The Alienist: These Bloody Thoughts
April 5, 2018 8:52 PM - Season 1, Episode 4 - Subscribe

Laszlo and Sara discuss the capacity to kill; John goes on a date; Byrnes and Capt. Connor keep an eye on a potential suspect; Roosevelt finds himself under public scrutiny.
posted by orange swan (2 comments total)
Laszlo's insistence on trying to understand the killer by mucking about in his team's and other people's psychological issues is really not very productive, and it's pissing everyone off. He accomplishes much more when he applies his considerable deductive powers and insight to the concrete clues that they have -- it's his idea that John should consult a dentist to find out what could give a man a silver smile, for instance.

John's taking Mary out on a movie date because Laszlo was out with Sara was little too junior high, if effective. Meanwhile Laszlo's at home in Mary's room sniffing her chemise. Good grief.
posted by orange swan at 3:54 PM on April 10, 2018

I liked the date. It struck me more as two mutual friends of some jerkface just hanging out to show him they aren't constrained by his jerkery. It also reminded us that Mary is a ward, not a servant. She's allowed to do as she pleases.
posted by Jilder at 8:56 PM on May 22, 2018

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