The defector son babbles. Emily wants Moss prosecuted. The defector’s son acts weirdly. The VP lurks. Does Hannah have some deep death wish buried in her soul? Frost annoys. This ep barely stays on the right side of plausibility. New guy who is the political director annoys. He never does any work.
There is no ominous impact or dramatic effect. The defector does a runner. This is not thought provoking. Hannah rants. Emily’s dumb and where’s Rob Morrow’s character? Coral gloss wearing twits bore. Seth has a self-esteem drop. People act contrary to Kirkman’s intentions. Hannah is self-assured and wrong. There are so many variables in life, so little of which people can control or prepare for or predict.
Hannah berates John (Diamond) into apologising to Kirkman. Alex’s mother committed a crime and got away with it and has now left the country, ditching her grieving son-in-law and grandchildren. New guy aka Lyor bores. Emily’s cosy planning blows up in her face. Hannah’s bombastic. John has to apologise for the profound effect of his investigation. Then he dies in some kind of redemption. It’s a harsher world.
Lyor and his improbable name bores. Hannah has a distain for everyone. This was dreary and not moving. Unnoticed people do stuff. Hannah seldom takes the time to understand and rarely acknowledges other people’s narratives. There are misconceptions. People are plagued with harrowing secrets and murky sins. Kirkman is sanctimonious. The ‘dirty bomb’ goes off and festering secrets fester. Hannah is hysterical and has awesome confidence in herself. There are no exciting circumstances. Hannah needs to apologise for her actions.
Another made up country does stuff. There are frustrating and baffling acts. Kirkman roars. He seems woefully unequipped to be POTUS. Hannah is unembarrassed. Kirkman starts a war.
“The weak will be eaten.”
“None of that is interesting.”
“The same reason your government does anything! Money!”
“Dead had no justice.”
“I am not worthy of my office and neither are any of you!”
“At your command sir.”
Hannah and some guy wander around made up landia. One is not terribly impressed by this ep. Kirkman is inherently reactive. Noble cause Kirkman rants about regime change. A US missile takes out a hospital during the war. Kirkman shrugs it off. This is a bit rubbish. Seth is fake nice. Chuck is super difficult and badly behaved. People are dire and ghastly.
Hannah is called on her recklessness. Chuck is thankless. Kirkman’s war is un-trumpeted and he’s not highly commended for his reprisal attacks. People are moral failures. There are sappy speeches and Kirkman has disgust and outrage. Everyone is utterly duplicitous. Kirkman pulls justifications out of his ass. People lick Kirkman’s ass for his humane, liberal and pragmatic principles.
There is a coincidence but no moral purpose or effective and creative responses. Kirkman mishandled an emotional issue. Why does everyone big up Lyor? Kirkman’s therapy session notes are leaked by the hacker. Kirkman’s internal narrative is public. Yawn.
“Sell your mother out for bus fare!”
“Cessation of hostilities.”
“That will be his legacy.”
“You look like you work in the mailroom.”
The cruel culture of Washington DC does Kirkman down for his grim honesty. People have a lack of gratitude to Kirkman. The troublesome White House staff caused all this. The media are contemptible. People take scandalised delight in Kirkman’s downfall. His enemies abound. Lyor is horrendous. Sheer human nastiness and moral slippage are trotted out in drained of drama style.
Damien blithely ignores sense. The hacker’s nihilistic agenda goes on. Extreme events are not made credible. There are portentous claims and cheap moralistic conclusions. How is Kirkman’s will-this-do tat White house even vaguely functional? This is another dreadful blot on Kirkman’s reputation. There are no brave narrative experiments.
Doleful Kirkman’s shrink’s notes make it look like Kirkman is a barely credible POTUS who is unforgivably causal about making terrible decisions. Kirkman’s readiness to serve others is ignored. Michael J Fox guest stars. Who is the utter bastard hacker? Washington DC is a moral cesspit. This isn’t riveting. People have serious qualms about Kirkman not being complex and thoughtful. Lyor is cornucopian in his mediocrity. There is no craft, invention or wit.
The VP tries to oust Kirkman. A twitching irritant (Fox) has steadfast determination to oust Kirkman. There is sap. Hannah is awful and gets Damien killed. Hannah has no desperate intensity or ferocious concentration. This was all futility and gleeful violence and I couldn’t understand half of what Fox was saying.
“Tainted by association.”
“There will be other presidents.”
“A huge perception problem.”
“Your name forever blighted.”
This turns into a clip show at one point. West drags up Trey’s bipolar disorder. West takes beaming delight in his awfulness. TPTB have admirable nonchalance to sense. West is deliberately confrontational. TPTB have worshipful reverence for Kirkman who has to deal with meddling intruders seething with discontent. No one is of honourable character. Hannah is fired. This was terrible and Moss is full of intimations about Kirkman’s sanity. West has the personality of a bag of chips.
“A lot of power coming from this closet.”
The core narrative of this show makes no sense. Daisy quips. SHIELD does behaviour that causes harm. May is awful and shrugs off all the crap she and SHIELD have done. There is no build-up of menace. This lacks distinction. May is an utterly inhumane, woeful cow who lacks a moral core. Why do people give their devotion to Coulson?
Fitz whines. Mack mumbles. Nobody makes a positive contribution. Nobody has moral courage. There are dubious ethics and I dislike SHIELD intensely. Daisy blusters. This was not complex and thoughtful. May and Coulson are rude and ungrateful. Daisy gets undeserved hero moments. She has insouciance. Fitz is not setting out to please anyone at all.
Nobody cares about Talbot and his social pain. Not even his bitch wife. This was not deeply involving. Coulson is gross. Does nobody notice Thanos and his minions attacking Earth during this? WTF? Nobody has rational thinking skills. Pasdar tries to look dignified in his outfit. Who is the dumb running woman? Talbot’s idiot son babbles. SHIELD is deliberately looking for trouble. There are asspulls and a Creel mention. Coulson’s dying of the dying. So?
“Really hard to beat up.”
“In full villain mode.”
“Owe them our gratitude.”
“I saw the billboard behind the DMV in Encino.”
“Little girls who like my hair glitter.”
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