Originally posted by Eddie BurkettIf anyone felt like a background character, it was Buster.
True dat. We just didn't know how much until episode 14.
Waited until nearly the very end for the Buster episode, and it didn't disappoint for deeply disturbing Buster antics. Once the family broke up and Lucille was sent to the hoosegow, of course Buster would have the hardest time adjusting without his mother.
His initial efforts to "replace" her were already out there, but Buster then gets worse and worse. Clinging back to Lucille 2 and then to Army, with his new giant robot hand he can't control. I liked the gag of Buster initially being great at controlling Army's drones (cameo by Zach Woods from The Office too). And we found out just how close Buster was to various key events, like the explosion at the Opies, and the KOing of Herbert Love at Cinco. Gabrielle Beauvais as Ophelia Love was great casting.
So at this point, who's in Michael's movie from the family? Himself, Buster, Maeby? Is that it? He tore up George Sr., Lucille, and Gob. Did he get Lindsay and Tobias? So much to keep track of.
(edited by John Orquiola on 28.5.13 1103) "Cody, I mustache you a question." - The Miz
Wow, Buster as the drone pilot was some incredibly dark stuff. It seems he also got George Michael laid in Madrid.
Buster's time spent abandoned was also pretty sad and tragicomic. Of course, it was only two days.
Real glad Dr. Wordsmith got a verbal mix-up in, I was peeved he didn't have one (that I noticed?) in episode 5.
I don't know how I remember this, but there was a deleted bit of the s3 finale where after Buster was knocked off the boat into the water, he and the seal, each missing an arm, actually helped each other swim back to shore. I wish they'd included that.
The relationship between Hearst and Aunt Lou is one of the more compelling parts of the show for me. I keep wondering if it will lead anywhere now that the inevitable death of Odel has occurred. This slow build this season is really well executed.