'Jericho': Oh, It's On (Again)
The headline from last night's "Jericho": Hawkins gets closer and Getz gets meaner.
We begin with foreshadowing (oooh, classy literary device) as Stanley points his rifle at what he assumes is bad guys trespassing on his property. It turns out to be little Dale 'n' friends, trying to smuggle necessities back to Jericho. We'll see more rifle-waggling at show's end, at the same location, with a more tragic result.
Poor Dale does NOT have a good episode. He gets manhandled by Getz and his Ravenwood boys. The 16-year-old nearly winds up in jail, but eventually is saved by Jake and the good ol' boys of Jericho.
Hawkins is keeping contact with his mystery man. Said mystery man (a.k.a. John Smith) turns out to be a big help in getting Our Hero closer to exposing the bad guys.
Stanley has the line of the night as he addresses a hostile crowd of Jerochians about how to handle the seemingly evil Jennings & Rall crowd. "This is not 'Red Dawn!' " But that angry crowd is right: J&R is one mean organization, which we now know for sure was behind the nuclear Armageddon that started this whole mess.
Jake, with those squinty puppy-dog eyes, persuades onetime love interest Heather to do some snooping in Beck's office. That snooping will help Hawkins track crucial codes to buy him time in his mission to expose the conspiracy.
Mission accomplished, but it wasn't easy. Thankfully, Beck continues to be a big softie -- and seemingly sweet on Heather. The Beckster has no problem letting Heather snoop around his office and, later, agrees with Jake that Dale was wrongly charged with embezzlement.
Man, what a pushover -- this "Jericho" viewer is not quite buying how easily Beck is rolling over.
But all is forgiven after that intense ending, which stirs memories of last season's best, unpredictable moments. Poor Bonnie is history and Mimi looks pretty banged up.
This we know for sure: It's war (again) between Jericho townies and the Ravenwood meanies.
-- JOHN MAYNARD
Please email us to report offensive comments.
Posted by: ThisSucks | March 5, 2008 10:26 AM
Posted by: alexandria | March 5, 2008 12:55 PM
Posted by: Jean | March 5, 2008 6:19 PM
Posted by: ruu | March 12, 2008 9:59 AM
Posted by: Patrick | April 9, 2008 1:07 PM
The comments to this entry are closed.