Boomtown (3/30/03)

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  1. BertFalasco

    BertFalasco Supporting Actor

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    I found the ending very intriguing but I did not have sound on until about 20 minutes left and I saw the intro with sound as well (I had sonud on for Counter-Strike). I have a few questions..

    Obviously Fearless has some past memories of being victimized of child violation..what was it?

    At the end, was the man, presently known as Baxter, the preacher at the church?

    Why was Fearless so ticked at Baxter for, not because he had messed with children but there was some significant personal anguish, why?
     
  2. DaveMcS

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    Fearless was abused by Baxter (who now has found God and councels other Pedophiles) The preacher was a childhood friend of Fearless who was also abused by said same "Coach"
    Fearless came "THIS" close to kiling the coach but knew he couldnt do it and live with himeself..plus the man seems to have truly changed for the better
     
  3. BertFalasco

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    Was his mom aware of him being abused?
     
  4. DaveMcS

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    mmm not sure...
    She knew the Coach was bad...but gave no reason to beleive she new Fearless was one of his victims...
     
  5. Dave Scarpa

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    Well I have'nt watched this weeks ep yet but I see it's preempted again next week. This is becoming more and more a show that NBC is showing it does not give a damn about
     
  6. Alex Spindler

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    A pretty strong episode. I especially liked that the opened with the "coaching" on the roof.

    Of course, outside of the intro, they still haven't put their "perspective" concept to much use.
     
  7. MikeFR

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    Good episode up until the sappy preachy final minutes.
     
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    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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  9. Alex Spindler

    Alex Spindler Producer

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    I have a feeling that they are planning on ditching it as a hook for every episode and just using it whenever it works for narrative effect. I've decided to stop looking for it.

    I know other shows have abandoned gimmicks partway through when it became clear they had a strong enough cast to work without a crutch.
     
  10. RobertW

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    i thought the ending church scene made the episode, and i'm not a spiritual person. it may have been a bit sappy, but it moved me.

    i think the perspective hook was a combination of viewers having a hard time following it(you know how that is, with the attention spans of most people) and the writers just having a hard time figuring ways to implement it without having all the stories seem the same. it's too bad, cause without the concept, boomtown isn't really any different from anything else on tv. that's not bad if the stories are there, but if not, there's nothing to attract and keep the audience.
     
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