John from Cincinnati: His Visit: Day Two
(S01E02) It's going to get harder and harder for Mitch and Bill to explain away the miraculous occurrences going on around them by way of their own neuroses now. Last week, Bill could chalk up Zippy the Wonder Bird's resurrection to his senility, and Mitch could decide that his levitating abilities came courtesy of a plumcot-sized brain tumor.
Bill, at least, is going to have a hard time rationalizing Shaunie coming back from the dead... well, brain dead. It's also getting harder and harder to believe that John is human. His predictions from last week are all coming true. Well, they weren't really predictions then. They were incoherent babblings being said while Barry, the Lotto winner, went all crazy pants. Here's what he said:
"We are all frail vessels."
"Butchie's mom hurt Barry's head."
"Room 24 will give up its dead, and the dead will be forgiven."
"Where Ramon is from they would build Mitch a shrine."
"One good blowjob rocks the Jew lawyer's world."
"Shaun will soon be gone."
We didn't get the blowjob this week, but we got just about everything else. This, of course, doesn't make John not human, but his lack of crapping abilities would seem to. Despite his assurances, John can, in fact, not take a "dump that a man can be proud of." What are we thinking - an alien, an angel, a metaphysical concept?
Barry gets weirder and weirder himself. I was surprised to hear him publicly refer to his conferences with Teddy, but we probably shouldn't be that surprised by anything Milch throws at us in this metaphysical mystery by way of the gutter show.
Deadwood's Dayton Callie turned in a stellar performance as Butchie's oddly benevolent dealer Freddie. In fact, all the performances seemed to even out this week - De Mornay came back into normal range, and Keala Kennelly found her groove.
I refrained from surfing metaphors last week, but going into the show's second week, I'm finding that John from Cincinnati is easier to take if you just go with the flow; ride the wave; hang loose; whatever, dude. I am Thou, and Thou art I. And he shalt raise the dead, and thou shalt call him Zippy. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, indeed.
|An Angel||67 (31.2%)|
|An Alien||31 (14.4%)|
|A Monad, Duh||34 (15.8%)|
|The Alpha and The Omega||17 (7.9%)|
|All Matter in the Known Universe||14 (6.5%)|
|A Mirror Being Held Up to Our Souls, Dude||31 (14.4%)|
|Kyle XY||21 (9.8%)|