Originally Posted by Baron
The Bubbles stuff was touching. I thought Michael's story strained credulity a tad. Dukie broke my heart. I never cared much for the newspaper stuff. I'm gonna miss this show. I loved Deadwood. I think you'll enjoy it, Fuuma.
My fiancee noted, after the episode ended, that it wasn't quite as depressing as she'd expected. I agree on the one hand (some of the more dire things that could have happened didn't; no specifics yet because I don't want to ruin anything for someone who, for some godforsaken reason, is reading this thread but hasn't seen the episode yet), but on the other, the overwhelming message is, as we knew it would be: nothing changes. As uplifting as the Bubbles story was, now we see it starting all over.... Carcetti came in claiming to be a new type of mayor, and yet.... Less immediately depressing in the short term, much more depressing in the long term. I also didn't really get into the newspaper storyline, but I love
the actor who played Gus. I would watch him in almost anything. Just something about his physical presence. I would say "stage" presence, but I guess that doesn't work for TV.