I’m considering leaving the last 2 episodes unwatched for a while to avoid the inevitable Big Cliffhanger.
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Awwwww…. I liked Emily.
So is the implication that…
Emily was not a host, but Man In Black is?
Yeah, apparently. They made a big deal out of his arm, so I think so.
Nah. They already played that card, and it would undercut the entire impact of his storyline. He’s just that paranoid.
I fucking hate this show now.
I don’t get it.
Doesn’t look like anything to me.
Jeebus, what happened there was messed up.
EDIT: Err, both things that happened, I guess.
These are the diagnosis* given to Wumpus because of Qualcomm.
Those are icd9 codes btw (billing codes). Old ones because we use icd10 as of a few years ago.
They also have a couple of errors which I assume it’s on purpose to avoid copyright infringement?
*What the heck is the plural form of diagnosis?
I think what the show was trying to imply is that the Man in Black is in fact suffering from schizophrenia and thus has paranoid delusions of persecution.
I find that a bit weak considering how cool and on top of things he’s always been portrayed, but I suppose it was supposed to be foreshadowing his actions later in the episode.
I’m worrying that this show is starting to teeter on the edge of a slide into soap-opera dom where drama (or melodrama) is just manufactured episode to episode in outlandish ways with no real connection to a larger or more satisfying story. Dolores of this season doesn’t seem to have a lot of connection with the Dolores we saw last season. Now Man in Black has veered away from the character I thought they had established.
I guess we will see how the season wraps up, but I feel that Season 2 to date is less satisfying than Season 1.
I agree with pretty much everything you said. I just didn’t know if there was something specific about that diagnoses that set @wumpus off that I wasn’t getting.
Ahhh, ok. I was assuming Wumpus was upset for the same reasons I was, but I can’t really speak for him.
Are you trying to say that making William “crazy” removes responsibility from his actions, which is cheap?
I don’t know if he’s saying that, but what I agree with is that William’s “craziness” seems to have come along very suddenly. He was super well put together all through season 1. He had a plan and he was executing it with ruthless efficiency.
Perhaps it’ll all get explained, but I have the same concerns as Tortilla. It’s all feeling very flimsy right now.
He had a clear goal, which he accomplished and it didn’t mean what he thought it did and it wasn’t his quest and now in season 2 he’s trying and failing to re-establish that clarity of purpose. Seems entirely consistent to me.