Originally Posted by WilliamR
You thought it was so-so? Really? Wow, I thought it was excellent with a lot happening. From the opening lines with the reporter saying that Cullen is back in Cheyenne and we are all at his mercy to the ending scene with the beating. Just excellent episode. Loved seeing Cullen just working the railroad as an every day man, to saving them from the explosion, a lot going on.
I agree wholeheartedly! This was an excellent, well-written episode.
I could write a book on this one, but here are a few of my observations.
How could you not feel sorry for Eva? She sees Cullen come back into town and all of her pent-up feelings for her own "lost" man suddenly arise again. She has been trying so hard to turn her life around, persevere onward after losing her baby and (apparently) Elam, and then while trying to just survive, felt the need to resort to her old "tricks" again.
I also couldn't help but feel a bit of sadness when Ruth first saw Cullen with Naomi and the baby. Ruth had helped Cullen when Lily Bell was killed by The Swede, she took in Ezra who was brought to HOW by Cullen after Ezra's parents had been murdered by The Swede, and all the while, poor Ruth was obviously falling in love with him. I also think Cullen was starting to have feelings for Ruth about the time he was kidnapped by the Mormons. Then, seeing see him come back with a wife and a child had to be a bitter disappointment. At least we know that Ezra is talking again.
Then there's Louise, the newspaper lady. Didn't she have a brief tryst with Cullen a season or two ago?
Finally, as soon as Cullen lit that cigar I knew things weren't going to turn out well. Stay tuned folks... it's only going to get better and better.