Okay, let's pause for a moment to discuss timeline. Things are already a little odd because "After the Ball is Over" and "Babylon" both feature newspaper stories about events that took place in July of 1934. And in between those two episodes, Iris burns down Chin's during "Black Blizzard." But the newspaper in "Babylon" could have been a few weeks old, since I don't imagine that they were getting overnight delivery service, so I can get past that one. Here's the thing, though. The episodes from "Hot and Bothered" through "Alamogordo, NM" don't cover much time. I'd say they cover about two weeks, but let's go crazy and say it's a whole month. We know that they're set around November, 1934, because of the Day of the Dead. See my problem? If it's now autumn of 1935, then eight or nine months have passed somehow during the past three episodes. Listen, I managed to make sense of the timeline during Season 4 of Angel, and this one's beyond me. But the good news is that we can now explain away just about anything by claiming it took place during the missing months. Which is nice.
Episode Report CardStrega: B- | 605 USERS: C+
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