Thursday, September 30, 2010

Review - Terriers Season 1 Episode 4 Fustercluck

The first season of Terriers plays out much like the first season of Justified. The pilot introduces a central conflict while the following episodes are generally standalone episodes with splashes of overall continuity. Then, there's an episode which sends overarching plot into overdrive. For Terriers, it's "Fustercluck."

Lindus goes from the rich bad guy who Hank and Britt framed to dead guy who probably didn't do anything wrong. Instead, the target is now developers of a resort who probably are doing something with chemicals. Mickey must have seen too much and needed to be gotten rid of, which we learn was simply a drug dealer providing a means. There's still a bigger person higher up the chain who is responsible.

Along the way, Hank and Britt stage a cool heist and we meet Hank's off-kilter but brilliant sister Stephanie. By the end of the episode, things just get worse and worse as the problems are compiled upon each other, and Hank and Britt somehow manage to stay safe for the time being.

Sadly, the ratings for Terriers are really, really bad, almost as bad as the third season of Damages. I have a very hard time seeing Terriers get more than a season, so hopefully we'll get some kind of resolution.

Score: 9.3/10
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