Boyd Crowder knows Mike Ehrmantraut's wisdom, "Baby, you know me. I have never done anything half-measure in all my life."
I tend to like the funnier quotes in general, but my quote of the week this time was Boyd's (to Raylan): "Well, don't eulogize the past til the future gets its turn." I just liked the ring of it.
I also wasn't quite as high on this one. I liked it, I'm not mad at it or anything. It was a collection of good scenes and there was a lot of great writing, and I get the point of the whole thing but even though some things were advanced it felt a little unnecessary. Thinking back on the show as a whole, I think they give us one or two of these in the middle every season (I could be wrong, but that seems to be my memory). Kind of untrimmed fat. At any rate, if this is the season's low point I'll take it. It was still a very good way to spend an hour.
I was actually amused by Mikey's chattiness. It was a fun little throw in, especially in the way it was quickly squashed by the sort of "what the fuck are you doing?" looks from Wynn and Catherine. Not much else to say about it really, but I kind of liked it. Think of being that guy and you're around these people all the time. I could see slipping up into a more congenial mode.
I can't figure Ava out (which I can't tell if I like or don't like at this point since we have so much information on the subject). Did anyone else leave the scene where she gives Raylan the info thinking that she gave him the wrong mine? That is what I was thinking when he said that she was burned, but of the coverage that I heard no one else came to this conclusion and even though I just felt like it must be what was happening I do realize that it we as the audience don't know enough about the names of the mines to make it an easy catch, and they would probably want to make Ava clearly making the choice to deceive Raylan clearer than that. For that reason, and since I haven't seen anything else about it I'm sure that I am wrong, but I was pretty certain of it when I watched it.
Anyways, I see what they wanted to do here. It was a Raylan growth episode above all else and it was a good watch, and stuff like that is important (I suppose), but I hope we get back to business next week.
JerryB said:Comment on the Feedback section of the podcast for this episode:I think "the Seal sniper who had a 255 kill count" Chooch referrers to is supposed to be the real Chris Kyle.Kyle has been in a hot topic lately with the trial of his killer and the success of the 'American Sniper' film recently released and Oscar buzzed.If this is the case, I wonder about the writer's process to put something in that is so topical. When was this line written and how long has the show been in the can? Judging by BrBa insider 'cast it could be 6 months.
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hypergenesb said:Re: Art and Hale - I had to rewatch this scene several times, and ended up deciding that they probably didn't have sex. But he does appear to walk in the same direction as Kathrine after she has unzipped her skirt. Ultimately, they left this ambiguous and I'm not entirely sure why they did.
Re: Art and Hale - I had to rewatch this scene several times, and ended up deciding that they probably didn't have sex. But he does appear to walk in the same direction as Kathrine after she has unzipped her skirt. Ultimately, they left this ambiguous and I'm not entirely sure why they did.