This was an awesome episode. It's been too long since I've heard Alan Shore's closing statements. Seriously, this show comes on, and I forget that ECW even exists. Anyway, tonight was both really kind of depressing and hilarious at the same time. The whole plot with Denise trying to find Daniel Post's remains ("I'm sorry, I can't get closure from a spleen!"), coupled with Hands making a return appearance, and Lincoln Meyer going from comically creepy to genuinely scary with a single look, this episode was packed with good stuff for the entire time. Damn! Here's my favorite exchange of the night, however:
While Denise and Alan are at the morgue:
Denise:Thatís not Daniel Post.
Poi:I beg your pardon?
Denise: Daniel Post was five seven, white, and a size eight, tops. Thatís a black foot, and itís the size of a small boat.
Poi: There must be some mistake.
Denise: A big one, and you made it. Thatís an African-American foot.
Poi: It looks darker in the box, if we see it in the lightó
Denise: I do not need to see it inó
Poi has pulled the foot out and placed it on the slab. Itís big and black.
Denise: Where is Daniel Post?
Denise: No. Look at the size of that, I came to see my fiancť, theyíre showing me Sasquatch!
Poi: Sometimes there can be postmortem discoloration.
(Coroner Kenneally arrives.)
Kenneally: Is everything all right?
Denise: No, everything is not all right. My God.
Alan: Please. Could you find my friend something lighter, possibly in a size eight?
Everytime they add a new tic to Hands, I find it harder to believe that character.
As for Meyer, I actually liked the multi-episode arc involving him and the judge's murder that took up about four episodes. I like those arcs on "The Practice" and wish they'd do more of them on "Legal." I especially liked it because there really WERE so many people who could've committed the murder. Anyway, I like them bringing Meyer back, but I hope they don't over-expose his character like they did with Bernard Ferrion in season one.
Sigh. I didn't realize there was a problem in the first place. I thought it was doing quite well for itself before the writers' strike. And how the heck does cartoonishness make something LESS accessible?