Jericho: Winter's End
(S01E16) I love any show that starts with someone burying a dead body. I especially liked the metaphor that Hawkins was digging his own hole deeper and deeper with every lie he tells. It's clear that he will have to share his secrets with the town very soon.
This episode had so much action in the first ten minutes that I was hooked right away. Just when I think I've had enough of the end of the world, Jericho reels me back in.
I especially liked all the technical information I learned by watching this episode. Whether it's building a windmill, delivering a baby or "negotiating" a contract, there was plenty to be learned.
When I first saw the return of Dr. Kenchi I was a little worried. I thought it would be impossible to take Aasif Mandvi seriously because he's so hilarious on The Daily Show. My worries were soon abated. Mandvi was great. His portrayal of the beaten, frightened doctor that everyone is counting on had me riveted.
Another great piece of acting came from everyone who had to stand out in the cold. As a former resident of the Midwest, I know all too well, what it feels like when it's too cold to even snow. All the shivering and hand rubbing may have seemed over the top to some, but I, for one, bought it.
I used to think Dale was kind of a loser but I now realize he was just a psycho waiting to strike. There is a fine line between taking what's yours and taking the law into your own hands. Frankly, if the vapid, spoiled rich girl suddenly found me sexy, I'd consider that a red flag.
I was very sad to Stanley leave town to build windmills, Eric, on the other hand... I don't know how Jake and the rest of the boys plan on holding up their end of their bargain but I sure hope that tank has something to do with it.