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The Last Ship 2x06 + The Americans 3x06&3x07 Reviewed

Long Day’s Journey
The hostile mess baddies continue their moral collapse and nastiness and squalid, pessimistic nihilism. Scott rants about cell cultures and cornstarch. Chandler is relentlessly miserable and this ep is chronically dreary. The baddies and their vain, egomaniacal, fantasist social ambitions bore. Plus they have bad accents that are designed to grate.

Scott suggests a new form of the cure. I’m tired of Chandler’s petty irritations and sanctimonious skirmishes. As well as the extravagantly unlikely relentless insistence on tragedy. People go jeeping. Chandler enjoys being righteously offended and wants Scott to have an appreciation of his valour. The baddies have total moral indolence and don’t show much personality and operate in a state of near constant melodrama. There is an undercover mission in the immune cult in Florida. The immues have a POTUS claimant. This had not one moment of decency.

Best Lines:
“Number 12 in the order of Presidential Succession.”

“Creepy git.”

“Love you man!”
“Love you too.”

“Fresh cool water.”

“Alone and unafraid.”

“Do not go dark.”

“He’s European and all.”

“How long till they’re all dead?”

“Do you think Beyonce’s immune?”

~
Born Again
Paige is baptised. Elizabeth and Philip are unaware that the USSR culture is decaying. Philip blathers inanity. Stan has a date. Henry annoys. Nina acts. Philip’s scenes with Kimmie are heavily imbued with ick. Nobody notices the Soviet agents traipsing around the CIA boss’ house. Kimmie risks hepatitis from some regifted earrings. Philip doesn’t truly disgrace himself. Philip is told his son is in Afghanistan and that his ex has been captured. Is any of it true? Nina’s cellmate is hauled off. This was the stupidest.

Best Lines:
“I know you smoke.”

“Paige. She thinks I should start praying.”
“I would like to see that.”

“She says he’s yours.”

“Made some very bad friends.”

“I’m looking at you now.”

~
Walter Taffet
Philip’s rage is unabated. Elizabeth gets into the shower with a vest on. Where did Hans come from? Gaad’s bugged pen is uncovered. Martha looks worried. What is OPR? Outdated technology is used. Philip wears a hideous wig and Elizabeth puts on bimbo pink lipstick. Martha is upset. Sandra wants a divorce and she’s living in sin. Philip goes to an upset Martha. Stan and his forgotten son hang out. Martha hardly ever sees her husband and finally seems imperceptibly suspicious whilst hanging out in Philip’s fake apartment. More bad wigs are worn. I demur from caring.

Best Lines:
“You finished it. So next time, throw it out.”

“Fast and shiny.”

“I’m not American.”

“Brutal horrendous war.”

“A new position on the futon.”

“Manageable.”

“Terrible people.”
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