page to see Francis' convincing comeback.

With the focus off of a story arc and onto the characters, "La Tempête" did a good job juggling the character stories. The only person that continues to bug me is Annie. It seems that, as a traumatized 10-year old little girl, she would be acting exactly the opposite of how she's portrayed. Frankly, I think it's creepy and I don't understand what the writers are trying to accomplish by shaping her character this way. Any ideas?

Overall, though, I'm coming to think that the standalone episodes, much like in other series like The X-Files, are much more enjoyable than the ones that play into a larger story arc.

A penny for your thoughts:

  • What do you think about Jasper training to be a fighter? Do you think Sarah is right that they don't need to bring more violence into their lives?
  • There was a lot of fancy dressing happening this week, but the real question is: who had the best hat? Elizabeth or Francis?
  • What's going to happen to Annie? Will she stay with Elizabeth or run away to Eva?

La Tempête Review

Editor Rating: 4.6 / 5.0
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Copper Season 1 Episode 5 Quotes

Police chief: Friday just happens to be the one night my men work gratis. You're a lucky woman.
Elizabeth: All widows are.

You ain't got no right coming back expecting everything to be the same. Go make your life, like I'm doing.

Francis [to Corcoran]