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Cane: Hurricane

by Kristin Sample, posted Dec 12th 2007 9:21AM
Looters invade the Duque home
(S01E11) There was a double episode of Cane last night. I suppose that was because Cane was not on last week. But whatever the reason, I just wanted to point out before I start talking about "Hurricane" that I have reviewed both episodes. I linked to the review of "The Perfect Son" at the end of this post.

Firstly, why did the people in the convenience store start panicking and rushing out like that? I rewound that dialogue a few times to see what Alex said right before the people went nuts. He just told his son to be calm. So, was the uproar because that thug had a recognizable gang tattoo? Or did people start panicking because of something with hurricane?

Alex waits out the hurricaneLet's start with the main story this episode. As you can see from the title, there's a big storm so all the characters are affected by that. Alex and Frank go to their parents' house to check on things and they get held up by looters. But these aren't just any looters; these are hardcore gang looters. In fact, Alex (the tough guy that he is) already scolded one of them in the convenience store for cutting in line.

At the Duque house, the looters "go shopping" taking wallets, watches, and raiding the family's safe. I thought Alex tasering that thug was awesome. Also, the two brothers overpowering the thugs at the end was great. But I guess you saw that one coming.

I was glad that the brothers got into the action a little. I was waiting for something better than just Alex's lame attempts at manipulating the youngLooter threatens Frank thug. It reminded me of last episode when Alex talked the two island natives out of trying to mug him, Ramon and his nephews. I don't like Alex as the Jedi master.

There were three side-stories last night as well: Santo and Artie, Isabel and the sleazy artist, and Henry and Terry. The first was good, a nice stable story to balance what was going on with Alex and Frank at the house. Santo is one of the more endearing characters on the show and his telling Artie his story (with the "altered" ending) was terrific.

When is Isabel going to sleep with the sleazy artist? Or is she going to sleep with the sleazy artist? I feel like they are building something here that will not come to fruition in any satisfying way.

Isabel's last few lines to Hudson were supposed to be steamy but rang false and could have been better delivered by Paola Turbay. Was that supposed to show this guy that she is sexually satisfied? That she's not a prissy soccer mom? I kind of understand what they were trying to do but it just didn't work. What do you think of this storyline?

And finally there's Henry and Terry. I'm not sure if I like them together. I liked the idea when Henry first started pursuing her. He's the Miami party boy and she's the soulful rum blender. He was learning a valuable lesson about his relationships with women and she was learning to loosen up. But last night, the relationship just felt weird. All of a sudden she's married, then all of a sudden she's divorced. She sees Henry help a little dog in the hurricane and feels endeared to him. I just don't know about this.

I must give one compliment before I finish with this episode. Cane has a tendency to leave characters out of episodes with no explanations. I thought that the writers were going to do that tonight with both the Duque parents and Alex's other children. However, both absences were adequately explained. Amalia and Pancho were in New York and Jaime and Katie were looking at colleges.

Here's my review of "The Perfect Son" which aired last night right after "Hurricane."

Do you like Henry and Terry together?
Yes27 (34.6%)
Not really34 (43.6%)
Maybe if they develop it17 (21.8%)




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JEN

I enjoyed both episodes. I can't get enough of this show. I like that they address things quickly and not let us linger for weeks at a time. I will super p-o'd if they cancel t his show! Who can I write to??? Santo should get his own series...he's awesome. And him and Ramon together.....LOVE IT. I loved that they joined forces to protect the wedding...kinda like a Godfather security tag team. AND...I am also glad that Samuels got shot in the end...what a little geek. GREAT SHOW - oh, and Isabel and that artist guy. No chemistry with him at all - she has the best with Jimmy Smits.....but it does make for interesting viewing. She's absolutely gorgeous!
:)

December 13 2007 at 11:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
RT

I've been saying all along that Cane is a remake of Dallas... last night proved it. Remember the old Dallas episode where the Ewings were taken hostage? The only thing missing from this was Sue Ellen singing "People." (Thank goodness.)

This has been a good show but this was by far the weakest episode.

December 12 2007 at 4:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John Howard

I'm sure someone's already said it, but people left the store like that because of the gunshot.

December 12 2007 at 2:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
robert

I rewound my tivo and there was a gunshot heard in the store. I dont know why the volume was low in the scene but whio knows? And i need to ask again-what happened to the Samuels son who was in the very first episode?

December 12 2007 at 2:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
coltsrule25

In the convenience store, there was either a gunshot or a window blew out to start the panic.

Someone mentioned that CBS is cancelling Cane, is that a fact?? I sure hope not because this is the ONLY show I watch religiously (OK, besides Survivor). I love this show!

December 12 2007 at 12:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
irma

What time was the first episode on last night? I only saw the 9:00p.m. one

December 12 2007 at 12:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mildred

I was very touched at the scene when Santo was telling Artie,how he came to the U.S. I think the actor who play Santo is one of the best in Cane, I am a huge fan of Oscar Torre, I also love the confrontation between Alex and Pancho in the second part. I can not believed CBS is going to cancel Cane, it is my favorite show on T.V. and has the best cast of them all.

December 12 2007 at 11:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Viv

Did not even know there was a Cane at 9PM. Casually turned on the TV at 9:45 and there it was. Doesn't look like i missed much in this episode anyway. The next one more than made up for it.

December 12 2007 at 10:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Occasio

I heard a gunshot.

December 12 2007 at 10:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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