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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Kamakzie, Aug 22, 2006.
I thought the same thing! That was weird ...
It's like they needed to add another member to the dysfunctional up family at the funeral b/c they just killed one off.
I was so disappointed in Tommy's time with the shooter in the interrogation room. I was ready for some meaty action and scathing dialog.
I think maybe TOmmy's lack of beating the suspect was supposed to be us seeing that he really is torn up about it. So torn up, he can't actually beat the guy down. Also that maybe an actual beat down is only reserved for family.
Wasn't the lawyer played by Anthony Michael Hall?
I thought the funniest moment was when Lenny Clarke got into the trailer, saw his wife on the bed crying, and then tried the doorknob.
Overall a great episode. The opening montage to that Tricky song was excellent. The ending with the wedding at the funeral and the deaf sister seemed out of character even for this show. With so much going on, what was the point of introducing a long lost sister? It just felt forced to me. And the wedding - Sean was supposedly done with her but goes along with her insisting that they get married at a funeral?
You just know that Tommy's decision between Shelia and his ex is going to blow up in his face and he will lose both of them.
It was good for the whole comedy of the sign language bit between Rosemary, Maggie, Tommy, and Sean. With the subtitles, that was great!
That was not Anthony Michael Hall.
I agree it tooks like him, but it isn't him.
I used to think that about ER's Mark Greene. He got that over eight or nine full-length seasons, though. We've seen Tommy get his over three 13-episode seasons.
I guess the leathery tanned skin fooled me.
What was the deal with Tommy and counting the money (and leaving it) when he was in the room with his brother's killer?
By equating the $8000 to a life - in effect, asking him "how much life does this $27 buy?" he's forcing the guy to look at the morality of being a killer for hire.
As for leaving it, it would have diminshed the gesture (and made Tommy seem much more calculating) to have put it back in his pocket. I think the Tommy character didn't know himself what he was going to do until he actually entered the room and saw the man.
I love this show, this and Deadwood rule my TV world at the moment.
That said I found this a disappointing ep. Can't say why but it just lacked the power and cleverness of thre rest of the season for me. Most likely it was because of the forced emotion of the death + the forced comedy of the wedding. Just didn't have the naturalness I'm looking for.
Still good but not perfect in my book.
Two pages and nobody has mentioned "shovel ****"? You can bet that term is going to be a staple of mine from now on.
I thought the episode was really great. There was drama and comedy and I don't think the two were at odds with one another. I'm glad that Johnny died because if he had pulled through after three gunshots to the back the show would have lost all credibility with me. I'm sure we'll still see plenty of Johnny in future eps as a ghost. It will be interesting to see how he and Tommy work things out. Since there is no more tension between Tommy and Shiela's deceased husband I think that Johnny will take over the role of the person who constantly haunts Tommy from beyond the grave (whatever happened to Jesus?). I also think the addition of the long lost sister could be good. I recognize the actress from Sue Thomas and was really surprised to see her on the show.
There are a lot of story lines going on right now and they're all compelling. It will be interesting to see if they wrap up any of them in the finale or if we're left with a bunch of cliffhangers (which is my bet).
I didn't feel like the deaf sister was made up. Maybe I was confabulating. It seemed like she had been mentioned before if not seen before.
So, clearly janet seems ok with tommy seeing other people at the moment. If he works his mojo and figures out a way to tame sheila, there could be a major crossover with big love soon.
I just want to know why all those people were calling Tommy's/Lou's home phone. We all know that everyone calls Tommy on his cell phone.
Most of those calls were from the nun to Lou. Apoligies to Indy, you were right about Tommy not being a suspect.
Anybody else think it was weird for Tommy to be listening to the message he left Johnny? Weird in that is was like "see, I told you I called my brother" kind of way. Would Janet really care about that in such a time of grief?
As for the deaf sister, looks like the Gavins take after the Kennedy's, hide the disabled kid away in a home.
Two of them were for Tommy. Johnny and Sheila. I could see the Johnny call being made to his home phone because it would be easier to say what he said to a machine. But Sheila had big news and really wanted to talk to Tommy. There would be no reason for her to call his home phone. I also think later in the show when Lou was talking to the Nun, he was talking to her from outside the house which assumes he was on a cell phone. I'm not 100% sure of that though.
Any friends I have who have both a cell and home phone, if I call them on both and there is no answer, or if I know they aren't reachable by cell (e.g. at work), I leave a message on the home phone only. I consider it rude to leave messages on both phones unless it's an emergency.
That seems odd to me. It seems odd that Tommy would even own a home phone unless maybe he has a Tivo He is never far from that cell phone unless he's actually fighting a fire.