The Righteous Gemstones: And Infants Shall Rule Over Them
February 14, 2022 10:28 AM - Season 2, Episode 7 - Subscribe

With Eli temporarily out of the picture, the Gemstone siblings are left to quarrel over who's in charge, until some wise words help pave a way forward; as Tiffany tracks down Baby Billy, Gideon faces his future.
posted by Cash4Lead (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Mods: I just realized I put this episode in as Season 3, not Season 2. Can you fix?
posted by Cash4Lead at 12:59 PM on February 14, 2022

That was awesome! A solid action scene, all the better for being completely unexpected.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 3:03 PM on February 14, 2022 [1 favorite]

I guess if Bauhaus were frat boys instead of goths they might have written a slightly different version of “Kick in the Eye.” Poor Keefe!
posted by snofoam at 5:32 PM on February 14, 2022

My fave line in this episode was “The elixirs.”
posted by snofoam at 5:37 PM on February 14, 2022 [8 favorites]

My meta interpretation of the wildly implausible "do a wheelie to avoid gunfire" stunt of Gideon's is that, as a Hollywood stuntman, he's capable of transforming reality into a Hollywood-esque action flick whenever it suits him.
posted by rorgy at 11:40 AM on February 15, 2022 [5 favorites]

It was the cheapest laugh of the episode but I still guffawed at the barforama. A pretty decent action sequence, even though rather implausible. The Cycle Ninjas can't hit anything that's not standing still. I know it's harder to hit a moving target that most think it is but seriously, these guys shoot like SW stormtroopers.
posted by Ber at 11:54 AM on February 15, 2022 [3 favorites]

I had bought into the online theories that Uncle Baby Billy took off to make things right with Harmon. Which, in retrospect, is as naïve as thinking his killers are using his credit cards at the outlet mall. Of course that scumbag is selling snake oil out of a U-Haul.
posted by Gary at 4:46 PM on February 15, 2022 [1 favorite]

I live right by Winston-Salem (in Greensboro), and I was tickled by the references there. The showrunners went to UNC school of the arts, which is located in Winston-Salem. The North Carolina references are always on point in this show.
posted by jeoc at 4:57 PM on February 15, 2022 [1 favorite]

Baby Billy peeling out of that parking lot, as his trailer opens and tips over and his elixirs go tumbling everywhere, was a great moment.

In the future whenever someone spouts evo psych just-so stories about human behavior, I hope I remember to nod sagely in agreement and say that it goes back to "ancient, fairy tale times."

Poor BJ walking around with that throwing star in his skull; I hope there are still some medical professionals somewhere in that hospital to help him out with that.
posted by the primroses were over at 6:39 PM on February 15, 2022 [8 favorites]

My favorite line was Jesse describing how to achieve a zero kill count: "No head, no shoulders, only knees and toes, knees and toes."
posted by CheeseLouise at 12:55 PM on March 2, 2022 [2 favorites]

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