Jericho is one of the few shows I have really latched on to during this new season. The feeling of doom, hope, isolation, and togetherness are fun to watch from week to week. And scary. Gut scary. Scary in your gut.
Last episode, the residents of Jericho came together to harvest corn. The was kind of…I don’t want to say corny. But what else can I say? Let us just keep in mind that I don’t mean this in a terrible pun sort of way.
Mitch, a kid who ran with the wrong crowd and our hero Jake back in the day, is in jail. He was just a small part of the giant criminal underbelly of the powerless Jericho.
This show does contain the worst subplot of any TV show ever. The world is ending and an IRS agent is in town trying to foreclose on a local farm. That doesn’t seem logical to me, but then again, I don’t work for the IRS.
Jake made a deal with head bad guy, who claims he is just salvaging what he sees, to let Mitch out of jail if he stays away from town. They have history that will surely be addressed later.
Also, someone developed radiation poisoning, which isn’t good for anybody. Or he was just beaten up by criminals. He was a water delivery man from Topeka. According to him, New York was saved but DC was blown up.
The town is still celebrating Halloween. With the deal with bad guys gone sour, this will be one very bad holiday. They stole their little friend Mitch back and got away, free and clear. Free, at least.
Everyone in this town has pit and chest stains. Supplies of deodorant must be low. Oddly, Jake is wearing a heavy jacket. So is it hot or cold out? Regardless, Jake is trying to make another deal with the bad guys.
The mayor has gone septic from too many antibiotics. The medication they need is two towns over in Rouge River! Something had better happen on this 90 mile trip. Otherwise, I will be slightly to greatly annoyed.
Sub-par episode with a twist thrown in with the new group of badies. I do feel like my hour of time was wasted.
I’m going to Skeet Skeet Skeet all over Jericho tonight. Skeet Ulrich that is, you filthy minded individuals.
I have been watching Jericho even when not being forced to. Not because I like or can relate to the characters, but it is a creepy and interesting scenario. A small town trying pick up the pieces and figure out what has happened after a nuclear attack. Like every human being would react, the first thing that needs doing is power restoration to the town watering hole.
No worries, power was restored to the whole town! Then phones everywhere started going off with a message from the assistance secretary of Homeland Security. Stay put, he says, and help will come soon. Funny, he didn’t mention anything about duct tape.
Hey, the internet is back up! Hey, it is being blocked by the government or unknown forces. Mummies!
Great, they get power back and then it spikes. Can spiking electricity overload a transformer, making a wire come loose and fry some lady? That is what this show would have you believe. I have no reason to think otherwise, besides the fact that TV lies.
Skeet has some big secrets about his time away from Jericho. They are only eluded to and not discussed out loud. Why speak when you can stew?
Remember that exploding transformer? It set the library on fire. At least there are no flammables inside. Wait, books!
Some dumb kid ran into the library to get Alice. Not a person, but Alice in Wonderland. If you run into a library to save a book, then you deserve to die in flames. I know, it sounds harsh, but it is the way it must be.
Who runs in to find the teacher who went to find the kid? Skeet’s brother, who took the time to put on a firemen’s jacket but not a smoke mask. Sweet cleansing fire.
The fellow from St. Louis has a working computer, satellite dish, and a cover for himself and his “family.” That is, until Skeet saw his little set up through a rifle scope. Ahhhh, the things you can see through a rifle scope. Next door neighbors, deer for the safety of your deer stand, and JFK’s head.
Now the presidential seal and podium appeared on television. They are empty, but not for long. I have a feeling that this is all Stephen Colbert’s doing.
Skeet was going to tell his dad what he had but up to, but his dad didn’t care. Everything was forgiven. But Mr. St. Louis had a different plan. Our good friend Skeet has been flagged for airport inspection. I think. There were some flashing letters on a computer screen that werenâ€™t talking about porn, so I can only assume they dealt with airplanes.
The episode ended with missiles, possibly nuclear, launched into the sky. It looks like they were launched from the US. There you have your cliffhanger. A damn good one too.
I caught the first episode of Jericho, missed the second, and here is the third. The first one was okay.
Radioactive rain and inmates in cop uniforms were about to descend upon the little town of Jericho in episode two. We start this episode 18 hours after the bombs went off. Oh yeah, bombs went off in some major cities. Thus, the radiation. I knew you knew it didn’t come from nowhere. You’re smart like that.
The town has split up into different shelters, to avoid the deadly water. Some are in a mine, others are someplace else. Sorry, they’re not telling me their GPS location. If they do, I’ll let you know.
Oh, and one of dudes in the mine is claustrophobic. That’s good for everybody. He is a teacher too. I wonder what he couldn’t do that led him to teach what he couldn’t do. He must teach “Stay Cool Under Pressure 101.”
It’s city hall. That’s where the other large group is at. It said that on the building as the camera gave us an establishing shot. I admit that I was temporarily blind for two minutes previously, when I didn’t see that the first time around.
The teacher is dead. I assume he was killed so he wouldn’t start a panic. They say it was a heart attack, but I don’t know how a heart could even hold a knife or gun.
It rain turned out to be free of radioactivity, unlike the Fiesta Ware in so many of the towns people’s kitchen cabinets.
The local bar adjusted their satellite dish and got a quick feed from a Japanese program. They showed at least 5 bomb locations across the USA. Probably more. I never learned to count past 5. Which means I am 5 years old.
At least the bar is still open. That way, the guys who killed that teacher for the sake of others can drown their sorrows and eat stale peanuts.
Four folks are headed off in separate directions to see what they can find. Skeet found an empty airplane that had landed on the road. Free airplane!
Skeet found himself the blackbox and took it back to town for everyone to enjoy. There were mushroom clouds in Kansas City, somewhere in Texas, and F-16 fighter jets in the air. Put it all together and what do you get? Damn, I don’t have a punchline to that question. I really don’t know why I said it.
The quiet loner kid found a train to the tones of Third Eye Blind. Free train! There is so much free stuff in a post-apocalyptic world!
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