“Staking his professional credibility.”
“Ketamine sting gone bad.”
“Rare designer drug back in 2001.”
“Pretty worthless when he was alive.”
Line Of Fire
The new guy bullies a child choir. Alex testifies. There are endless scenes about the sickly child needing surgery. TPTB make Reed Diamond a bad guy. FFS. Alex rants self-righteously. Hannah doesn’t listen to sense. MI6 guy nearly dies. Alex and her family get away with their crap. Alex is hit by a truck. Hilarious! A truly bad cover version of Only You plays.
“Can leave but won’t.”
The Final Frontier
Aaron is oafish. MI6 guy is purposefully cryptic. Hannah is jaw-droopingly dumb. This ep is inherently frustrating. Hannah is resentment fuelled. Kirkman has melodramatic solemnity. Hannah is cold and rigid and prickly and has become intensely unlikeable and utterly charmless. MI6 guy has a seedy past. There is no dignity and humility.
New guy whines about unfulfilled dreams and promises. The plot is uproariously improbable. Kirkman’s daughter has malaise and dissatisfaction. Nobody is nagged by unease. This was alarmingly trivial and full of astonishing banality. Hannah manifestly fails. This was full of sap and Kirkman is a moron. The White House staff are jackasses. The jerk makes a spectacle of himself. The footage of Kirkman menacing Alex’s killer in jail gets leaked.
“No hurt plan.”
“Opposition was beyond him.”
“More freedom than you deserve.”
In The Dark
Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay and Hilarie Burton star. One feels pure unrelenting hatred for Peter. There are misperceptions. Peter is an enemy of individual thought. Peter has no legal consideration. Neal wears a hipster hat. Peter’s podgy wife goes on about art deco. Peter acts illogically. There is fencing. Why doesn’t Neal take off his ruined tie?
There is plotting. Mozzie whines. Neal strains credibility. There is a clash of wits and trust. Neal was prepared to leave Sara without a look back. He shrugs that off. Everyone overlooks the fact that the Nazi loot is stolen. There is stupidity. Peter sneaks around Neal’s place. Peter obtains the u-boat manifest. This was okayish.
“What if it didn’t burn?”
Where There’s A Will
Peter babbles about the u-boat’s manifest. No one talks about the art’s original owners. Peter acts like he is on Mescaline. Mozzie acts blind. There is a kidnapping and a planetarium and a centuries old book. A book is ruined, walls are knocked down and this was unsubtle and dumb. Neal finds out about the manifest. This was okay.
“Nothing illicit is afoot at the sundial.”
“Everything points to something.”
“You are art crimes.”
“Tulip tree stock.”
“I like the idea of stars.”
“Put the hel in Helen.”
“I shredded the garbage. The feds like to rummage.”
“You’re overqualified and too old.”
“Give Prozac to her parrot.”
“I want new locks. The kind the White House have.”
Dentist Of Detroit
Mozzie tries for reliably peculiar but is just boring. Peter is still plotting unpleasantly to bring about Neal’s downfall. There are unsurprising revelations. This was not pacey and bores despite its pretty packaging. This was satisfactory and was over-complicated by plot developments. Mozzie is increasingly desperate.
Detroit mobsters take an arrogant stance. There is no carefully constructed plan. Neal has a gleeful willingness to be bad. The mobster is obviously meant to be a bad person and the ep presents him as an exemplar of everything that is wrong. He’s just laughable.
Peter is authoritarian and has disapproval. There is no enormous élan for this ep. Peter tries for a moral message. This was all creakiness. There is no delightful conflict. Things don’t go deliciously wrong. There are diabolical schemes and no coherence or panache. What is a street lottery?
This was depressingly ordinary laziness and full of drably artificial conflict. Peter’s mildly psychotic obsession with Neal drags on and on. This ep is a chronicle of the insignificant and it is imbecilic entertainment. This was leaden and Peter and Neal fake fight. This was dull.
“Assault with intent to intimidate.”
“Had a thing for blood feuds.”
“We should all be shocked.”
“Good deeds are the seeds to good actions.”
“People loved us. Except the ones who owed us money.”
Offred incites trouble again and achieves nothing. Gilead is not based on biblical truth. Eden’s death is gravellly concerning for Serena Joy who has cold intensity. Offred has no sense. Eden’s father apologises to Nick. The devastating price of Gilead.
The Commander has petty vindictiveness and is an enemy of individual thought. Eden ran to her family with Isaac and her father turned her in. Offred is shocked. Why is Offred so damn stupid?!? The Commander slaps Offred, she slaps back. Nick holds Holly. Eden and Isaac’s bodies hang on the wall. Serena Joy and other wives worry about their daughters. Why is this show so underlit? I cannot see what is happening.
The martha in Emily’s new posting is called Cora. Emily’s Commander doesn’t hold the ceremony. Serena Joy challenges the founding myth of Gilead. What is the covenant? Serena Joy reads. So the Commander has her hauled off and mutilated. Emily stabs Aunt Lydia. There’s a mirror in Emily’s room - don’t TPTB remove them? Emily freaks out. Serena Joy lost a finger.
The Commander doesn’t know where the tea is kept. Offred rolls her eyes and spits abuse. How did Emily’s Commander explain Aunt Lydia? Rita reveals the existence of a martha network that can get Offred and Holly out. What about Nick? Offred is so slow and stupid it defies belief. Serena Joy loses her sole reason for living. What’ll become of the Waterford household now Offred has run away yet again? What about Nick, Rita and Serena Joy?
Offred is selfish and dumb. The Commander looks at a map. Offred wrote something on a wall instead of running. The Commander hears the commotion of Offred’s escape. Serena Joy tries to stop Offred but then lets her go. The drama is undercut by the bad lighting. Why are the marthas helping Offred? They got more done this season than she did. Emily’s Commander is part of the Resistance? He gets her out. Offred’s dumb. What’ll happen to Emily’s Commander? Offred inexplicably stays behind in Gilead. Now she has none of her children. Emily takes Holly aka Nicole to Canada. WTF? What does Offred plan to do now? This makes no sense.
“There won’t be a marker anywhere.”
“She will obey His Word.”
“What are you going to do when they come for your daughter?”
“Look what we made.”
“I put my faith in Gilead.”
“Live by the laws of scripture.”
“Don’t get caught.”
“Call her Nicole.”
“God send me an obedient woman.”