Comment: Ol' Richmond sure did bounce back from being on the edge of death, with a 12+ hour surgery to save his life . . . in 3 days. Apart from the paralysis, he seems totally healed from his life threatening gunshot wound . . . in 3 days.
Thank you! Roger Ebert reviewed a movie a few weeks back about a young woman, newly paraplegic, who participates in a wheelchair dancing competition. He pointed out that the timeline was completly unrealistic, that a few weeks or even months are hardly enough time to get over the amount of physical and mental trauma of losing your ability to walk, having catheters and colostomy bags, etc. Richmond's raspy, harsh "gargle with glass" voice was the only point that was remotely realistic. He should barely be able to focus on a short conversation, let alone entertain the thought of moving on with any part of his life! And trying to get up and flopping about like a gaffed salmon should have torn his stiches at the least.
Was glad to see him tell off that OT guy. Jesus, where do these employees get their bedside manner training? Do their superiors just have them watch the first half of Mean Girls, or what?
I do think this episode answers any questions about Jamie: He is truly, madly, deeply in love with Richmond, and Richmond knows it. He was being cruel to him to try to get the guy to move on (and mired in his own depression. This man's own sister
sends him a fancy wheelchair
but can't be bothered to show up or even call him?? Did he set all her dolls on fire when they were kids?) I knew him trying to put Richmond in the chair was a lost cause--that's 200+ pounds of dead weight to manipulate--but he tried anyway, because he loves him. And he looked guilty at R's line about Gwen "being available". He's the one who ran her off, but as far as Richmond knows she's just skated out of town to a new job without so much as a by-your-leave.
Linden and Holder. Together, they make one competent cop! Finally getting a viable lead, tracking it down, while both Linden and Holder's pasts come to be of ironic good use as they follow a lonely kid, a planner, and his strange, stunted passion for revenge.
A few things:
One, did Stan kill Tattoo's father? The way the body was found--so similar to Rosie--suggests that Tattoo certainly thinks so. But I dunno. Stan's certainly strong and fearsome enough to kill, but he doesn't seem the type for that kind of cold-blooded, calculated hit. Get him mad enough and he'll batter you to death, but a gunshot? Even to get out of the mob and win Mitch--I just can't see it. Doesn't mean it wasn't suspected, though, by people with long, long memories.
Two, Both Terri and Rosie apparently worked for Beau Soliel. Valchek, as the owner, had
to know this. There's no way he couldn't. Why did he allow this in the first place? Terri, well, she's a grownup and maybe, on the remote chance Stan ever found out about it, he wouldn't care. But Rosie?
Valchek's a canny old weasel who's been doing this since God was in short pants. There's no way that he'd okay the underaged daughter of his ex-enforcer to blithely join his hooker ring. He wouldn't want to be involved with underage kids in the first place--way too much heat--but this one in particular is such a colossally bad idea I can't buy there isn't something big behind it.
Who did Mitch call & hang up on?
That was Terri. She called Jaspar's father, the guy she thought of as her "rich boyfreind" she met through a "dating site" and was thought of by him as a "crazy hooker" he "paid off."