When I would picture what I thought was going to happen to Maggie never in a million years did I picture something as understated as what happened during “Unintended Consequences”. Which is what made it so heartbreaking. I expected horror and bloodshed and instead I got a story. I expected torture. I expected screams. What I got was something that much more powerful, because it wasn’t until Maggie was standing in front of the mirror that my own tears started to fall.
At first I wasn’t sure what was happening. I kept expecting more and more never came. I kept waiting for the rest of the story to unfold. For men with guns to burst in or for them to be captured. I didn’t expect for the one casualty to be a little boy. I didn’t expect for the story to be so simple. Have the big news stories of today made it so I have become so desensitized to anything less than all out warfare? If they have at least I haven’t become so unfeeling that the story of a boy named Daniel failed to elicit any emotional reaction whatsoever. I don’t know where Maggie is going to go from here, but one thing is clear she isn’t the same Maggie we knew from Season 1.
I have no idea what to think about Operation Genoa. There are just enough crumbs being laid out to that I can see how easily it would be for someone to believe the story was real. Hell a part of me believes that it really happened so I can’t really blame Jerry for believing it’s real. Of course I still don’t know the story, but from the little I know of it now I can’t help but to be on Jerry’s side.
On the other hand I am completely against the girl punching Neal. He didn’t deserve that. Will deserved it, but not Neal. Of course Will was right, mean, but still right. I am one of the 99% and I had no idea what the Occupy Wall Street was really all about other than bankers were bad, people good. Which when said in my head sounds a lot like “Hitler Bad, Vandals Good”.
It bugs me that I can’t decide whether I like Will. He really is an ass and a smug one at that and I absolutely hate that despite his smugness I can’t help but to like him. I imagine that is how his co-workers feel most of the time.
Right now I imagine MacKenzie is wondering, like I am, what was the point of Jim going on the campaign trail? I know that it was a way to show that he was attempting to move on from Maggie, but frankly the storyline seemed pointless and out-of-place. It would seem that everyone, except perhaps Jim, knew it was pointless and he didn’t belong there. On the bright side it did make for a nifty excuse to bring in Constance Zimmer and Grace Gummer for a few episodes so there’s that. I’m just glad he’s coming back to News Night where he belongs.