Jericho: Termination for Cause
(S02E05) "I think we have a problem." - Goetz, master of understatement
Well, I guess if anyone had doubts about the evilness of Goetz, those doubts should be erased as of this episode. I actually got chills thinking about Mimi recovering and telling the truth about what happened at the farm.
Goetz already lost four men and taking a hospital full of deputies is considerably more difficult than taking out one little girl with a shotgun. Goetz either really wants Mimi dead, has some Hawkins-sized stones or both.
I was really afraid that something like this would happen. By going after the residents of Jericho, Goetz clearly crossed a line. The only way the rangers can respond now is by pushing back. Even if they can hold off Goetz until Beck returns, it won't change anything. When a show reaches this point in the story, I often feel frustrated because violence has become the only answer. It's not that I have a problem with violence, I just can't wait to see some, especially when it's so well-deserved.
The mystery voice has gotten a little tedious, in my opinion. Up until this episode, he hasn't given any information that we all hadn't already guessed and he isn't offering any real solutions either. Only a take charge guy like Hawkins could make him contribute like he did tonight.
It seems that many of you were right about Trish (AKA J&R Blondie). Now the question is will she actually join the town when they go up against Jennings & Rall and the Cheyenne government?
Ever since this show began, people have made the mistake of underestimating Hawkins. I don't know which I loved more; seeing the Ravenwood guys pay for being so cocky and stupid or watching Hawkins snap another neck. While watching that scene, I realized that Jericho works on a very visceral level and has from the beginning. The images of war, violence, death and the occasional glimmer of hope touch the viewer in a place that very few shows do nowadays. With that in mind, I didn't know if I should be angry at Fred the mole or feel bad for what was clearly going to happen to him when Hawkins found out what he was doing.
I really feel bad for poor Heather. All she wanted was to build a bridge of fellowship between Jericho and New Bern and now there's a bounty on her head. It was nice to see her friends stopping by to give her a heads up, though. I guess there's still some humanity left in New Bern after all.
Quite frankly, what happened in New Bern is exactly what's going to happen in Jericho. Military might can only prevail for so long. Major Beck can stand and shake his head all he wants but the image of Goetz's dead body is exactly what New Bern needs to break free from his grip.
The scene with Stanley and Bonnie really tore me up. I don't know what else to say except that I will really miss her.
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