Even though we won't have Kelly in this season, I thought it wouldn't hurt for us to have a place where we could still discuss all of this season's episodes in one thread, just in case they do mention her at some point.
Last night's premiere seemed odd to me - I'm still not convinced that what we were seeing was reality. Everything just seemed 'off' somehow, made me wonder if Tommy's actually still unconscious or in purgatory or something like that.
I thought the same thing, but I really didn't watch the show til last season anyway, so I really still don't understand the relationships between the characters. I guess that is my own fault since I really didn't do any research on the show to find out all the storylines, ect!
Post by littlewonder on Jul 1, 2010 12:39:26 GMT 10
I agree. I think it's a dream, or he's in a coma or something like that. There's just so much in that episode that didn't add up. I'm guessing that they keep this up for another episode or two, then explain what happened and get back to reality and Tommy's "life change" sometime mid-season.
I can't begin to express how annoyed I am with FX, Tolan, and Leary for splitting the already filmed episodes into two years so there is more than a year until Maura's episodes air. I understand the reasoning behind wanting to finish up on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, but it's really hard to keep an audience (and ratings) for a show that airs 9 episodes and then goes away for a year.
I watched the first episode of S6 yesterday. No mention of Kelly of course but it was pretty good although I agree with most of you, I'm not sure either if it was real or if it will all turn out to be a dream.
Post by paigeelysec on Jul 1, 2010 23:30:39 GMT 10
I have a feeling the whole thing is a dream while he is in a coma. Too many things were happening that didn't make sense, or were thoughts that Tommy had always been having, but were never actually said outloud. I am very curious to know what else will occur this season! It looks good, but obviously cannot wait until Maura's arc!
"I have so many insecurities they fight for prominence." - Maura Tierney
"I don't think there's anything particularly innocent about me." - Maura Tierney
After last night's new episode, I'm still convinced that this is a dream/coma/purgatory/whatever and not reality.
Tommy sharing his feelings with everyone, Colleen suddenly turning into an alcoholic, Uncle Teddy facing no consequences for the shooting (the guy just got out of prison for killing a man), etc., it all seems weird to me.
Anybody catch last night's episode? Since I think we're all convinced that nothing this season has been real so far and that Tommy's in a coma or something, my theory is that his subconscious is playing out all his biggest fears for him. Fear that his kids will inherit his drinking problem (Colleen), fear that his friends will leave him (Lou's "heart attack"), fear that he will be replaced in Janet and Sheila's lives (Franco and Mickey), etc.
I think there are only four or five episodes left in this season, so I guess we'll have some answers soon. Since I'm not a diehard fan of the show and am basically just watching so I'll be caught up next season, it won't bug me that much if this all turns out to be a dream. But if I was a huge fan of the show itself? I'd be really ticked off if they wasted an entire season on Tommy in purgatory.