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Marty is pressured to move money ahead of schedule, Wendy pitches a high-stakes plan, Wyatt lives the good life, and Ruth butts heads in the casino.

Airdate 03.27.2020

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How did Wyatt end up in that house?  Without re-watching season 2, I'm drawing a blank.

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3 minutes ago, Quilt Fairy said:

How did Wyatt end up in that house?  Without re-watching season 2, I'm drawing a blank.

Keep watching and you’ll find out.

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3 minutes ago, Eureka said:

Keep watching and you’ll find out.

Thanks, I don't want to watch too many episodes at once since we all have so much time to kill, I might as well stretch the season out a bit.  It's also such a damn dark show that I'm not sure it's the right thing to be watching right now. 

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2 hours ago, Quilt Fairy said:

Thanks, I don't want to watch too many episodes at once since we all have so much time to kill, I might as well stretch the season out a bit.  It's also such a damn dark show that I'm not sure it's the right thing to be watching right now. 

I hear you. My son (19) and I watch together and we generally only do two at a time. You’ll find out soon.

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That was a real asshole move of Wendy to the current homeowners. What did she put in their milk? This show is depressing, yet here I go again...

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23 minutes ago, Armchair Critic said:

That was a real asshole move of Wendy to the current homeowners. What did she put in their milk? This show is depressing, yet here I go again...

I thought it was more symbolic that she has finally abandoned that part of herself she was at that house. Making the bed, walking around, it was like a goodbye and then she burnt it down. She’s fully embraced who she is now, bitch boss gangster. Damn I’ve missed this show. 

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17 minutes ago, sadie said:

I thought it was more symbolic that she has finally abandoned that part of herself she was at that house. Making the bed, walking around, it was like a goodbye and then she burnt it down. She’s fully embraced who she is now, bitch boss gangster.

Still want to know what she put in their drink, that was uncalled for and hopefully not harmful to them.

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Maybe I watch too much criminal minds but I was kinda thinking that she was so resentful of her own family for holding her back that she was using The new people in her old house as surrogates for her own family.     I don’t think she is at the “murder my family”  phase but i think this is let’s give them the trots phase .     But it is kinda a bitch move.    
 

But it was a really well done scene.  

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1 hour ago, Armchair Critic said:

Still want to know what she put in their drink, that was uncalled for and hopefully not harmful to them.

It was red food coloring. 

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1 hour ago, GingerSnappy said:

It was red food coloring. 

Yes, it was . . . but in wondering why she did that and turned the family picture upside down, all I can come up with was that it was a warning (not a threat) to that family.

"You have what you think is a picture perfect life.  But be careful.  Something can happen, and someone can walk in easily because you weren't careful and left a key outside.  Your life - like this picture - can be turned upside down, and your life could end up poisoned (red food coloring) by forces you know nothing about."

Those people are never going to be so careless again - probably about anything.

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Either that, or she's really pissed that her American Dream life no longer exists, and she doesn't want anyone else to feel happy and safe either . . . so now these people live in fear like she does.  They are only fearing a random, unknown person.  She's fearing the Mexican drug cartel, the KC mob, Darlene, and Helen.

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5 hours ago, Armchair Critic said:

That was a real asshole move of Wendy to the current homeowners. What did she put in their milk? This show is depressing, yet here I go again...

I am trying to understand why she did it.. any ideas?  Is she planning to try to run them out and buy it back?

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I don't understand the ending at all. What if the homeowners showed up? The things she did made no sense.Not one of their better shows.

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1 hour ago, DoctorAtomic said:

Plus leaving the beer bottle. Cops can take fingerprints. 

Fingerprints of a person who used to live there a year ago. She left her old hidden key which is funny because I figured people changed the locks when they moved into a new house just because of this.

Cops will not look into it because nothing was stolen or damaged (and the owners are not rich enough to have high up friends in the department), and in most cases even if something was taken they will just tell you to file with insurance.

The food coloring was probably put into the drink to make the owners question all the food and dump it. Leaving the door open and putting the picture upside down were done so the owners know immediately somebody was in there. The whole thing was to make the new owners uncomfortable and feel violated in their new home.

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2 hours ago, UnknownK said:

She left her old hidden key which is funny because I figured people changed the locks when they moved into a new house just because of this.

I changed my locks when I moved into my house. 

 

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10 hours ago, Armchair Critic said:

Still want to know what she put in their drink, that was uncalled for and hopefully not harmful to them.

I'm pretty positive it was just red food coloring. The little bottle was exactly like some I've used for baking and what not.

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At first I thought it was vanilla extract, but that seemed like an even dumber thing for her to do. 

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23 hours ago, Armchair Critic said:

Still want to know what she put in their drink, that was uncalled for and hopefully not harmful to them.

I think it was red food dye. Not harmful. 

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It's hard to get past how badly the laundering by preloading the drop boxes was executed.

Let's put the money laundering on film by doing it in a room that would be full of cameras covering every inch.

Maybe it could have been done by slipping money in as the boxes were loaded or unloaded from the cages but it would have to have been done in smaller amounts.

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I thought they said that where the empty drop boxes were, they were in the blind spot of the cameras.

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I had not remembered that she said that, Snewtsie...thanks for the reminder.

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On 3/31/2020 at 1:32 PM, roughing it said:

I thought they said that where the empty drop boxes were, they were in the blind spot of the cameras.

They may have said it but it would never ever happen in the real world. Employees would be helping themselves if that were the case.

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3 hours ago, SayMyName said:

Employees would be helping themselves if that were the case.

But they are empty, stored to switch out the full boxes at the tables.  The full boxes are taken to the vault.

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On 3/31/2020 at 3:48 PM, Snewtsie said:

It was blue food coloring.  In season 1, Wendy told Marty that she was a rebellious teenager. She never did anything serious, but would break into people's homes and hang out for a while... drink a beer or two, put blue food coloring in their milk, turn some photos upside down, and leave. She was visiting that same behavior in this episode, presumably for a final time in her life.

Yes, and if you think about it, it’s especially diabolical. They would know immediately upon getting home that their space had been violated. They’d call the police, have a cursory investigation done, and then would lock themselves in feeling on edge and exposed. The feelings would somewhat dull overnight and into the next day, they’d get their locks changed, and then BAM, pour a glass of milk and be violated all over again. 

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The Manson Family would sneak into people's homes, move furniture and eat their food.  They did it to terrify people. I found Wendy doing this to be extremely disturbing. 

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Just got into this show  few weeks ago.  So the explosion at the end of season 2 was just a dream or something?  The K.C. mob blew up what looked like Marty's office, yet there was Wendy sitting in the same office in this episode.  Not one mention about the bombing, and Marty and the K.C. mob seem to be on civil terms with Cosgrove's son loitering in the casino.  Huh?

I think Wendy's antics at the old house were her way of telling the current owners that there are hidden dangers to your happy family and your "safe" home in the suburbs is just an illusion.  The Byrdes used to be that family.

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