All it would have taken would be for Prufrock to have grabbed Not His Lawyer by the arm and whispered "We are being audited" before they talked at full volume about what they know in a doubtlessly bugged room in hostile territory. This entire episode could have been avoided. We're in Sheriff Relaxo's office, Not His Lawyer sitting behind the desk and Jim pacing nervously around the room. Not His Lawyer tells us that he thinks this town is "a confederacy of dunces." Overused line, overrated book. What else you got for me, Glorified Extra? "The evidence they do have, assembled and assessed clumsily, could prove insurmountable. And, despite my confidence, one's proficiency at chess makes not a whit of difference when the opposition is playing checkers." People, if Polito runs into the room and yells "Yahtzee," I'm cleaning up my Jacks and going home. But instead, Not His Lawyer backpedals right on back into the previouslys, asking Prufrock, "Can you help me destroy the narrative flow of this episode by recounting the non-activities of the first three episodes for me? See, I just got here from a shoot at a show that actually goes forward, so I'm still trying to figure out how all of this works." Which is so not far afield from what he actually says: "I need to know everything. No detail too small, no theory too abstract. Are we clear?" Speeches? Prufrock loves 'em! But -- and he doesn't want to be greedy, here -- do they come with over-explicating montages of everything that's happened on the show until now? In fact, they do!
Episode Report CardDjb: C+ | 471 USERS: C+
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