In Which I Cry For a Television Character

Note: If you haven’t watched last night’s episode of Jericho (Oversight), you should not continue reading this post, which I’m hiding behind a jump because I really hate spoilers and I figure you do too. Also, those of you who don’t watch Jericho for some stupid reason won’t find this post that interesting. Hey, have I mentioned recently that you should really start watching Jericho if you aren’t already?

That said.

Bonnie, nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

And, for that matter, way to go, Bonnie! Protecting the homestead, kicking ass and taking names. If only she had taken out Goetz, too.

I cannot believe they killed Bonnie off. Not only was she one of my favourite characters, she’s also deaf, and I really, really like it when shows have deaf characters, because I think sign language is neat. And because I think that watching Bonnie do things with her life in incredibly empowering and all that crap, and she was really starting to grow into her own this season, and she had a bunch of scenes entirely in ASL, which was…amazing! (Although I wish that they didn’t keep cropping Stanley’s hands out, because it makes it impossible to follow the conversation in ASL, and I think that kind of sucks. In fact, I was going to write a post about that later this week, until they KILLED BONNIE!)

This just cements my hatred of Goetz and Jennings and Rawl. First they put Jericho under siege, then they choke out their supplies, and now they kill a citizen? All because Mimi knows about his dirty little secret. These guys are seriously, hardcore dirty, and I hope that it drives people to learn more about real-world government contractors, like our pals over at Blackwater.

If I had any doubts about this season before, I don’t now. It is smoking hot, and I am on tenterhooks waiting for next week. Will Mimi pull through at the hospital? What’s going to happen to Dale? Is the plan to bring Beck in going to work?

Holy moly.  I can’t believe there are only three more episodes this season. If Jericho doesn’t get renewed (again), my head may actually explode.