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The Last Ship 2x10 + Zoo 1x04 + Hannibal 3x13 + The Americans 3x11 Reviewed

Friendly Fire
Immunes do unconvincing glowering. Chandler’s almost parodic in his upright virtues. People look into the frightful nuisance of Nils’ death. There is pack masculinity. Dr Scott is all dishevelled chic. Why does anyone care if Nils came to a grisly demise? This ep reeked of desperation and was absolutely awful. What happened to the Tex/Scott and Chandler/Scott ships? Scott is dark, vengeful and unstable.

The XO and Chandler are riled. There is no plausible moral dilemma and Chandler screams with utmost gravity and treats the unrepentant Scott with disturbing vitriol. This was completely unconvincing and full of un-Herzogian off-the-peg tropes. Chandler and his self regard cause more problems when the Nathan James reaches New Orleans. The ship is damaged and the immunes act with impunity and no moral dimension.

The immunes create a misperception. Is the POTUS on the level? He dropped the crazed limpet act pretty quick. There are ructions and Eric Dane can’t deliver an angry line with aplomb. Scott is shunned and threatened. No honest emotional interaction, shame really.

Best Lines:
“A text messaging app.”

“Just Bluetooth.”

“My XO tells me you’re the smart one.”

“He died too quickly.”

“No sign of immune activity.”

“The mouse survived. We have a contagious cure.”

“Now the whole country thinks we’re the enemy.”

“The propaganda war to come.”

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Pack Mentality
The standing narrative of this show could be TPTB deliberately trolling us. Mitch mouths off to rednecks in a gunstore. An FBI agent is irascible. What happened to Death Row guy? This was inconsistent. Irritating women in Antarctica are menaced by bats.
The guest stars are ridiculously untalented. The FBI agent is an emotional parasite on a horrifyingly enormous ego trip. He claims ideological affinity. This ep did not spark joy and was an excruciating dramedy. Mitch reveals stuff, Chloe falls into a dead bear and a wolf is in a hotel room. There are more reveals and this bored.

Best Lines:
“I wouldn’t ask that guy for directions to the men’s room.”

“What goes better together than guns and drinking?”

“I don’t see scat anywhere.”

“What are bats doing in Antarctica?”

“Locked himself in a motel room because he thought squirrels were trying to attack us.”

“The better the stuffer.”

“The Bible comes in very handy on death row.”

“Level 3 walkthrough.”

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The Wrath Of The Lamb
There are unsubtle parallels made between Reba and Will. Hannibal wears a loud suit in a hallucination. The Red Dragon fakes his death and acquires seemingly omnipotent superpowers of knowing where people are. The Red Dragon bores. Didn’t the FBI fire Jack? Stalker Hannibal claims special insights into Will. As for Will, he plots.

Bedelia annoys and then loses her mind. Will does his evil tastes good act. Chilton whines and if there had been a season 4 - he may have become the "It puts the lotion in the basket" guy. Hannibal leaves his big cell. Why did he get such a big cell and Will got a box? Hannibal is happy. Jack clenches his jaw. There is an unspeaking cameo from Margot Verger as she, Alana and their son flee. Hannibal takes Will to his cliff house without anyone noticing. Where is Miriam Lass?

Hannibal puts on a nice suit to continue his and Will’s troubling intimacy. Will is seemingly unshockable due to all the traumatic memories, gaslighting, brainwashing and obsessive abuse inflicted on him. Hannibal is shot and Will is stabbed in the face by the Red Dragon. Blood flies as the trio fight. It’s like a certain scene in ‘V For Vendetta’. The Red Dragon dies, nobody cares. Will and Hannibal look like they’re about to make out and then Will pulls another psychotic move. This was okay.

Best Lines:
“Who foster dependency and feed on it.”

“You didn’t get to kill anybody.”

“I admired it enormously.”

“Think about me Will.”

“Needed feelings.”

“He will hardly be caught a second time.”

“What you’re becoming is pathological.”

“Hope he won’t be very ugly.”

“I might escape in earnest.”

“My compassion for you is inconvenient Will.”

“Don’t run. I’ll catch you.”

“Twitchy little man.”

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One Day In The Life Of Anton Balklanov
Paige has questions. Her parents seem to find consolation in unhappiness. Nina works her mark. Maurice is onto Elizabeth. Martha may be in trouble. Things are understandably awkward with Paige whose working though complex issues. Elizabeth’s mother is dying. This was full of lazy moves but no serious effort. Everyone acts to their discredit and overlooks the futility of it all. This was not very important.

Best Lines:
“Are you guys really married?”

“Why don’t you have accents?”

“What are your real names?”

“Inducement.”

“It’s nice to see you.”
“Is it?”

“They’d scream back. She always won.”

“We do hard things.”

“Lower your voice Philip.”
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