Thread: The Wounded
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Old January 26 2009, 04:24 PM   #13
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Re: The Wounded

IMO, one of the finest hours of Trek ever. Great story, about what war and conflict do to people, and great acting. The final scene between Broadway vets Gunton and Meany is incredible. When Maxwell's voice breaks as he indirectly mentions his children, you just get chills. I'm getting choked up now just thinking about it. And the reviewers referral to the current conflict in Gaza - almost scary the parallels, and heartbreaking to think how many people on both sides will end up as emotionally "Wounded" as Maxwell and O'brien - the uncounted casualties of war. And Stewart was great in the last scene with Macet - you can feel Picard's seething anger just beneath the surface. This is what Trek was always meant to be.
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