Dan can't catch a break. Hilarious. And Christina. Good Lord almighty.Boy did they crank up the melodrama this week! Good to see Kayce start to try to mend things with Monica, but I couldn't help chuckling at that scene in the apartment. Monica straight told Kayce she couldn't have him if he was gonna work for his dad and now she tells him, yeah but I didn't mean that, what I meant is fight for your life. The reason I chuckled was this was almost the exact sentiment, delivered in the same puzzling logic, that Gloria told Billy Hoyt in White Men Can't Jump. You remember this one. See, when I'm thirsty, it doesn't mean I want a glass of water. I want you to sympathize. I want you to say, Gloria, I too know what it feels like to be thirsty. I too have had a dry mouth. Of course, Kayce wouldn't see this trick coming because it looks like he hasn't seen a movie in his life. Too bad. Well, hey at least Monica isn't ****ing the PT guy like I thought she was. Well, not now anyway.
John almost got laid, then he didn't. Old guy jokes ensued. That's probably for the best. Ol' Kev Costner looked like he was about to perform quite awkwardly.
The whole first half hour was daytime television like this to so-so effect. But then... out of nowhere... Neal McDonough!! Neal McDonough!!!
No, not Sean McDonough.
Honestly, I don't know about this casting. They haphazardly tied a bolo tie about his neck, threw a hat on his head, and tried to squeeze him into a western profile (I know this because he was loudly labeled A ****ING REDNECK), and it's not entirely convincing, but he's here now so I'm gonna enjoy it.
Christina watch Yes, there was Christina! ****ing finally! And just like that... it looks like she's done because Jamie, like all the other Duttons, are trapped in a tragic orbit about the Yellowstone ranch from which they can never escape. Damn it. Jamie seemed taken aback at this development. Thought it was fairly obvious she was in it to win it, but I'd lose all logical sense around her too. Well, at least we got to see her prance around in tiny panties before taking her bow. Rough week for Jamie. Lost that hot number, came home with his tail tucked for a little grilled cephalopod, just to have Beth brutally laugh right in his face.
But there was a nice connecting fabric from beginning to end this week. How change and resistance to it affects lives. Right from the cold open we hear it, "Different never works." Several examples followed. Well, let's see who challenges that philosophy. Feels like whoever it is is going to win this game.