There is malignity and unique moral arrogance. This show is in dire straits already. It is hardened, sterile and doing drama. There is spectacular acrimony, profound crisis, dreadful moves and people pick fights that often exist nowhere but in their imagination. TPTB make terrible miscalculations and this was dreadful and disastrous.
There are unfounded rantings. Kurt talks about what happened after Taylor Shaw vanished in sadly limited fashion. This has no resonant emotional core or investment. Jane has a flashback and Kurt spews platitudinous drivel. There is perception of threat, behavioural challenges and this was pointless. There was a lack of compromise and an unceasing horde of baddies and gun pulling. Nobody has steely professionalism just criminal incompetence. Kurt’s smug father shows up. Snarky is a bad un.
“This is the illustrated woman.”
“Where do you hide something that makes everybody sick?”
“It’s game over for everyone in the cemetery.”
“I can’t give you someone who doesn’t exist.”
“Suddenly I feel very Russian.”
“These mental lepers.”
“I don’t seem to be dead.”
“He had that terrible accident that killed him.”
“That’ll be far enough yank.”
“Become thoroughly murdered.”
“I neither know you nor like your face.”
“Crawling around under both our beds planting microphones.”
“Buy things. Expensive things.”
“Can’t find anything that goes hiss, boom or bang.”
“Come little man.”
Sign language is used. There is a fight. Solo is always pleased with himself for no obvious reason. The OSS guy seems to think this will be a great triumph for his macho prowess. Solo does not apologise for anything and remains firmly wedded to his insistence that he is brilliant. The OSS guy has fawning, modern-day courtliness. There is no anti-establishment irreverence and nobody is emotionally fragile. The OSS guy is angry and lonely which leads to an utterly dramatic fateful journey. Bad people die because they are morons. There is an ongoing battle over the culture of invective and moral invigilation. This was good and I’m looking forward to season 2.
“You really don’t trust me, do you?”
“You are a sly Russian.”
“Some foul SoHo strip club.”
“I’m not that mad.”
“Remarkable, the number of people who find it necessary to protect their eyes in such a dimly lit room.”