(S02E06) "When do we leave?" - Jake Green
Is it just me or was it kind of funny that each of the wanted men had their addresses under their name? Are they really that hard to find? I couldn't help imagining the soldiers busting down the wrong door. "Hey guys, this is 92 Washington LANE. Jake lives at 92 Washington DRIVE." Although I am a fan of random trivia and now we know the address of many of the characters. By the way, while Jericho, may be a real city, 66812 is not an actual zip code.
We also found out that Goetz's first name is actually John. Now I'm hoping that the man on the phone is named Stathis Borans.
I had a feeling that Beck was going to go all military eventually. Even though he seems like an honorable person, he is clearly not to be trifled with. I'm curious, however, what he plans on doing with Stanley. Unless he plans to make an example of him, what would be the point of prosecuting him?
I was pleased to see the Hawkins family reunion; too bad it seems short lived. I seriously doubt that Hawkins has a fake ID for every member of the family.
What a brilliant idea to have Grandpa Green return to chat with Jake during his torture. David Huddleston has played that kind of role as far back as I can remember and he is a master. Compare these scenes to the light-heartedness of his scenes last season and you'll see that even though the stakes are extremely different, the acting style is almost exactly the same.
It was nice to see Pamela Reed finally return as well. I thought she had permanently taken up residence in San Francisco to be Eli Stone's mom. It's as if the Jericho writers finally realized, "Oh crap, we forgot that these people have families."
I wasn't too surprised by the military crackdown. Anyone could see that's where the town was headed anyway. I didn't expect Beck to be so lame and tell Jake that he was responsible for it, though. You'd think he'd at least have the balls to take responsibility the same way he took the town.
One thing that bothered me is how Mimi got from the hospital to the hideout without anyone following her. Surely Beck would have thought to have someone watch her just in case she tried to contact Stanley and the rest. Am I to believe that she slipped out unnoticed?
I know I am not the only one enjoying the comedy antics of Jimmy and Bill. Maybe when CBS brings down the ax a second time, these two wacky deputies will get their own spinoff. It'll be like post-apocalyptic CHiPs.
I lost a little faith in Hawkins after the phone call. He had to know that the phone guy would give him up, so why didn't he alter his plan? He didn't really think he could drive all the way to Texas without being stopped did he? In any event, the conversation he had with the man on the phone was chilling. Even though it ended with Hawkins all alone in the middle of nowhere with no way to get back home, I still felt sorry for the phone guy. It also reminded me that just when you think things are black and white on the show, you get faced with a big wall of gray.