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Each week Nina Metz and Darcel Rockett recap and discuss the second season of « Claws, » which airs Sundays on TNT.
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Darcel Rockett: If your https://www.pick-canadagoose.com eyes aren’t bugged out of your head by the end of this episode, you’re not human. That’s how taken aback I was with it. Agog. Do you hear me, Nina? Agog!
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Nina Metz: There is so much to unravel here, but the episode felt like a letdown compared to last week’s, which had such a clear storytelling focus. canada goose outlet online store Too much here felt only undercooked leading up to the big reveal that Dr. G is not only stringing Desna along with his Prince Charming routine, but he’s also in bed (literally and figuratively) with Zlata. Here’s a question: Is he actually aligned with Zlata? Or is it possible he’s toying with both women and playing both ends against the middle? But as you point out, I don’t canada goose outlet nyc see what advantage he (and/or Zlata) gain from playing Desna for the fool.
Desna has let her guard down around Zlata, and naively so it turns out. That was cemented for me when she excitedly grabbed those keys to her new Maserati without considering just how suspect such an extravagant gift might be in her line of work. So now she finds herself humiliated on two fronts: professionally and romantically. I’m curious how she’s going to respond and if she can (or even wants to) match Ruval and Zlata, double cross for double cross. Desna is practical and savvy and able to keep her cool amidst the heat around her, but is she a strategist? Not really. And I think that’s a canada goose outlet sale subtle but smart point that’s coming through, because most of us aren’t going through our lives plotting everything out four or five steps ahead. canada goose outlet houston Often we’re just reacting to whatever’s happening in front of us.
With the Hussers, what you see is what you get. That doesn’t make them less dangerous but at least they’re predictable. With Zlata and Dr. G, it’s anyone’s guess what they’re canada goose outlet up to.
The show is miles away from its relatively modest money laundering scheme of the first season the one that was supposed to help Desna pay to open a new salon, remember that dream? It seems to have evaporated in the Florida sun.
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NM: You know how I feel about Roller. There’s no way I can get behind a man who beats women, no matter how many episodes ago it happened and no matter how doting a father he appears to be now. Does the show need to acknowledge this dissonance? I mean, I would certainly appreciate that but you could also argue that he’s getting the kind of complexity that’s not really afforded to the men on this show, both as the kind of person who could openly cheat on Desna and punch her bloody at one point in his life, and then months later (or is it even longer?) turn around and become a legitimately tender and concerned parent when his baby spikes a fever.
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NM: Someone with Polly’s particular « acting » talents would probably do pretty well in witness protection!
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I just noticed that I left out Virginia. Since her trip to the abortion clinic the show hasn’t focused on her, buy canada goose uk which is a shame. Less Uncle Daddy, more Virginia please!
4. Dean’s inner Flashdancer comes to light
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DR: I agree, Nina. And as for Dean finding his stride in the « Raining Men » routine, I was over the moon when Desna, Virginia and Polly came together to show support for him in their own way. Say what you will about anything else on this show, but that kind of love is what family is truly about supporting dreams, baby. No matter what aspirations may come to the fore. Next dance routine should be off of Sister Sledge’s « We Are Family. »
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DR: Yep, it’s official. Uncle Daddy has his standoff with Zlata, but Bryce takes a bullet and now we are left wondering if Jen’s baby daddy will make it. But do we care if Bryce recovers? The house of cards that Desna sits atop is going to crumble, but who will come out victorious as the top boss? Jen is barely hanging on to her kids now that she’s drinking again; Uncle Daddy’s sanity has always been in question; Polly may go off if Marnie and Dr. Ken bounce; and we still have no clue about Arlene’s romantic truths. I want Desna to burn it all to the ground and emerge from the ashes like the phoenix she has always been. Next time we see Des, her moniker should be the devil, because when her female canada goose jacket outlet store crew (or what I will now refer to as the four horsewomen of the apocalypse) throw caution to the wind, they can make the world in their image.
buy canada goose jacket cheap NM: I want to talk about that shootout at the club, which was set to to the soaring vocals of « All By Myself » and wow, Zlata really did it all by herself, didn’t she? The song’s most dramatic moment was synced up with Zlata turning her gun on Bryce, and while I’m not one for cinematic violence dressed up as a gorgeously canada goose outlet buffalo stylized blend of music and action, this was incredibly well done. It’s such a « holy cow! » moment and I appreciate that the next scene ditches the melodramatic aesthetics for something stripped down and real of a panicked Desna and Jen in the backseat of a car, Bryce bleeding in their laps. Once again, « Claws » straddles that line between ridiculous and real deal human emotions. buy canada goose jacket cheap
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