Jax spends much of “Red Rose” trying to mend the bursted gangland seem that he was entirely responsible for opening.
The slow-moving guillotine that’s been hovering over the heads of so many characters in the final season starts to speed up in “Suits of Woe.”
Images fixated on agitation abound in the episode’s early stretch.
The episode merely bides time until the bloody series finale and leaving viewers in a state of disorientation.
If it weren’t for all the bloodstains and gaping wounds, the eerie opening shot might seem like the beginning of a party sequence gone wrong.
Maybe the problem with John from Cincinnati is its miscalculated sense of center.
The closing shot of last night’s Deadwood episode was never meant as a series-ender.
Deep down, you just knew that Whitney Ellsworth was too good to live.
The show depicts human beings as they are—scatterbrained, selfish, myopic, sometimes viciously cruel.
Savage men who disagree beat each other’s brains in. “Civilized” men who disagree send proxies to beat each other’s brains in.
As suggested by one of Hearst’s own self-descriptors (“It mistakes my nature absolutely.”) Milch has a keen eye for his actors’ untapped resources.