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  1. Cardie

    S03.E08: Now Am Found

    I think all time indications were in the dialogue, not onscreen titles. I knew that 2015 nun looked familiar but did not identify her as Julie's 1990 friend.
  2. Cardie

    S03.E08: Now Am Found

    As I said above, Wayne's guilt and lack of closure on the Purcell case seemed to make him fill in the gaps in his memories with the worst possible imaginings. The finale introduced scenes from a hitherto unvisited time, around the turn of the millennium, to let us know that he and Amelia stayed together, got jobs that fulfilled them and that Becca simply grew up and left Arkansas, not that she and her father became estranged. This was the same time period in which Julie got her life together and moved on beyond "Mary July."
  3. Cardie

    S03.E08: Now Am Found

    I have lousy eyesight and didn't even make out that he had a badge, let alone what it said!
  4. Cardie

    S03.E08: Now Am Found

    It wasn't a caption, it was a short scene of Wayne, his hair beginning to go gray, passing by the classroom where she is reading a poem, her hair also streaked with gray. But it didn't tell you he was chief of security or that she was now teaching at a college. Although the plotting was a mess, I thought that the underlying theme was that people tend to focus on the stressful times of their lives, just as detective show viewers, like the true-crime documentarian, see conspiracies and evil everywhere. In fact, this was about tragedies piled on top of tragedies, and secrets kept that should have been told. Harris James seems to be the one truly bad person involved and Hoyt and West took care of him, albeit extra-legally. If only Mr. June had not shielded Isabel but had returned Julie, or if Lucy had mentioned the desire of Isabel to adopt Julie to point the police in the right direction. The rest of the deaths, ironically, came about because of the cover-up on one side and the investigation on the other. (I'm not sure how much Hoyt knew at the beginning but he shut things down in order to protect his daughter.) Sadly, Hays's dementia seemed to filter out the good times and suggest dark possibilities for the gaps his memory left. The last sequence, I think, showed him losing the sunlit scene of his leaving with Amelia to make a life together and instead ending up in the solitary, murderous existence he had in Vietnam. At least his present, when he could remain in it, was not so bad: reunited with his friend, loved by children and grandchildren, just as Julie, too, found contentment. I have to say I never thought much of Stephen Dorff as an actor--and haven't seen much of his work after his teen-star days--but he deserves an Emmy for this performance. The bar fight and dog-consolation scene were terrific.
  5. Cardie

    S03.E07: The Final Country

    Did people used to ask your father if he played Doc Adams on Gunsmoke? As one of the characters remarked, lots of maimed people who worked on the Hoyt chicken line.
  6. Cardie

    S03.E07: The Final Country

    E's name has been spelled so many ways on here that wasn't always sure who people were talking about. It's Elisa, per IMDB.
  7. Cardie

    S03.E07: The Final Country

    Wayne and Roland broke the law doing torture-interrogations in that barn but the killing of Harris was obviously self-defense.
  8. Cardie

    S03.E07: The Final Country

    That might be a consequence of what I suspect the true heartbreak to be. Hays, and perhaps West as well, learned the whole truth about the Purcell kids' death and abduction in 1990 and although it never became public, the nature of that truth and their reaction to it ruined their lives. The dementia has been a mercy to Hays and his relearning the truth will be devastating.
  9. Cardie

    S03.E07: The Final Country

    Yes, good catch.
  10. Cardie

    S03.E07: The Final Country

    I agree. There may be a pedophile ring that is also operating but the Purcell case is about obtaining Julie to replace Isabelle's daughter and killing off anyone who was involved and threatened to make waves. She might be Tom's daughter after all, although it would make sense if she were Hoyt's. Lucy only started work at the chicken plant in 79, so it could be simpIy that her daughter appeared on Hoyt's radar. I did love the self-own of citing the S1 case as one in which the powerful people involved got away with it. I hate to think that Roland is a Hoyt mole. Has Hoyt threatened to out him after Harris discovered he was gay (if he is?) Also, did anyone think that the Roland who helped Hays photograph the license plate in 2015 wasn't really there? The one thing I want from the finale is to see grown-up Julie and find out what her story is.
  11. Cardie

    S03.E06: Hunters in the Dark

    Another possibility is that Julie saw on television a man who has pretended to be her father when visiting her in the pink room. The wording is vague. If she remains convinced that Tom is her father, then she would be skeptical of claims from any of her captors or visitors that he was her real father.
  12. Cardie

    S03.E06: Hunters in the Dark

    It's 35 years since the disappearance in the reporter timeline, so she would be early 40s. That actress looks too young (she is 32.) I wondered if the character might be Julie's daughter.
  13. Cardie

    S03.E06: Hunters in the Dark

    She's a famously missing child whose photo is all over newspapers and TV. If they want to keep her after Will's death, they have to keep her hidden.
  14. Cardie

    S03.E06: Hunters in the Dark

    I think it's either Mr. Hoyt or the AG, for whom Hoyt is covering up. Perhaps Will, Julie and their doll-bestowing friend, who isn't either of those guys, were playing at Devil's Den when Will died--accident or rejecting abuse by the friend. Friend panicked and went to Hoyt's for help. Friend could be connected to the Hoyts so they keep Julie with them from then on to prevent her from spilling the beans.
  15. Cardie

    S03.E06: Hunters in the Dark

    Yes, I think so. I would go so far as to say that they were lovers. Tom is flabbergasted that West is treating him just like any other perp. I'm torn between thinking Julie has been trafficked and thinking that she is the daughter of either the AG or someone in the Hoyt family, and they want to raise her away from the Purcells. Still, there has to be something worse going on for the Hoyt goons to be killing everyone who knows anything about who might have taken Julie or know where she is. I'm still not sure what Hays and West did. It involved covering up the facts about the dead-eyed black man, the white woman and the brown sedan but I don't know who or what they are protecting. What happens between Tom and Harris in the pink room will be key. I also wonder if the filmmaker could possibly be Julie's daughter.
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