Synopsis: Mimi is taken to the hospital to be treated for her gunshot wound. Jake talks to Major Beck to try to get him to intervene and stop Goetz but Beck and his men are called away to New Bern to stop insurgents there. He says he'll be back in the morning and not to harm Goetz.
Jake, realizing that Goetz will come after Mimi to eliminate all evidence that he has been stealing money from Jennings and Ralls, brings all of his rangers into the hospital in order to protect Mimi. Goetz hears that Mimi is alive and was in the house when Ravenwood fought with Bonnie (YAYBONNIEKICKINGASS!) and goes to get her. He and Jake have a confrontation but Jake refuses to allow him in and threatens violence if he tries.
Stanley, upset at the death of his sister, goes to see Bonnie's body and Eric accompanies him. Jake orders every entrance barracaded as Goetz has power cut to the hospital. Darcy, who was in the hospital getting medicine for her children, is recruited by
Hawkins talks to his informant on the phone. He discovers that the conspiracy behind the September Attacks goes all the way to President Tomarchio who once worked for Jennings and Ralls and that most of his cabinet is made up of former J&R employees as well. :o
Russell and another New Bern resident confront Heather and tell her that her actions have led to Beck's crackdown on New Bern and that they were sent to kill her! :O
Back at the hospital, Goetz brings the wife of one of Jake's rangers to the seige in order to get him to leave Jake. Everybody gets worried that their families will be threatened. :(
Hawkins goes home to find members of Ravenwood there. They tell him that Darcy (his wife) is being held hostage at the hospital and that he must come to talk her into leaving. Hawkins finds that suspicious and disarms the guards! :D He holds one of them at gunpoint.
Darcy talks to Mimi who realizes that Bonnie died defending her. D:
Eric tries to tell Stanley that it's not his fault but he says that he doesn't blame himself. He tells Eric to give him some time with his sister where he signs to her and tells her how proud he is of her and to tell their parents he loves them.
Hawkins brings the guard he captured in his home to the hospital where he uses him to get close enuf to the 2 guards guarding one of the entrance to kill them. He then asks Jimmy who is guarding the entrance to let him in.
Goetz is told that some of his men have dissapeared. Concerned, he calls Fred, who is the mole he has inside Jake's men. Emily notices that he is acting suspicious.
Russell tells Heather that he's joined a resistance led by Constantino to oppose Beck b/c he feels New Bern is being treated unfairly by Beck b/c they were aggressors in the war with Jericho. He says that the resistance was going well until Heather gave Beck information on their movements and that Heather has to stop. Heather says as long as they are allied with Constantino she will keep helping Beck. Russell says that they're going to try to capture Goetz and execute him, and if they fail in that then Constantino will send different ppl to kill Heather next time :(
Back at the hospital, Jake and Hawkins tie up and gag the guard and Jake explains the situation to Hawkins. They talk to Mimi who explains to them that she discovered Goetz was embezzeling money from Jennings and Ralls and that he killed Bonnie to get Mimi's ledger that proved it. She figures he destroyed it (which he did). However, the proof can be reconstituted if somebody had access to J&R's private data. Hawkins calls his contact and gets the private email address and contact information of one of the heads of J&R. He gives that information to Mimi.
Back in the hospital, the Ravenwood operative that Hawkins captured has escaped! :OOO Jake surmises that he had help from the inside and Emily points out Fred as the probable culprit. Jake and Hawkins decide to use him.
Mimi calls Trish who is able to use her access as a J&R employee to get the data necessary to prove Goetz's guilt. Trish tells Mimi that she's responsible for Goetz finding out about the ledger and therefore responsible for Bonnie's death. :(
Jimmy and another ranger work on digging a hole thru one of the walls of the hospital. :O
Jake and Hawkins seek out the Ravenwood guy and defeat him in a shoot out when Hawkins successfully counts the bullets the guy used and catches him while he's forced to reload. :D YAY HAWKINS! xD
They lie and tell Fred that they were unable to capture him and that they have to pull guards off one of the exits and that Fred must cover it by himself. Fred calls Goetz and tells him to attack that entrance.
Minutes later, Goetz and his men rush in but find the hospital deserted. They rescue their captured guard who tells them that he heard Jake and company talking about another way out of the hospital and directs them to the tunnel. Goetz realizes that Fred was made as the mole and believes that they escaped to a farm. He orders his men out to meet reinforcements! :O
When they leave, Jake and company come out of a room where they have been hiding and confront Fred who says he had no choice but to help them b/c they were going to take his farm away. He tells them that Goetz is planning to meet more troops before attacking.
Jake, Hawkins, Eric, Emily and others wait in ambush where Goetz is making his rendez-vous. More Ravenwood ppls arrive but as Jake suspects, they aren't on Goetz's side at all. Coming out of the truck are Trish and the regional director for Ravenwood. They disarm Goetz's men and Trish informs Goetz that he's fired. They then leave, leaving Goetz to fend for himself. It's then that Jake and friends attack! :D
At the same time Russell and men from New Bern attack! :O In the ensuing fight, all of Goetz's men are killed except Goetz. Russell and Jake fight over who has custody of Goetz when Stanley drives up and puts a gun to Goetz's head! :OOOOOOOOOO After a short hesitation he kills him! D: Hawkins says that at this point it doesn't matter who gets Goetz b/c Beck will bring down his anger on both towns once he finds out Goetz is dead. They give Goetz's body to New Bern which strings him up outside the town for all to see.
I WAS RIGHT xDD Well not TTLLY but enuf! I said that New Bern and Jericho should share Goetz (which they kinda did) and that should string him up between the towns. :O Also that everybody should get 1 shot at him, but oh well XDDD
I wrote the plot by memory btw so some of the events might be out of order but I think I got all the important points! :D Also I dun have a TV review blog so I'm just gonna stick this here! MAYBE I'LL DO OTHER TV REVIEWS IN THE FUTURE TOO!!! YOU NEVER KNOW!!! DUN MAKE ME MAD OR I JUST MIGHT DO MORE!!!!!!!! XDDDDDDDD
I liked how Stanley DIDN'T blame himself and was pretty blameful of Goetz :D It's nice that he's not blaming himself since it WASN'T his fault.
I also liked that Stanley acknowledged that Bonnie died protecting Mimi and it wasn't treated PURELY as this death just to give him incentive to kill Goetz. Tho he did neways. XD At least, as I said, if you're going to WiR, that was the way to do it, where Bonnie goes out fighting and taking out a ton of Ravenwood before dying to the bad bad bad super bad ultimate bad guy. :D
But still... poor Bonnie :( I know my friend immediately went "poor Stanley" but I was like poor Bonnie. :( I mean it's automatic for ppl to think of the guy affected by the death of a girl like that in TV and stuff.. where it's like "oh.. poor him.. now he must get revenge!" but srsly. She died! D: I feel bad for Stanley too.. but I'm still so upset that Bonnie DIED! At least she died fighting as I keep saying tho :D
It is saucesome tho what happened :D I always feel let down when major villains are killed and defeated sorta... accidentally... when you dun feel the heroes RLY showed the villain up and rly proved that they beat him. More like "oh circumstances conspired where we ended up defeating you".
Also there was no BS "he has a gun!" moment where they're FORCED to kill Goetz b/c he tried to backstab them or something. >_>
As usual I enjoy Jake's panicky experessions xD Like at the beginning when he confronted Goetz outside the hospital and Goetz was all "dun mess with me bitch!" XD Jake was like O_O But as usual that means >:| in Jake faces :D
Also that he's showing himself to be a rly capable leader. Which he always was, but I always felt he was a little uncomfortable in doing it, but lately he's rly evolved into somebody who is willing to take charge and give orders and stuff :D And it was SO cool to see all the rangers with rifles and stuff guarding Mimi's door and just protecting the hospital from Ravenwood. It's nice that an episode that featured the end of a major villain lived up to expectations like this :) I rly liked how it was like a big showdown between the good guys and bad guys, and also how it wasn't just a big fight, it was a game. :]
I guess that's what I rly rly liked from the beginning of the episode! :D I think it was set up beautifully with Beck and his troops leaving for the night (tho it's odd they would take all of them troops or at least such a large amount of them out that nobody noticed that there was an armed stand off going on at the hospital XD) and making it so that it was like a seige. They had to hold off Ravenwood until Beck came back. :]
In a way I think this episode benefitted from the short season just cuz if it was another 20+ episode season, I think this might just have been a seige episode where they had to hold out until Beck came back and chased Goetz away. xD Or something... I've noticed that so far this season has been RUSHED. Where everything is plot plot plot and 4 episodes are crammed into one. Sometimes it hurts the episode (as I believe Episode 2 felt EXTREMELY rushed) but sometimes it means that there's no episodes where we're like "*sigh* back to the status quo until we near the end of the season" or "*sigh* have something HAPPEN alrdy!" :D And it's rly great to see plot points created and resolved fast. XD In a way it's a change from all the dragging out of mysteries and sekrits and OMGMAYBEBIGREVEALSARECOMINGSOMEDAY that's become so vogue in TV nowadays.
It's fun to have lotsa stuff happen quickly :D
But neways, I rly like how it felt like this seige, and it was like trying to hold them off and stuff, and it had a very dramatic, very important feel to it and the FEELING of it was just so.. awesome to me :] I rly like "seige thru the night" stories when they're done RIGHT. :] I dunno why but those are just plots that I rly enjoy and situations that I luff seeing chars in just to see how they react and Jericho, at it's core, is a very character driven show. :D This episode was just great for playing off of that strength :D
I luff how they outsmarted Goetz btw, even if it was a little cliched. xD I luff the "1 step ahead of you" thing and the "he thinks that we think that he thinks" stuff they used at the end :D See, what made Goetz so HATED was that he always found a way to get at ppl. That he was so cocky and protected and had answers to things. So it was great for him to get pwned the way he did, to be tricked, humiliated, fired and killed while on his knees. XDDD Very satisfying!!! >:D
I'm vengeful I know. xD But it's just.. if you're gonna build a villain up so much there should be a satisfying pay off and they gave it to us :D When Ravenwood started pulling ppl's wives and loved ones out I was worried that Goetz was gonna take the upper hand again or that it would keep going on but it didn't :D Plus I luff that Hawkins showed up just cuz he's been kinda uninvolved in the non-conspiracy-related storylines and it was great to see Hawkins and Jake team up and just kick pure butt like that! :D
I felt SO SAFE when they were together and just like NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN NOW JERKFACES CUZ WE HAVE HAWKINS AND JAKE TOGETHER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >:D
I luff that everybody got roles to play, that Emily had an important role, even tho it was a small one, and that Mimi and Trish played key roles :D It was a rly nice scene to show Trish feeling so guilty about Bonnie's death. :]
It's odd how quickly Trish became a "good guy" and esp since she seemed so suspicious in the first episode of this season. :o But then it IS the 7 episode rushed season, so they had to rly push her and Beck into the good guy category FAST, and it STILL feels odd that I shouldn't trust them and still kinda dun. I mean I've only known them for 5 episodes, and barelyk now much ABOUT them, so it's just weird. XD Still I'm getting used to feeling like Trish is just good. It's just weird to meet a GOOD character that isn't rly that complex other than being GOOD. :o She can be Jericho's Supergirl! :D
Stanley signing to Bonnie was very very sweet. :) I luff Bonnie and I luff how her character is played by a deaf actress and it doesn't feel like it's a "we're throwing in deafness as a gimmick" thing. It was part of her character and it never BECAME ALL SHE WAS nor was it brushed aside like it meant nothing. :] I think it's so great that Stanley acknowledges her heroism and sacrifice and bravery. That she is acknowledged as a hero and not as a victim purely (tho sometimes the episode still played it in a way where if you didn't know you'd guess she just was killed by Goetz in cold blood for Stanley to be mad). But it was still a very sweet scene :D
BUT SHE's DEAD!!!!!!!
I'm still kinda split on her death D: On one hand, yus she clearly was killed b/c the plot needed a sympathetic victim for Stanley to get angry and to give Goetz MAJOR HEAT. Killing girls b/c of the way our society looks at the gender imbalance, does get heat fast.
ETA: Having just watched the commentary track, the producers confirmed that they came up with the idea b/c they needed "something so horrible" that would make ppl realize how evil the government is and they thought "well what if they shot a 17 year old girl?" Which is the thing. Shooting a 17 year old boy wouldn't be the same. Women, esp girls are seen as helpless, innocent and weak in our society, so there's more sympathy towards them as victims, so they're used more often to gain sympathy for the heroes, to motivate the male heroes and to gain hatred for the villain. :\ Nuking 20+ cities is not enuf cuz it's too vague and nebulous for ppl. You need to show a real live dead person and young girls are the most sympathetic dead ppl b/c of our society's unbalanced views on the genders :\
HOWEVER I rly LUFF how they decided that if she was gonna die she'd die FIGHTING and FIGHTING EFFECTIVELY. :D And to me that made a HUGE difference and it was just GREAT to see it happen :] And that she was acknowledged as having saved Mimi's life and stuff :] And just.. SHE KICKED RAVENWOOD'S ASS!! Except for Goetz cuz he has a power level of 1000000000000000. :\ So I still applaud Jericho's writers for that :D Also she wasn't created TO die, she was an established character and therefore at least she died as a character and not a prop with breasts purely to get a "OMG U KILLED A GIRL!" response. :] It's a little sad when that is something special to be applauded. XD Even if she did die for the "female victim" effect she at least died fighting and NOT being weak and helpless :] Tho having a dead girl is still seen as "worse" than a dead guy and "more horrible". :\ But at least she died a hero and not a victim. :)
AT LEAST JERKFACEWHATSHISNAMEDALE ISN'T IN THIS EPISODE!!!
God I *hate* Dale! >:| He's SO annoying and his mercernary turn this season has been unconvincing. :\ I still hate him >:O String him up with Goetz! XDD
I wish Aasif had more scenes. :( I luff him as Kenchy :D It would have been nice for him to get a role in beating Goetz since he has so much history with him, but he *did* heal Mimi. :D
What happened to Darcy's children without the medication for a night? Are they okay? :O It seemed like an excuse for her to be at the hospital at the right place and right time b/c it was pretty much brushed off and ignored. XD Not that it IS important, but with Darcy and Robert (Hawkins) both out, are they gonna be ok? Esp if they're sick without medication D:
I like Jake's way of dealing with ppl. How he let that guy go when Goetz threatened his wife and how he told Fred to go home when they confronted him as the mole at the end and not like "YOU BASTARD IMMA SHOOT YOU NOW", just like "fine k, go away now" :] I like how nice Jake is! :D But he can also be plotty and serious :D
Hawkins + Jake = invincible tho. :O Superman and Batman my cute booty XD Hawkins and Jake are the REAL World's Finest! When they're together there's NOTHING THAT CAN STOP THEM!!!! XDDD I also like how they're allies and trust each other but not like super great friends with a strong past together or nething. :] They respect each other, they trust each other and they're great allies but it's not super mooshy or nething which makes sense. :D And that they came together sorta without knowing each other at all :D
The whole Jennings and Ralls thing is sorta random tho. I mean just cuz they just recently took a huge major role and that... I agree it sounds a little cliche for the whole thing to have been planned by a giant company, cuz y'know, companies are ebil! XD I dunno... maybe it's all the capitalist propaganda I've absorbed over the years XD It just feels like it shouldn't be. But I accept that it is. And it makes sense in a way. Like ppl in control of that powerful a company might think "why dun we control the whole country?" I just hope there's a more interesting explanation than that tho, since they're re-writing textbooks and stuff to suit their more extremist idea of what America should be. And therefore, it seems more than a company wanting control than ppl who seriously want to reshape America and who are ideologues who have this vision of what Americans should think and believe. :O
I do like that J&R used their own contingency plan that they worked up for the old government in case of nuclear attacks on major cities, as a way to both enact that very scenario AND to quickly take over from it. :O It's sneaky and ebil and very insidious :D
I hope that now that Goetz is out of the way it's nonstop to Valente and Tomarchio and BEYOND! :D
I rly like that the producers have planned two endings for the season finale. One cliffhanger in case they get renewed and one that ties things up in case they don't. :D That's rly smart b/c having a cliffhanger when a series is cancelled is RLY ANNOYING but tying things up just to have another season afterwards surprise you can rly hurt the quality of the next season too when it's obv the writers are quickly trying to add more plot to a wrapped up story (like Babylon 5 and to a lesser degree JLU where they got surprise!renewed after wrapping everything up at the end of their supposedly last seasons).
In a way I'm hoping this IS the last season cuz I can't see much else for the next season. All the secrets have been exposed, the bad guys are revealed. We know who was behind the attacks, power and stuff is restored, we know who Hawkins rly is, we know what Jake did while he was away, we know EVERYTHING rly. All that sekritive stuff in season 1 has been answered. Nothing is mysterious nemore. Which kinda dissapoints me :( But at the same time things are building to a good natural conclusion and it's better that than to DRAG THINGS OUT FOREVAR AND EVAR just to have more seasons. :] So it would be nice just to get a nice ending to everything. Beat the bad guys, unite America and everything is great :D
A third season might deal with how America deals with all this. Their status in the world now and if they can truly unite after having the country split literally into two seperate nations. :o Also cats. The third season would need more cats! :D
It IS hilarious tho that this unstoppable fascist government/conspiracy thing is stopped in it's tracks b/c they decided to walk into a tiny town called Jericho and the actions of just a handful of ppl who happen to be in the town completely destroy this juggernaut that brought down the most powerful country in the world! XD
It's like how in sci fi, every powerful alien empire or species or entity that has roamed space unchallenged gets completely PWNED OR DESTROYED when it reaches a tiny backwater planet called Earth. XD I just feel SO BAD for them sometimes. How EMBARESSING! XD
If I were a bad guy and I ran into some tiny place that had an overabundance of hero units in it, who were stronger, faster, smarter, nicer, kinder, more charismatic, and just BETTER, than everybody else in the whole damn universe, I'd just ignore them and move on to the next planet/town! XDD
What else did I miss. Eric rly didn't do much this episode other than talk to Stanley. I hope he does more later :D He's SUPPOSEDLY acting mayor now. He should may more! :D
Ohh.. and poor New Bern. I suppose a confrontation with Constantino will come tho, hopefully by next episode since we only have TWO left. He still needs to pay for his actions and I think he will :] Unless he turns good, but it seems more likely that Beck will finally make a full blown face turn :D HOPEFULLY!!! I am borderline about Beck and I WANT to like him and I hope he gives me lots of reasons to next episode! :D
HRMF I think New Bern is right to resist the occupation tho. It seems unfair since power and stuff is back. They shouldn't be punished for their insanity just cuz.. well they thought that everything was hopeless and gone and there was no more civilization out there to help, but there is now :] It just sucks to live under military rule in general tho D:
I guess we all knew Stanley would kill Goetz. XD Regardless of how she died, Bonnie DID die for his character's personal revenge arc :( *sighs* I'm kinda glad he shot him just cuz it causes drama and I doubt many ppl rly blame him tho it is still in cold blood. Still Goetz is such a giant asshole! >:O And I guess it'd be less satisfying if he just died by a stray bullet in the shoot out. Plus he clearly wanted to live since he surrendered. >_> It was SO nice to see him as the underarmed, outgunned person for once being surrounded and shot at by Jericho and New Bern ppls, ppl that he's hurt and killed.
Stringing him up reminds me or Morden's head being put on a pike in B5. :D It was a very fitting end to a horrible villain. >:|
I like when Stanley threw up after shooting Goetz tho. He must be SO broken up from EVERYTHING that's happened and KILLING A MAN in cold blood. It's nice to see he's NOT ttlly consumed by rage and that it DID take such a toll out of him. I like that it didn't treat his execution of Goetz like this great awesome thing that makes him feel great or something. :]
I think this is a great episode in general. It wasn't too rushed like some of the other Season 2 episodes but it didn't drag at all. It went at a fast pace, had great character moments but also advanced the plot in important ways as well :D I think this is prolly one of the best Jericho episodes I've seen yet and I rly liked it a lot :D
Oh and on a random note, I luff how Jericho still uses episode titles that's more than one word like most shows seems to have taken up doing. :O Esp like SMALLVILLE and it's "let's use one rly obvious generic word for every episode" title which I find boring and uncreative. XD I miss the Star Trek "phrases as titles" thing and stuff XD I guess I just like interesting titles where it seemed like they thought about it a little outside of "the episode is about aliens, let's call this episode "Alien" or, the episode is about somebody being afraid, let's call the episode "Afraid" ". XD
Neways next episode Beck is gonna be crazy and mad and stuff. I can't wait but I also want to wait b/c there's only 2 episodes left and given how bad the ratings have been, Jericho prolly WUN get a third season :(
If that happens tho at least they went out with a bang and an exciting 2nd season that wrapped everything up nicely! :D
And I guess that's another reason I suddenly wrote this review. :\ Just to give it a little more attention even if it's very very little since I'm not like super popularly read or nething. But I rly luff the show and I want to at least point ppl at it before it's cancelled. :]
Angelwings Rating: 5 smart Jakes out of 5 dead Goetzes
Recommendation: WATCH WATCH WATCH :D