Archive for June 9, 2009

Okay.. this is a few days late. Apologies to anyone who looks forward to these… there was just some nastiness that I had to handle.

Anyway…

So looks like things are really starting to move along now.

After capturing JD, the Sheriff takes him to the jail where he’s in the cell next to Shane :: the dude who thought he killed Kelly, The Goth Girl, so he tried to hang him a few episodes ago ::

Shane is talking crap about how JD told him this about the murders and that about the murders. Crap that an a spot-on Sheriff KNOWS is crap.

He takes JD into an interrogation room and and starts questioning him. JD has this ‘fuck you’ but winds up telling him where to find Burned Man.

The Sheriff heads out there and lo and behold.. what does he come across in the woods? Lucy’s little dog GiGi oh yea.. and a trip wire that sends this tree spike right into his thigh.

GiGi may look like a wet, shrivled up rat :: said with love and respect :: but I’m sure the Sheriff got the worse end of the deal here.

As he’s laying there the proverbial ominous figure appears over him and it’s none other then the Burned Man.

Burned Man bring him back to his cabin and they have a little chit chat .. most notably about a journal that Wakefield kept in jail with everything in it to easily make a copy cat killer.

NOTE: We also find out that Burned Man and JD’s father were close enough friends for him to visit Burned Man when he was in the hospital with.. well.. burns.

Worried that the Sheriff would bleed out in his cabin :: and then how would he explain that?? :: he took the book and left only to be pierced in the shoulder with an arrow. Getting the Sheriff’s attention, the Sheriff narrowly missed getting hit with an arrow by diving to the floor. Burn Man gets another arrow in the heart causing him to drop the bag carrying the journal and the lantern which promptly sets the cabin on fire..

MEANWHILE… JD is back in the cell next to Shane and their having their jailbird version of a pissing contest. Shane starts to choke JD through the bars and if the deputy hadn’t come in when he did I’m sure we wouldn’t be wondering how JD met his fate at the end.

The deputy breaks it up only to have the lights go out and a shot fired. The deputy is dead and big tough Shane turns into a little bitch.

When the lights come back on, JD realizes that he can reach the keys to the cell that the deputy had dropped when he was shot. He reaches for them.. opens his cells and flies.

Shane did beg for the keys so that he could let himself out but JD is a better person then I am. Where I would have pocketed them and booked, JD tossed them back near the Sheriff.. just out of Shane’s reach.. in a puddle of blood.

MEANWHILE… everyone at the inn is getting ready to head down to the marina to get the hell out of dodge. Shea realizes that Madison is missing and does a mild freak out. Someone says that maybe Richard took her and there’s a moment of spazoid-iness but I didn’t pay too much attention to it because WE already know that Richard didn’t do anything but get harpooned.

Henry tells the crew that he needs their help finding Madison so they split up an d set about finding the little brat.

NOTE: Sorry, not a Madison fan today

Cal, Chloe, Trish and Shae reluctantly go down into the basement and find themselves near the incinerator room. Even though Shae insists that Madison wouldn’t dear go in there, they decide to search anyway and find a gruesome handprint on the incinerator door. Cal opens the door and sifting through the ash, see a human skull. I’m sure Shae is about to have a major meltdown but Cal assures her that it is an adult skull.. not a child’s.

NOTE: I had forgotten that Cal was a doctor! Good thing, huh? Have a feeling his “skills” will come in handy IF he doesn’t get killed off.

MEANWHILE.. Abby, Henry and Catherine search outside..

NOTE: Why wouldn’t Trish go with Henry?

.. and stumble across Richards harpooned body on a HUGE.. I mean HUGE tree trunk. I guess their shock prevented them from getting “too” dramatic at having found Richard’s body.. then again, maybe nobody really like him anyway.. who knows.

BUT.. it is then that Abby’s cell rings with ANOTHER ominious call. .this time it’s Madison saying that she will be killed if anyone leaves the island.

NOTE: I have to type this before I forget but there’s a theory that the murder is Maggie, the Inn Keeper. If so, she could have gotten Madison to follow her lead by saying they were playing a game or something.

The trio rush back to the inn. They discover that right after Madison’s call, the cell phones go dead. They need to call the Sheriff. The phones at the Inn don’t work either.

Hmmm…

They tell everyone left on the island :: basically all the main / semi main characters :: about Richard and the phone call.

Sully, Beth, Chloe and Cal are like, “.. the hell with this.” and tell everyone they are leaving.

Shae and Trish naturally aren’t too happy about this but the issue is quickly set aside because the lights go out.

Quick thinking Maggie leads the group to where they keep the skeet shooting rifles and they arm themselves. Maggie tells Henry that there is a generator but that it’s really old. Henry thinks he’ll be able to fix it.

NOTE: Aren’t there laws about having working generators and stuff?

Just as he’s about to head out, they hear something and turn to see a shadow approaching one of the french doors.

They almost kill Jimmy who came to the inn saying that the last boat left the island. I think he said he came to the inn too because he didn’t see Abby on the boat. Not sure.

Anyway.. Henry and the Black Frat boy head down to the generator and using Jimmy’s truck, make it work.

MEANWHILE… Jimmy and Abby head over to the Sheriff’s department where they find the radio broken.. the dead Deputy and Shane bargaining to be let out in exchange for him telling Abby where her father was.

That happens and Jimmy and Abby head towards Burned Man’s cabin.

Once there.. the Sheriff tells Abby to get the bag out of the fire.

NOTE: Okay… so Burned Man told the Sheriff that all this has to do with Abby.. Burned Man is now stuck to the cabin wall with arrows and on fire.. so WHO does the Sheriff tell to go back outside.. Abby of course!! Idiot.

They want to take him to the hospital but the Sheriff insists on going to the Marina .. :: Not sure why. I might have missed something :: ..

MEANWHILE.. Scully, Beth, Chloe and Cal are heading to the Marina also because Braniniac Cal wants to steal a boat to get off the island.

As they climb into this little speedboad looking thing.. Cal changes his mind… if something happened to Madison, he wouldn’t be able to live with his conscience knowing that they left. He puts his hand out to Chloe to join him. She said she’s scared, he said he is too but she gets out of the boat.

Awwww…

They’re trying to guilt Beth into getting off when they fast flash to someone running down one of the piers.

Scully :: i think :: says it’s JD and they all go chasing after him.

MEANWHILE… Abby, Jimmy and the Sheriff arrive at the marina. Oh wait.. that’s it.. he wanted to go to the marina because he wanted Jimmy to take Abby to the mainland!

But she doesn’t want to go.. saying “I’m not leaving this time” :: insert pouty lip and foot stomping here :: so with a shotgun in hand, her and Jimmy take off.

Not sure why they split up.. I believe Jimmy heard something and told her to keep put which really doesn’t make sense to me because if there’s a killer running around, why would you leave your girlfriend by herself?

Anyway.. Abby hears a noise and of course, goes to investigate. If there’s one thing that creeps me out is that slow walk down a dark path where every single noise gives you the chicken flesh and spooks you!

She winds up stumbling on JD.. holding a blood spurting stomach. Abby asks him who stabbed/shot/whatever him and all he can hiss out is “… it’s all about you.”

A figure appears behind Abby and when she turns around.. it’s Henry. Covered in blood holding his hands out.

Um.. yea.. we kind of already KNOW that.. so could you at least have given a HINT about who killed you??????

It’s obvious that JD and Burned Man were getting too close to figuring stuff out.. OR .. just the fact that they had Wakefield’s journal put them in danger.

Although.. in all seriousness.. I think the journal is just fluff.

The ending does give a little credence to a sect of people who believe Henry is the killer. I toss that one back and forth but I really don’t think Henry killed JD.

Could it have been Shane? Is JD’s murder like Booths? Dead but not at the hands of the killer?

It seems that all the “Wakefield” murders are brilliant designs.. Cousin Ben tied to the propeller, Uncle Marty halfed and strung up a tree, The Reverend strung up, killed and then pieced onto a catfish line.. Hunter and the shotgun contraption.. Wellington and the head spade.. Richard and the Harpoon… you see what I’m saying?

But Booth died accidentally .. and Malcolm appears to have been struck from behind and shoved into the incinerator.

Other then the shock value.. there really isn’t anything too gruesome. yknow?

But we shall see.. there’s only a handful of episodes left so if the rest are anything like this one, we’re in for a bumpy ride!

You know those logic puzzles that you find in puzzle books? The one’s where it’s basically a grid and there are like 5 or 6 questions that you’re logically suppose to figure out who has what?

I can NEVER do those things… but I was thinking that information is coming fast and semi-furious now that maybe it’ll light a candle somewhere.

So what do we know already?

Cousin Ben made it to the boat, but not the island. He was tied to and chopped up by the boat’s propeller. Minor character.. really don’t think his death has any direct impact because his body was fish bait before it could ever be found.

Uncle Marty had the money at one time. Not too sure if his death could be minor or a missing puzzle piece. I seriously don’t think it’s major to the plot line of Wakefield / Abby but could plug in some of the holes in the under story.

Fire Pit Girl was :: imho :: completely minor except for her little dog GiGi.. somehow, that dog always shows up places that cause mayhem for the wedding party.

Hunter also had the money.. rather, found the money on his boat but who’s splitting hairs? I think his death is minor and was only used to further suspicion that the murders had something to do with Wellington :: Marty had a confrontation with Wellington.. Hunter blackmailed Wellington.. etc. ::

The Reverend being killed was obviously so tht the head spade could be planted in the chandelier OR possibly did he know something about Sarah / Wakefield such as Abby really being Wakefield’s daughter. His story is definitely hidden in flashbacks.

Booth also had the money and wound up dead. Albeit a self inflicted gun shot to the leg but dead none the same. Interesting .. if minor .. death but was his death really an accident? I have no doubt that he actually IS dead.. thing being a common thread on the internet

Malcolm also had the money adn wound up dead! Now, this one I have a few thoughts about :: and if you come up with anything let me know :: Was he in the wrong place at the wrong time? His killing doesn’t necessarily have the flair of the others :: hello, fire pit girl :: so maybe he was killed FOR the money by someone who was not responsible for the other deaths.

Thomas Wellington random victim or planned? Initially it seemed that everyone connected with Wellington was being killed.. and given that they weren’t unfamiliar with Harper’s Island I think the thought process was that all this centered around the Wellingtons. Now that Abby has been confirmed as the key to the puzzle, I’m thinking that the head spade wasn’t necessarily meant for him. Pretty grusome way to die, though

Richard death should then fall in the lines with Wellingtons. He was a random victim nabbed at the wrong time and in the wrong place.

Goth Girl a little more thought needs to go into this one since she had her eyes filled with red ink AND there was a newpspaer clipping with a picture of the sherrif with his eyes colored red… So how does she fit in? She seems to have been “targeted” at least in the sense that she didn’t trip a wire or fall in a pit. So why? Is there more of a connection between her and Abbey then originally thought? Her mother died at Wakefield’s hands too.. there has to be more to this then what’s been blown away on the surface.

JD was not so much “unexpected” but I thought it would have come in a later episode. Was it obvious that he was killed becasue he started finding out too much about the killer OR was Henry just sick of his bullshit? OR :: this just popped into my head :: when Abby and Jimmy let Shane out of jail and then HE went after JD?

Other questions that popped into my head as I was writing this…

What’s the significance of the red ink in Goth Girl’s eyes.. and the eyes redded out on the picture of the Sheriff in the paper?

What about the dirt in Malcolm’s room the day after Booth died and the shower being on?

Where is the money now?

What is the significance of “Ave Maria”, the song that played when Abby received a call on her cell after Wellington was killed?

What I’m finding more and more about this show is NOTHING is fluff. Everything apparently means something in conjunction with something else.

For the record… I still haven’t received and email response from Bubba’s teacher regarding his graduation status.

Last night when Chief and I arrived home one of our bath towels was balled up on the front step.

I had a minor freak out because the house already looks ghetto because of the bent drain pipe.. the part of the 2nd floor remain unsided and the 2×4 railings.

You read that right. 2×4 railings. I can’t even go into that now because it still torques the hell out of me.

So I’m a little sensitive to the kids leaving crap around that makes the place look MORE ghetto.

There was no doubt that Bubba was the one who left it…

I don’t know if Bubba was IN the house when we came home of if he walked in just after us because I was in the bedroom getting changed but I heard Chief yelling something and when I went out, I caught the tail end of Bubba saying “… what else am I going to wear? You never bought..”

I cut him off.

I know what he was going to say… “.. What? I never bought what? Swim trunks? When did you ever tell me that you needed them?”

He was like, “You can’t blame me for anything,” I told him. “.. because I did’t do anything to get blamed for. Like, I don’t know, leaving a towel on the front steps.”

He said that he didn’t know it was there.. that he gave the towel to his friend and he didn’t know that the friend left it on the step.

Um.. yea… like… you didn’t have to walk over it when you came in?

Anyway.. it was like beating a dead horse.

But.. the kinda-parental side of me knew that he did need swim trunks so I told him that I would pick them up for him tomorrow [today].

While we were having THAT conversation, Chief went into the kitchen to get a glass of soda.. asking me if I wanted some. I don’t usually drink soda but the day before he had brought home 2 liter bottles Countrytime Lemonade, Coke and Wild Cherry Ginger Ale. I never had the Wild Cherry Ginger Ale so I told him I’d take a half glass of that. So he gets the glasses, opens up the fridge and…

All..

HELL..

BREAKS..

LOOSE..

In less then 24 hours, all the soda and lemonade was gone. I know who the culprit was.. I knew as soon as I saw the bottles in the trash. It was Spaz.

Regardless of how many times he denied it.. regardless of his immediate reaction to blaming Bubba.. I knew it had nothing to do with Bubba because the bottles weren’t squeezed.

Bubba has this habit of squeezing the sides of the soda bottles together when he pours it. It’s one of those little nerve wracking things that I loathed but never the less, the bottles weren’t squeezed so that was almost CSI level proof that he was innocent.

Chief was pissed. Big time pissed and he let them both know about it.. I didn’t hear everything because I was in the kitchen with the water running but I heard our bedroom door slam and Spaz whining about something.

When I finished in the kitchen, Bubba was sitting at the dining room table and asked me if I was still pissed at him and I told him that I wasn’t a happy camper. He said that he would wait to ask me something and I told him that I wanted to eat my dinner and finish getting undressed before he even said anything to me about anything.

I went into the bedroom and Chief was still railing so I told him that you know, just don’t bring soda home. OR bring home diet.

About a half hour or so went by and Bubba knocks on the door asking if we wanted to go out to the living room and play Call of Duty together.

I said sure, that’ll be cool but Chief didn’t want to be anywhere near them. I told him that if he wanted to stay in the bedroom that was fine.. well, it wasn’t but you know what I mean.. but I was going to go out there because it isn’t right that they get under our skins so much that we hide in the bedroom. It isn’t doing much to help anything in the house.

Bubba said that Spaz was watching a movie and that he would let me know when it’s over.

Around 9pm, he knocks again so I go out there. Spaz is in his bedroom and Bubba asks if Chief was coming out. I told him he would be.. that his hernia is bothering him and he needs to lay flat for a little bit.

NOTE: That was not necessarily a lie. Chief does have a hernia and it is bothering him more now. He literally has to lie flat with his arm stretched over his head in order to put things back the way they’re suppose to be.

So we started playing and then Spaz came out and even thought he did not stop talking long enough to take a breath, I didn’t get on him about it because he was being hammered as soon as we walked in the door and I’m always conscience of just how fragile his psyche is.

Not that I didn’t know already but if anyone else was sitting in the room with us they would understand just how deep seated his competition is with Bubba.

Bubba was mentioning that they were brought down to get measured and weighed or something and the tech told him that his BMI :: Body Mass Index :: was 20-something which the tech said was good. So he’s probably in the “normal” category or the borderline “overweight” category.

As soon as Spaz heard “.. he said it was good”, he started in on HIS number :: althought I doubt seriously that he was even tested :: saying HIS was 50!!! Isn’t THAT GREAT!!

And I’m like, “… dude, if you’re BMI is 50 then like.. HELL NO that’s not good. Not good at all!” So then he was like, “.. no, I didn’t mean 50, I meant 5!”

Yea dude.. “5” isn’t good either.

And it went on and on and on until finally I told him to get a copy of his tomorrow but it makes no sense talking about it if he can’t remember what his number was.

Aside from not wanting to hear about it no more.. it actually gave him an out to not have to keep up the facade anymore.

We played some more and then the dogs had to go out.. so I take them out and I’m no sooner out the door and around the side of the house then I hear them fighting.. I just shook my head. It took of all 2 minutes for them to be left alone and they’re at each other’s throats.

I don’t know what happened and when I went back inside I didn’t ask. Spaz was in his bedroom and remained there the rest of the night.

As we were playing, Bubba tells me that the annual school trip to an amusement park was on Wednesday and he wondered if I could talk to Chief into letting him stay home because he didn’t want to go.

I asked him why did he have to get me in the middle and he said that Chief would probably give in if I asked him.

“So.. what makes you think that I would want you to say home?” I asked him.

He said that his father used to always make him stay home from trips so he doesn’t know why he gets so flaky about it now.

I’m not going to go into the whole thing verbatim because I’m getting fatigued just thinking about it but basically I asked him what he expected since he screwed up 7th grade and did the same thing in 8th. That maybe.. MAYBE.. if he hadn’t done what he did this whole school year his father would be a little more lenient.

He wasn’t getting the whole “consequences” thing..

I also brought up about the day the crack whore kept him home.. apparently, there was a trip that day also and Chief wouldn’t let Bubba stay home. When he was at the crack whore’s he told her and she said he could stay home “… and you can’t get in trouble for what goes on under my roof.”

My blood pressure went through the roof. I told him that he was playing them against each other.. that if his father wasn’t as lenient as he was, he could have charged her with kidnapping because she has absolutely no legal rights to them.. including when he can or can’t stay home for school.. especially because HE KNEW HE WASNT ALLOWED TO. Evident by the whole “.. you can’t get in trouble” remark.

I also told him that she likes to ruffle feathers and that she cares more about thumbing her nose at his father then she does about him and Spaz’ welfare.. because if she did care and worry about them she would want to be on the same page with anything regarding them.

But he wasn’t getting it.. he didn’t WANT to get it because he doesn’t want to be held responsible, accountable or anything else regarding his actions.. he just wants what he wants and that’s that.

I was po’d but still played a few more rounds before I went to bed. When I walked into the bedroom, Chief was sleep but because there wasn’t a light on, I hit my toe on the foot of the bed and let out a yell. Waking him up.. of course.

I told him about the conversation with Bubba and it didn’t go well.. for Bubba. Chief is refusing to allow him not to go on the trip for the very same reasons that I tried explaining to him.

Well… I can just tell you where it stands now. Because.. knowing Chief.. I’m sure he’ll cave and Bubba will stay home Wednesday.

Bet?