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It's amazing how the Swede keeps getting away with murder.
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have to have the final showdown somewhere in the final season between Bohannon and the Swede. Maybe the Swede finds his family first?
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Finally had a chance to catch up with the last three episodes.

The Dead Rabbits? I guess somebody just watched Gangs of New York and said, "Hey, let's throw that in the show!"

Did anybody count how many montages the second-to-last episode had? I lost track around 50.

Ruth allowing herself to be executed was a stupid plot contrivance to generate drama. There's absolutely no reason at all she would have been charged with murder for what she did.

The finale was pretty much a mess in terms of narrative. Let's just have everyone leave town at the same time so that they can conveniently meet up again somewhere else next season!
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Ruth allowing herself to be executed was a stupid plot contrivance to generate drama. There's absolutely no reason at all she would have been charged with murder for what she did.
I agree that Ruth's decision to be hanged, rather than accepting a reprieve, was ridiculous. I thought Campbell's decision to charge her with murder worked, though. Campbell is a rigid man with a mean streak and bad judgment, so I thought his charging Ruth with murder was consistent with what we know of the man.
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I agree that Ruth's decision to be hanged, rather than accepting a reprieve, was ridiculous. I thought Campbell's decision to charge her with murder worked, though. Campbell is a rigid man with a mean streak and bad judgment, so I thought his charging Ruth with murder was consistent with what we know of the man.
Ruth's decision was ridiculous, but as I stated before, she had been exposed to so much psychological pain in her life that she just decided to end it. If Cullen hadn't been married, I think she would have definitely accepted the pardon. They obviously cared deeply for each other, but Cullen's sense of responsibility to his family precluded the love he had for Ruth and she knew it. I will definitely miss her as I have missed Lily Bell.
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[QUOTE=BoilerJim I will definitely miss her as I have missed Lily Bell.[/QUOTE]
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I really like Mount. When it comes to playing good looking but weird southerners he is in a class with Matthew McConaughey.
Finally had the time to binge watch over the last 2 days and I've got 2.5 episodes left to finish out the season .. stayed away from the thread, naturally ..


What I like about the character Bohannon is the Code he lives by .. lines like "Don't say I did not try and work this out ahead of time" .. "We can settle this like gentlemen, it does not have to end bad" .. almost impart a Super Hero type feel, somewhat like Reese in "Person of Interest" in a way .. and many other protagonists for that matter .. and no matter how often he gets the crap kicked out of him, he rises to overcome ..


Myself, I think it's a great show, it's nice to have a Western, although it may not quite be "Deadwood", it's still a good addition to the TV landscape and I hope, when it ends, something similar comes along ..

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Done ... I have to say the single buffalo scene by the side of the track was great, and that old Dylan song, I Shall Be Released was a fitting ending song ...

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