Also didn't like the way they treated the Christians, making their prayers look like some demon posessed members of a creepy cult. It was very agressive and offensive, IMO. -Prospero
I thought it was very interesting, seemingly indicating for those particular people? Jesus is their drug of choice. However, I don't think the show is hard on Christians exactly, but rather very hard on the brand of Christianity that has people retreating entirely into faith and having that act as a huge filter between themselves and reality. Again, I just think the show took a pretty broad swipe at evangelical Christianity, and I did find it amusing. Raised as an Episcopalian here, and a really liberal branch of the Episcopal church at that, it is kind of the difference between God being at your back in all things but you're the person who makes the choices with free will and all that, and having God in front of you at all junctures, where you think you're in a personal conversation with God and He wants you to run into a burning house to grab a church decoration. I'm not trying to slam anyone's faith, this is all my opinion, but I kind of really loved how the series was targeting one specific form of religion and was seemingly asking the questions, "Who's really stoned out of their minds here?"
Moving on, what a great episode. Truly great, and it could have have served as the series finale. The reason the DEA wanted to sweep Agent Peterson under the rug is probably going to hold true for why they won't go after Nancy Botwin. That two second marriage to a DEA agent means that they DEA so does not want to be associated with her. Although, what I think will happen is that Celia's ratting out of Nancy will be the bargaining chip to take Peter's pension out of Nancy's life.
They really struck a fantastic balance with Silas this year, and I really grew to like him. "Shut up and deal like the rest of us." was pretty damned funny, but then he still had teenager logic in having to get his "work". Silas did take a huge step forward with, "Yeah, I'm over her." though. He grew up enough to understand that something being over isn't the end of the world.
ETA: On the subject of "Is Shane really seeing Judah?" I'm pretty sure the answer was "No." but damn, did he ever want to. So, just like retreating into the other things mentioned above, Shane retreated into a comforting mechanism, and it acted as his filter.
The one thing I didn't really get though was what job Guillermo was offering Nancy. What was the significance of "traffic"? I've heard the phrase "drug trafficing" but (and not to sound like an idiot, although I suspect I am being dense here) isn't that just what Nancy's been doing? Being the supplier to multiple dealers is trafficing? Isn't it?
Edited by stillshimpy, Nov 20, 2007 @ 12:26 PM.