Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis and Ruben Blades star in this. The junkie is the son of a pushover mother (Dickens). There are roiling tensions as the junkie is a jackass. There is no cold dread. The junkie is faux weary and has no shuddering shame. Instead the junkie has brain-frying entitlement and no sensitive tactful responses. The blended family has misleadingly mundane problems. The junkie is an enormously hostile and fundamentally selfish spiteful git.
Civil unrest brews. Nobody notices. The mother babies her son and his unrelenting cycle of drama. He’s not borderline tragic. Just a barely intelligent suppurating nest of resentment. One of the mother’s students goes on about a coming doom. She doesn’t listen being too obsessed with the catastrophic liability that is her junkie son. Why are we meant to care about him?
A grim situation is coming but we get endless scenes of the junkie. There is no brutal intensity and this is not vividly convincing. The mother doesn’t listen to sense as she is dumb and into always placating the junkie. This ep causes no tremendous enjoyment and there is a loss of anything resembling tension. This is not downright intriguing. Cultural change is coming as events defy scientific analysis.
“Something resembling love.”
“Something really bad happened there.”
Patty has no social cachet. Evil Bob shows off his man-boobs. Bob's wife is weird. Patty’s BBF has a cop for a father. Homeless guy was in a fire. Patty now fancies Christian. Evil Bob is the DA and he has a ferocious ambition to annoy people. Bob’s wife has ingenuity. The Miss American Lady pageant is mentioned.
Brick is boffing the adult woman who maliciously accused Bob. Magnolia is mean to Patty and she has no moral judgement. Neither does anyone else. This ep does not elevate thought. Patty has unresolved sorrows in this unrefined ep.
“Motorboated by homeless guys.”
“Punching the clown.”
“Cos it was preggers when I drilled it. Unfortunately you can’t wall-mount a bear foetus.”
‘A Few Good Men’ is ripped off. Nora gets judgemental. Gallo gets sexually triumphant with Thea. Nora has a habit of sleeping with her CO’s. Ian used to be her CO. Gallo gets drunk and belligerent. Another domino pops up. There is a reveal. Gallo’s irked and this ep was not ingenious.
There is a fake news mention. There is an attempted assault. The POW faces a challenge. Davis makes claims. Ian sees Nora as his moral equal. Thea is AWOL, again. Gallo is the unit victim advocate?!?!? What is restricted or unrestricted? Where is Jess’ son?
“He forgives more easily than I do.”
“You know what it took to get here?”
“We are not trying to be subtle.”