Craig Scholes: I don't know what just happened.
Stan Earnest: That was like Boyz n the Hood meets Sons of Anarchy.
CS: Yeah, I'm still not sure how everything went to hell in a hand basket there at the end.
|You ready to reenact the movie Commando yet?|
CS: But why did the Po-Po show up? I can't imagine the police just show up anytime a gun goes off in the projects.
SE: The police are always rummaging through the projects. Of course we are in where? Texas in that scene? Oh, the cops are definitely showing up in Texas.
CS: So are we gonna Memento this episode and work backwards?
SE: Shit, I guess. I know it started with Woody just laying the acting law down. Then all of a sudden Mac took back over.
CS: I'm not entirely clear who was getting the interrogation in the beginning.
SE: Wow. Craig Scholes everyone! It is the ex-husband of the girl that was killed. McConaughey thought the "cheesecake pictures" caused his old cell mate to look up his ol' lady.
CS: I'll be honest, I wasn't paying much attention until Marty's epic sweater meat girl had the drama in the hallway.
SE: Speaking of what people were wearing, Woody was in full-on early-90s-grunge-hasn't-hit-yet attire. Was that a Pink Floyd Division Bell shirt? Are we sure he didn't pull that out of his closet from his White Men Can't Jump collection? And nothing dates a time period like someone selling a microwave for drugs.
|Well, I'll be damned.|
SE: What the hell happened to Rosie Perez anyhow? I figured she would have popped up on an ABC sitcom by now. "You are like the Michael Jordan of being a son of a bitch." Great line.
CS: It most certainly was, and I had every intention of dropping that line. I even had it written in my notes.
SE: All I know is that I wish I had McConaughey in my corner anytime I screw up. The dude is uncanny. Woody's wife accuses him of "ducking under rationalization." Yes, sign me up for the logic train.
CS: Woody is such a fucking child, blaming everyone else for him fucking around on his wife, then blaming his wife for breaking up his family.
SE: I can't believe after Mac told him about the duck-tape-chair face lift that he still went trudging into that bar.
CS: I can't believe how Woody didn't even flinch when Mac brought out an Avtomat Kalashnikova.
SE: Praise to the writers [OMD: Nic Pizzolatto] for putting Woody in his down-and-out situation in which we can slightly believe he would go for this. The first sign I knew that the job was going to go way south: fully bearded men were going to dress up in cop outfits. No force allows that much facial hair.
CS: No fucking way I trust a cop with a ZZ Top beard.
SE: It is because it is so out of place (because it isn't allowed) that one automatically understands something is wrong.
CS: Some Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart looking mother fucker in a cop uniform ain't getting the drop on me.
SE: This episode really got the ol' ticker a pounding. This reminded of that Breaking Bad ep where they make the trip to Mexico and ends with madness by the poolside. And if I reference Breaking Bad, you know that is high praise.
CS: A little bit of everything: a gorgeous woman going into full blown homewrecker mode, drug use, sketchy motorcycle bars, a Training Day projects shoot out.
SE: So we have Training Day meets Justified meets Breaking Bad meets Sons of Anarchy...in the hood.
CS: That about sums it up. Don't forget the dance club/spark factory. This episode had everything.