Oh man was that last episode tense. I'm sure a few people are skeptical about the supreme court cop out, but I have to admit I was so relieved when that phone rang to save Cyril. They've gotten me to care for the guy so much, that just seeing him die like would leave me so depressed. But back to the episode. Robson in therapy? Does Verne approve? Speaking of which, Keller seemed to complety forgive him a little too quickly. But if this leads to a Verne/Beecher/Keller showdown, I'm all for it. Izdig continues to confuse me, but I like the thing he's got with White. Alvarez and Cutler's wife? Hmmm. And did anybody notice there was no mention of the Hoyt/Mukada/Kirk's mom storyline. Guess they're probably saving it for the finale. Finally I wish they would have let Ortolani talk a little more. Augustus seemed to host almost the entire time.
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Originally posted by BorneAgainOh man was that last episode tense. I'm sure a few people are skeptical about the supreme court cop out, but I have to admit I was so relieved when that phone rang to save Cyril. They've gotten me to care for the guy so much, that just seeing him die like would leave me so depressed.
I have to disagree. The last minute reprieve after a splendid 15 minutes of emotional build up was more "shocking swerve" to me and, even though I like Cyril, a dissapointment. It felt more like a Spielberg type manipulation than good story telling. But that's just my opinion...
Ortolani was pretty much wasted as a narrator, but since they didnt bother making him look the same or show evidence of his death(everyone else looked as they did in Oz and Bellinger had rope burns remember), it really doesn't matter.
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The last minute reprieve didn't bother me. Seeing Cyril buckle himself in the chair like he was a big boy and then be disappointed he didn't get fried was funny. Would have loved though for Cyril to get into an argument with pre-retarded Cyril the night before the exection, with Ryan wondering what the hell was going on. Redding sure is committed to the telemarketing business. Imagine what would happen if he ever encountered one of those 'no call' lists. Considering Robson's back in the brotherhood, its tough seeing him in a victims support group. All the other people were abused in prison because they were bought and sold or abused, where as Robson volunteered in order to be protected. Season Finale will be 100 minutes, so that means twice the killings.
Ok, the "Culter liked to fuck with me" explanation for giving all his stuff to Alvarez is good enough for me, I suppose. It fits in with Cutler's character decently.
Put me down for hated the cop-out ending.
What I don't understand is how Sister Pete let Robson in rape-support therapy knowing he's got a history on both sides of that issue. And I think the whole point of that thing was to show that Robson didn't have any choice when he went to Cutler, although they didn't do a great job explaining that before. I was surprised as hell to find out he was married. It seems like everyone in Oz is married.
I think Idzik will turn out to be cool storyline, although it has potential to suck.
I don't know how they would have had a burnt corpse Ortalani up there. I don't really know why they had him on though, as he was only in one episode. I'm beginning to think the "guest stars" are less about who would be cool to bring back for a show and more about who returned Tom Fontana's phone calls.
It seems that I am - in no particular order - Zack Morris, John Adams, a Siren, Janeane Garofalo, Cheer Bear, Aphrodite, a Chihuahua, Data, Cletus the Slack Jawed Yokel, Amy-Wynn Pastor, Hydrogen, Bjork, Spider-Man, Boston, and a Chaotic Good Elvin Bard-Mage.
I was not disappointed AT ALL by Cyril's swerve. In fact, I realized how much I cared for the character since I was almost clapping when the call came to Ernie Hudson.
I sure hope that Keller is joining up with Verne in order to kill him as a final twisted "I'm sorry" to Beecher.
Still no real explanation for the Cutler-Alvarez issue (I don't buy that Cutler was just a "wacky" guy as the real reason), and it surprises me how much everybody loves Alvarez now. Guerra, a guy who has hated Alvarez for so long, is now nominating him to lead his group? I think that that Alvarez will not get paroled once again, and in the finale will give up on the good guy act and lead the Mexicans/Puerto Ricans with an iron fist.
Great episode this week all in all, and 100 minutes used for the season finale is great news.
I thought that this was one of the better shows in sometime. They always try to get emotionally attached to the characters. Dometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. This time it worked masterfully. I really thought the call for Cyril would come a minute to late. Rarely do you see one of the *good guys* get a win in the end. On a side note he really does look a lot like Ryan without the hair. It must have been tough for Scott Winters to part with the hair.
The rest of the stories were all pretty deceant. It will be interesting to see how it all wraps up in the end. I have a feeling that either Glenn, McMahnus or Devlin is going to get killed in the end by watching the previews.
* 4 out of my 8 picks in the dead pool are rubbed out. 3 of them look like they'll make it the whole time with 1 on the bubble. Not bad aye
This weekend is my birthday (tomorrow, actually) and I'm going to be travelling to New York City for Friday and Saturday to perform with The Banana Convention. It'd be groovy to meet some new people and party for my birthday with y'all.