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Old August 27 2012, 04:39 AM   #16
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Re: Hell on Wheels Season 2 *SPOILERS*

Holy Crap, that Mickey McGinness is a right idiot. Don't confess to shit you DIDN'T do. I think now, however, he will definitely be a changed man. And what the hell is Eva playing at? "You can't kiss me; I'm a married lady!" *SNOG* What was THAT about?

I love the Swede as the bringer of chaos to the camp. He just upsets the apple cart wherever he goes. Awesome.

And the episode was very aptly named "Slaughterhouse." Bleh.
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Old August 27 2012, 06:49 AM   #17
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Re: Hell on Wheels Season 2 *SPOILERS*

I love this show, but so far each episode this season has felt like the middle episode of a 3 parter. I just keep waiting for a good pay-off episode.
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Old August 27 2012, 04:18 PM   #18
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I think it's building to something big. At least I hope it is.
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Old September 8 2012, 04:07 PM   #19
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Not a lot of recent activity in this thread.

Does anyone sense enthusiasm for this show starting to wane?

Mine is a little.

Any thoughts?
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Old September 8 2012, 05:50 PM   #20
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The show's episodes seem to be missing something. I'm entertained and enjoy watching, but I keep waiting for a climax in the literary sense that just isn't there.
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Old September 8 2012, 06:16 PM   #21
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It seems the buildup is for the battle between the Sioux and the newly armed Railroad workers, but it seems that's going to happen a lot sooner than the finale so either it's going to be delayed or something happens to pick up the rest of the season's story.

I will admit I'm surprised at how they've made Mr Toole so much more likable than Elam. They really switched the two around and it didn't feel forced or anything.
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Old September 8 2012, 08:09 PM   #22
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The camp is a definitely on a slow boil---not sure where and when things will finally explode. We have the Swede, plotting away in the background as a master manipulator, the very odd love triangle, the tension with the workers and the over-present threat of attack from the Sioux. There's also the preacher's family drama and Irish brothers to be considered. There's no tight focus, so it does seem a bit chaotic, just like the camp itself. On the other hand, there's no central plot to get really invested in--like last season, where we had Bohannon's quest and his uneasy friendship with Elam, confiding with the railroad and Lily's story. Right now, we're just waiting for a bomb to go off and there are about four or five possible bombs to choose from.

It just feels like things haven't gotten really "started" yet. I'm still very interested in the show but it hasn't really the great moments that last season had---at least not yet.
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Old September 9 2012, 02:44 AM   #23
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Also, now that Bohannon's quest is over (he most likely has already killed everyone responsible for his wife's death, Johnson was just BSing about the Sgt) his character lacks any real motivation or goals. He's only there because Durant has basically enslaved him.
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Old September 9 2012, 04:24 AM   #24
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Yeah, he's rather lost, at the moment. He's not sure what to do with himself, so the show feels that way a bit, too.
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Old September 10 2012, 04:16 AM   #25
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Wow, that was a good episode and nice way of wrapping up the bandits from the premiere. I thought some would stick around as new hired slaves like Bohannon, TBH.

I wonder what the Swede's up to with the Reverend though. What's he think one disgraced Preacher can do now that Cullen's power and popularity over the Camp has skyrocketed?
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Old September 10 2012, 04:20 AM   #26
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Looks like the Preacher will give the weapons to the Indians, and start the "war" the Swede is waiting for. Bohannon, I imagine, will end up being "sheriff" and taking Elam's job.

Pretty sure Durant will survive, but in what condition? Will Lily stay to take care of him or will he be forced to leave camp for good? I'm guessing he'll stay, but who knows?
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Old September 10 2012, 04:27 AM   #27
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Beaten to the punch by Auntiehill!

( I was taken out of this ep by Hubby exclaiming "Hey, its a torture O'Brien episode!...oh, wait...)
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Old September 10 2012, 02:21 PM   #28
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Where did the Swede get those weapons in the first place? Were they the ones Cullen wanted for the workers?
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Old September 10 2012, 04:21 PM   #29
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YUP. That's why, when Durant said "Arm the men," Elam went to the padlocked shed, only to find it was already empty.
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Old September 17 2012, 06:00 AM   #30
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*bump*

Hoooooooooooooollly Crap.


Well, two more characters exit the show. And who knows if and when Durant will be back--or in what shape? I think he'll return, somehow.

Man, that last scene was sad; I actually teared up there at the end.
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