ZoloftBlob September 10, 2017 Share September 10, 2017 Quote Pretending that the Snells just grow a crop of poppies to sell at the farmers market was pretty daft stuff too. They just aren't that popular for decoration, Missouri has kind of brutal winters and a lot of insects, that's going to be true anywhere. I also understand that the cop didn't actually buy the poppy cover story, but the DEA does flyovers in rural areas looking for pot. They'd notice giant fields of poppies and wouldn't buy that story. So it really was a moment, for me, of registering that it made no sense whatsoever and then just waiting to see what they would do with it, knowing it was nonsensical. Like, I don't pretend to plan to manufacture heroin or anything but yes, this was kind of a big eyeroll in the plot. If I have learned anything from Into The Badlands (hee) it's that you don't just grow poppies and collect heroin seeds. It's actually pretty complex and requires some infrastructure. Quote Ruth was actively choosing something that made sense for the character. Marty had introduced the concept of a hopeful future -- at least comparatively -- for her. He'd treated her decently and actually recognized when she was doing a good job and told her so without any coded put downs. It just wasn't the only thing going on and I found that to be pretty deft writing. They'd developed her relationship with her cousins to the point that it also made sense that she would choose to kill her uncles to keep them close by and not just for herself, but for their sakes. Agree, and the idea that Ruth was... choosing a brighter future for herself was an interesting concept. Yes, managing a strip club isn't glamorous but Marty was putting her in a position of responsibility, and paying her well for her work and she was *liking it*. And doing well. I had the idea while watching that she might be perfectly fine at some poit with just dropping the whole "learn money laundering and murder Marty" plan simply because she now had a good job that could support her. Quote I also loved the moment with Ruth's uncles, where one brother tried to encourage his brother to come out and let him know that a) he knew and had known b) that was okay he still loved him. I liked this as well, in part because it was allowing the possibility that they weren't writing a raging stereotype - I know poor white trash families that have no issue with gay relatives. 8 Link to comment
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