THANKS! to you guys digging up the dirt on that D&D module. I couldn’t place it but it looked legit; kudos to the set dressers for that one.
My personal epiphany so far was with the teenagers and the purple VW bug blasting songs from X’s “Los Angeles” LP. That was so “me” when I was a punker back in highschool early 80s. Right down to the bug being purple. So weird.
In episode 1, the first meeting scene between Detective Wayne (Ali) and the school teacher who will become his wife is pure screen gold. Two people of color stuck in crackertown slowly opening up to each other about the background radiation of racism they live with.
I’ve been wondering where Roland got that limp in '90.
Looks like we’re about to find out.
Meanwhile, there’s like no way the trash dude was motorpool in 'Nam.
Also, David Milch got a co-writing credit on this one, if you couldn’t tell.
The “shitheel” line from Episode 4 is pure Milch.
edit: I had no idea Milch only got a co-writing credit for this episode (and no others), which again makes perfect sense. I was assuming he had input throughout, but I’m glad I was able to actually pick this out on my own.
Episode 5 is available on demand now, and on Go/Now in the morning.
HBO releasing it ahead of the Super Bowl.
Yeah, that ambush was a textbook clusterf**k.
Episode 5 was very good, but my own experience of Claymore mines makes me think they understated the impact in a big way.
I think the Rolly was in the motorpool. I believe that all we learnt about trash man is that he came back in '72. But I could be way off base.
Episode 6 done. I’m really really digging this season. Fantastic performances across the board, but Stephen Dorff is just knocking it out of the park. The looks he was shooting at Tom during the interrogation were just unnerving.
We only have two episodes left, so the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place. So the theory…
Tom is not the father of Julie. At this point, it’s sounding like it was Hoyt. Harris James was Hoyt’s muscle/security chief.
Hoyt was in Africa during the kidnapping. But if the stories of the white woman and black man in the sedan are true, then it’s Hoyt’s wife with his driver. She knows about Julie, and knows that she’s being raised terribly, and wants to “rescue” her. Hoyt’s mansion is undoubtedly the pink castle.
The uniform officer who supposedly took the farmer’s statement was Harris James.
Hays and West are going to kill Harris James. And this is what causes their split.