Monday, September 15, 2014

Ray Donovan 2.10: Scorching

Ray Donovan has just been scorching on Showtime these past few episodes, firing and burning on all cylinders since the killing of Marvin Gaye Washington, which itself was a superb episode, coupling the beauty of the duet between Marvin and Bridget with Marvin's brutal murder that Bridget witnessed.

That's still the main problem Ray has to address, with Cookie the killer breathing down his family's necks, and Abby only making things worse by bringing her police detective lover into this, and now priming him to take out Cookie.   That can't end well for either man, and my guess is the detective will get the worst of it. 

But, typically, and what makes this series really fly, is the plethora of crises Ray has to face and attempt to solve on a daily basis.   The FBI guy is more dangerous than ever, as he sees his appointment as FBI Chief under attack.   He'll do anything to get it, including killing Kate and Ray, too, if he has to, and can get away with it.   Cochran's been one of my favorite villains since he showed his colors, and it will be harrowing fun to see how this part of the story all plays out.

Meanwhile, Terry throwing in with Mickey is bound to result in some deaths, and I just hope it's no one we care about.  Mickey continues to be one of the most resourceful characters in the series, managing now to even bring his parole officer, under Ray's command, into Mickey's action.  Jon Voight's performance in this role continues to be one for the ages.

Even Ray can't deal with all of this, and the ending to last night's show, as it was to 2.9, was completely on-target.  Whether spending a night with a slightly psycho couple, or jumping naked into the Pacific, Ray needs something to calm his nerves.  He's certainly not getting that back home.

Which leads me to my final thought for now:  Abby continues to be my least favorite character on the show.   And if someone else has to go in the season finale, well ...

See also Ray Donovan 2.1: Back in Business ... Ray Donovan 2.4: The Bad Guy ... Ray Donovan 2.5: Wool Over Eyes ... Ray Donovan 2.7: The Party from Hell

And see also Ray Donovan Debuts with Originality and Flair ... Ray Donovan 1.2: His Assistants and his Family ... Ray Donovan 1.3: Mickey ... Ray Donovan 1.7 and Whitey Bulger ... Ray Donovan 1.8: Poetry and Death ... Ray Donovan Season 1 Finale: The Beginning of Redemption


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Boardwalk Empire 5.2: Joe Kennedy

Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr - father of JFK, Robert F. Kennedy, Teddy, and a family of people who helped shape and change the second part of the 20th century - was something of a rogue in his younger days, mixing bootlegging and high financing to establish his economic and political fortune.  A perfect character, therefore, to be brought into Boardwalk Empire in its final season, situated, other than the flashbacks, in 1931.

We don't see all that much of Joe in episode 5.2, but there's magic in the scene between him and Nucky, when Nucky says "Mr. Kennedy".   And Nucky has a lot of other interesting things to say in this and other scenes throughout the episode.

His litany of mob bosses who have perished - including Rothstein, and, just last week, Joe Masseria - is clearly a sign of killings to come.   Maranzano, we know from history, does not have long to survive.  And, as we also know from history, Lucianio and Lansky - along with Bugsy - are solidifying their relationship, not ending it, and this new world will leave little room for the old bosses.

The same is happening in Chicago, with Capone consolidating his power.  The scene with the tailor was outstanding - Al is literally on a pedestal now, being outfitted like a king, with a retinue of jokesters.  Eli, though, is a mess, and a sour note in this whole Chicago criminal symphony.  I have to expect that his character will be given a more interesting arc in this final season.

His son - Nucky's newphew - is already undergoing a compelling progress, with one foot in a law-enforcement and the other loyal to Nucky.   Will be interesting to see where this goes.

But missing in action - as she was for most of the last season - is Margaret.   With Nucky almost killed in Cuba, and likely to spend more time up north, there are possibilities for her to get back into the story.

See also Boardwalk Empire 5.1: Lucky Rising

And see also Boardwalk Empire 4.1: Sneak Preview Review ... Boardwalk Empire 4.2: Sneak Preview Review ... Boardwalk Empire 4.2: J. Edgar ...Boardwalk Empire Sneak Preview Review 4.3: Honey, Sunny ...Boardwalk Empire 4.3: Nucky, Sunshine, and Heroin ... Boardwalk Empire Sneak Preview Review 4.4: Downfalls ... Boardwalk Empire 4.4: Bullies and Betrayals ... Boardwalk Empire Sneak Preview 4.5: The Gift of Rage ... Boardwalk 4.5: Two Deaths ... Boardwalk Empire Sneak Preview 4.6: Good Lovin' ... Boardwalk Empire 4.6: Sally and Margaret ... Boardwalk Empire Sneak Preview 4.7: Beds, Promotions, Surprises ... Boardwalk Empire 4.7: Family and History ... Boardwalk Empire Sneak Preview 4.8: The Blues ... Boardwalk Empire 4.8: Knives in the Back ... Boardwalk Empire 4.9: The Imbecile ...Boardwalk Empire 4.10 Sneak Preview Review: Unholy Alliances ...Boardwalk Empire 4.10: Family Treachery ... Boardwalk Empire 4.11: Nucky on the Beach

And see also Boardwalk Empire 3.1: Happy News Year 1923  ... Boardwalk Empire 3.2: Gasoline and the White Rock Girl ... Boardwalk Empire 3.3: The Showgirl and The Psycho ... Boardwalk Empire 3.5: "10 L'Chaim" ... Boardwalk Empire 3.7: Deadly Gillian ... Boardwalk Empire 3.8: Andrew Mellon ... Boardwalk Empire 3.9: Impaired Nucky

And see also Boardwalk Empire 2.1: Politics in an Age Before YouTube  ... Boardwalk Empire 2.2: The Woman Behind the Throne ... Boardwalk Empire 2.3: Frankenstein and Victrola ... Boardwalk Empire 2.4: Nearly Flagrante Delicto ... Boardwalk Empire 2.5: Richard's Story ... Boardwalk Empire 2.6: Owen and Other Bad News for Nucky ... Boardwalk Empire 2.7: Shot in the Hand  ...Boardwalk Empire 2.8: Pups with Fangs ... Boardwalk Empire 2.9: Ireland, Radio, Polio ...Boardwalk Empire 2.10: Double Shot ... Boardwalk Empire 2.11: Gillian and Jimmy  ... Boardwalk Empire Season 2 Finale: Stunner!


And see also Boardwalk Emipre on HBO ... Boardwalk Empire 1.2: Lines and Centers Power ...Boardwalk Empire 1.10: Arnold Rothstein, Media Theorist  ... Season One Finale of Boardwalk Empire

 
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Outlander 1.6: Outstanding

Well, I've been watching and much enjoying Outlander - enjoying it as historical fiction not time travel - but tonight's episode 1.6 was just outstanding.

We finally see what Black Jack is made of, and it's ugly indeed.   I don't like half-hearted villains. One of the things that made Alfred Hitchcock's movies so memorable is that his villains were bad through and through, like Bruno Anthony in Strangers on a Train, who, dying, still points his finger to frame an innocent man.  Black Jack appears to be just as bad - he nearly whipped Jamie to death and came to enjoy it as art, and he's likely to do the same to Claire if she doesn't tell him what he wants and he can get away with it.

The question is what makes him so bad, especially given that he has some obvious connection, not yet revealed in the television series, to Claire's husband in the 20th century.   Is the message here that time mellows a bloodline, if Black Jack is Frank's ancestor?   Whatever the explanation, and whatever its resolution in subsequent episodes and seasons, Tobias Menzies has given this all-but-depraved character a sterling performance.

Meanwhile, Dougal's plan that Claire marry Jamie as the only way she can be legally protected from Black Jack and the redcoats is a good one, both for the logic of the story and because Jamie and Claire go so well together.   But if they have children, what role will their descendants play in the 20th century, where Claire is also alive?   At very least, it avoids the possibly incestuous consequences of Claire sleeping with Black Jack out of love for Frank.

Ah, but this goes back to the paradoxes of time travel, which so far Outlander has been little about.

What it is excelling at beautifully is a story of how a woman with future sensibilities and literal experience can fare in a wilder time two centuries before her.   I'm looking forward to the two final episodes of this inaugural season, and Season 2 and beyond.

See also Outlander 1.1-3: The Hope of Time Travel

 
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hell on Wheels 4.7: Why?

An episode of Hell on Wheels so brutally powerful that it's hard to write about it.

But the question remains:

Why did Cullen kill Elam?

Elam was already wounded by Cullen - who himself would have been stabbed through the head by Elam if he hadn't defended himself - but would Elam have died just of the knife wound?  Hard to say, and we'll never know.  But if Cullen thought Elam was going to die a slow death anyway, then maybe Cullen shot Elam dead to cut short Elam's misery.

But the death of Elam only brought more misery to Cullen.  Possibly he shot Elam himself because he couldn't bear to watch the Governor's lawmen do it.  By taking matters in his own hands, Cullen allowed Elam to be killed by someone who loved him, if that made any difference.

Still, why couldn't Cullen give Elam, wounded, a chance to be nursed back to mental as well as physical health?   Did Cullen see that as impossible, since every appeal to Elam's rational self, including Cullen's and Eva's, fell on deaf ears?

Hell on Wheels has never flinched when it came to killing major characters - beginning with Lily of the West and now Elam.  In that sense, the show has been been true to life, especially life in the violently wild West.   And, all in all, the past two episodes are among the best I've ever seen on any television show.

But I'll miss Elam.  And Cullen will never be quite the same, if what we saw at the end of the episode is any indication.   And I'm looking more forward than ever to next week's installment.

See also Hell on Wheels 4.1-2: Rolling Again ... Hell on Wheels 4.5: New Blood ... Hell on Wheels 4.6: Bear and Sanity

And see also Hell on Wheels 3.1-2: Bohannan in Command ... Hell on Wheels 3.3: Talking and Walking ... Hell on Wheels 3.4: Extreme Lacrosse ... Hell on Wheels 3.5: The Glove ... Hell on Wheels 3.6: The Man in Charge ...Hell on Wheels 3.7: Water, Water ... Hell on Wheels 3.8: Canterbury Tales ...Hell on Wheels 3.9: Shoot-Out and Truths ... Hell on Wheels Season 3 finale: Train Calling in the Distance

And see also  Hell on Wheels: Blood, Sweat, and Tears on the Track, and the Telegraph ... Hell on Wheels 1.6: Horse vs. Rail ... Hell on Wheels 1.8: Multiple Tracks ... Hell on Wheels 1.9: Historical Inevitable and Unknown ... Hell on Wheels Season One Finale: Greek Tragedy, Western Style

 
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Bridge 2.9-10: Deaths and Close To

A scalding, concrete stripping last two episodes of The Bridge - 2.9 and 2.10 - featuring the deaths and brushes with death of the following major characters -
  • Charlotte - dead - shot by Fausto's men in the house last week.  She was a strong character in the first season, but was a shadow of herself in season two.   Waste of a good actress, Annabeth Gish, who was standout in Brotherhood.
  • DEA agent McKenzie - shot by Fausto's men in the same house last week.  Not a particularly likable but a strong character.   And another waste of acting talent - Abraham Benrubi, memorable in ER.
  • Hank - close to death, but hanging on, after being shot in that same house last week.   Hank is arguably the third most important character on the show - after Marco and Sonya - or maybe tied for third with Fausto.   He now looks likely survive, in the hands of Sonya and Marco after a dramatic car interception, but you never know.   I'd hate to see him go, if the show's renewed.
  • Eleanor - shot, again, in the house - not that to close to death, but you have to admire her recovery after she lost a lot of blood from a wound.   The woman even manages to walk away after her car is rammed, and only collapses when Sonya tells her to get down on the ground. Her survival is testament to the sheer survival power of deep, inchoate evil.
Sonya was rescued last week from what could have been death, but, again, her death would leave a season three bereft of one of the central characters on the show, and a compelling one at that. Probably the nicest moment in the tonight's episode is when she thanks Marco for saving her.   Just two weeks ago, she was disgusted with both Hank and Marco.  Now she's drawing close again to both of them.  Credit regarding Hank goes to Fausto's bullets.

Missing in action - once again - are Eva and Linder.   But the reporters are playing a bigger role, which is good to see.   Just two more episodes left this season - I'd definitely be up for watching a third.

See also The Bridge 2.1: What Motivates Sonya? ... The Bridge 2.2: First-Class Serial Killer ... The Bridge 2.3: Marco's Dilemma ... The Bridge 2.4: Marco Redeemed and Mr. Writ Large ... The Bridge 2.5: The Soul of the Not-Killer ... The Bridge 2.7: Major Business ... The Bridge 2.8: Parallel Stories

And see also The Bridge Opens Brooding and Valent ... The Bridge 1.2: A Tale of Two Beds ... The Bridge 1.6: Revelations ... The Bridge 1.7: A Killer and a Reluctant Professor ... The Bridge 1.8: Some Dark Poetic Justice ... The Bridge 1.9: Trade-Off ... The Bridge 1.10: Charlotte's Evolution ... The Bridge 1.11: Put to the Test ... The Bridge Season 1 Finale: Marco Joins Mackey and Agnew

 
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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Boardwalk Empire Final Season 5.1: Lucky Rising

The final season of Boardwalk Empire debuted tonight, and a fine beginning of the end it was.

The episode and likely the season itself took a Godfather 2 approach to the narrative, with scenes of young Nucky in the 1880s interspersed with the Nucky we've come to know, now in 1931, and, for the first episode, in Cuba.  Like the series itself, this episode had a winning cinematic quality and great local and vintage color.

Some important deaths in this episode, right off the bat.   Arnold Rothstein has been killed off-camera - in reality, likely over a gambling debt in 1928.  Lucky Luciano kills Joe Masseria in 1931 - in reality as well on Boardwalk Empire.  Lucky now's one body away from being in charge himself. Presumably we'll see Salvatore Maranzano get the same treatment as Masseria before too long this season - he was also killed in 1931 in reality.

 photo boardwalk_empire_golden_days_for_boys_and_girls_zps713590d6.pngMeanwhile, Nucky runs into Meyer in Cuba, and the kicker here is that Meyer is still lying to impress Nucky.   Just how far his deception goes is not clear.  Was he lying to Nucky that he (Meyer) was not having much to do with Lucky these days?   We'll soon find out more about that as well.

Several important threads were not touched at all on this season premier, including Al in Chicago, and Eli, who was last seen in Chicago as well.   There's a suitably sleazy highfalutin Senator on hand in Cuba, and discussion about the fate of Prohibition, but it's not clear exactly how Nucky's interests are faring in Washington, in particular with J. Edgar.   It would be fun to see how Nucky and his businesses fare with FDR and the New Deal, but that assumes the series this last season will make it into 1933.

Boardwalk Empire has always had a remarkable combination of historical flavor and outstanding acting, which carried the series even when the plots got a little tangled and the history muddy.   I'm more than fine with that for this final season, and regretting already that it will be the last we'll see of this.

See also Boardwalk Empire 4.1: Sneak Preview Review ... Boardwalk Empire 4.2: Sneak Preview Review ... Boardwalk Empire 4.2: J. Edgar ...Boardwalk Empire Sneak Preview Review 4.3: Honey, Sunny ...Boardwalk Empire 4.3: Nucky, Sunshine, and Heroin ... Boardwalk Empire Sneak Preview Review 4.4: Downfalls ... Boardwalk Empire 4.4: Bullies and Betrayals ... Boardwalk Empire Sneak Preview 4.5: The Gift of Rage ... Boardwalk 4.5: Two Deaths ... Boardwalk Empire Sneak Preview 4.6: Good Lovin' ... Boardwalk Empire 4.6: Sally and Margaret ... Boardwalk Empire Sneak Preview 4.7: Beds, Promotions, Surprises ... Boardwalk Empire 4.7: Family and History ... Boardwalk Empire Sneak Preview 4.8: The Blues ... Boardwalk Empire 4.8: Knives in the Back ... Boardwalk Empire 4.9: The Imbecile ...Boardwalk Empire 4.10 Sneak Preview Review: Unholy Alliances ...Boardwalk Empire 4.10: Family Treachery ... Boardwalk Empire 4.11: Nucky on the Beach

And see also Boardwalk Empire 3.1: Happy News Year 1923  ... Boardwalk Empire 3.2: Gasoline and the White Rock Girl ... Boardwalk Empire 3.3: The Showgirl and The Psycho ... Boardwalk Empire 3.5: "10 L'Chaim" ... Boardwalk Empire 3.7: Deadly Gillian ... Boardwalk Empire 3.8: Andrew Mellon ... Boardwalk Empire 3.9: Impaired Nucky

And see also Boardwalk Empire 2.1: Politics in an Age Before YouTube  ... Boardwalk Empire 2.2: The Woman Behind the Throne ... Boardwalk Empire 2.3: Frankenstein and Victrola ... Boardwalk Empire 2.4: Nearly Flagrante Delicto ... Boardwalk Empire 2.5: Richard's Story ... Boardwalk Empire 2.6: Owen and Other Bad News for Nucky ... Boardwalk Empire 2.7: Shot in the Hand  ...Boardwalk Empire 2.8: Pups with Fangs ... Boardwalk Empire 2.9: Ireland, Radio, Polio ...Boardwalk Empire 2.10: Double Shot ... Boardwalk Empire 2.11: Gillian and Jimmy  ... Boardwalk Empire Season 2 Finale: Stunner!


And see also Boardwalk Emipre on HBO ... Boardwalk Empire 1.2: Lines and Centers Power ...Boardwalk Empire 1.10: Arnold Rothstein, Media Theorist  ... Season One Finale of Boardwalk Empire

 
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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Hell on Wheels 4.6: Bear and Sanity

Another outstanding Hell on Wheels tonight - 2.7, the second great standalone episode in a row - in which we see what happened to Elam after his battle with the bear.

First, he survives.  No surprise - Common is too excellent an actor and Elam too important and powerful a character to die.  In many ways, he's been the soul of the show.

But the way in which Elam survives was a sight and a story to behold.  Taken in, nearly dead, by the Comanches, a powerful Southern Plains tribe, Elam is nursed back to physical but not quite mental health by people who see his killing of the bear as endowing him with the bear's powers. The presentation of this part of the story was an anthropological tour-de-force, with the only language being spoken throughout most of it being Comanche, giving us the same total immersion in this situation as Elam.

His lack of touch with reality soon becomes clear.  He kills the kindly old trapper who tries to tell Elam who he really is.  He joins the Comanches in a raid on an advance U.S. cavalry party, only to kill one of the main Comanche warriors when they return to their main camp.

Elam's motive represents his one beacon of sanity - getting back to Eva. He first sees a white woman captive of the Comanches as his - in effect, his new Eva - but concludes that her suggestion that he take her back to civilization as the best way of re-uniting with Eva makes sense.   And so the episode ends with Elam, the white woman, and two Indian women Elam has also taken along with him looking at the train tracks.

Next week, we should be in for another superb episode as Elam finally gets back into contact with Cullen and all of our people in Cheyenne.   How long it will take them to be his people again should be another story to behold.   In the meantime, we were treated to one of the best Native American hours of television to come down the track in quite some time.

See also Hell on Wheels 4.1-2: Rolling Again ... Hell on Wheels 2.5: New Blood

And see also Hell on Wheels 3.1-2: Bohannan in Command ... Hell on Wheels 3.3: Talking and Walking ... Hell on Wheels 3.4: Extreme Lacrosse ... Hell on Wheels 3.5: The Glove ... Hell on Wheels 3.6: The Man in Charge ...Hell on Wheels 3.7: Water, Water ... Hell on Wheels 3.8: Canterbury Tales ...Hell on Wheels 3.9: Shoot-Out and Truths ... Hell on Wheels Season 3 finale: Train Calling in the Distance

And see also  Hell on Wheels: Blood, Sweat, and Tears on the Track, and the Telegraph ... Hell on Wheels 1.6: Horse vs. Rail ... Hell on Wheels 1.8: Multiple Tracks ... Hell on Wheels 1.9: Historical Inevitable and Unknown ... Hell on Wheels Season One Finale: Greek Tragedy, Western Style

 
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Monday, September 1, 2014

Falling Skies Season 4 Finale: Self-Sacrifice and Redemption

Well, although the two-hour Falling Skies Season 4 finale contained an all-too-obvious long dream sequence in the first hour, it nonetheless concluded with a pretty effective and emotionally moving series of events.

Tom struggles to forgive and trust Lexi for much of the finale, which makes her self-sacrificial destruction of the Espheni moonbase especially effective. His spinning out into space after the moonbase explodes - a needle in an ocean, as one of our heroes back on Earth observes - is a good way to conclude that part of this season's story, with the dessert of Tom finding some kind of alien breathtakingly beautiful a nice touch, too.

But, actually, I thought the best part of the finale was the paralyzing vapor with serpent attack back on Earth, and how our people coped with it.  Well, most of that, anyway.  Pope, unfortunately, has been reduced to comic relief, which makes him far less interesting than when he was something of a genuine threat.

But Weaver and Matt were good, as they've been most of the season, and Anne put in a good couple of flaming moments, too.   It was also encouraging to see Ben and Maggie using their superior powers and connection to save Hal, and the three of them then working together.  Tom would have been proud.

But Tom is apparently the furthest he's been from Earth and his family, and it will be interesting in the next and final season to see how he gets back.   It looks pretty definite, though you never know with science fiction television, that Lexi will be gone.  And that's kind of ironic.  She spent most of the season being one of the most irritating characters on the show, only to become a pretty convincing heroine in the end, to the point of sacrificing her life for the greater cause, and making all of us miss her.

And I'll be back with reviews of the final season of Falling Skies in 2015.

See also Falling Skies 4.1: Weak Start ... Falling Skies 4.2: Enemy of my Enemy ... Falling Skies 4.3: Still Falling ... Falling Skies 4.5: Cloudy ...Falling Skies 4.7: Massacre Indeed ... Falling Skies 4.8: Spike ... Falling Skies Espheni: How to Pronounce? ... Falling Skies 4.9: To the Moon, Anne, To the Moon ... Falling Skies 4.10: Lexi

And see also Falling Skies 3.1-2: It's the Acting ... Falling Skies 3.3: The Smile ... Falling Skies 3.4: Hal vs. Ben ... Falling Skies 3.6: The Masons ...Falling Skies 3.7: The Mole and a Likely Answer ... Falling Skies 3.8: Back Cracked Home ... Falling Skies Season 3 Finale: Dust in Hand

And see also Falling Skies Returns  ... Falling Skies 2.6: Ben's Motives ... Falling Skies Second Season Finale

And see also Falling Skies 1.1-2 ... Falling Skies 1.3 meets Puppet Masters ... Falling Skies 1.4: Drizzle ... Falling Skies 1.5: Ben ... Falling Skies 1.6: Fifth Column ... Falling Skies 1.7: The Fate of Traitors ... Falling Skies 1.8: Weaver's Story ... Falling Skies Concludes First Season

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hell on Wheels 4.5: New Blood!

Hell on Wheels checked in with a great episode last night, mostly because it introduced one of the best new characters in the whole series, former Confederate brother-in-arms, Syd Snow.

Indeed, the opener, in which Snow barely escapes with his life from a hanging, could have come right out of a classic Clint Eastwood spaghetti Western, or at least a Robert Rodriguez movie.  Snow represents everything that Cullen was. We learn later that two two shot up and killed everyone on a Yankee medical train, including badly wounded soldiers and doctors.

But whereas Cullen has mostly put the past behind him, including the murder of his family - a soul-rending event that presumably Snow never went through - Snow is still very much living his wild and free Confederate days with abandon.   Not that Snow's shooting Yankees on sight any more, but he's ready to kill anyone who gets in his way.

Cullen likes Snow and his style and sense of humor, but not when Snow tells Cullen's wife about the Yankee train massacre, and even less when Snow may be on the verge of killing Cullen's wife, after Snow indeed sort of accidentally killed an innocent boy (Snow probably didn't know he was a boy) - a bystander to another great Western shoot-out - and then deliberately kills the store-owner who saw Snow kill the boy and calls him on it.   Cullen coming upon all of this as Snow has a gun pointed in Naomi's direction is the final straw.

Significantly, Naomi would have preferred Cullen kill Snow right there, rather than turn him over to the law, and this shows the crucial role Naomi plays now in Cullen's life and thus the series.   She wants that part of Cullen's life - the part that Snow epitomizes - not only locked up inside him, but gone, completely - blown clean out of his life.

It's great to see Hell on Wheels travel so deeply into its Western roots.   And along those lines, the episode had other memorable story lines, including Mickey satisfying killing one of the provisional Governor's goons, and Gregg Henry (The Killing!) putting in a fine performance as Brigham Young.

Hell on Wheels has fine head of steam now - and next week, Elam returns to the story.

See also Hell on Wheels 4.1-2: Rolling Again

And see also Hell on Wheels 3.1-2: Bohannan in Command ... Hell on Wheels 3.3: Talking and Walking ... Hell on Wheels 3.4: Extreme Lacrosse ... Hell on Wheels 3.5: The Glove ... Hell on Wheels 3.6: The Man in Charge ...Hell on Wheels 3.7: Water, Water ... Hell on Wheels 3.8: Canterbury Tales ...Hell on Wheels 3.9: Shoot-Out and Truths ... Hell on Wheels Season 3 finale: Train Calling in the Distance

And see also  Hell on Wheels: Blood, Sweat, and Tears on the Track, and the Telegraph ... Hell on Wheels 1.6: Horse vs. Rail ... Hell on Wheels 1.8: Multiple Tracks ... Hell on Wheels 1.9: Historical Inevitable and Unknown ... Hell on Wheels Season One Finale: Greek Tragedy, Western Style

 
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