Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: Trouble Is Bad
December 9, 2017 7:57 PM - Season 2, Episode 9 - Subscribe

As Wendimoor falls into chaos, the Mage enacts his final solution, putting both worlds in dire jeopardy and forcing the heroes to face off against the villains. Amanda and Todd must overcome their differences to help Dirk.
posted by oh yeah! (21 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
I think Moloch can reset the world and give us the happy ending.

Looking forward to Chekov’s mage wand.

I want 10x Mona Wilder.
posted by leotrotsky at 8:19 PM on December 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


I was so happy to see Hobb still alive, but now I'm just anxious for the finale. I want the big happy ending, but I don't really trust the show to give it to me. Ah well, fingers crossed for next week's finale.
posted by oh yeah! at 3:30 PM on December 10, 2017


How crappy are the Blackwing soldiers, getting taken out by a bunch of medieval knights?
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 3:58 PM on December 10, 2017 [2 favorites]


THERE'S A LOTTA WEIRD IN HERE!
posted by numaner at 10:01 PM on December 10, 2017 [1 favorite]


Why would I turn into a silly little bear? If I wanted to kill you, I'd just turn into an aircraft carrier right now, and this entire place would be destroyed.

...Please don't do that.
posted by numaner at 10:02 PM on December 10, 2017 [4 favorites]


I enjoyed panto being able to demonstrate his excellent scissormanship skills.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 4:41 AM on December 11, 2017 [3 favorites]


Panto is, er was an excellent scissorman. RIP Panto, Silas, their families and their people.

I guess The Boy/Project Moloch (dark reference, that one -- "the biblical name of a Canaanite god associated with child sacrifice," referenced figuratively in English literature "to refer to a person or thing demanding or requiring a very costly sacrifice") might be able to be revived and make things better, but given his namesake and his past, that seems highly doubtful.


How crappy are the Blackwing soldiers, getting taken out by a bunch of medieval knights?

Medieval knights with terrible helmets (great for cover, really limited ability to see anything around them) and more importantly, guns. But yes, Blackwing guys appear to be the stormtroopers of this universe - numerous, but terrible shots. (Then again, is plate mail better at stopping bullets than Blackwing's bullet proof armor? Or are they even wearing bullet proof armor?)


Question: where did Bart pick up the idea that Wendimoor was going to have a "big happy ending"?

(And I'm worried about Ken getting too into being in control at/of Blackwing - don't go to the dark side, Ken! Go be with your dog* and be happy!)

*I've forgotten - is the dog just a dog now, or is it someone in the body of a dog?
posted by filthy light thief at 9:36 AM on December 11, 2017


Think the dog is just Rapunzel the dog. Lydia got ousted last season.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 9:46 AM on December 11, 2017


I get the sense that Ken is trying to turn Blackwing into a good organization, but still with the purpose of containing people with power, especially after he read through their history.

I did see a few knights actually going down by bullets, but it's really surprising that Blackwing people didn't have any kind of bulletproof vests, but it could be because they're in the facility and caught with the vests down.


oh yeah I should note that on first watch I thought box-helmet hands of the Rowdy Three said "there's a lot of weed in here!" while looking down at the ground as they're leaving, which makes sense and also hilarious. but the actual transcript is still hilarious.
posted by numaner at 10:45 AM on December 11, 2017


Did they not say "there's a lot of weed"? What did they say if not? I just sort of accepted it was a Rowdy 3 thing, much like the other things they say. Is there a list of all their off-hand comments somewhere?
posted by fiercekitten at 12:29 PM on December 11, 2017


The kiss from Bart to Ken. lol.

I was glad Bart was able to dodge projectiles in Wendimoor. I was so very happy to see Bart with the chainsaw.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 2:12 PM on December 11, 2017


Hey now. Bart doesn't dodge anything. She's just not where they are.
posted by dmd at 6:23 PM on December 11, 2017 [6 favorites]


True enough. I was just glad to see stuff wasn't hitting her in Wendimoor.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 6:55 PM on December 11, 2017


Did they not say "there's a lot of weed"? What did they say if not?

this:

THERE'S A LOTTA WEIRD IN HERE!
posted by numaner at 1:01 AM on December 11


The transcript came from springfieldspringfield.co.uk, which has them up pretty quickly and typically accurate. I've been using them while I watch the show the next day because the captioning on BBCAmerica's site is gigantic and takes up like a whole bottom quarter of the screen if not a whole third, you can't even adjust it at all. Mindboggling.
posted by numaner at 5:05 PM on December 12, 2017


One of my roommates, while great at english, it's not his first language, and generally it's easier for him if we watch stuff with closed captioning. It's for sure "weird".
posted by aubilenon at 10:07 PM on December 12, 2017


(On amazon the captioning is a reasonable size)
posted by aubilenon at 10:08 PM on December 12, 2017


Alas, we are running out of story for Hammerhead Kitten to make an appearance in this season. Although I suppose it would be Hammerhead Cat at this point. Maybe we need a spin-off comic, or some short webisodes.
posted by mikepop at 12:28 PM on December 13, 2017 [1 favorite]


The line works for me with either weed or weird. Because it's this show.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 12:33 PM on December 13, 2017 [2 favorites]


I have also been wondering when Hammerhead Kitten is going show up and fix everything, mikepop. They're leaving it a bit late.
posted by lefty lucky cat at 4:40 PM on December 13, 2017


"Don't Panic". Wise words to live by, Dirk.
posted by Pendragon at 2:15 PM on December 14, 2017 [2 favorites]


"Hey now. Bart doesn't dodge anything. She's just not where they are."

Bart is my favorite thing in the show. The whole idea of her feels completely original and is very fascinating.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 12:52 PM on December 19, 2017 [1 favorite]


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