Ashley's gorgeous, but she's a ticking timebomb. I think Ray maybe knows this - which forms part of his attraction to her. Abby is a bit the same - entirely unpredictable.
I agree with the other comments, Carissa. This is a great review. I started the season late, just tuning in about four episodes ago. After watching that one episode, I went back and binge-watched it from the beginning. No regrets so far. You wondered about what would attract Detective Jim to Abby. Although she doesn't do a damned thing for me, I can see how such a mercurial and highly sexual woman would ensnare a lesser man (and yeah, right now that's what Jim looks like). She's unpredictable - even when she appears to be on the verge of a smile, you just don't know if she'll be happy or raging angry - the mark of an excellent actor. Maybe she challenges him. I don't know. When he first showed up on the scene, I got the sense maybe he was being a great detective, and purposefully befriending her in order to take Ray down. Now it looks like he's just a chump. But maybe not - the writers can still have a twist in mind for him. The more I think about it, the more I can't see him murdering anyone just for her sake. He might still be the snake in the grass I'd sort of hoped he would be. I'm really mystified about what looks like an attraction of sorts from Ray to a guy who should be his nemesis: Steve Knight. The man is not Ray's friend. I keep expecting Ray to get fed up with him and either beat him to within an inch of his life or worse. Yet, he has a strange fascination to him. It's disturbing and curious. I wonder if Steve's charisma somehow reminds Ray of his abusive priest?
Did you notice - Bryan Cranston could talk as long as he wanted, and no one was going to "piano" him off of the stage. Everyone else couldn't come close to his time without the music starting to play. I thought that was correct, by the way. Totally right: Cranston deserved as much time as he wanted. The Robin Williams tribute blew me away.
Hence my use of the word "pseudo". Andy and Holly hated the idea of them getting together for just that reason.
I hated the finale. Hated it. I expected Bon Temps to have a major disaster or something, not this whimpy kind of daytime soap opera stuff that was served up. Bill dies - we knew that going into the episode. Sookie has some pangs of existential angst, cue tears. There's a wedding (and oh, by the way, we have an unfinished storyline with Andy and Holly's kids, Adilyn and Wade, who were both sitting together at the table, two peas in an pod. Guess we're going to let this pseudo incest thing continue then?) Flash forward a few years and there's Eric doing his smarmy salesman bit for New Blood. It was all just so bland and tiresome. I think this episode encapsulated the whole reason the show had jumped the shark. It didn't have to though - there was a lot of potential for much much more. Maybe that was the point - now they can go ahead and make a movie franchise out of the deal. It's the only thing that makes sense with that ending.
This should be interesting! Can't wait to see how it all rolls out with her.
That's a good name for the offspring. "Circles". I like it!
The writing was all over the place with these past two episodes. One thing has bugged me from the get-go with this one. How is it that Violet responded to Jason's betrayal by at first giving him a "night to remember"? Doesn't seem to be true to her character, given her trigger temper. Or true to any character in real life. The minute you put your ear to the door and hear your significant other getting it on with someone else - probably the last thing that crosses your mind is the thought "well I'd better fix this by being a better lover".
Comment modified at July 29, 2014 08:58
Lettie Mae has got to go. Her story was over long long ago.
Comment modified at July 28, 2014 20:20
I'm getting the sense that the GR are all about nihilism. They give Tom a card that says that everything important about him is inside, and inside there's ….nothing. Jill gives her mother a lighter with an inscription and, since Laurie feels she's nothing, drops the keepsake into the sewer grate. There's no redeeming value to these smoking mutes. None whatsoever. They're not about salvation. Makes me wonder why they even bother to exist as a group.
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