John from Cincinnati: His Visit: Day 8
(S01E09) Damn it. With Zippy out of the picture, I've got no one to talk to about this week's episode. Teddy? Bad Ass Teddy? Do either of you have any insight you want to share, or are you too busy getting ready for the annual Teddy Bear Picnic? If you're looking for a caterer, look no further than your own backyard. Ramon can grill up a slaughterhouse's worth of fatback in under an hour.
Here's the thing. I don't have much to say about this episode. It was a tap dance until next week's big finale. Mitch returns. Barry and the Doc confront some fears. A whole bunch of stick figures pop up. Butchie hits the waves, and Trixie entrusts Hairlip with the internet cafe key after pressing her breasts against the back of his head. You don't know how many times I'm at work, and I think, "I should totally just stuff that guy's head under my shirt." (It's funny how all the Deadwood actors just play variations of their Deadwood characters.)
Anyway, there were a few nice gestures this week. The Doc taking Barry's hand. Freddie praying on his bed. Butchie and Kai seeking solace in each other. Even Mitch offered to "take the weight." Out of everyone's attempts to find Shaun, I think Butchie's was actually the most logical. Throw yourself at the mercy of the waves.
Shaunie and Zippy have apparently ascended or transcended or rescinded, or maybe they're just having a couple of Rob Roys down at the Shug Harbor. I don't care anymore. Do you?
Well, if you do, some folks at the John from Cincinnati boards are starting a letter writing campaign to save the show. You can read about it here. They're sending in postcards with John's symbol drawn on them. Try to avoid drawing them in compromising positions. You don't want the folks down at HBO thinking you're a big perv.
There is one thing to look forward to next week, and it's not just resolution. If you're a Buffy fan, you may be interested to know that the episode was written by Zack Whedon, Joss' little brother. We'll see if this whole brilliant TV writer thing is genetic.
|Yes but only in a vision or a dream||40 (19.1%)|
|Yes and for real||86 (41.1%)|
|Who cares? Where's Zip?||61 (29.2%)|