Luck: Season 1, Episode 6 (B+)
There’s nothing like an earthquake to shake things up and throw everyone for a loop. In this case, it’s a minimally felt event that rattles a few characters and changes things in a big way for one person. It seemed like Joey was going to go through with his suicide attempt, and the shock of the earthquake resulted in him accidental shooting himself in the face. At first, he appeared to have a new lease on life, but all the mockery he’s incurring is sure to bring his spirits back down quickly. Jo and Escalante’s relationship is definitely not going well, and it’s never a good thing when only one party tries to apologize. Jo being pregnant, however, complicates things, especially since they work together so closely. Ace’s plan is taking shape, as Nathan gets his marching orders and promptly gets poached by the enemy, which was part of Ace’s scheme. I love the ending conversations in the hotel room between Ace and Gus, and this week’s was a bit unusual in that Gus actually fell asleep and Ace chewed him out for pretending to be paying attention. Gus’ expression of relief that he’s on Ace’s side is a very valid statement. I’m continually intrigued by Rosie, and I enjoyed seeing her featured both in a positive and then negative light as she had to atone for making a mistake on the track. After some great music used two weeks ago, “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” by Dropkick Murphys was a different but still inspired choice.