The Gilded Age: Warning Shots
December 3, 2023 10:16 PM - Season 2, Episode 6 - Subscribe

The Opera War continues, but support comes with a high price. The Union Strike may come with an actual cost. Married life is wonderful. Backs, not so much. And where is all the love in the air coming from?

Ok thoughts.

- Boo horological societies!
- Aha, knew that mystery Met slush fun was actually a check from George.
- Julian Fellowes never met a love story he didn't like better with a sense of tragedy
- Never ever propose in public unless you know the answer with enthusiasm.
- While the downstairs shows kindness, the upstairs nearly fires on people, but suddenly the grinch is reminded about little not yet an orphan Timmy standing with his father.
(That's definitely a sign of the show pulling it's punches - for now - the actual strikes were far, far bloodier)
posted by drewbage1847 (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
"Why aren't the children in school" BFFR George
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:36 AM on December 5, 2023 [2 favorites]

I'm really hoping they don't shy away from the violence of the labor struggle in favor of "George, Noble Robber Baron" Almost to a man, they were entitled pricks with little respect for that great ideal of "the individual". Maybe they're trying to set him down the path of Carnegie who bought respectability by giving away a ton of his fortune., but even then he provided the seeming basis for the strike in the show (the Homestead strike of 1892)

My wife and I were marvelling over how the idea of "8-8-8" was revolutionary and dangerous.

And I admittedly sniffled during the music box/dance scene - too much, knowing what was coming
posted by drewbage1847 at 8:59 AM on December 5, 2023 [3 favorites]

I can’t see Oscar’s investment ending well. It has the smell of a grift.
posted by cardboard at 11:25 AM on December 6, 2023

If SHE is ultimately after HIS money, I'll never stop laughing
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:37 AM on December 6, 2023 [4 favorites]

Oscar's investment sounds suspiciously like how Bernie Madoff reeled in his big fish. I suppose Maud is part of it. Poor Oscar.

But killing the reverend when he's just back from his honeymoon? That feels sort of ridiculous, but I did love the embrace between Ada and Agnes. That got me.
posted by gladly at 7:18 PM on December 7, 2023 [2 favorites]

That engagement scene was SO CRINGE. What could Marian have possibly said besides yes? Screw that guy for putting her on the spot like that -- and for saying she wasn't "a real teacher".
posted by orange swan at 8:32 PM on February 24

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