Weekly Hell on Wheels synopsis - the last one, until this fall.
Most of the memorable quotes go to Swede/Death in this episode, such as:
"Dis man, he not gonna give oop. Yew kin kep ronnink, but wun day, he yoost gonna show oop on yir durstep, an' kill yew dit." Plain text translation:
"This man, he's not going to stop. you can keep running, but one day, he's just going to show up on your doorstep and kill you dead." - spoken to
Sergeant Harper, when convincing him to return to camp and testify against Bohannon to the US Marshals. This is a fine description of neno - it may
take him years, but if he's after someone, he'll get him.
"In the midst of my homeland there is a god who go by the name of Loki. This Loki is the god of chaos. He cause nothing but trouble everywhere he go.
No matter how hard the other gods try to catch him, the slippery little devil always manages to escape." - equating Bohannon to the Norse god Loki,
which he is referred to as several times in the course of the episode. As a matter of fact, the episode title is "God of Chaos". It sort of reminded
me of neno's new status - which he, too, doesn't want to own.
"Yoost es I tought - Killink me Doos nawt equait in yir moral matematics". Plain text translation: "Just as I thought. Killing me does not equate in
your moral mathematics." - spoken to Bohannon, who fails to kill him after pointing a pistol between his eyes seeking information on the whereabouts
of Sgt. Harper.
The opening scene gives us visual background into the reason for Bohannon's quest to find the killers of his family, and kill them right back. It
reminds me of a story I wrote nearly 20 years ago - the one I sent Silo a link to. Same basic premise, same basic results.
The preacher falls off the wagon (and possibly off the deep end), encourages Bohannon to "Choose hate - it's so much easier" as he's putting the guy
he beheaded last week into a pine box. This "encouragement" leaves Bohannon somewhat perplexed, coming as it does from a preacher.
Mrs. Lilly Bell takes a shine to Bohannon, says "Whatever happened to your wife and son, please don't let it kill the man they loved." Bohannon
replies "Too late fer that, ma'am". She spends most of the show watching and waiting for Bohannon to show up - as at the dance.
Swede brings Sgt. Harper back to the camp - 'tis a sight to behold how neno - er, I mean Bohannon, stalks the camp hunting down the sergeant for most
of the episode.
Swede gets tarred and feathered, and ran out of camp by the merchants and laborers he's been preying on.
Bohannon finally finds and kills Sgt. Harper - kills him with his bare hands. Only then does he find out that he's killed the wrong man. I do not know
how that actor managed to get that look on his face while he was choking the life out of Harper. It was downright scary.
After Bohannon kills Harper, he finally shows up at the dance, where he sees Lilly Bell dancing with his boss and nemesis Durant (as she constantly
looks over Durant's shoulder, searching for Bohannon). Thinking there's nothing left for him in camp, Bohannon goes on the run, ahead of the US
Swede, walking down the tracks to somewhere that people may not want to be killing him, finds a wanted poster that the Marshals have issued for
Bohannon, with a 250 dollar bounty. Things ain't looking good for Bohannon, but recall Swede's words about Loki - "the slippery little devil always
manages to escape."
Bohannon is made a "god" in this episode, just as neno has been...
Fade to black.
ETA: The new season of "Justified" starts up on FX this Tuesday night. I can't equate any of the characters or events in it to the Space Opera, so
don't expect synopses, but DAYUM it reminds me of home! Check it out if you want to get a feel for where I grew up. Just the opening credits could be
scenes from any one of dozens of little podunk storefront towns that dot the landscape there. It's set in eastern Kentucky, around Hazard, near where
neno and Silo are in the story at the moment, but 300 odd years before the story line in the Space Opera, and it's just across Pine Mountain (where
runs the state line) from my old stomping grounds.
edit on 2012/1/16 by nenothtu because: (no reason given)