Very interesting beginning. Boy, when Cullen gets in a rage, he just can't quit. Of course, having his wife's and son's bodies dug up by carpetbaggers would undo him even further. I liked that he went home to Meridian -- a nice touch when he went on the run -- then apparently brought the gang back up to Nebraska, I guess particularly for the payrolls. Generals down in Mexico? The South will rise again? Interesting, too, that he considered himself a happy man when he was being carted away by Yankees to his apparent demise. I'm very curious to see what does take him back to HoW.
I was a little surprised, too, that Elam told Durant about Cullen being one of the thieves. Elam seems just a little sorry to have gotten what he wanted; it is lonely at the top. Seeing Eva with Toole obviously hurt, and she clearly still has feelings, too. It looks like a couple of towns have sprung up now; I wonder if Eva will move to the more developed one at some point, keeping her more in the main action.
What exactly gave Sean and Mickey the right to sell any of the land? That's quite a scam! I don't much like Sean, though Mickey still seems to have a bit of decency in him. Bently
, Sean said that Mickey had killed a man in Boston, so why would it be a problem to kill again. --Looks like the brothers may have a falling out at some point. Killing is a just bit
beyond fixing a fight.
Loved Joseph and Ruth together, but she has become quite manipulative. At first, I thought she was just being cruel and trying to make her father drink himself to death and making him listen to her with Joseph. But then I thought she might have been trying to get him to pass out so that he wouldn't hear them together. Maybe it's both? Her innocent story to Sean certainly didn't fit her actions. Joseph is taking over the preaching, so maybe it is both. Very interesting. I hope the preacher doesn't lash out at her.
The Swede... I wonder if he's truly humbled or is storing up his rage. He was kind of tender handling the whore who was killed, but then seemed pretty callous in talking about her. He really has fallen low.
Oh, Lily, Lily, Lily. I do not understand why she's with Durant. After Elam's news, it seemed like she was still thinking about Cullen with interest. Then her concern with the whore... I guess because she feels like one herself now. The advantage for her in being with Durant is a mystery. He seemed pretty smug about it.
A very good start! I wish they were doing 12 episodes so they could get into more depth. Each segment still feels a little rushed.
Edited by ShortTimer, Aug 13, 2012 @ 2:16 AM.