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The Gift of the Magi 

Floyd takes action and Charlie tries to prove himself; Peggy and Ed disagree about what to do next; Lou finds himself sidelined during Ronald Reagan's campaign tour.

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Floyd takes action and Charlie tries to prove himself; Peggy and Ed disagree about what to do next; Lou finds himself sidelined during Ronald Reagan's campaign tour.

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Bruce Campbell previously appeared in The Ladykillers (2004), starring Colin Hanks's father Tom Hanks, and directed by the Coen brothers themselves. He and Kirsten Dunst also appeared together in the Spider-Man films, directed by the Coens' friend and sometimes collaborator, Sam Raimi. See more »

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The banner on the side of Reagan's bus reads "Reagan '80" with a single quote in front of 80 rather than an apostrophe, revealing this mistake to be the result of the automatic "smart quote" feature of modern word processing programs. See more »

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Lou Solverson: Governor, I don't mean to, uh... What we did over there, the war? Um... and now? My wife's got lymphoma. Uh, Stage III. And, uh, lately, the state of things, uh... Well, sometimes, I... late at night... I wonder if maybe the sickness of this world, if it isn't inside my wife somehow. The - the cancer. I don't - I don't know what I'm saying, except... Do you really think we'll get out of this mess we're in?
Ronald Reagan: Son, there's not a challenge on God's Earth that can't be overcome by an American. I ...
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References Bedtime for Bonzo (1951) See more »

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Watcha See Is Whatcha Get
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Death comes ridin' in
20 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Up until this point, I hadn't given a rip about the Blumquists; but in short order, their situation turns bleak and there's obviously no happy ending in this for them 'The Gift of the Magi', has all of the staging of a season finale; people dropping dead left and right (one of said killing sprees is juxtaposed with a patriotic campaign speech, tension from every corner; it's bad tidings all over. You know stuff's getting dark with Mike Milligan (Bokeem Woodbine) recites Jabberwocky as he's gunning up. I'm pretty sure I've never seen split-screen used so effectively to jack up the suspense. It's an exhilarating episode; violent, dreadful and really ups the ante.

I can't leave out Bruce Campbell, who more than holds his own as Governor Reagan, and I'm pretty sure this is just a one-off. But it was a great performance, nonetheless. IT fit right in with the excellent episode.

10/10


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